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Seneca Lake Luxury Home: Gorgeous Dock, Canoe, SUP, Heart of Wine Country!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

SENECA LK, Canoe, Dock- 50+ Wineries Near-NASCAR-15 min. Ping Pong, WiFi,Cable

Lovely, Exclusive vacation home -nestled in a private 4 acre wooded compound, once an abundant fruit orchard on the breathtaking western shore of Seneca Lake, in the heart of the Finger Lakes Wine Country. Gorgeous, contemporary 3 bedroom lake home provides a relaxing, memorable view of Seneca Lake with its floor to ceiling windows, as well as access to the lake, a short stroll from the house.(walk is about the length of 2 football fields) The wrap-around deck allows guests the opportunity to BBQ their favorites on the outdoor gas grill with easy access to the kitchen through a sliding glass entry. Walk down to the lake a few hundred feet or drive, there is private parking to the staircase leading to a 100' dock centered within 100' of your personal private shale beach. Sit and enjoy a glass of your favorite wine, fish, take a canoe ride or just relax and enjoy the tranquil beauty of Seneca Lake. While visiting The Buttonwood House, be sure to explore the abundance of fine wineries, breweries, & cheese shops along the Seneca Lake Trail. All feature many special events designed to please our wonderful visitors. The Buttonwood is 10 minutes from Watkins Glen Village and 15 minutes from the renown Watkins Glen NASCAR track. A recent delight for our guests is viewing the many spectacular Waterfalls in our area and hiking the Glens and abundant trails. The Buttonwood is just 3 minutes from Glenora so many of our renters are wedding destination guests or family.

The Owner provides all Linens.

Fully Equipped Kitchen includes dishwasher, coffee maker, dishes, cookware, and all the appliances needed for creative cooking should you desire.

But there are many great choices for dining out.

FLX winerey is just a stones throw for casual. The Eagle Hotel in Himrod is our fav "Cheers" bar, and just 5 min. Varaisons at Glenora and Harbour Hotel in Watkins Glen offer fine dining-amazing views and plenty of atmosphere. Both within 10 min. Drive. So whatever works best. The owner has compiled a comprehensive folder of things to do and see, and it's at the house waiting for you. So make your choices... It's your vacation to enjoy and learn about our amazing Finger Lakes.

WI-FI, cable TV.

Children welcome.

No Pets please.

3 night min stay.

Newly Remodeled: This vacation home was built 18 years ago on a secluded 4-acre lakefront lot with a spectacular view. Recently acquired, all furnishings are new. Main Bath remodeled 2013 to include spacious Granite Shower. Window walls go across the front of the house. Spacious, new, composite decking surrounds 3 sides of the home. Ample parking. Nearby-Watkins Glen Racing, Hiking at Gorge, Beautiful Waterfalls, Antique Shops, Shopping, Mennonite Wares, Farm Markets,

Lake Front: The beach is a short walk (think the length of two football fields) or ride (park at top of stairs) to staircase leading to a large private dock, deck with a covered swing and 100' of private natural shale beachfront. There is a canoe available. The water is 6' deep at the end of the dock. It's a shale beach and shale lake bottom-some of the rocks can be sharp so please bring old sneakers or water shoes for walking in the water and on the beach. Weed mats adjacent to the dock allow for a comfortable swim area for adults and children. There is a comfy porch swing at the shoreline. Nice to just sit and enjoy the view with a glass of wine and maybe a picnic lunch or keep and eye on the kids playing in the water. FREE NYS boat launch at Severne pt- 4 mi north of the house. ( however, boat can't be over nighted at dock as there is no boat lift for it-but ample boat/trailer parking by house in driveway )

Further Details: The Buttonwood House sleeps 6 people max. The master bedroom and bathroom on the main level. The kitchen/dining area has a sliding glass door leading to the wraparound deck plus floor to ceiling windows with views of Seneca Lake. Air Conditioned, House Generator in case of power outage.

More Details

Property Manager
Owen Marjama
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 20, 2018

About Owen Marjama

Christmas Letter to our Guests: 12/12/12

Thank you for renting The Buttonwood. We really enjoyed having you share our beautiful area.

We bought the house 4 years ago and have made major improvements each year. This winter we are:

-remodeling the main bathroom

-installing a new deck surface.

-repainting the house interior.

-adding internet access.

Hope you have a great year.

Owen and Pat Marjama. Tar and Sammy too.

