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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights
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Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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5
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Torrey Finger Lakes
5

SUMMER VACATION

  • 5 of 5
The location was perfect! It was exactly what my wife and I were looking for. It is located on a perfect location with access to Geneva 15 minutes north and Watkins Glen 25 minutes south and downtown Penn Yan 8 miles away. Jon was fantastic and was helpful with assisting us with setting up a wine tour. We plan on coming back next year with our son to enjoy our own dock, kayacks, beach, and fire pit. Awesome!
  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Great guests who were a pleasure to deal with! Thanks for coming !
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Torrey Finger Lakes
Cleveland, Oh
5

RELAXING VACATION IN A BEAUTIFUL SETTING!

  • 5 of 5
We wanted a place to spend some relaxing family time after the stress of the end of the school year! What we found was a charming and squeaky clean home in a magical setting.

My husband and teenaged children did very few of the touristy things that folks come to the Finger Lakes to do. Instead, we floated in the lake during the day and made s'mores in the firepit at night.

The highlight of the week was when we sat out on the dock watching the 4th of July fireworks shoot off from a half dozen places around the lake. It was a spectacular way to end our stay in the Yellow Finch House!!
  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I couldn't have asked for nicer group of people for the July 4th week! Yet another great experience from great guests. Quiet, Respectful, and thoughtful! Recommended!
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Torrey Finger Lakes
CT
5

GREAT LAKE HOUSE!

  • 5 of 5
Wife and I stayed for a week and had a fantastic time! Enjoyed the use of the waterfront, kayaks and other amenities provided. Everything was just as described and the location was perfect for day trips around the area for hiking and wine tasting. Would not hesitate to return on our next trip.
  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Nick and Co. were amazingly cool. Such thoughtful guests and left the place looking great. I would not hesitate to have them back!
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GREAT PLACE

  • 5 of 5
If you are looking for a place to completely relax this is the place for you. Quiet, peaceful solitude is what you will find. Beautiful sun rises and sun sets, sounds of nature and the train passing . If you have time Niagara Falls is only about 2 hours away. Definitely worth the trip. The house is clean and well equipped including things to entertain you like games and puzzles. When we return to the area we hope the property is available again.
  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: A joy to have stay over. No complaints at all! Treated the place with care and respect. So glad you had a great time. Come again !
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SENECA LAKE STAY FOR TWO

  • 5 of 5
If you are looking for the perfect place to get away from the world & and enjoy the most peaceful setting by the water, this is the place for you. We had a private wedding ceremony at the end of the dock, kayaking every morning and evening, coffee on the deck to the sound of the water, watching the birds and chipmunks, fires on the shore, bike rides down the road passing wineries along the lake, and breathtaking hikes at Watkins Glen. It was absolutely the best vacation we've ever taken. The owners were thoughtful, extremely helpful with customizing tips for our stay, and made us feel like family. We plan to return for many anniversaries!
  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: There are great guest and there are excellent, perfect , wonderful guests. These folks were all of the above. Congrats again on your wedding and thanks for choosing our beautiful spot out of all the beautiful spots on earth to start your life together. Come again next year!! They were great communicators and left the place immaculate !
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Torrey Finger Lakes
Philadelphia / Pennsylvania
5

THE PERFECT LAKE SENECA GETAWAY!

  • 5 of 5
My girlfriend and I have nothing but positive things to say about this house. We were hoping for a quiet escape from the daily city grind and this was it! Everything was as Jonathan described! The location is spectacular, on the lake with views galore. The house is comfortable and spacious (although we spent the majority of our time on the dock fishing or on the deck that overlooks the lake drinking wine) The locally grown foods and wines are a must try. Location is ideal, close to both Watkins Glen and Geneva. Highly recommended!! We look forward to making this a yearly trip! Thanks again Jonathan.

Andrew & Nicole
  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: These guests come highly recommended! Caring and neat! A pleasure to deal with!
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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

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Torrey House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
WARM SEASON
May 1 2014 - Oct 15 2014
4 night minimum stay
$250
From
$260
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,680
 
 
Labor Day
Sep 1 2014 - Sep 2 2014
2 night minimum stay
$450
Flat fee
 
 
Labor Day
Sep 7 2014 - Sep 8 2014
2 night minimum stay
$450
Flat fee
 
 
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

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:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Balcony ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Bicycles ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
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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