|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
This sweet little house has an open floor plan with a sleeping loft and beautiful views looking southwest over Cayuga Lake. Decks on two sides of the house lead to a “flight” of four decks below the house. The kitchen has a small refrigerator, induction burners, small oven, microwave, toaster, blender, coffee maker, and lots of cooking utensils and dishware. The bathroom has a claw-foot tub. On the decks, a gas grill and plenty of chairs and picnic tables for relaxing and entertaining.
Ideal for two, but can sleep four to six: queen mattress in loft, fold-out sofa bed, couch, and camping out in tents on the decks under large shade trees or on the double mattress in the boat house.
Not handicapped accessible: 28 gentle stone steps from the road down to the house, 3 to 6 steps between the decks, steep stairs down to the dock, boat house, and pebble beach, and in the house, a library ladder up to the sleeping loft.
Wifi. No smoking or incense. Pets considered.
Friends/family vacation or reunion? The Gillespie Cottage, also listed on Home Away is next door, across a little creek bed.
Rick and Nancy Lazarus live south of Ithaca and love Cayuga Lake and the sunsets from its east shore. This is our summer lake house, a quiet retreat.
The lake access and views are great, plus Bill George Road is a quiet and wooded road great for walking and bike riding. There are some houses on the lake side and a couple of small gorges. Great blue herons fly up and down the lake every day. Owls hoot at night. Rick is a timber frame barn restorer and he built this charming little house about 10 years ago.
This cottage was just what my wife and I were looking for. We stayed for a long weekend in early October with our Newfoundland and loved every minute. The cabin is rustic but has everything you'll need to stay comfy and a lot of extras including 3 decks, a fire pit, rope swing, bikes, kayaks and a fantastic view of the lake. We will definitely be coming back.
My partner and I stayed in this cabin for three nights and it was even better than we had expected. The owner was very kind, responsive, and helpful with all of the ins-and-outs of the cabin and the surrounding area. During our stay, we took advantage of the kayaks, the grill, and the hammock. There is also a fire pit, but we unfortunately didn't get a chance to use it. This is a semi-rustic cabin in that it has electricity, hot running water, and wi-fi, but not much insulation for very cold weather, no TV, and the tap water is not potable. The owner provided us with bottled water for drinking, which was a pleasant surprise since we had brought our own, and though it was a bit chilly at night, we didn't need to use the provided electric space heaters. (We were looking to get away and decompress, so we didn't miss having a TV. But if you do want to watch something, if you have a wi-fi compatible device, we found the wi-fi was strong enough in the cabin to stream media like Netflix or Hulu.) The sleeping loft was incredibly comfortable and warm. The views of the lake were spectacular. The kitchen was more fully stocked than I was anticipating: There is a microwave, hot plate, toaster oven, small fridge, and all the cookware you could possibly need. We cooked several meals in the cabin without a problem. There are lots of screened windows on the ground floor and up in the sleeping loft, which I would guess would keep the cabin cool in the warmer months. The location is perfect for visiting Ithaca and nearby Watkins Glen. We had a wonderful and relaxing stay. I only wish we had had more time. Since we visited in a somewhat chilly late summer/early fall, I'm now curious to return during the warmer months to be able to spend more time in and on the water. I would only not recommend this cabin for someone with severe mobility problems because there are many steps to get to the cabin from the parking area, a ladder to the sleeping loft, and many more steps around the patio area and down to the water. If you can handle steps, though, then I would say there's no reason not to stay here. Just beautiful.
We just stayed at the Cabin over the past weekend. Nancy and Rick the owners are Fantastic they left detailed information about everything at the cabin and were available by phone if we had any questions. The interior of the cabin is beautiful the wood work is incredible. There are Kayaks available to go out on the lake. We had 3 sunny days here and watching the sun set from this porch is incredible the colors in the sky were breath taking. The kitchen is stocked with all the pots, pans, dishes, that you may need. Small decks cascade down the hill to the water.
Thanks so much or a lovely stay....
We love this gem of a cottage and most certainly will return. We have slept in the boathouse and enjoyed being lulled to sleep by the sound of the gentle waves below. The dock and swimming area are perfect. A lovely place for us to relax by the water and watch the sunset. The loft is large enough for changing and is actually quite fun to sleep in. We particularly like the deck that wraps the side and front of the cottage with smaller decks cascading down toward the lake. I like to takes walks and bike ride there, too. Sweet!
Swim, kayak, bike, walk, dine and relax on the decks and dock. Drive 15-20 minutes to Ithaca, home of Cornell University, Moosewood and many other great restaurants, the Farmers Market, Sapsucker Woods/Cornell Ornithology Lab, Johnson Art Museum, Ithaca College, and good cinema, theater, and music. Our stunningly beautiful area has gorges and waterfalls, parks, bird and animal sanctuaries, wineries and vineyards, breweries, Watkins Glen, the Corning Glass Museum, and the other ten Finger Lakes. Niagara Falls is 2½ hours away and Cooperstown is a 2-hour drive.
Tastings aren’t limited to wines. Besides the Cayuga Lake, Seneca Lake, Keuka, and Canandaigua Wine Trails, there’s the Finger Lakes Cheese Trail, the Finger Lakes Beer Trail, plus tastings of distilled spirits, cider, and juices along the way…and a multitude of good restaurants.
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Notes||Tax includes NY State sales tax and Tompkins County room occupancy tax|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.