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Esperanza Dream Lakeside cottage on private road, walk to Keuka Lake State Park!

36 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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2 - 4 nights


Keuka Park Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 1 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 4 Sleeps

Beautiful Keuka Lake is the most picturesque of New York's pristine Finger Lakes, in the heart of the wine country. It is 20 miles long, boasts about 60 miles of shoreline and a maximum depth of 186 feet. It has become the top destination in the Finger Lakes Region.

Located within a short walking distance to Keuka Lake State Park (with boat launch and many hiking trails) and Esperanza Mansion, our charmingly rustic, very clean cottage is situated on a quiet, private road with spectacular views overlooking the northwest branch of the lake. This cottage is perfect for a couple or a small family.

Sit back, unwind and enjoy the gorgeous romantic sunsets on 50 feet of lake frontage next to your crackling beach bonfire. Swim, fish, or take the rowboat out for a leisurely ride. Or simply take in the beautiful scenery from the comfortable patio chairs on the partially covered deck after a relaxing day of wine tasting.

The cottage is 7 miles from Penn Yan, 1 mile from Basin Park Marina (boat rentals, etc.), less than half a mile to fine dining at Esperanza Mansion, a very short stroll to Keuka Lake State Park, close to the famous Keuka Lake Wine Trail for tastings and tours, hiking, golfing, gift shops, antiques, many restaurants and much more.

**For more photos please visit our Facebook page by searching 'Esperanza.Dreaming'**

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Robbie Hamilton
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
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Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 19, 2016
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Guestbook comments from the owner

Great to experience the lake and surrounding areas this time of year.

The cottage is perfect, quite a change from the "trapper's cabin" remembered from my youth spent just two doors down Esperanza from 1951-1960. Family moved out west. Forty year anniversary surprise trip from my wife. I have not been back since 1963, and she had never been further East than Montana. All my stories were validated and connections made with relatives and family friends.

Thank you so much for this, it was perfect.

Gary & Chris

Hood River, Oregon
Oct 2010
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based on 36 traveler reviews

Esperanza Dream Lakeside cottage on private road, walk to Keuka Lake State Park!
average rating of 4.861111 based on 53 reviews

Just right!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous stay on Esperanza Drive. Check in , check out and everything in between was great. The cottage was just right for my husband and me. It was clean and well stocked. We opted to rent the linen and it was well worth it. The view was gorgeous and lake access was easy. We kayaked, fished, and went swimming...........the weather was perfect for us all week. Everyone we encountered on the lake was friendly and informative. Grocery stores and restaurants were close. Watkins Glen, The Curtis Museum, and the Corning Glass Museum were easy day trips. We rented a Pontoon boat for a day that added to our fun. We can't wait to return!

Donna and Larry

(Stayed 9/18/16)

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lakeside Getaway

  • 4 of 5

Well stocked , clean and comfortable cabin with beautiful views. A short walk to Keuka Park.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for taking the time to review your stay at the cottage. We are always striving to improve the place and enjoy hearing what our guests liked. Hamiltons
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Sanborn, NY

The cottage was beautiful and very clean , the view is amazing

  • 5 of 5

From walking into the cottage there was a note congratulating us on our wedding and there was a bottle of wine and crackers with cheese in the fridge. The place was amazing and so peaceful. Sitting out at night on the deck with the torches going to having a fire right on the water. We used there kayaks and had a great time,, we hope to stay there again next year.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your thoughtful review! We're so glad you enjoyed your honeymoon here and we do hope to see you back next year. Hamiltons
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Just right!

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful rental. The location is beautiful, and the cottage is clean, quiet, very well-equipped, and nicely decorated. Owners are very responsive and helpful. We've rented more than a dozen other places through VRBO/HomeAway, and this one is tops!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow, thanks for the wonderful review! We're happy you were so satisfied with your stay, and would love to have you back! Hamiltons
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So very hard to leave

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is just perfect. The location, the neighbors and the cottage are just lovely. My husband cycled every morning, we both kyaked and then went to a few wineries for lunch and wine. Every day ended on the shore or pier enjoying the view before dinner on the deck! The cottage is wonderful and we can not wait to return. You will not regret your stay, we will cherish ours. Thank you for affording us this luxury!!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, we look forward to having you back! The Hamiltons
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Beautiful cabin on beautiful lake Keuka.

