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Cozy Cottage, Sleeps 4 (two Bedrooms) Watkins Glen, Seneca Lake Wine Trail.

Bedrooms 2
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms- one bath-(sleeps 4) Very large deck in back with fenced in yard.

This cozy 700sq foot cottage is the perfect place for a small intimate group or family. The bathroom is completely remodeled. The cottage has 2 bedrooms, both with comfortable queen size beds.

If you have the need for a crib and or high chair we will provide them for you at no extra charge.

The living room is spacious with a large screen TV, with cable and Wi-Fi internet, as well as a DVD player, and good cell phone service.

The double doors open onto a very large covered deck with table and chairs as will as a gas grill. This is the perfect place to kick back and enjoy under the tall pines in the back of the cottage. The yard is completely fenced in lending safety for children and privacy for all, without sacrificing a spacious feel.

There is enough room for three cars to park in the driveway. If bringing a boat trailer you can make arrangements to park in the winery parking lot.

All guests at Jackie A's Cottage can enjoy out 30% off wine guest status:

The kitchen is fully furnished with new appliances and every thing you could possibly need and more.

All linens and bedding are provided.

There are 3 air conditioners, one in each bedroom and one in the living room, for your complete comfort.

We installed a state of the art water treatment system to soften and a UV light to purify the water.

More Details

Michael Lucent
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
11 October, 2017

About Michael Lucent

Year Purchased: 2011

About the owner: 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 cottage 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 houses,' Jackie A's Cottage' and the 'Sir Jackson House.'

What makes this cottage unique

This Cottage is perfectly located right on the Seneca Lake Wine Trail, on the west side of the lake.

This house has everything a family of 4 or 2 couples could ever need to enjoy a Finger lakes get away. It has air conditioning in every room, central hot air heat, plenty of hot water, a state of the art water purification and softening system.

Beautifully furnishes through out and newly refinished hardwood floors.

There is a large covered deck in the back of the cottage to enjoy cookouts, fun and relaxation.


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

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Newly remodeled! A large vanity/sink with a large mirror.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , baby crib on request at no extra charge
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , baby crib on request at no extra charge
  • Both bedrooms are nicely furnished with queen beds and air conditioners. The windows are beautifully dressed with valances curtains and room darkening shades.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 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


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Cozy Cottage, Sleeps 4 (two Bedrooms) Watkins Glen, Seneca Lake Wine Trail.
average rating of 4.6363635 based on 22 reviews

Great time

  • 5 of 5

Clean, affordable, couldn't ask for more

  • Review Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great time!

  • 5 of 5

Will be back and will also recommend this house to family and friends who mite like to visit the Finger Lakes!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute, clean cottage in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was a perfect size for our family of four including our two children ages 10 and 5 yrs. It was clean and spacious and had a nice sized yard in the back with a covered deck and a grill for enjoying meals outside. The location next to Lake Seneca was perfect for hitting some of the top wineries in the Finger Lakes and Watkins Glen town and State Park was just a few miles south. Great restaurants in town and hiking at the park was amazing. Driving over to Ithaca and visiting Lake Cayuga was only 30 minutes away and the beautiful scenery made driving a pleasure. We had such an amazing time hiking at Watkins Glen, Robert Treman and Buttermilk Falls. Had some wonderful lunches at restaurants along Lake Seneca. My wife and I loved visiting the wineries and the kids loved all the ice cream places of which most featured homemade ice cream since so many dairy farms around. We also visited Shtayburne Farm just down the road from the cottage. Great homemade cheeses, jams, hot sauces and more. Also visited a couple of other farms featuring homemade cheeses. Wonderful stay in the Finger Lakes and Jackie O's cottage was a great place at a very reasonable price. For the record, I thought the TV had plenty of channels though I wasn't there to watch much TV. We enjoyed playing board games with our kids at night and to get away from TV and electronics. My only gripe was that the pillows weren't soft but for those that like firm pillows you'll love them!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice place, great location

  • 5 of 5

Great location very close to Watkins Glen and a ton of wineries, breweries, and restaurants. The place was clean and check in was easy.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The house was clean and pretty well equiped

  • 4 of 5

We had wished the back yard had been mowed a bit shorter we would have liked to play bocce we brought but the grass was too long. We really enjoyed our stay and would return!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
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nice cottage! incredible potential!

  • 3 of 5

This is a nice cottage. As the owner states it has been recently remodeled and the décor is cute and functional. I've never been one to speak anything but the truth so I will do so here.

Pro: 1)as above nice cottage. 2)the kitchen is well equipped and very nice! 3)the beds are comfortable. 4)the location is quite good. 5)there was good off street parking. 6)awesome gas grill! 7)nice deck out back. 8)window A/Cs worked very well. 9) internet worked good. 9.5) inside was mostly clean.

Con: 1)Property unkempt outside- front and back yards both needed mowed and weeds were overgrown in the front and back. 2)this is the first VRBO place I've stayed at that- the owner did not personally greet and/ or thank me, 2a)did not have a quality cable service (this one would have suited some but not me and I know what some will say "were you there to watch TV?") I would have just liked to catch up on news (no CNN, Fox News or MSNBC)or watch a baseball game when I returned from the day's activities and I struggled to do either as all of those channels were not available. Many channels were merely duplicates of others(American Ninja was on at least 4 channels on Saturday night) and there were an incredible number of religious channels. 3)the inside was mostly clean but appeared to have not been cleaned recently. the rug in the living room was the dirtiest. 4)the bathroom drains were "sewer smelly" indicating a drain/ septic issue. I could only run the sink drain for a moment,, it was the worst. Kitchen drains appeared to be fine. 5)no washer and dryer- all but one of my other VRBO "stays" had one. 6)the owner appeared to not care to communicate much. I tried to say hello at the winery next door with no success. 7)the message about "bodily fluids" in the cottage's rules was tacky at best. the cleaning charge should take care of things like this. 8)no flexibility with the charges- my travelling partner had to cancel in the last few weeks before arrival so I had to cover full price. I am retired and on limited income and a veteran yet I was told that it is very difficult renting these places. and so it goes.

I followed all of the rules and I've tried to be honest and constructive with my review. Cozy Cottage could have been better. I wish Mr. Lucent and his people the best!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Elmira International
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Many bars and in Watkins Glen
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Watkins Glen Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
State Route 14
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Many restaurants in Watkins Glen
Nearest Ski
47 Miles
Bristal Mountain Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Clute Memorial Park in Watkins Glen

Jackie A's Cottage is located along the Seneca Lake Wine Trail. There are dozens of wineries just minutes away. The entire Seneca Lake wine Trail has 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 of all types, right where it's made.

The Wind Mill Farm and Craft Marker is a large Mennonite craft mall with 200 shops located in route 14A between Dundee and Penn Yan, approximation 25 minutes from Jackie A's Cottage. 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 Main st in Watkins Glen.

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

Corning Museum of Glass is an absolute must see! Located about 45minutes from Jackie A's Cottage. See the worlds 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 minutes from Jackie's Cottage, only a 12 minute scenic ride to the other side of Seneca Lake.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Rock Stream, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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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
for 3 nights
Off Season
1 Nov 2017 - 30 Apr 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
2018 prime season
1 May 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

cleaning and linens £37.15 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

$135/night all year
deposit 2 or 3 nights rentals $200
4 or more nights $300 dollars
Mandatory cleaning and linen fee $49

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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