Seneca Lake Effect

Rating 4.9 (63 Guest Reviews)
Bedroom 6 bedrooms
Bathroom 6 full baths
Bathroom 1 half baths
Guests 10 guests
Pets Allowed Pets Allowed

  • Address: 4472 Eastview Drive
  • Lake: Seneca Lake
  • Location: Lakeside
  • Peak Check In: Saturday
  • Square Feet: 4136

Location Location

Description Description

Seneca Lake Effect has it all. Whether you’re hosting family and friends, couples’ vacation, or just for fun, Seneca Lake Effect in the heart of Finger Lakes Wine country is expansive enough to enjoy your guests in comfort and escape for privacy and solitude as well.

Situated on the eastern shore of Seneca Lake, you’ll make sunsets the main event of a day filled with swimming or kayaking on the lake, and horseshoes or a nature walk through the shade-filled, seven-acre wooded yard, where early risers can take in the sunrise.

This more than 4,000 square foot ranch-style house offers full lake views throughout the common area, and the cross-ventilation provides a gentle breeze.  The cathedral ceilings pull the outside indoors. Curl up on the large sectional sofa, reading a book in front of the ornamental fireplace in the Great Room, which also features a conversation corner at its other end.

The open concept is perfect for the whole house to gather. The kitchen island and dining room area make hosting a buffet-style extravaganza or wine tasting easy. Seat your guests at the dining table for a more formal setting, and the lake and woodland views add romance. Or spread out on the deck and enjoy the setting sun over the lake on warm evenings. The kitchen has everything you need to satisfy your guests from cocktails to dessert. Gourmands will appreciate the six-burner gas stove and convection oven in the spacious open kitchen finished with hardwood floors. Stream your playlist through the Sonos enabled audio in the Great Room (access instructions next to the closet) to set the perfect mood.

The Sun Room is everything its name promises with sunrise and sunset views. All the entertainment you need is right there from the 57-inch screen smart-TV with Roku device, and DVD player, to the game table (perfect for cards or a jigsaw puzzle) and a play area for toddlers.

Access the deck via the Great Room or the Sun Room to stare at the night sky or head down to the lake. The deck will be a focal point at mealtime as you fire up the barbecue grill. It’s surrounded by just enough trees to please the sunbathers and shade lovers.

Take the steps down to the waterfront and 100-foot-long dock to spend the day swimming in the largest by volume of the Finger Lakes, or relax in one of the many Adirondack chairs and gaze out at the water as you relax with a book or favorite beverage. From the dock you will access the electric boat hoist for your own boat you bring and launch at a nearby boat launch, or one you might rent from a local marina. You can also perch on Sunset Deck, half-way down the steps. It’s a great location for watching birds and stargazing. You can also reach the lake via a ramp on the north side of the property. The bottom of the ramp is where you can access the lake for kayaking and, in season, where you will find the four provided kayaks.

During the evening roast marshmallows around the fire pit or relax in the hot tub as the stars emerge overhead and the lights across the lake from Geneva reflect on the water and add to the romance.

Each bedroom has its own smart-TV with Roku device so you can watch local television (Spectrum TV) or stream your favorite content. Five of the rooms have ensuite bathrooms. The two master suites add to the luxury. Each master has a king mattress, a walk-in closet, and lake views. The larger master suite includes a sitting room with a sleeper sofa and an ensuite lux bathroom with 48” x 72” walk-in shower with Bluetooth enabled speaker, soaker tub, heated tile floor, and dimmable lights. The bunk room sleeps three (two bunks, and a twin), so kids can have their own space too. The bunk room also includes a DVD player.

On rainy days, or during colder months after your wine tour, take advantage of the basement rec room. Play pool, ping pong, and foosball or stream a movie in the projection theatre featuring a 122” screen with Dolby surround sound. Or send the kids downstairs to play while the adults finish their wine-tasting in the Great Room! A half-bath in the lower level is the perfect addition to this already grand home. You will also find a second refrigerator in this lower level handy for larger groups.

The house sits a quarter mile back from the road, so you have all the advantages of being away coupled with the benefits of easy access to entertainment. And for those of you who telework or need to access work remotely, Lake Effect features geek-approved high-speed internet, so you may discover you do your best work from the deck. Multiple hot-spots through the house, and an external wifi antenna, ensures more than enough bandwidth throughout for streaming media and handling Zoom or other remote video meetings. The large laundry is conveniently located between the common areas and the bedrooms.  You’re minutes from the Seneca Lake Wine Trail (door-to-door to nearby Zugibe Winery is 1.1 mile), microbreweries, and downtown Geneva is less than 15 minutes away for fine dining, the Finger Lakes Welcome Center, Wegmans grocery store, and the farmer’s market.

