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Heron House: "A Lakeside Playground on the Shores of Seneca Lake"

4 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday cottage in Geneva - Heron House

4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 8

Nestled on a quiet road overlooking Seneca Lake you can find The Heron House. This home was built with comfort and relaxation in mind. So leave your worries at the door as you enter this stunning home.

Beautifully decorated from top to bottom, this home is sure to meet all of your needs. Beyond the foyer is a quaint office space and first floor bathroom. The open dining/living area feature eight foot high sliding glass doors with picturesque views of the lake. An updated kitchen provides ample cooking and gathering space to entertain with family and friends. You can unwind on the couch next to the working gas fireplace or step out onto your deck and enjoy an evening night-cap as you overlook the cascading hills on the Finger Lakes.

After the sun sets, head inside to the homes 4 bedrooms. The first bedroom is located just off the living area and offers a Queen bed and a television. Upstairs you will find 3 additional bedrooms and a full bath with tub/shower combo. The Master bedroom features a King size bed, a sitting area with 42" flat screen TV, and panoramic views of the lake.

Outside the kids will love the "Pirate Ship", a two tiered, 15 foot long wooden replica, complete with gangplank and steering wheel. On your walk down to the water you pass under a large gazebo to a gradual, 110' length of beach complete with wooden patio area under an overhanging tree. Fish at the end of the boat dock or relax and watch the waves wash across the lake. The lake bottom is almost entirely free of rocks and is shallow enough for children to swim.

Heron House is located in the heart of the Seneca Lake Wine Trail, directly across Seneca Lake from Hobart and William Smith Colleges. It is less than a ten minute drive to downtown Geneva, Wegman’s Grocery, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva on the Lake, and the Belhurst Castle. Heron House is also less than a twenty minute drive to the Finger Lakes Premium Outlets and four public golf courses; a twenty-five minute drive to the Finger Lakes Drive-In Movie Theater; and a thirty-five minute drive to the Finger Lakes Racino.

RR Tracks run alongside Edgewood Drive. Trains go approximately 10-15 mph, about 2 times per week.

Note: Smoking is not allowed in any rental property.

Homes are not handicap accessible, unless stated in description.

Where pets are allowed it is indicated. Otherwise, pets are not allowed. Homes are not guaranteed allergen-free, even those that do not allow pets.

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  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Property Manager
Finger Lakes Premier Properties
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
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based on 4 holidaymaker reviews

Heron House: "A Lakeside Playground on the Shores of Seneca Lake"
average rating of 4.25 based on 4 reviews
Rochester, NY

Perfect Lake Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had a had a great weekend stay. The house was clean and exactly as we expected it. The deck was great for dining and the sunset views were spectacular! The lake front was conducive to lounging or swimming and the dock was perfect for my level of fishing. The proximity to Geneva made it easy to run into town to grocery shop or explore. We will definitely be back.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate your review and for staying with us during your Finger Lakes vacation. We are happy to hear that you and your wife not only enjoyed the home but also the close proximity to Geneva and its attractions. We hope that you will stay with us again the next time you visit the area to explore some more.
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Don't Waste Your Money

  • 2 of 5

You are paying for the views!! Plain and simple!

The house itself needs a lot of cosmetic updates, from ripped screens, falling curtain rods, dirty, old windows, and a nasty smelling basement where the laundry room is located. The kitchen needs a complete cleanse, and ant service. The carpets are so dirty we could not walk around barefoot without having filthy feet.

Getting to the mediocre beach area is quite nerve wracking because of the extremely steep metal stairs that are not shown in pictures. The gate to the stairs never stayed latched, and the children's play area was 5 feet away from a deadly fall. Not a child friendly vacation home. If i wasn't worrying about my child falling down the stairs, I was worried about him falling through the wooden slats on the deck.

As far a the beach, it would have been decent if there weren't bottle caps, cigarette butts and a homemade bonfire remnants all over. Also, it would have been nice to have working steps on the end of the dock that were on the bottom of the lake during our stay, but nobody was sent to fix them after reporting the issue.

We ended our vacation 2 days early :(

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and for staying at one of our vacation homes. We sincerely wish we had been given the opportunity to address your concerns during your stay because we provide a 100% housekeeping service guarantee. We apologize for the absence of a dock ladder and acknowledge this was an inconvenience and one we could not address immediately. Please be assured your comments have been shared with our Operations team and the home owner. We hope you return to Seneca Lake and, if you do, we would appreciate the opportunity to serve you again.
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Wonderful fall weekend

  • 5 of 5

We loved our weekend at the Heron House. It is a lovely home and the view of the lake is fabulous. The location is convenient to Geneva where there are lots of good places to eat and shop. The owners gave us great suggestions of places to hike in the area.

We would recommend this roomy and comfortable home to anyone wanting to experience the beauty of the Finger Lakes. We hope to come back for another visit.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to share your 5-star review with us and future VRBO travelers. We truly appreciate your feedback on your recent stay at Heron House on Seneca Lake. Heron House certainly offers amenities for all ages! Hiking the Finger Lakes Trail, exploring local shops and experiencing local cuisine are all wonderful ways to see the area. We hope to welcome you back soon.
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Patchogue, ny

Perfect house to enjoy Seneca Lake

  • 5 of 5

My wife, two young kids, and I stayed at Heron House at the end of August. The house was perfect. The house has a totally private lakefront, perfect for swimming. The owners also provided us with a paddle boat, kayak, and a stand up paddle board so we did not have to rent anything. The deck was great with an unbelievable view. We ate every meal out there. The kids also loved the pirate ship playground. The location also provided easy access to the wineries. The house itself was great. Very comfortable, spacious and clean. The house exceeded our expectations and we will be back next year.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for sharing the details of your recent stay at Heron House on Seneca Lake! It’s great to hear that you and your family had such a wonderful visit to the Finger Lakes and we appreciate you taking the time to share your review on VRBO. Heron House, as you share, is a wonderful place to vacation as a family with young children. The home provides ample space for the kids to play and areas for parents to relax – the pirate ship playground is always a hit. It was a pleasure to have you as our guests and we are delighted to hear that you’ll be returning next year!
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Geneva in Finger Lakes

Property Type:
  • cottage
Floor Area:
  • 1820 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • 1 King bed, 2 Queen beds, 2 Twin beds
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Firepit and Pirate Ship Playground are available for guests. Located on a dead end street. About 3 ft. deep at the end of the dock. Outdoor basketball hoop in the driveway.

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