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Laura Bentz

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english

Elegant Renovated Large Cayuga Lakeview Manor Home 4BD 3.5BA Sleep 20, Hot Tub

Sleeps21
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Overview

Cayuga Chateau / Country House Rental Photos and Description

Osprey Manor Cayuga Lakeview 4 Bed 3.5 Bath Manor Home Sleep - 20 Hot Tub ,

Summer & Fall Availability Remaining!!

The Elegant Manor Home is located in the Heart of the Finger Lakes and Directly on the Cayuga Wine Trail and less than 10 minutes from the Seneca Wine Trail

This property is perfect for your group gathering or geteway and we just added a 6 person Hot-Tub

We now offer transportation and tours to our guest who book our rental properties at a 30% discount based on Vehcile avilability.

Wine,Beer ,Spririt, Sweet Trail Tour

Dinner Plans

Brunch Plans

Sightseeing tours

Snow Skiing

Waterfall Sightseeing

White Deer

Niagara Falls

Build your own tour if you can dream it we can take you there!!

To make your geteway perfect,

Upon your arrival, we have provided a Finger Lakes Region Welcome Gift

Standard Amenities

- 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 Several Books and Board Games and Antique games

- Gas and Wood Burning Fireplaces

- wii Gaming System with Games

- Well equipped Kitchen for family prepared gourmet Meals

- Computer and Printer in tech center

Everyday Amenities

- Luxury Linens

- Luxury Bath Towels

- Luxury Bath Products

- Luxury Furnishings

And Much Much More.

All on a nearly 2 Acre Beautifully Landscaped Lakeview Lot for family enjoyment.

So don’t delay. Book today.

Welcome to Osprey Manor: A 4000 sq ft breathtaking elegant country manor home located on two acres in Cayuga, New York overlooking Cayuga Lake.

This historic property and one time boarding school, Cayuga Academy, 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

Theater Tickets

Sightseeing Recommendations or Tours

Winery Recommendations and Directions to Wineries

Arranging for Private Chef/Caterer for in home Family Dining

Floral or Gift Arrangement at arrival or during your stay

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 is included in your rental.

Local Cayuga County Events:

McKenzie Childs Barn Sale

Finger Lakes Musical Theater Festival

Wine, Beer, Spirits, Cheese, and Sweets Trail Tours

If you have additional family members who need accommodations, we have 2 homes available. You can book this home along with Wise Owl Landing Lakefront Home (property ID 3597238). This home is a short 1 mile drive down the road.

Also the Wise Owl Property Lakefront patio can accommodate between 20-30 family members for a barbecue or camp fire or water activities such as boating, swimming, tubing, kayaking, etc.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Laura Bentz (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Laura Bentz

The Owners of the home are Paul & Laura Bentz.

We immediately fell in love with the home the first time we saw it. It was easy to see that the restiration would be a quite a project due to some neglect and the fact the home is 240+ years old!

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.

Laura Bentz purchased this chateau / country house in 2012

Why Laura Bentz chose Cayuga Lake

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.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Amenities, and Location, Location, Location. No other elegant historic private executive rental home

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Left on 03/02/2014 for a stay in February 2014

I rented this house for my sister's bachelorette weekend getaway and I couldn't be happier! There was more than enough room for all 9 of us to sleep comfortably and the many bathrooms made it easy for all of the girls to get ready in the morning. The house was clean and homey with a dining room big enough to seat everyone for dinner. We enjoyed having full use of the kitchen which was stocked with plenty of modern appliances that made it easy to prepare meals.

