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House / Cabin look on 5 ac,Private ,Pond .S of Ithaca

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

2 1/2 Bedrooms , 1 Bath, (Sleeps 5) cozy ,Wifi,TV, great views.

(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 .15 miles south of Ithaca

More Details

Sam Konowal
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 23, 2017

About Sam Konowal

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

Donna, Medical writer and jested retired 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 16 miles to Ithaca. And only 22 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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Spencer House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
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 shower 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
  • 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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House / Cabin look on 5 ac,Private ,Pond .S of Ithaca
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 29 reviews

Cosy and comfortable cabin

  • 5 of 5

Sam, the owner has thought of everything with this immaculately clean cabin. It is very cosy and is well stocked with everything you need.

It is very private, and well up from the road. Surrounded by birds and the croaking bullfrogs in the pond, it is an idyllic location.

This was our second stay at this lovely house, and we will be back.

Thank you, Sam for being so helpful and accommodating.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Away from it all in a cabin that has it all.

  • 5 of 5

My family and I just got back from a 3 night stay and had a wonderful time. The cabin is stocked with anything you might need. The cabin is 30 minutes from Watkins Glen and 20 minutes to Ithaca for day trips. My sons fished in the pond, played football in the yard and we all played board games (which are supplied). Everything inside and outside the cabin is labeled so you can easily find what you're looking for. We had great fires by the pond and the darts were an added bonus.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful little place

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time getting away from it all at this peaceful property. The property is chock full of games, activities, and all the necessities you may need for a stay. It is also close enough to all the outings in the area. So you can go to Ithaca and have a look around, you can go to the lovely parks to hike and look for the waterfalls. But when you return, it is back to peace and tranquility. Lots of nice touches all around the property that leaves you wanting for nothing. If you do need something it's down road in Spencer. The only minor gripe we can say we have is the ability to hear the road noise from the property. However, you can't even see the roadway from the property. All you see are farms and rolling hills in the distance. So thank you for maintaining a lovely property and for allowing other people to see your great work. It would certainly be a place we would return to in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Out of the ordinary

  • 4 of 5

This home is well maintained, has a policy of being stocked ( replace what you use), and is in a great location. Spenser, New York is a very small town and totally unpretentious. There is a 25 minute drive north to Ithaca. The house offers visitors nice local walks, an eating area beside the pond, and the sense of being in a home that was carefully put together.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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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
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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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 and food.

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

Tioga Downs race track about 18 miles


Rates & Availability

Spencer House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
JUNE 2017 Special
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
JULY 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
Aug 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
Sep 6 2017 - Sep 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
Oct 3 2017 - Oct 23 2017
3 night minimum stay
2018 Memorial day
May 24 2018 - May 29 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25

Must be 25 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.
Contact Owner

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