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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 [email protected] – Your Personal Connection to Lakefront Living !







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Keuka Lake Has Become Hot – All Because Of Anne Hathaway

I normally receive 60 – 100 visitors on my Blog daily, and like anything else, some topics are hotter than others.   Looking at my stats based on my blogs, helps me to determine what my viewers like.  Well, I was not prepared for this recent outcome.  There are now 5-10 people reading my blog at one time.  I have never seen stats like that before, not even when I wrote about the Travolta full Snatched movie online

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So what is the hot topic ?  Anne Hathaway, the mega s-tar know as the new Catwoman in the new movie The Dark Knight Rises.  I put together a little blog about her being in the Keuka Lake area, and voila, everyone wants to know the when, where and why.    Some rumors have been verified with photos and others from the owners of the businesses she was seen at.

Her parents came to Keuka Lake and rented a home.  Anne ended up here visiting with them.  She has been seen at restaurants, wineries, the local movie theater, taking in shops in Hammondsport ( The Coolest Small Town in the US ) and at antique shops with her dad.

Another blog has her coming to the area to look at wedding sites.  That is not verified, but who knows. mary

I must be getting older, because I did not realize the star power she brought.  Everyone is talking about her being in the area, from the folks in the beauty shops, to the radio and tv news programs.  I have to admit, it is nice to receive “good” publicity about Keuka Lake.

And who knows, maybe she will want to purchase a lakefront home while here.  And why not, everyone else already knows that this area offers a slice of heaven.  I would love to find her the perfect home on Keuka Lake, but then of course I could not tell you about it.   Confidentiality agreements come with all clients that I work with that request it.

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Anne Hathaway Still Big News On Keuka Lake

Since hearing about Anne Hathaway being in the Finger Lakes last week, specifically in places around Keuka Lake, while visiting with her parents on vacation, the more reported sightings and news keep appearing.  Meredith Marsh that writes the Blog  received tweets about Anne being in the area.  You can read her blog for more specifics. 

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So there was also a rumor tweeted that Anne was in the Finger Lakes looking for a place to get married.  I would not think it was her, since we all read about the end of her relationship with( for more photos ).  Then again Anne was seen leaving The Dark Knight Rises premiere after party with Adam Shulman in London, so maybe she is moving on and more seriously this time.  We will just have to wait and see.  In the mean time Anne, we welcome you to Keuka Lake. 

photo courtesy of splash news

I, of course would volunteer to find Anne Hathaway her very own lakefront property, anonymously.

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Anne Hathaway Takes Time For Keuka Lake !

August 12th, 2012 categories: Information, Keuka Lake

Anne Hathaway the adorable actress know for so many roles in various movies such as “The Princess Diaries”, “Broke Back Mountain” and “The Devil Wears Prada” has been spending the past week trekking around Keuka Lake with her parents that have a home here in Yates County.

photo by Scott Meyer

Perez Hilton actually disclosed this little get-a-way for Anne on his gossip column.  Anne was spotted in both the Villages of Penn Yan and Hammondsport stopping in various shops.  She was also spotted at a few of the wineries that dot the area around Keuka Lake and at a few of the restaurants such as the Esperanza.   The businesses in the Keuka Lake area were surprised to see their names listed in a gossip column, but most found it quite fun.

This area is not immune to star-studded actors and actresses finding a delightful refuge in the area. In fact there are several celebrities that have second homes on the Finger Lakes, allowing them to escape to a more private and civilized setting.  Since Keuka Lake is less than a 6 hour drive from NYC and an hour flight into the airport from NYC, it makes it a sensible place to get away to for many of the privileged. Stars find that they are able to come and go as they please with minimal fanfare.

Anne comes to the area to visit with her parents, and why not.  Keuka Lake is one of the most beautiful lakes in the Finger Lakes and a favorite of so many with the charming little hamlets and villages that are found around the lake.  Anne we love when you visit the area, so please visit often!

Of course since hearing of Anne Hathaway being in the area, many have their eyes open for the possibility of a sighting. 

If you are interested in finding a delightful lakefront home on Keuka Lake and experience the relaxation and joy that so many have already found, then call, text or email me.

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 Cottage For Sale – The Parsonage

August 12th, 2012 categories: Buyers, Keuka Lake, Real Estate News

The Parsonage has an accepted offer on it and should close in the near future. This change occurred on 12/29/2013


If you have ever taken a boat ride around Keuka Lake, then the Parsonage is most likely one of the cottages you remembered seeing,


Vintage cottage

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