This houseboat is very comfortable and has all the equipment your family would need to enjoy a relaxing time on the water. There is a full fridge, electric stove/oven, microwave, coffee pot and all the cooking implements and utensils necessary to prepare meals for your family. While you are with us, you can have the use of our Kayak at no additional charge. You can enjoy campfires at night and the fire wood is free. There is a shed full of board games and lawn games to keep the family occupied. You will enjoy the serene and beautiful Seneca/Cayuga Canal. The water is clear and swimming is allowed. We are sure that you will want to come back
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
We enjoyed our stay. John was very warm and welcoming and was of help to anything we needed!
Very cool and relaxing. John was very helpful and very accomodating to our needs, even helping to light the bonfire at night for us. We will definitely be back for this fun experience!
Great...neat experience! Enjoyed are time and the onwers are very nice folks !
It was really great to meet you both. We hope you will return sometime in the future. Enjoy the rest of Summer. Thank you for choosing to stay with us.
Warm hospitality, unique accommodations, lots to do!
Beats staying at a cookie-cutter hotel! Property is lovingly maintained, the hosts were pleasant, fun, and gave us out-of-towners the inside scoop on getting the most out of our visit to the Fingerlakes.
Can’t wait to visit again!
Thank you so much for your kind words. We will look forward to your next visit.
Fun Camping Alternative in Great Location
Our family of 5 had a great weekend on this fun houseboat! Paula and John could not have been more welcoming and accommodating. The boat is well-equipped and spacious. The queen master bed is very comfortable with memory foam mattress. The boys loved the novelty of the two double-bed sleeping berths below deck and our daughter was comfortable on the futon. Houseboat is one of two on Paula and John's charming campground, along with a yurt, a "glamping" setup and some other spots. They kindly included use of kayaks/canoes from their shop in our rental, and it was so much fun to tour around the canal looking for wildlife. Turtles and beaver dams abound! There's a large, shared (though we had to ourselves) bonfire pit that John stocks every night, so s'mores are a breeze. Full-size fridge on boat would make longer stays easy. Bathroom was roomy for a boat and toilet/sink/shower all worked great. Kids enjoyed fishing off the back of the boat (small blue gils, carp, sunfish and bass), as well as on the adjacent dock. Water was cool and clear and kids had ball swimming and floating in blow-up tubes on canal. Waterloo is a perfectly charming little town. We loved the Star Diner (twice!) and Ciccino's Pizza. Our only challenges on trip was that the weather was unusually hot for Upstate NY and the boat's air-conditioner struggled hard the first night to keep up; keeping drapes drawn second day helped. And we got a bit chewed by mosquitoes at campfire at night (we should have used the insect repellent Paula and John left fireside more quickly!), but that's to be expected with waterfront summer living. Location nestled between Cayuga and Seneca Lakes was so convenient for visiting both and hitting some wineries. Such a peaceful, pretty spot - we could have easily spent more time here. :-)
Thank you Jennifer for choosing to stay with us. We enjoyed having you here. We hope that you and your family will return again sometime in the future.
Make your dream of living on a boat come true in wine country!
My wife and I spent a long weekend here around the 4th of July. The weather was perfect and the property was beautiful. The canal that the propery sits on is so tranquil and relaxing. Sitting on the deck of the boat having a cocktail and watching the boats and wildlife was one of my favorite parts of our trip. There are canoes and kayaks available for use by the guests and a nice launching spot. The owners and other guests on the property gather at the waters edge fire pit some nights and enjoy good conversation and s'mores. The property is centrally located and within a short distance of many wineries and breweries but feels 100 miles from the hustle and bustle. The owners are extremley nice people and very accommodating which we appreciated very much!!
This is not a 5 star hotel, if that is what you need look elsewhere. For my wife and I the boat life was perfect, the memory foam queen bed was great and bathroom and kitchen were nice and well stocked with what we needed, keep in mind they are both boat sized. The second bedroom was below deck with a very low ceiling and only enough room for 2 single beds, ok for young kids but not really for adults. If I could make 1 suggestion it would be to add a ladder to the swimdeck on the back of the boat, it would make swimming in the clear waters of the canal much easier. We would definitely like to come back and bring some friends and take over the whole fleet for a long weekend!!
Thank you Brian for your comments on your stay with us. We enjoyed talking with you and your wife and Mojo your dog was great. We don't normally allow pets, but we were very pleased with your pet. There were no problems and would welcome you all back.