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Dave Panzera

Member since: 2013
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The Bella Vita- Life Is Always Beautiful With The Best Location On Seneca Lake

23 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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2 Bedrooms And 1 Full Bathroom. Lake Views

The spacious cottage has been completely renovated and updated. It has 2 bedrooms. One with a queen size bed with a lake view and one bedroom with two bunk beds. A full bathroom and washer and dryer. Television with dvd player and internet. Wood burning fireplace and supplemental electric heat. Air conditioning. The cottage is on a private drive which is very secluded. New stairs to the lakefront for easy access to the water. Visit the most popular winery's within minutes. Ventosa, Three brothers and zugabee winery's. The lakefront park offers an extensive boardwalk with bicycle rentals, beach area with small water park. Stiver's marina is 2 miles away and offers pontoon boat rentals, dinner cruises, the Crowe's Nest restaurant and much more. Watkins glen state park and racetrack is only a 30-40 minute drive.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Dave Panzera (Owner)
Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english

About Dave Panzera

We have purchased this cottage and have remodeled it to our expectations and have had many great weekend getaways with our 4 children. Taking time to enjoy the local wineries that are within minutes of the area is such a fantastic way to relax and enjoy our time together. Being that this cottage originally was intended for owner occupancy, every detail, furnishings and bedding are of most quality and comfort.

Dave Panzera purchased this cottage in 2011

Why Dave Panzera chose Seneca Lake

This cottage has been completely remodeled inside. The open floor plan allows for views of the lake from the kitchen and an adjacent living room. New stairs to the lakefront beach area for fantastic sunsets and plenty of beach frontage for enjoying the waters edge, kayaking or swimming.

What makes this cottage unique

This cottage has a very large lot (about an acre) ample parking for easy access. Unlike many cottages on Seneca Lake, You will find that although it is very secluded on a private drive, You will find yourself very close to many local attractions, shopping centers and Vineyards. The location is perfect as Belhurst Castle and Geneva on the Lake are directly across from the property. The North End of the Lake is where you want to be.


based on 23 traveler reviews

The Bella Vita- Life Is Always Beautiful With The Best Location On Seneca Lake
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 23 reviews

Beautiful Modern Lakefront home

  • 5 of 5

Open floor plan modern home with a beautiful view of the lake. The house was clean and I especially liked that there were basic supplies available (extra Kleenex, toilet paper, dishwashing liquid, etc.). The gas grill is newer and grilled our steaks to perfection. The home is close to Geneva and Waterloo so there are restaurants and grocery shopping nearby, as well as many wonderful wineries. There are plenty of towels and washcloths, although no hand towels. Overall, it was a great home, the owner was available to answer questions and I could recommend this rental with absolutely no hesitation.

Linda - stayed September 2016

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful lakefront cottage!

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is well cared for, clean, updated, and very comfortable. The owners certainly attended to detail with the cozy decor, well-appointed kitchen, and other amenities. Air conditioning was a blessing with the 90 degree+ heat each day of our stay. The space was perfect for our family of 5 to enjoy a relaxing vacation. The view of the lake and sunsets was gorgeous! The area is quiet, the yard is spacious, and offers plenty of seating for outdoor meals and evenings around the fire pit. We would absolutely recommend the Bella Vita, and would love to stay again sometime!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Canfield, OH

Clean, updated cottage on the lake

  • 5 of 5

We found this cottage to be very clean and modern with a fantastic layout for two couples, each with a toddler-aged daughter. The living space is open, airy, and bright, and the views from the lake side of the house are outstanding. The owner was helpful in every way, and we would definitely recommend this property to friends and relatives. The two little girls loved the nearby splash park and swimming in the lake from the cottage's beach.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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quiet and peaceful

  • 4 of 5

The cottage was right on the lake,it was very peaceful and quiet.the cottage it self was very nice inside all hardwood floors and comfortable was nice sitting outside watching the boats go by and watching the sun set.overall a very nice cottage and area surrounding.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Windham, NH, USA

Very nice rental

  • 5 of 5

My 12 year old daughter and I met my sister and her girls for a weekend away and stayed at this very cute home. The pictures online represent exactly what you will rent. The home was spotless and had everything we needed for a weekend getaway. We baked, played games and watched movies. The house is set up just right for family fun. It's right on the lake, but you do have to walk down quite a few stairs to arrive at the beach. The view from the kitchen is spectacular. It is a very quick drive to downtown Geneva (maybe 5 minutes) but it's on a very private road. The owner was very nice and easy to work with. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Seneca Lake Property

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 4 days at this location and loved every minute of it. The amenities were perfect. The house had everything you could want or need and the view was spectacular. It is tucked away from the city and right on the lake. Fall was the perfect time to be there for the beautiful foliage. We relaxed by the fire-pit with wine 2 nights, cooked dinner at the house one night, and went into town another night for dinner. We had a lovely dinner at Uncle Joe's Pizzeria, a mom and pop Italian restaurant in Geneva. It had the best lasagna we had ever eaten in a restaurant. The wineries were located all around the lake and we visited many of them, purchasing wine to bring back home. We also visited Watkins Glen, which offered beautiful rock formations and water falls. If you are a foodie, wine enthusiast, and love nature, this location is the place for you. We are already planning to return next year for a longer stay. The owner was very accommodating, easy to reach, and made sure everything was clean and neat. The house was very well maintained and up to date with granite counter tops, newer appliances, new bathroom, wood-burning fireplace, outside fire-pit, grill, and washer and dryer. Looking forward to our next visit.

Sue and Maria

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Lakefront Park
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Lakefront Park
Car: necessary

Just one mile from Ventosa Vinyards.

Marina and crow's Nest restaurant less than 2 miles away.

Just minutes to the Lakefront Park on the North end of Seneca Lake.


Rates & Availability

Geneva Cottage Rental Rates

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Post season
Sep 3 2016 - Oct 22 2016
3 night minimum stay
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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $350
Cleaning Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 3.0%

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Geneva Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1150 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 bunk bed , Sleeps 4
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
A starter supply for toiletry and general kitchen supplies will be included. Any additional items needed will be the responsibility of the renter, ex. paper towel, soap, etc.

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