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Your Keuka Lake House Is For Sale Where ?

Kind of a confusing question – right ?  Well, this happens.  A property gets listed for sale and because of addressing errors or 911 changes, the property shows up on a map nowhere near where it should be.   What Keuka Lake property owner with a home for sale wants any confusion when it comes to the location of their property for sale ?  None !

A recent experience for me, was when mapping out some properties for a client for Seneca Lake properties.  On the map, one of the properties showed up on Keuka Lake.  They first wanted to discount the property because it was supposedly on the wrong lake.  I reassured them that it was definitely on Seneca Lake.  Guess what ?  They absolutely loved the property and it is their favorite to write an offer on.  Now what if they decided not to look at it based on the mapping location? 


Sellers are also affected when the property does not map out correctly.  The aerial map above marks out where a listing is located on East Bluff on Keuka Lake.   Not only is the marker on the wrong side of the road, I do not even see the correct property in the picture.

If you want to work with a dedicated Realtor, that insures your property has the right information, is mapped correctly and uses professional photographers, then contact me to set up an initial consultation.  We don’t just list your property.  We assist you in preparing your property to showcase the best features of your lake front home.  We want buyers and other agents to have the ability to find your home both on the ground and from an aerial map. 

Working cooperatively with all agents, your property will sell sooner and for a better price.  The more buyers that can see your property, the greater chance for it to sell.

When looking for a Realtor to market your Keuka Lake home for sale, you know who you should call.  The dedicated team at Wine Trail Properties.

This information brought to you by Mary St.George, Associate Real Estate Broker, Wine Trail Properties, 315-719-8377, [email protected]

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Keuka Lake Cottage – Before & After – Now For Sale

The Strawberry Cottage as it has been known for many years and recently the Victorian Cottage is now for sale.  It is MLS #195399 with an asking price of $648,888.00.  The current owners have lovingly restored it and made it more energy efficient.  It now has new bathrooms, kitchen, insulation and walls, floors, windows and porch.  You will find the charm in every corner and nook of this pleasantly placed Victorian style cottage that sits at the water’s edge of Keuka Lake.  By boat this cottage is easily recognizable with its distinctive red roof  ( the reason why it has been called the Strawberry Cottage from back in the days when the roads were made of planks. The lovely lakefront home on Keuka Lake was featured on the Today Show by renowned real estate expert Barbara Corcoran.

This is how you would see the lake home now.

One of the most notable changes in the home, is the fireplace.  It was built by the same craftsmen that did the masonry work for the famed Mirbeau Spa owners in Skaneateles.

From the fireplace you turn around and face the lake.  You enter the spacious covered porch through brand new energy-efficient French doors.  Oh my, the views are just amazing through these doors.

Once through the French doors yu will immediately see the craftmanship of the hardwood porch and rails.  Most of the details from the original porch were maintained.

The kitchen is where so much happens and the source of fun meals.  The entire kitchen was replaced and redone.  A very updated charming kitchen for your lakefront cuisine.



What a difference right ?  Now lets see a little of the dining room area.

Now lets turn towards the stairwell.  It was painted with a funky rainbow scheme and now is representative of the Victorian period. Notice the new windows, very energy-efficient.

Besides a full downstairs bathroom that has been redone, there is also a new bathroom upstairs.

The bedroom is now bright and airy with views to Keuka Lake.  Paint, windows and curtains make so much difference along with new floors.

For more information on this polished and updated landmark Victorian lakefront home on Keuka Lake, you can visit the listing at our website Wine Trail Properties or contact me. Information below.  This truly is a gorgeous home and is all ready for the summer season.  Make this your new vacation home.  Spend time on Keuka Lake, visit the wineries stroll through quaint shops, eat at local restaurants with talented chefs and maybe even see one of your favorite celebrities in town.

This information brought to you by Mary St George, Associate Broker, Wine Trail Properties, Your Personal Connection to Lakefront Living, 315-719-8377  [email protected]

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Keuka Lake On Ice !


Last year was a record fail on Keuka Lake when it comes to ice, it never came.  This year because of the hiatus last year, the ice fishermen and women were biting at the bit to get out there with the first signs of ice.  When the ice came, it spread fast, causing a whole new frenzy of activities.  They were back ( including me).  They came out to fish (mostly), they cleared patches of snow on the ice to ice skate, they came out to walk and like me they brought their dogs out on the ice, so that they could run around freely without the worry of cars. 

