Undisputedly the best family place on Cayuga Lake in the Heart of the Fingerlakes.
PLEASE NOTE: Ithaca College and Cornell University (Memorial Day) graduation weekends 2018 and 2019: Fixed price for up to one week's stay and up to 20 people. Similarly, please inquire for wedding events and rates.
Ideal for couples, small groups, retreats and large family reunions, as well as business retreats and strategy sessions, and popular for weddings of up to 150 people.
Superb and spacious home with 24 feet high cathedral ceilings and large windows facing the lake, elegantly furnished, original art work (partly by local artists), all natural paints, superb stereo/large flat TV for DVDs, 100% hardwood or tile floors, wool, sisal or Persian carpets, Finnish sauna, Finnish fire place and wood stove, fire pit in the garden, 50 acres woodland, ravines, waterfalls, right on the lake and with your own dock.
Also included is a daylight basement apartment with full bath, bedroom, living room, kitchen and wood/tile floors. The apartment is not rented to third parties unless you also rent the main house.
Weekly and week-end rentals for wine tours etc. available (2 day minimum); ideal for retreats, family reunions, writing your unfinished book, weddings, and more, all year round. Absolutely breathtaking in the summer, autumn, winter and spring!
adjacent dining area also looks out on the lake. And the home us surrounded by 50 acres of woods; great strolls and playing for kids. Even a fire pit is included, a sauna inside the house, and more. The daylight basement apartment's living room also has a double futon which can easily serve as a 6th bedroom. And a charcoal grill is available for your use (please bring your own charcoal).
In addition to the bedrooms, with king, queen and double sized beds, the living rooms have large futons and a spare mattress so the house sleeps up to 20 if needed. (But if you come alone or as a couple, the place is still fabulous and affordable; I used to live there year round).
Here is what recent guests (and now friends) had to say:
“I suspect word-of-mouth is the best form of advertisement. Perhaps I might say that in my search for Shangri-La, I found it just outside Ithaca! … Quiet, peaceful, heavenly spot. Perfect for what I needed” (Allison May 2005).
“Your house is a credit to you the detail and work you have but into it has made it an extraordinary house. I must admit that the photo's on the Internet do not do your house any justice. It is by far one of the nicest house that I have seen. Thank you again for sharing it with us.” (Aidan from Ireland, June 2004)
“My best friends all came and had the most wonderful time. The kitchen, porch, and fire pit had the amazing quality of drawing people in to a warm, cozy and happy hanging-out environment. The house is beautiful and wonderfully maintained. Everything is beautiful: the location, house, woods and nice owner, fabulous décor! Thank you so much for sharing it with me for my graduation”. (Sally April 2005).
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