Knotty and Nice

Rating 4.9 (14 Guest Reviews)
Bedroom 4 bedrooms
Bathroom 1 full baths
Bathroom 1 half baths
Guests 9 guests
Pets Not Allowed Pets Not Allowed

  • Address: 3433 Lake Street
  • Lake: Seneca Lake
  • Location: Across Road
  • Peak Check In: Sunday
  • Square Feet: 1600

Location Location

Description Description

With a name that says it all; Knotty and Nice is a rare Finger Lakes classic on the east side of Seneca Lake.  North of Watkins Glen, this home is perfect for your friends and family alike whether you’re attending an event at the track, or you’ve got a wine or beer tour planned. 

The main entry offers a cozy living area to greet guests.  A decorative fireplace adds the perfect touch to the already warm and welcoming room.  With plenty of comfortable furniture available and a dining table that seats four; the kitchen shares the open floor plan with this space.  Visiting with your friends and family while preparing meals and relaxing with lake views from the distance – it’s enough to make you want to stay again and again!

With four bedrooms throughout; two on the main level and two upstairs – choosing your favorite room is a real treat.  Whether you have a lake view or garden view you’re sure to feel at home while staying at Knotty and Nice.

The lakeside deck offers plenty of space for enjoying outdoor meals, or lounging in the afternoon sun.  If you prefer the cool shade from the hot summer sun.  A few steps off the deck and a quick walk across the grassy area and you can enjoy dipping your toes into beautiful Seneca Lake.  A permanent dock is available to cast a line and catch a fish or two for dinner!

Located on a dead end, low traffic road, Knotty and Nice is perfect for vacationers of all ages.  Enjoy a scenic walk or bike ride down the street, or just take pleasure in the peaceful quiet of this quaint cottage.   For tourists, Knotty and Nice is conveniently located between Geneva, Ithaca, and Watkins Glen area attractions.  Popular wineries are abundant within a short drive, including Wagner Vineyards, Boundary Breaks Vineyards, and Bagley’s Poplar Ridge Vineyards. Downtown Watkins Glen is within a 20-minute drive where you’ll have a variety of area restaurants, local shops and the Watkins Glen State Park. Or, break up your day and take a cruise on Seneca Lake with Captain Bill! Your next trip to Seneca Lake will be unforgettable when you stay at Knotty and Nice.  Call and make your reservation today!

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: Available - 5,000lb Max Limit and 18' - 24' length
  • Nearest Launch: Smith Park
  • Vehicle Parking: 6 Spaces
  • Dock: 2' x 60' (Permanent)
  • Pet Restriction: 2 Dogs Allowed
  • Sewer: Septic
  • Slope of Lot: Gradual
  • Steps to Beach: 6
  • Stairs to Property: 2
  • Water Source: Well

Bed and Bath Bed and Bath
  • Bedroom 1 - Queen - Entry Level
  • Bedroom 2 - Queen - Entry Level
  • Bedroom 3 - Queen - Second Floor
  • Bedroom 4 - Queen,Twin Single - Second Floor
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet,Shower - Entry Level
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet - Second Floor

Amenities 12 Amenities
  • Air Conditioning (Split Unit in Kitchen and 2 Downstairs Bedrooms)
  • BBQ - Propane
  • Dryer
  • Fire Pit
  • Fireplace (Decorative Only)
  • Heating (Split Unit in Kitchen and 2 Downstairs Bedrooms)
  • Internet (Wireless)
  • Linens provided
  • Minimum Age Limit (25)
  • Smoking Not Allowed
  • Towels provided
  • Washer

Reviews Rating 4.9 (14) Reviews
Rating 5
Great place
Another great week at Knotty. We also have a great time here, large yard lake, great Host, comfortable. Can not wait for next year. Thank you John
Gwendolyn H from Corning NY - Stay Date: 7/1/2024
Rating 5
Very quiet neighborhood!
The property was in a great location - level with the lake, no stairs, and great fire pit.
Lori K - Stay Date: 9/29/2023
Rating 5
Thank you flpp!
Great location, comfortable home!!
Sandra C - Stay Date: 10/13/2023
Rating 5
Great place and location
This was the first time at Seneca lake! We absolutely enjoyed the view, and the home
Sandra C - Stay Date: 10/13/2023
Thank you for the 5 star rating. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you again soon.
Finger Lakes Premier Properties staff
Posted: 1/29/2024
Rating 5
Rustic with a fantastic view

We were very happy with the property. It is older but clean. No water cooler as pictured and no dishwasher, although we were given dishwasher tabs???? Other than that, fire pit was great, access to water no stairs - beautiful.

