4 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, Sleeps 8, waterfront
No stairs! Charming new cottage on a level lot with a private drive leading to 3 off highway parking spaces adjacent to the cottage. You can drive to the door for walk-in carry of groceries, luggage etc.
Totally updated in 2012...Hardwood floors throughout, new kitchen countertops, new kitchen floor tile, tiled backspashes, new furniture and drapes, new granite topped bath vanity, tiled fireplace surround, 46' Sony HDTV, and most importantly.... a pergola covered 2 tier deck extension now affording fantastic views both up and down the lake as well as across. (Please note, first picture shows deck before add-0ns; later pics show views from new add-on tiers.)
Our cozy 3 bedroom (plus loft) home is modern in every way. In addition tomultiple skylights, the cottage features a private loft with 360degree views...a perfect place for relaxing or sleeping 2 people capable of climbing a staired ladder accessing a set of upper and lower bunkbeds
A fine pebble beach (with no breakwall) gently sloping to and under the
water affords the opportunity to wade, swim, sun or take an afternoon
nap in the hammock. The beach is completely friendly to young and
old alike accessed by a few rock steps down through a garden or seven steps down from the deck
A 40 foot dock can accommodate either your mid-size boat or
perhaps a rental...or anyone wishing to fish or sun! Boat whips are available.
The kitchen is roomy with new appliances and features a bar for casual
meals or drinks. It overlooks the dining/living area featuring a wood
burning fireplace at the end of the 'great room'. The living/dining
area overlooks the beach, lake and 'Bluff' as seen through a wall of
sliding glass doors, which access the main deck. The deck is large
overlooking the lake complete with picnic table for dining in a
The cottage is 2.5 miles south of Branchport, #16410 West Lake Rd (Rte 54A)
easily accessible to the nearby Keuka Lake Wine Trail with tours and tastings, many fine restaurants, gift shops, and antique shops. A short drive brings you
to either historic Hammondport or the village of Penn Yan.
Fabulous weekend, and a gem of a place!
About the Owner
I purchased raw land and personally designed and built my summer residence, which I now will share with you. Over the years I have made many alterations and additions including added decks and an outbuilding.....now dubbed the "Love Shack"
4 based on 5 traveler reviews
Fabulous weekend, and a gem of a place!
Well constructed home, excellent layout, and charming decor!!! We have stayed three other places in the Finger Lakes region, and this was by far my favorite! We had 8 girls total, so we did rent the "love shack" to accommodate everyone, but it was very comfortable overall. The Kitchen was on the smaller side, yet had every thing necessary for cooking meals. And as is stated in the other review, it is a ladder to get up to bird's nest, yet just put the youngest one(s) up there! If you have kids, they would love to sleep up there, absolutely charming! The beach is beautiful, and was perfect for us all to enjoy the moonlight and a fire multiple nights. This property shares with the other house built by the owner, yet it was very private and peaceful. The cleaning list prior to departure was just common sense- "clean up after yourselves." Excellent value, can't beat the accommodations for this price. And we already booked to come back!
Week with great friends and family!!
WOW!! what a fantastic place!! Gorgeously remodeled 3 bedroom plus "loft". I cannot say enough good about this place and lake. Everything you are looking for, quality, location, scenery. Just the BEST. The owners were so great and the cottage is perfect!!. The decks overlooking the lake are such a HUGE plus. The beach is perfect for young and old alike. Fire pit, kayaks, dock, skipping stones.......So pleased with our decision. The place is A plus plus plus!!!
Wine weekend with friends
This is one of three rental properties all located next to each other, two homes and a "love shack". There were seven of us that were to stay at the one home, but the loft that was advertised was up a ladder to bunk beds--good for kids but not for our age group--so a couple rented the love shack. The owners and their dog stayed above the garage located on the property and was available all weekend, working on his projects. The list of items to be cleaned before we left confused us, usually cleaning is taken care of by the rental agency. There was a nice view from the deck with a shale beach sloping into the lake.
Annual Wine Country Trip
We had a great time as always with our friends, all in our 50's that meet once a year in wine country. This home is VERY small. There were 7 adults in our group. There is no way 7 adults were gonna stay in this home. A family with small children would be perfectly fine. After arrival we had to rent the cute efficiency room behind our home along with this rental. To get to the "loft"in the house, which is a crow's nest, you climb a ladder. Only one bathroom in the home. The "half" is an outdoor shower only. The owner stayed the entire time we were there working on the property and was always available. There is a STRINGENT cleaning list prior to leaving. Very nice having a kayak and canoe on site. It is a beautiful view of lake and grounds are level.