Owen Marjama purchased this house in 2009

Guestbook comments from the manager

The Buttonwood House was FABULOUS! Words can not describe how wonderful everything was. A few girlfriends and myself decided to visit the Finger Lakes for a long weekend. The house was very accommodating. The view from the wrap-around deck was phenomenal. Everything about the house and location was wonderful! We are already trying to figure out when we can return.
Jul 2015
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Dundee House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • Main Bath recently renovated with granite tile shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Bunk Bed
  • 2 bedrooms in loft area. Master on main floor.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Barbecue
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
*Wine Tours available for groups up to 14. Call Frisky- 607-228-0373 for reasonable rates & details. Be safe- Don't drink and drive. *Reagans Canoe/Kayak Livery: Kayak & Stand Up Paddle Board Rentals available-delivered to Beachfront for you, and picked up when you are done-For details. 607-243-9100 **Power boat/Pontoon rentals-Glen Harbor Marina-607-535-5253, or Roys Marina-315-789-3094


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Seneca Lake Luxury Home: Gorgeous Dock, Canoe, SUP, Heart of Wine Country!
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Lovely home

  • 5 of 5

The house was the perfect size for 5 adults. Everything was cleaned and functional. It was pretty chilly during our stay, so we only swam once, but the views from the deck are gorgeous. Be aware of the fact the the lake is pretty far away while walking down a steep gravel driveway.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Amber and family, for your kind words. The owners work very hard to make sure the home is perfect for their guests. So it's rewarding to know that you enjoyed it. As an F YI, you may not have been aware, but you may drive down to the lake, park at the top of the stairs, if you feel you do not want to walk. It's about the length of 2 football fields, but it is a hill. So perhaps next time you might want to drive it. Diane Traver, property manager
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Loved it

  • 5 of 5

Super clean, comfy and pleasant. Loved the house and the surrounding areas.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very Nice

  • 5 of 5

The home was very nice/clean with a beautiful deck, view, and location! Would highly recommend this house to anyone that is interested in staying in the Finger Lakes.

Two things I would note which aren't complaints but more to be aware of: 1. To get to the lake is a pretty steep gravel drive and is a little bit of a walk which was no problem for my wife and I but my parents who are in their 70's had a very tough time getting down and back. 2. The 3rd bedroom upstairs are bunk beds on a small landing between 2nd bedroom and bathroom (just not super ideal for couples).

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great, central location on the west shore of Lake Seneca

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful vacation rental home on the west shore of Lake Seneca. Attention is paid to every detail in this impeccably clean and well appointed home. My wife and I woke up and drank coffee on the deck, taking in the beautiful view of the lake every morning. The central location, with easy drives to Watkins Glen and Geneva, along with plenty of harvest activities made this a memorable vacation for me and my family. The one extremely minor drawback was that the windows in the house seemed to be locked and we couldn't figure out how to open them. It would have been very refreshing to have them cracked open to enjoy the cool nighttime mountain air. All-in-all, this is a great home for families and would recommend it without reservation.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review. So glad you and your family enjoyed The Buttonwood experience. I will check the Windows. I'm guessing they were locked because we have needed AC a lot this summer and the owners did not want guests to leave open when the central air was on. Thanks again. Happy Fall!
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Beautiful Home

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at this vacation rental. It was extremely clean and well kept! This property is everything the website described.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words. The owners work very hard to make The Buttonwood House a great experience for their guests.
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  • 5 of 5

The Marjama's place is always immaculant. This is our fourth year of staying there and we plan on returning next year. Pat & Owen treat us very well.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Rick and family- Thank you for being such wonderful understanding guests-especially this year. We look forward to seeing you again. Repeat guests are old, trusted and valued friends.
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The Windmill Farm & Craft Market
Glenora Wine Cellars Incorporated
Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard
Watkins Glen State Park
"Top rated park in the Nation. "
Fulkerson Winery
"winemakers and wine enthusiasts both will appreciate. "
Penn Yan
"Check out Yates Art Center, Longs Book Store, The Nest Egg on Main St. Rated one of best sm..."
Captain Bill's Seneca Lake Cruises
"Hobart William Smith College, Smith Opera House Seneca Lake Park-Walk, jog trails "
Nearest Airport
28 Miles
Elmira Corning
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
The Himrod Eagle
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Watkins Glen Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Route 14
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Veriasons at Glenora
Car: necessary

Located on the West Side of Seneca Lake, 10 min. North of Watkins Glen and 25 min. South of Geneva.

The Buttonwood House is in the Heart of Finger Lakes Wine Country. Also, the new Cheese and Brewery tours add yet another fun element to the always popular wine events. (Buttonwood offers discount tasting coupons to select wineries)

Watkins Glen offers a busy race schedule from NASCAR to specialty events every weekend.

Corning Glass tours are delightful for all ages and just 1/2 hour from The Buttonwoodhouse.

Other Activities: Wine trails, Auto Racing, Shopping, Boating

Golf: Watkins Glen Golf course-10 miles, (Public) Seneca Lake Golf course-16 miles, (Public) Penn Yan Country Club on Keuka Lake-14 miles (semi Private)


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $90
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 4.0%

******Rate drops to $1500/wk for 2 to 4 weeks stay******. Call/txt Property Manager, Erica, for details.585-880-6032. Perfect for Southern Transplants who want to return to the cooler, beautiful Finger Lakes and enjoy our amazing summers on Seneca Lake.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.