10 Best Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Watkins Glen, New York - Updated 2022


Watkins Glen is a village in Schuyler County of New York. This quiet yet popular village has been welcoming tourists as Watkins Glen State Park is the most famous of the Finger Lakes state parks. There are 19 beautiful waterfalls to discover and a number of hiking trails that vary in difficulty. Another popular nature spot is the breathtaking Seneca Lake, there are a number of nautical activities to enjoy in the area. If you’re interested in wineries and breweries, Watkins Glen is also a fantastic base to explore many tours and distilleries. Watkins Glen is also famous for car racing and if you’re a fan, you’ll definitely want to see the famous racetrack. With so much on offer, you’ll want to enjoy the best Airbnb vacation rentals in Watkins Glen in New York. So, let us save you the legwork! Read on to discover your ideal vacation rental today.

1. Modern property with porch and full-sized kitchen (from USD 414)

This luxurious vacation rental is located just one block away from a gorgeous lake. With two bedrooms and additional sleeping space in the cozy living room, this property can comfortably host up to six guests. It is situated above a cheese and wine shop. This new build has modern amenities such as a full-sized kitchen with stainless steel appliances, a wine bar, television, and full WiFi. Head up the stairs at the side of the cheese and wine specialist store and before you come to the front door you’ll be standing on a fantastic wooden balcony.

Brand New Luxury Vacation Suite!!
Watkins Glen, New York, United States
116 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire serviced apartment 3 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

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what an awesome spot brand new apartment with all new amenities
brand new extremely clean great amenities and very comfortable
clean well appointed and very comfortable
space was beautiful and clean
clean modern and even has shiplap
super clean space with attention to detail especially in the kitchen
” it was so neat and clean looking with so much attention to detail
bob was an outstanding host
bob was a great host
they were friendly and offered recommendations for wineries to visit
bob and wife are beautiful host and their apartment reflected it
bob and barb are very personable and excellent hosts
best location in town
great location and bob and barb are very friendly and accessible
the place was immaculate perfect for the weekend getaway in a central location
great location for both access to the track and all that is to do in watkins glen
the location is great for walking anywhere in the town and waterfront even to the state park
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2. Historical building with clawfoot bath (from USD 209)

If you’ve ever wanted to stay in a property with a white picket fence, well, now is your golden opportunity! Walking minutes from the lake this private upstairs apartment is in a traditional Victorian home and can host up to six guests. This charming property has a private porch and a traditional clawfoot bath, which we love. You’ll feel right at home and can easily make fantastic group meals in the spacious kitchen with microwave, oven, and stove. There is free onsite parking and full WiFi throughout the property.

The Clementine
Watkins Glen, New York, United States
150 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 3 Beds 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 5

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the mattresses are comfortable and not noisy like most historic b&b furniture tends to be
high ceilings cheery decor such a cozy light-filled kitchen
generous-sized bedrooms and two great full bathrooms one with the original clawfoot tub
this is a nicely fixed up house that includes a private upstairs kitchen for guests
we were very comfortable and would definitely recommed the clementine
sparkling clean and homely feeling
the bathrooms are very clean with plenty of towels
clean comfortable and laid-back
overall the place was very clean and quiet
house was very clean
they were warm and gracious hosts
the owners were extremely nice
overall the stay was fine and the host was very nice
beautiful historic house with a lovely host
the owners maintained great contact with me about arrival and once there walked us through the home
location is very near to major attractions
the location is tops
great place close to everything
great location on a quiet street
location location location in a great neighborhood that is within walking distance to everything this town has to offer
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3. Child-proof property for up to six guests (from USD 135)

A great place to stay if you’re interested in visiting the farmers market. This property is ideal for families as the hosts have taken extra care to make it as child-proof as possible. Private access is gained through the side porch and the apartment is located on the second floor. There are three bedrooms, one with a queen-sized bed, another with a double-sized bed and the third room has a single bed in. In total, up to six people can stay at the property. The kitchen is ideal for cooking a family meal and is equipped with a stove, microwave, and oven. There is also a coffee maker, full WiFi, and onsite parking.

Spacious apartment near waterfront.
Watkins Glen, New York, United States
255 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 3 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

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Amenities & Room:
(extras like curling iron hair dryer iron food processor even) organic soaps and kitchen spices to use
fast wifi and a nice little smart tv
beds were comfortable and there were extra pillows and linens available
plenty of fast hot water and heaters to keep it all comfortable
by the time we got back from a hike the apt was at a good temp for sleeping
it’s super clean and there were plenty of towels and blankets
very clean and well stocked with everything you need
it was very clean and the bed was comfy
clean comfortable beds roomy plenty of kitchen items extra towels etc
place was clean and comfortable for our stay
wonderful host who goes the extra mile to make sure guests feel welcome
host is very professional responsive and kind
jylle is an excellent host
jylle is a very kind host and was very responses to all of our needs
jylle was quick to respond and a great host yet again
location is great and the main strip is within walking distance
the location is amazing
great location within walking distance of everything in watkins glen
very conveniently located and comfortable place
great place close to everywhere
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4. Wooden cabin with firepit and lake access (from USD 164)

This wooden cabin is an absolute must-stay if you’re interested in boating. Located near to the lake this property can take full advantage of the public boat launch and surrounding hiking trails. The house has three bedrooms for six guests, free onsite parking, and two outdoor grills. If you’d rather cook inside you’ll be happy with the dining room, living room, and kitchen open-plan design. There is hardwood flooring throughout the property. In the evening enjoy sitting around the firepit, while playing lawn games.

