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Kiri's Lakefront Cottage on Seneca Lake

4.5/5 -
(4 traveler reviews)

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Aug 29, 2016
Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 6

Available August-October

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.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

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!

Speaks: english

4 Reviews

4.5/5 -
(4 traveler reviews)
Jersey City, NJ
4

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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5 0
Jersey City, NJ
4

We enjoyed our stay very much!! We'll come back.

  • 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: Many,many thanks! So glad you came!
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Falls Church VA
5

Cozy spot to relax

  • 5 of 5

This place was perfect. I just fell in love with the area on my first visit and had to come back. I enjoyed it so much more staying on the lake in a cozy house. There was way more space than we needed since we were outside a lot. It's close to gorgeous hiking trails and many wineries/breweries, and even a distillery. It was so quiet, and the owners were so friendly (as was their dog, who often came to great us). We plan to make this a future destination! It's right on the lake too, which was so nice. Our black lab loved having a place to swim in the beautiful lake (so clean!) every day. She didn't want to leave, nor did we. :)

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2011
  • Stayed: Nov 2010
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Seneca Lake is so lovely and we are so happy to have folks enjoying all of its charms! Many thanks!!The cottage awaits you! :)
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5 0
Moon Township, PA, USA
5

Kiri's Cabin

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was a delight and included many special comforts. All to be heard at this peaceful site were bird songs and waves breaking on the beach. A totally restful and perfect accommodation for a vacation getaway.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2010
  • Stayed: Jun 2010
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

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..........

Activity and Interests

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

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!

Availability

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2 night minimum stay
$200
 

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.
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Amenities

From the Owner

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!

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...

Suitability

  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Rural
  • Village

Attractions

  • 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

Floor Area

  • 1500 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, combination tub/shower, Hall way bathroom
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, shower, Adjacent to master bedroom

Bedrooms

  • 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

Outside

  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

Notes:

  • 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! Everone's favorite place!! Pool Table or Ping Pong in basement-Excellent Kid space!!! Dated but fun. Basketball Hoop Games and books Boat Launch at Smith Park Canoe or row boat available. Kayak available. Mooring on request. Private beach. No dock.

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