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Cozy and Charming Lakeside Home Away from Home

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6-10)

Welcome to our Home-away-from-home! This is truly a charming retreat from the everyday rat-race. 'Whispering Waters' is a year-round home and is located only 3 minutes from downtown Penn Yan on the Sunny east-side of Keuka Lake. The property is deep, sitting well off the main road, perfect for peace and quiet or playing in the spacious yard. The year-round nature of the home makes it ideal for all seasons...don't miss Fall Foliage in the Finger Lakes!!!

Inside you'll find personal touches and comfortable appointments, not the sterile atmosphere of Rental Agency properties. The full kitchen is bright and cheery with plenty of counter space. Upstairs there are 2 full bedrooms(1 Queen bed, 2 Twins) with a sitting room(complete with game and puzzle library) and full-bath (shower). There is a spacious Master Bedroom with full-bath (shower/tub) on the south side. A 3rd full bath (shower) with laundry room is located off the living room. Also off the living room is a fabulous sun room overlooking the lake and waterfront, with full dining table and sleeper sofa for extra sleeping space. In the warmer weather relax on the deck which also overlooks the lake. The views are stunning, especially at sunset.

For water activity, the staircase leads to some of the finest lakefront available on Keuka Lake. The natural pebble beach and gradual entry swimming area are ideal for families with children.

Activities in the area are abundant for all seasons. If you like wine-tasting, you'll have close to 100 wineries to choose from between the Keuka Lake and Seneca Lake Wine Trails. There is even a winery only a quarter-mile walk from the house!

Keywords: Cottage, year-round, family-friendly, Finger Lakes

More Details

Owner
Lori Dahlberg
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2017

About Lori Dahlberg

I grew up in Penn Yan, and although I've lived in many states along the way, my heart has always been rooted here in the Finger Lakes. My family lives in New Jersey now, but we spend every summer vacation on Keuka Lake. Our children are learning, as I did, all the joy that comes with lake living. They are making lasting friends and memories every year.

Lori Dahlberg purchased this house in 2003

Why Lori Dahlberg chose Keuka Lake

There are so many things to do in this area that we NEVER get bored. We always have a list as long as my arm of things we want to do, and places we want to see, but we never seem to finish the list...it's just too hard to leave the lake!

What makes this house unique

'Whispering Waters' is located in the best place possible: just far enough from town to feel that you're 'away from it all', but close enough that you can get in for whatever you may need in only a couple of minutes. I've seen a lot of lakefront, but the swimming area we have is so nice and gradual, and almost completely weed-free that I can't imagine finding better anywhere on any lake!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful stay at your house. The house is adorable and comfortable and had everything we needed.

Thank you ,
Oct 2014
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Amenities

Penn Yan House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 23
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Noise level must be minimized after 11pm and before 7am as we have full-time neighbors who work every day.
  • Fireworks are NOT allowed at any time. They are illegal in NY State. Japanese lanterns are also illegal unless tethered to the ground.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom #3 - Main Floor - toilet , shower
  • 3 Full: 1 with shower/tub combo; 2 with showers only
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Upstairs Lakeside Bedroom - 1 queen
    Upstairs Lawnside Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Extra Deep Mattress with pillow top
  • Queen size Beds (2) Master Bedroom, and Bedroom #2 upstairs, Twin or Single Beds (2) 2 Twin beds in Bedroom #3 upstairs, Sleep Sofa or Futons (4) 2 full-size Sleeper Sofas - in Living Room and Sun Room; 2 Fold-out Foam chairs - in Sitting Room upstairs.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Stairs to 75 ft beautiful lakefront with dock(in-season), Firepit, Gradual-depth swim area. 2 pull-out Sofas, 2 fold-out Foam chairs. Renters must provide their own sheets/pillowcases, bath/personal towels. Only blankets/pillows/mattress protectors and kitchen towels are provided, however linen service is available-ask owner. First load laundry tab, first roll toilet paper in each bathroom, small dish soap, and single use dishwasher detergent tab provided. Take a book-leave a book library.

Reviews

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Cozy and Charming Lakeside Home Away from Home
average rating of 4.878788 based on 34 reviews
Bronx New York
5

Charming relaxing get away!!

  • 5 of 5

This is a great house and a fun, relaxing, charming way to enjoy the lake. We had a wonderful week and we hope to do it all again next year.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so happy you enjoyed your week! That is what we strive for. We look forward to having you back again next year! Thank you so much! 😊�
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5

great place!

  • 5 of 5

Was a really wonderful place for us and we all had a great time. Lori had everything we needed!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Outside of Buffalo,NY
5

As advertised!!

