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Fantastic Lake Views from this downtown Watkins Glen Victorian

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3-4 Bedroom, 3 bath with lake views close to the marina & downtown attractions

'Harbor West' has fantastic lake views and is located right in 'Downtown Watkins'. Home to the magnificent Watkins Glen State Park, Harbor Walk, International Raceway, visitor center, Clute Beach and a more than a few places to rent & launch boats. We are in the heart of the Finger Lakes wine & waterfall country. Harbor West has 3-4 BR & 3 baths. It sleeps 10-12 and is more of a family style home with a private courtyard and nice sun deck out back. The deck offers yet another place to take in the lake and get some sun - cool off in the out door shower or walk to your own boat in a rented slip or a rental from the marina across the street. Walk to all that downtown Watkins has to offer - leave your car out front - there is ample on-street parking. The location is perfect for large family gatherings. Please note: there is a $175 cleaning and linen fee.

Tom Schneider
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 October, 2017

About Tom Schneider

Having visited many wine regions around the world (Rhine River Valley in Germany, Napa/Sonoma in US, Tuscany in Italy, and Hunter Valley in Austraila), we decided to explore the Finger Lake Wine region. We really enjoyed it due to its wonderful wines, beautiful views and amazing waterfalls. With a growing family, we decided to purchase our first property in 2006. In years following, we added two more properties and we continue to improve all of them so our expanded family and our guests (YOU!) can enjoy the Finger Lakes to its fullest potential. The Monster Bar'N Gameroom and Barn Apartment at Glen Eastern and Sun Deck at Harbor West are a few examples of how we continually improve our properties. We love to visit the wineries year round for their seasonal events and have camp fires & S'mores in the summertime and boating and hiking at the local Glens (Watkins, Buttermilk and Havana to name a few). One of our most favorite annual events is to participate in the Watkins Glen Cardboard Boat Regatta - its been a fathers day weekend family tradition for almost ten years.

Tom Schneider purchased this house in 2008

Why Tom Schneider chose Seneca Lake

With a growing family, we knew it would be harder to travel like we were used too. With the Finger Lakes as close as they were and offering wineries, waterfalls and lakes, we decided it would be a wonderful place to vacation. After two years of enjoying our home ourselves, we decided to try renting to allow others to enjoy this wonderful property and region of the country. We found that we enjoyed it so much that we decided to continue to expand our properties to serve even more people. We feel our properties allow all our guests to select which type of property will work for them and their vacation plans. Rent all three for very large parties since they are only minutes away from one another.

What makes this house unique

We have had people stay with us from Australia to Brazil, Colorado, Texas, California and all over Europe and Canada. Time and again, they tell us how much we have made our places friendly for them and their families, traveling couples, women's scrap booking clubs, hunters, winter sports groups and automobile club outings. Each of our places are unique but hold the same high standard for your maximum comfort. All of our properties are located on the wine trail and are close enough to Watkins to enjoy all of it's many amenities and activities.


Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Corning / Elmira
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Seneca Harbor Station & Downtown Watkins
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Watkins Glen Golf Course - 9 holes great views
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Route 17
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Seneca Harbor Station & Downtown Watkins
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Greek Peak
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Clute Memorial Park Public Seneca Lake Beach
Car: necessary