** Your safety matters to us! This home is monitored for safety with three exterior cameras. These cameras do not face any interior living spaces. 

* This property is closely monitored for responsible renting and must abide by the Town of Fayette Rental Guidelines with no exceptions. Seneca Lake Effect adheres to strict occupancy policies. Parties, events and unregistered guests are prohibited. No more than 10 occupants and five vehicles are allowed per Town guidelines.

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.
Up to 2 dogs are permitted. 
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 watercraft is not available between October 15- May 15. Outdoor furniture may be limited or moved closer to the home from October 15- May 15.


Property Details Property Details
  • Boat Lift: 3,000 Lbs (Max) - Quite Shallow Water in Lift Area
  • Lake Frontage: 293' (Natural)
  • Nearest Launch: Seneca Lake State Park
  • Vehicle Parking: 5 Spaces
  • Dock: 6' x 100' (Permanent)
  • Pet Restriction: 2 Dogs Allowed
  • Sewer: Septic
  • Slope of Lot: Gradual
  • Steps to Beach: 34
  • Stairs to Property: 1
  • Water Source: Public

Bed and Bath Bed and Bath
  • Bedroom 1 - King,Sleep Sofa - First Floor (Sleeper Sofa is a Queen)
  • Bedroom 2 - King - First Floor
  • Bedroom 3 - Queen - First Floor
  • Bedroom 4 - Queen - First Floor
  • Bedroom 5 - Queen - First Floor
  • Bedroom 6 - Twin Single,Bunk Bed - First Floor
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet,Combo Tub Shower - First Floor
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet,Combo Tub Shower - First Floor
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet,Shower - First Floor
  • Bathroom 4 - Toilet,Shower - First Floor
  • Bathroom 5 - Toilet,Shower - First Floor
  • Bathroom 6 - Toilet,Combo Tub Shower - First Floor
  • Bathroom 7 - Toilet - Lower Level

Amenities 23 Amenities
  • Air Conditioning (Central A/C)
  • BBQ - Propane
  • Deck Patio Uncovered
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • DVD player (Also in Bunk Room)
  • Enhanced Cleaning Practices
  • Fire Pit
  • Fireplace (Decorative Only)
  • Foosball
  • Heating
  • Hot Tub
  • Internet (Wireless)
  • Linens provided
  • Minimum Age Limit (25 (To Rent))
  • Non-motorized watercraft (4 Kayaks)
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Smoking Not Allowed
  • Theater Room
  • Towels provided
  • Upgraded commercial-grade WiFi access points through the house ensure consistent 100 MB+ high-speed consecutively for reliable Zoom/streaming and online experiences.
  • Washer

Reviews Rating 4.9 (63) Reviews
Rating 5
Perfect house for couples as each bedroom has its own bathroom. It was nice to have the common areas, and then retreat to private spaces. The weather was not great, but the house provided ample space and activities to do. The dock is amazing and we love how close the house is to Three Brothers Winery. The labeling of items and then kitchen, light switches, etc. is incredibly helpful and really impacted our stay in the most positive way.
Kelly P - Stay Date: 4/11/2024
Rating 5
The property was perfect! The beds were comfortable, all furnishings comfortable, plenty of space!
I spent three nights at the beautiful home with my four siblings and spouses. The home was spotless when we arrived and we were all thrilled with everything about this home. The view was spectacular and the home was so comfortable and cozy. The bedrooms were spacious with very comfortable beds. The kitchen was well stocked and there was plenty of space for all of us. The big screen TV in the basement was perfect for watching the Phillies win and important game! We all said we would absolutely rent here again and recommend this home to others. Just fantastic!
Christine M - Stay Date: 10/12/2023
Rating 5
Property was great!
Rental staff was great. Will rent again if we come back to the area.
Michael L - Stay Date: 10/15/2023
Rating 5
The house was beautiful! Plenty of room for 7!
Beautiful views, and located close to wineries and town! Had trouble with the basement TV and coffee pot, but maintenance was there the next morning and fixed both! I would recommend this property for sure!
Donna B - Stay Date: 10/22/2023
Rating 5
The house was perfect!
Comfortable and so well stocked with everything we needed to cook in the kitchen! Game room downstairs was great!!! Would definitely rent again!!
Pamela Z - Stay Date: 10/27/2023
Rating 5
Will book again!
We had a great stay! The house accommodated our group. We all had our own bedroom and bathroom! Very clean house looks exactly like pictures online!
Trudy M - Stay Date: 11/3/2023
Rating 5
Excellent location!
Beautiful views and perfect for our group!
Rachel K - Stay Date: 12/8/2023
Rating 5

