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Family Cottage- Great Swimming, Quiet, Water's Edge

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Last updated: 02/24/2017
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  • Minimum stay:Contact owner
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

3 BR, 11/2 BA, Sleeps 9, Man Cave, wrap around porch, deck on lake edge.

Beautifully 3 bedroom summer home on the waters edge of Cayuga Lake. All aspects of our home were renovated in 2009. New bedrooms, new kitchen, new bathroom, pine tonge and groove ceilings throughout, new flooring, new fireplace, new 10' x 23' deck overlooking the lake. In 2016 heat, a/c, man's cave, toilet (basement) were added

The beach is very family friendly. A gentle slope at the shore provides great swimming. Fishing off the dock is a must. Two kayaks, tubes, and life jackets are provided.
We are located in the HEART of the FINGER LAKES WINE TRAIL. Many wineries and bistro's are located only minutes away from our door.

Sleeps 9. Bedroom one has a Queen size bed. Bedroom 2 has 2 twin beds, bedroom 3 three has one Queen bed and living room has a Queen and single sleeper couches Enjoy the view of the lake from our huge deck overlooking the beach area. Our cottage is situated right on the shore; you can swim or fish right off the 50 foot dock. We are located on a quiet, dead-end street which makes it great for families.

Cayuga Wine Trail: Cayuga Lake is surrounded by beautiful rolling hills, and the the Cayuga Wine Trail. Wineries within a 10 minute car ride.

There are many more wineries within a 15 minute drive along the Finger Lakes Wine trail.

Travel a few more miles and you can expand your wine tour to include the entire Finger Lakes Wine Trail. The Wine Trails of the Finger Lakes feature great wine testing, bistros, restaurants and live entertainment.

Cayuga Lake- great swimming and fishing: We are located on the western shore of Cayuga Lake, the Queen of the Finger Lakes. Cayuga Lake is a quiet, 40-mile long lake with little boat traffic, but plenty of ducks, loons, and fish. Our shore is great for swimming. Walk into the water along the gentle slope of the shore or just jump right in off our 54 foot dock.

Cayuga Lake is notable for clean clear water that can be enjoyed by recreational boaters (skiing, tubing...) and fisherman alike.

We provide kayaks, canoes, paddle boat to get out on and fully enjoy the water of Cayuga Lake.

Nature walks: Ithaca is "Gorges.'' There are many waterfalls and gorges to explore in the Cayuga Lake and Ithaca area.
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Member since: 2005

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 02/24/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Minimum age for renters is 25 years of age....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    No smoking on premises....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom: 2 twin/ single


  • Living room: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Queen size sleeper sofa in living room....moreless

  • Bedroom : 1 queen


  • Bedroom: 2 queen, 3 twin/ single, 2 sleep sofa /futon


  • 1st bedroom has one queen bed, 2nd bedroom with 2 twin beds, 3rd bedroom has one queen bed. Sleeper sofa (queen) in living room....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Double Sink and mirrors...moreless

  • Full stand up shower bath tub combination. Tub and toilet is in one section, with a door that closes. A double bowl double vanity is in the other section. This allows someone to shower in privacy while others are at the sinks. A toilet in basement next to Man Cave...moreless

Other Amenities

  • 2 queen beds, 2 twin beds, 1(queen) sleeper sofa, 2 outdoor decks, 54 foot dock, walkout basement to beach, shallow water at beachfront, pebble stone beach, water tubes & floats water shoes a must due to mussels...moreless



  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Coin Laundry
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Waterfalls
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Lake:

    Cayuga Lake is named the 'Queen of the Finger Lakes'. The water is fresh and clean. Floating, boating, fishing, kayaking are all great activities right outside our door. ...moreless

  • Lake View:

    Beautiful view of lake and awesome views of the Sunsets....moreless

  • Lakefront:

    Beautiful beachfront at your door step. Walk out and enjoy the spacious dock. Very quiet lakefront. Gentle slope to water depth, perfect for all ages....moreless

