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ITHACA, NY - Contemporary Retreat- Outstanding Fall Views and Amazing Sunsets

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 1 Sleeping Loft, 1 Bathroom with Spa Tub, Sleeps 6

Our new contemporary home sits on 36 acres with breathtaking views of the hills and valleys. It sits back from the road by 800’ and offers complete privacy.

Watching the sun set in the evening from the back deck or viewing the night sky filled with stars is something that will stay with you for a very long time.

The open kitchen is clean and beautiful with quartz counter tops and stainless appliances. It has all the necessary tools and equipment needed to make soup and a sandwich or a complete gourmet meal. The common living area lends itself to gatherings and conversations. The property also offers a gas grill, large picnic table and fire pit outback. There is a gas fireplace in the living room and a spa tub in the bathroom. The master bedroom has a king size bed with a large picture window overlooking the amazing view. The second bedroom has two twin beds and the loft has two twin beds. There is wireless internet and cable TV. The nightly rate includes all taxes and cleaning fees. I supply bed linens and towels as well as paper products (paper towels and toilet paper).

Location wise, the home is 8 miles from downtown Ithaca, 7 miles from Ithaca College, and 9 miles from Cornell University. The area offers great shopping, many museums, a hands on science center, wineries, and several state parks (lake and waterfall swimming), hiking, biking, and lots of music options.

I will respond quickly to all inquiries (include full name and phone number). I would be happy to answer any questions you may have about the home or the area and look forward to accommodating you and your family.

Check in time is 4pm and check out time is 11am (unless otherwise arranged).

Come visit and relax on the back deck, enjoy the sunsets and unwind. Be sure to bring your camera.

More Details

Julie Menardi
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 22, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Julie,

Have received your Email with the house key code. We are really looking forward to our stay in your house in Danby. Thanks for all of your very prompt replies to our inquiries . It's always a pleasure to work with someone so obviously competent.
Oct 2014
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Ithaca House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , Relaxing Spa Tub
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Loft - 2 twin/ single , Enclosed Loft
  • There is a double size cot available in the second bedroom. For any addition guests over 6 and up to 8, there will be an additional charge of $50 per person, per night.
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Barbecue
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Long term rentals will be considered.


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ITHACA, NY - Contemporary Retreat- Outstanding Fall Views and Amazing Sunsets
average rating of 4.935484 based on 33 reviews
Rochester, NY

Charming hideaway, awesome view, close to everything

  • 5 of 5

At the last minute we were in search of a getaway close to Ithaca with room to cook, eat, sleep and play without feeling cramped. We found that in this well maintained and equipped home. My teenage son loved the loft area with the twin beds and tv. Daughter had her own room downstairs, and we had the master with the best view of the sunset and rise on the farmland/hills. The open concept floor plan allowed for the cooks to share in the family chatter. Loved the board games provided & the kitchen table nook.

If you arrive at night, remember it's awfully dark in the countryside so plan to have the address/coordinates and go slow to find the driveway.

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful home! Beautiful view!

  • 5 of 5

We had the most wonderful weekend, sitting out on the back porch in the evening was just perfect!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Great home!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home! Beautiful views!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spectacular Views

  • 4 of 5

This house is in a great location. Close to all the fun, but quiet for downtime. The home itself is very cute and clean. The view is something out of the movies. Simply wonderful. The only reason I did not give the full 5 stars are the beds. They are not very comfy as all 4 house guests felt this way. I believe it would be a simple fix just to add bed toppers. Anyway great place and very responsive nice owners. Would definitely recommend!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Great home away

  • 5 of 5

This was a great place to chill for a couple of days. We ended up staying at the house more than we'd expected, to enjoy the views, the birds and the accommodations.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Outstanding experience

  • 5 of 5

U will fall in love with the house! Beautifully maintained. Julie has it stocked with everything you can think of. U cannot beat the view. It is out of this world.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Car: necessary

We are just 7 miles from Ithaca College, 8 miles to downtown Ithaca, and 9 miles from Cornell University. We are in the heart of the Finger Lakes Region of New York's wine trails.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $300

Three night minimum for both Ithaca College Graduation and Cornell University Graduation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund