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Eagles Nest - Newly Renovated Cottage: Wineries, Wildlife and Relaxation

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom 1 and 1 - 1/2 Bath with over 75' of waterfront - Wineries & Wildlife

Eagles Nest is a completely renovated cottage at the top of Cayuga Lake, nestled in the southern tip of Montezuma Wildlife Preserve. This home sits on more than 75 feet of lake frontage with a large deck overlooking the crystal clear water of Cayuga Lake. We gutted the downstairs to give our guests a completely open floorplan with stunning views of the lake from anywhere in the house. In addition, the home sits on a double lot with a large grass area perfect for volleyball, badminton or just relaxing.

The home is over 1500 square feet, with an open design that takes advantage of the 180 degree lake views. Knowing the Lake is the central focus, this house is equipped with sliding glass door and a wall of windows overlooking the huge deck and lake. Eagles Nest is a four season home and is designed with comfort in mind with full central air and heat so you can take advantage of this secluded area all year long.

Inside, there is space for 6 people to sleep comfortably. Eagles Nest is a classic Cape Cod home with the three bedrooms upstairs giving our guests lots of privacy with two bedrooms furnished with queen beds and the third with a full size bed. All of the bedrooms are connected by a common room upstairs for additional space.

To make your stay as relaxing as possible, Eagles Nest is well outfitted for your use, and includes a washer and dryer and a well equipped kitchen with pots, pans and utensils. For your entertainment, the home has a 47’ Roku enabled TV, cable, WiFi, and lots of board games. Outside you will enjoy the deck overlooking the lake with plenty of lounge seating, and a large gas grill, 40 foot dock and a large fire pit on the shore of the lake.

But that is just the beginning. Because of the proximity to Montezuma wildlife preserve, our guests have access to some of the most spectacular bird and wildlife viewing around. Additionally, the home is just a mile away from John Harris park in Cayuga, a beautifully maintained sand beach with lifeguards and plenty of parking.

And for those who want to venture out, Eagles Nest sits at the top of Cayuga Lake Wine Trail; giving you accesses to some of the finest wines the Finger Lakes area has to offer. Add in the many golf courses within 5 miles, Aurora and Wells College, Taughannock Falls and Buttermilk Falls, Waterloo Premium Outlets the beautiful town of Ithaca and the historic Seneca Falls. And if that wasn't enough, the brand new Del Lago Casino is less than 7 miles from the home. With all these things to do, you and your family will have an unforgettable vacation.

Note that you must bring your own linens and towels as we don't supply them. If you book between Columbus Day and Memorial Day, the dock will be out of the water for the winter and the patio furniture may not be on the Deck as we store it for the winter.

Your security deposit will be returned 7 days from checkout.

More Details

David and Lisa
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 11, 2017


Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Route 90, NYS Thruway
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
John Haris Beach, Cayuga, NY


Cayuga Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 27
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Fireworks are strictly prohibited.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Downstairs off the front room
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Downstairs off right off the deck entrance
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Dresser, Closet and window out to the front yard
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Dresser, Closset and window out to the Lake
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Dresser, Closet and view out to the lake
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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(30 traveler reviews)

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Eagles Nest - Newly Renovated Cottage: Wineries, Wildlife and Relaxation
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 30 reviews

Great place! Clean and comfortable David was a gem to work out a mistake made!

  • 5 of 5

The sunset -amazing -best part was sitting on the deck and enjoying a great glass of wine and a fabulous sunset!

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming lakefront getaway

  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoyed our mini weekend getaway. The house was as pictured and as I expected. David and Lisa were great hosts and answered all of my questions timely. The only recommendation I have is to add some lighting (even solar stakes) along the perimeter of the driveway as it's hard to see at night when pulling in.

We had a wonderful time and would certainly stay at their lakefront home again. Thanks so much :)

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The very best !! Everything was perfect.....our home had everything we needed...the lake was awsome

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we arrived at Eagles Nest we were very impressed not only with the overall house and its many extras but especially the outside deck and of course the lake being so close...and those sunsets were amazing! We enjoyed the view, playing many games of Sequence, had several bottles of wine, and ate way too much ! We even took a couple day we drove around the lake and enjoyed the beautiful State Parks/hikes/waterfalls near Ithaca. Thank you David and Lisa for your beautiful home to share with us.

Mike and Sue

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home, ideal location and gorgeous sunsets . . . . what more could you ask for? This home was ideally situated for enjoying nature and the many, pet-friendly wineries. It was wonderful to come "home" after a day of sightseeing to a comfortable home and have a fire outside in the fire pit while enjoying the setting sun. My husband also enjoyed being able to fish right from the dock. Would definitely recommend this property while staying in the Finger Lakes region.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house!

  • 5 of 5

The house was very clean and the kitchen was well stocked. We enjoyed beautiful sunsets from the deck and utilized the lakeside fire pit.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Finger Lakes Wine Trip

  • 3 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Finger Lakes. The view from the deck is very relaxing and the furniture is comfortable as is the furniture in the house. The house is comfortable and clean. The bedrooms are up steep stairs and bathrooms are downstairs so it requires some thought to want to get up at night. Bed comforters could be of a higher quality and not synthetic. Plenty of pillows. House is not secluded as indicated. Neighbors are close by. Some attention to maintenance is suggested: closet door off just leaning against the wall, grill burners all on but never heated to above 300 to sear steaks, yard could use some weeds pulled just for a better first impression. It is a beautiful setting and we enjoyed our time there very much, however would consider the accommodations average by comparison to others we have rented where every attention to detail was considered.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Pet Fee $100
Cleaning Fee $75

If you choose to book directly on line, note that you must include the names of those who are staying, your home address, home phone number and cell phone number. If not included in the booking, your reservation is not finalized until that information is shared.

All reservations are subject to agreement and acceptance of the rental agreement. Please make sure you review the agreement and contact us with any questions.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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