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Lake level quiet retreat

Bedrooms 1
Space 360 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Newly Remodeled one bedroom cottage next to waters edge

Just steps away from Seneca Lake!

Walk out the front door and enjoy coffee and casual dining on the shore underneath the shade of beautiful old-growth trees. Newly-renovated cottage with air conditioning, a queen bed, new appliances including microwave. This is in the beautiful Peach Orchard neighborhood on a town maintained, paved road. Unlike most lake cottages that have lakewater or beachwell water systems, this cottage is served by the town municipal water system.

Location offers the best of both worlds - the peacefulness of lake living and the excitement of local tourist activities. Many major wineries are with in just a few miles, outlet malls are a quick trip down the highway, and world-famous attractions such as the Corning Museum of Glass and Watkins Glen International are less than 45 minutes away.

Get away from it all, but don't give up a thing, in this charming and bright lakeside cottage!

Two kayaks, a paddle boat and row boat are available for use by our guests.

Watkins Glen International Nascar weeked has a three night minimum.

This is a seasonal use cottage and is only rented from May to mid October.

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
14 August, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Hector in Schuyler County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 360 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:30
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Small bathroom with Shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Beautiful lake view from the bedroom!
  • Recently remodeled, great view of the lake!
  • Boat ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • Boating
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • swimming


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Lake level quiet retreat
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 18 reviews

A great little property in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

This is a really nice property in a great location. I am a frequent traveler to Seneca Lake and usually stay at hotels but this is a MUCH better option. When you don't feel like wine tasting or sight seeing, you still have PLENTY to do. The cottage has multiple boats to use, you can swim in the lake(depending on time of year), relax by the firepit or cookout on the grill. The cottage itself is very clean and well maintained and is the perfect size for 2 people. I will not hesitate to stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The best hidden gem on Seneca

  • 5 of 5

This was our 2nd trip to this property and it was every bit as great as the first time! The owners really take care of the property and are very helpful. Looking forward to going back again!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, quiet, helpful and friendly owners.

  • 4 of 5

This property met our expectations, was just what we were looking for:an affordable private place right on the water. The unit had everything you would need to stay for several days, and the gracious hosts welcomed us with a bottle of wine and the offer to ask for anything we need or needs attention. The place seemed freshly renovated and we didn't have need or want for anything not provided. Would recommend this property and would return.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect getaway on Lake Seneca!

  • 5 of 5

This was my first trip to Seneca Lake and our stay at Bob and Diana's was exactly what we were looking for. The place is very clean and simple with everything we needed. Being right on the lake with the kayaks, paddleboat, row boat and beautiful sunsets made for a much needed relaxing weekend. More than any hotel could offer at that price. The hosts were very friendly and accommodating and we had a nice chat with them when we arrived. I don't think we went further than a 2 mile radius since we had plenty to keep us busy that close. I do suggest the jazz brunch at Stone Cat cafe or any meal which is maybe a mile away. There was live music all weekend long at many local wineries and breweries. All in all we had a wonderful time and would love stay there again sometime soon! (I would take note to the staircase to get down to the rental. It's a doozie) I'm pretty sure every place on that area of the lake has some steep steps to get there. They didn't bother us but it may be a problem for some people. Thank you again! We had a lovely time!

Kim and Matt

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kim and Matt, We are glad that you enjoyed your stay at our cottage. Its great that you were able to sample so much of what the local area offers! You are correct that most of the cottages have steps due to the contour of the land around the lake. Many cottages have significantly more steps than our modern, well constructed stairs. Some others are downright challenging. Virtually all of our guests agree that the cottage and lakefront at the bottom of the stairs is worth the trip down! Thanks for staying with us. Bob & Diana
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Beautiful and Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I made our first trip to the Finger lakes to cheer our daughters on in the Seneca7 relay race. We decided to rent a home and make a vacation of it. What a lovely place we found to stay! The view is beautiful, the home is cozy and clean. So many Seneca wineries are close by. We are already planning a return trip.

  • Review Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very Nice Cozy Cottage

  • 5 of 5

This is a very nice comfortable and cozy cottage right on the water. It was the perfect location for a weekend getaway. Seriously, the only sounds we heard was the sound of the water, so quiet and peaceful. Cottage is well maintained and very clean. Just minutes from Watkins Glen and more winery's you could ask for. Thanks again Bob and Diana for a great weekend.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
36 Miles
Elmira Corning
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Hector, Finger Lakes

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
labor day
2 Sep 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
7 Sep 2017 - 10 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Damage Deposit £155.44

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50.00 per night, per additional guest

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.