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Family Cottage- Great Swimming, quiet, water's edge

Bedrooms 3
Space 18,298 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

3 BR, 11/2 BA, Sleeps 9, Man Cave, wrap around porch, deck on lake edge.

Beautifully 3 bedroom summer home on the waters edge of Cayuga Lake. All aspects of our home were renovated in 2009. New bedrooms, new kitchen, new bathroom, pine tonge and groove ceilings throughout, new flooring, new fireplace, new 10' x 23' deck overlooking the lake. In 2016 heat, a/c, man's cave, toilet (basement) were added

The beach is very family friendly. A gentle slope at the shore provides great swimming. Fishing off the dock is a must. Two kayaks, tubes, and life jackets are provided.

We are located in the HEART of the FINGER LAKES WINE TRAIL. Many wineries and bistro's are located only minutes away from our door.

Sleeps 9. Bedroom one has a Queen size bed. Bedroom 2 has 2 twin beds, bedroom 3 three has one Queen bed and living room has a Queen and single sleeper couches Enjoy the view of the lake from our huge deck overlooking the beach area. Our cottage is situated right on the shore; you can swim or fish right off the 50 foot dock. We are located on a quiet, dead-end street which makes it great for families.

Cayuga Wine Trail: Cayuga Lake is surrounded by beautiful rolling hills, and the the Cayuga Wine Trail. Wineries within a 10 minute car ride.

There are many more wineries within a 15 minute drive along the Finger Lakes Wine trail.

Travel a few more miles and you can expand your wine tour to include the entire Finger Lakes Wine Trail. The Wine Trails of the Finger Lakes feature great wine testing, bistros, restaurants and live entertainment.

Cayuga Lake- great swimming and fishing: We are located on the western shore of Cayuga Lake, the Queen of the Finger Lakes. Cayuga Lake is a quiet, 40-mile long lake with little boat traffic, but plenty of ducks, loons, and fish. Our shore is great for swimming. Walk into the water along the gentle slope of the shore or just jump right in off our 54 foot dock.

Cayuga Lake is notable for clean clear water that can be enjoyed by recreational boaters (skiing, tubing...) and fisherman alike.

We provide kayaks, canoes, paddle boat to get out on and fully enjoy the water of Cayuga Lake.

Nature walks: Ithaca is "Gorges.'' There are many waterfalls and gorges to explore in the Cayuga Lake and Ithaca area.

More Details

Carol Reed
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 15, 2018

About Carol Reed

Don and I Live in Cortland, NY. Don just retired from his Business Reed's Seeds in Cortland and is looking to enjoy retirement. I've been retired for several years and happy to have Don finally join me. We have 3 children and 3 Grandchildren. all on the West Coast Vegas, Oregon and California.

Carol Reed purchased this cottage in 2015

Why Carol Reed chose Romulus

Don and I have been renting this property for 6 years. When we first walked in to preview for rental we asked the owner if it was for sale. It was not but we did ask for first refusal to buy when the owners were ready. October 2015 we received an e-mail asking if we were ready. We love this cottage and everyone who has stayed here enjoys it also and has kept it up like it was their own and this makes it easy to have wonderful renters and we do feel comfortable with our friends renting.

What makes this cottage unique

The view of the lake is just beautiful from our wrap around porch and of course the sunsets are beautiful.


Romulus Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 18298 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Double Sink and mirrors
  • Full stand up shower bath tub combination. Tub and toilet is in one section, with a door that closes. A double bowl double vanity is in the other section. This allows someone to shower in privacy while others are at the sinks. A toilet in basement next to Man Cave
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Living room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen size sleeper sofa in living room.
    Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom - 2 queen , 3 twin/ single , 2 sleep sofa /futon
  • 1st bedroom has one queen bed, 2nd bedroom with 2 twin beds, 3rd bedroom has one queen bed. Sleeper sofa (queen) in living room.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
2 queen beds, 2 twin beds, 1(queen) sleeper sofa, 2 outdoor decks, 54 foot dock, walkout basement to beach, shallow water at beachfront, pebble stone beach, water tubes & floats water shoes a must due to mussels


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Family Cottage- Great Swimming, quiet, water's edge
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Such a lovely home and beautiful part of the lake. Had a great time.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Carol and Don were the most considerate and gracious hosts. We went up for our daughter's graduation from Cornell. Although we got there later than anticipated, Carol and Don waited for us and greeted us with with congratulatory balloons, wines, cheese and crackers.

