Schoolhouse Cottage

Rating 4.8 (50 Guest Reviews)
Bedroom 3 bedrooms
Bathroom 2 full baths
Guests 10 guests
Pets Not Allowed Pets Not Allowed

  • Address: 1135 Anthony Beach Road
  • Lake: Seneca Lake
  • Location: Lakeside
  • Peak Check In: Sunday
  • Square Feet: 1500

Location Location

Description Description
Enjoy the experience and history of Seneca Lake living at Schoolhouse Cottage!

This historic school house has been lovingly renovated and restored from baseboards to rafters, giving you the feel of lakeside luxury, while still maintaining the quality historic feel that we know and love in the heart of the Finger Lakes.

Drive down the quiet, dead-end road to the property, arriving in the rear, with ample parking space, and a cozy backyard area for children to play in. Entering the home, you will be greeted by the open floor plan, living and kitchen area. The large, fully modern kitchen features dark wood cabinetry and stainless steel appliances, upscale gas range, a wine cooler, and granite kitchen counter tops – a chef’s dream! Even has filtered water at the sink! Lake facing windows offer a lake view while prepping meals, or enjoying a quick snack at the bar side of the island.

Directly in front of the kitchen is the living area, complete with overstuffed furniture and a large, flat screen TV for movies on quiet indoor nights at the lake. Venturing outside through the French doors, you will enjoy panoramic views of the Seneca sunrises on the covered porch, which spans almost the entire front of the home.

To the side of the great room is the spacious Master Suite, featuring a King size bed, 40” flat screen TV, en suite bathroom, and a private walkout to the covered front porch. Two additional bedrooms, and a shared full bath are just off the hallway in the rear of the home. A set of stairs to the lower level leads to the game/rec room, where guests can enjoy a rousing game of Foosball or watch TV and lounge on the full size futon on a rainy day.

All on one level, with 11’ vaulted ceilings, beautiful hardwood floors, and quality furnishing, you won’t want to go home!

Take the stair case down to the lakefront, where you can use the permanent dock to enjoy some lakefront coffee in the mornings, or mooring your boat after enjoying some quality Seneca Lake fishing. Many fine wineries are just a short drive away, and you sit directly on the main route for the Seneca Lake Wine Trail, and just 15 minutes from the Keuka Lake Wine Trail. The quiet residential road is also great for walking and biking to stretch your legs after a delicious meal of local food. Don’t miss your chance to experience historic charm and luxury living at Schoolhouse Cottage. RR Tracks run behind this property.

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.
* Outdoor amenities, including furniture/ watercraft/ fire pits are not available between October 15 - May 15 *

Property Details Property Details
  • Boat Lift: None
  • Lake Frontage: 100' (Natural & Breakwall)
  • Nearest Launch: Severne Point
  • Vehicle Parking: 3 Spaces
  • Dock: 4' x 75' With Large Side Platform
  • No Pets Allowed
  • Sewer: Septic
  • Slope of Lot: Gradual
  • Steps to Beach: 30
  • Stairs to Property: 3
  • Water Source: Well

Bed and Bath Bed and Bath
  • Bedroom 1 - King - First Floor
  • Bedroom 2 - Queen - First Floor
  • Bedroom 3 - Queen,Bunk Bed - First Floor
  • Game Room - Futon Bed - Lower Level (Futon is a Double)
  • Living Room - Sleep Sofa - First Floor (Sleeper Sofa is a Queen)
  • Bath 1 - Toilet,Shower - First Floor
  • Bath 2 - Toilet,Combo Tub Shower - First Floor

Amenities 17 Amenities
  • Air Conditioning (Central A/C)
  • BBQ - Propane
  • Boat Cleats or Tie-Off
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • DVD player
  • Enhanced Cleaning Practices
  • Foosball
  • Internet (Wireless)
  • Linens provided
  • Minimum Age Limit (25)
  • Non-motorized watercraft (2 Kayaks)
  • Premier Property
  • Smoking Not Allowed
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
  • Wine Cooler

