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'Dreaming a View'

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, sleeps 12

* Contemporary 2-story house with a walk-out lower level onto a patio

* Quiet lakefront community on the west shore of Seneca Lake

* Private off-street parking for 5 cars; overflow parking available

* Restaurant, diner and ice cream stand within walking distance

* Two public parks within walking distance

* No smoking, No pets

* Follow us on Facebook as 'Dreaming a View'

Phil and Linda Bracht
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018

About Phil and Linda Bracht

Managed by property owners (not managed by a management company). We live 1/4 of a mile from the property.


Dresden House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Max. adults: 12
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Half Bathroom - toilet , First floor powder room has only a toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Second floor master bath has toilet, shower, whirlpool tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Second floor hallway bath has toilet and shower/tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bathroom in lower level has toilet and shower/tub
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , South bedroom has a queen-size bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , West bedroom has a queen-size bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 queen , Lower level has 2 sleeping areas both with a queen-size bed
    Bedroom 1 - 2 queen , Master bedroom has a two queen-size beds
  • Pac-n-play available upon request.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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
General house amenities include village water, septic, central air conditioning, free WiFi, free domestic long distance telephone, gas grill, linens and pillows, towels/hand towels/washcloths (indoor use only; please bring your own beach towels). Second floor includes a master bedroom (19x20) with two queen-size beds, gas fireplace, deck off sliding glass doors, large walk-in closet (5x8), 42' LCD TV with Direct TV, private bathroom (10x11) with whirlpool tub, shower stall and two sinks. Second bedroom (11x11) has a queen-size bed and large walk-in closet (5x8). Third bedroom (11x12) has a queen-size bed. Hallway full bathroom. Main floor is an open room with living and dining area, kitchen and powder room (40x24); Includes refrigerator with ice maker, dishwasher, microwave, Keurig coffee maker (please bring your own K-cups) and regular coffee maker; dining table seats 12; 55' LCD TV with Direct TV, DVD VCR, Play Station 3 (blue-ray capability; please bring your own games/movies), radio/CD/ipod dock/usb player, deck off sliding glass doors, full-size washer and dryer. Walk-out lower level (11x30) includes two queen-size beds, 42' LCD TV with Direct TV, full-size bathroom, game area with multi-purpose 12 component game table (miniature ping pong, backgammon, air hockey, foosball, etc.); access new patio (18x16). Waterfront has fire pit (some firewood provided), permanent dock, mooring whips (upon request) to accommodate two boats


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'Dreaming a View'
average rating of 5.0 based on 30 reviews

Gorgeous property and house is spectacular!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second group trip to Dreaming A View. We have made an annual group outing to the fingerlakes for an adult weekend get away and wine tasting, and this is our house of choice! Phil and Linda (the owners) are wonderful to work with and answer any questions we might have about the house or even about the area.

The house is absolutely wonderful and plenty of space for all of us to stay and to hang out in. Everything you might need in the kitchen is there. The house is very well maintained and clean upon arrival and the beds are very comfortable. The house is centrally located on Seneca lake so it’s a quick drive to any restaurant or tasting location! We are looking forward to our next weekend at Dreaming A View and can’t wait to start planning it again!

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at 'Dreaming a View'. We try very hard to have the house equipped with all that you need except for food and your personal items. You all are welcome back at any time - love having you!!!
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Dreaming a view - our memories of our stay will last a lifetime!

  • 5 of 5

Excellent in every aspect!

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Making memories is why we so enjoy sharing the house with your guests - thank you!
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Love it!

  • 5 of 5

Phil and Linda’s property has become our favorite place to stay! We have rented a few years in a row now, it’s like coming home for vacation! It has plenty of room for 6 couples and an amazing view. The house has everything you could need. Thank you for always being so welcoming and opening up your house to us!

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy to have you return again and again - it is our pleasure to share the house with such wonderful guests - we LOVE the idea of 'coming home' because that is what we want the house to be!!!
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Amazing! Great memories.

  • 5 of 5

Unbelievable spot. Absolutely stunning views of the lake. Lots of space for everyone to be together but have their own space. Very equipped kitchen. Everything you could possibly need and more. Great location. Close to wineries, grocery store, quaint shops. Lots of entertainment in house puzzles, game system, football etc.. Fantastic and complete communication from owners. Very detailed with instructions for everything having to do with the house and your stay. This house is peaceful, gorgeous and accommodating. Truly enjoyed exploring the lake by kayak. Perfect getaway

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the wonderful review - we are glad you loved the location of the house with its beautiful views of the lake, peacefulness, and closeness to wineries, breweries and the quaint village of Penn Yan.
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  • 5 of 5

Dreaming a View was perfect for our wine tasting weekend with our cousins. There were 12 of us staying at the house, and it has plenty of room with 6 queen size beds and a dining room table that seats 12. The kitchen was fully stocked with dishes, glasses, silverware, cooking and baking dishes.

We got lucky with the weather, which made our day at the wineries and breweries great. We came back and sat on the deck overlooking Seneca Lake, which is breathtaking, enjoyed appetizers and cocktails, while cooking our dinner on the grill. There is plenty of outdoor seating and tables.

Phil and Linda are very gracious host who meet you at the house and answer any questions you may have. They have clear instructions throughout the house for all of the electronics and appliances.

We have already booked our stay for next year at Dreaming a View. We would highly recommend this beautiful house, great location, and fabulous lake view to everyone.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing Place on Seneca Lake

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed here and it was perfect!! The house is very nice and has everything you need and much more. We enjoyed sitting outside by the fire and just relaxing on one of the three porches or out on the dock. The leaves were just beginning to change color and everything was just gorgeous. One of our highlights was going out in the kayaks which come with the house. We also really enjoyed when the owner took us out on the lake with his boat. The view of the countryside from the middle of the lake is stunning! Another highlight of the area was hiking the trails at Watkins Glen which was about a 20 minute drive away.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad the house was perfect for you, including the kayaks and boating on the lake to see the changing colors on the lake. Hiking The Glen is so much fun, and since it is so close to the house, it fits into a days journey very nicely.
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Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Swimming.

* Boating.

* Fishing.

* Bird watching..

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Walk or bike the outlet trail.

* Picnic in the park....

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Play in the two village parks.

* Go karts.

* Minature golf.

* Walk the gorge at Watkins Glen.

* Boat tour from Captain Bill's.

* Boating, fishing, swimming and bird watching on Seneca Lake

* Town park with swings, picnic tables, bathrooms and designated swimming area with life guard

* Village park with playground, tennis courts and basketball court

* Keuka Outlet Trail

* Go Karts

* Miniature golf

* Seneca Lake, Cayuga Lake and Keuka Lake wine trails

* Finger Lakes Cheese Trail

* Finger Lakes Distillery (29 miles)

* Watkins Glen State Park and International speedway (23 miles)

* Waterloo Premium Outlet (24 miles)

* Corning Museum of Glass (44 miles)

* Ithaca - home of Cornell University (48 miles)

* Geneva - home of Hobart and William Smith Colleges, and Belhurst Castle (13 miles)

* Public golf courses

* Bristol Mountain for skiing (37 miles)


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 4.0%

Call or email for monthly rates
Weekly is Saturday-Saturday during peak summer

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.