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House / Cabin look on 5 ac,Private ,Pond .S of Ithaca

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 1/2 Bedrooms , 1 Bath, (Sleeps 5) cozy ,Wifi,TV, great views.

(House) cabin look is located on outskirts of Spencer, NY. Rt 34. It is about 100 yards off road and has privacy. Situated on hill and not visible from road. Has pond ,bass fish, catch and release and beautiful view of mountains and farmlands. Large flat lawn - good for games and dog.

The inside has just been renovated. Has knotty pine look with lots of large windows with vertical blinds, 12 foot cathedral living room ceiling. Open floor plan. All kitchen appliances with wood laminate floors with radiant heat and electric heat.

The house is fully equipped with sheets, towels, dishes, cookware, etc. and kitchen is stocked with a variety of foods and staples goods, which you can use and replace or pay for.

There is a spring water plus a water dispenser and a 6 foot island with 3 stools. The large dining table can seat 4 plus. Living room includes sofa bed, recliners, glider rocker, 50'' plasma TV. Cable HD TV, cable and wireless internet. Cell phone reception is excellent.

The 2 bedrooms have queen size beds and sofa in living room thats opens to a regular double bed. Also just added a small bedroom with a 36 x 72 single bed . x Bathroom has a 4 foot vanity and 5 foot bath-shower combination. ADA toilet. A lot of hand grab rails.

The cabin is a great place to relax at the end of a day exploring. Easy drive to Ithaca, Watkins Glen, Corning, Finger Lakes wineries, Tioga Downs (harness racing and gaming), antique shops, state parks with waterfalls and hiking trails, etc. Can fish in pond on property.catch and release.

The small town of Spencer has only 1 blinking red light (no traffic), but has all basics, including grocery store, gas, bank, dollar store, and a 3 restaurants. Full shopping and malls in Ithaca 15 miles north . Easy drive on nice county road no traffic lights

Any outdoor activities are at your own risk.

Spencer, NY. 14883

Information contact, Sam Konowal

610-731-5001 cell. text, e-mail

Keywords: Cabin, Cottage,House, with View of Family Farm and NY. rolling hills . Located on 5 Acres of Hill Side. Private. Can Not See Cabin from Road .15 miles south of Ithaca

More Details

Sam Konowal
Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2018

About Sam Konowal

Sam, semi retired and active likes outdoors.biking,hiking,hunting,fixing things.

Donna, Medical writer and jested retired and award winning quilter. Donna and mom Irene made over the 26 quilts on displayed at cabin.

Sam Konowal purchased this house in 2009

Why Sam Konowal chose Spencer

The town of Spencer is small town America. No hassle traffic, just a blinking red light at the main intersection Rt 34 and Rt 96. Which is 2 miles north. A good place to relax and getaway from city life.

What makes this house unique

Only 16 miles to Ithaca. And only 22 miles to Watkins Glen.

No need to close window blinds, no one around to look in. Great view of rolling hills. Has everything to be comforable . Just have to bring your own personal items .

looking at the stars at night . hearing the frogs in the pond.and fresh air . looking at more than 26 home made quilts hanging the on walls made by award winning quilter J.Donna leBlanc.and are mother Irene

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hello, Sam--

Just want to let you know that we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the cabin in Spencer, NY. You were right when you said that it would have everything we needed to be comfortable. We were very impressed with how well organized everything was and appreciated the labels on the drawers and cabinets. The handmade quilts added to the charm of the interior. It was indeed very comfortable.--Besides all that, my grandkids loved skipping rocks across the pond, and the view from the cabin was great!

Best regards,

Aug 2011
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Spencer House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Split-System Heating
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Tub , shower combination with regular shower head and Hand held shower head. ADA toilet 17' high. And 4' sink . Grab on hand rails on wall.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , 36'x72'
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , In living room
  • Queen size Beds (2), small Bed(1) Regular sofa bed in living room (1) Also available are 1 bed mats that open to 4x36x72 can be put on floor
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Walkway to Water
  • Yard
  • 10 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
Displayed , over 25 home made quilts by J.D. leBlanc, award winning quilter and her mother Irene . Cabin has 5 large windows with vertical blinds great view. 12 foot high living room ceiling with fan. Very cozy and comfortable and private.


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House / Cabin look on 5 ac,Private ,Pond .S of Ithaca
average rating of 4.935484 based on 36 reviews

Beautiful property, extremely comfortable and tidy, plenty to do here, great hosts

  • 5 of 5

Our family thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this lovely spot over two months this summer: the cabin is well-stocked, the interior is clean and well-maintained, the pond is great for fishing, the grounds are tidy and safe. All appliances work well. Communication with the hosts was great. The air conditioners and fans provided were more than adequate for appropriate temperature regulation. No complaints. Thanks so much for a wonderful summer!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely perfect!! Clean and very organized. This was our family’s first trip with a newborn, so I was worried about finding a place that was clean and didn’t have clutter. I was immediately relieved when I saw how nice it was.

They have EVERYTHING you could possibly need for a relaxing stay, and more!

We will definitely be back next summer! Thank you, Sam!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Paw Paw, Michigan

Perfect setting, beautiful cabin!

  • 5 of 5

This cabin was amazing! It has everything you would ever need! The pond was very nice and my kids caught and released some fish. We also played badminton and croquet. The cabin was secluded and quiet and the 6 of us fit well. There is only one bathroom so we had to plan our mornings a little it it was not a problem at all. The cabin was spotless and Sam was great to work with. The cabin was about 30 minutes from Ithaca and close to many waterfalls. The little town of Spencer is only a couple miles up the road. We loved this rental and would love to stay again!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great house!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed with our infant and another couple. The third bedroom is very small, but great for a kid and perfect for what we needed. Our dog loved swimming in the pond and we enjoyed playing darts and grilling out back. The house is stocked with everything you need plus fiirewood, charcoal, etc. Sam was very responsive and made booking easy for us.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful property

  • 5 of 5

This is one of the nicest rentals I have ever stayed at. It was a great location and very very clean. It also had everything you could possibly need. You pretty much just had to bring your clothes. The dogs loved the secluded location and we even caught a few nice sized fish in the pond which we released. Great location for kids and dogs. I would recommend this place highly.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Orefield, PA

Perfect retreat!

  • 5 of 5

The description of the property matched it perfectly. The cabin is set in a small dip off the road, so there is not a sign of a passing car. The road is well traveled as it is the main thoroughfare between Ithaca and Watkins Glen. The location was great for us as we were doing some hiking in both areas. There was literally nothing missing from the cabin. Every thing we needed was there from things like plastic tupperware to take lunch on the road to items such as firewood, charcoal and even shampoo and conditioner. The layout of the cabin was nice and we hardly used the a/c as the evenings were plenty cool enough and the ventilation good enough to just leave the windows open. By far, our favorite spot was the back patio/firepit area. We spent nearly every evening listening to the frogs, counting the stars and relaxing by the firepit. We appreciated the clarity of the directions from booking through departure, everything was clearly articulated and well documented. As an owner, Sam has clearly considered what guests might find helpful to know about the property and the area. We had come with some things in mind to do, but we found a few unexpected options in the literature that was left in the cabin and appreciated finding out about them.

The property uses well water and we thought it was really terrific that there is a water dispenser provided. All in all this is a property that you can trust is accurately described in the materials, meticulously maintained and the owner is a pleasure to deal with.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for such a nice note and glad you had a great time and enjoy the cabin.
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Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Ithaca, NY.
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
McAnns Rt 34 Van Etten,NY.
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Holly Brook county club
Nearest Motorway
1.8 Miles
Rt 34 and Rt 96 in Spencer, NY
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Spencer, NY (3)
Car: necessary

Located 2 miles outside of a very small town.

Cabin has most everything you need for a comfortable stay. Just bring your own personal items and food.

Within 20 miles of Ithaca, Watkins Glen, Corning, Owego,

Tioga Downs race track about 18 miles


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $30

Must be 25 years or older to rent and sign rental agreement agreement. 25 to 30 age ,Copy of drivers license required.
Maybe possible security deposit or property damage insurance
NO MORE THAN 4 ADULTS AND 3 Children staying at cabin overnight. Or total of 5 adults.2 children.
Depending on month minimal nights required..
No smoking or illegal drugs inside of cabin.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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