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Destination Relaxation - Ranch Retreat w/ Stone Fireplace

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,150 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 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

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Abi and Winton Buddington
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 10, 2018

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:
  • 1150 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • 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 Deck - dining table with 6 chairs, glider Beach House (20x20): *Table with 4 chairs *Fireplace (woodburning) *Steamer chairs with cushions Fire pit at beach Boat hoist-max 2000


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Destination Relaxation - Ranch Retreat w/ Stone Fireplace
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 22 reviews

Perfect for families.

  • 5 of 5

Loved our stay in early summer. Plenty of room in the house for our 4 adults and 2 children. The house deck was large and perfect for eating outside. The boathouse with its kayaks, paddle boards and paddle boat gave us lots of water fun. Lots of wineries, breweries and great restaurants nearby.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The house was in a perfect location on the lake. The big beautiful windows gave a superb view of the lake, even when the weather didn't cooperate. Having four bedrooms for four couples and no one had to sleep in bunk beds was terrific. The house was fantastically stocked with kitchen items, games, and so much more. Wish the weather was better so we could have taken advantage of all of the water sports items! I hope we can return another time for a longer stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so excited that you enjoyed your time at 'Destination Relaxation' - we really enjoy sharing the house so our guests can have a good and fun getaway!
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Well equipped!

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed our stay

  • Submitted: May 14, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute house with a wonderful view!

  • 5 of 5

This lake house was wonderful to stay in. Everything that we could have needed for an exceptional stay was provided. Our last night we stayed in and played games for hours! The only downside was that the 4th bedroom (laundry room) was very tight quarters, but it served it’s purpose. I was very grateful that there was even “Free & Clear” laundry detergent there. Everything was well thought out by the homeowners and in turn made our stay absolutely wonderful! My family and I are already talking about our next visit/stay at Destination Relaxation!

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that you had such a wonderful stay at our home - we strive very hard to provide as much opportunity for having a fun time!!! You are correct that the fourth bedroom is tight, but the views from that bed of the lake are spectacular!!!! We look forward to your return.
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Beautifully renovated home in a beautiful location. Perfect for 4 couples to enjoy a long weekend.

  • 5 of 5

This house is beautifully done and well appointed for the small space. It is well equipped with everything you need to make your stay perfect. Very beautiful and relaxing setting right on the lake with a beautiful view. Loved sitting on the dock in the evening . Lots of equipment for water fun. Well equipped kitchen. Comfortable beds and furniture and beautiful bathrooms. Abi was a great hostess and very responsive and helpful. The house information is so organized and answers all questions. Our only negative was that we had to spend our whole last morning doing the laundry of sheets and towels and cleaning. We were only there for 2 days so it was a lot of time to lose. It took several hours to wait for it all to get done. I don’t mind cleaning up and stripping beds or even putting the towels in the drier and leaving them. It’s hard to be out by 11 and get it done. But it would not deter me from renting this home again.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed the house and found the house and area relaxing - that is why we like sharing the house with our guests. Thank you so much for the feedback on our procedures for your day of departure - we are reviewing them and will institute changes so the day of departure is more positive.
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Wonderful place to escape

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful setting. A well equipped house. Magnificent weather and a great place to enjoy good friends and good wine.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so excited to share our home so others can enjoy friends, family and our wonderfully delicious local wines!!! We are glad that you found the house well equipped and enjoyed our lake setting.
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Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City: * Kayak,Sail, Boating, Swim. * Wine Tour. * Bird Watching, Nature Watching. * Fish. * Golf.Top Thing to do in Budget: * Wine Touring (Seneca, Keuka, Cayuga). * Hike Keuka Lake Outlet Trail. * Hike Watkins Glen. * Watkins Glen International. * Corning Museum of Glass.Top Thing to do in Family: * Fall Foliage tours. * Hiking and Biking. * Waterloo Outlet Mall (20 min.). * Play at Public Park steps away w swings etc. * Walk to Mr. Twistee's for ice cream.

* Seneca Lake - boat, swim, kayak the cove and the Keuka Lake Outlet, birding opportunities (Osprey, Swans, Loons, Mergansers, King Fishers, Purple Martins, Geese (Canadian, Snow), Mallards, etc. all have visited the cove - not to mention a variety of other birds as well),

* Enjoy sunrises over the water and sunsets over the trees with frequent afterglows in the sky over the lake, which will take your breath away :)

* Keuka Lake Outlet Trail (7mi. hike from Dresden to Penn Yan)

* Seneca Lake Wine Trail

* Keuka Lake Wine Trail

* Cayuga Lake Wine Trail

* Waterloo Premium Outlets (20 min.)

* Watkins Glen (20 min.)

* Corning Glass (45 min.)

* Ithaca (45 min.)

* Geneva (15 min.)

* Belhurst Castle (15 min.)

* Public Park with Swings - steps away

* Public Park with Swings, Tennis Court, Basketball Court - short walk up the hill and into Dresden (next to the Dresden Hotel - which has awesome food by the way...)

* Golf- Trumansburg Public Golf Club (Trumansburg), Seneca Lake Golf Course (Geneva), Big Oak Public Course (Geneva), Lakeside (semi private), Fox Run (9 hole in Rock Stream), Wells College Golf Club (Aurora),to name a few

* NY State Parks - Long Point, Watkins Glen, Sampson State, Taughannock Falls

* Seneca Falls Women's Rights Historical Park, Roseland Water Park (South Bristol)

* Winter Skiing- Bristol Mountain


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400

* Year Round Rental
* Call or email for monthly rates
* Summer - weekly rentals preferred

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.