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Seneca Lake cottage near Geneva, New York

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • children welcome


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath (sleeps 4)

Built in 2001, this beautiful cottage has hardwood floors throughout. The spacious attached deck overlooking the lake has a gas grill, chairs, and a patio dining set. The downstairs bedroom has a queen-sized bed. There are two twin beds in the loft. The cottage comfortably accommodates 4 people. The kitchen includes a gas stove with oven, refrigerator, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, dishes and utensils, glassware, and pots and pans. Linens and towels are provided. No smoking on the property. No pets. The water is not deep enough to jump or dive from the dock. Check-in is at 3PM. Check-out is at 11AM. From June 13, 2016, through September 6, 2016, rentals are for a minimum of three nights.

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 24, 2017

About Richard

I grew up in nearby Geneva and have spent part of every summer at the cottage since I was a child. My wife and I have degrees from Alfred University and SUNY Geneseo. Our family has many warm and special memories from times spent at the cottage.

Richard purchased this cottage in 2001

Why Richard chose Seneca Lake

This property has been in my family since the 1930s. This area on the east shore of Seneca Lake once was a large park with a dance pavilion and picnic areas known as Pastime Park. It was divided and sold to individuals in the 1930's, and remains a secluded, private area just 5 miles from Geneva.

What makes this cottage unique

Being on the east shore of the lake, the sun filters through the trees in the morning, and shade lingers on parts of the lawn during the day. Refreshing breezes may blow across the water until late afternoon. Typically, there are beautiful, quiet sunsets in the evening.


Geneva Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen-sized Bed (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
On the water: 17' Grumman aluminum canoe with comfort seats, 2 kayaks, rubber raft, and life jackets; assorted water toys. Indoors: board games, selection of books, and assorted DVDs.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(25 traveler reviews)

Seneca Lake cottage near Geneva, New York
average rating of 4.92 based on 25 reviews
Buffalo NY


  • 5 of 5

This place was awesome. It was so cute and had everything we needed. It was also very clean. The English muffins, eggs, milk & orange justice were very much appreciated. There were also some condiments and coffee that the owners left for us to use. The view is amazing. It was cold when we were there, but would be amazing to sit out on the balcony and dock in warmer weather. The only thing I would change is that the upstairs beds were a little uncomfortable. But the rest of the amenities made up for it. Would stay again.thank you for opening your home up to visitors!

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We had a great stay at the cottage. It was nifty, neat and clean.

  • 4 of 5

The cottage is well equipped. Beds were very comfortable. Plenty of towels. Kitchen had everything we needed and our hosts left us milk, eggs, English muffins and oj! Would absolutely recommend. It was a little too cold for us to get out on the lake but in warmer weather you could really enjoy the private lake front.

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Richard & Sue took care of every detail to ensure that our stay was comfortable. They left a large umbrella near where our car would be parked because rain was in the forecast. They had fresh juice and eggs in the fridge for us. There was a flashlight near the front door so that we could see to unlock the door... Get the picture?

We have rented a lot of vacation homes with extended family and so I can say that this is unusual!

The house itself was just perfect for my husband and myself. We had everything we needed and the bed was super comfy also.

We loved being by the lake but wish that the weather had been a little better to enjoy it more.

The finger lakes region is special and beautiful! We enjoyed the wine tastings and several hikes to see waterfalls in the area.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful, exactly what we hoped for!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Richard and Sue's cottage. Perfect location and such beautiful surroundings, wished we could've stayed longer! Thank you for your hospitality, we hope to return soon.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely, well-maintained property

  • 5 of 5

Our 2 night stay was so very enjoyable.....loved the location on Seneca Lake and the cottage was the perfect size for our needs. Very clean and offered so many extras you would not find in a hotel. Owner provided so much information prior to our arrival and was very accessible if needed. Exploring winery's in the Finger Lakes from this desirable location was wonderful. Would definitely recommend this property for a group of 3-4 people.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We would definitely recommend this vacation home. The views are beautiful. The kitchen had everything we needed and more. The bed was very comfortable. The deck is large and inviting overlooking the lake. The location is very quiet & private yet close to downtown Geneva. The dock on the lake is great although we didn't get to canoe or kayak we did get to spend some time sitting on the dock enjoying the view of Seneca Lake. Thanks to Richard & Sue for their hospitality.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Geneva Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $120

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Rochester, New York or Syracuse, New York
Car: necessary

Check-in time is 3PM, and check-out is no later than 11AM.

There are many wineries nearby that offer tastings and tours. Also nearby are 3 state parks: Seneca Lake State Park, Sampson State Park, and Cayuga State Park. The National Women's Hall of Fame which is a national historic site, The Finger Lakes National Forest, and Rose Hill Mansion are all within a half hour drive. Beautiful Seneca Lake is the deepest of the Finger Lakes and offers swimming, boating, fishing, and spectacular sunsets.


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