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Newly Renovated! August and Fall Dates. No steps! Right on the Water!

Bedrooms 2
Space 960 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 6 Sleeps

The newly renovated Jepsen Heritage Cottage, is located off State Rt. 54A at (formerly 42) 420 Crescent Beach Dr, at the northern end of the West branch of Keuka Lake about 1.5 miles from Branckport and 10 miles from Penn Yan. It is in a quiet family community with both seasonal cottages and year-round homes.

Guests of the cottage will enjoy an unobstructed, picturesque view of the western branch of Keuka Lake from a 2012 rebuilt enclosed porch. This includes a view of Bluff Point and the eastern branch which is nearly 10 miles away. 2017 brought a rebuild of the entrance porch and bathroom areas.

The cottage is situated on a level location from the 3 car parking area on the north, to the cottage, and then gently slopes to the water's edge. There are two small steps to the north entrance and a 2 step entrance to a newly constructed outside deck, on the the west.

The 55 - foot frontage is a fine-pebble beach which provides easy

access to shallow water. This area is perfect for families who desire wading or swimming, or just relaxing with a good book.

The water depth increases very gradually, from approximately 20' at the end of the dock to 4' deep at 130 feet from shore. The buoys mark the drop off to the deeper waters of the lake and are a favorite spot for fishermen from around the world.

Inside the buoys s a no-wake zone, giving safe swimming and recreation for families.

Previous guest's comments after staying at the Jepsen Heritage.

'The cottage is so cozy and well equipped!'

'It was just wonderful to wake up in the morning to the lovely view of the lake!'

'Thank you for a wonderful place to vacation. Best view of the lake! This cottage has character, and many comforts. We love it!'

'This is our 6th stay in your lovely Keuka Lake, Branchport. The fishing is excellent and we are already making plans to come back!'

'Getting up this morning and hearing the waves hit the shore is the best music ever composed!'

'Being from the city (New York), we absolutely needed this perfect rest, replete with tree frogs and ducks!'

'We have never been to the Finger Lakes glad we came. We

decided that Crescent Beach was the most beautiful place to stay!'

'What a beautiful cottage, we had a wonderful vacation here, and the

shallow water was perfect for our 4 and 2 year olds! We would like to

come back!'

'We had a great time! Highlights of the week included daily walks to the State Park, a hike to the top of Watkins Glen, and lunch on the terrace of Bully Hill! Thanks for a wonderful week!'

And from a younger visitor.... 'At first I was a little mad that we were spending my birthday here. The second I got here though, I changed my mind. I loved it here. The swimming part, the Mercantile, everything was awesome! I really want to return!'

'The new kitchen, porch, and deck are wonderful!'

More Details

Chris and Joan Johnson
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 25, 2018

About Chris and Joan Johnson

Chris and Joan Johnson, owners. Both educators for 43 years in Brockport , NY. Joan's parents purchased the family cottage in 1964, where family gathered every summer throughout her childhood. Once it was time to pass the cottage on she and her husband took over responsibility and ownership. In the last few years they have personally enjoyed renovating during school vacations to enhance, yet keep the charm of this lovely vacation home.

Chris and Joan Johnson purchased this cottage in 1993

Why Chris and Joan Johnson chose Branchport

We were dedicated to keeping this property in the family after our father and mother purchased it in 1964. Many wonderful memories have been made there and many more are to come. Numbers of the same families remain neighbors and great friends from the past decades. It is our oasis, the place we long to be at as much as feasibly possible. For times we cannot be there ourselves, we love to offer it to other families to start to make similar memories of their own.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We enjoyed our stay here so much. What a wonderful place to spend a family wedding weekend without the long drive back home. It was a mini vacation that was enhanced by your wonderful attention to making the cottage so comfortable for guests. Thank you!
Sep 2014
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Branchport Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 960 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Shower is a walk in with a removable seat
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Futon in this sunporch bedroom
  • The bedroom can sleep 2 and the sunporch 4. The living area has a double sofa sleeper. However the maximum occupancy is 6 total.
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Fire pit available for campfires on the beach.


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average rating of 4.9714284 based on 56 reviews
Almond, NY, USA

Peace and relaxation

  • 5 of 5

Once again, my sisters and I had a relaxing stay at this charming cottage on the lake. There's such a feeling of coming home every time we walk through the door. We love the updated bathroom as well as the glorious views of the lake from the dock. Such a magical little place!

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Great getaway!

  • 5 of 5

It was a great base for the weekend's wedding events in the area. The quiet lakeside location was a perfect spot to relax and recharge. Nothing is quite like going to sleep to the sounds of the water! The Johnson's have a cozy gem to offer, and we would certainly book it again.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Columbus, OH

Cute cottage with lots of charm. Love the front porch. The best room in the cottage!

  • 5 of 5

Located in the best part of Keuka Lake with a direct shot to the south end of the lake. Shallow beach is ideal for young kids or those desiring less boat traffic and waves. Close to Branchport and Penn Yan, the Keuka State Park and many west side attractions. Chris and Joan are great owners to work with when planning your vacation get away to Keuka Lake!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
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Best spot on the lake...perfect property with no steps to the lake.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had the best vacation ever during our stay at your cottage. Everything was clean and well maintained. The cottage was well equipped with everything we needed. The views and beach acess was phenomenal. The dock was perfect for fishing! The neighbors were very friendly and helpful. We look forward to returning next year!! Thank you Chris and Joan for sharing your cottage with us! Mike and Jenny

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A vacation spot to return to!

  • 5 of 5

We entered a clean, beautifully decorated, and comfortable spacious cottage. Dining on the enclosed porch or outside deck gave a closeup view of the lake. The new bathroom has a safe shower stall. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay there. Thanks, Chris and Joan!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Special property

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I went to the beautiful lake house for our 35th wedding anniversary. It was quaint and had a lot of interesting and special history.The view of the star filled sky was amazing.The house was very clean and obviously treated with loving care.We highly recommend this home.

Joe and Jeni A ✝️

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Greater Rochester International Airport
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Rt 54A
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Antique Inn
Car: necessary
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Swimming- our end is shallow,perfect for small children.

* Boating-rentals available at local marinas.

* Fishing off the dock or on boats.

* Quiet and Relaxing.

* wine trails.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Hiking and biking on quiet roads and local trails.

* Enjoy the local history and Mennonite community.

* Bird watching, especially in Spring and Fall.

* Enjoy the beautiful fall colors.

* Quiet reading and relaxation.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Windmill Farm and Craft Market.

* Miniature golf/ go carts.

* Watkins Glen race track.

* local craft festivals and farm markets..

The cottage is in quaint Mennonite country and is centrally located for visits to many wineries and tourist attractions.

There are many fine local restaurants and eateries..

Walking/biking access to Keuka Lake State Park provides many walking/biking trails.

A boat launch and other Park facilities are also accessible by car.

Memorable days may include: Fishing, Swimming, Boating, Water-Skiing,

Scenic Drives, Awesome Fall Colors, area arts and craft festivals, and above all Quiet Relaxation!

Spring and Fall rentals are especially pleasant for upclose bird-watching of many migratory birds, including the occasional Bald Eagle and Trumpet Swan.

Historic Hammondsport is nearby and the home of the Glenn H. (for Hammond) Curtiss Flight Museum, as well as Watkins Glen Park and Race Track.

The Windmill Craft and Farm Market in Penn Yan, with it's 200 vendors, open Saturdays and Holidays.

The Keuka Outlet Trail, fantastic for biking and hiking are both nearby.

Speed Boat, Pontoon or Row Boat rentals, as well as rentals of canoe,

kayaks, and water skiing equipment are available in nearby Branchport marinas.

The dock will accommodate either your midsized boat or a rental. If the water level is seasonally low, a mooring buoy is provided.

In near by Penn Yan, there is additional family fun available. A movie theater, gift shops, go-carts, bowling, ice cream, antique shops, pizza and more are easily reached within minutes.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150

The cottage rents from Sunday to Sunday.

Bookings canceled 13 days or less will receive no refund unless dates can
be rebooked.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund