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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:
August 19, 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:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • 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.


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Lovely lake-level Cape Cod style Cottage
average rating of 4.9130435 based on 23 reviews

This lake-side cottage is as sweet as it looks in the picture

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was lovely, and quiet, and had everything we needed. Owner is very responsive. Will definitely rebook next summer.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely, clean lake cottage

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay for four days at this lovely place. There were four adults and plenty of room for all of us to have our space. Place was very clean and had every thing you needed to enjoy your stay. With so much to do in the fingerlakes and the Geneva area, having no wifi was not even noticed. Even in late July the breeze was amazing and opening the windows kept the place very cool in the evening. The waterfront area was very nice, some of us went swimming and there wasn't much seaweed to worry about. Very quiet neighborhood and would definitely stay here again on our next adventure.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely spot by the lake

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this property on Seneca Lake for a weekend. The house is in a quiet neighborhood. The central location worked for us as we wanted to go both south to the Corning Museum of Glass and north to Geneva and Auburn. It is a drive to get to restaurants however, so consider bringing breakfast foods at least, or using the kitchen and/or grill provided to make your meals. Situated right on the shore, the patio provided a great place to relax if you don’t care about site-seeing.

The house was nicely decorated, clean and comfortable with a newly remodeled kitchen. While it is not large, the open floor plan makes the house seem more spacious. The master bedroom has an air conditioner while the other rooms have ceiling fans. As the evenings were cool and there was a breeze from the lake we were comfortable enough at night.

The owner was very responsive and provided detailed information via email as well as a binder at the house.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great weekend get away

  • 5 of 5

We were in Geneva for a wedding and this house perfectly suited our needs. Great location, very clean, has a grill/firepit/water access. We had a great time. I actually think it was even nicer in person than it looks in photos.

Only draw backs we found were that some of the screens do need replacing as we killed a lot of bugs inside the house and there is goose poop all over the back yard.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay very much. The house was clean and comfortable, in a very scenic area. The only caution I would give to future visitors is that only one room had air conditioning. That was not a problem for us because the weather was nice. But the Finger Lakes can get pretty hot and humid later in the summer, and people who are used to air conditioning might be uncomfortable.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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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

Cleaning Fee $125
Additional Guest Fee $25 per person per night
Damage Deposit $500

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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