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Pristine Farmhouse -- 5 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Many Ahhhhhs

Bedrooms 5
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

5 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 11 -- Central Air Conditioning

Welcome to a slice of way back when. Nestled in the heart of New York wine country and five minutes from the Watkins Glen International Raceway, Seneca Lake, wonderful Clute Park with old-fashioned playground equipment, sunset cruises, funky antique shops, peaceful waterfalls, winding trails, world class restaurants, wineries, breweries and tasting rooms, this farmhouse built in 1860 is flooded with light, fresh breeze and a laid back attitude. The moment you open the door, you'll take a deep breath and say, "I could definitely relax here."

Five rooms are available:

• The Green Room, king bed

• The Burgundy Room, queen bed -- and a Pack and Play crib in the closet

• The Wrought Iron Room, full bed

• The White Room, two twin beds

• The Downstairs Room, queen bed -- there is also a fold out couch for one person on the first floor

All rooms offer wireless Internet with central air conditioning, ceiling fans, white noise machines and air purifiers, or windows that open for fresh air.

Evenings welcome you back to a relaxing front porch or fenced-in backyard -- pets welcome.

The house is completely furnished with four bedrooms upstairs, and one bedroom on the first floor. There are two full bathrooms, one on each floor, one combined with a first floor laundry room with washer and dryer, as well as a fully equipped kitchen, kitchen nook, pantry, and formal dining room with comfy dog couch and living/sleeping room.

There is plenty of parking, including for trailers (just park in the public area across the street) and a fenced-in large back yard to enjoy the fire pit at sunset.

Smoking is prohibited inside the house. Occupancy is limited to 10 children/adults plus an infant on the property.

Includes WiFi, towels, sheets, blankets and pillows, basic spices, dish soap, trash bags, cleaning supplies, toilet paper, paper towels, and propane for gas grill. There are many kid games, stuffed animals and toys.

You are expected to leave the house in the same condition in which you found it; however no need for vacuuming or deep cleaning -- please leave beds unmade upon departure.

Check-in is at 4 pm and checkout at noon.

Please note the booking rate is below market rate as we are making various upgrades including:


Remove pine tree in front of porch

New mattresses, pillows and bedding

New interior decor

Ceiling fans in bedrooms, dining, nook and bathrooms -- 8

Repair bay window roof

Paint exterior of house

Replace breaker box

New shower heads

New cookware, games and toys

Plant hydrangea and lavender bushes

Place white noise makers in all rooms

Wallpaper dining room, entryway and twin room

Support flooring with basement jacks


Paint interior

Paint and support fence

Replace carpet

Replace back porch

Replace roof --- black architectural

Install copper plumbing; replace corroded galvanized water line; replace 3-4 bends at cracked hubs in sewer line; and Install plumbing emergency shut off valve

Replace downstairs shower

Rave Reviews -- The best part of sharing our home is how people feel about their visit:

"It was so peaceful. We'll be back again."

"A beautiful home, a beautiful area."

"So warm, inviting, tidy and smells like a little slice of heaven."

"Perfectly clean."

"The rooms are spacious, airy, clean and comfortable. Great bedding!"

"Check the yard at night -- fireflies!"

"Lovely setting, calm atmosphere, a great night's sleep . . . what's not to love?"

Things to Do

Watkins Glen International Raceway

Cities of Ithaca and Corning

Watkins Glen State Park

Many, many waterfalls

Boating and Cruises on Seneca Lake

Seneca Sailing Adventures -- so fun!

Wineries, Wineries and More Wineries

Finger Lakes Hiking Trails

Corning Museum of Glass

Fall Color Tours

Other Suggestions We’ve Received!

Fish, or watch people fish, in Catharine Creek (include instructions for how to get a permit, when the season is in effect)

Float on one of the nearby rivers

Visit Mark Twain's grave and Ernie Davis' grave in Elmira

Ride in a glider on Harris Hill in Big Flats

Visit the Bath Fish Hatchery

Best Restaurants in the Area

Thai Elephant is in Watkins Glen on East 4th

The Stone Cat is a local favorite (and our hands-down favorite), especially for girls' night out. Great food. Ten minutes away

Grist Iron is a new microbrewery done very right -- great beers, great atmosphere and great food.

