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Experience Tiny Living

Bedrooms 1
Space 625 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Loft Bdrm w/full bed; Daybed/Trundle in living rm; Bathroom w/shower, lake view

Tiny living has quickly become the new living experience and now is your chance to experience this compact way of life. Nestled in a cove, our charming lakefront cottage has you DIRECTLY on the water front. Stay a few nights or spend a week or two in our fully furnished and equipped cottage. It is located on the west side of Seneca Lake, approximately 7.5 miles south of Geneva. Our cozy bungalow sleeps 4 comfortably.

Minutes away from the heart of the Finger Lakes Wine Trail, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Watkins Glen Raceway, Roy's Marina, Seneca Lake Golf Course, Mennonite country and The WindMill (see links).

Rates cover lodging, a nominal cleaning fee and 4% occupancy tax. This cozy cottage features WiFi, Large Flat Screen TV, Satellite, window A/C, gas heat for those colder days and nights, bed linens, extra blankets, bath towels, outdoor gas grill, wrap-around deck with table and chairs, stone fire-pit and private parking. And for your enjoyment, a pedal boat.

Equipped with everything needed for a couple nights or weekly stay including linens, paper products, cookware, refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, tea kettle, stove and oven. A full bath (shower only) comes equipped with towels and hairdryer.

Antiquing, Wineries, Restaurants, boat rentals, golfing all nearby.

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Penn Yan Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 625 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 22
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • Take care of washing your dishes and strip used bed(s) of sheets prior to leaving.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Sink
  • Bathroom does not contain a tub -- shower only. But who needs a tub when you have a whole lake to soak in!
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Located in the downstairs living area, daybed with trundle
    Loft bedroom upstairs/daybed downstairs - 1 double , 2 twin/ single
  • The upstairs A-Frame loft is equipped with a double bed, satellite tv, floor chairs, nightstand and alarm clock.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Near by hiking at Kashong Conservation Area (KCA). The KCA is an 83 acre nature preserve that was a gift to the Town of Geneva from the Spedding family in 2008. It’s about 7 miles south of Geneva on Kashong Road (between Route 14 and County Road 6). The Finger Lakes Land Trust oversees management of the property. For more information on the property, visit the KCA website ( or click on the Kashong Conservation Area link from the Town of Geneva’s website (


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Experience Tiny Living
average rating of 4.585366 based on 46 reviews

Perfect little cottage

  • 5 of 5

We were very impressed with our entire stay. The only times you feel too big for it is when you shower in the half shower, and sleeping upstairs but it is TINY LIVING. The cottage is utterly cozy and the heater works wonders. Judy provides many small items that can cover anything you've might've forgot.

There is train tracks behind the cottage, in 4 days we only noticed 2 trains. They were quiet as trains go and quick to pass.

I highly recommend this rental.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy lake cottage

  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoyed our stay at this cottage. It was a weekend getaway for us and this home was a great place to come back to and relax after exploring the area during the day. We loved how we could hear the waves as we sat inside and enjoy the beautiful view of the lake even from the bed in the loft. For being late October, the weather was pretty good; but, it would be nice to come back in the summer and be able to enjoy more of the outdoor amenities as well (fire pit, boat, deck).

The cottage is in a great location. We made our way around Seneca Lake and enjoyed going to wineries, a cheese barn, and Watkins Glen. We also liked how close the cottage is to Geneva (groceries, restaurants, church).

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful time in the cute little cottage! We had everything we needed for a stress-free few days! The weather was spectacular, and we decided to use the pedal boat that was there for our use! Since our stay was during the week, we practically had the whole lake to ourselves! We enjoyed fishing from that fun little boat and just took in the beautiful lake! We saw some amazing sun rises while there! The location can't be beat! Judy was the best! Thank you for sharing your little slice of heaven with us!

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for this wonderful review. I also have to say you are a homeowner's dream come true. The perfect couple to rent to. It brought me such joy just knowing all the fun you were having and enjoying all Seneca Lake and the area had to offer. Enjoy the fall season and the year ahead.
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We really enjoyed our stay

  • 4 of 5

Cottage was small but quaint and had all we needed

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful lakefront tiny house :)

  • 5 of 5

This place was just what we needed! We loved relaxing by the fire pit listening to the sounds of the lakes and nature. The house was in a great location and we were central to all of the wineries and restaurants we wanted to go to. The cottage provided us with exactly what we needed - comfortable little getaway! Judy was very easy to work with and the cottage was kept clean and had everything we needed for a short stay. Would definitely recommend this place to anyone looking for a relaxing weekend away!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice little getaway

  • 4 of 5

The cottage was just as advertised. Suitable for a couple. Very impressed with all the amenities in the kitchen. Judy responded to any questions we had in a very short time. We were fortunate cottages either side of us were vacant during the week as parking can be tricky on weekends. To expand a little more, we were able to see the cottage from the highway. When vehicles were parked at both cottages beside this one, we were not able to drive to the cottage but picked a turn around spot on the gravel road leading to the cottage, then backed all the way down to the parking area. Could be a challenge for some. The internet was sluggish but improved contacting Judy who then called the IP Sever. Dropped connections during transactions was frustrating as this was a working vacation. We enjoyed our two weeks spending time at wineries, museums and The Windmill is a must see! If you are looking for a rental with fantastic views you will also love the amazing night time of stars and moon shining on the lake. A definite piece of heaven. Thank you for sharing your "Tiny Living" with us.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Judy Mahoney-Benzer
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 13, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

It was a pleasure staying in your lovely cottage for our nephew's and grandson's graduation from Hobart! We would love to visit again. Thank so much.
May 2013
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Rochester International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2.5 Miles
Vonnie's Boathouse
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Seneca Lake Country Club/Public Golf Course
Nearest Train
45 Miles
Rochester Amtrak
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Vonnies Boathouse, Ports Cafe, Belhurst Castle
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Bristol Mountain
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Seneca Lake State Park
Car: necessary

We are located on the Wine Trail and have many wineries nearby. Also local Mennonite Farms where you can purchase fresh produce, homemade items, quilts. Seneca Lake Country Club Golf Course just down the road as well as local restaurants and pubs. Famous Watkins Glen Raceway and Falls just 40 minutes away. Canandaigua's Sonnenberg Gardens 20 minutes away. Boat tours and rentals on waterfront in Geneva.

The Kashong Conservation Area (KCA) is an 83 acre nature preserve that was a gift to the Town of Geneva from the Spedding family in 2008. It’s about 7 miles south of Geneva on Kashong Road (between Route 14 and County Road 6). The Finger Lakes Land Trust oversees management of the property. For more information on the property, visit the KCA website ( or click on the Kashong Conservation Area link from the Town of Geneva’s website (


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $35
cleaning $40
Tax Rate 4.0%

Wifi/internet is provided for your convenience. However, it is not designed for a "working vacation". We supply enough that you can access your emails, games, phone service, texting, looking up locations and reading about them, ebooks and purchasing sites, the basics. It is not designed to stream movies, download large items, etc. Please be aware of this.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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