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Lakeside Log Cabin in the Heart of the Finger Lakes

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,300 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Central to all the Finger Lakes has to offer

A perfect lakeside retreat in the heart of the Finger Lakes. It’s uniquely located on the Seneca Lake wine trail halfway between Geneva and Watkins Glen, less than 10 miles from Keuka Lake. Whether you’re visiting the area to get out and enjoy its scenic beauty or relaxing by the tranquil water, this hidden gem affords you access to it all.

Begin your escape as you drive along the gravel path that leads to a beautiful log home tucked beneath a canopy of trees with Seneca Lake peeking through. There is ample parking with room for yard games along the west side of the home, and the main entrance lies to the south. The smell of cedar will greet you as you walk into the open floor plan of Secluded Bliss Lodge.

The kitchen spans one end of the home, providing ample counter space alongside new appliances for the family chef. Both the dining and living spaces flow directly off the kitchen and offer comfortable seating, views of the surrounding woods, antique adornments and an ornamental wood stove to enhance the lodge’s rustic charm. Double doors off the living area open to a fully furnished, screened in front porch; a tranquil space with a peaceful view to enjoy your morning coffee.

For your convenience there is a full bathroom with shower and tub on the main floor, as well as a first floor bedroom complete with a queen bed. Go up the set of stairs off the living room and you’ll find a vaulted loft with additional sleeping space. There is a bedroom at each end of the upper level, one with a queen bed and half bath, the other with a queen bed and futon. Handmade quilts and comfy pillows on all the beds guarantee you will sleep “like a log”.

Have fun in the lower level rec room housing air hockey and Ping-Pong tables, puzzles, games and a small tv. From here, open the door to an outdoor space complete with a grill, fire pit and steps that lead to 20’ of lakefront, a dock and boat hoist. Don’t miss out on the subtle luxury that Secluded Bliss has to offer. Book today!

More Details

Sarah Mantell Marino
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
19 July, 2018

About Sarah Mantell Marino

We love the Finger Lakes and we love to share all that this incredible area has to offer!

Sarah Mantell Marino purchased this cabin in 2015

Why Sarah Mantell Marino chose Penn Yan

Location, location, location. It's at the center of anything you need to make your stay ideal for you.

What makes this cabin unique

Our cabin is truly a magical place any time of year.

In the winter months cozy up with a glass of wine or a cup of coffee and your favorite book or movie. The view of the lake is incredible once the leaves have fallen and the smell of cedar nourishes the soul. Our neighborhood is quiet and the snow covered path to the cabin adds to its tranquility.

Feel alive in the spring as everything comes into bloom! Wine trail events begin to pick up and area hiking trails begin to thaw.

Summer is our peak season on Seneca Lake. Take a refreshing morning swim, enjoy the fire pit and stop for a pint at our local brewery.

Fall is alive with color. The trees lining our property are ablaze with shades of red and yellow. The sun is warm, the air is cool and the local cuisine is at its best.

We feel so fortunate to live at the center of such a beautiful place.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The cabin was great! We loved our stay and wish we could stay longer. Everything was gorgeous and extremely clean. We were so comfortable and relaxed. Cozy fire pit with lake views was a perfect way to relax after a long day of wine tasting. Looking forward to making this an annual trip!
Oct 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin rental in Penn Yan, New York

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , Located on 1st floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed , 1 sofa bed/futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , Contains half bath
    Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , Contains 2 large closets
  • 1 bedroom on 1st floor, 2 bedrooms in loft
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • festivals
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
Stone Fire Pit along east side of property with beautiful lake views. Occupancy by more than 6 adults must be approved by owner. The cabin is located in a quiet, residential neighborhood and is best suited for relaxed friend and family gatherings. No events or parties are permitted.


