Cape on the Lake

Rating 4.9 (26 Guest Reviews)
Bedroom 6 bedrooms
Bathroom 4 full baths
Guests 10 guests
Pets Not Allowed Pets Not Allowed

  • Address: 5342 East Lake Road
  • Lake: Seneca Lake
  • Location: Lakeside
  • Peak Check In: Friday
  • Square Feet: 2500

Location Location

Description Description

Escape to the Cape On The Lake! This spacious colonial style house offers a park like setting on the eastern shores of Seneca Lake. Peaceful serenity is abundant from the moment you arrive.

From the parking area to the house; landscaping planted by two generations of family enhances the natural beauty and serenity this family home and Seneca Lake have to offer.

Custom French doors lead into an open foyer that overlooks the living room and lakeside deck.  Enjoy stunning Seneca Lake views from sun up, until sun down.  New living room furniture offers the perfect setting for gathering with friends and family, or curling up with a good book.

The first-floor master bedroom boasts beautiful lake views that shine in through the sliding glass door, and a king size bed.  A walk-through closet hosts a jack-and-jill bathroom with tile walls and a shower/tub combo.  Continue through the walk-through closet to the second, first floor bedroom with queen size bed and garden view.  Enjoy views of the fruit trees and beautiful flower gardens from the tall windows.

The country kitchen is abundant with all your favorite cooking and baking ware.  Granite counter tops shine on the custom-built walnut cabinetry.  Challenge the chef in your group to prepare a feast adorned with local produce from a roadside stand.  Pair your favorite dish with your new favorite Finger Lakes wine, or brew!  Chit chat with your cooking buddies while relaxing at the dining room table; all while soaking in the views of Seneca Lake from the large picture window perfectly nestled behind the formal eating space.

An open staircase between the living and dining room leads to the second floor and finished lower level. The second-floor features two bedrooms.  Each bedroom is decorated with both comfort and luxury in mind, and offer a pretty lake view with queen size bed.

The lower level offers additional living space set up as if it were an “in-law suite.”  A large family room with comfortable furniture and a flat screen TV greet you at the bottom of the stairs.  Just off the living area, a cozy bedroom with queen and twin beds nestle into the hillside area of this large home.  Completing the lower level, the guest suite features a queen bed, small galley kitchen and recently remodeled full bathroom with shower/tub combo.

Downstairs, a walkout via French doors allows you to escape to the lower patio.  Upstairs, the expansive lakeside deck is a focal point of this family home.  Sit on the deck and enjoy the exquisite lake views of the sunset each evening.  The warm, bright colors will take your breath away as the waves of Seneca Lake crash along the shoreline.

At the shoreline, 130 feet of natural lakefront and a large permanent dock greet you.  Place bets to see who can catch the largest fish off the dock, take a kayak out for a paddle, or enjoy sunbathing and splashing along the shore.  Adventures are endless when you choose a home as family friendly as this one!

Cape on the Lake is conveniently located close to Geneva, and popular area attractions. Several award-winning wineries are just around the corner!  Enjoy a tasting at Ventosa Vineyards, Three Brothers Winery, or pop in for a pint of locally brewed beer at Bottomless Brewing!  Boutique shopping and tasty restaurants are nestled along the streets of downtown Geneva.  Often live music can be heard on Friday or Saturday nights along Linden and Exchange Streets.  Call and make your reservation today at Cape on the Lake and have a Finger Lakes vacation worth remembering for years to come!

**This property is closely monitored for responsible renting and must abide by Town of Varick Rental Guidelines; this includes limiting guest occupancy to 10 at all times.

NOTE: Your safety matters to us!  Cape on the Lake has outside security cameras.  The cameras do not look into any interior living areas.

Occupancy: This property is closely monitored for responsible renting.  The maximum occupancy of each home is the number of guests allowed on the premises at any given time.  This includes both day and overnight guests. 

