Duckingham Cottage on Waneta Lake

Cozy 3 bedroom cottage on the shores of Waneta Lake

  7 guests
  3 bedrooms
  1 full bathrooms
  1664 sq. ft.

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A welcoming, fun and relaxing lakefront cottage to fulfill your lake house vacation dreams, Duckingham Cottage has 75’ of level-ground lakefront beach that will entertain any type of vacation! Whether you are looking for relaxation or fun, this 3 bedroom lake house will not disappoint!

Featuring a pleasant décor throughout, an indoor bar / entertainment room, wood burning fireplace, rear porch with grill and patio sets, 50’ dock, pedal boat, canoe, kayaks, lakeside fire pit and beautiful views all year long, this property alone has plenty of ways to enjoy your vacation without even having to leave!

A fully furnished cottage, equipped kitchen with basic pantry necessities, and we’ll be glad to provide you with one of our favorite experiences – a great cup of coffee while sitting on the back porch, breathing the refreshing morning air and watching the wildlife wake up.  WiFi, alarm system, cable TV / smart TV's, wireless speaker system, gaming consoles, board games, books, blankets, and onsite firewood availability leave you feeling just as comfortable as your own home!

The cottage has 3 bedrooms and sleeps 7 persons comfortably.  Bedroom 1 is off of the Living Room and has a King size bed.  Bedroom 2 is just outside the Bathroom door and has a Queen bed.  Bedroom 3 is located next to Bedroom 2 and has a Double/Twin bunk combo.  The stacked washer and dryer are tucked away in the closet of Bedroom 3 and guests are welcome to use these to do laundry during their stay.  The bathroom is a full bath and has a tub/shower combination.

Rain trying to ruin your vacation? We got you covered! The converted garage / bar / entertainment room is where the fun is at! This room is equipped with a 3-4 person bar with stools, cable TV, blender, basic bar essentials, a half fridge/freezer and a 4 chair table, with convenient French door access to the backyard. Be sure to leave a bottle (or half!) in the bar to "pass the spirit” on to the next guest!

A perfect retreat for your next vacation, any time of the year! In the summer, enjoy all sorts of in-the-sun fun on the water, or hiking the gorge, fishing on the lake, or relaxing barbecues. Don’t miss out on the fall season, and take in the stunning fall foliage while wine tasting at all the local wineries, or sipping your favorite microbrew from the many area breweries; enjoy those warm fire pits on a cool night, or just relaxing indoors with a blanket and book or games. During the winter months, enjoy the peace and quiet of a cold and still day, ice fishing or skating just off our shoreline, Waneta Lake’s Ice Derby, or skiing and indoor entertainments just a short drive away. 

Easy, level access throughout the whole property make this a perfect retreat for those with difficulty getting around! Just one step into the house and 3 steps off the back porch, or 1 step off the back of the garage, are the only steps needed on the entire property, even the dock! Long stoned driveway can easily fit 4 cars, and only a few paces from the entryway.

Whether there are 2 of you or 7, you'll find Duckingham Cottage to be just the right amount of space, and the perfect location, for that couple days of relaxation that you have been looking for.

*Air conditioning is provided with mini split units in main living areas and master bedroom
*A limited amount of paper towel, toilet paper, soaps, is provided for each guest.  If you run out, you will be responsible for purchasing more according to the needs of your group

**We ask that renters to be over the age of 25. By booking you agree with this policy and comply with the request that the renting party is over the age of 25. 
**ABSOLUTELY NO pets or animals allowed at any time.  Anyone found to be in violation, will be asked to leave immediately.
**NO PARTIES allowed at any time.  
**Smoking prohibited except in outdoor areas.  
**Guest must comply with maximum occupancy at all times.  No Exceptions.  Only 7 guests allowed 
**Parking for 4 vehicles only.
This home has a seasonal dock which is not available for use from October to Mid-May.  Seasonal docks are made for loading/offloading passengers only and cannot be used to secure watercraft overnight or for any length of time.  
Guest assumes liability for use of the dock and assumes responsibility and liability for damages done to the dock during their stay, whether the damage is done by their watercraft or the guest themselves.



