WONDERFUL CAYUGA LAKE HOME BETWEEN ITHACA & AURORA,HOT TUB BOOKEDCU&ICGRAD14&15

Catherine Ross

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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
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WONDERFUL CAYUGA LAKE HOME BETWEEN ITHACA & AURORA,HOT TUB BOOKEDCU&ICGRAD14&15

Special Offer! Small Group Special September 15 - December 31

Sheldrake House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms, 4 Baths (Sleeps 12)

Note: We are booked for Cornell and Ithaca College graduation 2014 and 2015.

Come enjoy quality time with family and friends at this unique property that offers multiple levels of living space, spacious bedrooms, beautifully landscaped gardens, and much more.

Enter this 4 bedroom, 4 bath home through the front door to the open foyer on the 3rd of 5 levels. A bedroom featuring a queen bed, a queen sleeper sofa, TV, and a full bath with shower is located on this level. A staircase leads up to the 4th level bedroom with king bed, a day bed with trundle, a double futon, TV,and a full bath with shower. A winding staircase, located in this bedroom, leads you to a sitting tower. From the entry level, head down the staircase which leads to a fully stocked kitchen. The kitchen is open to the family room featuring a wall of windows overlooking beautiful Cayuga Lake. The dining room and sun porch are located just off the family room making this a perfect place for casual dining. The master bedroom, just off the kitchen, offers a king sized bed and a loveseat that pulls out into a full bed. This bedroom features a full bath with a tub/shower and French doors that open to a semi-private deck. Located on the first level is a bedroom with a double bed, TV, and sliding doors that open to a large deck that overlooks the lake. The fourth full bath is located just across the hall from this bedroom.

Expansive decking, lush gardens, and a nice, gradual lakefront makes this property a scenic and serene retreat. A large, new hot tub was installed on the north deck last summer.

Our home is located approximately 18 miles from one of the Finger Lakes most beautiful and diverse cities, Ithaca, NY. Visit the Ithaca, Buttermilk, Treman, or Taughannock Falls; tour the Cornell Plantations or enjoy some wine or micro-brewery tastings. In downtown Ithaca you will find an outdoor pedestrian mall with plenty of restaurants, cafes and specialty shops.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed
Catherine Ross (Owner)
Advertiser since 2012
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About Catherine Ross

My husband and I have lived about 10 miles from our cottage since 2001. My husband grew up in Dryden, NY (yes, a townie!) and I fell in love with the water while growing up on Long Island. We are both graduates of Cornell University and we worth together in a family business in Ithaca. Neither of us have found a place that we would like to live more than our beautiful Finger Lakes region.

Catherine Ross purchased this house in 1978

Why Catherine Ross chose Sheldrake

Our lake home has been in our family for almost 4 decades. Throughout that time family members have created and help maintain a vacation destination where people can enjoy each others' company while surrounded by beauty. Once a mostly seasonal cottage, our parents had an expansive addition built in 2000. They lived full time at this wonderful home until they decided to downsize in 2008. At that time my husband and I volunteered to maintain the home. We have lived just 10 miles from our cottage since 2001 and own a long standing business in Ithaca. We are thrilled that the option of offering vacation rentals helps us to keep this very special place in our family. After four years of vacation rental and enjoying countless glowing guest comments, I know many people feel the same way about our home.

What makes this house unique

This home holds wonderful memories for my family - holidays and summer get-togethers with all the cousins playing in the lake, fishing off the dock, adults relaxing, grilling a great meal to share, enjoying the heavenly sunsets, and making s'mores over a bonfire.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Each member of our party was EXTREMELY impressed with the property. We felt that the pictures posted on the website did not do justice to the beauty of the home.
Dec 2011
  • 1 of 4
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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Reviews

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Wonderful Cayuga Lake Home between Ithaca & Aurora,hot tub BOOKEDCU&ICGRAD14&15
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
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Wonderful Cayuga Lake Home between Ithaca & Aurora,hot tub BOOKEDCU&ICGRAD14&15
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Sheldrake Cayuga Lake
Yorktown, VA
5

Lovely vacation spot!