The house is in a great location that made it easy for us to spend the day checking out local wineries and a ten minute cab ride from auburn where we went out for an evening of dinner and drinks. I am looking forward to the next occasion where I am able to book the rental again!
Mar 2014
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Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)
Elegant Renovated Large Cayuga Lakeview Manor Home 4BD 3.5BA Sleep 20, Hot Tub
average rating of 4.909091 based on 13 reviews
5

Perfect space for family

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our recent stay here in June 2016. Two families each with two young kids stayed here and there was more than enough space for us to spread out in the house. The swingset, fire pit, hot tube, grill and large yard were convenient and fun amenities to have while staying here. The house overall was clean and had many toiletries available for us to use. The kitchen also had fun gadgets to use too along with random items such as spices, sugar, coffee (etc) that were left from previous guests.

There was a lake view from the front of the house to watch the sunset. The tiny beach was 2 blocks away but we did not use it to swim since the lake was still very cold. Kayaks were available to use there too but we spent our days at vineyards and parks on the other side of the lake or at Lake Seneca. The owners did recommend a hiking area where you could swim in small waterfalls that was only a 10-15 min drive south of where the house is located. I'm really glad we explored that area.

Overall we enjoyed our stay here as it was very quiet and peaceful in this area. Thank you for sharing your house with us 😊

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Spectular Views and Incredible House

  • 5 of 5

Osprey Manor on Cayuga Lake is an outstanding home. It was large enough and comfortable for a large family reunion. The yard is very large, front and back, for outdoor activities, backyard grilling and entertaining. The lake and public access is walking distance. The location is very convenient to take winery tasting tours, make day trip to Niagara Falls and other wonderful places. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The owners were accessible and very helpful as were the care takers for the home and yard.

Only regret was we didn't know the off season timing for swimming at the local park. It was too early for life guard so the public swimming beach was closed. It appeared that swimming starts June 21...it would be good to have swimming season dates posted on the rental page and in the information booklet at the house.

We highly recommend this rental property to others.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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We all loved our stay.

  • 5 of 5

We had a family reunion and found this to be a perfect place for our gathering. The kitchen is well stocked. We had a lot of fun preparing big meals together.The house was very clean and comfortably furnished. We all loved the unique charm this home offered.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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EXCELLENT!

  • 5 of 5

The house was amazing and everything we hoped for, It was the perfect size for our girls' weekend getaway. The house was beautiful, very clean and had everything that we needed.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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5friends

  • 5 of 5

This place is exactly as advertised, amazing.

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
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Fun summer vacation for our entire family

  • 4 of 5

We lucked out and was able to book this vacation within a few weeks of our departure date due to a cancelation. It was fate. We loved the house, amenities and charm. The yard was great for our family cookout and volleyball. The lake was a 3 minute walk across the street and perfect for our kids to swim, kayak and canoe. We cooked family style every night and played games together. A great place to unplug and relax. We will definitely consider a return trip.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Taughannock Falls State Park
"Beautiful falls located on western side of Cayuga Lake"
MacKenzie-Childs
Wolffy's
Eleven Lakes Winery
"Fun wine tasting spot. "
Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge
"A great spot for birders and nature lovers. Nature Center has activities for children also...."
Cobblestone Farm Winery & Vineyard
"Very friendly. Enjoy the wine and regional oils, jams, pickles, and spices."
Belhurst Castle
"Great winetasting place. The 2011 chardonnay is really good."
Watkins Glen State Park
"Beautiful waterfalls and a great day trip."
Cayuga Lake
Sonnenberg Gardens
Americana Vineyards & Winery
"Good wine and a terrific place to have lunch."
Montezuma Winery
"Also has a distillery making vodka from bee honey."
Knapp Vineyard Restaurant
"A winetasting favorite of ours since they also have a terrific restaurant!"
Glenora Wine Cellars Incorporated
"Very good wine."
Seward House Museum
"Beautiful Historic property in nearby Auburn, NY that was the home of William Seward, Secret..."
Long Point Winery
"Will provide shuttle service to the winery from the dock. 5 year old reds are also good here."
King Ferry Vineyards
Bet the Farm Winery and Gourmet Market
"Adorable stop for wine tasting. I like the Cayuga White."
Heart & Hands Wine Company
"Friendly. Focused on reds."
Osteria Salina
"Terrific. Also has a Bakery and Creperie located next door."
Moro's Table
"Really good food. Located in downtown Auburn."
Dorie's Bakery
"Perfect cozy lunch place and at 4 pm they serve terrific pizza. "
Fargo Bar & Grill
"Great place to go for a drink and watch football. Best chili around,"
Rosalie's Cucina
"Wonderful dining just west of Skaneateles, NY"
Blue Water Grill
"Great soup and Ceasar shooters. Sits right on the lake."
The Krebs 1899
"An elegant place for dinner"
Microclimate Wine Bar
"Tiny but really cool."
Bully Hill Vineyards
Pumpkin Hill
"Country setting with great food. Terrific soup too."
Moosewood Restaurant
"A classic Ithaca restaurant."
Dinosaur Bar-B-Que
"Terrific Barbeque. Well worth the wait. Have a beer at the bar while you wait."
Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Finger Lakes Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Parkers' Grille & Tap House
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Many including Indian Head
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Amtrak Syracuse
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
I-90 New York Thruway
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Aurora Inn
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Bristol Mountain, Greek Peak
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Harris Park
Car: necessary

