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Destination Relaxation - Ranch Retreat w/ Stone Fireplace

Bedrooms 4
Space 106 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 8 Sleeps

On Seneca Lake - Newly Renovated Ranch Home with Bonus Beach House

* Immaculately maintained ranch home in the heart of the Finger Lakes.

* Leave your worries behind as you relax in this beautiful setting on the West side of Seneca Lake in the Village of Dresden.

* Walk to breakfast at the Dairymen's Diner, dinner at the Dresden Hotel and dessert at Mr. Twistee's Ice Cream Shop.

* Non-Smoking, No Pets

Abi and Winton Buddington
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 30, 2017

About Abi and Winton Buddington

House is managed by the property owners - it is not managed by a management company.

What makes this house unique

We love our beach house with a fireplace by the water. It provides a wonderful spot for preparing for water activities as well as a cozy spot to gather around a fire.


Dresden House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 106 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Handicap accessible; attached to second bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Glass-enclosed shower, with handheld and built-in tiled seat
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Bedroom is off the hallway, across from the hallway bathroom
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Bedroom is directly off the kitchen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Bedroom also directly off kitchen; has an attached bathroom
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Newly Renovated Ranch Style Home *Non-Smoking home *Village water (with whole house water filter) *Septic *Rennai tankless hot water heater *Central Air Conditioning *Washer and dryer (new, stacked in queen bedroom) *Easy to clean vinyl plank floors Kitchen - Newly remodeled: *Refrigerator with ice maker *Jenn-Air dual fuel (5 gas burners, electric oven + warming oven) *Dishwasher *Spacious sink *Microwave *Coffee Maker *Blender *Toaster *Crock Pot *Dishes/glasses/silverware for 14+ *Kitchen table seats 7 Living Area-Large Open Plan: *Vermont Castings Encore woodstove/fireplace *Dining table seats 8+ *Cable TV *Large flat panel TV *DVD player (some DVDs) *Wireless Internet *Corner Sectional Sofa *Lift chair (electric) *Various books and board games Bedrooms (4 in total): *3 queen beds *1 double bed *Linens and pillows provided Bathrooms (2): *One bath handicap accessible (flat floor, 2" lip to shower, grab bar on wall next to toilet and surfaces to push up on at 22' on either side of the toilet, shower has hand held (no grab bars since it was created for showering with a shower seat (not provided)) *One custom bath with handheld shower head and built in tiled seat *Rennai tankless hot water heater (never run out of hot water) *Towels/ hand towels/ washcloths provided (indoor use only, please bring own beach towels) Patio: *Stainless steel grill with natural gas *Dining table and 6 chairs Deck - glider, chairs, benches Beach House (20x20): *Table with 4 chairs *Fireplace (woodburning) *Steamer chairs with cushions Fire pit at beach Boat hoist-max 2000 lbs


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)


Fantastic house with excellent amenities!

  • 4 of 5

The house was a quaint place for our group of four couples! Appliances and view of the lake are top of the line! Well-maintained house although upon our arrival there was a stench in the kitchen! Otherwise, an excellent stay and will return in the future. Hoping for warmer temps next time!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the review. We are so excited to share the house with our guests. We are so sorry about the smell in the kitchen - we have investigated and had our pest control company service the house to ensure that the odor was not of animal origin. We are glad to report that the smell has disappeared, and guests since have not had any problems.
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Wonderful owners to work with

  • 5 of 5

We scheduled and contracted to stay for a long weekend in June '17. As it turns out our family plans changed and we couldn't make it. In the contract, it allows for a refund of deposit with 30 day notification, less some amount. Abi was prompt in response and mailed us out a FULL refund right away. These are the kind of people that make upstate New York a place you want to go for vacation!

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We do not want to profit from our guests when their plans change, especially when we are given enough lead time so that other guests could reserve those dates. You were wonderful to work with also - thank you!!
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Incredible home and wonderful weekend!!