This home was the perfect place for our family get together.  There was room for everyone to have their own space.  There were plenty of puzzles and games to play when being outside was not an option.  Lots of outdoor activities, bocce ball, horseshoes, kayaks, birdwatching.  Lots of seating areas on deck, a large table with comfortable chairs and 2 levels of the dock with Adirondack chairs. The newly renovated basement has another large refrigerator, pool table, foosball table, ping pong table, large TV and very comfortable sectional sofa. We spent several nights watching movies.  The renovated master bath is very nice with heated floor and a large glass enclosed  shower.   There was always plenty of hot water.  Kitchen had most every dish, pan or utensil you would want.  This was our 3rd time staying here. We will definitely be back again. It’s like a 2nd home!

Rebecca B from Cincinnati, Ohio - Stay Date: 6/10/2023
Rating 5
50th Birthday!!!

House was amazing!!! Clean, spacious! All of the amenities!!

Tyffani H from Quakertown - Stay Date: 10/27/2022
Rating 5

Everything was perfect!

Amy R from Elliottsburg, Pennsylvania - Stay Date: 5/5/2023
Rating 5
Girls trip 2023

We did our annual girls trip here and had a blast. The home was everything we expected and more. It was still off season but we enjoyed the dock and all the outdoor amenities available to us. The kitchen had everything we needed and more than enough space including the downstairs fridge. 10/10 would recommend. Thanks for an amazing stay!

Amy H from Elliottsburg, Pennsylvania - Stay Date: 5/5/2023

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: 5/26/2023
Rating 5
A beautiful place to gather our family from far and wide!
Katherine M - Stay Date: 11/2/2022
Rating 5
Excellent location. Great amenities and my family enjoyed the stay very much!!
Heidi S - Stay Date: 11/11/2022
Rating 5

Love, love, love this property. We have 5 couples that like to go to the Finger Lakes. This is the 3rd year we have stayed in the house. There is plenty of room if you need to "get away" as well as plenty of room to be together. Not looking at any other property when we come to visit.

Tracey M from Middletown, PA - Stay Date: 12/15/2022
Rating 5
The place was very clean. There were 10 of us plus my dog staying and we had plenty of room. We used the downstairs to have game nights and/or to watch a movie or sports. The master bathroom was pretty awesome! The entire house was pretty great especially the view of the lake! I would highly recommend. 
Molly D from West Lawn, PA - Stay Date: 11/30/2022
Rating 5
Family Christmas

This was the perfect spot for a family Christmas. The house was exactly as listed. There was so much space!! The basement was a great place for adult children to relax and be entertained. The kitchen was so well stocked- right down to the Kitchen-aid mixer for making some last minute holiday cookies. Close enough to town for groceries pick ups. The winter weather kept us inside for most of the visit. The house was big enough to not feel over crowded. I am guessing a summer/ fall visit would allow for lots of outside time on the deck and lake.

Denice P from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - Stay Date: 12/23/2022

 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: 2/17/2023
Rating 5

Love, love, love this property.  We have 5 couples that like to go to the Finger Lakes.   This is the 3rd year we have stayed in the house.   There is plenty of room if you need to "get away" as well as plenty of room to be together.   Not looking at any other property when we come to visit.

Tracey M from Middletown, Pennsylvania - Stay Date: 12/15/2022
Rating 5

The place was very clean. There were 10 of us plus my dog staying and we had plenty of room. We used the downstairs to have game nights and/or to watch a movie or sports. The master bathroom was pretty awesome! The entire house was pretty great especially the view of the lake! I would highly recommend. 

Molly D from Wet Lan Pennsylvania - Stay Date: 11/30/2022
Rating 5

Good experience, great floor plan and centrally located.  

