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Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)



NUMBER 168 and joined OVER 20 YEARS AGO !

Come stay with us and enjoy the Finger Lakes Region and beautiful Seneca Lake from our lovely cottage located eight miles south of Geneva on the east shore (that means gorgeous sunsets !).

We are truly one of the finest Finger Lakes Vacation Rentals.

We have great swimming, boating, fishing, water sports, sun, and absolutely gorgeous sunsets, all on lovely private lake frontage. We are ideally located in the heart of New York State's Finger Lakes, just minutes away from the best Finger Lake's attractions, restaurants, and wineries. And we have free Wi-Fi for all your computing pleasures !!

And we now have complementary wine tasting vouchers for all of our over 21 guests !


Kitchen with glass-top stove, refrigerator and microwave

Bath with shower

Living Room with 32 Inch Cable HDTV, Internet, Blu-ray/DVD player, Streaming Netflix (with thousands of movies and TV shows at your finger tips), DVD’s, stereo radio, lots of books and games, a gorgeous stone fireplace, propane furnace, and dining area with table and chairs

Master Bedroom with king bed and a brand new Serta hotel quality luxury mattress. If you do not have king sheets we will provide them for you (complimentary) !

Second Bedroom with two sets of bunk beds. One of the bunks is twin over twin and the other is twin over double. The lower double bed has a brand new Tuft and Needle luxury mattress. There is also a cable TV with DVD/VHS player with lots of old VHS tapes.

Roofed Patio on the lakeside, just outside the front door, with outdoor fireplace, propane grill, Adirondack chairs, lawn chairs, lounges, and picnic table.

Deck with Adirondack chairs and six stairs to the lake level.

Dock with lake depth two to three feet. The lake depth very gradually deepens as you go out. It is about five feet at our bright yellow swim float.

Beach with more colorful Adirondack chairs, lounges, and 40 tons of round stone just installed. Wait until you see our Jimmy Buffet beach theme!

An Electric Boat Hoist is available for a nominal charge.

Front and Back Yards, meticulously landscaped with an incredible display of flowers, foliage, and plenty of lawn.

The cottage is completely furnished including dishes, silverware, coffee maker, pots and pans, blankets and pillows. Just bring your sheets and pillowcases.

We are well off the road and have plenty of parking.

If you are fishing enthusiasts like we are, you will find some of the best fishing in the state on Seneca Lake. We catch panfish right off the dock. If you have a boat, we will show you how to catch the beautiful abundant Seneca Lake lake trout as well as the landlocked salmon, rainbows and browns. Boat rentals are just five minutes away and we are happy to arrange a rental for you.

The owner of this vacation property is a United States Coast Guard Licensed Captain and is offering renters special rates on fishing charters in his fully equipped boat. Special rates are $99 per person for half-day fishing. Please search: Captain Joe's Seneca Lake Charters.

Private boat tours of the lake are also available with the Captain.

Just for you, we have written and assembled a “Welcome” book. It presents all of the information on the cottage and the area, including directions to the restaurants, wineries, attractions, bait stores, grocery stores, shopping areas, and much more.

We are sure you will have a very enjoyable vacation at our cottage and look forward to hearing from you.

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More Details

Joseph Rao
Member since: 1996
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 11, 2018

About Joseph Rao

Joe and Pat reside in Marcellus, NY and have been married for 44 years. Joe is retired from Eastman Kodak and is now a chemistry teacher/tutor and a fishing charter captain. Pat is an English teacher.

They both enjoy their cottage which is right next door to the rental cottage. Purchased in 1986 and 1992 respectively, the cottages have been a great source of relaxation and enjoyment in the beautiful Finger Lakes region. Their two children grew up loving the lake.

Joe and Pat take pride in providing outstanding customer service to their guests. You are assured that your stay will be one of your most memorable vacations!

We hope to see you soon !

Why Joseph Rao chose Romulus

We have absolutely everything you need.


Romulus Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • 2nd Bedroom - 1 double , 3 twin/ single , 2 bunk bed , 2 sets of bunk beds. One bunk has a double bed on bottom.
    Master Bedroom - 1 king
  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (3), Bunk Beds (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Cookware, utensils, indoor & outdoor fireplaces, propane heat, cable TV, roofed patio, deck, dock, propane grill, picnic table, lawn chairs, phone and more! A boat hoist is also available. No more than 8 people allowed on the property at any time, please.


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A++++ Experience

  • 5 of 5

We were treated to a beautiful property on a prime location on Seneca Lake. The owner lives right next door and was extremely responsive to any need we had. Everything was in perfect condition, could not give a higher recommendation.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Everything was great -- location, view, accommodations, host, neighbors. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We never got to meet the cabin owners, I was a little disappointed about that. Other than that - the place was perfect for our little getaway! It was SPOTLESS! The view right on the lake was breathtaking. We went in mid-October; it was a little chilly. It's tucked away quietly, yet close enough to everything you'd need!

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tranquility On Lake Seneca

  • 5 of 5

It was our first time using HomeAway. You can search exactly what you need with Very easy booking. What a great site!!!

We are social workers and live a very busy life so we wanted something peaceful and relaxing in the Finger Lakes to Celebrate our Birthdays!! We saw this cottage on Seneca Lake and decided to book it immediately. It turned out to be one of the BEST birthdays ever! The sunsets on the Lake were just so beautiful! Even the rainy days were just so peaceful! The cottage was cozy and clean. Everything was exactly as stated in the description.

We met Joe (the owner) the morning after we arrived. What a pleasant experience. Joe provides you with binders with great suggestions for local dining, vineyard stops with free wine-tasting vouchers and local attractions for nearby day trips. Joe even gave us fresh basil and tomatoes from his garden. What a treat!!!

The Cottage on the Lake was a great experience and we enjoyed every moment there but of course all good things must come to an end. We definitely plan to book with Joe again. Thanks Again for Everything, until next time!!!!


Xiara and Tanya

(New Jersey)

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
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Perfect vacation spot for rest and relaxation

  • 5 of 5

It was our first time to book a rental cottage on the lake and everything was exactly as stated in the description. Captain Joe and Pat have a comfortable cottage that fit our family of four (father, mother, and two adult children) perfectly. Our mission was twofold: to let Dad have a great fishing experience and to allow plenty of time for everyone to relax and unwind from the stress of work back home. Captain Joe found fish, but they just weren't biting. We'll have to try again next time. It helps that Joe offers charter fishing from his boat right next door.

The second part of our mission was accomplished almost immediately. We arrived just before sunset and were able to witness one of the typical daily events at the cottage from its back deck and spacious porch windows. The clear water calmed, and the sun sank slowly into the lake,taking all our fatigue and stress with it.

Follow the usage instructions in the notebook Joe provides. He anticipates your needs and is thorough because he wants you to have the best time ever while you're on Seneca Lake. You will find suggestions for dining, vineyard stops with free wine-tasting vouchers and local attractions for nearby day trips. Whether it's your first time to stay in the area or your fifty-first, you will feel at home from the moment you enter the back door.

If you should have questions or problems, ask Joe for help. He is only a few steps away, but knows how allow for your privacy.

We are missing the place already.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great, quiet cottage on Seneca Lake!

  • 5 of 5

What a great place! We needed a place not far from home to relax, drink some wine, do some fishing. The two of us went to Geneva and Seneca Falls for some shopping and sightseeing. We visited the Sampson Military museum, just down the road from the cottage. There are wineries all over the place, we liked 3 Bros. winery as well as Zugibe winery. Joe, the owner of the cottage, left us vouchers that got us into the wine tasting areas at no cost. Capt. Joe, as he is known on his boat, even braved the cold north wind and took me fishing! No matter how the cold wind blew, I still caught a lake trout! We found the cottage to be very well appointed with all the comforts of home....modern appliances, Blu-ray, tv with all the channels, outside grill, and a fireplace. When we got there we found the cottage to be spotless and ready to go. We had a great time, and will be back again to enjoy the lake and all of the surrounding area.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Outlet shopping, Boat and Dinner cruises, Concerts, Sunset watching, & JUST PLAIN RELAXING!!! We are within 5 to 30 minutes of, Rose Hill Mansion, Sampson State Park, The Finger Lakes Shopping Outlet Center, Hobart & William Smith College, The Finger Lakes Performing Arts Center, Women's Rights Museum, Sonnenburg Gardens and Mansion, Finger Lakes Thoroughbred Race Track, and the Infamous White Deer of the Seneca Army Depot, We are within 25 minutes of some of the finest small wineries in the country, such as Ventosa Vineyards, Three Brothers Winery and Estates, Amberg Winery, Wagner Winery, Lamoreaux Landing, Hazlitt Winery, and Silver Thread Vineyard, A little further away but still within 60 minutes are, Watkins Glen State Park and Laser Light Show, Taughannock Falls State Park, Cornell University and Ithaca College, and The Corning Glass Center


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Security / Cleaning Dep $200
Tax Rate 3.0%

Security / Cleaning Deposit: Owner provides a cleaning checklist for renters to follow. If cottage is cleaned by renter and there is no damage, the deposit is refunded. If you would like us to clean, please indicate before arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.

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