ATTENTION - 2019 RESERVATIONS
Windsong is a very popular rental that opens 2019 reservations on January 1, 2019 and fills on a first come first served basis. If you attempt to make a 2019 VRBO reservation prior to January 1, 2019 I decline it. By declining it you cause VRBO to HIDE our listing which causes me to spend hours on phone with customer service trying to fix it. I'll publish 2019 rates in late 2018. Please ask all the questions you want about the house, property, or location before January 1. We want you to know it is the right house for you, I just don't want 2019 money in 2018 and have to deal with the tax consequences. Thanks for understanding.
We include with your rental single and tandem kayaks and stand-up paddleboards at the house at waters edge with everything you need to enjoy that lake for a small ($150/week)additional fee! Come enjoy the lake - Come enjoy the water.
Location - location - location
The inside loop along the lake - no outer loop truck traffic -
Tucked way off the road among the trees - you will hear no traffic
Paved driveway and parking area - enough for many cars
75- feet of water frontage with 2 docks and a swim raft between.
Relax Lakefront in Windsong on East Bluff Drive your next Upstate NY Finger Lakes vacation. The custom built glass front home resides on the Penn Yan lake branch along the serene East Bluff Road side of the Y shaped Keuka Lake. Just two miles from Keuka College, the home sits hillside and garners a broad sweeping view of the lake. This inner shoreline provides the tranquil traffic free side of Keuka Lake. Tucked off the road among the trees, the custom built, two story, 1650 square foot home, boasts soaring exposed arched beam with tongue and groove ceiling construction. The vaulted space combined with glass front home sits midway in elevation between the road and water’s edge. Just steps from the house to the water but set high enough to view and enjoy the lake activities without having your serenity disturbed. For you early risers, experience the spectacular sunrise from the deck as it rises above the vineyard lined hills across the lake and shines across the water. At the end of the day light a fire in the fire pit on the beach and watch the moon set beyond the hills and shine across the lake as you sit on the beach at water’s edge. The lake is ringed with fires during summer holidays, creating a spectacular sight.
Amenities - Amenities - Amenities
paved drive plenty of off street parking
Wifi and cable and flat screens
City water (not lake water)
Sewer (not septic)
kayaks & paddle boards
The main level at the front of the home boasts an open vaulted gathering room/kitchen/dining room layout with a window wall offering wide open views of the lake. The room includes a huge wrap around sofa and provides a great place to watch movies together as a family. The kitchen is well equipped to cook family meals and includes gas stove, dishwasher, and garbage disposal – the items often missing at the lake. The kitchen peninsula makes it easy to put out food for the “serve and take” crowd who want to take advantage of dining on the deck or beachfront, and the large dining table easily seats six. The kitchen and dining room afford a beautiful lake view and offer a great place to dine or enjoy family games.
Also on the main floor are a full bath and laundry room, and a den containing a Queen-size sleeper sofa and second TV. The full bath across the hall contains a stand-up shower. The Den includes an open pass through to the staircase leading downstairs to retain a view of the lake.
Downstairs, ground level to the lakefront side the home, boasts two roomy bedrooms, each with Queen-size bed, along with a second full bath. Each bedroom has windows towards the lake and doors that walk out to a covered patio level. The lower level full bath contains a bathtub/shower combination. Additionally, we have retrofitted an inside storage room as a kids bunk room. Our kids always pulled futons in there and slept there, so we've decided to make it the kids cave and add a set of bunk beds.
The home enjoys air conditioning and is on public water and sewer providing convenience and no “lake-flavored” water. We also have gas, so we have a gas stove to cook on. The gas stove and over the range microwave are new going into the 2017 rental season.
The home includes cable TV and wireless internet for those who can’t unplug. The winding tree lined paved drive allows for ample off street parking. The home is privately tucked in the trees - not visible from the road. The wide wrap around deck on the lakeside provides a place to sit outside and dine, relax on the swing, play games, or just read and enjoy the view. French doors open to the deck from the great room and allow the fresh lake breeze to blow through. The gas grill on the patio out front provides grilling and chilling space just a few steps from the kitchen and retains a good view of the lake.
For families coming to Keuka for the water, you won’t be disappointed with the beach and swimming area. There is 75 feet of lakefront with bulkhead, and seasonally two 8-foot long docks for sunning, boat mooring or cannon balling. We have an 8x8 foot floating swim raft moored just offshore with retractable aluminum stairs that floats in the sun throughout the afternoon and enable the feel of a day on the boat. The lake bottom, like all natural glacier-formed Finger Lakes is crushed water washed stone. You can walk into the water from the right dock, where it meets the beach. To the right of the right dock is also a walk in area. The beach area is grassed and contains lots of chairs to sit by the water’s edge and enjoy the view, a table for dining with umbrella for afternoon shade, and share conversation, and a cool drink while you watch the kids enjoy the water.
Onsite watersports rentals - Windsong offers renters the option of rental with or without the inclusion of single and tandem kayaks, as well as stand-up paddleboards. You can rent one single kayak, a tandem kayak, pair of paddleboards or take the all access pass and learn to enjoy something new while you vacation! Everything is priced at a fraction of the cost of commercial rental companies and the equipment is at the waters edge just waiting to get wet.
Windsong is ideally located just a little over a mile from Keuka College and half way along the Penn Yan branch to the Garrett Memorial Chapel at Bluff Point. The bluff drive provides for a scenic bike ride or walk route. The home is a short scenic ten minute drive to downtown Penn Yan, where guests can enjoy fine dining, shop for antiques, take in a movie, and buy groceries. You can hike various glens in the area, peruse items at the Windmill Farm and Craft Market, visit the Glen H. Curtiss Air Museum, or the Finger Lakes Boating Museum. Seneca Lake with Watkins Glen, which is a great family hike, is 30 minutes east and Canandaigua with quaint lakeside shopping is 30 minutes west. The “Big City” Rochester and all that it offers Great Lake visitors is a little over an hour away. Hike the Keuka Outlet Trail, a 7 mile path along the former canal towpath, from Penn Yan to Dresden on Seneca Lake, and take in the splendor of the 40 foot Seneca Mills Falls. Corning Glass Museum is short drive away. For family fun, be sure to find your way to Seneca Farms Dairy in downtown Penn Yan for the best fried chicken, milkshakes and ice cream in the area. Further into town are go karts for those with a need for speed! Walgreens has a Redbox for movie rentals. There is always something unique going on (say it with me – unique New York, unique New York, unique New York … come on you know you want to) for families or couples just a short distance away.
For guests visiting the Finger Lakes Wine Region, Windsong is in the heart of it. Windsong is within driving distance of several notable wineries including Bully Hill Vineyards, Heron Hill Winery and the prestigious Dr. Konstantin Frank Vinifera Wine Cellars. Grape pies in the Fall are to die for!
The home previously has only been enjoyed by the family since it was built by our parents. 2016 ushers in the first rentals ever. The family has dispersed enough from Upstate that the home sits un-used un-enjoyed for far too much of the season. We are going to open it up for others to enjoy like we have and hopefully enable others to form lasting family lake vacation memories. Come enjoy our home and treat yourself and your family to a Finger Lakes vacation.