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Overview

Property Details

Updated: May 21, 2015
House, 5 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, 17 Sleeps

Our modern, spacious accommodations include hardwood floors, central air, and all the comforts of home. The completely furnished guest house offers a variety of accommodations and sleeps up to 17 people. Our guest house has other suites available. A note to travelers with mobility concerns: several steps lead up to the house from the street. Please contact us for details.

  • Sleeps 17
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet
  • Accept Credit Cards

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I will try to sum this up: quiet, clean, full kitchen, BBQ on patio, 2 bathrooms..yes 2 bathrooms!!!, too many TV channels to watch and get this- full size laundry machines!!! Oh and I forgot, in the middle of Watkins Glen... All restaurants within short walk... the Glen itself is about a 2.5 minute walk. Owner answers the phone every time on first few rings... I have stayed here a few times so this is why I know this to be true. I could go on... coffee machine..microwave...full size fridge... starting to get the picture??? My Fiance Irina loves it here too!!! For us, this is the only place to stay in Watkins Glen...oh ps the racetrack is a short drive up the hill for you racers and fans alike... Enjoy!!!
Jan 2014
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10 Reviews

4.4
based on 10 traveler reviews

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Madison Guest House
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7080117
+1 -607-342-2704
Watkins Glen Seneca Lake
4

Finger Lakes Family Weekend

  • 4 of 5
Location, location, location. This house was right in Watkins Glen and with a family of 14 ranging from ages 12 to 80, it was perfect. We were able to walk to town, the lake and the park. The house was easily able to accommodate all of us. Travis the owner answered all of our questions the week before and provided supplies to start our morning. Great weekend.
  • Submitted: May 15, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Madison Guest House
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7080117
+1 -607-342-2704
Watkins Glen Seneca Lake
erie
3

Good Weekend Getaway for Adults and older children

  • 3 of 5
We rented this home (both sides) for our family vacation hoping to spend a week together with our children and grandchildren. There were 8 adults and 6 children under the age of 5 years. Pulling up to the front of the home and seeing 4 sets of steps going up to the house was a surprise to us as there were no pictures of stairs in the website photos. The advertisement of 2 decks with grills lead us also to believe there would be a yard for the children. The decks were small and narrow and the only yard was the front which was a steep hill leading to the road. The front porch was small with only 3 plastic chairs so we could not all sit outside together unless we sat on the steps or the front lawn which overlooked a vacant parking lot. The house was clean and we had plenty of sleeping area and room to sit and dine. The only access to each side was to go out onto the porch so it was difficult to always keep track of the children. This house would be nice for a short get together, however not ideal to rent for a week of family vacation. We ended up leaving early. The playgrounds and Clute Park were a short drive from the house. We liked that we could walk to the State Park and several restaurants. I would recommend this house for large groups of adults wanting to get together. I would not recommend it to a large family with small children who are looking for a week of spending time together as a family.
  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: I am sorry to hear that you had a less than satisfying stay at the Guest House.

Many guests find the two separate suites favorable for accommodating groups with children. Using the two suite house, many of our guests designate a "quiet side" and a "noisy side", or a "kids side" and a "no-kid zone". We have hosted children's birthday parties and sleepovers for our own kids at the Guest House over the years. Sorry to hear that the house left you wanting on your family vacation.

There are steps leading to the house from the street below and I have revised our listing to make that more clear. Thank you for the feedback. It helps us connect the Guest House with guests.
business
Madison Guest House
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7080117
+1 -607-342-2704
Watkins Glen Seneca Lake
Buffalo, NY
5

Wonderful mini-vacation in Watkins Glen

  • 5 of 5
The Madison Guest House was a great place to stay during our four day vacation in Watkins Glen. Our unit had three bedrooms and offered more than enough room for our family of six. The listing was very accurate and the property was clean and well maintained. Travis, the owner, was especially accommodating and gave us a personal walk through upon our arrival. He also stocked the kitchen with fresh fruit, milk, juice, english muffins which was great for a quick breakfast before exploring the area. The growler of locally brewed beer was a special treat! We would highly recommend this property to others visiting the area.
  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Madison Guest House
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7080117
+1 -607-342-2704
Watkins Glen Seneca Lake
4

