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Kiri's Lakefront Cottage on Seneca Lake

Bedrooms 3
Space 139 m²
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 6

Available November 2016-March 2016

Come stay at our sweet three bedroom cottage on the east side of Seneca Lake, 8 miles north of Watkins Glen , off Rte 414 on the lovely Peach Orchard Point. Just down the road from Damiani Winery and the Stone Cat Cafe in vineyard country. Peaceful setting with 60 feet of narrow beach. Comfy, clean, and well kept. We happily accommodate up to six people and even a well behaved pet. Lovely for kids and adults.

marie fitzsimmons
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 14, 2017

About marie fitzsimmons

Kirk and Marie are enjoying the golden years after raising three children and retiring from sensational careers. Marie is a former high school teacher and Kirk is a veterinarian. They are former Peace Corps volunteers and most recently served in Namibia. They love their kids, community and Seneca Lake !They are brand new grand parents and are sure baby Jores will be swimming in Seneca lake in no time at all! Son Jared is Assistant Winemaker at Damiani and they are mighty proud of the delicious wines Damiani produces. Marie and Kirk are happiest when their three children, their wonderful partners, and their grandson are visiting. Second to that-adventuring the world through volunteerism keeps them young and happy!

marie fitzsimmons purchased this cottage in 2009

Why marie fitzsimmons chose Seneca Lake

Marie grew up just a couple miles up the road from Kiri's cottage. While she and Kirk have traveled the world-Hector is home. The lake, the vineyards, the rolling hills, and the sweet people make this area heavenly. Marie loves to paddle to the middle of the lake and meet her remarkable mama half way. Kirk can be found on his sail boat, rowing, paddling, and such. He does have to head to the ocean for a surf trip at least once a year..........

What makes this cottage unique

Listen to the water lap against the shore and lull you to sleep . Hang out on the screened in porch that looks over the water and offers a serenity that soothes the soul. Walk up the road to Smith Park and enjoy the trails or use the community volleyball court. Paddle in the canoe and explore the water's edge. Challenge your partner to a ping pong match on the well used table in the basement. Relax. It's so lovely.

Enjoy the remarkable wineries and the first rate restaurants. Play bocce at Damiani Wine Cellars. Listen to music at Damiani, Hazlitts, Hector Wine Company, or Two Goats. Hike the National Forest where the trails are so very beautiful. Swim in Foster Pond. Head to Watkins Glen and hike the Gorge. We love it here and know you will ,too!


Nearest Airport
27 Miles
Ithaca or Elmira
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Watkins Glen or Trumansburg
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Stone Cat
Nearest Ski
4 Miles
National Forest for X Country
Car: necessary
Other Activities:

<p><strong>Top Thing to do in City:</strong></p><ul><li>Hike the Gorge!.</li><li>Wine Tastings!.</li><li>Enjoy a drink at the Marina!.</li><li>Ride bikes on the Catherine Valley Trail!.</li><li>Go to the races!.</li></ul><p><strong>Top Thing to do in Budget:</strong></p><ul><li>bike,swim, hike,paddle,row-cost =0.</li><li>Hike the Gorge-cost =0.</li><li>Picnic at Smith Park=0.</li><li>Bike the Trail-cost =0.</li><li>Go to the movies-cost=$4.00.</li></ul><p><strong>Top Thing to do in Family:</strong></p><ul><li>Play tennis/shoot hoops at the school or village courts.</li><li>Spend a day at Clute Park.</li><li>Ride bikes and hike.</li><li>Spend a day at Corning Glass.</li><li>Hike the gorge and go to the State Park Olympic Pool.</li></ul>

Hang out on the beach, row,paddle,fish,swim

Make a fire on the beach and toast marshmallows

Hike to Smith Park and picnic, swim, hang out on the dock

Hike the Finger Lakes Trails in the National Forest(our favorite running trails)

Bike the Catherine Valley Trail

Attend the Races at Watkins Glen International

Wine Tours(our son is Assistant Winemaker at Damiani)

Deck the Halls

Wine and Chocolate

Polar Passport

Dine at Stone Cat! Scott is an incredible chef!

Hike the Watkins Glen State Park Gorge-breathtaking!

Drink Damiani Wines! Our son Jared is Assistant winemaker at one of the finest wineries in the area!