  • Village:

    Nearest village is Ovid, New York. Stores are stocked with everything you may need. Chinese food, Mark's Pizza, for take out. Post Office, Churches, Pharmacy....moreless

  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing


  • Dining:

    table with 6 chairs round table for 4...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Heating:


  • Internet:

    High speed wi fi by Time Warner...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    No linens included- pillow, mattress cover, blanket, bedspread, heated mattress pad during chilly weather...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Living room/dining room combination....moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker:

    12 cup coffee maker...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    everything you will need for cooking...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    The kitchen is fully stocked with everything you might need. Also, spices, oils, for cooking...moreless

  • Dishwasher:


  • Refrigerator:

    2- One in the kitchen and one in the lower level by beachfront (great place to put your beverages)...moreless

  • Stove:

    Gas stove and oven....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster:

    4 slice toaster...moreless


  • Balcony:

    Overlooks water / beach front...moreless

  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio:

    Wrap around porch with 2 tables that will seat 10 people...moreless

  • Golf:

    Many area golf courses: Senca Falls Country Club (Semi Private), Cornell University Robert Trent Jones course, Buena Vista Golf Club...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    2 Kayaks, paddle boat, canoe, ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    small lawn...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas Grill...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda:


  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck


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Last updated: 02/24/2017
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35 Miles
Nearest Airport
Ithaca Airport
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Many Wineries: many within 10 minutes or less !
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
Seneca Falls Country Club (Now open to public)
50 Miles
Nearest Train
Syracuse, NY
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Thirsty Owl, Wolfie's,
13 Miles
Nearest Beach
Cayuga Lake State Park

Car: Necessary

We are located on the edge of the western shore of Cayuga lake, 20 miles south of historic Seneca Falls, and 25 miles north of 'gorgeous' Ithaca, NY, where there are spectacular hiking trails among the gorges. The cottage itself has very few steps to the shore and is on a quiet dead end street. Launch your boat at Dean's Cove NYS boat launch which is located just one mile north of our cottage.

We are nestled in the heart of the Finger Lakes Wine Trail. Far removed from the bustling streets of the city, wine lovers will find many of the most treasured winery destinations only a few minutes drive from our location.

You can also enjoy hiking the many gorges of Ithaca. Our favorite is Taughannock Falls Gorge. The drop of the falls is an incredible 215 feet (66 meters) , and is one of the highest east of the Rocky Mountains.

Your local shopping experience may include a visit to the many Amish shops in the area or a trip to the local Senaca Outlet mall or Bass Pro Outlet

Other Activities: Amish Crafts, wine tours, wineries, hiking, shopping, farm tours, golf

Golf: There are many golf options around the Cayuga Lake area. Leading the way is Seneca Falls Country Club, 12 miles to the north on Route 89. SFCC is a semi private club that is open to the public weekdays and weekends.

Also to the south on the Cornell Campus is one to the first Robert Trent Jones courses in the world. Jones was a 1930 graduate of Cornell University and designed this on campus course. Truly a unique golfing opportunity.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2015

About the owner: Don and I Live in Cortland, NY. Don just retired from his Business Reed's Seeds in Cortland and is looking to enjoy retirement. I've been retired for several years and happy to have Don finally join me. We have 3 children and 3 Grandchildren. all on the West Coast Vegas, Oregon and California.

Why the Owner Chose Romulus, NY, USA:
Don and I have been renting this property for 6 years. When we first walked in to preview for rental we asked the owner if it was for sale. It was not but we did ask for first refusal to buy when the owners were ready. October 2015 we received an e-mail asking if we were ready. We love this cottage and everyone who has stayed here enjoys it also and has kept it up like it was their own and this makes it easy to have wonderful renters and we do feel comfortable with our friends renting.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
The view of the lake is just beautiful from our wrap around porch and of course the sunsets are beautiful.

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Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 02/24/2017

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