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The Meritage -- 395 East Lake Road - Penn Yan, NY 14527 
  1. General Information

  2. -2 Bedrooms

  3. -1 Bathroom

  4. -Sleeps 6

  5. -High-Speed Wireless Internet

  6. -Unlimited Local and Long Distance Phone

  7. -Pets Welcome

  8. -Air Conditioning

  9. -Washer/Dryer

  10. -Linens Provided

  11. -50 Feet of Level Frontage on Keuka Lake

  12. -Non Smoking

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What a long way we’ve come at 395 East Lake Road!  Morgan and I had been looking for a place on Keuka Lake -- it’s where she grew up -- but it was hard to find the right fit.  We had looked for several years until almost accidentally stumbling upon the property that is now The Meritage.

The previous owners were a wonderfully kind couple from the Rochester area who wanted a summer home, nothing more.  They had done what was necessary to keep the cottage in habitable shape, but it was certainly not the same cottage you’ll see today.  Check out the pictures; the walls were a garish, dirty white and the kitchen was slapped together with hardly any counter space or cabinetry.  The windows were too small.  Outside, an old fire pit was piled high with old bottles, metal, ash, and weeds.   Part of the deck was rotting away.  We knew there was some work to do!

But we also knew it was exactly what we had envisioned.  

We almost never saw it.  A family member had stopped by to check it out and noted the rather steep stairs and relatively small overall size.  But Morgan has a tremendous vision for transformation, and when we first saw it we knew what it could become.

We also knew it was in a perfect location.  Morgan grew up one mile to the north, where her mother still lives, and her aunt and uncle own a cottage one mile to the south.  Evan plays 50 rounds of golf each year at Lakeside Country Club, which is two miles to the north.  And our favorite wineries are practically within walking distance.

We took possession in July 2006 and spent the rest of the season working on the property -- and enjoying our new, breathtaking view!  Now, somehow, it is a simultaneously peaceful and exhilarating place.

We’re excited to have new couples, friends, and families experience what we’ve created.  We hope you find it as enjoyable as we do.
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