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Waneta Lake House - Stay in the Heart of the Finger Lakes Wine Country!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bdrms , 1.5 Bath, Sleeps 10; Air conditioning & heat

Inquire today to book your vacation and escape to enjoy the beauty of nature on Waneta Lake, in the heart of New York's Finger Lakes Wine Country. It is the perfect place to create lifetime memories with family and friends.

Perfect in the fall for hunters, fishermen and wine lovers alike! Well known as one of the best fishing spots in the region, Waneta Lake is conveniently located between Keuka and Seneca Lakes.

Enjoy this lovely lake front home and take in the beauty of the region including dozens of area wineries, Watkins Glen State Park and Gorge, Watkins Glen racetrack, Corning Museum of Glass and The Windmill Farmers and Craft Market.

Maximum 10 overnight guests.

Upper level includes kitchen and dining area, 3 bedrooms with queen size beds, living room looking out on the lake, full bathroom, lakefront balcony, side patio and roadside porch.

Lower level includes 2nd kitchen, large half bathroom, large family room with 2 twin daybeds with trundle beds. 12 foot doorway gives you a great view of the lake and easy access to large lakefront patio and dock.

A great lake for water sports, BBQ's and campfires, this lakefront property includes a 100' private lakeside patio complete with a 46' dock ready for your boat, sunbathing and fishing. Public boat launch available with access to both Waneta and Lamoka Lakes. Private road with parking and easy access to house and lakefront.

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Sharon Matkosky
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
March 14, 2017

About Sharon Matkosky

Built by our grandparents when our Mom and her twin sister were just in their teens, this home is filled with a lifetime of special memories. Lifelong family bonds, over 5 generations, have been forged with our siblings, cousins, aunts/uncles, grandparents, extended family and friends during those endless days of summer magic.

Many of us continue to travel from far and wide to come back to the lake each year, providing our families with the opportunity to create ongoing priceless memories.

Why Sharon Matkosky chose Keuka Lake

Our Waneta lake house has been the site of many fun-filled family gatherings and offers an escape from the every day hectic pace of daily life. The house has been expanded and updated over the past several years to provide a space where you can truly sit back and relax. The lake has a shallow, gradual slope so the kids can splash around without any hidden drop-offs. Fishermen will love fishing off the 42 foot dock! Enjoy evenings sitting by a lakeside bonfire, watching the sky explode with more stars than you could ever see back home. Most of our renters come back year after year as this is a place that is great for friends vacationing together, families celebrations or for couples looking to relax and unwind.

What makes this house unique

The house has been renovated with a prep-kitchen and half bath on the lower level so lakeside grilling and entertaining is a snap. Enjoy the quiet dawn of morning sunrises from the upper balcony or side deck.

The large L-shaped dock has a bench seat, great for fishing or just sitting. Multiple tie downs and bumpers line the dock, should you want to bring a personal boat.

When its time to unwind from the days' adventures, recently upgraded mattresses and crisp linens will provide a great nights' sleep. Mini-split AC / heating units are located on each level to provide comfort throughout your stay.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We continue to enjoy this lovely lakefront vacation spot year after year. A true "escape" from our busy "city life" enjoying early morning sunrises and late night campfires!! The house is well maintained and comfortable. Love, love, love the lower kitchen and large lakefront patio.

Our grandson fished for bass and perch right from the dock. Looking forward to planning our trip next year,
Aug 2016
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Hammondsport House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Handicap accessible
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , Located in lower level, walkout great room
  • Large half bath located on the lower level (lakeside) with plenty of counter space and storage bins.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Great Room - Lower level walkout - 4 twin/ single , 2 twin day bed with 2 additional twin bed trundles
  • CD Player
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
AC/heater located on both levels, Lakefront Balcony, Side Patio, Roadside Porch, 2nd Kitchen, 100' Private Lakefront with Patio, Campfire Pit, 46' Private Dock, Nearby Public Boat Launch


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

Waneta Lake House - Stay in the Heart of the Finger Lakes Wine Country!
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews

Great Place to spend the weekend

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a long fall weekend using this house as a base for hiking and wine tasting. Everything was clean, well stocked and organized. The views from the balcony were gorgeous. My only minus would be the water pressure in the shower was very low. (This may just need a new shower head) It was money well spent.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Wendy! Appreciate the review and your feedback. Will certainly look into replacing the shower head ASAP as we want every guest to have an exceptional stay at our lake house. Hope you will consider us in your future get-away plans. Sharon
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Great space, amazing views, very clean and plenty of room for 6 or more.

  • 5 of 5

Sharon left us a note when we arrived asking us to check in which was a nice touch and she provided great information about the local area and we felt welcome. We stayed with 6 total people and the house easily could have held more. Each room had a queen bed with either a dresser or closet to store your clothes and even though the rooms were on the small side they were perfect for what we needed. I loved that the property had an extra half bathroom and the main one was large with a stand up shower. There is a back deck up top with a patio below which has a grill for easy cooking. The fire pit is 2 feet next to the lake which provides a great view and atmosphere at night. There was also a paddle boat and row boat if you wanted to go on the lake. The local downtown area is quaint with some fun shops, a grocery store and restaurants. Just know that everything in the area is a 15 to 25 minute drive away from the house. Roads were easy to travel but have your gps ready and be careful with the cell service. We all had a great time and if your looking for a lake house retreat I'd definitely suggest coming here.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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The house was everything we wanted and more!

  • 5 of 5

We loved spending the weekend at the lake, this house was absolutely perfect! More than enough space for everyone. Walking up and seeing the lake first thing in the morning was beautiful. The house was very well kept on the inside and out. We wised we had more time to stay! We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prattsburgh NY

Loved everything about the Lakehouse

  • 5 of 5

What a perfect place! Tons of outside seating areas, barbecue grill, balcony over looking the gorgeous Waneta lake. Two kitchens for entertaining, close to Waneta Inn for a great meal! Watkins Glen and Hammondsport nearby for shopping! Peaceful and serene! Can't wait to stay again! Thank you Sharon and Linda!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very impressed

  • 5 of 5

The cottage lived up to its' is spacious, well equipped and maintained. It is conveniently located to many Finger Lakes wineries, shops/restaurants in Hammondsport and hiking trails. We would stay there again.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home in a beautiful place

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed lake waneta and your place. It simplified our lives and gave us uninterrupted time to reflect. The home was wonderful!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Tim, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at our Waneta lakehouse property. We are so glad you enjoyed your vacation. Should you choose to rebook with us next year, we would like to extend a returning guest discount to you and offer you a reservation at the current 2016 rates. Additionally, we are excited to let you know that next year will have central AC/heat installed to combat the hot, humid weather, making the house even more comfortable. Thank you, again, Sharon
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Nearest Restaurant
9.7 Miles
Union Block Italian Bistro - Italian Restaurant
Car: necessary

Located in the Heart of the Finger Lakes Wine Country,

Near Hammondsport, Penn Yan, Watkins Glen

Enjoy local crafts and farmer's market at the Windmill Market (open Saturdays & holidays)

Hike the trails alongside a waterfall-filled gorge in the State Park in Watkins Glen.

Watkins Glen also hosts the Indy car Racetrack

Some of the best wineries in the region are just minutes away from the property - take a limo ride through the region.

Sit back, relax and enjoy!


Rates & Availability

Hammondsport House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Apr 30 2017 - May 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
Holiday - 4th of july
Jun 25 2017 - Jul 9 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Holiday - Labor Day
Aug 27 2017 - Sep 9 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning Fee $150

CHECK-IN on Sunday at 4pm
CHECK-OUT on following Sunday at 11am

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

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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