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Windgarth House: on Cayuga Lakefront in Beautiful Setting

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  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Sheldrake house description

Windgarth House is located on the west shore of Cayuga Lake, in the heart of the Finger Lakes Wine Country, across the road from the Sheldrake Point Winery and Cafe. Only 12 miles from Taughannock Falls State Park and 20 miles from Ithaca, it is nestled in a prime location. We rent the top floor or the entirety of this beautiful lakehouse by the week during the summer (late June until Labor Day) or for shorter stays the rest of the year (2 night minimum).

Windgarth House is right on the lake, with only a gently sloping lawn and beautiful gardens with mature shade trees separating the house from the lakefront. There are no stairs and no road between the house and lake, as is common elsewhere on Cayuga Lake. The house is located on a cove near Sheldrake Point. The water is shallow at the shore and gradually becomes deeper along the dock, to about four feet at the end of the dock. It is ideal for wading and swimming for children of all ages and adults. We provide a canoe and kayak, life jackets and other water toys for our guests' use.

The area around Windgarth House is ideal for long walks along the lake and biking. There are many hiking opportunities in the area, including at Taughannock Falls State Park.

If you have a smaller party, contact us for details - you can rent only the upstairs floor for a discounted rate.


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Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome:

            We welcome families with children. There are no steps by the shore, the water by the shore is shallow and good for wading or playing. We have life jackets in all sizes (infant, toddler, child, and adult) and toys and books for children n the house....moreless

          • Limited Accessibility:

            You can enter the downstairs part of the house without having to go down any stairs. On that level, there is a kitchen/living area, living room, bedroom and bathroom....moreless

          • Wheelchair Accessible:

            The downstairs floor of the house is accessible by wheelchair (no stairs, kitchen, living room, bedroom and bathroom all on one level)....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 6-10

          • Bedroom 1

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          • Bedroom 2

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          • Bedroom 3

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          • Convertible bed(s)

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          • Queen size Beds (2) There is a queen bed in an upstairs bedroom and another in the downstairs bedroom., Twin or Single Beds (1) The second bedroom upstairs has two twin beds., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) There is a sofa bed (double bed size) in the upstairs living room and in the downstairs kitchen/living room....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            (2) There are two fully equipped kitchens, one on the upstairs floor and one on the downstairs floor. The upstairs kitchen has a dishwasher and microwave....moreless

          • Cooking Utensils:

            There is a toaster and coffeemaker in both kitchens and a coffee grinder in the upstairs kitchen....moreless

          Amenities

          • Air Conditioning:

            There is an air conditioning unit in the upstairs living/dining room, which cools the upstairs floor. The upstairs bedrooms, kitchen and downstairs kitchen/living room all have ceiling fans....moreless

          • Parking Off Street:

            There is parking for one car (in front of the garage) and one car parallel to the road. Parking for additional vehicles is available across the street by arrangement with the owner....moreless

          • Gas Fireplace:

            There is a gas fireplace in the downstairs kitchen/living room overlooking the lake....moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            The washer is located in the downstairs utility room of the house....moreless

          • Clothes Dryer:

            The dryer is located in the downstairs utility room of the house....moreless

          • Garage:

            One car can be parked in the garage....moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            We also provide beach towels....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • Windgarth House is located right on the shore of Cayuga Lake. It has a gently sloping lawn from the house to the lake and is ideal for wading, swimming and fishing. The water by the shore is shallow and great for young children. We provide a canoe and kayak for our guests, life jackets in sizes from infant to adult, and other flotation devices (tubes, etc.)...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Satellite / Cable:

                We have high-speed wireless internet access at Windgarth House. Bring your laptops for access to the internet....moreless

              • CD Player

              Communications

                  • Telephone:

                    The telephone in the house is for local calls. Please bring cell phones or calling cards for long distance calls....moreless

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    There is a picnic table on the lawn between the house and the lake. There is a deck area near the dock right by the water....moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Location & View

                      • Lakefront:

                        There is a very gently sloping lawn from the house to the lake - no stairs, no cliff. There is a swimming dock by the shore. The water starts out shallow and gradually increases to about 4 feet in depth at the end of the dock....moreless

                      Activities

                      • Swimming
                      • Hiking
                      • Cycling
                      • Fishing
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Restaurants
                      • Kayaking
                      • Antiquing

                      Other Activities

                          • Windgarth House is located in the heart of the Finger Lakes wine country. It is directly across the street from the Sheldrake Point Winery and close to several other Cayuga Lake and Seneca Lake wineries....moreless
                           

                          Reviews

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                          • Great week at the Windgarth

                            Great week at the Windgarth

                            • Guest Tom&Mary (Smithtown)
                            • Date of stay 07/08/12
                            • Review Submitted 01/06/13
                            My family had a great week at the Windgarth this past July. The location was great and the house was clean and comfortable, It is also in a nice quiet area, and is away from route 89 - the main road that is on the west side of Cayuga Lake. The gentle sloping yard was very nice as other houses on the finger lakes either have no backyards or the slope down to the water or to the house itself is too steep. We rented the entire house as our adult children met us there for a few days during the week. We were all very comfortable. It is also very close to several wineries. We were very happy with the Windgarth and look forward to renting every year the 2nd week of July. The owners of the house are very nice people, and our security deposit was promptly returned after our rental. I just hope that no one tries to book the 2nd week in July since that's the week we want o stay at the Windgarth.

