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Beauty & tranquility awaits you at Ellis Haven guest suite with kitchen & pool

Bedrooms 1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

Ellis Haven offers you an ideal combination of a lovely and tranquil home away from home, with convenience to everywhere you want to go in Ithaca.

A perfect retreat for Ithaca College and Cornell families, gorge hikers, swimmers, wine trailers, bunny and bird watchers, or anyone looking for a quiet paradise less than 10 minutes from downtown Ithaca.

The guest suite / studio apartment sleeps up to 4, with a queen size pillow top mattress and a comfy full size futon.

Indoors amenities:

Private entrance, studio style guest area includes private kitchen, dining area, sitting area, sleeping area with pillow top mattress, private bath down the hall, wireless internet, dvd/vcr player, organic coffee & tea.

Outdoors amenities:

Lovely grounds, seasonal in-ground swimming pool and seating area, tree house, basketball hoop, pond (for viewing), & glider rocker to enjoy the view & spectacular sunsets.

Our living space is upstairs, and guests have a private entrance. We are available as needed, but respect your privacy.

Plenty of parking in the driveway and a quick drive to Ithaca College (very close), downtown, Cornell, and the state parks.

No smoking or pets please. Children welcome.

More Details

Sherri Ellis
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2017

About Sherri Ellis

We (Mike, Sherri, & Emma) moved to "Ellis Haven" in the summer of 2014. We feel very grateful to call this sweet spot home, and enjoy sharing it with others.

Mike and Sherri both work at a local mental health clinic - Mike as a therapist, and Sherri in intake.

For the last 10 years Mike has also spent much of his spare time helping people with housing issues through a non-profit organization, Love Knows No Bounds.

Emma is a junior in high school, and spends her spare time outside of school pursuing her passion in musical theater.


Ithaca Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Rural ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Sink, toilet, shower/tub combination, towels, shampoo, conditioner & body wash.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • The guest suite sleeps up to 4, with a queen size pillow top mattress and a comfy full size futon.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Beauty & tranquility awaits you at Ellis Haven guest suite with kitchen & pool
average rating of 4.9 based on 30 reviews


  • 5 of 5

The place was comfortable and spacious. Also, the hosts were very nice. We would highly recommend this place.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seattle, WA

Great place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

Huge apartment, the entire basement of the house. Bed is super comfortable. Use of a pool! Nice owners. Someone noted lack of bedroom plugs. There is a power strip next to the bed, so not an issue any more. The only thing to note is that this is a daylight basement, and there is a damp smell. Humidifiers are running, but the smell is definitely there. We were not bothered, but this could be an issue for some.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying with us, and taking the time to write a review as well. It was a pleasure having you here. We always welcome feedback on how to improve our guest space, and wanted to note that we are installing an A/C unit to further decrease the humidity. We also think the smell may have been more noticeable because a plumber had been clearing a grease clog in the guest space and flooded the floor under the sink. It took a little time to dry properly, but seems to have abated now. Our apologies!
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Keene, NH

Ellis Haven Rocks!

  • 5 of 5

I rented this apt. for my elderly mom and my brother each of whom have their own physical challenges. Sherri could not have been more gracious. My mom (who had never stayed at a Homeaway property) loved meeting Sherri and truly appreciated the accommodations.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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St. Anthony, MN


  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Ellis Haven! Sherri and her family are so friendly and responsive. My kids had a blast in the pool and playing basketball. The living space was plenty big enough for our family of four and the location was perfect for visiting numerous state parks in the area. I'd highly recommend Ellis Haven!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

An amazing setting. Sherri and Mike are wonderful hosts.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Saline, Michigan


  • 5 of 5

The owners live above and are very friendly and accommodating while giving you your privacy. It's only about 4 minutes from Ithaca College where the convention was hosted. Beautiful property and the pool is a bonus if it's swimming weather. As a lower level apt. there is a slight odor of dampness, if you're sensitive to that, otherwise it easily fades. Windows and doors can open to the outside and a beautiful little garden. Kitchen and bath are nicely supplied. Main bed is very comfortable - I suspect the other is as well. 3-pronged sockets can be found, but not very convenient. I had a very pleasant stay and am happy to recommend it.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee $5 per person per night

Check in 3 pm & check out 11 am. However, we are flexible on timing if there are not guests prior to or following your stay, and you may always use the grounds or leave luggage as needed, before or after checking in or out.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.