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QUIET AND COZY CABIN WITH 165 FT. OF PRIVATE BEACH ON SENECA LAKE.

jonathan pierce

Speaks English
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights
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QUIET AND COZY CABIN WITH 165 FT. OF PRIVATE BEACH ON SENECA LAKE.

Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday home in Torrey - The Green Duck

1 Bedroom, Private Beach, Private Road, Perfect Blend Of Modern And Rustic.

RETURN GUESTS GET $100 OFF THEIR STAY!

The Green Duck (formerly Yellow Finch House - before being painted green in '14) is simply an easy house to be in. A simple 1 bedroom house, with a sunroom (sleeper sofa pulls out to a Queen size bed for extra sleeping) ,a full kitchen and living room area with a small working bathroom (standup shower only). The house is equipped with washer and dryer! We like to keep all the screened windows open all summer and let the breeze keep the house cool, but there is an option for AC in the bedroom if you absolutely need it ($5/day option - just leave the cash on the table when you leave if you use it). There is working WIFI, DVD system, and over Dish Network TV channels, but save that for a rainy day because you'll be spending most of your time outside on the deck or down on the beach and/or swimming dock. There are 2 brand new kayaks for your use as well as some extra life jackets and inflatables. Plenty of deck chairs for sitting or laying out in the sun. A great place for bird watching and fishing right off the dock! A raised metal fire pit for those late night bonfires! This property is unique as we get both Sunrise on the lake and sunset over the hills of Fox Run Winery! One last thing - a charming and historic train runs next to the house. The train seems to have no set schedule, but seems to run very infrequently. Sometimes not coming for days on end and other times passing by up to 3 times in one day. We see this as part of the charm of the place- the train goes slow and the conductor will even sound the whistle for you if you wave at the train! All in all - this is the perfect house for a quiet, get-a-way - full of fishing, swimming, laying around, working on your new book, or a just a romantic rural experience! Ideal for 2 people, but can sleep up to 4 altogether. Oh, and if it gets too quiet - Historic Downtown Geneva is a 15 minute drive. There you can find gift shops, a cinema, The Smith Opera House, grocery stores, and a lakefront park. If none of that suits you, please feel free to use any or all of our 3 bicycles for a joy ride around our area - right in the heart of Amish Country!

*** This is a year round rental. We spent last winter here and made some great memories. I must say the place is stunning during all four seasons. We do ask the guests DO NOT use the wood stove (for safety reasons). The house is well insulated. There is electric heat (Thermostat), as well as some very advanced, high-end space heaters for the areas that don't heat up as well. If you would like to see some photos of the place in winter time, just ask and I will email them to you.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome

jonathan pierce

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.co.uk since 2013
Speaks English

I grew up in the finger lakes district and spent many memorable summers on Seneca Lake at my Grandfather's cabin. I moved away for work to Manhattan and after years of hard work, I was able to purchase my own cabin on the same lake as my grandfather - my own dream come true- my own paradise. Sadly, my work requires me to travel almost constantly, so I am excited to share this slice of heaven with you!

jonathan pierce purchased this house in 2012

I wanted to have a home on Seneca Lake, simply for nostalgic reasons. I missed those perfect quiet summers I spent up here as a kid - and when I am here - I do feel like a kid again. You have to stay here to really grasp what I'm saying! Also, living in Manhattan has really made me crave serenity. Here, you are literally surrounded by nature.

Incredible lake views, private 165 ft. beach, private road to house (shared with only two neighbors), the house is on the Finger Lakes Wine Trail. The backyard is flush with Fox Run's Riesling grape vines (pictured)! There is a working refrigerator in the boat house , so you don't have to leave the beach to enjoy a cold beer or some crisp white wine in the sun!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 18 holidaymaker reviews

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Quiet And Cozy Cabin With 165 Ft. Of Private Beach On Seneca Lake.
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews
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Quiet And Cozy Cabin With 165 Ft. Of Private Beach On Seneca Lake.
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Torrey Finger Lakes
NEW JERSEY
5

Mom, Dad and 11 Year old girl

  • 5 out of 5
We enjoyed our stay immensely!! Jonathan was very accomodating. The house is lovely and the location is ideal!! A truly special place!
  • Review Submitted: 18-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Such sweet guests. Left the place really nice and even helped me out as my boat cover fell half way off and they offered to put it back on for me! If only everyone was this awesome! come again!
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Quiet And Cozy Cabin With 165 Ft. Of Private Beach On Seneca Lake.
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Torrey Finger Lakes
PA
5

Mom, Dad and 17yr old

  • 5 out of 5
The Green Duck was great! Very clean and comfortable, true to the photos and description.Our son enjoyed the fishing. We rented a SUP from Reagans (10 miles down the road) this worked out well so we could all go out on the water at the same time with the kayaks. We spent most afternoons in or at the water and evenings hanging out in the yard with a fire. Truly enjoyed Ports Cafe as we are foodies that appreciate all types of cuisine. We also loved the new brewery nearby "Climbing Bines". They have a disc golf course there and just a great vibe. So good to just get away from the hustle and bustle and truly relax.
  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Super sweet guests! Loved having them! Zero problems! Just fun!
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Torrey Finger Lakes
Saugerties, NY
5

