Fuzzy Guppies – Fun For Kids In The Finger Lakes !

 

It’s that time of the year with the weather breaking and hope closing in of warmer weather and outdoor activities that we start to solidify our vacation plans.  If you will be spending time at a  vacation home on Cayuga Lake, Seneca Lake or the River,Fuzzy Guppies has family fun in mind for you. And it is only a short drive from some of the other Finger Lakes like Keuka Lake. This year while vacationing in the Finger Lakes, take a break from the lake and stop down to see what the fun is all about.  You may even want to try one out. Then stop down to the River Park Grille for a mouth-watering burger.

 

 

You can rent canoes or kayaks here, and you can sign your kids up, to romp around in the canal in these giant hamster like balls.  The kids just love them.  Watch the video above and watch some of the fun.

Looking for a vacation home on Keuka Lake, Seneca Lake, Cayuga Lake or any of the other Finger Lakes, give me a call and you will soon be enjoying your own vacation home right here in the beautiful Finger Lakes !

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4144 Poplar Point on Seneca Lake – Huge Price Reduction

As buyers don’t you just love it, when the sellers decide to become serious ?  No matter how someone reaches the point to sell their lakefront home, it is always a tough decision.  You do have to remember these sellers have created numerous memories with children and grandchildren, aunts and uncles and of course the multitude of friends.  This spectacular property has been a vacation home for generations to enjoy and they have definitely enjoyed it.  The sellers have reduced the price to an unbelievable amount of $579,000.

You will enjoy 2.75 acres allowing you plenty of room to build a new home to replace the vintage cottage or leave the cottage intact for a bunk house or guest house.   225 feet of water front makes this your personal space with room to swim, dock your boats or set sail.

The flat beach allow ease of use when bringing your watercraft in and out of the water.  Can’t you just feel the cool breezes blowing through your hair as you take off on a little kayak excursion ?  There will be a great dinner waiting for you on your return, something wonderful on the grill I am sure.

 

The vintage cottage stands as an icon to this point.  Enjoy it as it is, or make it your own.   This beautiful piece of property on Seneca Lake is waiting for its new owners to create new memories.  Is that person you ?

 

There is plenty of room for campers and tents, kids and parents,  games of football and badminton, races and burnt marshmallows over the fire pit.  Just the thought of boats and water and family fun, is making me crave our beautiful summer weather that is just around the corner.  Because Seneca Lake is such a large lake, there is no boat too large or small. 

You are just a few minutes drive to many restaurants an shops in either Watkins Glen, Penn Yan or Geneva.  Along the way you will find numerous wineries and farmers markets for fresh homegrown produce.  Yes, fresh salads and corn on the cob are just minutes purchase to table.  Need a new picnic table ? No problem, there are many cottage businesses in the area that can build a table or even some comfortable Adirondack chairs for you. 

 

End your day relaxing next to the campfire, roast marshmallows, tell jokes and discuss the great day you had – it doesn’t get any better than this

 

To start making your own memories and own your very own special piece of Seneca Lake for years of enjoyment, contact Seth Olney or myself about MLS listing R184282 and we will set up a private viewing for you.   Or visit www.winetrailproperties.com for more info.

 

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Top Two Reasons I Love My Finger Lakes Career In Real Estate…

 

Al Mosher and I discussing lakefront options

The best reason that I love selling real estate in the Finger Lakes, is all about the great people I meet.  They come from all walks of life and come from all over the country and even the world.  Getting to know their motivations for coming to the area are also unique to each person.   I have become friends with many of them, even going on trips or just stopping by to enjoy a glass of Finger Lakes wine. 

Many are attracted to the area for its multitude of wineries, others for the pristine lakes, some for both reasons.  But for some it means the ability to get away from their busy lives and blend in with the locals. All of these folks have great stories to tell as they come from different cultures, different cities and different backgrounds. What is great about all of them, is that when it comes to looking for properties, they are all just regular people.

Since most of my clients are looking for the perfect vacation home, there usually is no urgency.  Because of the laid back approach to looking for a lake home, I have worked with some clients for a few years before finding the right property.  This really allows me to get to know the person that they are.

Some buyers have a specific lake in mind.  They want Keuka Lake, or Seneca Lake or even Skaneateles Lake.  Others are looking at some of the smaller and more affordable lakes. I just love picking up the phone to hear ” I am looking to purchase a home on Keuka Lake.” or any of the other lakes.

I love meeting new people and my career is just perfect for that reason.

