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Property Details

Updated: Apr 19, 2015
House, 3 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, 6 Sleeps

Beautiful fully furnished and equipped vacation home with great views on the Sunset side of Seneca Lake.

Conveniently close to everything that you want to explore or visit in the Finger Lakes. The roomy 1600 square foot interior of this old farmhouse has new modern paint, updated vanities, new BeautyRest mattresses and gorgeous refinished hardwood floors throughout. You'll enjoy taking in the stunning lake views from the large enclosed front porch, the living area, front bedroom or from one of the seating areas outside in the large acre yard. Pictures don't do justice for the wonderful views, beautiful rooms or ample size of the house. Great mix of old and new decor as well as furnishings.

Picnic table, hammock and bench as well as other portable seating for outdoor use.

Pets considered on a case by case. No smoking in the house.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bath
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

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Guestbook comments from the owner

We receive many bookings outside of and leave a Feedback form for our guests; here is a short summary of some our guests comments this summer:

- "We had a great stay this week and the house overall fit our needs. We would consider staying again at the house if we return to the area in the future."

- "We absolutely enjoyed our stay here, would not hesitate to book again or refer anyone to stay here! Thanks for a wonder vacation at the Finger Lakes!"

- "Thank you so much. We had a wonderful time! Everything was great and we loved your home."

- "Everything was great! The house was much bigger than I had anticipated, which was a nice surprise. We would consider staying here again. Thanks, we had a great time!"

- "We enjoyed ourselves very much. My children n grandkids enjoyed themselves tremendously. I will keep in touch. Hopefully you will keep renting it."

- "We enjoyed your home and would stay again. We were pleasantly surprised at how well stocked the house is. You have a done a beautiful job with the remodel - love how you kept the feel of the "old" house (glass door knobs) and blended in the new. Nicely decorated."
Jun 2013
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7 Reviews

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Beautiful Lake Views On The Hill
Watkins Glen Seneca Lake

Great Place, cannot wait to return in 2015

  • 5 of 5
Truly a gem of a find. We have been attending the NASCAR race for several years and resort to staying in motels in the area, which don't have the comforts of a home. Having found this house, it is wonderful and perfect for us. All accommodations were excellent and we tried to treat it as we would want someone to treat our place. There was nothing we lacked in the way of amenities, comfort, location or view. Only one minor problem which happened on "our watch" and we took care of correcting it which the owners appreciated. Enjoyed the stay and are looking forward to returning in 2015. Thanks for having us.
  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the nice review and taking time to submit it. Not everyone is able to find the time to submit a review, so it is very much appreciated. We have had many return guests, so even if they don't do a review, we know people are enjoying the home and we are doing something right. It is very fulfilling to know our guests are happy and all our hard work is being appreciated!
Beautiful Lake Views On The Hill
Watkins Glen Seneca Lake

Quiet comfort with beautiful view

  • 5 of 5
We rented this house for the "Deck the Halls" wine tour weekend. We had 6 adults in our group, and found this home to be perfect for our group. The view of the lake is wonderful, and the house is centrally located for the wine tour. The kitchen is just the right size for multiple adults to be in at the same time while preparing meals, and the 3 beds were very comfortable. Customer service with great, with a list of good restaurants in the area. The house is close to Watkins Glen - for those runs to the store! I would highly recommend this property.
  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Beautiful Lake Views On The Hill
Watkins Glen Seneca Lake

