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Charming Historic Home Right on Fall Creek - Pay for 5 Nights, Get 2 Nights Free

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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Comfortably furnished, sun-filled 4 bedroom house (sleeps 7 on all new mattresses and linens - 2 queen beds & 1 twin upstairs; queen sofa bed on main floor) with two bathrooms, fully-equipped remodeled kitchen with brand new appliances, formal dining room seating 8, wood stove in huge living room, wrap around porch and two enclosed porches, with the sights and sounds of Fall Creek from most rooms and all three porches.
The house is a former creamery - a picture hangs in the dining room of a horse-drawn milk wagon parked in front, circa 1800.
House is located on 8 acres along Fall Creek.... Lots of woodlands to explore.
Approx 3 miles from Sapsucker Woods (Cornell Lab of Ornithology) and Ithaca Airport.

Window air conditioners in three rooms in summer, and wood stove & hot-water heating during the winter months.

We are really serious about the fact that house sleeps 7 max.

Large screen TV/DVD player with DirecTV.
Wireless network available.
Sheets, towels and basic supplies provided.
Professionally cleaned and maintained.
On the bus line to Cornell and Downtown Ithaca.

The creamery sits in the front of 8 acres on both sides of Fall Creek where it makes a 90 degree turn in the little hamlet of Etna. Five miles downstream Fall Creek passes through Forest Home and Cornell University and becomes Ithaca Falls.
There is a house across the street and a house next door - the creek and protected Finger Lakes Land Trust are your neighbors on the other two sides. The partially enclosed wrap around porch with views of the creek and back yard is a favorite year-round spot for us and our guests.
The Etna post office is a couple of hundred yards up the road - a great walk with your dog, who will be treated with a biscuit upon entrance.
The road is very lightly traveled by cars, but bike and foot travel is frequent.
You can put your kayak or fishing rod in the water from the property. Water levels fluctuate during the year, but there is always moving water and wildlife to be enjoyed.
Sapsucker Woods, the Ithaca airport, Cornell University, a brewery, restaurants and shopping are all within a 10 mile radius, yet you really feel like you are out in the country when you are at the creamery.
There is off-road parking for 4 cars right next to the house and the TCAT bus to Cornell and downtown Ithaca goes right by the house. Rental cars are available at the airport which is less than 5 miles away.

Why VRBO

Property Type

  • Farmhouse

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Upstairs...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Upstairs...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 twin/ single

    Upstairs...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    1st floor - private - adjoining full bath...moreless

  • Bedroom #1 - Queen bed, window A/C, 8 foot window overlooking Fall Creek Bedroom #2 - Queen bed, window A/C Bedroom #3 - Single day bed Bedroom #4 - Queen size sofa bed in private den on first floor, window A/C...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    1st floor...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, tub

    2nd floor - tub for kids only...moreless

  • The downstairs bathroom was completely remodeled in November 2011. It now boasts new fixtures, an over-sized, tiled shower and radiant heated floors. The upstairs bathroom has an antique claw-footed tub with a height restriction due to the roof line. This means that most upstairs guests will need to use the shower downstairs....moreless

Other Amenities

  • There are three steps up to first floor. Stairway to 2nd floor has approx 10 steps, a landing then 4 more steps. There are a washer / dryer in basement. Basement is not full height and not suitable for children to play in. A single dog will be considered. Security deposit and/or fee may be required. Dogs are not allowed on any furniture and must be on leash at all times outside and picked up after. We do have wireless internet service. The house does NOT have a 'land line' phone. The area gets good cell phone connections, and this has been adequate for the owners (we use AT&T). ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • DVD Player
  • DVR
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Autumn Foliage
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • 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
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Village
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront:

    House sits right on Fall Creek - hundreds of feet of waterfront on the property...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Rafting
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Porch Furniture
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway To Water
  • Yard
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Graduation Weeks 2016
May 19 - May 31, 2016
3 night min stay
$500
$2,500 $6,000

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $357 Nightly; 30 nights or more: $200 Nightly

Graduation Weeks 2017
May 15 - May 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$500
$2,500 $6,000

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $357 Nightly; 30 nights or more: $200 Nightly

