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Twin Pines, Charming Cayuga Lakefront Cottage W/Amazing Views

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Rear view of Twin Pines w/parking behind cottage and Cayuga Lake to the east.

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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Renting 2015 Spring, Summer and Fall weeks and select weekends

Ideal for urban professionals, university parents, honeymooning couples, aspiring writers, families and all others looking to really get away and relax in a beautiful setting.

This very private cottage is conveniently located 10 miles north of Ithaca, two miles from Trumansburg, and two miles past Taughannock State Park, in the heart of Finger Lakes wine country. Parking is on same level as the cottage, perched between Cayuga Lake and green woodland. Staircase leads down to Cayuga Lake, where there is ample space for relaxing and enjoying lakeside activities.

First floor of this very appealing 1,250 square foot cottage includes a full kitchen with dining area, living room with a decorative stone fireplace and mahogany floor, as well as a large, bright sitting room, with a sofa bed, converting to a downstairs bedroom.

The second floor features two generous bedrooms and a bathroom with a Jacuzzi bathtub. The downstairs sitting room has beautiful, sweeping lake views and opens via a sliding glass door to a 25-foot-long wood deck overlooking the lake. With Adirondack chairs along with a patio table and chairs, the deck is a perfect spot to kick back, relax and enjoy the outstanding view.

Twin Pines Cottage sleeps up to 6 persons - two in each second floor bedroom, and two in the first floor sitting room. All floors are natural wood. The cottage, outfitted with electric heat, is insulated and features an air conditioner in the living room along with ceiling fans in each bedroom. Behind the cottage, the parking area can accommodate four+ cars with a large lawn and extensive woods beyond. Outside the kitchen stands a charcoal grill. Down the staircase, 90 feet of lakefront offers a dock and lakeside cabana with a table and chairs, mini-refrigerator and fishing gear. Lakeside there are lawn chairs for relaxing, a picnic table and a fire ring for memorable beach campfires.

The interior offers a number of Adirondack-lodge style features including a fieldstone fireplace, barnwood accents, hand-crafted wood entry doors and wood trim with the tree bark intact. Comfortable contemporary furnishings and antique accents combine to create a pleasing, classic interior ambiance. Twin Pines is furnished with two sofas, a recliner, a convertible sofa bed and Oriental rugs. The eat-in kitchen with oak cabinets is fully equipped. The main second floor bedroom has 18 feet of sliding glass windows overlooking Cayuga Lake.

With spectacular sunrises at dawn and a starlit sky at night, Twin Pines offers beautiful views of Cayuga Lake to the east and relaxing views of woods to the west.

Other amenities: Clean linens (towels, washcloths, sheets, pillow cases, blankets, quilts) provided. Twelve gallons of bottled drinking water provided per week. A canoe and a 14-foot rowboat along with life jackets are available on-site.

E-mail for 2015 rates, including Cornell Law School and 2016 Ithaca College graduation weekend.

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1250 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome:

    Many families with children have enjoyed their summer vacations at Twin Pines....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking is not permitted inside the cottage or lakeside cabana....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Very well-behaved and supervised dogs may be permissible. An accompanying pet dog will add another $100 to the security deposit. ...moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2

    ...moreless

  • Convertible bed(s): 1 sleep sofa /futon

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  • Double Beds (1) Double bed is in the second floor master bedroom featuring a beautiful view of Cayuga Lake., Twin or Single Beds (2) Two twin beds are in the second floor bedroom on the west side of the cottage. A sofa bed in first floor sitting room, with great view of Cayuga Lake, easily converts to a comfortable bed sleeping two....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Twin Pines offers a number of unique features. Topping the list is that the cottage is directly on Cayuga Lake, which means you can jump into the water off the dock and swim--or, sit on the Twin Pines' deck and relax while enjoying the beautiful view. While very private, the cottage is just 2 miles away from a large supermarket, a great coffee shop and fine restaurants in Trumansburg, NY, 2 miles from the start of the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail and near such attractions as the Cayuga Creamery ice cream shop and the Amish Country market. Twin Pine's guests are only 20 minutes away from Wegmans in Ithaca, the region's premiere supermarket, and fine downtown Ithaca restaurants. Nearby must-sees in the area include the Ithaca Farmer's Market, the various specialty shops on the Ithaca Commons, Cornell University, Museum of the Earth, the Sciencenter and the many spectacular waterfalls, gorges and trails that abound in the Ithaca area. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    A good selection of books--including children's books-- is available in the sitting room....moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Games and jigsaw puzzles are available....moreless

  • Stereo:

    Stereo system with radio...moreless

  • Television:

    Flatscreen TV in living room picks up regional stations and BlueRay player (provided) can be used to play DVDs....moreless

  • Toys:

    Croquet set....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lakefront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Dining area offers a wooden table with drop- down extensions...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Living room features a flatscreen TV, comfortable sofa and recliner....moreless

  • Parking:

    Private parking area adjacent to cottage will accommodate up to 4+ cars....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Onsite land-line telephone with local service. Guests can use their cell phones to call long-distance. Most cell phones and all cell phones w/4G function at Twin Pines....moreless