  • 5 of 5

Even when it rains your covered on half the deck. You can sit by the water or on the deck. There's plenty to do in the area but the temperature is always cooler by the lake. As you can tell we loved it and will be back. Owners and neighbors are very friendly. A slice of paradise!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Owner's Response: Thanks so much! We hope you can make it back. The Hamiltons
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Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Boating.

* Fishing.

* Wine tasting.

* Hiking/biking.

* Relaxing.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Swimming.

* Kayaking.

* Sailing.

* Sunset watching.

* Nap on hammock.

Top Thing to do in Family:.....

Keuka Lake offers plenty of activities to suit everyone! Brochures and info are provided at the Cottage.

* Wine tasting at one of the many local wineries on the Keuka Lake Wine Trail

* Hiking and biking at Keuka Lake State Park or on the 7 mile historic Outlet Trail in Penn Yan

* Visit nearby Watkins Glen State Park for hiking alongside beautiful waterfalls

* Boating: rent a powerboat, jetski, paddle boat, sailboat, kayak or canoe from a boat rental service close by

* Fishing: the crystal clear waters of Keuka Lake make for great fishing, especially lake trout, rainbow trout, brown trout, bass, pickeral, perch and pan fish

* Seneca Farms home-made Ice Cream!!

* Fine dining at Esperanza Mansion or enjoy an upscale lunch or dinner cruise on the Esperanza Rose, an elegant 65-foot wooden vintage cruising vessel

* Casual dining at the numerous local restaurants in Penn Yan including Antique Inn, The Keuka Restaurant, Lloyd's Limited Pub, Holly's Red Rooster, and La Cocina Mexican Restaurant

* Take your boat to dinner at one of the many lakefront restaurants. Some have docks and offer tie-up facilities including The Waterfront, Lakeside Restaurant and The Swizerland Inn

* Shop on historic Main Street in Penn Yan or hit The Windmill Craft Market on Saturdays


Rates & Availability

Keuka Park Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Post Season 2016
Sep 4 2016 - Oct 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 4.0%

Please request linen rental or cleaning service at time of booking:

Linen rental: flat fee of $25 (sheets, pillowcases, towels, wash cloths).

Departure Cleaning Service: $75. If you do not use this service, please be advised the cleaning fee will be charged if the cottage is not left as clean as you found it.

We require a copy of completed and signed rental agreement within 5 days of booking.

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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Keuka Park Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Newer stand-up shower, linen drawers, toilet, sink/vanity and medicine cabinet, hair dryer, space heater, hand towels, cleaning supplies.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • One queen bed, two side tables, two reading lamps, alarm clock, dresser, closet with two luggage stands, iron & ironing board (in closet), full length mirror, baseboard heater, window air conditioning unit.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Additional Interior features: * Sun porch: Five windows overlooking deck and Keuka Lake, full sized futon, rocking chair, TV/DVD, small library of books and DVD movies, puzzles, cards, poker chips, baseboard heater Addtional Outdoor Features * Cottage is situated at a higher level than the beach. There are private steps leading down to 50 feet of beach front area. We strongly recommend everyone wear water shoes if going in the water * Large hammock overlooking the lake for a lazy afternoon nap * Sitting bench at top of steps with amazing views of lake * Private 30 foot dock for boating/fishing/swimming, with boat lift for small craft (up to 1600 lbs) * Use of rowboat, 2 kayaks & Sunfish sailboat (for experienced sailors only!) * Lake gradually slopes to about 4 feet deep at the end of the dock * Bonfire pit on the beach (with firewood provided and chairs to relax next to your fire) * Boat launch just down the road at Keuka Lake State Park

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