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Waneta Lake Waterfront, Nestled Between Seneca and Keuka Lakes

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
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Hammondsport Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Bunk Area, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

It's all about the lake! Waneta Lake is nestled between the large Finger Lakes of Seneca and Keuka. It is a very relaxed family friendly vacation spot. Wake up in the morning and enjoy a cup of coffee sitting at the dock. Spend the day fishing, swimming, or boating. The lake water is shallow so water warms earlier than most.

If it rains, wineries, restaurants and local artists are minutes away, many host weekend art or music festivals. Corning, less than an hour away, hosts the world famous Corning Glass Museum and the Rockwell Western Art Museum. Within 20 minutes drive is the Gorge at Watkins Glen ( a beautiful hike on a cool day), golf, the Windmill farmers/craft market, and the Curtis Motorcycle/Aircraft Museum. Racing fans may want to visit Watkins Glen and Blackrock Racetracks. Nice restaurants can be found on Seneca and Keuka lakes, we enjoy the Villiage Tavern in Hammondsport.

On most evenings we grill our own dinner, and eat it either under the pavilion (seats about 10) or on the patio overlooking the lake (seats 4-6). If it is nice we finish up with a fire on the beach. The stars are beautiful.

The Facilities: Cottage is 65 years old, capacity is 6 people, 2 bedrooms. One queen bed, one double bed. A futon with a top bunk (150 pound weight limit) is off the living room. There is 1 large bathroom, shower/no tub. Kitchen is a recent addition and is fully equipped and has a breakfast area. Water is filtered lake water. so drinking water needs to be brought with you. For the fall, there is a wood stove, wood provided. No air conditioning, phone or cable. A TV and DVD player is available to play movies. You can pick up 2 local channels with the antenna. There is WIFI available which you can use for your laptop, phone or Netflix. Dock and ladder for swimming, fishing and docking.

Rentals are typically weekly. Sunday at 1:00pm and depart the following Sunday at 10:00am. House must be left picked up with dishes cleaned and put away and garbage placed in outside garbage can. Someone will come and clean the floors and bathroom. You will need to bring sheets and towels.

There may be a boat occupying the existing boat lift but can be used if prior arrangements are made. Boat ramp is 2 miles away and is free. Adult life jackets provided for the canoe or paddleboat. After Labor Day there is no dock or boat lift and beach use is limited.

Keywords: Cottage, Cabin, fish camp, property, house, lake front, boat lift, dock.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
July 22, 2016
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About The Owner

We are Dan and Beth Swiler, my wife describes us as middle aged, but I disagree. We have children who all have different interests and ages, and none of us are excited about going places and waiting in lines. However, they all agree on the lake. We graduated from local Western NY schools (Alfred U and Tech) and love the area (in the summer). We now live in Toledo, OH and spend 2-3 weeks every year enjoying the lake.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 2006

Why The Owner chose Keuka Lake

We grew up in the area so it gives us a spot to entertain old friends and family or to just relax. You can keep the rest of the world outside unless you choose to let it in.

What makes this cottage unique

On most weeks the water is quiet until 10AM or later, this leads to great ski runs.

Last year dozens of Muskie were caught (we have a picture of one our friend pulled in). Mostly it is bass, perch and bluegill.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

Waneta Lake Waterfront, Nestled Between Seneca and Keuka Lakes
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

David & Mary

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 2 days and 2 nights for this quiet and relaxing place, (3 couples). We had so much fun,we did the bonfire,fishing and we went to Watkins Glen for hike. We highly recommend this clean and equipped cottage. Thank you Beth and family for sharing your cottage. :-)

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wunderbar !!

  • 5 of 5

Wunderbar! (like we say in German :-)) We spend fantastic days here. Everything is perfect. I can only recommend Beth's cottage.

We would love to come back!


  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Akron NY


  • 5 of 5

Our vacation was great! we loved the cottage and the location. Thankfully the weather was good, so the water was a lot of fun. Found plenty of things to do near-by. Enjoyed the neighbors to the south, wealth of info! Thanks again for sharing your cottage!

Nancy, Sue, Desiree & Shane

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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United States

The Fish of 1000 casts !

  • 5 of 5

Very nice location Boat lift a plus. Neighbors friendly. Cottage clean and well equipped for Water fun. Fishing just incredible.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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York, PA

Great week at the lake

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for sharing your home away from home ...A very nice cottage on a very relaxing lake. Mornings and evenings were spent relaxing on the patio overlooking the lake. The cottage was just as we expected and very clean and well furnished. The canoe and paddleboat got a lot of use on the nice days and the board games and dvd player on the less than perfect days.

Plenty of activities in the area to enjoy. We would highly recommend this cottage for a relaxing get away or a fun filled week on the lake waterskiing and tubing.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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North Canton, Ohio

Awesome Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

Thanks for sharing your cottage with us! We had a great time during our stay. The cottage was clean and very well equipped. We all enjoyed fishing, swimming and boating in the canoe and paddle boats. The water was chilly, but very refreshing, as it was a hot few days! There were plenty of noodles and floats for everyone to enjoy. The view from the back patio was fantastic. We loved sitting there in the morning drinking our coffee. We even had a fire in the fire pit at the water's edge every night. There is plenty to do in the area, but we were content just relaxing at the cottage every day. Overall, it was a very relaxing, enjoyable stay and we wish we could have stayed longer. We will definately stay here the next time we visit this area. The owner, Beth, was very quick about answering any questions we had. Thanks again!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hammondsport Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Standing shower, no tub.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (2), Bunk Beds (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
For the year 2016 we will have a cleaning service to clean up after you leave. You are still responsible for cleaning dishes and putting away, placing trash in the outside garbage cans, emptying refrigerator and general picking up. Check out time is 9:30 am and Check in time is 1:00pm.

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