Reviews Rating 4.8 (50) Reviews
Rating 5
Schoolhouse Cottage was such a great rental! Everything was exactly as described and although it may seem small calling it a cottage, it fit six of us with plenty of room to spare. The recent renovations made our stay very comfortable
Megan M - Stay Date: 6/5/2024
Rating 5
Fantastic
Better than the pictures! Beautiful view, house, location.
Cara H - Stay Date: 5/9/2024
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: 5/28/2024
Rating 5
The photos do not do the place justice! Absolutely beautiful view of Lake Seneca, and perfect location for enjoying everything the Finger Lakes has to offer! Everything you need for an incredible getaway.
Cara H - Stay Date: 5/9/2024
Rating 5
Schoolhouse Cottage was a beautiful home with a fantastic location on the lake! Anthony's Vineyard just up the road was exceptionally good. Loved it!
Paul W - Stay Date: 4/26/2024
Rating 5
Beautiful property!
Zachary P - Stay Date: 4/12/2024
Rating 5
We truly appreciate FLPP. Pictures on your site always represent the actual property. No surprises seeing the outside or inside of the house. We'll contact you for our next visit!
Ralph And Marsha T - Stay Date: 2/7/2024
Rating 5
The house setting was so relaxing yet easily accessible from the wineries and downtown area.
Moms weekend away from our families. We found a super cute breakfast place for Saturday morning in the downtown area - 13 minutes away. We had a car service pick us up for the day on Saturday. All in all though, it was hard leaving the house because the view and relaxation was amazing. The porch area especially but the dock was really relaxing too. Thanks for a great time away.
Kristina V - Stay Date: 9/28/2023
Rating 5
Love the Lake stay
Wonderful property with a great lake view and a marvelous back porch to enjoy the view and converse with friends.
David C - Stay Date: 10/4/2023
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: 2/5/2024
Rating 5
We love staying at the School House Cottage!
It has a great location to the wineries, the house is awesome and the view from the porch is amazing.
Jody K - Stay Date: 11/1/2023
Rating 5
Loved the views from the property.
Vacation rental process was easy. The house was beautiful, very clean.
Kay T - Stay Date: 11/7/2023
Rating 5
Fantastic site
Great accommodations with a fabulous kitchen living area with up to date appliances. View of the lake from the porch was calming and relaxing. We all were able to unwind and enjoy our get a way..
Ron K - Stay Date: 10/16/2023
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: 1/29/2024
Rating 5
60th birthday

This is a gem! Clean, comfortable, beautiful and the view cannot be beat! We stayed for my Mom’s 60th and it was perfect!

Alexa G from Glassboro, New Jersey - Stay Date: 10/26/2023

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

Finger Lakes Premier Properties staff
Posted: 11/28/2023
Rating 1
Spectacular place

Beautiful, clean, and spacious house. Comfortable place to hang out and relax. Gorgeous views of Seneca lake. My husband and I enjoyed our stay at the house.

Kay T from Barrington, Rhode Island - Stay Date: 11/7/2023

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: 11/28/2023
Rating 5

Excellent.  House and property beautiful and well maintained.  Especially loved the huge porch overlooking lake.

Mary Ann G from Pine Bush, New York - Stay Date: 8/13/2023
Rating 5

Lovely home with great views of the lake.  Wonderful location - easy access to Penn Yan, Watkins Glen and Geneva!

Diane P from Fort Worth, Texas - Stay Date: 8/20/2023
Rating 5

Our group really enjoyed our stay at this house. It was comfortable for seven adults. We spent two full days doing winery tours and the location of this house was perfect! The back porch is a nice place to drink coffee and we loved the big couch in the living room to hang out. I would definitely recommend this house to other people wanting to visit the finger lakes. 

Kathryn A from Hatfield, Pennsylvania - Stay Date: 6/22/2023
Rating 5

This place is stunning and classy, yet very comfortable. It was the perfect size for our group of 6 adults and 2 children. We loved the many places to hang out: porch, great room, fire pit, dock. It made it easy to be together or find some alone time. The kitchen had everything we needed and the entire property was spotlessly clean. My only regret is that we didn’t book a longer stay. 

Charlotte D from Abington, Pennsylvania - Stay Date: 6/9/2023
Rating 4
Fantastic Week

The house is WONDERFUL! Quiet street, great open space! Kitchen is stocked enough when it comes ton pots and pans and utensils ! I would suggest packing ziplock bags or your own leftover containers if you are gonna cook. 7 people some with a couples showers a day and never ran out of hot water! Ceiling fans in 2 of the bedrooms. The back porch….. OMG We lived there! The VIEW, ceiling fans and seating was AWESOME! Plenty of space for all 7 of us! OUR only issue was we did not see the instructions on how to lock the two French doors. The management company never got back to us. We did not use the kayaks because they were difficult to get to. WE WILL GO BACK!!!

