Get the Inside Scoop on the Best Things to Do in Geneva, NY

Perched at the northernmost tip of Seneca Lake is a historic farming town that’s on the cutting edge of the culinary world. Geneva is a modern farming community that’s home to some of the region’s best theaters, restaurants, wineries, and hiking trails. Discover the many amazing things to do in Geneva, NY, as well as where you can find the best rental properties in the Finger Lakes area!

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Can You Guess Our Favorite Things to Do in Ithaca, Ny?

In between spending your days by the lake or hiking nearby trails, take some time during your stay by Cayuga Lake to visit Ithaca, NY. This small lakeside town has the vibe of a quiet college town with some of the most gorgeous parks in the state. Check out some of the best things to do in Ithaca, NY. For even more great tips on vacation planning in the Finger Lakes, download our free Vacation Guide!

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Best 2017 Guest Photos

Throughout the year we share some of the best photos taken by our guests. Below are some of the favorite memories our guests created and shared while staying at one of our Finger Lakes vacation rentals in 2017!

 

“The property was lovely. It was up to date and well taken care of. The extras were a nice touch including the doggy bag for our Lucy.”

– Taken by Sandra B. from Attica, NY, who stayed at My Kind of Paradise on Conesus Lake.

 

 

 

 

 “Thank you Timber Ridge and Finger Lakes Premier Properties! This was the perfect location for my sisters and girlfriends to spend the weekend together! We are all from different areas including Utica, Rochester, Buffalo, Jamestown and Fredonia. The accommodations and comforts were better than we imagined – not to mention the beautiful aesthetics of the home and the view!! We will be back!”

– Taken by Rebekah B from Jamestown, NY, who stayed at Timber Ridge on Keuka Lake.

 

“What a great stay at a beautiful location! The dock area is amazing. Definitely the highlight of our trip.”

– Taken by Jeffery W. from Bel Air, LA, who stayed at The Good Life on Canandaigua Lake.

 

 

 

“Best property in our 6 years of renting. Plenty of room for a large group (13) and all kinds of nice amenities. Enjoyed the fire pit on the cliff and the large deck. Ping pong table was utilized often as well as the hammock. Bathroom for every bedroom was very nice.”

– Taken by David M. from Robesonia, PA, who stayed at Seneca Lake Effect on Seneca Lake.

 

“We had an amazing time at Five Gates. The house is beautiful and comfortably fit our family of thirteen. Everything was impeccable and incredibly well appointed with everything you’ll ever need on vacation. Our only regret is not staying for a few more days. We loved it!”

– Taken by Alessandra L from Jersey City, NJ, who stayed at Five Gates on Seneca Lake.

 

      “Had a great vacation. Loved the docks and large deck. The house was very comfortable and well stocked. A little dated but great for our family and dog. Nice yard with 2 large trees to hang out under on a hot day. Surprisingly quiet for being right off the road and near the marina. Very safe area for dogs and children well away from the main road. Great view of the bluff. Nice thunderstorms in the evening. Beautiful lake, clean and warm. We were there in early August. We would definitely love to come back!”

– Taken by Fiona A. from Pepperell, MA, who stayed at Loon Landing on Keuka Lake.

 

“This house was perfect for our family! It is so beautiful inside. Everything was very clean and well kept. It felt like home. The mattresses were very comfortable, unlike some homes we have stayed at in the past. The kitchen was well stocked and had everything I needed to cook all the meals for the week. There is plenty of outside seating to accommodate all guests. We caught pike, large and smallmouth bass, and a catfish right off the dock. There were 2 kayaks that came with the property. We enjoyed the house so much we are going to book it for the same week next year. This home exceeded our expectations!”

– Taken by Julie G. from Thompsontown, PA, who stayed at Eastern Beauty on Keuka Lake.

 

Thank you to all of our guests who shared their wonderful photos throughout the year. We always look forward to seeing the smiling faces, sleeping babies, adorable puppies, and unforgettable moments of your vacation in the Finger Lakes!

If you stayed at one of our Finger Lakes vacation rentals in 2017 and have a photo you’d like to enter into our photo contest, click here to join the photo contest by December 31, 2017!

 

TOURISM BUSINESSES SUPPORT LOCAL CHILDREN’S PROGRAM

By: Zakary Klick

 

Penn Yan, NY – Employees of local hospitality businesses, Finger Lakes Premier Properties (FLPP) and the Best Western PLUS Vineyard Inn & Suites, helped raise money for Milly’s Pantry Backpack Program this past weekend at Star Shine, the winter holiday event in Penn Yan.

