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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
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • children welcome


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
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2017


Hector Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 11
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 3 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 double , Bunks
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 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 -
(9 traveler reviews)

Beach front cottage with private beach and dock, amazing porch with sunset views
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 9 reviews

A perfect location for a stay on Seneca Lake for wine and beer tasting.

  • 5 of 5

The rental house was great and the newly remodeled lower level was awesome. There were 8 people that stayed there for the weekend and my wife and I were very fortunate to stay in the lower level and wake up to a beautiful view of Seneca Lake. There was plenty of room inside for all of us, outside for parking, around the fire pit, and on the deck. There are plenty of wineries and breweries in the immediate area around Hector that we didn't to drive too far. We are definitely planning on a return trip for the fall of 2017.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Rental!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was great and easily accommodated 7 people. The downstairs was newly renovate which was a nice surprise. Plenty of wineries, restaurants, and other things to do close buy and great views.

Owners were very responsive and helpful. There was a small water issue that they promptly addressed and resolved.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your great review and thanks for letting us know about the water issue so that we could get it fixed right away.
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Comfortable lake front cottage!

  • 4 of 5

My friends and I celebrated a bachelorette over the weekend and we were very comfortable here. The house was clean and roomy enough for a group of 11 girls. The downstairs was under construction but the host made the extra bathroom available for us. There was also a fire pit that we hoped to use but unfortunately we were rained out. My only complaint is about the water. It had a very strong sulfur smell that was hard to get out when someone showered or ran the sink water. We resulted to opening windows and lighting a candle. Definitely not a deal breaker for us though. I would consider staying here in the future if we ever plan another trip!

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review. The sulfur smell is common in this area when a house has a private well. It comes and goes and might be worse in the spring and fall when rentals are only on the weekends. I haven't had anyone else ever mention it but glad that you let me know.
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Very cute, unexpectedly under construction

  • 3 of 5

Robyn, the owner, was very prompt and thorough in her communication which definitely is very much appreciated. The cottage is very cute and in good condition. It is tiny on the inside, but the huge covered porch definitely makes up for it. We rented the cottage for some of our wedding guests to stay at, and they really enjoyed the space. A week before our arrival, Robyn sent me an email to inform me that the bottom floor of the cottage would be under construction and not usable. The yard definitely looked like a construction site as well. Thankfully Robyn handled it very well and gave us a bit of a discount. Would definitely rent this again.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect for a Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

I'm late on my review but wanted to say we had a wonderful time. We had 3 children ages 7-17 staying with us and plenty of room. The back deck is the center of this home and great views of the lake and sunset. We had a fire every night and ample wood was supplied. The kids loved the slide and exploring around the waters edge. We rented a boat a few days and nice to dock while we ate a quick lunch and back on the water. There is a steep stairway to the lakefront, but very doable for most people. The neighbors are great, friendly but not intrusive. We enjoyed the occasional visit from their 4 legged friends. Would recommend.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This place was so welcoming and comfortable. The front porch, overlooking Lake Seneca, is a delight. We lived out there, quiet mornings, awesome sunsets and easily containing two 2 year olds. Thanks, Robyn.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Hector Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
summer 2017
Jun 16 2017 - Sep 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning fee $200

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.
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