Twin Pines, Charming Cayuga Lakefront Cottage W/Amazing Views(11 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
Lakefront Cottage, 2 + Bedroom, 1 BA, nr. Trumansburg, NY (Sleeps 4-6
Ideal for urban professionals, university parents, honeymooning couples, aspiring writers, families and all others looking to really get away and relax in a beautiful setting.
This very private cottage is conveniently located 10 miles north of Ithaca, two miles from Trumansburg, and two miles past Taughannock State Park, in the heart of Finger Lakes wine country. Parking is on same level as the cottage, perched between Cayuga Lake and green woodland. Staircase leads down to Cayuga Lake, where there is ample space for relaxing and enjoying lakeside activities.
First floor of this very appealing 1,250 square foot cottage includes a full kitchen with dining area, living room with a decorative stone fireplace and mahogany floor, as well as a large, bright sitting room, with a sofa bed, converting to a downstairs bedroom.
Twin Pines Cottage sleeps up to 6 persons - two in each second floor bedroom, and two in the first floor sitting room. All floors are natural wood. The cottage, outfitted with electric heat, is insulated and features an air conditioner in the living room along with ceiling fans in each bedroom. Behind the cottage, the parking area can accommodate four+ cars with a large lawn and extensive woods beyond. Outside the kitchen stands a charcoal grill. Down the staircase, 90 feet of lakefront offers a dock and lakeside cabana with a table and chairs, mini-refrigerator and fishing gear. Lakeside there are lawn chairs for relaxing, a picnic table and a fire ring for memorable beach campfires.
The interior offers a number of Adirondack-lodge style features including a fieldstone fireplace, barnwood accents, hand-crafted wood entry doors and wood trim with the tree bark intact. Comfortable contemporary furnishings and antique accents combine to create a pleasing, classic interior ambiance. Twin Pines is furnished with two sofas, a recliner, a convertible sofa bed and Oriental rugs. The eat-in kitchen with oak cabinets is fully equipped. The main second floor bedroom has 18 feet of sliding glass windows overlooking Cayuga Lake.
With spectacular sunrises at dawn and a starlit sky at night, Twin Pines offers beautiful views of Cayuga Lake to the east and relaxing views of woods to the west.
Other amenities: Clean linens (towels, washcloths, sheets, pillow cases, blankets, quilts) provided. Twelve gallons of bottled drinking water provided per week. A canoe and a 14-foot rowboat along with life jackets are available on-site.
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Keywords: Cottage, lakefront cottage, lakehouse
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Member since: 2007
- 1250 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only:
- Pets Considered:
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
- Double Beds (1) Double bed is in the second floor master bedroom featuring a beautiful view of Cayuga Lake., Twin or Single Beds (2) Two twin beds are in the second floor bedroom on the west side of the cottage. A sofa bed in first floor sitting room, with great view of Cayuga Lake, easily converts to a comfortable bed sleeping two....moreless
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Twin Pines offers a number of unique features. Topping the list is that the cottage is directly on Cayuga Lake, which means you can jump into the water off the dock and swim--or, sit on the Twin Pines' deck and relax while enjoying the beautiful view. While very private, the cottage is just 2 miles away from a large supermarket, a great coffee shop and fine restaurants in Trumansburg, NY, 2 miles from the start of the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail and near such attractions as the Cayuga Creamery ice cream shop and the Amish Country market. Twin Pine's guests are only 20 minutes away from Wegmans in Ithaca, the region's premiere supermarket, and fine downtown Ithaca restaurants. Nearby must-sees in the area include the Ithaca Farmer's Market, the various specialty shops on the Ithaca Commons, Cornell University, Museum of the Earth, the Sciencenter and the many spectacular waterfalls, gorges and trails that abound in the Ithaca area. ...moreless
- CD Player
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
- Live Theater
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Water Skiing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 8 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room:
- Towels Provided
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Deck / Patio
- Kayak / Canoe:
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
2017 Ithaca College Graduation
May 19 - May 22, 2017
3 night min stay
2017 Cornell Graduation
May 26 - May 29, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Pet Fee $100
Owner's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting owner when booking
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Year Purchased: 2006
About the owner: Originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, I've called Ithaca and the bountiful Finger Lakes region home for the last 25 years. Living in downtown Ithaca, I greatly enjoy the contrast between the vibrant urban downtown and the peaceful, wide-open vistas around the lakes. My co-owner Ed, also a transplant who takes inspiration from the natural beauty of the Finger Lakes region, has lived in downtown Ithaca with his family even longer.
Why the Owner Chose Trumansburg, NY, USA:
Twin Pines is a cozy cottage that guests regularly describe as very welcoming. When the cottage went on the market in 2006, the seller shared that because of the sheer beauty of the view, several potential out-of-area buyers expressed plans to tear down the cottage and replace it with a much larger contemporary house. We decided to buy the building so that its simple beauty and great view of the lake could be preserved and enjoyed by vacationers and guests.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Twin Pines is replete with original artistic details. Some of the furnishings are handmade, and the front door was crafted by Mary Shelley, a local woodworking artist in Ithaca. We feature the work of other local artists
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Rear view of Twin Pines w/parking behind cottage and Cayuga Lake to the east.
View of Cayuga Lake showing the Twin Pines' dock in autumn from 25' long deck.
Twin Pines' kitchen features oak cabinets and a fold-down wooden table.
The contemporary sofa in the living room.
The living room offers a flat-screen TV and a comfortable recliner.
The large sliding windows in the sitting room offer a great view of the lake.
The east bedroom, running the length of the cottage, has a loveseat with a view.
The upstairs west bedroom offers 2 twin beds.
The bathroom offers a Jacuzzi bathtub.
The lakeside cabana offers a mini-refrigerator along with table and chairs.
View of Cayuga Lake and Twin Pines lakefront from the cottage's deck.
Twin Pines entryway.
The kitchen features a dishwasher and an array of cookware.
The decorative stone fireplace in the living room.
The room adjacent to the deck features a hutch stocked with a variety of books.
The sitting room adjacent to the deck features a sofa bed.
The east bedroom upstairs offers a sweeping view of Cayuga Lake.
View of Cayuga Lake from the sliding windows in the east bedroom.
View of the deck and the stairs to the lakefront.
A sturdy staircase connects the cottage with the lakefront.
View of Cayuga Lake southward from the Twin Pines dock.
This listing was first published here in 2007.
Date last modified - Sunday, January 22, 2017
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