Sails and Sunsets

Rating 4.9 (17 Guest Reviews)
Bedroom 3 bedrooms
Bathroom 2 full baths
Guests 6 guests
Pets Allowed Pets Allowed

  • Address: 9371 Crystal Beach
  • Lake: Keuka Lake
  • Location: Lakeside
  • Peak Check In: Saturday
  • Square Feet: 1900

Location Location

Description Description

Sails & Sunsets is located on east side just across from the Bluff. This is the widest stretch of water on Keuka Lake, with panoramic views of the bluff and all three branches! Due to the location of this property you'll find ample area activities to do!

The water gets deep gradually for young swimmers, and there is a beach where the kids can play. The lawn is a ‘barefoot lawn’ - no chemicals - so kick off your shoes and enjoy the cool green grass. We think you will enjoy our cove as much as the bald eagle(s) who seem to know that it's a good place to fish. Those who seek exercise will appreciate the quiet country road that goes uphill for two miles directly behind the cottage. This leads to one of the best views of Keuka, “Silsbee Road Overlook,” 1 ½ miles from the cottage. During the fall you will be treated with the fragrance of the ripe grapes as you walk past the vineyards. The quiet lake road is perfect for leisurely strolls, and in nearby Penn Yan the Keuka Outlet Trail with its rapids and waterfalls is a beautiful place to bicycle, hike or enjoy cross country skiing during winter months.

For the times when you just want to relax, Sails & Sunsets provides space to curl up with a good book, wireless internet and two TVs with ROKU streaming devices. No need to worry about decorating while staying at Sails and Sunsets for the holidays. A decorated tree adorns this vacation home from Thanksgiving until just after the New Year.

The walk-out basement opens to the lower deck, measures a spacious 25 X 50 feet, and offers many amenities. If you have a rainy day, don’t despair, because there is plenty of room for youngsters to romp and play. A ping pong table, extra futon, and table and chairs to play a variety of games (provided of course) should keep families of all ages entertained. There are two outdoor decks to choose between - one in the sun and one in the shade - both less than 25 feet from the lake.

Every room has been elegantly furnished and many of the pieces are handcrafted by local Mennonites. No comfort has been spared, including in the bedrooms. Each bed features top quality Beauty Rest mattresses, and one of the bedrooms features a hand-hewn lodge pole pine bedroom suite from the Northwest. A semi private loft with a queen size Beauty Rest futon and scenic views of the lake provides a comfortable fourth bedroom. The loft’s antique table and chairs offers a quiet place for relaxing.

The Keuka Yacht Club is directly across the lake from the cottage. Guests will be able to enjoy watching sailboat races on Saturdays and Sundays throughout the summer. Places to visit while you are at the lake include the charming villages of Hammondsport and Penn Yan, the State Park at Watkins Glen, the Windmill Farm and Craft Market, many Mennonite owned and operated produce stands (watch for them in their stately horse and buggies), the Glenn Curtiss Museum of Aviation, the Corning Museum of Glass, and of course the 3 wineries within walking distance!  For those who like to golf, there are two golf courses, a nine hole and an eighteen hole course within three and ten miles of the cottage, respectively. Located 1/2 hour from Watkins Glen, where you’ll find the Watkins Glen International Race Track and the State Park. For additional area photos it's recommended you check out:

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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: Not Available
  • Lake Frontage: 50' (Natural)
  • Nearest Launch: Keuka Village
  • Vehicle Parking:
  • Pet Restriction: 2 Dogs Allowed
  • Dock: 3' x 50' (Boats longer than 19 1/2 feet are not permitted)
  • Sewer: Septic
  • Slope of Lot: Level
  • Steps to Beach: 12
  • Stairs to Property: 12
  • Water Source: Lake (Filtered/Treated)

Bed and Bath Bed and Bath
  • Bedroom 1 - Queen - First Floor
  • Bedroom 2 - Double (2) - First Floor
  • Bedroom 3 - King - Second Floor
  • Loft - Futon Bed - Second Floor (Futon is a Queen)
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet,Combo Tub Shower - First Floor
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet,Combo Tub Shower - Second Floor

Amenities 19 Amenities
  • Air Conditioning (Central Air)
  • BBQ - Propane
  • Boat Whips (19' (Max Length))
  • Deck Patio Uncovered (Upper and Lower Decks Available)
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • DVD player
  • Enhanced Cleaning Practices
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens provided
  • Minimum Age Limit (25)
  • Non-motorized watercraft (2 Kayaks)
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Premier Property
  • Smoking Not Allowed
  • Stereo
  • Towels provided
  • Washer

