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Lakefront, Private Dock, Private Deck, Amazing Views, Pet Friendly, Upscale

Carolyn Greenwald

Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english
Sleeps14
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Carolyn Greenwald

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2015
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Lakefront, Private Dock, Private Deck, Amazing Views, Pet Friendly, Upscale

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

Ithaca House Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom, Lake-view, Cayuga Lake

A gorgeous, completely renovated, three bedroom house directly on Cayuga Lake but only minutes from downtown Ithaca. Our house has spectacular lake views, a modern floor plan and beautiful, high-end construction and details. Special features include a stoned faced fireplace, striking wide plank floors and modern kitchen with all new, modern appliances. First floor full bath and guest room. Upstairs you will be delighted with the master suite with more gorgeous lake views. Drive almost to the front door. Private frontage and dock. Kayaks, Canoe. Fast internet service with wifi, A/C, Washer Dryer, two HD TVs, DVD player, gas fireplace, wine cooler.

We purchased this house 9/6/13, so it has only a few reviews but we have been owners on vrbo since 2007 and our other listing has 13 5 star reviews....and this house is even better!!

Reasons to rent this house:

1) Its directly on Cayuga Lake with amazing views from the deck and dock, near wineries, and also only 5 minutes from downtown Ithaca restaurants and shopping, and less than 15 min. from the colleges.

2) It is completely renovated, modern and well built. The furniture is beautiful and new.

3) You can drive almost to do the front door, no major staircase to the house (as is common on Cayuga Lake). However, you must be able bodied and sure-footed.

4) There are 2.5 bathrooms, all with new glass tiles and beautiful details.

5) Two kayaks on the property, a canoe, private dock.

6) The house is big enough for two families to share. We have 3 bedrooms and a bonus room (with sleeper sofa), plus a sleeper sofa with memory foam mattress in the living room. We allow up to 10 adults and an additional 4 children, for a total of 14 guests.

Who Can Rent:

House is available to one or two families but no more than 2 sets of unrelated persons (one family, two families, 2 friends, one couple, etc). It is a quiet area and is not appropriate for loud/late night parties. Also, sorry, the house is not handicapped accessible.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Carolyn Greenwald (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2015

About Carolyn Greenwald

We are an Ithaca family of five. We lived on Cayuga Lake at our other listing, 887 Taughannock until our youngest was born. That property has been a vacation rental for 5 years. We just purchased 907 Taughannock because it is absolutely magnificent.

Carolyn Greenwald purchased this house in 2013

Why Carolyn Greenwald chose Ithaca

Our other rental house 887 is extremely nice by lake front standards, but this house, 907 Taughannock is nice by any standards. Everything is gorgeous, from the floors, to the windows, to the furniture, to the bathrooms. You will not find a nicer house to rent on Cayuga Lake.

What makes this house unique

Lakefront living with zero sacrifice. Good access. Private dock and private deck. Large bedrooms, luxurious furnishings, gorgeous bathrooms. In the Town of Ithaca, min. from downtown and the colleges, also near the wineries, and state parks.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Book with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Three services to protect your trip:
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Reviews

5
based on 13 traveler reviews

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Lakefront, Private Dock, Private Deck, Amazing Views, Pet Friendly, Upscale
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
5

ABSOLUTELY PERFECT!

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing lake house! WE LOVED IT and are already planning our return trip (at the request of my kids!). The house is so lovely. It was a great size for my family of 5. It's so clean. The view is SPECTACULAR. Carolyn is a great host - very responsive. Thanks so much for a lovely Ithaca weekend!

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am thrilled that your family loved the house in the dead of winter. It is a year round house that can be enjoyed in all seasons. At this point, return tenants make up the majority of the bookings at our other location vrbo 214558. Now, this trend continues at our new location, vrbo 492980. Looking forward to hearing from you again --Carolyn
5

Great Stay

  • 5 of 5

Gorgeous house right on the lake. Perfect location. The house is clean, comfortable, well equipped. Hope to come back. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love return tenants and are so glad to hear you will return and stay with us again. Thank you for your kind review.
5

Beautiful house on the lake

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at your beautiful lake house. The house was spectacular, clean, peaceful and beautifully appointed in a fantastic location. Plenty of room for our two families to enjoy. We were visiting our son at Cornell and it is an easy drive to and from the campus. We hope to come back on another trip. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for letting future travelers know that you enjoyed your stay and found it convenient to Cornell. Both Cornell and IC are only 2-3 miles and 10-15 minutes across town. The house itself does fit two families nicely and is beautifully appointed. We hope you return again! ~Carolyn
5

Family Getaway with our Adult Children

  • 5 of 5

We wanted to bring a bit of home to our daughter who will be stationed in Ithaca for several years attending a PhD program at Cornell. It was perfect, the flow of the house worked very well for the 5 of us. We are also a very active family so between the extra kayaks & canoe at the house, renting a motor boat, fishing, hiking Watkins Glen, scoring Windsurfing lessons on the lake, daily runs/walks at Cass Park and the Ithaca's Farmers Market we found plenty of fun to be had with the houses central location being ideal. And we only scratched the surface. Plus, while Ithaca has wonderful restaurants, we found ourselves opting for dinners on the deck at the end of the day. The view is beautiful & the space on the deck is very relaxing.

There are quite a few stairs that probably won't work well for my husbands mother, but for our immediate family they added to the ambiance of the house - we loved them.

Recommendation: An extra couch would have been nice. The living area is a very enjoyable space with a wonderful view of the lake. The 2 tables & chairs provided great living space for eating & game time. The two comfy chairs where light & easy to turn (view the lake with morning coffee or nightly TV watching).