The native peoples say that the Finger Lakes were created by their god placing his hand upon the earth. Today the Finger Lakes are home to some of the best NY State wineries, crystal clear lakes, waterfalls and all season activities. Almost all of the wineries and breweries are open year round. Watkins Glen offers a variety of shops, bars and restaurants with a quaint downtown area and harbor walk. Follow the Catherine Creek trail all the way to Horse Heads and enjoy some of the best fly fishing on the planet. Take a power boat or sailing excursion on the deepest lake in the US - west of the Rockies. Head south to Corning for the famous Museum of Glass and enjoy the Market Street attractions, brew houses and gastro pubs. Then turn east and head to Ithaca for the day to enjoy all the college town has to offer. Niagara Falls and the Baseball Hall of Fame are both just a day trip away. Two ski areas, ample snowmobiling and hunting will keep you entertained during the winter months. Come to the Finger Lakes and see what the area has to offer - and enjoy one of the places we call home.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Watkins Glen in Schuyler County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Second Floor Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Master Bath - 2nd fl - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Private Bathroom
    Downstairs Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Off the kitchen
    Courtyard Shower - Outdoor Shower , Cool off in the Summer after enjoying the sun deck
  • 3
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Private First Floor Parlor - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Gas Fire Place - TV/VCR/DVD - Large Closet
    2nd fl - Rear Bed Room - 2 Single Bed , 1 Bunk Bed , Bunk and a Trundle - Great kids room
    2nd fl - Lake View Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Small Private Balcony
    2nd fl - Master Lake View - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , in suite bathroom
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Child Beds (1) Pack N Play, Sleep Sofa or Futons (2), Bunk Beds (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


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Fantastic Lake Views from this downtown Watkins Glen Victorian
average rating of 4.6 based on 15 reviews
Chesapeake Beach, MD

Great location with view of lake

  • 3 of 5

Other than changing the sheets and towels this house appeared to not have been swept and vacuumed in a little while before our visit. But it did provide us a nice place to enjoy Watkins Glen, Ithaca and the surrounding area. Pretty busy road right in front of the house but there was convenient parking. Only one minute drive to the main town, And easily walkable to the pier and attractions in Watkins Glen.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location, awesome view

  • 5 of 5

A group of friends stayed here while racing at Watkins Glen. The location is perfect for getting to the track during the day and accessing downtown Watkins Glen at night. Sunrise over the lake is spectacular. Nice place, would definitely recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful House Great View of the Lake

  • 5 of 5

Great Place! Great view of the Lake! The family had a fun time at this house and its close to everything! The owner Tom is great to work with had no problems! Thanks Again the McMichael Family

  • Review Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very comfortable house

  • 5 of 5

The description of the house in the ad was very accurate.

The house was very comfortable. It had plenty of room and could sleep 12 people. There was a living room (with a nice view of the lake) and a separate room, "parlor" which was great for kids to watch videos and play. There is a great view of the lake from the porch.

The house was clean and the kitchen was well equipped (no need to bring your big pot and strainer).

It was a two block walk to town (4 blocks to ice cream shop.)

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful visit

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a wonderful stay at this house. Great space and layout, wonderful views from the front deck, and just a few blocks from downtown. We thoroughly enjoyed Watkins Glen, the local wine tasting, and hiking through the gorge. Would absolutely stay again.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome view

  • 5 of 5

This house is perfect! Great location, beautiful view, and very roomy. There were 9 of us staying for the weekend on a wine trip to Seneca lake wineries. It's in the perfect location for that as it is located right on the wine trail. And close to restraunts and shopping in Watkins glen. There's a very good restraunt right across the street. It's like your in town but kind of out of town. The house itself it very nice, roomy and comfortable. And sleeps 12 quite comfortably. Also the price is quite reasonable compared to what some of the others are asking in the area. Trust me on this I did my research. If any problems should arise the cleaning lady is close and just a phone call away. The view is amazing. Especially in the fall with all the autum splendor. I've stayed here 3 times now, and can't wait to return in the spring. The only flaw I've found is there is no wifi. But good phone reception. Can't have it all I guess. I highly recommend this property!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Watkins Glen, Finger Lakes

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £341.15
Cleaning and Linens £132.67 + Tax
Tax Rate 4.0%

- $175 Cleaning & Linen Fee is additional and is payable by leaving a check upon check out. Details are in the contract and on site.
- The home is to be left in the same condition it was received but linens are taken care of by our staff.
- We accept a $450 reservation deposit at the time of booking. This becomes your $450 refundable security when the total rental fee is received two weeks prior to check in and it is refunded within about fifteen days of check out.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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