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Luxury Level-Lakefront Brick Cottage, 2 Oven, 2 Fridge, Dishwasher

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Custom Built LEVEL LAKE FRONT, BRICK COTTAGE! HOT TUB. 2,200 Sq Ft Open Spacious Floor Plan, 3 bed / 3 full bath, 2 Kayaks, 1 canoe. Wood burning fireplace. High whitewash wood ceilings. Year-round comfort with a thermostat in every room, electric heat, great for Spring and Fall weather. Outside commercial stand up heater. Paddle board rentals available near by... House is beautifully decorated with white wash and cherry wood furniture. 8 ft high, 12 ft long glass sliding doors open and pocket into wall and disappear for a great view of the lake. All rooms overlook the lake. It has a 14 ft long custom cherry wood bar with a wine cooler and bar sink. Great as a bar and buffet style serving.

Custom kitchen, granite island, 2 dish washers, 2 full refrigerators with a 2nd half kitchen (butler's pantry). Extra quiet lg washer and dryer. Three full baths. Two have large tile walk in showers and beautiful white wood vanities. Third bath has custom tile shower and granite large vanity counter sink top.

Master bedroom has a queen bed and a sofa, with a/c and an oversized bath with two vanities and a separate walk-in shower and commode area. Master has sliding glass doors that open to a porch, overlooks the lake!

Second bedroom has a queen bed and a beautiful lake view. Private from the master bedroom, in the new addition of the house with a new very spacious bathroom directly across the hall.

Third bedroom is large and spacious. Has a queen bed and a loveseat. Under the window is a built-in desk and a swivel chair. It also has a vaulted ceiling, large 3 panel window with white plantation shutters, over looks yard with trees and flowers, and gets the morning sun. This is also in the new addition, right next to a spacious full beautiful bath with marble floors and a tile walk in shower.

(All three bedrooms have ceiling fans)

OUTSIDE has a huge out door cooking area. One stainless steel 6 burner commercial grade beautiful gas grill and one charcoal stainless grill like new. We provide the propane and charcoal. THREE OUT DOOR PATIOS AND DECKS (DIRECTLY ON THE LAKE) quality matching comfortable out door furniture. Seating for 14 for eating. Only 20 ft to waters edge, great swimming. Water inclines gradually. Dock with swim ladder. Two kayaks, one canoe and life jackets. Outdoor hot tub. Out side lights to light up the entire area for night swimming and games.

Cottage is 700 ft off main road, over size parking area NO STEPS to front door. Walking paths without going on to main Rd (East lake rd.) Walking paths over look lake. Sunset Bay is a private community with 12 homes. All with beautiful trees and often will see deer.

In 2010 and 2011 the original cottage was gutted and it has an all new interior and exterior look. This is the fifth season on the rental market. This is truly a great lake home were you can relax in comfortable furniture, and enjoy the indoors and outdoors in a beautiful cottage on the lake. Great sunsets to enjoy!

The yard is lushly landscaped with flowering trees and shrubs and flower boxes around the house. Plenty of flowers to cut and arrange in the cottage.

THE SUNSETS ARE BREATHTAKING! 40 wineries around our lake, limo and coach wine tours, the new Del Lago casino only 20 minutes away. The lake is great for fishing, boat rentals, and dinner cruise boats. Mennonite and Amish markets near by. Wegmans is only a 10 minute drive from the house, making grocery shopping extremely convenient!

Keywords: Geneva, Level Lake Front, Seneca Lake , Finger Lakes Region New York, Vacation Rental, Close to town, Clean clear lake, Spacious 3br 3ba, no steps to lake front. 7 MILES to HOBART WILLIAM SMITH COLLEGE on Seneca lake. Near Watkins Glen International Race Track

More Details

Melissa Powers
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2017

About Melissa Powers

Doris and her husband Paul did a massive renovation to this home in 2010, as they are retired custom home designers and builders in Southwest Florida. Melissa currently resides in Rochester, NY, after spending 5 years working in finance in NYC. Doris helped her realize her dream of owning a lakefront property in the Finger Lakes region, and they are working together to share this property with visitors.

