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Heart of the Seneca Lake Wine Trail

Bedrooms 2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Year-round Rental on Seneca Lake Wine Trail, Finger Lakes, NY

Conveniently located in Hector, NY, on the east side of Seneca Lake. This beautifully renovated farmhouse cottage is bordered by vineyards owned by Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards. During warmer months, enjoy a glass of wine sitting on the large back deck while surrounded by cabernet sauvignon and cabernet franc grape vines. Or sit on the wrap-around porch and enjoy the cool shade and wonderful breeze. For winter rentals, the house is fully insulated and heated with an electric fireplace for a cozy winter stay.

Inside you will find hardwood floors throughout the dining and living rooms, a newly renovated kitchen with gas range, microwave, dishwasher, and refrigerator with in-the-door ice and water. A few steps down from the kitchen is a cozy sunroom - perfect for morning coffee! The large full bathroom includes a washer and dryer for our guests' convenience. The second floor features two bedrooms with an incredible view of the vineyards and Seneca Lake from the master bedroom.

“Hector Vineyard Cottage” sleeps four to six persons – two in each bedroom, and two on the living room futon (with a comfy 10" queen-sized mattress!). A small cot is available if needed. Bedrooms feature two twin beds that can be set up as separate twins or put together as a king-size bed with a comfy king-size mattress pad - just let us know what you prefer!

Our key packet includes regional maps and winery tasting coupons. Other amenities: Clean linens (sheets, pillow cases, blankets, mattress pads) provided. Public water. Charcoal grill (don't forget your charcoal), dishwasher, microwave, coffeemaker, toaster, ironing board and iron. Basic paper products supplied. Basic satellite TV service, excellent cell coverage area.

Hector Wine Company is just across Route 414 – perfect for walking over to enjoy their weekend live music and a glass of wine on their patio. Kirton’s Farm Market is a short walk for fresh, local produce, jellies, flowers and homemade pork or chicken BBQ.

Some of Seneca Lake’s best-known wineries and restaurants are all within less than five miles from the cottage including Wagner Vineyards & the Ginny Lee Cafe, Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards, Leidenfrost Vineyards, Stonecat Cafe, Red Newt Wine Cellars & Bistro, Damiani Wine Cellars, Atwater Vineyards, Two Goats Brewing, and Finger Lakes Distilling. Enjoy wine tasting, live music and other “off-hour” events hosted by the wineries and restaurants.

Although we do not have lake access, Smith Memorial Park is just a mile away with a public boat launch, swimming beach, picnic facilities and a small playground. Lodi Point is about 10 minutes north, Clute Memorial Park is 10 minutes south, and Watkins Glen State Park is just 15-20 minutes away.

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Jennifer L. Swain
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2017

About Jennifer L. Swain

Finger Lakes Wine Country Rentals is dedicated to bringing you the best in Finger Lakes Vacation Rentals. We are a two-generation family-owned and family-run business. Both generations have grown up visiting the Finger Lakes, getting to know the people and places that make it so special to so many. We hope you come to love the region as much as we do.

Earl & Kathy

Kip & Jen

Jennifer L. Swain purchased this farmhouse in 2012

Why Jennifer L. Swain chose Burdett

We fell in love with the Hector Vineyard Cottage because of its charm. With beautiful hardwood floors, a huge new deck overlooking the vineyards and its location to so many of our favorite wineries and restaurants, we knew right away it was a gem! There really is no better location on Seneca Lake!


Burdett Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Twin or Single Beds (4) Two twin beds in each bedroom can be put together to form a king-sized option in each bedroom., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Full-size Futon with 10' mattress in living room
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(42 traveler reviews)

Heart of the Seneca Lake Wine Trail
average rating of 4.857143 based on 42 reviews

Love this place. Fourth time staying here - and definitely not the last!

  • 5 of 5

Great location, nice place. My friends and I have stayed here four times now. Love it every time. The hosts are responsive and easy to work with. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very Pleased

  • 5 of 5

The house had everything we needed, was very cozy, and was in an excellent location with a beautiful view of the lake.

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing to stay with us!
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great cottage, wonderful location

  • 5 of 5

very nice cottage overlooking vineyards, just outside Watkins Glen. Porches on three sides to enjoy the sunsets, eat outside, or relax and read. Convenient for excursions to Corning, Watkins Glen Gorge, wineries, etc.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful, tidy getaway within close proximity of lots to do!

  • 4 of 5

My family's experience with this rental was excellent from start to finish. Jennifer was a good communicator and sent us a packet of information about activities and local sights along with the keys a week before our rental date. The information provided about the rental was very accurate and complete and left us with little guesswork in terms of our expectations for the home and the amenities available on site.

The home itself was very clean, well-maintained, and well-stocked with bedding, garbage bags, paper towels and extra toilet paper, as well as a complete kitchen for cooking meals at home. We were very pleased with the amount of space - nice common areas (living room, kitchen area, sunroom, back and front patios/decks) for family time but enough space to have some quiet reading or phone call space, if needed. The breeze and the evening sunsets from the back deck were phenomenal, and we spent every morning and evening out there with coffee and food. We miss it already!

The home was very close to an array of wineries, within close driving distance of several areas for hiking and recreational kayaking, and we were even able to get away to Trumansburg for dinner out and a bowling night. The one comment I would make is that I didn't realize that the road on which the house is located is quite busy and fast, and the bend on which the house is located requires lots of care in backing out/turning out of the driveway. This might be something that families with young children may want to consider (so they don't run out into the road).

All in all, a wonderful stay. We would absolutely recommend it to friends and relatives!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! So glad your family had a fun visit!
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Great little house, perfectly located on the Seneca Wine Trail

  • 5 of 5

The house was clean and comfortable- perfect for a weekend, or even longer, getaway. The beds were comfortable and the kitchen was easy to cook in. The back porch enabled us to feel like we were all alone on our private vineyard with sweeping views. The number of really nice wineries, breweries and restaurants, all in close proximity to the houses, was amazing.

Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! So glad you enjoyed your stay!
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Wonderful place with a great view!

  • 5 of 5

This property was perfect. We enjoyed relaxing on the deck, looking at the scenery. Being next to the vineyard made the experience that much more authentic. The house was perfect for our group and had all the amenities. The location was great for visiting several of the wineries and breweries along the way. Would definitely recommend this place to anyone looking for a nice getaway on Seneca!

  • Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a good trip! We look forward to having you stay with us again sometime.
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Rates & Availability

Burdett Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jan 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
May 1 2017 - Jun 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
Peak Season
Jun 16 2017 - Sep 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
Post Season
Sep 15 2017 - Dec 31 2017
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 4.0%

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In the heart of Seneca Lake Wine Trail, less than 5 miles from some of the most well-known wineries, micro-breweries, distilleries, and restaurants offering live music and off-hours special events and activities. Within walking distance of some wineries, local farm market, and community activities. Less than one mile from community park with public boat launch and public swimming beach.

Short drive to Cayuga Lake and its Wine Trail, Taughannock State Park, Ithaca, Ithaca College, Cornell University, Museum of the Earth, Watkins Glen State Park, Watkins Glen Race Track, Corning Museum of Glass, Finger Lakes National Forest, several golf courses, pick-your-own fruit farms, and outlet shopping.


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