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Hidden Gem - Stunning Setting on the East Shore of Cayuga Lake!

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Sleeping Porch, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

Welcome to Alilys-on-Cayuga! Our quaint 1930’s cottage will make for a most memorable vacation. Relax and enjoy one of the most breathtaking views of Cayuga Lake. Spend the day lounging on our beautiful beach. Create a fabulous feast in our cook’s kitchen and dine outside overlooking the lake. End your evening with a bonfire on the beach, roasting marshmallows over the fire pit.

Located in the heart of the Finger Lakes Region, Alilys-on-Cayuga is only minutes from several wineries, restaurants, farmers markets and great shopping. Conveniently located 30 minutes from downtown Ithaca, Cornell University and Ithaca College. You are only a short fifteen minute ride to historic Aurora and King Ferry.

The cottage has a full kitchen, stocked with plenty of utensils, pots & pans and serving dishes, perfect for the chef in the family. Wrap yourself in a cozy quilt on chilly nights, or take pleasure in the fire pit outside for romantic campfires. Not to worry… the cottage is heated! Lovely wood deck with the best view of the lake for miles. All tile and hardwood floors. Large three season porch has picturesque view of lake to enjoy the sunset while dining or sipping morning coffee as the sun rises from the east.

Living area appointed with comfy furniture, satellite TV and Bose sound system to plug in your IPOD.

Alilys-on-Cayuga comfortably sleeps six. Two bedrooms, one queen and two twins (may be converted to a king), and a three season porch with a day bed (and a trundle bed tucked underneath) & one full bathroom.

The property abuts a bird preserve and a mere twenty sloping steps to our 110 foot lake front beach. Perfect for swimming, fishing or boating. Have lunch on the beach in the gazebo or bask in the sun on the private dock.

Keywords: Two Bedroom Cottage

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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018

About The Owner

We have been renting on the East Shore of Cayuga Lake a few years agoand really fell in love with the area. It was so fortuitous that we found this gem of a cottage! We loved renovating it, imagining what others would need to feel completely at home and relaxed while vacationing at Alilys-on-Cayuga.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 2008

Why The Owner chose Lansing

One gets the best of both worlds at Alilys-on-Cayuga! On one hand there is a great deal of privacy and quiet. The cottage has over 100 feet of lake front, a private dock, and a gazebo right on the beach for lunch or enjoying wine and cheese in the late afternoon. It is so peaceful on this bend in the lake! On the other hand, the cottage is 30 minutes to Ithaca, Cornell and Ithaca College with all of the hustle and bustle that comes with going into town. There are wonderful restaurants of every type in Ithaca, a fantastic Farmer's Market on Saturday and Sundays and lots of shopping. State parks are a short drive away for hiking & biking and there are numerous wineries throughout the Finger Lakes region. Alilys-on-Cayuaga provides a great, central location to vacation where one can do nothing but sit and take in life or take advantage of all the area has to offer!

What makes this cottage unique

The peacefulness of the mornings, listening to the world on the lake wake up! The sunsets are amazing whether you are at the picnic table, on the beach, hanging on the deck or eating at the dining room table. Riding bikes up, up, up Nut Ridge Road and then exploring the area on two wheels. Curling up on the daybed with a good book for hours and hours. The beach, the beach, the beach! Cooking up meals at a leisurely pace. Swimming, floating, paddling. Sleeping on the dock in the afternoon sun. The view, did we say the view!


Lansing Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 22
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Special event weekends, cancellations not accepted less than 90 days prior to arrival
  • 10% administrative fee will apply on any cancelation within the accepted time frame for full deposit refund.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Sleeping Porch - 1 sleep sofa /futon , daybed
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1) This has the option of being a King Bed, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) There is a day bed with a trundle bed tucked underneath
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Hidden Gem - Stunning Setting on the East Shore of Cayuga Lake!
average rating of 4.5 based on 6 reviews

Hidden Gem does describe this cottage to a T.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage met all of our needs for our three night stay. Well maintained and very clean. There were beautiful views from the deck and dock. We met the caretaker as he was trying to secure his sailboat to the dock. A very nice gentlemen. We would recommend this cottage for anyone who wants privacy and a quaint setting.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Lake setting. Cottage was fine.

  • 3 of 5

The location on the lake is beautiful. The description of the property is a bit exaggerated.

It is a cute property but could benefit from some attention in the bathroom and some of the furniture.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Trumansburg, NY

The Perfect Lake House

  • 5 of 5

I did a lot of research to find the perfect spot, and when I came across this listing, it seemed like it would be. Once I arrived, I knew that I had made the right decision. You could not ask for a more ideal place to stay: the house is so very comfortable, clean, and wonderfully well-appointed with all the amenities that you need and more. The beach is beautiful--a divine spot to swim and lounge (yes, I stayed in September, and swam every day!). The sunset show every night is heavenly. The house is easy to get to from the main road, and beach access is also good (my mother has some issues with stairs, but she was able to do these, which was great). It's so quiet and serene that you feel like you've really gotten away from it all, and yet you're so close to Ithaca and Aurora that you have the best of both worlds. And Kelli was wonderful to work with. I fell in love with this place so much that I booked the following weekend while I was here! And I definitely intend to be back again!

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy lake side getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Want a quintessential lake house experience? This is your place! Cozy home, great layout, just enough space for 4. The sleeping porch was the best- every morning I drank my coffee, listened to the waves, snuggled under a blanket on that day bed. Quiet, easy walk down to the lake, lots of outdoor seating and eating spots. My 9 year old nephew became an expert in skipping stones after a week. Kitchen was great- cooked every day, kitchen was very well equipped. While the house was off the beaten path, it was a quick ride to ithaca or Aurora, and a great jumping off point for exploring the finger lakes region. Beds were super comfy and there were plenty of extra blankets, which were needed, it was close to 45 one night. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Jessica B

  • 4 of 5

First time in upstate NY during the summer and it was beautiful!! Kelli was great and easy to work with. Grounds were beautiful, and house was so cute and spotless! Only downfall was that the house didn't have AC so it was a little hot! Will definitely be back to visit Cayuga Lake!

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Litchfield, New Hampshire

The perfect getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We spent our 25th Wedding Anniversary trip here. The property speaks for itself- it's beautiful inside and out. A clean, comfortable, cozy, well equipt cottage with adorable details inside and beautiful views outside. It's near so many great places- parks, wineries, farmers markets, and cute restaurants, and the rental process was friendly, efficient, and painless! I would highly recommend staying here. I would love to go again!!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 3.0%

Check-in Saturday 4pm with Check-out Saturday by 10am.
Rates vary during off season and special events weekends.
Fall and Spring long weekend rentals available.(3 night minimum stay)
Separate refundable $300 security deposit is required for all rentals.
Rental agreement required.

Looking to accommodate more than six! Rent Charmante-on-Cayuga (# 369967) with Alilys-on-Cayuga and sleep 12+! E

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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