Everything we were looking for & more!
It's rentals like this that make VRBO so great! We met the owner for check-in and could tell right away what pride he takes in his properties... so much that the place looks better in person than in the pictures online. Right in the heart of wine country which is what we were there for.. minutes from Bully Hill, Dr. Frank's, & Hunt County. Dinner at the Esperanza Mansion is under 10 minutes away (and visible from the dock I think). We had everything we needed for our October weekend and we'll definitely be back!
From the Owner
“Initially I boated all of the finger lakes in search of the right lake. Keuka was the answer...the jewel of the fingerlakes.Then I spent 2 years in quest of the right location....a perfect beach with no breakwalls, shade trees for my fair complected children, a West side location to avoid parching afternoon heat from the sun found on the opposite shore, ample parking with a setback from the highway, and most importantly "no stairs" so typically required on this Lake. Then I fulfilled a lifelong dream to build my own home with my own hands!”
Activity and Interests
Swimming, fishing, kayaking, canoeing, power
Driving the surrounding hills to visit the many nearby wineries while
taking in spectacular vistas of the lake.
Dining at lakeside restaurants; hilltop winery restaurants,
Ice cream, go karts, pizza and family fun in Penn Yan.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Sep 4 2016 - Jun 23 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
Additional information about rental rates
|Refundable damage deposit||$300|
Nightly Rate: $200 - $300
Weekly Rate: $1400- $2100
Monthly Rate: $0 - $0
In season: $2000/wk Sat.-Sat rental; in after 1pm; out before 11am No weekend rentals in season. An additional bedroom, housed in a distinctly separate building dubbed the "Love Shack", can be secured for an additional $500/wk.
Off season: (Post Labor Day thru mid June) $1,300/wk or $400/ 2 night weekend; $550/ 3 night
$300 payment to hold unit. Full amount due upon arrival. Initial deposit returned upon departure provided unit is left as neat, clean, and undamaged as when found upon arrival. All cleaning supplies, vacuums, and mops are on hand. A commonsense, and not necessarily all inclusive, checklist reminder of items needing attention is provided. Cleaning for a fee can be arranged.
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- Available arrival
- Available stay (no arrival)
From the Owner
“I then designed the height of the cottage to be above water level by 6 feet so as to afford a view of the beachfront to insure a careful watch over toddlers while enjoying the fantastic views, the water traffic, the ducks, etc!”
- Tourist Attractions
- Air Conditioning ...
- Clothes Dryer ...
- Fireplace ...
- Hair Dryer
- Heating ...
- Iron & Board
- Living Room
- Parking ...
- Washing Machine ...
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils ...
- Dining ...
- Dining Area
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable ...
- Television ...
- Video Library ...
- children welcome ...
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- autumn foliage
- coin laundry
- winery tours
- paddle boating
- scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- freshwater fishing
- jet skiing
- scuba diving or snorkeling
- water skiing
- water tubing
- 1200 sq. ft.
- Half Bathroom - outdoor shower
- Bathroom 1 - toilet, combination tub/shower
- 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- Bedroom 4
- Deck / Patio ...
- Kayak / Canoe ...
- Lanai / Gazebo
- Outdoor Grill ...
- Tennis ...
- Water Sports Gear ...
- Guests provide their own meals
- 50 feet of waterfront and spectacular beach including use of canoe and several kayaks. Plenty of beach chairs, a charcoal grill, and a gas grill and outdoor firepit. Children can dig in the sand and shale pebbles just like on an ocean beach. The cottage is fully equipped having everything you need to enjoy your stay. You need only to bring your towels and linens. The kitchen has a microwave oven, a double door fridge, a stove with oven and every conceivable cooking, eating, and drinking utensil you would have at your home. The 3 bedrooms include one queen, 2 twins, and 2 twins on the first level with an added 2 bunkbeds in the loft. Two of the bedrooms have door access to a second deck in the rear of the cottage...a great place to have a private getaway, bask in the sun, or sip a coffee. Across from this deck is an outdoor shower enclosed in cedar and nestled privately in some pines. The bathroom has a fibreglas tub with shower and also houses a washer and dryer. HD Cable TV, Blu Ray DVD/CD player, and WIFI are provided