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Best View of the Lake! Newly Remodeled, Dates Available Spring, Summer, Fall

Best View of the Lake! Newly Remodeled, Dates Available Spring, Summer, Fall


Property Details

Updated: May 13, 2015
Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 6 Sleeps

The newly renovated Jepsen Heritage Cottage, is located off State Rt. 54A at (formerly 42) 420 Crescent Beach Dr, at the northern end of the West branch of Keuka Lake about 1.5 miles from Branckport and 10 miles from Penn Yan. It is in a quiet family community with both seasonal cottages and year-round homes.

Guests of the cottage will enjoy an unobstructed, picturesque view of the western branch of Keuka Lake from a 2012 rebuilt enclosed porch. This includes a view of Bluff Point and the eastern branch which is nearly 10 miles away.

The cottage is situated on a level location from the 3 car parking area on the north, to the cottage, and then gently slopes to the water's edge. There are two small steps to the north entrance and a 2 step entrance to a newly constructed outside deck, on the the west.

The 55 - foot frontage is a fine-pebble beach which provides easy

access to shallow water. This area is perfect for families who desire wading or swimming, or just relaxing with a good book.

The water depth increases very gradually, from approximately 20' at the end of the dock to 4' deep at 130 feet from shore. The buoys mark the drop off to the deeper waters of the lake and are a favorite spot for fishermen from around the world.

Inside the buoys s a no-wake zone, giving safe swimming and recreation for families.

Previous guest's comments after staying at the Jepsen Heritage.

'The cottage is so cozy and well equipped!'

'It was just wonderful to wake up in the morning to the lovely view of the lake!'

'Thank you for a wonderful place to vacation. Best view of the lake! This cottage has character, and many comforts. We love it!'

'This is our 6th stay in your lovely Keuka Lake, Branchport. The fishing is excellent and we are already making plans to come back!'

'Getting up this morning and hearing the waves hit the shore is the best music ever composed!'

'Being from the city (New York), we absolutely needed this perfect rest, replete with tree frogs and ducks!'

'We have never been to the Finger Lakes glad we came. We

decided that Crescent Beach was the most beautiful place to stay!'

'What a beautiful cottage, we had a wonderful vacation here, and the

shallow water was perfect for our 4 and 2 year olds! We would like to

come back!'

'We had a great time! Highlights of the week included daily walks to the State Park, a hike to the top of Watkins Glen, and lunch on the terrace of Bully Hill! Thanks for a wonderful week!'

And from a younger visitor.... 'At first I was a little mad that we were spending my birthday here. The second I got here though, I changed my mind. I loved it here. The swimming part, the Mercantile, everything was awesome! I really want to return!'

'The new kitchen, porch, and deck are wonderful!'

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Internet

Recent Review

About the Owner

Chris and Joan Johnson, owners. Both educators for 35 years in Brockport , NY. Joan's parents purchased the family cottage in 1964, where family gathered every summer throughout her childhood. Once it was time to pass the cottage on she and her husband took over responsibility and ownership. In the last few years they have personally enjoyed renovating during school vacations to enhance, yet keep the charm of this lovely vacation home.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

We enjoyed our stay here so much. What a wonderful place to spend a family wedding weekend without the long drive back home. It was a mini vacation that was enhanced by your wonderful attention to making the cottage so comfortable for guests. Thank you!
Sep 2014
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Best View of the Lake! Newly Remodeled, Dates Available Spring, Summer, Fall
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Branchport Keuka Lake

Quaint, clean, comfortable with amazing views!

