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Ready for 2017 Bookings! Best View, No Steps, Right on the Water

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)


Property Details

Updated: Nov 10, 2016
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 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
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Internet

Recent Review

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.

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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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22 Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)


Great family getaway, beautifull fall foliage

  • 5 of 5

We spent Columbus weekend at this quaint cottage right on Keuka Lake. We had a relaxing weekend with beautiful, cool, crisp weather. The leaves are just starting to turn and the whole scene off the back porch was breathtaking!!

The cottage itself was cozy and warm, with plenty of space for my family of five. We all slept great on the comfortable beds and futons.

The asking price was extremely reasonable and compatible with local rentals.

We will definitely consider renting this cottage again.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Clean, accurate description, beautiful location.

  • 5 of 5

This was a great cottage that met all our needs. The lake views are amazing. The glider on the dock was my favorite spot. There was plenty of dishes and cookware. We cooked meals every day but one. My husband liked the grill. The owners were easy to work with. Provided extensive instructions for the cottage, and also recommendations for restaurants, local activities, etc. Would definitely recommend to friends and family. Will stay there again. Did lots of hiking, fishing, kayaking. Gorgeous sunsets. Felt very much "at home" while we were there.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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For close friends and couples looking to get away

  • 5 of 5

The title sums it up - this is a perfect spot for couples and close friends to get away. The neighbors are next to you, but they know how to make themselves invisible, except for the occasional kind word to let you that you should feel comfortable asking questions.

The lake is warm, clean, and shallow - perfect for dipping. It's super quiet and peaceful. Bring some burgers and stuff to grill. Take long drives on empty country roads. Go out on the lake. Oh, and you can see shooting stars, constellations, and the milky way..

Then again, I might be biased. After all, I did propose to my now fiance on a clear starry night on rocking bench at the end of the dock. So, make of that what you will.

Long story short: cute place, quiet, makes you wish you lived there.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Delightful Get-away

  • 5 of 5

Our experience at Jepsen Heritage Cottage was such a delight, decorated with an Adirondack flare. The property was well maintained inside and out. The owners were extremely nice and very welcoming. The place was quiet, comfortable with a beautiful view of the lake. The back bedroom was cozy and relaxing. There were many places to sit and eat. I would recommend this property to friends and family.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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The Jepsen Heritage

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is clean, cozy and well maintained. The owners definitely take pride in their cottage and it shows throughout. Very relaxing, quiet neighborhood near Keuka State Park with a spectacular view of the lake! Highly recommend this place!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Quaint cottage on the lake

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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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

Nearest Airport : Greater Rochester International Airport at 60 Miles Nearest Motorway : Rt 54A at 0.25 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Antique Inn at 4 Miles Car: necessary

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.


Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Pre-Season 2017
Apr 30 2017 - Jun 22 2017
2 night minimum stay
Peak Season 2017
Jun 23 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Post Season 2017
Sep 5 2017 - Oct 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
Tax Rate 4.0%

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.

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

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

  • cottage


  • 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


  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront


  • 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

Floor Area

  • 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.

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