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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.

****Discounted Mid-Week Rates Now Available****

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:
March 18, 2018

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 Penn Yan

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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
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 -
(21 traveler reviews)

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Beautifully Renovated Waterfront Cottage!
average rating of 4.142857 based on 21 reviews

Todd was great to work with, location was fantastic-fabulous views. Would stay again!

  • 5 of 5

House was as advertised!

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet, pleasant getaway

  • 4 of 5

The property was clean, fairly well stocked and basically as described. One item of concern were the stairs going to the bathroom and the second floor. They were a bit steep and somewhat difficult to ascend for my wife and myself (we are in our late 60's). Todd, the owner, was very accommodating and promptly answered any questions we had. We had our two adult children with us. The campfires at night and the peace and quiet made for a relaxing vacation. Bill & Barb B.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Finding Tranquility at Water's Edge

  • 4 of 5

Being at Water's Edge cottage allowed us to watch the sunrise and sunset change the color of water and sky, taste the region's Rieslings, and hike the state park at Watkins Glen to enjoy up close a personal encounters with waterfalls! The accommodations and amenities gave an authentic lake house experience--loved this private and peaceful place! We'll be back.....

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: November 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: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: November 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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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Pet Fee $35

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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