I live an hour north of the Finger Lakes and have spent a lot of time on most them. It Shore Is Nice is the ideal spot and rental for a relaxing, carefree stay on Keuka Lake. This was my 2nd summer renting here and I plan to return next summer. The place is immaculate and Kelly thinks of every last detail to make your arrival and stay relaxing and easy. Coffee on the kitchen level deck each morning lets you watch the lake and surrounding area wake up each day and the lower deck let’s you snooze or read with the lake as your view. There are 2 kayaks, a canoe and a sunfish available for you to use so you can enjoy the water minutes after you arrive. The location is great – about half way between Penn Yan and Hammondsport- be sure to explore and drive around the lake (perfect for an overcast day) and stop at wineries and antique shops. There is so many things to do in the area or just sit and read a book on the dock while enjoying the peacefulness of Keuka Lake. Recommended for: Families with Young Children, Sightseeing, Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway, Families with Teenagers Response
After experiencing an amazing two week stay at It Shore Is Nice in July 2011 we were anxious to return this summer for two more weeks. The cottage is cozy, clean, comfortable and stocked with anything and everything you could possibly want or need to make your vacation on Keuka Lake a truly enjoyable experience. We find the location is perfect for taking trips into Penn Yan, Hammondsport and discovering the many wineries in the area and the beautiful countryside surrounding the lake. The August weather was perfect for spending lots of time outside on the decks, on the beach and in the lake. We discovered that a perfect way to spend a hot summer day is with a good book, sitting in an Adirondack chair, just off the shore IN the lake. It’s relaxing and refreshing! Again we made good use of the cottage’s kayaks and sailboat and rented a pontoon boat to enjoy boat rides and go out to eat at the Switz, Lakeside Restaurant and Waterfront Restaurant. Kelly and Ed make the entire rental process easy from beginning to end and we are so glad they make their It Shore Is Nice cottage available for us to get a small taste of the quiet and peaceful way of Keuka Lake living. There’s nothing like it and we highly recommend it!
Thank you so much for the nice welcome bottle of wine and for sharing your home away from home with us and also for your friendship. We enjoyed our time on Keuka Lake. We didn’t lack anything and loved the porches right on the water.
This was our third year renting It Shore Is Nice! We’ve stayed two weeks each time and this year we loved the new mattresses and the floor fans were great with the hot weather we had! The lake water was so warm this year and we always love the beautiful sunsets from the deck. Thank you again.
We had a fantastic time at the lake. The cottage was perfect for our needs. The weather was phenomenal- not typical I think! You have a great place! Picture perfect. Timmy G’s was great- Friday fish fry was very tasty. Try it!
We had an amazing time at It Shore Is Nice. Everything was super clean when we arrived. The owners were very accessible and answered all questions. The kitchen was small but set up nicely for cooking and we loved the outdoor grill and table. It was the perfect size for our family of four, with kids 7 and 10 years old. The kids loved looking for beach glass on the beach, jumping off the dock, swimming for hours and taking kayak rides. Their favorite game was playing pirates in the canoe, which fit all four of us. Parents loved being able to watch kids from the comfort of the two decks and watching the amazing views. The house is on a quiet street that was perfect to run or walk on and even had a small farmette that sold fresh veggies and herbs. Nearby restaurants: the Switz was ok food, but the service was warm and friendly; Village Tavern in Hammondsport had a great wine flight; there’s a great candy shop in Penn Yan on the main drag; our favorite was Olney Place, right up the street – we had tasty sandwiches and it became our go to place for quick groceries and a great local beer selection. Activities: we rented a pontoon boat from Morgan Marina in Penn Yan which was awesome – the kids loved the tube; Watkins Glen and a trip to Lodi point on Senaca lake to look for more beach glass; Ithaca was great – the Museum of the Earth was fascinating and the downtown is sweet; our favorite little trip was to Eggleston Glen, within walking distance of the cottage. We hiked upstream to a very small but impressive waterfall and the kids loved exploring the whole time. Mostly we loved relaxing and hanging out on the dock and in the water. This was the perfect place for us – quiet, beautiful and close to lots of activities, if we felt like it. Thank you!
A very comfortable and accommodating place to stay. Wonderful views and access to the lake is great. The wineries are very enjoyable to visit. Great place to go for all ages!
We had such a wonderful family vacation. We liked the lakefront, decks, quality of amenities and the linens! The cottage and amenities exceeded our expectations. We would love to come back for another stay.
Thank you so much for the wonderful accommodations. This was our 3rd stay at It Shore Is Nice. The house is just perfect for us. Is is very clean and well stocked. We enjoy kayaking, swimming and visiting the local wineries. Looking forward to coming back in summer of 2014.
Dear Kelly, We had another great week at the “Shore.” It was our 4th time there and we consider it our Keuka home. The silver towel rack in the bathroom worked well and the teens enjoyed lazing around on the blow up rafts. My son enjoyed the popcorn maker and the new steps you have leading down to the cottage are so nicely done. We all went back with home improvement ideas! Thanks again for all you do to make our time there such a special experience. Sincerely, Anne
Really loved the cottage and will most likely be back next year. The cottage was very clean with everything you would need. The beach was nice for the kids to be able to walk gradually into the water. Our only recommendation would be to put wooden blinds up on the upstairs deck because it does get hot during dinner time; the cloth ones tend to blow in the wind and do not offer as much shade. Otherwise, we would definitely rent again.
Our family of 4 (2 adults, 6 year old and 2 year old) had the opportunity to stay the last week of June 2015 through July 4th. This cottage was perfect for us! Upon arrival it was clean, tidy, and welcoming. The neighborhood is so quiet so evening or morning walks with the kids were easy. We were able to dock our boat there with no problems. The fishing was great off the dock and the shore for Rock bass, small mouth bass, and some catfish in the evenings! The thoughtful organization of the cottage and items available for use made sense and were convenient. It was so nice to go on vacation and have everything just perfect. Thank you, Kelly and Ed and we will remember you for future rentals!
We just returned from our stay at It SHore Is Nice. We had an amazing time. The cottage was equiupped with everything that we needed, even sand toys and life jackets. As a child I spent the summers on Keuka Lake with my grandparents. They were some of my fondest childhood memories, I wanted to give my 3 girls the same chance to have fond memories of Keuka Lake. The kids had a great time. fishing, swimming, and kayaking. We even drove into Penn Yann to go blueberry picking. Thanks again for a great vacation. We will definately be back in 2013. (2012 vacation is already in the works!) Heather
We had a wonderful time staying at the house. It was our second time staying. Great accommodations!! The lake is great for swimming and kayaking. Looking forward to coming back in summer of 2013.
Kelly & Ed – you are the most gracious hosts! Thanks for the new boat hoist for our 21′ boat. The redecorated downstairs bedroom looks wonderful and we loved the new sheets! The wine was great too! We will most definitely be staying again at It Shore Is Nice!
Our second stay here and not our last! We are from the area and love coming back and spending our time at the cottage on Keuka Lake. The lake is gorgeous, the cottage is wonderful with lots of toys – kayaks, canoe, sail boat. Wineries in the area are great. Perfect vacation!
Our family had an excellent vacation at It Shore is Nice. We were able to enjoy the lake using the paddleboard, kayaks, canoe, and sunfish. The house was very clean and was furnished with all the usual comforts of home. We would definitely stay there again in the future.
Hello my name is Maryn. I stayed here with my family and we had a great time. Its a wonderful house and so relaxing. It was sad when it was time to go home. It is a great that you have the canoes there. We used them everyday. We even canoed across the lake! Well thanks again for letting us borrow your house for a week! Sincerely, the H family