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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 house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Osprey Manor Cayuga Lakeview 4 Bed 3.5 Bath in Finger Lakes Sleeps-21 Hot Tub

February rates just lowered to make your vacation even better!

New for 2018: 2 Stand up Paddle boards available for guest use. This end of the lake is perfect for these SUPs.

Book now for 2018 Cayuga Wine Trail Events: Mardi Gras - February 24 + 25

Bacon on the Lakein - March 24 + 25

Wine & Herb Festival - April 27-29 and May 4-6

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. Only 15 minutes from the new casino, Del Lago Resort Casino, which also opened a beautiful new spa.

Osprey Manor is perfect for your family vacation, group gathering, women's retreat or getaway. During our winter season, enjoy the wood burning fireplace, spacious interior and then head outside where we have a 6 person Hot-Tub adjacent to the deck with a gas fire pit. And if you have kids...our front lawn is perfect for sledding.

Come visit and enjoy the Wine, Beer, Spirit, Cheese & 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, Craft Breweries 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

Other special treats: 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.

Race/Fun 5K:

It's A Wonderful Life Festival and Fun Run- Seneca Falls held the second weekend in December.

Holiday Ball drop in Seneca Falls, New Years Eve outside the Gould Hotel.

Dickens Christmas in Skaneateles: Join the Village of Skaneateles, located 25 minutes east of Osprey Manor in the beautiful Finger Lakes region of Upstate New York, this holiday season.

An annual tradition, the celebration begins the day after Thanksgiving and runs every Saturday and Sunday through December 17, from noon to 4 pm, plus December 24 from noon - 2:30 pm. Charles Dickens and his cast of over 50 characters will interact with residents and visitors in the streets, stores and restaurants. Don't miss lively acts at the Library, live music, unique shopping, wonderful food and horse and wagon rides around the Village.


Mardi Gras - February 24 + 25

Bacon on the Lakein - March 24 + 25

Wine & Herb Festival - April 27-29 and May 4-6

*New* CeleBrunch - June 3

Holiday Shopping Spree - November 16-18 and November 30 - December 2

Local Cayuga County Events:

MacKenzie Childs Winter Sale

MacKenzie Childs Barn Sale August 2018

Route 90 Yard Sale July 2018

Finger Lakes Musical Theater Festival

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

More Details


Cayuga House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 21
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Wooden Floors: Please remove your shoes when you arrive. We have wooden floors throughout the first floor. Please do not move furniture.
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 ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • 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, Sleeps 21
  • 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
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear
  • 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
  • horseshoes
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • 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
New for 2018. Two brand new Stand Up Paddle boards for guest use. 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.


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average rating of 4.95 based on 22 reviews

Beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

The amenities that were included where nicer than another of the other homes we rented on the 3 lakes we've visited. Beautiful indeed!

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Great relaxing Bachelorette weekend

  • 5 of 5

My stay was wonderful. The house was very nice, the remodels were wonderful, and they still kept the charm. We walked to the lake from the house, which was just one block up. The kitchen was awesome, great for cooking for a big group. We were even offered complimentary late check out. I would definitely stay here again. Thank you Laura and Paul!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Village of Cayuga Lake Stay

  • 5 of 5

Renovated, well outfitted village property. Nice location and property for large group.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Great property with lots of space

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time while at Osprey Manor. We really enjoyed the house and all the area had to offer, from beautiful sunsets to great hiking and waterfalls. Laura and Paul have done a great job with this property. We hope to be back again sometime.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Came here for a bachelorette weekend/wine tour weekend. The house was amazing. We very much enjoyed the hot tub and the closeness of the house to the water. We utilized the front porch every night and loved being able to bbq. The amount of sleeping space made it very comfortable, as well as the amount of bathrooms. I'm already trying to plan my next trip back!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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  • 5 of 5

My ten siblings and I rented the house for our annual SIB FEST! We loved it. There was a variety of seating areas to relax and reconnect! The kitchen was well stocked and the grounds were very private. There is plenty of off street parking, linens and seating for all off us at the dining room table. We will be returning next June.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Laura Bentz
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
February 17, 2018

About Laura Bentz

The Owners of the home are Paul & Laura Bentz.

We love to travel and experience new places, cultures and cuisine. Laura loves cooking, gardening, and water sports like kayaking. Paul enjoys American football, music and traveling to the far ends of the earth.

Laura Bentz purchased this house in 2013

Why Laura Bentz chose Cayuga

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.

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.

What makes this 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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Taughannock Falls State Park
"Beautiful falls located on western side of Cayuga Lake"
Eleven Lakes Winery
"Fun wine tasting spot. "
Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge
"A great spot for birders and nature lovers. Nature Center has activities for children also...."
Varick Winery & Vineyard
"Very friendly. Enjoy the wine and regional oils, jams, pickles, and spices."
Belhurst Castle
"Great winetasting place. The 2011 chardonnay is really good."
Watkins Glen State Park
"Beautiful waterfalls and a great day trip."
Cayuga Lake
Sonnenberg Gardens
Americana Vineyards & Winery
"Good wine and a terrific place to have lunch."
Montezuma Winery
"Also has a distillery making vodka from bee honey."
Knapp Vineyard Restaurant
"A winetasting favorite of ours since they also have a terrific restaurant!"
Glenora Wine Cellars Incorporated
"Very good wine."
Seward House Museum
"Beautiful Historic property in nearby Auburn, NY that was the home of William Seward, Secret..."
Long Point Winery
"Will provide shuttle service to the winery from the dock. 5 year old reds are also good here."
King Ferry Vineyards
Bet the Farm Winery and Gourmet Market
"Adorable stop for wine tasting. I like the Cayuga White."
Heart & Hands Wine Company
"Friendly. Focused on reds."
Osteria Salina
"Terrific. Also has a Bakery and Creperie located next door."
Moro's Table
"Really good food. Located in downtown Auburn."
Dorie's Bakery -- CLOSED
"Perfect cozy lunch place and at 4 pm they serve terrific pizza. "
Fargo Bar & Grill
"Great place to go for a drink and watch football. Best chili around,"
Rosalie's Cucina
"Wonderful dining just west of Skaneateles, NY"
Blue Water Grill
"Great soup and Ceasar shooters. Sits right on the lake."
The Krebs 1899
"An elegant place for dinner"
Microclimate Wine Bar
"Tiny but really cool."
Bully Hill Vineyards
Pumpkin Hill
"Country setting with great food. Terrific soup too."
Moosewood Restaurant
"A classic Ithaca restaurant."
Dinosaur Bar-B-Que
"Terrific Barbeque. Well worth the wait. Have a beer at the bar while you wait."
Prison City Pub & Brewery
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: 2018

Mardi Gras - February 24 + 25

Bacon on the Lakein - March 24 + 25

Wine & Herb Festival - April 27-29 and May 4-6

*New* CeleBrunch - June 3

Holiday Shopping Spree - November 16-18 and November 30 - December 2

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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $300 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $79
Tax Rate 5.0%

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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