USA New York Finger Lakes Hammondsport Listing #28355

Moon Swept - Hammondsport, NY

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16 reviews
Max. occupancy: 11 2 Queen Bed, 2 Double Bed, 1 Twin Bed, 1 Sofa Bed 5 bedrooms 3 bathrooms 2 dog max 
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Contemporary, Lakefront Cottage with Large Decks and Private Dock - Dog-Friendly

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Welcome to this beautiful home perched on an acre lot overlooking West Branch Keuka Lake. This contemporary and extremely comfortable cottage features huge decks on three sides and offers one of the best views of the lake! Just across West Lake Road from the house, you'll find 47 feet of private lakefront with a vast permanent dock able to accommodate boats up to 8,000 lbs.

What's Nearby
Wine tasting and romantic wine tours await you along the Seneca Lake Wine Trail, beginning at the southernmost tip of Seneca Lake. Head out on some local hiking trails or check out the spectacular waterfalls at Watkins Glen State Park, just 30 miles away. Borrow the canoe or paddleboat for a spin around the lake. Also, just 11 miles down the lakeshore are two worthwhile museums: the Glenn H Curtiss Museum and the Finger Lakes Boating Museum.

Things to Know
Dock with cleats
Queen-size sofa bed in the living area
Outdoor dog enclosure
Up to two dogs are welcome for a nightly fee.
This property is managed by Susan Scanlon, Principal Real Estate Broker with Vacasa New York, LLC.

You must be 21 years or older to rent this property.




Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC


Partial AC

Gas fireplace

House rules


Kitchen & dining






Lake view


Water view


Beach access





DVD player

Wireless router

Netflix streaming

Nearby activities & attractions


On-site activities

Hot tub : Private


Gas grill : Private


Beach towels


Enclosed yard

16 reviews

Kenneth M. Sep 2022
Love the home. Provided everything we needed for a mini vacation with our dog. Wish we could have stayed longer and enjoyed the great view of Keuka lake. Would definitely rent it again.
Greg P. Sep 2022
Great place with ample space and my grandkids loved camping out down on first floor . Kitchen was awesome with so many amenities . Even though it is a long trek down to lake once down there the dock area is great and the coveted area was wonderful since we had our 8 month old grandson there with us. We had an issue with the hot tub being not clean and Kyle was great on not only helping me with that situation but also getting fans for us in the rooms without AC. He was on top of every situation and was so great to talk to he actually stopped by to make sure everything was fixed regarding the hot tub. Derek who was the gentleman who serviced the hot tub was also great and came right in the evening and worked till it was drained and cleaned and refill . I would recommend Moon Swept to others. One thing I recommend is looking at the steps going down to the dock since there are some that need replacement . Overall exceptional place and Kyle went above and beyond to make sure our stay was great .
Kelly S. May 2022
Great home with amazing views. Love the layout of the home and all of the amenities that were included. Our family really enjoyed our stay. Everything was clean and inviting!
Tim M. Feb 2022
The home is clean and the location is good for access to the towns and vineyards.
Jennifer O. Jan 2022
We arrived Christmas Day to an extremely clean house. It was perfect for our us and our 2 Golden Retrievers. We were happily surprised by 2 fenced areas that made it easy to let the dogs in and out as needed. The hot tub was well maintained, clean and awesome after a few long hikes. Hiking was a bit of a challenge due to hunting season and many hikes on private property but, this time of year the trails were empty. We enjoyed checking out Keuka State Park and Watkins Glenn State Park both a short drive. There were a lot of wineries and great craft breweries to explore. Our favorite was Abandon Brewing Co., the owner was awesome! He allowed us and our pups on the deck to enjoy the view and even lit the fire pit to keep us warm. An excellent beer- Reckless Abandon Double IPA a good pour, PLUS it was Bloody Mary Sunday… Back at the house we did the trip down the stairs to the lake, if you have physical limitations it may not be for you. It is a climb up and down about 117 steps. The dock, gazebo and compost toilet shed all outstanding! The lake is crystal clear and I’m sure certainly refreshing during the warmer months. Moon Swept can accommodate a lot of people easily! You also have access to 2 refrigerators and a fridge at the dock! Great for those summer party supplies! We’re already making plans to visit the area again during 2022!
robin w. Oct 2021
Moonswept was fully equipped with everything we needed for our stay and it was clean and comfortable. The closets did have a slight musty smell. I'm giving this a 4 rating since the access to the lake has many very steep steps that discouraged us to enjoy the lake up close.
Heidi H. Oct 2021
The house worked out well for the 6 of us on a girls weekend getaway. Everything was very clean and the 3 bathrooms made it convenient to get ready every day. Hot tub was amazing for much needed relaxation! Driveway is steep but we figured it out quickly. Would definitely stay here again.
Dawn S. Sep 2021
There are plenty of pro's and some con's with this home. The home has 5 bedrooms - 4 with queen beds and 1 with a twin. There were 3 full baths as well which was very nice. The Kitchen had just about everything you could ask for (except for a slow cooker). The home was clean and the bedrooms were cozy. There was a nice kitchenette with microwave and fridge in the downstairs portion which meant this home could easily be shared by 2 families - allowing togetherness and privacy. The laundry area was nice to have for towels too. The decks were gorgeous and there was ample picnic seating outside. There were plenty of books and videos on hand for those rainy days - but we brought some of our own games too.
The downstairs deck had a beautiful hot tub. The downside/suggestions for the home area were: 1) deck chairs were the inexpensive plastic adirondak deck chairs - not very comfy - would have been nice to have some loungers 2) the yard was not mowed until day 4 - hubby had to go home and get the weedeater to at least do the downstairs yard for the dogs 3) the front hill was not maintained well which impeded some of the view - I would cut down some of the scrub brush 4) the driveway is VERY steep 5) would suggest written instructions for the dishwasher too - had to youtube that one but it was a great dishwasher once we figured it out. 6) The indoor dining table only seated 6 when the home would accommodate 10. 7) No cable TV - had to figure out how to cast from phone to TV and could not do with apple phones - at least in upstairs - this was nice to have for the rainy days - but the home does have wi-fi. 8) window ACs in the bedrooms sometimes just not quite enough to cool down. 9) limited parking - had to be very careful of septic area and with steepness of driveway had to be extremely careful - we had 4 couples so 4 vehicles - at times a bit of a challenge but I think you get used to it after a few entries and exits.

