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Member since: 2011
Speaks: english


21 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Keuka Lake Cottage Rental Photos and Description

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.

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More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Sylvia (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

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.


based on 21 traveler reviews

average rating of 4.857143 based on 21 reviews

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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Girl's Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Perfect cottage for our get away. Great kitchen, everything you could need. Washer and dryer a big plus. Large table and chairs which is important to us so the 6 of us can eat together and we like to play games and craft. Very very clean and well maintained. 2 decks and a lower fire pit right on the lake. Saw lots of shooting stars while we sat by the fire. Neighbors very pleasant, he offered to take our group picture before we left. Close to the Windmill, Corning and Watkins Glen. Would definitely vacation there again. Thanks Sylvia!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lori, I was happy to hear you girls had such a fun time and enjoyed the cottage so much! Look forward to you all coming back again! Thanks again, Sylvia
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Family Gathering

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I were at this lovely Waneta Lake cottage for about 10 days. The property was so nice and well maintained, and inside was spacious with every amenity one could ask for. Also the view from the upper and lower decks was stunning! We were visiting the area for a family gathering very close by on the same side of Waneta Lake so it was very convenient for us to have this cottage so near by for our private use. Unfortunately for us, we did not have much time to actually use this cottage since we were gone all of the time. In addition to our family activities, there were so many great wineries, restaurants, and quaint shops very nearby. We will definitely come back and rent this same cottage at a future date when we can stay right there and enjoy all that it has to offer.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure having you at my lake house and I certainly look forward to Patsy and you to be able to spend more time when you come to visit again. Thank you so much for a wonderful review! Sylvia
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Amazing Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I stayed in this cottage for a week and we had a great time. The key was easy to get and the place was very well kept. It is equipped with all appliances and cookware. Washer and dryer was a great feature. We fished off the dock and caught a great deal of fish even a few bass and bullhead. The view from the upper and lower deck is beautiful. The owner called on Sunday to see how we were doing. The location is great and beach front perfect for a bonfire. We would stay here again. Just a great, relaxing vacation!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Diane and were so easy to work with also, would love to have you back again! Sylvia
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Nice Spring Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed for a weekend in this cottage and really enjoyed it a lot. The property is well kept and there is lots to do with the available kayaks and bikes and decks where you can just relax and enjoy the nice scenery; and sitting around the fire pit at night and looking at all the stars. Location is very nice as it's within reach of the wine country yet really private and away from all the busy roads. The host was very helpful and accommodating.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Val--so happy that you enjoyed your weekend and the weather warmed up for you & your family! I look forward to your return visit in the near future. Thanks again, Sylvia
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Car: recommended

Renter has the use of a rowboat, the use of fishing poles, and water rafts for your enjoyment.


Rates & Availability

Waneta Lake Cottage Rental Rates

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Jun 1 2016 - Sep 10 2016
7 night minimum stay
Sep 12 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
Standard pricing
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100
Refundable 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.

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Keuka Lake Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront
  • Water View ...
  • 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 ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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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