English Lakehouse

Rating 4.7 (19 Guest Reviews)
Bedroom 4 bedrooms
Bathroom 3 full baths
Guests 10 guests
Pets Not Allowed Pets Not Allowed

  • Address: 4823 Birge Road
  • Lake: Seneca Lake
  • Location: Lakeside
  • Peak Check In: Saturday
  • Square Feet: 3000

Rent 2 Nights, Get a 3rd Night Free!

Spring savings are in the air! Book any 2 nights between June 2, 2024 and June 21, 2024 and get a 3rd night free for your stay at English Lakehouse.  Use Promo Code: ELH3for2.

Special offers are applicable only to new reservations booked directly with Finger Lakes Premier Properties and are not available for stays encompassing a holiday.  This special is applicable on stays ranging from 2-5 days and excludes stays encompassing holidays.

*Offer expires 06/19/2024 and you must book your vacation between 06/01/2024 and 06/21/2024.

Location Location

Description Description
Welcome to the English Lake House! This highly sought after vacation home is located on the east side of Seneca Lake, where you can enjoy the gorgeous sunsets of the Finger Lakes from the comfort of three levels of decks, or right by the lake on more than 100 feet of gradual entry lakefront. With ample parking for five cars, and dedicated common facilities on two separate levels, English Lake House is the perfect retreat for two families vacationing together.

Entering the home, you are greeted with an open floor plan for the main common areas. The kitchen is both spacious and has enough counter space to cook meals for the whole family. An island offers seating for three in the kitchen, while a dining table that can seat eight offers views of the lake through the sliding glass doors. Opposite the kitchen and dining area, you’ll find the living area. A comfy couch, recliner, and overstuffed armchair offer seating in the living area, while you watch TV on the large flat screen TV [which comes with HBO, Showtime and a DVR], enjoy the cozy fireplace, or just enjoy the view through the large, lake-facing, picture window.

On this main floor, those with limited mobility will enjoy the convenience of having a spacious bedroom with a queen bed, flat-screen TV, a full bathroom, as well as access to a covered deck that spans the entire width of the house. Full-size laundry facilities are also located on this floor.

The upper floor hosts the master bedroom with king size bed, flat-screen TV, vaulted ceiling, and sliding glass doors that let you enjoy the view from inside the bedroom, or on the private covered deck that spans the width of the home. An additional bedroom on this level faces the rear of the property, and has one queen bed and one full. A full bathroom with tub is also located on this floor.

The lower level of the home features one more bedroom with queen bed and a 3rd full bathroom. Additionally, you will find a second fridge, and common area living space with flat-screen TV. This room also encompasses a day bed, with a trundle bed, and there is a second set of stackable laundry facilities. A walk-out door on this level will take you down to the lakefront. A/C windows units are located in every bedroom, along with the main living room to keep you cool on those warm summer days. Additionally, the home gets excellent wireless reception, so you can stay connected to family, and keep them up to date with your vacation photos!

Are you ready to head outside? Take the stairs to the large permanent dock, with covered boat lift, and kayaks for your boating enjoyment. A gas grill for cooking is located on the main level of the home by the front door, and a fire pit for those late night star gazers can be found on the lakefront. The natural entry beach is great for beginning swimmers, or children to play in the shallows, and the fishing on Seneca Lake can’t be beat!

** 4 Wheel Drive Vehicle or All Wheel Drive Recommended for the Drive-way. **Please Note: GPS directions are not accurate. You must use the Driving Directions provided by Finger Lakes Premier Properties.

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: Pontoon Hoist 24' & 4,000 Lbs (Max) and Standard Hoist 22' & 3,000 Lbs (Max)
  • Lake Frontage: 100' (Natural)
  • Nearest Launch: Watkins Glen
  • Vehicle Parking: 5 Spaces
  • Dock:
  • No Pets Allowed
  • Sewer: Septic
  • Slope of Lot: Steep
  • Steps to Beach: 28
  • Stairs to Property: 2
  • Water Source: Well

Bed and Bath Bed and Bath
  • Bedroom 1 - Queen - Entry Level
  • Bedroom 2 - King - Second Floor
  • Bedroom 3 - Queen - Second Floor
  • Bedroom 4 - Queen - Lower Level
  • Sleeping Area - Twin Single (2) - Lower Level Living Room
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet,Shower - Entry Level- Shower Only
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet,Combo Tub Shower - Second Floor
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet,Shower - Lower Level- Shower Only

Amenities 17 Amenities
  • Air Conditioning (Window A/C Unit in Every Bedroom)
  • BBQ - Propane
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Deck Patio Uncovered
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Enhanced Cleaning Practices
  • Fire Pit
  • Fireplace (Gas)
  • Internet (Wireless)
  • Linens provided
  • Minimum Age Limit (25)
  • Non-motorized watercraft (2 Kayaks)
  • Premier Property
  • Second Full Kitchen (On Lower Level)
  • Smoking Not Allowed
  • Towels provided

Reviews Rating 4.7 (19) Reviews
Rating 5
Perfect for our group of 8 adults
Great stay, as always. Clean, beautiful home with incredible lake access, views and amenities.
Lisa L - Stay Date: 11/2/2023
Rating 5

This property was perfect for our family of 6 adults and 3 kids. Each floor provided a separate space for each family and the common areas were big enough for all of us. I was extremely impressed with how clean everything was when we arrived. The kitchen was also very well stocked with enough cookware, plates, cups, utensils, etc. We were all very pleased with our stay and are considering coming back again.

Kendyl R from Dover, Pennsylvania - Stay Date: 6/17/2023
Rating 5
Fantastic home and location

This was our second stay at the English Lakehouse and it did not disappoint! Close to breweries we love and an easy trip into Watkins Glen.

