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Elena Collinsworth

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

Private hot tub, outdoor fireplace, next to lake, minutes to Cornell/downtown

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Overview

Cayuga Lake Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms, 1 bath pet friendly with wooded lot, minutes to downtown Ithaca

This vacation property has a very large patio overlooking the lake with a fireplace and a hot tub which provide a wonderful night-time place to relax. This cottage was a speakeasy in the 1920s, so it has plenty of charm, but it was fully renovated in 2009. One bedroom has a queen sized bed, the second bedroom has a full-size bed. The maximum occupancy is 4. Front-loading washing machine and dishwasher included.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Elena Collinsworth (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

About Elena Collinsworth

I moved to Ithaca to attend veterinary school where I met my husband at a mutual friends 4th of July party. He was a lecturer for ROTC at Cornell, and we both since have been relocated to Virginia. We really loved Ithaca, and hope to return someday. Many hours were spent in the yellow cottage with friends and family, and my best friend/sister from another mother was my roommate. The cottage was restored with love and care, and I put in many hours of work on the house myself.

Elena Collinsworth purchased this cottage in 2009

Why Elena Collinsworth chose Cayuga Lake

I fell in love with the property and the character of the cottage immediately. Many people had passed it over because it needed TLC. I think you will also fall in love with the uniqueness and surroundings of this little cottage. I added a hot tub in 2011, and many hours were passed under the stars talking with friends and enjoying the twinkling lights on the other side of the lake through the trees.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)
Private hot tub, outdoor fireplace, next to lake, minutes to Cornell/downtown
average rating of 4.5652175 based on 23 reviews
4

A perfect location for our needs!

  • 4 of 5

We visit Ithaca fairly often to see our darling grandson, and we have rented the little yellow house in the past. That was during the coldest month ever experienced in Ithaca (Feb., 2015)!! We were snug and warm, though. This time the peonies were in bloom, and the hammock was ready to swing sweet Lucas. The house has everything we need, with its updated kitchen, sunny dining room/sunroom, and cozy atmosphere. It is very cozy, quiet, and private. We will definitely be staying here again!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Quiet Relaxing Refuge in the Woods

  • 4 of 5

Elena's home is very cute and well appointed... modern updated kitchen ... large open sunroom / dining room with a view out the back towards the lake... I suspect once the leaves drop in the fall, the lake view and sunsets would be spectacular! The home was perfect for four of us... only limiting characteristic was having just the one bath... but we had no problems with having sufficient hot water. We hiked down the steep gorge path down to the lake front and found beautiful waterfalls and streams tucked in the thick woods adjacent to the property. Will definitely visit again. Thanks.

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  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Easton, Maryland
5

A quaint, seculded, cozy cottage

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing find this was! The location was just about perfect. Enough out of the way that you got the rural cottage feel, yet extremely close to anything you'd want to do. Downtown Ithaca wasn't more than 5-10 mins away. The house was perfectly comfortable and had the perfect amount of space for two couples for a few days. We also thoroughly enjoyed having the hot tub available. Only wish that we could have stayed longer, we're already planning our next trip to the area. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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East Haddam, CT
5

Beautiful spot!

  • 5 of 5

We loved it. It was a super cute house that had everything we needed. I loved the hot tub and a view of the lake. It is close to town, but feels like you are miles away. We hope to be back next year.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Exactly as described only better.

  • 5 of 5

The property and cottage were well maintained. The cottage was perfect in a wonderful setting. You could tell everything was cared for and all amenities were just as described. The hot tub was clean and the grill had a full tank of propane as well as starter wood for the outdoor fireplace. My only regret was not being able to stay longer. It is also conveniently located to shopping for groceries and pretty much everything else but once you settle in at the little yellow cottage you will find no reason to venture out.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Christmas at the little yellow house.

  • 4 of 5

We visited our daughter who is in her final year of vet school and stayed at the house over Christmas. The house is well situated close to Cornell, the mall, and downtown. We enjoyed a side trip to the quaint town of Aurora and the Arts and Design Center. The setting is very peaceful and we enjoyed the winter view of the lake from the porch. Furnishing is comfortable and the house was clean and tidy. I particularly appreciated the modern kitchen and enjoyed preparing an elegant Christmas dinner. The heating system is great and we were warm and cozy. While this is an old house, it has clearly been updated and maintained. The bathroom isn't spacious but the shower has good water pressure and plenty of hot water. We would have liked better lighting for reading in the evenings and imagine this isn't a problem in other seasons. There aren't a lot of dishes and we suggest guests bring paper plates and paper products. The house is located on a short street off a highway so there aren't really any walks without driving. Nonetheless, the yard is very pleasant and the weather was nice enough to sit out on the lovely terrace. The house was a perfect setting for our holiday.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport

The cottage is located in a spot that I think is great for access to everything the Fingerlakes have to offer. It is only a couple of minutes away from the mall and the grocery store along with plenty of restaurants on Triphammer road. It also abuts the most historic neighborhood of Cayuga Heights where stately mansions nestle along the road with cliff views of all of Ithaca. Yet the cottage is fairly secluded, and surrounded by forests on a very quiet street. If you go up East Shore drive you will get to the vineyards along the East side of the lake and the cute little town of Aurora where the McKenzie-Childs farm is located (this is a very nice drive and visit to the founding location of this high-end whimsical furniture and home décor company). If you drive in the other direction there is an area for swimming at the Cornell sailing school that is only a couple of minutes down the road toward Ithaca. You can rent kayaks at Puddledockers, which is about ten minutes from the cottage near Meadow street. The commons is the boutique shopping pedestrian mall of Ithaca with plenty of great restaurants, and it is in the center of downtown, and also only ten minutes from the cottage. A thirty minute drive will take you to the many wineries on the West side of the lake and the quaint village of Trumansburg with plenty of antique shopping along the way. Robert H. Treman State Park is a great place to hike the gorges, and it is about fifteen minutes away from the cottage off of Meadow st. Ithaca Brewery is near to Treman Park, and it offers many nationally known micro-brews along with great locally-sourced food. The iconic Ithaca Falls are less than ten minutes away from the cottage (just drive down East Shore drive and head straight past Ithaca High School and the falls are on the left). Stewart Park is about five minutes away, which is the home to many festivals in Ithaca (Including Beerfest and the Scottish festival) and Stewart Park also has outdoor BBQ with beau

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Rates & Availability

Ithaca Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
IC Graduation
May 19 2017 - May 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
$1,425
Flat fee
 
 
Cornell Graduation 2017
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
4 night minimum stay
$1,500
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$175
From
$300
Thu,Fri,Sat
$1,300
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Cayuga Lake Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • 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 Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • swimming
Notes:
A relaxing retreat close to all that the Fingerlakes have to offer

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