Petit Retreat

Rating 4.7 (24 Guest Reviews)
Bedroom 2 bedrooms
Bathroom 1 full baths
Bathroom 1 half baths
Guests 4 guests
Pets Allowed Pets Allowed

  • Address: 2501 Lower Lake Road
  • Lake: Cayuga Lake
  • Location: Lakeside
  • Peak Check In: Friday
  • Square Feet: 1000

Location Location

Description Description

Located minutes from downtown historic Seneca Falls, the Petit Retreat might just be the cutest cottage on Cayuga Lake!  Ideal for a couple’s getaway or a family of four, this little gem runs right along the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail. When you arrive, you will be drawn to the freshly updated exterior and the brand-new decks overlooking the lake, a perfect spot to enjoy a bottle of Finger Lakes wine and toast to the beginning of your getaway!

Once inside this cozy retreat, all your cares will wash away.  The floor plan design is perfectly planned out for maximizing space!  With the lake shining through the windows, you’ll have great views from every angle of this cottage.

A newly renovated, open modern galley kitchen offers all the cookware needed for a perfect meal created from local ingredients.  Off the kitchen, the living and dining area are equally as lovely and comfortable. You can settle in either of the bedrooms, one a king and the other a queen, each with their own bathroom.  There are two brand new spacious outdoor decks and a Florida porch, all of which are conducive to Finger Lakes Dreaming.

Now about this lake.  It is rumored, and we believe it might be true, that right off your own 25 foot private dock is the best swimming spot on the whole lake! Sunset paddle anyone? The Petit Retreat offers two single kayaks exclusively for your use to enjoy the clear and calm Cayuga Lake. The dock also comes equipped with cleats from which you can moor your small craft. 

Among the many indoor amenities include two Smart TV’s, family favorite board games, a Wifi speaker for enjoying your own playlists and even an acoustic guitar for those musicians among you. 

Should you decide to leave the Retreat, about a half mile down the road is the Cayuga Lake State Park, which is known for amazing birding, fishing and swimming.  The park includes a boat launch, swimming beach and playground.  Afterwards be sure to swing by local favorite Wolfy’s Grill and Marina for a Finger Lakes craft beer and their famous Bang Bang Shrimp!

Historic Seneca Falls is also a town fit for foodies.  A list of local recommendations are available in the cottage guest book, including some delicious finds in other neighboring towns.  A bonus if you are in the mood, you will not be far from the Waterloo Outlet Mall and the Del Lago Casino and Resort.

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
  • Breakwall: 29' (Breakwall)
  • Nearest Launch: Cayuga Lake State Park
  • Vehicle Parking: 2 Spaces - Roadside. Additional cars not permitted
  • Pet Restriction: 1 Dog Allowed
  • Dock: 4' x 20' (Seasonal) with 8' Ramp
  • Sewer: Public
  • Slope of Lot: Gradual
  • Steps to Beach: 15
  • Stairs to Property: 9
  • Water Source: Public

Bed and Bath Bed and Bath
  • Bedroom 1 - Queen - Entry Level
  • Bedroom 2 - King - Lower Level
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet,Shower - Entry Level
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet - Lower Level

Amenities 14 Amenities
  • Air Conditioning (Central Air)
  • BBQ - Propane
  • Boat Cleats or Tie-Off
  • Dryer
  • Enhanced Cleaning Practices
  • Heating (Forced Air)
  • Internet (Wireless)
  • Linens provided
  • Minimum Age Limit (25)
  • Non-motorized watercraft (2 Kayaks)
  • Smoking Not Allowed
  • Television (Smart TV)
  • Towels provided
  • Washer

