|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
The Bella Vista Guest House is an 1860's farmhouse that was completely renovated in 2010. The home retains it's country charm while offering modern amenities.The home sits on 38 acres of open land overlooking Seneca Lake and offers privacy without being secluded. Feel free to walk the property and enjoy the views and the wildlife. The area is very safe and the home sits back from the road.
Watkins Glen is only 1.5 miles away and offers dining & shopping. Ithaca, Corning and Elmira are all a half hour drive.
Outdoor spaces include a covered patio with gas grill and large picnic table. A balcony off the living room with French doors. To be added in 2014, a fire pit and horseshoe pits.
First floor layout is a large eat-in country kitchen complete with electric stove, dishwasher & refrigerator. Many small appliances also including blender, microwave, mixer, toaster, coffee maker, slow cooker. All pots & pans, dishes, silverware, glassware, serving pieces are included. Two dining tables with seating for 8. There is a sitting room in between the kitchen and the living room which can serve as extra dining space or just a quiet area to relax and enjoy a book. There is a laundry room, with washer & dryer, ironing board & iron. There is a large full bath downstairs with a tub/shower combination. The living room has a large screen TV, large sectional & 2 recliners. French doors lead to the balcony off the living room which is a great place to enjoy breakfast, or a glass of your favorite beverage. Upstairs there are 4 ample size bedrooms, 3 have full beds, one has a queen size bed. All bedrooms have ceiling fans and room air conditioners. There is also a bath with a large shower and toilet on one side and the sink/vanity in a separate area along with a primping vanity for the ladies.
Floors are all wood or vinyl no carpet to reduce allergies. No pet or smoking allowed in the house. Smoking outside only if you pick up after yourself.
We provide the following items, gas for the grill, coffee, dish detergent, automatic dishwasher soap, paper towels, toilet paper, tissues, towels, all bedding. Courtesy body wash and shampoo (please bring your own)
We are Jeff & Sherry Mangus. We are both natives to Schuyler County having grown up here.
Jeff is employed at Cornell University as a supervisor of the rigging crew in the physics department where he has worked for more than 30 years.
Sherry is a retired homemaker. Together we operate a small farm raising Berkshire hogs & White Galloway cattle in addition to caring for and operating The Bella Vista Guest House.
The Bella Vista Guest House property is where Jeff grew up with his grandparents. The family enjoyed growing native variety grapes and selling them U-Pick for many years. Grandpa has passed on and grandma is residing in an assisted living facility. This beautiful piece of property was passed to us many years ago. The home was in poor condition but the basic structure was good so we decided to renovate in 2010 with the idea in mind of using it as a guest house.
Location, location, location!! Near town but private, quiet, relaxing. Great views! Neat small cities nearby! Natural beauty of the area! On the Seneca Lake Wine Trail!
This is a lovely vacation house. Jeff and Sherry, the owener of this vacation house take care of the house. It is new renovated, clean, warm and comfit. The Seneca lake is in walking distance. The listing photos accurately reflect the rental's appearance and amenities. Sherry and Jeff helped answered a lot of my questions regarding food, sightseeing spots. The Watkin Glen park and the winary yards are miles away. I had a great weekend. Thanks Jeff and Sherry!
The Bella Vista Guest House is situated approx. 1/2 hour from the small cities of Ithaca, Corning and Elmira. Cornell University, Ithaca College and Elmira College nearby.
Practically on the Seneca Lake Wine Trail. Perfect location for those wishing to enjoy the many wineries, breweries, cheese trail, even a distillery.
Watkins Glen is 1.5 miles & is world renown for motorsports. Tour the Motor Racing Museum, visit the famous racetrack. Walk beautiful Watkins Glen State Park with it's gorges & waterfalls, great place to be on a warm summer day. Have dinner at one of the local restaurants, and don't forget to stop by The Colonial Motel for the BEST homemade ice cream you have ever tasted.
Miniature golf and go kart racing just out of town on Rte. 414 S.
Hiking opportunities on The Catherine Valley Trail, and for the more adventuresome, the Finger Lakes National Forest .
Saddle up for a trail ride at Painted Bar Farm 1 mile from the Bella Vista.
Spend a day in Corning, touring the Corning Museum of Glass and the Rockwell Museum. Lots of shopping opportunities and dining.
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$300|
Your security deposit is returned within 10 days of your departure provided the home is left clean & undamaged. Housekeeping fee of $100 applies to any stay of less than 5 nights.
NON-REFUNDABLE deposit of $300 & a signed rental agreement are required to reserve the house. The deposit can be in the form of a check or money order. The balance of the rent and the tax are due at check in and are payable in cash only, no exceptions! The $300 security deposit can be paid either in cash or by check & is due at check in.