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Excellent lake front property, with a yard! Great for the whole family.

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Family Friendly - 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8-10

If you looking for a great week of fun on the lake, for the whole family, this is for you. This 3 bedroom house is located close to city of thaca - close to restaurants, grocery, etc. You'll have a private lakefront, with a yard - which is a rare find on Cayuga Lake. There's a large firepit for your evening bonfire.


Don't miss out on the opportunity to celebrate your graduation on Cayuga Lake, close to Ithaca.

For our weekly renters, at check-in, you’ll be greeted with a lovely welcome basket to help kick off your relaxing week at the lake.

You're also close to wineries, hiking, biking, state parks. There are plenty of activities all summer - concerts, races, boating... And you'll have a great view of Cornell University from the dock.

Rented weekly, Sunday - Sunday. June 18th - August 27. Prior to June 18 and after Aug. 27th, we can accommodate minimum of 3 nights.

3 Bedrooms

Three bedroom home with beautiful lake view and access, located 1 mile from city of Ithaca on West Shore. House sleeps 8-10: Master bedroom with queen bed, 2nd bedroom with queen bed, 3rd bedroom with 2 sets of bunk beds. **There is an additional fee for more than 8 people. If your 9th and 10th are under 17, please let us know. We will waive the fee for families.

House details

The house is situated on a hillside, with steps to the lake, so please consider your party's ability to navigate steps to the beach. The beach has an ample yard for enjoying the lake front. There us a deck off the house, and seating area with view of the lake.The house has city water, so it is good for drinking.


There is a washer and dryer available for your use. It is located on the 1st floor, off the kitchen.

This is a non-smoking unit.

Cleaning and Beds:

The entire house is fully cleaned on arrival and after departure. Beds are all cleaned with linens and comforter available in each room. Tenants to strip all beds and put all linen in room marked by Landlord on departure.

This is a quiet, lakefront community. Excessive use of alcohol or loud noisy parties are prohibited and may result in loss of your security deposit.

** Please check the calendar for availability. We may not respond to inquiries for dates that are already booked. ***

More Details

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 27, 2017

About Julie

We live next door, down the same driveway. We have owned this property for over 14 years, and have been renting by the week during the summer for 9 years. As we live on the lake to enjoy the summer months, we will be nearby to address any issues that may arise.

Julie purchased this house in 2002

What makes this house unique

Our rental property features a large lawn on the beach. This is a very rare find, especially so close to Ithaca. Enjoy lawn games and a large fire pit. From the dock, you have a great view of Cornell University and Ithaca College. There is plenty of parking to accommodate a number of cars without issue.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a lovely time. 3 families all managed to squeeze in just fine! Canoeing was fun - and managed to hike in several of the parks. As former Cornellians we really appreciated getting to know the West Side of the lake!
Aug 2010
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Ithaca House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 0
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs - toilet , combination tub/shower , Located upstairs, where the bedrooms are
    Downstairs - toilet , combination tub/shower , Full sized 2nd bathroom, located next to kitchen
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Master - 1 queen , Large room with AC, view of lake
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Good sized room. Windows on 2 sides, good airflow.
    Bedroom 3 - 4 twin/ single , 1 set of bunks, 2 twins. Good sized room for kids bunk room
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • 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
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)

Excellent lake front property, with a yard! Great for the whole family.
average rating of 4.263158 based on 25 reviews

Great stay...and then something great.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this house over labor day weekend, 2016. A mix of IC friends and our families. We really liked the house...comfortable beds, a nice kitchen, the lakefront dock/yard/bonfire was amazing. We were outside a ton, swimming, grilling and sitting by the fire every night. We met and liked Julie the owner (who lives next door). I'd usually end my review here with a "thanks Julie, we'll be back". But something else happened that was really special. Our 6-year-old lost his favorite go-to-bed-every-night stuffed animal somewhere on the trip. Catastrophe! We got in touch with Julie, who looked, but couldn't find "Wolfie". The kid was sad at bedtime for WEEKS. Then-- unexpectedly, a package arrived in the mail in late November. It was our beaten up old wolf with a little note that said "I'm so glad to be home" with a heart.

