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Country Gentlemen's 220 acre Estate in the foothills of Appalachian mountains

Bedrooms 8
Space 3,800 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

7 bedrooms with 3 full baths and 2 ktichens, Sleeps 18-20. See other options

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)

More Details

David A Cesar
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 18, 2017

About David A Cesar

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

Why David A Cesar chose New York

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner


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!

Jul 2011
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Canaseraga Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Telescope
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Guest house
  • bath 1 is on the first floor and serves 1 bedroom bath 2 is off the common hallway on second floor that services 4 bedrooms bath 3 is in the guest house and services 2 bedrooms
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 13'6' x 27'0
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 12'0 x 14'0
    Family room - 2 sleep sofa /futon , 11'3' x 20'0
    second floor hall - 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , 14'0 x 15'0
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single , 1 child bed , 9'0 x 15'0
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , 10'0 x 12'0
    Bedroom 6 - 1 king , Guest house 13'0 x 13'0
    Bedroom 7 - 3 twin/ single , Guest house12'0 x 13'0
  • kitchen 14'0 x 22'0, family room 11'3 x 20'0, living room 15'0 x 16'0, fireplace room 12'0 x 13'0, piano room 11'0 x 12'0, futon hall 12'0 x 13'0 The main house sleeps 14+ people. Single bed is in separate room with toddler bed directly off of bedroom #3. Baby's crib and Pack & play available Futon is located on large second floor hall along with a twin size trundle bed. sleeper sofa double bed is located in the family room Double bed is located in bedroom #5 Queen size beds are in bedroom 2 & 3 King size bedroom is in master bedroom #1 The guest house is included in the main house rental. It has 2 bedrooms a full kitchen and a full bath. It will sleep 5 people. All beds are newer within the last 2 years. Fresh towels stocked in the main house. Laundry room on 2nd floor across the main bath room in the main house. 2 large picnic tables (10'0 long) are available under our huge 10'0 x 70'0 front porch near the kitchen ent
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Piano
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Canoe
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf Clubs
  • Inflatable Boat
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Sand Box
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
Hunting is not allowed on premises. The 1,500 acre Slader Creek state forest across the street is ideal for hunting. The spring fed 3/4 acre pond on the hill is perfect for swimming and stocked with fish . We treat the water with barley straw which acts as hydrogen peroxide and keeps the algae to a minimum. The pond has a shallow end for kids with an 18 ft deep end for snorkeling. There is a nice size sandy beach with a dock and seating for 8 people. We have plenty of sand toys for the kids to use on the beach. Bring your own beach towels! 6 passenger Polaris Ranger Crew ATV is available to rent for $300 a week. A great vehicle to get around the property. No other ATV's allowed on property! We have lots of board games & outdoor games including horse shoes and an outdoor camp fire spot. 5 child swing-set just installed. This property is secluded from large farms, thus no worries about breathing animal odors. Come and enjoy the fresh air in the hills! High-speed Internet access installe


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Country Gentlemen's 220 acre Estate in the foothills of Appalachian mountains
average rating of 4.8 based on 36 reviews

Most Memorable Family Retreat

  • 5 of 5

My family loved vacationing to New York!! The owner provided excellent customer service during booking and our stay. This was the first vacation with my siblings as adults. It was great to spend quality time with my nephews and nieces(ages 4-14). This property accommodated our large family(12 adults, 5 children). We had an amazing stay and didn't want to leave! We traveled at the beginning of June but would consider future bookings later in the summer because the temperature was a bit cooler than we expected. We enjoyed hiking, fishing, driving the buggy, long nights under the stars, and spending quality time together on the property. No complaints from our stay. I would recommend this to anyone. I can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind remarks! You and your family are most welcome to return !
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  • 5 of 5

+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!

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You for your kind remarks !
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Maryville, TN

Another nice stay

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: May 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place for a big family

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind remarks. The Lady bugs are a seasonal issue that only occurs for a short time in April. They are harmless and they only congregate at the picture window in the living room facing the south side of the house. The remaining house is completely unaffected. I've been looking into a natural remedy as I am not a fan of chemicals any where near my property. We have a free phone service or landline available that everyone is free to use which extends to long-distance calls anywhere in the USA. The phone service is very good.
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Trumbull, Connecticut

The Estate was perfect for our Christmas vacation with family from up and down the East Coast

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Other Activities: swimming on our 3/4 acre private pond, see picture

Ski: Swain Ski and Motocross is 8 miles away.


Rates & Availability

Canaseraga Estate Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 8 2017 - Sep 2 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Cleaning $125

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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