Michael L from Marietta, Ohio - Stay Date: 9/21/2022

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: 10/25/2022
Rating 5

Very spacious roomy house! Kitchen has everything! Kids loved the basement and the theatre! Location was great - not that far to a grocery store and town of Geneva. 

Mary-Jean S from Greenbelt, Maryland - Stay Date: 7/30/2022

Thank you for the 5 star rating. We are happy to see that your family enjoyed your stay and we hope to host you again soon.

Finger Lakes Premier Properties staff
Posted: 10/25/2022
Rating 5
Beautiful stay on the Lake

There were 6 adult females that stayed for a girls wine trip. The house was perfect - everyone had their own room and bathroom. We did even use the beautiful basement with games and a great area. We would definitely stay here again!

Gary R from Lancaster, Pennsylvania - Stay Date: 9/17/2022

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: 10/25/2022
Rating 5
Perfect house for a get together

This house is even better than the pictures show. Absolutely massive with a great kitchen. Lots of places to hang out and talk, play games, share glasses of wine, and watch the sunset. The beds were super comfortable and all but one of the rooms has an en-suite bath. The games room downstairs is awesome. This was the perfect location for our bachelorette party! We were so close to AMAZING vineyards and we even had a private chef come to the house to make us dinner one night. Thank you for letting us enjoy this beautiful home!

Jessica B from Bartlesville, Oklahoma - Stay Date: 6/10/2022

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 for your Bachelorette party! Please come and stay with us again soon!

Finger Lakes Premier Properties staff
Posted: 10/25/2022
Rating 5
Winos at the lake

We very much enjoyed the property! We will definitely book this house again. The amenities were superb, thank you!

Bobby Y from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania - Stay Date: 5/12/2022

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: 10/25/2022
Rating 5
long weekend with friends

We all enjoyed the property very much. The girls went out to a winery, the guys fished off the dock. We hung out at the fire at night and played in the game room til even later. A day trip out to Niagra for the groups as well.

A.J S from Glendora, New Jersey - Stay Date: 4/29/2022

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: 10/25/2022
Rating 5
Spacious, comfortable family retreat

Seneca Lake Effect is a beautiful home perfect for large families, or get togethers with multiple families or friends. The layout makes both privacy and together time easy. The rooms are clean and comfortable and the private baths accompanying nearly every room make for unusually comfortable arrangements with multiple families. The beautiful and highly functional kitchen overlooks the lake making for wonderful cooking and eating as the sun sets. The view just cannot be beat. The dock area is pretty and easily accessible via stairs. There are really nice wineries near by. My family had a wonderful stay in the home and would highly recommend it.

Terri T - Stay Date: 4/8/2017

 Thank you very much for taking the time to rate your experience at our rental. We are thrilled to see that your whole extended family enjoyed a wonderful stay with us! Please come and stay with us again soon!

Finger Lakes Premier Properties staff
Posted: 10/25/2022
Rating 5
What an awesome place!

This was one of the best vacations that I have ever taken. I am a nurse and the past 18 months during COVID really stressed me to the limit. I have never been to the Finger Lakes and wasn’t sure what to expect but my hubby surprised me with this vacation. First and foremost this house had everything (and I mean everything) that you would ever need. The view of the lake from the living room and deck is amazing- the sunset was breath taking. I was so relaxed that I actually lost track of the days while I stayed there. The house was very clean (extremely important to me) and everything needed for your stay was provided. Even though we were on vacation, we enjoyed cooking in the beautifully updated kitchen because we had the best dinner view of the lake from the deck. The kids loved playing pool, foosball, ping pong and watching movies in the theater area of the basement. Every bedroom had a bathroom which was great and the hot tub next to the deck also had a view of the lake. We were surprised with the many craft breweries/vineyards within 5-10 minutes from the house and could sample then purchase to take back. I recommend enjoying a cocktail while sitting on the dock during sunset. The lake water was crystal clear while we were there and the kids went swimming almost daily. We even went boating/tubing which was fun. We will definitely rent this place again and next time bring some friends along- as this place is way too amazing to keep to ourselves!

Kelly C - Stay Date: 8/1/2021
Rating 5
Review for Seneca Lake Effect

We stayed at Seneca Lake Effect in the height of summer, yet the house and property were quiet and serene. There's a wonderful deck in the back that made grilling and eating outside easy. And there's a pier that reaches out into the lake with lots of room to hang out and access the water (the teenagers loved jumping in!). The house itself is spacious, with so many rooms for us to spread out, and thoughtfully decorated with choice pieces of original art. All of our needs were met! We heartily recommend the property.

