Cottage situated on cliff overlooking lake. can sleeps 6-8 w/1.5 Baths,
About Michele Pavillard
I moved to the area in1987 after growing up in the inner city. I fell in love with the quiet and beauty of Seneca Lake. The tranquility revives me within minutes of being on the lake. I don't get to the Lake as often as I would like but it gives me great pleasure to share the experience with others.
Michele Pavillard purchased this Cottage in 1994
Why Michele Pavillard chose Rock Stream
There are minimal modern conveniences and distractions in the cottage but instead, beautiful surroundings and wildlife. If this is what you are looking for, this is the place for you.
Check-in: 4:00 p.m.
Check-out: 10:00 a.m.
Limited numbers unless prior arrangement.
Smoking allowed on grounds NOT indoors.
Please add payment of $10+4%/pet/day to payment.
The location may not be safe for young children.
Minimum age of primary renter:21
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
The rental property was exactly what the VRBO listing stated it would be. This was perfect for our group of 3 couples and 1 single, totaling 7 adults. The views were amazing, and we had the shoreline to ourselves. We ventured to both the Gorge and the Finger Lakes National Forest, very easily from the location. It was a bit confusing following GPS, as it took us down a different road, but once we found it, it was no problem at all. Maureen was VERY helpful with finding the proper road to take as well as filling us in on the things we needed to know about the cabin.
Our first time to the Finger Lakes. Michelle checked on us to make sure all was well. We enjoyed the view of lake especially at sunrise.
Loved the cottage and location. Bring your all wheel drive vehicle.
The location is desolate enough for us, but still convenient to Watkins Glen. I’m glad we brought the Jeep and not the MINI. Overall, we had a very good experience with the rental process and our stay.
Gorgeous setting on the cliff
We had a great family week at the rustic cottage. The decks and view over the lake make this a wonderful place to play games, read, share a glass of wine or a meal, and just relax. Space is limited inside but the simple rooms are fine and we had everything we needed. Take the steps down to the beach into account, but the lakefront is broad, private, and very nice. Though it's shared with residents of the B&B higher up, we had it to ourselves most of the time. The kayaks, canoes, and water drew us every day. Location in general is close to wineries, Watkins Glen, and anything needed. We had no problems with the hill getting down to the cottage. Loved being here and would gladly return!
Fun on the water
This is a rustic cabin overlooking the lake. The views are fantastic. We had everything we needed. Linens are provided and the kitchen, although small, was stocked with all the cooking and eating utensils to prepare and eat our meals. There is a gas grill on the lower deck. Yes, there are a lot of steps but it was well worth having our private beach area( only sharing with the owners one other property) which had a shed full of toys to play with in the water. We were on the water every day. There is a boat dock which we used for our boat and jet skis. We had eight adults and I would suggest the cabin is more suited for 6 adults. There is no air conditioning in the cabin and we didn’t find that to be a problem because the cabin is tucked into the trees but the last two days the temperature was in heat advisory range and the cabin was stuffy. There are fan window units that we used to help circulate air and this did the job. The owner, Michelle, was there when we checked in and was very helpful with answering questions. We had a fabulous time and would rent again.
It was a pleasure to meet you. You're right, even though it can sleep 8, its most comfortable for 4 and maybe 6 but it's only 850sq ft. Would love to have you back!
Needs to be cleaned, have rodents removed, and fumigated!
I wish there was a way to attach pictures to this review. You would see that there are mouse droppings everywhere, cockroaches, and so much dirt. I am not sure why there is a cleaning fee when you can definitely tell that the cabin is not cleaned. You would also see that the 1 full bathroom that the listing claims, is an open area where the shower and toilet have a curtain ONLY for privacy. As you walk up the stairs you can see down into the shower and toilet area. The stairs are about 18" wide and require you to walk up sideways. Once at the top, there is a railing that reaches 1/4 up your leg which at night could cause someone to trip and fall down the stairs. NOT SAFE!! There was pipe that burst the last 2 days of our stay, so we got to listen to the sound of water spraying as we sat on the deck.
The listing indicates that the beach is shared with "The Lakehouse", however it does not indicate that "The Lakehouse" is the house up the stone / dirt road and that the guests walk down the path associated with the cabin you are renting. So they walk right next to cabin and the 75 stairs to get down to the water. (Very uncomfortable)
I would NEVER recommend someone stay here unless you like overpaying for staying in a hunting cabin. I would also NEVER stay here again!
Plumber’s comment “Disaster averted by melted water pipe”
It’s rare that I have the opportunity to personally meet guests but my family and I were staying at the adjoining property during the same time. ( My niece and children went to the beachfront the first day and were challenged about their presence despite it being stated on the listing that the lakefront is shared by both properties).
I went to the lake the following day and introduced myself. Especially knowing, she might have some concerns or questions given the incident the day before. I expressly asked how she was finding things and if she had any concerns or questions. She indicated that things were fine. The was no comment at this time about the cleanliness of the cottage “infestations“, sharing a near 400ft lakefront with no neighbors, insight or design of the cottage (You cannot see into the shower or toilet from the stairs. The half bath has more privacy, it has no adjoining walls to bedrooms and a door that locks.)
The next time I hear about the cottage was through my nephew. As he was coming up from the lakefront he was approached by one of guests in the cottage and told that there was a spray of water coming from an area in front of the cottage. At no time was I contacted by the Lessee. I immediately called the plumber. Then I called her and left a voice message with his advice and to inform her that he would be coming the next day. The plumber’s assessment: there was ev- idence of fire, ie burned leaves on bushes and ground and that the water supply line had melt- ed in 2 areas. Fortunately so, since this most likely prevented the spread of a fire. The source of the fire is unknown to me but given the scorched earth it should have been noted by some- one in the cottage and reported immediately.
On the day of departure I am informed by my cleaner that a note was left on a paper towel mentioning “mice and roaches” and insisting on ”a full refund” and a threat of a bad review. As an aside, the linens were left by the trash barrels.
The only silver lining (well, besides my cottage not burning down!) is my next
guests are lovely people who are returning for the third time and love the cottage as much as I do.
After reading this rebuttal I realize my review of SC was too generous. Her lack of communica- tion was irresponsible and if there was evidence of mice in the cottage I have to be concerned that she did not have the wherewithal to not leave out food that attracts mice in a seasonal cot- tage or know the the difference between a cockroach and a wood roach or to ask for my as- sistance immediately. I hope this experience has taught us both to pay better attention to de- tail. She clearly did not want a “rustic seasonal cottage” On my part I will be more diligent in reading and and writing reviews of guests.
100+ wineries, on the Seneca Wine Trail. Amish Market, The Windmill and The Animal Sanctuary, hiking through state parks with beautiful waterfalls. Near Geneva, Corning and Ithaca. Great fishing!