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Gorgeous Views, 5 King Bedrooms on Cayuga Wine Trail w/Hot Tub 10 min. to Ithaca

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

5 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, sleeps 10 in beds

Good Vibrations offers amazing views in a private and peaceful setting with a newly remodeled interior featuring five king-sized bedded bedrooms and three full bathrooms. No other vacation home along the Cayuga Wine Trail can accommodate five couples in comfort and privacy like this. Amenities include a 7 person hot tub, pool table, 2 fireplaces, WIFI, outdoor patio with gas barbecue, fire pit and picnic table. The Black Diamond Trail which links the Taughannock Falls State Park with Cass Park (8 1/2 miles of trail) runs next to this house. PLEASE NOTE: NOT SUITABLE FOR WEDDINGS OR RECEPTIONS.

From the moment you follow the long driveway along the beautifully manicured lawns and gardens, you will feel the serenity come over you.

The main level features huge picture windows offering views from every room, looking out at Cayuga Lake and the hills beyond or the lovely gardens surrounding the home. The public areas flow from the retro-inspired living room with fireplace to the dining room and kitchen. Down the hall you will find a full bathroom, a bedroom with a bow window and king sized bed and the master bedroom suite with it's own picture window and full master bathroom. All bedrooms feature new Sealy Posturepedic Plush Euro-Pillowtop mattresses.

Back in the main area, take the open staircase to the lower level and again, picture windows greet you with the magnificent view. The game room features a pool table, big screen TV, bar area and a second fireplace. The door will lead you to the brick patio, seven-person hot tub, barbecue and picnic table. Four acres of lawn and gardens give you ample space for lounging or playing games on the grass. There are three more bedrooms and a full bathroom on this level as well as an area for playing games or poker.

We have designed and decorated Good Vibrations to take advantage of the house's 1973 architecture with a fun, retro feel without any of the tacky accouterments that era was known for. Of course there is WIFI, flat screen TV's, a Dvd player and groovy furniture. Whether or not you bring your polyester leisure suit and watch Saturday Night Fever is up to you!

NOTE: Not suitable for weddings, receptions, parties or gatherings which include outside guests. Property is for the use and enjoyment of registered guests only, unless prior approval from owners is given.

More Details

KC Christopher & Mitch Clarke
Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 12, 2017

About KC Christopher & Mitch Clarke

Mitch and I (KC) live nearby in Ithaca, NY. We designed, created, owned and operated the Halsey House Bed & Breakfast in Trumansburg for ten years and love sharing our beautiful area with visitors from around the world. We have found that our years in customer service with the b&b have helped us design and furnish our vacation rentals in such a way that exceeds our customer's expectations and elevates the overall experience of renting a vacation home.

KC Christopher & Mitch Clarke purchased this house in 2012

Why KC Christopher & Mitch Clarke chose Trumansburg

The location, the house and property itself was ideal for our next vacation rental house. We fell in love at first site, as we walked in the door and look directly out the picture windows to this amazing view. It is captivating! This may well become the house we will retire in many years from now.

What makes this house unique

It has it all! Privacy, views, unmatched comfort, location along the Cayuga Wine Trail, very near state parks, waterfalls, Trumansburg, Ithaca, restaurants, theaters, golf, fishing, the list can go on and on.

You can spend all of your time at Good Vibrations reconnecting with family and friends, or venture out and enjoy the amazing Finger Lakes with all this area has to offer.


Trumansburg House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Any outside visitors not staying at the house must be approved in advance by owners.
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , First floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , First floor Master bath
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Lower level
  • 3
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king
  • There are three Eastern king beds and two California king beds. We allow up to twelve people in this home if some of them are children sleeping on inflatable beds or in pack'n'plays.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
First floor features common living spaces including kitchen, two bedrooms and two bathrooms for easy accessibility to persons with limited mobility. Lower level features recreational room with pool table, access to the terrace with gas grill, picnic table, seven person hot tub and the back yard. This level also has three bedrooms and a full bathroom.


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Gorgeous Views, 5 King Bedrooms on Cayuga Wine Trail w/Hot Tub 10 min. to Ithaca
average rating of 4.96 based on 50 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We stayed here with four families and it was fantastic. The whole layout flowed, the rooms large enough for everyone to gather and the bedrooms, well they were amazing. Very comfortable as was the whole house. The kitchen had everything you could want or need and the hot tub and fire pit were a great bonus. Loved, loved, loved this house.

