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1910 Farm House, Country Charm While Offering Modern Amenities

10 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday home in Hector - Huckleberry Acres

4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12

Huckleberry Acres is a 1900's farm house that has country charm while offering modern amenities. The home sits on 60 acres of wooded land in a valley, offering privacy and stunning views of the great outdoors and wildlife, nestled back from the road without any neighbors in sight.

We are centrally located and close to the surrounding areas of Watkins Glen/Finger Lakes, Seneca Lake Wine Trail, Watkins Glen International, Ithaca, Elmira, and Corning. Watkins Glen is a 10 minutes drive, while Ithaca, Elmira and Corning are about 25 minutes.

The first floor layout includes an eat-in-kitchen complete with electric stove, dishwasher, and refrigerator. Coffeemaker, as well as pots & pans, dishes, silverware, glassware, and various serving pieces are provided. The formal dining room features a custom made table that sits 8 comfortably, a wine cooler and a large picture window that looks out into the side yard. The large living room has a picture window that allows you to enjoy the beautiful views of the hills. There is a couch, loveseat, two recliners and an ottoman offering plenty of seating, as well as a TV and DVD player. The first bedroom is located off of the living room. This bedroom offers a queen bed. One of the two full bathrooms is located on the first floor as well. A laundry room complete with washer and dryer is also located on this floor.

The second floor offers a complete bathroom and three bedrooms. The first bedroom features a double bed; the second bedroom has two twin beds, and the third bedroom features a double bed and futon. The upstairs closet also holds a roll away bed for extra sleeping accommodations.

Linens, Towels, Hand Towels and Washcloths are provided.

Our outdoor space offers a backyard patio with an eight person hot tub, patio furniture and grill/smoker.

Bring your pets! We offer a outdoor kennel/dog run that will hold up to eight dogs.

Ample parking for your boat. Great fishing on Cayuta Lake (Little lake) with free boat launch and Seneca Lake.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible

Ken and Shelly Kleist
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
27 October, 2016

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our friends and family enjoyed their stay at your property. They said that everything was great.
Oct 2016
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based on 10 holidaymaker reviews

1910 Farm House, Country Charm While Offering Modern Amenities
average rating of 3.8 based on 13 reviews

Very nice getaway

  • 5 of 5

Each year my family and close friends try to get together for a mini getaway to reunite, share stories and have fun. Huckleberry Acres offered a nice place to make this happen. The house is large enough that when we experienced rain on the 2nd night of our stay guests relaxed in the living room and watched some TV while others spent time in the kitchen area enjoying conversation. During the rest of our stay we had plenty of space outside for people to sit by the fire pit while others sat on the patio. The hot tub was a welcome feature as well. The area is very scenic and quiet and gives you the immediate sense as soon as you step out of your car on arrival that you have been transported away form the fast paces of everyday life. In the evening on the right conditions the star filled sky is magnificent. This was exactly what we were looking for. I can only imagine how gorgeous it is to be there in the fall. The house is decorated with a nice touch, it is very clean & beds were comfy.

Important to note, the owners Ken & Shelly, are very quick to respond to any questions or concerns and made the whole process of using VRBO for the first time a pleasant one.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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the owners of this home have well maintained it, it was clean, the dacor was all from the era.

  • 5 of 5

When we entered the home it was a nice feeling of a home not a house. With the vintage decorations , all appliances working and a hot tub you were permitted to use. The owners are very nice people also. I am rating them too. 6 star

  • Review Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Property literally smells from sulfur well water. Owner obnoxious & cheats.

  • 1 of 5

We have stayed in over 30 properties in the past four years and nothing prepared us for this. Initial impression okay, but fans in sleeping rooms hinted at what lay ahead. Second floor finished in dark knotty pine with low ceilings and limited windows. Many of the rooms are nothing more than oversized closets. No a/c, fans could not move enough air to allow comfortable sleeping. Beds are lumpy. And the SMELL!! Sulfured well water, odor drove one couple out, and the water made another guest ill. We had to leave one guest at the house last day because she was too ill (from the water) to go to the race track. When my son (her husband) went back to pick her up he called the owner because he had forgotten the key code. The owner went berserk, as he was 4 hours past check-out time. Then same owner accused us of stealing a $10 vase.

Can't imagine how this property ever received positive reviews. VRBO needs to discipline this owner.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is from our communication with Lester. Lester, We are disappointed that you chose to attack us and our business personally. You never hinted at having a bad stay or that there were any issues during your stay, nor did your son during any of our conversations. No one voiced any concerns or issues other than it was a great stay. Your son and his wife chose to stay four hours after check-out. A quick phone call or email prior to this action could have easily solved this. We felt taken advantage of and as if you were stealing from us by staying 4 hours after checkout. As for the vase, we never accused you of stealing it. We reached out and asked you if you knew where your son left it. We'd love to have located it, as it was part of the home decor (he removed flowers out of it)...not an extra one laying around. Regarding the sulfur smell and water - Schuyler County was under a state of emergency drought. This effects our natural spring. Our Welcome Packet does talk about our home having a natural spring and that we do not add chemicals to our water. If everyone was so sick and had to leave because of the water, why did your son's wife stay 4 hours instead of going to the track with him. Our understanding from the beginning is that the couples would be only staying for a few days and everyone was going to be in and out due to the racing schedule, not our water. Would you consider removing your review? Ken and Shelly ...Lester's response "I don't want to do lasting damage so advise me how to remove it." We followed up with... Lester, Thank you. We really appreciate. The drought conditions which caused the sulphur issues had just occurred or had been declared in Schuyler County. We weren't completely aware of the conditions until after you left. We've been making guests aware of it since. We are sorry that it happened and any inconvenience it caused. In order to remove a review you can call VRBO at 877-228-3145 or email them through VRBO.com. You will need our ID #XXXXX Thank you, Ken and Shelly
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Disappointed by not processing complete refund and inspite of bad experiences

