This farmhouse situated right on Cayuga Lake, was built in 1826 at Kidders Landing. The home was renovated to provide modern comforts. The house has 200 ft of gently sloping waterfront lawn and a new 100' dock built in April 2016 with a swim ladder and a large platform for fishing and jumping into the water.
The house sleeps 8-10 comfortably and can be adapted to house more. In addition to being located on the lake and in the heart of the Finger Lakes Wine Country, The Painted Porch Cayuga Lake Vacation Rental is also about 200 yards from a fantastic seasonal grocery and a fun little log cabin lodge/restaurant/bar. SO, while the house is fully equipped for dining at home, you can also make a last minute change of plans and go next door for a glass of wine and a nice dinner!
There are two bedrooms upstairs and two bedrooms downstairs. Two of the rooms have alcoves with additional bunks, making a multi-family stay more comfortable. There are ceiling fans in 2 of the bedrooms as well as additional window fans and window air conditioners in 3 bedrooms.
On the three acres, there are big trees and big lawns, perfect for bird watching, croquet and badminton!
Between the house and the lake is a small two lane road, which has few cars and serves primarily as a walking, jogging and biking trail. On the bright side, it is also maintained throughout the winter! We also provide little yellow "crossing markers" to create a safer environment for crossing, in the event a car goes by.
The lawn slopes down to shale beach. The dock is new and goes 100' out into the lake. Mid-simmer, the water is over 6' deep before you get to the large platform at the end of the dock. We have a large patio area with dining and lots of seating. We also have a fire ring at the edge of the beach.
There is a biergarten outside on the patio off the kitchen. Bar tables and chairs. It is fun to watch for cool birds and the local white deer from there while dinner is being prepared!
PLEASE ALSO NOTE: This simple farmhouse has NO TV and NO INTERNET. You can have access to free wifi at the Busy Bee or O'Malley's. Major sporting events are shown on the TV at those locations. There are also 4-5 bars of phone service in the front of the house.