QUIET HILLSIDE RETREAT CLOSE TO UNIVERSITY

Nancy Norton

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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QUIET HILLSIDE RETREAT CLOSE TO UNIVERSITY

Ithaca Cottage Rental Photos and Description

cottage with one bedroom, bathroom, and sleeper sofa

Welcome to the Stone Quarry House nestled in the hills just two miles east of Ithaca. Luxuriously furnished with Tempurpedic beds, pressed high-count cotton sheets, Jacuzzis and en suite baths, hand-knotted carpets and Stickley furniture, each living space is a calm retreat from everyday life.

Located just minutes from Cornell University and Ithaca College, Stone Quarry house is also convenient to downtown Ithaca and many beautiful walking trails through Ithaca's gorges. Whether you are here for a weekend or a season, Stone Quarry House is the place to stay.

Eco-tourism and Staying Green: We've purchased wind power from the energy grid in the past, but in the summer of 2008 we installed a large solar array. We continue to work toward energy conservation efforts, but the solar panels should meet the majority of our energy needs now. We are cleaning with eco-friendly products and hanging our sheets out to dry in the fresh country air whenever possible.

Local Food Renaissance: Central New York is enjoying a blossoming of local food resources. The Ithaca Farmer's Market is full of locally grown produce and ready to eat foods. Our restaurants are adding locally grown ingredients and some are building their cuisine around local and seasonal foods. Vegetarian Ithacans have splurged the Moosewood Restaurant and the ABC Cafe, now The Giving Tree, for years. Now the omnivores among us are glad to see local pasture-raised meats showing up on many area restaurant menus. Ask us about our favorites which include Hazelnut Kitchen, Suzanne's, and many more.

Ducks on the Pond, Chickens on the Hillside: We've joined the local food effort by adding a small flock of Cayuga and Indian Runner ducks to our pond and chickens to the hillside and woods. We supplement their foraging with local organic grains, resulting in eggs which are naturally high in protein and Omega 3's. They are fun to watch and the eggs are wonderful. We are constructing a larger garden, arbor and small orchard this year. Let us know if you are interested and you may be able to join in a picking party, try your hand at canning or drying food, or just try some really local fresh eggs.

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Guestbook comments from the owner
What a beautiful space! We had such a lovely, relaxing trip thanks to the peace and quiet of the apartment - truly felt as though we stepped out of the hustle and bustle of our everyday lives. The gorgeous grounds and comfortable furnishing made us feel right at home. Can't wait to come back and try the tower and the stone cottage too!
Nov 2013
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Nancy Norton

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2009
Speaks english
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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5
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Quiet Hillside Retreat Close to University
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Ithaca Cayuga Lake
Brooklyn, NY
5

GUESTBOOK COMMENT

My girlfriend and I stayed at the stone cottage last Fall and we could not have been more pleased, both with the accomodations and with Nancy and Buzz...
  • 5 of 5
My girlfriend and I stayed at the stone cottage last Fall and we could not have been more pleased, both with the accomodations and with Nancy and Buzz, they are just great. Whatever questions we had, they were right there spot-on with answers and advice. We had never been to the area and they were full of great information and suggestions, both for walks and places to which we could drive. The cottage itself is an absolute marvel, we had never seen anything like it and it looks as if every little detail had been considered and made as fine as possible. And the bed and the bathtub are worth the price of admission alone. A great great place, highly recommended.
  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2007
  • Stayed: Jun 2007
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Quiet Hillside Retreat Close to University
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Ithaca Cayuga Lake
5

EVEN BETTER THAN PROMISED

  • 5 of 5
Members of my family and I needed an unexpected get away over a holiday week-end - some place where we could relax, have some fun and not worry about myriad little things associated with staying in a hotel or B&B - the Stone Quarry House was the perfect answer!!! We enjoyed our stay on this property immensely. We opted to stay in the apartment. The accommodations were very attractive, comfortable and spacious. The property is lovely, well-maintained, "green", wonderfully quiet but also close to shopping, wine trail, Ithaca attractions, etc. We enjoyed the opportunities provided to either cook our own meals in the well appointed kitchen, to order in or to dine in town. The outdoor barbeque patio was an unexpected treat - the perfect ending for day a spent exploring a few gorges. Nancy Norton is a wonderful hostess and I so appreciated her helpfulness before, during and after our stay. I highly recommend the Stone Quarry House. Thanks again Nancy!
  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Quiet Hillside Retreat Close to University
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Ithaca Cayuga Lake
Western MA
5

WHAT A FABULOUS WEEKEND VACATION WE HAD

  • 5 of 5
From the moment we pulled into the drive at Stone Quarry House and the automatic gate swung open, we were captivated. The geese and ducks on the pond, the little beaver who was trying to make the pond his home, the dogs the chickens the cat... all greeted us as if we had come home. Nancy was absolutely a lovely hostess, taking us to the cottage and going over the basics of how to work the fireplace, the jacuzzi tub, where to dine. Then she did the most wonderful thing... she left us alone the rest of the weekend! The cottage was so cozy and inviting at night with the lighting and fireplace. The jacuzzi tub was fabulous, I was afraid there wouldn't be enough hot water to fill it, but it was more than enough. The kitchenette was more than adequate for our needs and I loved using the little egg cooker with the fresh eggs Nancy graciously gave to us. The sun streaming in the cottage during the day was so nice and the tempurpedic mattress I loved. Ithaca has a lovely shopping area downtown called The Commons with neat shops and restaurants. Kilpatricks Pub was a really good choice for us. Good beer and Irish comfort food. We will definitely come back this summer Nancy!
  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2011
  • Stayed: Mar 2011
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Quiet Hillside Retreat Close to University
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Ithaca Cayuga Lake
Endicott, NY
5

BEAUTIFUL HILLSIDE RETREAT IN ITHACA, NY

  • 5 of 5
The Stone Quarry Cottage is a very beautiful hillside retreat very close to Cornell and Ithaca College, as well as several state parks. What we found was exactly what had been described in their HomeAway posting and website, in terms of the features and amenities of the cottage. Their home address is not on any of the sites but can easily be found through Google.

