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Heron Hideaway: Private, 3/4 Acre Lot W/ 135' Level Frontage

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 5)

“HERON HIDEAWAY” is situated on the scenic westside of LAMOKA LAKE, on an oversized, private lot with over 135' of LEVEL LAKEFRONT. This secluded, cozy, & economical 2BR getaway comes w/ ENCLOSED PORCH, outdoor furniture, firepit, LARGE DOCK, ROWBOAT, CANOE, and various indoor & outdoor sports, games, entertainment. Tenant provides linens.

INTERIOR LIVING SPACE includes fully equipped KITCHEN w/ dishes, flatware, glasses, cups, cooking & serving implements, pots & pans, toaster, coffeemaker, microwave, electric oven/range, refrigerator; DINING area w/ table & chairs LIVING area has QUEENSIZE hide-a-bed, chairs, rocker, end tables, board games, cards, puzzles, regional tourist info, videos, TV, Home Theater for VHS/DVD/AM/FM/CD/MP3/IPOD. BEDROOMS - #1 FULL & TWINSIZE bed, AC, toddler’s toy chest & toys; #2 QUEENSIZE bed, dresser, AC, alarm clock. ENCLOSED PORCH comes with rocker & complementary furnishings - and has great view of yard and lake. On premises telephone with regional service, ceiling fans, electric heat for use in inclement weather, and AIR CONDITIONING.

EXTERIOR driveway leads to oversized, level, grassy yard with PLENTY OF PARKING! Comes with picnic table, charcoal grill, outdoor furniture, bench-swings, hammock, firepit, large DOCK for your boat or use of the rowboat and/or canoes. Good fishing off the dock itself! Nicely sheltered w/ trees for shade-seekers and open areas for those sun-lovers. Close proximity to FINGER LAKES WINERY TRAILS, Watkins Glen, and tourist attractions.

Keywords: private, dock, secluded, quiet, fishing, natural

More Details

Christy Chapman
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 22, 2017

About Christy Chapman

Dr. Chapman is a materials scientist by day who got into the rental business as a way to offset the cost of lake front property ownership.

Christy Chapman purchased this cottage in 2007

Why Christy Chapman chose New York

We love the Finger Lakes Region in general and Lamoka Lake is ideal because it is quieter than the bigger lakes yet you can take a boat directly to Waneta through the channel if you want something different. The public island is a nice place to swim or picnic or pick wild blueberries. The water here is more shallow so it warms up nicely and there are no zebra mussels (razor clams) so you can just walk in barefoot.

What makes this cottage unique

The wildlife is spectacular. We like to wake up in the morning and see a heron on the dock or a bald eagle flying overhead. Osprey and kingfishers are quite common. The carp try to beach themselves foraging for food in our shallow areas by the rasberry bushes. My favorite time is at night by the bonfire listening to bullfrogs. I like to look out over the lake where we barely see another light or a house. The stars are nice in August; no light pollution. Every now and then the sound of a fox or pack of coyotes in the distance reminds you that you really are outdoors.


Bradford Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking Off Street
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Outdoor Grill
  • festivals
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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Heron Hideaway: Private, 3/4 Acre Lot W/ 135' Level Frontage
average rating of 4.818182 based on 11 reviews

Private and quaint getaway with beautiful views of the lake

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at “Heron Hideaway”! We were looking for a relaxing vacation close to home, and we found it. It was exactly what we expected based on the pics/info given to us on this site. The lot is large and private and we enjoyed the outdoor furniture (hammock, swings, chairs). There was plenty of wood there to get us started using the fire pit, which we did almost every nite. The lake is quiet, and it was nice to be on the narrow end for using our kayaks and the row boat provided. (There’s a canoe there too which we didn’t use). My sons (22 and 24) fished right off the dock and out in the row boat. Caught a few pickerel and sunfish. They would’ve liked to have caught more but it was late in the season and quite a bit of seaweed. The location is great. It’s close to Watkins Glen (which our two younger kids – 14 and 19 – had never been to and loved hiking the park), wineries (we went to Ravines), Hammondsport, and restaurants (we enjoyed the Switz Inn on Keuka Lake. All you can eat crab legs, Wed. nite.). We went to a beach in Hammondsport which was small but clean and not crowded. It would’ve been nice to swim off the cottage dock but the water wasn’t clean. Maybe it is earlier in the season. We also loved visiting the Farm Sanctuary in Watkins Glen and took a group tour there. We were expecting a small farm but there are 600 animals there! The cottage was equipped with everything we needed. It was adorable, clean and comfortable. The shower was very small though – it should be noted that a large person could have a problem with that. Water pressure wasn’t great (well water) but it was no big deal. We didn’t care about not having cable TV and only watched a video one nite but the screen was really grainy. Maybe the video was just old. If it had rained this could’ve been an inconvenience but we had no rain the whole week we were there. The sofa could use an upgrade. But again, we weren’t that concerned about those things, just mentioning here for “review” purposes to others who may be. To us it was all about location, privacy and being outdoors and we picked the perfect spot for that. We would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for the same type of vacation. Our days were spent fishing, kayaking, relaxing outdoors, taking a drive if we felt like it and having bonfires. Our whole blended family was together most of the week and we all enjoyed our vacation. We will have fond memories of our stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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Wonderful place

  • 5 of 5

It was wonderful ,peaceful .Great place to relax and unwind.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful setting and very quiet!

  • 4 of 5

Very clean bungalow with the right amount of amenities to keep you comfortable. Quiet setting with great views of the lake. Jumping fish, beaver and whitetail deer right outside the door. Wonderful!

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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  • 4 of 5

After a long year of being on duty 24/7, this was a wonderful place to get off the grid. It was particularly lovely to be there mid-week. The lake was practically empty except for jumping fish, birds and bullfrogs. The cottage is cozy but not cramped and the closed in porch was great for a rainy day, to look out onto the water, read and enjoy quiet conversation.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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This Relaxed Waterfront Property Offers Lots of Fun!

  • 5 of 5

This cozy two bed, one bath provides everything needed for a fun-filled getaway with a private dock, canoes and a row boat provided, terrific fishing, plentiful outdoor seating, and a fire pit. The cabin is comfortable and well-equipped for an unplugged vacation. It is close to many local attractions such as Watkins Glen, the Corning Museum of Glass and wineries. The setting of the property affords good privacy and offers stunning opportunities to appreciate nature- we had the pleasure of seeing many birds of prey during our stay including osprey and bald eagles. This relatively affordable rental will not disappoint.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Wonderful and Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

The view was WONDERFUL, the property clean and well maintained! There was quite a diverse selection of books and videos. A 7 year old caught 5 fish in under an hour right off the dock! GREAT day for Grandpa and Grandson!

We were looking for a place close to home to relax, read, and reconnect. We found it!!

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tenant Provides Linens.


Rates & Availability

Bradford Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Peak Season
Jun 3 2017 - Sep 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Pet Fee $50
Damage Deposit $250

Owner'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.
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