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Upscale Cayuga Lake House Close to Everything Dog Friendly

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 7)

Beautiful three bedroom single family home located in the Town of Ithaca. We are only 1.5 miles from downtown Ithaca, but it is a world apart. Private lot with private dock and private swimming and grass area down by the lake. We update and renovate the house regularly. Some recent upgrades include repainting the kitchen, a new HD TV, new leather living room couch, new carpets in upstairs bedrooms, master bedroom recently re-painted, new glass light fixture, new grout in bathroom, new granite bathroom sink, a family canoe, new Kayak rack, new kitchen chairs, new outdoor furniture.

This is fun kitchen to cook in since you are lakeside. Kitchen has sliding glass doors to large lakeside deck. Cherry floors, granite countertops, pendant lights, dishwasher, garbage disposal, oversized fridge, eat-in table with seating for seven. Gorgeous views from almost every room, including 8 windows in the living room, 3 in the master bedroom, 3 windows and a three paneled sliding glass door in the kitchen and a 6 bay window and large picture windows in the downstairs bedroom. The house has been completely modernized and renovated. It is not a musty lake rental! Hardwood floors and beautiful finishing touches everywhere. You will not walk in the front door and be disappointed. All kitchen items (pots, pans, dishes) and sheets included. Renters bring their own towels.

Bedrooms: Master w/ fantastic views of Cornell and King Bed. Bay Window Room with Fantastic views of the lake and Queen Bed. Purple room with Skylights and 3 Twin Beds (2 can be pushed together).

VRBO Testimonials from before they had customer reviews (we have been doing this a long time!):

From March '09: Ms. Greenwald: I just wanted you to know we had a great time in Ithaca during our stay two weeks ago. It was a really nice get away. There is really a lot to do in the area. Your house is beautiful and I see now why you had such a hard time leaving! Thank you! N.R.

From April '09: Carolyn, Just wanted to let you know that we had a wonderful time staying at your home in Ithaca. It is an absolutely beautiful home in a perfect location. We all had a lovely time! K.M.

Here is a thank-you card I received in the mail: 'Dear Carolyn. I wanted to tell you how much we enjoyed our vacation week at your lakehouse in Ithaca. It is such a beautiful house and has all the comforts of home -- PLUS that gorgeous lake. We liked the convenient location, too It is so close to downtown Ithaca and is also close to our daughter's home on ______ Road. Thank you for sharing it with us. Thank you, too for the prompt return of our security deposit. Sincerely, M.K.'

Pet Policy: Not many upscale places allow pets. We do because we love our dogs and they love to travel with us. This is a great place for dog, not only because they can go swimming, but because the deck and grass are all fenced in. You can let the dog out from the kitchen without even leaving the house. You must clean up after your pet, of course. We charge only a $30 fee for dogs that we spend on end of the year professional carpet cleaners.


House is professionally cleaned between tenants. Tenants are asked to bring up and tag garbage on Tuesday evenings. (Tags provided). Tenants are asked to leave the house 'broom clean.'

Who Can Rent:

It is a quite area and is not appropriate for loud/late night parties. Also, all guests must be able to navigate stair with ease.

Keywords: Ithaca, Cayuga Lake, Waterfront, House, Pet Friendly

More Details

Carolyn Greenwald
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 15, 2017

About Carolyn Greenwald

This is Adam canoeing the boys just off the dock. Canoe and 2 kayaks are on site for your use. Just slide them into the water.

Carolyn Greenwald purchased this house in 2001

Why Carolyn Greenwald chose Cayuga Lake

Ithaca is a fantastic vacation spot. It is located on beautiful Cayuga Lake, the longest and deepest of the finger lakes. You can boat, dock, fish or swim right off our dock. Ithaca has three amazing state parks with fantastic hikes, amazing views and great swimming, with Taughannock Park just up the road. Ithaca is directly on the finger lakes wine trail and many wonderful wineries are nearby. There are many top quality restaurants and plenty of places to grab a quick bite. If you stay at our house, you will have easy access to Taughannock Park, Cass Park, the Hanger Theater, downtown and to Wegmans (a top supermarket), so you won't have to spend a lot of time in the car. There is also a wonderful farmer's market in Ithaca with music, good produce and a great community vibe. In other words, you can relax and do nothing but stare at nature or partake easily in many outdoor activities, it will be up to you.

What makes this house unique

The house has several wonderful features. First and foremost is the location. You are directly on the lake. You can swim. You can boat. You can jump in the lake off the dock. You can sit on the deck and relax. At the same time, we are just 1.5 miles from shops and downtown Ithaca. You have all the benefits of the lake and wine country without having to drive 25 minutes to the supermarket. My next favorite feature of the house is the sliding doors in the kitchen. You can eat outside on the deck just as easily as you can eat inside at the kitchen table. As soon as we put in those doors, we had breakfast outside every day for months. It is wonderful. The next best feature of the house is the lakeside deck. It is a great place to sit and relax or BBQ or have a cool drink.