The Beach area: This is located across the road down 115 VERY steep stairs - likely not for very small children or elderly or disabled - but we did fine - good exercise after a day of 'vacation style eating.' There were no Kayaks as advertised - which was disappointing - owners thought they must have floated away in the storms. There is no beach per se - but a very lovely pavilion/gazebo with some seating, a ceiling fan and fridge - along with a nice outhouse with composting toilet (instructions for use in the main cottage). The docks were very nice and I believe could have accommodated a pontoon boat too. There was a canoe - but we did not use that. There were some pool toys and life jackets on the deck too. Overall, this area was very nice - and if you could bring a cooler or two down - would have been a nice area for a picnic. We did not do that due to the steepness of the stairs - but it could be done. Or could bring food/drink in on your boat too.

As far as booking through VACASA - I would do it again - there was plenty of communication before and during our stay. As far as this property - likely would not rent again - although the house was really nice and nicely appointed, allowed dogs with a good fee, could fit all 8 of us without feeling crowded - the distance from the lake, the steep driveway and stairs to dock area - would not be for us in the future.
Joseph E R. Jul 2021
The home had everything we needed, and the hot tub was an added bonus. The dock was perfect for our pontoon boat, and provided a fun area to swim with our dog in the shallower parts of the lake. Vacasa’s local team were great to work with when we needed help as well. We would absolutely come back to Moon Swept!
Katherine S. Oct 2020
This house had a lot of space and was very clean. I loved the view from the upper deck. We also enjoyed the little sitting area on the dock. Beware there are lots of steep steps to climb to get to the lake. The area also has lots of great hiking. There are also lots of wineries to visit. This trip was just my husband and I but we would definitely return and try to bring along some of our family members the next time.
Eric M. Sep 2020
Really enjoyed our 2 weeks at Moon Swept. The dock was awesome. The trip down to the dock is not for the faint of heart, as other reviewers have said, but the other side of that is that the house is up high with great views. Lots of improvements underway.
Matt G. Aug 2020
We grew up on Keuka Lake, but this was our first chance to reconnect in nearly 10 years. Our family group of 6 adults and 2 dogs had a perfect week. House was very clean and comfortable. We cooked and ate all meals in, making great use of the big main kitchen, grill and large deck. Yes, there are a lot of steps to the lake, but the facilities there (2 docks, big partially covered deck, spotless bathroom, kayaks, etc.) made it most worthwhile. We enjoyed hours there every day.
Daniella D. Jul 2020
Had a great time at this house. Views are beautiful. Very comfortable for 7 adults and pet friendly! Kitchen well equipped, house was super clean, bonus that linens are provided. We all enjoyed the large dock with lots of seating and canopy to take a break from the sun. The kayaks and paddle board were great and life vests were new and clean. Close to Hammondsport was a bonus too. The only caveat to this house is the steps down to dock. The listing was not clear that there was 117 steps so we were surprised and concerned for my older parents. We made it work (fortunately there is a bathroom on the dock), just wished the listing was more detailed so we knew what to expect.
Gloria J. Jun 2020
The space was clean and private with a variety of comfortable areas to lounge indoors at outdoors. The dock was great with a variety of water toys that were well used. Glad the stairs are being replaced to the lake.. they felt a bit shaky. Looking forward to another stay.
Michael t. Jun 2020
The house was very nice and clean and comfortable. The only drawback is the lake access. While the dock itself is nice and has kayaks and paddleboat and canoe....the steps down are incredibly long and steep! If you have any kind of disability, forget about going down to lake.
Nicole M. May 2020
The house it’s self was good. The AC didn’t work very well. The bed rails on the bed upstairs were broke. The grass was very very over grown. Also, the deck was very dangerous. Nails sticking out of the deck and Power tools (literally a table saw) were all under the gazebo so we had no shade plus, we had 5 kids (ages 10 and up) so we had to have our eyes on them 24/7. There was no rails on the last set of stairs! Shockingly I’m not sure how that was OSHA approved to be rented out. Again, the house was big enough for all of us. We had every appliance we needed and it was clean, but I wouldn’t recommend nor would I return to this location.
Manager response:
Hi, Nicole thank you for sharing your review. We apologize that we fell short of delivering an exceptional vacation rental experience. We are working with our local team to assess these issues and we are working diligently to repair all of them. We hope to have another opportunity to impress you in the future!