Seneca Lake Houseboat, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)
Bob and Donna Stivers
About Bob and Donna Stivers
We are Donna and Bob Stivers and have been renting house boats for 15 years, we have operated Stivers Seneca Marine for 20 years, we have lived on the lakes for our entire life. Our knowledge and experience has created a sense of security for our customers for their vacation on the Erie Canal.
Bob and Donna Stivers purchased this Boat in 2009
Why Bob and Donna Stivers chose Geneva
We chose this type of rental to give visitors the type of experience that we have had throughout our lives. Living on the water is a vacation in itself.
What makes this Boat unique
This property allows visitors to view the Fingerlakes and The Erie Canal from the water. The mobility of the houseboat gives many different views of our spectacular sites.
Please consider the following guidelines when booking this property:
No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
A hotel on the water with lots of amenities that travels the Erie Canal & Finger Lakes at your pace.
In August 2013 my husband and I celebrated our 50th Anniversary with our family on this wonderful houseboat. It was a vacation that will long be remembered by all of us! We ate great meals at Parker's in Seneca Falls and stayed overnight there Monday and Friday nights. The week-ends in Seneca Falls are busier and not as quiet as the week nights. Lyons was a great town and we went to the interesting Peppermint Oil Museum at the suggestion of Lester, the town greeter. Since the Wayne County Fair was in Palmyra that week we were able to enjoy the fair and food. Newark was a great place to spend the night as we could hook up to 50 amp electric. We were very fortunate to have beautiful weather and spent Saturday on Seneca Lake and then Stiver's Marina for our final night. They have a restaurant, Tiki Bar and music on Saturday nights. The houseboat is very comfortable and spacious with having the upper deck. The mattresses are very nice and bathroom showers better than expected. Don't depend on Satellite and Wi-Fi on the water so plan to take advantage of the time spent together talking, laughing, and enjoying the blue herons, turtles, scenery, and the nice "greeters" that you meet in the towns. There were 6 adults and my 10 year old granddaughter. She didn't complain about not having technology that she has at home and learned about the locks that we went through, enjoyed the water slide, hot tub, and called ahead to the next lock master. One very important thing to remember is that there is always a possibility that something can go wrong with the boat.....just like a car. Don't be so strict with your itinerary that you can't deviate......."go with the flow" and enjoy each experience. Bob, the owner, is only a cell phone call away and can instruct you on any problem that would happen. I was so impressed with the communication with Bob, Donna, (his wife), and Eileen who worked with us months before the trip answering all of our questions. Eileen who works with renting the houseboat went "out of her way" to help us with the trip! These people truly care about their boat and making sure that you enjoy what they have enjoyed for many years. We even met Bob's mother the day we left the houseboat.......what a delightful lady! We actually met one of their daughters where we had a wine tasting at the Lake Street Filling Station cafe near the Ramada Geneva Lakefront where we stayed 2 nights before we got on the boat. What an incredible experience!
Seneca Lake, Erie Canal Cruising, Lock Experience, the Finger Lakes Wine Trail