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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation
"This is an excellent and beautiful home! My family was out for my daughter's graduation from law school at Syracuse Univ. We had 8 adults and 2 kids ages 10 and 11. The home is so spacious that you can still find a quiet spot to nap, read or whatever. The pool table was a big hit among all, as well as playing bocce ball on the huge back lawn. We also took the kids out in the kayaks. The expansive deck was great for having your morning coffee or an evening cocktail. Also, my wife and I met the owner who was very nice, and he reminded us who to call if we needed anything (which we did not) during our stay. A short side note, I didn't inform my family about the house or show any pictures. Needless to say, they were all amazed and extremely pleased with my selection!"
Guest: Dwan W.Date of Stay: May 2015Review Submitted: May 13, 2015
"My wife and I were married in Geneva a few weeks ago and I rented the Windgarth House for my family for the wedding weekend. I shopped around for a couple of weeks and felt fairly confident that this house would be excellent value for money, and we were not disappointed! Between the amount of space you get, the comfort of the house, its prime location, and the stunning lakefront view/dock, it doesn't get any better than this for the very reasonable price. We especially appreciated the division of the house into upstairs and downstairs "apartments." My sister, brother-in-law and their three kids were able to have their own space downstairs, with a bathroom, bedroom, pullout sofa, playroom, fully stocked kitchen, dining room table, etc.
The owners of this house are also very responsive and flexible. As soon as I booked the house, Mariette was in touch to confirm the booking, provide additional details, answer any questions, etc. Also, when I forgot to pay our balance and deposit for the house prior to the deadline (unfortunately some things fall through the cracks when you're planning a wedding!), Mariette was extremely accommodating, allowing me to drop off the payments at her office in Ithaca the day we checked in. I would definitely book this house again. Thanks again, Mariette and Laurie!"
Guest: IssaDate of Stay: June 2015Review Submitted: July 2, 2015
"My girlfriend and I stayed at Tom and Christine's place for a week. It's a reasonably convenient place to stay for a Finger Lakes adventure. We spent our time touring wineries on other lakes and going back and forth between Ithaca. Ithaca, as well as the areas we visited for wineries, were about an hours drive. I'm sure there are closer wineries as well, but the big clusters are on other lakes.
The place itself is 4 small bedrooms. It's cozy and had everything we needed to cook, enjoy the lake front, etc. We particularly liked the bonfire pit being directly in front of the water, great for roasting marshmallows, bundled up, looking as the waves roll in and out.
The only thing that gave me pause with the reservation was that electronic payments weren't setup. I was really uncomfortable sending a check for the rental amount and the security deposit, but took a leap and did so. Received a check back for the security deposit, so my worries were allayed, but still, shouldn't be a big issue to setup safer payments through this site or airbnb.
That said, great hosts, cozy place, lots of bedrooms, and right on the lake. Hard to beat it for the off-season price :)"
Guest: AveDate of Stay: October 2014Review Submitted: October 24, 2014
"My wife and I were thrilled with our experience at this beautiful lake house. The house was perfect for our needs with a gourmet kitchen, comfortable furniture and million dollar views from both floors. It was close to everything, yet felt very private. The owners were on top of everything, taking care of a couple minor issues immediately. We appreciated that our dog was warmly welcomed! We will definitely be returning!"
Guest: MikeDate of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: July 22, 2015