C.1905 Freshly Restored and Renovated 'Green' Lakefront Home
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- Minimum stay:N/A
- Pets allowed:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Fully restored and renovated green home, sits right on the shore of lake Cayuga, with water views abound. Comfortable, sunny with large outdoor fully furnished decks and wraparound porch. Outdoor shower, canoe, kayak, and in the summer a 15 ft. water trampoline. Situated in the quaint village of Aurora, home of Wells College, close to Ithaca, NY, Cornell and Ithaca College, Syracuse University, Hobert William Smith. In the heart of the finger lake wine region. Antiquing, historical sites and tours, skiing, golf, boating, and swimming are only a few of the many outdoor activities. Salon/Spa is down the street, as well as a wine store, library, the Fargo family restaurant and four star Aurora Inn and restaurant. All 7 bedrooms drenched with sunlight, the house has a total of 88 windows plus a number of stain glass beauties. Quiet, with wonderful breezes off the lake, nestled between a c1819 Masonic lodge and the United Ministry Church built in the 1800's. Lyon House is a friendly, comfortable house that is hard to leave...the water views are unparalleled ..
Keywords: big, green, lakefront, views, water, comfortable, colonial revival, queen ann Victorian, large, Cayuga Lake,huge,family,historic, centrally located, sunny,
- Vacation Rental
- Non Smoking Only
- 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15, Beds for 14-15
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- Bedroom 4
- Bedroom 5
- 5.0 Bathrooms
- Bathroom 1
- Bathroom 2
- Bathroom 3
- Bathroom 4
- Bathroom 5
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Washing Machine
- Clothes Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Parking Off Street
- Covered Parking
- Wood Fireplace
Pure water filtration system, radiant heat throughout, large decks with outdoor furniture, outdoor shower, water trampoline in summertime, canoe, kayak, tubes, wrap-around front porch fully furnished, art room, music room, sewing room, full floor yoga studio with mats etc., laundry room, steam shower, incredible lake views...morecollapse
- Air Hockey
- DVD Player
- Music Library
- Ping Pong Table
- Video Library
- Video Game Console
- Video Games
- Satellite / Cable
- CD Player
- Wireless Internet
- Computer Available
- Free Long Distance
- Outdoor Grill
- Deck / Patio
Location & View
- Water View
- Lake View
- Mountain Biking
- Cross Country Skiing
- Miniature Golf
- Horseback Riding
- Wildlife Viewing
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
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Absolute perfection...Arrived to a welcome by an amazing home perfect lake vista...amazing amenities, and everything one could want in a gourmet kitchen. Ventured into town which is picturesque and inviting! All the charm you would expect from the pictures and more! Will go back again and again...The house is beyond spacious, and decorated in a fabulously artistic way...everywhere you look, something else to capture your eye. Charming, artistic, interesting, unique, fun, spacious, perfection of a house....Welcoming and beyond. My family and I were thrilled! Highly recommend! A great place for a retreat or get away! Five stars!
- Guest Rachelle K.
- Date of stay 05/21/12
- Review Submitted 10/18/12
Cornell University's Christian Union stayed the night recently for our Fall Retreat and it was absolutely perfect! Every room in this house has so much personality! From the quirky wallpapers, comfy couches, chalkboard refrigerator, and beautiful view, everything single thing about this house was enjoyable. When you first enter, it is hard not to run around and discover all the house has to offer, and that's exactly what each and every one of us did. The decor within the house is absolutely adorable, my personal favorite being the bathroom with tile that looks like grass as well as the beautiful kitchen. Perfect for the large dinner we prepared for everyone, we were all able to gather and cook in one place without any trouble at all. Whether your group is large or small, you are bound to have a blast in this house. With a group of about 20, everyone was able to sleep in a room comfortably, find a quiet place, or join together to for fellowship and fun! We were even able to put the music room to great use as we joined in praise and worship there. Fortunately, the weather was absolutely beautiful when we stayed, so the deck overlooking the lake was the perfect spot to relax and take in the beauty that is this house. I would recommend this spot to anyone and everyone. There is just so much character, room, and fun in this house that it's simply impossible not to have a fantastic time!
- Guest Jackie C.
