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Herbst's Hideaway on Seneca Lake


Property Details

Updated: Oct 21, 2016
House, 4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, 12 Sleeps

Nestled on a secluded drive in the heart of the Seneca Lake wine

trail is our lake home we call Herbst's

Hideaway. Relax in this air conditioned 2300 sq ft home

which is literally 10 ft from incredible level lakeshore. The

panoramic view is breathtaking. We also have a 100 ft dock

leading to a large platform that will allow you to soak up the sun,

swim and relax to your heart's content.

The Great Room boasts 20 ft ceilings, a wall of windows, 2 sliding

french doors leading to the wraparound deck, dining table for 12,

and 42" plasma TV with surround sound. Adjacent to the Great Room is

the enormous gourmet kitchen with custom cabinets and center island

with bar stools. There cannot be too many cooks in this kitchen with

two ovens and two sinks! Next to the kitchen is the laundry area

with washer and dryer. There is also a half bath for your

convenience. The first floor also has a lakeside master bedroom with

corner fireplace, 32" LCD TV, bath with double vanity,and sliding

french doors leading to the deck.

The upstairs includes a lakeside bedroom with private

balcony, another corner fireplace and a 32" LCD TV. There are 2 more

bedrooms (1 with private bath) and the kids will really

enjoy the double bunkbeds in the loft!!!. The second bathroom

upstairs has a magnificent glass and tile shower and double vanity.

The entire home and dock is equipped with a Russound Multiroom

Entertainment System. The system offers Sirius Satellite Radio, an

IPod dock, Media Server which includes Internet Radio and a library

of CD's and DVD's, a separate CD/DVD player, and AM/FM

radio, that can be controlled in all bedrooms, the great room and

dock. So.. you don't have to listen to what the kids are listening


For those of you who want to bring your boat or jet ski(s), we

offer 2 boat hoists. In addition, there are 4 kayaks and a paddle

boat for your enjoyment.

More Details
  • Sleeps 12
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
  • Barbecue
  • Internet

Recent Review

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8 Reviews

based on 8 traveler reviews

Washington, DC

A real gem on Seneca Lake!

  • 5 of 5

This house was absolutely perfect for our vacation with extended family. The five cousins loved sleeping in the bunk beds, which allowed all the adults to enjoy master bedrooms. The kitchen is terrific and the whole-house sound system was a big hit. Finally, the owner provides lots of great equipment - kayaks, inner tubes, etc - for guests. All around a great find, will definitely go back!

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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You couldn't do better than Herbst Hideaway

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a wonderful week on Seneca Lake at Herbst Hideaway. The house, only four years old, was lovely. All the bedrooms had spacious, comfortable beds and the beautiful kitchen was well stocked. With 10 people we never ran out of silverware or dishes. A large common room allowed us to play games together. The sunrise over the lake was spectacular.

Every day the kayaks were in the water for several hours. We did some wine tasting and visited the brewery at the top of the road.

There were several good hiking spots,and we visited 3 of them, including Watkins Glen and the spray park at Seneca Lake State Park. A day trip to Corning was a great idea. Amazingly, children up to 17 enjoy free admission to the Corning Museum.

We felt, as the week ended, that it couldn't have gone better.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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A gorgeous home, ...... with all the creature comf

  • 4 of 5

The property was neat, tidy, and had all the features needed to please everyone in our party. The owners were accommodating before and during our stay. Herbst's Hideaway more than met our expectations, ... no surprises, .... no disappointments. We would recommend it to any of our family or friends, and hope to return soon.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Centre Hall, PA

Perfect Weekend Getaway!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I brought our children, spouses and grandchildren here for Memorial Day Weekend. The house was perfect; just as pictured and described. Everything we needed was here and it was beautiful inside and out. We couldn't have been any closer to the water! Even though it was early in the season and too cold for water activities, we spent a lot of time outside. Very peaceful. In addition to the home and just relaxing, we also enjoyed Corning Glass Museum, Watkins Glen and wineries - all fairly close. We all said we would love to come back later in the season when we could rent a boat and have fun in the water! Good communication with owners was a plus. Thanks for a great weekend!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Pompton Lakes, NJ

The Best of the Best!!!

  • 5 of 5

Matthew & Julia Herbst have taken care of every detail that you could think of… from the glass wear to the dishes to the serving platters to the hotel grade towels, all you need to bring is your swim suit and some outfits to go out to the wineries in. This is a top notch rental house. The boat dock was awesome and the sunrises were magnificent. We got to relax on the dock and in our tubes on the lake. Our kids had lots of activities to keep them busy; from fishing, kayaking, paddle boating and of course boating… we brought our own. Our day trips to the wineries and Watkins Glen was awesome!! If we decided to come back to Seneca Lake this is where we will be staying again… if there not book!!!! Enjoy!!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Baltimore, MD

Girl's Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This rental property was fabulous! The pictures don't do the property justice - the decor is beautiful and the finishes are first class! We had 10 girls for a winery, boating and relaxing weekend and we were all thrilled with our accomodations on this beautiful lakefront property. We would gladly book this property again and would highly recommend it to anyone that is searching for a wonderful vacation spot! Thanks

  • Submitted: May 24, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests



water skiing

wine tasting

between wineries: Anthony Road/Fox Run and Hermann Wiemer/Glenora



boat rentals available at Roys Marina

Keuka Outlet Trail

NASCAR at Watkins Glen

Watkins Glen Grand Prix



Bristol Mountain skiing


Waterloo Premium outlet shopping

parents weekend at Hobart & William Smith College

Corning Glass


Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Early Fall
Sep 11 2016 - Oct 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
Late Fall 2016/Winter
Nov 1 2016 - Mar 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
Mar 22 2017 - Jun 17 2017
2 night minimum stay
Jun 18 2017 - Jul 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
July 4th week
Jul 2 2017 - Jul 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Jul 9 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Labor Day week
Sep 3 2017 - Sep 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
Sep 10 2017 - Dec 20 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Nightly Rate: $400 - $550

Weekly Rate: $2600 - $3800

Monthly Rate: $0 - $0

12/10/2013-3/20/2014 Winter Season $2600/week or $400/day
3/21-6/14 Spring Season $3000/week or $500/day
6/15-6/28 Summer Season $3600/week no daily rate
6/29-7/5 July 4th Week $3800/week no daily rate
7/6-8/30 Summer Season $3600/week no daily rate
8/31-9/6 Labor Day Week $3200/week or $550/day
9/7-10/26 Early Fall Season $2800/week or $500/day
10/27-12-8 Late Fall Season $2600/week or $450/day
12/9-3/31/2015 Winter Season $2600/week or $450/day
Summer weeks run Sunday to Sunday
Daily rental requires 2 day minimum
Cleaning fee is $200.00 for all rentals.
$500 security deposit
4% Yates County Occupancy Tax

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund if canceled at least 0 days before arrival date.
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Property Type

  • house


  • Family


  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront


  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2
  • Bathroom 3
  • Half Bathroom


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4


  • Outdoor Grill


  • 100 ft level lake frontage No Pets No Smoking King size beds in every bedroom linens and towels provided central A/C purified drinking water 2 fireplaces audio/visual entertainment system Sirius satellite radio IPod compatible DirectTV in great room and every bedroom Free internet/wired or wireless parking for 4 cars 4 kayaks 1 paddle boat 100 ft dock with 12x16 platform with swim ladder 1 6000 lb boat hoist 1 4000 lb boat hoist/ can accommodate 2 jet skis swim raft gas grill washer/dryer central vac dishwasher

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