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LK Access Boat Dock Hot Tub Barbecue 1.7 Acres Wine Trail Entertain Sleeps-21

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 4,000 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Fun Osprey Manor Cayuga Lakeview 4 Bed 3.5 Bath Manor Home Sleep -21 Hot Tub ,

Year round rental. August 26-31, plus last weekend in Sep and last weekend in October 2017 are available!!!

This Elegant Manor Home is located in the Heart of the Finger Lakes and directly on the northeastern leg of the Cayuga Wine Trail in the Village of Cayuga and less than 10 minutes from the Seneca Wine Trail.

This property is perfect for your group gathering, women's retreat or getaway and we added a 6 person Hot-Tub

Come visit and enjoy the Wine, Beer, Spirit & Sweet Trails in the Finger Lakes. Whether you want to enjoy a great meal at home, a fabulous meal at a nearby Winery, or just a glass of wine on the porch watching the sunset, the options abound to make this trip just what you desire.

This region is know for it's Winery, beer, and spirits tours as well as sightseeing tours which can include waterfalls and possibly a chance to see the rare white deer at Seneca Reserve. Or jump in your car and see Niagara Falls which is only 2 hours away!

Imagine taking a 5-6 hour tour of some of the finest Wineries and Cheese producers in the Country followed up by a 5 star meal. NY promotes farm to table dining and a great number of fantastic restaurants are affiliated with nearby wineries for easy enjoyment after a fun day of tastings and site seeing. And then return home to relax in front of the fireplace with a glass of wine before jumping into the hot tub!!

We are smack dab right in the heart of the Finger Lakes. Ideally located directly on the Cayuga Wine Trail and 5 minutes from the Seneca Wine Trail. A perfect spot for a tour, family or friends gathering, getaway, girls weekend away, bridal shower, bachelorette weekend-you name it you found the perfect place. A popular place for wedding parties as we are close the The Apple Station in Union Springs, the Aurora Inn in Aurora, and Izzo's White Barn in Aurelius.

To make your geteway perfect:

Upon your arrival, we have provided a Finger Lakes Region Welcome Gift

Standard Amenities

- Propane & Charcoal Grill

- 5 Large Screen TV’S

- 3 DVD Players

- Hi Speed Wireless Wi-Fi

- Surround Sound Stereo in Living Room

- Den w/Foosball Table / Electronic Dart Board

- Library with Board Games and Antique games

- Gas and Wood Burning Fireplaces

- wii Gaming System with Games

- Well equipped Kitchen for family prepared gourmet Meals

- Printer in tech center

Everyday Amenities

- Luxury Linens

- Luxury Bath Towels

- Luxury Bath Products

- Luxury Furnishings

And Much Much More.

All on a nearly 2 Acre landscaped lot with room for you and your family spread out and relax.

This historic property and one time boarding school was known as Cayuga Academy. It was built in 1790 and has recently been extensively renovated and updated to bring it back to its true beauty. Reportedly boasting at one time to have the largest Kentucky coffee tree in Cayuga County, NY. Sitting on 2 acres with beautiful trees and a lovely lawn. Consisting of 11 elegant rooms and ready to spoil your family. The home has 4 bedrooms and can accommodate your family members with its graciously sized and beautifully decorated 4 bedrooms and sleeper sofas.

To add to the distinguishing final touches, the home includes a Library, oversized Living Room, Dining Room, Foyer, Pub Room, and Tech Room, and 3.5 Baths.

We can help create a perfect family vacation for you…

Below is a sample of activities we can help with.

Dinner Recommendations and Reservations

Theater Tickets

Sightseeing Recommendations or Tours

Winery/Distilleries/Breweries Recommendations and or directions to our favorites.

Arranging for Private Chef/Caterer for in home Family Dining

2017 Cayuga Wine Trail Events

MARDI GRAS - February 2018


WINE & HERB FESTIVAL - April 28-30 or May 5-6

Holiday Shopping Spree - November 17-19 or December 1-3

Floral or Gift Arrangement can be ordered for your arrival or during your stay for special occasions

Referrals to Car, Limo, and Transportation and Tour Providers

Referrals to Caterers

We can accommodate just about any request. Just ask. One call does it all: 484-624-9366

Also Fishing and Pontoon Party Boat Rentals are available for extra fee from local marinas. Use of a boat slip for your family at Beacon Bay Marina can also be arranged.

Local Cayuga County Events:

McKenzie Childs Barn Sale

Finger Lakes Musical Theater Festival

Wine, Beer, Spirits, Cheese, and Sweets Trail Tours

More Details

Laura Bentz
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2017

About Laura Bentz

The Owners of the home are Paul & Laura Bentz.

