EXCLUSIVE HOME ON CAYUGA LAKE - FINGER LAKES, NEAR ITHACA

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Sleeps21
Bedrooms 5
Property type villa
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EXCLUSIVE HOME ON CAYUGA LAKE - FINGER LAKES, NEAR ITHACA

Ithaca Villa Rental Photos and Description

Villa, 5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 19-21)

Undisputedly the best family place on Cayuga Lake in the Heart of the Fingerlakes.

Ideal for couples, small groups, retreats and large family reunions as well.

Superb and spacious home with 24 feet high cathedral ceilings and large windows facing the lake, elegantly furnished, original art work (partly by local artists), all natural paints, superb stereo/large flat TV for DVDs, 100% hardwood or tile floors, wool, sisal or Persian carpets, Finnish sauna, Finnish fire place and wood stove, fire pit in the garden, 50 acres woodland, ravines, waterfalls, right on the lake and with your own dock.

Also included is a daylight basement apartment with full bath, bedroom, living room, kitchen and wood/tile floors. The apartment is not rented to third parties unless you also rent the main house.

Weekly and week-end rentals for wine tours etc. available (2 day minimum); ideal for retreats, family reunions, writing your unfishined book, weddings, and more, all year round. Absolutely breathtaking in the summer, autumn, winter and spring!

This gorgeous single family, non-smoking home on the shores of Cayuga Lake has five bedrooms (one of which is very spacious with 450 sq. ft.), three bathrooms, a separate shower area on the ground level with access to a large lawn and garden with a fire pit, sauna, and more. The daylight basement apartment's living room also has a double futon which can easily serve as a 6th bedroom.

In addition to the bedrooms, with king, queen and double sized beds, the living rooms have large futons and a spare mattrass so the house sleeps up to 21 if needed. (But if you come alone or as a couple, the place is still fabulous and affordable; I used to live there year round).

The main living area has 24 foot high cathedral ceiling and glass front facing the lake for a spectacular view. The adjacent dining area also looks out on the lake. And the home us surrounded by 50 acres of woods; great strolls and playing for kids.

Here is what recent customers (and now friends) had to say:

“I suspect word-of-mouth is the best form of advertisement. Perhaps I might say that in my search for Shangri-La, I found it just outside Ithaca! … Quiet, peaceful, heavenly spot. Perfect for what I needed” (Allison May 2005).

“Your house is a credit to you the detail and work you have but into it has made it an extraordinary house. I must admit that the photo's on the Internet do not do your house any justice. It is by far one of the nicest house that I have seen. Thank you again for sharing it with us.” (Aidan from Ireland, June 2004)

“My best friends all came and had the most wonderful time. The kitchen, porch, and fire pit had the amazing quality of drawing people in to a warm, cozy and happy hanging-out environment. The house is beautiful and wonderfully maintained. Everything is beautiful: the location, house, woods and nice owner, fabulous décor! Thank you so much for sharing it with me for my graduation”. (Sally April 2005).

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2004
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I used to be a professor at Cornell University (now Adjunct) and recently left for an extended sabbatical in my home country, Switzerland.

It is simply gorgeous. Ithaca is Gorges!

Some of my friends say I live in a museum. Lots of attention to detail, to art, to colors, etc. It is simply all round a wonderful place

Sleeps21
Bedrooms 5
Property type villa
Minimum Stay nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
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Property Reviews

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Exclusive Home on Cayuga Lake - Finger Lakes, Near Ithaca
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
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Ithaca Cayuga Lake
New York, NY
5

Perfect house for long weekend with a large group

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
My classmates an I had a lovely weekend at Krassimira Woods. While the house looked nice on the online pictures, it is actually a lot prettier in real life. The view on the lake is breathtaking and I can only imagine how beautiful it must be during the summer and the fall. The house was extremely clean and we easily found everything we needed (towels, linens, dishwasher soap, toilet paper, etc.) The drive to Greek Mountain took us around 50 minutes. I have absolutely nothing negative to say about our weekend. And dealing with the owner was a real pleasure. I would recommend this place to my friends and family.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing
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Exclusive Home on Cayuga Lake - Finger Lakes, Near Ithaca
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Ithaca Cayuga Lake
5