A Great Read

  • 5 of 5
You've heard the saying 'You Can't Judge a Book by It's Cover?" The House on the Hill was that wonderful surprise selection once you opened the book, from beginning to end. A very functional wrap around, enclosed porch that was perfect for watching the sunset on the lake while playing board games. The inside was nicely remodeled and furnished to retain the home's maturity while still keeping the look freshly modern and cozy. Hardwood floors and open living space with plenty of room for our growing family (including 5 adults and a young granddaughter), yet comfortable enough to provide that 'family gathering' feel we wanted. Very clean and well maintained inside which is always important during any rental, for us. Three nice sized bedrooms with very comfy beds. A well appointed kitchen for those crazy enough to want to cook on vacation. And, as the friendly owner said, if you can't find something you need in the house, you just haven't looked far enough into the plentiful cupboards;
The House on the Hill sits just a mile or two from downtown Watkins Glen and the beautiful, natural gorge (State Park) that should not be missed while visiting this quant town. A short drive in the other direction leads you to plenty of wineries w/ live music and restaurants. A perfectly located 'home-base' for day tripping the lake and all it has to offer. We had great weather...but, this home would also be a good place to spend a rainy day. We hope to revisit The Home on the Hill again and surely would recommend this comfortable, immaculately clean home to our friends.
  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing
Owner's Response: What a wonderful's so rewarding to help contribute to our guests enjoyment during their time away from home.

It has turned out to be a great location for family and/or friends to reunite to spend quality time together; visiting the raceway, wineries, great restaurants, go antiquing, enjoy the beach, the gorge, trailwalks or just take in the views from "home" getting caught up on life.

We've applied our own significant travel experiences to our getaway home and it seems to have given us what we needed to offer a true home away from home. If we can keep it going and grow our guestlist, maybe we can also improve the "cover" of this 114 year old "book" someday;)
Beautiful Lake Views On The Hill
Watkins Glen Seneca Lake

Prefect Hideaway with a View

  • 5 of 5
We rented this lovely place for our wedding weekend. It was beyond our expectations and we absolutely loved it. I think the first day we were there we said "This place is great" at least dozen times.

Being Floridians, we were worried about being chilly, but the home kept its warmth very well and we were nice and cozy the whole time.

Its only a minute from downtown Watkins Glen and the view is fantastic. The two deer that visited us the second day was icing on the cake (oh, right and getting married).

And the owners are genuinely nice, caring people and were very accommodating. We hope to come back again next year.
  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Beautiful Lake Views On The Hill
Watkins Glen Seneca Lake
Merritt Island

Cornell Graduation Week Stay!

  • 5 of 5
We needed a place to stay for my daughter's Cornell graduation and found this
rental absolutely awesome and affordable! Other VRBOs in the area charged
triple the going rate due to graduation, not this one. The commute to
Cornell/Ithaca is a 30 minute scenic drive that we thoroughly enjoyed for
several days in a row. I don't know when the house was built but it maintains
its 100 year (?) history combined with wonderful renovations and upgrades
(up-to-date bathrooms, dishwasher, washer & dryer.) The view of Seneca lake
(and sunset) from the dining room, living room, upstairs bedroom and huge
wrap-around porch is awesome. The rental is super well stocked and clean. The beds are comfy. There are plenty of warm comforters and lots of towels.

Watkins Glen, 2 miles away, has a Wal-Mart for grocery shopping, a health food
store "Good Groceries", excellent restaurants and the Gorge hike at Watkins
Glen State Park - complete with 19 waterfalls that you should not miss! We want to come back.
  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Just in case, we made sure the A/C's were installed, but heat still available and comforters stored nearby. It's an unpredictable time of year, but we always try to look at each visit as if it was our own to be sure and address everything to help with a happy, comfortable stay. We are so pleased we've been able to continue to do that for our guests. House was built in 1900:)
Beautiful Lake Views On The Hill
Watkins Glen Seneca Lake
Doylestown, PA

Great home for a getaway

  • 5 of 5
This home provided us the base for a wonderful vacation. Booking the home and arrangng check-in with the owner was incredibly easy and they were very flexible with us.
The home is immaculate and nicely furnished. We had an infant with us and there was never a question if the floor was clean enough to let him crawl around. The kitchen was well stocked with dishes, many small appliances, and even condiments in the fridge. The bathrooms are nicely updated and very clean. The view from the porch was very nice and the room was a great space to relax in, especially with a cup of coffee in the morning! There was plenty of room outside for the older children to play.
The location was ideal, wth a great view. It was 2 minutes to downtown, about 15 minutes to the speedway, and about 30 min to Ithaca.
Try the Glen Mountain Market for lunch, it was fabulous! Everyone in our party enjoyed their casual meal. And Sal's Bar and Grill about 15 min away in Montour Falls provided an excellent meal in a highly accomadating and family friendy environment.
  • Submitted: May 21, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the great review:) We're so pleased we've been able to give people a nice place to stay and help in making your down time a relaxing one. Life is so stressful, so when you get time away it's important that you can just enjoy your time and the area.


Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Elmira-Corning at 19 Miles Nearest Barpub : Downtown Watkins Glen at 2 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Downtown Watkins Glen at 2 Miles Nearest Ski : Downhill 1 hour; Cross Country 25 minutes at 18 Miles Nearest Beach : Clute Park at 1.5 Miles Car: necessary

Located near Seneca Lake beaches, boat cruises/rentals, Watkins Glen International Raceway, shopping, restaurants, the waterfalls at Watkins Glen State Park, Seneca Wine Trail and so much more. Also not far from Ithaca which offers Cayuga Lake with an additional Wine Trail as well as home to Cornell University, Ithaca College, Farmers Market, Shopping Mall, Antique Malls and more. Also very close to Elmira, Horseheads and Corning. This is a great central location to the Finger Lakes Region.

Bring your boat and enjoy the large lake with all it's glory.


From $150 Per night

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Off Peak
Mar 1 2015 - Apr 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
Spring Season
May 1 2015 - May 21 2015
2 night minimum stay
May 22 2015 - Sep 7 2015
2 night minimum stay
Fall Season
Sep 8 2015 - Nov 1 2015
2 night minimum stay
Off Peak
Nov 2 2015 - Dec 31 2015
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Refundable damage deposit $300
  • Pet Fee $50

$300 deposit is required to hold the dates and is returned within a few days of check out; once inspected for damages and/or excessive cleaning.

All stays require 2 night minimum.
(Certain occasions and holidays may require minimum 3 night stay or longer)

We offer a monthly rate (4 weeks); just contact us for a quote

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Updated: Apr 19, 2015


From the Owner

Nice private house and setting with no one to bother you during your stay. Can't beat the views as mentioned, but also with plenty of outdoor furniture to put where you want on the property and a charcoal grill on wheels, you can enjoy the views as well as the nice yard. The bedrooms are all on the 2nd floor, but there is only 3 steps down to get into the house.

Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided


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


  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...

Location Type

  • Downtown
  • Lake View
  • Monument View
  • Mountain View
  • Water View


  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

Floor Area

  • 1600 sq. ft.


  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1
  • Half Bathroom


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3


  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • * Fully stocked kitchen (dishes, pans, microwave, toaster, coffeemaker, dishwasher,etc) as well as wine glasses and cork screw for when you return from the Wine Trail. * Sleeping 6, the three clean attractive nice size bedrooms include two queens and one full bed; for your comfort they are made up and ready for your arrival. Not only includes dressers, but have solar shades, lamps, clocks, pillows, linens and blankets. All bedrooms have a chair for your convenience and the full bedroom has a TV/DVD player. * Towels are supplied for the 1.5 bathrooms. * Dining room, living room and enclosed porch all accomodate seating 6. * Cable TV in the living room and free wireless internet works everywhere on the property. * Outdoors: Charcoal grill. Picnic table in the perfect place out on the hill; as well as a hammock and a bench in the shade. Located in Burdett, just 2 miles from Watkins Glen, 0.5 miles to Seneca Wine trail, 1.5 miles to the beach, 6.5 miles to Watkins Glen International Raceway and 24 miles to Ithaca. Full service convenience store just up the road with gas, pizza, sandwiches and those items you forgot. Very little cleaning is required of our guests. Almost everything is taken care of for you at no additional charge, allowing you more time to enjoy the area and your down time.

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