  • 5 of 5
This was our 6th year going to Lake Keuka and definitely the best!
The bright yellow cottage was welcoming from the moment we set eyes upon it - sun porch sits just steps away from Lake Keuka and the view couldn't be more beautiful. The Johnson's gave us very easy to understand instructions as to how to enter the cottage and get things up and running. The ceiling fans, in conjunction with the many screened windows on the porch, offered us just the right temperature as well as an amazing view from the tip of the lake.
This is their family vacation cottage, as well as a rental. It was so homey and comfortable, we were relaxed from our four hour trip almost immediately. All it took was a walk down the long dock and a few moments to take in the beauty, and we were set for a very relaxing long weekend away from the rush and stress of everyday life.
The cottage offered everything we needed - a fully equipped kitchen, bathroom with shower, lots of spaces with comfy furniture (although most of our time was spent on the sun porch either playing cards, listening to our audio books or just gazing at the lake). Oh, and we slept on the very comfortable bed on the sun porch with the windows opened and heard the laps of gentle waves all night - it was wonderful.
They supply everything you might need as if it was your own family cottage for weekend getaways - or long family vacations during the summer.
We couldn't have been happier. On the day that we left, my husband sat on the edge of the bed in the sun room and said, "Gosh, I don't want to go home just yet."
(Oh, and directions for everything to keep things operating smoothly within the cottage and otherwise are posted through out for guests convenience.)
We will definitely be returning for our yearly visits to Lake Keuka.
  • Submitted: May 13, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Branchport Keuka Lake

Awesome house for our family vacation!!

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at this wonderful cottage on the lake for a week with our 2 children ages 9 & 6 and we can't say enough about it. The first night we were there, we knew it was going to be a great week when we used the fire pit to roast marshmallow for s'mores and watched all the fireworks going off around the amazing lake. The owners were so helpful with any questions we had prior to our stay since we had never been to the area before. Waking up to the sound of the lake was so beautiful. We thoroughly enjoyed going in every chance we got, the water was so warm and we brought our own tubes and just floated around, it was HEAVEN! The cottage was so well stocked and the owners had instructions on how to use everything which was extremely helpful. The cottage was also centrally located to Pen Yan to go to the supermarket, ice cream parlor or any other needs. We really had the best time ever and can't thank the owners enough for allowing us to rent their home.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Best View of the Lake! Newly Remodeled, Dates Available Spring, Summer, Fall
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Branchport Keuka Lake
Genesee, Pa

Relaxing, Quiet, Great View and Great time

  • 5 of 5
We had such a wonderful time. We loved the cottage, everything that we could need in the kitchen. Deck was very nice, loved the bench out on the deck. Very comfortable. We loved the area, great neighbors too.
  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Best View of the Lake! Newly Remodeled, Dates Available Spring, Summer, Fall
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Branchport Keuka Lake

Quaint cottage, great views!

  • 5 of 5
We loved our stay here!! It was perfect for my family. It's not too far from groceries and restaurants but far enough from large crowds and activity that goes on further down the lake. We rented a pontoon from the marina around the corner, it was perfect!!! The cottage was stocked with everything you need to feel at home, and I do mean everything!! It was pretty hot our last few days on the lake, but the cottage stayed cool. There is a view of the lake from almost every room. My mom grew up on the lake and was there for her high school reunion, she stayed in the room that has the best view of the lake,and she opened her blinds at night to go to sleep with the sounds of the lake. There were 2 swans that stayed a few houses down from us, so beautiful to watch them in the evening on the dock.
I could go on and favorite part? The wild strawberries growing in the front yard!! Amazing!! (we live in Arizona, nothing that sweet grows wild there)
Some of the neighbors live there year round and are so friendly.
We will definatly be back!!!
  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children
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Branchport Keuka Lake
Almond, NY, USA

Tranquil Weekend Retreat

  • 5 of 5
My sisters and I rented this cottage for a weekend getaway and were we ever pleased! The cottage is full of charming, homey touches and had everything we needed for a relaxing time away. Although we enjoyed the entire place, we constantly found ourselves migrating to the enclosed porch where we could sit and watch the lake - the birds, the boats, the sunset - and soak in the peace of the beautiful surroundings. This place is an absolute gem!
  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Branchport Keuka Lake
Beaver Dams, NY

