Feedback

VRBO is part of the HomeAway family, the world leader in vacation rentals with over 1 million listings. We offer the largest selection of properties for any travel occasion and every budget. We’re committed to helping families and friends find a perfect vacation rental to create unforgettable travel experiences together. Learn More

Exclusive Home on Cayuga Lake - Finger Lakes, Near Ithaca

You sent a message to this owner.

Partial view of garden, fire pit, and lake

Calendar

Last updated: 04/19/2015
Check availability
23 Available
21 Unavailable
22 Today
23 Selected dates
  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Ithaca villa description

Undisputedly the best family place on Cayuga Lake in the Heart of the Fingerlakes.

Ideal for couples, small groups, retreats and large family reunions as well.

Superb and spacious home with 24 feet high cathedral ceilings and large windows facing the lake, elegantly furnished, original art work (partly by local artists), all natural paints, superb stereo/large flat TV for DVDs, 100% hardwood or tile floors, wool, sisal or Persian carpets, Finnish sauna, Finnish fire place and wood stove, fire pit in the garden, 50 acres woodland, ravines, waterfalls, right on the lake and with your own dock.

Also included is a daylight basement apartment with full bath, bedroom, living room, kitchen and wood/tile floors. The apartment is not rented to third parties unless you also rent the main house.

Weekly and week-end rentals for wine tours etc. available (2 day minimum); ideal for retreats, family reunions, writing your unfishined book, weddings, and more, all year round. Absolutely breathtaking in the summer, autumn, winter and spring!
This gorgeous single family, non-smoking home on the shores of Cayuga Lake has five bedrooms (one of which is very spacious with 450 sq. ft.), three bathrooms, a separate shower area on the ground level with access to a large lawn and garden with a fire pit, sauna, and more. The daylight basement apartment's living room also has a double futon which can easily serve as a 6th bedroom.

In addition to the bedrooms, with king, queen and double sized beds, the living rooms have large futons and a spare mattrass so the house sleeps up to 21 if needed. (But if you come alone or as a couple, the place is still fabulous and affordable; I used to live there year round).

The main living area has 24 foot high cathedral ceiling and glass front facing the lake for a spectacular view. The adjacent dining area also looks out on the lake. And the home us surrounded by 50 acres of woods; great strolls and playing for kids.

Here is what recent customers (and now friends) had to say:

“I suspect word-of-mouth is the best form of advertisement. Perhaps I might say that in my search for Shangri-La, I found it just outside Ithaca! … Quiet, peaceful, heavenly spot. Perfect for what I needed” (Allison May 2005).

“Your house is a credit to you the detail and work you have but into it has made it an extraordinary house. I must admit that the photo's on the Internet do not do your house any justice. It is by far one of the nicest house that I have seen. Thank you again for sharing it with us.” (Aidan from Ireland, June 2004)

“My best friends all came and had the most wonderful time. The kitchen, porch, and fire pit had the amazing quality of drawing people in to a warm, cozy and happy hanging-out environment. The house is beautiful and wonderfully maintained. Everything is beautiful: the location, house, woods and nice owner, fabulous décor! Thank you so much for sharing it with me for my graduation”. (Sally April 2005).



Keywords: Exclusive Vacation Home

Why VRBO

We offer vacation rentals for every budget

Choose from a wide variety of properties

No booking fees

Free to book with no hidden costs

We help you travel with confidence

Every listing is guaranteed against fraud

Experienced property owners or managers

Average five years in the business

Property Type

  • Villa
  • 5000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Outside is your business. Ashtrays provided....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Dogs only. No cats please....moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    2 steps from parking to house. Two bedrooms on 1st floor with toilet. Full baths, however, are upstairs or downstairs....moreless

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 21, Beds for 19-21

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king, 1 child bed

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 2 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 1 king

    Plus one queen mattress on floor....moreless

  • King & Queen Futons in 2 LARGE living rooms: 1 king, 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (5), two of which are futons. Double Beds (3), one of which is a floor mattress. Twin or Single Beds (3), Child Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), one queen mattress on floor....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • airconditionning, a large Samsung flat TV with DVD (but no TV channels to preserve the nature of a "retreat" place), a small TV with VCR, an excellent stereo with surround sound, iPod plug-in, fully equipped Kitchen, etc. Linens and Towels provided, your own lake front for Swimming and more, and 50+ acres for hiking including two waterfalls, No smoking inside the house....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    DVD/BluRay and DVD/VHS. No cable nor satellite....moreless

  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    (3) Over 100 videos....moreless

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center

Leisure Activities

  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing

Location Type

  • Lakefront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 20 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer:

    (2)...moreless

  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Two livings rooms...moreless

  • Parking:

    Plenty, even for weddings up to 150 or more people. Including buses....moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone:

    Free calls to US and Canada....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    (2)...moreless

  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace:

    (2)...moreless

  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Everything provided...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Everything provided...moreless

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden:

    Plus 50 acres of forest, ravines, creeks and two waterfalls....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

Write a review 5
from 21 traveler reviews
Loading...
 
