Ithaca graduation weekend open 2018,2019 and Cornell are open for 2019!
Our home is newly available for vacation rentals so we are offering weekly rentals at a lower introductory price compared to similar high-quality rentals in our region. Please do telephone me with any questions-- I will be happy to speak with you!
Relax and celebrate some of life's finest moments in our unique multi-leveled home offering beautiful architecture, welcoming decor, lush landscaping, expansive decking and gorgeous waterfront. Located on Cayuga Lake between Ithaca and the charming little town of Aurora, our property is on Powers Road, fully paved, 2 lane road perfect for morning walks. We are on the east side (facing west) of Cayuga Lake, three miles north of the end of the railroad. There is no railroad or street between our home and our lakefront beach, with expansive views and breathtaking sunsets. We are in the heart of the farm country, on a generous lake front property that provides lots of quiet and privacy for your vacation. We are a true lake front home--you reach the lake down a flight of solid stone steps, across a bit of lawn to the beach. There is no drop off in the water-- the lake edge is perfect for waders of all ages, swimmers, as well as for launching the canoe, row boat and two kayaks that we provide for guests.
Our home is beautifully furnished and we have 4 bedrooms and 3.5 baths with fresh linens and towels available along with other comforts. We can accommodate up to 11 guests in the available beds and 2 futons. There is a fully appointed kitchen with breakfast table looking out over the lake and 4 burner stove and double oven for feasts, as well as the new commercial sized outdoor grill for summer cookouts on the 30 foot wide veranda overlooking the lake. A fire it on the stone beach invites evening marshmallow roasting and family stories.
We love waking up and sitting in our sunny kitchen that has a wall of windows overlooking our lake frontage. Savoring coffee and watching the water fowl, as well as the backyard birds at our feeders provides a gentle way to greet the day.
Our architecturally designed home with soaring ceilings and lake views from every room invites you to come relax and unwind. This home was conceived and designed by Robbie Dein, artist and businessman, in 1992, and we have been thrilled to own and live in this lake front jewel since 2002.
The design of the home features high ceilings, windows and views across the lake-side expanse. The dining room, in the center section of the home, features a beech dining table able to seat up to 12. The kitchen provides a wall of wide open window views of the lake and grounds, and sliding glass doors directly onto the deep veranda, inviting family and friends to gather and visit before meals and to enjoy relaxed eating in the kitchen or on the veranda--often called a loggia (a room open on at least one side to the elements).
The loggia is a deep tiled and covered veranda done in a cool aqua motif that invites al fresco dining or evening drinks to catch the cool lake breezes. Formal table seating for 10+ is available on the veranda. Later, the stars come out and the soft night invites lazing in the patio furniture before bed.
A solid stone stairway winds gently down to the lake level where there is a grassy lawn and three steps down to the pebble beach. Kids and adults alike enjoy the 2 kayaks, our canoe that seats 3 or more, and our rowboat for water fun. A solid dock offers sunbathing, fishing, bird watching and a place to tie up your boat in the summer. Our property is right on the water. There is no road or railroad between you and Cayuga Lake (which is sometimes the case with Ithaca properties).
Both romantic and comfortable, our home has 4 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms. The master bedroom and its en suite bath occupy the northern wing of the second floor. Sliding glass doors open onto our newly renovated generous upstairs deck, inviting relaxing time under the stars before bed. In the balmy months of July and August we've slept on this upper deck under the stars enjoying the soft breezes off the lake and sounds of the water's movement. During the day our upper deck is perfect for private sunbathing and enjoying the expansive lake front views.
The master bedroom has a wall of lakeside glass windows, peaked ceiling, and a king size bed; the bathroom has marble tile and a generous 2 person whirlpool bath in addition to shower and 2 sinks.
The southern second level wing features two intimate bedrooms; one containing a full sized bed, and the other bedroom containing a full sized loft bed with Jefferson stairway access, providing unparalleled views through the peaked lake front windows and direct upper deck access through more sliding glass doors. The loft bedroom also has a leather futon sofa that converts into a bed capable of sleeping an adult comfortably, or two small children.
The center section on the second floor of this unique home is the den and offers a comfortable sofa, television, library, wet bar, mini-fridge and more lake views as well as more sliding glass doors onto the upper deck.
The 'fourth' bedroom is on the first floor of our home and is our guests first choice when we have visitors. It is a private and cozy room providing a full sized bed and en suite bathroom with tub/shower. Guests find this room especially inviting and quiet, encouraging sleeping in and drowsing naps.
The main floor of our home center section is the formal dining room, but it can also quickly become a place where family can gather around the table for board games or a relaxed chat after dinner.
The small living room on the main floor has a full sized sofa that converts into a full sized bed comfortable for 2 adults if there is a large group. Another wide screen TV provides entertainment. There is a desk for those who want to set up a laptop to one side.
The landscaped grounds offer glimpses of local wild life (we have a wild 'yard bunny' and lots of birds).
Our home, and our piece of Cayuga Lake are here to welcome you and provide you with a wonderful vacation in one of the most beautiful regions in the east! Come and relax and recharge in this beautiful, comfortable home and enjoy all the best Cayuga Lake has to offer!