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Lakeside Log Cabin in the Heart of the Finger Lakes
average rating of 4.725 based on 41 reviews

Nice cabin tucked away at Seneca lake

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My family had a great time at Secluded Bliss. The lake itself is just a short walk down the steps to the dock, and the towns of Geneva, Watkins Glen, and Hammondsport are just a short drive away. And of course your right on the Seneca wine trail so there are myriad wineries to explore. The cabin was a good size for my wife, 11 year old son and I, and it had everything we had expected. Sarah was extremely responsive to all of our questions. The only thing I would change is adding Wifi. Thanks for everything.

  • Review Submitted: 18/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi, Steve, Thank you so much for choosing our cabin to enjoy your time in the Finger Lakes. My apologies for any confusion there may have been regarding Wifi. There is a hotspot at the cabin for guest use. We keep the password on the fridge for convenience. We hope to host you again in the future. Best, Sarah
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A great property in an ideal location

  • 5 of 5

Secluded Bliss offered a great living space as well as many wonderful amenities. The space itself was more than ample for the two of us (and with one bedroom and two open lofts 4-6 adults could share the house comfortably). The property was clean and had numerous "nice to haves" such as three living spaces (first floor open area, basement and screened back deck), kayaks and canoe, ping pong table, and an ample amount of plush towels. As for the location, the property offers lake access and is about a twenty minute drive north of Watkins Glen (there are about 20-30 wineries/breweries/distilleries between the property and Watkins Glen). Our only minor complaint was the long unpaved access roads leading to the property. Overall, we would certainly recommend this property to others looking for a getaway in the Finger Lakes.

  • Review Submitted: 16/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing and can't wait to come back

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time at Sarah's place. Few postings are actually able to exceed the pictures you see in a listing, and this lovely lakehouse certainly did. The house is beautiful and the view on the lake is great! Would recommend this to anyone and can't wait to come back.

  • Review Submitted: 04/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were happy to have you, Jonathan. Thank you for choosing our cabin to enjoy your time in the Finger lakes!
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A wonderful getaway

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is very cozy and secluded and a gorgeous view of the lake

  • Review Submitted: 30/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cabin in the woods

  • 5 of 5

Nice home set in the woods. Two open loft bedrooms with a catwalk in between and a ground level enclosed bedroom. Several steep flights of stairs down to the lake front or, as an option a nice round about way to the lake on a gravel road. Very nice

  • Review Submitted: 21/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Washington County, MD

We had a great time!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

My 2 sisters and I went up to "FLX" for a long weekend and loved it. We had a great time and the cabin was in a good location. We had everything that we needed and from the moment we booked until NOW......Sarah has been fantastic. We will visit again and if this cabin is available, this is where we'll stay!

Thank you Sarah! You were a GREAT HOSTESS!

  • Review Submitted: 01/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
39 Miles
Elmira Corning Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Climbing Bines Brewery
Nearest Golf
11 Miles
Lakeside Country Club
Nearest Motorway
25 Miles
Watkins Glen International
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
FLX Weinery
Nearest Ski
36 Miles
Bristol Mtn Ski Resort
Car: necessary

Finger Lakes Wineries- over 1 dozen within 10 miles (Fox Run, Serenity, Monello, Seneca Shores, Red Tail Ridge, Anthony Rd , Miles, PreJean, Torrey Ridge, Hermann Wiemer, Glenora, Heron Hill and more!), Walking distance to Climbing Bines Brewery and frisbee golf course, Watkins Glen (Nextel Cup, Watkins Glen Grand Prix, hiking, etc), Belhurst Castle, Sampson State Park, Women's Rights Museum, Corning Glass Museum, Ithaca Commons, Waterloo Premium Outlets, Shopping, Cornell University, Ithaca College, Hobart & William Smith Colleges, Keuka College, National Lake Trout Derby - Memorial Day Weekend, fishing, swimming, water skiing, biking, boating, boat rentals available at Roy's Marina, Keuka Outlet Trail, , r&r, golfing, and more!


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cabin on Penn Yan, New York

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer Fun
24 May 2018 - 3 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add AU$34 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning AU$135.93
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$475.76

There are no pets allowed. Consent must be given by owner for groups larger than 6. Additional fees may apply.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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