House, 5 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, 10 Sleeps
About Barbara Sullivan
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!!!
Barbara Sullivan purchased this House in 2003
Why Barbara Sullivan chose Penn Yan
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.
What makes this House unique
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.
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BEST VACATION EVER, AS ALWAYS!
THE MOST BEAUTIFUL HOUSE ON THE LAKE!
SO COMFORTABLE....PLENTY OF ROOM....AWESOME KITCHEN...COMFY BEDS...LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT IT!!!!
A wonderful location.
This five bedroom 2 1/2 bath home was a beautiful place to stay for our vacation. There was plenty of room for the three families that joined together including a handicapped access suite for our 96 year old great-grandfather. The kitchen was amazing and very well equipped with plenty of place settings, small appliances, supplies, and fridge with water and ice on the door - everything needed for all of us. There was even a fire pit to have a campfire, roast hot dogs, and make s'mores. You're right on the lake with views from most rooms. The ample great room has a large flat screen TV that all enjoyed. This cottage is very clean and well kept, too. We found plenty of parking for three cars and a boat trailer too! It's right at lake level which is great for easily watching the kids swim while relaxing on the deck or patio. Great areas for both shade lovers and sun lovers. It's close to shopping and dining in Penn Yan. This was our first time on the west shore and we enjoyed the beautiful morning sunrises and cooler evenings because the weather was quite warm. The accommodations suited us to a "T". It's La Dolce Vita for all who stay here.
Thank you for your kind words. My husband and I work very hard to make our home clean and comfortable for all our guests. We agree that being right on the lake and being able to see the kids in the water while we are on the covered porch or patio is definitely a plus. Hope to have you return when you have an opportunity.
Spacious, Bright, Clean and Peaceful
We enjoyed a girls weekend away at your beautiful home. We come here every Spring for a retreat and rain, snow, or sun, it never fails to provide us with beauty, respite and peace. Your well stocked kitchen is much appreciated by our group of women who love to cook and there is plenty of room for all of us to sleep. Thank you for taking such good care of your beautiful home!
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.
We are so happy that you took the time to send this review of our home on Keuka Lake. We work hard to make sure that our guests have a clean, comfortable and charming home to vacation in. We also love the sunrises when the lake is like glass and the sunsets are different every night. It is truly our little piece of heaven on earth. We would love to have you back anytime. Barb
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.