- Date of stay 10/13/12
- Review Submitted 10/18/12
Perfect for Our Family Gathering
Perfect for Our Family Gathering
WOW. There was something here for everyone in our large family! Our "senior" parents so enjoyed having the privacy and accessibility of the first floor bedroom and bath. The kids loved choosing their own rooms each with its own charming, fun style. Do look at the house photos which show how inviting, casual and clean this super vacation house is. My husband and I appreciated our own private spaces. Our dog loved being included too. (As requested, we kept him leashed when out of doors). Charming porches surround the property overlooking the glorious Lake and adorable Aurora Main Street. Activities indoors were easy with a beautiful piano, puzzles, games and books everywhere. The family room and kitchen kept us all together when we wanted to be but the house is huge when anyone wanted privacy to sleep-in or get away from the action. Exploring the Finger Lakes, Ithaca, the Vineyards, the antique shops and flea markets gave every one of us something fun to do. What a beautiful part of the country this is!! The owner, Paddington, made us feel right at home. We were grateful for all her great suggestions.
- Guest Marci
- Date of stay 09/28/12
- Review Submitted 10/15/12
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, people with disabilities, age 55+, pet owners, families with young children, sightseeing, families with teenagers, girls getaway.
A gem in the Finger Lakes
A gem in the Finger Lakes
This has to be one of the most beautiful places on this planet!!! Watching the sunset over the lake from the back porch sipping our fav hot drinks and libations is something we will not soon forget. Nor will we forget swinging on the front porch taking in the happenings of downtown Aurora. A dip in the lake not 50 steps from the house while the kids bounced on the water trampoline was just the ticket to wake us up to take on the day or before hitting the town. Aurora is a wonderful little town, and Ithaca is an amazing scenic drive along the lake just 20 minutes away when we wanted a more urban scene. Close enough to go out to dinner, yet far enough away to be out of the city life. The best of both worlds!!! The house itself is a modern marvel with its "green-ness" existing inside the soul of a beautiful Victorian home. We found ourselves lost in the serenity of this amazing home with all its offerings and surroundings. We will be back!!!
- Guest Sam M.
- Date of stay 09/01/12
- Review Submitted 10/07/12
A perfect hideaway
A perfect hideaway
If hospitality has a name it must be called Lyon House and Paddington! The 19th century home and the landlady are indivisible hosts for an unforgettable stay on the shores of Lake Cayuga! Whatever room out of the nine you go to you breathe the uniqueness of the house created by Paddington - style, interior design, charm - everything has been set up to make you feel at home from the very first moment you enter the house! Everything comes to you as natural! When you enter the house by the main entrance you see a wide open entrance hall, wonderful stairs and the lake on the other end of the house. Light is flooding the place from plenty of windows - no matter on which floor or in which room you walk or stay there is light. Each room is different - furniture, bathroom, wall-paper, atmosphere. And it is again the light that enhances each detail. Sitting down on the porch on the lakeside of the house creates peace while you watch the water of the lakes and while you listen to the leaves of the trees moved by the wind. We - having come over from Europe - stayed there twice - in January and June. So we experienced different seasons. There was one common thing - the light. Though the light is different in January and June it seems to play with the house and the house seems to play with light. It always feels warm. As the house makes you feel the particular warmth of an old house that has been taken care of so tremendously allowing us to get lost in that very special tiny little spot somewhere in upstate New York. The love and the passion the landlady put into that house is all over the place. Paddington takes care of everything and she cares about you. She is always available but she is almost invisible. She acts in the background to be there if you need her. But her guests privacy is her prime priority. We learned at lot about the interesting history of Aurora; we got plenty of recommendations to visit the Finger Lakes vineries and, and, and... So, if we want come back? No! We want to stay without leaving. Manfred
- Guest Manfred H.
- Date of stay 06/07/12
- Review Submitted 10/05/12
One night, $2,000 Weekend, arrive Friday and leave Sunday, $4,000 Monthly Rental, June $20k, July $22k, August $25k Combination and partial rentals possibe. Contact Paddington at 212-227-2252
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Year Purchased: 2007
About the owner: Single mother of three teenage girls, works as a high end real estate broker in Manhattan at Town Real Estate. Well versed in green building design and renovation, geothermal lake plates. Additionally owns z local antique shop, c1860
Why the Owner Chose Aurora:
The finger lakes region of New York as well as living n the lake is one of the most beautiful landscapes I have yet to experience
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LyonHouse, Aurora New York c1905
snippet of 2nd floor exterior, shot from Master Bathroom to Lake front
beautiful Cayuga Lake sunsets
cozy sleeping porch
colorful, huge double-sized bed room with private bathroom
Northwest Super Sunny Queen Bed room
one of five bathrooms
downstairs kingsized bed guest room with bathroom attached
back of house view from lake in winter time
wonderful wrap-around front porch
chef's kitchen; very big and well appointed
master suite king-sized bed room with balcony
6-piece master bathroom
large, colorful room (different view)
Playful Bedroom with Antique EastLake organic Double bed
second floor queen-sized bed room
serenity found at Lyon House on Cayuga Lake, Aurora, NY
15 foot diameter water trampoline - super fun!
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