Meg G from Rochester, New York - Stay Date: 6/25/2023
Rating 5
Great weekend away!

The house was perfect for a wine weekend away. There were 8 of us total, the kitchen had man amenities, matched the photos and was plenty spacious. The views were stunning and the deck was perfect for sunbathing. The only hang up we had was parking, we were only allowed 3 spaces when the property could have fit more cars. We parked the others at the rental office 15 minutes away but wished we could have parked at the house. All that said I would fully recommend and hope to be back in the future!

Jamie R from Royal Oak, Michigan - Stay Date: 6/15/2023
Rating 5
Just as advertised!

Beautiful, clean home. We thoroughly enjoyed our get away.

Vivian H from Pennsville, New Jersey - Stay Date: 6/6/2023
Rating 5
Exceeded expectations

The house is even bigger and lovelier than it appears online. It was sparkling clean right down to the corners both inside and out. Right away we felt relaxed and at home, and it was perfect for our group of six adults and two children. We loved hanging out in the main room and around the long dining table. We spent hours on the huge, comfortable porch overlooking the lake enjoying our morning coffee, watching the birds on the water and in the trees, taking afternoon naps, sipping wine, and later marveling at the peacefulness of lake after dark. We also had a magical evening around the fire pit toasting marshmallows for s'mores. I even spent a quiet hour by myself just relaxing and reading down on the dock. It was fun to play with the children in the large yard. The kitchen had everything we needed with more than enough plates, glasses, and silverware. The beds were comfortable and the main bedroom had both an en suite and a door that opened on to that fabulous porch. Both the serene setting and the location were perfect for us. Our only regret is that we didn't book a longer stay.

Charlotte D from Abington, Pennsylvania - Stay Date: 6/9/2023
Rating 5

The property is in great shape as is and we hope to stay again next year for our 3rd year if still affordable. 

James C from Williamsburg, Virginia - Stay Date: 6/26/2022
Rating 5
No suggestions, we thought it was a wonderful place.
Margaret K from Shrewsbury, PA - Stay Date: 8/14/2022
Rating 5
Our stay at the cottage was fantastic.  The covered porch and the wonderful view is amazing. Everything about this home is great. 
Jody K - Stay Date: 11/7/2022
Rating 5
THE BEST RENTAL EVER!

It would take a very long time to list all the wonderful features of this property. It is absolutely stunning, much larger than I anticipated, spotlessly clean, and the perfect location. All the beds are super comfy, plenty of hot water, and the view is amazing. I was attending my daughter's wedding in Penn Yan and couldn't have found a better place to relax and rest in between festivities. A sincere thank you to the owners for allowing us to stay, and kudos to property management for the upkeep and excellent communication. ten stars!

Giselle L from South Portland, Maine - Stay Date: 9/23/2022

Thank you for your recent stay and for the kind words about our staff and for recommending our rental . We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your recent stay and we hope to host you again. 

Finger Lakes Premier Properties staff
Posted: 3/30/2023
Rating 4
Girls Weekend

Fun, relaxing, lots of food and laughs at a very comfortable, accommodating house.

Cindy J from Sayre, Pennsylvania - Stay Date: 11/11/2022

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: 2/20/2023
Rating 5
perfect stay

i don't know where to start - the place was spotless, excellent layout, good comfortable furniture and mattresses, and the kitchen has everything you need . the setting was absolutely beautiful and peaceful. THE PORCH was where we where most of the time , right on the water watching the sun rise or the full moon, listening to the birds and looking at that serene lake. next time, we will stay longer. many thanks.

Dianne G from Rochester, New York - Stay Date: 10/18/2021

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: 11/8/2021
Rating 5
Peaceful vacation

Beautiful home sitting on Seneca Lake. Just an incredible place and wonderful vacation spot. The sunrise view from the back deck are amazing. Very quiet and peaceful. The house was very clean and has all the amenities you need.

James F from Alachua, Florida - Stay Date: 9/29/2021

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: 11/1/2021
Rating 5
Tranquil cottage with high quality finishes

We stayed at the cottage for a week of peace and tranquility found on a wonderful porch overlooking the lake. The finishes inside and out were of definite high quality. There was an abundance of room for reading, listening to music, cooking, tv and of course conversation. We are looking forward to future visits.

Sam T from Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania - Stay Date: 10/3/2021

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: 10/25/2021
Rating 5
Beautiful house

This house was absolutely beautiful. It was just as we expected. The views of the lake were amazing. House was very clean and came stocked with all kitchen equipment we could have thought of needing.

Emily M from Marlton, New Jersey - Stay Date: 6/10/2021
Rating 5
Graduation and Wine Tasting

What a wonderful time we had at the Schoolhouse Cottage! This spacious waterfront property had everything we were looking for and more. The kitchen is fabulous—large 6-burner range with a huge oven and nice cookware made dining in a real pleasure. The gas grill by the deck was in perfect working order with plenty of propane. Nice updated baths, as well. The huge deck looking out over the yard and Seneca Lake really stole the show, though! We found ourselves wishing we had scheduled a couple more days just to hang out at the property, lounge on the dock, and paddle around in the kayaks. That said, location is also perfect for taking advantage of the many nearby attractions: we had a lovely time at Anthony Road Winery just minutes away and were just 15-20 minutes from HWS Colleges where our son was graduating this weekend. We would definitely return for a longer stay!

Shannon C from Framingham, Massachusetts - Stay Date: 6/4/2021
Rating 5
Great Lake House!

We had a fun few day stay here for a birthday. This place is so beautiful and clean and is situated on Lake Seneca with a wonderful view. Did lots of wine tasting all around the lake and this cottage was in the perfect location. If you stay here you must visit Anthony Road Winery and Kemmeter. Great experiences all around. Will definitely stay here again.

Christopher G - Stay Date: 4/22/2021
Rating 5

Schoolhouse Cottage was a very relaxing place to vacation. Sitting on the porch overlooking the lake was the best! Very clean, very comfortable. We had a great time and we would stay there again should we go back to the Finger Lakes.

Elizabeth B from Akron, Ohio - Stay Date: 8/16/2020
Rating 5

This was our second stay at the Schoolhouse Cottage and it is the perfect spot along Seneca Lake. Access to the lake for fishing and kayaking is excellent. Proximity to Geneva for groceries and walking the Canal Trail is only 20 minutes away. We were able to order out meals from restaurants in Penn Yan (only 15 minutes). I highly recommend Keuka Restaurant, Cam's pizza and Seneca Farms!

Laura B from Mount Joy, Pennsylvania - Stay Date: 6/14/2020
Rating 5

Thoroughly enjoyed our week at this beautiful, clean, and updated home. Spent much of our time relaxing on the front porch. Would definitely return.

Lynette S from Wellsboro, Pennsylvania - Stay Date: 6/21/2020
Rating 1

Happy to return to this house, or another managed by FLPP in the future.

Elizabeth Y from Troy, Michigan - Stay Date: 7/12/2020
Rating 5

Property was extremely clean and well maintained. View of the Lake just beautiful. Neighbors, although close, friendly and quiet. One bike trail accessible from home; others close by.

Pauline T from Westborough, Massachusetts - Stay Date: 8/2/2020
Rating 5

This was our second stay at the Schoolhouse Cottage and it is the perfect spot along Seneca Lake. Access to the lake for fishing and kayaking is excellent. Proximity to Geneva for groceries and walking the Canal Trail is only 20 minutes away. We were able to order out meals from restaurants in Penn Yan (only 15 minutes). I highly recommend Keuaka Restaraunt, Cam's pizza and Seneca Farms!

Laura B from Mount Joy, Pennsylvania - Stay Date: 6/14/2020
Rating 5
October 2019 Stay

I always recommend Finger Lakes Premier Properties. They consistently have awesome properties that are so well maintained.

Cynthia H from Schenectady, NY - Stay Date:
Rating 5
August 2019 Stay

Our family of 6 loves the School House Cottage and has returned 3 years in a row. It is a beautiful home with excellent lake access, a relaxing porch and large yard.

