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Quaint Country-Style Cottage On Seneca Lake

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,400 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom Cottage On Lakefront

Welcome to Garden Cottage! This former family home located on Edgewood Beach, on the east side of Seneca Lake, is the perfect spot for your Finger Lakes getaway. Located 7 miles from downtown Geneva, 30 miles from scenic Watkins Glen, and 45 minutes from Rochester and/or Syracuse. Seneca Lake is the largest and deepest of the Finger Lakes and boasts excellent trout fishing experiences. Our world-class wineries are within minutes of the house.

This cozy 3 bedroom home (2 queen beds, 2 twin beds) comes fully equipped. There is a refrigerator/freezer, stove, microwave, washer/dryer, coffee maker, and kitchen island with seating for 2. Dishes, pots/pans, silverware, and linens are provided.

The living room looks out onto Seneca Lake and has an entertainment center (with Direct TV) and dvd player. The front room includes a dining table that will seat 6-8 people.

A patio with chairs and a picnic table provides the perfect spot to sit and watch the sunset after your fun-filled day.

More Details

Katie Traver
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 13, 2018

About Katie Traver

Retired couple living in downtown Geneva. Air Force Veteran and fireman and his "old flame."

Katie Traver purchased this cottage in 2002

Why Katie Traver chose Geneva

Property has been in the family since it was built. We love the area and our neighbors and want to share the Finger Lakes living experience with others.

What makes this cottage unique

We are only 10 minutes away if a problem arises. This was our home for years so we know and can provide you with suggestions on places to visit, where to eat, and activities to enjoy.


Geneva Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Newly remodeled in 2013. Bath towels, hand towels, and washcloths are provided. Please bring your own beach towels for swimming.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , linens provided
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , linens provided
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen , linens provided
  • Lakeview Bedroom: queen bed, view of sunset, dresser Master Bedroom: queen bed, 2 closets, chest of drawers, vanity Twin Bedroom: two twin beds, chest of drawers, closet
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

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Quaint Country-Style Cottage On Seneca Lake
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews
Southampton, PA


  • 5 of 5

Thanks for sharing this little piece of paradise! The cottage was very clean and had everything we needed for our stay. We couldn't have asked for anything more! The view--well, what can you say?? It was beautiful, peaceful and perfect! We only stayed for a long weekend and the only thing that made it a bit easier to leave was the rain that started as we left! We hope to come back again! Thanks for all!

  • Submitted: May 6, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is our pleasure to offer our cottage to visitors in the Finger Lakes area. Reviews like this one are very encouraging that we are providing an atmosphere conducive to relaxation and pleasure. We have been fortunate to have had wonderful, considerate guests.
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Southampton, PA

Perfect, again!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at this cottage and what I said before still holds! The cottage is clean and stocked with all we needed. I think this time I commented to my husband that this is the way I would prepare a rental...everything we needed! Thanks so much for sharing and we'll probably be back again - as soon as possible! Again, it was raining when we left. That may have been the only way to get me away from that view!! See you again soon!

  • Submitted: May 1, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quite, peaceful, clean, wonderful views of the lake

  • 5 of 5

This is a great house with a great view. Everything you might need is provided by the hosts,all details are considered. Very organized, clean hosts. The outside is not safe for little kids- it will be good to mention it when advertising the house. There is no fence at the yard and the lake level is very low, so you can not let little ones play outside.other than this safety issue, every thing is great at this house.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful view and very cozy!

  • 5 of 5

We’ve stayed at many VRBO homes and we’ve never been in a place more inviting and stocked!! Thank you so much for all the things that you supplied! The view was beautiful and we even got a chance to see snow fall over the lake. It was magical! My girls enjoyed sitting in front of the picture window while watching movies. The house is situated in the perfect location for all the amenities the area has to offer. We would love to return but if it doesn’t happen we will remember the Garden Cottage fondly!!

The May Family

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Finger Lakes Find

  • 5 of 5

We visited this fall for a long weekend in the Finger Lakes. This three bedroom cottage on Senaca Lake is perfectly located for seeing many local attractions including wineries, breweries and State parks. The Owner provided helpful suggestions on local resturants and made our visit special by adding complementary flowers and wine for our arrival. Clean and well furnished, it feels more like home than most rentals. It is both cozy and spacious at the same time. Well furnished if you want to eat in and all the entertainment amenities you would expect for nites at home. Three thumbs up from our family - John, Micki and JC.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I have been traveling to the finger lakes for about a decade. The garden cottage offered the best in location, scenery, and furnishings. The welcome bottle of wine was thoughtful and wonderful after a 7 hour drive. Will absolutely book again when we return!

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Rochester International Airport (ROC)
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
The Crow's Nest
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
BIg Oak Public Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
The Crow's Nest
Nearest Ski
33 Miles
Bristol Mountain
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $300

A contract will be sent for you to sign and will include how much is due at what time. A deposit is required with signed contract.

Cancellation Policy: Once a contract has been signed, if you need to cancel prior to one month before check in you will receive a FULL refund of any payments made. Between 30 and 14 days of check in, you will receive any payments made MINUS the $300 deposit, which will cover the loss of rental income for the owner. Within 14 days of check in, you will receive 50% of your total payment, minus the $300 deposit, to cover the loss of rental income to the owner. If you have any additional questions, please contact the owner directly. Thank you.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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