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Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

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

13 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Cayuga Lake House Rental Photos and Description

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.

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 19th - August 27. Prior to June 19 and after Aug. 27th, we can accommodate minimum of 3 nights.

*** Cornell University and Ithaca College graduation weekends- we only book one year ahead. Please see Rates for more information.***

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
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Julie (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

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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based on 13 traveler reviews

Excellent lake front property, with a yard! Great for the whole family.
average rating of 4.076923 based on 19 reviews

Great, spacious lake house

  • 5 of 5

Julie was very responsive and accommodating, as I was able to check in a few hours earlier than planned. The house was spacious and everything was very clean. Two canoes with a handful of life jackets were made available, and the backyard space was great for gathering around the fire pit at night.

There are three bedrooms upstairs (two with queens, one with four single beds--the bunk bed room) and downstairs a spare room with a twin pullout couch and the main room with two long couches and plenty of floor space. There is also a full bathroom on each of the two floors, as well as a washer and dryer and a dishwasher.

Only complaints would be the lawn chairs are a bit sun worn and cracking, the TV remote wouldn't change channels, only turn on and off the TV, and the wifi was slow.

All in all, exactly what we were looking for in a lake house close (by car) to town and the university. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great views and close to everything

  • 4 of 5

We came to the Finger Lakes area to enjoy the lake and some hiking. This house provided a beautiful view of the lake with a great dock and canoes to use as well as close proximity to Ithaca and the many hikes to enjoy. The owners even provided some wonderful coffee for us that was roasted locally. As others have said, the driveway is difficult to find and could be better marked. I think we missed it almost every time, even in the daylight. Be prepared for steps both to the house from parking and to the lake, which can provide some of the healthy exercise for your stay! I would only suggest that things be marked a bit better for convenience. We had to use the air conditioner and didn't know it worked on a wall switch and the disposal switch was difficult to find since it was underneath the sink. Other than that we were able to find everything needed and enjoyed a well-stocked kitchen.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We're glad you enjoyed our lake house. You point out a few things we do need to address: we will work on marking the property at the road so its easier to find, especially in the dark. We also need to mark the switches better. Glad you enjoyed the coffee ; )
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Property is OK but nothing to write home about

  • 3 of 5

Members of my party agreed that we experienced a 3-star rental. I see that a lot of reviewers were very happy with the property; we were moderately satisfied. We found the owner to be lacking in the communication and hospitality departments. A couple of her responses to reviews on this site are defensive, so I fully expect some sort of rebuttal. With regrets, we will not return to this property. For specific feedback on my stay, you can find me on social media as Fran Cladek.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Well, you have me in a pickle here. Anything I say will be defensive, so let’s just agree you can’t make everyone happy. Best of luck with your future vacation plans.
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Great view & location but some minor issues

  • 3 of 5

A group of 10 of us went to celebrate my birthday and the lakehouse suited our needs. The minor issues were (1) the AC does not really work - it apparently only goes into one of the bedrooms but we couldn't really figure it out. Luckily they had an industrial fan for the common area, (2) there is a tenant in the basement unit that we weren't aware of, and (3) there were spiderwebs in some parts of the house (although generally it was clean).

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Rebecca, We're glad you enjoyed your stay. The AC does work in the master bedroom, as described in the property description. You asked about it then, and I thought we resolved the issue during your stay. There were no tenants in the basement apartment during your stay, so I'm not sure why that is mentioned. Your group appeared to be enjoying the beach and lake during your stay.
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Rental was adequate for our needs.

  • 3 of 5

The dock, grass lawn, and fire pit were awesome! However, the driveway could be marked better since it is a very quick turn on a busy road, only one bedroom was air-conditioned, but plenty of fans were supplied. We had dogs, and would have liked the side door to lead to a useable pet area that we would be willing to clean ourselves. Lots of stairs! Stairs from car to house, and lots more from house to dock.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. There is air conditioning the the master bedroom, and you can open the door to the 2nd bedroom to share. Fortunately, there's only a week or two in the Finger Lakes summer that you don't get a nice cool breeze at night. I'm glad you enjoyed your time at the lake.
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A work in progress.

  • 4 of 5

Great lake view!!! There are a lot of steps, but that was stated in the description. There was no firewood in the fire pit and when you put utensils in the dishwasher, they fell through because the bottoms were damaged. It would have been nice to have ice and water from the refrigerator and hot water from the dispenser at the sink. It looks like the owners are working on improving the house. I'm sure it will improve over time.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: As I wrote to Judy directly, I'm a little confused by the 4 star rating, vs review. The stars are positive, but the review, starting with the title, are negative. The refrigerator is a brand new stainless steel French door refrigerator, with a non-working ice maker. We are on city water and the water tastes very good. There is also a brand new glass top stove. There is a good sized fire pit at the beach, and while we don't promise any wood there is usually plenty of wood around. There is a uniquely large yard at the waterfront. Rather than "lake view", you get "lake access" as well. I am unaware of an issue with the dishwasher, but I will check it out between rentals. No one else mentioned an issue. We live right next door, and are usually here to address any issues we are made aware of. As with any home, there is always something to be addressed. I don't feel it is appropriate to call it a "work in progress". I do hope you enjoyed your stay. 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

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July & August
Jun 26 2016 - Sep 5 2016
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $100 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400

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Cayuga Lake House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
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, Sleeps 10
  • 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 ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • 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

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