EXCLUSIVE HOME ON CAYUGA LAKE - FINGER LAKES, NEAR ITHACA

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Sleeps21
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
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:
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Owner
Advertiser since 2004
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Speaks english

About The Owner

I used to be a professor at Cornell University (now Adjunct) and recently left for an extended sabbatical in my home country, Switzerland. And after several years, I'm still here, missing my home on 'my' Cayuga Lake.

Why The Owner chose Ithaca

It is simply gorgeous. Ithaca is Gorges!

What makes this villa unique

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

Why HomeAway

Sleeps21
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 17 traveler reviews

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Exclusive Home on Cayuga Lake - Finger Lakes, Near Ithaca
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 17 reviews
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Exclusive Home on Cayuga Lake - Finger Lakes, Near Ithaca
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Ithaca Cayuga Lake
San Francisco, CA
5

Amazing stay!

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at Krassimira Woods for a bachelorette weekend. The place was incredible. The website pictures do not do it justice. The view is amazing. The house is huge. The kitchen is great for socializing. We did a wine tour and it was such a short drive away. We went swimming in the lake. The sauna is fantastic! Anatole was such a pleasure to work with-so friendly and warm and very quick to respond to emails. We absolutely loved our stay. We did have dinner in downtown Ithaca and that was about a 30 minute drive away. The lake and wine tour is right at your fingertips however.
  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children
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Exclusive Home on Cayuga Lake - Finger Lakes, Near Ithaca
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Ithaca Cayuga Lake
5

Family long weekend

  • 5 of 5
Great property - nice yard for playing (though with young kids, you have to watch the drop to the lake at the end of the yard!) and the house is big enough to accommodate a large group without feeling crowded. There were 18 of us (12 adults and 6 kids under the age of 6) - and it worked perfectly. The house is well stocked - we cooked all our meals at the house, and had no problem finding pots / pans / dishes etc. We would definitely come back!
  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Ithaca Cayuga Lake
5

Excellent place to relax and reconnect

  • 5 of 5
Our family selected Krassimira Woods for our annual summer vacation. We could not have been more pleased! The house itself is beautiful and well equipped. The property is well maintained and it's location is ideal. There is plenty to do on site~ fishing and kayaking, cooking, enjoying the fire pit, walking the trails and discovering the waterfalls. If you enjoy field trips there are many to take in, from the local parks to wineries to all that Ithaca has to offer. We would highly recommend Krassimira Woods to friends and family and hope to return there soon ourselves.
  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Ithaca Cayuga Lake
Buffalo, NY
5

A different type of review

  • 5 of 5
This will be a different review than the others. We actaully never actually stayed at Krassimira Woods but we still had a great experience. In Feb. 2014, we had booked a trip to Anatole's home for July 2014 for a family reunion celebrating my fathers 80th birthday. Unfortunately, several months after placing the deposit, we received the devastating news that my father has terminal cancer. I contacted Anatole to let him know that we needed to cancel and he was very compassionate and worked hard to get the house rented again for that week in July and he was successfull and he was able to refund more of the deposit than he had to by contract. Anatole's responsiveness and kind words were much appreciated at a difficult time and I would whole heartedly recommend others to work with him. Thanks again Anatole --hopefully we can visit your home in the future.
  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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5

WHAT A GREAT HOUSE!

  • 5 of 5
A group of ten of us visited for a long weekend at the end of May. The house is even better than its pictures, with a great view through the trees in the front yard to the lake. It was great for our group because there are great common areas (the living room, kitchen, deck, fire pit, etc) and the bedrooms are all quiet and apart from one another so we were able to have privacy as well. We spent every night in front of the fire gazing at the stars, and the days playing badminton or hanging out at the dock. We picked up groceries in Ithaca and cooked all of our meals at the house either in the kitchen or the charcoal grill. We hope to be back!
  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Ithaca Cayuga Lake
Ithaca, NY
4

Krassamira Woods

  • 4 of 5
What a lovely property. If it was more in the summer, we might have been able to swim a bit with our dog. Our dog had fun in the water either way, but it was too cold for us. Kitchen was full of everything you might need, except the salt jar was empty- doh! The beds were comfortable, the balconies on two of the bedrooms was really nice. The sunroom is gorgeous but gets morning sun and gets a little warm. Fans are provided, which did the trick for us.
  • Submitted: May 14, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Indeed, it was early in the season and we usually turn the air conditioning on a bit later. All that was needed was to turn a switch! Oh well, now it's on. And we're also installing a 20 foot wide awning above the sunroom and deck for your next visit. Photographs will soon show it.

Map

Map

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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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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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

Amenities

Ithaca Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
General:
  • Wood Stove
  • Wireless Internet
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Parking Off Street
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
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:
  • Stereo
  • Music Library
  • Video Library ...
  • Television ...
  • DVD Player
  • VCR
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • cinemas
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • horseback riding
  • boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • surfing
  • golf
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • sailing
  • water skiing
  • cross country skiing
  • 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.

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