Welcome to The Garnsey! Fully renovated + 145' of private beach

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4 bedrooms, WiFi, bed sheets
4 bedrooms, WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Welcome to The Garnsey! Fully renovated + 145' of private beach

Entire home

Welcome to The Garnsey! Fully renovated + 145' of private beach

5.0/5 Exceptional

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor Space
  • Barbecue grill

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest stays
  • Sheets and towels washed at 140°F
Seneca Falls, NY

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationCayuga Lake1 min walk
  • Popular Locationdel Lago Resort & Casino15 min drive
  • Popular LocationSampson State Park27 min drive
  • AirportIthaca, NY (ITH-Tompkins Regional)59 min drive

Space details

4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 10
Bedroom 1
    1 king bed
Bedroom 2
    1 king bed
Bedroom 3
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 4
    1 queen bed
Common area
    1 queen bed
Bathroom 1
Bathroom 2
    Bathtub/shower combo
Bathroom 3
    No shower or bathtub

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About this area

Seneca Falls

Located in Seneca Falls, this vacation home is on a lake. It's A Wonderful Life Museum and Seneca Museum of Waterways and Industry are cultural highlights, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Montezuma Winery and Swedish Hill Winery. Be sure to check out the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching.

What's nearby

  • Cayuga Lake - 1 min walk
  • Cayuga Lake State Park - 2 min drive
  • New York Chiropractic College - 3 min drive
  • del Lago Resort & Casino - 15 min drive
  • Sampson State Park - 27 min drive

Getting around

  • Ithaca, NY (ITH-Tompkins Regional) - 59 min drive


  • Wolffy's — 10 min walk
  • Max's Custard — 7 min drive
  • Downtown Deli — 8 min drive
  • El Bajio — 8 min drive
  • 84 Fall — 8 min drive

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Welcome to The Garnsey! Fully renovated + 145' of private beach

Lakefront vacation home with kitchen and balcony
If the dates you need are not available for The Garnsey, please search for The Backlund which we also own!

Recently purchased and fully renovated in 2019… bringing it back to life! This colonial lake house has amazing history dated back to the late 1700s. We’ve truly fallen in love with its old charm (but new feel) and want to share it with you!

The Garnsey can comfortably hold up to 10 guests with 4 large bedrooms (2 king beds + 2 queen beds + sectional sofa) and 2.5 bathrooms. Wait until you see the master ensuite! Free high speed WIFI access and TVs in each bedroom/living space.

The chef’s kitchen is an open concept layout with a custom island for the whole crew to enjoy meals and time together! Equipped with a dual fuel range, dishwasher, refrigerator with filtered water/ice, microwave, toaster, blender, pots/pans, dishes, and silverware. You will also have a Keurig coffee maker fully stocked with kcups and teas ready to brew!

The mudroom has an additional refrigerator if needed for drinks or extra food you may want to bring, a front loader washer and dryer, and a custom wash station.

You’ll have a large private beach front just a short (somewhat steep) walk down from the house for fishing, cookouts, or just to enjoy the view. The house’s upper balcony is a beautiful spot to take in sunrises as well! A new seasonal dock will be installed and available from May 15th – September 15th with public access boat launch available just 1.5 miles down the road at Cayuga Lake State Park if bringing/renting a boat.

Another great spot to enjoy is the outdoor cookout area on the paver patio in the backyard with a propane grill, patio set, and chiminea for fires at night.

Contactless check in with combination code access is as easy as it gets! We are local so if anything is needed during your stay, we will do our best to accommodate.

Considerations when booking:

- Route 89 is a busy road and has to be crossed to walk down to the lake shore.
- There are no stairs down to lake shore so the walk down the hill may be steep for some.
- The showers are located on the 2nd story so stairs will be required to shower.
- Main access to enter the house is through the garage.
- Any additional guests require pre-approval.
- No parties/events unless pre-approved.

***Please note that we will thoroughly clean and disinfect between each stay to prevent the spread of COVID19***
Air-conditioned accommodations at this vacation home offer coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to balconies. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and separate dining areas. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Near the beach


  • WiFi available

Parking and transportation

  • Onsite parking options include a garage


  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Spices
  • Toaster
  • Coffee/tea maker


  • 4 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 3 bathrooms
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels provided

Living spaces

  • Dining room


  • TV with cable/satellite service

Outdoor areas

  • Balcony
  • Barbecue grill
  • Garden
  • Firepit


  • Washing machine and dryer
  • Near laundromat


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Location highlights

  • On the lake
  • Near a hospital
  • Near outlet shopping

Things to do

  • Fitness facilities nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Cycling nearby
  • Jet skiing nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Water tubing nearby
  • Wildlife and game walks nearby
  • Winery tours nearby
  • Golf nearby
  • Sledding nearby


  • Sleeps 10

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Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 25


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 7 out of 7 reviews
5 - Excellent 100%
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5/5 Excellent

Amazing Stay
We had SUCH a wonderful experience at this house! The house itself is absolutely gorgeous...the pictures don't do it justice. We were blown away! Everything was perfect and provided for. The rooms were large and gave enough space for my 4 year old to play and the adults to relax. All the furniture was super comfortable. Checking in and out was a breeze. It was easy to walk across the road to the lake and fire pit, and we had a great night under the stars making s'mores the one night. There is also a large backyard and chiminea which we utilized as well. It's so close to so many great wineries and breweries and the suggestions provided were awesome! Thanks again for the perfect stay!! Would highly recommend!

5/5 Excellent

Beyond Amazing!!
First impression was that this home is beautiful, breathtaking and so comfortable, Final impression was that, and more!! Spending time in this luxury farmhouse was incredible, The hostess, Missy was so gracious and available quickly for every single question. She pays attention to all the fine details. I would not hesitate to book this property again! The group hopes to come back soon, So many memories made in this beautiful home!! Thank you for letting us stay and have the best weekend of 2021!!!

5/5 Excellent

Finger lakes with a view
As our first trip in the Finger Lakes, it did not disappoint! We have stayed in many homes off VRBO and this was by far the best. Not a thing was needed and everything you could imagine needing was at your finger tips. The view from the front porch was stunning and great to sit with a up of morning coffee. The host was so attentive to questions and comments throughout the process of booking to departure. I only wish we could have stayed longer!
Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2021

5/5 Excellent

Great house with great hosts
This was our first lake vacation as a family and the house and hosts could not have been any better. The house was even better than it appears in the pictures and the hosts were great. They provided all necessary information in advance and were extremely helpful before and during our stay.

5/5 Excellent

Week by the lake
This is a beautiful house with lake views from almost every room. Melissa is a very accommodating and responsive host. And the lake front area is substantial. We particularly enjoyed kayaking and even just sitting on the dock and observing the great variety of wildlife. We regularly saw heron, osprey, a family of swans and a couple of times, a bald eagle flew overhead. Overall, we had a lovely time. But there are a few issues to be aware of. One, the road between the house and the lake is 55 mph. So, if you have someone who has mobility issues, that can be a problem for reaching the lake. Also, there is a lot of plant growth in the water, so it is not so inviting for swimming--although we had a lovely time lounging in floats. Finally, when we booked, the website listed two beds in the fourth bedroom, but there was only one when we arrived--although there were blow up mattresses available.