About the property
- House4000 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay2 - 4 nights
Osprey Manor Cayuga Lakeview 4 Bed 3.5 Bath in Finger Lakes Sleeps-21 Hot Tub
New for 2018:
2 Stand up Paddle boards available for guest use included in rental.
( Paddle Boards are Free to use during the duration of your vacation along with 2 kayaks, large canoe, and boat dock)
Did we mention free SUP!!
Wine Trail Events
Bacon on the Lakein - March 24 + 25
Wine & Herb Festival - April 27-29 and May 4-6
This Elegant Manor Home is located in the Heart of the Finger Lakes and directly on the northeastern leg of the Cayuga Wine Trail in the Village of Cayuga and less than 10 minutes from the Seneca Wine Trail. Only 15 minutes from the new casino, Del Lago Resort Casino, which also opened a beautiful new spa.
Osprey Manor is perfect for your family vacation, group gathering, women's retreat or getaway. During our winter season, enjoy the wood burning fireplace, spacious interior and then head outside where we have a 6 person Hot-Tub adjacent to the deck with a gas fire pit. And if you have kids...our front lawn is perfect for sledding.
Come visit and enjoy the Wine, Beer, Spirit, Cheese & Sweet Trails in the Finger Lakes. Whether you want to enjoy a great meal at home, a fabulous meal at a nearby Winery, or just a glass of wine on the porch watching the sunset, the options abound to make this trip just what you desire.
This region is know for it's Winery, beer, and spirits tours as well as sightseeing tours which can include waterfalls and possibly a chance to see the rare white deer at Seneca Reserve. Or jump in your car and see Niagara Falls which is only 2 hours away!
Imagine taking a 5-6 hour tour of some of the finest Wineries, Craft Breweries and Cheese producers in the Country followed up by a 5 star meal. NY promotes farm to table dining and a great number of fantastic restaurants are affiliated with nearby wineries for easy enjoyment after a fun day of tastings and site seeing. And then return home to relax in front of the fireplace with a glass of wine before jumping into the hot tub!!
We are smack dab right in the heart of the Finger Lakes. Ideally located directly on the Cayuga Wine Trail and 5 minutes from the Seneca Wine Trail. A perfect spot for a tour, family or friends gathering, getaway, girls weekend away, bridal shower, bachelorette weekend-you name it you found the perfect place. A popular place for wedding parties as we are close the The Apple Station in Union Springs, the Aurora Inn in Aurora, and Izzo's White Barn in Aurelius.
To make your geteway perfect:
Upon your arrival, we have provided a Finger Lakes Region Welcome Gift
- Propane & Charcoal Grill
- 5 Large Screen TV’S
- 3 DVD Players
- Hi Speed Wireless Wi-Fi
- Surround Sound Stereo in Living Room
- Den w/Foosball Table / Electronic Dart Board
- Library with Board Games and Antique games
- Gas and Wood Burning Fireplaces
- wii Gaming System with Games
- Well equipped Kitchen for family prepared gourmet Meals
- Printer in tech center
- Luxury Linens
- Luxury Bath Towels
- Luxury Bath Products
- Luxury Furnishings
And Much Much More.
All on a nearly 2 Acre landscaped lot with room for you and your family spread out and relax.
This historic property and one time boarding school was known as Cayuga Academy. It was built in 1790 and has recently been extensively renovated and updated to bring it back to its true beauty. Reportedly boasting at one time to have the largest Kentucky coffee tree in Cayuga County, NY. Sitting on 2 acres with beautiful trees and a lovely lawn. Consisting of 11 elegant rooms and ready to spoil your family. The home has 4 bedrooms and can accommodate your family members with its graciously sized and beautifully decorated 4 bedrooms and sleeper sofas.
To add to the distinguishing final touches, the home includes a Library, oversized Living Room, Dining Room, Foyer, Pub Room, and Tech Room, and 3.5 Baths.
We can help create a perfect family vacation for you…
Below is a sample of activities we can help with.
Dinner Recommendations and Reservations
Sightseeing Recommendations or Tours
Winery/Distilleries/Breweries Recommendations and or directions to our favorites.
Arranging for Private Chef/Caterer for in home Family Dining
Other special treats: Floral or Gift Arrangement can be ordered for your arrival or during your stay for special occasions
Referrals to Car, Limo, and Transportation and Tour Providers
Referrals to Caterers
We can accommodate just about any request. Just ask. One call does it all: 484-624-9366
Also Fishing and Pontoon Party Boat Rentals are available for extra fee from local marinas. Use of a boat slip for your family at Beacon Bay Marina can also be arranged.
It's A Wonderful Life Festival and Fun Run- Seneca Falls held the second weekend in December.
Holiday Ball drop in Seneca Falls, New Years Eve outside the Gould Hotel.
Dickens Christmas in Skaneateles: Join the Village of Skaneateles, located 25 minutes east of Osprey Manor in the beautiful Finger Lakes region of Upstate New York, this holiday season.
An annual tradition, the celebration begins the day after Thanksgiving and runs every Saturday and Sunday through December 17, from noon to 4 pm, plus December 24 from noon - 2:30 pm. Charles Dickens and his cast of over 50 characters will interact with residents and visitors in the streets, stores and restaurants. Don't miss lively acts at the Library, live music, unique shopping, wonderful food and horse and wagon rides around the Village.