Reviews Rating 4.9 (17) Reviews
Rating 5
This was our 3rd time renting this vacation home and it was wonderful, as always.
Very roomy, comfy, with great lighting and awesome views. There are plenty of things to do in the area, and it's also a beautiful rental to just stay and relax. The owners are wonderful as well. Very well equipped with all that you need to cook and enjoy your stay. A tv would be a nice addition to one of the downstairs bedrooms.
Karen F - Stay Date: 10/1/2023
Rating 5
The house meets all of our vacation needs!
We love Sails and Sunsets and have been staying there for years.
John R - Stay Date: 10/12/2023
Rating 5
Great place all around.
Beautiful, spacious, well maintained home in a great location, walking distance to two of the best wineries on Keuka and close to Hammondsport.
Patricia L - Stay Date: 11/10/2023
Rating 5

Great place. It was clean and well stocked. It provided kayaks and life vests which were great. We met the owners and they were so kind. It was walking distance to two wineries. We had a wonderful time.

Christina L from Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania - Stay Date: 8/12/2023
Rating 5

This was our 17th year at this house.  We obviously love it!  

Joanne V from Fairport, NY - Stay Date: 8/26/2023
Rating 5
My family enjoyed our stay at the Sails and Sunset. The house was clean and spacious. Very nice view!
Mitos C - Stay Date: 11/24/2022
Rating 5

Our second year renting this home. Fantastic location; love the view. Fishing and swimming are great. Owner is very nice.

Brian V from Cranford, New Jersey - Stay Date: 6/27/2020
Rating 4
November 2019 Stay

Our 27 year experience with Premier Properties never disappoints. The properties are accurately advertised and the add- on fees are justified to have clean well maintained properties and quick responses when needed. The reservation process is efficient.

Patty H - Stay Date:
Rating 5
July 2017 Stay

We had a marvelous time at Sails and Sunsets. The cottage was a perfect size for us and the amenities we're also perfect. We enjoyed the neighbors and having the owners nearby was a plus.

Margaret B from Penfield - Stay Date: 7/22/2017
Rating 5
We had a wonderful time. The house is so comfortable and equipped with everything you need. We loved sitting and looking at the beautiful lake with the marvelous sunsets. I highly recommend staying at Sails and Sunsets!
Jeannine from New York City NY - Stay Date: 7/9/2020
Rating 5
At this property, you can have your cake and eat it too! The location on the lake is perfect for reducing any trip you may need to journey, from a boat ride to your favorite fishing spot to a drive to one of the lakes many wineries, and everything in between. The home is perfect in many other ways as well. It is maintained and always in great shape. The walk out basement comes in handy whether loading the tubing equipment or needing to keep your four legged friend happy. Finally, the views here are the best on the lake. The view of the Bluff is one of the best on the entire lake. I can say that I have made Sails and Sunsets an annual part of every summer with my family. I know you won't be disappointed.
Mike D. from Downington PA - Stay Date: 7/2/2016
Rating 5
Everyone I dealt with was professional and friendly! This property exceeded our expectations! Beautiful, clean and wonderful view!!! I hope we can come again!
Lori from Douglasville PA - Stay Date: 5/13/2016
Rating 5
This was by far the best house we have ever rented as far as the quality of the home, the cleanliness, upkeep, and overall convenience and setting. There was adequate furniture for the whole family to relax on that was comfortable, clean, and solid. The beds and mattresses were comfy and quiet with no disturbing squeaks or lumps. The kitchen appliances were modern, clean, and worked flawlessly. There was adequate cookware and utensils that were all good quality. The gentle slope to the lake made it very easily accessible, and the gravel beach made it easy for us to use our kayaks every evening. The lake level entrance through the concrete floored basement turned out to be a great convenience, allowing fishing off the dock every dawn and dusk without disturbing the entire house! The parking was level, big enough to load and unload kayaks and gear, and convenient. It was nice to be on the small private lane off the main road, amongst the locals. It made it feel like living in a quiet neighborhood on the lakeshore, unlike a typical commercial rental property. Great fishing in Lake Keuka was a big plus. When we come back, we will definitely arrange to rent this house again! Overall A++ rating!
Denise from Wadsworth OH - Stay Date: 6/7/2014
Rating 5
Perfect weekend and perfect place to stay!!! We can't wait to come to this area again!!!
Donna from St. Mary - Stay Date: 5/26/2012
Rating 5
We absolutely loved the place and our stay. Are very interested in coming back next year!!
John from Rochester NY - Stay Date: 7/28/2012
Rating 5
This home absolutely has one of the best views on the lake. All in all we enjoyed our stay immensely.
Ken from Depew NY - Stay Date: 10/20/2012
Rating 5
Just loved the property. Any of your staff that I had contact with from the booking process to the time of departure were professional and helpful and courteous. I would highly recommend Finger Lakes Premier Properties. You do a great job.
Karen from Ontario Canada - Stay Date: 2/15/2013
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