To demonstrate their commitment to community outreach programs, employees offered their time to promote Milly’s Backpack Program with a winter raffle for a free Pool & Pizza Party at the Best Western PLUS Vineyard Inn & Suites. Their table at Star Shine provided an ornament decorating station for kids, with Rice Krispy treats provided by FLPP employees.

In the process, not only were the two able to amplify Milly’s communal recognition, but they also raised $135 during the Star Shine event.

Milly’s Pantry Backpack Program is a partnership between Milly’s Pantry, Inc. and the Penn Yan Central School District. The Backpack Program provides a bag of non-perishable food to students every Friday afternoon to supplement weekend meals.

Located in Penn Yan in upstate New York, the Vineyard Inn & Suites is centrally located just a short drive from Geneva, Rochester, Syracuse, Ithaca, and Corning. A wide range of activities await you in the Finger Lakes, including winery tours and wine tasting, shopping, golfing, skiing, water sports, museums, historic attractions, theaters and quaint villages and towns.

Finger Lakes Premier Properties is the leading vacation rental and lakefront real estate company in the region. This is the second year a donation has been allocated specifically to Milly’s Pantry in recognition of those less fortunate during the holiday season, a tradition the company plans to uphold in 2018 and years to come.

To make a direct donation, or to find other ways to support Milly’s Pantry, visit their website at http://www.millyspantry.org/

For more information about Finger Lakes Premier Properties, visit their website at www.FLPPlake.com or call toll free 1-888-414-5253.

Lakefront Real Estate Sales Report: Quarter 2 Highlights

Finger Lakes Premier Properties is the region’s lakefront specialists for sales across the region. Our team of highly knowledgeable, experienced, and successful Buyer and Seller Specialists provide a complimentary analysis of lakefront market trends each quarter.


As we enter the second half of 2017, the real estate market stays strong. Annually, the Finger Lakes has generated over $30 million, with FLPP accounting for 23% of these total sales. Below is the Quarter 2 Lakefront Sales Report. If you have more questions, contact our sales team today by calling 888-599-4810.

Analysis of lakefront homes sold on seven of the Finger Lakes, statics aggregated from MLS.

As shown in the chart above, the number of sales decreased 26% as compared to last year, increasing buyer competition. Homes are in high demand on Seneca and Keuka Lake, with multiple offers coming in on homes in the mid-price range of $300,000 to $600,000.

The decrease in average sale price along most lakes indicates that this year’s buyers are looking at the affordability of lakefront homes. Buyers are aware of the current market and are quick to make an offer on homes priced fairly. This could be attributed to the ADM on Conesus and Honeoye Lakes dropping by at least 40% this year. On the other hand, homes priced at $600,000 and above, tend to sit a bit longer.

The increased advertising and media attention on vacation rentals, along with the addition of Uber and Lyft to the Finger Lakes, is creating more demand for both vacation experiences in these homes as well as ownership of these lakefront residences. Listing your home as early as mid-August will put you ahead of the game but still allow you to enjoy the lake through the end of this summer. With the market strong and interest rates low, this is prime time for buying and selling lakefront homes.

For more information about buying or selling lakefront property in the Finger Lakes, contact our Buyer Specialists, Justin Hausner, or our Sales Manager, Cynthia Emerling by calling 888-599-4810 or email Sales@FLPPlake.com.

 

Watch the Virtual Tour of a Keuka Lake Listing

Follow Zak as he navigates the virtual tour of our Keuka Lake listing on West Lake Road. This beautiful 5 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom, 2,600 square foot home sits on a highly coveted section of Keuka Lake. The first thing you’ll notice stepping in is the custom wood flooring throughout with natural light and lake views pouring through the open layouts. The newly remodeled lower level provides a blank canvas for your new home. Turn this space into an additional bedroom, office or game room to fit your needs. Step outside and enjoy the multiple decks that provide ample space for outdoor entertaining with picturesque views of Keuka Lake Bluff. Want to take full advantage of the lake lifestyle? This home is in the perfect location to explore Keuka lakeside dining by taking a quick boat ride to nearby restaurants such as the Switzerland Inn.

This home is also in our rental program and comes with an established rental history, ideal for anyone looking for an investment home in the Finger Lakes.

For more information about this listing, click here.

To contact our sales team to schedule a personal viewing today by calling 888-599-4810 or email them at sales@FLPPlake.com.