Melissa Powers purchased this house in 2008

Why Melissa Powers chose Seneca Lake

This custom-built home is equipped with many luxury features and truly feels like your home away from home. There are over 600 custom high end homes built by Bella Builders, in Lee county Florida (Fort Myers area), and this "cottage" exhibits qualities of these Florida homes while maintaining the charm of a Finger Lakes cottage.

What makes this house unique

Finger lakes, lake access, wineries, wine tours, Del Lago Casino, cottage, bed and breakfast, lodging, luxury, waterfront, lake front, dock, kayak, boat rental, hot tub, breweries, Geneva, Hobart & William Smith, Cornell, Ithaca, Seneca Lake, gourmet kitchen


Geneva House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , $1,000 upgrade foam queen mattress on sofa, not a futon
  • Queen size Beds (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Paddle boards can be rented near by and if you rent by the week they will deliver the paddle board to the cottage.


Exceptional! 4.9/5 -
(20 traveler reviews)

Luxury Level-Lakefront Brick Cottage, 2 Oven, 2 Fridge, Dishwasher
average rating of 4.95 based on 20 reviews
Hartford, CT

Beautiful home, not great for swimming.

  • 4 of 5

Disappointed by amount of weeds / slime in the water in front of the house. Great for fishing, not so much for swimming. Note: there is only AC in the master bedroom, no central AC. It was very warm in our July week. House is very nice and the owners are therefore VERY particular in the rules and instructions on keeping it clean and maintained for them. We always maintain and leave properties prestine, but the strong focus on this added a level of stress to our stay. Very well equipped and maintained property. Love the big window on the lake and seating area by water. Property was listed for sale at time of our stay. We were asked to allow a showing, but owners did compensate us for the time we had to exit the property.

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Highly Exaggerated Water Conditions! We have 20 reviews, all 5 Stars over the past five years with VRBO. All of our renters have enjoyed swimming, canoeing, kayaking in the lake. Kim the renter who wrote the review was really upset because we did not have AC in the entire Cottage and once they checked in, she called wanting their money back as they wanted to go to a hotel as it was warm the day they checked in. I told her it was clearly on our VRBO site that we have AC in the master suite only. The review was highly exaggerated on the water condition and the care of the house. First we did have a severe thunderstorm with high winds which clouded the water and washed up lake grass the day before they arrived, which took a few days for it to clear up. Kim mentioned in her review the Cottage was very nice, very well equipped and maintained and they always leave it pristine and it was stressful for her. We do ask our renters to maintain the cottage while renting. It was not left anywhere near pristine, not even close. This Cottage is for people who want a well-maintained beautiful rental and who do not find it stressful to keep it nice. Please read our other reviews as people have really enjoyed the swimming and all the cottage offers. The new owners will be keeping it the same and they welcome you.
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Smithfield, RI

Gorgeous waterfront vacation spot!

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I shared our vacation with friends (2 other couples) and we all agreed that it was way more beautiful in person....the pictures on VRBO do it no justice! Plenty of room for everyone to "spread out" and yet cozy areas here and there to enjoy each other's company. We loved using the large outdoor table for our dinner every night and the seating area down by the firepit overlooking the water was perfect for evening conversation and cocktails! I think everyone's favorite part was the wide open view from the living room, overlooking Seneca Lake...simply breathtaking. And every night the sunset was different, but always spectacular. The week flew by quickly, we were sad to leave, but we would definitely like to make plans to come back again. Thank you, Doris and Paul, for sharing your amazing home with us! "The Seneca Six": Tania, Russ, Kathy, Mike, Tracey & Jeff

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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jensen beach, fl

Highly recommend Casa Bella

  • 5 of 5

Casa Bella is a lovely property right on Seneca Lake. Like others, the pictures do not do it justice. This home is very comfortable and can easily accommodate 6. Inside and outside furniture is in great condition and the patios are a nice spot to toast the sunset over the lake. This home is well stocked if you chose to cook, although there are great restaurants in the area. If you want to visit the best wineries and brew houses, Seneca Lake if your prime spot. Many of the local wineries have music one night a week in season. Doris is exceptionally easy to work with; her frequent communication and follow up is appreciated. Since our return after a week's stay, we have recommended this home to two of our friends.

Recommended wineries are: Herman Wiemer, Heron Hill, Heart and Hands Wine Company, Red Tail Ridge Winery, Bloomer Creek Vineyard and Red Newt.

Recommended brew pubs are Bottomless, Wagners (wine also).

Recommended food is Halsey's and Port Side.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lansdale, PA

Wonderful Time

  • 5 of 5

We arrived on July 4th with our 3 daughter (ages 17, 22, 25). The house is absolutely beautiful. The pictures don't do it justice. The whole wall facing the lake is made up of 3 sliding glass doors that make you feel like your sitting right on the lake! We had a wonderful time hiking in the mornings and stopping at wineries and some breweries on the way back to the house. Then swimming in the afternoon.. Had a great dinner at restaurant called Ports Cafe. We also grilled a few nights at the house and there is a great food store called Wegmans close by. We also did cheese tasting at Muranda Cheese Company. There is also a great winery down the road from Bella Casa called Zugibe Vineyards that had live music outside overlooking Lake Seneca on Friday nights.

Doris, the owner, was so helpful and accommodating. Very easy to work with. We had a wonderful time and hopefully will be back soon!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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"Bella" Casa Bella

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful 8 day stay at Casa Bella with our family and friends. Doris and her husband were very easy to work with and obviously take great pride in their property. They went over and above by sending us a helpful packet of local information and providing a welcome gift of snacks and a bottle of wine.

Part of our stay was with two other couples and part was with our daughter and 2 children. The cottage set up worked well for both groups. We grew up in the Finger Lakes and our trip back home brought back some great memories of fun at the lake. Casa Bella with all the comforts and amenities of home and beautiful setting made our stay easy and enjoyable. It was a very quiet area, off the main road with nice neighbors on both sides. The outside lounging and eating areas were very comfortable and private, which was greatly appreciated. Our grandkids loved the calm waters of the beach and nearby spray park. The adults used the canoe and 2 kayaks, hot tub and relaxed to fabulous views of sunsets over the lake. There were plenty of restaurants nearby when we chose not to eat at "home". The kitchen was well outfitted and set up nicely so you could prepare food and still talk to friends in the living room. We toured several wineries, the best of which were Wagner, Thirsty Owl, and nearby Ventosa. Both Ventosa and Wagner's had bands which we really enjoyed. We look forward to returning soon!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We've Been Spoiled!

  • 5 of 5

It is usually hard to have your vacation end, but leaving Casa Bella was particularly hard. Doris and Paul have created a little "bit of heaven" - right here in the Finger Lakes! We immediately felt at home - and pampered in all the indulgent touches! There are so many wonderful spots to have a cup of coffee - or glass of wine - and of course soak in the beautiful views of the lake! The Finger Lakes have been a favorite of our for many years, and even though Casa Bella is nestled in a great location for getting to places - we spent far more of our time "home" then we have on any vacation there! There was plenty of space and privacy for a house of 6 - and yet such a wonderful setting to spend time as a family! We loved the pictures online but the house was even better in person - everything was spotless - and landscaped just beautifully! Doris and Paul were great in keeping in touch with us throughout the whole process - we couldn't have asked for more. We can't wait to come back! Melissa & Steve

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Geneva House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 3 2017 - Sep 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 10 2017 - Dec 3 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 3.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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