|Minimum Stay||2 - 7 nights|
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Winter, spring, and summer rentals are available. Summer 2017 is filling up fast. So Inquire Now!! We also have an elegant sister property 1 mile away that sleeps 18-20. Property ID 3510424
Hello and Welcome to Wise Owl Landing-your own private lakefront getaway located directly on the Cayuga Wine Trail in the beautiful Finger Lakes region.
Situated on the northeastern shore of Cayuga Lake, this comfortable updated, fully-furnished and equipped 4 bedroom 2 bath home can be your oasis. Central heat in the winter and air conditioning in the summer. Sit back and enjoy your morning coffee, tea, or evening Wine or Beer in the 6 person year round Hot Tub on the 800 square foot lakefront patio, or in the nicely sized family room with a wall of windows overlooking the lake. This is one of the few properties in the region that is PET friendly. Watch the sunrise over the surrounding hills and the fabulous year round sunsets over the lake. Grab a book and take advantage of the private patio and dock as you soak up some sun.
If you're feeling adventurous, enjoy swimming, kayaking, canoeing, or fishing with ease directly from the dock and patio-everything you need is provided for you.
Once you've been able to unwind, there are many local activities available to reinvigorate your body and mind. Wine/spirit/beer tours are favorite activities and we can help recommend local vineyards/distilleries and limo services. Bring your boat or rent one for your visit. Also close to 18-hole golf courses, hiking trails and local waterfalls. We are directly on the Cayuga Wine Trail for you to easily fill your days w/ numerous wineries/distilleries/breweries, historic sites, theatre, antique stores, fabulous shopping (including the MacKenzie Childs Flagship Store) and outstanding restaurants.
Our location is ideal for visitors to Wells College, the NY Chiropractic College and William Hobart and Smith College. Many guests also visit family at Syracuse, Cornell, and Ithaca College. The home is located a short drive from many popular wedding venues including the Inns of Aurora, Izzo’s White Barn and the Apple Station Winery.
Please take your time and explore the description of the home and information on the next few pages and don’t hesitate to contact us with any additional question. After all, it’s your Vacation Getaway. Make it perfect!
Please note: We have an additional property for your booking pleasure. It’s a 4000 SQ FT Country Manor Home on 2 Acres which Sleeps 18-20 (Listing # 3510424) that can be booked separately or in conjunction with this home when available.
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 warm up in front of the fireplace with a glass of wine before jumping into the awesome 6-person 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.
Wise Owl Landing is quite beautiful and offers:
4-Bedrooms (master is on first floor)
2- Full Baths (Jacuzzi Tub in first floor bath)
Foyer, Living Room, Dining Room / Kitchen, Family Room
The home is elegantly decorated in earth tones, and fine furnishings, and has some antiques throughout.
The living room has a Gas Fireplace.
The family room with pellet stove has an incredible view of the lake and patio. Ideal for gazing at the lake, watching the family from the comfort of the family room, bird watching, and much, much more.
Situated in the quiet town of Cayuga. 7 miles to Seneca Falls, 7 miles to Auburn, 7 miles to Union Springs, 10 miles to Aurora, 15 miles to Geneva / Waterloo, 30 miles to Syracuse, 38 miles to Ithaca, and 44 miles to Rochester. Numerous quaint and friendly towns within a few minutes drive for antiquing, spa, wine/beer/cheese trails. Plethora of other activities including golfing, boating, drive-in movies, historic sites like Seneca Falls, Aurora, and Ithaca- all close by. There are numerous trails for Wine, Beer, Spirits and Vodka, Cheese, and Sweets, 350+ establishments catering to every taste. We are happy to help you plan your perfect tour either self-guided or by Limo, Party Bus, or other transportation mode. Just call Laura. She is happy to help 484-624-9366.
We also offer a full Concierge Service to help make your getaway special, so don’t be afraid to ask.
Dinner Recommendations & Reservations, Private Wine Tasting Events, Transportation Recommendations, Theater Tickets, Flowers, Catering, Groceries, or even Acupuncture or Massage.
Boat Rentals are available through local Marinas, or bring your own boat (Boats can be docked right at the dock at the house). Public Launch is just 1 mile north or south.
Don’t lift a finger
We want your getaway or vacation to be turn-key, so we provide all Bedding, Linens, Towels, and Bath Amenities-never any additional charge.
We have a very well equipped kitchen and provide extras such as a waffle maker, bread maker-even a paella pan!
The home also has Wi-Fi, 3-TV’S, Blue Tooth radio, Surround Sound Stereo in Family Room, PS3 Gaming System, Dish Network TV and a Blue Ray Player
So don’t delay, book today.
