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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 an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
20 November, 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 Hector

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 -
(26 traveller reviews)

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Nestled Above Seneca Lake in the Heart of Wine Country With Private Beach
average rating of 4.8846154 based on 26 reviews
Lewisburg PA
5

Perfection

  • 5 of 5

This home is perfect. It's cozy and in a perfect location . The lake views are to live for . Very clean and updated.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mary Beth, We are glad you enjoyed your visit and hope you return to Cliff House. Elisabeth and Paul
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4

Home for the weekend

  • 4 of 5

Very lovely home on Lake Seneca with a beautiful view of the lake. Very clean, cozy & comfy.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Sam, We are pleased that you found our home to be "clean, cozy and comfy" and we hope you will visit Cliff House again!. Elisabeth and Paul
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Santa Cruz Calif
5

Easy location out of town

  • 5 of 5

Great spot,

Off the main road

Warm and friendly feel

  • Review Submitted: 20-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! Please come again. Elisabeth and Paul
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5

Great place!

  • 5 of 5

We visited in September of 2017 for a fun weekend with some friends. This place was great! It is MUCH nicer and more spacious than it appears in the pictures. The deck and dock area with kayaks and canoes was great. We also loved the fire pit! I would definitely recommend this place and would stay here again in a heartbeat. Only downsides - the water smells like rotten eggs - there must not be a water softener or something? They DO provide safe drinking water which is nice, but it was slightly difficult to take a shower or do this dishes. The drive down to the house is also a little difficult. It is a windy, gravel, road that is rather steep. None of these things would deter me from staying at this beautiful property again. Highly recommend it!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Chase, We are glad you enjoyed Cliff House. Thanks for mentioning the water problem. It has been resolved! We hope you and your friends visit our cottage again. Elisabeth and Paul
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5

Great location, views and accomodations!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our mid-week stay at the Cliff House. It is perfectly located in the middle of the east side of Seneca Lake wineries and breweries. Also located near some of the better waterfall and gorge hiking trails. The Cliff House had everything we needed and was very comfortable. The lake views and sunsets were very nice. We enjoyed the kayaks provided also. Very quiet while we were there. We would definitely rebook if we come back to the Finger Lakes area.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Greg, We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to Cliffhouse and we hope you return! Elisabeth and Paul
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5

Just what we needed

  • 5 of 5

A charming house, very well equipped, and everything we needed while we took a 4-day vacation to explore wineries, breweries, Seneca Lake and Watkins Glen. Nearby hikes, excellent wineries up and down rt414 and across the lake on rt14. Once you get used to 'drive' down Confer and the 'built-in stair-stepper, all 63 of those steps' from the house down to the dock, it really is a nice house. great sunset views from the deck, the supplied kayaks and canoe offer some easy exercise and even had time to enjoy a fire down by the water. I know our group will plan to call again next year as we plan another tour to include the Cayuga Lake region as well since it is a short hop from Cliff House via Interlaken. We really wanted to fire up the fireplace but it was simply not the right season for that, maybe next time.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: James, We are so glad you enjoyed the Cliff House and we hope you return for another visit. Elisabeth and Paul
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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

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £93.4
Damage Deposit £186.8

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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