QUIET AND COZY CABIN WITH 165 FT. OF PRIVATE BEACH ON SENECA LAKE.

jonathan pierce

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights
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QUIET AND COZY CABIN WITH 165 FT. OF PRIVATE BEACH ON SENECA LAKE.

Torrey House Rental Photos and Description

1 Bedroom, Private Beach, Private Road, Perfect Blend Of Modern And Rustic.

RETURN GUESTS GET $100 OFF THEIR STAY!

The Green Duck (formerly Yellow Finch House - before being painted green in '14) is simply an easy house to be in. A simple 1 bedroom house, with a sunroom (sleeper sofa pulls out to a Queen size bed for extra sleeping) ,a full kitchen and living room area with a small working bathroom (standup shower only). The house is equipped with washer and dryer! We like to keep all the screened windows open all summer and let the breeze keep the house cool, but there is an option for AC in the bedroom if you absolutely need it ($5/day option - just leave the cash on the table when you leave if you use it). There is working WIFI, DVD system, and over Dish Network TV channels, but save that for a rainy day because you'll be spending most of your time outside on the deck or down on the beach and/or swimming dock. There are 2 brand new kayaks for your use as well as some extra life jackets and inflatables. Plenty of deck chairs for sitting or laying out in the sun. A great place for bird watching and fishing right off the dock! A raised metal fire pit for those late night bonfires! This property is unique as we get both Sunrise on the lake and sunset over the hills of Fox Run Winery! One last thing - a charming and historic train runs next to the house. The train seems to have no set schedule, but seems to run very infrequently. Sometimes not coming for days on end and other times passing by up to 3 times in one day. We see this as part of the charm of the place- the train goes slow and the conductor will even sound the whistle for you if you wave at the train! All in all - this is the perfect house for a quiet, get-a-way - full of fishing, swimming, laying around, working on your new book, or a just a romantic rural experience! Ideal for 2 people, but can sleep up to 4 altogether. Oh, and if it gets too quiet - Historic Downtown Geneva is a 15 minute drive. There you can find gift shops, a cinema, The Smith Opera House, grocery stores, and a lakefront park. If none of that suits you, please feel free to use any or all of our 3 bicycles for a joy ride around our area - right in the heart of Amish Country!

*** This is a year round rental. We spent last winter here and made some great memories. I must say the place is stunning during all four seasons. We do ask the guests DO NOT use the wood stove (for safety reasons). The house is well insulated. There is electric heat (Thermostat), as well as some very advanced, high-end space heaters for the areas that don't heat up as well. If you would like to see some photos of the place in winter time, just ask and I will email them to you.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
jonathan pierce (Owner)
Advertiser since 2013

About jonathan pierce

I grew up in the finger lakes district and spent many memorable summers on Seneca Lake at my Grandfather's cabin. I moved away for work to Manhattan and after years of hard work, I was able to purchase my own cabin on the same lake as my grandfather - my own dream come true- my own paradise. Sadly, my work requires me to travel almost constantly, so I am excited to share this slice of heaven with you!

jonathan pierce purchased this house in 2012

Why jonathan pierce chose Torrey

I wanted to have a home on Seneca Lake, simply for nostalgic reasons. I missed those perfect quiet summers I spent up here as a kid - and when I am here - I do feel like a kid again. You have to stay here to really grasp what I'm saying! Also, living in Manhattan has really made me crave serenity. Here, you are literally surrounded by nature.

What makes this house unique

Incredible lake views, private 165 ft. beach, private road to house (shared with only two neighbors), the house is on the Finger Lakes Wine Trail. The backyard is flush with Fox Run's Riesling grape vines (pictured)! There is a working refrigerator in the boat house , so you don't have to leave the beach to enjoy a cold beer or some crisp white wine in the sun!

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 21 traveler reviews

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Quiet And Cozy Cabin With 165 Ft. Of Private Beach On Seneca Lake.
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews
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Torrey Finger Lakes
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
5

Amazing place

  • 5 of 5
I knew it would be a great vacation when I received the " FAQ's" from the owner... Thorough and very helpful describes Jonathan . The home was perfect. Clean and comfy. The views were amazing and it is perfectly located to get to many different areas in a short period of time . We can't wait to return !
  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: What a great couple to have stay at The Green Duck. Lighthearted and sweet! Very respectful of the property- together we were a dream team! come again!
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Torrey Finger Lakes
NJ
5

Relaxing Retreat

  • 5 of 5
This is a nice place. Just as the owner described it. It's in a beautiful spot, very peaceful and relaxing with stunning views. We had glorious weather for our week long stay, and didn't need to venture too far to fill our days... the private beach and jetty, kayaks, decks, etc were all we needed.

Penn Yan and Geneva are close by for shopping and eating out, and there's a winery with craft beer on tap within walking distance. Who could ask for more.

