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Beautifully Renovated Waterfront Cottage!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath & Amazing Setting Right on the Lake! Pet Friendly.

Welcome to Water's Edge!

Water's Edge is a beautifully renovated cottage set right on Seneca Lake. It's just minutes from dozens of wineries, breweries and the quaint town of Penn Yan. With more than 90' of beachfront, a lush and level yard, a covered porch, picnic table, plus a 30 foot dock -- it is the perfect spot for you Finger Lakes vacation.

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The main level features a fully renovated 'great' room with the kitchen, dining area, and family room - all surrounded by 3 walls of windows offering a panoramic view of one of the widest sections of Seneca Lake. The picturesque fireplace made of local river stone and new tongue & groove pine ceiling bring the natural beauty indoors. The side door leads to a private covered outdoor patio for another spot to relax in the shade or away from the rain (should Mother Nature send some your way.)

At Water's Edge you can get away from it all, yet still have the comforts of home:

The new kitchen features granite counters, all-new stainless steel appliances, new cabinets, a built-in microwave, full-sized refrigerator, toaster, coffee maker, coffee grinder, blender, baking sheets, mixing bowls, utensils, grill tools and more.

Settle into the cushy leather sofa and love seat to enjoy the view, play a game, read a book, or - if you just can't leave technology behind - watch one of the hundreds of channels on the Satellite TV or use you own devices with the complimentary WiFi.

As you head upstairs you will pass the brand new bathroom. In 2016, we greatly expanded the shower and finished the whole room with high end ceramic tile, lighting and fixtures.

Upstairs you have a sitting area with a queen size futon sofa/bed. Each of the 3 bedrooms have comfortable queen beds. We've decorated each room with beautiful prints taken by a local, professional photographer - and furnishings you will enjoy. Dressers, mirrors, side tables and lamps make each room both comfortable and functional.

And the views, oh the views! Leave the drapes open a bit and you might just catch the sunrise over the lake.

Aside from all of the cottage renovations, the best feature may very well be the lot. Water's Edge is located on a private lot at the end of a private road with only 4 other homes. The flat, level yard is perfect for games of badminton, whiffle ball, corn-hole, frisbee - or for just lounging around a campfire.

You get more than amazing lake views -- you get direct, easy access to the lake! The private beachfront is great for wading and swimming or launching a kayak or canoe. And the dock gives you a spot to secure and launch larger boats or jet skis. Whether you bring your own boat or rent one, there is a boat launch just a few minutes down the road.

There is truly nothing like spending quality time at the lake with family and friends!

More Details

Todd Cerino
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2017

About Todd Cerino

I was first introduced to Seneca Lake by my wife in 1994. She 'convinced' me to visit the lake with her family because she was from Rochester and her family had been going to Seneca Lake since the 1930s. So, I reluctantly went along. When I got there I was absolutely floored by the beauty of the region and by the vast scale and size of the lake. From the first day I arrived in 1994, I knew I wanted to spend as much time in the Finger Lakes Region as humanly possible.

Todd Cerino purchased this house in 2014

Why Todd Cerino chose Keuka Lake

Our home truly has a unique combination of accessibility, privacy, level yard, lots of beach frontage. It is absolutely the perfect property where you can gather with friends & family - and has the perfect location for you to unwind, relax and become clear-minded.

What makes this house unique

Our home offers incredible views of the lake from every room. You are intimately close to the 'Waters Edge' - so much so that the gentle lapping of the waves at the shoreline from your bedroom window will undoubtedly lull you to sleep each night. Last, the level yard allows you to spread out and enjoy family games of badminton, corn-hole, frisbee, etc. As soon as you step foot onto Waters Edge you'll immediately immerse yourself in "The Lake Life" at Seneca Lake.


Penn Yan House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Full bath with shower, toilet and vanity.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • All 3 bedrooms feature queen beds, bed linens & antique chest of drawers.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • festivals
  • forests
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Very Good! 4.1/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

Beautifully Renovated Waterfront Cottage!
average rating of 4.111111 based on 18 reviews

Perfect cozy getaway

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at this cottage twice - once in the Fall of 2015 before the renovations, and then again in November 2016 after the renovations were completed. We absolutely loved the cottage and the privacy of the lot the first time we stayed here, but the renovations that Todd and the owners did over the winter are absolutely stunning. This cottage is now our clear #1 choice on Seneca Lake for weekend getaways with friends. Love the renovated kitchen and bath and the recessed lights on dimmers and tongue & groove pine ceiling in the family room. Sitting by the fire with some local wine and taking in the lake views on a chilly November night = perfection!

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Another great stay - lovely renovations

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful location right on the lake. With well done renovations. The rustic warm wood on the main level really complements the views. And wow what a difference on the bathroom - great use of a small space.

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Arlington, VA

Great stay and impressive renovations!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit and it couldn't have been better. Cold outside but the house was warm and cozy. Plenty of places for gathering with lake views and family movies at night. The updates and renovations since our last visit look great. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind words. Glad you liked the renovations to the cottage. As you know, it's been remodeled from top to bottom since your first visit. Thank you also for taking such good care of the cottage during your stay! Hope to have you back again in 2017! Todd.
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A Hideaway Gem

  • 5 of 5

Snuggled in the the corner of Lake Seneca, this was a beautiful waterfront getaway. We listened to the sounds of autumn and watched a rainstorm over the lake.

