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Simple & Relaxing 4BR Seneca Lake House w/Wifi, Screened Porch & Private Dock - Situated on a Quiet Beach Near Wine Country, Niagara Falls & More!

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights

About the property

Penn Yan, New York

Come experience the best of Lake Seneca by staying in this delightful Penn Yan vacation rental home, boasting 55 feet of beachfront property and a private dock for ultimate easy water access. Ideally situated in the heart of wine country just a few miles away from restaurants, golf courses and wonderful attractions, this lovely property will allow you to fully experience everything this area has to offer! 

Featuring 4 bedrooms, a sleeping porch, and 1.5 bathrooms, this cozy residence has enough sleeping arrangements for 8 guests, making it perfect for families or a group of friends out for a relaxing lakefront retreat. You’ll find the home’s interior nice and bright, complete with the classic charm of an older 2-story beach house. The screened porches located on each floor will remind you of a tree house, offering beautiful views of the 32-mile long lake and striking sunrises over the water. Look forward to unwinding in the spacious living room, where you can watch your favorite cable shows on the flat screen TV while you cozy up by the stone fireplace. Everything else you need to feel as comfortable as possible is here, including wireless internet access for your convenience and a quaint kitchen, fully equipped with all the necessary appliances and kitchen accessories. 

Perhaps the best feature of this home is its prime location on Seneca Lake! You’ll instantly pick up the area’s easy and relaxing lifestyle, spending each day reading on the beach, playing in the water, or fishing on the dock. After a thrilling day on the water, fire up the gas grill and enjoy a barbeque al fresco with your companions. Other outdoor features include a picnic table and chairs, making the home’s outdoor space perfect for entertaining. 

You certainly won’t have to venture far to explore the myriad of attractions within the area - this property is located in the heart of wine country, allowing you to enjoy local wine tastings and tours at gorgeous vineyards that stretch down to the lake. Several charming towns in the area offer excellent restaurants and eclectic boutiques - you’ll be a few minutes from Geneva, as well as just 1 hour from Rochester, the home of modern photography. The golfers in your group will delight in tee time spent at the golf course 5 miles away. A short 30-minute drive will take you to a casino and horse racing at the Finger Lakes race track, as well as Watkins Glen International, an automobile race track. While you're in the area, make sure to visit Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State park, an incredible 52-acre country estate. Niagara Falls makes for a wonderful day trip with the family and can be reached within a 2-3 hour drive from the house. No matter how you choose to spend your time here, you’re sure to create cherished memories with friends and family at this pleasant Seneca Lake vacation rental home! 

Key Residence Features:

- Amenities include a fully equipped kitchen, gas grill, fireplace, wireless internet access, cable TV, 2 screened porches, and private dock

- Situated along 55 feet of Seneca Lake frontage 

- Amazing location in the heart of wine country! Close to restaurants, shopping, golf, race tracks, and much more! 

Bedroom Configuration:

- Master Bedroom: Full-sized Bed

- Bedroom 2: Twin-sized Bed

- Bedroom 3: Full-sized Bed

- Bedroom 4: Full-sized Bed

Additional Sleeping:

- A Queen-sized Bed and Futon in the Sleeping Porch can accommodate extra guests


- No smoking

- No pets allowed

- Must be at least 25 years old to book

- Please note that bath towels are not provided at this property. Guests will need to provide their own

- Also note that railroad tracks run across the road behind the house. A short train runs infrequently and travels at 30 mph

- Additional fees and taxes may apply


More Details

Property Manager
Owner / Property Manager
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2017

About Owner / Property Manager

Evolve Vacation Rental Network is on a mission to make vacation rental easy for travelers. Our dedicated Travel Advisor Team is available 7 days a week and our simple online reservation system allows you to book securely with a credit card! Please feel free to call us at 1.877.818.1013.


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(7 traveler reviews)

Simple & Relaxing 4BR Seneca Lake House w/Wifi, Screened Porch & Private Dock - Situated on a Quiet Beach Near Wine Country, Niagara Falls & More!
average rating of 4.0 based on 7 reviews

Scenic view with lots of room!

  • 4 of 5

Great view and location on Seneca lake with beach and dock. Well-equipped kitchen. .Lots of bedrooms. Grill on beach. Minor issues-bad fuse, minimal AC, leaky sink. Bring your own boat!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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vacation week

  • 2 of 5

The cottage was very clean and nice except there was absolutely no air condition upstairs and it was unbearable! We had to go out and purchase fans. Also one of our children had to work a couple of the days and you advertised wifi ad it truly was not wifi, so another purchase had to be made. I think you need to explain more clearly your accomodations. thank you gloria decker.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect house for family, peaceful location, close to everything!