We immediately fell in love with the home the first time we saw it. It was easy to see that the restoration would be a quite a project due to some neglect and the fact the home is 240+ years old!

The Home has been painstakingly remodeled and updated and elegant but comfortable furnishings added.

The home really is something to see whether you love old homes, history, or just want to relax or entertain in the Finger Lakes.

After the Revolutionary war the land and subsequently the home that was built was given to the original owner as a land grant. Soldiers of the war were often given large amounts of land in lieu of compensation for their time spent in the military.

Laura Bentz purchased this chateau / country house in 2013

Why Laura Bentz chose Cayuga Lake

Paul and Laura fell in love with this property when they first saw it on a Sunday evening during the Spring of 2013. They decided to rename the property Osprey Manor because a beautiful Osprey flew over as they decided to acquire the property. The elegance and history of the property revealed itself over the following months as the couple began to bring the property to its current beauty.

We loved that the home is on the northeastern side of Cayuga Lake which gives guests access to the Cayuga and Seneca Lake Wine Trails as well as the nearby towns of Aurora for dining and Auburn for martinis and theatre as well as beautiful Skaneateles and lively Geneva which are about 30 minutes away.

And the sunsets! Beautiful all year long.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Amenities and Location, Location, Location.

This home sits on 2 acres of land overlooking the eastern side of Cayuga Lake and offers many amenities with a hot tub, private setting, large living room area, wood burning stove, air conditioning and central heat, and well equipped kitchen with kitchenade standing mixer and even a waffle maker.

30 miles from Syracuse, 50 miles from Rochester, 40 miles from Ithaca, 9 miles from Auburn, 5 miles from Seneca Falls, and 11 miles from Aurora.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Left on 03/02/2014 for a stay in February 2014

I rented this house for my sister's bachelorette weekend getaway and I couldn't be happier! There was more than enough room for all 9 of us to sleep comfortably and the many bathrooms made it easy for all of the girls to get ready in the morning. The house was clean and homey with a dining room big enough to seat everyone for dinner. We enjoyed having full use of the kitchen which was stocked with plenty of modern appliances that made it easy to prepare meals.

The house is in a great location that made it easy for us to spend the day checking out local wineries and a ten minute cab ride from auburn where we went out for an evening of dinner and drinks. I am looking forward to the next occasion where I am able to book the rental again!
Mar 2014
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Cayuga Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 0
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Rural
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 16 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Spa Rain Shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , Ensuite bathroom has a soaking tub surrounded by tile.
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Full Size Pull-out Sleeper Sofa in Master Suite
    Bedroom 3 - 2 queen
    Library - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen sleeper sofa
    Living room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Full size sleeper sofa
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen , 2 Roll aways available for this room
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • 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:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Year round 6 person hot tub is located right next to the back porch or relax next to the new gas fire pit with a glass of wine. The den/mancave which is complete with a foosball table, TV, and Bar. This is a great home for family gatherings and entertaining. Spend Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter or the 4th of July with your family in the Finger Lakes.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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LK Access Boat Dock Hot Tub Barbecue 1.7 Acres Wine Trail Entertain Sleeps-21
average rating of 4.928571 based on 16 reviews

A treasure!

  • 5 of 5

This beautifully restored historic home is beautifully decorated, but very warm and comfortable. The kitchen is fully stocked with pots, dishes, glasses etc. as well as spices -- everything you need but food and drinks. Somehow all 14 of us (a family get-together of women only), seemed to spend most of our time in the lovely kitchen! We even cancelled dinner reservations because we enjoyed being at the house so much. The yard is very large for a family to have plenty of space for kids. Some of our group enjoyed the hot tub. The beds are comfortable and there are plenty of pillows and extra blankets. The living room was lovely on a dark night with a fire in the fireplace! There was a warm welcome with flowers and a bottle of local wine. We enjoyed the view of beautiful Cayuga lake and it is central to many fun places for outings. It was the perfect place for our family to gather from points near and far and spend time together. Laura was so very helpful when we had trouble figuring out the gas fireplace. I couldn't recommend Osprey Manor more highly.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Weekend!

  • 5 of 5

We rented the Osprey Manor to celebrate a few adult birthday's we had 4 couples and the home suited us perfectly! Enough room for everyone to have their own space and yet a perfect set up to sit around and enjoy a glass of wine and games.

