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Cindy Lont, owner

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english

Lots of Privacy. Right on the lake. Pets Welcome.

45 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Seneca Lake Cottage Rental Photos and Description

1Full BA, one Bedroom with 2 double beds. LR with pull out couch. Sleeps 4.

Guests tell me the photos don't do the cottage and property justice. Read our reviews. Very private. Clean. Lots of space. Drive down to the beach. The East side of Seneca Lake has lots of sun and beautiful sunsets. New 100 foot dock. New windows and doors. Close to wineries, college campuses, and Sampson State Park. Ten miles from Geneva for shopping, movies, and food. Two Five Star restaurants within 15 miles. Each year we renovate another part of our little cottage and many of our guests and their pets return every year. One bedroom with two double beds and a large living room with one pull out couch can sleep 4. Cottage is 880 square feet so best for 2-4 people. Cozy but maybe too small for anyone over 6 foot 2 or over. New kitchen appliances, cupboards, air conditioning, and microwave. We added a pellet stove for visits in the early spring or late fall for wine tours, an aluminum boat for fishing, a canoe and kayak for sunsets on the lake. For further information, call or e-mail me. It is a lovely place to relax.

Enjoy the quiet - pets welcome. Guests and their pets return every year. One of the few places with no stairs to the lake. Everyone enjoys swimming in the lake, laying on the dock, visiting the wineries (we have three within 7 miles) and local restaurants. Others have ventured to Ithaca, Rochester, and Canandaigua to visit museums, gourmet restaurants, and historic sites. The bedroom is above the lake so when you wake up in the morning, you feel like you are on a boat, overlooking the lake. The kitchen and dining area are on the bottom floor and look right out onto the water. There are many places to walk including a two mile hike up to Sampson State Park.

If you need to get away from the stress of your life, this is the place.

Enjoy the Lake: This is NOT for you IF you want a high energy vacation. See the herons land on the dock each evening and the ducklings come by each morning. The waves will rock you to sleep. Swim and kayak during the day. Take out the rowboat to fish. Have beach fires at night and visit our many wonderful wineries and restaurants nearby. No cable TV (just DVD movies). No internet but if you want, you can smart phone your way into the busy life of your workplace. We suggest you don't. Just relax and get away. This is truly the country and as our friend Simon always says, 'They aren't building any more lakes.'

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Cindy Lont, owner (Property Manager)
Member since: 2006
Call Manager
Speaks: english

About Cindy Lont, owner

My family purchased the property in the 1960s and over the years we added rooms and renovated what was a little boathouse into a full functioning cottage right on the lake. No one is allowed to build this close to the lake anymore but we were grandfathered since the building was here before that ruling. Each year I add something new. In 2015, it was a 100 foot permanent dock, new doors and new windows. In 2015, I retired from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia where I had been a professor since 1984. Some people retire to the south. I retired back home to the north. I have two adult children who help me with the cottage (Until they graduate from college). I have been renovating and renting this cottage for 9 years. It has been great meeting nice people (and their pets) and having them return year after year.

Cindy Lont, owner purchased this cottage in 1960

Why Cindy Lont, owner chose Seneca Lake

The difference between this cottage and the others on the lake is the location. It is very private with over 280 feet of lake shore just for you. There are no stairs going down to the lake like other cottages. You walk out the door, two steps off the deck and you are 6 feet from the water. You park your car down on the beach. It is private, quiet, and you can relax. No landline phones, no internet, no cable. Lots of DVDs, CDs, books, swimming, sun and boating. Want to leave work behind? This is the place.

What makes this cottage unique

My parents always had a house on Seneca lake for summers. After 40 years, I finally live on the lake year round. The cottage property is so beautiful. I love the fires at night, the sunsets and swimming off the dock. Every night is a different sunset.


based on 45 traveler reviews

Lots of Privacy. Right on the lake. Pets Welcome.
average rating of 4.977778 based on 45 reviews
Annandale, NJ

Perfect private getaway

  • 5 of 5

The location and privacy of the cottage cannot be beat, not many rentals have so much lake front and privacy. Cindy has thought of everything you might need - from bath towels to paper towels to cutlery - the cottage has it. The wine trails are really great but my husband and I also enjoyed some of the local golf courses and hiking trails (Watkins Glen Gorge Trail is a must!). This is a perfect, relaxing getaway in a great, private location.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
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Perfect spot to get away from it all