Reviews Rating 4.7 (24) Reviews
Rating 5
The service was wonderful. The view is great! Nice neighbors. Had to do some work and the WiFi was great as well. Definitely would recommend to anyone needing a little getaway.
Leon S - Stay Date: 4/5/2024
Rating 5
Cute property, nice interior, right on the lake!
Thank you!
Tracy M - Stay Date: 9/17/2023
Rating 5
Great little place for 2 people!
The screen porch for AM coffee and viewing the lake was wonderful. There are obvious updates to the structure which make it modernized and overall, the place was very comfortable for us to use for our 3-day stay in the area.
Lynn N - Stay Date: 10/4/2023
Rating 5
Beautiful location.
Water views everywhere. House is equipped very well. But, renter beware of access to the master bedroom downstairs. Even the outside access to that bedroom is tricky because of the lock system.
Lori R - Stay Date: 9/24/2023
Rating 5
We would definitely consider staying again!
This was exactly what we were hoping for for our short weekend away. The view of the property overlooking the lake was gorgeous and the process from reservation, check in, to check out was simple and straightforward.
Erin M - Stay Date: 11/2/2023
Rating 5
We have been staying with Finger Lakes Premier for years..
This property was in an excellent location. Definitely great for adults, would not recommend for families with small children as the stairs to the main bedroom are very steep. The view from the property is exceptional.
Cassidy S - Stay Date: 11/16/2023
Rating 4
Relaxing atmosphere
Even though the cottages are close together, it was very quiet and relaxing. We will definitely be back to this area!
Denise F - Stay Date: 10/13/2023
Thank you very much for taking the time to rate your experience at our rental. Please come and stay with us again soon!
Finger Lakes Premier Properties staff
Posted: 1/29/2024
Rating 5
Wine tasting

Adorable place. Loved everything except should have outdoor light for bottom entrance

Tracy M from Coatesville, Pennsylvania - Stay Date: 9/17/2023
Rating 4
Petit Retreat

The house is small, hence why it is named "Petit Retreat". My husband and I stayed for a week while I attended a quilting workshop at Wells College. It is nicely decorated and very clean and well appointed. The view of the lake is lovely. There is a Mennonite market about 15 minutes away. Unlike staying near an ocean or bay where you hear the sound of the wind and water, lakes by their nature are quiet. As a result, sound travels far and the houses are very close together so you can hear conversations from other homes even when people are talking in a normal tone. That being said, the neighbors are very considerate and you have to be as well. If you mind having homes in close proximity this is not the house for you. It was very quiet and having central air conditioning in the hotter weather made our stay comfortable and relaxing.

Susan K from Cutchogue, New York - Stay Date: 7/16/2023
Rating 5
We had a great time at Petite Retreat. Good location, close to many wineries and restaurants. Beautiful views and nice outdoor area to relax and enjoy a glass of wine.
Wendy C from Argenta, IL - Stay Date: 10/17/2022
Rating 5
Our family of four enjoyed our stay. The view of the sunrises were beautiful. The location was close to interesting attractions and wineries. The house was cozy and provided cards and board games to play.  We will definitely be back for a visit.
Melissa W - Stay Date: 11/22/2022
Rating 5
Beautiful home on the lake!

Stayed for a long weekend, had everything we needed. We did not use the kitchen but it would have been perfect to cook a meal. Great views, loved the kayaks and dock, close to Seneca Falls and wineries. Extra blankets for cool nights, games for families to play, guitar was fun to play! Would definitely come back and stay again!

Alyssa T from Pine Bush, New York - Stay Date: 10/8/2022

Thank you very much for taking the time to rate us 5/5 stars! We are thrilled to hear you would definitely come back and stay again!

Finger Lakes Premier Properties staff
Posted: 3/29/2023
Rating 5
Great Stay

Perfect for 4 people. Great location, good communication with property manager. Timely response to a few issues. Would stay again

Wendy C from Argenta, Illinois - Stay Date: 10/17/2022

Thank you so much for the review and for recommending our rental. We hope to see you again during your next trip to the Finger Lakes.

Finger Lakes Premier Properties staff
Posted: 2/28/2023
Rating 4
Girls Getaway

Fun, relaxing, beautiful property. Just the right amount of space for 3 of us. We really enjoyed our stay!

Lynn B from Lancaster, New York - Stay Date: 10/21/2022

We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your recent stay and we hope to host you again. 

Finger Lakes Premier Properties staff
Posted: 2/24/2023
Rating 5
Thanksgiving Stay

The property was very cozy and the view was beautiful. We enjoyed the surrounding area and all there was to do.

Missy W from Fort Walton Beach, Florida - Stay Date: 11/22/2022

We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your recent stay and we hope to host you again.

Finger Lakes Premier Properties staff
Posted: 2/17/2023
Rating 5
Lovely cottage!

Rented for a girls weekend with my family and the location was perfect! The cottage was neat and clean and in a gorgeous location. Would highly recommend

Heather T from Cheektowaga, New York - Stay Date: 12/2/2022

Thank you so much for the review and for recommending our rental. We hope to see you again during your next trip to the Finger Lakes.

