Top 10 Airbnb Vacation Rentals Near Seneca Lake, New York

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Seneca Lake is the second-longest among the Finger Lakes, measuring 38 miles (61 kilometers), and it’s also the deepest that became a training ground for submarines. It contains several shipwrecks, including the 1860 paddleboat, “The Onondaga.“ Not only is this a shipwreck diver’s paradise, but it’s also the playground of water sports enthusiasts. Maintaining the best lake water quality, it is safe for swimming, paddling, kayaking, canoeing, and boating. You can cruise along the shores and see the verdant hilly landscape ideal for growing the best grape varieties that produce world-class red wines. Scroll down for the top Airbnb vacation rentals near Seneca Lake, New York, and experience one of the best lakeside holidays you’ll never forget.

1. Beautiful cottage for four (from USD 203)

This rental is in a cul-de-sac in Dresden, New York. It’s the ideal home base for guests who want to explore wine trails and go fishing. The 1950s cottage retained its cozy vintage feel. The main bungalow offers two spacious bedrooms, a full bathroom, a fully stocked kitchen, a dining area, and a cozy living room. Behind it is a spacious patio for grilling barbecue and dining al fresco with awesome lake views. A stairway leads down to the boat dock and cabana, which has a changing room, a seating area, and a deck for relaxing. Guests can use the canoe for fishing and paddling around the area.

Blackbird Cottage
Dresden, New York, United States
50 reviews
Entire house 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the cottage is beautiful cozy and fully equipped with the essentials
penn yan diner had great breakfast sandwiches (kind of pricey) and the spotted duck had excellent dairy-free custard
it was peaceful and while cozy had space for us to spread out
however there were multiple fans provided that helped cool the bedrooms
this cottage is adorable it is very clean and the beds were incredibly cozy and comfortable
Cleanliness:
the place was clean and cozy
the place was really clean and well stocked
the inside was clean however we would have appreciated a bit more attention to detail
lakeside was very beautiful and the lake is so crystal clean
we had a great time at the blackbird very cozy & clean can’t beat the view
Host:
our host joleen was incredibly responsive and provided support to address some of our concerns upon arrival
joleen was accessible and extremely helpful every step of the way
joleen was a great host with excellent communication and accommodations
wonderful hosts with excellent communication and instructions too
Location:
great place excellent location quiet neighborhood and short drive to anything you need
cozy cabin - perfect for a close family get together
great location on the west seneca wine trail between geneva and watkins
joleen’s place is in an excellent location on lake seneca
the location is great and you can’t beat being right on the water
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2. Pet-friendly lakeside home with stunning views (from USD 256)

This gorgeous lakeside home is in a cul-de-sac near wineries, restaurants, breweries, casinos, and Watkins Glen. Six guests and a pet can enjoy their stay here, with two bedrooms and two bathrooms. The light-colored interiors are decorated with nautical accents. You can lounge in the living room, with relaxing lake views seen through the large bay windows. You can eat in the formal dining room indoors or out on the covered deck overlooking the lake. Head down to the dock where you can go kayaking, canoeing, and boating.

Lake Side Home, Stunning Views & sunrises!
Penn Yan , New York, United States
97 reviews
Entire cottage 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
i can't say enough about the beautiful views from the deck and the comfortable furnishings & space
the cottage was spacious and very comfortable with the furnishings
great lake views well maintained and cozy
all the amenities you could need are available making your stay so comfortable
beautiful stylish cozy cottage on lake front property
Cleanliness:
everything is clean and comfortable
the house was lovely and clean
beautiful homey and very clean stay
the house is impeccably clean warm and welcoming
clean and well stocked with everything you may need
Host:
nancy is a wonderful host
the host was wonderful to work with and totally accessible
the owners have provided everything needed and more to ensure you have a dream get-a-way
nancy was the most gracious host and made booking check-in and check-out so easy and convenient
this cottage on the lake was absolutely amazing—and nancy was a wonderful host
Location:
it’s a great location and very peaceful
the location on the lake was beautiful
location is perfect for doing a few of the wineries and hikes
the location is perfect to go to various wineries/breweries
wonderful location and view
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3. Chic cottage by the lake (from USD 239)

