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Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 7-9)

Looking for a charming lakefront cottage to rent with all the comforts of home? This immaculate, well-kept cozy 3 bedroom home sleeps 7 with additional 2 more on a comfortable sleeper sofa. Enjoy waking up in the morning of the lapping sound of the water from your bedroom then a day of swimming, water skiing, fishing or boating. Fire up the grill for a tasty BBQ then gather around a campfire at the water's edge for toasting marshmallows while watching the shimmering moonlight reflection on the lake.

Fully equipped kitchen with everything you will need including a trash compactor, garbage disposal, food processor & microwave. Pillows, blankets, and kitchen towels are provided; you bring the sheets and bath towels. The water is filtered but you need to bring your own drinking water and paper products. Percs inside include 2 HD tv's with DVR & DVD/VHS player is available to play movies, high speed wireless internet, gas heat, washer & dryer, and a large dining room for playing cards. Outside there are 2 large decks, tables and chairs, gas grill, swing, jet ski lift, and a large dock for catching wide-mouth bass, perch, bluegill, or go for the big muskie!! Rowboat is available for your use. 2 new topside kayaks. Bicycles for adults & children. Boat ramp is also available at south end of lake if you want to bring your own boat.

Waneta Lake is located in the heart of the Finger Lakes so if you are looking for a little adventure then be sure to visit the eight wineries on the Keuka Lake Wine Trail, and if that isn't enough there are more to venture to on Seneca Lake which offers a unique tasteful experience at each location. If the wineries aren't your thing then visit the nearby Corning Glass Museum, Rockwell Western Art Museum or Curtis Motorcycle/Aircraft Museum. Why not visit the glacier cut Gorge at Watkins Glen and while your there visit the many antique shops or go out on Captain Bill's dinner cruise to see Seneca Lake which is the largest of the Finger Lakes. Hammondsport was voted the "Coolest Small Town in America" which is minutes away. There is always, golfing, hiking the local waterfalls, Windmill farmers/craft market on Saturday that is an unique experience in itself. Just get in your car & enjoy the rolling hills with grapevines growing on both sides of Keuka & Seneca. The beauty that surrounds Waneta is a photographer's paradise.

Rentals are typically weekly. Saturday at 4:00pm and depart with the following Saturday at 11:00am. Weekends are also available especially in the Fall season. Linens are available at an additional cost. Holidays are slightly higher cost.

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Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
September 7, 2017

About Sylvia

When I was 2 yrs old I jumped off the dock on Waneta Lake and scared my mother to death. It was just the beginning of an adventuresome & exciting life that I was going to experience every summer. I have so many fond memories and valued all the friendships that I developed especially my water skiing buddies. We competed and traveled NY to several competitions and I earned my expert rating in slalom and was offered a job by Cypress Gardens. The lake will always be close to my heart even though I can't be there as much now since living in Florida. Renting it out gives other people the wonderful opportunity that I have so enjoyed and now they can experience also.

Sylvia purchased this cottage in 2003

Why Sylvia chose Keuka Lake

It was my lifelong dream of owning my own place on the lake and I was fortunate that my family always owned this place and it has been passed down through the generations. My children also have a love for the lake and the best thing this past summer was seeing my 5 yr old grandson getting up on the ski sled that my kids used when they were young.

What makes this cottage unique

It is so conveniently located to the many attractions that surround the lake that you will never be bored. You can either just be lazy and float on your raft or jump in the car to go shopping, sightseeing, races at Watkins Glen or just enjoy the beautiful fall leaves on the hillside that surrounds the lake.


Hammondsport Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , washer and dryer also in there.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , With large sink & full size cupboard & medicine cabinet
  • 1.5-very large full bathroom with washer & dryer in it.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Brand new pillowtop mattress
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Pillowtop mattress
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Very comfortable Serta mattress on sleeper sofa
  • Queen size Beds (2), (1) Double & (1) Twin, (1) Sleep Sofa Sealy-very comfortable. (1) Pak n Play.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 5 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Lawn swing for the enjoyment of adults & children that overlooks the lake, nice beach with firepit to gather around for campfire. Rowboat & kayaks for fishing & just pure enjoyment.


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Would return again and again!

