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A Haven for Travelers with Pets Between Ithaca and Watkins Glen

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Last updated: 07/26/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Ithaca apartment description

In the heart of the Finger Lakes, this apartment is just ten miles from Ithaca and twelve miles from Watkins Glen. So if one of you is into NASCAR racing and the other wants attend lectures and music, you can have it both ways from here. No traveling down long back roads, either, since we are right on State Route 79, the main road between them.

The apartment was completely renovated and updated in 2012. From the photos you can see that the floor plan involves a large open living space with kitchen, dining area, and living room. Oversize windows allow for plenty of light in both the morning and the evening, and the view out every window is green with trees, shrubs, plants, and flowers for the whole summer season.

The bedroom and adjoining bath can be closed off from the rest of the apartment for privacy. Plenty of parking, too.

There is a lane that leads back to the rear of the property, which visitors are welcome to use. It goes past the new and old planted areas and back to a berm pond and stream. There are large open lawns that allow space for your dogs to play and exercise, and they are welcome to go swimming in the pond, too!

This cozy accommodation is located on a property which operated for many years as one of the premier landscape plant nurseries in the area. Those days are gone, but the gardens are still there, and rejuvenation efforts are under way.

Property Type

  • 1 story
  • Apartment
  • On floor 1
  • 600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Included


              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only:

                No smoking in the apartment. You are welcome to smoke outdoors....moreless

              • Low Allergen Environment
              • Pets Considered
              • Long-Term Renters Welcome

              Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

              • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


              • This is a one-bedroom apartment, with a queen size bed. There is a queen size sleeper sofa in the living room....moreless

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              Other Amenities

                  • Pets are welcome on a case-by-case basis. (Most small pets will be approved.) Ask about our dog-walking/pet-sitting service!...moreless


                  • Television
                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • Books


                  • Away From It All
                  • Adventure


                  • Autumn Foliage
                  • Forests
                  • Pond
                  • Arboretum
                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Cinemas
                  • Library
                  • Live Theater
                  • Museums
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Restaurants
                  • Winery Tours
                  • Waterfalls

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Sledding
                  • Walking

                  local services and businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Laundromat

                  Location Type

                  • Rural
                  • Village

                  sports and adventure activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Hunting
                  • Hunting Small Game
                  • Ice Skating

                  catering options

                      • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


                      • Dining Area
                      • Seating for 4 people


                      • Filtered Water
                      • Paper Towels
                      • Basic Soaps
                      • Broadband Access
                      • Parking
                      • Internet
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Heating
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Sofa Bed
                      • Air Conditioning
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Local Maps
                      • Toilet Paper
                      • Parking Off Street

                      house cleaning

                          • Housekeeper Included


                          • Refrigerator
                          • Microwave
                          • 4 Ring Stove
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Toaster
                          • Pantry Items
                          • Blender
                          • Coffee Maker


                          • Patio
                          • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                          • Lawn / Garden


                          Write a review 4.7
                          from 6 traveler reviews
                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          My Standard Rate
                          2 night min stay
                          $150 $175
                          Fri, Sat, Sun

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                          • Taxes Not included

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                          Last updated: 07/26/2014
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                          18 Miles
                          Nearest Airport
                          Ithaca Regional Airport
                          30 Miles
                          Nearest Motorway
                          Interstate 81

                          Car: Necessary

                          The Finger Lakes Region of central New York is one of two main wine-producing areas in the state. Mecklenburg is conveniently located between the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail and the Seneca Lake Wine Trail. There are over 50 wineries within 15 miles, over 100 within an easy day's travel, and the closest one is only 8 miles away.

                          The region is fortunate to have many spectacular natural wonders, especially the deep gorges and waterfalls. Hiking trails afford ample opportunity for photography and sightseeing.

                          Nearby Ithaca is home to Cornell University, Ithaca College, and other institutions of higher learning, with the dynamic night life, sports, music and theatrical activities associated with student life.

                          If you are into quieter pasttimes, the Finger Lakes National Forest is a 10 minute drive away. Sapsucker Woods is a world-class birdwatching area with frequent guided tours led by professional naturalists from Cornell. The Museum of the Earth (15 minutes away) has paleontological exhibits and descriptions of the local geographical features that are the source of the area's geological wonders.


                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 2007

                          About the owner: I was born and raised in New York’s 1000 Islands region, even further north than the Finger Lakes. But after I graduated, I left to go to the “big city” - Washington, DC. A few years later, I moved to Baltimore, MD, where I met my wife, a native Marylander. We both watched in dismay as all of the places she used to play as a child fell to the bulldozer and the march of suburbia. After 20-some years, we decided to act on our dreams of moving to the “country” where we could have bigger gardens and possibly even a few chickens. Whenever we would visit the Finger Lakes, we would find others who had similar dreams to ours. People who had left the high-pressure, high-powered jobs in the city and started digging in the dirt and making things with their hands and growing healthy foods for themselves. Everybody seemed to be optimistic and enthusiastic. We made up our minds that this is where we wanted to live. After shopping around for a couple years, we found the perfect property in 2007. Though we didn’t actually move in until 2012, we had our new home, and our new life ahead.

                          Why the Owner Chose Ithaca:
                          There are many obvious amenities on the property that our guests appreciate as much as we do ourselves. The large open lawn adjacent to the parking area is great for tossing a ball or playing fetch with Fido. Traveling dogs can stretch out after a long ride in the car. There is a grassy lane that makes a perfect walking path to the other areas of the grounds, over 11 acres total. This summer, we will be installing a raised garden bed with fresh vegetables for use by our guests. Imagine how good that heirloom variety tomato will taste in your salad or sandwich. The apartment is one of two that are attached to a 6-bay carriage house. There are no shared walls between the two apartments. As mentioned in the apartment description, our location is smack dab in the middle of all the action in the Finger Lakes region. Ithaca, Watkins Glen, Burdett, Trumansburg, Odessa, Enfield, Newfield, Hector, and Montour Falls are all within a fifteen-mile radius.

                          The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
                          My wife and I are very proud to be able to take our turn as “caretakers” of this historic property. The main house is not included in the rental, but it still provides a very dignified and noble view from the front porch of the apartment. There is a New York State historical marker tells that the house was built in 1815-20, and was originally occupied by the Honorable Henry Fish, who was the first assemblyman from Schuyler County, and chairman of the first Board of Supervisors. Further history of the building tells that one part was originally constructed as a Masonic Lodge in the early part of the 19th century. As you stroll around the grounds, remember that you tread a path that’s nearly two hundred years old. Drink in all of the joys and entertainment that the Finger Lakes has to offer, and come home afterwards to a peaceful night’s rest in the quiet hamlet of Mecklenburg.

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                          • This view is slightly different now, since we added the brand new 32' HDTV!

                            This view is slightly different now, since we added the brand new 32' HDTV!

                          $150 - $175 per night (USD)

                          1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 4

                          View calendar: Updated 07/26/14
                          Minimum stay: 2 nights
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