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sally mennen

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english

STUNNING LAKEFRONT AND LAKE VIEWS; BEACH; FIREPIT; DOCK; SAUNA-- ALL IN ITHACA

12 Reviews
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 6 nights

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Overview

Ithaca House Rental Photos and Description

4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6 (additional guests up to 10 extra chg)

Just minutes from downtown on the west shore of Lake Cayuga, this property has spectacular lake vistas and over 150 feet of EASILY ACCESSIBLE lake frontage. 1.4 acres of woods and majestic hemlock trees frame a cottage originally built in the mid 1800's by a mayor of Ithaca and then lived in in the summers by his daughter, Belle, until 1922--one of Ithaca's original lakefront homes. The property is our home but when we are away, we like to share the beautiful view and rustic lodge-like home for small gatherings of friends and families. Due to the ecologically sensitive location, we don't usually rent to groups larger than 8-10.

The paved S-curved driveway leads through the woods down the hill to a large parking area with turnaround. There is one flight of stairs to the kitchen entrance but bedrooms can be accessed from the driveway level.

The 2200 sf of living space includes kitchen with stainless appliances, bathroom, and open living/dining room along with a side room that can be used as a fifth bedroom; stone fireplace in living room has charming arts-and-craftsy 'inglenook';

4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms as well as a screened porch are on the second floor. Two bedrooms have queensize beds; one has a fullsize bed; and one is set up as an office with a full sleeper sofa. Additional living space in the walk-out basement level features a 5- 6-person sauna with a great view.

Lakefront includes gently sloping shale beach areas, grassy areas, fire pit, dock, and boathouse.

Activities and Attractions : The Finger Lakes is renowned for its wineries and breathtaking gorges. Ithaca is a mecca of arts, science, film activities, artisan farming, world famous restaurants, etc. Ithaca's Farmers Market is rated one of the best in the country. However, alot of folks don't even want to leave the property, since the view, the swimming, the kayaking, and just gazing at the ever-changing water is the best--an oasis of peace and beauty --yet so close to all the percs of civilization! 'Magical' is the word most frequently used by visitors to describe the setting.

In addition, there is a small, 2-bedroom cabin on the upper part of the property completely private from the main house that is available at Homeaway listing # 268870.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
sally mennen (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About sally mennen

We are a retired couple who travel alot and like to share our home on Lake Cayuga in Ithaca with folks who want some quiet time by the lake in a magical setting.

sally mennen purchased this house in 2003

Why sally mennen chose Cayuga Lake

Our son was in law school at Cornell when we were looking for lakefront property, and he suggested we look here. The majestic trees and wide expanse of water as well as the long history of the cozy, rustic cottage, really charmed us.

What makes this house unique

Private, scenic lake frontage but SO close to all the Ithaca offerings.

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a treat to spend a week in your wonderful lake home. We felt we were staying with friends in their country house. The birds were amazing: osprey, terns, kingfisher, waxwings and of course, the mama duck with her seven very young duckings.

Thanks again for your hospitality. You have thought of everything to make one's stay a delight.
Aug 2012
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Reviews

4.7
based on 12 traveler reviews

STUNNING LAKEFRONT AND LAKE VIEWS; BEACH; FIREPIT; DOCK; SAUNA-- ALL IN ITHACA
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 13 reviews
5

Gorgeous, quiet and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

When I'm retired, I want to have a place just like this - spacious, quiet and rustic.

The owners were gracious and very responsive via phone or text with any questions we had about the property. The facilities were well maintained and up to date; signs were left in various spots to answer questions we might have about waste disposal or where to place towels.

I would definitely recommend this to any family who is looking for a place to stay near Ithaca (less than 10 minutes away!) who enjoys both nature and the option to have WiFi.

One minor suggestions: Adding air conditioning to the main house.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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5

great place!

  • 5 of 5

Charming, quaint, idyllic, and private, with impressive views

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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5

The perfect Finger Lake house

  • 5 of 5

Eight of us who haven't seen each other for a long time had such a great time together. Think we used all the amentities, and the settings were fantastic for all kinds of activities & conversations.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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5

What a view!

  • 5 of 5

It was such a great pleasure waking up to that stunning lake view. The house is large and full of charm. My friends of 40 years and I were there for a wedding and for some much needed R&R. We chose the right place. Beats staying in a hotel hands down!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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5

Spacious, clean beautiful lakefront setting!

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a great time in this very clean and spacious lake house. The living areas are open with lots of seating and a panoramic view of beautiful Cayuga Lake. The kitchen was very well equipped with quality cookware and tableware. We woke to a lake sunrise each morning and jumped off the dock each day. The beds were comfortable and the owner kind and generous. No complaints--only good times!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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5

Wonderful Lake House on Cayuga Lake, Ithaca

  • 5 of 5

We were in Ithaca for a family wedding and we could not have picked a more perfect place. Seven family members, ranging in age from 7 months to 64 years, stayed in this lovely home for five nights. The amazing view, the quiet wooded landscaping, the decks and the living quarters - all was perfectly soothing and peaceful. Our party included an amateur botanist who was very impressed with the gardens and plantings, boaters who were pleased with the choice of kayaks and canoes, and swimmers who were happy with the easy water access. Our 3 year old was happy with everything - especially the water toys that our hosts had thoughtfully left our for us to use. We have no complaints....actually my only complaint is that I'd like to award SIX stars instead of five. The property was just as advertised and was clean and well maintained. We look forward to staying there again.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Map

Car: necessary

Less than 5 minutes from downtown Ithaca on the west shore of lake Cayuga

Other Activities: kayaking

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Rates & Availability

Ithaca House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Winter 2017
Oct 15 2016 - Apr 15 2017
1 night minimum stay
$650
From
$800
Thu,Fri,Sat
$2,500
$4,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
 
Cornell graduation 2018
May 22 2018 - May 28 2018
6 night minimum stay
$6,900
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$650
From
$850
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$3,200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
cleaning fee $175

HIGH SEASON (SUMMER) WEEKLY RATES ARE BASED ON A 7-DAY/6-NIGHT WEEK. PLEASE NOTE THAT NIGHTLY RATES ARE HIGHER FOR SHORTER STAYS AND THAT WEEKEND RATES ARE HIGHER THAN WEEKLY OR WEEK DAY NIGHTS. HOMEAWAY'S RATE CALCULATIONS MAY NOT BE ACCURATE DUE TO THESE VARIATIONS. PLEASE EMAIL OWNER FOR AN ACCURATE RATE QUOTE.
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HIGHER RATES APPLY FOR CORNELL GRADUATION: 4-NIGHT MINIMUM; PLEASE EMAIL OWNER. Cornell and Ithaca College graduation 2016 are reserved. Ithaca College graduation 2017 is reserved.

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Amenities

Ithaca House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , ANTIQUE CLAWFOOT TUB
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • BONUS ROOMS INCLUDE WALK OUT BASEMENT WITH FOLD OUT SOFA FOR TWO AND SIDE ROOM WITH SOFA.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio
  • Inflatable Boat
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Pedal Boat
  • Sailboat
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
cable TV; wireless internet. stainless kitchen appliances; dish washer; washer/dryer, sauna.

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