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'Journey's End' - Awesome Lakefront Cottage - One of a Kind

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

'Journey's End' is truly a one of kind cottage/bungalow that offers a traditional/quaint vacation experience while providing 'state of the art' conveniences to the guests.

It is located at the very end of a well maintained access road in a very secluded and private section of Hansen Harbor. 'Journey's End' is also conveniently situated smack in the heart of the NYS Wine Belt. Upon your arrival, you will immediately be struck by the the magnificent panoramic view of Seneca Lake at it's widest point.

The cottage has three bedrooms and two full baths, a full kitchen with breakfast bar and a combined living and dining area all of which were constructed to take full advantage of the spectacular lake view. Each of the front bedrooms provide spectacular views of the lake while the rear bedroom looks out into a raised flower garden and wooded ravine.

Just a mere five steps down to the beach and your ready to swim, sunbathe, fish, kayak, you name it! This property boasts 90 feet of some of the most level and pristine beach frontage in the area. Perfect for launching one of the properties kayaks, rowboat or paddle boat. Ideal for family's with small children.

At night... bonfires on the beach! A traditional beach fire pit at waters edge, great for roasting marshmallows, telling ghost stories or just enjoying a romantic evening by the water.

Perhaps beach activities aren't your cup of tea. Well then... you can pack up your radio and suntan lotion and take a stroll out to the end of the 100 foot aluminum dock. Now here... you will truly experience a breathtaking view and be able to totally relax surrounded by the serenity and calm of the wind, sun and water. Is that glorious sunshine making things a little warm? Take a dive off the dock (purposely constructed low to the water) for a refreshing dip in the crystal clear water, where the water depth is a comfortable five foot (average seasonal depth at the end of the dock is approximately five feet, but can vary depending on amount of rainfall during the rental season).

Or Maybe you just wanna kickback in one of the eucalyptus Adirondack chairs under the shade of the covered deck for an afternoon snooze. Or catch up on a good book, while enjoying a glass of one of the area's world famous wines produced, literally, just down the road.

Whatever your preference, we are confident that 'Journey's End' will provide you with a most enjoyable and memorable vacation experience!

Keywords: Newly Renovated Cottage

More Details

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 12, 2017


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Dresden Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Lake
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , master bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 2nd front bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Bunk style twin over double
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) This is a portable crib(Brand new) that can accomodate a child up to 35' tall, Bunk Beds (1)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Pedal Boat
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
No Pets, 2 Kayaks, Paddle Boat, 12 ft Row Boat, 2 cedar decks(one attached to cottage the other out over the sea wall


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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'Journey's End' - Awesome Lakefront Cottage - One of a Kind
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 13 reviews

Wonderful Gem!

  • 5 of 5

We prefer to rent homes/condos rather than stay in hotels while traveling so we're quite experienced with the process, properties, and owners. So far, this home and owners are the best we've ever encountered. The home and grounds are the cleanest and most well-maintained and the owners continuously strive to improve it. We have rented this location three times and are looking forward to many more stays in the future. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Masham, North Yorkshire

Simply Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

We (3 couples) stayed here for the first two nights our motorcycle tour of parts of the US and Canada. It was a jaw-dropping moment when we arrived - just spectacular - and a really great place to Stay. Ed was really helpful throughout the booking and the stay, and being able to get out on the lake in row boats and kayaks, followed by BBQs at the water's edge topped it off. We wish we'd had longer to stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Scottsville, New York

Journey's End is the Best!

  • 5 of 5

Just priceless!! The cottage was very comfortable, and the lake was amazing. We woke up to views steps from Seneca Lake’s edge that only our eyes could capture. It was a beautiful October weekend with above average temperatures and that just enhanced our stay. Cozy, clean, and well stocked for us to unwind; Bud and Roseann went out of their way to make us feel at home. Journey's End exceeded our expectations! If you are looking for a quiet, beautiful cottage in the Finger Lakes, I highly recommend Journey’s End.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property

  • 3 of 5

We stayed at Journey's End for a week and the cottage was beautiful and very clean. We loved the lake, however, due to the water being low, there was a thick mass of sludge along the beach area so we were not able to have our 2 year old grandson enjoy the beach at all nor were we able to have a fire in the fire pit because the smell from the sludge was pretty bad. Also it is advertised as being remote, but we were surprised to see that it was not remote at all. There was a cottage on each side of us and the parking was difficult because the one neighbor had 3 cars in at their place all the times we were there which made it hard for us to get in and out. Also I don't think it is ideal for small children because there is not a grass area at all for playing outside and there are numerous steps down to the decks and the beach area. Our grandson did enjoy feeding the ducks each day though and loved swimming in the lake (well floating with his floaties on). I will say that the sunsets and the sunrises were spectacular and the owners put a lot of work into the decks and outside of the cottage. Ed was also great to deal with.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So Sorry to the Shaffer's for the condition of the beach which was due to the continuous drought in the Fingerlakes area over the past 5 months. This caused low lake levels resulting in the rotting algae on the beach. Unfortunately, we have no control over the weather. As far as the remoteness of the property... we never advertised it as being remote. we adverstised it as being in a "private and secluded section of Hansen Harbor" as it is the last cottage at the end of the road, thus there is no drive by traffic. We also advertise that there are five steps down to the beach. As far as having a grassy area for children.....well...that is true, but again, we never advertised it has having a grassy area for children. I am truly sorry that the Shaffer's did not have the experience that they were expecting, but we try to be as accurate in our desciption of the property as we can. As far as the drought causing the algae blooms on the beach I can not recall a situation like that in the almost 20 years since we owned the property. All in All, we do agree with Kim when she titled her review, "Beautiful Property". Incidentally, this link describes the severity of the drought in this area this past year...
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Amazing family vacation

  • 5 of 5

I rarely do reviews, but I had such an amazing time I felt compelled to share. This cottage is small but very functional and enough space for 6 people. We had 4 adults and 2 children. Everything within the cottage is updated and thoughtfully placed. We were comfortable inside the cottage, but almost any time not sleeping or exploring the area was spent outdoors in the spacious deck, fire-pit by the water, or on the dock. Kayaks, paddle boat and row boats were available for use - all in excellent shape.

We rented pontoon boats few of the days from Roy's Marina and were able to bring it down to the dock (be aware, it does take a decent amount of time to get it here though) for the day.

Lake is gorgeous and the views from the deck/cottage/dock are priceless.

Ed is a hands-on and helpful host with excellent communication before/during/after the trip.

My favorite winery (not really a vineyard) was Domaine Leseurre - on Keuka lake, about 30min drive. A rather new place but I think it will become BIG. Fox Run had some good value-wines too.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You to the Lee's....Enjoyed having them!
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Wonderful property in amazing location !

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was clean and very well appointed . All of our needs were provided for with a sharp eye for every detail. We loved the boating , fishing , fire pit and all the rest ! Only regret is we didn't stay longer . Well done ! See you next year ...

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
33 Miles
Rochester International
Nearest Train
44 Miles
Syracuse, NY
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
State Rt. 14 and Hansen Point Rd.
Nearest Beach
1 Metres
Car: recommended

Sailing & Sailing Charters, Wine Tours, Watkins International Raceway


Rates & Availability

Dresden Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Prime Peak Season
Jul 16 2017 - Aug 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Prime Post Season
Aug 27 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Post Season
Sep 1 2017 - Oct 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
cleaning/week $125
Tax Rate 6.9%

Additional Information included in "GUEST LICENSE AGREEMENT" forwarded prior to booking.

*Bookings of three (3)nights or less through the Memorial Day weekend, will incurr a $50.00/night upcharge.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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