Thanks so much for providing such a wonderful home!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for reviewing our property and for the tip about wind-surfing. I will add that information to our welcome guide. There are so many wonderful outdoor activities in and around Ithaca. From our house, you can kayak, canoe and enjoy lake views. Thank you for pointing out that our house has steps to the lake and from the upper parking lot. The west shore of Cayuga Lake is steep. I tell visiting families that its not the best place for older relatives. But, if you are able-bodied, active and enjoy outdoor activities, Ithaca makes a great family vacation. Please visit us again, Carolyn.
5

Wonderful family vacation

  • 5 of 5

I've been dreaming of returning to Ithaca with my family for years now and this house was the perfect spot to explore the area. The layout was perfect for my parents, husband, kids (8 & 3) and I. We took the 2 bedrooms and bath upstairs and my parents had their own bedroom and private bath on the middle level. The powder room was a welcome bonus! Kids loved the logos we found in the closet and claimed the basement room for a play area. Kitchen and grill on the deck were well equipped for the meals we cooked in (its easier with kids not to have to eat out for every meal). There were even "staples" in the kitchen like sugar and cooking oil. I loved the gorgeous views of the lake and my alma mater from the deck and the dock. Though a long way down to the water, it was worth the trip to sit on the dock and feel the breeze. Also enjoyed using the canoe and kayak. Location was awesome. Just far enough from town to feel relaxing but close enough to drive down for ice cream or a Wegman's run. Also a good starting point for Cayuga and Seneca lake wineries. And speaking of running, the Cayuga Waterfront Trail at Cass Park allowed me to get my training runs in. Had hoped to run straight from the house, but cars drive really fast on Taughannock Blvd so I drove down to the Park. Tried to pick up the "Black Diamond Trail" but couldn't find it... next time. Kids enjoyed a morning at the Science Center, the carousel at Stewart Park, and of course all the waterfalls. Can't wait to return to Ithaca!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. I also agree that the location of the house is ideal. It is just far enough up the lake to feel like a vacation spot but it is also close enough to feel like it is not a chore to get to Ithaca restaurants (only minutes away). The wineries are also nearby. Taughannock Boulevard is a busy road so, yes, it is much better to drive 1 mile and run one the scenic and wonderful Cass Park trail. The Black Diamond Trail is harder to find since it is not yet "complete" for tourists. The Black Diamond Trail is the old railroad trail that is being made into a walking trail to connect Cass Park and Taughannock Park. It is located up the embankment on the west side of Taughannock Blvd. Currently we do not have a trail to the trail, but we will as soon as it is complete. Still, I used to walk my dogs on the BDT when we lived on the lake and visitors can certainly do so. Please come back again! Carolyn
Ithaca, NY
5

Absolutely Fantastic!!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here during our wedding weekend in Ithaca and had an amazing time! The house was everything we could have wanted and more. First of all the house itself is absolutely gorgeous from the beautiful hardwood floors to the spacious bathrooms, big comfortable beds, modern appliances and furniture, and amazing Cayuga lake views. Staying in this house was like a dream! It was immaculately clean and comfortable. Couldn't have been better in any way. The owner even went so far as to leave us a bottle of champagne in the fridge for our honeymoon. Thank you Carolyn for making our stay very fun and romantic!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for writing this review so soon after your wedding. We have now had two post wedding tenants and it is a joy and a pleasure for us as well. I am so glad you enjoyed the lake and the house. Congratulations!

Map

Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Tompkins County Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Boat Yard Grill
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Trumansburg Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Boatyard Grill
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Greek Peak
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Taughannock Park
Car: necessary

House is located in the town of Ithaca, yet a world apart. Close access to Cornell University, Ithaca College, Downtown Ithaca supermarkets and shopping, plus its in Wine Country for Wine Tours of The Finger Lakes.

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Rates & Availability

From $275 Per night

Ithaca House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring 2015
Apr 1 2015 - May 7 2015
2 night minimum stay
$275
From
$300
Fri,Sat
$2,000
 
 
IC Graduation 2015
May 14 2015 - May 19 2015
3 night minimum stay
$700
 
 
Cornell Graduation 2015
May 21 2015 - May 26 2015
4 night minimum stay
$1,500
 
 
June
Jun 1 2015 - Jun 26 2015
3 night minimum stay
$330
 
 
Summer 2015
Jun 27 2015 - Sep 5 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,700
 
 
September 2015
Sep 7 2015 - Sep 30 2015
6 night minimum stay
$2,400
 
 
Cornell Graduation 2016
May 26 2016 - May 31 2016
5 night minimum stay
$1,500
 
 
CU law 2016
May 11 2017 - May 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
$1,100
 
 
IC Graduation 2017
May 18 2017 - May 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
$1,200
 
 
CU Graduation 2017
May 25 2017 - May 29 2017
5 night minimum stay
$1,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$400
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $30
Refundable damage deposit $400
Notes Upon cancellation, I refund $ if I re-rent for your dates. Please note that we rent to up to two families due to a neighborhood restriction. In Summer, Saturday is change-over day.

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Amenities

Ithaca House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Powder Room - toilet
    Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , Ensuite, glass tile, skylight,
    Queen Bathroom - toilet , shower , Ensuite for second bedroom
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Master bedroom - 1 king , 1 baby crib , 2 sleep sofa /futon , King bed, with futon for two children
    Queen Bedroom - 2 queen , 1 twin/ single , Private ensuite bathroom with shower. Roll-a-way bed.
    Upstairs Bedroom - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , Connects to master bathroom, 2 twin beds, 1 daybed
    Bonus Room - 2 double , 2 sleep sofa /futon , Sofa converts to double bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis

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