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150+ Ft on Cayuga Lake--Just 5 Minutes to Downtown Ithaca; 3 Miles Cornell

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Last updated: 07/09/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Ithaca house description

Less than 5 minutes from downtown Ithaca on the west shore of Lake Cayuga, this property has spectacular lake vistas and over 150 feet of easily accessible lake frontage. 1.5 acres of woods and majestic hemlock trees frame a cottage originally built in the mid 1800's by a mayor of Ithaca and then lived in in the summers by his daughter, Belle, until her death in 1922--one of Ithaca's original lakefront homes. The property is our home but we travel frequently to visit family. When we are away, we like to share the beautiful view and rustic lodge-like home for small gatherings of friends and families. Due to the ecologically sensitive location, we don't usually rent to groups larger than 8-10.
The paved S-curved driveway leads through the trees down the hill to a large parking area with turnaround. There is one flight of stairs to the kitchen entrance but bedrooms can be accessed from the driveway level.
The 2200 sf of living space includes kitchen with stainless appliances, bathroom, and open living/dining room along with a side room that can be used as a fifth bedroom; stone fireplace in living room has charming arts-and-craftsy 'inglenook';
4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms as well as a screened porch are on the second floor. Two bedrooms have queensize beds; one has a fullsize bed; and one is set up as an office with a full sleeper sofa. Additional living space in the walk-out basement level features a 6-person sauna.
Lakefront includes beach areas, grassy areas, fire pit, dock, and boathouse.


Activities and Attractions : The Finger Lakes is renowned for its wineries and breathtaking gorges. Ithaca is a mecca of arts, science, film activities, artisan farming, world famous restaurants, etc. Ithaca's Farmers Market is renowned. However, alot of folks don't even want to leave the property, since the view, the swimming, the kayaking, and just gazing at the ever-changing water is the best--an oasis of peace and beauty --yet so close to all the percs of civilization! 'Magical' is the word most frequently used by visitors to describe the setting.
In addition, there is a small, 2-bedroom cabin on the upper part of the property completely private from the main house that is available at Homeaway.com listing # 268870.

Property Type

  • House
  • 2200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Suitability

      • Children Welcome
      • Wheelchair Inaccessible
      • Non Smoking Only
      • Pets Not Allowed

      Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8

      Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

      Other Amenities

          • cable TV; wireless internet. stainless kitchen appliances; dish washer; washer/dryer, sauna....moreless

          Entertainment

          • DVD Player
          • Television
          • Satellite / Cable
          • VCR
          • Radio
          • Stereo
          • CD Player
          • Video Library

          Theme

          • Family
          • Away From It All

          Attractions

          • Winery Tours
          • Cinemas
          • Autumn Foliage
          • Botanical Garden
          • Churches
          • Library
          • Marina
          • Museums
          • Playground
          • Forests
          • Live Theater
          • Arboretum
          • Restaurants
          • Synagogues
          • Waterfalls

          Leisure Activities

          • Antiquing
          • Scenic Drives
          • Outlet Shopping
          • Paddle Boating
          • Bird Watching
          • Eco Tourism
          • Horseback Riding
          • Walking
          • Sight Seeing

          local services and businesses

          • Fitness Center
          • Groceries
          • Hospital
          • Laundromat
          • ATM/Bank
          • Massage Therapist
          • Medical Services

          Location Type

          • Lakefront:

            150+, easily accessible feet on Lake Cayuga right in the town of Ithaca with gentle sloping shale beach, dock, and grassy area with firepit ...moreless

          • Lake View:

            stunning wide water view from living area and most bedrooms....moreless

          • Rural

          sports and adventure activities

          • Pier Fishing
          • Snorkeling
          • Water Tubing
          • Golf
          • Wind-Surfing
          • Water Skiing
          • Mountain Biking
          • Roller Blading
          • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
          • Fly Fishing
          • Freshwater Fishing
          • Hiking
          • Jet Skiing
          • Sailing
          • Cycling
          • Fishing
          • Tennis
          • Swimming

          Arrival Day

              • Flexible

              Dining

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 8 people

              General

              • Heating
              • Linens Provided
              • Ceiling Fans
              • Hair Dryer
              • Iron & Board
              • Parking Off Street
              • Washing Machine
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Fireplace
              • Wireless Internet
              • Parking
              • Internet
              • Towels Provided

              Kitchen

              • Grill
              • 4 Ring Stove
              • Coffee Maker
              • Toaster
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Blender
              • Coffee Grinder
              • Ice Maker
              • Stove
              • Dishwasher
              • Refrigerator
              • Freezer
              • Oven
              • Microwave

              Outside

              • Beach Chairs
              • Beach Towels
              • Binoculars
              • Boat With Paddles
              • Inflatable Boat
              • Pedal Boat
              • Wood Deck
              • Boat Dock
              • Outdoor Grill Gas
              • Patio
              • Screen Porch / Veranda
              • Walkway To Water
              • Lawn / Garden
              • Barbecue
              • Sailboat
              • Kayak / Canoe
              • Canoe

              Pool / Spa

                  • Sauna
                   

                  Reviews

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                  Base Rate
                  2 night min stay
                  $750

                  Discounts: 6 nights or more: $534 Nightly


                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Additional Fees and Taxes:

                  $150/ cleaning fee; $500 security deposit


                  Notes:

                  50% to reserve; remaining amounts due 30 days before rental begins


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                  Calendar

                  Last updated: 07/09/2014
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                  21 Unavailable
                  22 Today
                  23 Selected dates
                   

                  Location

                  Car: Necessary

                  Less than 5 minutes from downtown Ithaca on the west shore of lake Cayuga

                  Other Activities: kayaking

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2003

                  About the owner: We are a retired couple who travel alot and like to share our home on Lake Cayuga in Ithaca while we are away with folks who want some quiet time by the lake in a magical setting.

                  Why the Owner Chose Ithaca:
                  Our son was in law school at Cornell when we were looking for lakefront property, and he suggested we look here. The majestic trees and wide expanse of water as well as the long history of the cozy, rustic cottage, really charmed us.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  Private, scenic lake frontage but SO close to all the Ithaca offerings.


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english

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                  Photos

                  • view of house from north

                    view of house from north

                  • Dining Area

                    Dining Area

                  • Kitchen with stainless new appliances including dishwasher

                    Kitchen with stainless new appliances including dishwasher

                  • View from Living Room

                    View from Living Room

                  • awesome sunrise

                    awesome sunrise

                  • Dock

                    Dock

                  • view from the lawn

                    view from the lawn

                  • larger of two upstairs bathrooms

                    larger of two upstairs bathrooms

                  • queensize bed

                    queensize bed

                  • smaller of two upstairs bathrooms

                    smaller of two upstairs bathrooms

                  • Waterfront from boathouse

                    Waterfront from boathouse

                  • Bedroom w/queen size bed

                    Bedroom w/queen size bed

                  • Bedroom -- double bed

                    Bedroom -- double bed

                  • one of two upstairs bathrooms

                    one of two upstairs bathrooms

                  • nestled in the trees

                    nestled in the trees

                  • sauna in walk-out basement

                    sauna in walk-out basement

                  • downstairs bathroom

                    downstairs bathroom

                  • fourth bedroom with double sleeper sofa

                    fourth bedroom with double sleeper sofa

                  • inglenook by fireplace

                    inglenook by fireplace

                  $750 per night (USD)
                  5

                  4 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 8

                  View calendar: Updated 07/09/14
                  Minimum stay: 2 nights
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                  (607) 277-1991 (New York, USA)

                  Speaks: english
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