  • Towels Provided

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Equipped with microwave, coffee-maker, and a variety of high-quality iron and stainless steel pots, pans, woks, dishes, silverware, bakeware, stemware and mugs...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    The kitchen offers a wide variety of items....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Newer full size dishwasher...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Pleasant full kitchen features a dishwasher and bottled water dispenser. 12 gallons of bottled drinking water are provided per week....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Newer full size microwave...moreless

  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster:

    New toaster...moreless

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Spectacular view of lake from 25-foot-long deck with Adirondack chairs for relaxing along with a table and chairs for outside dining....moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo:

    At the lawn level, the covered cabana, a space to change into swimsuits, features a small refrigerator, table & chairs and views....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    A canoe and a rowboat along with life jackets are available for use....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Lakeside lawn features chairs. a picnic table and a fire ring....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    A Weber charcoal grill is available along with grilling tools....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Jetted Tub:

    Bathroom features a Jacuzzi bathtub....moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring 2015 (off-season)
Apr 12 - May 14, 2015
3 night min stay
$165
$1,050
Ithaca College Grad Weekend
May 15 - May 17, 2015
3 night min stay
$325
Ithaca Festival Weekend
May 28 - May 30, 2015
3 night min stay
$175
Spring 2015 (pre-season)May 3
May 31 - Jun 13, 2015
7 night min stay

$1,225
Spring/Summer (in-season)
Jun 14 - Sep 12, 2015
7 night min stay

$1,575
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$165

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $100
  • Taxes Included

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Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

About the owner: Originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, I've called Ithaca and the bountiful Finger Lakes region home for the last 25 years. Living in downtown Ithaca, I greatly enjoy the contrast between the vibrant urban downtown and the peaceful, wide-open vistas around the lakes. My co-owner Ed, also a transplant who takes inspiration from the natural beauty of the Finger Lakes region, has lived in downtown Ithaca with his family even longer.

Why the Owner Chose Ithaca:
Twin Pines is a cozy cottage that guests regularly describe as very welcoming. When the cottage went on the market in 2006, the seller shared that because of the sheer beauty of the view, several potential out-of-area buyers expressed plans to tear down the cottage and replace it with a much larger contemporary structure. We decided to buy the building so that its simple beauty and great view of the lake could be preserved and enjoyed by vacationers and guests.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Twin Pines is replete with original artistic details. Some of the furnishings are handmade, and the front door was crafted by Mary Shelley, a local woodworking artist in Ithaca.


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Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Rear view of Twin Pines w/parking behind cottage and Cayuga Lake to the east.

    Rear view of Twin Pines w/parking behind cottage and Cayuga Lake to the east.

  • View of Cayuga Lake showing the Twin Pines' dock in autumn from 25' long deck.

    View of Cayuga Lake showing the Twin Pines' dock in autumn from 25' long deck.

  • Twin Pines' kitchen features oak cabinets and a fold-down wooden table.

    Twin Pines' kitchen features oak cabinets and a fold-down wooden table.

  • The contemporary sofa in the living room.

    The contemporary sofa in the living room.

  • The living room offers a flat-screen TV and a comfortable recliner.

    The living room offers a flat-screen TV and a comfortable recliner.

  • The large sliding windows in the sitting room offer a great view of the lake.

    The large sliding windows in the sitting room offer a great view of the lake.

  • The east bedroom, running the length of the cottage, has a loveseat with a view.

    The east bedroom, running the length of the cottage, has a loveseat with a view.

  • The upstairs west bedroom offers 2 twin beds.

    The upstairs west bedroom offers 2 twin beds.

  • The bathroom offers a Jacuzzi bathtub.

    The bathroom offers a Jacuzzi bathtub.

  • The lakeside cabana offers a mini-refrigerator along with table and chairs.

    The lakeside cabana offers a mini-refrigerator along with table and chairs.

  • View of Cayuga Lake and Twin Pines lakefront  from the cottage's deck.

    View of Cayuga Lake and Twin Pines lakefront from the cottage's deck.

  • Twin Pines entryway.

    Twin Pines entryway.

  • The kitchen features a dishwasher and an array of cookware.

    The kitchen features a dishwasher and an array of cookware.

  • The decorative stone fireplace in the living room.

    The decorative stone fireplace in the living room.

  • The room adjacent to the deck features a hutch stocked with a variety of books.

    The room adjacent to the deck features a hutch stocked with a variety of books.

  • The sitting room adjacent to the deck features a sofa bed.

    The sitting room adjacent to the deck features a sofa bed.

  • The east bedroom upstairs offers a sweeping view of Cayuga Lake.

    The east bedroom upstairs offers a sweeping view of Cayuga Lake.

  • View of Cayuga Lake from the sliding windows in the east bedroom.

    View of Cayuga Lake from the sliding windows in the east bedroom.

  • View of the deck and the stairs to the lakefront.

    View of the deck and the stairs to the lakefront.

  • A sturdy staircase connects the cottage with the lakefront.

    A sturdy staircase connects the cottage with the lakefront.

  • View of Cayuga Lake southward from the Twin Pines dock.

    View of Cayuga Lake southward from the Twin Pines dock.

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Speaks: english
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