Hector Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 139 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Hall way bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Adjacent to master bedroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , Private bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Small bedroom, pleasant, Bathroom across hall
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Small, pleasant, bathroom across hallway
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • 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
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
Eat in kitchen-electric stove, fridge, washer, dryer, small work island Cozy living room and dining room area Master bedroom with private bathroom(shower, double sink) Double bed with incredible lake view and sweet breeze Two small bedrooms with two twin beds each. Cottage linens and towels provided Well appointed kitchen: dishes, pots, pans, wine glasses, blender, coffee pot, toaster, muffin tins, pie plates, utensils, meas. cups, etc. Screened in porch that overlooks lake-just lovely! Everyone's favorite place!! Pool Table or Ping Pong in basement-Excellent Kid space!!! Dated but fun. Games and books Boat Launch at Smith Park Canoe or row boat available. Kayak available. Mooring on request. Private beach. No dock. Fire pit and picnic table. Numbers to call for drivers when wine touring: Main street drivers - 888-327-4460 Pals Car service - 315-536-7079 Grapevine Country Tours - 800-536-8123 Quality Wine Tours - 585-455-8294 Finger Lakes Limo - 315-789-7272


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Kiri's Lakefront Cottage on Seneca Lake
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 9 reviews

Comfortable place

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable place to enjoy all the area has to offer. Nothin' fancy, but neither am I, so it all fit together nicely. If your blood pressure doesn't drop ten points when you relax on the back porch, you have more serious problems!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our favorite

  • 5 of 5

We love it! It's perfect for us. The cottage and whole area have everything we could hope for. The owners and their family are wonderful and warm people.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful accommodations, fantastic hosts, and a million dollar view

  • 5 of 5

I'm no stranger to vacation rentals - and have stayed in several in the Finger Lakes region. This trip to Kiri's Cottage was one of my best experiences and I wouldn't hesitate for a second to rebook or recommend to a friend. The cottage itself has everything you need for a relaxing time by the glorious Seneca lake and the hosts are extremely friendly and helpful. If you ever do decide to leave the stunning porch with great views - the location in fantastic. Close to some of the best wineries (The Hector Wine Company stood out!) and outdoor activities. My wife and young daughter had a blast riding horses at the nearby D&K Ranch.

To sum it all up - my family had a wonderful trip to Kiri's Cottage and hope it won't be our last one!

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxing and Fun

  • 4 of 5

We stayed off season in October for a wine tour weekend. The cottage was comfortable. We had 6 adults in our party but we didn't feel cramped at all. The screened in porch is great with million dollar views. Close to everything. Wish we were there in warmer weather as we would have loved to spend time on the lake.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing views with plenty to do.

  • 5 of 5

This place is a complete hidden gem!! My girlfriend, dog and I went up for our anniversary and couldnt have been happier! When we arrived Marie greeted us offering to help us with our things and showing us around the property. This is a full house with a very well equipped kitchen fully furnished living and bedrooms with a huge basement/ rec room. Our favorite room in the house though was the screened in porch that over looked the lake. Marie and Kirk had everything set up on the beach that we would need ( firewood, boat, canoes , life vests ,etc). We loved how they were both there for any questions we had or help we needed but also let us enjoy their great cottage without interfering with our anniversary. And if your looking to get away from the cottage there are plenty of wineries, brewerys, restaurants and Watkins Glenn is just a short drive away. If you want a place to have great views, enjoy the water, and feel right at home but still on vacation this is your place! Thanks again Marie and Kirk we will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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We loved it!!

  • 4 of 5

This was one of the best vacation rental we have ever stayed. The moment we entered the house, we really liked it. It was very big, clean and nicely decorated. The view from the cottage was excellent. One side of the house has got the lake view and the other side has got vineyard view. We enjoyed our breakfast in porch. We did kayaking and canoeing and loved it. The kitchen was big and well-equipped. We also did BBQ using the gas grill. There are so many vineyards near by, we did wine tasting too. We also did one day trip to Niagara falls.

We met Kirk and he gave us lots of information about the area.

Thank you, Kirk and Marie! We will come back sometime and will also recommend the house to others.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are so welcome! We are delighted that you had such a beautiful visit!
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.