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Spacious House , Sleeps 8, Watkins Glen, Seneca Lake, Wine Trail

People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths (Sleeps up to 8 max )

This gorgeous 2800 sq. foot house is the perfect house for large gatherings. It has a spacious living room which leads into a generous kitchen to easily accommodate eight.

Central air conditioning and hot air gas heat. New water treatment system that softens and purifies.

The Kitchen is fully equipped with dishes, cookware, new appliances: dishwasher, stove ,refrigerator, large microwave; as well as a blender, toaster and many other small appliances to make your stay feel like home.

This is the perfect reason to have a holiday or special occasion feast!

Living room has plenty of comfortable seating, cable television, WiFi and good cell phone service.

The views from every window overlooks either the mountains from across the lake or the lovely wooded area behind the house.

Four (4) bedrooms, (2) two queens, (1) double and (1) set of bunk beds---perfect for children or non-romantic friends. Also a modern crib and highchair can be provided for the asking at no extra charge.

There are 1.5 baths, full laundry with fresh linens and towels provided.

Covered Patio in the back with picnic table off to the side nestled under the pines, comfortable chairs and side tables for cocktails in the evening, while enjoying freshly grilled dinner from the grill.

The house is part of the winery property, so it's a two minute stroll to the tasting room. All guests also can enjoy our 30% off wine guest status.

Large circular drive to fit may cars, and or park your boat. There are boat launches within minutes of the Sir Jackson House.

More Details

Owner
Michael Lucent
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
17 October, 2017

About Michael Lucent

Michael & Donna were young childhood sweethearts and then parted ways shortly after high school graduation. They each led separate lives until a mere 25 years later Michael ran into Donna; and their romance started right up where it left off! They shortly married and honeymooned in the Finger Lakes.

After visiting some wineries, Donna & Michael decided this would be the perfect 'New Way of Life,' running a winery together. They figured working together would be a fabulous way to make up for lost time!

In 2000 they bought the winery property, and turned their life's mission into learning how to start a winery---Michael was already an accomplished winemaker for the past 25 years.

Fast forward to 2008 the Pompous Ass Winery opened. Both Michael & Donna are whimsical; which they wanted to portray in their theme. As you can see the picture above, they are posing with 'Sir Jackson' the handsome character also known as 'The Pompous Ass.'

Michael Lucent purchased this house in 2011

Why Michael Lucent chose New York

Last year in 2011, two house flanking either side of the winery property we put up for sale. Michael & Donna decided to purchase both to protect their investment; which now begs the question as what to do with these two houses?

After some deliberation, they decided to renovate and use them for weekly rentals; after all, they live in a tourist area and they are located right on the Seneca Lake Wine trail.

Every detail was by their design, having the importance of both convenience and comfort as their top priory. A house fit for a pompous ass was their motto; which is why they lovingly named the house 'Sir Jackson House.'

What makes this house unique

This is such an enchanting house to gather because of the way the floor plan is laid out. you enter into a bright and cheery expansive living room with plenty of seating and a large picture window facing the east side of the lake mountain view.

to the right is a large welcoming kitchen that can accommodate a seating of eight; has all new appliances and even a larger picture window which spans across the entire kitchen.

This house is the perfect gathering house for families to get together for holidays, birthdays, & summer vacations!

Location

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Elmira International
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Many Bars located in Watkins Glen
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Watkins Glen Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
State Route 14
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
There are many restaurants in Watkins Glen
Nearest Ski
47 Miles
Bristal Mountain Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Clute Memorial Park in Watkins Glen
Car: necessary

The Sir Jackson House is located along the Seneca Lake Wine Trail. There are dozens of wineries just minutes away. The entire Seneca Lake Wine Trail has well over 35 wineries, and the closest is The Pompous Ass Winery located right on the property.

Watkins Glen State Park is a must see and a hike along the gorge is breath taking.

Watkins Glen International Raceway is a pleasant 25 minute drive.

There is also a Mennonite cheese factory/dairy 5 minutes away, where you can taste and purchase cheese of all types, right where they are made.

The Windmill Farm & Craft Market is a large Mennonite craft mall with 200 shops located on Rte 14A between Dundee and Penn Yan, approximately 25 minutes from The Sir Jackson House. Open every Saturday 8am to 4:30pm April through December.

There are many local artists which display their fine works of art in two galleries on the main street in Watkins Glen, as well as in some wineries as well.

