Less than 5 minutes from downtown Ithaca on the west shore of Lake Cayuga, this property has spectacular lake vistas and over 150 feet of easily accessible lake frontage. One and 1/2 acres of woods and majestic hemlock trees frame a cottage originally built in the mid 1800's--one of Ithaca's original lakefront homes, continuously lived in for over 120 yrs. We are a retired couple and this is our home. When we are away, we like to share our beautiful view and rustic lodge-like home with small gatherings of friends/ families. Since it is our home and in an ecologically sensitive location, we do not rent as a venue for parties or events.
The paved S-curved driveway leads through the trees down the hill to a large parking area with turnaround. There is one flight of stairs to the kitchen entrance but bedrooms can be accessed at the driveway level.
The 2200 sf of living space includes kitchen with stainless appliances, bathroom, and open living/dining room along with a side room that can be used as a fifth bedroom; stone fireplace in living room has charming arts-and-craftsy 'inglenook';
4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms as well as a screened porch are on the second floor. Two bedrooms have queensize beds; one has a fullsize bed; and one is set up as an office with a full sleeper sofa. Additional living space in the walk-out basement level features a 6-person sauna.
Lakefront includes beach areas, grassy areas, fire pit, dock, and boathouse.
Activities and Attractions : The Finger Lakes is renowned for its wineries and breathtaking gorges. Ithaca is a mecca of arts, science, film activities, artisan farming, world famous restaurants, etc. Swimming, kayaking, and just gazing at the ever-changing water is the best!
Property may also be rented by the day for small group occasions--add a spectacular, private, wide water vista to your wedding, meditation, yoga retreat. 'Magical' is the word most frequently used by visitors to describe the setting. In addition, there is a small, 2-bedroom cabin on the upper part of the property completely private from the main house that is available at Homeaway.com listing # 268870.
We are a retired couple who travel alot and like to share our home on Lake Cayuga in Ithaca while we are away with folks who want some quiet time by the lake in a magical setting.
Our son was in law school at Cornell when we were looking for lakefront property, and he suggested we look here. The majestic trees and wide expanse of water as well as the long history of the cozy, rustic cottage, really charmed us.
Private, scenic lake frontage but SO close to all the Ithaca offerings.
Less than 5 minutes from downtown Ithaca on the west shore of lake Cayuga
Other Activities: kayaking
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event||Minimum Stay|
|Discounts: 6 nights or more: $534 Nightly|
|50% to reserve; remaining amounts due 30 days before rental begins|
|Fees And Taxes||$150/ cleaning fee; $500 security deposit|
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.