  • 5 of 5

My husband, our two kids (3 and 2), and I spent a wonderful and relaxing 8 days at Twin Oaks the week of July 4th. I cannot say enough about what a perfect experience it was, from booking with Sylvia right down to the very last minute there. Sylvia is kind, available to answer your every question before/after your stay and really goes above and beyond to assure you have a great stay. We have two small children and the place was perfect. It has a nice little beach/swimming hole, and Sylvia even let us use the high chair and Pack n Play so we didn't need to travel with ours. On a rainy morning, we were able to put Disney on for the kids. We've rented houses before and never has one been more kid-friendly. The kitchen was fully equipped with all the odds and ends you could need. Neighbors were friendly. Quiet country road was perfect for family walks after dinner or in the wee hours of the morning with my toddler. Though I don't relish laundry on vacation, the washer/dryer was a huge plus to wash towels mid-week. Lake is great. Not as large as many Finger Lakes, but plenty large enough for lots of boating, kayaking, fishing and water ski activity. Best part of the week besides splashing with the kids was coffee and a glass of wine with an unbeatable view. We will absolutely be back. I highly recommend this rental for families and non-families alike. Thank you, Sylvia!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What an awesome review Jennifer...just made me smile! I am so happy that your family enjoyed your stay so much! I truly do hope you can return next season. It was such a joy working with you! Thanks again! Sylvia
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The Perfect Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Wow...we loved it at Twin Oaks. We were there for one week and traveled with our twin 10 month old girls and 4 year old. Family visited for the first couple of nights then we had the cottage to ourselves. Twin Oaks had everything we needed...Sylvia even provided two pack n plays so we didn't have to lug one up. It's close to so much...we hiked, ate out, went wine tasting, and when we didn't want to go anywhere (it's hard with two babies!) the kayaks, row boat, rafts, tubes, movies, fire pit...all the extra touches kept us busy. We even brought up an outdoor movie projector, hung a sheet on the center deck and watched a movie outside our last night. It was the best week I'll remember fondly for a long time. My son keeps asking when we can go too!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome view and amenities!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a great time at this cottage on the lake. The cottage had everything we needed. The kitchen had plenty of utensils and cooking accessories! We loved using the kayaks, row boat and bicycles. The view was so relaxing. The cottage had three levels of deck/view. We used all three! The lakefront level has plenty of seats to sit around the fire pit. The other levels had plenty of chairs and tables to eat and relax and enjoy the scenery. The bedrooms were comfortable too! The cottage is well maintained and Sylvia was amazing. Also. there were personal flotation devices for use, a few fishing rods, extra chairs and more. I highly recommend this property and we hope to return again. Thanks Sylvia!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are gracious & so easy to work with Adam! It makes me so happy that your family enjoyed their stay so much. I do pray you will be back again for sure! Thank you so much!
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Lovely cottage on the lake! Highly recommend

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to the finger lakes area and will not be our last. We loved the cottage on the lake. My husband and I brought our two girls for Memorial Day weekend and had a great time. The cottage is lovely. Nice bedrooms and very comfortable living area. The decks on the lake were a fav. We Ate meals on the deck every day and enjoyed the fire pit in the evenings. There was also a rowboat we used to fish on the lake. Lots of great fishing for the kids right from the house. The area is beautiful. Watkins glen hike is a must. Farm sanctuary is also nearby. The neighbors were also very nice. We enjoyed chatting with them each day. Sylvia was great to deal with. She was very helpful and keeps everything in order. I would highly recommend this place and the area.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Maureen and do hope you and your family will come back again for a longer stay. Enjoyed talking and making your stay memorable. Sylvia
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Wonderful getaway for the entire family

  • 5 of 5

So glad that I found this place! The owner is extremely nice and shows that she really wants you to enjoy yourself. The house was very clean which is very important to me. This house is located on a beautiful lake the owner provided everything you need both inside and out, the kayaks and row boat was a nice plus for us. Thanks for a wonderful place for me and my family to stay while visiting Watkins Glen, we will be back!

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sherri, I am so happy that you all enjoyed "Twin Oaks" so much. I look forward to your family coming back next season and hopefully be able to stay for a week. It was wonderful talking with you also. Thanks again, Sylvia
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Waneta Lake, perfect spot

  • 5 of 5

Waneta Lake was the perfect size lake for our two families. The boat dock right off the back of the property was perfect. Could swim on one side and fish on the other. The owner takes a lot of pride in the property with spectacular upkeep. The lake was right in between Kueka and Seneca Lakes. Short drive to Watkins Glenn and many wineries. Would highly recommend to anyone who want to sit and relax and enjoy being right on the lake.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Rochester, Syracuse, & Elmira airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Switzerland Inn
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Penn Yan
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Switzerland Inn
Car: recommended

Renter has the use of a rowboat, the use of fishing poles, and water rafts for your enjoyment. You may also use the kayaks and bicycles.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $100
Damage Deposit $500

Holidays will be a slightly higher rate. Security deposit is $500.00 which is refunded completely to you after the inspection of your departure within 10 days. $100.00 cleaning fee is also required. Linens will be provided at a fee of $100.00 for use of all beds. Smaller fee for linen service is applicable with the use of 1 or 2 beds.

Personal check or money order

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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