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Tim Saasta

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english

Beautiful 4-Season House & Beach, Stunning View, Open Sept. 15-18

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

Dundee House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Den, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Our large, recently renovated, B&B-like house sits on a knoll overlooking Keuka Lake with an extraordinary view, especially at sunset. We have 120 feet of lake front with a large private beach with a dock, grill, table, chairs and an excellent swimming area.

We offer great offseason rates for our 4-season home. After Dec. 1 and before April 15, weekends are just $350 for two nights. Midweek nights are just $125.

For September, our house is open the weekend of Sept. 15 - 18 due to a cancellation. The three-day weekend is $850 plus cleaning fee and county tax.

We do not process payments through this website. As a result, our renters do not pay this website's new fee on renters.

We are near numerous wineries, most of which stay open on weekends through the winter. In the spring you can often hear the sound of the creek flowing at the edge of our property. In the fall, the color around the lake is spectacular. In the winter, our house has central heat and a gas-burning fireplace in the den. The view out our new picture windows is fabulous, especially in winter when the trees have lost their leaves. We are less than an hour from Bristol Mountain Ski Area.

From our covered porch you can enjoy the ever-changing light off the lake. You can walk or bike the access road in front of our house, perhaps hiking up one of canyons into the hills above the lake, to some extraordinary waterfalls. You can walk or bike the trail that connects Keuka and Seneca Lakes. Or fish -- the area near our house is known as one of the best bass fishing areas in the Finger Lakes.

The house is nearly 2,000 square feet. We added two bathrooms as well as a laundry room. The very well-equipped kitchen is modern with a new dishwasher as well as a UV water filter and garbage disposal.

There are three good-sized bedrooms and two full bathrooms upstairs, including a 225-square-foot master bedroom. All three bedrooms have lake views as well as air conditioners. There is a full bed in one, a queen in the second and two twin beds plus a full futon in the third. We have two roll-away beds plus many baby items such as a travel crib/bassinet.

The den downstairs can be closed off and has a new convertible full sofa. There is a new half bath on the first floor.

The front of the house is a covered porch with Adirondack chairs and a teak dining table. There is also a covered flagstone patio off the driveway.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Tim Saasta (Owner)
Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english

About Tim Saasta

One thing we've learned from decades of renting and now owning vacation rental houses is that perhaps the most important factor is whether the owner uses the house regularly. We do. We love the house and the area. We spend a lot of time at the house during the offseason, working on it and enjoying it. It's also a great place to write, which is part of my job.

When owners use a house for more than a week in the summer, they make sure the kitchen is well equipped. They make sure everything works and is comfortable. You don't want your sister-in-law complaining about the beds!

They also add to the house over time, as we have done even after the initial renovation. We love the land and we've spent tons of time getting it as beautiful as it is. There's more to do but it's been gratifying to see it come back to life over time.

Tim Saasta purchased this house in 2007

Why Tim Saasta chose Seneca Lake

We were introduced to Keuka Lake 20 years ago by friends in Rochester. We kept coming back. We bought this house with our friends because it had spectacular potential. Restoring this house -- built as early as the 1840s -- has been a ton of work, but worth it.

What makes this house unique

The sunset view. The secluded pebble beach. The house. The covered porch. Biking/walking along East Lake Rd. The area. The view.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)
Beautiful 4-Season House & Beach, Stunning View, Open Sept. 15-18
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews
Yellow Springs, Oh
5

Beautiful old house with charm

  • 5 of 5

My family went up to celebrate my nephew's birthday. He attends Rochester Institute...a good place to stay if visiting a Rochester student because it is not far. The house is well stocked with everything you need. There were 8 of us and we were comfortable for three nights. Older backs may not be able to do the pull out sofa for too long but very appropriate for younger people. The big porch was wonderful as it overlooks beautiful Keuka Lake. Our weekend was cool so I am looking forward to going back during a warmer time. Parking was a little tight with three cars. If you have more than three ask the owner for recommendations. The owner is very accommodating. And I felt that the prices were much more reasonable than the other rentals. There is much to do and see, especially if you like wine. I noticed that there are more breweries in the area now. We had a great time!

