|Minimum Stay||2 - 7 nights|
The perfect spot for your family gathering or getaway with friends with all of the luxuries of home. Enjoy and relax in this country estate with 2 huge front and rear porches while soaking in breathtaking views of the surrounding hillsides. Across the street there are over 1,500 acres of state preservation land used for seasonal hunting. This property has over 4 springs that provide fresh, clean water to the house and ponds. There are miles of cut trails for hiking and a 3/4 acre swimming pond on the hill that overlooks the land below. Winter activities include cross-country skiing, sledding and snowmobiling with plenty of fresh snow that makes these hills filled with fun, adventure and relaxation. A 6 passenger atv is an optional rental. A mere 10 minute drive for groceries and beverages.
Pond is stocked with large mouth bass and sun fish so bring your fishing poles !
Will consider spring or fall wedding receptions on site.
Area attractions include Stony Brook Park, Swain Ski and Motocross resort, Letchworth state Park & Gorge with waterfalls, Genesee River rafting. See further details for area attr
Guest House: The Guest House is included in this package but can be rented off season as a separate rental. Check owner for availiblility.
It includes 2 spacious bedrooms, large kitchen with eating area and a full bath with shower. New frig. with free standing stove/oven.
King size mattress in bedroom one bedroom with 3 single twin size in the other.
The guest house is above the garage and can be seen from one of pictures off the back of the main house. The back door of the guest house is 1 step off grade and the side door of the house is accessible from the rear porch.
Proximity to attractions: Lechtworth State Park is approx 20 minutes west
Stony Brook State Park (10 minutes away) swimming pool at the end of a series of waterfalls. Large playground with picnic tables
Great fishing at Keeney Swamp State Forest:
Genssee Country Village (over forty 19th century homes) 45 miles away,
Strong Museum of Play in Rochester
Naples, NY wineries 30 miles away,
Nunda Golf courses 15 minute drive,
Dansville Labor Day Balloon festival is a 15 minute drive.,
Swain Ski and Motocross is 8 miles away.
Full size grocery stores are 15 minute away and Wegmans is 17 minutes away in Hornell,
Amazing Taxidermist Museum & store right in town. 8 minutes away,
Slader Creek Park- directly across the street.
Wilson Beef Farm - free range organic meat butcher shop located right in town
Alfred University & Alfred State is a 30 minute drive from our home
Horse-back riding: Horse and pony rides are available within 15 minute drive of the property.
Stoney Creek State Park with playground 10 minutes away
Jenkins Farm Market in Arkport
The abbey of the Genesee Monastery (45 minutes away)
Self-employed businessman & married man of 37 years. Father of 4 daughters and grandfather of 7 gandchildren. Enjoying the best years of my life with my family and friends. Thank You Jesus !
David A Cesar purchased this estate in 2009
I bought this beautiful homesite for a retreat destination for my children and grandchildren to enjoy for years to come. The swimming, hiking and farming is has been a great gift to us and hopefully something you too can share with your family.
Thanks for sending the deposit back so quickly. We did receive it yesterday.
Thanks for letting us stay at your home. It was so absolutely perfect for our family—plenty of space for all of us to sleep and gather together for games, etc. The guest house was perfect for our family with little children who go to bed much earlier than our teenagers and who also get up much earlier than all of the rest of us. The pond was great and it was especially wonderful to have all the toys, etc to use. We also enjoyed the canoe, the fire circle, the ATV and the beauty of the land. We just wished we had more days to just spend at the house, enjoying the quiet and beauty.
Thanks also for being so easy to work with. You answered all of our questions quickly and provided much needed information about the area.
We would love to come back some time and will surely refer you to any who might be vacationing in that area.
Thanks for helping make our family vacation so enjoyable!
+Twenty of our family just returned from a wonderful weekend at David's home. We call it Winterfest, and it's the first time we've had it here. The fact that there was no snow made no difference! We thoroughly enjoyed this home and the land around it. David was a very attentive host, and all his directions were clear and helpful. There was plenty of room inside for games, meals, conversations, and a talent show. Outside, we delighted in the firepit, and frequent walks to the pond and around the property. Very enjoyable! We'll be back this summer!
This was the third time we have spent a week at the farm for our family reunion. The upgrades made to the kitchen and wi-fi are very nice! This property is well cared for and works well for our extended family. The owners have done an excellent job planning for families with children to stay here. The kids enjoyed the swing set and playing with the toys in the garage. We always enjoy touring the property with the rental ATV - there are some beautiful views! The pond is very nice for swimming and it is very refreshing in hot weather. We have enjoyed visiting nearby Stony Brook and Letchworth State Parks in the past. If you are looking for a quiet, relaxing place to spend time in the countryside, we recommend this property.
Very enjoyable stay, the home was well maintained and updated, with plenty of room for guests. Property was huge with beautiful views especially from the pond at the top of the hill. All my guests were thanking me and asked how to rent for their own family! The owner was very laid back and nice to work with. This was an awesome experience!
We had a wonderful time at this property... It has so many bedrooms that all the adults could sleep separately from their children, a luxury we've never had when renting on VRBO before. All the kids toys were great... And the outside space, including the swing set, was fabulous. The kitchen was nice and stocked with everything we needed (though we were a little amused that the dining table has board room chairs around it). It was too cold to use the pond, but we drove up there and it looked like a great place for summer. We went to nearby Letchworth State Park, which is just gorgeous and totally worth it. There's no phone service, but the wifi worked well, even with multiple devices. The only reason I'm not giving it five stars is that we had quite the ladybug infestation while we were there. We must have vacuumed up hundreds of them. They didn't really pester us, but it did leave us with the creepy crawlies at times.
We had an amazing Christmas holiday at the estate as we were able to get family from NY, CT, FL, VA together for the holidays. The house was beautiful and we were able to take advantage of the wonderful kitchen to cook many meals with plenty of seating in the dining room for family meals. We truly enjoyed the home, the property and found the ATV to be exciting to explore much of the acreage with many family members. We stayed in the private 2 BR guest house with our family and found it to be great if we needed the extra space and to get away to peacefulness. We loved being close to family in Hornell & Canisteo for family gatherings during the holiday at other homes. David, thanks for being a great host and for all your valuable information you shared prior to our stay.
If your looking for a vacation property were you can just show up and feel right at home look no further. This is it had a great time everybody loved this place we will be back next year. Thank you so much.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
March & April only
Mar 18 2017 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
May 12 2017 - May 12 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jun 10 2017 - Sep 2 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$400|
twenty percent down (of total) to hold rental with the balance due 45 days before arrival
Credit cards are welcomed. Internet access just added as of 12/10/2011
Guest House can be rented separately in the offseason from the main house. It has a full kitchen, 2 bedrooms and full bath. Sleeps 4-5.
I do not rent to teenagers, must be 28 years of age and prove it.
Other Activities: swimming on our 3/4 acre private pond, see picture
Ski: Swain Ski and Motocross is 8 miles away.