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Esperanza Dream Lakeside cottage on private road near Park

Esperanza Dream Lakeside cottage on private road near Park


Property Details

Updated: Apr 27, 2015
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'**

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  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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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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Esperanza Dream Lakeside cottage on private road near Park
+1 -585-310-7091
Keuka Park Keuka Lake

Perfect cottage, with fantastic views!

  • 5 of 5
Cottage is spotless and very well equipped. It has wonderful views of the lake from the deck and the water is warm and clear at the beach. It is on a lovely road with beautiful properties. The lake is one of the prettiest the area and it is central to all the highlights of the region.
  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the thoughtful review! We appreciate understanding what our guests liked during their visit. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at the cottage, and hope to have you back next season.

Matt & Robbie
Esperanza Dream Lakeside cottage on private road near Park
+1 -585-310-7091
Keuka Park Keuka Lake
Amherst, MA

Esperanza cottage on Keuka Lake

  • 4 of 5
We found the cottage cozy for 2 and it had all the basics we needed. Kitchen is small for workspace, but wasnt lacking anything. Was nice to have the outside grill which was easy to use. Television screen was a little small too, so if you plan to watch a game it might be frustrating, but hopefully that is not why you are there. Unfortunately, we were not able to spend as much time in the cottage as I would have liked in order to enjoy it to its full capacity. Weather was getting too cool to sit on the deck or down on the dock. It was quiet while we were there with very little boat activity on the lake.
  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway
Esperanza Dream Lakeside cottage on private road near Park
+1 -585-310-7091
Keuka Park Keuka Lake
Lancaster, PA

Even better the second time around!

  • 5 of 5
This was our second trip to the Esperanza cottage....and it was even better the second time around. We love this place -- it's definitely a serene and peaceful getawwy we look forward to! We took our jet ski and motorcycle and enjoyed exploring Keuka Lake by land and by sea :). We really appreciate the hospitality of the Hamiltons -- they always make us feel at home. We'd definitely recommend making time for some quiet time on the hammock, a trip to Ithaca, and trying the cheese trail-- a perfect complement to the wine trail. We can't wait to come back...
  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you to Jennifer G. for taking the time to write such a nice review, we truly appreciate it! Also, thank you for the recommendation to your friend who has now booked with us.

We are always striving to improve our guest's experience and comfort, so that they want to make us their Keuka Lake destination.

All the best,
Matt & Robbie
Esperanza Dream Lakeside cottage on private road near Park
+1 -585-310-7091
Keuka Park Keuka Lake
Willoughby, OH

Wonderful Birthday Celebration

  • 5 of 5
It was my year to pick an overdue 40th birthday location...the cottage, area and activities were beyond wonderful. Thank you Matt and Robbie for making our stay so memorable (and the special surprise). My sister, dear friend and I laughed all weekend while enjoying the cottage and its surroundings. Hope to be back to visit (I'm going to spread the word too).
  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
Esperanza Dream Lakeside cottage on private road near Park
+1 -585-310-7091
Keuka Park Keuka Lake
New Jersey

Charming Lakefront Cottage For Two

  • 4 of 5
I picked this place simply by chance, and I am glad because it turned out to be one of the best holidays ever. A perfect little cottage for a quiet, relaxing time away from it all. Clean, simple and thoughtfully equipped. We loved the experience of living on the lake so much that we didn't even want to leave for meals- so we cooked most of the time (there's a small but adequate kitchen). Of course, if you prefer to eat out, there are plenty of good options in the area. Also lots and lots of wineries. The house offers gorgeous views of the lake-- especially from the deck, the hammock and the bench at the top of the steps that lead down to the little beach. The water was lovely, but the beach is pebbly so watershoes are a good idea. It's great that the cottage has its own kayak and rowboat, so you don't have to go to the rental near Keuka Park. The place felt private, without seeming scary/isolated because of the nice neighbours. There is a BBQ grill, and a place to sit by an open firepit down at the beach, although we did not use these. If you happen to get bored (which is unlikely), or if it rains, the cottage has cable TV, high-speed internet and an assortment of books/ DVDs to keep you occupied. A lovely experience- i would love to go back year after year!
  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Romantic Getaway
Esperanza Dream Lakeside cottage on private road near Park
+1 -585-310-7091
Keuka Park Keuka Lake
West Chester, PA

Lovely cottage on a beautiful lake

  • 5 of 5
We had a truly great vacation here! We’ve vacationed at other places in the Finger Lakes but this cottage felt was so cozy and well-appointed, we felt like we were staying at someone’s home. Everything we wanted to do was close at hand—biking, hiking, swimming, kayaking, wine-tasting—leaving lots of time for relaxing. We are already looking forward to staying here again next summer. Thanks, Robbie and Matt, for sharing your cottage with us!
  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Romantic Getaway


Activity and Interests

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


From $150 Per night

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Pre Season 2015
Apr 15 2015 - Jun 20 2015
2 night minimum stay
Post Season 2015
Sep 5 2015 - Oct 31 2015
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.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Updated: Apr 27, 2015


Property Type

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  • Adventure
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  • Romantic


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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • Lake View
  • Lakefront


  • 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


  • 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
  • Bedroom 1
  • 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.


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  • Guests provide their own meals


  • 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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