Writer's Retreat / Vacation Rental(11 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
2 Bedroom, 1 Bath (Sleeps 4)
This beautiful hilltop cottage in upstate New York is the perfect vacation spot for a small family, or a quiet retreat for a writer or scholar. Located near the Finger Lakes, it is less than four hours from New York City, and only 40 minutes from the spectacular gorges and vibrant cultural attractions of Ithaca. The immediate vicinity offers river sports (kayaking and canoeing), skiing, snowshoeing, country rambles out the front door, hiking and biking, and antiquing. Ithaca's superb restaurants, cinema, bookstores, gourmet groceries, libraries, live theater and museum are close at hand, and the Finger Lakes wineries and Corning Museum of Glass are an easy day trip. Syracuse, an hour north, offers a fine regional theatre and burgeoning art scene. Parents of college students attending SUNY Binghamton, Ithaca College and Cornell will find this a convenient rendezvous spot to spend down time with their kids during breaks or at graduation. For those who need a peaceful getaway and time to think and work, it offers seclusion in a lovely, natural setting. The quiet of the days is broken only by the sound of peepers in the spring, birds in the summer and crickets in the fall. On clear nights the stars are truly spectacular.
and dish TV. It is situated on thirty acres of open field and woods, with a small pond big enough for swimming and a half mile mowed path through the meadow.
The house is smoke free, maximum occupancy four people, children welcome but pets are not. One week minimum.
Member since: 2012
- 930 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 4
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Audio Tape Player
- Books For Adults
- DVD Player
- Games For Kids
- Satellite / Cable
- Away From It All
- Autumn Foliage
- Botanical Garden
- Live Theater
- Water Parks
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Scenic Drives
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Mountain Biking
- Water Tubing
- Dining Room
- Seating for 4 people
- Activities Guide
- Basic Soaps
- Clothes Dryer
- Toilet Paper
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Wood Stove
- 4 Ring Stove
- Coffee Grinder
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Lawn / Garden
- Porch Furniture
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My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning $75 + tax
- Tax Rate 8%
$560/week or $1750/month. Minimum stay one weeks.
$800/week, $200/weekend night, $150/week night during May and June graduation season.
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Year Purchased: 1980
About the owner: I am an artist/photographer, and have lived here for the last 30 years. I teach at Colgate University and am getting ready to retire. This is the spot where my three children and seven grandchildren love to gather once a year in August, for a beautiful family reunion. Now I want to share it with others who love the peace and beauty of rural New York state.
Why the Owner Chose Marathon, NY, USA:
I was first attracted to the long view out the north window, the open field and the woods. Its location, within striking distance of Ithaca, Binghamton and Syracuse, means that social, cultural and practical attractions are close at hand. I now live in my studio, built in 2003, so the house is available for guests year-round -- cool in the summer and cozy in the winter.
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Kitchen from the bathroom looking toward the dining room
The lilac in full bloom
Morning dew catches a spider's web on the trellis
The pond in spring
Patio and front door
The Chambers stove, vintage 1945
The sleeping porch gets the morning sun.
Basel from the garden
A bumper crop of tomoatos.
View of house, barn and studio from the pond.
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