A perfect weekend at the Green Duck

  • 5 out of 5
My husband and I just returned from a four-day weekend at the Green Duck House. It was fantastic! Jonathan was great through the whole process and super to work with. Thanks, Jonathan, for the recommendations of Penn Yan diner (what an awesome throwback to years gone by!), and Ports for an awesome dinner. The house was clean, comfortable, and very, very peaceful. We've done the Seneca wine trail many times and enjoy it very much, but this time, the only thing we wanted to do was hang out on the dock or deck with a book. Two times we got up early to catch the sunrise and it was fantastic. You can get a really fantastic view from lakeside or on the dock. But if you don't want to do the stairs that early in the morning, you get a really good view from the house deck, two steps outside the back door. We didn't swim because it has to be 95 before I'm interested in jumping in, but it sure looked inviting! We did manage to haul ourselves out of the house to go to the Windmill Farm & Craft market, and that place has something for everyone. I'm not a "craft person" at all and still thought it was a great way to spend a couple of hours. I can't wait to go back to the Green Duck. Thanks Jonathan!!
  • Review Submitted: 11-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: These people are the best kind of people. I think they could be my favorite guests of all time! The sweetest (and funniest) interactions over email and text. Renting a house should be fun and easy and these folks do it right! Thanks again and if you don't come back, I will be heartbroken!
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Torrey Finger Lakes
Vineland , NJ
5

perfect new york state lake cottage well worth it

  • 5 out of 5
Usually I am wary of advertising photos depicting things in a better light than is the reality. Not in this case. This rental spot is better than I hoped it would be. Not only is the house nice and cozy but there is a lot of classic NYS vacation fun to be had in and around the home. We weren't planning on renting in this price range, but we were more than happy that we did. The beach is covered in worn flat bits of shale rock from the cliff face that are easy on your feet and make the best skipping stones ever. When you tire of fossil hunting and stone skipping , the Adirondack chairs, or kayak excursions, are right there for relaxation. The lake is deep and therefore nice and cool- and clean. I quick wade in the lake will cool you right off. Our 3 yr. old train fanatic son went bonkers over the working diesel train that would pass a couple times a day- the engineers giving my son a friendly horn blast and a wave. At night the temps cool making a perfect setting for making a fire and toasting hotdogs or marshmallows. This rental home, the people, eateries, and scenery in this region makes us want to return. The home renter also provides very welcoming correspondence. Fox Run winery is across the road and we lucked out on a wine festival event there with live band a short walk away (I Bought a *case* of their Riesling!). We also enjoyed the town of Penn Yan on neighboring Keuka Lake, specifically the vintage Penn Yan Diner and Morgan's Grocery Store for old town style food shopping and a delicious lunch there. Watkins Glen has motor sport history, which I enjoyed.. Pace car laps on track and the 70's style Glen Motor Lodge over looking the lake (host to past racing teams). A beautiful drive to Treman State Park near Ithaca has great hiking above its Beautiful Gorges. The Gorge at Watkins Glen is a must. To concludeexcursions are not necessary as you could enjoy yourself by staying in and around the home. Recommended!! A++
  • Review Submitted: 05-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Wow! Amazing guests! Great communicators, caring, and respectful! Recommended ! Don't hesitate to book these folks.....
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Torrey Finger Lakes
5

Summer vacation

  • 5 out of 5
The location was perfect! It was exactly what my wife and I were looking for. It is located on a perfect location with access to Geneva 15 minutes north and Watkins Glen 25 minutes south and downtown Penn Yan 8 miles away. Jon was fantastic and was helpful with assisting us with setting up a wine tour. We plan on coming back next year with our son to enjoy our own dock, kayacks, beach, and fire pit. Awesome!
  • Review Submitted: 19-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Great guests who were a pleasure to deal with! Thanks for coming !
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Torrey Finger Lakes
Cleveland, Oh
5

Relaxing vacation in a beautiful setting!

  • 5 out of 5
We wanted a place to spend some relaxing family time after the stress of the end of the school year! What we found was a charming and squeaky clean home in a magical setting.

My husband and teenaged children did very few of the touristy things that folks come to the Finger Lakes to do. Instead, we floated in the lake during the day and made s'mores in the firepit at night.

The highlight of the week was when we sat out on the dock watching the 4th of July fireworks shoot off from a half dozen places around the lake. It was a spectacular way to end our stay in the Yellow Finch House!!
  • Review Submitted: 07-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I couldn't have asked for nicer group of people for the July 4th week! Yet another great experience from great guests. Quiet, Respectful, and thoughtful! Recommended!
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Location

Location

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
ROC or SYR or ELM
Car: necessary

Finger Lakes Wine Trail with fabulous, critically-acclaimed wineries,

Sampson State Park,

Corning Museum of Glass,

Finger Lakes National Forest,

Historic Downtown Geneva,

Watkins Glen State Park (incredible trails and waterfalls)

Amish Country

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Photos

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday house in Torrey, Finger Lakes

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Rate
 
WARM SEASON
1 May 2014 - 30 Sep 2014
4 night minimum stay
$1,285
for 4 nights
From
$260
From
$270
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,992
 
 
Labor Day
1 Sep 2014 - 2 Sep 2014
2 night minimum stay
$713
 
 
WARM SEASON 15
1 May 2015 - 30 Sep 2015
4 night minimum stay
$1,327
for 4 nights
From
$270
From
$286
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
Memorial Day
25 May 2015 - 26 May 2015
2 night minimum stay
$713
 
 
July 4th
4 Jul 2015 - 5 Jul 2015
2 night minimum stay
$713
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$1,077
for 4 nights
From
$208
$1,628
$5,549
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $89
Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 4.0%
Notes Mandatory $150 cleaning fee! The place will be SHINING when you arrive! We've got the best cleaner!

Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Torrey in Finger Lakes

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Beach View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Lake View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Water View
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Heating ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Internet ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Toys ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Balcony ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Bicycles ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • playground
  • winery tours
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • water skiing
  • swimming
  • snorkeling/diving
  • wind-surfing
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • cross country skiing
  • skiing
  • hiking
  • fishing
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