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Quiet And Cozy Cabin With 165 Ft. Of Private Beach On Seneca Lake.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

1 Bedroom, Private Beach, Private Road, Perfect Blend Of Modern And Rustic.

***NEW VIDEO TOURS ADDED! SCROLL DOWN THIS PAGE TO "CONTACT US" SECTION and CLICK THE 4 LINKS LISTED. THERE YOU WILL SEE YOUTUBE VIDEOS OF MY VIDEO-TOUR OF THE HOUSE AND PROPERTY! - THIS WAY YOU KNOW EXACTLY WHAT YOU ARE GETTING WHEN YOU BOOK!**

The Green Duck (formerly Yellow Finch House - before being painted green in '14) is simply an easy house to be in. A simple 1 bedroom house, with a sunroom (sleeper sofa pulls out to a Queen size bed for extra sleeping) ,a full kitchen and living room area with a small working bathroom (standup shower only). The house is equipped with washer and dryer! We like to keep all the screened windows open all summer and let the breeze keep the house cool, but there is an option for AC in the bedroom if you absolutely need it ($5/day option - just leave the cash on the table when you leave if you use it). There is working WIFI, DVD system, and over Dish Network TV channels, but save that for a rainy day because you'll be spending most of your time outside on the deck or down on the beach and/or swimming dock. There are 2 brand new kayaks for your use as well as some extra life jackets and inflatables. Plenty of deck chairs for sitting or laying out in the sun. A great place for bird watching and fishing right off the dock! A raised metal fire pit for those late night bonfires! This property is unique as we get both Sunrise on the lake and sunset over the hills of Fox Run Winery! One last thing - a charming and historic train runs next to the house. The train seems to have no set schedule, but seems to run very infrequently. Sometimes not coming for days on end and other times passing by up to 3 times in one day. We see this as part of the charm of the place- the train goes slow and the conductor will even sound the whistle for you if you wave at the train! All in all - this is the perfect house for a quiet, get-a-way - full of fishing, swimming, laying around, working on your new book, or a just a romantic rural experience! Ideal for 2 people, but can sleep up to 4 altogether. Oh, and if it gets too quiet - Historic Downtown Geneva is a 15 minute drive. There you can find gift shops, a cinema, The Smith Opera House, grocery stores, and a lakefront park. If none of that suits you, please feel free to use any or all of our 3 bicycles for a joy ride around our area - right in the heart of Amish Country!

*** This is a year round rental. We spent last winter here and made some great memories. I must say the place is stunning during all four seasons. We do ask the guests DO NOT use the wood stove (for safety reasons). The house is well insulated. There is electric heat (Thermostat), as well as some very advanced, high-end space heaters for the areas that don't heat up as well. If you would like to see some photos of the place in winter time, just ask and I will email them to you.

More Details

Owner
jonathan pierce
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2017

About jonathan pierce

I grew up in the finger lakes district and spent many memorable summers on Seneca Lake at my Grandfather's cabin. I moved away for work to Manhattan and after years of hard work, I was able to purchase my own cabin on the same lake as my grandfather - my own dream come true- my own paradise. Sadly, my work requires me to travel almost constantly, so I am excited to share this slice of heaven with you!

jonathan pierce purchased this house in 2012

Why jonathan pierce chose Keuka Lake

I wanted to have a home on Seneca Lake, simply for nostalgic reasons. I missed those perfect quiet summers I spent up here as a kid - and when I am here - I do feel like a kid again. You have to stay here to really grasp what I'm saying! Also, living in Manhattan has really made me crave serenity. Here, you are literally surrounded by nature.

What makes this house unique

Incredible lake views, private 165 ft. beach, private road to house (shared with only two neighbors), the house is on the Finger Lakes Wine Trail. The backyard is flush with Fox Run's Riesling grape vines (pictured)! There is a working refrigerator in the boat house , so you don't have to leave the beach to enjoy a cold beer or some crisp white wine in the sun!

Amenities

Penn Yan House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • 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:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(57 traveler reviews)

Quiet And Cozy Cabin With 165 Ft. Of Private Beach On Seneca Lake.
average rating of 4.982456 based on 57 reviews
5

Great little secluded spot

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time at this cottage. The lake is so peaceful - we loved having our coffee out there in the morning and a glass of wine at night. There is a great bench on a perch above the lake and the fire pit has a clearing to the water which provided great views. Was all in all the perfect fall getaway, walking distance past rows of grapes to two wineries and perfectly located between Watkins Glenn/ Geneva so a short drive to anything you might need. We'd love to come back in the summer and take advantage of the kayaks and bikes. Think it would be ideal for a solo couple/romantic getaway. Space-size was just fine for two couples, only complaint is that the sleeper sofa was a bit uncomfortable.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Had a lovely family vacation

  • 5 of 5

The property is beautiful, and extremely well equipped. Highly recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Philadelphia
5

Great cabin!