Finger Lakes Premier Properties staff
Posted: 2/17/2023
Rating 5
Renter
Highly recommend ! Cozy, comfortable & beautifully furnished. Owners thought of everything ! Waking up on the lake to a lovely sunrise was super relaxing. Perfect vacation get-away ! We loved it.
Ann & Rog V from Shelter Island, NY - Stay Date: 9/23/2022

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: 10/6/2022
Rating 5
Terrific Lake Stay!

Beautiful cabin right on the water. Accommodations were well appointed and very comfortable, and also located very near towns with everything one might need. Cannot recommend this particular cabin highly enough.

Christopher W - Stay Date: 8/9/2022
Rating 4
Darling Property, a little challenging using the lower level bedroom

Charming cottage! Very clean with a beautiful view of the lake. Our only issue was accessing the lower-level bedroom. My husband is 6'3" and he did not like ducking to that degree going to bed at night. Your listing should probably note that It is not a good fit for tall people. This was our only issue with the cottage.

Leah H from Fairview, Pennsylvania - Stay Date: 6/29/2022

Thank you very much for taking the time to rate your experience at our rental. We encourage people (especially taller ones) to access the master bedroom by using the walkway to the side of the house and then going in directly through the basement.  This way, you don't have to deal with the stairs at all. We are thrilled to see that you enjoyed a wonderful stay with us! We hope to host you at the lake again soon!

Finger Lakes Premier Properties staff
Posted: 8/4/2022
Rating 5
Peace and Tranquillity!

Loved our recent stay at Petite Retreat. It is a small house, but it doesn’t feel small! Spent most of my time there on the screened in porch. So relaxing with my morning coffee and happy hour cocktail! We were lucky to not have any neighbors during our stay so we had a lot of privacy when outside as the houses are very close together. The house is beautifully decorated, the beds were comfortable, and the kitchen was well equipped for having meals at home. There are not a lot of options close by for groceries or takeout which was a little annoying. Stopped at some great wineries/breweries a short drive from the house. It was so nice to be able to use the kayaks and life preservers at the house. Everything was in great condition. Bumped our heads more than a couple of times on our way down to the master bedroom, but that was a small price to pay for such a lovely stay! Master bedroom was also a little on the damp side, but I definitely wouldn’t let that deter you. Everything else about the place makes up for it!!

Krista N from Manahawkin, New Jersey - Stay Date: 6/19/2022

Thank you very much for taking the time to rate your experience at our rental. We encourage people (especially taller ones) to access the master bedroom by using the walkway to the side of the house and then going in directly through the basement.  This way, you don't have to deal with the stairs at all. 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: 8/4/2022
Rating 5
house was great and so was the area!

The property and amenities were wonderful. For those looking to enjoy the wineries be warned, almost everything closes around 5PM.

William R from Manville, New Jersey - Stay Date: 6/10/2022

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: 8/4/2022
Rating 4
Great stay and beautiful property right on the lake

We had a great time at the petite retreat. Great accommodations and very clean with perfect lake views and location. We missed not having a dock for our boat but we’re able to park our boat and trailer at the state park less then a 1/4 mile from the house and launch every day. But other then that this place had all the amenities that we wanted and really did not need to bring that much extra supplies with us. My husband and our friends enjoyed fishing right off the deck and caught quite a few bass. It was a beautiful weekend! I would definitely stay there again!

Lesley F from Van Etten, New York - Stay Date: 5/20/2022

Lesley, Thank you so much for leaving such a nice review. You will be happy to know that the owner of this home just had a dock built at this rental. So for any future stays all guests will have use of that dock.

Finger Lakes Premier Properties staff
Posted: 7/5/2022
Rating 4
Petite Retreat

Quaint home right on the lake. It was absolutely beautiful! We loved our stay. I just wish there was an umbrella or covering on the deck.

Kristen S from Palmyra, PA - Stay Date: 6/12/2022

 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 and have sent your suggestion of adding an umbrella to the owner! Please come and stay with us again soon!

Finger Lakes Premier Properties staff
Posted: 7/5/2022
Rating 5
Incredible Lake Cottage
My family stayed at this Lake Cottage just recently, and this place is Fabulous! I Highly recommend it to everyone. The cottage is beautiful, clean, well kept, two decks over the lake, the fishing is awesome ... according to my husband and son, and just a perfect place to relax and enjoy the lake and fresh air. We will absolutely be back! Thank you for letting us rent your place!!!
Cathy O from Media, PA - Stay Date: 5/12/2022

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: 6/3/2022
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