House, 5 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, 10 Sleeps
La Dolce Vita..... The Sweet Life.... Come and experience the breathtaking view, the fresh sweet smell of the vineyards, the sounds of the water rolling into shore, the comfort of lakefront living, as you relax and unwind with your family.
Our home was built in 1895 and is right across from a vineyard. Used for grape storage in those early years, the steamboats came right up to the home to load the grapes and transport them to wineries for processing. Over the years, it evolved into a 4 bedroom, 2300 square foot colonial. We purchase our lakefront home 12 years ago and have literally gutted and redone every room. Recently, we added on a 1st floor bedroom and full bath off the kitchen.
Our final project was repairing the break-wall, and raising a patio that sat at ground level. Now when you sit on the patio, you can actually see the lake! We have a table that sits 6 on the patio also. The area, which is right off the living area, is completely paved with steps leading down to a round picnic table, grill and wide, long, paved steps to the lake.
When you arrive, you will drive down a private drive that services 5 cottage homes. Ours is the last one, with a newly blacktopped driveway area. This is a huge advantage on Keuka Lake, when loading and unloading your car and groceries, as many homes here have parking at the road and you need to walk up or down several steps to the cottage entrance. There is parking for 4 cars on the blacktop area, and additional parking at the road for 1 more vehicle.
Upstairs there are four bedrooms, which have new drywall, oak flooring, ceiling fans, blinds and fresh paint. Bedroom #1 faces the lake and has a Queen size bed. Bedroom #2 also faces the lake and has a Queen size bed and a futon bunkbed. Bedroom #3 has a Queen size bed and a bunk bed. Bedroom #4 has a double bed and a twin. There is ample closet space and dressers in each bedroom. There is a newly remodeled full bath on the second floor with tub & shower.
Bedroom #5 is on the main floor off the kitchen area and has a double bed and full bathroom with shower.
The main living & dining room is what captured our hearts. It is very large, 20 x 22 ft. There is a sliding door and windows on either side that face the lake. Additional windows on each side wall also offer beautiful views of the lake. New hardwood floors and beautiful oval braided rugs enhance each area. In the dining area, there is a large table that easily sits 8-10 people, where the family can enjoy a meal and see the lake from every angle. The room also serves as a living room, with two couches, two recliners and a television, as well as a dvd/vcr combo. The room has two ceiling fans.
The kitchen was completely remodeled in 2006. There are beautiful white cabinets and plenty of counter space, in addition to an island with 3 stools, and new ceramic floor. The refrigerator, stove and dishwasher are new. A ceiling fan is over a kitchen table, which seats 4-6 people.
Off the kitchen is a powder room and utility room, which houses an additional refrigerator, washer, dryer and utility sink.
If you prefer to have your coffee & breakfast out doors, you can sit on the glider, on the covered porch, which is off the entrance to the kitchen & living area. The covered porch overlooks a grassy area, which leads to the grills and picnic table, with umbrella overlooking the water. Off the living & dining room, the sliding doors lead to the new patio area.
The water is crystal clear and is very shallow at the shore. The water gradually gets deeper, with a flat rock & stone bottom. Here you can enjoy 75 feet of private beach area. There is a 30ft. dock, where you can sunbathe and in the morning, watch the sunrise and sometimes catch a blue heron landing or the dock or watch the ducklings swim by. One of my favorite things to do is just sit on a beach chair with my feet in the water, relaxing and reading a book, with my grandchildren playing on the shore.
In the evenings, you can use the fire pit on the beach area to make smores and sit around the fire and talk and sing with your family under the stars.
Visitors from NJ, PA and FLA
About the Owner
My husband & I always loved Keuka Lake and decided to invest in a place we could enjoy with our children and now 10 grandchildren! Driving from our home in Webster, NY, through the rolling farms and hill, for the past 12 years has been something we look forward to. You can feel yourself unwind and relax and when the lake comes into view, it brings a peace that for a time puts all your worries or concerns on hold. We love it!!!
1 traveler review
Visitors from NJ, PA and FLA
My family and I spent the week of July 30 to Aug. 6 here and we were very happy with our choice of a vacation home. We were looking for a house at the lake level and with a first floor bedroom/bathroom for a member who has trouble with stairs, and this one fit the bill perfectly. It was completely equipped with all the kitchen needs and the washer, dryer and extra refrigerator made it even more convenient. The pictures online accurately represent how welcoming and comfortable the house is. The view across the lake was beautiful, especially when the sunset was reflected on the opposite shore. We even saw a rainbow like the one in the pictures! It is in a great location on the lake for boating, swimming, and fishing, and we were close enough to Penn Yan to go for groceries, restaurants, shopping and of course, wineries. We had a most enjoyable week and hope we may be able to come back another time.
