Wakiva Esperanza

Rating 4.8 (20 Guest Reviews)
Bedroom 3 bedrooms
Bathroom 2 full baths
Guests 5 guests
Pets Allowed Pets Allowed

  • Address: 986 Esperanza Drive
  • Lake: Keuka Lake
  • Location: Lakeside
  • Peak Check In: Sunday
  • Square Feet: 1200

Location Location

Description Description

This Keuka Lake classic, 3 bedroom, 2 bath cottage features one of the best views on Keuka Lake and is located directly below a scenic overlook.  Wakiva Esperanza sits on a quiet, dead-end road within a short walk to Keuka Lake State Park and its many trails.

For the nature lover, trees surround the cottage and offer shade on those hot summer days.  Keep your eye out for birds, herons, ducks, and more!  Friendly little chipmunks and squirrels may scamper about to say hello.

Inside, the open floor plan provides space for family to enjoy some time together. Its rustic charm will be the perfect retreat from your everyday life.  For your scenic viewing pleasure, there is a balcony off the master bedroom (second floor), plus a deck off the living area (first floor) with picnic table, BBQ, and room to put your feet up!  Don’t forget to enjoy the views from the hot tub; which will having you feeling carefree!

The shared lakefront features good swimming and a lake bottom that is rocky; with a small shale beach for wading in. Two shared docks are available for your use. A picnic table, shade tree, campfire circle, and plenty of non-motorized watercraft are available.  Don’t waste any time!  Book your vacation getaway to Wakiva Esperanza 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: None
  • Lake Frontage: 205' (Natural & Breakwall)
  • Nearest Launch: Keuka Lake State Park
  • Vehicle Parking: 2 Spaces
  • Pet Restriction: 2 Dogs Allowed
  • Dock: 3' x 50'
  • Sewer: Septic
  • Slope of Lot: Gradual
  • Steps to Beach: 37 or Electric Tram with No Stairs
  • Stairs to Property: 3
  • Water Source: Public

Bed and Bath Bed and Bath
  • Bedroom 1 - Queen - Entry Level
  • Bedroom 2 - Queen - Second Floor
  • Bedroom 3 - Bunk Bed Double and Single - Second Floor
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet,Shower - Entry Level
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet,Combo Tub Shower - Second Floor

Amenities 21 Amenities
  • ** Driveway Is Steep Going Down To House. An AWD or 4 Wheel Drive Vehicle May Be Necessary **
  • Air Conditioning (Window A/C Units)
  • BBQ - Propane
  • Boat Cleats or Tie-Off (No Cleats. Boats are able to tie up to dock leg supports.)
  • Deck Patio Uncovered
  • Dryer
  • DVD player
  • Enhanced Cleaning Practices
  • Fire Pit
  • Fireplace (Decorative Only)
  • Heating
  • Hot Tub
  • Internet (Wireless)
  • Linens provided
  • Minimum Age Limit (25)
  • Non-motorized watercraft (4 1-Person Kayaks, Canoe, Paddleboat, Rowboat)
  • Pellet Stove Available (Pellets Are Provided)
  • Smoking Not Allowed
  • Towels provided
  • Tram Available
  • Washer

Reviews Rating 4.8 (20) Reviews
Rating 5
Wonderful home
Very clean and cozy only thing is the driveway is very slim and steep with I was more prepared for that it was a shock.
Tania B - Stay Date: 10/19/2023
Rating 5
The driveway is really scary - but otherwise, everything was great!
Professional, clean, solicitous. Thank you so much!
Beth K - Stay Date: 10/14/2023
Rating 5
Had a great stay at Wakiva Esperanza with my family including my elderly mother. Was nice to have a bedroom and shower on first floor for her. Overall very clean—only a few minor shower spots. Everything worked!! Very beautiful setting. Lake site stunning. Dog friendly though we didn’t bring our dogs and wouldn’t have known that other dogs had been there. Would definitely go back!
Christine K - Stay Date: 10/16/2023
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: 1/29/2024
Rating 5

This house was the perfect girls weekend stay, home was so clean, charming, cozy and owner was absolutely the friendliest. Definitely recommend it and will be back!

Tania B from Orefield, Pennsylvania - Stay Date: 10/19/2023

Thank you very much for taking the time to rate us 5/5 stars! We are so happy to hear you had such a wonderful time. Please come and stay with us again soon!

Finger Lakes Premier Properties staff
Posted: 12/8/2023
Rating 5
Great girls weekend

Property was just as stated. Roomy and had everything we needed. Beautiful beach and view. Access to kayaks, which was fantastic! Property manager was easily accessible, very friendly, and helpful with anything we needed! Would absolutely recommend. House is also very central to several small towns and wineries which was a big plus.

