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Quiet And Cozy Cabin With 165 Ft. Of Private Beach On Seneca Lake.

People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type house

Overview

About the property

1 Bedroom, Private Beach, Private Road, Perfect Blend Of Modern And Rustic.

***NEW VIDEO TOURS ADDED! SCROLL DOWN THIS PAGE TO "CONTACT US" SECTION and CLICK THE 4 LINKS LISTED. THERE YOU WILL SEE YOUTUBE VIDEOS OF MY VIDEO-TOUR OF THE HOUSE AND PROPERTY! - THIS WAY YOU KNOW EXACTLY WHAT YOU ARE GETTING WHEN YOU BOOK!**

The Green Duck (formerly Yellow Finch House - before being painted green in '14) is simply an easy house to be in. A simple 1 bedroom house, with a sunroom (sleeper sofa pulls out to a Queen size bed for extra sleeping) ,a full kitchen and living room area with a small working bathroom (standup shower only). The house is equipped with washer and dryer! We like to keep all the screened windows open all summer and let the breeze keep the house cool, but there is an option for AC in the bedroom if you absolutely need it ($5/day option - just leave the cash on the table when you leave if you use it). There is working WIFI, DVD system, and over Dish Network TV channels, but save that for a rainy day because you'll be spending most of your time outside on the deck or down on the beach and/or swimming dock. There are 2 brand new kayaks for your use as well as some extra life jackets and inflatables. Plenty of deck chairs for sitting or laying out in the sun. A great place for bird watching and fishing right off the dock! A raised metal fire pit for those late night bonfires! This property is unique as we get both Sunrise on the lake and sunset over the hills of Fox Run Winery! One last thing - a charming and historic train runs next to the house. The train seems to have no set schedule, but seems to run very infrequently. Sometimes not coming for days on end and other times passing by up to 3 times in one day. We see this as part of the charm of the place- the train goes slow and the conductor will even sound the whistle for you if you wave at the train! All in all - this is the perfect house for a quiet, get-a-way - full of fishing, swimming, laying around, working on your new book, or a just a romantic rural experience! Ideal for 2 people, but can sleep up to 4 altogether. Oh, and if it gets too quiet - Historic Downtown Geneva is a 15 minute drive. There you can find gift shops, a cinema, The Smith Opera House, grocery stores, and a lakefront park. If none of that suits you, please feel free to use any or all of our 3 bicycles for a joy ride around our area - right in the heart of Amish Country!

*** This is a year round rental. We spent last winter here and made some great memories. I must say the place is stunning during all four seasons. We do ask the guests DO NOT use the wood stove (for safety reasons). The house is well insulated. There is electric heat (Thermostat), as well as some very advanced, high-end space heaters for the areas that don't heat up as well. If you would like to see some photos of the place in winter time, just ask and I will email them to you.

More Details

Owner
jonathan pierce
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
28 November, 2017

About jonathan pierce

I grew up in the finger lakes district and spent many memorable summers on Seneca Lake at my Grandfather's cabin. I moved away for work to Manhattan and after years of hard work, I was able to purchase my own cabin on the same lake as my grandfather - my own dream come true- my own paradise. Sadly, my work requires me to travel almost constantly, so I am excited to share this slice of heaven with you!

jonathan pierce purchased this house in 2012

Why jonathan pierce chose Penn Yan

I wanted to have a home on Seneca Lake, simply for nostalgic reasons. I missed those perfect quiet summers I spent up here as a kid - and when I am here - I do feel like a kid again. You have to stay here to really grasp what I'm saying! Also, living in Manhattan has really made me crave serenity. Here, you are literally surrounded by nature.

What makes this house unique

Incredible lake views, private 165 ft. beach, private road to house (shared with only two neighbors), the house is on the Finger Lakes Wine Trail. The backyard is flush with Fox Run's Riesling grape vines (pictured)! There is a working refrigerator in the boat house , so you don't have to leave the beach to enjoy a cold beer or some crisp white wine in the sun!

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house on Penn Yan on Yates County

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • rural ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • outlet shopping
  • 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:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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Quiet And Cozy Cabin With 165 Ft. Of Private Beach On Seneca Lake.
average rating of 4.985507 based on 69 reviews
Brooklyn, NY
5

Lovely as always...

  • 5 of 5

Basking in the sun, swimming in the lake and grilling fresh veggies at night - was our paradise. Thanks for the hospitable accommodations, Jonny!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 3rd year in a row with these awesome guests! Come again! 🥂
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5

Fall Vacation

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was lovely. Nicely decorated and comfortable. It was clear that the owner wants his guests to enjoy their stay. The view was spectacular! I would highly recommend this property for your next get away!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lawrence, Kansas, USA
5

Peaceful retreat

  • 5 of 5

I headed to this lakeside house for a peaceful retreat, and it gave me all that and more. Four different spots to experience the lake, each with a different view and nearness and comfy chairs. The house is comfortable and pleasantly decorated, with touches of elegance (loved those chairs at the kitchen table). The bed was very comfortable, including soft and lovely linens and comforter. The kitchen had everything I needed (though I didn't cook much). I was a bit worried about the train, and it did come by twice the first night, but I saw it only twice more in four days, both mid day. And it was never very startling. The location turned out to be great--close enough to Watkins Glen State Park for hiking, many good wineries, and Geneva for whatever else you might need. And the host was wonderful, consistently responsive and pleasant. I couldn't have asked for anything better. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I highly encourage any renters out there to say YES YES YES to this amazing guest. Great communication and overall just so sweet. Come again please!
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5

Fantastic Place

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed at the Green Duck this past weekend. We couldn't be more impressed with the property and Jonathan's responsiveness, suggestions and overall willingness to help.

This is a beautiful house and property with tons of things to do nearby. Also great place to just relax and decompress.

I would recommend this place to anyone!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: These folks were wonderful! I fully appreciate the good care they gave the place.. Thanks for the kind words as well! Perfect guests!
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5

absolutely breathtakin

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful time-cottage was adorable,clean views were spectacular.It was great and would come here again. A must.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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5

A wonderful getaway to Seneca Lake

  • 5 of 5

I've never been to the Finger Lakes so decided to take my husband for our 30th Wedding Anniversary! Wow, were we both impressed with the area and the lovely home we rented through HomeAway. Seneca Lake is just beautiful, especially when you are staying directly on the lake. We had kayaks to use to explore the lake, gorgeous weather and a firepit to top off each night gazing at the stars over the lake. A bicycle ride around part of the lake gave us great perspective as to the enormity of the lake - made for a great 1/2 day excursion! Overall, our trip was a huge success thanks to all of amenities provided with our Green Duck HomeAway rental! Can't wait to return and see the rest of the Seneca Lake area.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a delight these two were! Congrats and please come again
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Location

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
ROC or SYR or ELM
Car: necessary

Finger Lakes Wine Trail with fabulous, critically-acclaimed wineries,

Sampson State Park,

Corning Museum of Glass,

Finger Lakes National Forest,

Historic Downtown Geneva,

Watkins Glen State Park (incredible trails and waterfalls)

Amish Country

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house on Penn Yan, Finger Lakes

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
£336
for 1 night
From
£181
 

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £73.82
Cleaning Fee £74.57 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.0%

Mandatory $150 cleaning fee! The place will be SHINING when you arrive! We've got the best cleaner!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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