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Relaxing Cayuga Lake House Close to Everything Dog Friendly

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,450 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 7)

Beautiful three bedroom single family home located in the Town of Ithaca. We are only 1.5 miles from downtown Ithaca, but it is a world apart. Private lot with private dock and private swimming and grass area down by the lake. We have two kayaks, a canoe and a fire pit on the property. We keep the house clean and update and renovate the house regularly.

This is fun kitchen to cook in since you are lakeside. Kitchen has sliding glass doors to large lakeside deck. Cherry floors, granite countertops, pendant lights, dishwasher, garbage disposal, oversized fridge, eat-in table with seating for seven. Gorgeous views from almost every room, including 8 windows in the living room, 3 in the master bedroom, 3 windows and a three paneled sliding glass door in the kitchen and a 6 bay window and large picture windows in the downstairs bedroom. The house has been completely modernized and renovated. Hardwood floors and beautiful finishing touches everywhere. You will not walk in the front door and be disappointed. All kitchen items (pots, pans, plates), sheets, blankets and towels are provide.

Bedrooms: Master w/ fantastic views of Cornell and King Bed. Bay Window Room with Fantastic views of the lake and Queen Bed. Purple room with Skylights and 3 Twin Beds (2 can be pushed together).

VRBO Testimonials from before they had customer reviews (we have been doing this a long time!):

From March '09: Ms. Greenwald: I just wanted you to know we had a great time in Ithaca during our stay two weeks ago. It was a really nice get away. There is really a lot to do in the area. Your house is beautiful and I see now why you had such a hard time leaving! Thank you! N.R.

From April '09: Carolyn, Just wanted to let you know that we had a wonderful time staying at your home in Ithaca. It is an absolutely beautiful home in a perfect location. We all had a lovely time! K.M.

Here is a thank-you card I received in the mail: 'Dear Carolyn. I wanted to tell you how much we enjoyed our vacation week at your lakehouse in Ithaca. It is such a beautiful house and has all the comforts of home -- PLUS that gorgeous lake. We liked the convenient location, too It is so close to downtown Ithaca and is also close to our daughter's home on ______ Road. Thank you for sharing it with us. Thank you, too for the prompt return of our security deposit. Sincerely, M.K.'

Pet Policy: Not many upscale places allow pets. We do because we love our dogs and they love to travel with us. This is a great place for dog, not only because they can go swimming, but because the deck and grass are all fenced in. You can let the dog out from the kitchen without even leaving the house. You must clean up after your pet, of course. We charge only a $30 fee for dogs that we spend on end of the year professional carpet cleaners.


House is professionally cleaned between tenants. Tenants are asked to bring up and tag garbage on Tuesday evenings. (Tags provided). Tenants are asked to leave the house 'broom clean' and to clean the grill after use.

Who Can Rent:

It is a quite area and is not appropriate for loud/late night parties.

Our property is steep. There is a long stair case to the house from the driveway. All tenants and guests must be able to navigate stair with ease. Unfortunately it is not handicapped accessible.

Keywords: Ithaca, Cayuga Lake, Waterfront, House, Pet Friendly

More Details

Carolyn Greenwald
Member since: 2007
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 24, 2018

About Carolyn Greenwald

This is Adam canoeing the boys just off the dock. Canoe and 2 kayaks are on site for your use. Just slide them into the water.

Carolyn Greenwald purchased this house in 2001

Why Carolyn Greenwald chose Ithaca

Ithaca is a fantastic vacation spot. It is located on beautiful Cayuga Lake, the longest and deepest of the finger lakes. You can boat, dock, fish or swim right off our dock. Ithaca has three amazing state parks with fantastic hikes, amazing views and great swimming, with Taughannock Park just up the road. Ithaca is directly on the finger lakes wine trail and many wonderful wineries are nearby. There are many top quality restaurants and plenty of places to grab a quick bite. If you stay at our house, you will have easy access to Taughannock Park, Cass Park, the Hanger Theater, downtown and to Wegmans (a top supermarket), so you won't have to spend a lot of time in the car. There is also a wonderful farmer's market in Ithaca with music, good produce and a great community vibe. In other words, you can relax and do nothing but stare at nature or partake easily in many outdoor activities, it will be up to you.