  • 1 of 5

Great property. Close to Seneca lake and nearby Watkins Glen area. Good space for all to spend quality time.

However I faced some problems staying at property.

a) Shower could not be used. When I brought to notice, I was not provided empathy but rather received response questioning why it happen.

b) Quality for furniture in living room and matteress are not good. You do not expect to spend vacation in place having such furniture

c) We experienced dusty room when we entered. No air conditioner

I was charged extra amount for not keeping linens in laundry. We had kept all towels and used cloths in laundry except bed linens. Welcome package should have specifically mentioned this. You don't charge back when some experience has not been good.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We had been in contact with Dinesh her entire stay. The only concern she brought up was on her second day, the downstairs shower was draining slowly. We explained that we had a rubber hair catcher in the drain and she probably needed to move it. I asked her if she wouldn't mind taking it out and apologized for any inconvenience. The following morning we reached back out to her and asked if everything was ok. She responded by saying that she wasn't removing the rubber hair catcher and everything else was fine. She did not mention any other concerns. Upon her check-out, she didn't remove the linens from any of the beds/bedrooms, which is in our Welcome Packet and listed with our Departure Procedures. We send this to all guests and a copy is on the coffee table in the living room. There is a $100 fee for not doing this (as we are charged by our cleaning company). We sent her a message and explained that we would have to charge her the $100 per our Welcome Packet and why. At this point, she became angry and started complaining about her vacation...several days after check-out. She never mentioned not having a good stay or any other concerns during our previous conversations. She only mentioned them after we had charged her for not following Departure Procedures.
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Large, welcoming old farmhouse - plenty of privacy

  • 4 of 5

This is an old farmhouse with a large living room, several bedrooms, a kitchen and large dining room. There is a very large backyard with a hot tub and no near neighbors. The place was big enough to host cousins during the day and sleep everyone at night. Everything was clean and we had no trouble checking in or out.

There is no air conditioning. Unfortunately we came during a heat wave, but there were fans in every bedroom which helped a lot.

We did have one problem. I don't know if it was because of the local drought, but the well water smelled very strongly of sulphur and iron. We had to buy quite a few bottles of bottled water for drinking and cooking.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cute rustic atmosphere with good amenities

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time staying here. The hot tub was excellent as well as the other amenities. Everything was beautifully decorated and it was a great experience.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. We are glad you enjoyed your stay!
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Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
The Bucket
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Watkins Glen Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
The Bucket
Car: necessary

Centrally located near ...

Finger Lakes Wine Trail

Corning Class - 25 minutes

Elmira College, Ithaca College, Cornell University - 25 minutes

Watkins Glen International - 10 minutes

Watkins State Park/Gorge - 10 minutes

Farm Sanctuary- 25 minutes

Captain Bill's Cruise - 12 minutes

Summit to Stream Adventure (kayaking) - 12 minutes

Watkins Glen Golf Course - 15 minutes

Soaring Eagles Golf Course - 15 minutes

Catherine Valley Trail - 5 minutes

Antique shops - 5 minutes

Heavily Brewing (microbrew) - 3 minutes

She-Qua-Gah Falls (Montour Falls) - 5 minutes

Havana Glen Park - 5 minutes

Taughannock Falls State Park -20 minutes

Cayuta Lake (Little Lake) - 5 minutes

* Free boat launch

Hector National Forest - 5 minutes


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Hector, Seneca Lake

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Oct 2016 - 1 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £23 per night, per additional guest
Memorial Day Weekend 2017
26 May 2017 - 29 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £23 per night, per additional guest
Sahlen's 6 Hour Race 2017
28 Jun 2017 - 29 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
4th July 2017
30 Jun 2017 - 4 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Wine Festival 2017
13 Jul 2017 - 17 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Nascar 2017
3 Aug 2017 - 7 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Labor Day 2017
1 Sep 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Grand Prix 2017
7 Sep 2017 - 11 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £23 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning and Linens £123 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £206
Pet Fee £123 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Rates are based on up to 6 guests.
Additional guests are $25 per guest per night.
Cleaning and Linen fee $200 for parties greater than 6
Payment Options: Check to us Directly, eCheck, Credit Card
During Winter Months 2 night stay requests may be available
Check-In @ 4pm and Check-Out @ 11am

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Hector, USA

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , downstairs
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , upstairs
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , upstairs
    Bedroom 1 -Master - 1 Large Double Bed , downstairs
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , upstairs
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , upstairs
  • roll away bed is located upstairs in the closet
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

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