From the Owner
“We had looked at many places, but the main dining/living room area is one of the things that made me love this home. Also, with aging parents, the close proximity to the lake was imperative. As I mentioned so many cottages have many steps down to the water or are across the street from the lake. With being down by the water, you are not bothered by traffic going by and it's very quiet.”
Activity and Interests
Keuka Lake is one of the most beautiful of the Finger Lakes in New York State. It is crystal clear and offers many water activities, such as swimming, boating, fishing and other water sports. There is a marina less than a mile away that rents jet skis, sailboats, kayaks, ski boats and pontoon boats.
Just being on the lake is what it's all about and you will enjoy 75 feet of pristine, private beach and sunrises and sunsets that will take your breath away.
There are fine restaurants along the lake, such as the well known Esperanza Mansion, with breathtaking view and delicious lunches and dinners, located 5 minutes away. There are many other restaurants that you can drive to or boat to, and enjoy a meal outdoors with the lake as your backdrop. The Lakeside Restaurant has docks that you can boat to and enjoy dinner outdoors overlooking the lake.
The quaint town of Hammondsport is a short drive away and has small shops, antique stores, and amazing coffee shops and delicious ice cream treats.
Hiking in the hills around the lake is also an enjoyable pastime.
Garret's Memorial Chapel is also nearby. There are churches of all denominations in the town of Penn Yan. Shopping at antique shops, or amish stores or pottery is readily available.
Every Saturday, there is the Windmill Craft Market, which sells a variety of crafts, clothing, and fresh fruit, bread, eggs, etc. Oak Hill Farms is on the same Rt. 14A and has bulk candy, snacks, spices, and a variety of items that are very unique and run by the Amish.
Of course, the Finger Lakes Region is internationally renowned for it's New York State Wineries. Keuka Lake has a wide variety of wineries, such as Heron Hill, Dr. Frank's, Barrington Cellars, Hunt Courtry Vineyards, Keuka Overlook, Keuka Srings, McGregor, Rooster
Hill, Ravines and Yates Cellars. From our home you can look directly across the lake to Rooster Hill Winery. You can take a short drive and taste some of these locally grown wines or go on weekend tours with friends.
Other attractions that are between 1/2 and 1 hour away are Watkins Glen International Speedway, Corning Museum of Glass, Granger Homestead Museum. The new Strong Museum of Play in Rochester, New
York, is about 1 1/2 hours away, as is the Rochester International Airport.
In the Fall, the foliage in the Keuka Lake area is breathtaking. Since the lake is only about 1/2 mile wide, and is situated with high, rolling hills on either side, the color of the leaves on the trees is cascading.
There is something for everyone to enjoy at LaDolce Vita.
From the Owner
“I love older homes and this house needed a lot of TLC back in 2003. Slowly we have renovated it into our 'LaDolce Vita,' our Sweet Life.”
- Clothes Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Living Room ...
- Parking ...
- Washing Machine
- Coffee Maker ...
- Dishes & Utensils ...
- Dishwasher ...
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- Dining Room
- DVD Player
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- Long-term Renters Welcome
- Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
- children welcome ...
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- wheelchair inaccessible
- Lake View
- autumn foliage
- winery tours
- bird watching
- paddle boating
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- jet skiing
- water skiing
- water tubing
- 2350 sq. ft.
- Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower, Off bedroom on main floor.
- Bathroom 2 - toilet, combination tub/shower
- Half Bathroom - toilet, Off kitchen in Utility Room.
- 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
- Bedroom 2 - 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon
- Bedroom 3 - 1 queen, Twin bunkbed
- Bedroom 4 - 1 double, 1 twin/ single
- Bedroom 5 - 1 double, On main floor off kitchen with full bath & walk-in shower.
- Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
- Deck / Patio ...
- Kayak / Canoe ...
- Lanai / Gazebo ...
- Outdoor Grill ...
- Guests provide their own meals
- Kitchen: Microwave, Dishwasher, Gas Stove & Oven, Refrigerator with ice maker, Coffee Maker, Toaster. Fully stocked with dishes, glasses, mugs, pots & pans, bakeware, food processor, can opener, mixer. Bring your own dishtowels and paper products. There are two built in wastebaskets, one for garbage and the other we use for bottles/cans. Living Room: Large-screen television, with cable, VCR/DVD player. Stereo system and cd player is available, along with family games, cards, books. Outdoors, there are 2 gas grills and picnic table with umbrella. Also patio area with another table/umbrella & six chairs. There is natural gas in the home, including a new furnace, and we are on the sewer system. Additional information: The home does not include linens or towels. Pillows, Comforters, and Blankets are provided. This is a very quiet area of Keuka Lake, and it is our hope to respect our neighbors' enjoyment of the lake. If you are looking for a place to enjoy quiet relaxation and make special memories with your family or friends, this is the place for you. No pets, No smoking in the home. Kyacks on premises are not for renter's us