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.
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 cottage...in 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 before...so 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
'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!'
Quaint cottage on the lake
About the Owner
Chris and Joan Johnson, owners. Both educators for 35 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.
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!
5 based on 17 traveler reviews
Quaint cottage on the lake
We loved this quaint little cottage located right on Keuka Lake! There was plenty of room for my family of five to eat, sleep and spend time together for the week. We couldn't have asked for a better or more picturesque location either. Our kids absolutely loved their time fishing off of the dock which is merely steps from the back porch, and spent hours each day splashing around and swimming in the perfectly shallow lake too. My favorite part of the trip was sitting up each morning and looking directly at the calm waters of the beautiful lake! We definitely plan on going back.
Exactly What We Wanted
Lakehomes don't get much more waterfont than this. You could be forgiven for briefly thinking you were on a boat when waking on the beautiful front patio and all you can see and hear is water. However, this place comes with more than a view, as about any necessity you could think of is available. The house is as advertised and is well maintained.
The owners are very pleasant and were accommodating of our short notice booking, as well as any other questions we could think of.
The neighborhood is very quiet and peaceful without an abundance of traffic, yet still close to local highways as to be convenient to see the area easily. The wineries nearby are excellent and we especially enjoyed the restaurant Lakeside on the west side of Keuka Lake.
I certainly expect to return to the area someday and would put this place at the top of the list for lodging.
Just came back from a very relaxing stay at this lovely cottage in the best location on Keuka Lake. The weather was very hot, but the lake was the best place to be. The cottage is like a home away from home. The sunporch can be closed or open to the weather, there is air conditioning available, and all in all we were very comfortable there. Would stay there again.
The owners are very friendly, accommodating people to work with, also.
Relaxing on the lake
We had an amazing relaxing time at the cottage. Chris and Joan are always so helpful with all the questions that I have thrown at them . It is a home away from home, very cozy cottage. Our family love spending the week there. This is our 3rd year there.
Quaint and Peaceful Retreat!
We were pleasantly surprised with this cottage. Being a one-bedroom, it was very spacious and offered plenty of sleeping options. The location could NOT be beat! Right on the lake, walking distance to Branchport and just a short drive to Penn Yan, Hammondsport, shopping, restaurants and wineries! The owners were extremely easy to work with and we are already looking forward to returning to the cottage.
From the Owner
“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.”
Activity and Interests
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.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Jun 26 2016 - Sep 5 2016
3 night minimum stay
Sep 6 2016 - Oct 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Additional information about rental rates
|Refundable damage deposit||$150|
Nightly Rate: $195 - $230
Weekly Rate: $1100 - $1375
Monthly Rate: $0 - $0
Off Season Rates: (First week of May-June 28;Day after Labor Day-
Last week in October)- $1100/week or $185/night, 2 night minimum.
In Season Rates:(June 28- Labor Day) - $1325/week, with $220/night
additionally when available.
All rental rates are subject to a 4% county tax.
The cottage rents from Sunday to Sunday.
To reserve dates a non-refundable 35% of the rental is due. Two weeks prior to the stay, the remainder of the rent, taxes, and damage protection deposit is due. Cleaning fees are not required, guests clean the property prior to departure. Damage protection deposit is returned to guest if no extra cleaning, overuse of the septic, nor damage has occurred.
- Available arrival
- Available stay (no arrival)
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
- Air Conditioning
- Internet ...
- Iron & Board
- Living Room ...
- Parking ...
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils ...
- Kitchen ...
- Oven ...
- Pantry Items ...
- Refrigerator ...
- Stove ...
- Dining ...
- Dining Area
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
- children welcome ...
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- Beach View
- Lake View
- autumn foliage
- coin laundry
- winery tours
- bird watching
- paddle boating
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- massage therapist
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- fly fishing
- freshwater fishing
- jet skiing
- pier fishing
- water skiing
- water tubing
- 750 sq. ft.
- Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
- Bedroom 1 - 1 double
- Bedroom 2 - 1 double, 1 sleep sofa /futon, Double Sleep sofa on the sunporch
- The bedroom can sleep 2 and the sunporch 4. The living area has a twin bed and double sofa sleeper. However the maximum occupancy is 6 total.
- Boat ...
- Deck / Patio ...
- Outdoor Grill ...
- Guests provide their own meals
- Fire pit available for campfires on the beach.