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Serenity Aloft House - Awesome View, Private Beach, Close to Wineries and More!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,700 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Amazing View - Modern 2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Lake Front Home

Serenity Aloft House - On Top of The World In the Heart of the Finger Lakes.

Recently rebuilt, this unique year-round home is aloft the bank overlooking Seneca Lake. There is a large yard and the property has over 200 feet of lake frontage with direct lake access and a small private beach.

Every room in the house has lake views. There is a large kitchen overlooking the lake with modern stainless steel appliances.

The living room has a wood burning fireplace that rises to the top of the vaulted ceiling. There is a beautiful view of the lake through the custom french doors.

The master bedroom features hardwood floors, a King size bed and exceptional views of the lake. The large guest room has a California-King size bed with views of the large yard with its magnificent Oak tree and lake views south towards Long Point and beyond.

There are two modern baths with a tub/shower in the guest bath and an over-sized 4' x 4' shower in the master bath.

The home features a wrap-around deck overlooking the lake, parking for 3 or more vehicles and a large yard to enjoy.

There is a private beach with easy access down a wide path and the beach has a gentle slope into the lake for wading and swimming.

Located on a town road the home is very easy to access and is conveniently located just 8 miles south of Geneva and 25 miles north of Watkins Glen in the heart of the Finger Lakes wine region.

More Details

James Smith
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2018

About James Smith

Moved back to upstate New York after living 20 years in Northern California.

James Smith purchased this house in 2005

Why James Smith chose Penn Yan

This house was my grandparents house.

What makes this house unique

Life on the lake.


Penn Yan House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet , Master bath
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , jetted tub
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Guest bedroom has a California King
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master bedroom has an Eastern-King
  • There is roll-away cot and a queen size air mattress available..
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Serenity Aloft House - Awesome View, Private Beach, Close to Wineries and More!
average rating of 4.888889 based on 27 reviews

Great property

  • 5 of 5

Great property - clean, large, & in a great location. The view is beautiful. I'd definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The lake view from the home was spectacular and location was perfect for traveling around the finger lakes. It was very clean, well stocked kitchen and comfortable for two couples. Enjoyed waking up to having coffee in the morning and ending the day with a glass of wine on the deck! Great place!

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Serenity is the perfect place to stay!!!!! We will be back when we can stay for a longer period of time.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Beautiful view & the home was perfect

  • 5 of 5

We felt so comfortable at this home. We loved the view of the lake

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Comfortable and relaxing

  • 4 of 5

This home was a perfect location for our daily rides to state parks, wineries and brewery's. The house was clean and well maintained. The home was equipped with everything needed to make our meals and a very comfortable place to chill. Every room had a tv except for one bedroom. Jim was so accommodating when we needed to park our motorcycle trailer.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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All you need!

  • 5 of 5

This was a great set-up for us! We had two couples go and it was wonderful to each have our own bathroom and our own king size beds! The amenities were great and everything is as described and pictured. Our last night we slept with our windows open and fell asleep and woke up to the waves hitting the shore... so peaceful. Checking in and out is a cinch. As others described, proper Cookware and knives if you want to make your own meals. Loved it!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Penn Yan Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Vonnie's Boathouse Bar and Grille
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Seneca Lake Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
I-90 New York Thruway
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Dairyman's Diner
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Bristol Ski Area
Nearest Beach
10 Metres
Private beach on property
Car: recommended

Lake front home located in the heart of the Finger Lakes Region with an abundance of natural beauty and amazing attractions. From the pristine lakes, gorgeous waterfalls, and magnificent parks to the charming villages, one-of-a-kind museums, and unique shopping opportunities, the Finger Lakes has something for everyone to enjoy in all four seasons of the year


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 4.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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