What makes this house unique

The house has several wonderful features. First and foremost is the location. You are directly on the lake. You can swim. You can boat. You can jump in the lake off the dock. You can sit on the deck and relax. At the same time, we are just 1.5 miles from shops and downtown Ithaca. You have all the benefits of the lake and wine country without having to drive 25 minutes to the supermarket. My next favorite feature of the house is the sliding doors in the kitchen. You can eat outside on the deck just as easily as you can eat inside at the kitchen table. As soon as we put in those doors, we had breakfast outside every day for months. It is wonderful. The next best feature of the house is the lakeside deck. It is a great place to sit and relax or BBQ or have a cool drink.


Ithaca House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1450 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • King size bed (1), Queen size Bed (1), Twin or Single Beds (3), Baby Cribs (1)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Private Dock, Private Swimming Area, Grassy Area down by the water (this is rare for Cayuga Lake)


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Relaxing Cayuga Lake House Close to Everything Dog Friendly
average rating of 4.9583335 based on 48 reviews

Very private and beautiful views.

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely beautiful place inside and out. Beatiful views of the lake and conveniently located close to town. The house is tucked in the trees making it private from the neighbors. Would highly recommend this place.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brooklyn, NY

Amazing views, clean, comfortable, easy access to Downtown Ithaca

  • 5 of 5

The house is two levels (two bedrooms and a living room upstairs, one bedroom, bathroom and kitchen downstairs) and both levels have amazing views of the lake. The beds and pillows were really comfortable and the house was clean and well maintained. The driveway is a little scary (very steep!), but we mastered it by the end of the weekend. Our only complaint was the weather--we wished we could have taken advantage of the beautiful deck and lakefront yard, but it was too cold and rainy, unfortunately. Luckily the house was cozy and we could take in the lake through the giant windows.

After staying here, I would truly recommend it to anyone. However, if anyone in your group is not able-bodied, this is not the place for you. There are a significant amount of stairs that you must climb between the parking area and the house. It was fine for us--gave us some good exercise--but it would have been a problem for anyone with ambulatory issues or anyone that has trouble climbing stairs.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York, NY

Beautiful home, great views!

  • 5 of 5

The house was beautiful and comfortable for eight people. Loved waking up to spectacular views of the lake. Carolyn did a great job of preparing us for the parking situation, which was tricky, but totally worth the amazing location.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spotless, gorgeous views and great location

  • 5 of 5

Well-maintained property just as described in the listing. The views to the lake are soothing and accessible from almost every room in the house. Communication was great before and during our stay. Would love to come back in the summer.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our house is lakeside and has great views. That is definitely the best part. We also love our house and always make improvements. We hope you can return.
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New York City

Lovely Family House

  • 5 of 5

This house was very warm, cozy, and comfortable. The backyard and the fire place are perfect, the wooden dock is very spacious and the fishing supplies are pretty neat. The kayaks are also another great feature, the kitchen is beautiful and very well set up. In overall this house is perfect to get away with your family to share good moments and have fun. I would recommend it to anyone.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you thought the house was warm, cozy and comfortable! There are kayaks and fishing poles for tenant use. Future tenants, please note we have a waterside fire pit not a fire place. I also think the kitchen is beautiful since it has so many windows to the lake.
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Perfect home by the lake

  • 5 of 5

This house was amazing and all we expected it to be. It was clean and organized very well. I appreciate all the cookware that was in the kitchen, we cooked many meals during our stay and lacked for nothing. The large windows looking out at the lake were my favorite, and the lighting in the house is awesome. All switches have dimmers. The driveway is very steep, extremely steep. It's do-able, but good to know before you get there, which the owner does let you know. Carolyn is very helpful and has lots of detailed information for stay. We would stay here again and I highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Amazing, clean, and helpful. Thank you for those complements. Cayuga Lake is beautiful all year long and the view is clearly the best part of the house. I am also a huge fan of dimmer switches, its fun to know I am not alone :) We always clean very well between tenants and the kitchen wares are fully stocked. Please come back, we love to have return tenants.
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Nearest Airport
7.5 Miles
Tompkins County Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Boatyard Grill
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1.4 Miles
Route 13
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Boatyard Grill
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Greek Peak
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Taughannock Park
Car: necessary

Cornell University, Ithaca College, Fingerlakes Wineries


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100
Pet Fee $30
Refundable damage deposit $400

Please note that we only rent to up to two families. We do not rent to groups of friends due to a neighborhood restriction. Change over day during summer is always Saturday.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund