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Family memory-maker! 135 feet of beachfront property on coveted East side!

Bedrooms 4
Separate WCs1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Are you ready to make life-long family memories? Grab your kids, your grand-kids, a glass of wine and head for your spot on the beach or the deck, and you’re on your way. Just five miles from the quaint town of Hammondsport, this is one of the best spots on Keuka Lake. This charming gem has created generations of memories and is ready for yours!

The Homes

Rusticana consists of two buildings, an original Cottage built in the 1950s, and the Main House added in 1979.

THE MAIN HOUSE: Cute and cozy with plenty of natural light, the main house boasts spectacular views of the lake from the two huge sliding glass doors in the main room. The doors lead onto a 30-foot long deck that overlooks the shore just a few feet away. Two tables, with seating for 10, plus a gas grill make for a spectacular all day hangout spot. You will never tire of watching the sun sink over the western hillside while enjoying a glass of local wine, or watching the kids frolic in the crystal clear water. On rainy days or cool evenings, enjoy cable TV, surf the Internet, or lose yourself in a great book on the brand-new couches. Plenty of card games, board games, and puzzles are available for old fashioned fun. At night, let the soothing sound of the water lapping on the shore lull you to sleep.

Main House features:

2 Bedrooms

1.5 Baths

1 Full-size bed

1 Twin/Full bunk




2 coffee pots and all utensils

Double sink

Cable TV

High-speed internet

Land-line phone

Lakefront Deck

Gas grill

THE COTTAGE: Lovingly built by the original property owner, but has many recent updates. The wood- frame and interior cottage boasts two quaint bedrooms (the “honeymoon suite” has a small deck facing the lake), a full bath, an enclosed porch with a trundle daybed, and a full-size futon. Grab your coffee mug from the original Hoosier cabinet and get ready to embrace the joy of a Day at the Lake!

The Cottage features:

2 Bedrooms

1 full Bath

1 Full-size bed

1 Twin/Full bunk

Full-size futon

Private deck off Honeymoon Suite

Single-size trundle daybed

Half-size Refrigerator

Kitchen sink

Coffee maker

Hoosier cabinet

High-speed internet

Enclosed porch

More Details

Member since: 2017
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 June, 2018

About The Owner

The owners, pictured in Italy, 2015. Elizabeth, matriarch, has spent every year of her life on the property, and the seven siblings spend as much time there as possible, as well. We hope you will love your time "at the lake" as much as we do!

Why The Owner chose Hammondsport

This property has been in the family for four generations. We've hosted one wedding and more family reunions than we can count at the lake.

What makes this cottage unique

One of the last of true, unspoiled shorelines around the lake. Ideal location for privacy yet proximity to the quaint village of Hammondsport. Plus, we have the best neighbors on the lake!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Rusticana is a delightful treasure and a place in which we have accrued many, many golden memories. My husband and I have had so many happy days and weeks over the years at Keuka Lake with Rusticana as a marvelous home-base. The generous lake frontage and the deck that overlooks the span of water makes a perfect setting and invites high activity or productive loafing. We love just sitting, looking at the lovely lake.

The little cabin is so quaint and charming and yet serves so many so well! We just can't resist cozying up in there. In the main house the layout both privacy and family gatherings with the two bedrooms and the spacious living room. And, then, the kitchen is so convenient and permits me to make small teas for the two us and dinners for large family groups!

We love the place. It is a perfect getaway for a few days, a week, or even more! Rusticana has become part of our children's experience. Thanks so much for sharing this very special place with us!
Jun 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage on Hammondsport on Town of Urbana

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Must agree to Rental Rules
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • village ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Main House Master - 1 Double Bed
    Cottage Honeymoon Suite - 1 Double Bed
    Main House bedroom 2 - 1 Bunk Bed , Sleeps 3
    Cottage Bedroom 2 - 1 Bunk Bed , Sleeps 3
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Sheets and bathroom towels are provided, and laundering of them is included in the cleaning fee.


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Family memory-maker! 135 feet of beachfront property on coveted East side!
average rating of 4.818182 based on 12 reviews

Comfortable, scenic, relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our long autumn weekend stay at Rustica.

We had a group of 4 adults and 3 pre-teens. The kids stayed in the smaller cottage and loved the privacy, while the adults stayed in the main house, where everyone gathered for meals.

We enjoyed quiet morning coffee on the deck, watching sunrise on the lake. And evenings around the campfire, stargazing.

The rental is close to vineyards, the great little village of Hammondsport, microbreweries and brew pubs and a stone's throw from Watkins Glen.

We will be back!

Rob and family, Hudson Valley, NY.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Rob! We’re glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to having you back!
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Great stay

  • 4 of 5

Clean, comfortable and a beautiful spot

  • Review Submitted: 07-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kenneth! We're glad you enjoyed it!
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Great place!

  • 4 of 5

My family had a wonderful time!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you had a great time! Thanks for letting us know!
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Jamesville, NY

Rusticana - An enjoyable weekend stay for all!

  • 5 of 5

For everyone wanting to get away,

This cottage was a gem & we wanted to extend our stay.

Beach front, clean facilities, a deck & much more,

Made this the best summer getaway once we opened the door.

The proximity to local NY State wineries & breweries are always fun day trips,

And enjoying the beautiful scenery & sampling a few sips!

We can't wait to go back & enjoy the fabulous sunset, along with the firepit, paddle boat & canoe rides & more,

For this family the Rusticana was definitely a total SCORE!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Robert! So glad you enjoyed it!
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Perfect family get-away

  • 5 of 5

We spent a weekend here to celebrate my mom's birthday with six people total and it was lovely! The two cabins mean there's plenty of space and those with different sleep schedules can sort themselves accordingly. The cabins are clean and comfortable. The fire pit and boats are wonderful amenities and the lake is beautiful.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Neith! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay!
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Great property! Just as advertised!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed the property, the natural beach, and the sunsets!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed it Pete!
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Nearest Airport
43 Miles
Elmira Regional
Nearest Barpub
4.5 Miles
Downtown Hammondsport
Nearest Restaurant
4.5 Miles
Downtown Hammondsport
Car: necessary

Keuka Lake is the crown jewel of the Finger Lakes wine area, with over a dozen wineries on the lake. The lake and surrounding area are also quickly becoming popular for craft beer and artisan distilleries.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £56.53
Pet Fee £113.05
Damage Deposit £150.74

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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