Cottage Retreat in the Heart of the Finger Lakes

Entire cottage hosted by Erik & Gwynne,

  1. 4 guests
  2. 2 bedrooms
  3. 3 beds
  4. 1 bath
Self check-in
Check yourself in with the lockbox.
Great location
100% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
Free cancellation before Sep 30.


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Welcome to the FLX! Our home is located in the rural center of the eastern branch of the Seneca Lake wine & food trail and only 7 mi from the Cayuga Lake trail. Seneca Lake is on the other side of the village of Willard (~1mi drive), Watkins Glen, Geneva, and Seneca Falls are all within a 25-min drive, and Ithaca is ~35-mins away. Wineries, breweries, cideries, distilleries, phenomenal eateries and food trucks, cheese houses, ice cream shops (and lakes!) are just around the corner. Enjoy!

The space
We provide a centrally-located, quiet, peaceful place to relax in-between your day trips to the local attractions. Make yourself at home, either inside (1,365 sq. ft) or outside when the weather's right (~1 acre of yard space with outdoor seating, a charcoal grill, and a fire pit). We have enough sleeping space to comfortably accommodate four adults, but we also have a futon that will accommodate another adult or two young children, and a crib upstairs.

Where you'll sleep

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What this place offers

Free driveway parking on premises – 7 spaces
Free washer – In unit
Free dryer – In unit
Window AC unit
Private backyard – Not fully fenced
Hair dryer

Accessibility features

This info was provided by the Host and reviewed by Airbnb.

7 nights in Ovid

Oct 30, 2022 - Nov 6, 2022

4.81 out of 5 stars from 125 reviews


Where you’ll be

Ovid, New York, United States

We're on a main highway (NY-96A), so it's easy to find your way around. But it's still the countryside. There are a few houses nearby, but our closest neighbors are Amish horses. We're about a mile from Seneca Lake itself (less than 2 miles by road), and only 3 miles from a public boat launch and swimming at Sampson State Park. More swimming, boating, and lake lounging may be had at Lodi Point (Seneca Lake) and Sheldrake Point (Cayuga Lake), both within a gorgeous 10 minute drive in either direction - though it might take a few minutes longer to get there if you take your time and enjoy the beautiful scenery (or grab some picnic supplies) along the way.

Hosted by Erik & Gwynne,

  1. Joined in September 2017
  • 125 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Erik is local, Gwynne is from Singapore, and we met in graduate school (Gwynne's a botanist and Erik studies insects and agriculture). We're currently living in Hamilton NY, but the Finger Lakes region is home. We love spending time in the kitchen and in the garden, and would rather be outdoors whenever possible. We hope you enjoy our home and its location as much as we do. It's within a short drive of everything the FLX has to offer - and is on the main highway - but it's country enough to give you some peace and quiet. And we have great neighbors: both the horses and the humans. Cheers!
Erik is local, Gwynne is from Singapore, and we met in graduate school (Gwynne's a botanist and Erik studies insects and agriculture). We're currently living in Hamilton NY, but th…


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During your stay

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  • Languages: 中文 (简体), English
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within an hour
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 3:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy