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The Boathaus on Seneca Lake in the Heart of the Finger Lakes


Property Details

Updated: Nov 27, 2016
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Wheelchair access

About the property

Boathaus, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 4 Sleeps

The Boathaus was built by my father in the early 1960s in his long- awaited retirement. There he created space for his well-loved Penn Yan wooden fishing boat--as he loved to troll for lake trout. From this environment, my husband and I created a relaxing, stress-free, most perfect vacation space ever. We called it The Boathaus. Right on and into the water, its north and west glass walls frame a 180 degree view of Seneca Lake, its spectacular sunsets in the west and its summer storms from north and south. The 24' x 9' covered front deck juts into the water, creating the feel of a boat without the swells, perfect for morning coffee and afternoon wine. Two bedrooms, one with a double bed, the other with two single beds, a modern bathroom, galley kitchen including micro, gas range, fridge, dishes, silver, cookware, and a comfortable lounge and dining area complete the experience. And all with this incredible, breathtaking view of the lake, while listening to the lapping of the water, creating an unique place of peace within oneself.

Bring your bike, hiking shoes and water shoes for the wonderful, warm sunny days, to swim and laze about, or take a short walk to the Point. Lots of books, puzzles, for quiet times. Wi-fi and Cable are included. Visit the local family wineries, shop at several outlet malls, checkout the area museums and historical sites. There's something for everyone--just like the song.

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Recent Review

About the Owner

Carolyn Zogg
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
November 27, 2016

Guestbook comments from the manager

Stayed at the Boathaus with another couple--the view from the deck while drinking our morning coffee was priceless. Rented kayaks from Regans and went kayaking up the east side of the lake, stopping at Miles Winery which was also a treat. The wineries, the Glen, always a good time and to come back home to the peacefulness of our own little piece of lake-front property for the weekend was the icing on the cake. Thank you. We had an amazing time.

August 21 - 23, 2015.
Aug 2015
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Guestbook comments from the manager

Stayed at the Boathaus with another couple--the view from the deck while drinking our morning coffee was priceless. Rented kayaks from Regans and went kayaking up the east side of the lake, stopping at Miles Winery which was also a treat. The wineries, the Glen, always a good time and to come back home to the peacefulness of our own little piece of lake-front property for the weekend was the icing on the cake. Thank you. We had an amazing time.

August 21 - 23, 2015.
Aug 2015
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2 Reviews

5/5 -
(2 traveler reviews)

New York, NY


  • 5 of 5

The proximity of this cottage to the water lets you be totally relaxed in just 15 minutes from your arrival.

What a panoramic view!!! Make sure you leave time to enjoy a good book while listening to the lovely sounds of the rolling waters from the lake.

Carolyn has done a great job in providing all the amenities of a home; from great music to comfortable furniture to a fully stocked kitchen including spices.

This property is close to all that the area has to offer, looking forward to returning soon!

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The Boathaus cannot be closer to the water--it juts out into the lake with gentle lapping sounds against the foundation, or huge,smashing waves breaking onto the deck. My guests loved it-- the water, the extraordinary views from the Boathaus, the peacefulness and serenity of the lakeside. They loved exploring the wine country. John was bursting with excitement talking with a distillery owner about to market in the city right near where John lives. This family thoroughly became one with the countryside, appreciative of its natural beauty and friendliness of its people. They toured around Seneca Lake to see the water from all its sides. This was a fun family. They are more than welcomed back anytime.
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Brighton,NY, USA

Anniversary Weekend

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at the Boathaus. It was very cozy. The view is absolutely gorgeous. Very clean and all the amenities were working properly. Carolyn gave us a tour when we first got there and she had a basket of goodies with fresh veges from her garden. We traveled the entire lake. We had dinner at Suzanne's which was fantastic! Would recommend this to anyone that needs a nice relaxing weekend away.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This charming couple were the perfect guests, enthusiastic, warm and ready for an exciting weekend. They prepared before coming to check out the restaurants, for instance, and chose the outstanding dinning experience ever--Suzanne Fine Cusine, just a few miles away. These still newlyweds left the Boathaus picked up and neat. They are very welcomed to return anytime.
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Ithaca NY; Sracuse NY; Rochester NY at 23 Miles Nearest Barpub : Lodi Hotel NY at 3 Miles Nearest Golf : Bonavista Public 9 holes at 7 Miles Nearest Train : Syracuse NY at 75 Miles Nearest Motorway : Thruway I90 at 45 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Golden Buck Ovid NY at 8 Miles Nearest Ski : Greek Peak NY at 75 Miles Car: necessary

The Boathaus is within 3 miles of the Seneca Lake Wine Trail featuring some of the top wineries in the States. Lodi is halfway between Geneva and Watkins Glen, on the east side of the lake, with some 23 wineries in 35 miles. And many excellent restaurants offering fine dining experiences for lunch or dinner.

Neighboring Amish farmers offer their seasonal fresh produce at local stands and markets.

To the south on Route 414 is new York's only National Forest, the Finger Lakes National Forest with its hiking trails crossing federal grazing lands. The walks are similar to trails in England.

The Boathaus is about half an hour from Ithaca, home of Cornell and Ithaca College, and the famous Wegman's Market. Ithaca offers a variety of great restaurants and shopping opportunities, the Johnson Museum of Art, designed by I.M.Pei, the Plantation Gardens and the famous Sapsucker Woods at Cornell, and the ScienCenter founded by Carl Sagan, and the new world class Earth Museum north of Ithaca on route 96.

South about an hour is a another world class museum, Corning Museum of Glass and the Rockwell Museum, Mark Twain's Study in Elmira, a national Warplane Museum in Horseheads. Rochester houses the George Eastman House with its vintage movie archive.

Taughannock Falls in Trumansburg is higher than Niagara, a great mile hike up its gorg.

Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (federal) is a half-hour to the north, as is the birthplace of women's rights movement, Seneca Falls, with the National Women's Historical Park.

Want to play golf? Ten minutes gets you to Bonavista, a public, 9-hole, well maintained course with reasonable fees.

For a long day's trip, there is Cooperstown with the Baseball Hall of Fame for some, and Glimmerglass for others.

Rates & Availability

Rental rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Pet Fee: Weekly $50
Pet Fee: Weekend $50
Tax Rate 3.0%

Nightly Rate: $250 with a 2-day minimum

Weekly Rate: $1580 - $1580 during July and August.
Week arrival is Saturday 3 pm; departure Saturday at 10 am.
County tax 3% is collected upon arrival along with 50% balance due; with 50% paid to book.
Day rate is $250 with a 2-day minimum; 3 pm arrival, 10 am departure; 50% paid to book, 50% balance due on arrival plus 3% tax due.
Contact owner re pets.

Monthly Rate: $0 - $5,500

By check, money order, by mail a 50% deposit to book; by check or cash 50% remaining balance due + pet fee + tax 3% upon arrival.

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Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic


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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront


  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower


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


  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
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  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • Neighboring Amish farms and road stands bring fresh fruits and vegetables and breads to their stands on nearby roads every day but Sundays. Beautiful flower arrangements, special pies, cookies, jams and jellies. A beautiful sight with their black buggies and proud horses.

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