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fabulous Large Vintage Charmer at a Great Price

  • 5 of 5

Our family spent Easter weekend at this awesome home! My husband & I with our four children, my parents, and my sister were all very comfortable & were blown away by the vintage charm of this home. Wide plank floors, beautiful vintage buffets & armoires greeted us, - lovely decor all around...yet not at all stuffy & incredibly family friendly. I wanted to pick this house up & take it with me.

The house was incredibly clean. When we arrived everything was fresh & inviting. And, everything you can need is provided including towels & sheets...which is plus - less stuff to pack! In addition the kitchen is well stocked with all the equipment you could possibly need for cooking in and there were plenty of paper supplies such as toilet paper & paper towels as well.

There is a knock-out view of the lake! There's an incredible front porch with plenty of porch seating. It was pretty cold the weekend we were there. (The lake was still mostly frozen and we woke up to snow on Easter Sunday!) So, we didn't get to utilize the porch nearly as much as we would have liked. But, in warmer weather, we're sure you would spend a lot of time there.

The bedrooms are nice and large. And, the downstairs also has plenty of space to spread out in. The only downside is that there is limited 'lounge around' seating. It would have been nice to have another couch or so. But, we made up for it in spending a lot of time at either the dining room or kitchen tables playing cards & other games.

We've stayed many places in the years that we've been visiting the Fingerlakes. And, this is definitely one of our favorites. And, the off season rate was just fantastic. We'll be back for sure!

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Lake House Rental

  • 5 of 5

Great girls weekend. This is not a typical small cottage, but a big beautiful home!! Even in the middle of a bad winter. House was very nice, clean and cozy. Driveway was slippery/snowy due to bad weather(understandably). I mixed up dates for the rental. Owner was VERY accommodating , and we were able to get dates we wanted.

A great rental for larger families too.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Keuka Lake House

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 & pups enjoyed this rental immensely. It is well stocked with everything you need. The front porch was a wonderful way to start your morning with a cup of coffee and then again at night to watch the sun set. The house was very clean. Water access was easy to get to. We rented kayaks & stand up paddle boards and the dogs frolicked in water. Close to wineries & breweries. It was a very relaxing week and I highly recommend this rental.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great place for a family reunion

  • 5 of 5

The lake is wonderful, the weather was fantastic and the many craft breweries made this a fabulous place to stay, I only wish we could have stayed for the whole summer!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Delanson, NY
5

Perfect vacation rental

  • 5 of 5

We rented this home for a long weekend with another couple and our two dogs. This was the 10th year we rented a home on this road and this one is our favorite. It has farmhouse like charm, with all the modern amenities we enjoy. It's much more spacious than many homes we have rented. The beds are comfortable, the remodeled bathroom is great and the kitchen is well stocked. The lake frontage is really nice. I think our favorite aspect of this house is the covered front porch. It was so nice to sit out and enjoy the view.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Elmira
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Switz Inn
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Lakeside Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Switz Inn
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Bristol Mountain Ski Area

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Rates & Availability

Dundee House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Late Summer
Aug 20 2016 - Sep 2 2016
3 night minimum stay
$350
$2,000
 
 
Fall
Sep 3 2016 - Oct 22 2016
3 night minimum stay
$250
From
$300
Fri,Sat
$1,750
 
 
Late Fall
Oct 23 2016 - Nov 27 2016
2 night minimum stay
$150
From
$250
Fri,Sat
$1,000
 
 
Winter
Jan 2 2017 - Apr 14 2017
2 night minimum stay
$125
From
$175
Fri,Sat
$750
 
 
Spring
Apr 15 2017 - May 26 2017
2 night minimum stay
$150
From
$250
Fri,Sat
$1,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25
Cleaning fee w linens $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 4.0%

Deposit is one half rental fee (without tax and cleaning fee). It is due within one week of making reservation. Remainder is due at least 6 weeks before your stay. We prefer checks. We can process Visa, MC and Discover. We do not process payments through this website, thus renters do not pay this website's new fee on renters.

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Amenities

Dundee House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2.5
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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