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Great Home & Barn Overlooking Seneca Lake Sunsets and Watkins Glen

Burdett, NY, USA
  • House2300 sqft
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps12
  • Bathrooms5
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay2 - 5 nights

4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, sleeps 10-12 - add the barn apartment for even more space

'Glen Eastern' has an awesome lake view and is about a mile from 'Downtown Watkins'. Home to the magnificent Watkins Glen State Park, Harbor Walk, International Raceway, visitor center, Clute Beach and a more than a few places to rent & launch boats. We are in the heart of the Finger Lakes wine & waterfall country. Glen Eastern has 4 BR & 3.5 baths. It sleeps 10-12 and is more of a family style home on 8 fun acres; the Monster Barn game room is now open offering billiards, foosball, darts, a 10ft granite saloon wet bar and classic arcade game. The deck offers panoramic views of the lake, sunsets & Watkins night lights. Enjoy the horseshoe and fire pits, multiple picnic tables, hammock and covered lower patio. The location is perfect for large family gatherings. There is also another apartment available in the barn with a full bath, kitchen, bedroom and living room for even larger parties of 12 - 14.

LOCATION - LOCATION - LOCATION: At about a mile from downtown Watkins Glen and twenty or so from Corning, Ithaca and Elmira, you will find plenty to do at our rental properties. There are well over fifty wineries within 40 miles - close to a hundred waterfalls - and day trips can take you to Niagara Falls, Casinos, ten other Finger Lakes and the Great Lakes. We have been coming here for close to ten years and still haven't seen it all.

ALL SEASONS WELCOME: The wineries don't shut down for the winter and neither do we! The spring brings great scenery and waterfalls, the summer has it all and the fall has leaves and wine to enjoy. But don't forget the winter and holiday season, when the Seneca wineries promote Deck the Halls and winter wine specials. Cayuga also has quite a few wineries with Mardi Gras, fine food pairings and individual winery promotions. Don't forget to bring your boat in the warmer months and your snowmobile & skis in the winter. The Finger Lakes National Forest has extensive winter snowmobiling trails as well as cross country and there are two ski areas about an hour away.

JUST LIKE HOME: We use all three of our vacation homes in the area and want you to feel like you are at your second home (just like we do). That's why we have people returning again and again, and trying out our various locations. Each is unique but well appointed and offer the same convenient location and amenities.

Please note: there is a $195 cleaning and linen fee for the main house. The barn apartment has a $75 cleaning and linen fee.


Tom Schneider

Member Since 2009
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within a few days
Calendar last updated:
Apr 20, 2018
About Tom Schneider

Having visited many wine regions around the world (Rhine River Valley in Germany, Napa/Sonoma in US, Tuscany in Italy, and Hunter Valley in Austraila), we decided to explore the Finger Lake Wine region. We really enjoyed it due to its wonderful wines, beautiful views and amazing waterfalls. With a growing family, we decided to purchase our first property in 2006. In years following, we added two more properties and we continue to improve all of them so our expanded family and our guests (YOU!) can enjoy the Finger Lakes to its fullest potential. The Monster Bar'N Gameroom and Barn Apartment are two examples of how we continually improve our properties. We love to visit the wineries year round for their seasonal events and have camp fires & S'mores in the summertime and boating and hiking at the local Glens (Watkins, Buttermilk and Havana to name a few). One of our most favorite annual events is to participate in the Watkins Glen Cardboard Boat Regatta - check local papers for our 2010 Pirate Ship entry which made front page headlines (see image of Pirate Ship).

Tom Schneider purchased this House in 2006

Why Tom Schneider chose Burdett

With a growing family, we knew it would be harder to travel like we were used too. With the Finger Lakes as close as they were and offering wineries, waterfalls and lakes, we decided it would be a wonderful place to vacation. After two years of enjoying our home ourselves, we decided to try renting to allow others to enjoy this wonderful property and region of the country. We found that we enjoyed it so much that we decided to continue to expand our properties to serve even more people. We feel our properties allow all our guests to select which type of property will work for them and their vacation plans.

What makes this House unique

The game room is loads of fun and the outdoor space is great too. Such convenience to Watkins Glen and several other Finger Lake hamlets & towns is a rare find on the wine trail.


