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Secluded Seneca Lake Cottage Overlooking the Lake

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 850 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

A seasonal rustic cottage that was an early 1900s hunting cabin surrounded by woods and lake views.

There are multiple windows and glass doors giving you the sense that you are one with your surroundings.

There is a second story sleeping porch for those who want to be "en pleine air" day and night. There is a 385+ft beachfront that is shared with the Lake House but no one else. There are no neighbors to the north and only one to the south of the beach.

There are 2 canoes,2 kayaks, hammock,lawn chairs, fire pit and boat dock. You can fish off the dock but you need a fishing license.

Keywords: Cottage

More Details

Michele Pavillard
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018


Rock Stream Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for children ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 (alcove) - 2 bunk bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Double Beds (2),futon sofa that can be a double bed in common room., Bunk Beds
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
ceiling and window fans as well as electric heat when chilly


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

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Secluded Seneca Lake Cottage Overlooking the Lake
average rating of 4.5625 based on 16 reviews

Location was excellent!

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I had a wonderful stay. The wineries were just steps away. We really enjoyed taking out a canoe on the lake one afternoon. We only wish the bed had been nicer but not sure if it would be worth investing in because the cabin was pretty rustic. Overall the stay was great. The view of the lake was great while drinking coffee in the morning. Thanks for the unique experience

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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We had a great stay at the Lake House Cottage. Comfortable, cozy, peaceful and serene.

  • 5 of 5

We loved the porch and 2nd story deck overlooking Lake Seneca. Accommodations provide all the necessities in a rustic cottage. We spent evenings on the shore enjoying the sunset with a cozy fire and glass of wine from a local winery. Access to the cabin via a stone drive and wooded remote lane which shares railroad tracks was adventurous the first night in the dark... Once we found the cottage, we loved it!

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely rustic getaway.

  • 5 of 5

We loved canoeing and kayaking, loved the rustic simplicity of the cabin, and the sleeping porch overlooking the lake is a treat!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Emphasis on rustic.

  • 4 of 5

First the good! The location is fantastic. 4 Minutes to flx wienery, 6 minutes to Herman J. / Shaw. 10 Minutes to Watkins Glen. Absolutely beautiful deck space. We spent a lot of time on the first floor deck. We probably would have spent more time on the 2nd floor deck, but there was a large rusty bed frame (very creepy) right in the middle of the 2nd floor deck. The living room area is lovely downstairs. Killer view with great windows. We spent a lot of time there as well. Kitchen is super tight, but had everything we needed to cook all weekend. Fridge was large and clean.

Besides the living room / front deck space we loved there were other hangs that make this place a real gem. There's a fire pit just off the main deck with a lovely view of the stars and with the safety of being up near the house. Perhaps the best part of the house however is the waterfront. Huge waterfront, tons boat options, lots of noodles to hang on in the water. Dock was large and stable, but due to the amount of seagulls that hang there everyday their excrement make it impossible to put out a towel and hang. My group spent time on the boats, swimming in the water and lounging in beautiful heavy duty adk chairs that fold up and are stored a shed. Another fire pit below with a breathtaking view of the stars at night.

However, then you have to get back up 6 flights of stairs in the dark. The path isn't lit. 6 flights after drinks? We didn't mess with that . The bedrooms are a fine size and we were aware of a smaller bed, but not with how old the beds were. In general all the furniture in this space though solid is very old. The bathroom situation was the most surprising for my diva girlfriend. There are two and both work like a charm, but the one downstairs is pretty much an open room as others have mentioned and if anyone is above they could get a real show.

For me, this place was great. I would and will most likely stay here again. Maureen was outstanding and a very clean communicator. I needed / wanted for nothing and enjoyed a beautiful view. However this is just more like going to camp with a ton of amenities which for some reason I didn't have the mind-state of. If you don't need polish and are ok giving up 'fancy' this place is perfect and it's charm is undeniable. I do not recommend this space to anyone who has trouble walking or limiting health issues.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I stayed up there for 2 weeks with my dog. What an amazing experience! I echo other reviews about the view and surrounding area. Breathe taking. The cabin is charming and comfortable. Other than bedding, and kitchen supplies, kayaks, you need to bring everything else. There is a DVD player but no dvds. Stock up. Good wifi. This place is perfect for hiking, exploring, drinking wine and relaxing. The waterfront is amazing for swimming and kayaking and nightly fires. Rent a boat (deckboats with big motors) and you can ride pass the house for great pictures and view the most beautiful waterfalls around the lake. Note that they won't let you bring your dog on the boat rental. Maureen, (your rental contact is wonderful). She'll leave you alone yet is there immediately for Anything you may need or want and is a wealth of information on where to go, things to do. I loved her! I highly recommend this cabin if your looking something rustic, quiet and adventurous. I'd love to come back

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rustic cabin

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time this past weekend. It was a little tricky finding the cabin back in the woods. The cabin has gorgeous views looking out at the lake. We enjoyed sitting out on the porch enjoying this view. We enjoyed the lakefront but you need to be fit to get down and up the 70+ steep steps from the waterfront. We enjoyed using the kayaks and canoes everyday. My husband and son enjoyed fishing off of the dock. The cabin is an old hunting cabin and therefore the kitchen and bathroom areas were very small but we were able to work around that. We also enjoyed being close to Watkins Glen to go hiking and to the wineries.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Point of Interest
Lake House B&B
Car: necessary

100+ wineries, on the Seneca Wine Trail. Amish Market, The Windmill and The Animal Sanctuary, hiking through state parks with beautiful waterfalls. Near Geneva, Corning and Ithaca. Great fishing!




Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $10 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning fee $70 + Tax
Tax Rate 4.0%

Pet Fee is $10 per night / per pet.... $70 for the entire week.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.