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The Bella Vita- Life Is Always Beautiful With The Best Location On Seneca Lake

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,150 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms And 1 Full Bathroom. Lake Views

The spacious cottage has been completely renovated and updated. It has 2 bedrooms. One with a queen size bed with a lake view and one bedroom with two bunk beds. A full bathroom and washer and dryer. Television with dvd player and internet. Wood burning fireplace and supplemental electric heat. Air conditioning. The cottage is on a private drive which is very secluded. New stairs to the lakefront for easy access to the water. Visit the most popular winery's within minutes. Ventosa, Three brothers and zugabee winery's. The lakefront park offers an extensive boardwalk with bicycle rentals, beach area with small water park. Stiver's marina is 2 miles away and offers pontoon boat rentals, dinner cruises, the Crowe's Nest restaurant and much more. Watkins glen state park and racetrack is only a 30-40 minute drive. Del Lago Casino which just recently opened which is a 20 min. drive

Dave Panzera
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 September, 2017

About Dave Panzera

We have purchased this cottage and have remodeled it to our expectations and have had many great weekend getaways with our 4 children. Taking time to enjoy the local wineries that are within minutes of the area is such a fantastic way to relax and enjoy our time together. Being that this cottage originally was intended for owner occupancy, every detail, furnishings and bedding are of most quality and comfort.

Dave Panzera purchased this cottage in 2011

Why Dave Panzera chose Seneca Lake

This cottage has been completely remodeled inside. The open floor plan allows for views of the lake from the kitchen and an adjacent living room. New stairs to the lakefront beach area for fantastic sunsets and plenty of beach frontage for enjoying the waters edge, kayaking or swimming.

What makes this cottage unique

This cottage has a very large lot (about an acre) ample parking for easy access. Unlike many cottages on Seneca Lake, You will find that although it is very secluded on a private drive, You will find yourself very close to many local attractions, shopping centers and Vineyards. The location is perfect as Belhurst Castle and Geneva on the Lake are directly across from the property. The North End of the Lake is where you want to be.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Geneva in Ontario County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1150 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Bunk Bed , Sleeps 4
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • Kayaking
A starter supply for toiletry and general kitchen supplies will be included. Any additional items needed will be the responsibility of the renter, ex. paper towel, soap, etc.


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The Bella Vita- Life Is Always Beautiful With The Best Location On Seneca Lake
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 30 reviews

Clean and comfortable

  • 4 of 5

We loved this house! It's clean and has all of the amenities of home. The sunsets are amazing - the view never gets old. We went out on the peddle boat every morning and it was so peaceful!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lakefront Family Retreat!

  • 5 of 5

4 generations of family together in a beautiful lakefront home in the finger lakes. Bella Vita provided a wonderful location for our family to gather and celebrate. Evenings on the lake were beautiful and we were able to enjoy the lake, beautiful sunsets and smores by the fire in the evening.

The owners were so personable and helped us every step of the way. They made our vacation easy! The home is newly renovated and very well equipped. It is just a short drive into town and we enjoyed the ability to head back to our quiet retreat in the evening.

We would absolutely recommend!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, modern and well maintained

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at this home on the lake. Views are amazing and the house is very well maintained. If you want to cook in, there is plenty of kitchen space and all the tools you'd need. Bed in the main bedroom is comfortable (always an important point for me). Location is good, however there aren't many restaurants on this side of the lake. Owner is very responsive if you need anything. We hope to be back!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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excellent cottage right on the lake!

  • 5 of 5

I've stayed at numerous cottages in the Finger Lakes, and this is one of my favorites. Very clean, comfortable, and updated. Level yard which is very nice, and beautiful views of the lake. Would absolutely stay again!

  • Review Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cottage on the lake

  • 5 of 5

It was a beautiful Fall weekend and our family decided to visit the Finger Lakes region of New York. My wife, who is a great trip planner, found us the most perfect cottage overlooking Seneca Lake in Geneva (the north end of the lake). We used this as our home base from which to explore the region. Over the course of four days we hiked the gorge in Watkins Glen, drove the track at the International Speedway, partied at some of the many wineries that surround the lake, enjoyed an outdoor festival with live music in downtown Geneva and then came back to the cottage to relax and unwind. Our initial reaction upon entering the cottage was how incredibly clean and new everything was. Dave, the owner, bent over backwards to accommodate us when we had some car trouble, then I left my suitcase there and he made sure it was returned to me. I don't think you could find a better cottage or more helpful host and would absolutely rent there again.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Bella Vita was everything we were looking for.

  • 5 of 5

My 3 sisters and I all enjoyed our stay at Bella Vita. After day trips and wine tastings, we were so happy to return to our temporary home. We had great evenings out back, enjoying the setting sun, which was magnificent as it set on Seneca Lake. The neighborhood was a very quiet place, which we all enjoy. The beach area was visited daily, I even learned to skip rocks! The picnic table, fire ring, and chairs got lots of use. We enjoyed the back yard every evening there. The water being so close was such a treat, we watched crew teams, sailboats, motor boats and jet skis, one evening my sisters, 2 of them, even tried to coax a small sailboat close enough to ask for a ride! Bella Vita made a great place to come home to. Very clean, very cozy, and a place that felt like home. As this was my year to choose our annual "sister vacation" destination, I got lots of thanks and praise for finding Bella Vita. I am trying to convince my husband that he needs to visit your lovely area with me, so we may have to rent it again some day. As a die hard home body, he is giving it some thought after seeing our many, many photos. This place is well worth renting.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for choosing our cottage. I'm sure that your husband will enjoy this just as much as you did. Thank you for your kind review.
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Three Brothers Winery and Estates
"Excellent wine and beer tastings."
Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Lakefront Park
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Lakefront Park
Car: necessary

Just one mile from Ventosa Vinyards.

Marina and crow's Nest restaurant less than 2 miles away.

Just minutes to the Lakefront Park on the North end of Seneca Lake.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Geneva, Finger Lakes

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Post season
2 Sep 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £55.56
Damage Deposit £259.28

Refunds will not be given for any cancellations. There is an option to purchase Cancellation insurance through the online booking process. This is a third party company.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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