Lisa L from Quakertown, Pennsylvania - Stay Date: 9/29/2022

Thank you very much for taking the time to rate us 5/5 stars! We are so happy to hear you had such a wonderful time. Please come and stay with us again soon!

Finger Lakes Premier Properties staff
Posted: 3/30/2023
Rating 5
English lake house getaway

The English lake house was exactly as advertised. Updated home with three floors each having at least one private bedroom and full bath. Kitchen was well stocked for cooking, decks sport gorgeous views of the lake, fire pit for evening s’mores, kayaks and plenty of tubes for floating! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay (especially close proximity to nearby vineyards and breweries) and look forward to returning in the future.

Sarah M from Troy, NY - Stay Date: 6/8/2020

 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

The English lake house was exactly as advertised. Beautiful home, beautiful location right on the waterfront. Close to Seneca lake wine trail with several breweries and wineries within a very short distance. We utilized the large dock and kayaks every day of our stay. The decks display gorgeous views of the water and the outside chairs and furniture are very nice. We would definitely recommend this place to family and friends and look forward to hopefully returning for another stay in the future!

Michael E from Troy, NY - Stay Date: 6/8/2020
Rating 5

Beautiful house and a perfect set up for our family group. Appreciated all the extra effort cleaning the house in light of the corona virus requirements.

Lisa T from Schuylerville, New York - Stay Date: 7/11/2020
Rating 5

The English lake house was exactly as advertised. Beautiful home, beautiful location right on the waterfront. Close to Seneca lake wine trail with several breweries and wineries within a very short distance. We utilized the large dock and kayaks every day of our stay. The decks display gorgeous views of the water and the outside chairs and furniture are very nice. We would definitely recommend this place to family and friends and look forward to hopefully returning for another stay in the future!

Michael E from Troy, NY - Stay Date: 6/8/2020
Rating 5
October 2019 Stay

We had an amazing weekend at the English Lakehouse! Our group of 9 came to the Finger Lakes for a weekend of wine tasting and hiking. We loved hanging out on the dock, kayaking on Seneca, and relaxing around the fire pit. The house was spotless and comfortable for our large group. The kitchen had all of the cooking supplies we needed to cook in all weekend long. The location was also perfect for exploring all of the east side Seneca wineries, as well as Watkins Glen. Couldn't recommend the English Lakehouse more!

Sarah Z - Stay Date:
Rating 5
August 2019 Stay

Property was clean with a well stocked kitchen, and location was idea for wine touring and lake and boating activities. Views were great!

Pamela L - Stay Date:
Rating 4
August 2019 Stay

we love this place and will be back a third time. its quiet and well appointed. clean and very comfortable

Martha M - Stay Date:
Rating 5
July 2019 Stay

English Lake House met all of our expectations. The property was pristine, the kitchen well-equipped, the amenities were abundant and the view was breathtaking. Even the neighbors added to our enjoyment of the home! We will visit again!

Katherine & Roger G - Stay Date:
Rating 1
July 2019 Stay

Everything about this property was as advertised! Very nice location and home!

Jim E from Wooster, OH - Stay Date:
Rating 5
June 2019 Stay

The home was great and had everything that we needed for our vacation on the lake.

Stacey S from Columbia, TN - Stay Date:
Rating 5
Beautiful views of the lake!


The house and views from the house were beautiful. The house was in great condition and was very clean. Provided linens were very clean. Kitchen was well stocked. Extra folding chairs and folding table were a pleasant surprise (they worked great as our puzzle table).  Beds were comfortable. The Watkins Glen area provided so many activities for us to do. And the multiple TV’s in the house allowed us to relax in the house and watch some sports when we were tired of being out and about.


Jewel P from Reedsville, PA - Stay Date: 10/25/2018
Rating 5
June 2018 Stay

Great house, big enough for a large group of 10 and we loved it!

Megan W from Lititz, PA - Stay Date: 6/7/2018
Rating 5
September 2017 Stay

English Lake house is a beautiful property. Along with the most serene view of the lake, it has a fully equipped kitchen, comfy beds, and a great layout. Everything was very clean and well maintained. The main deck has ample seating to enjoy the morning sunrises and evening sunsets with the entire group. We couldn't have been more pleased. The one thing you should know, is the road to the house is loose gravel and extremely steep. If using a limo service for your trip they may not make it to the house to pick you up. Our Limo bus made it but he had to back down the last part to get to the driveway. SUVs shouldn't have a problem. Cars will. Also, beware of the way the GPS takes you. From the main road above you should turn directly on to Birge Road none of the other side streets around it, they are worst. 

Megan H from Hazleton - Stay Date: 9/22/2017
Rating 5
June 2017 Stay

The English Lake house was just beautiful. The addition of a fire pit and two kayaks was amazing. We kayaked daily and also brought our own paddle boards which we used daily. We loved the quiet setting, the garden and the spaciousness of the house. My husband and I took the lower room which was like having our own apartment. It would fit two families easily. We may be back with more family next year. Also, the hiking in Watkins Glenn as well as Robert H. Treman State park was spectacular. Ithaca is a cute college town with delicious food & shops. We also loved the Atlas Bowl near Taughnnock Falls. The Grist Iron Brewery across the street was top-notch too. We usually rent near the beach but decided to try a lake house and we absolutely loved it!

Kathleen A from Hudson, OH - Stay Date: 6/11/2017
Rating 5
The house was beautiful and well-equipped. My family had a great stay!
Ashley from Hatfield PA - Stay Date: 6/15/2016
Rating 5
This home has the perfect layout for four couples. In fact the group wants to book for next year!!
Karen from Lehighton PA - Stay Date: 9/16/2015
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