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Quintessential Comfy and Spacious Lake House on Cayuga Lake.

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Last updated: 08/17/2015
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  • Minimum stay:4-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Thank you for your interest in our home.

At nearly an acre, and with 150 feet of waterfront, our property provides plenty of space to spread out and enjoy the various seasons. Whether grilling on the porch in the summer, or enjoying a fire by the shore in autumn, this space provides a quiet place to relax with friends and family.

Our home sleeps 12-18 people comfortably in 6 bedrooms.

The driveway leads down the hill and directly to the front door. Over the years, kids of all ages and family members with varying states of health have loved the property year round. In the dead of winter, snow piled waist high, it is possible to live in solitude on the lake, while driving directly to the front door. I've done it. Eagles fishing during the day, ducks and geese chattering at night. It's pretty close to perfect.

In the dead of winter, the frozen tributaries and streams surrounding Cayuga push the resident waterfowl population into our backyard. It's an amazing way to sleep, and my favorite time on the lake. Though we can't live in it right now, we love knowing that other people can enjoy the homes.

If this home is not available, or you are interested in accommodating a larger group, please take a look at our other home, its neighbor VRBO #467231


Property Type

  • House
  • 2286 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome

Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18, Beds for 18

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower



  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    3 miles to the Ithaca Commons, restaurants, and shopping...moreless

  • Lake View
  • Lakefront:

    One of the largest shore fronts on the lake! 150 feet of shore front and dock. ...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    East of Cornell, South of Ithaca College, surrounding mountains and wine country...moreless

  • Resort:

    Greek -Peak Resort Rasa Spa 2.2 miles, elegant day spa on the lake ...moreless

  • Village:

    20 minutes to the Village of Trumansburg...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Turbo internet speed. ...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill


Write a review 3.8
from 5 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
2015 Summer
May 16 - Sep 19, 2015
4 night min stay
$715 $825
Thu, Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

2015 Fall
Sep 20 - Nov 30, 2015
4 night min stay
$615 $725
Thu, Fri, Sat
$3,675 $5,000
2015 - 2016 Winter
Dec 1 - Mar 13, 2016
4 night min stay
$515 $615
Thu, Fri, Sat
$2,675 $4,500
2016 Spring
Mar 14 - May 15, 2016
4 night min stay
$515 $615
Thu, Fri, Sat
$2,675 $4,000
CU Graduation 2016
May 25 - May 31, 2016
7 night min stay

flat fee
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
$715 $825
Thu, Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 10 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

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

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Pet Fee $300
  • Cleaning Fee $250
  • Taxes Not included


Graduation week for 2016 is $7,500.00.

Summer rates are a one week minimum.

Rates are for 8 guest, with an additional

fee for guest over 8, of $50.00 per night

$200.00 per week.

Cancellation policy:

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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Last updated: 08/17/2015
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  • Ithaca Farmers' Market

    "Perfect weekend activity for the whole family! There is really no better true "Ithaca" exper..."

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8.3 Miles
Nearest Airport
Tompkins Airport
2.2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
The Boat Yard Grill
6.3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Ithaca Golf Club
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
The Pines (a tradition of Ithaca on the lake)
20 Miles
Nearest Ski
Greek Peek

Car: Recommended


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: About the owner: The shoreline of Cayuga Lake is my home. I grew up in Florida, vacationing in Ithaca from 1976 every summer. When I retired I was able to purchase this original old treasure. Time here has inspired two of my children to choose Cornell for their education. Fire pits, smores on the lake, and hot fudge sundaes from Purity Ice Cream get you through those growth moments of life. We are spoiled with air conditioning and city water (all the luxuries not common to the lake cottages of our years as a tenant, each summer). Quiet surrounds us, as in a bubble, while outdoor grilling. When reading in the nook on the second floor time stands still. I love to sleep downstairs at night, while my kids are all snuggled upstairs playing cards, giggling with cousins and friends. There is always room for one more at this lake house. We are connected, as if in a tree house, to all that is mother nature. It is difficult to be humble about this ages of timeless treasured memories, but it is easy to be a steward of this precious land.

Why the Owner Chose Ithaca:
Why the Owner Chose Ithaca: We chose Ithaca for family. At the time, the closest remaining members of our family lived in the area, and after a lifetime of battling the sun and traffic in South Florida, this place provided shelter in a storm... Metaphorically, that is... But literally too. I vividly remember living through Hurricane Andrew. The devastation was unlike anything I'd known. So though not a primary motivation, it's been a bit of a blessing. I'd rather deal with some snow than a hurricane, series of faults, etc no question. We chose this home because we ran out of space in our first one! After purchasing the first home, Loretta promptly began breaking things, and completely remodeled it into its first iteration. Life on the lake was so amazing that no one left. So we needed more space, which is why we bought this property. The fact that two adjacent homes can accommodate 30+ people sleeping per night is amazing. I doubt there is another place anywhere on the lake that can offer the same. And I'm quite certain there isn't another within 2 miles of ithaca. In fact, I'll offer it as a personal challenge to myself and you! The first person to find another business that sleeps 30+ people in two homes gets 10% off their stay!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The Unique Benefits of this House: There is a mother Eagle who has had her nest full of new little babies for 7 years now from the same high nest in a tree on the North property line, over the gorge. Every year, like the clock work of Spring. She never seems to tire, she never ages, she soars the shore, over the lake, with grace and strength. Each year, her precious eaglets hatch and after finding their own wings, they take flight. She then sends them off.....then does it all over again in a year. A glimpse of her is renewal…where does she get that from? Here…in Ithaca, just like I do. I wish the same for you.

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  • The Bunk Bedroom. Perfect space for younger guests!

    The Bunk Bedroom. Perfect space for younger guests!

  • Canoeing on Cayuga Lake

    Canoeing on Cayuga Lake

  • The sun room, with an amazing lake view from above.

    The sun room, with an amazing lake view from above.

  • Amazing lake views from all sides of the deck.

    Amazing lake views from all sides of the deck.

  • Moonrise on the lake.

    Moonrise on the lake.

VRBO #488011

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