I can't tell you how much we've enjoyed staying here (its our second year). The cottage is well equipped and quite charming with an incredible view of the lake (the sunsets are AMAZING). And best of all it is very private. There are very few secluded houses for rent on Cayuga lake (I've looked) and it's one of the best features of the place. Once you get onto the winding driveway, you feel like you've disappeared! In fact, sitting on the patio you can't actually see any other nearby houses, just the great array of birds (we've seen a bald eagle, Great Herons, a Kingfisher, Hummingbirds and to many ducks to count!) passing by. The outside space is large and well set up for entertaining (we had large groups over for BBQs a few times) and spreading out. The waterfront/dock is nice with good swimming and there is a great little stone beach just right for pulling up a kayak or canoe. And there is a great fire pit perfect for smores. The place just creates relaxation! We've already booked our 2 weeks for next year and can't wait to come back! Oh and the hammock is great too!