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Wonderful Cayuga Lake Home Between Ithaca & Aurora

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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Sleeps:12
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:4
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Spacious Lakefront Home, 4 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, Cayuga Wine Trail

Note: We are booked for Cornell and Ithaca College graduation 2016 and Cornell graduation 2017.

Come enjoy quality time with family and friends at this unique property that offers multiple levels of living space, spacious bedrooms, beautifully landscaped gardens, and much more.

Enter this 4 bedroom, 4 bath home through the front door to the open foyer on the 3rd of 5 levels. A bedroom featuring a queen bed, TV, and a full bath with shower is located on this level. A staircase leads up to the 4th level bedroom with king bed, TV, and a full bath with shower. A winding staircase, located in this bedroom, leads you to a sitting tower with a full futon for more flexible sleeping arrangements. From the entry level, head down the staircase which leads to a fully stocked kitchen. The kitchen is open to the family room featuring a wall of windows overlooking beautiful Cayuga Lake. The dining room and sun porch are located just off the family room making this a perfect place for casual dining. The master bedroom, just off the kitchen, offers a king sized bed. This bedroom features a full bath with a tub/shower and French doors that open to a semi-private deck. Located on the first level is a bedroom with a double bed, TV, and sliding doors that open to a large deck that overlooks the lake. The fourth full bath is located just across the hall from this bedroom.

Expansive decking, lush gardens, and a nice, gradual lakefront makes this property a scenic and serene retreat.

Our home is located approximately 18 miles from one of the Finger Lakes most beautiful and diverse cities, Ithaca, NY. We are located one mile off of the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail. Visit the Ithaca, Buttermilk, Treman, or Taughannock Falls; tour the Cornell Plantations or enjoy some wine or micro-brewery tastings. In downtown Ithaca you will find an outdoor pedestrian mall with plenty of restaurants, cafes and specialty shops.
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Owner

Member since: 2012

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/21/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 3250 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 years old...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Best for children over age 8. All bedrooms are on different floors of the house. Children should be mature enough to follow house rules and young children should be closely supervised at all times. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Absolutely no smoking in home or on property, no smoking waste (butts or ashes) permitted in home or property....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Absolutely no pets....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12

  • Bedroom 4: 1 king, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Level 4 - king bed...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 king, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Level 2 - one king, main living level...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Level 3 - one queen, entry level...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Level 1 - walk out to main deck...moreless

  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (2), additional bed space available in 3 of the 4 bedrooms....moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Level 1...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Level 2...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

    Level 3...moreless

  • Bathroom 4: toilet, shower

    Level 4...moreless

  • 4 full bathrooms, one with each bedroom

Other Amenities

  • kayaks, paddles, life jackets, Lakeside refrigerator in storage building, firepit, guests provide linens, spare linens on site but must be washed and returned to storage if used, enclosed sun porch...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    board games...moreless

  • Stereo:

    sound bar for iPod hook up - bring auxiliary cable or use Blue Tooth feature....moreless

  • Television:

    (5) flat screen TVs, most with built in DVD players...moreless

  • Video Library

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Shopping

Location Type

  • Lake View
  • Lakefront:

    Enjoy beautiful sunsets on the East shore of Cayuga Lake....moreless

  • Water View
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining:

    additional drop leaf table is located in the dining room and can be moved to accommodate larger groups....moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 12 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Ductless units in levels 2, 3 and 4 bedrooms and main living area....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Wood stove fireplace insert on main level...moreless

  • Garage:

    Garage is not available for guest use. Owner will consider exceptions after discussion with guest at time of reservation. ...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    central heat...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Guests may bring their own sheets and towels (encouraged); we have sheets and towels on site but if used guests must wash/dry/fold before departure....moreless

  • Living Room:

    with wall of windows; open to dining room and kitchen; beautiful lake views...moreless

  • Parking:

    Large driveway can accommodate about 4-6 cars; additional on street parking available. Our road can accommodate winery limousine/buses....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Guests may bring their own sheets and towels (encouraged); we have sheets and towels on site but if used guests must wash/dry/fold before departure....moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove:

    Fireplace insert on main level...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Spacious open kitchen with peninsula and chopping block island....moreless

  • Microwave

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    3 house level decks, one water level deck and dock...moreless

  • Gazebo:

    beach level with seating...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    2 kayaks, one canoe...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    extensive gardens throughout the property have been visited by several area garden clubs over the years...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Two grills available...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Universal life jackets available...moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Peak 2017
Jun 30 - Sep 4, 2017
7 night min stay

$5,600

Changeover Day: Friday

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$425 $450
Fri, Sat
$2,125

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

We are a 100% NO SMOKING property. Please read guest agreement carefully. Rates are valid for groups of up to 12 total including children. Additional guests may be accommodated with permission from the owner at an additional cost. Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Cornell and Ithaca College graduation weekend rates are $1250 per night with a three night minimum. We are booked for Cornell & IC graduation 2017. Events of more than 16 people are not permitted at the property without permission and if approved are subject to additional cost.


Owner's cancellation policy:

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Location

  • King Ferry Winery maker of Treleaven Wines

    "One of our favorites!"

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  • Fargo Bar & Grill

    "Casual local restaurant with good pub food."

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  • The Heights Restaurant and H Bar

    "Great for lunch or dinner on the fancier side. Interesting combinations of food. Located i..."

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  • Taughannock Falls State Park

    "Take an easy walk to the tallest waterfall in the northeast US! Bring water shoes if you wa..."

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  • Robert H. Treman State Park

    "My favorite local State Park! I love the paths in from upper entrance - pass the lower entr..."

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  • Cornell Lab of Ornithology

    "Great place for visitors of all ages. Walk along easy paths through the woods, and explore ..."

