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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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 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:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 23
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
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


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5 BR, Upscale w/ Stunning Views, 2-3 miles to Downtown Ithaca, CU, and IC
average rating of 4.9375 based on 32 reviews
Toronto, Canada

Great large house

  • 4 of 5

Great stay, Amy is always in touch right away. The house comes with all you could possibly need from coffee and spices to cards and games. It is conveniently located to get to most places. It is much larger than the pictures. There is a lot of road traffic noise though. But overall a great place to stay with a large group.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Ithaca Vacation House!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here in July 2017. The house is in great condition and was perfect for two families (4 adults, 4 children). It's very close and convenient to downtown, and the views of Cayuga Lake and Cornell are amazing. And the owner was great with communications and answering questions. Definitely recommended.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Everything was very nice. The house was perfect!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seattle, WA

A beautiful home with a beautiful view

  • 5 of 5

My college roommates and I rented this home for our 10 year reunion. We had everything we could need in the house and the owner was very responsive to any questions. Best of all, the porch had a full view of Cornell, making it the perfect location to gather and reminisce about old times.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spacious House with Beautiful Views of Cayuga and Cornel

  • 5 of 5

Six of us stayed at this house to do some biking in the area. The house is a lot bigger than it looks in the pictures and has plenty of room for a large group of people. The house has a good layout. In the front there is a living room with TV and large dinning room then you walk thru the kitchen to another large room with floor to ceiling windows and views of the lake. This room has a table to eat at on one end then a couple couches and the drum kit on the other end. We spent most of our time in this room and on the attached porch taking in the views out back. There are 3 bedroom on the second floor, one in the attic and one, in the basement. All are large and very comfortable. There is also large room in the basement with ping pong table that we used to store our bikes.

The house was very clean and well stocked so you don't need to bring anything extra to stay here. The house also had a lot of little amenities like a hot water dispenser, binoculars, telescope and of course the drum kit that added to the enjoyment of staying here.

Amy was a great host and quickly responded to any questions I had. She also was very flexible with checkin and check out times.

The house is on a main road out of Ithaca which makes it easy to get any were in the area quickly. There are a lot of cars going by in the day but traffic is very sparse at night so it didn't bother us sleeping.

All in all this is a great house that is a very comfortable place for a group of people to stay at. This is definitely a place I would come back to the next time I'm in the area.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, bikers! It's funny that the house looks smaller in the photos -- not sure what to do about that. There is quite a lot of space to move around and either to be together or have some privacy.
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Highly recommended!!!

  • 5 of 5

We are two small families that rented this lovely home for Cornell graduation. It couldn't have been more perfect: very clean (grandma is a clean freak and was very comfortable), open and spacious layout, view of the lake and Cornell, ping pong tournaments with the grads, well equipt kitchen, and HOT sauna. The photos don't do it justice.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • 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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Insurance $59

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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