Note: Smoking is not allowed in any rental property.
Homes are not handicap accessible, unless stated in description.
Where pets are allowed it is indicated. Otherwise, pets are not allowed. Homes are not guaranteed allergen-free, even those that do not allow pets.
Docking capabilities may vary based on current water levels. Docking is not guaranteed if water levels are low and/or high due to seasonal weather and climate changes.
* Outdoor amenities, including furniture/ watercraft/ fire pits are not available between October 15 - May 15 *


Property Details Property Details
  • Boat Lift: None
  • Lake Frontage: 130' (Natural)
  • Nearest Launch: Sampson State Park (3 Mi)
  • Vehicle Parking: 6 Spaces
  • Dock: 6' x 100' (Permanent)
  • No Pets Allowed
  • Sewer: Public
  • Slope of Lot: Gradual
  • Steps to Beach: 8
  • Stairs to Property: 1
  • Water Source: Public

Bed and Bath Bed and Bath
  • Bedroom 1 - Queen,Sleep Sofa - First Floor (Sleeper Sofa is a Queen)
  • Bedroom 2 - King - First Floor
  • Bedroom 3 - Queen - Second Floor
  • Bedroom 4 - Queen - Second Floor
  • Bedroom 5 - Queen,Twin Single (2) - Lower Level
  • Bedroom 6 - Queen - Lower Level
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet,Combo Tub Shower - First Floor
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet,Combo Tub Shower - First Floor
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet,Combo Tub Shower - Lower Level
  • Bathroom 4 - Toilet,Shower - Lower Level

Amenities 16 Amenities
  • 3 Night Minimum Post Season - May 31st
  • Air Conditioning (Wall A/C Units in Living Room & Bedrooms 1-4)
  • BBQ - Propane
  • Boat Cleats or Tie-Off
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Enhanced Cleaning Practices
  • Fire Pit
  • Fireplace (Decorative Only)
  • Friday - Friday Rentals in June
  • Internet (Wireless)
  • Linens provided
  • Minimum Age Limit (25)
  • Smoking Not Allowed
  • Towels provided
  • Washer

Reviews Rating 4.9 (26) Reviews
Rating 5
HWS Graduation family stay
The outdoor living space was fantastic and the views were absolutely stunning!! The property was clean and well maintained, however the main floor and second floor were a bit out dated. The lower level bedrooms and bathrooms were great. Overall we enjoyed our stay and would definitely stay again.
Matrisha J - Stay Date: 5/17/2024
Rating 4
Overall, we truly enjoyed our stay at this vacation rental. We were there to attend our son's graduation from Hobart and William Smith Colleges. The location was in great proximity to the school. The property was clean and well maintained. The bedrooms were spacious and there was plenty of room to accommodate our family. The lake views were also spectacular! We look forward to visiting again.
Matrisha J - Stay Date: 5/17/2024
Rating 5
We loved our stay and would absolutely return again!
We loved our stay here. It was a perfect size and location. But most of all, you can tell that the owner really takes care of it. We were super impressed with the landscaping and exterior lighting at night. It made the property feel safe, looked really good, made it easier to find when driving back in the dark, but didn’t overwhelm. I’d love to get info on how they set it up.
Miranda N - Stay Date: 9/21/2023
Rating 5
The house was amazing and we had such a great time!! Thank you for letting us stay!
Great house on the lake, lots of room to spread out and the views are amazing!!! Highly recommend cape on the lake!!
Pamela L - Stay Date: 10/19/2023
Rating 5
Seneca Lake

We had a wonderful stay at Cape on the Lake. The location was perfect for exploring the Seneca Lake area. This property is owned by a rental group so the typical amenities are missing…soap, shampoo, salt/pepper etc. They do provide a start up supply of toilet paper and trash bags and this is all clearly communicated with you through email. Beautiful property and area. We loved our visit!

