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Destination Relaxation - Ranch Retreat w/ Stone Fireplace

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,150 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 8 Sleeps

On Seneca Lake - Newly Renovated Ranch Home with Bonus Beach House

* Immaculately maintained ranch home in the heart of the Finger Lakes.

* Leave your worries behind as you relax in this beautiful setting on the West side of Seneca Lake in the Village of Dresden.

* Walk to breakfast at the Dairymen's Diner, dinner at the Dresden Hotel and dessert at Mr. Twistee's Ice Cream Shop.

* Non-Smoking, No Pets

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Abi and Winton Buddington
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 June, 2018

About Abi and Winton Buddington

House is managed by the property owners - it is not managed by a management company.

What makes this house unique

We love our beach house with a fireplace by the water. It provides a wonderful spot for preparing for water activities as well as a cozy spot to gather around a fire.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Dresden in Town of Torrey

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1150 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Handicap accessible; attached to second bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Glass-enclosed shower, with handheld and built-in tiled seat
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , Bedroom is off the hallway, across from the hallway bathroom
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Bedroom is directly off the kitchen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , Bedroom also directly off kitchen; has an attached bathroom
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Newly Renovated Ranch Style Home *Non-Smoking home *Village water (with whole house water filter) *Septic *Rennai tankless hot water heater *Central Air Conditioning *Washer and dryer (new, stacked in queen bedroom) *Easy to clean vinyl plank floors Kitchen - Newly remodeled: *Refrigerator with ice maker *Jenn-Air dual fuel (5 gas burners, electric oven + warming oven) *Dishwasher *Spacious sink *Microwave *Coffee Maker *Blender *Toaster *Crock Pot *Dishes/glasses/silverware for 14+ *Kitchen table seats 7 Living Area-Large Open Plan: *Vermont Castings Encore woodstove/fireplace *Dining table seats 8+ *Cable TV *Large flat panel TV *DVD player (some DVDs) *Wireless Internet *Corner Sectional Sofa *Lift chair (electric) *Various books and board games Bedrooms (4 in total): *3 queen beds *1 double bed *Linens and pillows provided Bathrooms (2): *One bath handicap accessible (flat floor, 2" lip to shower, grab bar on wall next to toilet and surfaces to push up on at 22' on either side of the toilet, shower has hand held (no grab bars since it was created for showering with a shower seat (not provided)) *One custom bath with handheld shower head and built in tiled seat *Rennai tankless hot water heater (never run out of hot water) *Towels/ hand towels/ washcloths provided (indoor use only, please bring own beach towels) Patio: stainless steel grill with natural gas Deck - dining table with 6 chairs, glider Beach House (20x20): *Table with 4 chairs *Fireplace (woodburning) *Steamer chairs with cushions Fire pit at beach Boat hoist-max 2000


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Destination Relaxation - Ranch Retreat w/ Stone Fireplace
average rating of 4.952381 based on 21 reviews


  • 5 of 5

The house was in a perfect location on the lake. The big beautiful windows gave a superb view of the lake, even when the weather didn't cooperate. Having four bedrooms for four couples and no one had to sleep in bunk beds was terrific. The house was fantastically stocked with kitchen items, games, and so much more. Wish the weather was better so we could have taken advantage of all of the water sports items! I hope we can return another time for a longer stay.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Well equipped!

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed our stay

  • Review Submitted: 14-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute house with a wonderful view!

  • 5 of 5

This lake house was wonderful to stay in. Everything that we could have needed for an exceptional stay was provided. Our last night we stayed in and played games for hours! The only downside was that the 4th bedroom (laundry room) was very tight quarters, but it served it’s purpose. I was very grateful that there was even “Free & Clear” laundry detergent there. Everything was well thought out by the homeowners and in turn made our stay absolutely wonderful! My family and I are already talking about our next visit/stay at Destination Relaxation!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that you had such a wonderful stay at our home - we strive very hard to provide as much opportunity for having a fun time!!! You are correct that the fourth bedroom is tight, but the views from that bed of the lake are spectacular!!!! We look forward to your return.
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Beautifully renovated home in a beautiful location. Perfect for 4 couples to enjoy a long weekend.