Being in the heart of Finger Lakes wine country only adds to its charm.

The place is beautiful and well maintained.

We would recommend this lakefront hideaway to all of our friends.

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words! We've always felt that the lot & location of this cottage was very unique and very peaceful. The lot is one of the main reasons we purchased this cottage back in 2014. It really is perfect for a group of 4-6 that want to be on the water and in the middle of the wine trail. One of our previous guests brought an issue with the water pressure to our attention. As a result we now have a brand new water pump at the house. Thanks for checking in during your stay & confirming that everything is working seamlessly and is all "tightened up". We'd love to have you back as our guests at "Waters Edge"!
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Scranton, PA

A Lot of Potential but a Big Disappointment

  • 1 of 5

My husband and I booked this cabin for our honeymoon (October 9-12), and ended up leaving to stay somewhere else the morning of the 11th. When we arrived we were a little disappointed at the tiny bathroom and the extremely uncomfortable mattresses, but the overall coziness of the place and the beauty of the view were more important to us at that point. We realized quickly that the water from the tap was not safe to drink, and that the water pressure was inconsistent--also annoying, but still not enough to truly upset us. Since we love to sit by campfires we tried building one on a nice night but the setup of the firepit was almost unworkable, another big disappointment.

Then we saw at least once mouse in the bedroom we were sleeping in, and decided we would leave in the morning. As I got ready to leave the next day, I had barely stepped into the shower when the water turned ice cold, sputtered, and then cut out completely, leaving me shivering and only half-soaked. We were lucky enough to find a room at a b-and-b not far away called The Pearl of Seneca Lake, and wish we'd spent the entire trip there.

The best of say of this property is that we got a full refund.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Meg, Thank you for your feedback. As I mentioned on our call, we take guest feedback very seriously and act quickly to resolve issues when brought to our attention. Since your visit, we've had the house inspected by a local contractor (Bakers) and no evidence of mice were found. However, as a preventative measure, we hired Baker's to treat and monitor the entire property to eliminate the possibility of mice at the house in the future. Like the vast majority of houses along Seneca Lake, our house draws water directly from the lake. We have a filtration system, but we do not recommend drinking the water directly from the tap. Last, we replaced the water pump with a brand new pump to ensure the house has consistent, uninterrupted water pressure. Since your visit we've had several other guests stay at the cottage. They all told us the water pressure works great. It’s unfortunate that you didn’t have a great stay at Waters Edge. For us, this cottage isn’t just a rental. It’s a place where my business partners and I take our families and friends to enjoy Seneca Lake. We hope the next time you plan to visit the Finger Lakes you’ll give us a second chance. Best Regards, Todd
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beautiful get away

  • 5 of 5

We have been back a few weeks now and I have been meaning to write. This place was PERFECT !!! Peaceful enjoyable relaxing time. and of course had wished we had another day... and then after that another. And loved just hanging @ the house. We have a boat and the waters were a little rougher than what we are used to but totally enjoyed morning coffee and rides. Felt that was the calmest time of the waters. (Was when the hurricane was up the coast so not sure if the winds had anything to do with that.) Sunrises were gorgeous(didn't mind getting up for that) and even the sky @ night you saw the different colors in the clouds. hearing the water...sitting on the porch... and Todd was the best. He gave great advise. and was very helpful and PATIENT !!! Tom also. A pleasure to deal with them. Hope to be back. I had wanted to write in the book @ the house but thought I would when hubby left for the launch with boat but I had saw someone by house when I was helping him. assumed the cleaners so didn't go back in the house. I had brought a hummingbird feeder. the spot it was @ was not a clear spot for them to see but the day we were leaving sitting looking out @ that beautiful view room , a hummingbird came to the window just hung for a second and then took off. If hubby had not seen it also I bet he would of said YEAH RIGHT !!!! Perfect way to end our time... Todd I left the feeder so make sure you find a good spot for it. (your advise for the boat trailer..... THANK YOU.... I would of not been able to do that. Understandable once I saw what you were talking about) Enjoy Oct. bet it is gorgeous then with the leaves. Thanks for sharing your house. We also noticed this was the first time away we did not listen to music. just enjoyed the peacefulness..............

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Penn Yan
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Penn Yan
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Route 14
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Car: recommended

We are located in the heart of the Seneca Lake Wine Trail and are ideally located in the middle of the lake on the western shore. We are within 5 minutes of several world renowned wineries, and are within a 10-15 minute drive of all of the wineries along the western shore of Seneca Lake. We are also very close to Watkins Glen State Park, the towns of Watkins Glen & Geneva, and the villages of Penn Yan, Hammondsport, Dresden and Dundee.


Rates & Availability

Penn Yan House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring 2017
Apr 1 2017 - Jun 17 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 18 2017 - Sep 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 4 2017 - Dec 3 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $125 + Tax
Pet Fee $35 + Tax
Tax Rate 4.0%

Nightly fee is for a 3 night rental. When we do a 2 night rental, the nightly rate is $350/night.

We accept VISA, MC, AMEX and Discover. We process our payments through a secure platform with our PayPal merchant account. We do not do partial payments or deposits. We consider the property reserved once we receive a signed/initialed/dated rental agreement back from our guests and verify that payment has been made in full. We have a generous refund policy that is spelled out in our agreement.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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