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Lovely lake-level Cape Cod style Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 1.5 bath, 6 bed lakeside cottage, steps away from the water

Quaint 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath, fully furnished two-level cottage, newly remodeled--steps away from Seneca lake and 76 feet of rock shoreline beach lake frontage. Spend your days on the nearby wine trails, come home to a quick swim and a gorgeous Seneca Lake sunset, skip some rocks, and enjoy a picnic and the firepit on the waterfront brick patio.

When you finally retire for the night, there's plenty of room for resting up for your next day of relaxation with 6 available beds. There is a King bed with room for a crib in the Master, two twin beds in the other bedroom, a pull-out queen in the living room, and two daybeds on the sun porch. Enjoy the gas grill, hardwoods downstairs, new carpeting upstairs, with all new appliances, including a dishwasher, washer and dryer. There is a window AC unit in the Master if you require it, but with ceiling fans in all rooms and the lake breeze, you'll be hard-pressed to close the windows!

A 15 minute ride to Geneva, 30 minutes to Ithaca, 5 minutes to Ovid, and 5 minutes to the nearest winery, Zugibe. Also located only a five minute drive to Sampson State Park and Marina, where you can launch your boat, picnic or fish, or you can directly access the myriad of hiking/walking/bike paths right from the cottage, and access the basketball and tennis courts in the Park. Additionally, there is a boat launch and playground just a few doors down which is exclusively accessible to the Lake Shore Landing community. In the winter, its a snowshoeing and cross country skiing paradise. Be sure to check out the Seneca Lake White Deer in the fenced in old Army depot nearby on Route 96A.

Please note there is no dock on the property, but you may use the nearby private boat launch for pulling your boat in and out daily.

Unfortunately, there are no parties or gatherings allowed by guests- no smoking, no pets and no tenants over 8 people (charge for extra over 6).

Will consider less than 3 night minimum if your dates are filling space between longer stays. Please inquire.

More Details

Stephanie Woodward
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 26, 2017

About Stephanie Woodward

The owner, Bonnie, is assisted in renting the property by her daughter, Stephanie. Feel free to address questions to either.

Stephanie Woodward purchased this cottage in 2000

Why Stephanie Woodward chose Seneca Lake

This property was chosen for its prime location, great fishing spots, rare lake level access, instant relaxation and gorgeous Seneca lake sunsets.

What makes this cottage unique

Prime location nearby or on wine and brewery trails. Smooth stone beach with gradually sloping shoreline ideal for swimming and wading with your kids.


Romulus Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • 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
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2- Downstairs - toilet
    Bathroom 1- Upstairs - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Can also fit crib. Two closets.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 2 extra-long twins can be easily joined for a king.
  • Two Bedrooms, each with ceiling fans upstairs with dormers and lake views. Bedroom one has two XL twin beds, while the Master bedroom has a California King. Full bath also upstairs. Downstairs has open floor plan with a queen pullout couch that sleeps two, and two double daybeds in the sunroom facing the lake. Living room also has ceiling fan.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • limited accessibility
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Enjoy quiet time lake front, with plenty of outdoor activities available, nearby wine trails, and historic sites in Waterloo, Ithaca, and Seneca Falls. Don't miss the rare Seneca Lake White Deer at nearby Sampson Army Depot, or the nearby wineries and breweries.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

Lovely lake-level Cape Cod style Cottage
average rating of 4.888889 based on 18 reviews

Perfect cottage and location

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay here in early June. Loved being right on the water and able to enjoy sunsets and hear the gently lapping waves on the shore. Cottage was very clean and well equipped with plenty of bedding, towels, kitchen utensils, plates, glasses as well as basic cookware. Nice to have the patio, which had shade for most of the day. Bed was comfortable. NIce quiet neighborhood. Lots of windows to let in the lake breezes. Location was central enough to allow easy drives to many great hiking spots/attractions (Watkins Glen, RH Treman, Buttermilk Falls, Ithaca, etc). Owner was very responsive to a few minor problems.

If we had one suggestion it would be to get light-blocking shades for the bedroom windows; it gets light so early on summer mornings !

