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Peaceful cottage with great views and fenced in yard!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,300 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

2BR/1BA Cottage - East Side of Seneca Lake

*this house is directly adjacent to 4160 high banks road (combined 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms). Weekly discounts available for renting both houses.

This house is a private, quiet, 2 bedroom, 1 bath lakefront cottage on the east side of Seneca lake. The house has a full kitchen with coffeemaker, toaster, dishwasher, stove, refrigerator. There is an unobstructed view of Seneca lake from a large deck. The property has a large yard, 120' of waterfront with dock. Kayaks are available (free with rental).

This home is walking distance to 4 wineries and a brewery. In addition, it is a 10 minute drive to downtown Geneva with several fine dining establishments and 15 minutes to Waterloo premium outlet mall.

More Details

Marc Riley
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 17, 2018

About Marc Riley

My wife (Kristen) and I purchased this property in November 2009 and until December 2013, it was our primary home, at which time we relocated to Corning, NY for work. Kristen and I have two daughters (Meredith, 2 and Juliet, 1). Both my wife and I were raised on Seneca Lake/Geneva and have numerous family members living in the Finger Lakes Region. We are quite familiar with the area and would be honored to share this beautiful home with others.

Marc Riley purchased this cottage in 2009

Why Marc Riley chose Geneva

This property has numerous features making it very desirable to many visiting and vacationing in the Finger Lakes Region. Located within minutes to Geneva, NY, this property is private, quiet and easily accessible to numerous area attraction including the Waterloo Premium Outlet Mall and several local wineries. A glass of local wine and a beautiful sunset makes this property one of the most relaxing you can find.

What makes this cottage unique

This house comes with a amazing view! There is a deck that maximizes the incredible view and creates a comfortable and relaxing setting for any and all visiting the area!


Geneva Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Garage
  • Internet ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Twin Beds are on casters to create king size bed Bedroom 2 - 1 double/full bed
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • swimming


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Peaceful cottage with great views and fenced in yard!
average rating of 3.8181818 based on 11 reviews

Very Nice, Rustic Cottage!

  • 4 of 5

My wife and I came here for a weekend in Mid-October and had a great time. This cottage is in a great location - walkable to a couple of wineries and breweries, about a five minute drive to downtown Geneva, right on the water, etc. The cottage itself has a rustic feel (stone/potbelly stove fireplace, wooden interior, etc.) but still all the necessary amenities - dishwasher, TV, wifi, etc.

The owners are quick to reply to any questions or concerns and were very honest about the rental. The cottage's heat was shut down for the season on the weekend we visited and Marc & Alyssa let me know before approving the booking.

Our dog loved the yard and the views from the back of the house can't be beat. We didn't use the grill but the exterior fire pit was great and looked right down onto Seneca.

My only complaints are that we arrived at night and there we no lights on anywhere on the property so aside from being a little creepy - thinking any horror movie featuring a cabin in the woods - it was hard to know if this was the exact location. It would've been nice to at least have some exterior lights on so we could see where we were heading. My only other complaint - which may have to do with the cottage being shut down for the season - was there were a few webs and bugs in the cottage - not a huge deal, but not exactly ideal.

All in all this is a great place and I imagine during in-season months for lake use it is even better - they provide kayaks and have a dock. I highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quaint lakeside cottage

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our time at this property and in the area. The house was clean with a nice large fenced-in backyard with fire pit. The house easily accommodated four adults. The view of the lake from the dining area was beautiful! The beds and furniture were comfortable. I'd quickly stay at this location again (possibly bringing my two hounds), but I'd make sure to bring a few extra towels both for the bathroom and the kitchen as a few more hand towels would have been useful. Otherwise, a wonderful stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This place has such potential, it's just in dire need of some TLC.