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$250
$1,250 $3,500

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $179 Nightly; 30 nights or more: $117 Nightly

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Location

3 Miles
Nearest Airport
Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
The Plantation
9 Miles
Nearest Golf
Dryden Lake Golf Club
20 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I-81 in Cortland
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Antlers
20 Miles
Nearest Ski
Greek Peak
10 Miles
Nearest Beach
Buttermilk Falls

Car: Recommended

Etna is a small town approximately 6 miles east of Ithaca NY. House sits thirty feet from Fall Creek which becomes Ithaca Falls around 6 miles downstream . There are dozens of waterfalls in the immediate area and hiking (easy to expert) and nature opportunities abound. We use our house as a base to visit many of the Finger Lakes wineries (there are Breweries and Distilleries too), and to visit the world-famous Ithaca Farmers Market. Ithaca is the home of both Cornell University and Ithaca College and boasts a thriving arts community.

Other Activities: Biking, kayaking, swimming, birdwatching, fishing, antiquing, and agri-tourism. Kids activities include the Museum of the Earth and the Science Center.

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 2008

About: My wife and I live in Baltimore and plan on retiring to the creamery in around 10 years. We had no connection to the Finger Lakes until we traveled through on our way to Canada and we both fell in love with the area. We call it 'Drinking the Kool Aid' and countless others have suffered the same fate as we did. Two years later we bought the house and have spent the last five years furnishing it and spending vacations there and enjoying all there is to do in the area

Why Ithaca:
Beautiful views, easy access to the water, birds and wildlife abound, house and property full of history, close to Ithaca but still 'away from it all'

The Unique Benefits at this Farmhouse:
You will immediately feel 'at home'. Everyone raves about the wrap around porch surrounded by a huge old maple tree with views of the creek. A picture hangs in the dining room of the house when it served as a creamery with a horse-drawn wagon carrying milk cans pulled up in front of the house CA 1900.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Rear view of house

    Rear view of house

  • March View of Fall Creek from wraparound porch

    March View of Fall Creek from wraparound porch

  • Wraparound porch (enclosed portion beyond double doors)

    Wraparound porch (enclosed portion beyond double doors)

  • Living room - front porch through the right window

    Living room - front porch through the right window

  • Dining room to living room & door to front porch
Lace curtained window to creek

    Dining room to living room & door to front porch Lace curtained window to creek

  • Kitchen with window view to Creek over sink

    Kitchen with window view to Creek over sink

  • Sitting room at top of the stairs w/ full wall of windows w/ southern exposure

    Sitting room at top of the stairs w/ full wall of windows w/ southern exposure

  • Creek during winter -- Lots of birds around 
View from master bedroom windows

    Creek during winter -- Lots of birds around View from master bedroom windows

  • 3rd Bedroom - twin

    3rd Bedroom - twin

  • Newly renovated first floor bathroom

    Newly renovated first floor bathroom

  • Newly renovated first floor bathroom

    Newly renovated first floor bathroom

  • Fall Creek from the end of the driveway

    Fall Creek from the end of the driveway

  • View of Backyard from enclosed rear porch

    View of Backyard from enclosed rear porch

  • Rear of house from barn
Freshly painted in 2010

    Rear of house from barn Freshly painted in 2010

  • Enclosed porch

    Enclosed porch

  • Living room - window overlooking Fall Creek

    Living room - window overlooking Fall Creek

  • Den / TV room / 4th Bedroom - Sofabed

    Den / TV room / 4th Bedroom - Sofabed

  • Sitting area at the top of the stairs French doors into the master bedroom

    Sitting area at the top of the stairs French doors into the master bedroom

  • Master bedroom with two 50 inch windows at the foot of the queen bed

    Master bedroom with two 50 inch windows at the foot of the queen bed

  • Second bedroom - queen bed

    Second bedroom - queen bed

  • Newly renovated first floor bathroom

    Newly renovated first floor bathroom

  • Newly renovated first floor bathroom

    Newly renovated first floor bathroom

  • Exterior Porch

    Exterior Porch

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
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  • Calendar last updated 08/28/2015
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