Our family takes July 4th week but are willing to rent it for $3,500 for the week.
Enjoy sunsets on the east side of Seneca Lake in this new 5 bedroom, 3 full bath (brand-new marble shower and tub), year-round home on over an acre and finished in 2007. This is an all wood interior home hand-built. No drywall or plywood - all solid wood.
This waterfront home is ½ mile from East Lake Road back a private drive. If you like peaceful lakeside accommodations with no traffic noise, no roads to worry about, consider Wood and Water.
Enjoy the first floor master bedroom facing the water. The master bath has a large Jacuzzi for relaxation. An additional full bath is on the first floor as well. Two lakeside bedrooms on the second floor, (one with queen bed one with king) and two additional second floor bedrooms (one with three twins and one with queen, single and a full-size crib.
Ceiling fans in every room. Second floor lakeside play area has plenty of room for kids. Large flat panel HDTV with cable and HD DVD. TV, DVD, VHS also available in play-room. Clock radios have CD and hook up to MP3's. High speed WI-FI throughout on a protected network
There is over 100' of frontage on Seneca Lake with a new permanent 100 foot plus dock with room on the end for the whole gang. Water depth increases gradually. Lots of white cedar Adirondack chairs and tables on the beach. Shade or sun - your choice.
Sunfish sailboat, canoe, new paddleboat, kids raft all on the beach for you to enjoy.
This is a vacation home and is limited to 13 guests. It is not a home to rent and host parties or gatherings above the maximum occupancy of 13. The 13 guests number applies day or night.
Rental is Sunday to Sunday - in at 4PM out at 10AM.
We want to be very clear - no house parties!
CANCELLATIONS: A forty-five(45) day notice is required for cancellation. Cancellations that are made more than forty-five(45) days prior to the arrival date are subject to a 5% Cancellation fee or $50 whichever is greater. Cancellations or changes that result in a shortened stay, or that are made within 45 days of the arrival date, forfeit the full advance payment/reservation deposit. If already paid, all security deposits will be returned in full if you cancel. Additionally, if we are able book the home during the same dates (your cancel dates) we will refund you minus the aforementioned 5% cancellation fee. Cancellation or early departure does not warrant any refund of rent or deposit. You may choose to purchase travel insurance separately.
Keywords: Beautiful hand-built 5 bedroom all wood home on the water. There are three queen-sized beds, one king and four twins, plus a roll-out and futon.
We have savored our time on Seneca Lake with friends and family, creating wonderful memories with our three children. We enjoy the clean cool waters and the peaceful surroundings, as well as the wonderful wineries and restaurants. We enjoy making constant improvements to our all-wood home (with an interior full of that rich wood smell) and look forward to sharing our lake side retreat with you.
The Owner purchased this house in 2011
We purchased this home from a family who built it together by hand, and we hope to maintain the wonderfully warm and inviting feel. The view of the lake from this home is so inspirational, the waters are clean, refreshing and replenishing. Besides relaxing and taking in the beautiful surroundings, there are various water sports to be enjoyed --boating, sailing, canoeing--there are over 37 wonderful wineries peppered around the lake, local dairy farms for cheese and ice cream tasting, local parks and beaches, biking and hiking paths, restaurants, spas, water parks, even Waterloo Outlet Mall is close for rainy days.
We hope to retire in this lake home someday. With three children and a family landscaping business we are limited in the time that we spend at the lake. Therefore, we are renting it to allow others the opportunity to enjoy the peaceful setting on the water--renting also helps pay the taxes and maintenance costs.
So please enjoy the all wood home and the stars - the quiet and the lake.
With the low ambient light you will see lots of stars. Just walk out the door onto the deck and look up - millions of stars and the sound of waves. In the winter enjoy all the wild waterfowl from all over North America - Seneca Lake does not freeze so enjoy all the waterfowl wintering over - including lots of loons. See Osprey and bald eagles fish and fly. This is a place of peace and quiet - of nature and when inside the wood smell and sight gives a comfort to all.
Please note that we are currently insulating the ceilings upstairs to provide a better sound barrier and privacy.
Please note that both bathrooms have been renovated; the downstairs with a natural marble shower, and upstairs with natural marble shower walls and traditional tub.
Our family gathered together at Wood and Water for a memorable time of relaxing, swimming, eating together and fun. With 6 little ones the house was perfect for our family. It is a beautiful home, comfortable and easy to live in. We loved the kitchen and did a lot of cooking followed by long and leisurely on the deck. Lisa and Kevin were wonderful to work with. The neighbors were kind and helpful. This home was one of the best we have stayed at for vacation!
A wonderful wood cottage with great sunset views on the dock. The walk to the dock wasn't as bad as people make it out to be. We had 10 of us and everyone had their own bed and the size of the house was comfortable, lots of places to sit everywhere. Good stuff.
There was a group of 12 of us that ranged in age from 22-60 and we all had a blast! It was perfect for the deck the halls wine weekend!
A group of friends stayed at wood and water as a base for a wine week-end. We thoroughly enjoyed the house and the scenery. The house offered a comfy place to relax. The beds were super cozy on such a chilly (and snowy) weekend.
We had a wonderful time overall.
The owner was very quick to answer us and settle us in.
We would have preferred a fireplace, but that was our fault for not checking.
Having a few more personal recommendations on things to do and places to eat would be helpful, but having good internet service made doing research easy.
We had a family gathering of 12 for Thanksgiving (Canadian). It was a beautiful place to stay with sunset views over the lake. Everyone was seated comfortably around the table for turkey and pumpkin pie, without having to split into two groups at different tables, which was great. Lots of activities close by - we shopped, hiked, wine-toured and boated. The owner was very helpful and responsive to all our questions. Wi-Fi and cell reception were no problem. Also, a really nice, friendly little church close by - a very short drive or a modest walk.
Great fireworks displays on holidays right from the dock, go from Seneca Lake all the way to the ocean - connected to the canal system, Watkins Glen at south end of lake so world class NASCAR, Hobart and William Smith Colleges 10 minutes away, Syracuse and Rochester less than an hour away.