This is an older home that has been remodeled to newer finishes. Our group of 5 stayed for two nights and enjoyed the larger yard. The kitchen is very well equipped, the porch is wonderful for sitti… More
15 Apr 2014
"cozy country home"
Older home in small village, but well appointed with comfortable furniture and a modern bathroom downstairs. I was a little worried since there were no photos of the kitchen, but it has been updated … More
The Grey Barn is much larger than it appears to be in pictures on line. It is very clean and beautifully decorated. The Thomsons are very nice and accommodating. The kitchen is fully stocked with a… More
20 Nov 2011
"The perfect place to visit with friends and family!"
We had a terrific visit to The Grey Barn. We went with another family so it was perfect. There were enough beds to make just the right sleeping arrangements. The common space was so big we were abl… More
The apartment was very spacious and very clean. We had several excellent nights of sleep in a comfortable bed. We felt quite safe in the area and left the apartment unlocked when we were out and abou… More
1 May 2013
"The apartment was a pleasure"
During a weekend to Ithaca we had the pleasure to stay at Ellis Hollow. We were pleased to have a home away from home and enjoyed our stay. The apartment is very private and quiet with its own entran… More
5 Aug 2015
"Beautiful, clean and convenient."
The owner was very nice and explained everything about the apartment and the area. Even restaurant recommendations.… More
Thanks Elyse. It was a pleasure meeting and hosting you! HOpe your trip home to Florida wasn't as bad as your trip to NY! Best, Susan
We can't express what a wonderful time our family had here! The area itself turned out to be pretty special. We enjoyed several gorge hikes, the farmers market, a few of us did local winery tours, the… More
16 Aug 2015
"An Annual Family Retreat...and we keep on coming back!"
This is the 3rd year that our family stayed at the Blue Spruce Vacation Retreat. We just love the house and grounds! It is the perfect place for a family reunion! The grandkids had plenty of great law… More
It was a pleasure having your family stay with us!
10 Jul 2012
"Great place, great stay!!!"
My family recently stayed at this lovely retreat for an extended family, group vacation. It comfortably accomodated a group of 18. It was a great house, we loved the accomodations. The house was clean… More
David upgraded us to this apartment when we arrived New york. The apartment was very clean and beautiful. We have got good service from David and Andrew. They were very helpful and resolved all the pr… More
nice family with some sense of respect and responsibility.They are very friendly and clean travelers. hope to see you back again in New York city
6 Sep 2014
Excelente apartamento ,todo nuevo y muy limpio. Acuden todos los dias a limpiar . Nos sorprendio ya que no sabiamos que la limpieza estuviese incluida.
Fadima y David muy agradables y pendientes de n… More
NICE FAMILY AND EASY GOING. HOPE TO SEE YOU AGAIN IN NEW YORK
25 May 2015
"Un appartement propre et assez grand"
Nous avons séjourné à 2 familles avec 4 ados pendant une semaine.Le logement est assez grand, en bon état et propre.
4 Chambres (dont une plus petite) sur 2 niveaux, acceuil agréable e… More
We stayed here for a week with our three adult children whilst we were racing at nearby Watkins Glen. The property was everything it said and more, we would definitely recommend it and stay again.
This little house is wonderful. It is in the woods near Ithaca, NY. It is quiet and peaceful. There is not much traffic on the road, and the neighbors are far enough away. The inside is cozy and q… More
My two sisters and I spent our annual Sisters' Weekend at the Glass Magnolia Bed and Breakfast in Interlaken NY, right in the heart of the wine trails of both Cayuga and Seneca Lakes. Our hosts, Wally… More
Hi- We really enjoyed the time we got to spend with you here. Hope you can do a repeat trip in the future. Nancy & Wally
Our children and spouses gave us a get a way at the Villa's for our Anniversary. We stayed in Villa A with a beautiful view of Seneca Lake! The place is so cute, very new, clean, and had a small kit… More
Madison Guest house was right in town- within walking distance to many shops & restaurants and blocks from the beach/Glen. It was clean, all linens provided (such a pain to pack for a family & packin… More
6 Jul 2014
The house is immaculate, comfortable and well laid out. It is a three minute walk from the glen, a seven minute walk from the lake and surrounded by restaurants and bars. It's a five minute drive from… More
12 Jan 2014
"I will only stay here !!!"
I will try to sum this up: quiet, clean, full kitchen, BBQ on patio, 2 bathrooms..yes 2 bathrooms!!!, too many TV channels to watch and get this- full size laundry machines!!! Oh and I forgot, in th… More
Seneca Lake is perfect, clean and really fun for kayaking, swimming, etc. Rental house needs improving……..living room and porch furniture is very uncomfortable, WiFi did not work and the house ha… More
We live here on weekends and find the furniture to be very comfortable (my husband often sleeps all night in the recliner!) We have owned the property less than six months so improvements will continue. We agree that the mice were a problem, a trade-off for being surrounded by vineyards--the grower was spraying the crops and the mice moved down hill. We have now trapped them and no more instances have occurred.
