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Near Cayuga Lake, Swimming Beach, 215' Waterfall, Wineries just minutes away

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 400 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Lovely Apartment Adjacent To Taughannock Falls State Park and Cayuga Lake.

This cozy second floor apartment is next to Taughannock Falls State Park, which has the highest single drop waterfall in the Northeastern United States (33 feet higher than Niagara Falls). The location is perfect for outdoor activities including hiking the gorge trails and the newly completed Black Diamond Trail (which runs from Trumansburg to Ithaca along a former train route), biking, swimming, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, boating, and fishing. Hiking the nature trails along the gorges, which are up to 400' high, provides dramatic views of the gorges formed by the ice age. Minutes from the Cayuga Wine Trail, which includes scenic wineries, distilleries, cideries and breweries. There are great restaurants nearby, many featuring free live music. Only ten miles to Ithaca and to Watkins Glen, across the road from beautiful Taughannock Stream that flows into the waterfall. You can hear the soothing sounds of the stream as you doze off to sleep. Peaceful surroundings and beautiful gardens. Saturday summertime lakefront outdoor concerts at Taughannock Park.

Newly renovated smaller second floor apartment in owner's country home, clean, cozy and comfortable, perfect for 1-2 people. The bedroom has a new queen size mattress, solid Amish-made oak dresser plus air conditioner. The cheerful sunroom/dining room has a cypress wood table and chairs (handmade by local Amish craftsmen) and looks out over the trees and expansive grounds. We call the apartment the Eagles Nest, since it sits above the magnolia trees and overlooks large silver maple and black walnut trees and several flower gardens. There's a fully equipped kitchen with refrigerator, oven and range, coffee maker, toaster and microwave. In addition there's a newly tiled bathroom, a den with two chairs and flat screen DirectTV with 63 channels and second air conditioner, a walk-in closet, and wireless internet connection. Linens, towels and soft cotton bedding and blankets are supplied, and several Metropolitan Museum of Art reproductions hang on the walls. Close to the quaint village of Trumansburg which offers boutique and art gallery shops, excellent restaurants, a large grocery store and liquor store, pharmacy, natural foods store and deli, bank, beautiful public library, new bowling alley and laundromat. The house was formerly owned by Robert Moog, who invented the synthesizer, and who invited many famous musicians to the home, i.e. the Beatles and Emerson, Lake and Palmer. The house will be included in an upcoming documentary about the life of Bob Moog, scheduled to be released this year.

Please note that for those with physical limitations, there are stars leading up to the apartment as shown in the photo of the apartment.

More Details

Owner
Loretta Heimbuch
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 23, 2017

About Loretta Heimbuch

Retired graphic artist/teacher, originally from New Jersey and so grateful to now be living in the beauty of the Finger Lakes region of upstate NY.

Loretta Heimbuch purchased this apartment in 1977

Why Loretta Heimbuch chose Cayuga Lake

Bought this house in 1977 from Moog synthesizer inventor/musician Bob Moog who was moving to North Carolina to celebrate his break from the corporate world. Loved this house at first sight - and the incredible beauty of the Finger Lakes' gorges and waterfalls nearby.

What makes this apartment unique

Ideal location, next to the beauty of Taughannock Falls State Park and it's amazing waterfalls and breathtaking hiking trails, two minute drive to Cayuga Lake with water access and swimming beach, across the road from the stream that flows into the 215' waterfall, and midway between Ithaca and the 20+ wineries of the Cayuga Lake Wine trail and Finger Lakes wine country. Not to mention all the wineries on nearby Seneca and Keuka Lakes.

