3 levels - sleeps up to 14 people in warm weather
John 'Book' Marshall
About John 'Book' Marshall
I grew up in the area in Keuka Park, near Keuka College 2 1/2 miles from the property. The lake property has been in my family since 1967. I have run my own business as a graphic designer and musician for 35 years. My wife works at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester New York as a mental health therapist. We live in Rochester, which is about an hour's drive to the lake house.
John 'Book' Marshall purchased this House in 1967
Why John 'Book' Marshall chose Penn Yan
In 2017 the place will have been in the family for 50 years. My wife and I purchased it from my parents about 20 years ago. This is our 4th year listing with VRBO. We continue to make the place even better every year. This year - the two bedrooms facing the lake have been completely renovated and have spectacular views from the beds, a new dock, new ceramic tile in upstairs bathroom, new mattresses and more improvements to beach house, upper parking area and gardens around the grounds. The place gets better every year!
What makes this House unique
Fantastic lake view, very large beach - 110 feet of shoreline and huge lawn right on the shore - with lots of privacy, large fire circle, new 30' x 5' dock equipped for 2 boats up to 22 feet long, fishing and 6 feet deep off the end for diving. Three apartments (including beach house) with a screened in porch on each to get away from the group for quiet time. Two great fireplaces for cozy cold weather. We love to walk 2 minutes down to the marina and rent a pontoon or other boat for the day and cruise a restaurant where we can dock the boat for lunch or dinner, or park at the public docks and walk around the picture perfect little village of Hammondsport at the southern tip of Keuka. John "Book" Marshall, myself, the owner is very responsive to all guests and prospective guests and takes a personal interest in each group. I am always happy to answer specific questions about the place and the area throughout the year for folks, and either myself or my sister Kathy are there to welcome each group and show them around. I also send very good driving directions with a picture of the house from the road.
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Family wedding weekend
Well kept home! 11 of us stayed a weekend to attend a wedding. We had a great time together in this home which accommodated us all comfortably. Wish we stayed longer to enjoy all that the property offered.
Our visit was very short. The beds were comfortable and the view of the lake was very nice.
Perfect winter getaway!
My husband and I were looking for a relaxing getaway after the holidays, and that is just what we got. We loved experiencing the serenity of Winter on Keuka from this spot. The house was warm and cozy, and offered amazing views of the Lake. We enjoyed cooking some of our meals in the well-stocked kitchen, and were very happy in front of the beautiful wood burning fireplace. We were well situated for a tour of some wineries, and shopping in Penn Yan and Hammondsport. The house has the perfect blend of cottage charm and modern updates. Would definitely come again!
Clean, beautiful, lots of room!!!
My girlfriends and I rented it this past weekend for our 60th bdays. We loved everything about it. Had everything you would need & then some! Breathtaking views!!
Super beautiful accommodations. Loved the house as well as the views.
Beautiful views and John was amazing to work with.
We absolutely loved staying at John's house! It's in a great location, close to Penn Yan but removed enough that you feel disconnected from reality. We came to stay for a few days before we got married and it was perfect. We were able to get all our last minute things done and still relax. The screened-in sunroom was clutch, and we spent most of our time there when we were in the house. Everything was well explained when we got there and John was readily available should we need anything. He also has some pretty cool graphic design work. Everything was clean and ready for us and the view of the lake was just perfect. We would absolutely stay here again!!!
Finger Lakes was named #1 of 2014 top 10 wine regions in the world by Wine Enthusiast Magazine. Hammondsport, at south end of lake was named Americas Coolest Small Town by readers of Budget Travel magazine! Known as the Cradle of Aviation, Hammondsport is home to the Glenn H. Curtiss Museum. Curtiss was the first person to introduce aviation into the public eye when he flew his JuneBug over Keuka Lake on July 4, 1908. Many wineries have great restaurants overlooking a multitude of spectacular views in the area. Great fishing, boat rentals for touring, skiing and water tubing.