Amazing. Julie, thanks so much--- you're awesome.

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Ben, Glad we could reunite Wolfie with his proper owner. ... I forgot about that. And thanks for the great review! Julie
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  • 4 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay at this property with everything we needed to be comfortable and enjoy ourselves. The view of the lake is beautiful, nice to wake up to and also to enjoy from the deck at the end of the day with a glass of wine. We were so busy that we didn't get to take full advantage of the waterfront dock and the canoes and fire pit. Next time!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Hi Julie,

Just wanted to send a quick thank you for renting your lake house to us last week. We've been coming up to Ithaca every summer since graduating from IC in 1996. We've stayed in various hotels, B and B's, and other lake houses; the experience we just had was by far the best yet. The house was perfect. It was clean, peaceful, and we could not ask for a better location - close enough to all our favorite places: downtown, Taughannock, Americana Winery, and the college. We took full advantage of the lake and were able to swim, kayak, fish, and had to fight with our dog to come out of the water too! We hope we left the house in as good condition as we found it and would love to be able to return in the future.


Glen Kurz

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Glen. I'm glad you enjoyed your time at our lake house. We look forward to seeing you again. Julie
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Wonderful, relaxing vacation with fabulous views.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our vacation at this home. The location on Cayuga Lake was excellent. Perfect views of Cornell and Ithaca's hills. Close to town and stores but far away enough to relax. The yard on the lake provided enough space for everyone to have fun. We brought our paddle board and Kayak and spent everyday in the water. We also enjoyed fishing. The kitchen is nice and big with everything needed for a family to enjoy good meals. Having 2 full bathrooms was very nice and also being able to utilize the washer and dryer was key!

The owners were very helpful and responsive. We highly recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We're glad you enjoyed your time at our lake house. Cheers, Julie
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Fairplay MD

Lakefront with a great view.

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time at the lake. The house was just the right size for the six of us. Julie was very helpful and friendly. Her Nephew even helped us take a group picture down by the lake. We did have steps to walk down to the water but Julie was very upfront about that in her ad so we knew what to expect. There were canoes available for us to use but we had brought our own kayaks. Being right on the water is the best, and the swimming was great.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We're glad you enjoyed your stay at the lake, and your group did appear to take full advantage of the lakefront and kayaking. I'd like to see that picture he took, if you wouldn't mind emailing it to me. Cheers, Julie
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wonderful time at the lake

  • 5 of 5

we thourghly enjoyed the week we stayed at this lake house. the weather was nearly perfect,hot and sunny. the house was great,we had plenty of room with all the modern conveniences. we knew about all the steps before we came so we were prepared for that. we had a perfect place to watch the fireworks on the 4th of july and the close proximity to ithaca made it very convenient for shopping and we attended a wonderful play at the hangar theater right down the road. it was very helpful to have laundry facilities right there also. we had brought some firewood but due to the very dry weather conditions decided not to have a fire. we did notice the bottom portion of steps could use some attention. all in all our stay was perfect,thank you so much. delia waltimire

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. I will take a look at that step today! (sorry, I missed this review earlier) Cheers, Julie
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Tompkins Regional Airport

Located on Cayuga Lake in the heart of finger lakes wine country, close to Ithaca. Easy access to restaurants, grocery stores, etc.


Rates & Availability

Ithaca House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Academic Season
Sep 26 2016 - May 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
IC graduation 2017
May 18 2017 - May 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
Cornell Graduation 2017
May 23 2017 - May 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
may - June (only)
May 31 2017 - Jun 24 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $100 per night, per additional guest
July & August
Jun 25 2017 - Aug 27 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $100 per night, per additional guest
Labor Day
Aug 28 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400

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