Ithaca House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1450 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 7
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • King size bed (1), Queen size Bed (1), Twin or Single Beds (3), Baby Cribs (1)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Private Dock, Private Swimming Area, Grassy Area down by the water (this is rare for Cayuga Lake)


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(31 traveler reviews)

Upscale Cayuga Lake House Close to Everything Dog Friendly
average rating of 4.967742 based on 31 reviews

Perfect way to ring in 2017!

  • 5 of 5

Carolyn's place is just the dog friendly get away we needed. 2 couples shared this home with their 4 dogs. The configuration of the home was quite perfect for this scenario, as our 10 month old mastiff puppy needed to have some down time. The Ithaca Dog Park is just a few minutes away, and one of the best parks we have ever taken the pups to. Wish we had something like that in CT! For the humans, lots of awesome places to eat and wineries and cider houses to taste. Highly recommend going to the cafe at Americana winery, we went twice - it was THAT good. The house was perfection, the view was amazing and if you have a 4 wheel drive vehicle, the snowy driveway isn't an issue. Highly recommend staying here! Thank you so much.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The house was beautiful and in a great location. The steps are a challenge but it sure gets you in shape.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes! We have a beautiful home in a lovely and convenient location. Its a million dollar view with stairs to the house and water.
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Had a great time. You better be able to do steps if you stay in on this side of the lake.

  • 4 of 5

We found lots to do in the Ithaca area. If the weather was warmer we would have done lake activities. Definitely would go back. Thanks for sharing your lovely lake house.

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We have a well maintained house, a million dollar view and a million dollar location in terms of proximity to downtown Ithaca, wineries and State parks. The trade-off is that you must be able bodied and in good enough shape to not be bothered by the steps to the house. Please check out the pictures before booking. Thank you.
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Dream House on Cayuga Lake

  • 5 of 5

Astonishing views and very well equipped house. A perfect stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, relaxing and close to everything

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a week at this lake house and it was perfect. Communication with the owner before and during the trip was great. The house is beautiful, close to everything, and very peaceful. Lake views are everywhere, and the house is comfortable and well appointed. We particularly appreciated the use of the kayaks/canoes. They went out every day, and the shallow waters at the south end of the lake are perfect for a quiet paddle. We also really appreciated the "baby proofing" around the outside areas. Latching gates on the stairs and a high stone wall in the grassy area by the lake allowed for some peace of mind with our toddler around the water/stairs. Sunrise on the deck and campfires by the lake were highlights. Check out Kelly's Dockside Cafe for breakfast, the Ithaca Bakery for lunch, and Finger Lakes Boat Rentals for a reasonably priced boat rental delivered right to the dock. We highly recommend this place for a great family vacation!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The house is directly on Cayuga Lake which makes lakeside living easy. There are two kayaks and a canoe for tenant use. The grassy area down by the lake is very rare for this area of Cayuga Lake and it is the reason we bought the house. We are so glad you enjoyed it. Please stay with us again.
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Perfect getaway with a view

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful, relaxing stay on Cayuga. The house is clean, well furnished, and has incredible views. The deck was massive, with enough trees on the property to feel private. We grilled every night, the dogs swam in the lake, and our family got the unplugged vacation we needed, while being just outside Ithaca for anything we needed. Thank you so much for this great house!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you were able to have relaxing family time on the deck. When we built the deck, easy lakeside dining was exactly what I had in mind. The builders and architect though the deck would be too big, but it is really the perfect size for a comfortable dining and grilling experience. Thank you for sharing your impressions with future travelers. ~ Carolyn
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Nearest Airport
7.5 Miles
Tompkins County Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Boatyard Grill
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1.4 Miles
Route 13
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Boatyard Grill
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Greek Peak
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Taughannock Park
Car: necessary

Cornell University, Ithaca College, Fingerlakes Wineries


Rates & Availability

Ithaca House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring 2016
Mar 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
IC Graduation 2017
May 17 2017 - May 23 2017
4 night minimum stay
CU Graduation 017
May 25 2017 - May 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
June 2017
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 23 2017
4 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 24 2017 - Sep 2 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
IC 2018
May 17 2018 - May 22 2018
4 night minimum stay
CU 2018
May 23 2018 - May 29 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $30
Refundable damage deposit $400

Please note that we only rent to up to two families. We do not rent to groups of friends due to a neighborhood restriction. Change over day during summer is always Saturday.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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