2017 Cayuga Wine Trail Events
SEASON PASS - available through February 24
MARDI GRAS - February 25 & 26
BACON ON THE LAKEIN - March 18 & 19
WINE & HERB FESTIVAL - April 28-30 or May 5-6
Holiday Shopping Spree - November 17-19 or December 1-3
Homeaway Listing # 3510424 Osprey Manor Sleeps 20
If we don't have availability with this home or it cant accomodate your entire party we also have another larger home located 1 mile south of this home. See Details below.
This residential one family home is ideally located in the Heart of the Finger Lakes and Directly on the Cayuga Wine Trail and less than 10 Minutes from the Seneca Wine Trail
To make your family weekend or weekly getaway perfect:
Upon your arrival, we have provided a Finger Lakes Region Welcome Gift
- 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 Several Books and Board Games and Antique games
- Gas and Wood Burning Fireplaces
- wii Gaming System with Games
- Well equipped Kitchen for family prepared gourmet Meals
- Computer and Printer in tech center
- Luxury Linens
- Luxury Bath Towels
- Luxury Bath Products
- Luxury Furnishings
And Much Much More.
All on a nearly 2 Acre Beautifully Landscaped Lakeview Lot for family enjoyment.
So don’t delay. Book today.
Welcome to Osprey Manor: A 4000 sq ft breathtaking elegant country manor home located on two acres in Cayuga, New York overlooking Cayuga Lake.
This historic property and one time boarding school, Cayuga Academy, 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
Sightseeing Recommendations or Tours
Winery Recommendations and Directions to Wineries
Arranging for Private Chef for in home Family Dining
Floral or Gift Arrangements at arrival or during your stay
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 be included in your rental.
Local Cayuga County Events:
McKenzie Childs Barn Sale
Finger Lakes Musical Theater Festival
Wine, Beer, Spirits, Cheese, and Sweets Trail Tours
If you have additional family members who need accommodations, we have 2 homes available. You can book this home along with Wise Owl Landing Lakefront Home (property ID 3597238). This home is a short 1 mile drive down the road.
We have put a great deal of effort in to ensuring that all the amenities and everything you need to have a great getaway, vacation, family get together, or great vacation is provided and included in the rental so you don't have to lift a finger while you are here.
With prior arrangement with the owner, the patio can accommodate 20-30 guests for a gathering or celebration.
Combined this with the option of renting our other rental home, Osprey Manor, located less then 1/2 mile south and you can accommodate up to 30 sleeping guests for your wedding, anniversary or family reunion.
You don't need to lift a finger everything is here. Totally Turn-key, linens, towels, DVD Players, Canoe, Bikes, Kayaks, Water Shoes, Fishing Rods, Tackle. We want to help reduce your stress, just get in the car and drive!! Our lakeside patio and dock is head and shoulders above other common amenities found at other properties. Imagine kayaking, canoeing, boating, fishing, relaxing, toasting marshmallows, and bird watching on this gorgeous well appointed patio. All ages enjoy this patio whether sitting by a campfire with a libation making S'mores...you name it.
Vacationed with family to see the wine country around the Finger Lakes in late August 2014. The trip was above and beyond what I expected and staying at Laura's house contributed greatly to that experience. We took advantage of all the "extras" such as the hot tub, fire pit, canoe/kayak, etc. Each night we watched the beautiful sunsets over Cayuga Lake and they were spectacular. Each time we had questions Laura was ready with a quick answer which was comforting. She also provided suggestions for wineries, restaurants, shopping and the like which was so helpful. If only we had more time to visit them all. Her place is the nicest in the neighborhood, IMHO, and I would not hesitate to stay again.
From the moment I walked in I wanted to extend our stay. It was so clean and nicely decorated. There were so many kitchen and bath essentials provided I couldn’t believe it (a new sponge; new soft soap pumps, Kleenex in every room, paper towels; tp; coffee, tea). The kitchen has plenty of dishes, cookware & utensils and a dishwasher! We used the washer/dryer daily & it wasn’t even on our list (is will always be on our list now). The bedrooms were very comfortable with plenty of linens and pillows. There is 1 private bed room on the 1st flr and one on the 2nd flr. The 1st flr bedrm has a wall of windows overlooking the lake. The 1st flr also has a full bath with Jacuzzi tub but it is not attached to the bedroom. The 2nd flr has 2 open loft bedrms & 1 private bedrm. Both loft areas have expansive windows overlooking the lake thanks to the open floor plan. The common bath on the 2nd flr has a apace saving glass shower. The main family room boasts a wall of windows with exquisite views and a nice flat screen TV. The 2 sofa’s and 1 lounge chair are dated but nothing that a few throw blankets didn’t take care of to make them feel comfy. The patio has new pavers, a large umbrella table, several chaise lounges, a new gas grill, fire pit and; of course; that fabulous hot tub with sunset views and stars so bright it seems like you could reach out and grab them. Neighbors; we didn’t see them. The privacy was more than we could hoped for! Our Brittany spaniel was right at home too! She found her way to the water without hesitation and was in water dog heaven. We even found a pet friendly restaurant (Wolfies) that we could boat to and have a dinner & drinks without having to leave her behind. Our hosts were extremely accommodating even when the boat we rented proved to have a faulty gas gauge and we ran out of gas at the opposite end of the lake without a soul around and the boat rental place had closed! Laura knew just who to call to make sure help was on the way! Thank you so much Laura…you were a lifesaver and we had a fantastic vacation thanks to your hospitality! We will recommend the Wise Owl Landing to everyone we know (as long as they promise not to book our week)!
