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Barry Stilwell

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english

Make Our Lake Home, Your Home Away from Home, All the Necessities That You Need

10 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Seneca Lake House Rental Photos and Description

4 BR, 2 BA, LR w pullout sleeper sofa, kitchen, laundry room,dining roo

Come enjoy home away from home in this comfortable relaxing home over-looking beautiful Seneca Lake! Located just 2 miles south of the famed Belhurst Castle, and 3 miles south of Hobart and William Smith Colleges, we are located in the heart of Finger Lakes Wine Country and the start of the Seneca Lake Wine Trail which feature over 30 wineries! This home will comfortably accommodate families and give vacation memories that will last a life time! The home is fully equipped with all the necessities, less your food, and can comfortably sleep up to 10 adults. Enjoy the majestic sunrises & sunsets while enjoying meals for 10+ people in the Gazebo while cooking on a gas grill and sipping on a glass of your favorite Finger Lakes Wine or local beers! With 4 bedrooms, 2 full bath, kitchen, Living Room, Dining Room and Laundry Room plus all the comforts to call home, this will surely be a vacation to remember! Close to State Parks, beaches, restaurants, grocery stores, everything to make your vacation spectacular! There is a marina within a quarter of the house that rents boats along with a great restaurant across the street from them. Downtown shopping is within 5 miles of the house.

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Barry Stilwell (Owner)
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english

About Barry Stilwell

Family friendly, grew up on seneca lake whole life.

Barry Stilwell purchased this house in 2013

Why Barry Stilwell chose Seneca Lake

This property is located within 5 minutes of downtown Geneva and Hobart and William Smith Colleges. Located at the north end of Seneca Lake

What makes this house unique

Cozy, spacious, gazebo, dock, views

Guestbook comments from the owner

What an awesome view....We had the best vacation in a long time. Everything that the owner listed was as they stated. House was very well kept and clean. All the amenities of home plus a view that we don't have. Sitting on the dock and reading a book was so peaceful, along with seeing the boaters go by.

Thank you again!!!! I give you 5 stars!!
Jun 2016
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based on 10 traveler reviews

Make Our Lake Home, Your Home Away from Home, All the Necessities That You Need
average rating of 4.3 based on 12 reviews


  • 5 of 5

My family and guests loved this place. There was enough room to move around inside and out. Beautiful View of the Lake. House thoughtfully stocked with necessities. A lot of space to cook inside or outside. Decor charming and comfortable. I would definitely rent it again.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you are welcomed back anytime..very happy you had a great time and found everything to your satisfaction and expectations. Barry
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  • 5 of 5

We had an awesome stay at this wonderful house. Well set up with all the amenities claimed. great views of Seneca lake and close to downtown and central to the wineries. there were 4 wineries within 5 miles of this house. I was pleasantly surprise how cool the house was with nice cross breezes from the lake with the windows open. look forward to coming back!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, I always love to hear that my guest enjoyed themselves. I try to provide my guest with everything that is essential. I look forward to your return visit. Barry
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Perfect spot!

  • 4 of 5

A group of friends rented Barry's house for the weekend to run the Seneca 7 relay race around Seneca Lake. Barry's house is lovely and is perfectly situated and it's right on the Seneca 7 course route for optimal opportunities to cheer on runners! Not far from hiking some nice hiking spots. Barry is a pleasure to work with- very responsive and accommodating and provided a lovely bottle of wine! The house was perfect for our 8 adults and 9 month old baby. A note about kitchen amenities- be sure to bring the basics, like salt, pepper, plastic bags, aluminum foil, etc if you're planning to cook. Might also be good to get a few more coffee mugs so all can enjoy a hot cup in the morning by the beautiful lake. Also- Bedroom #4 is a single bed, do not be confused by the photo (it looks like a double in the picture). Overall, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Barry's and would love to come back in the future! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your feedback Liz. I will be sure that the items you listed are addressed by my housekeeper. I am glad you and your family had a great time, and would love to have you come back again! Thank you, Barry
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Great Memories with my Family!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful vacation with my entire family, we live in different states and used the house a way for us all to spend a week together enjoying each others company! It was truly wonderful to be so close to Geneva, several great wineries, and the State Park for the kids to go swimming! We highly recommend this property and will be using this as our central meeting spot for many years to come! Thank you for allowing us to make some great memories as a family! Cheers.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great cottage near Geneva!

  • 4 of 5

My family and I rented the cottage for a wedding we had at Belhurst Castle in Geneva. We enjoyed the beautiful lakefront view and the proximity to everything we needed was great! The cottage was clean and had everything we needed for the weekend. We also loved the adjacent outdoor patio and grill. The owner Barry was very nice and accommodating to our needs. Would highly recommend this cottage for anyone looking to be close to the lake, wineries and downtown Geneva.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Crystal!
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Beautiful location, nicely equipped

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay very much. It's great to be right on the lake, with a view to enjoy any time of day. We appreciated the grill and outdoor seating--very relaxing. The house is well kept, clean, and equipped with everything we needed. We were a group of adults touring the wine region, and the location was perfect. And Barry was very pleasant and easy to work with. We would definitely come back.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You Debbie!
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Vonny's boat house restaurant and bar
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
seneca lake golf
Nearest Train
50 Miles
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
nys thruway
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
seneca lake state park
Car: recommended

Most everything is within 15 minutes from the house and Watkins Glen within 30 minutes.


Rates & Availability

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
general cleaning fee $50

$50 dollars of security deposit will be held as a general cleaning fee...if our booking calendar show availability, contact us for customized dates and rates. Our goal is to provide you with a great vacation stay and reasonable rates. We are located on the west side of Seneca Lake, just 2 miles south of Belhurst Castle restaurant and spa and Geneva on the lake.

Deposit of $500 due at signing to be used as security deposit, full balance due week of arrival. Security deposit refunded the following week less the general cleaning fee of $50.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Seneca Lake House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • 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 ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Main level located in with laundry room.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , located in master bedroom
  • 2 full bath...This is a lake house on a septic system, please follow septic system rules...basically single ply toilet paper ONLY. No other personal hygene type products in toilets.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single
  • 4 bedrooms. The House can sleep up to a max of 10, but prefer to keep it less due to the fact there is only 2 bathrooms.
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • 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:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
2 car max parking. Additional parking is available up by the road near buildings approximately 100 yards from the house.

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