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Privacy, Modern Amenities and a Million Dollar View on Seneca Lake!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,680 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 8)

Seneca Solitude is a year-round cottage that is tucked away just a mile and a quarter off Route 14. Travel through rolling farmlands and down our private drive (shared with two neighbors) and you will feel like you are miles away from the world.

Seneca Solitude has everything to make your lakefront vacation memorable, relaxing and fun! We like to call the view from our Great Room windows “the Million Dollar View”. It feels as if you are standing in the middle of the lake itself as you drink in the panoramic view! This view is shared by the kitchen/dining room, master bedroom and 3rd bedroom/family room.

One of the most compelling reasons for you to rent our home is our beautiful lakefront and breathtaking view of Seneca Lake. We have 110 feet of level lakefront for you to enjoy. This is great if you are bringing the kids since the little ones can safely play at the water’s edge. Our dock extends 50 feet out into Seneca Lake, long enough for you to get a running start and jump off! The dock opens up into a wide space at the end. There is a picnic table out there so you can enjoy your meals or snacks out on the lake. Sip your morning coffee, a glass of wine or just relax in the Adirondack chairs that have been placed out there for you as you soak in the breathtaking view of Seneca Lake at her widest point. There is also a deck, with covered pergola, accessible from the great room and master bedroom, with a brand new tile dining table, hanging lights to illuminate your evenings outside and outdoor speakers to listen to your favorite tunes. We have two kayaks and a paddleboat for those who want to venture out onto the lake. The kids will love making s’mores over our fire pit or roasting hot dogs for a campfire dinner!

Do you like to cook? Our kitchen has been updated with you in mind! A new stove with ventilation, new countertops, center island, and all the implements and utensils you will need to whip up wonderful meals are at your fingertips. There is also a new grill if you would prefer to cook outside and enjoy eating your meals alfresco! The kitchen is two steps up from the great room and designed to give you the same amazing view!

Our Great Room is just that: Great! If you want to take yourself indoors for a while and still enjoy our beautiful view, this is your room! Relax on our comfy sofa and loveseat with recliners while watching the 51” flat screen HDTV. If you would just like to read a book or look out over the lake with a glass of wine, the other side of the great room has another loveseat for you to curl up on. Games, puzzles and a blu-ray player are also available for your entertainment. Satellite TV and Internet access complete the picture! The house has central air condition to keep you cool on hot summer days!

Our bonus room functions as an extra gathering space during the day and converts to a private 3rd bedroom with a queen-sized Murphy bed at night. If the kids want a space for themselves, this is the room for them, with a 42-inch flat screen HDTV available.

The master bedroom has a 32-inch flat screen HDTV as well as an ensuite bathroom that has just been renovated. It contains a tiled bathtub/shower combination, beautiful tiled floors and walls and a round porthole window to truly make you feel like you are afloat on Seneca Lake! Wake to an amazing view of the lake every morning from your bed; what a great way to start your day! Bring your iPod and you can listen to your favorite music on the ihome alarm clock on your nightstand.

There is a second remodeled bathroom with a new tiled shower and tiled walls and floor. Complementary toiletries are available to tide you over in case you’ve forgotten anything from home!

Our second bedroom contains a full sized bed and a 26-inch flat screen HDTV also. It is a cozy, intimate space to rest up and dream about your next day on Seneca Lake!

We also have a semi-private alcove with a bunk bed that is great for the kids!

Come and make Seneca Solitude your base of operations for your Finger Lakes vacation!

More Details

Michael Denio
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2017

About Michael Denio

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Michael Denio purchased this house in 2012

Why Michael Denio chose Keuka Lake

We have been visiting the Finger Lakes area for 25 years. We began looking for a house on Seneca Lake a few years ago and finally found one that we fell in love with. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

What makes this house unique

What struck us most about this home is the amazing panoramic view from the Great Room and the gorgeous lakefront! We have completed renovations to the kitchen and bathrooms and have updated the decor and amenities. We are far enough from the main road to give you that 'getting away from it all' feeling, but close enough so that you can easily get to all the wonderful places that the Finger Lakes have to offer!