Mardi Gras - February 24 + 25
Bacon on the Lakein - March 24 + 25
Wine & Herb Festival - April 27-29 and May 4-6
*New* CeleBrunch - June 3
Holiday Shopping Spree - November 16-18 and November 30 - December 2
Local Cayuga County Events:
MacKenzie Childs Winter Sale
MacKenzie Childs Barn Sale August 2018
Route 90 Yard Sale July 2018
Finger Lakes Musical Theater Festival
Wine, Beer, Spirits, Cheese, and Sweets Trail Tours
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- May 23, 2018
About Laura Bentz
The Owners of the home are Paul & Laura Bentz. We love to travel and experience new places, cultures and cuisine. Laura loves cooking, gardening, and water sports like kayaking. Paul enjoys American football, music and traveling to the far ends of the earth.
Laura Bentz purchased this House in 2013
Why Laura Bentz chose Cayuga
Paul and Laura fell in love with this property when they first saw it on a Sunday evening during the Spring of 2013. They decided to rename the property Osprey Manor because a beautiful Osprey flew over as they decided to acquire the property. The elegance and history of the property revealed itself over the following months as the couple began to bring the property to its current beauty. We loved that the home is on the northeastern side of Cayuga Lake which gives guests access to the Cayuga and Seneca Lake Wine Trails as well as the nearby towns of Aurora for dining and Auburn for martinis and theatre as well as beautiful Skaneateles and lively Geneva which are about 30 minutes away. And the sunsets! Beautiful all year long. The Home has been painstakingly remodeled and updated and elegant but comfortable furnishings added. The home really is something to see whether you love old homes, history, or just want to relax or entertain in the Finger Lakes. After the Revolutionary war the land and subsequently the home that was built was given to the original owner as a land grant. Soldiers of the war were often given large amounts of land in lieu of compensation for their time spent in the military.
What makes this House unique
Amenities and Location, Location, Location. We offer the services you need. Looking for suggestions or referrals? Restaurant, Bakery, Wine Tour, Boat Rental, Boat Tour, Bars, Nightclubs, Theater, Concert, Shows, Grocery Stores. Need something just ask paid services. We are happy to arrange catering & other services providing a variety of surprisingly affordable convenience services during your vacation including: - Day of arrival fridge stocking with groceries - Day of arrival heat-and-serve prepared meal waiting in the fridge - On site beer/wine/cider tastings featuring local wineries, orchards, and breweries - Private chef services - enjoy a restaurant-quality meal prepared on site while you relax and enjoy the incomparable ambiance. Menus vary, but feature the culinary bounty of the Finger Lakes. A surprisingly affordable, unique experience without leaving the comfort of Osprey Manor . These services have been a real highlight for prior guests! Prices vary according to size of party, menu items selected, etc. This is just a sample of the services that we can provide. This home sits on 2 acres of land overlooking the eastern side of Cayuga Lake and offers many amenities with a hot tub, private setting, large living room area, wood burning stove, air conditioning and central heat, and well equipped kitchen with kitchenade standing mixer and even a waffle maker. 30 miles from Syracuse, 50 miles from Rochester, 40 miles from Ithaca, 9 miles from Auburn, 5 miles from Seneca Falls, and 11 miles from Aurora.
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
The amenities that were included where nicer than another of the other homes we rented on the 3 lakes we've visited. Beautiful indeed!
Great relaxing Bachelorette weekend
My stay was wonderful. The house was very nice, the remodels were wonderful, and they still kept the charm. We walked to the lake from the house, which was just one block up. The kitchen was awesome, great for cooking for a big group. We were even offered complimentary late check out. I would definitely stay here again. Thank you Laura and Paul!!!
Village of Cayuga Lake Stay
Renovated, well outfitted village property. Nice location and property for large group.
Great property with lots of space
We had a great time while at Osprey Manor. We really enjoyed the house and all the area had to offer, from beautiful sunsets to great hiking and waterfalls. Laura and Paul have done a great job with this property. We hope to be back again sometime.
Came here for a bachelorette weekend/wine tour weekend. The house was amazing. We very much enjoyed the hot tub and the closeness of the house to the water. We utilized the front porch every night and loved being able to bbq. The amount of sleeping space made it very comfortable, as well as the amount of bathrooms. I'm already trying to plan my next trip back!
My ten siblings and I rented the house for our annual SIB FEST! We loved it. There was a variety of seating areas to relax and reconnect! The kitchen was well stocked and the grounds were very private. There is plenty of off street parking, linens and seating for all off us at the dining room table. We will be returning next June.
Osprey Manor is ideally situated in the heart of the Finger Lakes Region and boasts the best of both worlds. Quiet and secluded but not far from modern convinces in Auburn 10 Miles north and Syracuse 30 Miles east. Being the largest premier lake for Boating and Fishing this lake is large 38 Miles Long but still extremely manageable. Upcoming Events in the Finger Lakes: The Cayuga Wine trail has many wonderful events through the winter–spring. For more information, please call: 800-684-5217 Cayuga Wine Trail: 2018 Mardi Gras - February 24 + 25 Bacon on the Lakein - March 24 + 25 Wine & Herb Festival - April 27-29 and May 4-6 *New* CeleBrunch - June 3 Holiday Shopping Spree - November 16-18 and November 30 - December 2 When visiting if shopping, picking, antiquing is your thing doesn’t miss the quaintness of shopping in nearby Union Springs, Skaneateles, Aurora, Waterloo, Geneva, or maybe a visit to Mackenzie Childs Barn Sale or Waterloo Premium Outlets is in order. Theater abounds in the Finger Lakes take a little longer drive and you can be at the Hanger Theater in Ithaca, or a drive to Cortland will yield you a trip to Cortland Repertory Theater all showcasing top notch professionally directed presentations. What can I say if nature is your thing, please don’t miss a trip to swim in Great Gulley Falls, hike through Taughannock Falls State Park or Watkins Glenn State Park. The hiking and scenery at both parks is limitless!
Rates & Availability
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We do not charge fees related to linen or towel rental.