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Property Details

Updated: Oct 29, 2014
Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 4 Sleeps

The Boathaus was built by my father in the early 1960s on his long- awaited retirement. There he created space for his Penn Yan wooden fishing boat--he loved to troll for salmon trout-- and made a place to keep the weather from his beloved Olds. Ten years ago on a friend's suggestion, I remodeled the boathouse into the most perfect, relaxing, stress-free, vacation environment ever. The new Boathaus. Right on and into the water, its north and west glass walls frame a 180 degree view of Seneca Lake, its spectacular sunsets and summer storms. The 24' x 9' covered front deck juts into the water, and feels like being on a cruise ship without the swells. There are two bedrooms, one with double bed, the other with trundles, modern bathroom, galley kitchen including micro, gas stovetop, refridgerator, dishes, silver, cookware, comfortable lounge and dining area. All with this incredible, breathtaking view of the lake.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom

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The Boathaus
+1 -607 582 6077
Lodi Seneca Lake
New York, NY


  • 5 of 5
The proximity of this cottage to the water lets you be totally relaxed in just 15 minutes from your arrival.
What a panoramic view!!! Make sure you leave time to enjoy a good book while listening to the lovely sounds of the rolling waters from the lake.
Carolyn has done a great job in providing all the amenities of a home; from great music to comfortable furniture to a fully stocked kitchen including spices.
This property is close to all that the area has to offer, looking forward to returning soon!
  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: The Boathaus cannot be closer to the water--it juts out into the lake with gentle lapping sounds against the foundation, or huge,smashing waves breaking onto the deck. My guests loved it-- the water, the extraordinary views from the Boathaus, the peacefulness and serenity of the lakeside. They loved exploring the wine country. John was bursting with excitement talking with a distillery owner about to market in the city right near where John lives.

This family thoroughly became one with the countryside, appreciative of its natural beauty and friendliness of its people. They toured around Seneca Lake to see the water from all its sides.

This was a fun family. They are more than welcomed back anytime.
The Boathaus
+1 -607 582 6077
Lodi Seneca Lake
Brighton,NY, USA

Anniversary Weekend

  • 5 of 5
We had a great time at the Boathaus. It was very cozy. The view is absolutely gorgeous. Very clean and all the amenities were working properly. Carolyn gave us a tour when we first got there and she had a basket of goodies with fresh veges from her garden. We traveled the entire lake. We had dinner at Suzanne's which was fantastic! Would recommend this to anyone that needs a nice relaxing weekend away.
  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: This charming couple were the perfect guests, enthusiastic, warm and ready for an exciting weekend. They prepared before coming to check out the restaurants, for instance, and chose the outstanding dinning experience ever--Suzanne Fine Cusine, just a few miles away. These still newlyweds left the Boathaus picked up and neat. They are very welcomed to return anytime.


Activity and Interests

The Boathaus is within 3 miles of the Seneca Lake Wine Trail featuring some of the top wineries in the States. Between Lodi and Watkins Glen there are some 23 wineries in 23 miles. And many excellent restaurants offering fine dining experiences for lunch or dinner.

Neighboring Amish farmers offer their seasonal fresh produce at local stands and markets.

To the south on Route 414 is new York's only National Forest, the Finger Lakes National Forest with its hiking trails crossing federal grazing lands. The walks are similar to trails in England.

The Boathaus is about half an hour from Ithaca, home of Cornell and Ithaca College, and the famous Wegman Market. Ithaca offers a variety of great restaurants and shopping opportunities, the Johnson Museum of Art, designed by I.M.Pei, the Plantation Gardens and the famous Sapsucker Woods at Cornell, and the ScienCenter founded by Carl Sagan, and the new world class Earth Museum north of Ithaca on route 96.

South about an hour is a another world class museum, Corning Museum of Glass and the Rockwell Museum, Mark Twain's Study in Elmira, a national Warplane Museum in Horseheads. Rochester houses the George Eastman House with its vintage movie archive.

Taughannock Falls in Trumansburg is higher than Niagara, a great mile hike.

Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (federal) is a half-hour to the north, as is the birthplace of women's rights movement, Seneca Falls, with the National Women's Historical Park.

Want to play golf? Ten minutes get you to Bonavista, a public, 9-hole, well maintained course with reasonable fees.

For a long day's trip, there is Cooperstown with the Baseball Hall of Fame for some, and Glimmerglass for others.


Rental rates


  • Nightly Rate: $240 - $240

    Weekly Rate: $1580 - $1580

    Monthly Rate: $0 - $0

  • June 28 through September 6, 2014 weekly: $1580 Saturday through Saturday.
    April 17 through June 28 daily, 2014: $240 per day/night with 2-day minimum.
    September 6 through November 30 daily, 2014: $240 per day/night with 2-day minimum.
    Available April 17 through November 30, 2014.
    A 50% deposit is due upon booking with the rental balance due upon arrival. Check-in is at 3 pm Saturday, with check-out at 10 am the following Saturday. Should you need to cancel, I will make every effort to book the space again, and if successul, will return your deposit.
    There is a county imposed 3% vacation rental tax this year. Housekeeping is included in the rate.
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Property Type

  • cottage


  • pets not allowed


  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2


  • For your use and pleasure there is a cable TV, VCR and DVD, gas grill, lounge chairs, outside porch table and chairs, rowboat, swim raft, campfire pit.

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