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  • McGraw Tower

    "If you're up for walking a ton of stairs, I highly recommend going up the McGraw Tower (Corn..."

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  • Long Point Winery

    "Another great local winery. Lots of nice reds available."

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  • Buttermilk Falls State Park

    "Another "gorges" State Park. Trail is on the steep side. Lifeguarded swimming at the botto..."

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  • Bookers Backyard -- CLOSED

    "Good local relaxed restaurant. Nice outdoor seating in the better weather. Big pig dishes ..."

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  • Ithaca Farmers' Market

    "Lots to see and eat at this fun Farmer's Market. Check their website for hours."

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  • Man in the Moon Bake Shoppe & Cafe -- CLOSED

    "Small but FABULOUS bakery/cafe. You can take their goodies to go or eat in. Breakfast & Lu..."

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  • MacKenzie-Childs

    "My daughter refers to this shop as "the Alice in Wonderland store". Whimsically beautiful l..."

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  • Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge Visitor's Center

    "Nice place for birding."

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  • Jane Morgan's Little House Ltd

    "Nice local ladies' boutique. "

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  • Wegmans

    "Make your list, head to Wegman's and do a major shopping for your stay. It is worth the tri..."

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20 Miles
Nearest Airport
Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Rt. 34B
6.9 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Pumpkin Hill Bistro
33 Miles
Nearest Ski
Greek Peak

Car: Necessary

Note: We are booked for Cornell graduation 2016 & 2017 and IC graduation 2016. Located conveniently between Ithaca and Aurora, our lake front home is a wonderful spot for family and friends to get together and relax. Our home is popular for families of Cornell, Ithaca College, and Wells College students to stay while in town for sports events, concerts and visits during the academic year. In the summer, guests love strolling through our gardens, swimming and kayaking from our beach , enjoying our beautiful views, and taking advantage of our proximity to wineries on the Cayuga Wine Trail. While in the area, don't miss Buttermilk Falls, Robert H. Treman, or Taughannock State Parks.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1978

About the owner: My husband and I have lived about 10 miles from our cottage since 2001. My husband grew up in Dryden, NY and I fell in love with the water while growing up on Long Island. We are both graduates of Cornell University and we worth together in a family business in Ithaca. Neither of us have found a place that we would like to live more than our beautiful Finger Lakes region.

Why the Owner Chose King Ferry, NY, USA:
Our lake home has been in our family for over 4 decades. Throughout that time family members have created and help maintain a vacation destination where people can enjoy each others' company while surrounded by beauty. Once a mostly seasonal cottage, our parents had an expansive addition built in 2000. They lived full time at this wonderful home until they decided to downsize in 2008. At that time my husband and I volunteered to maintain the home. We have lived just 10 miles from our cottage since 2001 and own a long standing business in Ithaca. We are thrilled that the option of offering vacation rentals helps us to keep this very special place in our family. After five years of vacation rental and enjoying countless glowing guest comments, I know many people feel the same way about our home.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
This home holds wonderful memories for my family - holidays and summer get-togethers with all the cousins playing in the lake, fishing off the dock, adults relaxing, grilling a great meal to share, enjoying the heavenly sunsets, and making s'mores over a bonfire.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/21/2017

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  • Welcome to our home!

    Welcome to our home!

  • This is a great kitchen for cooking and gathering!

    This is a great kitchen for cooking and gathering!

  • Family Room with wall of windows overlooking the lake.

    Family Room with wall of windows overlooking the lake.

  • King bed on south side of Level 4 bedroom.  Full bath with walk in shower.

    King bed on south side of Level 4 bedroom. Full bath with walk in shower.

  • West side of level 4 bedroom, twin daybed with trundle.

    West side of level 4 bedroom, twin daybed with trundle.

  • Level 2 bedroom - King, full pull out sofa bed, full bathroom (shower & tub).

    Level 2 bedroom - King, full pull out sofa bed, full bathroom (shower & tub).

  • Luscious gardens abound!

    Luscious gardens abound!

  • Main deck overlooking the lake with plenty of seating.

    Main deck overlooking the lake with plenty of seating.

  • Back of house and dock. The main beach area is to the left of the dock.

    Back of house and dock. The main beach area is to the left of the dock.

  • Another gorgeous sunset.

    Another gorgeous sunset.

  • fire pit available

    fire pit available

  • Kitchen - fully equipped; additional refrigerator in adjacent laundry room.

    Kitchen - fully equipped; additional refrigerator in adjacent laundry room.

  • Dining room with large main table and drop leaf table for extra seating.

    Dining room with large main table and drop leaf table for extra seating.

  • Screened in Porch offers great sunset views and room for a crowd.

    Screened in Porch offers great sunset views and room for a crowd.

  • East side of Level 4 bedroom - futon and TV area.

    East side of Level 4 bedroom - futon and TV area.

  • Level 3 bedroom. Queen bed, queen pull out. Full bath (walk in shower).

    Level 3 bedroom. Queen bed, queen pull out. Full bath (walk in shower).

  • Level 1 bedroom-Queen bed, sliding doors to main deck, full bath across hall.

    Level 1 bedroom-Queen bed, sliding doors to main deck, full bath across hall.

  • Swing overlooking the lake.

    Swing overlooking the lake.

  • Wide, gradual steps from lake to house with sturdy rail and evening lighting.

    Wide, gradual steps from lake to house with sturdy rail and evening lighting.

  • Beach and dock.  Kayaks and canoe available.  Boats available for rent locally.

    Beach and dock. Kayaks and canoe available. Boats available for rent locally.

  • part of lower deck and dock area

    part of lower deck and dock area

  • sunset cruise

    sunset cruise

  • beautiful gardens

    beautiful gardens

VRBO #440457

This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Sunday, January 22, 2017

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