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

Winery Events:

2015 Events

Season Pass: Available through February 6

Mardi Gras: February 7-8

Bacon on the Lakein: March 21-22

Wine & Herb Festival: April 24-26 or May 1-3

Holiday Shopping Spree: November 20-22 or December 4-6

Other Fun Events include:

'First Friday' in Skaneateles. On the First Friday of each month, join the Skaneateles Merchant Community as they host an Open House with themed activities! 5-8pm

Saturday Market: Fresh produce, meat, chicken, flowers, jams, pies, baked goods. Austin Park Pavilion, 1 East Austin Street, Skaneateles, NY

Every Saturday until November 10, 2014

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.

If the theater is more your passion don’t miss the renowned Finger Lakes Musical Theater Festival:

Merry-Go-Round Playhouse

West Side Story, May 27 - June 17

The Light in the Piazza, June 24 - July 15

Late Nite Catechism, July 14 - August 04

Saturday Night Fever, July 22 - August 12

Sweeney Todd, August 19 - September 05

The Calamari Sisters' Big Fat Italian Wedding, September 09 - September 30

Forever Plaid presents Plaid Tidings, December 09 - December 23

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

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Rates & Availability

Cayuga Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Sweet Summer Season
Jun 17 2016 - Sep 6 2016
7 night minimum stay
$3,999
 
Notes: Rates are based on 16 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall Value
Sep 16 2016 - Nov 17 2016
2 night minimum stay
$199
From
$499
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,949
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving Period
Nov 18 2016 - Nov 29 2016
3 night minimum stay
$599
From
$750
Thu,Fri,Sat
$3,449
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Holiday
Dec 15 2016 - Jan 3 2017
2 night minimum stay
$599
From
$699
Fri,Sat,Sun
$3,449
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Sweet Summer Season
Jun 23 2017 - Sep 6 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$4,449
 
Notes: Rates are based on 16 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$229
From
$599
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,999
 
Notes: Rates are based on 18 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $79
Refundable damage deposit $2,000
Cleaning Fee $300 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.0%

We do not charge fees related to linen or towel rental.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Cayuga Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Rural
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 16 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Spa Rain Shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , Ensuite bathroom has a soaking tub surrounded by tile.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 21
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Full Size Pull-out Sleeper Sofa in Master Suite
    Bedroom 3 - 2 queen
    Library - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen sleeper sofa
    Living room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Full size sleeper sofa
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen , 2 Roll aways available for this room
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Now offering transportation services for our guests at a 25% discount off the normal rate. This can include wine/siteseeing tours or even transportation from the airport or to your wedding/event. If you can dream it, we can probably drive you there. Just added a 6 person hot tub for great fun during 4 seasons. The den/mancave which is complete with a foosball table, TV, and Bar. This is a great home for family gatherings and entertaining.

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