  • 5 of 5

Plenty of room for for our group of three senior couples. Being able to use the dock for the boat was an added bonus. Thanks Lori for sharing your home.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so happy you enjoyed your stay! We try very hard to make it as comfortable as possible for our guests. Please come back again!
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Restful weekend

  • 4 of 5

Enjoyable place to relax despite rainy weekend. We enjoyed the space and view!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so sorry you had poor weather! I wish I could control that! I'm glad you found it to be relaxing despite that. I would love to know what we could have done better to have received your fifth star, if it was something I can fix for future renters. We strive for that 5 star review since we know we can't compete with the larger, more modern homes on the lake. Thank you again for choosing Whispering Waters for your stay.
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5

Great Time on Keuka

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I really enjoyed our stay at Whispering Waters. Great location on Keuka Lake and close to Penn Yan and many Wineries. We brought our kayaks and loved going out and exploring the lake. I would highly recommend this rental property. Great value for the cost of your stay.

Mark and Donna Arnitz

Newark, NY

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so happy you enjoyed your stay! Though we can't compete with the new and modern homes on the lake, we strive to give our guests a comfortable and homey stay. I hope that you will come back to enjoy the lake in your future travels!
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Perfection in so many ways.....

  • 5 of 5

This was our second year at Whispering Waters.....girls weekend and we had a fabulous time. The setup of the entire property is perfect! Mostly shaded deck so you can eat out there and not fry in the sun; the morning sun pops through which is nice while sipping on your coffee....or bloody mary......or mimosa. Walk downstairs to the dock and if the sun is shining that day, it will shine on you all day long down on the water at the docks....with some early shade on the beach. The location could not be more perfect for the amazing sunsets. The house is very cozy - wouldn't change a thing. And finally the "landlords" are a pleasure to business with.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely revue! I really love hearing the stories of people who enjoy their stay, and especially when they like it so much they come back! I truly hope that you all come back yet again... so nice to share it with fun-loving ladies! :)
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Map

Penn Yan Diner
"Been in business for eons for good reason! Make sure you go to breakfast here, at the very ..."
Angel's Family Restaurant
"Tiny place - great service... ALWAYS busy! I love the breakfasts especially!"
McDonald's
Antique Inn
"My family has eaten at this little place since I was a very young. We still enjoy going bac..."
Pizza Hut
Lloyd's Limited
"A big favorite, especially for a pub-like atmosphere. Lots of different beer and great wing..."
The Switzerland Inn
"Fun place to eat by the water. Our favorite lunch spot! Young and pleasant staff...if you ..."
Keuka Spring Vineyards
"Award winning wines, and only 1/4 mile north of our property! You can even walk there for a..."
The Windmill Farm & Craft Market
"www.thewindmill.com A destination for travelers from all over. Begun by the area Menonites ..."
Rooster Hill Vineyards
"Another wine tasting place only 1 mile South of our property. Good wines."
Union Block Italian Bistro
"Terrific food! A little pricey, but worth the $."
Bully Hill Vineyards
"I'm giving the restaurant the 5 stars. It's about the best lunch you'll find on the lake an..."
Top of the Lake
"Very convenient and new owners for the last 1-2 years. I've enjoyed my meals, especially th..."
Timmy G's
"My Mom is a regular there, and so am I when I'm in town. Can't beat their fish fry. Great ..."
La Cocina
"Terrific Mexican Food!"
Flour Shop Cafe & Bakery
"Great little cafe! The Cinnamon rolls are to die for! But they're only sold on Saturdays a..."
Watkins Glen State Park
"Great place to hike, have a picnic, or swim in their Olympic sized pool! The Glen is gorgeo..."
Outlet Trail
"Outlet connects Keuka Lake to Seneca Lake. It makes a great walk/hike from Penn Yan to Dres..."
Cornell University
"About a 45 mile drive. Beautiful campus, well worth driving around."
Buttermilk Falls State Park
"Beautiful Water falls and hiking spot. Natural pool at the foot of the Falls is a natural s..."
Ithaca Falls Natural Area
"Another fabulous waterfall in Ithaca!"
Montour Falls
"5-star waterfall. Not much to the town, but the waterfall is wonderful!"
Ithaca College
Heron Hill Winery
"More fabulous wine with a hard-to-beat view of Keuka Lake!"
Pleasant Valley Inn
"Great place to go for a special romantic dinner!"
Glenn H Curtiss Museum
Corning Museum of Glass
"Lots of hands on things to do and make. Not just for kids!"
Nearest Airport
62 Miles
Greater Rochester International Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
in Penn Yan
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Majestic Hills
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
in Penn Yan
Nearest Ski
31 Miles
Bristol Mountain, Naples, NY
Nearest Point of Interest
The Windmill Farm & Craft Market
Nearest Point of Interest
Keuka Springs Vineyards
Nearest Point of Interest
Rooster Hill Vineyards
Nearest Point of Interest
Dr. Konstantin Frank Vinifera Wine Cellar
Nearest Point of Interest
Heron Hill Winery
Nearest Point of Interest
Bully HIll Vineyards
Nearest Point of Interest
Keuka Lake Vineyards
Nearest Point of Interest
Hunt Country Vineyards
Car: necessary

Wineries in abundance, Watkins Glen Gorge, Park, and Racetrack, Bristol Ski Mountain, Corning Glassworks, Many State Parks, Majestic Hills Public Golf Course.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Additional Guest Fee $25 per person per night
Damage Deposit $200

Monthly rentals available - please contact owner.
Linen service available - please ask owner.
Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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