Amazing Wedding Weekend!!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
We stayed at Krassimira Woods for the weekend of our wedding. We got married at a winery on Seneca lake, but stayed at this home with our two dogs and large wedding party. It was hands down one of the best weekends of our lives! The home was beautiful and accomodating. The landlord was very friendly, flexible, and very easy to work with. The only down side of our stay was that one of the dryers was not working so it took twice as long to wash our linens. Other than that it was a perfect weekend and we can't wait to stay here again. Thank you for lending us your beautiful home in the perfect location!!
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Highland, NY
5

Amazing!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
We rented this house for a weekend get-away for our hiking group. 20+ people came together, originally as strangers, but left as good friends. This house was large enough to accommodate several different activities at once to keep everyone happy - dancing in front of the stereo, socializing in the kitchen, relaxing and staring out at the moon rising over the lake. Many people took time to explore all the different books and mementos from travels around the world that were displayed throughout the house. We spent part of Saturday touring wineries, but quickly returned to the house. Many toured the grounds - spending time on the dock and checking out the waterfall. This was a great weekend in a beautiful, yet comfortable home. We required some assistance getting some cars out of the driveway due to snow, and the home owner was quick to respond to our emails and answer our questions. Everyone agrees that this was a weekend to repeat!
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Ithaca Cayuga Lake
Freedom, New Hampshire, USA
5

Christmas reunion

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
We had a wonderful Christmas family vacation week at Krassimira Woods. The accomodations are warm, spacious, comfortable, and light-filled with a splendid view of the lake and woods. Fourteen people and three dogs had plenty of room and we enjoyed music, hikes, books, the sauna, and a couple of family birthday parties, too. Can't say enough positive things about this great house and about Anatole's kind attention to our needs. It has to be a fabulous summer rental as well.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Exclusive Home on Cayuga Lake - Finger Lakes, Near Ithaca
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Ithaca Cayuga Lake
5

Wonderful Property, Great Landlord, Highly Recommended

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
Myself and a group of friends rented this gorgeous house from Anatole and had an absolutely fantastic experience. The property itself is perfect - beautiful and private. The lake is lovely. We swam daily, kayaked, and sunbathed on the dock. Bring water shoes with you, though - some of the rocks in the lake can be sharp! Plenty of room outside in the yard for kicking a soccer ball back and forth, playing bocce ball, etc. The house is magnificent - great craftsmanship, well decorated. Spacious is an understatement. The beds were all comfortable and the kitchen was well equipped. Plenty of sheets, towels, etc. The sauna was an incredible treat. Anatole, the landlord, was a true class act. I was a bit suspicious of renting from him at the get go, not from any misstep on his part, but because he was living at the time in Switzerland, on his sabbatical. I was nervous about sending a large sum of money overseas but Anatole went WAY out of his way to put me at ease - providing me with references... even asking local friends and business owners to call me! If this worries you at all, let me assure you Anatole is legit, professional, and generous. His house is the real deal, even if it seems too good to be true! He responds to eMails ASAP, even with the time difference! A+
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Golf (20 min), Fitness Center (20 min), Miniature Golf (20 min), Horseback Riding (30 min), Cinemas (20 min), Museums (20 min)

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Ithaca Villa Rental Rates

Notes

  • From $2100/wk
  • US Dollars
  • Rates vary from month to month depending on season, duration and party size.
  • Starting at $2,100 per week off season. Two-day minimum.
  • Ideal for retreats, romantic get aways, quiet retreats for writing your book,or
  • business strategy meetings (we can arrange catering).
  • Close to New York City (1 hour flight or 4 hours drive).
  • Credit card payments: Add 4.5%.

Amenities

Ithaca Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
General:
  • Wood Stove
  • Wireless Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Broadband Access
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Cooking Utensils
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 21
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (5) Two of which are futons., Double Beds (3) One of which is a floor mattress. , Twin or Single Beds (3), Child Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • DVD Player
  • VCR
  • CD Player
  • Stereo
  • Music Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • shopping
  • boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • swimming
  • surfing
  • golf
  • water skiing
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
Notes:
airconditionning, a large Samsung flat TV with DVD (but no TV channels to preserve the nature of a "retreat" place), a small TV with VCR, an excellent stereo with surround sound, iPod plug-in, fully equipped Kitchen, etc. Linens and Towels provided, your own lake front for Swimming and more, and 50+ acres for hiking including two waterfalls, No smoking inside the house.