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Magical, Private, Forested Lakefront/ Sweeping Lake Vistas, Easy Access in Itha

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Last updated: 11/16/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-6 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6 (additional guests up to 10 extra chg)

Just minutes from downtown on the west shore of Lake Cayuga, this property has spectacular lake vistas and over 150 feet of EASILY ACCESSIBLE lake frontage. 1.4 acres of woods and majestic hemlock trees frame a cottage originally built in the mid 1800's by a mayor of Ithaca and then lived in in the summers by his daughter, Belle, until 1922--one of Ithaca's original lakefront homes. The property is our home but when we are away, we like to share the beautiful view and rustic lodge-like home for small gatherings of friends and families. Due to the ecologically sensitive location, we don't usually rent to groups larger than 8-10.
The paved S-curved driveway leads through the woods down the hill to a large parking area with turnaround. There is one flight of stairs to the kitchen entrance but bedrooms can be accessed from the driveway level.
The 2200 sf of living space includes kitchen with stainless appliances, bathroom, and open living/dining room along with a side room that can be used as a fifth bedroom; stone fireplace in living room has charming arts-and-craftsy 'inglenook';

4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms as well as a screened porch are on the second floor. Two bedrooms have queensize beds; two have a fullsize bed. Additional living space in the walk-out basement level features a 5- 6-person sauna with a great view.
Lakefront includes gently sloping shale beach areas, grassy areas, fire pit, dock, and boathouse.

Activities and Attractions : The Finger Lakes is renowned for its wineries and breathtaking gorges. Ithaca is a mecca of arts, science, film activities, artisan farming, world famous restaurants, etc. Ithaca's Farmers Market is rated one of the best in the country. However, alot of folks don't even want to leave the property, since the peace of the surrounding majestic hemlocks and the mesmerizing panoramic lake view, along with swimming, kayaking, and just gazing at the ever-changing water is the best--an oasis of peace and beauty --yet so close to all the percs of civilization! 'Magical' is the word most frequently used by visitors to describe the setting.
In addition, there is a small, 2-bedroom cabin on the upper part of the property completely private from the main house that is available at Homeaway listing # 268870.
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Owner

Member since: 2009

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/16/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 2200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 3: 1 double

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  • Bedroom 4: 1 double

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  • BONUS ROOMS INCLUDE WALK OUT BASEMENT (GLASSED IN/ GREAT LAKE VIEW) WITH FOLD OUT SOFA AND QUEEN SIZE FUTON; AND SCREENED PORCH WITH WICKER COUCH LARGE ENOUGH FOR ONE TO SLEEP. CHILD'S SLEEPING COT, HIGH CHAIR ALSO AVAILABLE....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • cable TV; wireless internet. stainless kitchen appliances; dish washer; washer/dryer, sauna....moreless

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Autumn Foliage
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Waterfalls
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Lake View:

    stunning wide water view from living area and most bedrooms....moreless

  • Lakefront:

    150+, easily accessible feet on Lake Cayuga right in the town of Ithaca with gentle sloping shale beach, dock, and grassy area with firepit ...moreless

  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    FRONT LOADING WASHER AND DRYER...moreless

  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher:

    ASKO HIGH EFFICIENCY...moreless

  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen

Outside

  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat With Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio
  • Inflatable Boat
  • Kayak / Canoe:

    3 SINGLE KAYAKS; ONE TANDEM KAYAK; ONE CANOE...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Pedal Boat
  • Sailboat
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway To Water
  • Water Sports Gear:

    LIFE VESTS; WATER SHOES; FLOATS/WATER TOYS; FISHING GEAR...moreless

  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Sauna
 

Reviews

Write a review 4.7
from 14 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter 2017
Oct 15 - Apr 15, 2017
1 night min stay
$650 $800
Thu, Fri, Sat
$2,500 $4,500

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest

summer (high season) 2017
Jun 5 - Oct 10, 2017
1 night min stay
$850 $850
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$4,200

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest

Cornell graduation 2018
May 22 - May 28, 2018
6 night min stay

$7,900

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
$650 $850
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$3,200

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • cleaning fee $175
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

HIGH SEASON (SUMMER) WEEKLY RATES ARE BASED ON A 7-DAY/6-NIGHT WEEK. PLEASE NOTE THAT NIGHTLY RATES ARE HIGHER FOR SHORTER STAYS AND THAT WEEKEND RATES ARE HIGHER THAN WEEKLY OR WEEK DAY NIGHTS. HOMEAWAY'S RATE CALCULATIONS MAY NOT BE ACCURATE DUE TO THESE VARIATIONS. PLEASE EMAIL OWNER FOR AN ACCURATE RATE QUOTE.

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HIGHER RATES APPLY FOR CORNELL GRADUATION: 4-NIGHT MINIMUM; PLEASE EMAIL OWNER. Cornell and Ithaca College graduation 2016 are reserved. Ithaca College graduation 2017 is reserved.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Calendar

Last updated: 11/16/2016
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Location

Car: Necessary

Less than 5 minutes from downtown Ithaca on the west shore of lake Cayuga

Other Activities: kayaking

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2003

About the owner: We are a retired couple who travel alot and like to share our home on Lake Cayuga in Ithaca with folks who want some quiet time by the lake in a magical setting.

Why the Owner Chose Northwest Ithaca, NY, USA:
Our son was in law school at Cornell when we were looking for lakefront property, and he suggested we look here. The majestic trees and wide expanse of water as well as the long history of the cozy, rustic cottage, really charmed us.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Private, scenic lake frontage but SO close to all the Ithaca offerings.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/16/2016

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Photos

  • view from the lawn

    view from the lawn

  • Waterfront from boathouse

    Waterfront from boathouse

  • Bedroom w/queen size bed

    Bedroom w/queen size bed

  • View from Living Room

    View from Living Room

  • Dock

    Dock

  • larger of two upstairs bathrooms

    larger of two upstairs bathrooms

  • queensize bed

    queensize bed

  • inglenook by fireplace

    inglenook by fireplace

  • RELAX ON THE DECK

    RELAX ON THE DECK

  • gardens and waterfront grassy area

    gardens and waterfront grassy area

  • kitchen

    kitchen

  • view from north

    view from north

  • Dining Area

    Dining Area

  • Bedroom -- double bed

    Bedroom -- double bed

  • awesome sunrise

    awesome sunrise

  • sauna in walk-out basement

    sauna in walk-out basement

  • downstairs bathroom

    downstairs bathroom

  • smaller of two upstairs bathrooms

    smaller of two upstairs bathrooms

  • INCREDIBLE SUNRISE

    INCREDIBLE SUNRISE

  • Driveway level entrance (down stairs)

    Driveway level entrance (down stairs)

  • living/dining room

    living/dining room

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