    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
      • Lakeview Master Bedroom
        1 queen, Has own full bath
      • Lower Bedroom
        1 queen, Private & Quiet
      • Lower Greatroom
        1 sleep sofa /futon, Walkout Studio with seperate bedroom & kitchenette
      • Livingroom
        1 sleep sofa /futon, Pullout Sofa on Main Floor
      • Barn Apartment
        1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon, Seperate Living Quarters
      • Front Bedroom
        2 twin/ single, Large Closet
      • Lakeview Guest Room
        2 twin/ single, Nice Lake View - with a trundle bed


        • 5 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
        • Masater Bathroom
          toilet, combination tub/shower, Large Tub
        • Main Bathroom
          toilet, combination tub/shower, Also has the Washer & Dryer
        • Lower Bathroom
          toilet, combination tub/shower
        • Powder Room
        • Gameroom Full Bathroom
          toilet, shower
        • Barn Apartment Bathroom
          toilet, shower
        • Outdoor Shower at The Barn
          outdoor shower

          Location Type

            • Lake
              Beautiful, Pristine & Clear. Access the lake from Clute Park about a mile away and marvel at the lake from high above on the back deck. Marinas are minutes away if you have a boat or want to rent one.
            • Lake View
              Tremendous Lake Views, Sunsets and Watkins Glen Night Lights
            • Mountain View
              See the beautiful mountain sunset over Seneca Lake and the night lights at the Watkins Glen Race track on the opposite mountain side. The night lights twinkle along with the stars in the pristine night sky.
            • Village
              At about a mile away all the conveniences and charm of Watkins Glen are only minutes away.
            • Water View


                • Away From It All
                • Family


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Local Maps
                        • Activities Guide
                        • Alarm Clock
                        • Ceiling Fans
                        • Clothes Dryer
                        • Filtered Water
                        • Gas Heating
                        • Heating
                        • Iron & Board
                        • Laundry Soap
                        • Linens Provided
                        • Living Area
                        • Living Room
                          Large Living room with great lake views and direct access to the partially covered rear deck.
                        • Local Activities Guide
                        • Air Conditioning
                          Window Units throughout the house. Lower levels in the house & barn are naturally cool in the summer.
                        • Local Restaurant Guide
                        • Mobile Phone
                        • Paper Towels
                        • Parking
                          Ample parking 10 + vehicles
                        • Parking Off Street
                          Ample Parking for large Groups, boats, RV's & trailers
                        • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                        • Rumpus Room
                        • Secure Parking
                        • Sofa Bed
                        • Toilet Paper
                        • Towels Provided
                        • Washing Machine
                        • Wood Stove
                          Wood Burning Pellet Stove In the lower Barn Apartment


                            • Kitchenette
                            • 4 Ring Stove
                            • Coffee Maker
                            • Cooking Utensils
                              Kitchens are fully equipped
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                            • Dishwasher
                            • Freezer
                            • Kitchen
                              (2) Second Kitchenette located in lower walk out basement level of house and full kitchen in Barn Apartment
                            • Blender
                            • Microwave
                            • Mini Refrigerator
                            • Oven
                            • Pantry Items
                            • Refrigerator
                            • Stove
                              Propane Gas cooking appliances
                            • Stove
                            • Toaster


                                • Child's Highchair
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 12 people


                                    • Pool Table
                                    • Books
                                    • Books for Kids
                                    • CD Player
                                    • DVD Player
                                    • Foosball
                                    • Game Room
                                    • Games
                                    • Games for Kids
                                    • Music Library
                                      (3) Extensive Classic CD's in the Monster Bar'n Game Room and several I-pod docks throughout the property
                                    • Books for Adults
                                    • Radio
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                    • Stereo
                                    • Television
                                    • Toys
                                    • VCR
                                    • Video Game Console
                                      (3) XBOX in the house and Arcade Multi Game in the Monster Bar'N Game Room - Barn Apartment has a Play Station to watch DVD's and play games
                                    • Video Games
                                      (40) Tons of Xbox and PS games as well as 50+ game Multi Arcade system in the barn
                                    • Video Library
                                      (2) Lots of kids & classic movies for all ages


                                        • Lanai / Gazebo
                                          Large Awning Covers 2/3 of the house deck
                                        • Balcony
                                        • Beach Towels
                                        • Binoculars
                                        • Child's Swing
                                        • Deck / Patio
                                          (3) Huge wrap around deck on upper level of house - Patio under deck and additional patio at Monster Bar'n Game Room with outdoor shower
                                        • Barbecue
                                        • Lawn / Garden
                                        • Outdoor Entertainment Area
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                        • Outdoor Grill Gas
                                        • Patio
                                        • Wood Deck


                                            • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                            • Low Allergen Environment


                                                • live theater
                                                • autumn foliage
                                                • cinemas
                                                • festivals
                                                • forests
                                                • health/beauty spa
                                                • library
                                                • churches
                                                • marina
                                                • museums
                                                • playground
                                                • recreation center
                                                • restaurants
                                                • waterfalls
                                                • winery tours

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • outlet shopping
                                                    • antiquing
                                                    • boating
                                                    • eco tourism
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • horseshoes
                                                    • miniature golf
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • paddle boating
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • shopping
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • sledding
                                                    • walking
                                                    • wildlife viewing

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • fitness center
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • hospital
                                                        • massage therapist
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • rafting
                                                            • basketball court
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • fly fishing
                                                            • freshwater fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • hunting
                                                            • jet skiing
                                                            • kayaking
                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • pier fishing
                                                            • cross country skiing
                                                            • rock climbing
                                                            • roller blading
                                                            • sailing
                                                            • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                            • skiing
                                                            • snorkeling/diving
                                                            • snowboarding
                                                            • snowmobiling
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • tennis
                                                            • water skiing
                                                            • water tubing
                                                            • wind-surfing

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              24 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Great Place

                                                              Stephen S.

                                                              I had a large group of 10 use this house for a wedding weekend, and it's great. The view of the lake and of Watkins Glen is fantastic. Everything was very clean and organized. The Game Barn is awesome.

                                                              The owner is very easy to work with and will respond almost immediately. Great guy, great place. The price is right, too!

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you will return again some day soon. Our family really prided ourselves in creating a perfect vacation spot in the Finger Lakes -with plenty to do on site while really enjoying the beautiful view and convenience to downtown Watkins Glen.

                                                              Cheers fro the Schneider Family!

                                                              miserably maintained but could have potential

                                                              Adrienne S.

                                                              First we didn't receive codes or info prior to arrival. When we did arrive, the place was trashed. There was trash overflowing the cans. Beds were unmade. Dishes unwashed. Floors unvacuumed and unswept. Lawn unmowed. Weeds unpulled. Not just so-so service, there was clearly NO SERVICE since some sort of extremely sloppy previous guests left. I don't know how they were so unprepared. After calling the manager they did come and clean for 2 hours that evening (delaying our "start" of vacation) and then they said they'd come back the next day for a few hours, we planned to be out during that time They apparently came but what they did wasn't entirely apparent. (I think they poured pine-sol in the sinks to make it smell like they cleaned. I've done that trick myself to get refund back from apartment deposits when I was in college...) Even if stuff was in better shape when we arrived I would have still concluded that at some time they need to do more thorough cleanings where they dust the baseboards and the bathroom fans. Clean out the kitchen cabinets. Wipe down light-switches. Things get grimy and the weekly change-out crew doesn't get these things.

                                                              That said, the house layout and location was very well suited to our crowd.

                                                              We had 3 families with small-medium aged children. The description when we started was a little outdated and confusing to me but what we found was: one master bedroom w/ master bath upstairs. The upstairs has two additional bedrooms each with two twin bed options. On the main floor there was a kitchen/dining and living area with many access points to a wrap-around deck. The lower level was walk out. It had one quartered off room with a queen bed and then the rest of the downstairs was an open space/family room/kitchenette. The "couch" in that space was a futon. The barn apartment is a queen sized room attached to another small apartment. The game room is a large concrete room with some fun stuff (but again, trashed when we arrived.) There are lots of games, gaming systems, electronics, lawn stuff to use-which is nice. It's in a little bit of disarray so don't expect a scrabble game with 100 tiles or that 1000 piece puzzle to be complete but there's a lot and it's nice.

