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Sam Konowal

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english

House / cabin look 5 acres,Great View ,Private 15 Mi. S of Ithaca

20 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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House , cabin look, 2 1/2 Bedrooms , 1 Bath, (Sleeps 5)

(House) cabin look is located on outskirts of Spencer, NY. Rt 34. It is about 100 yards off road and has privacy. Situated on hill and not visible from road. Has pond ,bass fish, catch and release and beautiful view of mountains and farmlands. Large flat lawn - good for games and dog.

The inside has just been renovated. Has knotty pine look with lots of large windows with vertical blinds, 12 foot cathedral living room ceiling. Open floor plan. All kitchen appliances with wood laminate floors with radiant heat and electric heat.

The house is fully equipped with sheets, towels, dishes, cookware, etc. and kitchen is stocked with a variety of foods and staples goods, which you can use and replace or pay for.

There is a spring water plus a water dispenser and a 6 foot island with 3 stools. The large dining table can seat 4 plus. Living room includes sofa bed, recliners, glider rocker, 50'' plasma TV. Cable HD TV, cable and wireless internet. Cell phone reception is excellent.

The 2 bedrooms have queen size beds and sofa in living room thats opens to a regular double bed. Also just added a small bedroom with a 36 x 72 single bed . x Bathroom has a 4 foot vanity and 5 foot bath-shower combination. ADA toilet. A lot of hand grab rails.

The cabin is a great place to relax at the end of a day exploring. Easy drive to Ithaca, Watkins Glen, Corning, Finger Lakes wineries, Tioga Downs (harness racing and gaming), antique shops, state parks with waterfalls and hiking trails, etc. Can fish in pond on property.catch and release.

The small town of Spencer has only 1 blinking red light (no traffic), but has all basics, including grocery store, gas, bank, dollar store, and a 3 restaurants. Full shopping and malls in Ithaca 15 miles north . Easy drive on nice county road no traffic lights

Any outdoor activities are at your own risk.

Spencer, NY. 14883

Information contact, Sam Konowal

610-731-5001 cell. text, e-mail

Keywords: Cabin, Cottage,House, with View of Family Farm and NY. rolling hills . Located on 5 Acres of Hill Side. Private. Can Not See Cabin from Road .

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Sam Konowal (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Sam Konowal

Sam, semi retired and active likes outdoors.biking,hiking,hunting,fixing things.

Donna, Medical writer and award winning quilter. Donna and mom Irene made over the 26 quilts on displayed at cabin.

Sam Konowal purchased this house in 2009

Why Sam Konowal chose New York

The town of Spencer is small town America. No hassle traffic, just a blinking red light at the main intersection Rt 34 and Rt 96. Which is 2 miles north. A good place to relax and getaway from city life.

What makes this house unique

Only 17 miles to Ithaca. And only 20 miles to Watkins Glen.

No need to close window blinds, no one around to look in. Great view of rolling hills. Has everything to be comforable . Just have to bring your own personal items .

looking at the stars at night . hearing the frogs in the pond.and fresh air . looking at more than 26 home made quilts hanging the on walls made by award winning quilter J.Donna leBlanc.and are mother Irene

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hello, Sam--

Just want to let you know that we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the cabin in Spencer, NY. You were right when you said that it would have everything we needed to be comfortable. We were very impressed with how well organized everything was and appreciated the labels on the drawers and cabinets. The handmade quilts added to the charm of the interior. It was indeed very comfortable.--Besides all that, my grandkids loved skipping rocks across the pond, and the view from the cabin was great!

Best regards,

Aug 2011
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based on 20 traveler reviews

House / cabin look 5 acres,Great View ,Private 15 Mi. S of Ithaca
average rating of 4.95 based on 25 reviews

most relaxing home away from home ever

  • 5 of 5

I was immediately totally comfortable at this home. It was easy to find everything and the beds were so comfortable that I slept better than at my own home every night. Having the washer dryer was a huge asset. The cabin is close to the road but isolated from it by a little hill, which also creates a wonderful view. I am very thankful for our stay there and would do it again!

