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Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 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 a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 12, 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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(25 traveler reviews)

average rating of 4.88 based on 25 reviews

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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Picturesque Perfection

  • 5 of 5

What a hidden gem! The cottage was perfect for us and our family. We slept comfortably in all the rooms, the place was thoroughly cleaned. The amenities were very helpful with a fully stocked kitchen which made it easy to cook daily in addition to the bikes on hand to use, the two kayaks and fishing poles. Once we arrived we didn't want to leave for any reason, everyone enjoyed themselves immensely! My son caught a 20 inch bass right off the dock (great spot for fishing). We enjoyed nightly campfires and loved the Adirondack chairs on the beach. The memories made there were priceless--it was well worth it and we look forward to returning. We did explore the Garret Chapel, Ravines Winery as well as a hike at Watkins Glen State Park! There is so much to see and do in the area and it is picturesque, but it sitting out on one of the two lakeside porches is heaven.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

A perfect lake cottage for a small reunion with my sister and her family. It is nicely decorated; clean as a whistle, neat , tidy and well maintained. The kitchen was well orginized and fully stocked with more than we needed for a family of nine. The two decks and beach added a more comfortable living space for dining, reading, and games. The dock was excellent for swimming and provided a perfect platform fo non-stop fishing. The fish were plentiful and were egar to be caught!. The owner provided us with two top quality kayaks and PFDs that added another dimension to our stay on the lake.

Thank you Sylvia for sharing your lake home with us. You are a wonderful host who made us feel so welcome.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place for a family vacation

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is great for the vacation of me and my sister family reunion. My kids love this place so much. Every decoration inside are so sweet and warm. The owner is so organized with all the instruction on how to use everything. The best thing is the owner is a really nice and warm-hearted person. The place is clean and there are all cooking tools in the kitchen. The view from the cottage is so beautiful. It was really convenient to travel around, such as winery, museums, state parks. All of us was satisfied with the place and person. All of these make us a wonderful memory for our family.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yi, it just warms my heart that your family had such a good time. I try to make the cottage as comfortable as possible for all that visit. I do hope you come again and see more of our beautiful countryside. Thank you again, Sylvia
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Relaxing Lake Stay

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect lake house for our family. We loved the double decks with beautiful views of the lakes. The house is clean and very well maintained. The kitchen had everything we needed for cooking. The rooms were spacious and comfortable. The location is perfect for visiting wineries, going to the Windmill and hiking in Watkins Glen. It was just what our family needed for a quick getaway before school started! We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is always so good to hear what a wonderful time a family has had at the lake house...I certainly look forward to having you back again! Sylvia
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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

Hammondsport Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 5 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 6 2017 - Nov 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $100
Pet Fee $100

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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