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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Geneva, Finger Lakes, New York

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Meghan B
1 review
“Simply Wonderful”
Reviewed 1 February 2017 for a stay in August 2016

Simply Wonderful.

Everything you want in a lake front cottage: clean, cozy, and great access to the lake. We (family of four, kids ages 7 & 10) spent the week swimming, boating, and fishing. Views of the lake and the sunsets each night were spectacular. Pictures can’t capture the stunning sunsets, but that didn’t stop us from trying. We also had a great time exploring charming county side and nearby towns of Geneva and Seneca Falls. It was a great family vacation!

Captain Joe is a gracious host. He was nearby and available to help with anything we needed to enjoy the lake. We had a great time on Captain Joe’s Fishing Charter; rolled out of bed and onto the boat-so easy and fun! The cottage was immaculate. The beautiful impatiens and geraniums added to the cottage’s charm.

Thank you for a great vacation!

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TanyaT153...
2 reviews
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“Cozy Cottage on the Lake”
Reviewed 27 January 2017 for a stay in September 2016

We are social workers and live a very busy life so we wanted something peaceful and relaxing in the Finger Lakes to Celebrate our Birthdays!! We saw this cottage on Seneca Lake and decided to book it immediately. It turned out to be one of the BEST birthdays ever! The sunsets on the Lake were just so beautiful! Even the rainy days were just so peaceful! The cottage was cozy and clean. Everything was exactly as stated in the description.

We met Joe (the owner) the morning after we arrived. What a pleasant experience. Joe provides you with binders with great suggestions for local dining, vineyard stops with free wine-tasting vouchers and local attractions for nearby day trips. Joe even gave us fresh basil and tomatoes from his garden. What a treat!!!

The Cottage on the Lake was a great experience and we enjoyed every moment there but of course all good things must come to an end. We definitely plan to book with Joe again. Thanks Again for Everything, until next time!!!!

Sincerely,

Xiara and Tanya

(New Jersey)

Your age range 35-49
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bino223
Brooklyn, New York
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Simply Perfect”
Reviewed 29 November 2016 for a stay in November 2016

We had originally planned to rent this last year (2015) for thanksgiving. Unfortunately we were not able to make the reserved week. Joe the owner helped us out and kept our deposit for the same holiday week in 2016! We were overjoyed!
Finally we got there this year and it was perfect! Simply Perfect! My wife and I went up with the intentions of doing nothing but sitting around the fireplace and relaxing. Thats exactly what we did! The cottage itself is nice! Small, but nice! It had a big enough kitchen for the daily coffee making rituals. The furnace is awesome. Keeps most of the place warm. The front room with the bunks was really cold, but we werent using it (and if we did there were room heaters available). Its wise to sleep with a heater in the master bedroom. It just helps with the furnace to make sure the room is kept warm overnight. Wifi and cable were tops! No issues. There were movies available that we didnt get to watch. We did Redbox down the road. The back porch was really nice. Outfitted with a fireplace for grilling or fire building. We didnt get to the water too much as it rained most of the time we were there but it looked really nice! Clear water!

The only suggestion I have is that when you rent the place, read the book on the buffet with all the insights of the house. Useful information such as hot water, trash, and electrical things that you can easily overlook if not paying attention.

Id certainly consider going back and recommending to all my friends. I hope that one day we get to visit during warmer weather. it would be nice to see a sunrise or sunset from the back porch.

John and Rebecca Bambino

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Liked best: the fireplace and location
Liked least: my long drive to get to it, but thats the price to pay for paradise.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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tweetyrx2...
Runnemede, New Jersey
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“Perfect location”
Reviewed 19 October 2016 for a stay in October 2016

This little cottage was a great value for the location. There are so many great hings. It is completely stocked with anything you may need. The movies were a great touch and the wifi worked great because unfortunately I had to work a little bit while we were away. The view is amazing. The yard is just about perfect! It was great to sit out back by the fire at night and enjoy the wine we had purchased during the day. The only negative I would say to that is you are very close to the neighbors. I was constantly concerned we were talking too loud and didn't want to disturb anyone. The cottage itself was spotless. They do a great job keeping it clean. The only issue we had was the bedrooms. We were traveling as 2 couples and there was not much privacy. Luckily we are close so it didn't really bother us. The one bedroom is open to the living area and the other bedroom is behind it so you need to walk through it in order to go to the bathroon or just get up inthe morning. The location is great for wineries and restaurants. My favorite part was the tasting coupons that were left for us, we used them all over our stay and it probably saved us $100 in tasting fees and gave us a great gameplan on places to go.

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Liked best: The view
Liked least: The bedrooms
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
20 Oct 2016
We are delighted that you enjoyed our cottage and all of it's amenities Michele. We work very hard to make sure the cottage is immaculate and perfect in every way for our guests. You mentioned the cottage is " ... close to the neighbors". Let us clarify that. As we am sure you noticed, our property has a tastefully decorated six foot high, non-see through, fence separating us from our neighbor to the north. This can be readily seen in the photos on our website. It is unfortunate that you were concerned about talking too loudly, as you probably never saw these neighbors. As for the neighbor to the south, that's us! As advertised, my wife and I have our own cottage right next door to our rental. That's so we can manage the rental and always be "at your service". You also mentioned the bedroom arrangement. Let us emphasize, this is a "cottage", not a house, and we advertise our property as a cottage. Many cottages have the same bedroom arrangement that we have. Again, the bedroom arrangement is readily shown in the photos. Thank you again for staying with us Michele, and we hope to see you again in the near future.
Sincerely,
Joe and Pat
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Carol S
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Perfect place- perfect location”
Reviewed 21 September 2016 for a stay in September 2016

My husband and I stayed here for 5 nights in September and had a wonderful time. The cottage is even better than expected.....Right on the water with windows all along the lake facing side- views!!l lake breezes!! There is an awning covered patio with a barbeque which is great on a rainy day or if you need a bit of shade . The dock has a few comfortable chairs that allow for relaxing or fishing. The cottage is very clean and well maintained- lots of games and movies which we enjoyed after busy days exploring the area. This cottage is located about 10-15 minutes from the town of Geneva so easy access to shopping and restaurants. We rented bikes in townn and spent the afternoon riding around Lake Seneca.
This would also be a great place for families with children...the extra bedroom had two large bunkbeds that looked very comfortable , there is plenty of lawn space outside for kids to play and the lake is clean ( looks ideal for swimming- bet its great in the summertime!)
The only bad thing was leaving. Look forward to revisiting next year!

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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