Lovely home, spacious and close to town attraction

  • 4 of 5
Our family enjoyed the large half of the house, very spacious, clean and within walking distance to waterfront, water falls and cute town. Location convenient to wineries, cider distillers, cheese farms, the Eastern part of Finger Lakes. Manager was helpful in explaining house and town, and he filled the refrig full for breakfasts. Seneca Harbor Lake is awesome, and the desserts are top class and not to be missed.
  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Madison Guest House
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7080117
+1 -607-342-2704
Watkins Glen Seneca Lake
5

Wonderful 50th wedding anniversary family reunion

  • 5 of 5
To celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary we wanted a reunion with our children and grandchildren, all of whom do not live near us. What a wonderful time we all had at Madison House! Because there were 17 of us we used the entire house. Both refrigerators were stocked with fresh fruit and juice. On the counters we found fresh bagels and coffee. The house was very clean and near many great restaurants where we had our meals. We could also walk to the lake and the State Park. We couldn't have been more pleased with the house, location and especially the gracious hospitality of Travis and his wife. I would recommend Madison House and would be very happy to return there in the future.
  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We strive to provide the atmosphere and ambience we would want in a family gathering space, a home away from home. Glad to hear that you enjoyed yourselves. We hope to host you for your 60th!
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Madison Guest House
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7080117
+1 -607-342-2704
Watkins Glen Seneca Lake
3

Travis, our review.

  • 3 of 5
With hopes this helps you:

Positives: Very Clean. Adequately furnished with suitable amenities.
Good customer service.

Negatives: Entirely TOO NOISY! Neighbors to left of house (as you view from
the street) were outside yelling, carrying on till 3am, Sunday morning.
Residents in attached duplex were loud on Friday night but to their
credit did come over and asked such, thereafter quieting, however
Saturday night it resumed again.

Based upon the above we could NOT recommend this lodging to a friend or relative.

Again, with hopes this helps your future lodgings,

Lou and Joyce Fratangelo
  • Submitted: May 21, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We truly appreciate this feedback and apologize for a less than comfortable stay. We strive to provide convenient, comfortable and clean accommodations so that you can tucker yourself out enjoying the beautiful Watkins Glen area by day and come home to relax and unwind peacefully by night. That this was not the case for you folks, we are truly sorry.
We have never been informed of noise problems with any of the neighbors; if only we had been made aware there was a problem, we would have moved immediately to address the issue.
To future guests: we would like to assure you that we are available to assist you with any issues you might encounter while staying at our guesthouse. We live nearby and are available to our guests 24 hours a day via phone call, text message, or email.
Again, Lou and Joyce, we apologize for your troubles. We thank you for staying with us!

Location

Activity and Interests

The Guest House is conveniently located in the heart of historic Watkins Glen, one block from the start/finish line of the original Grand Prix Track and within walking distance of Seneca Lake, Watkins Glen State Park, restaurants, antique/novelty shops, miniature golf course, board walk, Racing Museum, movie theater, children's parks, and wine tasting. Centered on the Finger Lakes and Seneca Lake Wine Trails, we are also minutes from the famous hiking and biking trails of the Finger Lakes and Sugar Hill Forests and Watkins Glen International Speedway. Elmira, Corning, and Ithaca museums, colleges and culture are a short drive.

Availability

Rental rates

Notes

  • Nightly Rate: $250 - $650

    Weekly Rate: $1000 - $2000

    Monthly Rate: $2000 - $3500


  • Rates vary as our guest house offers a variety of accomodations. Please call or email for more information or a detailed quote.
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Amenities

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • Downtown

Bathrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2
  • Bathroom 3
  • Half Bathroom

Bedrooms

  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5

Outside

  • Outdoor Grill

Notes:

  • Suites at the Madison Guest House include multiple baths, full kitchens, dining and living areas, as well as private porches with BBQ grills. All are yours to enjoy in complete privacy. Guests are offered a continental breakfast with specialty breads and muffins or bagels and fruit, juices, coffee and tea. Bottled homebrewed beer from the owner's kettle is available upon request!

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