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Cottage with Sunrise View of Seneca Lake

38 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage

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1 Large Bedroom/Two Double Beds, 1 Full Bathroom, Sleeps up to 6

1920’s Country Cottage. Whether seeking picture postcard sunrise or moonlight dancing across the water, this cozy & economical Westside Seneca Lake getaway will create memories for years to come. Accommodating up to 6, includes one oversized bedroom with two double beds and a queen size sleeper sofa in living room. Fully equipped, hand crafted pine paneling, refrigerator, gas stove, microwave oven, washer, dryer and kerosene heat for winter getaways and features large windows, Dutch door, screened-in porch, level grassy lot, firepit& lakeside lot w/dock. Walking distance to two local restaurants -Showboat Restaurant in one direction and Rainbow Cove in the other. Close driving proximity to marinas, restaurants,Watkins Glen State Park, Corning Museum of Glass, Glenn H. Curtiss Aviation Museum and regional sightseeing. Limitless antiquing, country drives, quaint villages, world renowned wine trails and lazy days. Cable TV is included, Cell phone recommended, Free WiFi access.

Single night stays will be considered based on the availability as reflected on the Calendar

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only

Kathy Cotter, Owner
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 4, 2016
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Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for sharing the cottage with us!

The photos don't do it justice!! (As you already know, we have booked again for later this summer- and I'm quite sure in the fall as well..)

The memories made will never be forgotten - trying to get a fire started only to have a thunderstorm knock it out-then the wind-then rain again, made for lovely sleeping at night. Your location is fantastic in relation to our favorite wineries. We typically vacation in Boston, but after a few days in this perfectly relaxing area, we think you have converted us! Thanks Again!! (I think I can survive the last three weeks of teaching Pre-K now!)
May 2014
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Cottage with Sunrise View of Seneca Lake
average rating of 4.605263 based on 47 reviews
st petersburg fl 33702

awesome stay

  • 5 of 5

we spent ten days at this cottage for the most part it was the best stay we ever had on seneca lake the only downfalls was the big party at the motel down the street on saturday cars lined up down the road all day and blocked the dock and lake view our stay was still excellent we did feel it was priced a little high but we still thank you for a great gettaway

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Finally experienced fall....

  • 5 of 5

We decided to forgo our usual summer trip to Cotter's Cove in favor of the fall this year, and it did not disappoint. Ok, well maybe the weather could have been a little better, but who can control that?

Kathy's cottage, as always, was welcoming. This was the first year we had to worry about needing heat while there, and by far it was very cozy. Everything we could have needed was there when we arrived, which is always appreciated. For the first time, we cooked inside (we usually use the grill), and never had to look far for pots and pans.

Kathy continues to make improvements to both the cottage and the grounds every year - this year we were treated to a new fence with solar lights bordering the yard, and the new washer and dryer inside.

In short, this is a wonderful place to stay,, is conveniently and centrally located to the best wineries, and Kathy is an amazing hostess. Please, seriously consider this location for your next stay at Seneca Lake (just not the week we want to go :) )

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Loved It! Cutest little cottage ever!

  • 5 of 5

Highly recommend! It is located perfectly in the middle of the wine trail. Its so easy to find right of 14. The cottage itself was so cute and cozy. My girlfriends and I absolutely loved staying there. The view of the lake was so beautiful and it was walking distance to a local bar to eat and have a few cocktails at. We will be back for sure!

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pictures don't give it justice!!!

  • 5 of 5

The property is awesome. Sure, you have the neighbors house which "looks nicer", but we would rather this place, all day!!! I guarantee you have a better experience. We plan on returning. Like everyone else has said, Kathy Cotter is the best. It just feels like a lake cabin and obviously people treat it that way. "Pay it forward." Take something from the cabinets, leave something behind for the next. At least that's how we felt. The lake is gorgeous; We wished the water wasn't so choppy so we could take a boat out.... Which the local rentals are cheap. $150 for a pontoon for four hours, deal. We did go to the bar which is super close, but they shut down at 9 on a Friday. That's all I got.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Cozy Lake cottage with a fabulous view

  • 4 of 5

We had a great week at the cottage. It was so relaxing and peaceful. When we arrived Kathy had a snack waiting - which was delicious by the way. The views were fabulous and I have great photos of the sunrises and the lake. We had a blast visiting the local wineries and breweries and then coming home and relaxing around the fire pit. Our dogs enjoyed their stay as well especially in the screened in porch and laying in the sun. That was one of my favorite spots for coffee and reading in the mornings. Can't wait to go back!!

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Toronto, Ontario

Touch of Heaven by the Lake

  • 3 of 5

This was a great spot. Excellent lake views and great amenities. The cottage was very comfortable and spacious for a one bedroom. Lots of outdoor space for camp fires. We had a fantastic time.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
34 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Showboat Motel
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Route 14
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Rainbow Cove and Showboat Motel
Car: recommended

North Plum Point Road is located at just about the half way mark on the West Side of Seneca Lake on route 14 in the New York Finger Lakes area. A perfect location to relax and enjoy the sunrise, swim, or a short trip to explore the wine trail or Watkins Glen State Park.


Rates & Availability

Himrod Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall Mid-Week Nightly Rates
Sep 6 2016 - Nov 1 2016
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
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1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $35 + Tax
Reservation Fee $49 + Tax
Tax Rate 4.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed
Reservations exceeding one week require 50% non-refundable deposit
Additional per person per fee per night for over four (4) adults

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Himrod Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Washcloths and Towels available. May want to bring your own beach towels.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Two Double Beds, Luggage Stands, Dresser and Closet available. Extra Linens, Sheets, Blankets may be available for an additonal fee.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Boat Dock
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • autumn foliage
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
Basic Cable TV is included. Cell phones recommended, (no land line). Free WiFi access. Exterior – parking in driveway adjacent to cottage. Large level grassy front yard, firepit, picnic tables, pop-up sunshade, outdoor furniture and gas grill. Directly across road is lakeside access w/ dock. Ideal for fishing, boating or taking a swim. This is a smoke free home.

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