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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!


More Details

Property Manager
Arthur and Donna Fausel (EXCLUSIVE MANAGERS)
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 April, 2018

About Arthur and Donna Fausel (EXCLUSIVE MANAGERS)

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 (EXCLUSIVE MANAGERS) purchased this cottage in 2006

Why Arthur and Donna Fausel (EXCLUSIVE MANAGERS) chose Burdett

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
  • gambling casinos
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • 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


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Charming Cottage On Seneca Lake, Private, Peaceful
average rating of 4.9384613 based on 65 reviews

Amazing cottage on the lake!

  • 5 of 5

My Girlfriend, our dog and I had an awesome 3 night stay at the cottage on the lake! And if you can't tell by the pictures you are RIGHT on the lake. It's very private and very homey. Also there are a TON of breweries and wineries very very close which was awesome. There are some also some great parks you can take the dog for a walk on near by. A great getaway from the bustle of the city. Definitely would recommend for a couple getaway! We have already told people about it!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, cozy, relaxing

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a wonderful time at smooth sailing cottage. The cottage has all the necessary amenities, and it offers a beautiful view of the lake! We will definitely be returning to this wonderfully relaxing oasis on lake seneca!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We love coming to smooth sailing cottage. It is one of the most relaxing places we’ve ever been. Sometimes we don’t even leave the cottage for the day. If we do leave the area is amazing from the wineries and restaurants to the small towns all the way up to chimney Bluffs State Park on Lake Ontario. Fabulous place to stay and wonderful hosts!!!!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clean, beautiful views, and friendly owners!

  • 5 of 5

This is a one of a kind rental property when you combine the location to great wineries and the views from the house.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect getaway!!

  • 5 of 5

We had the best time at the cottage on the lake! Wonderful views!! The owners were accommodating! Everything we needed was supplied!! Can't wait to go back!!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful and relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time at this property, after last year we decided we wanted to come back and stay longer, so we spent an entire week. It was wonderful! The house is clean, has all the necessities and many perks. We love the outdoor areas and the views are amazing. It is a great home base to explore the finger lakes region or just stay on the deck and enjoy the view. We will be back next year for sure!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 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 home is located waterfront 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 home 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
15 Apr 2018 - 15 Jun 2018
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Peak Summer
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

Pet Fee £53.57
Refundable Damage Deposit £214.29
Cottage Setup/Cleaning £89.29

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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