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Our cozy cottage is in the heart of wine country and overlooks Seneca Lake from the east side, so the sunsets are amazing and filled with spectacular colors. The atmosphere on this uncongested lake ranges from calm and peaceful to joyful and fun.
Our cozy cottage is right in the heart of wine country and overlooks Seneca Lake from the east side, so the sunsets are amazing and filled with spectacular colors. Set among summer cottages and homes in a rustic/country-style neighborhood, our property has 45 feet of lake frontage with a dock. Depending on the weather and day of the week, the atmosphere on this uncongested lake ranges from calm and peaceful to joyful and fun.
Our newly renovated cottage features a luxurious bathroom with a whirlpool tub, an open floor plan between the kitchen and living room, and a deck with a comfortable patio set and gas grill. There are two sliding glass doors that lead from the living room to the deck, which allow for nice lake views through the surrounding trees. Four adults or three adults and two children can sleep comfortably in this one bedroom cottage with a queen-size bed, a twin-size bed, and a full-size pullout couch.
The lakefront has a shaded area with a bonfire ring and picnic table, as well as a sunny dock. You can borrow the owner's two kayaks, peddle boat, and row boat, and use the life preservers and camp chairs that are kept in the boat shed. There's something for everyone, including swimming, boating, kayaking, floating, long walks along a dirt road through vineyards, fishing, and romantic evenings watching the sunset and drinking local wine.
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Description of Amenities:
- luxurious bathroom with whirlpool tub
- fully stocked kitchen with microwave, dishwasher, coffee maker, and cookware, kitchen tools, and utensils
- satellite TV in living room
- high speed internet
- air conditioning
- clean linens provided
- clothes washer and dryer
- 45 feet of lake frontage
- 2 kayaks, 1 peddle boat, 1 row boat
- parking for two vehicles
- queen-size bed in bedroom, twin-size bed in main room, and full-size pullout couch in living room
- deck facing the lake with a comfortable patio set and gas grill
- the lakefront has a shaded area with a bonfire ring and picnic table, as well as a sunny dock. You can borrow the owner's kayak or row boat, or use the life preservers, floats/tubes and extra chairs that are kept in the boat shed
- access to the lake frontage from the yard is by way of a sturdy staircase or by a short road that goes around the neighborhood (about 1/4 mile to our frontage). The staircase has about 75 steps. The run for the steps is 11 inches, which is nice, and there are three decks with benches, in case anyone needs to rest or wants to see the view. It's also very handy to be able to drive down if you're carrying coolers, towels, etc., or are taking some small kids down all at once. The road is for limited use, especially on busy weekends, but it is there when you need it.
Atención a los huéspedes
At first, I usually interact with guests mostly via email, as they're deciding whether to book our lake house, and when they have a lot of questions or want to book it. Then, at least about a week before their arrival date, I email them with directions to the house and some pre-arrival information such as how to get into the house when they arrive, what to bring, etc. My husband and I also live in the same neighborhood as the cottage, so it's very convenient for us to drop by to help out if something is needed. Once or twice a day, guests might also see me walking our dog, Seneca, along the gravel road that leads down to the cottage, and they usually recognize me or our dog from our picture on the website and stop to say hello. I really enjoy meeting our guests, and Seneca loves it even more. We usually like to let people have privacy when they're enjoying time with their family and/or friends at the cottage or on the lake frontage, unless they want to talk to us. We leave that up to our guests.
Otros aspectos destacables
Attractions and Activities:
- wine tasting
- mountain biking
- water skiing
The surrounding area is incredibly dense with wineries overlooking the lake. You can have a great time touring the area and tasting wines. THERE ARE MORE THAN 10 WINERIES AND A BREWERY WITHIN A 10 MINUTE DRIVE, AND ONE WINERY WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE. The property is 15 minutes from Watkins Glen, home of the Watkins Glen International Race Track and the Watkins Glen Gorge. At the Glen Harbor Marina, take a ride on Captain Bill's Sightseeing Boat, the Seneca Legacy Dinnercruise Boat, or the Malibar/True Love Sailboat. Our cottage is also surrounded by the Finger Lakes National Forest, with hiking trails. You-pick fruit orchards and honor-system fruit and vegetable stands are available frequently during the summer and fall. Skyland Farm, a fine-craft gallery with items from 500+ artists and a feeding farm, is a must-see. The cuisine in the area is delicious with dining atmospheres ranging from casual to elegant. Many of the restaurants offer local, farm-fresh foods.