Lori K from Buffalo, New York - Stay Date: 9/29/2023
Rating 5
Seneca sunsets

A great family getaway, with something for everyone - water fun, winery visits, museum stops, just hanging on the amazing deck, firepit storytelling and sunsets. Clean rooms, comfy seating, and a kitchen with everything necessary to make group meals. Thanks for a great time!

Cheryl E from Collingswood, New Jersey - Stay Date: 8/20/2023
Rating 5
Great Lake House

Perfect location for a lot of great wineries and breweries! Perfect place to come back to at the end of the day, sit on the large deck and enjoy the sunset over the lake. We will be back!!!

Shawn H from Bangor, Pennsylvania - Stay Date: 8/17/2023
Rating 5

Knotty and Nice is a lovely home on Seneca Lake.  We enjoyed the deck and lake views, and were very comfortable during our stay.

Susan M from Loudonville, New York - Stay Date: 6/16/2023
Rating 5
Vintage getaway

This was a perfectly pristine 70s vintage cottage with all the modern amenities. The view is perfect and worth a stay.

Duffy B from Carlisle, Pennsylvania - Stay Date: 6/21/2023
Rating 4
Weekend at Knotty and Nice

Four adults were very comfortable at Knotty and Nice, where we particularly enjoyed the deck and lake views. VRBO was extremely helpful to me when the property's management company caused confusion (confusing forms; contradictory info from different employees) during the reservation process.

Susan M from Loudonville, New York - Stay Date: 6/16/2023
Rating 5

The location was perfect! So close to wineries and Watkins Glen! We had amazing sun sets every night, and thoroughly enjoyed the huge dock on the water as well as the huge deck on the house. The area was so quiet and peaceful and the neighbors could not have been nicer!  It was a fabulous stay for my husband, elderly father, children, grandchildren and myself.   There were activities to do indoors and out, and cable TV's for rainy days.   Could not have been better!!

Mary-Lynn B from Pittsford, New York - Stay Date: 6/11/2022
Rating 5
Great for kids

We enjoyed our stay in the cabin! A bit of yard for the kids to run, a safe road, well-sized bedrooms, and well-stocked kitchen.

Meghan W from Boston, Massachusetts - Stay Date: 6/9/2023
Rating 5
Fingerlakes Girls Getaway

This is our 3rd year coming to the Fingerlakes for our annual girls trip and it did not disappoint! This was the closest we have been to our favorite winery and everything was only a couple minute drive to other establishments. The groundsmen was there to say hello and greet us and was super hospitable! The view was gorgeous and it was so nice to sit out on the deck. The only issue we had was the ants. Normally I am not bothered by bugs knowing we are in a lake setting and in a house with tons of wood floors, beams and walls, but the ants were pretty bad. I woke up to a few dead in my bed. And others had issues in their rooms also but just with bugs. Besides that it was a wonderful stay and clean and would come again!

Nicole G from Columbia Station, Ohio - Stay Date: 6/1/2023
Rating 5
Perfect name for the perfect get away home.
What a wonderful place to stay! Plenty of room for all of us. 4 Adults, 5 Kids(ages 3 to 16), and 2 dogs. This house on the lake is perfect! 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and a wonderful front deck for relaxing and watching the water. Very nice kitchen that opened up to the living room if you need to hang out inside for any reason. Perfectly furnished with everything we needed and more. Large flat yard and just a few steps to the beach. We all enjoyed beach area on the lake and the walk up the creek to the waterfalls, even the dogs had fun. Highly recommend Knotty & Nice! We plan to go back next year.
David C from Barton, NY - Stay Date: 8/21/2021
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