This lovely lakeside cottage is at the center of a wine trail. It was remodeled in 2019 with brand-new interiors and chic furnishings. It features a well-equipped kitchen where you can cook your delectable meals. The home has three spacious bedrooms that can sleep up to six guests. The covered patio can allow guests to enjoy drinking and dining outdoors, with unobstructed lake views. The wide yard has a fire pit and enough space for dogs to run around. There’s a spacious dock where you can launch your boat or kayaks.

Waterfront Home on Seneca Lake Wine Trail
Penn Yan, New York, United States
35 reviews
Entire cottage 3 Beds 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
amazing views and cozy space centrally located
the lake is gorgeous from the kitchen/living room view
the rooms were small but comfortable
the living room has huge windows so you can enjoy the lake from inside
Cleanliness:
it’s clean and nicely decorated
super clean and beds and sheets are so comfortable
so clean wonderfully updated and perfectly located on the water
great weekend fantastic location very cozy very clean with a beautiful view
rooms were spacious and nicely laid out
Host:
host was very helpful
Location:
great location and comfortable space
fantastic location - you literally can’t get closer to seneca lake
great time and great location
the location was perfect for a long weekend in the finger lakes
the house is conveniently located to many nice wineries and a short drive to watkins glen state park
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4. Private cottage on Seneca Lake (from USD 407)

This private home is built on a hillside with direct access to the lake and wine trails. The elegant space features creamy white interiors, shiny wooden floors, and chic furnishings. The open layout looks inviting, with its fully equipped kitchen, breakfast island, and living room with floor-to-ceiling-windows. The wide furnished balcony is for grilling barbecues, lounging, and dining outdoors with spectacular lake views. Though there are only two cozy bedrooms, there are enough beds to sleep up to six guests. Comforts such as WiFi, Smart TV, heating, and hot water showers are provided.

Seneca House - A Private Cottage on Seneca Lake
Penn Yan, New York, United States
40 reviews
Entire cottage 3 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the bed as well as living room chairs were super comfy
every room has a beautiful view of the lake
interior was also very stylish and comfortable perfect for couples or a group of 4
Cleanliness:
the house was very clean
it is also very clean and cozy yet stylish and modern
the house is clean and cozy and was an amazing getaway for me and my now fiancé
if you’re looking for a relaxing getaway this is the place the cottage was very clean and comfortable
Host:
adam was a great host
adam is a great host
great host who was responsive and attentive
adam is a great host and you definitely feel that he has customer service in mind
meeting owner adam was an added bonus
Location:
i thought the location was great
great location-quiet spot on the lake yet close to wineries
the house is in a beautiful location
the house was very nice and the location was amazing
it was the perfect place for a relaxing weekend away
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5. Wonderful home with heating (from USD 261)

Cozy and elegant, this two-bedroom home is perfect for a couples retreat or a small family outing. It’s located in a quiet neighborhood along Pine Road Drive. This rental is a stylishly renovated home with nautical accents, earth-toned interiors, and spacious rooms. There are two bedrooms with five cozy beds to sleep four guests. There’s a wide wooden deck where you can lounge and dine outdoors with splendid views of the manicured lawn and lake.

