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

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Overview


Details
Property
cottage
People
6
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday cottage in Hector - The Cliff House

3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Lakefront Cottage, Gas Fireplace, Dock, Electric Boat Lift

This cottage is nestled at the end of the lane, below the vineyards and farm meadows. Three bedrooms offer a queen size bed in the master suite and double beds in the other two bedrooms. 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 have access to our electric boat lift that can hold a boat up to 21', two kayaks, a canoe, life jackets and beach chairs. The beach has a fire pit for evening campfires.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Elisabeth Smith, Paul DeLaney
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
7 December, 2016
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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.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(7 traveller reviews)

Nestled Above Seneca Lake in the Heart of Wine Country With Private Beach
average rating of 4.714286 based on 7 reviews
5

Our Cliff House Stay

  • 5 of 5

I'm not sure I can fully express what a wonderful week we had. The house was clean and kitchen very well stocked. The views from the deck were even better than the pictures showed. And we had 4 consecutive sunsets that were indescribably beautiful!! There is no wifi, however our phones had mobile hotspots and the cell service was very good. The walk up the stairs from the beach was a bit of a cardio, but they are very well constructed and it was totally worthy of the effort as the beach and dock are fairly secluded. We also found that the wineries and breweries were an added bonus and so conveniently located. In the past we have spent our summers at the shore, this vacation has opened our eyes to a wonderful alternative. When you open booking for the 2017 season please drop us a line, if possible, as we are VERY interested in returning next summer!!

donna & michael

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Could have been better

  • 3 of 5

This home is in a secluded location down a one lane dirt road. The view of the lake from the deck is awesome. Because it was cool and rainy during our visit, we never made it down the steps to their boat house. The home itself was fairly nice although not as clean as we would have liked. Also, we killed several spiders and two centipedes In the house.

The kitchen was adequately furnished. There was a nice table for dining and a cozy living room. There was one bathroom off the hallway and another off the first bedroom. There were two more bedrooms, one of which was small and had no closet. One of the bathroom sinks was barely draining while we were there.

We personally would not stay here again for the following reasons. The beds, pillows, and linens were in desperate need of being replaced. Despite paying a sizable cleaning fee, you are required to carry your own trash out and try to cram it into overflowing cans. You are required to wash your sheets and towels before you leave. Laundry detergent was provided, but this was a two hour endeavor with their front loading washer and because the breaker tripped several times when using the dryer - a real headache when you're trying to leave by 7 a.m. You also need to allow time to hand wash your dishes before you leave as there is no dishwasher.

The owners were responsive to my questions before my stay. Their home has the potential to be a great place to stay if the furnishings were updated and they removed the requirement of washing the linens. It seems for the cost of the cleaning fee, whoever is cleaning could do the wash while they work. Also, this is the first vacation home we have stayed in where wifi was not provided, but we had adequate cellular service.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Quaint hidden gem

  • 5 of 5

Great house nestled at the end of a private lane with beautiful views of Seneca lake. The house was clean and well equipped. The owners were friendly, responsive, and accommodating. Convenient location for numerous wineries.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great location and great views of Seneca Lake

  • 5 of 5

Property is well maintained and equipped with amenities for a country home...

  • Review Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very clean inside and outside.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was very comfortable and well kept. Great views of the lake from the deck. Also beach area was very nice. Also close to Watkins Glen and wineries.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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we loved it

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for us and we used the lake and dock pretty much every day. The house was very clean upon arrival and was well-maintained. The steps down to beach from the cliff did not present a problem for us or our three children. The house had everything necessary to make for a great vacation. It does not have wifi but cell reception was fine and met our needs while on vacation. Great location made for easy access to hiking and other points of interest. The owners were very nice and quite helpful for our first finger lakes experience. We highly recommend this one

  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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 an electric boat lift that holds up to a 21'boat, 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.

Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Hector, Seneca Lake

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
 
Spring
5 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
£438
for 2 nights
From
£179
 
 
Summer
1 Jul 2017 - 5 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,333
for 7 nights
£1,333
£5,095
 
 
Fall
8 Sep 2017 - 5 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
£438
for 2 nights
From
£179
£1,333
£5,095
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
2 night minimum stay
£438
for 2 nights
From
£179
£1,333
£5,095
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £198
Cleaning Fee £79
Tax Rate 5.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Hector in Finger Lakes

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq. ft.
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 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , includes large closet and dresser.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , includes large closet, dresser and ceiling fan
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , includes dresser and ceiling fan.
  • Master Suite, Queen size bed, large closet, dresser, ceiling fan Bedroom 2: Double 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:
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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

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