Sleeping Arrangement

Bedroom 1
1 King
Bedroom 2
1 Queen
Bedroom 3
1 Pyramid Bunk

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Write a Review
Reviewed: Sep 28, 2021
Property Manager
Outstanding. They were quick to respond or assist when I had a question. Duckingham Cottage was impeccably clean and had every kitchen tool that we needed. Best cottage rental I have ever had, and I have had many. I will definitely return.
I was very impressed. Its the third different cottage that I have rented on Waneta Lake and I dont think I will have to look for another. It was the first time I had felt as though I was home for the duration of my stay. Thank you for your hospitality.
Walnut Port, US
Reviewed: Aug 10, 2021
Property Manager
Your team is very helpful. Worked to get us booked for two available nights with a breeze.
Duckingham Cottage was a delight to stay at. Such a cute property with all the amenities. Coffee bar and game room stocked with all you need. Would most certainly rent again.
Reviewed: Jun 14, 2021
Property Manager
The management company was always quick to respond to any questions that we had. Everything was seamless!
We loved this property so much - everything exceeded our expectations. The house was clean, well stocked, and felt like home immediately. The lake was a dream, and we absolutely loved all of the available watersports. Would definitely return!!!
Reviewed: Jun 5, 2021
Property Manager
We didn't have need for much interaction, but all questions were answered in advance.
My wife and I were seeking a waterfront getaway for her birthday. This one couldn't have been more perfect: beautiful setting on the lake; the house was spotless when we arrived, and it is very well equipped -- everything you need for cooking and enjoying for a few days. We brought our own canoes, but the provided canoe, kayaks and paddle boards are of good quality. There's lots of seating/relaxing options inside and out. The lake is gorgeous, and paddlers can co-exist easily with motorboaters, as this end of the lake borders a no-wake zone. Bird life is fascinating, fishing is fun. This is a serene place to center, to be comfortable, and to chill out. We'd love to return.
Reviewed: Apr 7, 2021
Property Manager
Easy to work with and responsive to questions.
My family had a wonderful time staying at Duckingham Cottage. Cozy and comfortable with lots of games to keep kids of all ages entertained. The outdoor space was incredible. We ate our meals on the deck and enjoyed the fire pit in the evenings. Would definitely return!
Reviewed: Dec 3, 2020
Property Manager
Jolene is very responsive to questions and provides a lot of information for check in and check out.
We have stayed in the Finger Lakes many times and Duckingham Cottage has been our favorite. It is centrally located between Keuka and Seneca wine trails. The cottage is extremely well stocked and very clean. We felt like we were at home. We loved the game room. We would stay here again in a heartbeat.
Reviewed: Oct 12, 2020
Property Manager
Very pleased with communication, in booking and information received regarding rental property
The Duckingham Cottage is a quaint/adorable Cottage located right on the lake which provided us with a gorgeous view from the living room/back deck for our entire stay. Arrived to a very clean cottage, a kitchen that was well equipped, many outdoor water sports equipment (paddle boat, canoe, kayaks, fishing rods) available for our use and enjoyment. Convenient location to to explore some of the Finger Lake area plus was in close distance to Watkins Glen.
Reviewed: Aug 10, 2020
Property Manager
Seamless, timely, simple interaction from start to finish.
Great, well maintained property with lots of amenities, centrally locates to Watkins Glenn, Hamondsport and Penn Yan. Great for families and couples. One minor disappointment was the lake grass a few feet from shore. We went further out in the lake to swim.
Saxonburg, US
Reviewed: Jun 17, 2020
Property Manager
All questions or concerns were promptly answered. Very easy to deal with and very personable.
The cottage was very well appointed. The bar area a nice surprise. The decor was very cute and so clean. Loved the huge fire pit and the large selection of water crafts. The location is perfectly situated between Wakins Glen and Hammondsport.
Reviewed: Jun 16, 2020
SUCH a beautiful escape. Absolutely perfect in every way. This home away from home made our vacation a dream. Super comfortable and they truly went out of their way to make sure you have all that you poles all ready to go..paddle boat + boards kayak play...firepit smore nights..board game nights...outside grill and beautiful sunset dinners..hard to even leave their home. BUT!...when you do the sweet little town is filled with lots character and must stops. The surrounding area had the best road side pull over adventures as well!! I can go on forever..we will definitely be heading back to check out ALL seasons!
Reviewed: Sep 23, 2019
Beautiful property and views, very clean, quiet, and peaceful. So many canoe, paddle board, kayaks, and pedal boat all conveniently onsite at no extra charge. Close to so many wineries, parks, and other Finger Lake attractions! Loved the place and would definitely stay there again...never heard of Waneta Lake until we booked the trip, but so glad we chose this location! Thank You to Linger Hospitality and the owners of Duckingham Cottage!!!
Reviewed: Sep 16, 2019
Our girls weekend getaway was quite possibly one of the best long weekend trips! Duckingham Cottage was the cutest little cottage and the owners truly thought about the needs and enjoyment of the guests staying there! We were greeted with lovely accommodations, plenty of fun things to do, information for the area, and access to the equipment such as kayaks and paddleboards that came with the house. The guestbook is such a clever idea for future guests to read. On the drive home we were already planning a return trip!
Reviewed: Aug 1, 2019
We stayed 3 nights, and after the first day I called the owner to see if we could extend our stay. Says it all! Beautiful location on west-facing shore of Waneta Lake, with a long grass lawn running down to the lakes edge, and great views over to the west shoreline. The house is both comfortable and well equipped, and with charm and flexibility. There is the space to have privacy even if you are in a group eg the main room plus kitchen, then a separate bar and games room, in addition to the deck outside. And, last but not least, a fire-pit where we enjoyed smores across 3 generations. Great memories. Hope we can come back and make more!
Reviewed: Aug 1, 2019
The property was just beautiful. The cottage had everything and was a beautiful setting. There was kayaks, canoes, paddleboat,and 2 new paddleboards were all on hand. Great location to keuka lake ,where there are lots of wineries and restaurants. Close to Watkins Glen and letchworth state park. Hammondsport is a very quaint town. Absolutely loved it here would go back.
Reviewed: Jul 18, 2019
Duckingham Cottage is amazing, photos dont even do it justice! We loved all of the decor and feel of the house. It was so cozy and felt like home! Ive vacationed at different lakes in NY my entire life, and Waneta is now by far my favorite. Its the perfect temp and I love that its not too crowded. Our 3 year old daughter was able to stand far past the dock which was nice, she absolutely loved swimming! So many fun activities and games provided, and we loved using all the different boats! The bar room was definitely our favorite room, especially at night it just had the best vacation vibe to it, so many memories made there! We also enjoyed the fire pit and toasting marshmallows almost nightly. Overall it was the best trip and we had such a great experience with the home and Linger Hospitality, we will absolutely be back!
Reviewed: Jun 30, 2019
Joleen's place is spotless and in a great location for exploring the Finger Lakes! The cottage is very stylish and sparkling clean. Also she is a great communicator and was very attentive to all our needs and requests... thank you for an awesome stay!

