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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


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

More Details

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 16, 2016

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 Cayuga Lake

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!


4.5/5 -
(2 traveler reviews)

Hidden Gem - Stunning Setting on the East Shore of Cayuga Lake!
average rating of 4.5 based on 2 reviews

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: Sep 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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Rates & Availability

Lansing Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring 2017
May 1 2017 - May 18 2017
3 night minimum stay
Special Event 2017
May 19 2017 - May 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
Special Event 2017
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
4 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
May 30 2017 - Jun 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 17 2017 - Sep 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

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.

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

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Lansing Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 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
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
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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