Country House in the Finger Lakes
255 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire home 4 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

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Amenities & Room:
plenty of amenities in the kitchen we relaxed in the evening on the couch
the tv was great quality and many kitchen amenities were included as well
the beds were comfortable and extra blankets and pillows were provided as well
there is a nice back deck and we found it to be a comfortable place to crash
lot of kitchen utensils made it easy for us to cook food
very clean & cozy
the house smelled great the lines smelled fresh and clean
very clean and had everything you might need
clean perfect for our family
the cabin was very clean and cozy
great host with easy check-in
our host was responsive to our questions and we would absolutely rent from our host again
exactly as pictured great host
you can’t ask for a better host
wonderful host great place with many homey touches
great location for a trip to the finger lakes region
the location is pretty nice
the location is great very close to watkins glen and the finger lakes
loved the location and the scenery
this place suited our needs perfectly
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5. Gorgeous property with fabulous views (from USD 310)

Our favorite thing about this property is the view. Located on the west side of Seneca Lake, you’ll fall in love with the scenery first thing in the morning. Enjoy your morning cup of coffee on the balcony or use the free WiFi. There are two bedrooms, each with a queen-sized bed, and additional sleeping options provided by the sleeper-sofa in the living room. In the evening, try a fantastic cocktail at the Tiki Bar nearby. There is free parking on-site and the kitchen includes both an oven and a microwave.

Sundeck 2 Bedroom Cottage with Lake View
119 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire cottage 3 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
very clean and neat
very clean and well maintained
this place was great very clean
comfortable modern very clean two bedroom "mini-house" in a row of other mini-houses
this place was clean and beautiful for a nice and easy get away near seneca lake
gregg was by far the best host we’ve ever had
gregg was very responsive and provided many suggestions of places to visit during our weekend stay
he was extremely responsive and available to us during our stay
gregg was super friendly and gave us helpful tips about things to do around the area
great location with a functional kitchen for cooking
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6. Spacious house with a deck and barbecue (from USD 364)

If you are planning a holiday in a larger group of up to 10 people then this might be your ideal match. With five bedrooms and two full bathrooms, there is plenty of space. The property can be rented as two units or as one combined unit. As such, there is a full kitchen and dining area on each of the floors and the first-floor property also has laundry facilities. There is a television in each of the living rooms and in a number of bedrooms. Be sure to take full advantage of the decks and enjoy a barbecue.

411 S. Madison Avenue
Watkins Glen, New York, United States
109 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire home 6 Beds 10 Guests 5 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 10

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we also liked the wifi (we usually don't have wifi on our trips
it was nice having two kitchens for prepping our pre-race dinner would stay here again
also loved having access to two kitchens and living rooms
but beds were very comfortable
the house was clean and exactly as advertised
the house was clean well kept well decorated
the house is clean and kitchen well equipped
great place to stay clean and well stocked
the house was clean and kitchen was well stocked
host was also very responsive
the host was very helpful with recommendations around the area
nathan was a great host responded to my questions quickly
she was very responsive to any questions and i would definitely recommend staying here
taryn was a fantastic host and responded quickly to our communications
the location is fantastic
the location is amazing
great location walking distance to downtown watkins glen
we loved the location of this house downtown and close to everything
great place close to main street
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7. Family-friendly property with toys (from USD 175)

Located in the second level of a vacation rental, this property boasts two private decks with breathtaking views. Located just a few minutes to both the state park and downtown you can enjoy the best of both worlds. The property is suitable for up to four guests sharing a double bed in the master bedroom and a sofa bed or air mattress in the living room. The kitchen is well-stocked with a stove, oven, microwave, and coffee making machine. There is free parking onsite, cable television, and full WiFi. If you plan to come with children the hosts provide an assortment of children’s books and toys.

