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Charming Cottage On Seneca Lake, Private, Peaceful

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage


About the property

Open Floorplan, 1 Bedroom/1 Bath, Sunny Lakefront

The cottage is bright and sunny, loads of windows to take in the beautiful lakefront setting. And the setting is the main attraction, the beautiful shores of Seneca Lake! From the parking area you descend down to the lakefront cottage (37 steps). The charming covered front porch is built over the water and opens to the yard and the dock. The yard includes a shale beach, gas grill, outdoor dining space, and fire pit. The dock is great for sunning/lounging, swimming (dock ladder), and small craft docking. A paddleboat and kayak are provided for guest use. The cottage itself is fresh and sunny with an open floor plan including large living/dining room. The bedroom is outfitted with a queen size bed, plus there are 2 couch/futons in the open living room, providing total sleeping for 6 guests. Dining table seats 6. The galley style kitchen is bright and sunny and looks out over the water, outfitted with all standard appliances and amenities. The bathroom is a full bath with shower stall. Cottage is decorated in summer red, white, and blue, it feels like vacation from the moment you step inside!

Property Manager
Arthur and Donna Fausel
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
26 June, 2017

About Arthur and Donna Fausel

We have a long history in the Finger Lakes, growing up in the area and spending summers on Canandaigua Lake as children. When we started our family, we decided that we wanted a summer cottage so that our children could have the wonderful experience of summer lake life, just like we did! So we bought a home on Seneca Lake in the mid-1990s. Over the years we've lived in many places -- Europe, Florida, Seattle -- and we currently have our primary residence in Seattle. But we always come home to Seneca Lake for the summer.

Arthur and Donna Fausel purchased this cottage in 2006

Why Arthur and Donna Fausel chose Seneca Lake

We discovered Seneca Lake in 1996 and have owned our home on the lake ever since. Our children grew up spending summers on the lake, it's our home base. In 2006, we had the chance to buy the cottage (which is located very close to our home) from friends who had owned it for many years but were retiring and leaving the area. We jumped at the opportunity, we'd always loved the cottage. We completely updated/renovated it with summer and vacation in mind, it's such a happy place filled with light and color. While we offer the cottage for rental to guests, we also use it for our own family and friends when they come to visit, thus we treat and care for it as we do our own home. We still spend our summers on the lake and although our kids are mostly grown and have busy lives of their own, they still return to the lake each summer for a brotherly bonding and fun.

What makes this cottage unique

The cottage is very special. It's sunny and filled with light, and the many windows look out on the amazing Seneca Lake. The front porch is magical, it's covered (offering a break from the sun) and built over the water, so you feel like you're on top of the lake! So quiet and peaceful and restful, you feel like you are miles and miles away from civilization, yet there are fabulous wineries and local restaurants just up the road!


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

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • rural ...
  • village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Full bath with sink, toilet, shower stall.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Small bedroom with queen sized bed, firm/new mattress.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(44 traveller reviews)

Charming Cottage On Seneca Lake, Private, Peaceful
average rating of 4.909091 based on 44 reviews

Simply perfect for anyone wanting to kick back and let go.

  • 5 of 5

Pack your clothes, food and favorite bevi - Snooth Sailing takes care of the rest plus some surprises! We'll be back next year.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Reminiscent of being on Walden Pond. Great place for reflection.

  • 5 of 5

It was exactly what we were looking for. A beautiful view, a simple Cottage on the lake, and a surrounding area that was also memorable. We plan on coming back next year.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming Cottage

  • 5 of 5

My sisters and I loved the cottage! It was so adorable and just the right size for us. Donna and Arthur were so sweet leaving us a welcome basket and answering any questions we had--Donna usually replied within an hour! We loved that it was close to Watkins Glen so we could go explore their state park and venture into town! Our only regret is not coming when it was warm enough to actually swim in the lake, but we did brave the chilly waters a bit to try out that paddle board! We really enjoyed having all the different kinds of boats available, and drinking our morning coffee on the deck was nice! We are already thinking of coming back next summer when it's warm enough to swim! It was just lovely!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful place to relax

  • 5 of 5

My husband, our dog, and I all headed to Smooth Sailing Cottage for Memorial Day weekend, and it was a wonderful trip. Donna answered all my questions in advance and responded promptly and professionally to all correspondence. She left us a gift basket with some wine and even some dog treats for our pup! The cottage is absolutely lovely--quiet, with lots of good places to relax, and very comfortable and clean. There's a lot of nice outdoor seating space and easy access to the water both from the dock and from the little shale beach next to it (this was particularly appreciated by our greyhound who does not swim but loves to wade). It's also located right on the eastern side of the Seneca Lake wine trail--there are good wineries within only a few minutes of the house. We had such a fantastic trip we're already talking about returning next year!

  • Review Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lakeside Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location right on the lake while still feeling private. Well stocked kitchen had everything we needed. Bed was comfortable and plenty of towels and linens were provided. Cottage was very clean upon our arrival. Access to boats including peddle boat, rowboat, kayak and stand up paddleboard is an excellent bonus. We enjoyed using the propane fire pit in the evenings to roast s'mores. Owner communicated with us well about everything we needed to know for our stay and refunded our damage deposit within a few hours after our checkout.

  • Review Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This little house was a perfect fit for me and my dog who LOVES to swim. I wouldn't change a thing and I have already booked my return! Thank you so much for making this very special place available.

  • Review Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Ithaca, NY
Nearest Barpub
Right in the middle of the Seneca Wine Trail
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The Grist Iron
Nearest Beach
Seneca Lake
Car: necessary

This special cottage is located on the eastern shore of Seneca Lake, in the heart of the Finger Lakes region of New York State, one of the most beautiful places in America. Located about 5 miles north of Watkins Glen (Nascar track), the cottage is on a private lake road, surrounded by forest and vineyards, in the heart of the Finger Lakes wine country. All along the east side of the lake -- and just minutes from the cottage -- are numerous wineries, micro-breweries, artisan craft shops, farm stands featuring local produce and cheese, and amazing restaurants. Added charm comes from the Amish buggies and farms that are throughout the area. And just a 1/2 hour drive to Ithaca (Cornell University, Ithaca College) to the east, Corning (Corning Inc., Corning Glass Museum) to the south, and Geneva to the north, all amazing towns offering many attractions. The cottage sits on Seneca Lake, the deepest and largest of the Finger Lakes, an amazingly clean and beautiful lake.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Burdett, Finger Lakes

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
12 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Early Fall
1 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
15 Apr 2018 - 15 Jun 2018
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
16 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
early fall
1 Sep 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £231.91
Pet Fee £57.98
Cottage Setup/Cleaning £85.03

Arrival/check in time is 3 pm; departure/check out time is 11 am; any extensions should be approved in advance with owner/property manager. Guest is responsible for any damage caused to property, dock, and watercraft. If guest uses watercraft, guest is responsible to bring own life vests. Property is non-smoking, is not handicap accessible, is not guaranteed allergen free. Guests are expected to enjoy the property without disturbing neighbors or others, including but not limited to no loud music, fireworks, or illegal conduct.

Check out procedures:
Check out time is 11am.
Please help us as follows:
Remove all garbage and returnables, place them at trash cans at top of stairs.
Do all dishes
Remove all bedding, put in pile

Additional charges will apply for any required housekeeping efforts if cottage is not in satisfactory condition upon check out. Your credit card will be charged for additional cleaning.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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