Protecting Keuka Lake – The KLA

Formed in 1956 the Keuka Lake Association has been in the forefront to protect and preserve the lake.   Through the collaboration of many, this group that can be considered a watch dog group, educators about the watershed, and the basis for information about beautiful Keuka Lake.  If you want to know the current water temperature, you can stop by the page and see not just the current temp, but comparable temperatures of the previous 2 yrs graphed in a very readable fashion. You can view pictures of the lake and see information about the lake in a trivia type form.

I recommend that all of my real estate clients invest the few dollars a year to be a member of this organization.  I believe it is currently $30.00 per year.  They do great things to protect the water that we all so enjoy.   So if you care about Keuka Lake and would like to pass on the enjoyment to your family members for years to come, stop by the website of the KLA.


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Seneca Lake – Poplar Point Vintage Cottage and Lot For Sale


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Poplar Point – this breathtaking property has been in the same family for approximately 60 years.  There have been many picnics, birthday parties and just plain old family gatherings here.  Oh…the memories that have been made here.  The sailing, the fishing, the boating, skipping stones, dodgeball, catching fireflies and the perfect setting to see all of the fireworks being fired up and down the lake. There was always plenty of room to pitch extra tents for the extra overnight guests.  Now that the youngest generation has grown and dispersed outside of the area, it is time to pass this loving property onto a new family. 

225 feet of lakefront as it forms a point offers plenty of room for boats and swimming on Seneca Lake.  The lawn is flat allowing you to run right into the lake.  2.25 acres of property gives you room to enjoy the property as is or build your new home of memories.  The choice is yours.

This absolutely wonderful Seneca Lake property is being offered for $699,000.  The MLS # is R184282 .  Call today for your private viewing of a most extraordinary property with so many options.  Seneca Lake is one of the larger of the eleven Finger Lakes.

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This information brought to you by Mary St. George, Associate Broker, and Seth Olney ,Wine Trail Properties, 315-719-8377 If you are interested in selling or buying lakefront property in the Finger Lakes, we are the ones to call !

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A Unique Home For You In The Finger Lakes ? Get Me Roger Stone


Everyone once in a while, someone calls us up looking for “something different” to purchase as in an old firehouse, school or church.   Currently we have a church for sale and now just waiting for the right buyer.  Of course the church could be purchased for so many uses, but I would just love it, if someone could really turn it into something extraordinary as in the “Ballard House” pictured on the left.  

This church is located in Seattle, but could just as easily be located in Dundee NY where our listing is located. 

Our church listing is located at 8 Union St in Dundee and has 4,688 sq ft.

Just think what you could do in this space creatively.

For more ideas, check the link above and if you would like to make this your personal “unusual” home or business, just give us a call for a private viewing.  At only $54,000 you can not go wrong.   315-719-8377                           MLS#  R170394

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#1 Keuka Lake Realtor – Soon To Be



Anyone can sell real estate on Keuka Lake, even though some believe otherwise.  It really is like any other real estate market that deals with lakefront property.  There are no secrets, no special lures and no secret connection to buying or selling.  If you believe that, you really are limiting yourself.   I intend to become the newest number one realtor on Keuka Lake for all of the right reasons.

  • I believe in doing business ethically  – full disclosures – it prevents surprises and deal killers – currently serving on our Real Estate Board (GRAR) ethics and professional standards committee – I will never mislead you b y telling you what you can and cannot do.  This is up to the local governing authorities, not to realtors.  I can suggest how we can put together a contract to protect your interests.
  • Marketing – most buyers look for their lakefront home on the internet, they can obtain almost all information realtors can supply.  By looking at videos, reading Facebook comments, looking at Google Maps, and reading about local restaurants and places of interest,  they get a good flavor of the area.  So to encourage new buyers to the area, we are continually feeding that information engine.  For sellers, we use every type of media that we can get our hands on.  You have seen my television ads, you have heard about “lakefront mary” on the radio, you have seen our ads in the various Finger Lakes magazines, you have attended our Open Houses, while shopping at the local grocery stores, you have seen our ads on the carts and for newsprint, well here are just a few places you have seen our ads:  The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, duPont Registry, Chicago Tribune, The Jewish Ledger, Binghamton Press, The Corning Leader, The Democrat and Chronicle, The Elmira Gazette, The Chronicle Express and The Dundee Observer to name a few. 

  • Technology –  I continually look for new ways that technology can enhance the real estate experience. Fortunately for my clients, I am also on the technology committee for our local real estate board.
  • Professional photographers -Our high-end buyers and sellers expect to see a house portrayed in its Sunday best, so we utilize professional photographers for all of our high-end listings.  This increases the interest in those listings. 


  • Social Media – you have to endure yourself into the various platforms.  We give exposure to homes on Facebook, Twitter, Linked in and Google+.  We engage our followers in the listings and to items of interest in the area through social media platforms.  we then integrate all of these platforms.
  • Blogs – Just as you are reading my blog, so are so many.  The readership on ” The Chair On The Lake” is increasing exponentially.  Even our competitors our reading my blog, what does that tell you ?
  • Integrity and hard work – I will do whatever it takes to seal the deal.  I keep client list so that I can do just that.  I make sure the house is shown, the home inspector is let in, tax records are obtained,  sticks are picked up in the yard, furniture is arranged, services are arranged and so on and so and scooby dooby dooby….
  • Fun – I try to keep it fun , after all you are buying or selling a lakefront home, and that is a fun place to be.


  • Getting involved in the local communities – You can find me at various Town meetings when something is on the table relating to lakefront properties, whether it is steep slope laws or maximum foot print coverage. 
  • Cooperation with other brokerages – part of the ethics requirements is cooperation with other brokers, we at Wine Trail Properties exemplify that standard – it is one of the best things we can do for sellers – it allows them the optimum exposure for their property
  • Education –  Continually taking courses as they relate to real estate is very important to me.  That is why I spent the extra time to obtain my RSPS certification.  It addresses second home buyers and various things involved in the transactions, demographics, tax savings and opportunities.  I also attend any watershed seminars available to keep me up to date on watershed issues.

So if you are looking for a realtor to purchase or sell your Keuka Lake real estate, give me a call and you will receive a professional, dedicated and tenacious realtor that you deserve.


This information brought to you by Mary St. George, Associate Broker, Wine Trail Properties, 315-719-8377 – Your new Favorite Lakefront Realtor on Keuka Lake !

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Keuka Lake – Eastside Grill Now Open








If you have driven by the intersection of Lake Ave and State Route 14A, you surely have seen signs of life.  Yes, the previous home of the Beverage Baron is now the Eastside Grill and Market ( The Market part will be open soon).  I finally stopped by today between appointments showing homes, partially because I was hungry and because I wanted to introduce the Eastside Grill to my readers. 

They have a nice menu to choose from when it comes to fast foods.  Rochester visitors will like the fact that they have included Red Ossier beef sandwiches to their menu.  Oh my… Kielbasa, and Zweigles add even more local flavor to the menu.

Ken Eveland, the owner was hard at work with  a nice steady lunch-time crowd.  I asked him about a sign and he said ” We have been just so busy,

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