Cozy Headquarters in the Heart of the Fingerlakes
Watkins Glen, New York, United States
89 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 1 Bed 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

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i liked the balcony attached directly to the apartment
the bed was comfortable loved the front deck area to have coffee in the morning
lots of extras like shampoo conditioner and body wash in the shower
we loved our stay at the kelce's apartment
beautiful cross breezes through the apartment with the windows open
very nice and clean
clean newer amminitiies easy to find
great space very clean and quiet lots of nice touches
the house was very clean and stocked with essentials
very nice clean and accommodating place to stay
the host is very nice and showed us around the place when we checked in
our hosts left many thoughtful touches throughout the place
caitlin is a friendly and thoughtful host
the kelce's were the perfect hosts everything about checking in and checking out was so easy
very kind and accommodating and able to meet us when we arrived
location was great walking distance to many restaurants and bars
great location very walkable to downtown watkins glen
nice place in a nice location
it’s in walking distance to some great restaurants
wonderful place close to all you need in watkins glen
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8. Spacious historic property for two guests (from USD 236)

This stunning and historic private loft property is perfect for two people. The open-plan living room and kitchen create a spacious atmosphere and the separate sleeping area holds a queen-sized bed. There are laundry machines at the property and the kitchen is well equipped. The hosts have also kindly provided a number of board games and other activities. If you would rather watch a movie, snuggle up on the comfortable sofa and enjoy the large flat-screen cable television or the WiFi. It is worth noting that there is a two-night minimum stay required.

Elegant Historic Flat Iron Building Apt. 4
Watkins Glen, New York, United States
209 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire loft 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

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Amenities & Room:
we were very pleased with our experience at the flat iron building apt
the place has great decor and all the amenities you could need including a full kitchen
spotless apt with lovely design plenty of room and great amenities (nice washer/dryer is a huge plus
recent renovation hit all the marks both functionally (effective a/c well-stocked kitchen and bath clean throughout
the place is just perfect in every aspect - location cleanness the couch the bed and the shower space
clean and bright
loved the decor and how clean everything was
beautiful spotless updated apartment
everything was really clean and it has great amenities
cozy and clean apartment in adorable watkins glenn
quick access and a great host to make checking in and out as easy as possible
lisa was a great host and shared great tips for local restaurants that were fantastic
the hosts are absolutely wonderful we want to come back every weekend
lisa was a great host and was very responsive to all inquiries
we have stayed here multiple times and the host lisa is super responsive and helpful
perfect location walking distance to everything in the village
great location close to main st
the location was fantastic
great location so close to so many things
it’s location is ideal for any vacation/getaway
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9. Pet-friendly nautical-themed cabin (from USD 104)

These charming and unique nautical themed cabins are the perfect romantic getaway. Cozy in size, you can rest assured of your home comforts such as an electric fireplace, ceiling fans, and a small kitchenette area which includes a fridge, microwave, and hot drink facilities. Outside, in the communal area, you can share, with other guests, the firepit, barbecues, and full bathroom facilities. This property is also pet-friendly and guests can enjoy the pond.

Seneca Heights Cabins - Nautical
Watkins Glen, New York, United States
113 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Tiny home 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

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a dip in the pool helped for sure had a great weekend overall
the bed in the nautical cabin was the most comfortable i have slept on
the bathroom was also outstanding and felt brand new
very clean and tastefully done place
beautiful clean unique and cozy
this cabin is awesome it was extremely clean and comfortable
our cabin was cozy clean and tastefully decorated
an awesome experience our tiny house and the bathrooms were very clean and homey
ron was an amazing host
perfect spot in watkins glen ron is a perfect host
ron and dennis are very friendly and helpful hosts
beautiful establishment comfortable room attentive owner would come back again
great host and a unique place that is sparkling clean
great location near town
it is located on an awesome property and also close to town
it's at a great location too
great place to stay perfect location if you’re looking into going to the state park
we would totally recommend this location to others looking for a homey nature experience
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10. Bright property with a large front porch

With full open-plan communal areas and hardwood flooring, we’re sure that you’ll love this property as much as we do. Six guests can share the two bedrooms and there are additional sleeping options in the living room. There is both a washing machine and tumble dryer located on the property. In the morning enjoy your breakfast on the large front porch which has great views of the hills. The bright kitchen includes a stove, oven, and microwave so you can easily cook a family meal or feast. The property is just a few short minutes from Seneca Lake Wine Trail.

Spacious Sanctuary in the Heart of Wine Country
Watkins Glen, New York, United States
113 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 2 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
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a really spacious comfortable apartment with great amenities and views
had everything we needed for a comfortable stay even with our dogs
i have to say it felt more like a house than an apt it's that roomy
adorable place with plenty of room of my family and i
great place warm and comfortable
everything was clean and tidy
it is very clean with lots of extra touches
well cared for and clean home
great spot the place was clean and had everything you needed
great place very clean everything you need and then some
lovely place with great hosts
the owners are very welcoming
caitlin ed & pam were great hosts
the hosts are incredibly thoughtful including every amenity you might need during your stay
the place and the hosts were perfect for us
excellent location walking distance to downtown watkins glen
best location in watkins glen
perfect location for touring around the wineries
great house great location great price
great location and within waking distance to coffee shop restaurants and bars
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The fascinating landscape, popular attractions and remarkable accommodation make Watkins Glen the perfect getaway for tired souls! Decide on your ideal vacation rental, book it, and start planning your itinerary for a fantastic holiday this year.

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