The whole compound where the cottage is located is well-laid out. The cottage is in the rear of the property which is great for privacy. The whole compound and cottage was clean and well-maintained. We especially loved that the owners are environmentally conscious and had placed amenities for recycling. They also have environmentally friendly products in the bathroom and cupboard.
Little things such as wine glasses and a bottle opener are available as well as big things such as a working fireplace (wood and matches provided) and a jacuzzi.
  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2009
  • Stayed: Sep 2009
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Quiet Hillside Retreat Close to University
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607 272-0556
Ithaca Cayuga Lake
Milton, MA
5

GUESTBOOK COMMENT

Thanks so much for the best night's sleep I've ever had! The bed in incredible, the apartment truly luxurious, and the property is beautiful. The st...
  • 5 of 5
Thanks so much for the best night's sleep I've ever had! The bed in incredible, the apartment truly luxurious, and the property is beautiful. The stay was perfect and we surely hope to be back.
  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2004
  • Stayed: Jun 2004
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Quiet Hillside Retreat Close to University
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Ithaca Cayuga Lake
New Jersey
5

GUESTBOOK COMMENT

I love B&B's, but find that too many of them have are ViCtorian in style with lots of antiques and such. This is just not my style. The Stone Quarry H...
  • 5 of 5
I love B&B's, but find that too many of them have are ViCtorian in style with lots of antiques and such. This is just not my style. The Stone Quarry House was the answer to my dilemna...beautiful Stickly furniture, gorgeous artwork and stonework everywhere (I especially like the stone sculpture up on the hill), delicious and healthy breakfast, lots of special touches...Thanks for all your hard work, Nancy! We'll be back!
  • Submitted: May 19, 2004
  • Stayed: May 2004
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Map

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Ithaca
Nearest Train
60 Miles
Syracuse
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
beach
Car: recommended

Ithaca is a community full of active artists and musicians. It is a rare night that doesn't offer a live concert or theater event. The Cornell Concert series offers world renown classical and jazz artists as well as exciting world music. A veritable treasure chest of resident musicians frequently play at local venues. Famous for its gorges and state parks, Ithaca has countless hiking trails.

Sapsucker Woods Bird Sanctuary and the Cornell Plantations, some of the most beautifully walks in Ithaca, are just minutes from Stone Quarry House. Nearly twenty screens at Ithaca's movie theaters show a wide range of films from blockbuster hits to lesser known art films you would only expect to see at film festivals or in larger cities.

Dine out at the world famous Moosewood Restaurant, or choose from one of many other fine restaurants in town. Ithaca is famous for its International Cuisine.

Other Activities: skiing, snowboarding

Golf: Ask about access to the Robert Trent Jones designed golf course at Cornell. Buzz is a frequent golfer, and he may be able to help you set up a time to play or advise about other area courses.

Ski: Winter offers its own fun: you can cross country ski right out your front door, or drive twenty minutes to Greek Peak, the largest ski resort in Central New York. Winter also means sledding and ice skating on our own Stone Quarry House pond, or one of three indoor rinks in Ithaca.

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Ithaca Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Base Rate
2 night minimum stay
$195
From
$295
Fri,Sat
$7,105
 
 
CU Commencement
May 27 2016 - May 29 2016
3 night minimum stay
$1,350
Flat fee
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees And Taxes $25 fee for us to set up a sleeper sofa as a second bed.
11% tax on room rate.
Payment in full at time of booking.
Notes Contact us directly for monthly rates.
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Amenities

Ithaca Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Romantic
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking
  • Broadband Access
  • Parking Off Street
  • Basic Soaps
  • Towels Provided
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Sofa Bed
  • Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Internet
  • Telephone
  • Activities Guide
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Toaster
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Stone Cottage - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , Large Jacuzzi Open to the Room
    Apartment Bathroom -
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Stone Cottage - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , wood-burning fireplace
    Apartment - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , free-standing with full kitchen
  • Tempurpedic bed in cottage, deluxe interspring mattress with visco-elastic foam mattress topper in apartment. Down duvets cover high count line-dried, hand-ironed cotton sheets and choice of down, Tempurpedic, or non-allergenic pillows.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Books for Adults
  • Radio
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Inflatable Boat
  • Child's Swing
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • museums
  • pond
  • live theater
  • coin laundry
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • botanical garden
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • bird watching
  • sledding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • ice skating
  • equestrian events
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • mountain biking
  • hiking
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Eco-Friendly cleaning practices, solar and wind powered utilities. Relax with the hammock, swingset, walled garden, and large yard. WiFi, wireless high-speed internet access in both the apartment and the stone cottage.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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