  • 5 of 5
I have stayed at this house during the 4th of July for multiple years in a row, and each time it is such a wonderful experience. The view is lovely, the house can sleep a large number of people, it was well kept and clean, and there are many perks like the hot tub and the deck down by the lake. Gorgeous, relaxing, and always a great stay!
  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Cayuga Lake Home between Ithaca & Aurora,hot tub BOOKEDCU&ICGRAD14&15
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Sheldrake Cayuga Lake
Los Angeles, California
5

Great Getaway Place

  • 5 of 5
The house is spacious and beautiful with great proximity to the water. I truly enjoyed my stay here.
  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: It is great to be right on the water. Right out the back door you can kayak, swim, or boat if you bring your boat or rent one from a local agency. With so much to do we have guests that don't leave the property their entire stay.
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Wonderful Cayuga Lake Home between Ithaca & Aurora,hot tub BOOKEDCU&ICGRAD14&15
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Sheldrake Cayuga Lake
Syracuse, NY, USA
5

The Best Dream House

  • 5 of 5
This place was amazing. Of course from the pictures, renters expect certain things like amenities or views, but this was so much more and better in person. The house was gorgeous and the view was amazing.

Also a pleasant surprise was that everything we needed was provided for. The kitchen appliances were well-stocked. Literally, all we had to bring was food, a change of clothes, and ourselves.

SO HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. Also perfect for sunset viewing.
  • Submitted: May 31, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Wonderful Cayuga Lake Home between Ithaca & Aurora,hot tub BOOKEDCU&ICGRAD14&15
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Sheldrake Cayuga Lake
5

One of the Best Places We've Stayed In - Ever!

One of the Best Places We've Stayed In - Ever!
  • 5 of 5
We stayed here to celebrate our son's Cornell graduation and we had 12 people in the house at our height. Everyone had plenty of room. A real plus is that each bedroom (4) has its own bathroom.

We've stayed at many places via VRBO/HomeAway and this is by far the best place: most picturesque, most spacious, best kitchen, you name it.

The home has 4 levels so there's lots of stairs - you do need to keep that in mind. But that's to be expected, given you are on the side of a hill going down to the lake; that's just the nature of this part of the country.

We had plenty of spare towels - no need to run laundry every day.

The kitchen was very well furnished and is made to cook large meals for large crowds. The range is not oversized but it easily met our needs.

Each room has its own heater and A/C so it's easy to keep temperature where you want it.

The hot tub was quite a thrill for a couple of our guests.

We used 1 of the 2 grills outside and it worked like a charm - plenty of heat.

The view from the house to the lake is simply amazing. When the lake turned to glass (a couple of time), you just had to step back and admire the beauty.

A couple of guests used the kayaks and had a great time.

Really, we saw nothing to improve upon. If you want to experience a bit of heaven, come spend a few days here.
  • Submitted: May 18, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Wonderful Cayuga Lake Home between Ithaca & Aurora,hot tub BOOKEDCU&ICGRAD14&15
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607-257-0984
Sheldrake Cayuga Lake
5

Even better than expected!

  • 5 of 5
House was absolutely perfect for our large group. The photos don't do it justice! Beautiful house, beautiful setting and beautiful area. We'll be back again at some point for sure. Kathy was great to deal with - always a quick response and refunded our full security deposit the day after we left.
  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Cayuga Lake Home between Ithaca & Aurora,hot tub BOOKEDCU&ICGRAD14&15
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Sheldrake Cayuga Lake
upstate NY
5

Perfect Spot!

