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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, cleaning, and a 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.

More Details

Judy Mahoney-Benzer
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2017

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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Penn Yan Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 625 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
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 5
  • 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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average rating of 4.571429 based on 40 reviews

The Perfect Tiny Place

  • 5 of 5

The perfect place for our girls' getaway. The house layout is very efficient and is well stocked. The views are amazing and Judy is just an email or call away! Rented kayaks that were delivered right to the water. Would definitely come back!! Oh, Port Cafe down the road is highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Torrington, Connecticut

It was everything I hoped for.

  • 5 of 5

A very charming tiny cottage and the view from the deck was spectacular! It had everything I needed with quality bed linens, yes I'm kind of a bedding snob. LOL

It was very, very peaceful and the sunrise was always beautiful. I really couldn't of asked for more. Judy was extremely pleasant and always helpful. We will be going back. Thank you Judy!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful, if you like tiny living.

  • 3 of 5

My wife and I decided on this house because of its proximity to the wineries, to Geneva, and to the lake. We knew we were going to be out and about exploring, so we didn't think the size would be much of an issue.

To start, the owners are wonderful. Quick to respond to anything, offering any help they could, and had a wonderful home available. The house was in good shape, and everything was as advertised. They were helpful when we wanted to extend our stay by a night, and didn't make it a hassle at all!

The house is furnished as you'd expect from the pictures. There is almost no yard to speak of because the house is practically ON the lake. This was wonderful for adding ambiance in the evenings, just listening to the lake as we drank wine and played games.

The reason we can only give three stars is simple, and has everything to do with us, and nothing to do with the home or the owners: we don't like tiny living as much as we might have thought, and weren't prepared for the tininess! We thought there may be a bit more room in the loft and bathroom, but with the wide angle lenses used, it hides the smallness. My wife is 5' 3", and she had to bend over to get to the bed in the loft. (I'm 6' 3", so needless to say, I had a bigger challenge with it). The bed itself left my wife with about 8-12" of clearance from the roof/ceiling. Then there was the bathroom, and mainly the shower. I could go on, but I'll just say it was too small for either of us. My arms and shoulders got well acquainted with the walls. The rest of the house was fine, but left us cluttered for lack of storage space (for clothes and wine purchases).

Again, the house was fine, and the owners great. We just weren't prepared for tiny living. Be sure you are if you rent this house! :)

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. And I dispute not a thing. It is Tiny Living, as I advertise. I do dispute one thing I guess. I didn't use a wide angle lens for the photos because I don't have that capability. I took these pictures with my phone. :) I am so happy you wrote your review the way you did. I do try to accommodate renters and help in every way I can and the cottage is kept very clean and well stocked. But yes, it is tiny. I sometimes stress over a renter being uncomfortable and surprised when they get there but you have made it clear about the size. I am 5'5" and don't actually have a problem with the shower or the bathroom size. My husband is 6' and seems okay with the shower since we only actually enjoy the cottage a few days here and there. But he sleeps on the day bed downstairs because it is difficult for him to move in the loft. Our hope is to raise the ceiling and enlarge the cottage eventually but for now, it remains tiny and we love it!!
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Fantastic didn't want to leave!

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at this little cabin, it was perfect for us, clean and comfortable. We used the kitchen a lot making at least 2 meals a day, everything was there that we needed! We had the best time kayaking and even ventured to Watkins Glen for a hike. Enjoyed close by Geneva. This was the perfect getaway for us! Hoping to bring our children someday!! Thank you Judy!!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Katie for your kind words. I would like to thank you also for being such a fantastic renter!! You are the kind of guest everyone hopes to get. It would be a joy to have you rent with us again! 😁�
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Wonderful weekend!

  • 5 of 5

My 2 friends and I wanted a little getaway weekend and this was the perfect spot! Despite the rainy weather we enjoyed the quiet and tiny living we experienced! Such a cute and quaint home and would highly recommend and did to many friends. Thank you for lending your home to us!

  • Submitted: May 18, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay - and they are right to name it Tiny Living! ;-) Directions were great - house has everything you could need. We had some trouble with the shower one of the mornings with only one of us getting hot water for the shower, but that didn't happen the other mornings. Being on the lake and seeing the sun rise was awesome! The bed upstairs was a little difficult for folks used to a king sized bed - we ended up sleeping separately (one upstairs, the other downstairs on the daybed) so we could actually sleep. The view from the loft out the little octagonal window was gorgeous on clear mornings. Fun little house!

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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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

Penn Yan Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Season
Jun 19 2017 - Sep 10 2017
2 night minimum stay
Post Season
Sep 11 2017 - Oct 22 2017
2 night minimum stay
Off Season
Oct 23 2017 - Dec 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Off Season
Jan 1 2018 - Apr 22 2018
2 night minimum stay
Pre Season
Apr 30 2018 - Jun 17 2018
2 night minimum stay
High Season 2018
Jun 18 2018 - Sep 14 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $35

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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