FINGER LAKES WINE COUNTRY RETREAT WITH SENECA LAKE VIEW

Steve Richards

Speaks english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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FINGER LAKES WINE COUNTRY RETREAT WITH SENECA LAKE VIEW

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2 Bedrooms/1 Bathroom Historic Farm House in Finger Lakes Wine Country

A renovated 1850s Farm House situated on 3 acres with panoramic views of Seneca Lake awaits you. There are two bedrooms--one King bedroom and one Queen bedroom. There is also a fold out sofa for extra guests and a private office with high speed internet if you need to stay in contact with the outside world. Do you like to cook? The remodeled kitchen is fully stocked with cookware, spices, and cooking oils for whatever you'd like to prepare. The property also includes a number of out buildings. Two of these buildings are available for guests--one is an old carpentry shop and is equipped with exercise equipment, reading books, and a TV/DVD setup. the other is a renovated chicken coop that now serves as a small beverage/activity station under enormous English walnut trees. A large section of the yard is in a fenced-in area (helpful to keep children and pets from wandering off too easily) that has a fire pit/food smoker, horseshoes, croquet, and beanbag toss games. We hope you love this property as much as we do and enjoy your stay.

Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Steve Richards

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2013
Speaks english

A native Ohioan, Steve has worked in Upstate New York in the Agriculture and Wine businesses for over 15 years. Kelly was born in Rochester, New York, and launched her photography business in this house. You'll see why when you visit the area, the scenery is fantastic. Steve and Kelly now work in Rochester, New York, so they can't be at the property as much as they would like to be.

Steve Richards purchased this farmhouse in 2001

Steve had always wanted a place in the country, with a nice water view and a nice big, red barn--and he found it! The previous owner, Harold Palmer, had been there since 1935 and was a carpenter--building many of the cabinets and making many of the renovations himself. Harold's father, Jack, started Palmer's Lake Rides in the early 1900s. The 'Stroller' can still be seen and ridden in Watkins Glen to this day. Steve was very honored that the family picked him to own and take care of the place.

The history of the place, the views, and the fun outbuildings and patio make it very easy to relax. There are also barn swallows to watch as they acrobatically swoop in and out of the barn windows and chat with each other on the electric wires. There is also a red tailed hawk that nests in the corner of the property and an unlimited number of critters. After all, it is an old farmstead!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Finger Lakes Wine Country Retreat with Seneca Lake View
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PERFECT FOR OUR FAMILY WITH DOGS.

  • 5 of 5
This place was incredibly charming. Books, WiFi, well-stocked kitchen, roomy yard, fields for the dogs. My bed was really comfortable, too. Wineries and Waterfalls. Who needs Tuscany, anyway?
  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Hector Seneca Lake
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PERFECT FINGER LAKES GETAWAY

  • 5 of 5
We stayed 3 nights at this great farmhouse with our dog who loved the expansive yard with beautiful views of Seneca Lake and a vineyard right behind the property.
The property is perfectly described and well worth a stay if you plan to visit the area.
We went down to Corning to the Corning Museum, amazing place, well worth a visit, we made our own glass blown pumpkins, which was fun. Visit their website for information.
  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Hector Seneca Lake
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A VERY COMFORTABLE HOME WITH GREAT VIEWS

  • 5 of 5
Hector Farmhouse is a delightful 2 bedroom house with fantastic views over Seneca Lake. The master bedroom has a huge, super-kingsize bed and is very comfortable. The upstairs bedroom has a queen bed and there is a comfortable, queen sofa bed in the living room. The kitchen is very well equipped and there are several eating areas both indoors and outside.We thoroughly enjoyed both the house and garden. The property is obviously well-loved and cared for by the owner,

There are three vineyards within walking distance, of which Ryan Williams is the best. Within a short drive there are many other vineyards. We particularly liked Standing Stone which had consistently good wines across their entire range. There are also beautiful walks and waterfalls within 45 minutes drive. Recomment the R. Treman State Park near Ithaca - fantastic waterfalls in the upper park and a large cascade you can swim in in the lower park.

I would strongly recommend both the property and location. A great vacation.
  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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GREAT WEEKEND GET-AWAY

  • 5 of 5
What a great experience in the Finger Lakes! We arrived Friday evening and we instantly impressed with the house, the grounds, and the VIEW! Spectacular day and night! We enjoyed sitting on the hill watching the sun go down while the dog ran around and worked off some energy. The location is ideal-near some of the best wine the region has to offer. The kitchen is exceptionally well stocked and the beds and bedding are in great shape. Open up the windows and the airflow throughout the house is fantastic!
I'd recommend this house to friends and family and anyone looking for a weekend retreat.
  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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AMAZING WEEKEND GETAWAY!

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I stayed at this property for two nights and three days. We were thrilled we chose this spot for our weekend getaway! The home boasts impressive views! From the backyard one has an amazing view of Seneca Lake, a well maintained vineyard only feet away and a horse pasture across Route 14. The gardens, barns and other outbuildings add to the farmhouse feel of the property. In one of the outbuildings we discovered a work out room equipped with free weights, an elliptical machine and a treadmill. The interior of the home was well maintained and colorful. The house was warm and inviting, but still had all the amenities and professionalism of a hotel. Tasteful decorations, comfortable furniture and a welcoming atmosphere made us feel right at home. Although there are a number of good restaurants in the area, we chose to eat in one evening. The updated kitchen and appliances made this an easy feat. The location of the house is right in the middle of the best part of the wine trail. Within walking distance are a well-noted winery and the area's brew pub, Two Goats Brewing. Just minutes by car are several other impressive wineries. The location is absolutely central. By 10 minutes you can be in Watkins Glen hiking the Gorge Trail and in five you could explore the hip town of Hector. We would recommend staying here to anyone who wants a relaxing vacation exploring all the area has to offer.
  • Submitted: May 19, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Elmira Corning Airport
Nearest Motorway
25 Miles
Interstate 90
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Hector State Park Beach
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Two Goats Brewery
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Stonecat Cafe

Almost every water activity, banking groceries, restaurants, and hospital/medical care are within 10 miles of the house. Great regional cuisine is practically next door. The house is also on the Seneca Lake Wine Trail, so there are at least 80 wineries within a 30 mile radius. Watkins Glen is 9 miles South of this location as well.

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Availability & Rates

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Hector Farmhouse Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay
$165
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$3,750
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200.00

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Hector Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Parking ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Upstairs Bedroom
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Bedroom, with lake views. On first floor
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , The family room does have a pull out sofa bed (brand new)
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library
  • Stereo
  • Music Library
  • Books
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
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