  • 5 of 5
This house was absolutely perfect! Spacious rooms, a large well stocked kitchen. There was room for group gatherings and for people to be on their own - great for a large family or two. Everything was spotless and very nicely decorated. My family is from Ca. and Fla so they are not always inclined to come to upstate NY but with the lake view and the amazing house - we are already plotting a longer stay in the future without the hustle and bustle of a wedding. Making arrangements was also easy and clear. Great Place!
  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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King Ferry Winery maker of Treleaven Wines
"One of our favorites!"
Fargo Bar & Grill
"Casual local restaurant with good pub food."
The Heights Cafe & Grill
"Great for lunch or dinner on the fancier side. Interesting combinations of food. Located i..."
Taughannock Falls State Park
"Take an easy walk to the tallest waterfall in the northeast US! Bring water shoes if you wa..."
Robert H. Treman State Park
"My favorite local State Park! I love the paths in from upper entrance - pass the lower entr..."
Cornell Lab of Ornithology
"Great place for visitors of all ages. Walk along easy paths through the woods, and explore ..."
McGraw Tower
"If you're up for walking a ton of stairs, I highly recommend going up the McGraw Tower (Corn..."
Long Point Winery
"Another great local winery. Lots of nice reds available."
Buttermilk Falls State Park
"Another "gorges" State Park. Trail is on the steep side. Lifeguarded swimming at the botto..."
Bookers Backyard
"Good local relaxed restaurant. Nice outdoor seating in the better weather. Big pig dishes ..."
Ithaca Farmers' Market
"Lots to see and eat at this fun Farmer's Market. Check their website for hours."
Man in the Moon Bake Shoppe & Cafe
"Small but FABULOUS bakery/cafe. You can take their goodies to go or eat in. Breakfast & Lu..."
MacKenzie-Childs
"My daughter refers to this shop as "the Alice in Wonderland store". Whimsically beautiful l..."
Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge Visitor's Center
"Nice place for birding."
Jane Morgan's Little House Ltd
"Nice local ladies' boutique. "
Wegmans
"Make your list, head to Wegman's and do a major shopping for your stay. It is worth the tri..."
Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Rt. 34B
Nearest Ski
33 Miles
Greek Peak
Nearest Restaurant
6.9 Miles
Pumpkin Hill Bistro
Car: necessary

Note: We are booked for Cornell and IC graduation 2014 & 2015. Located conveniently between Ithaca and Aurora, our lake front home is a wonderful spot for family and friends to get together and relax. Our home is popular for families of Cornell, Ithaca College, and Wells College students to stay while in town for sports events, concerts and visits during the academic year. In the summer, guests love strolling through our gardens, swimming and kayaking from our beach , enjoying our beautiful views, and taking advantage of our proximity to wineries on the Cayuga Wine Trail. While in the area, don't miss Buttermilk Falls, Robert H. Treman, or Taughannock State Parks.

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Availability & Rates

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Sheldrake House Rental Rates

Special Offer! Small Group Special

Special Offer From:
Dates Sep 15, 2014 to Dec 31, 2015

10% off for groups with fewer than 8 guests including any children in the party. Excludes Cornell and IC graduation weekends.

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Peak 2015
Jun 26 2015 - Sep 6 2015
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
$4,200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Peak 2016
Jul 1 2016 - Sep 4 2016
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
$4,800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$400
From
$425
Fri,Sat
$3,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Notes Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Cornell and Ithaca College graduation weekend rates are $1000-1100 per night with a three night minimum. We are booked for Cornell & IC graduation 2014 & 2015. Events of more than 16 people are not permitted at the property without permission and if approved are subject to additional cost.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Amenities

Sheldrake House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3250 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Lake View
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Heating ...
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Level 1
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Level 2
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Level 3
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Level 4
  • 4 full bathrooms, one with each bedroom
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Level 2 - one king and pull out full sofa bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Level 3 - one queen and one queen pull out sofa bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Level 4 - one king, twin daybed w/ twin trundle, full futon
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Level 1 - walk out to deck
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) sleeper loveseat in master bedroom folds out to full size bed; sleeper sofa in level 3 bedroom folds out to queen size bed; futon in upper level bedroom
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Stereo ...
  • Games ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • live theater
  • museums
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • botanical garden
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • boating
  • bird watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • equestrian events
Notes:
2 kayaks, 2 paddles, 4 life jackets, Lakeside refrigerator in storage building, firepit, guests provide linens, spare linens on site but must be washed and returned to storage if used, enclosed sun porch
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