                                                              As a group we ventured out to hike the different gorges or parks during the day. Did some wineries. Hung at the apartment in the evening. The location suited us well.

                                                              So...I see so much potential. It needs *much* better managed

                                                              Owner's Response:


                                                              I certainly apologize for the condition of the home when you arrived. As it turned out the cleaner had not been there and had not checked her schedule. We have let the cleaner go. We where very embarrassed as we like the place hotel ready when you arrive. As you noted not all our guest leave the place that well. the Property Manger responded as quickly as she could and made up fresh beds and a quick cleaning of the bathrooms and vacuumed. She also returned the next day to finish. Since your stay we now have the Property Manager stop at each rental to ensure it was cleaned by the cleaners. The cleaners are scheduled and several are needed to turn over this residence when we have a short turn around time. The entire home and barn apartment and rec room have had a through cleaning and all repairs that could be found repaired. The lawn is on a regular mowing schedule and we did speak to them about the need to increase the trimming work in the yard. The additional landscaping was also addressed. We are glad you where able to enjoy your vacation after the issues where addressed. Watkins Glen is a beautiful area and this house has the best views of the village and lake. We also appreciate any comments so these issues can be correct. Again, we apologize for these issues and I think you will find that this condition is the exception NOT the rule at our properties. We always want our guests to enjoy their stay and we offer you a 10% discount on your next stay should you decide to return.

                                                              Glen Eastern- Family Reunion

                                                              Allan O.

                                                              We were anxious for a family friendly experience and because we had young children we

                                                              had some safety concerns. We would like to contact the owners about them.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              I am sorry you had concerns, we bring our children up often but have not been there yet this summer. We will address the issues we spoke about ASAP and hope you will return again to enjoy the improvements.


                                                              Christie K.

                                                              A lot of fun things to do in the area and the property was perfect - it had everything we needed and amazing views.

                                                              Nice place! Beautiful view of lake Seneca.

                                                              Darryl S.Mechanicsburg, Pa

                                                              Great place to stay. Many wineries nearby. What a beautiful location and the view of Lake Seneca. Watkins Glen only a mile or two away. Very convenient to town and shopping. Highly recommend.

                                                              Great Place to Stay Beautiful Views of the lake off the porch! The Monster Barn is fun for the whole

                                                              Leonard M.

                                                              Great Place! Great view of the Lake! The family had a fun time at this house and its close to everything! The owner Tom is great to work with had no problems! Thanks Again the McMichael Family


                                                              Burdett, NY, USA

                                                              The native peoples say that the Finger Lakes were created by their god placing his hand upon the earth. Today the Finger Lakes are home to some of the best NY State wineries, crystal clear lakes, waterfalls and all season activities. Almost all of the wineries and breweries are open year round. Watkins Glen offers a variety of shops, bars and restaurants with a quaint downtown area and harbor walk. Follow the Catherine Creek trail all the way to Horse Heads and enjoy some of the best fly fishing on the planet. Take a power boat or sailing excursion on the deepest lake in the US - west of the Rockies. Head south to Corning for the famous Museum of Glass and enjoy the Market Street attractions, brew houses and gastro pubs. Then turn east and head to Ithaca for the day to enjoy all the college town has to offer. Niagara Falls and the Baseball Hall of Fame are both just a day trip away. Two ski areas, ample snowmobiling and hunting will keep you entertained during the winter months. Come to the Finger Lakes and see what the area has to offer - and enjoy one of the places we call home.

                                                              Rates & Availability

                                                              Additional information about rental rates

                                                              Cleaning Fee
                                                              Additional Guest Fee
                                                              $25 - $50
                                                              Tax Rate

                                                              - $195 Cleaning & Linen Fee for the main house is additional. The barn Apartment has a $95 Cleaning and Linen fee. - The home is to be left in the same condition it was received but linens are taken care of by our staff. - We accept a $450 reservation deposit at the time of booking. This becomes your $450 refundable security when the total rental fee is received two weeks prior to check in and it is refunded within about fifteen days of check out.

                                                              24 Reviews
                                                              Excellent 4.3/5
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