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**In the event of a cancellation, it is necessary to notify Linger Hospitality as soon as possible.  Bookings cancelled at least 60 days prior to the start date of a guests stay will be refunded in full, less the processing fee (percentage of reservation) and the damage insurance ($59), if applicable. Bookings cancelled at least 30 days prior to the start date will receive 50% refund less the processing fee and damage insurance, if applicable.  Cancellations received after the 30 day time period will not receive a refund. No refunds will be made for early departures or late arrivals.  By booking, you agree to these terms and conditions of cancellation.

*A rental agreement will be sent to the guest via email immediately after booking.  This rental agreement will need to be initialed by the guest before entry can be allowed into the home.

*Check in is 4:00 P.M.    Check out at 10:00 A.M.   Check in and Check out times MUST BE PROMPT unless arrangements are made otherwise with the reservationist.

*Reservation hold payment is 50% of the reservation amount, due at the time of reservation.  Payment due in full 30 days before check in.

*Required fees include the processing fee and our hospitality fee.  The hospitality fee covers all linens for the beds, one set of towels/washcloths per guest, and toiletries for your stay as well as cleaning service and laundry service for after your departure.  All beds will be outfitted with linens before you arrive.  Beach towels are not provided.

This home has a seasonal dock which is not available for use from October to Mid-May.  Seasonal docks are made for loading/offloading passengers only and cannot be used to secure watercraft overnight or for any length of time.  
Guest assumes liability for use of the dock and assumes responsibility and liability for damages done to the dock during their stay, whether the damage is done by their watercraft or the guest themselves.