Ice fishing is an entire subset of fishing.  Some folks will only ice fish.  Keuka Lake is not like some of the other winter areas where the lakes freeze for the entire season and complete villages pop up.  But it does enjoy the portable fishing life with the colorful little huts, red and orange flags from the pop ups and colorful sleds to pull the gear around.


You will see people out on the ice with augers ( they drill a hole in the ice ) both manual and gas-fired.  That is where they will drop their lines in to catch fish.  Some folks will sit out in the sun on lawn chairs and others will bring their cute little pop-up tents that will protect them from the elements.

The colors of the apparatus brightens up the grayness of the day.

Sometimes the fishermen and women are successful and can go home with the night’s dinner.

If you would like to find your vacation/get-a-way home to enjoy both Summer and Winter activities, just contact me via email, text or phone.  I look forward to hearing from you.  Now off to see what is going on, on Keuka Lake !

You will most likely run into someone you know, yes even on the ice !

This information brought to you by Mary St.George, Associate Broker, Wine Trail Properties, Your Personal Connection to Lakefront Living, 315-719-8377, [email protected]

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The House On The Hill – Keuka Lake Style…


5587 Dutch St in Barrington, NY 14837 offers 50 acres of four season fun allowing the owner to live a Keuka Lake lifestyle. 


 This gorgeous 3 bedroom homes with unbelievable views from every room includes a custom Gunite indoor pool and hot tub.  Yes even from the pool room you will view sweeping views of Keuka Lake.   The house has a 3 car attached garage and a remarkable barn that has combined the new with old. 

Many first time visitors to McGregors Winery just down the road, slow down and wonder if this location may actually be the winery. The view from the vineyards is just as spectacular as you can see from the following photo.

The Dutch Street home is one of those places that many have driven by only to stop their cars and gaze in wonderment at this custom-built home.  It is perfectly seated at the top of the knoll, allowing for the best views of Keuka Lake which includes a very large portion including the Bluff.  The 50 acres leave breathing room between the other properties situated on the road.  The owners have meticulously carved out paths through the woods on the property to enjoy many outdoor activities.  Located in the woods, you can enjoy the privacy of the sizable pond. 

The views from the kitchen and dining areas are to die for – these views can be yours…

The enclosed pool and hot tub room offer year round swimming for a healthy lifestlye – and the views are stunning !

In the summer enjoy entertaining on the spacious deck that runs the entire length of the house with built in gas grill.

Let us take a look back inside at the custom built stairway designed to take advantage of the Keuka Lake views.


For more information about MLS#: R197165 and to see how to make the Keuka Lake lifestyle yours, contact myself or Seth Olney.  For the right buyer $1.8 million will put you in this house.  This could be the perfect place for a winery, brewery or special event location.  With the size and location of the barn, the doors are open to the possiblities.

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,[email protected]

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Great New Listing On Keuka Lake…

I just previewed this listing that has been on the market for less than a week and was quite impressed with it. See below for pictures and listing info.

 This tranquil and peaceful setting offers 1512 sq ft of living space in the main house.  Nice large windows present a generous amount of light.

There is one bedroom on the main floor and one full bath.  Just to the right there are sliding glass doors to  the comfortable covered porch offering great views towards the lake.

First floor bedroom is light and airy as well.

You will find two bedrooms on the second floor with additional space in the loft area for a day bed or a couple of chairs for reading.

Now down to the finished basement area with full bath and walk out to a patio that faces the lake.  It could be fun to be a guest here !

Hardwoods cover the floors in this great lakefront home adding another layer of warmth along with the stone faced fireplace and the background of woods.  The bonus still to come is the 100 feet of waterfront on Keuka Lake and the lakeside cottage consisting of 429 sq ft of livable space.

What a great way to spend a summer enjoying this main house that sits on just over 3/4 of an acre , 100 feet of lakefront complete with dock and a guest house with 429 sq ft of livable space all for just $699,000.  Call me to schedule an appointment to see it.    Information for 3501 W Bluff Dr is supplied by the multiple listing service through the GRAR and Century 21.

Make your summers more fun and create a generational vacation spot – call me now to see this great listing – you will love it !

Mary St. George – Lakefront Realtor- Associate Broker – Wine Trail Properties – 315.719.8377 – Your Personal Connection to Lakefront Living

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