|Minimum Stay||2 - 7 nights|
Welcome to Water's Edge!
***Winter 2016 brought exciting renovations: Brand new kitchen and bathroom, plus fully renovated main level.***
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.
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 which is now one of the most luxurious rooms in the house. In 2016, we greatly expanded the shower and finished the whole room with high end ceramic tile, lighting and fixtures. It may not be huge, but it is beautiful.
Upstairs you have a sitting area with a queen size futon sofa/bed. Each of the 3 bedrooms feature comfortable queen beds (new in 2015). Plus, we replace the bed linens, pillows and bath towels with new sets each season. (All bed/bath linens are included with the rental.) 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!
For more information on our properties, the local area and to book directly, go to our website at SenecaLakeWineTrailRentals dot com.
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
Our home truly has a unique combination of accessibility, privacy, level yard, lots of beach frontage, and ZERO steps to the beach. It absolutely is the perfect property where you can gather with friends & family - and has the perfect location for you to unwind, relax and become clear-minded.
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" @ Seneca Lake.
Our time at “Waters Edge” was very peaceful and relaxing. The reservation process was simple, and the house was exactly as we expected - not a new home, but very clean and true to the photos. We have two small children, so we had 4 at the house. My wife and I took advantage of the quiet time before the kids woke up each morning to make coffee & watch the sunrise. All I can say is WOW! Incredible views across the water every day. Really relaxing - especially while sitting & listening to the gentle lapping of the waves on the beach. The entire time we were there the kids alternated between swimming and playing in the yard. The house is located right in the middle of the western side of the lake, so it was ideally situated along the wine trail. Penn Yan is a 10 minute drive from the house. We also took the owner up on several suggestions for dinner spots. The Himrod Eagle was great, and Seneca Farms fried chicken in Penn Yan was phenomenal. We made two quick trips to Watkins Glen State Park to hike the Gorge Trail and also did the Outlet Trail starting in Dresden. The house is centrally located to everything. We ended up visiting 10 wineries total. Be sure to note that most of them close at 5pm. A few are open until 6. Fire pits by the water each night with S’mores was a great way to end each day. Great weather capped off a great week!
My family had a great time at Waters Edge. We are a family of 4 with two sons - ages 12 and 14. The kids not only loved swimming and fishing in the lake, they also had a blast playing frisbee and badminton in the yard, exploring the nearby stream and making bonfires in the fire pit. The cottage was very cozy & clean and the room sizes were very generous. The owner was great to deal with throughout the booking process and was easy to get a hold of while we were there and we called with questions about nearby places to eat and where we could rent kayaks for the boys. The location was close to Penn Yan and Watkins Glen - which was important for grocery runs. We thought we’d get out and do a lot more hiking and sightseeing, but we found ourselves relaxing at the house and not wanting to leave. The house is literally at the waters edge (very appropriate name for this house!) and the yard is flat and plenty big enough for whatever games the kids wanted to play. The house is located on a private lot at the end of the street - yet it is not isolated at all. We loved this house and we’ll be back!”
- Great location on the lake, with a nice, private side yard
- Downstairs has a great view of the lake
- Open layout kitchen+dining+living room areas which makes for a cozy downstairs
- Easy booking process and a helpful, responsive owner
- The bathroom is not modern. That part of the home description is not accurate. The bathroom is small and cramped, and does not look like it has been renovated for a long time. While we did not see any mold, some in our group complained about a background moldy smell. There are no photos of the bathroom on HomeAway which is not an accident.
- While the photos of the other rooms are generally accurate, the rest of the house has not been renovated for a long time either. Clean, but old. Since the price of this home is a bit higher than some comparable rentals on Seneca (based on my research), something to think about.
- The covered outdoor patio was pretty dirty when we arrived and is not furnished. There are plenty of chairs, but no table. We ended up buying a folding table at Walmart.
- No kayaks included. This is clearly communicated in the home description, but nevertheless it's a con since renting 2 kayaks for a week cost $250.
This home has a ton of potential as a vacation rental, but it's either a bit overpriced as is, or needs some refurbishments to warrant the price.
We stayed with our daughter and husband. It was a great spot for our long weekend with them. The house is close enough so you see and hear the water, which was lovely. The rental process was easy and the property was as depicted. Reagan's delivered canoes to the property which was a great option.
We had some issues with our visit. The outside maintenance was atrocious. We're guessing we were the first guests of the season, though we were told we couldn't check in early because it was rented up to the day of our arrival and housekeeping needed that time to clean it. The grass was mowed but lots of limbs and branches you had to step over. Dead foliage lined the fence at the front of cottage. The back porch had a huge pile of leaves with a DEAD squirrel in it. Once inside I spent the first several minutes picking up dead millipedes and spiders. Tracks of windows filled with dead insects and flies. The bathroom shower had mold around the bottom seam and the trim was falling off. After stripping the beds our final day, we found dead crushed leaves under the sheets in the one bedroom. It's a shame because it's a great location and cottage could be so much more with some maintence. We won't go back, lots of other cottages.
Everything about this place was perfect. I left coffee and charcoal at home by accident and dreaded a trip to the store. Luckily both of these items were at the rental already. I don't think that's something they guarantee as an amenity but it saved my life. The children enjoyed fishing from the dock every day and kayaking. The neighbors were pleasant as well but the property is secluded enough to not have to worry about privacy anyway.Thank you so much for the great stay. We will be back!
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.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Jun 19 2016 - Sep 3 2016
7 night minimum stay
Sep 4 2016 - Nov 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
|Pet Fee||$35 + Tax|
|Cleaning fee||$125 + Tax|
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.