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Luxurious Houseboat - Traveling the Erie Canal & Finger Lakes

Bedrooms 4
Space 850 sq. ft.
Property type boat
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Hot Tub


About the property

Boat, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

This is a Luxurious Houseboat on the Erie Canal. The boat is 15 feet wide by 67 feet long. The interior has a full living room, full kitchen, 4 bedrooms, 2 full baths, all heated and air conditioned.

There are decks at the stern and bow for cooking on the gas grill, sightseeing, lounging, and enjoying the wildlife. The boat includes an upper deck that is 15' wide by 50' long which includes a service bar, hot tub, and slide. This is an ideal location for sunbathing or relaxing.

A typical week’s adventure includes the following itinerary; On Monday at 8 am shopping for the week’s amenities, Pick up of the boat at 10 am at Stivers Seneca Marine, The move-in and a 6 hour orientation will begin immediately while someone is checking in, the voyage will begin heading toward Seneca Falls on the Erie Canal. Tuesday begins with a trip heading through the canal to Lyons.

On Wednesday you will begin heading west and stay in Palmyra for the night. On Thursday you will begin a canal trip to Fairport where you will dock for the night. Friday will bring the voyage from Fairport to Newark. Saturday’s trip will entail a trip from Newark back to Seneca Falls. Sunday's trip will be Seneca Falls back to Stivers Seneca Marine by noon.

The reasoning for this is because the boat traffic will be much greater after noon and will make it difficult for docking. Day trips are available outside of the itinerary. There will be a series of locks that will raise and lower your elevation throughout the trip giving you the experience of a lifetime.

This luxurious home could also remain tied at the dock and be your vacation home on the water. It would truly be on the water and you would not have any concern of navigating the waters and still engage in the experience of the Erie Canal and the Finger Lakes. You could slide from the hot tub on the top deck into our clean fresh waters for a refreshment from the sun.

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More Details

Bob and Donna Stivers
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 20, 2017

About Bob and Donna Stivers

We are Donna and Bob Stivers and have been renting house boats for 15 years, we have operated Stivers Seneca Marine for 20 years, we have lived on the lakes for our entire life. Our knowledge and experience has created a sense of security for our customers for their vacation on the Erie Canal.

Bob and Donna Stivers purchased this boat in 2009

Why Bob and Donna Stivers chose Seneca Lake

We chose this type of rental to give visitors the type of experience that we have had throughout our lives. Living on the water is a vacation in itself.

What makes this boat unique

This property allows visitors to view the Fingerlakes and The Erie Canal from the water. The mobility of the houseboat gives many different views of our spectacular sites.


Geneva Boat Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • boat
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Clean and private master bath.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (3), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Top Deck Service Bar, Swimming Slide, Bed Linens, Twin Motors to Travel, Generator, Bow Thrusters, 50' TV w/Surround Sound


5/5 -
(1 traveler reviews)

Luxurious Houseboat - Traveling the Erie Canal & Finger Lakes
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

A hotel on the water with lots of amenities that travels the Erie Canal & Finger Lakes at your pace.

  • 5 of 5

In August 2013 my husband and I celebrated our 50th Anniversary with our family on this wonderful houseboat. It was a vacation that will long be remembered by all of us! We ate great meals at Parker's in Seneca Falls and stayed overnight there Monday and Friday nights. The week-ends in Seneca Falls are busier and not as quiet as the week nights. Lyons was a great town and we went to the interesting Peppermint Oil Museum at the suggestion of Lester, the town greeter. Since the Wayne County Fair was in Palmyra that week we were able to enjoy the fair and food. Newark was a great place to spend the night as we could hook up to 50 amp electric. We were very fortunate to have beautiful weather and spent Saturday on Seneca Lake and then Stiver's Marina for our final night. They have a restaurant, Tiki Bar and music on Saturday nights. The houseboat is very comfortable and spacious with having the upper deck. The mattresses are very nice and bathroom showers better than expected. Don't depend on Satellite and Wi-Fi on the water so plan to take advantage of the time spent together talking, laughing, and enjoying the blue herons, turtles, scenery, and the nice "greeters" that you meet in the towns. There were 6 adults and my 10 year old granddaughter. She didn't complain about not having technology that she has at home and learned about the locks that we went through, enjoyed the water slide, hot tub, and called ahead to the next lock master. One very important thing to remember is that there is always a possibility that something can go wrong with the boat.....just like a car. Don't be so strict with your itinerary that you can't deviate......."go with the flow" and enjoy each experience. Bob, the owner, is only a cell phone call away and can instruct you on any problem that would happen. I was so impressed with the communication with Bob, Donna, (his wife), and Eileen who worked with us months before the trip answering all of our questions. Eileen who works with renting the houseboat went "out of her way" to help us with the trip! These people truly care about their boat and making sure that you enjoy what they have enjoyed for many years. We even met Bob's mother the day we left the houseboat.......what a delightful lady! We actually met one of their daughters where we had a wine tasting at the Lake Street Filling Station cafe near the Ramada Geneva Lakefront where we stayed 2 nights before we got on the boat. What an incredible experience!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lake Street Filling Station Winery
"A 1926 Historic Texaco Gas Station which has been transformed into a nostalgic wine tasting ..."
Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Rochester NY
Nearest Barpub
Bar on site
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Silver Creek
Nearest Train
40 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Restaurant on site
Car: necessary

Seneca Lake, Erie Canal Cruising, Lock Experience, the Finger Lakes Wine Trail


Rates & Availability

Geneva Boat Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 1 2017 - Nov 4 2017
Changeover Day: Monday
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Captain - 4 hrs /day $3,000 + Tax
Chef- per day $300 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.0%

We can supply a captain for the week if requested. We can supply a chef for the week if requested. Prices negotiable based on requirements.

Per contract

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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