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Beach front cottage with private beach and dock, amazing porch with sunset views

Bedrooms 5
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Vacation lakefront cabin in the midst of the Seneca Lake Wine Trail with a private beach and dock in a wooded setting. Located in Hector, NY, just eight miles north of Watkins Glen, on the east side of Seneca Lake. This four bedroom, plus detached bunkhouse, sleeps 10 people spring, summer and fall. This home features an amazing 600+ sq. ft. deck with beautiful lake and sunset views. The private beach, dock and boat lift are steps away in front of the house. The living space and one bedroom and bathroom are on the main floor. There are two bedrooms upstairs and a newly renovated master bedroom and bathroom downstairs. There is also a detached room with double bunk beds. This is a great location for families with children or for a reunion with friends.

Robyn Howard-Anderson
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 16, 2017


Hector Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 3 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 2 double , Bunk bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
Check in at 4 pm


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

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Beach front cottage with private beach and dock, amazing porch with sunset views
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 18 reviews
Pittsburgh, PA. USA

Family reunion location

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at this location for a family reunion of four senior siblings and partners. There were a total of six of us so there was more than enough room. The location was very good and the house is in relatively good condition. The few minor problems are being addressed by the owner. I would recommend this location for family gatherings. The owners did provide all the information neede to make the stay easy.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely setting for a family get together!

  • 4 of 5

The setting for this home was just what we were looking for. Plenty of room for us and quite comfortable. The "suite" downstairs looking out to the lake was just perfect and private for some quiet time. We took advantage of the nice weather and sat on the dock and had outdoor fires both Sat. and Sun. evenings. You can't get any closer to the wineries and also a brewery and distillery. Watkins Glen was not a far ride and we travelled to Corning also. Thank-you for making our stay memorable.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice cottage on a beautiful lake!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this lovely lake front cottage for a friend's 40th birthday. There were 8 women and there was plenty of room for all of us! The house is easy access to the wineries and local restaurants. There is a lovely deck overlooking the lake as well as a fire pit that was stocked with wood. We enjoyed using the canoe and going out on the lake. The property owners were very informative and available for any questions we had.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house, great location, will be back again

  • 5 of 5

The location of this place is great. It will allow you to be close to Watkins Glen, and perfect for wine tours. I have rented a few places in this area and there are a few things people forget to check on, that this place covers. Paved road from the road to the lake, large parking area (if you trailer a car), and close to a gas station/store. You forget how important those are until you have to drive 20 minutes each way to grab groceries, etc.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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just what we needed!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful place: On the water, beautiful sunset views, large porch and great yard with fire pit. Location was perfect for wineries, restaurants, watkins glen. The renovated dinner downstairs is amazing. Other rooms a little dated but comfortable. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Albuquerque, New Mexico

Great place on the lake for the whole family - beautiful views - many activities close by

  • 5 of 5

There were eleven of us for the week, from 6 months old to 72 - and we all had a fabulous time. The house is beautiful and furbished with everything we needed for our stay. We appreciated the washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV's, AC, and bright lighting. We loved the porch which runs the whole length of the house and is wide enough for comfortable dining. We spent many pleasant hours enjoying the views of the lake and the sunset. Everyone was comfortable and cozy. We toasted marshmallows over the camp fire, had dinners on the deck, played ball on the field, took walks up the road, went swimming at the beach a couple of miles away, visited the Corning Glass Museum and Watkins Glen, and just spent time relaxing with the family. It was a great place for a family get together for us from New Mexico, Austin, Texas, New Jersey and Buffalo. Grandparents, kids, spouses, and grandchildren spent a memorable week. It was also nice that Robyn responded within minutes to a couple of questions during our stay. Thanks Robyn for a great vacation!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you enjoyed your stay!!
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Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $200
Refundable damage deposit $300

If there are more than 6 people I will require an extra $25 cleaning fee.

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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