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Botanical Hill on Cayuga Lake

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Last updated: 05/08/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

JULY & AUGUST WEEKLY RENTALS Sunday to Sunday. Rate $2500/week.
Holiday weekends $400/night..Minimum 3 nights on long weekends.
Minimum 2 nights off season at $300/night.
Air conditioned second floor apartment, comfortable living room with basic cable TV. Sliding glass doors take you out to the glorious balcony with table and chairs for dining or just looking out at the lake. The bathroom has a Jacuzzi tub; 3 bedrooms: 1) master with a queen bed & sliding doors to balcony, 2) double bed, third bedroom has twin beds (apartment sleeps 6 MAX.) No one lives on the first floor.No washer/dryer. A gas grill is available for outdoor cooking.
Check in is 3PM and check out 11AM.
You will truly relax the minute you arrive at my Botanical Hill Retreat. Welcome the sweeping views of Cayuga Lake, the glorious gardens, wild life including over 20 bird species and an occasional osprey and eagle. Want to take advantage of the numerous wineries in the area? Check out the Cayuga Lake WineTrail and Seneca Lake wine tours on line. Limo service can safely deliver you to & from the wineries.

Gatherings: The property provides a picturesque setting for summer and early fall family reunions. We can provide opportunities for artist and writer retreats, nature classes, small business retreats and sewing or quilting get-aways

Take your cares away as you come down the driveway and experience the wide vista of 30 private acres and 1200' of lake frontage. Enjoy the air conditioned quarters or open the doors and windows to let in the cool, lake shore breezes. The furnished rooms include a fully equipped kitchen and dining area where meals can be enjoyed and you can play games or put jigsaw puzzles together. The expansive lawn, play set, & outdoor games provide plenty of opportunities for outdoor adventures.

The dock and deck by the lake allow for swimming, boating, picnicking, bonfires, and simple relaxation. Located on the west side of Cayuga Lake, the sand and rocky shore lure the great blue heron to their rookery, ducks, mergansers and geese also call it home. Eagles have also been seen in the spring. Bird watchers will enjoy the mile hike around the property and see more than a dozen different birds. Montezuma Nature Preserve is only 10 miles away. Cornell Bird Sanctuary is 45 minutes away in Ithaca. Adventure bicycling in the Finger Lakes provides views (Cayuga Scenic by-way), flat paths and hills to test your endurance. Botanical Hill, once a vineyard, now claims the proximity to numerous wineries on the Cayuga and Seneca Wine Trails. You can hire a local limosine service to drive you safely to and from the wineries. Charter boat rides can be scheduled.


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Property Type

  • Apartment

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • The expansive lawn and playset provide plenty of room for outdoor adventures....moreless


  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Arboretum
  • Autumn Foliage
  • Botanical Garden
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks
  • Waterfalls
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Lake
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Jet Skiing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing


  • Air Conditioning


  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove


  • Boat Dock
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck


  • Seating for 6 people


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Base Rate
2 night min stay
$250 $250
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,575 $6,000
Summer July thru August
Jul 1 - Aug 29
7 night min stay
$1,750 $6,000
Labor Day weekend
Aug 30 - Sep 4
3 night min stay

Discounts: 5 nights or more: $250 Nightly

Columbus Day HolidayWeekend
Oct 10 - Oct 14
3 night min stay
$300 $300
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Discounts: 4 nights or more: $250 Nightly; 5 nights or more: $250 Nightly

Veteran's Day Weekend
Nov 7 - Nov 11
3 night min stay

Discounts: 4 nights or more: $250 Nightly; 5 nights or more: $250 Nightly

Nov 20 - Nov 30
3 night min stay

Discounts: 4 nights or more: $250 Nightly; 5 nights or more: $250 Nightly

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Fees and Taxes:

$25./person-Sheets and towels if provided by owner

$150 cleaning fee if renters prefer not to do the cleaning at end of stay.

3% county tax


Wedding event price determined by number of people attending plus a full week rental. For instance, Sunday to Sunday rental of retreat at $1500 in season and an additional $1000. for a wedding of 60 or less attendees.

50% deposit check and signed contract. Remainder in cash upon arrival. $300 security check deposit.

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Last updated: 05/08/2015
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Only 30 miles north of Ithaca, 20 miles to Geneva, 60 miles to Syracuse or Rochester, puts several colleges and universities within easy visiting distance. Numerous parks with waterfalls and hiking trails are easily accessible.

Many museums are within a short drive, including Seneca Falls Historical Society House, Seneca Museum of the Waterways and Industry, the Seneca County Arts Council, the National Women's Hall of Fame, and the National Park commemorating the Women's Rights movement.

Other Activities: boating, race tracks, train rides, boat excursions, and charter fishing trips


Manager info

Year Purchased: 2002

About: Dr. McWeeney is a professional archaeologist who studies preserved plants from archaeological and geological sites. She shares her educational pursuits by welcoming groups interested in nature and environmental studies to Botanical Hill. Since moving to Upstate NY she has revived her fondness for vintage fashions, sewing and quilting, all of which can become part of special classes and retreats scheduled at Botqanical Hill.

Why Cayuga:
This large estate on Cayuga Lake inspired dreams of sharing its biodiversity and relaxing atmosphere with other like minded people.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
Privacy, quiet, natural abundance on 28 parklike acres. Picnics, barbeques, bon fires like there is no one else around.

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Speaks: english

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