Lindsey K from Concord, Ohio - Stay Date: 9/21/2023
Rating 5

Wakiva Esperenza exceeded our expectations. The cottage and boathouse had great amenities. We came to the area to relax and try breweries and can’t wait to return. 

Jennifer W from State College, Pennsylvania - Stay Date: 6/8/2023
Rating 4
Great views

Wonderful views from the deck. Enjoyed coffee each morning from the deck. Well stocked kitchen and hot tub was nice after a day of exploring. The neighboring Aussie was a bonus! Would recommend!

Teri M from Marietta, Ohio - Stay Date: 6/26/2022
Rating 5
Perfect getaway

Beautiful and clean home in a picturesque setting. We loved all the outdoor and water activities available to us. Very welcoming! Thank you for sharing your home with our family! It was the perfect getaway!!

Kelly R from Hallam, Pennsylvania - Stay Date: 5/27/2023
Rating 5
Just as advertised

The property matched my expectations all in a good way

Kathleen L from Baldwinsville, New York - Stay Date: 10/7/2022

 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: 3/29/2023
Rating 5

Cozy, private lakeside cabin with large beach area and plenty of recreational amenities. Perfect for two couples or a small family.

Eugene M from Chester, New Jersey - Stay Date: 8/16/2020
Rating 5

It was a nice place for a relaxing vacation. We were so glad we decided to visit the area. We would like to come back.

Carol B from Mc Connellsburg, Pennsylvania - Stay Date: 8/30/2020
Rating 5

This property sits in a beautiful, serene setting and is very relaxing and enjoyable. The lake front area is exceptionally well developed and allows for the entire family to enjoy lake front activities and relaxing around the fire pit. There are so many water toys and other amenities available to use that there is never a dull moment. The owners, who live next door, are very friendly and helpful. We truly enjoyed our stay.

Tricia & Matthew S from Cleona, Pennsylvania - Stay Date: 6/28/2020
Rating 4

A great property, great location and wonderful owners/neighbors.

James B from Fairport, New York - Stay Date: 7/19/2020
Rating 5
October 2019 Stay

We had a great vacation, the house was what we expected, the neighbors were friendly and helpful, the beach area has a firepit that we enjoyed and the lake itself was so peaceful, Great areas to walk. A lot of nice wineries and places of interest close by. We highly recommend this place.

Martha R - Stay Date:
Rating 5
September 2019 Stay

Beautiful view, bedrooms and common areas comfortable. It had everything we needed. Due to the weather we did not use the hot tub, but will next time. The owners were great hosts.

Patricia S - Stay Date:
Rating 5
Views of lake were perfect!

Great location; amazing view of Keuka Lake.

Paula C from Canton, OH - Stay Date: 10/19/2018
Rating 5
Cozy vacation home
My family (consisting of me, my husband, two active boys and two dogs) thoroughly enjoyed our time here. The house was so clean and comfortable. The lake access was so convenient. The hot tub felt great after a long day of hiking and playing. It was our first time visiting the area and the owners, Lynda and Rolf were a great wealth of knowledge on what to see and where to go! We spent time fishing off the dock, kayaking, hiking and playing basketball at the house. Spent time exploring Penn Yan, Watkins Glen and Naples, all a short drive away. Keuka Lake State Park is in walking distance from Wakiva Esperanza and was the cleanest state park with awesome trails and a great playground. I would definitely recommend!
Megan B from Cherry Hill - Stay Date: 8/25/2018
Rating 5
May 2018 Review

Very good overall experience. The reservation agents were very helpful. Beautiful property and very relaxing!


Luke R from Staten Island, NY - Stay Date: 5/8/2018
Rating 4
October 2017 Stay

Had a wonderful stay at Wakiva Esperanza. It was my first trip to Keuka. Will not be my last. House was just as described in the listing. Hot tub was great. We even went for a night time swim in October! Rolf and Lynda were very nice and showed us how to use the tram to get down to the lake. We brought our boat and were able to launch at the state park. Also able to park the truck and trailer there for the weekend. Very convenient. The driveway is very steep but both of our cars were able to get out. Everyone had a great weekend. Thanks again!

Samantha T from Muncy - Stay Date: 10/7/2017
Rating 5
Absolutely Beautiful! The pictures do not do this home justice! We had a great girls weekend and Lynda & Rolf are wonderful hosts. They have an awesome dog Ajax who loves doggie treats. We will be back.
Kathi from new Hartford ny - Stay Date: 10/3/2014
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