Penn Yan House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 1680 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , This is an ensuite bathroom in the master bedroom.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 murphy bed , This room converts to a private, queen bedroom at night.
  • Besides our 3 bedrooms, we have an alcove behind the kitchen with a bunk bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
  • pier fishing
If you have a special occasion, or just want to treat yourselves to an amazing meal, we highly recommend John and Maryalice Pulos of Table for Two! John will customize a meal, with your input, for you and your special someone or your group, and will come to Seneca Solitude to cook and serve the meal to you. If you've ever dreamed of having a private chef, this would be your chance to indulge that fantasy. We have had John cook for us and it was a truly memorable experience! You can get more information at


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)

Privacy, Modern Amenities and a Million Dollar View on Seneca Lake!
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews

Perfect & Peaceful

  • 5 of 5

Wow! What a perfect long weekend at Seneca Solitude! It was even better than the pictures. You feel like you are literally on the lake, and the sound of the lake waves crashing to the shore is the most peaceful and beautiful sound.

The house is perfectly located to hit great wineries, spend time at the local brewery, or head into town. We enjoyed a great hike in Watkins Glen as well.

This house is perfect for couples or families. Nothing but great things to say and I can't wait to go back!

Thank you!

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Seneca Solitude was perfect for our family vacation. We had 6 adults for the week. We enjoyed the wineries, hiking at several of the local state parks, kayaking, and going out for dinner in near-by Geneva. The property was close enough to activities yet far away from the hustle and bustle of life. Such a perfect place to get away and relax. The sunsets at the end of the dock were amazing! The owner was also great to deal with. He is very responsive to any questions or needs you may have.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything you could want and more right on the lake!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I go wine tasting on Seneca Lake every year with another couple and usually stay in a B&B on the other side of the lake. As the property was booked we decided to try a rental instead this time and we are so very glad we did!

Seneca Solitude is amazing. For starters, the views are more than spectacular and if you don't get up to watch the sunrise, shame on you! The property has all the comforts of home and then some. There's space for everyone to relax on their own or together - inside or out.

The kitchen is well appointed, the bathrooms have both been recently updated and the beds are comfy. The great room is exactly that and the view of the lake everywhere in the home is superb. We also enjoyed the multi-level deck and dock.

The owners are a pleasure to deal with and provide a very nice welcome letter with all you need to know about their home and the surrounding area.

Whether you have a family trip, a couples retreat, a guys or a girls getaway. Seneca Solitude has something for everyone!

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Lake House

  • 5 of 5

Our party of 6 adults and 2 children was very comfortable in the house. The views and dock are great (photos hardly do it justice) and the house is very well appointed. Would definitely come back.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome Lake House

  • 5 of 5

Wow! We were impressed from the very beginning with the photos on your site! Then we arrived-- It was fabulous! We loved the spacious house. The view from the sunroom was gorgeous- even on rainy days. Thanks for taking time to put together a visitors guide for your renters, what a nice thought. We enjoyed many days just staying at the lake. We did visit Watkins Glen State Park--beautiful! Took a chartered boat out to catch something besides catfish! Enjoyed delicious grilled trout that night for supper. Don't forget to visit Mr Twistee's ice cream just down the road- huge, small cones. Our children enjoyed being able to just walk out to the dock to swim or fish. The only things we would have you consider are to put a ladder on your dock for easier swimming off the dock. The other thing is to provide sheets and towels for your guest. We had one suitcase just for that. Thanks for sharing your wonderful place with us-- loved it! We look at all our pictures and talk about the fun we had that week . What a blessed time we had!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This is an absolutely beautiful home.

We stayed here for only two nights and wished that we could stay for an entire week. The house is very clean and comfortable. The owner has clearly thought of all of the little things that make such a big difference to his renters.

We have rented several homes in the Finger Lakes region over the years. This property is, by far, the nicest that we have stayed at.

We hope to come back to Seneca Solitude but for a longer stay next time.

Thank you, Michael. Everything was perfect!

  • Submitted: May 28, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

We are located in the middle of over 60 wineries around Seneca Lake. There are also many other wineries around Keuka, Cayuga and the other Finger Lakes.


Rates & Availability

Penn Yan House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Mar 26 2017 - Jun 10 2017
2 night minimum stay
Peak Season
Jun 11 2017 - Sep 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 4.0%

A $1000 deposit is required for weekly rentals; 1 night deposit for 2 night rentals; and 2 nights deposit required for 3 or more nights.
Balance of payment is required 30 days prior to stay. If reservations are made within 45 days of stay, payment in full is required.
Wine Trail Event weekends rent at a rate of $400/night. 4th of July week rents at a premium of $3500/week.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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