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Upscale 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 update and renovate the house regularly. Some recent upgrades include repainting the kitchen, a new HD TV, new leather living room couch, new carpets in upstairs bedrooms, master bedroom recently re-painted, new glass light fixture, new grout in bathroom, new granite bathroom sink, a family canoe, new Kayak rack, new kitchen chairs, new outdoor furniture.

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. It is not a musty lake rental! Hardwood floors and beautiful finishing touches everywhere. You will not walk in the front door and be disappointed. All kitchen items (pots, pans, dishes) and sheets included. Renters bring their own towels.

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.'

Who Can Rent:

It is a quite area and is not appropriate for loud/late night parties. Also, all guests must be able to navigate stair with ease.

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

More Details

Carolyn Greenwald
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 20, 2017

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 Cayuga Lake

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.


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


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
  • 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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Upscale Cayuga Lake House Close to Everything Dog Friendly
average rating of 4.9736843 based on 38 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Perfect setting for a couple's escape. We had a great time lounging by the lake, grilling, swimming, and kayaking. The property is well maintained and its surroundings are even more breathtaking than the pictures suggest. We ordered-in some nights and also ventured out to a few of the many restaurants the area has to offer. Hosts were communicative before arrival, but gave us our privacy during our stay. Would definitely consider returning.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our house has the wonderful benefit of being lakeside (beautiful, peaceful) and close to Ithaca (7 minutes to downtown). We love return tenants and hope you can return.
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Prime Lakefront Location

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful property with an amazing view of the lake. We stayed the week of July 4th and enjoyed a front row seat for the city fireworks from the dock. There are 3 Kayaks, 2 Canoes and fishing gear that we used daily. The property owners were very responsive to any request we had. Overall a fantastic week on the lake.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house on the lake

  • 5 of 5

Great house right on the lake. Everything was perfect, would love to come back sometime.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, stunning views!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay! Views were great and accommodations extremely well kept and updated. We stayed in Spring- I'd love to visit again in summer!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxing, beautiful and just right!

  • 5 of 5

The pictures say it all- the place is great.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Pet Fee $30

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