Sue A from Maryland - Stay Date: 8/1/2021
Rating 5
Seneca Lake Effect Fall Getaway
This was our second time at this property. We loved it so much last year, we had to go again this year! And we are going to go again next year. We loved all the improvements the new owner has made especially with the basement! We had an awesome cornhole competition too! Even if it had to be in the garage considering the weather. Love Seneca Lake Effect!!!
Donna E from Hamburg - Stay Date: 10/16/2021

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: 10/25/2021
Rating 5
Great Getaway!

This home is exactly as described. The view from the living area and back deck is incredible. The house is comfortably furnished with the most organized kitchen we have ever seen. It has every appliance you could possibly need - crockpot, soda streamer, toaster oven, mixer, cheese trays, knives, etc. We had a party of 9 who are all over 60 and loved the fact that everything was on the first floor. While there is a fantastic game room with a pool table, table tennis, theatre style television in the basement, we only went down there once to watch the football game. Televisions in every bedroom was a plus for those of us who didn't like the movie pick of the evening. We had no problems at all so there was no reason to contact the management office. The only tricky thing was trying to get into the house upon arrival. After 4 tries, we actually managed to get in --- LOL!

Daniel M from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - Stay Date: 9/11/2021

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: 10/1/2021
Rating 5
Beautiful House

I cannot say enough good things! Came for a 40th birthday celebration with friends. The house was immaculate upon arrival and plenty of space allowing each guest their own private bathroom with shower. Gorgeous lake views with a sprawling deck and hot tub. The lake was easily accessible just a short walk down the steps to the dock. This place had it all, fire pit and even a beautiful newly renovated game room in the basement with a pool table, ping pong table and large movie screen. We had a great time here and would 100% stay here again! Perfect location for relaxing and for enjoying the Seneca wine trail. Highly recommend!!!

Cara P - Stay Date: 5/28/2021
Rating 5
50th Birthday Celebration!

We had intended on coming to wine country in 2020 but due to COVID had to postpone. Totally worth the wait! The house was amazing for a delayed 50th birthday celebration. Each of us had our own room and bath. Perfect weekend of relaxation, bonding and just all around disconnecting from our busy lives. The house was immaculate and they have really thought of everything! We are looking forward to coming back very soon!! Only request we would make was to have the ladder into the water available. Very hot weekend and we couldn't figure out how to get in and out of the lake easily. 

Kerriann W from Pelham, New Hampshire - Stay Date: 6/4/2021

Happy belated 50th! We were so happy to read that you enjoyed your stay at Seneca Lake Effect and we hope you return again soon. It was an unfortunate oversight that the swim ladder wasn’t installed by the time you arrived. Be assured that as long as your next stay is between mid May and mid October, the swim ladder will be on the dock! 

Finger Lakes Premier Properties staff
Posted: 6/11/2021
Rating 5
A year in the making but well worth the wait!
We had intended on coming to wine country in 2020 but due to COVID had to postpone. Totally worth the wait!! The house was amazing for a delayed 50th birthday celebration. Each of us had our own room and bath. Perfect weekend of relaxation, bonding and just all around disconnecting from our busy lives. The house was immaculate and they have really thought of everything! We are looking forward to coming back very, very soon!! Only request we would make was to have the ladder into the water available. Very hot weekend and we couldn't figure out how to get in and out of the lake easily.
Kerriann W from Pelham, NH - Stay Date: 6/4/2021
Rating 3
Amazing
This house was everything you could want and need for a fun getaway. Each bedroom had it's own private bathroom, so everyone in a room can have their own privacy. The great room and kitchen was perfect for hosting, open floor concept. The house provided mostly everything you needed. The side sun room was perfect, given some people had to work remote and they could do so freely in there. The basement with the theater, pool table, fooseball and ping pong table was absolutely perfect for the rainy weather we experienced a couple of the days. The house sits right above the water for gorgeous views, the dock was immaculate - seneca lake is one of the nicest finger lakes. Neighbors were friendly too! I would give this house a 10/10, thank you so much!
Bryana M from ROCHESTER - Stay Date: 4/29/2021
Rating 5

Outstanding experience!

Justin F from Lexington, Kentucky - Stay Date: 7/11/2020
Rating 5
Great house & location.

Would not hesitate to book again. Elicia made the process very easy!!

