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Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,400 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 1.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6

Neat, clean and comfortable with many recent upgrades, this vintage 3 bedroom cottage offers beautiful lake views and 87 feet of natural wade-in shoreline. There is no need to walk across a road to access the lake. This cottage is right on the water!! The lake water is very clean and clear. You can see to the lake bottom from the dock. Many enjoy fishing from the dock and diving in for a refreshing swim.

The off-street parking area, suitable for 3 cars, leads directly to the second floor entrance, making unloading and loading of luggage convenient. Two of the bedrooms are lakefront, allowing you to fall asleep and wake up to the sound of

water lapping against the beach. One has a king bed and the second has two twins. The rear bedroom has a queen bed. All 3 bedrooms have smart TVs, room darkening shades, window AC (in summer months) and ceiling fans. Linens and towels are provided. A full bath with shower, washer and dryer

complete the upstairs.

The main floor has an open concept with many windows offering beautiful lake views. The fully equipped kitchen has a dishwasher, disposal, microwave, electric stove ,refrigerator with icemaker (new in 2018) and dining for 6 at the counter. Plenty of dishes, pots and pans and pantry items are stocked for your use.

The living room has 2 ceiling fans and is comfortably furnished with plenty of seating. It has a 40" Smart TV and internet is provided.

The screened-in porch, adjacent to the living room, has a dining table with 6 chairs, 2 ceiling fans, a futon and chairs for reading, unwinding or simply enjoying the beautiful panoramic views of the lake. It is a wonderful spot for both sunny and rainy days. There is a half bath on the main floor.

The cottage is connected to public water and sewer.

Equally inviting is the outdoor space with two decks, fire pit, 48 ' dock, plenty of seating for outdoor dining, and a gas grill. There is a dining table with 6 chairs on the outdoor upper deck, which is conveniently located just off the kitchen.

Just a 5 minute drive to stores and restaurants in Penn Yan, this cottage is in an ideal location to enjoy many award-winning wineries and breweries, Keuka College, WIndmill Farm and Craft Market, Glenn Curtis Museum of Aviation in Hammondsport, Watkins Glen, Corning Glass Works and several Mennonite owned and operated produce stands. Homemade ice cream at Seneca Farms is nearby. The property is located on a great road for walking or biking. This classic lakefront retreat offers sun and shade in a quiet neighborhood for plenty of fun, rest, relaxation and exploration.

There is no additional fee for cleaning!!

More Details

Property Manager
David and Nancy
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 19, 2018

What makes this cottage unique

Property is right on the lake, so there is no need to cross a road to get to the water. The large screened in porch is amazing and offers panoramic views of the lake. The cottage, which is about 100 years old, offers a great mix of classic charm and modern updates.


Penn Yan 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: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • *Parking for maximum of 3 cars; no boat trailers *Max. 6 overnight guests, named on rental agreement
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Washer and dryer
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • All bedrooms have window AC (in summer months), ceiling fans, room darkening shades, and Smart TVs. Bedrooms 1 and 3 face the lake.
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
Firepit on beach; large screened in porch "on the water" with 2 ceiling fans; can jump/dive in the water off the dock or wade in. Cottage is directly on the water, so there is no need to cross a road to be at water's edge. Step outside and you are there!


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Perfect family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our family has vacationed at lake homes on Keuka Lake a few different times and this was by far our favorite home to stay. As soon as you walk into the home you can tell it is clean and well cared for. David and Nancy even took the time to leave a hand written note along with fresh cut flowers and a bottle of wine. Those little extra touches made the stay even more special. We have two young kids (2 years and 6 years) and they absolutely loved swimming in the lake. The beach area was perfect for them to walk into the water and also look for rock "treasures". The water is extremely clear and in August it was nice and warm! The house had some water floats that we were able to relax on and enjoy as well. We had a couple rainy days but luckily this home has the most wonderful screened in porch so even during the rain, we could enjoy the fresh air on the porch while we played games, read books and just relaxed. The location of the home is great as well. It is close to our favorite Seneca Farm ice cream as well as grocery stores. The parking area was also a huge plus. It has a good size area for parking off the road right close to the house which is also hard to come by for homes on the lake. When our family vacations on Keuka Lake again we won't bother with the house rental search any further we will return to this gem!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Had a lovely stay!

  • 5 of 5

We've been coming to Keuka for 20+ years and typically stay in a family home on the other side of the lake and decided to extend our stay this time by renting for another week. Glad we did! Staying on this side of the lake felt so different and like a whole other experience.

The house itself is exactly as described and photographed. I always base my reviews on that alone. And this house delivered. The screened porch was the nicest part of the trip for me. We ate most meals out there, relaxed and read out there, and the breeze was felt all through the main floor. The kitchen was very well stocked, the beds were very comfortable (I bring our own pillows) and the house was quite clean upon arrival. Communication with the hosts was quick and easy. I would be happy to stay here again and we hope to next summer.

A couple of other non-house related notes. You are only a few minute drive from Seneca Farms. Believe me, this is awesome. A couple minutes beyond that is Penn Yan which is where the grocery store is and a wonderful coffee shop, Amity, where we spent a few rainy hours. The Flour Shop makes incredible cakes if you're celebrating anything, but be sure to order in advance. Camp Cory is directly across the lake from this rental, so if you have school aged kids they have both day and sleep away camp and you could shuttle them via a boat quite quickly. Don't miss Andy's bbq spot just past Seneca Farms for fresh homemade donuts in the morning. They make them in front of you and you pick the toppings. Lastly, this house faces the sunrise and the dock and decks are shaded by mid-afternoon, but I actually prefer this so I can sit outside longer without getting burned to a crisp.

Thanks to the owners who, despite living right next door, respected our privacy and time and instead just left a nice welcome note, bottle of wine and info on how to reach them should we have needed anything. As introverts, it can feel daunting sometimes to have rental owners wanting to meet you in person upon arrival, give you a tour of the house, show you how to work everything, pop in at random times to make sure all is well and want to do a walk through upon leaving. All of which have happened to us as frequent VRBO'ers and none of which happened here. Much appreciated! We'll be back! :)

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful experience

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a week and truly loved it. It’s obvious the owners care deeply about their property and pay close attention to details. We had everything we could imagine needing and more right at our fingertips. From the great bumpers on the dock for the boat to the spices in the kitchen cabinet. It was perfect!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The cottage was wonderful, and we had a great time. It was very comfortable, well stocked with everything we needed, clean, quiet, conveniently close (2.5 mi) to Penn Yan for shopping and restaurants (and ice cream), and isolated from neighbors by trees. It has a large screened porch, 2 decks, large dock and beach. Nancy and David are great hosts. The cottage was perfect for our needs -- coming back next year.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable, clean, well-organized and equipped cottage and what a view!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was very clean when we arrived and the panorama view from the screened porch takes your breath away! All the basics were supplied in the kitchen, bathrooms, and bedrooms - well equipped and roomy. The upper deck was shady during the day and the beach and waterfront was very nice - not weedy. We used the fire pit every night. Having A/C in the bedrooms helped us survive the 5 day heat wave plus there are ceiling fans everywhere including two on the porch. The owners go above and beyond to keep this property nicely maintained and comfortable.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay! The house was so cozy and had everything we needed. They thought of everything! It was also spotlessly clean! I would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

Check in time is 3:00 pm - check out time is 10:00 am. Linens and towels are provided. Public water and sewer, not lake water

Manager'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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