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ITHACA NY VACATION HOUSE Near Cornell,Downtown & Hiking..Last Minute Stays~Pets!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

Vacations,Short-term rentals,Cornell & Ithaca College graduations,reunions,etc

Beautiful sunlit historic home perched on East Hill, a quiet upscale neighborhood bordering Collegetown, walking distance to Cornell, stores & restaurants, 6 mile Creek hiking trails/gorges & waterfall, and just a 15 minute stroll downtown. There are also 2 great playgrounds at the Belle Sherman School just 2 blocks away. The property is also near the busline, for guests who don't have a car and want to venture out further than the downtown area. Ithaca College is a 5 minute drive from the house.

The house has 3 bedrooms with 4 beds upstairs- 1 King Size bed in 1rst bedroom, 1 King bed & 1 Full size bed in 2nd bedroom, and 1 full size bed in smaller bedroom. Also upstairs is one full bathroom and one half bathroom. Fresh towels and linens are provided for guests.

Downstairs is the kitchen with all appliances, silverware, pots & pans, etc for guest's use. Off the kitchen is the dining room, livingroom and a screened-in porch.

There is a gigantic backyard, fantastic for entertaining and a dog's dream come true! It's entirely fenced in, perfect for pets and children. All are welcome!

No extra charge for pets or large groups.

Amenities include: Netflix, Off Street parking (fits 3-4 cars comfortably, but possible to have more if 2nd row is formed), Ceiling Fans, A/C in 2 of the bedrooms and a portable A/C for 3rd bedroom or any other desired room in the house, thermostat for heat control, Beautiful hardwood floors and sunlit rooms throughout!

Please note: The photos do not do this house justice. The rooms are more spacious and lighter than reflected in the pics. Also, I don't yet have pics of the half bath. More & better photos to come!

More Details

Susan Nichols
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2017


Ithaca House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • sailing
  • swimming


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ITHACA NY VACATION HOUSE Near Cornell,Downtown & Hiking..Last Minute Stays~Pets!
average rating of 4.4 based on 35 reviews
Novi, Mi, USA

A Wonderful Thanksgiving!!

  • 5 of 5

This is our second Thanksgiving in this fun house! We love having the room to gather, the space to cook, the large fenced in yard for our dog. The house is also in the perfect location for Cornell activities, restaurants and shopping. I would absolutely recommend this house!!

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location!

  • 3 of 5

This property was the last available in-town VRBO rental in my price range for the Cornell freshman move-in weekend. I am so glad I booked it - in early June most of Ithaca was really booked up and it is much nicer to stay in a house instead of a hotel room when you are staying for more than a day or two. Good information on arrival, and we never needed to call the host.

Pros - Location, location, location! 8 minutes to Cornell's North Campus townhouses, 5-15 minutes to shopping, both in the downtown Ithaca Commons area, to Wegmans and the big box stores. Easy parking behind the house, fenced yard and shady trees. Lots of room to spread out in the house and not a lot of fussy decorative objects to accidentally knock over and break. Big refrigerator, good quality gas stove/oven for cooking meals at home. Enough gear to cook basic meals. AC/overhead fans in two bedrooms were much appreciated. Found washing machine in basement and even did a load of clothes. Excellent internet and TV services - a must for anyone with young adults. There is much that is convenient and easy to use. I can see why large groups would enjoy this. These are all 5 star!

Cons - Minor inconveniences - no curtains on the windows on the street side of the house, road noise (curtains would help), the bathrooms are all upstairs in the house, the stairs from the parking area to the house are quite steep and require care when going down. (the stairs don't look all that great but they are sturdy). More serious negatives - the house doesn't really come off as being clean and ready for rental, and that is disconcerting when you walk in. Walls are grimy, there are musty smells that waft up through the heating vents from the basement, the upholstered furniture definitely smells of dog/cat occupancy, and there was a disturbingly not-clean look to the black floor mat in the bathroom - when I rolled it up to leave it in the hall, a black hair scrunchy came out of it. Not enough to make us leave - but it still puts you off, and is dismaying when you realize how much you are paying for 5 days of this.

The cons make this an average stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Property with a Great Location

  • 5 of 5

Really just an awesome place to stay. Highly recommended! Clean, comfortable and convenient!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything as promised

  • 5 of 5

Our families enjoyed and felt comfortable in this rental property. The owner had assured the little conveniences, such as creamers in the frig, were there to make us feel right at home.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Character home within walking distance to downtown

  • 4 of 5

Great place to hang our hats for the night!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quint home close to everything

  • 5 of 5

Susan was terrific, and very helpful. She even left out fresh towels, sheets, and soap for us. The home was exactly as it was described. We very much enjoyed sitting out on the lawn chairs in the backyard and in the enclosed porch. Thank you Susan for the stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $200

Cancellation Policy:
Cancel 60 days or more before 1rst day of reservation and get full refund
Cancel 30 days or more before 1rst day of reservation and get 50% refund
No refund if cancelled less than 30 days before the 1rst day of reservation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.