About Overlook

Private, Affordable, Waterfront

Overlook Cottage Lake View Sunset

Be Surrounded by Nature (Not Neighbors)

Overlook is a traditional, rustic summertime cottage offering:

  • Over 50′ of beachfront with private dock
  • Abundant natural beauty
  • In the heart of the Finger Lakes Wine Trails
  • Close to wineries, craft breweries, and eateries
  • Charm, coziness, cleanliness, and the perfect place to de-stress

Cottage Layout & Features

Screened-in Porch Perfect for Relaxing

Rain or shine, this will be your favorite place to hang out. The sectional sofa is just right for napping and relaxing; a large table and plenty of chairs are the perfect space for dining, playing cards or games, or – if you must – working on your computer (you’ll be amazed at how productive you’ll be!)

Warm and Inviting Living Spaces

Ready to relax? Stream a movie on the Roku TV or play a movie from our video library, or go “no-tech” and read one of our book offerings or play a game or puzzle. Ready to cook? The fully appointed kitchen offers a generous array of appliances, utensils, dinnerware, and cookware for use during your stay. Ready to rest? Two small bedrooms with double beds and a simple but updated bathroom round out the cottage.

Perfect for Family or Romantic Getaways

Kids, Nature Lovers, and Couples Love Overlook!

  • Our typical renters are couples or families with a child
  • Children love the wooded outdoors and lake (so many rocks to skip!)
  • Location of cottage ensures that young children get to the water only when you want them to
  • Just some of the wildlife you may see: bald eagles, great blue herons, red-tailed hawks, owls, ospreys, turkeys, deer, otters, newts, salamanders, and more

Outdoor Amenities – Including Kayaks!

What You’ll Find Outside:

  • Over 50′ of private beachfront
  • Single and/or tandem kayaks (PDF’s provided; liability waiver must be signed)
  • Campfire rings with firewood – one on beach, one outside cottage
  • Private dock
  • Weber Grill
  • Picnic table
  • Steps to beach
  • Secure parking at cottage level
  • Secure parking for boat trailer

Nearby Attractions

Situated in the Heart of the Finger Lakes, Close To:

  • Wineries, wineries, and…did we already say, wineries?
  • Established craft breweries
  • Award-winning restaurants
  • Shopping at The Windmill, in the heart of the Yates County’s Amish and Mennonite community
  • Watkins Glen, Ithaca, Geneva, and Corning and all they have to offer

Overlook is Owner-Managed

We’re Close When You Need Us To Be…

  • Longtime residents who are happy to assist
  • Please contact us for open dates and more information by emailing us or filling out our Reservation Request form.