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'Dreaming a View'

Bedrooms 4
Separate WCs1
Space 2,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, sleeps 12

* Contemporary 2-story house with a walk-out lower level onto a patio

* Quiet lakefront community on the west shore of Seneca Lake

* Private off-street parking for 5 cars; overflow parking available

* Restaurant, diner and ice cream stand within walking distance

* Two public parks within walking distance

* No smoking, No pets

* Follow us on Facebook as 'Dreaming a View'

Phil and Linda Bracht
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 July, 2018

About Phil and Linda Bracht

Managed by property owners (not managed by a management company). We live 1/4 of a mile from the property.


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Max. adults: 12
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Lift
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Half Bathroom - Toilet , First floor powder room has only a toilet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Second floor master bath has toilet, shower, whirlpool tub
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Second floor hallway bath has toilet and shower/tub
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bathroom in lower level has toilet and shower/tub
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , South bedroom has a queen-size bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , West bedroom has a queen-size bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Large Double Bed , Lower level has 2 sleeping areas both with a queen-size bed
    Bedroom 1 - 2 Large Double Bed , Master bedroom has a two queen-size beds
  • Pac-n-play available upon request.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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
General house amenities include village water, septic, central air conditioning, free WiFi, free domestic long distance telephone, gas grill, linens and pillows, towels/hand towels/washcloths (indoor use only; please bring your own beach towels). Second floor includes a master bedroom (19x20) with two queen-size beds, gas fireplace, deck off sliding glass doors, large walk-in closet (5x8), 42' LCD TV with Direct TV, private bathroom (10x11) with whirlpool tub, shower stall and two sinks. Second bedroom (11x11) has a queen-size bed and large walk-in closet (5x8). Third bedroom (11x12) has a queen-size bed. Hallway full bathroom. Main floor is an open room with living and dining area, kitchen and powder room (40x24); Includes refrigerator with ice maker, dishwasher, microwave, Keurig coffee maker (please bring your own K-cups) and regular coffee maker; dining table seats 12; 55' LCD TV with Direct TV, DVD VCR, Play Station 3 (blue-ray capability; please bring your own games/movies), radio/CD/ipod dock/usb player, deck off sliding glass doors, full-size washer and dryer. Walk-out lower level (11x30) includes two queen-size beds, 42' LCD TV with Direct TV, full-size bathroom, game area with multi-purpose 12 component game table (miniature ping pong, backgammon, air hockey, foosball, etc.); access new patio (18x16). Waterfront has fire pit (some firewood provided), permanent dock, mooring whips (upon request) to accommodate two boats


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'Dreaming a View'
average rating of 5.0 based on 35 reviews
Hatfield,PA USA


  • 5 of 5

I believe this was our 10th visit and each time it adds to our memory pool of GREAT vacations with the nicest people we've met in NY. Phil and Linda Bracht have set the bar as high as possible for cleanliness and detail to what a most well appointed vacation home can be. We will be back in September!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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An absolutely amazing house with a fantastic view!

  • 5 of 5

We spent this past weekend at the beautiful Dreaming A View house. All 12 of us were completely in love with the space. We had plenty of room for all of us, the house felt like a home, and the view of the water made you feel like you were sitting right there in the middle of the lake. It was clean, homey, had wonderful decor, and we really were able to make ourselves right at home. Linda was absolutely great, she returned e-mails quickly and dropped in Sunday morning to make sure we were happy and had a great weekend. We loved the house so much, we really spent more time there then anywhere else. I am sure not only myself, but others will be visiting this house again. We were planning our next trip before we even left the house. Also one perk is that the ice cream place is right up the road!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed your weekend at our house - it is our goal for our guests to make wonderful memories while enjoying the area and house. Thank you,
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  • 5 of 5

Spent a wonderful week at Dreaming a View. Peaceful community and the house had everything we needed!

  • Review Submitted: 15-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you had a wonderful week, and that the house had everything you needed. Please return any time.
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This place really has everything you could possibly want!

  • 5 of 5

Dreaming a View was one of the nicest, well equipped lake houses our group of ladies has stayed at on the Finger Lakes! Very clean and welcoming with every detail covered for our convenience. Thank you for all the extra touches!

  • Review Submitted: 08-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Amazing Weekend!

  • 5 of 5

We had the most amazing weekend at "Dreaming a View"! Not only is the home and view perfect, Linda was great to work with and came to check in on us while we were there. The 8 of us could not have enjoyed the home more and we're already planning for next year!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so excited that you had such a wonderful weekend - we really enjoy sharing the house so our guests can have such a good time!!
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Gorgeous property and house is spectacular!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second group trip to Dreaming A View. We have made an annual group outing to the fingerlakes for an adult weekend get away and wine tasting, and this is our house of choice! Phil and Linda (the owners) are wonderful to work with and answer any questions we might have about the house or even about the area.

The house is absolutely wonderful and plenty of space for all of us to stay and to hang out in. Everything you might need in the kitchen is there. The house is very well maintained and clean upon arrival and the beds are very comfortable. The house is centrally located on Seneca lake so it’s a quick drive to any restaurant or tasting location! We are looking forward to our next weekend at Dreaming A View and can’t wait to start planning it again!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at 'Dreaming a View'. We try very hard to have the house equipped with all that you need except for food and your personal items. You all are welcome back at any time - love having you!!!
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Car: necessary
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Swimming.

* Boating.

* Fishing.

* Bird watching..

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Walk or bike the outlet trail.

* Picnic in the park....

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Play in the two village parks.

* Go karts.

* Minature golf.

* Walk the gorge at Watkins Glen.

* Boat tour from Captain Bill's.

* Boating, fishing, swimming and bird watching on Seneca Lake

* Town park with swings, picnic tables, bathrooms and designated swimming area with life guard

* Village park with playground, tennis courts and basketball court

* Keuka Outlet Trail

* Go Karts

* Miniature golf

* Seneca Lake, Cayuga Lake and Keuka Lake wine trails

* Finger Lakes Cheese Trail

* Finger Lakes Distillery (29 miles)

* Watkins Glen State Park and International speedway (23 miles)

* Waterloo Premium Outlet (24 miles)

* Corning Museum of Glass (44 miles)

* Ithaca - home of Cornell University (48 miles)

* Geneva - home of Hobart and William Smith Colleges, and Belhurst Castle (13 miles)

* Public golf courses

* Bristol Mountain for skiing (37 miles)


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Dresden, Finger Lakes

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer 2018 peak
16 Jun 2018 - 3 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Fall 2018 shoulder
4 Sep 2018 - 1 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Winter 2018-2019
2 Nov 2018 - 25 Apr 2019
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Spring 2019 shoulder
26 Apr 2019 - 14 Jun 2019
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Summer 2019 peak
15 Jun 2019 - 7 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Fall 2019 shoulder
8 Sep 2019 - 31 Oct 2019
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Winter 2019-2020
1 Nov 2019 - 2 Apr 2020
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £304.56

Call or email for monthly rates
Weekly is Saturday-Saturday during peak summer

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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