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

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Last updated: 12/03/2014
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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 listing # 268870.


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Property Type

  • House
  • 2200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


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

      Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8

      Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

      Other Amenities

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


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


          • Away From It All
          • Family


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

          Local Services & Businesses

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

          Leisure Activities

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

          Location Type

          • Lake View:

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

          • 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

          • Rural

          Sports & Adventure Activities

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


          • Dining Area
          • Seating for 8 people


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


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


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

          Pool / Spa

              • Sauna


              Write a review 4.3
              from 6 traveler reviews
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              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              My Standard Rate
              2 night min stay

              Additional information about rental rates


              • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
              • Taxes Not included


              Weekly rate is for 7-day/6-night week for up to 6 guests. A four-night minimum stay and higher rates apply for graduation weeks. Single night stays are occasionally available. Please inquire with owner.

              Additional guests are $60/night each or $300/Week.

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

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              Last updated: 12/03/2014
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              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.

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              Speaks: english

              Guestbook comments from the owner

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              • 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


              • 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

              $850 per night (USD)

              4 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
              Sleeps 8

              View calendar: Updated 12/03/14
              Minimum stay: 2 nights
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              Member since: 2009
              Speaks: english
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              • Response rate: 90%
              • Calendar last updated: 12/03/2014
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              (607) 277-1991 (New York, USA)

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              150+ ft on Cayuga Lake--JUST 5 MINUTES TO DOWNTOWN ITHACA; 3 MILES CORNELL

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