Seneca Lake Waterfront Cottage
Dundee, New York, United States
18 reviews
Entire cottage 5 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
beautifully furnished well appointed lake home with the perfect view clean and comfortable
beautiful place with a great dock and outdoor area inside was very clean with comfortable furniture and beds
it was very comfortable for three of us
Cleanliness:
everything's clean and has been well maintained
clean comfortable with everything needed to settle right in
Host:
kimberly and jay were great hosts and super responsive to any questions i had
kim is an amazing host that was easy to communicate and work with
kim is a welcoming thoughtful and responsive hostess
kimberly was very nice and helpful
Location:
the location is great in between watkins and geneva with vineyards/creamery nearby
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6. Comfortable getaway with free parking (from USD 124)

Three cozy cottages are offered by the host, fully equipped to host three couples or six guests. The cottages are located in the east of Seneca Lake and are 15 minutes away from breweries, wineries, diners, and distilleries. Each rustic cottage has its own tiny porch, kitchenette, queen bed, Roku TV, air conditioning, and en suite bathroom. The garden with a gazebo, fire pit, and barbecue grill are shared areas. The stairs can lead to the dock, where guests can have 100 feet (30.5 meters) of shared beachfront with a fire pit, picnic area, horseshoe pit, and gazebo on the dock. Guests can also use the paddleboards and kayaks on site.

Cozy Lakeside Cabins on Seneca Lake #1
Lodi, New York, United States
273 reviews
Entire cabin 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
new a/c and a quiet overhead fan cools the cabin quickly
a very cozy cabin with beautiful views lots of extra amenities
the cabin had a beautiful deck with two very comfortable wooden chairs
the perfect cozy place to chill out as well as enjoy the water and sunsets on seneca lake
the cabin was nice and cozy surrounded by amazing views
Cleanliness:
the cabin was clean and cozy
extremely clean romantic atmosphere pleasant locals comfort levels are of the highest level
pristine clean
the cabin is very clean and cozy
an exceptionally clean cabin where everything is brand new
Host:
awesome hosts and a wonderful stay
maura is a very nice host
maura was an amazing host
will be returning hosts are lovely
maura was a great host and her home is beautiful
Location:
great location for wineries
this location is an easy revisit
stunning location peaceful and quiet
very beautiful and peaceful location
beautiful setting and close to the all the restaurants
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7. Lovely lakefront cottage for eight (from USD 328)

This lovely space is on the eastern side of the lake near state parks, fruit and flower farms, and wineries. The cottage is ideal for those who want to go swimming, kayaking, fishing, and boating. It comfortably hosts eight guests, with two spacious loft-style bedrooms, a regular guest room, and two full bathrooms. The classy interiors have a modern country vibe, with its rustic wooden dining table, comfortable leather sofas, and full kitchen. The balcony and big bay windows can provide breathtaking lake views.

Lake Front & Central
Lodi, New York, United States
69 reviews
Entire cottage 6 Beds 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the roku on the tv was a nice touch as well
the beds were all very comfortable and the cottage was spacious for 5 adults and a baby
the only draw back was the strong smelling water (sulfur) when you showered
extra touches like bbq firepit s'mores convenient laundry on first floor were great
this rental was perfect for 6 people with some more room to spare
Cleanliness:
very clean and comfortable
the house was very clean and nicely decorated
the house was clean and stylish
it is peaceful clean and beautiful
totally look past it the house was spotless great bedding and towels
Host:
and the hosts are super responsive and helpful
dustin was very responsive and accommodating to any special request we had
dustin was a great host communication was awesome and the rental process was excellent from beginning to end
overall we did have a good stay and the host was very responsive if we did need something
communication with the host was quick & easy
Location:
great location right on the water
a great location for those wanting to explore the finger lakes
highly recommend staying at this house location was nice and close to wineries
the bunk beds are great the location is very ideal
what a view great location - close to wineries
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8. Comfortable cottage with a full kitchen (from USD 375)

This cottage is isolated by a ravine surrounded by trees and hiking trails beside a creek connecting to the lake. Inside, the guests can shift smoothly from the living room, kitchen, breakfast counter, and dining area, with its open layout. There are two spacious bedrooms and one modern bathroom for four guests. The covered patio can offer a splendid lake view, and the lower deck is perfect for al fresco dining.

Seneca Lake East Shore Cottage
Ovid, New York, United States
39 reviews
Entire cottage 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the cottage was cozy and had great views of the water
has wifi and a large computer mounted to the wall perfect for the kids when we got rain
well stocked kitchen with bar of local wines to purchase and enjoy
Cleanliness:
it was very clean - not rental clean but clean clean
the house is clean comfortable and charming
the place is neat and clean they have kayaks and a fire pit with ample wood
the house was spotless and pretty much everything you need other than clothes and food are already there
comfortable and very clean with a nice breeze and the sound of the lake through the windows
Host:
kenny and linda are wonderful hosts
kenny and linda were great hosts
kenny and linda were gracious and thoughtful hosts
ken and linda are the perfect hosts
hosts went above and beyond to make it extra special for birthday celebration
Location:
perfectly located on the water and close to so many things
the location is perfect; on the water secluded close to everything
wonderful place to stay on the finger lakes extremely scenic peaceful gorgeous location in the middle of the lake
it was a great location not to far from everywhere you want to be
perfect location if you want to combine winery/brewery tours with peace and quiet
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9. Exclusive cottage with WiFi (from USD 307)

This cottage is at the end of a road near the lake, vineyards, wine trails, Watkins Glen, and more. It is surrounded by verdant trees and awesome lake views. The spacious home has a wide deck where you can eat and grill while enjoying the magnificent scenery. It features bright interiors, big bay windows, and polished wooden furnishings. The living room is perfect for family bonding, and there is a kitchen where you can easily prepare delicious meals. Sleeping up to six guests, the house has two bedrooms with queen beds and a queen-sized sofa bed in the living room. There is a fire pit for roasting s’mores and a boathouse with a dock.

Sip, Splash, and Relax at Caywood Cottage
Lodi, New York, United States
95 reviews
Entire cottage 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
very peaceful setting with modern comforts (wifi flat screen tv ect)
beautiful view comfortable cottage air conditioning in this time of year was great
great deck good kitchen
cozy little cabin with beautiful views and quiet comfort
cozy and warm with great views
Cleanliness:
clean and very beautiful
it’s clean and well stocked
the entire place was very clean and cozy
plenty of room for one large family and nice clean bathrooms
it was clean and had little touches that made it even better
Host:
thank you to greg for being a fantastic host
greg was a really great host
greg was a great host he went above and beyond to answer all my questions
greg was an awesome host
he was a great host and supplied us with everything we needed
Location:
great location and area
great location close to numerous wineries
the location is great in the center of the finger lakes region
close to some of our favorite wineries and restaurants
the house and location were better than we expected
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10. Quaint cottage in the woods (from USD 135)

This large cottage is in a wooded area near Seneca Lake. It has a wide porch facing the lake, so guests can enjoy awesome water views while lounging, dining, and barbecuing outdoors. The house has wooden interiors and large picture windows, making it look bright and airy. The fire pit in the garden is surrounded by verdant trees.

Back-Achers Cottage 2
Himrod, New York, United States
77 reviews
Entire cottage 3 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
picnic table on the huge deck was so nice to sit on
comfy house with great deck yard fire pit and plenty of room to move about
the living room and bedroom off from that have better flooring and windows
it’s such a cozy cabin and the steps down to the pier was fantastic
Cleanliness:
very clean cozy and quiet
so clean and perfect spot
it was very clean and homey
the cabin was clean and well kept
the place was very clean
Host:
jared was a great host
it was incredibly peaceful and the owners very kind
jared was very quick to respond and friendly as well
she is so pleasant and kind hearted so you will not have a problem
jared & wanda were warm & friendly
Location:
location is very good
great location for winery hopping
location was best part of trip
quiet peaceful location on the lake
awesome location and private lake frontage
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Enjoy the beauty of Seneca Lake

Aside from the jaw-dropping lake views, these homes can provide easy access to the lake. If you want to explore some outdoor activities, book any of the top Airbnb vacation rentals near Seneca Lake, New York, and enjoy a peaceful holiday.

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