I must confess to shouting at the complicated coffee maker when we first arrived. But it didn't take long to conquer it. Turns out it makes a nice cup of coffee. In fact, I'm now thinking of buying one for myself.

Jonathan was a great host, and always on hand to answer any questions. Thanks Jonathan.
  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Torrey Finger Lakes
Maryland
5

A Great Quiet Getaway on the Finger Lakes

  • 5 of 5
This is our 4th trip to the Finger Lakes and 4th different lake we have stayed at. This is by far the best and the most peaceful. Did some kayaking on the lake and walked along the north end of the lake in Geneva, both were enjoyable. Visited the National Womens Historical Park in Seneca Falls and the Montezuma Wildlife Refuge. Many wineries to visit and of course Ports Café is highly recommended! Overall a nice peaceful getaway for a week! Jonathan is a great host and we kept in touch by email which was great! Thanks Jon!
  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Incredible guests! Great communication and a lot of fun to deal with. Left the place spotless! Come again!
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Torrey Finger Lakes
NEW JERSEY
5

Mom, Dad and 11 Year old girl

  • 5 of 5
We enjoyed our stay immensely!! Jonathan was very accomodating. The house is lovely and the location is ideal!! A truly special place!
  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Such sweet guests. Left the place really nice and even helped me out as my boat cover fell half way off and they offered to put it back on for me! If only everyone was this awesome! come again!
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Torrey Finger Lakes
PA
5

Mom, Dad and 17yr old

  • 5 of 5
The Green Duck was great! Very clean and comfortable, true to the photos and description.Our son enjoyed the fishing. We rented a SUP from Reagans (10 miles down the road) this worked out well so we could all go out on the water at the same time with the kayaks. We spent most afternoons in or at the water and evenings hanging out in the yard with a fire. Truly enjoyed Ports Cafe as we are foodies that appreciate all types of cuisine. We also loved the new brewery nearby "Climbing Bines". They have a disc golf course there and just a great vibe. So good to just get away from the hustle and bustle and truly relax.
  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Super sweet guests! Loved having them! Zero problems! Just fun!
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Torrey Finger Lakes
Saugerties NY
5

A perfect weekend at the Green Duck

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I just returned from a four-day weekend at the Green Duck House. It was fantastic! Jonathan was great through the whole process and super to work with. Thanks, Jonathan, for the recommendations of Penn Yan diner (what an awesome throwback to years gone by!), and Ports for an awesome dinner. The house was clean, comfortable, and very, very peaceful. We've done the Seneca wine trail many times and enjoy it very much, but this time, the only thing we wanted to do was hang out on the dock or deck with a book. Two times we got up early to catch the sunrise and it was fantastic. You can get a really fantastic view from lakeside or on the dock. But if you don't want to do the stairs that early in the morning, you get a really good view from the house deck, two steps outside the back door. We didn't swim because it has to be 95 before I'm interested in jumping in, but it sure looked inviting! We did manage to haul ourselves out of the house to go to the Windmill Farm & Craft market, and that place has something for everyone. I'm not a "craft person" at all and still thought it was a great way to spend a couple of hours. I can't wait to go back to the Green Duck. Thanks Jonathan!!
  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: These people are the best kind of people. I think they could be my favorite guests of all time! The sweetest (and funniest) interactions over email and text. Renting a house should be fun and easy and these folks do it right! Thanks again and if you don't come back, I will be heartbroken!
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Map

Map

Fox Run Vineyards
Ports Cafe
Watkins Glen State Park
Cornell University
Seneca Lake State Park
Roy's Marina
Belhurst Castle
Nearest Airport
60 Miles
ROC or SYR or ELM
Car: necessary

Finger Lakes Wine Trail with fabulous, critically-acclaimed wineries,

Sampson State Park,

Corning Museum of Glass,

Finger Lakes National Forest,

Historic Downtown Geneva,

Watkins Glen State Park (incredible trails and waterfalls)

Amish Country

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Torrey House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
WARM SEASON
May 1 2014 - Sep 30 2014
4 night minimum stay
$250
From
$260
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,680
 
 
WARM SEASON 15
May 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
4 night minimum stay
$260
From
$275
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,820
 
 
Memorial Day
May 25 2015 - May 26 2015
2 night minimum stay
$450
Flat fee
 
 
July 4th
Jul 4 2015 - Jul 5 2015
2 night minimum stay
$450
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$200
$1,330
$5,100
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $89
Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 4.0%
Notes Mandatory $150 cleaning fee! The place will be SHINING when you arrive! We've got the best cleaner!

Cancellation Policy

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

Amenities

Torrey House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Beach View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Lake View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Water View
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Heating ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Internet ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Toys ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Balcony ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Bicycles ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • playground
  • winery tours
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • water skiing
  • swimming
  • snorkeling/diving
  • wind-surfing
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • cross country skiing
  • skiing
  • hiking
  • fishing
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