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time, the cottage has everything you need, very private and beautiful views. All you need to bring is food and drink Cindy has thought of everything else.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Owner's Response: Whether you are here for two days or a week, we love meeting our guests and learning new things about the lake. These guests were the first ones to ever take lanterns out at the end of the dock and night fish. It was so beautiful on the calm lake to see the reflections of the lights and the silhouettes of the guests fishing. Wish I had taken a photo. Guess a flash might have scared the fish away, right??? Thanks for the great review.
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Slice of heaven

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is a slice of heaven. My husband and I truly enjoyed our time. It's the most relaxing vacation we have had in a long time. Our two dogs also enjoyed their time at the cottage, it was their first time in a lake and we couldnt keep them out and they both loved the dock just sitting and watching the ducks and geese float by. The cottage is so close to historical venues and the wineries. Lots of food options only a short drive and the cottage has everything you are going to need. We will definitely be back to stay. A big shout out to the owner Cindy for offering such a great place for people to rent.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Private , lakefront

  • 5 of 5

Well equipped, clean and well maintained. So close to lake that it felt like we were on a boat. Owner Cindy was available but respected our privacy.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Amazing stay!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I just completed a 5-day stay at this house and loved every minute of it. The location of the house is couldn't be more "on the lake" unless it were literally in the water. The house itself is cozy, though we didn't spend much time inside. Most of our time we spent relaxing in the Adirondack chairs on the deck, either reading, fishing, or both. We had great fishing off the dock and caught 6 catfish and 1 crappie, which made for a nice fish fry. You simply can't beat relaxing on the dock as the sun sets across the lake. Magnificent. We also spent time actually on the lake using the boat and canoe that are provided (all necessary paddles, cushions and life vests are also provided). I'm not a great paddler but just getting out on the water and chilling was great. All but one evening we spent around a fire which is set up right next to the water. It's great for toasting marshmallows, making s'mores, or even hobo meals as we did for dinner one night. Ample firewood is provided and nature provides an abundance of kindling along the shore of the lake. There is a very nice Charbroil grill for cooking out and we took advantage of it a couple times (not the rusted out kind of grill you usually get with a rental). Grilling tools are also provided. Inside, Cindy has thought of, well, everything. Heck, even the ice cube trays were filled! You truly won't need to bring anything, unless you want some of your own spices and such. Plenty of utensils, pots, pans, kitchen towels, etc. If you're looking for somewhere to "get away from it all" this is truly the perfect location. Geneva's not far away (15-20 mins, depending on where in Geneva) if you need to hit a good grocery store or Walmart. As Cindy mentions, there is no internet or TV (though she does provide some movies, which we didn't use), but who needs that when you've got the entire lake at your disposal?

We loved every part of our stay here and already scheming for another getaway.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Outstanding location!

  • 5 of 5

My husband, brother-in-law, sister-in-law and I are repeat visitors. We look forward all year to our fall weekend at Seneca Lake! The cottage is clean and comfortable for the four of us, and located in a great spot for easy access to the local wineries, restaurants, hiking trails, etc. The tranquil setting on the lake offers amazing views and glowing sunsets. The neighborhood is quiet, and there's a state park nearby for relaxing walks. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Rochester, NY
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Golden Buck
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
14 Miles
New York State
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Car: necessary

Cottage is 10 miles from Geneva on the East Side of Seneca lake. Three wineries are within 7 miles and the cottage is three miles from Sampson State Park.

Other Activities: Twenty miles from Watkins Glen for a wonderful hike through the Glen. Three miles from Sampson State Park and the military museum. Fifteen miles from Seneca Falls, home of Women's Rights. Around Seneca Lake, there are 42 wineries.


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$1200 a week - $200 weekend night - $175 per week night
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Seneca Lake Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 880 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • All new bathroom.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom - 2 double
    Living Room - Pull out couch
  • Upstairs bedroom looks over the water. Two double beds upstairs. One pull out couch in the large living room downstairs.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat ...
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Inflatable Boat
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 beach chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
You can drive down on the beach to unload. Then drive around the side to park (off street). Very close and works well for older adults who have trouble walking distances. We have a two person aluminum canoe, an aluminum fishing boat and a one person kayak which works well on the lake. Paddle together in the canoe or take the kayak and hook an inner tube to the back and take your spouse for a ride. We do have full cell phone service and provide a CD player, radio, DVD player and TV along with lots of movies available for nightly showings. We do not have cable TV or internet service. We believe a low tech vacation helps our guests relax, forget about work, enjoy the lake, watch the campfire, talk, and/or read. Nightly sunsets is one of the best ways to relax and enjoy nature.

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