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Classic cottage on the lake with wide shady beach near wineries

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bedroom, 1 bath on the lake shore

Enjoy a wonderful retreat at this classic lakefront cottage. Drive to the door, enjoy the wide, flat grassy point, shaded by a massive Basswood tree. Situated among summer cottages in a quiet friendly beach neighborhood. Steps away from a creek with waterfalls and nearby by woods and wild hillsides. Furnished home with an open design kitchen/living room. Windows on three sides give views across the lake and north and south. combination that has views of the lake from six windows in the front and both sides. UP to 6 people can sleep comfortably in three bedrooms with two full, and two twin beds. Bedding and towels provided. Kitchen has silverware, glassware, dishes and pots and pans. Dishwasher, washer/dryer, sound system with CD player and radio. Two Tvs with DVD players. Three single kayaks and a four-seater pedal boat. Dock has bench seat and table and chairs with plenty of space to stretch out your towels. Non-smoking, long-term renters welcome. No pets.

Located in walking distance to two wineries and a brewery with a restaurant. Road to lake passes through vineyards, farmland and woods before ending at the lake. Several award-winning restaurants and wineries within a 10 minute drive. Famous Watkins Glen State Park, Corning Museum of Glass, Rockwell Museum, Rose Hill Mansion and Seward House, are just a few local world-class locations within an hour's drive or less. One hour to Ithaca and its restaurants, concerts and children's activities including Sciencenter, Farmer's Market and Museum of the Earth.

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 10, 2018

About Mary

This classic lake cottage has been in our family for years and enjoyed by the family. All five children who grew up in the family spent their summers here on the shores of Seneca Lake, playing with our "summer families" up and down the beach.

Mary purchased this cottage in 1952

Why Mary chose Lodi

Our cousins live right next door and we grew up together here each summer

What makes this cottage unique

Listening to the laves lap on the shore as you fall asleep is an amazing way to relax your mind and body!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We just wanted to hang out on the dock and watch the world go by. It is very peaceful with very few boats going by,especially for such a big lake. The cottage has kayaks and a paddleboat and we spent a lot of time paddling around and checking out the nearby cliffs and streams.The owners gave us lots of information on things to do in the area ,but we hated to leave. We did one day of winery touring and that was plenty. We just wanted to get back to soak up the sun and water.
Jul 2014
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Lodi Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Classic cottage on the lake with wide shady beach near wineries
average rating of 4.529412 based on 20 reviews

Comfortable cottage great value

  • 5 of 5

Once we figured out the best lines on the wagon trail down from the main road our comfort level was elevated. It really isn't that bad once you've done it a few times but initially it is somewhat surprising. The cottage is very nice and reminded us all of the cottages from the 50s and 60s. It's an older lake cottage after all but somewhat updated. The wifi worked quite well. Didn't watch tv though it appears to be an internet connection through dsl I guess. Beds all seemed to be comfortable and the kitchen had everything we needed. My bed was very comfortable. A hotel room would have cost more and all it has is four walls. This cottage is a great value and I would recommend it.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Don -- So glad you enjoyed your stay. We appreciate that you enjoyed the vintage feel (and the updated aspects) of our lake home. The road is a single-lane, dirt road -- congrats for getting comfortable with it. Hope to see you again, you were a great guest. Mary
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Quaint and relaxing

  • 4 of 5

The cottage was comfortable and well supplied. The weekend was cold but the cottage remained cozy for the 4 of us. The view was great as we sat outside and watched the waves lap up on the shore. The area was peaceful. The only glitch was the long, steep road down to the lake.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful location, amazing views

  • 4 of 5

My family had a wonderful week at the Guthrie house! There were definitely some pros and cons to this property...


-The yard and dock were really awesome. The yard is nice and flat (which isn't always the case on the lake!) and the dock allowed for nice views and easy floating.

-The kayaks were awesome to have on site

-The main living space is much larger than it appears in the pictures. It's a nice open space where you can relax if the weather isn't cooperating. We didn't use the TV, so I can't really speak to that.

-The kitchen was in decent shape, we were able to cook everything we needed with plenty of space.

- Close to so many vineyards! it's a hike up the hill (we were prepared), but once you're up there, you can hit many spots very quickly.

- For us this was a pro, but there was a lot of shade so we didn't have to worry about our little ones getting sun burn.


-We were expecting a gas grill and unfortunately were met with a charcoal grill

-The homes in the neighborhood are VERY close to each other. We sort of knew this going in, but there was definitely a lot of interaction with the neighbors. Again, they were very nice, but it was a bit more than we were expecting.

- The windows open weirdly in the two double bed rooms, so it's a little tricky to get a fan in the window in one of the rooms and impossible in the other. So the bedrooms did get quite hot (even with cooler nights).

Overall, we did have a great week. The house was a great little spot to enjoy the lake and spend some quality family time!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cute cottage in the perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was everything advertised and more. We were impressed with the roominess and modern appliances in the cottage. The outdoor area was beautiful and serene. The kayaks and paddleboat were an added bonus!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for staying with us. Glad you enjoyed yourselves and were comfortable!
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Great view!

  • 4 of 5

Great little cottage. Beautiful scenery surrounds you. Mary provides a well stocked cottage. Even leaves you firewood! The mattresses need replaced but I loved the old fashioned feel of the cottage. The bathroom is spacous and was spotless. The cottage is just steps to the lake. We spent so much time on the dock We had a great time just sitting under the canopy of trees in the yard. Very relaxing!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Laurel -- we are so glad you had a great time. Working on that mattress issue. We will have them replaced in a few weeks for the season. Glad you could share the fun of being at the lake. Mary
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Very nice place. Tough road.

  • 4 of 5

Very spacious cottage with an easy walk to the lake. My two kids, ages 10 and 13, were able to make the most of the amenities. There was just one thing that prevented a five-star rating; Lamoreaux Point Road was a white-knuckle ride with many ruts and potholes, and a few steep hills. However, after a couple of times, the road did seem less onerous. The road aside, this cottage is highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Insurance $59

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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