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Exclusive Home on Cayuga Lake - Finger Lakes, Near Ithaca

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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).



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Property Type

      • Villa

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Considered:

            Dogs only. No cats please....moreless

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

          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

              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Music Library
              • Stereo

              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

                      General

                      • Air Conditioning
                      • Broadband Access
                      • Clothes Dryer:

                        (2)...moreless

                      • Linens Provided
                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
                      • Telephone
                      • Washing Machine:

                        (2)...moreless

                      • Wireless Internet
                      • Wood Fireplace:

                        (2)...moreless

                      • Wood Stove

                      Kitchen

                      Outside

                      • Balcony
                      • Deck / Patio
                      • Outdoor Grill

                      Payment Type

                      • Amex
                      • Carteblanche
                      • Dinersclub
                      • Discover
                      • Eurocard
                      • Mastercard
                      • Visa

                      Pool / Spa

                           

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                          Rates vary from month to month depending on season, duration and party size.
                          Starting at $2,100 per week off season. Two-day minimum.
                          Ideal for retreats, romantic get aways, quiet retreats for writing your book,or
                          business strategy meetings (we can arrange catering).
                          Close to New York City (1 hour flight or 4 hours drive).
                          Credit card payments: Add 4.5%.
                          

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                          Owner info

                          About the owner: I used to be a professor at Cornell University (now Adjunct) and recently left for an extended sabbatical in my home country, Switzerland. And after several years, I'm still here, missing my home on 'my' Cayuga Lake.

                          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


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                          Speaks: english

                           

                          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

                          • Handmade furniture, original, and the living room has 28 feet cathedral ceiling

                            Handmade furniture, original, and the living room has 28 feet cathedral ceiling

                          VRBO #38412

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                          This listing was first published here in 2004.

                          Date last modified - Sunday, December 28, 2014

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                          5 Bedroom / 3.5 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 21

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                          Member since: 2004
                          Speaks: english
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                          • Response rate: 90%
                          • Calendar last updated: 09/22/2014
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