Amenities

Trumansburg Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 3 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Newly tiled floor in bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • New queen bed, solid oak dresser, air conditioner, clock radio, soft cotton bedding.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The location is what makes this rental unique - so close to Cayuga Lake with its swimming beach and hiking gorges; the numerous Finger Lakes wineries, breweries and cheese making; Ithaca's shopping/restaurants; Cornell's botanical gardens; and Watkins Glen's famous racetrack and state park - which recently was voted the 3rd most spectacular state park in the nation.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(77 traveler reviews)

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Near Cayuga Lake, Swimming Beach, 215' Waterfall, Wineries just minutes away
average rating of 4.7922077 based on 77 reviews
5

Great location and hosts

  • 5 of 5

We had a very nice two day stay. Great proximity to the Taughannock Falls State Park. You can actually walk to the rim trails. The apartment is exactly as described. The stairs are steep, however, by no means unsafe! Enjoy your stay. Thanks Loretta and Steve

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We so enjoyed your stay with us. Glad you liked our close proximity to the park and rim trails. Hope you'll come back again soon.
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Madison WI
5

Wonderful, quiet place in country setting.

  • 5 of 5

Spent a wonderful week here while exploring the area around Seneca and Cayuga Lakes. The apartment is quaint and comfy, very quiet and perfect for relaxing. We spent time just sitting on the rocks by the stream across the street.The state parks were very nice and we were impressed by the wineries, including some with fantastic meals. The owners, Loretta and Steve, were very pleasant.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for choosing our home for your vacation. We're glad you enjoyed the peaceful setting and the stream across the road. It was a pleasure having you stay with us.
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Harriman, NY
5

Cozy

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I ended up staying just for a short weekend. The owner met us upon arrival and showed us the very quaint and cozy apartment! They had a ton of information available for us that was very helpful because it was our first time in the area. The beautiful Taughannock falls state park is right down the street. Everything is very convenient to get to from the apartment. The apartment is very clean and the grounds are very beautiful with the flowers and gardens. I would absolutely recommend it to anyone!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Very nicely kept and quiet home!

  • 5 of 5

Our goal for this trip was to find a nice and quiet spot to stay that was close to all the waterfalls and main attractions in Ithaca. This home away was exactly what we were looking for and the owners being friendly and welcoming was an added bonus! Thank you for the great hospitality, would definitely stay ayain!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for planning your trip with us. We're so glad you found the proximity of the home so near to main attractions in the area. It was a pleasure having you stay with us.
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Steep Stairs- not described

  • 3 of 5

The apartment was accurately described except the steep and unsafe stairs leading up to the apartment. There should have been more information about the stairs in the description.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate very much your feedback and we're sorry that you found the stairs to be too steep for you. There is a photo of the stairs leading up to the apartment on the website. They are typical standard stairs that lead to the rental and they are safe and solid. But we will add a note to the apartment description, for people with physical limitations, that the apartment is not handicapped accessible.
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5

Excellent stay.

  • 5 of 5

It was more than what we expected. Very nice accommodations.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much! We enjoyed having you stay with us and hope you'll return again soon.
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Ithaca Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Silver Line Tap Room
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Trumansburg Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Route 96
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Hazelnut Kitchen
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Greek Peak Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Taughannock Falls State Park beach on Cayuga Lake
Car: necessary

Adjacent to Taughannock Falls State Park (750 acres) on the west side of Cayuga Lake - two streams converge directly across from the house, and flow into the 215' waterfall (one of the most outstanding attractions of the northeast and the highest waterfall east of the Mississippi). Just 15 minutes from Ithaca and the Cayuga Lake wine trail. Hiking easy to moderate breathtaking trails along the north and south rim gorge, which were formed by the Ice Age. Cayuga Lake fishing, public swimming beach, kayak, stand-up paddleboard and canoe rentals, boat marina and launch. Local wineries with year-round free weekly live music concerts. Nearby bistros/wineries with sweeping views of Cayuga Lake. Cornell University's Botanic Gardens and arboretum, and the Johnson Art Museum with outdoor Japanese Garden are 10 miles away. Corning Museum of Glass (world-class), Women's History Museum in Seneca Falls (birthplace of women's rights), Rockwell Museum of American Western Art (Smithsonian affiliate) in Corning, The Museum of the Earth (natural history museum), and Watkins Glen Raceway and State Park are also nearby. Several outstanding state parks nearby - over 150 waterfalls within 10 miles of downtown Ithaca.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $100

Check in is anytime after 2:00 pm. Check out is 10:00 am.

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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