                            Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, sightseeing, families with young children.

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                          • Windgarth Rocks!!!

                            Windgarth Rocks!!!

                            • Guest Jennifer (Seattle, WA)
                            • Date of stay 06/17/11
                            • Review Submitted 07/24/11
                            My first review on anything – (ever.) I really wanted to comment on this vacation home. I stayed here a few years ago and came back for another stay this year. Location … ideal. Located on Cayuga Lake across from Sheldrake Winery. A few restaurants/bars down the street. Tons of wineries in the area and 15 minutes from Seneca Lake with more wineries, restaurants, and activities. Close to Ithaca as well. Outside Property … lovely. The grounds are meticulous with a flower/vegetable garden, benches/table, and boating equipment to take out on the lake. Inside the House … charming. It is superbly clean and nicely decorated. It is spacious and includes some basic items for your stay. Nothing like sitting around one of the tables at night with family/friends. Owners … accommodating. They are extremely helpful and prompt. Their care for the home is evident throughout. They leave instructions for you in the house and a guide to the area. Thank you for sharing your home. Simply, the Windgarth Home is perfect for a vacation or weekend getaway!

                            Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, sightseeing, romantic getaway, families with young children, adventure seekers, girls getaway.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                          • Wonderful family getaway

                            Wonderful family getaway

                            • Guest Steve (Golden, Colorado)
                            • Date of stay 06/10/10
                            • Review Submitted 06/21/10
                            You can't beat this cottage for a family retreat. We had six adults and two children, and there was plenty of room for everybody. Upstairs AND downstairs kitchens means plenty of room to prepare and store food, and to clean up after meals. The windows let in lots of light and fresh breezes, and views of the yard flowers and the lake. The charcoal grille works fine, and the old locusts provide shade for eating on the picnic table between the house and the lake. The kids caught nearly a dozen fish off the dock--sunfish mostly, and a couple stripers. And they had a ball paddling in the canoe and kayak. No need to go anywhere to keep them occupied! The house is in is a very pleasant small lakeside community far enough from Ithaca that there's hardly any traffic to worry about. Just don't come with a strict agenda! There's a nice pub within a couple miles, and a winery and vineyard across the road. The Seneca Lake wineries are within a half hour's drive to the southwest, and if you bring bikes the pavement is smooth right out the door. It would be hard to find a better place to turn off the cell phone and relax for a few days.

                            Recommended for: Families with young children, adventure seekers.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 4/4

                          • Cornell Graduatio/Memorial Day Weekend

                            Cornell Graduatio/Memorial Day Weekend

                            • Guest Cornell Mom (Staten Island, NY)
                            • Date of stay 05/28/10
                            • Review Submitted 06/01/10
                            Windgarth House was a charming place. Its location on the lake was perfect. It afforded our family the opportunity to be together for our son's graduation. It was so nice to have a barbecue, play ball on the grass, go out in the row boats and just enjoy the beauty of the lake. We only wish we had had more time to truly enjoy this unique location and all the amenities it has to offer. Thanks for enhancing all the great memories we will treasure of this graduation and family weekend!

                            Recommended for: Sightseeing, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                            • Guest Anonymous
                            • Date of stay 09/20/09
                            • Review Submitted 09/20/09
                            Staying at Windgarth is a true escape from reality! The lake is so peaceful and soul-soothing. The location is superb -- only 20 minutes or so from Ithaca (if you're looking for a little bit of "noise") and up and down the road from numerous wineries (in case they're not close enough, there's one across the street!). The house is well-equipped and extremely comfortable. I think I left a piece of myself at Windgarth -- oh, dear, I will just have to go back again to retrieve it!

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                            • Guest Anonymous
                            • Date of stay 10/21/08
                            • Review Submitted 10/21/08
                            the week we spent at windgarth was sweet and as close to idyllic as it gets! the house is comfortable and well equipped, the grounds and gardens, beautiful, the lake, magnificent, and the sunrises and moonrises spectacular! the small communuity of sheldrake is quiet and lovely, affording long walks in pleasant surroundings. and to have a vineyard with a great restaurant directly across the street was an added bonus, for those nights when one just didn't want to cook.

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                            • Guest Anonymous
                            • Date of stay 10/08/08
                            • Review Submitted 10/08/08
                            I visited once in the winter and once in the summer. It was a great get away treat that I would like to do again in any season!

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                          July & August:  $1,950/week
                          September-June: $300/night (2 night minimum)
                          

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                          Last updated: 03/08/2014
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                          • Windgarth House at dawn

                            Windgarth House at dawn

                          • Windgarth downstairs kitchen/front sitting area overlooking the lake

                            Windgarth downstairs kitchen/front sitting area overlooking the lake

                          • Downstairs sitting room

                            Downstairs sitting room

                          • Sunrise at Windgarth House

                            Sunrise at Windgarth House

                          • Windgarth, canoe and kayak for guests' use

                            Windgarth, canoe and kayak for guests' use

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                          This listing was first published here in 2008.

                          Date last modified - Thursday, October 03, 2013

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                          3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 10

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