We could not have been happier staying at the Osprey Manor! The home was spectacular with such an elegant charm, the location was perfect close to everything that we were looking to do and the owners were especially accommodating and keeping us in the loop as to an early check in and a late check out based on availability. We would definitely return and highly recommend!

Everything was just perfect. Thank you Laura!

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful spot!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first visit to the area. We were attending a wedding at the nearby Aurora Inn. Perfect place for a large group to stay. the accommodations could not have been better. This home was clean and had every amenity your could possibly think of! The owner was a pleasure to work with and even left us a nice bottle of wine from the local Swedish Hill winery. If we are ever in the area in the future and are traveling with a large group we will be back again for sure.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect space for family

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our recent stay here in June 2016. Two families each with two young kids stayed here and there was more than enough space for us to spread out in the house. The swingset, fire pit, hot tube, grill and large yard were convenient and fun amenities to have while staying here. The house overall was clean and had many toiletries available for us to use. The kitchen also had fun gadgets to use too along with random items such as spices, sugar, coffee (etc) that were left from previous guests.

There was a lake view from the front of the house to watch the sunset. The tiny beach was 2 blocks away but we did not use it to swim since the lake was still very cold. Kayaks were available to use there too but we spent our days at vineyards and parks on the other side of the lake or at Lake Seneca. The owners did recommend a hiking area where you could swim in small waterfalls that was only a 10-15 min drive south of where the house is located. I'm really glad we explored that area.

Overall we enjoyed our stay here as it was very quiet and peaceful in this area. Thank you for sharing your house with us 😊

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spectular Views and Incredible House

  • 5 of 5

Osprey Manor on Cayuga Lake is an outstanding home. It was large enough and comfortable for a large family reunion. The yard is very large, front and back, for outdoor activities, backyard grilling and entertaining. The lake and public access is walking distance. The location is very convenient to take winery tasting tours, make day trip to Niagara Falls and other wonderful places. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The owners were accessible and very helpful as were the care takers for the home and yard.

Only regret was we didn't know the off season timing for swimming at the local park. It was too early for life guard so the public swimming beach was closed. It appeared that swimming starts June would be good to have swimming season dates posted on the rental page and in the information booklet at the house.

We highly recommend this rental property to others.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We all loved our stay.

  • 5 of 5

We had a family reunion and found this to be a perfect place for our gathering. The kitchen is well stocked. We had a lot of fun preparing big meals together.The house was very clean and comfortably furnished. We all loved the unique charm this home offered.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Finger Lakes Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Parkers' Grille & Tap House
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Many including Indian Head
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Amtrak Syracuse
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
I-90 New York Thruway
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Aurora Inn
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Bristol Mountain, Greek Peak
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Harris Park
Car: necessary

Osprey Manor is ideally situated in the heart of the Finger Lakes Region and boasts the best of both worlds. Quiet and secluded but not far from modern convinces in Auburn 10 Miles north and Syracuse 30 Miles east.

Being the largest premier lake for Boating and Fishing this lake is large 38 Miles Long but still extremely manageable.

Upcoming Events in the Finger Lakes:

The Cayuga Wine trail has many wonderful events through the winter–spring. For more information, please call: 800-684-5217

Cayuga Wine Trail:



WINE & HERB FESTIVAL - April 28-30 or May 5-6

HOLIDAY SHOPPING SPREE - November 17-19 or December 1-3

When visiting if shopping, picking, antiquing is your thing doesn’t miss the quaintness of shopping in nearby Union Springs, Skaneateles, Aurora, Waterloo, Geneva, or maybe a visit to Mackenzie Childs Barn Sale or Waterloo Premium Outlets is in order.

Theater abounds in the Finger Lakes take a little longer drive and you can be at the Hanger Theater in Ithaca, or a drive to Cortland will yield you a trip to Cortland Repertory Theater all showcasing top notch professionally directed presentations.

What can I say if nature is your thing, please don’t miss a trip to swim in Great Gulley Falls, hike through Taughannock Falls State Park or Watkins Glenn State Park. The hiking and scenery at both parks is limitless!


Rates & Availability

Cayuga Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Apr 21 2017 - May 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Early Summer
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Happy June
Jun 16 2017 - Jun 23 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Sweet Summer Season
Jun 24 2017 - Aug 26 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Aug 27 2017 - Aug 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Labor Day
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Fall Value
Sep 5 2017 - Nov 22 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Thanksgiving Period
Nov 23 2017 - Nov 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Winter Value
Nov 28 2017 - Dec 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Sweet Summer Season
Jun 30 2018 - Sep 1 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $300 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $79
Tax Rate 8.0%

We do not charge fees related to linen or towel rental.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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