Mike I - Stay Date: 9/23/2020
Rating 5
Amazing Place!

Our stay at Seneca Lake Effect was great! Beautiful location and a great view of the lake from the back deck. We were able to eat all of our meals outside on the back deck. Everything was in working order and the kitchen pots, pans, plates, etc. were in great supply. Plenty of Adirondack chairs in all of the right locations and the deck and dock were in excellent condition. We highly recommend this place and we look forward to returning.

Melissa S - Stay Date: 8/30/2020
Rating 5
Absolutely wonderful!!! Very welcoming.

The owner has thought to take care of most wants and needs of the guests. Lots of room to spread out for quiet time and large spaces for family gathering. Board games, outdoor games, books, puzzles, lots of outdoor sitting areas, near to wineries, breweries, site seeing. Kitchen was wonderful to work in— lots of dishes and all sorts of utensils . Could picture the owner waiting at the door to welcome us when we arrived. Thank you!

Rebecca B - Stay Date: 7/25/2020
Rating 5
Amazing Space

Our group of 6 loved the house and the views! Place was immaculate and comfortable. We’ll definitely be back!

Lori C - Stay Date: 10/2/2020
Rating 5

It was a very welcoming home with lots of space for everyone to spread out and have their own private space. Very well appointed with a well equipped kitchen, lots of games, puzzles, outdoor sporting equipment and comfortable outdoor seating.

Rebecca B from Cincinnati, Ohio - Stay Date: 7/25/2020
Rating 5

Sunsets every night, a nice breeze which feels delicious and keeps the bugs at bay, and beautiful outfitting throughout the house made our stay lovely. The Great Room, with it's large kitchen island, made cooking fun, particularly with the lake as the backdrop...we will definitely be back!

Ashley G from Jersey City - Stay Date: 5/29/2020
Rating 5
Perfect Girls Weekend Getaway
There were 10 of us getting away for a weekend so we could pamper ourselves and just relax and have quality time together. This was the perfect place to do that! We were all so impressed with the size and layout of the house. The open kitchen/great room was perfect for us all to hang out and visit. We had a great time using the game room in the basement, as well as the hot tub. Even in winter, the views are stunning from this house. Within a few miles of the house there are wineries and breweries that we were able to visit. It was a weekend we will never forget, and a big reason for that is because this house was so amazing to stay in. I will definitely be booking Seneca Lake Effect again in the future. Can't recommend it enough!
Carrie I from Livonia - Stay Date: 2/14/2020
Rating 5
December 2019 Stay

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit. One of the best places I've ever rented. We are looking for another time to come back up when it's warmer and rent again. Can't say enough good things! Thank you!

Tracey M - Stay Date:
Rating 5
October 2019 Stay

We had a great time at the Seneca Lake Effect house. We had 4 couples and it worked out perfectly. The weather wasn’t great, but with a house like this we didn’t even care. We look forward to visiting again in the future.

Michael G from Hamilton, OH - Stay Date:
Rating 5
August 2019 Stay

My wife and kids absolutely loved our stay at Seneca Lake Effect this August.  The house is huge, beautiful and clean.  The view of the lake can be seen from almost every room in the house and the view from the Great Room is simply stunning.  The sunsets are to die for!  

The deck is gorgeous and huge!  The new dock and covered motorized boat lift was a treat for when we rented a boat from Roy's.  We loved being able to jump right into the lake from the dock.  We also loved taking relaxing dips in the hot tub right off of the deck.  We also enjoyed being close to so many great wineries, breweries and distilleries.  We can't wait to go back.

Chris & Megan R - Stay Date:
Rating 5
August 2019 Trip
My family and I are repeat customers to this grand house! We absolutely love all that it has to offer! The views are amazing and the new hot tub is off the charts when your soaking and watching the sunset! There is also the new addition of a dock which is the best place to enjoy breakfast and coffee in the morning! It is so quiet and peaceful each time we?ve been and the landscape around the home is beautiful! I wish I could give one hundred stars for our vacation review but will have to settle gazing at the million stars at night over the campfire!! Always magical! Will be back again and again! Thank you!
Anne Marie B from Glendora, NJ - Stay Date: 8/11/2019
Rating 4
June 2019 Stay

Excellent experience overall. We've made this a family tradition.

Ashok M from Great Neck, NY - Stay Date:
Rating 5
June 2019 Stay

Easy check in/out. Clean house. What you see is what you get, this specific house is awesome!