My family and a close friend's family bn recently spent 9 days in this beautiful house on Cayuga Lake. The location is perfect and the owners and caretakers are very receptive to any issues. We also rented a boat which I highly recommend. It was our first time to the Finger Lake region and it was great. The house is close to many wineries, the cities of Auburn and Aurora, the wildlife area of Montezuma and a bunch of walking trails. We had a very relaxing and fun vacation that our kids will member for a lifetime.
About the house, the owner has thought of everything. We did not have to bring sheets, towels, many spices, coffee filters, paper products, etc. She even has a garden out front the we were told to use. We picked tomatoes, chard, cucumbers, zucchini, plus any herb you could imagine.
I have never rented a home for vacation so beautiful decorated and well equipped for our every need or desire!
The owners supplied EVERYTHING one might need, from beach towels to citronella candles by hot tub overlooking gorgeous sunsets just feet from Cayuga Lake!
This was truly one of the most magical, relaxing vacations my family has ever experienced. We will be back!! Awesome home and views!!❤️
Amazing place. Really clean, full of equipment. The bathtub was once of a lifetime experience. Very comfortable rooms, 25 mins driving from Syracuse (groceries etc).I would definitely visit again!
This was a wonderful property. The home was meticulously cared for, had everything we could have wanted or needed for our stay including cooking a full Thanksgiving dinner, and the outside scenery is just breathtaking!
Laura, our hostess, was more than accommodating leaving us with fresh flowers and a nice bottle of wine upon our arrival :-)
If you're looking for a place in the finger Lakes, I would highly recommend you consider wise owl landing!
We are now booking for Winter-Spring Finger Lakes Getaways!!
Things to Know about our Wise Owl Property:
To Make Winter and Spring Gateways perfect, we wanted to highlight just a few of the abundance of amenities that make the home an ideal choice for a Winter-Spring Rental!!
Wise Owl Landing 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 conveniences in Auburn 10 miles north and Syracuse 30 miles east.
Being the largest premier lake for Boating and Fishing, Cayuga Lake is large-38 miles long but still extremely manageable. Our hot tub sits right on the patio so you can enjoy the lake from the warmth of the tub.
Our home is on the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail.
Cayuga Lake Wine Trail Winery Events:
Season Pass: Available through February 6
Mardi Gras: February 7-8
Bacon on the Lakein: March 21-22
Wine & Herb Festival: April 24-26 or May 1-3
Holiday Shopping Spree: November 20-22 or December 4-6
When visiting if shopping, picking, or antiquing isn't your thing, don’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.
If the theater is more your passion, don’t miss the renowned Finger Lakes Musical Theater Festival.
West Side Story
May 27 - June 17
The Light in the Piazza
June 24 - July 15
Late Nite Catechism
July 14 - August 08
Saturday Night Fever
July 22 - August 12
August 19 - September 05
The Calamari Sisters' Big Fat Italian Wedding
September 09 - September 30
Forever Plaid presents Plaid Tidings
December 09 - December 23
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 showcase top notch professionally directed presentations.
Other Fun Events include:
'First Friday' in Skaneateles. On the First Friday of each month, join the Skaneateles Merchant Community as they host an Open House with themed activities! 5-8pm
Saturday Market: Fresh produce, meat, chicken, flowers, jams, pies, baked goods. Austin Park Pavilion, 1 East Austin Street, Skaneateles, NY
Every Saturday until November 10, 2014
What can I say, if nature is your thing, please don’t miss a trip to swim in the falls at Great Gully falls, hike throughTaughannock Falls State Park or Watkins Glenn State Park. The hiking and scenery at both parks is limitless.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
May 26 2017 - Jun 22 2017
2 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest|
Sweet Summer Season
Jun 23 2017 - Sep 6 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest|
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest|
|Cleaning fee||$219 + Tax|
|Property Damage Protection||$59|
Rates subject to change until reservation deposit is made.
A guest reservation agreement will be sent within 48 hours of making your reservation and deposit.