Keuka Lake Wonder

  • 5 of 5
Exactly as advertised and since this is the owner's vacation home everything was in excellent condition. Everything imaginable (save linens & towels) was provided .. and I do mean everything. It is like renting a home and not just a vacation place.
We slept on the porch which is so close to the lake it's like being in a boat. We had many restful nights falling asleep listening to the soothing lapping of the waves.
We found the nearby Antique Inn to be a good place to eat with the locals. For finer dining there is the Snug Harbor Restaurant (dinner) and Bully Hill Winery (lunch)to the south and many restaurants in nearby Penn Yan to the north.
As far as things to do there is the gorge at Watkins Glen and plenty of wineries to visit, as well as a host of other activities.
I would most definitely recommend this property to a friend and my wife & I will be staying here again.
  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway


From the Owner

We were dedicated to keeping this property in the family after our father and mother purchased it in 1964. Many wonderful memories have been made there and many more are to come. Numbers of the same families remain neighbors and great friends from the past decades. It is our oasis, the place we long to be at as much as feasibly possible. For times we cannot be there ourselves, we love to offer it to other families to start to make similar memories of their own.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Greater Rochester International Airport at 60 Miles Nearest Motorway : Rt 54A at 0.25 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Antique Inn at 4 Miles Car: necessary

The cottage is in quaint Mennonite country and is centrally located for visits to many wineries and tourist attractions.

There are many fine local restaurants and eateries..

Walking/biking access to Keuka Lake State Park provides many walking/biking trails.

A boat launch and other Park facilities are also accessible by car.

Memorable days may include: Fishing, Swimming, Boating, Water-Skiing,

Scenic Drives, Awesome Fall Colors, area arts and craft festivals, and above all Quiet Relaxation!

Spring and Fall rentals are especially pleasant for upclose bird-watching of many migratory birds, including the occasional Bald Eagle and Trumpet Swan.

Historic Hammondsport is nearby and the home of the Glenn H. (for Hammond) Curtiss Flight Museum, as well as Watkins Glen Park and Race Track.

The Windmill Craft and Farm Market in Penn Yan, with it's 200 vendors, open Saturdays and Holidays.

The Keuka Outlet Trail, fantastic for biking and hiking are both nearby.

Speed Boat, Pontoon or Row Boat rentals, as well as rentals of canoe,

kayaks, and water skiing equipment are available in nearby Branchport marinas.

The dock will accommodate either your midsized boat or a rental. If the water level is seasonally low, a mooring buoy is provided.

In near by Penn Yan, there is additional family fun available. A movie theater, gift shops, go-carts, bowling, ice cream, antique shops, pizza and more are easily reached within minutes.


From $185 Per night

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Pre Season
Apr 26 2015 - Jun 27 2015
2 night minimum stay
Peak Season
Jun 28 2015 - Sep 7 2015
3 night minimum stay
Post Season
Sep 8 2015 - Oct 30 2015
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Refundable damage deposit $150.00
  • Tax Rate 4.0%

To reserve dates a non-refundable 35% of the rental is due. Two weeks prior to the stay, the remainder of the rent, taxes, and damage protection deposit is due. Cleaning fees are not required, guests clean the property prior to departure. Damage protection deposit is returned to guest if no extra cleaning, overuse of the septic, nor damage has occurred.

Nightly Rate: $185 - $220

Weekly Rate: $1100 - $1325

Monthly Rate: $0 - $0

Off Season Rates: (First week of May-June 28;Day after Labor Day-
Last week in October)- $1100/week or $185/night, 2 night minimum.
In Season Rates:(June 28- Labor Day) - $1325/week, with $220/night
additionally when available.
All rental rates are subject to a 4% county tax.
The cottage rents from Sunday to Sunday.

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Updated: May 13, 2015


Property Type

  • cottage


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 750 sq. ft.


  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double, 1 sleep sofa /futon, Double Sleep sofa on the sunporch
  • The bedroom can sleep 2 and the sunporch 4. The living area has a twin bed and double sofa sleeper. However the maximum occupancy is 6 total.


  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • Fire pit available for campfires on the beach.

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