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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Simply wonderful!!

  • 5 of 5

I really don't want to write a glowing review because I don't want to share this little piece of Heaven! It was absolutely perfect! You will need nothing. Sam has thought of everything. Just go and enjoy, but don't take my week!


  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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This place has it all! Highly recommend it!

  • 5 of 5

This was just a delightful place to stay. I have stayed at several VRBO properties in the past and this one is tops! The house has everything you could ever think of. It is designed for people of all ages. Our dog loved the pond and the area hiking in the gorges. The house was fully stocked and well labeled so any questions you had were immediately answered. Sam was very courteous and easy to deal with. Great place to sit outside, relax and enjoy all the nature around you. We have already discussed coming back in the fall.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect House rental!

  • 5 of 5

Just can't say enough about how great this place was for my husband and myself and our dog. Very comfortable bed and furniture-great layout in kitchen and best stocked kitchen I've ever seen in all our yrs of renting on VRBO. Fall colors were gorgeous and it was perfect location for us to go exploring Ithaca, and surrounding area where I grew up. Wine tasting on Cayuga and Seneca lake was lots of fun and dog friendly. At the end of the day great to relax with a glass of wine on the patio and watch the sun go down. Oh, and owner made special accommodation for my limited mobility!

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
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  • 5 of 5

I am currently staying here and I just have to tell you this cabin is everything the pictures show. We are so impressed and definitely will be back !!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved the place, awesome location and features

  • 5 of 5

We reserved this cabin for two nights in August 2014. Right from guiding us with directions to the property to the time of vacating Sam was available by call. Anything and everything that could be potentially required was thought out and kept along with detailed directions on how to use them. We were also pleasantly surprised by the fire wood that was provided (neatly covered in tarp) and fresh tomatoes in the garden upfront.

Our kids wanted to spend and enjoy the cabin rather than the finger lakes area so that speaks volumes about the stuff Sam had for them from board games to badminton rackets etc... Just want to thank Sam for all his efforts in making sure we had a great stay. He obviously takes a lot of pride in owning and maintaining the place.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Ithaca, NY.
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
McAnns Rt 34 Van Etten,NY.
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Holly Brook county club
Nearest Motorway
1.8 Miles
Rt 34 and Rt 96 in Spencer, NY
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Spencer, NY (3)
Car: necessary

Located 2 miles outside of a very small town.

Cabin has most everything you need for a comfortable stay. Just bring your own personal items.

Within 20 miles of Ithaca, Watkins Glen, Corning, Owego,

Tioga Downs race track about 18 miles


Rates & Availability

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Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
JUNE. 2016
Jun 1 2016 - Jun 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Jul 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Sept. To Dec. 2016
Sep 1 2016 - Dec 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50

Must be 30 years or older to rent and sign rental agreement agreement. 25 to 30 age ,Copy of drivers license required.
Maybe possible security deposit or property damage insurance
NO MORE THAN 4 ADULTS AND 3 Children staying at cabin overnight. Or total of 5 adults.2 children.
Depending on month minimal nights required..
No smoking or illegal drugs inside of cabin.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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New York House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Split-System Heating
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Tub , shower combination with regular shower head and Hand held head. ADA toilet 17' high. And 4' sink . Grab on hand rails on wall.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , 36'x72'
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , In living room
  • Queen size Beds (2), small Bed(1) Regular sofa bed in living room (1) Also available are 1 bed mats that open to 4x36x72 can be put on floor
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Walkway to Water
  • Yard
  • 10 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
Displayed , over 25 home made quilts by J.D. leBlanc, award winning quilter and her mother Irene . Cabin has 5 large windows with vertical blinds great view. 12 foot high living room ceiling with fan. Very cozy and comfortable and private.

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