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Writer's Retreat / Vacation Rental

Linn Underhill

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Linn Underhill

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2015
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Writer's Retreat / Vacation Rental

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Ithaca Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedroom, 1 Bath (Sleeps 4)

Wonderful Vacation Spot For Small Family, Or Quiet Retreat For Writer/scholar.

This beautiful hilltop cottage in upstate New York is the perfect vacation spot for a small family, or a quiet retreat for a writer or scholar. Located near the Finger Lakes, it is less than four hours from New York City, and only 40 minutes from the spectacular gorges and vibrant cultural attractions of Ithaca. The immediate vicinity offers river sports (kayaking and canoeing), skiing, snowshoeing, country rambles out the front door, hiking and biking, and antiquing. Ithaca's superb restaurants, cinema, bookstores, gourmet groceries, libraries, live theater and museum are close at hand, and the Finger Lakes wineries and Corning Museum of Glass are an easy day trip. Syracuse, an hour north, offers a fine regional theatre and burgeoning art scene. Parents of college students attending SUNY Binghamton, Ithaca College and Cornell will find this a convenient rendezvous spot to spend down time with their kids during breaks or at graduation. For those who need a peaceful getaway and time to think and work, it offers seclusion in a lovely, natural setting. The quiet of the days is broken only by the sound of peepers in the spring, birds in the summer and crickets in the fall. On clear nights the stars are truly spectacular.

The house in tastefully furnished by its artist owner. It has one bedroom and a sleeping porch, one bath, a full kitchen with a fine, vintage Chambers cook stove, a Vermont Casting wood stove in the living room, a dishwasher, washer/dryer,

and dish TV. It is situated on thirty acres of open field and woods, with a small pond big enough for swimming and a half mile mowed path through the meadow.

The house is smoke free, maximum occupancy four people, children welcome but pets are not. One week minimum.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Linn Underhill (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2015

About Linn Underhill

I am an artist/photographer, and have lived here for the last 30 years. I teach at Colgate University and am getting ready to retire. This is the spot where my three children and seven grandchildren love to gather once a year in August, for a beautiful family reunion. Now I want to share it with others who love the peace and beauty of rural New York state.

Linn Underhill purchased this cottage in 1980

Why Linn Underhill chose Ithaca

I was first attracted to the long view out the north window, the open field and the woods. Its location, within striking distance of Ithaca, Binghamton and Syracuse, means that social, cultural and practical attractions are close at hand. I now live in my studio, built in 2003, so the house is available for guests year-round -- cool in the summer and cozy in the winter.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Wonderful place to spend a birthday! Thanks for letting us use your comfortable cottage.
Apr 2013
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 3 traveler reviews

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Writer's Retreat / Vacation Rental
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
5

Sun Sets Beyond the Pond

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I enjoyed a most splendiferous stay. Our respite here in Linn's charming country home delivered everything we had wished for, and needed. All of it filled our souls, from the rolling green hills, the fluttering song birds, the books that lined the shelves, and the regular visits from an elegant young fawn. We visited and were blown away with nearby Buttermilk Falls and Watkins Glen. I would recommend both of these hikes to everyone. The former was a greater workout, and the latter simply defies judicious description . . . it was like being in a different country and in a different century . . . both simply are MUST sees. We very much look forward to returning to the calm of the gentle breezes and soft sunshine offered here in this writer's haven, as well as Linn's and Grace's (her delightful doggie) warm welcome.

Two Wayfairing Trancendentalists,

~ Jack and Gita

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Great little vacation rental

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I stayed here for my alumni weekend at Ithaca College. This was such an adorable house! Really well decorated, great amenities (extra blankets, etc), and a beautiful property. We loved being able to stay in and cook dinner while we played a CD on the impressive stereo system (the speakers are great!). There's a a grocery store, fast food restaurants, and a few other places near by. We're definitely coming back! Linn left us a great welome packed with tons of instructions. Definitely recommend this place.

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is a great review. Leave it as is.
5

A Great Week Away

  • 5 of 5

We found the Writer's Retreat cottage just as it is pictured, a comfortable layout for our family of three, beautiful decor, with many of the comforts of home including great books and music. We were pleased to have a mud room to store bikes, muddy hiking boots, etc. The property is beautiful and invites one to kick back, breath deeply and relax.

Grace, the dog was absolutely adorable, greeting us with gentle enthusiasm upon our return from days of exploring.

Enjoying lazy mornings, we ventured out in the late morning or early afternoon to hike at Chenango and Robert Treman State Parks, explore Ithaca, kayak on the local creek, and bike along the country roads. We had some lovely meals out, Just a Taste in Ithaca was great fun, but enjoyed buying a variety of delicious local produce to prepare at the cottage.

Although Ithaca and other attractions are a bit of a distance, it was worth the trade off to stay in this beautiful pastoral setting.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I could not be happier with this review. PLease post as is. Linn Underhill

Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Ithaca, NY
Nearest Train
50 Miles
Syracuse, NY
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
81
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Greek Peak

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Rates & Availability

From $100 Per night

Ithaca Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
graduation
May 15 2015 - May 26 2015
3 night minimum stay
$200
$800
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$100
$560
$1,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.0%
Notes $560/week or $1750/month. Minimum stay one weeks.
$800/week, $200/weekend night, $150/week night during May and June graduation season.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Ithaca Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 930 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • River ...
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Porch Furniture
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • water tubing

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