The cottage is very beautiful and very tastefully decorated. It is also equipped with everything you would need, down to bandaids! One can tell that a lot of thought went into making this cottage a memorable experience. It is like "a home away from home". It is also much larger than the pictures indicate with a huge wrap around balcony and outstanding lake views. We enjoyed the paddle boat and hope to return in warmer weather.

Thanks again Carol and Don

Marilyn, New York

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Spring Weekend Stay

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this cottage (6 adults). It exceeded expectations, from the fully stocked kitchen for cooking, to the location (beautiful morning views of the sun rising over the water and closely located to so many great wineries), to the cleanliness and homey feel of the cottage. We enjoyed touring wineries, hiking Taughannock Falls, paddle boating, cooking, and relaxing on the dock. Carol is an exceptional host (greeting us with local wine, cheese, & crackers) and we truly appreciated her hospitality! We are looking forward to finding time to return!

  • Submitted: May 16, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Jim & Linda

  • 5 of 5

This place is like a 'Lil Secret'!! We cant say enough of this quaint cottage. Its clean, very well maintained & within distance to many of the womderful wineries the Cayuga has to offer!! After hiking picturesque Watkins Glen enjoying the foliage, we visited the wineries, then chilled on the pier.

The tranquillity of kayaking on Cayuga is a must. This was our first trip & plan on making this a yearly Memory!! You definitely won't be disappointed ..♡♡

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We highly enjoyed our stay at this cottage. It is very well maintained and clean with the most beautiful views. The pictures don't do it justice. It was also convenient for us to attend Cornell graduation.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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Relaxing and beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second year staying in this house and are still impressed with how quiet, relaxing and beautiful it was. Description was spot on and we would highly recommend it. Our first year we brought an infant and toddler and the place was suitable for children. We absolutely love it here!!!

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2014
  • Stayed: September 2014
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Taughannock Falls State Park
Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Ithaca Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Many Wineries: many within 10 minutes or less !
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Seneca Falls Country Club (Now open to public)
Nearest Train
50 Miles
Syracuse, NY
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Thirsty Owl, Wolfie's,
Nearest Beach
13 Miles
Cayuga Lake State Park
Car: necessary

We are located on the edge of the western shore of Cayuga lake, 20 miles south of historic Seneca Falls, and 25 miles north of 'gorgeous' Ithaca, NY, where there are spectacular hiking trails among the gorges. The cottage itself has very few steps to the shore and is on a quiet dead end street. Launch your boat at Dean's Cove NYS boat launch which is located just one mile north of our cottage.

We are nestled in the heart of the Finger Lakes Wine Trail. Far removed from the bustling streets of the city, wine lovers will find many of the most treasured winery destinations only a few minutes drive from our location.

You can also enjoy hiking the many gorges of Ithaca. Our favorite is Taughannock Falls Gorge. The drop of the falls is an incredible 215 feet (66 meters) , and is one of the highest east of the Rocky Mountains.

Your local shopping experience may include a visit to the many Amish shops in the area or a trip to the local Senaca Outlet mall or Bass Pro Outlet

Other Activities: Amish Crafts, wine tours, wineries, hiking, shopping, farm tours, golf

Golf: There are many golf options around the Cayuga Lake area. Leading the way is Seneca Falls Country Club, 12 miles to the north on Route 89. SFCC is a semi private club that is open to the public weekdays and weekends.

Also to the south on the Cornell Campus is one to the first Robert Trent Jones courses in the world. Jones was a 1930 graduate of Cornell University and designed this on campus course. Truly a unique golfing opportunity.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300

SPRING and FALL rates; $1,400.00 for full week, $600.00 nights, $400.00 for two nights. CALL OR E-MAIL FOR ALTERNATE RATES

Week containing 4th of July Holiday is $1,900.00

Change over day is Saturday during Peak and for full week rentals, Sunday for Weekend only rentals. No weekend only rentals during Peak period (end of June to Labor Day).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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