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Reason # 2

The homes that I have been able to see whether via my sellers or the countless ones that I brought my buyers through, are just amazing.  I get to see new homes, old homes, refurbished home, cobblestone classics, vintage cottages, churches refurbished into residential homes, barns disguising very interesting living quarters and everything in between.  I live in my own Better Homes and Gardens.  I am able to see bare bunk houses and then compare them to the unique designs of some very creatively finished bunk houses.  Since many of these homes are high-end, I also enjoy seeing what their designers have come up with.  So to see the newest or trendiest styles in home design and decor, I need to go no further than the next home I will be showing.  Some of these homes have actually been featured in major magazines for the combination of their decor and location.

 

If you would like me to assist you in finding your perfect vacation home, just contact me.  I would love to meet you !

This information brought to you by Mary St.George, Associate Real Estate Broker, Wine Trail Properties, Your Personal Connection to Lakefront Living, 315-719-8377. lakefrontmary@gmail.com

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Canandaigua Lake Luxury Success Story

How a quick sale turned a sour story into a lovely and prestigious rental on the lake…Canandaigua Lake


5705 Applewood Dr, Naples NY on beautiful Canandaigua Lake as you can see is quite the palatial lake house.  It was, and is again thankfully to Dr Kenneth Hale who purchased it in July of 2011.

Now let’s back track a little.  This lovely lakefront  home consisting of 5,349 sq ft of livable space, 5 bedrooms, 5 baths, 149 ft of lakefront on Canandaigua Lake and a gorgeous covered boat house on a permanent dock was previously owned by a gentleman Jonathan Barnes.

The property ended up being seized by the US Marshalls – fortunately they listed the property immediately. Dr Hale quickly purchased the property, cleaned and furnished it and then entered it as a luxury vacation rental for $9400.00 per week.  Friends of mine rented it for 2 weeks last summer and just loved it.  It is very spacious and accommodating for family gatherings.  During the off-season it is available for $4500/week.  Peak season in 2013 runs from June 14  to September 3, 2013.  I have attached a couple more photos for you below.  It really is wonderful that this home now sits proudly amongst the rest of some very spectacular homes.

Plenty of room to accommodate large gatherings for dinner.

The view is inviting, relaxing and enjoyable.

 

For information about purchasing a well desired lakefront home on Canandaigua Lake to enjoy and understand the Finger Lakes lifestyle, contact me at my office.  This information brought to you by Mary St. George, Associate Real Estate Broker, Wine Trail Properties, Your Personal Connection to Lakefront Living, 315-719-8377, lakefrontmary@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Justin Bieber Purchases Keuka Lake Property

There are always  rumors about the stars and celebrities being in and around the Finger Lakes or even owning homes on the lakes,  from Whoopi Goldberg, Faith Hill. Paul Newman, Ethan Hawke, Richard Gere and most recently John Travolta, Anne Hathaway and now Justin Bieber.    I have left many of the names out, but you get the gist of the story.  Some stories are real and some are just rumors.  If you want to know which stories are true contact me.

I first heard about this rumor from my youngest son.  The story was traveling around Twitter and Facebook via the younger crowd.  My son asked me if it was true.  The hard part to believe, was that he already closed on the property.  How did this happen without me knowing about it,  right in my own backyard ? 

Well Justin and Angela Bieber did purchase a small lakefront home on Keuka Lake.  He is just not the Justin Bieber we have all come to know as being the teen idol.  Originally offered for sale at $429,000 in March of 2010, the home was reduced this year to $299,900 in March of 2012, a more realistic price point. This is the home they purchased. The transaction was handled by Vang Real Estate. This is a cute home with 1 small bedroom and bath on the main floor with an additional bedroom and bath in the walkout basement.  The selling points of this lakefront property were the two expansive decks and privacy.

The only celebrity Justin Bieber that you will find in Penn Yan or around Keuka Lake, is the stand up of him at the perfume counter in Peebles Department Store. 

While, the young man would have been welcomed into the great lake community of Keuka Lake, there were the jokes going around about the new style of haircuts that would be offered in the local barber shops and of course all of the young girls were dreaming and drooling at the thought of their idol moving into the area.  Maybe next time ladies.

You don’t have to be a star to purchase a lakefront property on Keuka Lake or any of the other Finger Lakes, but owning a lakefront property in the Finger Lakes will make you feel like a star !

For more information about purchasing your lakefront home on Keuka Lake, contact me , Mary St.George, Your Lakefront Realtor, Associate Broker, Wine Trail Properties, 315-719-8377 lakefrontmary@gmail.com – Your Personal Connection to Lakefront Living !

 

 

 

 

 

 

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