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Merlot Bungalow

Address: 889 Serenity Road
Lake: Seneca
Location: Lakeside
Rating:
Square Feet: 830
Peak Check In: Arrival Day Sunday

6

Sleeps

2

Bedrooms

1

Baths

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Sunny naps on the shore, cool misty mornings on the deck, and lazy Sunday afternoons with the family in a quiet place all your own: a secluded beach getaway is what you're looking for, and Merlot Bungalow has everything you need! This breezy, tranquil home just steps from the beach features two bedrooms, a full bath, and a gorgeous view of Seneca Lake.
As soon as you step through the door, the vaulted ceilings, soothing colors, and stunning view of the lake lend this home the feel of a luxurious coastal cottage. The brief main entryway leads directly into an 830 square foot semi-open floor plan. On the left is the kitchen, furnished with all the necessary appliances, amenities, and storage. Across the bar-style peninsula, the kitchen opens to the spacious living room, making the space perfect for entertaining close friends or hosting a family gathering.
The living room is naturally lit in the day by skylights and a fantastic wall-length sliding door opening to the back deck, and a small gas stove provides the space with both heat and a touch of rustic charm. Directly off the living room to the right are two cozy bedrooms, each with its own queen bed, and one of the rooms offering its own winning view of the water. Near the bedrooms you can clean up after a long day on the beach in the shower of the full bath.
Walk through the sliding doors from the living room onto the wide main deck, boasting an impressive view of Seneca Lake. Five steps off the deck is a patio with large grill, a stone fire pit, and ample space for entertaining. Descend 17 steps toward the lake and enjoy a secondary deck, where you can lounge in Adirondack chairs all day and night for a closer, more private enjoyment of the lake view. Just below the secondary deck is the boat house, housing two kayaks with life vests, which you are free to use to explore the lake. You may launch these from 112 feet of your own personal shoreline or lounge on the private 30-foot dock.
Craving something flavorful? Merlot Bungalow is located just minutes from dozens of the most highly rated wineries in the world-famous Finger Lakes wine region, such as the award-winning Fox Run Vineyards. This home is also 15 minutes from the Keuka Lake Wine Trail and 30 minutes from the Waterloo Premium Outlet Mall and del Lago Resort & Casino. If the theater arts are more your style, a short drive north will bring you to Geneva's historic Smith Opera house for a show and dinner at one of the many nearby downtown restaurants. These are only a handful of the experiences available to you that will make your time at Merlot Bungalow the perfect lakefront escape.
RR Tracks run behind this property.

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Rates

Start Date End Date Season Interval Rate Interval Rate
08/25/2019 10/31/2019 Sun Post Season 2019 Monday-Thursday $250.00 Friday-Sunday $275.00
11/01/2019 12/31/2019 Nov- Dec 2019 Monday-Wednesday $200.00 Thursday-Sunday $225.00
01/01/2020 04/30/2020 Jan- Apr 2020 Monday-Wednesday $200.00 Thursday-Sunday $225.00
05/01/2020 06/20/2020 Sun Pre Season 2020 Monday-Thursday $225.00 Friday-Sunday $250.00
06/21/2020 06/27/2020 Peak Season Last Week in June 2020 Monday-Thursday $335.00 Friday-Sunday $400.00
06/28/2020 07/04/2020 July 4th Week 2020 Monday-Thursday $385.00 Friday-Sunday $460.00
07/05/2020 08/08/2020 Prime Peak Weeks 2020 Monday-Thursday $365.00 Friday-Sunday $440.00
08/09/2020 08/22/2020 Peak Season End of Aug 2020 Monday-Thursday $335.00 Friday-Sunday $400.00
08/23/2020 10/31/2020 Sun Post Season 2020 Monday-Thursday $250.00 Friday-Sunday $275.00
11/01/2020 12/31/2020 Nov- Dec 2020 Monday-Wednesday $200.00 Thursday-Sunday $225.00

Property Details

  • Pet Restriction: Pets Considered
  • Vehicle Parking: 3
  • Slope of Lot: Gradual
  • Stairs to Property: 2
  • Stairs to Beach: 36
  • Lake Frontage: 114' (Natural some, Breakwall some)
  • Dock: Permanent
  • Nearest Launch: Severne Point
  • Water Source: Lake
  • Sewer: Septic

Bed and Bath Breakdown

  • Bath 1 - First Floor - Toilet, Shower
  • Bedroom 1 - First Floor - Queen
  • Bedroom 2 - First Floor - Queen
  • Living Room - First Floor- Queen - Sleep Sofa

Amenities

  • Accessibility Wheelchair Inaccessible
  • BBQ - Propane
  • Central Air
  • Deck Patio Uncovered
  • Dryer
  • Fire Pit
  • Heating
  • Internet
    (Wireless)
  • Linens provided
  • Minimum Age Limit
    (25)
  • Non-motorized watercraft
    (2 Kayaks)
  • Satellite or Cable
    (Basic Cable/Local TV Stations Only)
  • Smoking Not Allowed
  • Television
  • Towels provided
  • Washer

Recent Reviews About This Property

July 2019

Having beach access to the water was indisputably the best part of this place; We swam twice a day in the morning and the afternoon. It's basically all we did.