Carole M from Essexville, Michigan - Stay Date: 10/25/2023

Thank you very much for taking the time to rate your experience at our rental. We are thrilled to see that you enjoyed a wonderful stay with us! Please come and stay with us again soon!

Finger Lakes Premier Properties staff
Posted: 11/28/2023
Rating 5

This was the nicest lake house we've ever rented! It was absolutely beautiful! The views, decks, and outside areas were amazing! The dock was huge & very nice quality. The swimming area was massive and we spent a lot of time in the water. We also spent a lot of time on the deck and outside patio. The materials & furniture were extremely high quality and well planned out. The basement looked newly renovated and was practically a whole separate unit. Our teenagers loved it! The main floor and top floor need some updating but there was plenty of room and lots of great spaces. (We wished there'd been a bathroom upstairs though) Again, we absolutely loved this property - especially the outdoor spaces which were the best we've found in the Finger Lakes area. We'd love to come back sometime!

Christine G from Amissville, Virginia - Stay Date: 7/21/2023
Rating 5

Cape on the Lake is a beautiful home for your vacation. We loved the outdoor spaces. The entire property is beautifully landscaped. The back deck was the perfect hangout, there's multiple sitting areas throughout the property, and the dock is just glorious. Really loved the beach area, with a fire pit to boot. It's located about 20 minutes from Geneva, and very close to many excellent wineries. Truly loved Cape on the Lake, highly recommend! 

Kathryn R from Punta Gorda, Florida - Stay Date: 8/4/2023
Rating 5

This was the nicest lake house we've ever rented! It was absolutely beautiful! The views, decks, and outside areas were amazing! The dock was huge & very nice quality. The swimming area was massive and we spent a lot of time in the water. We also spent a lot of time on the deck and outside patio. The materials & furniture were extremely high quality and well planned out. The basement looked newly renovated and was practically a whole separate unit. Our teenagers loved it! The main floor and top floor need some updating but there was plenty of room and lots of great spaces. (We wished there'd been a bathroom upstairs though) Again, we absolutely loved this property - especially the outdoor spaces which were the best we've found in the Finger Lakes area. We'd love to come back sometime! 

Christine G from Amissville, Virginia - Stay Date: 7/21/2023
Rating 5
Absolutely Beautiful Lake House

This house by far the nicest lake house we've ever rented. Plenty of room and AMAZING outdoor spaces! We didn't want to leave!

Christine G from Amissville, Virginia - Stay Date: 7/21/2023
Rating 5
Beautiful sunsets, very nice house

Our family of 10 stayed here for a week and the house was great! You can’t beat the nightly sunsets over Seneca Lake with a perfect view from the deck. Plenty of bedrooms and bathrooms, comfortable beds, nice linens, cool AC, and generally a well cared-for home. Two kayaks for use by renters were a great addition. Kitchen is well stocked with cooking utensils, dishes, pots & pans, etc. but you definitely need to bring your own paper products and cleaning/laundry supplies. Only negative: checkout is 10am which I’ve never experienced at any other rental property or hotel. 11am is standard and would really be a good change so that large families have time to pack up, wash dishes, gather up towels, load up the cars, etc. We were very rushed trying to get out by 10am — and that timing was not published anywhere in the house, nor mentioned in any emails from the property management company. I only found it by going back to the original VRBO listing. Please consider changing checkout to 11am and then the house will be perfect.

Megan B from Phoenix, Arizona - Stay Date: 7/7/2023
Rating 5
Excellent!

Thank you so much for the beautiful house and views! Well equipped and can't wait to book again! Friends had the best time!

Lauraine L from Hazlet, New Jersey - Stay Date: 10/14/2021

Thank you very much for taking the time to rate your experience at our rental. We are thrilled to see that you enjoyed a wonderful stay with us! Please come and stay with us again soon!

Finger Lakes Premier Properties staff
Posted: 11/1/2021
Rating 5
Perfect Family Vacation

The house was perfect for our family of 10. It was exactly as pictured. The porch/deck combination was wonderful. The owner was terrific. We plan to return next year.

