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Herbst's Hideaway on Seneca Lake

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths2
Space 2,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

4 king bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, 1 half bath, loft with 2 bunkbeds, sleeps 12

Nestled on a secluded drive in the heart of the Seneca Lake wine trail is our lake home we call Herbst's Hideaway. Relax in this air conditioned 2300 sq ft home which is literally 10 ft from incredible level lakeshore. The panoramic view is breathtaking. We also have a 100 ft dock leading to a large platform that will allow you to soak up the sun, swim and relax to your heart's content or listen to music from the Russound Multiroom Entertainment System (Sirius Satellite Radio, an IPod dock, Media Server which includes Internet Radio - also in main house and every bedroom) . Use the paddleboat or 2 tandem kayaks to row to the swim raft. Enjoy the four private king size bedrooms (two with bathrooms) and keep the kids together on the 2 sets of bunkbeds.

Matthew & Julia Herbst
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 10, 2017


Penn Yan House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Master bath 1st floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bedroom 2
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Second floor
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , First floor
    Half Bathroom -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , first floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , second floor with bath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , second floor
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , second floor
    Loft - 4 twin/ single , bunkbeds 2nd floor
  • The first floor has a lakeside master bedroom with corner fireplace, 32' LCD TV, bath with double vanity,and sliding french doors leading to the deck. The upstairs includes a lakeside bedroom with private balcony, another corner fireplace and a 32' LCD TV. There are 2 more bedrooms (1 with private bath) and the kids will really enjoy the double bunkbeds in the loft. The second bathroom upstairs has a magnificent glass and tile shower and double vanity. Each bedroom has a king size bed and TV.
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Boat Dock
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Pedal Boat
  • Raft
  • Sand Box
  • Walkway to Water
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
The Great Room boasts 20 ft ceilings, a wall of windows, 2 sliding french doors leading to the wraparound deck, dining table for 12, and 42' plasma TV with surround sound. Adjacent to the Great Room is the enormous gourmet kitchen with custom cabinets and center island with bar stools. There cannot be too many cooks in this kitchen with two ovens and two sinks! Next to the kitchen is the laundry area with washer and dryer. There is also a half bath for your convenience. The entire home and dock is equipped with a Russound Multiroom Entertainment System. The system offers Sirius Satellite Radio, an IPod dock, Media Server which includes Internet Radio and a library of CD's and DVD's, a separate CD/DVD player, and AM/FM radio, that can be controlled in all bedrooms, the great room and dock. So.. you don't have to listen to what the kids are listening to. For those of you who want to bring your boat or jet ski(s), we offer 2 boat hoists. In addition, there are 4 kayaks & pedal boat.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

Herbst's Hideaway on Seneca Lake
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 17 reviews

This was our second stay at this property. Always spotlessly clean and comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful place, all the comforts you could want and the beds are as comfortable as any place we have stayed. Thanks for a nice stay.

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This is a beautiful home.

  • 5 of 5

What a great place to vacation. Owners were awesome. The house is fully stocked with all the towels, dishes, pans, silverware you'll need. We rarely left the property. Diving dock, dock, grill, fire pit, deck, all you could want! We had a 1 year old with us and it was perfect for her! Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cruise ship house

  • 5 of 5

We had the pleasure of staying at this property for the weekend. It was like going on a cruise ship. when you sit on the balcony all you see is water and feel like you are cruising. The house is very clean and better than any 5 star hotel, it was equipped with plenty of linens. The kitchen is gourmet and has every pot and pan, dishes, bowls, etc that you could want. We made a turkey dinner and sat at the table that seats 12 people and it was so relaxing. We traveled with 8 adults two 2 year olds and a 6mo old baby. The owner was very prompt getting back to us for any questions that we had. The house was very kid friendly with safety glass for the deck railing and the lower deck a gate you could close to the lake. We enjoyed the fire pit and made yummy some mores We wish we could have stayed longer and hope to rent next year for the weekend again. Thanks Matt and Julia for building such a lovely home

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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HWS graduation:

  • 5 of 5

We rented this home for the purpose of my daughters gars duration along with the ability to spend time with family. This house was exceptional perfect for multiple families. The pictures do no justice for this beautiful home. This is no ordinary rental property, the interior construction is something from a magazine. Located directly on the lake provides spectacular water front views and access. Would consider returning for another family vacation preferably when the lake would be warmer. Don't be discouraged by the access from the road.... Well worth it!!!!!!!! Thank you Matt.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gem on Seneca Lake!!

  • 5 of 5

(resubmitting as the star rating wasn't working first time)

We've been many times to the Finger Lakes area and this house is among the best we've stayed at. The pics just don't do it justice. Each room is appointed with a King bed, most with ensuite baths and fireplaces too, and gorgeously decorated. The kitchen is lovely (need to pack your own spices and condiments though). And there is a gorgeous large dining room table that comfortably fits 10. There is a stereo system built in through the house which is incredible, and dealing with Matt was great. Parking is a bit tricky if you drive a large vehicle but all in all this is a dream location - close to wineries and outlet shopping. The pricing is good (though not great for the poor Canadian dollar.) In a nutshell, all 8 of us agreed we'd love to come back!

  • Submitted: May 14, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful House, Great Location For Wine Tasting

  • 5 of 5

The house was beautiful and super clean, even nicer than the pictures, and easily accommodated our group of 12. The location was perfect for beer and wine tastings, as its right in the middle of Lake Seneca. It was also just a 20 minute drive to downtown Geneva, where we had a great dinner on Friday night. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Penn Yan bars
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Seneca Lake Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Route 14 & Route 54
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Dresden Diner
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Bristol Mountain
Car: necessary

Located in the heart of New York's Finger Lakes Region on beautiful Seneca Lake.


Rates & Availability

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Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Mar 22 2017 - Jun 17 2017
2 night minimum stay
Early Summer
Jun 18 2017 - Jul 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
July 4th week
Jul 2 2017 - Jul 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jul 9 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Labor Day week
Sep 3 2017 - Sep 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
Sep 10 2017 - Dec 20 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $200 + Tax
Tax Rate 4.0%

$500 refundable security deposit required at time of check in
Check-in at 3:00 pm, check-out at 11:00 am

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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