Here are some of the local events:
- Finger Lakes Wine Festival, July
- Nascar races at Watkins Glen International Racetrack, Watkins Glen, NY
- Lodi Bluegrass Festival, October, Lodi, NY
For those willing to drive a little farther, other attractions include the Museum of the Earth, which is 35 minutes away, and Ithaca, NY (a 50 minute drive), with many musical venues and a wide variety of international cuisine. The Corning Museum of Glass as well as the Rockwell Museum are also 50 minutes away in Corning, NY. Some of the festivals and events held in the area include the following.
- Blue Heron Music Festival, July, Findley Lake, NY
- Grassroots Music Festival, July, Trumansburg, NY
- Sterling Renaissance Festival, part of July and August, Sterling, NY
- Festival of the Arts, July, Corning, NY
- Grape Festival, September, Naples, NY
- Cohocton Fall Festival, October, Cohocton, NY
- Annual Apple Festival & Craft Show, October, Schodack, NY
Policies and Rules
* Please note that the "Cleaning Fee" of $70 only actually covers half of our cleaning expenses, and so guests are responsible for some of the cleaning, as noted below in number 8.
1.Check-in time is 4 pm. Check-out time is 10 am.
2.One set of linens and towels are provided per week per person. No beach towels/blankets are provided.
3.The maximum number of occupants is 5, unless more are approved by the owners.
4.Small gatherings that are fun and light-hearted are expected and encouraged, but boisterous, loud parties and large gatherings are not allowed. Quiet hours are from 9 pm to 9 am, since we want to be respectful to the people who come to neighboring cottages that need to go to bed early or sleep in late for health reasons.
5.No smoking, tents, camping, or motor homes allowed.
6.Cats are not allowed, but dogs are if they have been approved by the owners. If you bring a dog or two, wash and de-flee them before your arrival and make sure they don’t bark too much because the sound tends to carry throughout the neighborhood. Also, in addition to the short list of cleaning that you do before leaving, you will need to clean up dog hair, etc., from the couch and all floors of the house by vacuuming/swiffering the floors as much as necessary. If dog hair is left in the house after your departure, $50 will be subtracted from your security deposit.
7.Internet is available at the cottage, and you can use up to 1.75 GB of data per week, or 0.25 GB of data per day, for free. That should be way more than enough, unless you're downloading a lot of U-tube videos, playing video games, or watching movies online. Video is usually the only thing that uses so much data. I almost always use less than 1.75 GB in a whole month, and I'm on email and the internet many times a day. If you or your children use more, then we will take $2.50 out of your security deposit for every 0.25 GB of your usage above your allotment. If Verizon didn't charge us for extra data usage, we wouldn't need to do this, so we hope you understand
In general, the renters are responsible for about half of the cleaning responsibilities. Any intentional or major damage to the property will be the responsibility of the renter. Upon leaving the property, and in order to get the full security deposit back, the renters must make sure the following tasks are completed. Cleaning supplies and equipment are provided.
The waterfront area must be free from trash and debris, and must be generally picked up. All floats, tubes, life preservers, ores, chairs, etc., must be put back in the shed before departure.
The paddle boat and kayak should be put back up on the beach far enough to make sure they will not float away. It's best to leave them between the narrow dock and the wide dock (at the northern edge of the beachfront). These items are shared between two sets of renters, so please put them back when they are not being used.
Make sure the beach and/or yard umbrellas are down at all times when they are not in use and especially when a storm is approaching.
The grilling surface (cooking grate) must be cleaned. The grill’s grease tray must be emptied.
The kitchen countertops, dishes, and refrigerator must be cleaned before your departure. Don’t leave any food or drinks behind.
The bathroom sink, tub, shower, toilet, and floor must be cleaned thoroughly.
The renters do not have to wash bedding or towels. The owners will wash them and make the beds before the next guests arrive.
The floors must be vacuumed, making sure all dirt/debris is cleaned up. If you have pets that shed, you must swiffer/vacuum the floors too, as noted above. The owners will mop floors, as necessary.
The owners will dust the furniture and water the plants each week. If someone has a green thumb though, and sees that some of the potted plants outside need to be watered in the middle of the week, please do so.
9.If any of the above rules are not followed, the owners may keep part or all of the security deposit, at the owner's discretion.
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