  • 5 of 5

Very nice property, with a great view of the sunrise on Seneca Lake. Great place to use as a base for visiting the Finger Lakes region, but also an excellent place to do ABSOLUTELY NOTHING. You can buy groceries in Penn Yan, or Geneva, and just relax at the cabin and you wouldn't be missing a thing. Surrounded by vineyards, you can't go wrong!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Very quiet and relaxing. The dock is very nice and the water stays shallow for quite some distance.

  • 5 of 5

I would enjoy coming back to this property and would recommend it to anyone interested in a quiet location on Seneca Lake.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: wonderful guests! A dream! Come again please......
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Brooklyn, NY
5

Exactly what was needed!

  • 5 of 5

This vacation always brings us back to base. We feel grateful and revived after our stay. Thanks Jonathan!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect in every way

  • 5 of 5

We (reluctantly) departed from the Green Duck after a week stay. We had a wonderfully relaxing time. We loved the house and its vibe. It's lake quirky without being over done. Everything in the house was as advertised and we hope to be back sooner rather than later. I imagine the autumn weekends are glorious.

Jonathan the owner was so great at communicating and the house was exactly as advertised. The surrounding area is beautiful, the location is peaceful and you can easily get to Geneva and easy shopping in just a few minutes. We wanted for nothing and we hope to return soon.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dream guests! Frances and Co. made this experience a pure delight form beginning to end! would recommend!
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Map

Fox Run Vineyards
Ports Cafe
Watkins Glen State Park
Cornell University
Seneca Lake State Park
Roy's Marina
Belhurst Castle
Nearest Airport
60 Miles
ROC or SYR or ELM
Car: necessary

Finger Lakes Wine Trail with fabulous, critically-acclaimed wineries,

Sampson State Park,

Corning Museum of Glass,

Finger Lakes National Forest,

Historic Downtown Geneva,

Watkins Glen State Park (incredible trails and waterfalls)

Amish Country

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Rates & Availability

Penn Yan House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
memorial day weekend fri
May 26 2017 - May 26 2017
1 night minimum stay
$375
Flat fee
 
 
memorial day weekend sat
May 27 2017 - May 27 2017
1 night minimum stay
$375
Flat fee
 
 
memorial day weekend sun
May 28 2017 - May 28 2017
1 night minimum stay
$375
Flat fee
 
 
memorial day weekend mon
May 29 2017 - May 29 2017
1 night minimum stay
$375
Flat fee
 
 
WARM SEASON 17 A
May 30 2017 - Jun 29 2017
4 night minimum stay
$280
From
$300
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
independence Day (Fireworks)
Jun 30 2017 - Jun 30 2017
1 night minimum stay
$375
Flat fee
 
 
independence Day (Fireworks)
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 1 2017
1 night minimum stay
$375
Flat fee
 
 
independence Day (Fireworks)
Jul 2 2017 - Jul 2 2017
1 night minimum stay
$375
Flat fee
 
 
independence Day weekend mon
Jul 3 2017 - Jul 3 2017
1 night minimum stay
$375
Flat fee
 
 
July 4th Weekend
Jul 4 2017 - Jul 4 2017
1 night minimum stay
$375
 
 
WARM SEASON 17 B
Jul 5 2017 - Jul 13 2017
4 night minimum stay
$280
From
$375
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Finger Lakes Wine Festival
Jul 14 2017 - Jul 14 2017
1 night minimum stay
$375
 
 
Finger Lakes Wine Festival
Jul 15 2017 - Jul 15 2017
1 night minimum stay
$375
 
 
Finger Lakes Wine Festival
Jul 16 2017 - Jul 16 2017
1 night minimum stay
$375
 
 
WARM SEASON 17 C
Jul 17 2017 - Aug 2 2017
4 night minimum stay
$280
 
 
NASCAR
Aug 3 2017 - Aug 3 2017
1 night minimum stay
$375
 
 
NASCAR
Aug 4 2017 - Aug 4 2017
1 night minimum stay
$375
 
 
NASCAR
Aug 5 2017 - Aug 5 2017
1 night minimum stay
$375
 
 
NASCAR
Aug 6 2017 - Aug 6 2017
1 night minimum stay
$375
 
 
WARM SEASON 17 D
Aug 7 2017 - Aug 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
$280
From
$300
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
labor day fri
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 1 2017
1 night minimum stay
$375
Flat fee
 
 
labor day sat
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 2 2017
1 night minimum stay
$375
Flat fee
 
 
labor day sun
Sep 3 2017 - Sep 3 2017
1 night minimum stay
$375
Flat fee
 
 
labor day mon
Sep 4 2017 - Sep 4 2017
1 night minimum stay
$375
Flat fee
 
 
WARM SEASON 17 E
Sep 5 2017 - Sep 16 2017
4 night minimum stay
$280
 
 
Smith and Hobart Famil Weekend
Sep 17 2017 - Sep 17 2017
1 night minimum stay
$375
 
 
WARM SEASON 17 F
Sep 18 2017 - Oct 15 2017
4 night minimum stay
$280
From
$290
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$225
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Cleaning Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.0%

Mandatory $150 cleaning fee! The place will be SHINING when you arrive! We've got the best cleaner!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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