Jacob H from Cambridge, MA - Stay Date:
Rating 5
May 2019 Stay

Fantastic. Just what we were looking for!

Tim D - Stay Date:
Rating 5
April 2019 Stay

Our family loves this rental.

Connie M - Stay Date:
Rating 5
Thirteen Thumbs Up
?It's difficult to find a place for a family of 13 to get away from the craziness of everyday life. We found a peaceful, gorgeous, immaculate, huge piece of perfection...Seneca Lake Effect. The house was equipped with everything from comfy beds to top of the line appliances. With all of the bedrooms and baths, our crew could spread out and truly relax. The kitchen was out of this world! It was an extraordinary vacation with all of the people we love. Sunsets aren't too shabby either!?
Sandy B from Buffalo - Stay Date: 9/6/2018
Rating 5
June 2018 Stay

Plenty of room for up to 15 people. House is in great shape. Very convenient location. Excellent overall experience.

Mark F from Woodbury, NY - Stay Date: 6/8/2018
Rating 5
June 2018 Stay

The rental process was handled very professionally and efficiently. The home was perfect for our group of 10 people. We enjoy cooking our own meals and the kitchen was a dream.

Blinn T from Wooster, OH - Stay Date: 6/8/2018
Rating 5
May 2018 Stay

Wonderful home for our family’s celebration of our daughter’s HWS graduation! Great amenities, comfortable bedrooms, spacious gathering space and deck! And what a view!

 

Mary B from Mount Airy, MD - Stay Date: 5/11/2018
Rating 5
Seneca Lake Effect

Seneca Lake Effect was spacious with beautiful views!

Jamie P from Greenfield, MA - Stay Date: 4/19/2018
Rating 5
December 2017 Stay

This house is beautiful and spacious! It has every amenity and I would definitely come again! The proximity to downtown Geneva and the Seneca Wine Trail is convenient. I did find the app to be a bit inefficient.  However, great getaway to quiet your body, mind and soul. I am hoping to do this again with family and friends!            

Payal S from Ambler - Stay Date: 12/8/2017
Rating 5
September 2017 Stay

Best property in our 6 years of renting. plenty of room for a large group (13) and all kinds of nice amenities. Enjoyed the fire pit on the cliff and the large deck. Ping pong table was utilized often as well as the hammock. Bathroom for every bedroom was very nice. 

David M from Robesonia - Stay Date: 9/2/2017
Rating 5
June 2017 Stay

This property exceeded our expectations. The view was amazing . The home was clean and comfortable with plenty of room for our family of 17 of all ages, ranging from 2 to 90. The kitchen is well stocked with everything you need. Plenty of amenities from games both indoor and outdoor, plus the kayaks were a huge hit. Conveniently located to shopping and wineries. Its a 45 min drive to Watkins Glen but a beautiful ride along the lake. We all had a wonderful time. Would definitely stay here again and highly recommend this home.

Anne P from Lancaster, NY - Stay Date: 6/24/2017
Rating 5
Size Does Not Matter...

Of course the fact that Seneca Lake Effect has 6 bedrooms and could sleep 17  calls out to large groups,  but that does not mean that  smaller groups would be “rattling around” and not able to enjoy this beautiful place!    We were a family of five (ages 12-76) and felt totally cozy,  comfortable, and connected!   The house sits on a bluff overlooking the lake so the cathedral ceiling windows and expansive deck would give a fabulous view in any season.  About half way down the flight of stairs that leads to the water’s edge is Sunset Deck—sited perfectly for a spectacular Happy Hour or just watching the kids swim down below.  Only a very narrow stony beach lines the water’s edge, but a long pier gives plenty of space for sun tanning or perhaps tying up a boat rented from a marina on the other side of the lake.  The property also includes woods to explore, grassy areas for volleyball or pass-n-catch football, and a place to launch the fleet of four kayaks.  Such a great place—hope to return very soon!

Bonnie B from Springfield, VA - Stay Date: 8/27/2017
Rating 5
April 2017 Stay

My family and I stayed at Lake Effect in April. Just pulling up into the driveway took our breath away!! Huge lawn so much space! Then walking in was amazing! Absolutely huge inside with incredible views of the Lake!! The bedrooms which are located in a different wing were remarkable! Beautifully decorated with our own bathroom complete with shower. Not to mention how quiet and "off the beaten path" to the rest of the house. A massive kitchen to cook in while breathing in the scenery, just fabulous. Wineries galore and you can bring your pooches. Love it! Will definitely stay again and recommend to everyone!! If I could give it a 10 star rating I would but it only allows for 5. Warm, inviting, and relaxing!!! Best home ever!!!