Jessie S - Stay Date:
Rating 5
June 2019 Stay

Beautiful home with spectacular views of the lake! Really a vacation oasis! Perfect for a weekend get away or lengthy vacation .

Angela P from Rockaway, NJ - Stay Date:
Rating 5
April 2019

We had a very nice getaway! The porch has a beautiful view and the overhead speakers are wonderful! I played loon music while sitting on the porch and felt like I was in heaven!

Katie S - Stay Date:
Rating 5
April 2019 Stay

The house was a beautiful surprise. The view was amazing, the house was beautiful but also super easy to use. It was laid out perfectly with a large open family space to spend time together. We spent time on the deck despite the cold temperatures because it was just too gorgeous to not!!

Kendall P - Stay Date:
Rating 5
Beautiful home! The view was unreal!

 

From the moment we arrived, we were blown away by this property. The house is immaculately kept. The back porch is amazing! The view is unreal. There were 8 women and we all can't wait to go back with our families. Thank you so much for a wonderful weekend in your beautiful home!!

 

Helene W from Telford, PA - Stay Date: 10/26/2018
Rating 5
June 2018 Stay

We rented the house for 2 nights but could have stayed forever! The house was well furnished, very clean, and had a beautiful view. I’d definitely rent it again!

Kelley I from Montoursville, PA - Stay Date: 6/20/2018
Rating 5
May 2018 Stay

We loved this cottage! It was as represented on-line, no surprises. We also appreciate that it's profesionally managed with standards.

 

Susan C from Pittsfield, MA - Stay Date: 5/12/2018
Rating 5
The home was gorgeous, your staff was excellent, and the overall weekend was outstanding. Thank you for helping to make our stay so enjoyable!
Anderson - Stay Date: 11/18/2016
Rating 5
Excellent home, wonderful amenities and great atmosphere.
Brandon P. from Chambersburg, PA - Stay Date: 8/28/2016
Rating 5
This is a fantastic rental. The pictures make you want to go there - the amenities make you want to stay! The location was very central to all the Finger Lakes has to offer - hiking, wineries and such great restaurants. The renovations of this cottage were done with care and craftsmanship. The two guys in our party have extensive home renovation experience and both agreed that it was a job well done! And one of the guys is a fantastic cook and pronounced the kitchen almost as good as his kitchen he put in back home! That's extremely high praise - and we certainly enjoyed the meals he prepared! And while he was cooking we spent time on the beautiful covered deck or on the dock down at the lakefront! What could be better than a covered deck looking out at a beautiful lake? The living/dining/kitchen area was perfect for our needs - we spent most of the daylight hours out on the deck but when we had to come inside the space was great! The bedrooms were very roomy and comfortable. A very nice arrangement for 2 couples vacationing together with 2 full (and very beautiful) bathrooms. The views were spectacular of the lake ranging from rain with a double-rainbow out over the lake to crisp, cool mornings and beautiful evenings on the deck. The landscaping and gardens were very inviting - you can tell someone loves this house! Besides us, I mean. We have stayed in many rentals in the Finger Lakes and I must say this is one of the best! Thank You! Lee and Mary Lane and Valerie
Mary R. from Southampton, PA - Stay Date: 6/5/2016
Rating 5
Our family had a wonderful time. The accommodations were more than what the pictures offered. The renovations were done as if it were in my own home, as a person critical to quality in, appliances and workmanship, Job Well Done! Had time to have breakfast in the morning and head out to the wineries, came back for lunch then head out again for tasting, then back for dinner, everything you would want close by. The size of the living/dining/kitchen area was perfect for our adult children to all be there for my wife's birthday. The 3 bedrooms were very roomy and comfortable. The views were spectacular of the lake even though it rained which presented a full rainbow out over the lake that evening. The mornings were crisp and clear with a beautiful sunrise. Perfect for a fall setting this time of year. Oh did I mention the porch :) could have slept out there all night, would have needed a few more comfy throws though. The neighbors even waved back to us, the unknown, which is very nice. One thing that would have made it better would have been a fire place just because I am a romantic, but understanding that it is a rental it is much safer without. Oh and a plug for the winery I liked, Fox Run is a got to see :) love the old barn feel. I have Pictures that will last a life time of some beautiful views. Thank You Dave -N- Diane
David Palmer from Hilton, NY - Stay Date: 10/16/2015
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