Linda T from Jersey Shore, Pennsylvania - Stay Date: 6/19/2020

Thank you for the 5 star rating. We are happy to see that you enjoyed your stay and we hope to host you again soon.

Finger Lakes Premier Properties staff
Posted: 9/2/2021
Rating 5
Beautiful Setting!

It's a beautiful property and location checking in and out could have been more timely!

Cathi N - Stay Date: 9/4/2020
Rating 5
Great House and Location!

Overall great experience. We really enjoyed the house and all of the amenities. Close to the wineries and even pizza delivery. Enough space for everyone and the fire pit was stocked with wood to enjoy. Would stay again.

Tammy B - Stay Date: 9/18/2020
Rating 5

We absolutely LOVED the home! It was beautiful, private and the perfect size for our birthday celebration:) It was close to an endless supply of wineries and breweries and we found some cute Amish stores to buy some delicious produce and baked goods from! We couldn't have been more happy with our stay

Kristen S from Tonawanda, New York - Stay Date: 6/12/2020
Rating 5

We absolutely LOVED the home! It was beautiful, private and the perfect size for our birthday celebration:) It was close to an endless supply of wineries and breweries and we found some cute Amish stores to buy some delicious produce and baked goods from! We couldn't have been more happy with our stay

Kristen S from Tonowanda, NY - Stay Date: 6/12/2020
Rating 4
October 2019 Stay

We enjoyed our time at Cape on the Lake - there was plenty of space for our group, lake views were spectacular, and we enjoyed all of the outdoor space.

Maureen D - Stay Date:
Rating 5
September 2019 Stay

Awesome view of the lake. Very clean and quite an was very relaxing.

Charles S - Stay Date:
Rating 5
September 2019 Stay

Cape on the Lake is a stunning home directly on the water. Our group really enjoyed using the fire pit, relaxing on the dock and having morning coffee on the back deck. We had 11 guests and everyone slept comfortably with no complaints. I would absolutely return to this home for another Finger Lakes vacation!

Brandi K - Stay Date:
Rating 5
September 2019 Stay

Very satisfied. Beautiful location right onSeneca's shore. Best one we've rented yet (this was our 3rd).

Carol D - Stay Date:
Rating 5
August 2019 Stay

Great place for young families because of the fenced in front yard. The dock is beautiful and the new porch was amazing. The addition of a fire pit helped with our smores nights. Love the outside color, too! It has a very homey feeling there. We made so many positive memories!

Elizabeth L - Stay Date:
Rating 5
July 2019 Stay

We had a wonderful family vacation - the covered deck with a view of the lake was amazing. Our grandchildren ate and played out there between boating and swimming off the dock.

Lyn K - Stay Date:
Rating 5
July 2019 Stay

Lovely, well-built home with plenty of space for our family of 6 adults and 2 children under 10 years. The covered back deck and dock were the highlights of our stay. They provide gorgeous views of the lake and have great and comfortable seating for lounging and dining. The beach was perfect for launching kayaks!

Elaine A - Stay Date:
Rating 5
June 2019 Stay

A very nice place with plenty of seating for all 10 of us. The landscaping and stairs to beach are lovely and we all loved the deck to sit and watch the sunset. All in all a fabulous home!

Martha K from Lake View - Stay Date:
Rating 5
June 2018 Stay

 

We were very pleased with our stay at Cape on the Lake. The home was as advertised. Everyone slept comfortably and the showers were good. Beautiful deck and dock on the lake with gorgeous sunsets every evening.
Heidi K from New York, NY - Stay Date: 6/1/2018
Rating 5
April 2018 Stay

Home was as described. Beautiful views of the lake and a nice area to sit and enjoy the view. Close to the wineries. Very comfortable bedrooms and nice kitchen to organize and prepare meals.

Jessica D from Hummelstown, PA - Stay Date: 4/27/2018
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