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Hall's Grape Escape - Keuka Lakefront Cottage near Keuka College in Finger Lakes

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 BR, 1 B, 5 guests max!; WEEKEND, MIDWEEK (Monday - Friday), WEEKLY


****CLICK on "Rates and Availability". Then SCROLL to bottom to see "Additional Information about Rental Rates" ****

Situated on the renowned East Bluff of Keuka Lake at 5283 (aka 534) East Bluff Drive, our updated 1930's cozy 2 bedroom, 1 bath lakeside cottage offers 1000 square feet of Keuka Lake charm with modern amenities. Wake up to beautiful sunrises and enjoy our 50 feet of lake frontage. There is a walk-in area to the lake as well as a large dock. Swim, fish, or relax in one of the comfortable Adirondack chairs on shore, on the deck, or at the end of the dock. Read a book or take a nap in the hammock overlooking the lake. The enclosed porch offers a spectacular view of the lake.

The cottage is 5 miles from Penn Yan, 1 mile from East Bluff Harbor Marina (boat rentals, etc.), 1 mile South of Keuka College and close to the famous Keuka Wine Trail with tours and tastings, Keuka Lake State Park, and many gift shops, antiques, fine restaurants and golfing.

NEW FOR 2018: Hardwood floors refinished; AC in both bedrooms as well as AC for first floor; new shower; new area rugs for livingroom and porch

***Important Information***

* We do not allow pets.

* Maximum of 5 overnight guests.

* This is not a rental property! It is our vacation retreat that we rent out occasionally.

* We do not provide water toys, floats, life jackets, boats, fishing equipment, etc.

* We strongly recommend water shoes for swimming.

* We do not permit large parties or gatherings. The occasional visitor is welcome. If you are looking to entertain, this is not the place. There are quiet neighbors on both sides.

* Renters to provide their own linen, paper products (starter pack provided) and laundry detergent (starter pack provided).

* Basic linen rental is available for $40/visit.


You have the option of doing your own cleaning or we offer a departure cleaning service if you would prefer to have the cottage cleaned after you leave. The cost for this service is $200.00. Please include the cleaning fee with your rental fee if you are going to use the departure cleaning service. Please be advised that the cleaning fee will be charged if the cottage is not left as clean as you found it.

More Details

Scott D. Hall
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 9, 2018

About Scott D. Hall

My wife and I have 2 boys that were 3 and 5 years old when we purchased in 2003. They have learned to swim, fish, waterski, tube, wakeboard, wakesurf, sail and the importance of family time at the lake. We enjoy the escape from the daily grind and hope to continue to do so for many years.

Scott D. Hall purchased this cottage in 2003

Why Scott D. Hall chose Penn Yan

We looked for 3 years before finding our little slice of heaven. Our cottage is simple, easy to maintain and the perfect location.


Penn Yan Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Leave cottage as clean as you found it or there will be a cleaning fee assessed.
  • An occasional visitor is welcome. This property is not meant for entertaining local or out of town guests.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Small bathroom but functional
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Twin over a full sized bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Additional amenities include: * Off Road Parking * Mooring Buoy * Free WiFi * Flat Screen TV's * Free Firewood * Picnic Table w/ Sunbrella * Hammock * Fans * Kitchen: includes a stove/oven, refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, toaster, blender, pots and pans, and all dishes, glasses/cups, silverware and cooking utensils; kitchen table; small stacked washer and dryer. * Living room: queen sized sofa, chairs, flat screen TV (basic cable), VCR/DVD player, stereo (AM/FM, CD), and a small library of CD's, movies (DVD and VHS), books and games; Nintendo 64 with several games; a natural gas fireplace for taking the chill out of those cool nights * Enclosed porch: is the charm of the whole cottage. Accessed through french doors, it overlooks the lake. There is a sitting area with wicker furniture, a breakfast/dinner table for 4, and a full sized futon sleeper sofa for cuddling up with a great book, a mid afternoon nap, or for extra sleeping accommodations and a window air conditioner for super hot days * Upstairs: (BR#1) with a twin/full bunk bed, dresser, AC and a large window overlooking the vineyard; (BR#2) has a queen sized bed, 2 dressers, a closet, TV, AC and a large window overlooking the lake; bathroom includes a modern shower, toilet, and sink; whole house fan for a quick cool-down at night(vents into attic) * The driveway is big enough for 1 vehicle. There is additional space in the field directly across the street. * There are 14 steps down to the cottage entrance. There are an additional 14 steps down to lake level. * There is a break wall running the width of our waterfront (50') with a walk-in area. The walk-in is great for small children. * The lake gradually slopes from about 1.5 feet deep to 5 feet deep at the end of the dock. * There is a propane gas grill for cookouts and a fire pit for evening fires and cooking smores (firewood provided). * The large picnic table with sunbrella seats 10 comfortably. * There are total of 8 Adirondack chairs (some with side tables and footrests) for seating, sunning, and snoozing. * The hammock under the willow tree is perfect for outdoor lounging. * The dock extends out 40 feet with an 8' x 12' patio at the end. There are cleats on the dock for tying your boat to and a ladder for getting in and out of the water. Mooring whips are located at the end of the dock as well as a couple of Adirondack chairs (perfect for morning coffee and a newspaper). * There is an 800 lb mooring available for your boat (prior arrangements need to be made). * Landscape lighting for stairs and deck at night.


