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5 BR, Upscale w/ Stunning Views, 2-3 miles to Downtown Ithaca, CU, and IC

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 2,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Sleeps 8-10, Convenient to Downtown, Wineries, Cornell, and Ithaca College

- Weekly Special: Stay 6 nights and get the 7th free.


You'll have plenty of space and plenty to do in this mission-style home close to downtown Ithaca (2 miles), Cornell (3 miles), and Ithaca College (3 miles).

Here are the sleeping possibilities:

- 1st bedroom with king-sized bed and attached full bathroom

- 2nd bedroom with double bed

- 3rd bedroom with queen bed

- 4th bedroom: enclosed attic with pullout double sofa bed

- 5th sleeping area: enclosed bedroom in the walk-out basement with queen bed

We're on a main road -- an easy drive to Cornell and Ithaca College and out to wineries, waterfalls, hiking, swimming, and boating.

The main level has two living areas, a fully equipped kitchen (and a grill outside), a dinette area, and a separate dining room that seats at least 10.


- Gas fireplace

- Wood-burning fireplace

- Sauna

- Exercise equipment

- Ping pong

- Hammock

- Grape vines

- Tree house

- Gretsch Drum set

- Pack 'n play and highchair

More Details

Amy Newman
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2017

About Amy Newman

I moved to Ithaca 14 years ago and love it. There's so much to do nearby, and yet it's a very peaceful place. I graduated from Cornell in the 1980s and always wanted to move back here. I'm a senior lecturer at Cornell.

Amy Newman purchased this house in 2002

Why Amy Newman chose Cayuga Lake

I fell in love with the house when I bought it. It's a solid, mission house but feels modern, especially with the backroom addition that faces the view. You can see the lake or Cornell from almost every room in the house.


Ithaca House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • First-Floor Half Bathroom - toilet
    Basement Sauna and Shower -
    Master En-Suite Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Upstairs Full Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Enclosed attic
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , Walkout basement with double Aerobed
  • - 1 Master bedroom, king bed, en-suite bathroom and shower - 2nd bedroom, double bed - 3rd bedroom, queen bed - 4th bedroom, enclosed attic, double sofa bed - 5th sleep area, walkout basement, double Aerobed Adjustable pack 'n play
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(25 traveler reviews)

5 BR, Upscale w/ Stunning Views, 2-3 miles to Downtown Ithaca, CU, and IC
average rating of 4.96 based on 25 reviews

Wonderful property

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely, warm and welcoming home. The view from the deck is wonderful. The hosts were very helpful and flexible on check in and out times. Ithaca is a very interesting city with alot going on. We loved staying there for our daughter's wedding weekend.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York City

Beautiful house, plenty of space!

  • 5 of 5

Everything was super smooth, the place was nice, cozy and spacious.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely beautiful house with a beautiful view of the lake, Cornell campus and Ithaca Falls.

  • 5 of 5

6 of us stayed here, and we actually got married on the lovely porch as well (very small wedding with 8 attendees, including the two of us). I cannot say enough great things about this place - perfect size for a family gathering, as there was enough space for us to not be on top of each other but also great spaces like the living rooms/dining room to gather. Great kitchen for orchestrating family meals as well. Perfect distance from Ithaca (easy trip to Wegmans and anywhere else you'd want to go) as long as you have a car. Driveway fit 5 cars during the ceremony with no trouble. Everything was spotless and clean when we arrived, and the hosts were very helpful and communicative via text. I would 100% recommend this house to anyone wanting to visit Ithaca in comfort.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We have had many bridal parties at the house, but this is the first wedding! It is a lovely spot, and I'm glad all went well. Amy
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Wonderful long weekend

  • 5 of 5

We rented this house with another family so our teens could tour Cornell. The back of the home has a beautiful deck and yard with views of Cornell and Lake Cayuga. Every convenience was provided for a comfortable home stay. Easy drive to the state parks and store for groceries. Plenty of room for our two families.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's great to read all of these wonderful reviews! The suggestion below is an easy one: there's a big, glass pitcher in the dining room, and I'll move it to the kitchen so people can find it more easily. Amy
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Location, Views & Amenities!

  • 5 of 5

Three generations of our family gathered here recently for my daughter’s destination Farmers Market wedding. We’ve been visiting Ithaca for 35 years and this property is an ideal location, close to town yet convenient for visiting gorges and wineries. The house has been lovingly decorated and the owner’s pride in the property is obvious in the attention to details. Its spacious first-floor layout provides many options for gathering and relaxing and a large, well-equipped kitchen. From the deck, there’s a stunning view of Lake Cayuga, perfect for morning coffee or an evening nightcap. Our wedding photographer squealed with delight when she spied the grapevine-covered arbor over the deck. The result? The perfect prop from which to hang the wedding dress for the perfect, blowing-in-the-breeze pic! We booked the house a year in advance and Amy was warm and responsive throughout our interactions, quickly addressing all questions and concerns. From location to amenities to responsive owner, this property served as a fantastic home base for our destination wedding. Oh, and yes --both the bride and her 88-year-old grandmother totally rocked the drum set!

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Washington, DC

Wonderful retreat in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for our two-family college visit to Ithaca. The house is very comfortable, has everything you need an amazing view of Lake Cayuga! The owner was very helpful during our stay. The house was excellent in almost every way. (The only thing missing was a pitcher.). The sauna and drum set were a nice bonus. We had a wonderful time!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Tompkins County Regional Airport
Nearest Train
61 Miles
Syracuse Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Route 90
Car: recommended

Great location near:

- The Commons Downtown Shopping and Restaurants (2 miles)

- Cornell University (3 miles)

- Ithaca College (4 miles)

- Cayuga Lake (4 miles)

- Treman State Park Waterfalls, Hiking, and Swimming (8 miles)

- Buttermilk Waterfalls, Hiking, and Swimming (4 miles)

- Taughannock State Park (10 miles)

- Watkins Glen (22 miles)

- Finger Lakes Wine Trail (20 miles)


Rates & Availability

Ithaca House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 30 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $100
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 3.0%

For Cornell reunion, and homecoming weekends, the cost is $750 per night with a 3-night minimum (booked for May

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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