If we return to the FL area, we would rent this cottage again.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful and Relaxing Place

  • 5 of 5

The house was great, especially the patio in the back with a grill and table to relax and enjoy the view of Seneca Lake. We loved the place and would highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place to relax

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cottage on a beautiful lake. Perfect place to relax and unwind. Helpful and responsive owners. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved the easy access to lake!

  • 5 of 5

I combed through a lot of properties when selecting the right rental home to celebrate our daughter's first birthday. I chose this home because it had all the stuff we needed to make our event go smoothly. The yard is just feet from the lake, at lake level with private beach for swimming, tanning, kayaking - making everything we wanted to do nice and easy. The weeping willow trees next to the lake create a beautiful backdrop for pictures. The patio, picnic table, even yard, fire ring and grill -- all perfect for our stay. The owners helped us make sure we could accommodate our event and we so appreciate that. We all had a blast. The owners keep the home very clean and comfortable. When we arrived, the air fresheners were a bit strong for our sensitive respiratory systems (a few members of the family have asthma, etc) so we simply moved them to the boiler room for the weekend and that was fine. We loved the open layout of the downstairs. One night the lake was choppy and created ocean like waves lapping at the shore so it was so nice to sleep with the windows open and hear that "lullaby" all night. It was a great trip and we would consider booking here again. Oh! And we also enjoyed the float-y noodles that were provided in the closet - they were great to relax with in the lake :)

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful lakeside cottage

  • 5 of 5

This house is clean, cute and nicely decorated and we enjoyed it with 7 people who are family members. It is right next to the lake which allowed us to sit and enjoy the views from the back lawn and swim right at the house property. The neighborhood is quiet most of the time but neighbors are close. The location is ideal for visiting wineries, local tourist attractions and watching the sunsets. We found the house to be well-provided with sheets, towels, cleaning supplies and appliances. Although the kitchen tools provided are adequate, we had to improvise with bowls, pitchers and serving utensils. Certainly, this did not reduce our enjoyment of the property but if you need specific tools or containers to make a meal, be advised to bring them. We brought saran wrap, tin foil and ziplock bags that we needed for food storage and cooking as these are not provided. The beds are comfortable and the arrangements of the beds were fine for us but this cabin does not provide much privacy for those sleeping downstairs. We look forward to renting this cabin again! Thank you for a wonderful vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us! Glad you had a great time.
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Cute, Cozy and Serene

  • 5 of 5

This was our first vacation in the Finger Lakes Region, and we couldn't have picked a better place to stay! The cottage was comfortable and roomier than we had imagined since it only has 2 bedrooms. Plenty of room for 6 adults and we didn't need the fold out bed in the living room. The futons in the sun room were perfect for my 2 adult sons. We were there during 90 degree temperatures and never needed the air conditioning in the master bedroom because of the cool breeze coming off the lake. We fell asleep and woke up every morning to the sound of the waves on the shore outside of our bedroom windows. The sunset views were unbelievable--every evening better than the night before. Definitely a great place to stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for spending time at the Cottage! So glad you got to see some of the sunsets that we so enjoy. We would be happy to have you back in the future.
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Car: necessary

Right on the Seneca Lake Wine Trail, a few miles from the nearest winery. No dock on the property, but nearby a private community launch for pulling your boat in and out. Tons of seasonal farm stands for stocking the fridge, and located closest to Geneva, NY end of the lake for tons of restaurants and shops.


Rates & Availability

Romulus Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
2017 Summer
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Fall Fun Pricing
Sep 5 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Columbus Day Holiday
Oct 6 2017 - Oct 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $125
Tax Rate 3.0%

Rates are subject to change until confirmed. Extra charge of $25/person per night over 6 tenants-maximum of 8. Renters must sign a separate lease agreement and provide a drivers license, as well as names and ages of all guests. Minimum renter age is 25. Tenants agree to follow all house rules and recognize that this property is in private community run by a Homeowner's Association and all rentals are subject to the HOA rules, which will be provided upon request and/or upon booking confirmation. There is NO dock at property. No parties, events, smoking, or pets allowed on property.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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