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Hall's Grape Escape - Keuka Lakefront Cottage near Keuka College in Finger Lakes
average rating of 4.928571 based on 14 reviews

Great Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this beautiful cottage for 4 nights. It was well stocked, beautifully decorated and the owners were easy to communicate with. The view was outstanding. It was great having a washer/dryer. We would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This was a wonderful ,small cabin. It rained during our stay but Penn Yam was full of interesting shops and restaurants. My husband caught a fish during a break in the rain, easy access into the lake with our kayaks. We will be returning soon.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Wonderful cozy cottage in Finger Lakes

  • 5 of 5

My Husband and I just returned a couple weeks ago from our first trip to the Finger Lakes. Hall's Great Escape was the perfect cottage for us. It was quaint, clean and had everything we needed. The cottage was close enough to where we wanted to be. We visited Watkins Glen and many of the Wineries in and around Seneca & Keuka Lakes. We loved how close the cottage is to the water and wished we booked our trip earlier in the summer so that we could enjoy more daylight time outside the cottage. Although, the scenery all around was breathtaking with all the Fall colors! Our only regret was not staying longer. We would definitely love to come back to Hall's Grape Escape!

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything As Anticipated

  • 5 of 5

We initially picked Halls Grape Escape because it is one of very few that offer both internet and washer/dryer. What we found on arrival was great, had that intangible "this is NICE" factor. All our needs were covered. Clean, well-kept inside and out. Owners provide very comfortable accommodations while maintaining timeless cottage charm. Hall's Grape Escape is in a peaceful Bluff location, also close to Penn Yan grocery stores and Seneca Farms! Municipal water source is a nice plus. Owners are friendly, business-like, and communicate promptly.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Great view, bright and airy

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is exactly how the pictures showed it, bright and airy. Everything was clean and in good condition. The view on the lake was amazing all day and night. We enjoyed the local wineries, some historic buildings in Penn Yann and even a trip up to Niagara Falls. Super relaxing, can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Quiet retreat!

  • 4 of 5

We just returned from a relaxing 9 day pre-season retreat. The cottage was comfortable and very clean. We enjoyed the sun room almost as much as the dock. It was the perfect spot for morning coffee, meals, wine, and card games. The location is close to town and wineries. One of the perks of going early is how quiet and peaceful it is. There was little traffic on the road and it was nice to be able to take long walks. It was an enjoyable stay!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Rochester or Syracuse
Car: necessary
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Swim/Float.

* Fish.

* Out to Dinner by Boat.

* Ski/Tube/Wakeboard.

* Wine/Beer Tasting.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Cookouts on the Grill.

* Campfire.

* Hike Keuka Lake Outlet Trail.

* Window Shopping in Hammondsport/Penn Yan.

* Read/Nap/Relax.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Go Karting at Keuka Karts in Penn Yan.

* Ice Cream at Seneca Farms in Penn Yan.

* Glenn Curtiss Museum in Hammondsport.

* Go Out For Lunch by Boat.

* Strawberry/Blueberry/Rasberry/Apple Picking.

Swim, ski, tube, relax, sun, fish, read, sleep, winery/brewery tours, shopping (Waterloo Premium Outlets), golf, tennis, bonfires, canoe, sail, jet ski, hike (Keuka Outlet Trail), horseback riding, restaurants, restaurants by boat (The Switzerland Inn, Lakeside Inn, The Waterfront, Top of the Lake, etc.), Black Rock Speedway, Watkins Glen Int'l Raceway, museums (Corning Museum of Glass, Glenn H. Curtiss Museum, Finger Lakes Boating Museum, Oliver House Museum), horse racing, MacKenzie-Childs ceramics, antiquing, Women's Rights Nat'l Historical Park, bicycling, The Windmill Farm & Craft Market, New York Wine & Culinary Center, hot air balloon rides, glider rides, etc....


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300

Instant rate quotes are not always accurate!
&***2018 SPRING MIDWEEK RATE IS $525/4 NIGHTS (Monday to Friday) (MOVE IN AFTER 10:30 AM, MOVE OUT BEFORE 11:30 AM)***&

&***2018 SUMMER MIDWEEK RATE IS $775/4 NIGHTS (Monday to Friday) (MOVE IN AFTER 10:30 AM, MOVE OUT BEFORE 11:30 AM).***&

&***2018 FALL MIDWEEK RATE IS $595/4 NIGHTS (Monday to Friday) (MOVE IN AFTER 10:30 AM, MOVE OUT BEFORE 11:30 AM)***&

&**WEEKEND RATE (Fall and Spring) IS $370/2 NIGHTS (Friday to Sunday) (MOVE IN AFTER 2:30 PM, MOVE OUT BEFORE 11:30 AM)**&
-ADD SUNDAY NIGHT (if available) for $150/1 NIGHT (MOVE OUT BEFORE 11:30 AM)

Security deposit due within 7 days of reservation.

Entire rental amount due 20 days prior to arrival.

Weekly rentals are Friday to Friday (move in after 2:30 pm, move out before 11:30 am).

Payments may be made by check or money order.

The security deposit will be returned (mailed) with in 4 days of your departure.

***If you must cancel reservation for any reason , you will receive a full refund minus the $300 deposit. A change will be treated as a cancellation and the same terms will apply. DISREGARD "Cancellation Policy" listed below.***

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.