Glenora Veraisons offers gorgeous views of the lake, upscale dining with a wine tasting room. Fifteen minutes away

The Mate Factor Café is a hippy heaven with natural surroundings and organic food. Twenty-five minutes away

Moosewood is our favorite vegetarian restaurant in the country, right in our back yard! Twenty-five minutes away

The Esperanza Mansion offers beautiful grounds and a lovely place for brunch/dinner or Mom-daughter time. Just over a half hour

There are many vegetarian and vegan restaurants available throughout the area.

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 October, 2017

About Sarah

My husband was raised in way upstate New York, and I was raised in Michigan. We now live in the DC area with our two little ones and two dogs. We LOVE to come to the property when we can -- definitely our home away from home.

Sarah purchased this farmhouse in 2005

Why Sarah chose Seneca Lake

I love open windows and sun coming through them; my husband is a car nut who loves the area for its focus on cars old and new; we enjoy the restaurants, sunset drives, going for ice cream (almost nightly!), letting the dogs and kids run around the back yard and the much less hectic pace and simplicity of this + 150 year-old home.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Gave you a 5 star review. Hated to because I'd like to keep your house my secret -- smile.
Apr 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Montour Falls in Montour

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , full bed
  • Toys
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • limited accessibility
  • autumn foliage
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Pristine Farmhouse -- 5 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Many Ahhhhhs
average rating of 4.7619047 based on 22 reviews

Great for all ages

  • 5 of 5

Sunny, clean, centrally located and beautifully decorated. We'll be back!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A lovely, relaxing home with lots of character!

  • 5 of 5

There were only 4 of us staying at this beautifully appointed old farm house with tons of character. We especially enjoyed sitting on the front porch with our cocktails and munchies. We really didn't get to spend a lot of time in the house, but thoroughly enjoyed the time we did. The house was clean, well-appointed and, with the upcoming improvements will be a true gem. The ONLY minor complaint I can come up with is that it is on a very busy (traffic) corner, and a bit noisy especially early in the morning.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely Older Home

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay. Comfortable beds, central AC, ceiling fans, and YFI a big plus. Installing blinds/shades in bedrooms and baths would afford privacy and darkness. We're accustomed to top sheets on beds, and only the king bed had one. Our dog enjoyed romping in the spacious fenced-in back yard. The Finger Lakes area is beautiful and has lots to offer visitors. We would stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great feedback, Pat! Blinds have been installed in the front bedroom facing Cotton Hanlin, and will be installed in other rooms prior to the start of the 2018 season. Top sheets will be placed in closets of all five rooms for those who want them.
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Family had a wonderful time

  • 5 of 5

Sarah's place was large enough to accommodate family, spouses, and kids. We were just minutes from Watkins Glen, but didn't have the traffic and noise. Only traffic was in the mornings and evenings, otherwise the neighborhood is very quiet. Family enjoyed the grill and the fire pit. Kitchen is small, but nicely equipped. Only inconveniences we experienced were the small shower cubicle (it's tiny) in the downstairs bathroom/laundry and the lack of a few strategically placed shades for privacy and sunblock. Otherwise, I would highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Wonderful multi-family getaway

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here with two other families, making it a total of 6 adults and 6 kids. It was awesome! The house is super cozy and cute, and our kids had a blast running around in the backyard. They really loved playing with all the toys and stuffed animals provided, as well as the treasure trove of DVDs to chill out with at the end of the day! I loved sitting on the porch and reading. We particularly enjoyed cooking in the well-equipped kitchen, and playing board games late into the night! The close proximity to EVERYTHING cannot be beat. We were just 10 minutes from water falls, wineries, breweries and downtown Watkins Glen. It was absolutely lovely!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The porch was our favorite place to be. The beds were a comfortable sleep. A great reunion setting that allowed us to catch up.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Elmira Corning Regional Airport
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Chef's for breakfast!
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Small one at Clute Park
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in Montour Falls, Finger Lakes

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Fall Color Tour
14 Sep 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Winter and Spring
1 Dec 2017 - 9 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
10 May 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £38.01
Refundable Damage Deposit £380.05
Tax Rate 4.0%

Enjoy! A three-night minimum is required.

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.
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