Pompous Ass Winery features Robert O'Niell exclusively from the O'Neill Art Gallery.

Corning Museum of Glass is an absolute must see! Located about a 45 minute drive from Sir Jackson House. See the world's largest collection of glass art; glass-making demonstrations and the opportunity to blow your own glass!

Horse back riding at Painted Barr Stables in Burdett NY, less than 10 miles from Sir Jackson House

only a 12 minute scenic ride to the other side of Seneca Lake.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Rock Stream in Reading

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1.5
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) Baby crib and highchair upon request., Bunk Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • 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:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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Spacious House , Sleeps 8, Watkins Glen, Seneca Lake, Wine Trail
average rating of 4.714286 based on 28 reviews
5

Wonderful house--very comfortable and spacious!

  • 5 of 5

The house was more than big enough for the seven of us. Everything was very clean and the house is well located for visiting the area. Great experience!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
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clean, spacious, very accomodating owners.

  • 4 of 5

We rented this house for a week while up at Watkins Glen for a driving event one weekend, stayed with family to do some sightseeing throughout the week as well. Plenty of land to park a racecar with trailer even and a few regular cars more too. That said, back to the house - had everything we would need for a family stay in or sleep in vacation. We had 3 kids all found the house like being at home. Again, attentive owners! Thanks!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
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5

Really nice house!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this house for 4 days. Our family consisted of 5 adults, 3 children. We were in NY for the solemn occasion of bringing my father-in-law home for the last time. We stayed in the Sir Jackson house and felt totally at ease. The children enjoyed watching movies on the wifi enabled tv and the adults enjoyed the comfortable outdoor chairs while sitting on the front of the house enjoying the view and the breeze.

The owner, Michael Lucient, came out right after our arrival and unlocked the full bath door that the maintenance guy accidentally locked. He was very cordial and accommodating.

Thank you for allowing us to stay in your house.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent!

  • 5 of 5

Definitely stay there again!!!!!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Long Weekend

  • 5 of 5

Rented the house for 3 couples and one of the couple's adult son (who did not mind the bunk bed) - it was very spacious, very comfortable and very convenient to Seneca, Keuka and Cayuga Lakes as well as the town of Watkins Glen. We had no issues at all. The winery even accepted a suitcase from United that did make the connection for 1 of us who had to fly in. The picture of the living room doesn't show the 3rd couch. There's enough seating for everyone.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The perfect retreat for those looking to relax, work, or play!

  • 5 of 5

I am a physics professor at a private university in Pennsylvania and my colleagues and I rented both cabins owned by the Pompous Ass Winery for our student research retreat this year (3 professors and 8 students). Our four day stay was both productive and entertaining. The houses are both cozy and modern, with a whimsical mix of period decor and brand new appliances. We plugged our laptops into the large TV and gave research talks for one day and spent the rest enjoying the houses as well as nearby attractions including local Wineries, shopping in Watkins Glenn, and hiking on the gorgeous gorge trails of Watkins Glen State Park. There were amazing Mennonite food shops nearby with tons of delicious foodstuffs which we easily prepared in the well stocked and comfortable kitchens. Plus with the Pompous Ass Winery next door (and a discount on wine for guests) we were never lacking for delicious wine. We concluded with a cookout using the fantastic new gas grills at both houses. Both the owners as well as the friendly staff (especially Lauren!) at the Pompous Ass were very accommodating and helpful, directing us to local attractions and resources to make our stay the best it can be. This is the second year in a row that we have booked these properties for our academic retreat and the experience has become integral to kickstarting our summer research season. I highly recommend these homes to anybody looking for the perfect getaway allowing an ideal balance of work and play!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Rock Stream, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Prime Season
1 May 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£574
for 3 nights
From
£166
£1,238
 
 
Off season
1 Nov 2017 - 30 Apr 2018
2 night minimum stay
£408
for 2 nights
From
£166
£1,238
 
 
prime season 2018
1 May 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
£574
for 3 nights
From
£166
£1,238
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£408
for 2 nights
From
£166
£1,238
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning and Linens £67.65 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Prime Season Rates: May thru Oct
$245/night
$245/Any Night(3 Night Min)

Off Season Rates: Nov. thru April
$245/night
$245/Any Night(2 Night Min)

Deposits:
$300/(4to7 Day Stay)
$200/(2to3 Day Stay)
there is a mandatory non refundable insurance flat rate fee of $89
Taxes not included

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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