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Anthony's Big House at Seneca Lake, NY

Bedrooms 7
Space 4,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Lakefront House, 7 Bedrooms, 3 Baths (Sleeps 17-20)

This special home was built during the depression by our grandfather K.G. Anthony. Many of the materials used in the construction were hand-picked by K.G. and his attention to detail is evident throughout the house.

The house is in excellent shape. The kitchen is fully equipped with a built-in dishwasher, a pilotless gas stove, a microwave, and a large refrigerator. The living room has oak hardwood floors and pine walls and ceilings which provide the perfect atmosphere for relaxing in front of the fire at the end of the day. All common areas are spacious, making our house ideal for family reunions and multi-family vacations.

The rental week extends from 4 pm Saturday to 10 am the following Saturday. Clean sheets are provided at the beginning of the week.

We hope that you and your family will enjoy this property as much as our family has over the years.

Brian G. Anthony

Craig P. Anthony


More Details

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 20, 2017


Himrod House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 7 - 2 double , 4 twin/ single
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • wheelchair accessible
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking


4.6/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)

Anthony's Big House at Seneca Lake, NY
average rating of 4.6 based on 5 reviews

It was an awesome week.

  • 4 of 5

The house was perfect for 3 families. We was plenty of room and we were never on top of each other. The only things that I would complain about is the air conditioning - the kitchen and dining room were VERY hot. Not sure if the air was working in that end of the house or if there really was any air. We got lucky as the week went on, it got a little cooler - but had it been any warmer, I'm afraid the house could have been a little miserable.

The other things is that when it rained - the steps going down to the water got very slippery, we had 3 people fall down the steps. Luckily no one was hurt bad though. Just some bumps and bruises.

Great week overall though!!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome lake house

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of 7 couples getting together to celebrate some of us turning 50 this year. This was the perfect house!!! Casual but updated, plenty of room to spread out, great fire pit overlooking the lake, small boats, large living and dining rooms, screened in porch. Very convenient location to hiking, wineries, restaurants, etc. Would definitely recommend this for family/friend get togethers! Owner was very helpful and easy to communicate with.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic home for a family reunion vacation

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Big House for a week in early July 2015. Our group was about four families including several kids of all ages and a couple dogs. We had a wonderful time. The house is large with lots of rooms to spread out. For the most part, the adults did not have to share with kids! The bathrooms are relatively newly updated and very clean -- always the mystery of a rental house! The kitchen is large enough and the dining room is huge. There was even an old wooden high chair we made use of with our toddler. The screened in porch was perfect for Grandma. The firepit was sensational at night. The water was freezing (of course!) but very swimmable. The teens especially loved rowing out onto the water. The enormous front lawn (and back too) was perfect for games. The location was perfect for quick wine tasting jaunts. The nearby state park was fantastic. I could go on and on, but suffice to say, this is a wonderful family home and you won't regret renting it for your own big family gathering.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very charming, excellent space for families to meet/gather/relax

  • 4 of 5

Our three families (6 adults, 6 children, 2 dogs) all came together for a wonderful vacation at Anthony's Big House. We were a bit nervous if all would get along in one space, but the spaciousness of the house and property soon set our minds at ease.

The large property allowed for impromptu soccer games, the dogs to chase balls (and each other), and the fire pit was a wonderful way to end our day. (A special bonus was the charcoal pit for grilling chicken!) The beautiful dock allowed for swimming, kayaking, and canoeing. Unfortunately, the oar lock in the canoe was not sized properly, so my sister-in-law needed a tow-back to shore by a friendly neighbor after the oar got stuck. Neighbors are extremely friendly, however. The water was beautiful and clear...and no sharp shells were noted.

Craig was immediately available when the propane tank ran out unexpectedly, and a gas representative came by within two hours to fill the tank. Kudos for such wonderful, prompt service!

All in my husband said, "one of the most relaxing vacations I've EVER had!!" Thank you for sharing your home with our family.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Reunion

  • 5 of 5

Our family has been meeting at Anthony's Big House on Labor Day weekend for two years now and just love it. We have a group that covers all ages from 1 to 81 something for all to enjoy, from the lake to hiking at watkins glen to wine tasting. Best of all is sitting around the firepit at night overlooking the lake. Craig and Brian have a treasure in their family home and we are lucky that they share it.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The house is conveniently located on the west side of Seneca Lake near both Geneva and Watkins Glen on 10 acres of land (unlimited parking) in the heart of the Finger Lakes wine country. The location has ample privacy due to ravines on either side and approximately 350 feet of lake frontage.

Other Activities: boating, horseshoes


Rates & Availability

Himrod House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2017
Jun 24 2017 - Aug 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Aug 27 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 4.0%

Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

Half of the rental amount is required to reserve dates. The balance and the damage deposit are required 4 weeks prior to arrival

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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