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Private hot tub, outdoor fireplace, lake views, minutes to Cornell/downtown

Ithaca, NY, USA
  • Cottage950 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 5 nights

2 bedrooms, 1 bath pet friendly with wooded lot, minutes to downtown Ithaca

This vacation property has a very large patio overlooking the lake with a fireplace and a hot tub which provide a wonderful night-time place to relax. This cottage was a speakeasy in the 1920s, so it has plenty of charm, but it was fully renovated in 2009. Both bedrooms have a new queen size memory foam mattress. The maximum occupancy is 4. Front-loading washing machine/dryer and dishwasher included. Not suitable for children under 4 years old due to things not being baby-proofed. You cannot access the lake from the property, but there is a swimming area just a 2 minute drive down the hill towards Ithaca. The Commons (popular restaurant and shops pedestrian area in downtown Ithaca) and Cornell both just a 10 minute drive away.


Elena Collinsworth

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Calendar last updated:
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About Elena Collinsworth

I moved to Ithaca to attend veterinary school where I met my husband at a mutual friends 4th of July party. He was a lecturer for ROTC at Cornell, and we both since have been relocated to Virginia. We really loved Ithaca, and hope to return someday. Many hours were spent in the yellow cottage with friends and family, and my best friend was my roommate. The cottage was restored with love and care, and I put in many hours of work on the house myself.

Elena Collinsworth purchased this Cottage in 2009

Why Elena Collinsworth chose Ithaca

I fell in love with the property and the character of the cottage immediately. Many people had passed it over because it needed TLC. I think you will also fall in love with the uniqueness and surroundings of this little cottage. I added a hot tub in 2011, and many hours were passed under the stars talking with friends and enjoying the twinkling lights on the other side of the lake through the trees.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 2
        1 double


        • 1 Bathroom
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, combination tub/shower

          Location Type

            • Lake View
              Wooded lot, the lake is visible through the trees


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Clothes Dryer
                      new front loader
                    • Fireplace
                      not operable
                    • Heating
                      house stays very warm in the Winter
                    • Internet
                    • Linens Provided
                      Sheets, and comforters
                    • Living Room
                    • Parking
                      on-street parking on a very quiet road in front of the cottage.
                    • Towels Provided
                      four towels provided
                    • Washing Machine
                      new front loader
                    • Wood Stove
                      on the outside patio, wood to burn provided


                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Kitchen
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                              Table on sun porch
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 6 people


                                • DVD Player
                                • Television
                                  Big-screen TV. No cable, but there is a DVD player.


                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Behind house, large stone patio.
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Large gas grill on patio.


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • not suitable for children
                                          The cottage is small with many things that are breakable. No toddlers please (under 4 years old)

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Hot Tub
                                              On the side of the house, overlooks lake (through trees). Operational year-round.


                                                • museums
                                                • churches
                                                • festivals
                                                • forests
                                                • library
                                                • live theater
                                                • cinemas
                                                • playground
                                                • recreation center
                                                • restaurants
                                                • synagogues
                                                • waterfalls
                                                • winery tours

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • antiquing
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • photography
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • walking

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • cycling
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • swimming


                                                            • A relaxing retreat close to all that the Fingerlakes have to offer

                                                              53 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Quiet, charming property

                                                              Wendy K.Rindge, nh

                                                              This property is wonderful! Full of cottage charm, but with modern conveniences. Antique hardware and furniture pieces, mixed with contemporary furnishings and modern appliances. Nestled into a wooded lot with a view of lake Cayuga. We were welcomed by a family of turkeys on day one and a herd of deer roamed through the morning of our last day. Beds are new memory foam mattresses, very comfortable. Plenty of linens, cookware, etc supplied.

                                                              Owner very accommodating and responsive to questions... Would absolutely stay here again (and again!), and reccommend to others.

                                                              Perfect spot when visiting our son at Cornell

                                                              Tania D.

                                                              This was our second time staying here. Love the closed in porch overlooking the changing leaves in the fall and the lake through the trees on this visit. Easy drive to Cornell, Ithaca, and so many wineries along Cayuga Lake. Enjoyed the hot tub on this stay under the stars!

                                                              quaint and cozy

                                                              Brooke H.

                                                              great cottage with lots of character/charm and nice view. excellent location.

                                                              We had a great time at the cottage. It was both quaint and relaxing Loved the front porch and views

                                                              Tom H.

                                                              Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful cottage with us

                                                              It provided a much needed break from our hectic schedule.

                                                              All was as promised and we will plan to return as we love the area

                                                              Secluded and cozy.

                                                              Peter L.

                                                              Perfect cabin for a weekend getaway. Felt right at home.

                                                              Very cute cottage

                                                              Melissa G.

                                                              We spent NYE here and I can only imagine how nice it would be to stay during the warmer months to enjoy the beautiful patio outside with BBQ, firepit and hammock. The cottage is very cozy and very well kept.


                                                              Ithaca, NY, USA

                                                              The cottage is located in a spot that I think is great for access to everything the Fingerlakes have to offer. It is only a couple of minutes away from the mall and the grocery store along with plenty of restaurants on Triphammer road. It also abuts the most historic neighborhood of Cayuga Heights where there are stately mansions nestle along the road with cliff views of all of Ithaca. Yet the cottage is fairly secluded, and surrounded by forests on a very quiet street. If you go up East Shore drive you will get to the vineyards along the East side of the lake and the cute little town of Aurora where the McKenzie-Childs farm is located (this is a very nice drive and visit to the founding location of this high-end whimsical furniture and home décor company). If you drive in the other direction there is an area for swimming at the Cornell sailing school that is only a couple of minutes down the road toward Ithaca. You can rent kayaks at Puddledockers, which is about ten minutes from the cottage near Meadow street. The commons is the boutique shopping pedestrian mall of Ithaca with plenty of great restaurants, and it is in the center of downtown, and also only ten minutes from the cottage. A thirty minute drive will take you to the many wineries on the West side of the lake and the quaint village of Trumansburg with plenty of antique shopping along the way. Robert H. Treman State Park is a great place to hike the gorges, and it is about fifteen minutes away from the cottage off of Meadow st. Ithaca Brewery is near to Treman Park, and it offers many nationally known micro-brews along with great locally-sourced food. The iconic Ithaca Falls are about a 5 minute drive away from the cottage (just drive down East Shore drive and head straight past Ithaca High School and the falls are on the left). Stewart Park is about five minutes away, which is the home to many festivals in Ithaca (Including Beerfest and the Scottish festival) and Stewart Park also has outdoor BBQ with a beautiful view of the lake.

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                                                              53 Reviews
                                                              Excellent 4.5/5
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