|Minimum Stay||2 - 7 nights|
Enjoy sunsets on the east side of Seneca Lake at Wood and Water, a 5 bedroom, 3 full bath (new fireplace, marble shower and tub), year-round home on over an acre of land. This is an all wood interior home hand-built. No drywall or plywood - all solid wood. The house sleeps 12-14 comfortably and offers every comfort and amenity that you might desire: convenient location to Geneva; wonderful restaurants, shopping, wineries and breweries, privacy, breathtaking lake views, 2 decks, Jacuzzi tub, fireplace, 100' of waterfront, swimming from dock, canoe, paddle boat, and much more.
This waterfront home is ½ mile from East Lake Road back on a private drive, within a mile of Three Brothers, Ventosa, and Zugibee Wineries. If you like peaceful lakeside accommodations with no traffic noise, no roads to worry about, consider Wood and Water.
Enjoy the first floor master bedroom facing the water. The master bath has a queen-size bed and a master bath with a large Jacuzzi for relaxation. An additional full bath is on the first floor as well. Two lakeside bedrooms on the second floor, (one with queen bed one with king) and two additional second floor bedrooms (one with three twins and one with queen, single and a full-size crib.
Ceiling fans are in every room. Open second floor foyer offers play area. The first-floor gathering room has a large flat panel HDTV with DISH satellite and HD DVD. A fully furnished basement has amazing lake views and offers ample space for a crowd to relax and enjoy a fire or watch TV on an additional HDTV with DISH. There is also high speed WI-FI throughout on a protected network
There is over 100' of frontage on Seneca Lake with a new permanent 100 foot plus dock with room on the end for the whole gang. Water depth increases gradually. Lots of white cedar Adirondack chairs and tables on the beach. Shade or sun - your choice.
Sunfish sailboat, canoe, paddleboat; all on the beach for you to enjoy.
This is a vacation home and is limited to 14 guests. It is not a home to rent and host parties or gatherings above the maximum occupancy of 14. The 14 guests number applies day or night.
Rental is Sunday to Sunday - in at 4PM out at 10AM.
We want to be very clear - no house parties!
CANCELLATIONS: A forty-five(45) day notice is required for cancellation. Cancellations that are made more than forty-five(45) days prior to the arrival date are subject to a 5% Cancellation fee or $50 whichever is greater. Cancellations or changes that result in a shortened stay, or that are made within 45 days of the arrival date, forfeit othe full advance payment/reservation deposit. If alreadyplpppp ppaid, all security deposits will be returned in full if you cancel. Additionally, if we are able book the home during the same dates (your cancel dates) we will refund you minus the aforementioned 5% cancellation fee. Cancellation or pull pearlyopp departure does not warrant any refund of rent or deposit. You may choose to purchase travel insurance separately.
Keywords: Beautiful hand-built 5 bedroom all wood home on the water. There are three queen-sized beds, one king and four twins, plus a roll-out and futon.
We savor our time on Seneca Lake with friends and family, creating wonderful memories with our three children. We enjoy the clean cool waters and the peaceful surroundings, as well as the wonderful wineries and restaurants. We enjoy making constant improvements to our all-wood home (with an interior full of that rich wood smell) and look forward to sharing our lake side retreat with you.
Lisa Harrington purchased this house in 2011
We purchased this home from a family who built it together by hand, and we hope to maintain the wonderfully warm and inviting feel. The view of the lake from this home is so inspirational, the waters are clean, refreshing and replenishing. Besides relaxing and taking in the beautiful surroundings, there are various water sports to be enjoyed --boating, sailing, canoeing--there are over 37 wonderful wineries peppered around the lake, local dairy farms for cheese and ice cream tasting, local parks and beaches, biking and hiking paths, restaurants, spas, water parks, even Waterloo Outlet Mall is close for rainy days.
We hope to retire in this lake home someday. With three children and a family landscaping business we are limited in the time that we spend at the lake. Therefore, we are renting it to allow others the opportunity to enjoy the peaceful setting on the water---renting also helps pay the taxes and maintenance costs.
So please enjoy the all wood home and the stars - the quiet and the lake.
With the low ambient light you will see lots of stars. Just walk out the door onto the deck and look up - millions of stars and the sound of waves. In the winter enjoy all the wild waterfowl from all over North America - Seneca Lake does not freeze so enjoy all the waterfowl wintering over - including lots of loons. See Osprey and bald eagles fish and fly. This is a place of peace and quiet - of nature and when inside the wood smell and sight gives a comfort to all.
Please note that we are currently insulating the ceilings upstairs to provide a better sound barrier and privacy.
Please note that both bathrooms have been renovated; the downstairs with a natural marble shower, and upstairs with natural marble shower walls and traditional tub.
Three-floor rustic cabin is just as described. The view is spectacular---and everyone had their own space. Owners were very nice to work with!
The house was exactly as described - perfect number of beds, very clean and new, beautiful property despite it raining on us all weekend. The location was great as well, right on the water but close enough to town and the wineries. Lisa was thorough in her expectations, and prepared us well for what to expect on our end and how everything worked. Great property!
Everything was amazing! House is very spacious, has all necessities for perfect family or friends getaway, with great views of the Lake. Crystal clear water and private deck made the trip unbelievable. Sunsets will take your breath away. Kevin and Lisa - great hosts, very responsive and will make sure your vacation will be pleasant and smooth.
Big thanks to You, guys!
Wood and Water was absolutely amazing! We had family coming in from various states and the house was able to comfortably sleep everyone! The house is beautiful inside and out! The lake view is stunning and access right off the back porch is simple and easy. We had fun visiting the local brewery and wineries! We will certainly be back and would highly recommend this property to everyone! The owners were very helpful and attentive every step of the way, they truly go above and beyond. Thanks for a great stay!
We just had a family gathering/vacation with 13 people total coming in 4 groups from 3 different states & everyone was comfortable & content with this cabin. True there's no A/C, but if you bring a floor fan for every bedroom then you'll be all good. Everything else was great. We enjoyed the water (for jet skiing & limited swimming), the local wineries, the shopping, the waterfalls in Watkins Glen, the great bookstores in the Finger Lakes region & even the failed attempt at fishing off the pier (no luck at all here for the fishermen in our group). Overall, we'd recommend this nice cabin to others for a fun Finger Lakes vacation! :)
This was the 2nd year our group of 13 traveled to the Finger Lakes for a weekend wine tour. Last year we stayed in a hotel, but this year we decided to try the house rental route. I can safely say that our stay at Wood and Water has now spoiled us for all future trips to wine country, and that hotel stays will be a thing of the past for us.
The property proved to be just as it was advertised. Lots of room.... the bedrooms were all good size. Nice kitchen and a big family room that has spectacular views of the lake. We especially enjoyed having multiple areas to relax outside.... the main deck off the house, the second deck halfway down the hill, the beach / campfire area at the water's edge, and the dock out on the water.
Lisa was prompt and responsive to all of our inquiries leading up to our stay, and she was very clear about laying out the expectations for guest behavior.
We all had a great time. I feel quite sure this will not be our last stay at this property.
Great fireworks displays on holidays right from the dock, go from Seneca Lake all the way to the ocean - connected to the canal system, Watkins Glen at south end of lake so world class NASCAR, Hobart and William Smith Colleges 10 minutes away, Syracuse and Rochester less than an hour away.