  • 4 of 5

Very much enjoyed this house for our family vacation! Owners were very accommodating to our needs. House was perfect for our extended family with several young children. Location close to Geneva, wineries, etc. Swimming was easy with beach entry and dock. (It's rocky but that's expected for a lake in NY) Train wasn't an issue and none of the kids woke when it passed, in fact daytime trains were pretty exciting for kids. Bedrooms are roomy and the sleeper porch can definitely be a very large 5th bedroom. Kitchen is completely stocked with everything you will need which was a nice surprise. We really didn't need to bring anything but clothes and food! If we do this trip again, we will stay in this house again!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything we needed for a first family vacation...with caveats!

  • 4 of 5

This cottage had everything we were generally looking for in a Finger Lakes destination: lake side property, close to things to do, full amenities, etc. It was comfortable and wonderful to wake up hearing the lapping water and seeing the sun emerge from the east side of the lake. We'll have nice memories of our first family vacation here. The owner is very clear about what is not included (w/d, towels) but we thought it was important to point out a few details around the amenities. These were not problems for us, but may be dealbreakers for others:

1) Train: The train tracks themselves don't pose a problem - they are no more than 50 feet from the house. But unless you want to go out for a run/bike along the main road, there was no you would be walking over them for any reason. The train, however, is another story. The owner wasn't sure what the schedule was but we paid careful attention to it during our stay. We stayed in mid-August and suspect this is the general schedule. From Sunday through Thursday night, a freight train passes by the house between 9 - 9:30 PM. The Sunday night train was super long but all others were shorter. Another, shorter, train then passes around 11:30 PM. Horns do not blow but the tracks are close enough to the house that you will hear it for sure unless you're a good sleeper (our 18 month son slept through most of the pass throughs).

Internet: Internet service is very slow. There is also a note/request at the house that internet usage is limited to email. Since that was not a solution for us since we had to do work while there, we had to use our mobile hot spot for reliable service. The hot spot worked fine so if you plan to be online to do more than check quick emails, be sure to have one.

Lake swimming: It is wonderfully refreshing and nice to have close, but bring swim shoes if you have them. The entry into the lake is extremely rocky and there are many small, tiny shell pieces along the ground. You can't really see these shells or feel them amidst the rockiness. I swam about 1000 yds between two of the docks. When I came out, I noticed lots of tiny paper-like cuts along my hands & feet. After further inspection, we saw the plantlife have these small shells along them. You cannot actually feel them when you get cut, but they sting once you are out. I would not recommend young children going in unless they had water shoes and close supervision.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for providing this detailed review! We are glad to hear the cottage had everything you needed and that you're family left with great memories. We appreciate the feedback, as we have passed all of your concerns about the internet and lake swimming along to the homeowner. In regards to the train tracks, we are glad they did not interfere with your stay at all, and can assure future travelers they haven't posed a problem for past guests! Thank you for your stay with us! -The Evolve Team
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Family Memories Grow!!!

  • 4 of 5

We loved the home!

Chatted with the owners..... Quaint, charming, like "great Grandma's house".

Due to elderly parents, the beautiful claw foot tub, however, was not to be used by them - too deep to get in and out of.

We noticed septic tank odors towards end of trip .... even though we used the provided toilet tissue :(.

Lake was beautiful.... kitchen was cozy for the aunts.

Outdoor grill + fire pit + dock was WELL USED!!!!

Nearby town of Geneva was cute... but we all had too much fun at the lake and rarely went in to visit.

Cant wait to return!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful location, great views, and very relaxing

  • 5 of 5

House is very quaint. Views were awesome. Could swim right from shore. If you have young children definitely recommend the Splash Pad in Geneva at Seneca National Park. Only about 15 minutes from house. Owners are very nice and checked in with us prior to our vacation starting.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Penn Yan Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 double , Master Bedroom
    Bedroom 2 (Child's Room) - 1 twin/ single , Bedroom 2 (Child's Room)
    Bedroom 3 (Blue Room) - 1 double , Bedroom 3 (Blue Room)
    Bedroom 4 (Green Room) - 1 double , Bedroom 4 (Green Room)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • swimming

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