  • 5 of 5

We had the most amazing weekend at Destination Relaxation. Abi's home is absolutely beautiful, even more incredible than the pictures made it look. We were a group of four couples and this home was perfect for us, but it would also be perfect for a group of friends or families. There are 4 bedrooms - one has an adjoining bathroom and the other 3 share the main bathroom. The smallest bedroom has a window that faces the lake; we loved waking up to the lapping of the lake, however this bedroom also contains the washer and dryer, so it was a little tricky to coordinate washing all the sheets and towels without forcing that bedroom to wake up early. My absolute favorite part about the house is the outdoor area. There are two kayaks, two paddle boards, and a paddle boat for our use. The lake was absolutely incredible - so peaceful and absolutely gorgeous. We all had such a blast taking out all the water toys on the lake! We had a bit of difficulty making the paddle boat work, but perhaps it can only support the weight of children and not adults. There are also a bunch of chairs and cushions for sitting out on the dock. The home has a lovely, nice-sized porch area with outdoor seating near the grill. The interior of the home is also incredibly beautiful - there's a big table that all of us were able to eat at, lots of couch seating in front of large windows that overlook the lake, and a kitchen that comes fitted with everything we could need. In light of a previous review, I was a bit nervous about having to do our own laundry and cleaning prior to checking out, but I found that Abi was really accommodating, allowing us to have a later checkout time in order to have more time to run the washer/dryer, which just let us enjoy more time at her wonderful home! However, I could imagine that cleaning the home and doing the laundry could be difficult if a guest had to leave earlier. She has signs all over her home, so it was really easy to figure out how everything works. It was supposed to rain the weekend we were scheduled to stay and Abi was so kind to give us advice about how to spend our weekend in the Fingerlakes (though the weather turned out beautiful!). This region of the Fingerlakes is absolutely incredible, with scenic hiking and dozens of vineyards right in the area, in addition to the beautiful sights at her home. We could not be happier with our decision to stay at Destination Relaxation and we can't wait to be able to come back again! Thank you Abi!!

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay at 'Destination Relaxation' - we strive to appoint the house for your comfort and fun. We like to offer our guests the opportunity to stay longer on their day of departure as long as there are no immediate guests arriving - why not enjoy the lake and everything that the area has to offer a little longer before getting back to reality!! We really appreciate the care you took of our house during your stay, and look forward to your return visit.
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Beautiful home, great location!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at this beautiful home! Great location, close to many wineries and activities. The home was well appointed, it had absolutely everything one would need for a relaxing and fun stay. The bedrooms were comfortable, as were the living spaces. We loved the little boathouse and lake area, and especially the fireplace! The owners were easy to communicate with, and got back to us quickly with any questions, etc. We would highly recommend this property, and plan to return in the future! Thank you!!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are always gratified to have guests share their positive experiences. It is our goal to provide a well appointed home and excellent customer service. We have been very fortunate to have repeat renters over the years who have appreciated our home. We are very thankful to be able to provide a home in which to create fun memories! We hope to see you again soon!
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Absolutely Beautiful Retreat

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time on Seneca Lake and being around the Finger Lakes in New York and this location was absolutely perfect. The property owners could not have been any more helpful and prompt in replies. The property itself is a dream. Beautiful home with wonderful furnishings, 4 lovely bedrooms and two beautiful baths. We loved the outside deck and boat house and pier. You could spend all day on the pier and swimming right there. We rented a pontoon boat down the road from Roy's Marina and had a wonderful day on the lake as well. The surrounding area has many wineries and vineyards to see. We also stopped at Letchworth State Park prior to our arrival and would highly recommend --- one of the most beautiful parks with three waterfalls and beautiful overlooks. Can certainly see coming back here again!! Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5

This is our 5th Year of staying at Destination Relaxation and it is perfectly named. My entire family (children and grandchild) look forward to going to Abi's house as my little granddaughter Isabella calls it. She just loves everything about it especially fishing off the dock and playing on the grass and visiting the playground and ice cream store as she calls it. She loves the house down by the lakeside which she runs to if raindrops start to come because surely it is followed by the most beautiful rainbow. Her only experience with seeing them is at the lake house so it is a magical place for her. The home and its amenities are just perfect and the location is just wonderful for wine tasting and sightseeing. The countryside is so beautiful and rivals the wineries and beauty of Tuscany and just a short drive to this retreat. We love it! We are so comfortable staying there and hope to continue our splendid visits. The week goes by so quickly but we have next year to look forward to!!! We recommend this property highly! We wish you joy and serenity on your visit as well and hope you make as many happy memories as we have at Destination Relaxation!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 6, 2017-June 16, 2017
May 6 2017 - Jun 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
June 17, 2017-Labor Day
Jun 17 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
Labor Day-May 4, 2018
Sep 9 2017 - May 4 2018
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 4.0%

Nightly Rate: $350 - $500
Weekly Rate: $2000 - $3000
Monthly Rate: varies

Year Round Rental
January - Memorial Day
Weekly - $2000-2600 Nightly - $300-$500
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Memorial Day - Labor Day
Weekly Rentals preferred - $2200-3000 (Sat-Sat preferred)
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