WE NOW TAKE RESERVATIONS FOR 2014.
Sunny Maple is the ultimate place to 'Relax, Enjoy and Have a Great Time'. Our very well appointed, dog-friendly, contemporary home is the perfect vacation retreat for family and friends of all ages. Located on a quiet lane along the eastern shore of Keuka Lake, this recently built home is ideally located for you to explore and experience all that the Finger Lakes have to offer.
Keuka Lake provides you with a wide variety of local activities and attractions for all members of your family. It is here where all of the Finger Lakes winemaking was established and the Keuka Lake Wine Trail offers the most diverse group of wineries of any destination in the Finger Lakes and boasts many award winning vineyards.
When not touring the beautiful region the best part of your day will probably be spent outdoors. On the waterfront you will have a fun time with the variety of non-motorized watercraft or you may want to fish, swim, boat or sunbathe on or from our dock, lakeside patio or swim platform. The little ones will love the sandbox, the play house, the outdoor toys and the shallow beach. Rinse off under the refreshing outdoor shower on the side deck.
For those seeking quiet escape, there are many places to sneak away to enjoy a cup of coffee, a glass of wine or take a nap. The upper deck with access from the upstairs bedroom floor is private and quiet. The perfect spot to enjoy a leisurely breakfast or sunbathe. The side deck off the kitchen is a fabulous place to enjoy a meal or a cold beverage.
On that rare rainy day the downstairs open floor plan provides a perfect spot for entertaining should you decide to be inside. Enjoy a drink at the breakfast bar while socializing with the cook of the day or sit back in the corner couch while watching a movie on the big flat-screen TV, playing a board game or reading a good book.
The spacious partially covered lakeside patio is a great place to hang out at all times of the day - even on rainy days. Whether it is getting up early and having coffee on the patio while watching the sun light-up the shore across the lake and reflect off the mirror-like water or relaxing in one of the chaise lounges in the early evening taking in the sunset - breathtaking. The calm nights at the lake are a real treat either at the fire pit or around the cheminea.
Whatever your longings and wishes are we have done everything in our power to ensure that you have the best possible time in your home away from home. Welcome to Sunny Maple.
'Relax, Enjoy and Have a Great Time'
If you need more space please see our other listing for Sunny Shade #275339 and visit our web site sunny-maple.
Verner and I (Anja) moved to the US 21 years ago with our sons, Phillip and Gustav, 6 and 2 at the time, from Denmark. We absolutely love it here. In 2006 we decided to find a retreat where the entire family along with their families and friends could gather and relax and have fun. We found it in Sunny Maple and the adjacent Shady Oak, also combined known as Sunny Shade. This place is just too beautiful not to be shared with others when we're not able to use it ourselves so we decided to make it available for you.
The Owner purchased this house in 2006
Our very good friends have vacation homes at Keuka Lake and they invited us to come and spend some time with them and their families and .... we were totally hooked! We loved it instantly and decided to look around for our own paradise on Keuka Lake - and we found it! Welcome to Sunny Maple.
Here is a bunch of things that we really cherish when we stay at Sunny Maple: 1. Get up early to watch the sun light-up the shore across the lake and reflect off the mirror-like water – breathtaking! 2. Enjoy lunch and views of the bluff from one of the many terraces at the Switzerland Inn! 3. Make yummy s’mores over an open campfire in the fire pit near the beach. 4. Enjoy a peaceful kayak ride early in the morning before the lake gets busy. 5. Explore the many fine vineyards surrounding Keuka Lake, and take in the stunning views of the countryside and lake! 6. Walk down the road to the “Olney Place” and have a delicious breakfast or lunch sandwich on the front porch. Make sure you get a hand-scooped ice cream cone to enjoy on your journey back. 7. Visit the quaint town of Hammondsport at the south end of the lake by boat or car. Stroll around town and check out the unique stores and galleries, dine at the Village Tavern. 8. Have a wonderful dinner at Snug Harbor on the west side of the lake. 9. Have a bottle of wine in the middle of the lake at sunset! 10. Rent a bike and ride along the Outlet Trail from Penn Yan to Dresden by Seneca Lake. Enjoy a picnic lunch overlooking the lake and/or waterfalls along the way. 11. Stroll, jog, bike and/or rollerblade along our quiet, tree-lined lane. Admire the beauty and variety of architecture in the homes along the lake. 12. And don’t forget to visit the Windmill Market on Route 14A. It's a great place to people-watch and buy all sorts of things that you don’t really need, but can’t live without! There’s plenty of food – if you are in a really decadent mood, have a “Spiral” potato which is loaded with calories, carbs and grease, but definitely worth the indulgence.
My family and I love coming to Sunny Maple, we have been there for two years and expect to make it a regular family vacation because getting together at a beautiful spot is very relaxing. We would like to thank Anja for her hospitality every year. Looking forward to 2011.