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Nestled Above Seneca Lake in the Heart of Wine Country With Private Beach

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,250 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Lakefront Cottage, Gas Fireplace, Dock and Beach

This cottage is nestled at the end of the lane, below the vineyards and farm meadows. Three bedrooms offer queen size beds in two of the bedrooms and a double bed in the third bedroom. A modern kitchen is equipped with a full size refrigerator, stove, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, dishes, serving ware and a full complement of pots and pans to serve homestyle meals; including paper products, bottled drinking water, coffee, spices, and condiments. Games, books, satellite tv, and dvd provide entertainment. The outdoor grill delivers delicious meals on the deck overlooking the lake. Enjoy the solitude and gorgeous views from the deck and living area windows. A newly built staircase leads to your private beach. Cliff house sits above the lake on an ancient shale cliff. Sturdy railings surround the deck and overlook areas, however, always supervise children at all times for safety. You may use our two kayaks, a canoe, life jackets, dock and beach chairs. The beach has a fire pit for evening campfires.


Owner
Elisabeth Smith, Paul DeLaney
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
23 August, 2017

About Elisabeth Smith, Paul DeLaney

We love our Seneca Lake adventures and have been vacationing at the cottage next door to the Cliff House for many years with our children and grandchildren. We are pleased to share this beautiful place with you and hope you will enjoy being our guests at Cliff House.

Elisabeth Smith, Paul DeLaney purchased this cottage in 2015

Why Elisabeth Smith, Paul DeLaney chose Seneca Lake

Cliff House was built in 1956 on property belonging to my grandparents. In fact, Cliff House sits on farmland that has been in my family for five generations. Seneca people first inhabited this land and built a village nearby. On a quiet night, legend claims, you can hear the drums of the Seneca across the water.

What makes this cottage unique

The view from the deck takes our breath away and we feel at peace; a perfect place for morning coffee, yoga or sipping wine.

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 26
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , adjoins master bedroom
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , includes dresser and ceiling fan.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , includes large closet, dresser and ceiling fan
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , includes large closet, dresser, ceiling fan, master bath.
  • Master, Queen size bed, large closet, dresser, ceiling fan Bedroom 2: Queen size bed, Large Closet, dresser, ceiling fan Bedroom 3: Double bed, dresser, ceiling fan Pull Out Sofa, Queen Size, Living Room
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(16 traveller reviews)

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Nestled Above Seneca Lake in the Heart of Wine Country With Private Beach
average rating of 4.875 based on 16 reviews
5

Incredible views

  • 5 of 5

This house is nicer than the pictures. Recently updated, everything was clean and comfortable. Plenty of space for our getaway with family. The best part about the house is the views from the deck overseeing the lake. All the amenities make you feel at home. We enjoyed BBQ outside, cooking and enjoying dinner at the dining room table while watching the sunset over the lake right out the window. We enjoyed the use of 2 kayaks and best of all is the use of the electric boat lift and dock if you plan on bringing a boat. My 18ft boat was perfect for the lift, it was a big plus to have it right there ready for use at anytime and covered by the roof. The lake water is very clean and we took advantage of jumping off the dock and enjoying a swim on our own private beach. I would definitely recommend this house for a relaxing vacation and hope to go back soon.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Michael, We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to Cliff House and we hope you visit again! All The Best, Paul and Betsy
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5

The best of the best!

  • 5 of 5

I have rented many houses through VRBO/Home Away/Air BnB. This rental was by far the best experience I have had. When they say they provide a stocked house, they mean that and then some. The amenities and items included were so amazing and thoughtful. You could tell the owners go to great detail to make sure you feel comfortable and have a great time, including reaching out to make sure as well. From the outdoor items provided to the stocked kitchen, to the thoughtful note left when we arrived, to the basic items that usually need to be packed, nothing was overlooked. The house is exactly how it is described and pictured. My friends and I were in area for a wedding and wanted to take an extended relaxing weekend, and that is exactly what we had. The location was perfect, the house was very clean, the views were breathtaking. We just loved our stay so much! Thank you Paul and Betsy for everything!! We really enjoyed our stay and look forward to renting from you again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Kim, We are pleased you enjoyed your stay at Cliff House and we hope you'll be back! All The Best, Paul and Betsy
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5

Hidden gem in the middle of wine country!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at Cliff House for a few days in June and we loved it! The house was stocked with everything we needed (paper products, towels, cooking supplies, spices, etc) and we had the use of the kayaks and canoe! The deck has gorgeous views of Lake Seneca and sitting on the dock listening to the water was heavenly. The wineries and breweries are close by and Paul and Betsy have a great list of place to enjoy. If you are looking for relaxation and seclusion in the middle of wine country this is the place to be!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit to Cliff House and we hope you will return! Paul and Betsy
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Lancaster, PA
5

Clean and cozy with beautiful views!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Cliff House for three nights. We already want to go back! The house was clean, cozy and well stocked with everything we needed! We loved the deck and dock and spent most of our time there enjoying the lake and sunsets!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit and we hope you return. Thank you! Elisabeth and Paul
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Buffalo, NY
5

Would definitely go back!

  • 5 of 5

Elisabeth and Paul were wonderful hosts, and the home is absolutely beautiful. We had a wonderful time and would love to come back in the future! The view of the lake is stunning. No complaints =)

  • Review Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to Cliff House and we hope you visit us again. Thank you! Elisabeth and Paul
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5

Amazing! Perfect getaway,,

  • 5 of 5

This place far exceeded our expectations! The view from the deck, and kitchen, and living room, and dining room, and hallway, and almost every room was great! Clean, comfortable, well kept and secluded. Proximity to great wineries, and yet far enough away form everything. The fire pit on the beach was perfect, I just can't say enough how much we enjoyed this place. We will be back for sure!! I almost want to keep it a secret!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! Please visit the Cliff Hoise again!
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Location

Car: necessary

Located on the seneca wine trail, cheese trail and a five minute drive to several breweries, this quiet cliff house is the perfect base camp to explore the finger lakes. Nestled in the woods, below the vineyards overlooking seneca lake, this one story cottage offers you a private lakeside beach, and dock for enjoying water sports, fishing or an evening campfire. You have access to two kayaks and a canoe; with life jackets for your safety. A newly built staircase leads to the beach.. Explore the waterfalls, or walk through the vineyards to the winery to enjoy the grape harvest. Visit nearby cornell university (24 miles) in ithaca or watkins glen state park (12 miles) to hike the gorge, go to the race track or book a tour of the lake by sail or motorboat. Visit seneca falls, home of the women's rights museum (29 miles) and stop along the way at an amish produce stand or gift shop. Most importantly, dine on our deck overlooking the lake and experience a brilliant sun set.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Hector, Finger Lakes

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Summer
1 Jul 2017 - 5 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,310
for 7 nights
£1,310
£5,008
 
 
Fall
8 Sep 2017 - 5 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
£430
for 2 nights
From
£176
£1,310
£5,008
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
2 night minimum stay
£430
for 2 nights
From
£176
£1,310
£5,008
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £77.99
Damage Deposit £194.97

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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