  • 2 of 5

The location was great; very quiet and only one boarding neighbor. Fortunately for us though, the neighboring cabin was not rented, because the access to the dock (and the dock itself) is shared between the two properties, and you have to walk into their backyard in order to access the steps down to the lake. It would have felt very intrusive if there were neighbors sitting on their deck each time we walked by. The property was nice; good sized yard and a nice set up for coffee in the morning on the deck and evening fires. The cabin itself felt old and run down though. There are many unfinished projects throughout. If we were staying at a family member's cabin free of charge, then I could understand dealing with the "under construction" appearance/feel, but the cabin is run as a business, and I feel should be presented as such. Also, I understand that this was a cabin in the woods, but there was an odor that just permeated everything. We needed to clean all of our clothes upon returning home, even if we hadn't worn them, in order to get rid of the smell. We also struggled with the air conditioner. It was just a window unit in the bedroom that wasn't big enough to keep the whole place cool. We would have gone without the air conditioner if we could have opened all of the windows, but many of them either couldn't be opened, or didn't have screens. We did have a good time in the Finger Lakes, so I hate to leave all negative comments. That being the case, we did LOVE that this cabin came with kayaks. We wanted to get out on the lake and, since the cabin provided the kayaks, we could do this on our own schedule, not on a rental place's schedule. We also enjoyed fishing off our own dock whenever we wanted. We will most certainly come back to the region, because we thoroughly enjoyed exploring all the local attractions, but next time we will probably look to stay elsewhere.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pottsville, PA/ USA


  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at this pretty cottage! The view of Seneca Lake from the "high banks" of the cottage is AMAZING BEAUTIFUL! Would recommend to family & friends. Only reason we did not give it 5 stars is because of the condition of the propane grill, which needs it's flame deflectors replaced. We also spent 2 hours having to clean it, to get it ready for grilling. It is pet friendly & fenced in, which was great for our Pomeranian who travels with us, {we always do clean up the yard after him wherever we go,} but we did find that others did not do the same. We hope to return at another time.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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** Dog Loving Lake Cottage **

  • 5 of 5

We love to go on a trip once a year where we can take our two big dogs. We have never been to the finger lakes and have heard wonderful things about it from several people so we thought we would check it out. I searched for a couple weeks to find as dog friendly as I could, allowing 2 dogs and fenced in yard. This cottage could not have been any better for us!

The owners have done a lot of work to make this a very updated place to stay, with the whole inside newly renovated. They keep a lot of the basics in the kitchen and supply fresh towels and sheets! There was a huge basket of dog toys which our two just kept pulling more and more toys out of to play with. The fenced in yard was the nicest feature for them to run around as we were sitting out by the fire pit.

Since this was the first time to the area we just explored and found things online to check out. There are so many state parks close by and a national forest about 30 minutes away. The national forest was really pretty and after a good hike with the dogs there are wineries just one after another to stop off at for a tasting.

Needless to say I can see us returning here in the near future!

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2014
  • Stayed: October 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely, Comfortable Cottage

  • 4 of 5

We loved our relaxing stay at this Seneca Lake cottage. Explored Geneva, hiked at Watkins Glen and the Finger Lakes National Forest, visited many of the nearby wineries and enjoyed a glass of wine or two out on the cottage deck with its great view of the lake. Very quiet property with neighboring cottage on only one side. The cottage interior has a spacious, open floor plan with large windows to showcase spectacular sunsets. But it’s also cozy in the evenings. The up-to-date (wine fridge and dishwasher!) kitchen and the outdoor fire pit and grill were pleasant surprises. Getting to the shore, however, is difficult and not for the faint of heart. There are two steep staircases leading down to a small, pebbly shoreline and we couldn't quite figure out how to get the kayaks down there (or back up). All in all, it was a lovely property and we regretted leaving our dog at home as this property was very dog-friendly.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
46 Miles
Rochester International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Three Brothers Winery and Brewery
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Big Oak Golf Course
Nearest Train
46 Miles
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Interstate 90 - NYS Thruway
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Cafe Toscana
Nearest Ski
42 Miles
Bristol Mountain Resort
Nearest Beach
Waterfront property on Seneca Lake

This property is 10 Minutes to Geneva and Waterloo Premium Outlet Mall, Walking distance to 4 wineries and a brewery.

This house is a private, quiet, 2 bedroom, 1 bath lakefront cottage on the east side of Seneca Lake. It has a

full kitchen with coffeemaker, toaster, dishwasher, stove, refrigerator. There is an unobstructed view of Seneca Lake from a deck. The property has a large yard (partial fenced), 120' of waterfront with dock. Canoe and kayaks are available (free with rental).

Suitability: children welcome, non smoking only, wheelchair inaccessible, pets considered


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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