  • 5 of 5

This house is beautifully done and well appointed for the small space. It is well equipped with everything you need to make your stay perfect. Very beautiful and relaxing setting right on the lake with a beautiful view. Loved sitting on the dock in the evening . Lots of equipment for water fun. Well equipped kitchen. Comfortable beds and furniture and beautiful bathrooms. Abi was a great hostess and very responsive and helpful. The house information is so organized and answers all questions. Our only negative was that we had to spend our whole last morning doing the laundry of sheets and towels and cleaning. We were only there for 2 days so it was a lot of time to lose. It took several hours to wait for it all to get done. I don’t mind cleaning up and stripping beds or even putting the towels in the drier and leaving them. It’s hard to be out by 11 and get it done. But it would not deter me from renting this home again.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed the house and found the house and area relaxing - that is why we like sharing the house with our guests. Thank you so much for the feedback on our procedures for your day of departure - we are reviewing them and will institute changes so the day of departure is more positive.
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Wonderful place to escape

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful setting. A well equipped house. Magnificent weather and a great place to enjoy good friends and good wine.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so excited to share our home so others can enjoy friends, family and our wonderfully delicious local wines!!! We are glad that you found the house well equipped and enjoyed our lake setting.
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This property was ideal! There were 7 adults with 2 children under 5! Wonderful experience!

  • 5 of 5

We had the Destination Relaxation rental for the week with my 3 children and their spouses along with me! We also had 2 children under 5 years old! The location is nearly right at the water's edge! The kids always had something to do whether it be playing in the water, swimming, paddle boating with a couple of the adults, you name it. For the adults, we went on a brewery tour one day and a wine tour another day. We had our own beer tasting which we each contributed to prior to our arrival. We all shared in the cooking each night. Each person was designated a night to cook and brought all the necessary fixins! We went out two nights in Geneva, which is making a comeback with wonderful restaurants and pubs!

If you're looking for an ideal space to operate out of, this property is superb! Each and every person had only great things to say about the entire experience.

We hope to return next year during the same week!

Thanks to Abi and Winton for their hospitality!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you and your family had such a wonderful week at 'Destination Relaxation', and enjoyed not only the house and it's amenities, but the area around us too. We are excited to have you return!!!!
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Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City: * Kayak,Sail, Boating, Swim. * Wine Tour. * Bird Watching, Nature Watching. * Fish. * Golf.Top Thing to do in Budget: * Wine Touring (Seneca, Keuka, Cayuga). * Hike Keuka Lake Outlet Trail. * Hike Watkins Glen. * Watkins Glen International. * Corning Museum of Glass.Top Thing to do in Family: * Fall Foliage tours. * Hiking and Biking. * Waterloo Outlet Mall (20 min.). * Play at Public Park steps away w swings etc. * Walk to Mr. Twistee's for ice cream.

* Seneca Lake - boat, swim, kayak the cove and the Keuka Lake Outlet, birding opportunities (Osprey, Swans, Loons, Mergansers, King Fishers, Purple Martins, Geese (Canadian, Snow), Mallards, etc. all have visited the cove - not to mention a variety of other birds as well),

* Enjoy sunrises over the water and sunsets over the trees with frequent afterglows in the sky over the lake, which will take your breath away :)

* Keuka Lake Outlet Trail (7mi. hike from Dresden to Penn Yan)

* Seneca Lake Wine Trail

* Keuka Lake Wine Trail

* Cayuga Lake Wine Trail

* Waterloo Premium Outlets (20 min.)

* Watkins Glen (20 min.)

* Corning Glass (45 min.)

* Ithaca (45 min.)

* Geneva (15 min.)

* Belhurst Castle (15 min.)

* Public Park with Swings - steps away

* Public Park with Swings, Tennis Court, Basketball Court - short walk up the hill and into Dresden (next to the Dresden Hotel - which has awesome food by the way...)

* Golf- Trumansburg Public Golf Club (Trumansburg), Seneca Lake Golf Course (Geneva), Big Oak Public Course (Geneva), Lakeside (semi private), Fox Run (9 hole in Rock Stream), Wells College Golf Club (Aurora),to name a few

* NY State Parks - Long Point, Watkins Glen, Sampson State, Taughannock Falls

* Seneca Falls Women's Rights Historical Park, Roseland Water Park (South Bristol)

* Winter Skiing- Bristol Mountain


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Dresden, Finger Lakes

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
June 16, 2018-Labor Day
16 Jun 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Labor Day-May 3, 2019
8 Sep 2018 - 3 May 2019
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £227.73

Nightly Rate: $350 - $500
Weekly Rate: $2000 - $3000
Monthly Rate: varies

Year Round Rental
January - Memorial Day
Weekly - $2000-2600 Nightly - $300-$500
* Call or email for weekly, nightly and monthly rates
Memorial Day - Labor Day
Weekly Rentals preferred - $2200-3000 (Sat-Sat preferred)
* Call or email for weekly, nightly and monthly rates

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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