Rheannon R from Tonawanda, NY, 08/05/2019

July 2019 Stay

The Merlot Bungalow was just what the doctor ordered! We hadn't been on a week-long vacation in over 10 years and we couldn't have been happier with our choice. The gate on the deck attached to the house provided us with peace of mind that our dog and child would not inadvertently wander off and get hurt. The homes' perch on the lakeside provided incredible views from just about everywhere on the property. The fencing along the edge of the precipice was well-maintained and provided another level of security for our toddler and dog. The amenities met our every need and we didn't need to pack a single kitchen utensil to bring with us from home. The dock/boathouse/beach provided much-needed relief from the summer heat. The washer/dryer allowed us to keep everything clean and we didn't have a single piece of laundry to do when we got home. The larger stand-up shower was much appreciated; most we've encountered are more like utility closets. The Merlot Bungalow was so welcoming that it almost felt like home. That fact made our vacation so much more enjoyable/refreshing despite chasing around a toddler & a dog, and taking care of a 2-month-old. I would recommend this place to any single family looking to get away. You WON'T regret it. BOOK IT!

Charlie R, 08/05/2019

Move on unless you like barking dogs next door

We were unlucky and rented this house the same week as the neighbors friends showed up with their 5 dogs - they barked non stop. It ruined what was to be a great week. I realize FLPP cant predict when this is or isnt going to happen, but since it happened to us, we will never go back to this location. I strongly suggest you find another place to stay, because you just dont know, it may happen to you. . To bad otherwise its a nice place. This review is the truth and all fact. I hate having to write this negative review. We had a great time last year at a different location. and I respect FLPP for posting this review and not removing it.
James E from Columbus, 07/10/2019

Response from Finger Lakes Premier Properties:

Thank you for providing this feedback, Jim. We apologize for the noise disturbance during your stay. The owner of this home was notified of the issue and we were happy to hear the dog owners departed toward the end of your stay. We maintain good relationships with neighboring homeowners to avoid these issues, however we cannot always control what happens outside of our rental properties. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused. We hope to have the opportunity to host you in the future and provide you with a better experience.

June 2018 Stay

Merlot bungalow was about the view, it was incredible! Very comfortable home with great decks and proximity to both ends of the lake.

Kathy B from Columbus, OH, 06/15/2018

May 2018 Stay

The Merlot Bungalow is a fantastic little cottage on the lake! Our favorite part about it is the view from the living room and master bedroom (+ the amazing decks and docks!). We would definitely recommend for a couple or couples who are looking for a peaceful weekend. The location is great on a private street very close to many wineries (a few you can even walk to!).

 

Jennifer W from Catonsville, MD, 05/21/2018

May 2018 Stay

The view of the lake is breathtaking. Make it a point to see a sunrise.

 

Carmen D from Mount Holly, NJ, 05/16/2018

April 2018 Stay

The Merlot Bungalow is a beautiful house with picture perfect views of Lake Seneca. The amenities provided were perfect which made our stay memorable.

 

Carmen D from Mount Holly, NJ, 05/07/2018

July 2017 Stay

What a wonderful place! We will definitely be back. Loved every minute! Amenities were all great: pots & pans, coffee pot, dishes, glasses, wine glasses, utensils, cooking implements, all great! The only suggestions for improvement: better knife block, additional bed pillows, and faster internet. Loved the fire pit, grill, kayaks, life jackets, inner tubes, gorgeous decks! Very comfortable home! 

Mary B from Mount Airy, MD, 07/17/2017

June 2017 Stay

This was one of our best vacations yet!! The Merlot Bungalow was the perfect place to stay while exploring the Seneca Lake region. It was ideally located on a quiet street, yet was a convenient starting point for visiting nearby breweries, wineries, and Seneca Farms Ice Cream Shop! The Bungalow was clean and comfortable. The kitchen had everything we needed. The favorite part of our stay was sitting on the deck in the morning with a cup of coffee and a book, enjoying the sights and sounds of this beautiful lake! The sunrise this morning was gorgeous!! Will definitely be back!

Nancy D from Carlisle, 06/22/2017

We had a great time during our stay. We also really appreciate the little doggie gift bags that we received when we arrived. Everything in the house was clean and the staff were very professional.
Leavey , 12/20/2016

I could never tire of waking up to that glorious lake view and stepping out on the deck every morning with my cup of tea. Light poured into the pristine, comfortable living room from the oversized sliding doors and soaring skylights above. There are two spacious decks to enjoy the lake. We took advantage of the new kayaks to enjoy on the lake in warmer weather. This is one of the few rentals I would wish to return in a heartbeat. There are many properties on Seneca Lake; alas many have tired furnishings or poor light/views from inside. After searching through many properties I was convinced we couldn't do better in this budget and I was right.
Julia from New York NY, 05/31/2016

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