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jonathan pierce

Member since: 2013
Speaks English

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

53 Reviews
People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday home in Keuka Lake - The Green Duck

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.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
jonathan pierce (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks English

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 Keuka Lake

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!

Reviews

5
based on 53 holidaymaker reviews

Quiet And Cozy Cabin With 165 Ft. Of Private Beach On Seneca Lake.
average rating of 4.981132 based on 53 reviews
5

Exactly what was needed!

  • 5 of 5

This vacation always brings us back to base. We feel grateful and revived after our stay. Thanks Jonathan!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect in every way

  • 5 of 5

We (reluctantly) departed from the Green Duck after a week stay. We had a wonderfully relaxing time. We loved the house and its vibe. It's lake quirky without being over done. Everything in the house was as advertised and we hope to be back sooner rather than later. I imagine the autumn weekends are glorious.

Jonathan the owner was so great at communicating and the house was exactly as advertised. The surrounding area is beautiful, the location is peaceful and you can easily get to Geneva and easy shopping in just a few minutes. We wanted for nothing and we hope to return soon.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dream guests! Frances and Co. made this experience a pure delight form beginning to end! would recommend!
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5

Great start to the summer!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I booked this welcoming hideaway for a restful vacation after a crazy holiday weekend. The pics and videos do the place justice but does not capture the feeling you get when you are there. This is truly a little piece of paradise. We spent our morning watching the sunrise down by the dock enjoying the peace and tranquility before roaming the area for lunch and exploring the multitude of wineries. I have never had such a restful vacation. Jonathan is a dream host! He is absolutely generous and welcoming and does his absolute best to make sure you enjoy your stay. Thank you for a wonderful week!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I cannot tell you have blessed I am to have guests such as Clarissa and her husband! They were sweet, communicative, respectful of the property, and fun! These two know how to do it right and I would have them back in a heartbeat! 1000% happy !
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5

Paradise found.

  • 5 of 5

My fiancé and I booked this little piece of paradise to celebrate our anniversary. It was our first time to the Finger Lakes region and this lake-side cabin allowed us to experience all of the pleasures of lake life without breaking the bank! Some of our favorite moments: sunrises/sunsets, coffee every morning on the dock, kayaking + watching all of the wildlife, nights by the fire (s'mores!) and visits to the wineries (all 12 of them!). Our only regret - not staying longer! In terms of the property's owner, Jonathan - he was a joy to work with the whole way! We had accidentally left some things behind, which he promptly shipped to us for no charge. Highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Charming, cozy, all the essentials for restful get-away

  • 5 of 5

The pictures accurately represent what you will get when you stay at this cozy piece of heaven on the lake. Just enough space for two, a great kitchen for making breakfast, lunch, or dinner, and the perfect view for putting the crazy busy world out of your mind. We're looking forward to returning. Like Diana D. I worry about posting this review because the Green Duck may be booked the next time I want to visit! It was cool and somewhat rainy when we stayed, but we still enjoyed every serene, peaceful moment here.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A little piece of heaven!

  • 5 of 5

Words and pictures can't express how charming, relaxing and how this place makes you feel. All your stresses melt away, it really is a piece of heaven. I told Johnathan (which is the sweetest man ever...) I feel lucky that he is sharing this wonderful place with others. I actually fear writing this review because it'll be booked up when I want to go!!!! LoL Johnathan thank for your personal touches, attention to detail and the lovely way you make people feel welcomed just through email correspondence. :D

  • Review Submitted: Oct 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Gosh! You successfully made me blush! People like you make this job fun ad rewarding! Loved having you! 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 in Torrey, Finger Lakes

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
 
WARM SEASON 16
1 Jun 2016 - 2 Aug 2016
3 night minimum stay
£849
for 3 nights
From
£230
From
£247
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
 
NASCAR
3 Aug 2016 - 3 Aug 2016
1 night minimum stay
£466
for 1 night
From
£308
 
 
NASCAR
4 Aug 2016 - 4 Aug 2016
1 night minimum stay
£466
for 1 night
From
£308
 
 
NASCAR
5 Aug 2016 - 5 Aug 2016
1 night minimum stay
£466
for 1 night
From
£308
 
 
warm season 2
6 Aug 2016 - 1 Sep 2016
3 night minimum stay
£849
for 3 nights
From
£230
From
£247
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
 
labor day fri
2 Sep 2016 - 2 Sep 2016
1 night minimum stay
£466
 
 
labor day sat
3 Sep 2016 - 3 Sep 2016
1 night minimum stay
£466
 
 
labor day sun
4 Sep 2016 - 4 Sep 2016
1 night minimum stay
£466
 
 
labor day mon
5 Sep 2016 - 5 Sep 2016
1 night minimum stay
£466
 
 
warm season 3
5 Sep 2016 - 15 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
£824
for 3 nights
From
£222
From
£239
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
£343
for 1 night
From
£185
 

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £75
Cleaning Fee £76 + 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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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house on Keuka Lake on Finger Lakes

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • 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

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