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Round Schoolhouse Respite

People2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Peaceful, Historic Cottage Set In The Vineyards Of The Seneca Wine Trail.

This 150 year old charming schoolhouse has been converted into a cottage that sits on a Hector hill in the heart of Seneca Lake Wine and Brew Trails. The family owned cottage has the unique octagon shape of schoolhouses built in that era. The central area has been rustically rebuilt around a gracious stone fireplace. The main area contains a full bed, cherry drop leaf dinner table, comfortable furniture for relaxing, cupboard with plates and flatware, SeriusXM radio, a large television and DVD selection (This is a put-your-phones- and-computers-away NO-WIFI zone! There is NO CABLE TV). The kitchen area features a gas stove, cooking utensils, kitchen sink, refrigerator, microwave, a small room with 2 bunks, a bathroom with step-in shower and closet. Sheets and towels will be provided. The mineral rich well water is good for showering, brushing teeth and cooking, but drinking water is also provided. The cottage is bordered on two sides by a vineyard. A small patio is the perfect place to relax and enjoy that bottle of wine you bought. If you are lucky, friendly spirits from the distant past occasionally make a visit, but their appearance is not guaranteed. There is an air conditioner, propane heat and wood fireplace. The wineries, breweries and local distillery being some of the obvious attractions, we are also minutes from hiking in the national forests, kayaking and swimming. Our location on a hill is the perfect biking challenge off the busy main route of 414. Day trips to Geneva, Ithaca and surrounding lake areas are an easy drive. Write in the journal of your adventures and become a part of our family story! We are a cottage in the middle of a rural farming area. If you are looking for hotel perfection, please do not stay here. If you would like a unique country experience in a historic venue, check us out!


Owner
Scott Adrian
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
21 September, 2017

About Scott Adrian

Scott and Rebecca are high school teachers presently residing in Central Pennsylvania. In her retirement, Rebecca is a Reiki master and reflexologist. She taught high school French and Spanish. Scott continues teaching Spanish in Pennsylvania. Rebecca's mother is from the local area and she remembers Seneca Lake summers fondly. This cottage is the first step to their retirement plan. They have recently purchased a house in the heart of Hector 3 miles from the cottage.They have four children and two grandchildren and view this cottage as a place of respite for friends and family.

Scott Adrian purchased this cottage in 2002

Why Scott Adrian chose Seneca Lake

This charming cottage whispers, "relax" the minute you open the door. It has a quiet ambiance that invites you to sit down, stop fretting and be at peace. Although not fancy, it is eloquent in the inherent structural story of its past and it present day role as safe haven. If you want the perfection of a predictable hotel room, this is not the place for you. If you would like a unique experience in a historic landmark, check us out!!

What makes this cottage unique

Round Schoolhouse Cottage is one of the most unique dwellings in the area. Its beautiful octagonal structure, it's quaint interior and furnishings, its spirit of peace, it's occasional visits from previous occupants make this place a delightful experience. The cottage has easy road access from Ball Diamond and Round Schoolhouse Road, but still maintains an aloof appearance sitting on a half acre grassy lot surrounded on two sides by the rustle of the vineyard leaves. Sipping a glass of wine or quaffing a local brew on the patio Adirondacks seems to make all right with the world.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Hector in Schuyler County

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Noon / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for children ...
  • non smoking only
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • The bathroom has a sink, toilet, built in storage closet, clothing and towel closet and step-in shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Full sized bed and additional cot are found in the main living area of the cottage. There is an additional bunk found in small room adjacent to the kitchen. The top bunk is an excellent place for luggage storage.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • festivals
  • forests
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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average rating of 4.892857 based on 28 reviews
5

Wonderful long weekend!

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely weekend in Hector. The location was perfect and we were very comfortable in the schoolhouse despite the "country air." After long days out hiking we really enjoyed coming back to the DVD collection in the evenings. We highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate you visit and your kind words. See you next time! Rebecca and Scott
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5

Adorable and cozy little schoolhouse

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at this little schoolhouse! So cozy and close to tons of restaurants and wineries, and less than 15 minutes to Watkins Glen state park for a great hike! The house has everything you need and Rebecca was always available and very responsive. Loved the DVD collection!! Looking forward to staying here again!!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Madeline, I am happy we were a good fit for you. Thank you for staying with us and thank you for taking the time to give us this great review. Rebeccaa
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5

Great Stay

  • 5 of 5

Location was wonderful and quiet, house was very clean and tidy, bed was very comfortable and Rebecca was extremely helpful with local events as well as making sure you were happy. It's a beautiful location to stargaze at night as well. Will definitely stay again!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jen, Thank you for taking the time to review. You are right. Star gazing is one of the benefits of sitting on Hector hill. I will have to add that to the visitor list. Thank you for staying with us.
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5

Just what we needed!

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time at the cottage. It was very peaceful and quiet. A bit too quiet at times but we didn't mind. This was our second trip to the Finger Lakes and the first time we stayed in a home away. We enjoyed that we had the place to ourselves and we could sit outside and have a bonfire and were able to cook our own meals. Definitely look forward to going back in the future!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi April, Thank you for this review. Being alone, but being in the heart of the Finger Lakes activities is one of the benefits of the cottage. Thanks for exploring our part of the world.
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5

perfect for two!

  • 5 of 5

just as advertised! grounds and area are just beautiful. spent a lot of time outdoors - sunsets are awesome! the gas grill was put to great use at the end of our days touring. Perfect location for visiting wineries/breweries on both sides of the Lake. hiking was awesome! Rebecca and Scott provided excellent recommendations for things to do and places to go. highly recommend this place for a couple looking to get away from everything!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Mary, i appreciate the comment that our cottage is as advertised, and I am very glad you found peace and relaxation. Please come back! Rebecca
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5

Perfect stay for the area.

  • 5 of 5

Great location, loved the view. Felt very homey.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Joseph. To me it feels like someone's kind grandmother's cottage. Every nook and cranny has some piece of history. Thank you for taking the time to review and especially for staying with us.
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Location

Car: necessary

Located in the village of Hector NY, visitors enjoy wineries, breweries, locavore food products and restaurants, easy access to area theater, golfing, shopping, antiquing, lake parks and national parks. The shopping, dining, glen and lake attractions in village of Watkins Glen are 9 miles away in one direction and charming Trumansburg, home of 219 foot Taughannock Falls 9 miles in another direction. Many other water features can be explored. Montour Falls features Havana Glen and She-qua-ga Falls. Ithaca's falls include Buttermilk and numerous other beautiful gorges and falls. http://www.visitithaca.com/attractions/waterfalls.html. Smith Park in Hector allows easy boat launching access at a nominal fee, as well as a free swimming area.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Hector, Finger Lakes

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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2 night minimum stay
£208
for 2 nights
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£104
 

Additional pricing information

Please clean up the kitchen prior to leaving. No additional fee will be added if kitchen is in order.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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