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

$2,300

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $125
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
  • Taxes Included

Notes:

Rates vary by month, events (such as Cornell graduation/Memorial weekend), party size, etc.

Please inquire for discounts.

50% upon signature, balance 60 days prior to rental. Rentals of $2500 or less are due upon signature.


Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


Please wait... Travel with confidence

Pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer) to protect your payment up to $1,000. Before making a payment always call the owner at the number listed on our website, and never use instant money transfer services such as Western Union and MoneyGram.


Don't forget your vacation protection! Get protected now

Adding our Vacation Protection services can make sure your getaway goes smoothly, no matter what. We offer Cancellation Protection, Carefree Rental Guarantee, and Damage Protection so you can truly relax.

Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.
 

Calendar

Last updated: 04/19/2015
Check availability
23 Available
21 Unavailable
22 Today
23 Selected dates
 

Location

15 Miles
Nearest Airport
Ithaca

Car: Necessary

Golf (20 min), Fitness Center (20 min), Miniature Golf (20 min), Horseback Riding (30 min), Cinemas (20 min), Museums (20 min)

 

Owner info

About the owner: Adjunct professor at Cornell University, now living in Switzerland for the moment, my original country. But I come back ever so often to Ithaca, which I call my home. And Cayuga Lake I call "my lake". I designed the house in part (it's a Lindal cedar) and the decorations inside, everyone says, is like a museum. Each corner, each wall, tells a story.

Why the Owner Chose Ithaca:
It is simply gorgeous. Ithaca is Gorges!

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
Some of my friends say I live in a museum. Lots of attention to detail, to art, to colors, etc. It is simply all round a wonderful place


Contact us

Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, Swiss German!!!

 

Photos

  • Partial view of garden, fire pit, and lake

    Partial view of garden, fire pit, and lake

  • Extra-long beachfront, swimming, kids friendly with small waterfall, large dock

    Extra-long beachfront, swimming, kids friendly with small waterfall, large dock

  • Every detail is original and unique, and lots of stories behind.

    Every detail is original and unique, and lots of stories behind.

  • Warm living room with firestove (inc. baking), 14 person dining table, etc

    Warm living room with firestove (inc. baking), 14 person dining table, etc

  • Very large Finnish sauna with wood stove

    Very large Finnish sauna with wood stove

  • Tents can be installed in the garden. Great for weddings. >60 people.

    Tents can be installed in the garden. Great for weddings. >60 people.

  • View from the patio

    View from the patio

  • Fully equipped large kitchen, great for group cooking, handmade countertop tiles

    Fully equipped large kitchen, great for group cooking, handmade countertop tiles

  • Partial view of bedroom w/cherry floor, king bed & small handcrafted cherry bed

    Partial view of bedroom w/cherry floor, king bed & small handcrafted cherry bed

  • Spectacular in the winter, great for retreats, writing, business meetings, etc

    Spectacular in the winter, great for retreats, writing, business meetings, etc

  • master bedroom

    master bedroom

VRBO #38412

There have been  visitors to this page since the counter was last reset in .

This listing was first published here in 2004.

Date last modified - Monday, April 20, 2015

$329 per night (USD)
Minimum stay: 2 nights
Dates are unavailable
Please enter travel dates
Please enter # of guests
Please stay a bit longer. A stay of nights or more is required for these dates.
This listing requires that rentals start on a .
Get an instant quote
  • Reviews
  • Sleeps
    21
  • Bedrooms
    5
  • Bathrooms
    3.5
  • Property type
    Villa
Owner
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, Swiss German!!!
  • Response time: Within a few hours
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Calendar last updated: 04/19/2015
Email owner

+1 6075324413
As I'm abroad in Switzerland, PLEASE email me.

Please wait... Travel with confidence Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees Learn how to pay safely
Add vacation protection services to your booking

Three services to protect your trip:

Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.

Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.

Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.


Get it now

Share this property via Email

Exclusive Home on Cayuga Lake - Finger Lakes, Near Ithaca

Ithaca #38412

5 BR  3.5 BA  Sleeps 21

You must be signed in to share this property by e-mail

Share this property via Email

    Please correct the following errors and resend:
  • Enter one or more valid email addresses separated by commas.
  • Oops! You have exceeded the limit of 10 email addresses.
  • Your message may not contain markup. Please remove the markup and try again.