As for the beach, we explained to the renter that we experienced 7 tornadoes in a month, that there had been a mandate placed on the lakes that no boating was allowed because of all of the debris, and that we had cleaned the beach many times. I think she was expecting a sandy beach and, of course, the Finger Lakes are stone beaches.
We have a no pet policy but made an exception for this renter as she told us she had one service dog. She actually brought two dogs, one of which we were not made aware, thereby violating the rules. Our application (which she never signed) states that there are neighboring dogs and renters' dogs should remain on a leash at all times. The neighboring dogs do not growl, except maybe to whine for a ball.
I'm sorry she was disappointed in the conditions but our other five renters have been thrilled. Our home is lake living at its best!
We stayed at this cottage for a week whilst visiting from the UK. We loved the peace and quiet, the beautiful view from the porch. The cottage has everything you need, a real home from home.
The co… More
We wanted your stay to be a great experience. So happy to hear you enjoyed!
10 Sep 2015
"Beautiful details, great service"
We stayed at this cottage for a couples getaway. The cottage is small but beautiful and efficient. It has everything you could possibly need and more. The details of the cottage are so thoughtful and … More
It was so great to welcome you and even better to receive your great feedback. You are always welcome for a return visit.
25 Oct 2015
"Great place and close to Watkins Glenn"
Place was very clean and very cozy/ comfortable. Dixie was great host and very professional. We traveled with our 2 dogs and they loved running around in the backyard. Great wineries all around and … More
I am thrilled to hear you enjoyed your stay! Very happy the pups took advantage of the area and thank you for your great feedback. Welcome back anytime!
I recently visited the charming lakefront town of Aurora, New York and stayed in this wonderful renovated 19th century home. We were having a small reunion of old friends and found this house to be th… More
Thank you so much, MaryAnne! You and your friends were the perfect guests and we would welcome you any time! Thanks for the great review! Our first!
This is the absolute perfect little weekend getaway! I stayed here for an extended weekend with my hubby and our dog and we had a wonderful time! This cottage is very cozy - it is one large room with … More
31 Aug 2015
"Great little place"
My wife and I were looking for a small place directly on the water where we could relax and take our little dogs with us. This place was perfect. It had everything we needed. We arrived with a few … More
Cottage is located on a long gravel well off route 89 so no traffic noise. View from screen porch is terrific and the swinging porch beds were fantastic for sleeping and relaxing on. Canoe and kayaks … More
23 Aug 2014
We rented this cottage for 5 days and it was absolutely great. The cottage was very cozy and clean and equipped with everything we needed. The view of the lake was magnificent and the evenings were so… More
2 Aug 2014
This cottage was well equipped and nicely maintained. My two boys loved the swing beds on the sunporch!! There is a beautiful view of the lake and we had a great time on the kayaks that are provided. … More
This was one of the most relaxing vacations we've ever had. Lovely lake, nice cottage, friendly people and fully(more than fully)equipped. Kitchen is stocked with everything you could possibly need; w… More
We are so glad you enjoyed your time at the cottage. Thanks for booking with us and for the review!
28 Mar 2014
"Amazing! I can't wait to come back!"
My friends and I decided to rent the cottage for Spring Break and we had such a great time. The house itself is extremely comfortable and the owners Brad and Kara did everything to make sure that we … More
Thanks again for choosing to stay at our cottage and for your feedback as it helps us to improve. We have since replaced the shower head which has drastically improved the pressure problem. Sadly, we did have to toss the waffle maker. We spent a whole weekend in the bunk room ourselves following your stay and did not experience the dust issue. I am sorry for any discomfort that may have caused and we will continue to keep an eye out. Unfortunately, spiders and bugs are a fact of life at any lake, but we do clean and dust for cobwebs between every rental. Thanks again for choosing our cottage and we hope you will think of us again next year!
18 Mar 2014
My partner and I wanted to spend a long weekend relaxing and unplugged from our 24/7 NYC lives and came across this gem of a cottage! From our first communication with the owners (who are beyond help… More
Thanks again for your booking and for the review. We are so glad you you enjoyed it. Kara
This newly remodeled cottage was very comfortable. It was spacious, clean, and adequately stocked with linens and kitchen supplies. The fireplace made the living room a cozy, warm gathering place. … More
13 Jun 2015
"Great house and great location!"
The Serenity Zen House was way better in person than what the pics showed. Which usually doesn't happen! Peaceful and a great view! Would definitely book again! … More
9 Jun 2015
"Great house for a group of people"
We had a wonderful experience at the Serenity Zen House. I visited with my husband our friends ( 2 couples). It has 3 separate bedrooms and 2 full baths. It was a great house to come back to at the … More