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely home and very comfortable beds

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 8 ladies stayed at this house for our 22nd annual girls trip. It's one of the best properties we have rented. The house was very clean and all agreed the beds and pillows were very comfortable. Having all king beds was awesome! The fire pit (wood provided for 1 night) and hot tub were great ways to relax at night. The owners were very responsive to inquiries.

Our state doesn't have bottle deposit returns, so having to return them before leaving was a minor inconvenience, but all other recyclables can be left.

Taughannock Falls is in hiking and a bonus for this property. If back in this area we would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place for a Cayuga Wine Weekend

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I stayed here for the second time. We stayed a few years ago. It's a great location with awesome views and a great house. Beds are comfy and the kitchen is well stocked for cooking meals out after a day of wine tasting. Convenient to all the local wineries as well as Ithaca. Mitch and K.C. have a great place here and I would definitely recommend Good Vibrations for anyone who is looking for a place to rent in the area.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Very clean , spacious,, comfortable, , nice property. Negatives/ not enough wood supplied for fire pit, no air conditioning even though temps were in the 80s

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We greatly appreciate that our customers take the time to review our vacation homes. It can offer potential customers insight, it can alert us to something we need to address (you are always welcome to contact us during your stay so we may take action immediately) and sometimes it gives us an opportunity to clarify the details. In this case, we did remove the window air conditioners the week prior because we had typical fall weather with temperatures that dipped down to 30 degrees at night. The weekend these folks came, we had very warm days, yet the nights were in the 50's. Since Good Vibrations is in a lovely country setting, the nights can be enjoyed with windows open without traffic noise, just clean country air. The house cools down very nicely. As for the firewood, we do not supply that. There are roadside stands and grocery stores that sell it within blocks of this property. The wood that was on hand had been left by the previous guests. We apologize if this wasn't made clear at check-in, we will do better at that. Mitch and I are very happy to hear that you found the house very clean, comfortable and spacious. We hope you had a great time! Warm regards, KC Christopher
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Very nice house conveniently located

  • 5 of 5

Very nice house on a gorgeous site. Well kept and well equipped. We didn't have time to take advantage of all the things it offered. Ithaca was convenient but the country feel was still unmarred. Nice hosts. Very nice place.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property and well run house

  • 5 of 5

Everything was in tip-top shape - the owners thought of everything and make it all super easy.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
13.6 Miles
Ithaca/Tompkins County
Nearest Barpub
4.4 Miles
Silver Line Tap Room
Nearest Golf
4.9 Miles
Trumansburg Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
1.6 Miles
Inn at Taughannock Restaurant
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Taughannock State Park on Cayuga Lake
Car: necessary

Good Vibrations is 2 minutes from Taughannock Falls State Park, the highest single drop waterfall northeast of the Rocky Mountains. Cayuga lake's public beach and marina are also 2 minutes away and in 5 minutes you can be enjoying the Cayuga Wine Trail.

There are hiking trails and waterfalls throughout the Finger Lakes region, don't miss Robert H. Treman State Park (it's like being in a Tolkien novel) and the Watkins Glen State Park hikes. Buttermilk Falls is another of our local favorites, with an easy walk into the bottom of the falls, complete with swimming hole, as well as a challenging hike up the sides of the waterfalls.

This upstate region is home to acres of farmland which produce excellent local organic foods that have inspired chefs from around the world to open amazing restaurants specializing in seasonal, local ingredients and pastured-raised livestock. You can also purchase these ingredients yourself at our local Trumansburg and Ithaca Farmer's Markets and prepare your own delights at home in Good Vibrations.

Ithaca is home to Cornell University and Ithaca College. You can feel the pulse of energy brought by these establishments and the opportunities that radiate from them. Enjoy sporting events, performances and lectures, visit museums, wildlife sanctuaries and botanical gardens. Tour the beautiful grounds of the campuses and then people-watch while eating at a local pub. You will fall in love with our area.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $160 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 3.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Some Special Events or holidays may require a longer minimum stay and/or a higher nightly rate and a higher damage deposit. Please inquire.

We appreciate your understanding that the minimum night stay requirements are not a condition open to negotiation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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