Anne M from Glendora, NJ - Stay Date: 4/15/2017
Rating 5
May 2017 Stay

Visiting Seneca Lake Effect in May was an amazing and unforgettable experience!  From the moment we arrived, the house [and weather too!] was inviting and met all expectations throughout our stay.  Don’t let the exterior fool you, the home is vast, ample and immense – and all on one level! Ideal for those who wish to avoid stairs.  The high ceilings, numerous windows and generously large family and bedrooms make the house feel cavernous, yet it quickly lends to a comfortable home; one in which you may easily enjoy a lively social moment with family and friends, or if you chose, tuck-away for a moment of solitude while admiring an astonishing view of the lake, a picture-perfect sunset and Seneca Lake Effect surroundings.    

Seneca Lake Effect seems isolated from others, but not far behind the brush and gorgeous trees, you’d find a lovely and peaceful community.  Unless one wonders the area, the experience of seclusion and privacy is almost a given.  

 

Besides immediate access to the lake, Seneca Lake Effect’s nearby must-go-to attractions are only minutes away! The nearby wineries and breweries, all of which provide the ubiquitous Adirondack chairs, are perfectly positioned to lounge and enjoy a gorgeous view of the lake and sunsets too!  

 

 

On a scale of 1 to 5, Seneca Lake Effect is a perfect 10!!    

Lidice R from Washington, DC - Stay Date: 5/10/2017
Rating 5
Perfect for a Girl's Getaway week/weekend

If you are looking for the PERFECT getaway spot for a girls' week/weekend, then look no further than Seneca Lake Effect!  This gorgeous home sits right on the water with a spectacular view--whether it's cold and you catch it from the large living area, or it's warm weather and you catch it from the huge deck facing the water.            

 

Why is this perfect for the girls?  Where else can you go that has six bedrooms and six full bathrooms!  Where else can you go that offers you the seclusion of the getaway spot, yet lies minutes from numerous wineries!  Quite simply, a girls' getaway is a MUST DO at Seneca Lake Effect!

Lori H from Pheonixville, PA - Stay Date: 3/30/2017
Rating 5
April 2017 Stay

Spacious comfortable family retreat!

Seneca Lake Effect is a beautiful home perfect for large families, or get together's with multiple families or friends. The layout makes both privacy and together time easy. The rooms are clean and comfortable and the private baths accompanying nearly every room make for unusually comfortable arrangements with multiple families. The beautiful and highly functional kitchen overlooks the lake making for wonderful cooking and eating as the sun sets. The view just cannot be beat. The dock area is pretty and easily accessible via stairs. There are really nice wineries near by. My family had a wonderful stay in the home and would highly recommend it.

Terri T - Stay Date: 4/2/2017
Rating 5
Seneca Lake Effect

We had the opportunity to stay at Lake Effect in late May.  We had a wonderful ride up to New York (we are from Philadelphia) and enjoyed the Scenic Wine Trail as we came upon Seneca Lake.

 

Lake Effect is a very roomy house -- with 6 bedrooms, 6 full bathrooms, a large kitchen, and large deck. The master bedroom is HUGE, but each bedroom was comfortable; with a TV and linens.  

It truly is right on the lake!! From the deck you can see the lake and each night we all watched the sunset - it was spectacular!

The house sits above the lake -- with a staircase that takes you down to the lake.  There is a platform midway down the stairs that was a wonderful place to enjoy the lake. At the lake, there is a boat dock.  And while we didn’t take advantage of it, there were kayaks (and life vests) that were available.

Being a big birder, I enjoyed watching the lake.  In one afternoon, I saw an osprey catch a fish, geese with some babies, great blue herons flying overhead, kingfishers, and various other ‘normal’ birds (cardinals, wrens, etc).

 

 

Lake Effect is secluded.  There are woods around it.  Others in our party said they saw a couple of deer and a fox.  It was very quiet -- no road noise, no train whistles.  Yet it was within 10 minutes of the quaint town of Geneva.  We enjoyed driving around the town.

Sharon H from Philedelphia - Stay Date: 5/27/2017
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