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Ithaca Private Country Estate on 14 acres - 7 beds, 4 baths, hot tub & billiards

Bedrooms 6
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


chateau / country house
Minimum Stay
2 - 5 nights

About the property

Beautiful, bright, open-concept 6 bed, 4 bath Country Lodge w/14 acres IN ITHACA

Introducing Shangri-Lodge, our newest luxury vacation home in the Finger Lakes. The synopsis: a 3600 square foot home renovated in 2013-2014 featuring six bedrooms, four bathrooms, on a spacious 14+ acre property with gardens, lawns, fields, barns, a huge pond, many mature trees and a creek with it's own little waterfalls. Windows and skylights galore allow the home to be flooded with light and give you picturesque views out every window. Located in Ithaca, 6 minutes from downtown and close to both Cayuga and Seneca Lake Wine Trails.

The Details:

This delightful, spacious home began as a mid-century ranch with three bedrooms. In the 1980's an addition doubled the space by adding a vaulted great room, two more bedrooms and a bathroom on the first floor and a secluded master suite with a queen and a single bed on the second floor. You can just picture the Rat Pack boys mixing drinks in the great room and lounging around on the sofas in front of the fireplace so large you could walk in to it!

Since purchasing the house in June of 2013, we have completely remodeled the kitchen into a huge, bright, beautiful space that marries modern technology and convenience with some charming farm-style details. With 19 feet of counter space plus a 12 foot island, you can accommodate many cooks and helpers. The commercial-style 48' rangetop has four burners and a very large griddle. The kitchen is also outfitted with Frigidaire Gallery series double ovens and their Professional series refrigerator and separate freezer (yes, lots of space!) and a Bosch SilencePlus dishwasher.

Also in our renovation work, two bathrooms which were outdated and had teeny tiny prefab shower stalls have been gutted, reconfigured and built with custom spacious tiled showers (and, of course, new vanities, toilets and fixtures as well). The open concept space allows you to see from the great room into the kitchen as well as the dining room and conversation area in the library. The lower level has a spacious family room with sectional couch, pool table, a game table, flat screen HDTV and an electric fireplace. It is a fantastic, bright space to watch movie or sports, play games or as a refuge for the kids to get away from the adults.

Five of the bedrooms are on the first floor, with one of them having an en suite bathroom. There are two hall bathrooms also on the first floor, one with a shower/tub combination and the other with a shower. This layout works very well for people with limited mobility or who prefer not to do stairs. The sixth bedroom with queen bed, en suite bathroom and an additional single bed is on the second floor.

Let's talk about the great outdoors. The property is over 14 acres, divided by a road. Surrounding the house are gardens, trees and lawn that give way to fields of corn and forests. On the house side of the street, a creek runs the border of the property and continues on to refresh the inviting pond on the other side of the street. We have included a seven- person hot tub in a private area right out the side of the house within view of the creek. On the other side of the house you will find the fire pit with 12 Adirondack chairs and open lawn. Across the street, the pond has a rope swing, a stationary dock with a ladder and a floating dock with a diving board. There is also a shelter near the pond to use as a picnic pavilion or just to get out of the sun.

Great flow, easy living, light, space, the outdoors, all of these factors make Shangri-Lodge an amazing house for people to come together and enjoy each other's company.

NOTE: Not suitable for weddings, receptions, parties or gatherings which include outside guests. Property is for the use and enjoyment of registered guests only, unless prior approval from owners is given.

More Details

KC Christopher
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 20, 2017

About KC Christopher

Mitch and I (KC) have spent years learning what travelers are looking for and how to pamper them while operating the Halsey House B&B in local Trumansburg for over a decade. We bring that knowledge to each vacation home we offer and you can rest assured our standards are at the highest level you will encounter in the Finger Lakes region and beyond.

KC Christopher purchased this chateau / country house in 2013

Why KC Christopher chose Cayuga Lake

This estate offers the opportunity to live in the country while being in the city. It epitomizes what we look for and create in a vacation home - luxury, comfort, privacy, land, trees, an intimate setting with room to spread out and enjoy the simpler, finer things in life like downtime and spending time with people dear to you.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

This is a rare gem, surrounded by nature's beauty and only minutes from downtown Ithaca but a world away from traffic, people and stress. A truly private oasis awaits you.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

Ithaca Private Country Estate on 14 acres - 7 beds, 4 baths, hot tub & billiards
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 23 reviews
Western New York

Great house! We had a wonderful weekend away!

  • 4 of 5

The kitchen was awesome, very well stocked with dishes, appliances, and cookware. The common rooms were so comfortable and all of our group could hang out together to chat, play games,etc. Bedrooms and bathrooms were good and the house was very clean. The owners were great, very helpful and always quick to respond to any question. The only thing I wish I could change is the layout of the bathrooms so they could be a little more accessible. Also the living room could use a few more lights.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
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Great home for a large group

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 12 adults chose this home because it could accommodate 6 couples having their own bedrooms, and it was very close to Lake Cayuga and Seneca Lake. We were only about 10 minutes from Wegman's for those last-minute grocery runs too. The property is beautiful, and the house is very clean and comfortable. The large kitchen is awesome and our group tended to gather there every night. You can tell they take care of this home and tried to think of everything we needed for the long weekend. We will definitely consider staying here again.

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Westfield, NJ

Perfect Fall retreat

  • 5 of 5

This home was beautiful with so many amenities and supplies thought of by the owners. Our group enjoyed the warmth of the fireplace and the kitchen was perfect for everyone to gather in and cook gourmet meals. We will definitely come back again!

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Family reunion. The house accommodated 10 of us comfortably. We had a very special week together and thoroughly enjoyed the property. It was well equipped and beautiful

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything we dreamed of!

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect - exactly as pictured and had everything we possibly needed. It's so hard to find a house that comfortably sleeps 13 adults, and this one did so perfectly. Plenty of space to pass time together both inside and outside without being on top of each other. Highly, highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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coopersburg, Pa.

Family wedding weekend

  • 5 of 5

I booked this property to accommodate my extended family.on the occasion of my son's wedding on campus at Ithaca College. We loved the property. Very spacious. Bedrooms all well appointed and beds were comfortable. The large kitchen was a pleasure to use, well equipped and spotless. The location is ideal for visits to either Ithaca or Cornell and, of course, the beautiful lakes. Would certainly recommend this lovely home.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Ithaca/Tompkins County regional airport
Nearest Barpub
4.6 Miles
Corks and More
Nearest Golf
2.9 Miles
Hillendale Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
State Rte. 96
Nearest Restaurant
4.9 Miles
Boatyard Grill
Nearest Ski
27 Miles
Greek Peak Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Taughannock State Park on Cayuga Lake
Car: necessary

Ithaca is an ivy-league college town which has numerous cultural activities and an 'enlightened' population, making it laid-back and progressive at the same time.

Surrounding this small and vibrant city you'll find a strong agricultural countryside spotted by quaint towns and villages. In addition to over a hundred independent wineries, there are artisanal cheese-makers, micro-breweries, spirit distilleries, farmer's markets and organic produce roadside stands.

Popular activities include wine tasting in a region known for award-winning wines and hiking in the area's state and national parks while viewing over 150 magnificent waterfalls. There are local and unique festivals all year-round and excellent restaurants, many of which have a locavour philosophy to bring you the best and freshest ingredients this agricultural region has to offer.


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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 3.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Ithaca Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Bedroom #4's en suite bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 1st floor back hall bathroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , 1st floor hall bathroom
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2nd floor queen bedroom's en suite bathroom
  • Two bathrooms are en suite, two bathrooms are located in the hall and accessible by all.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1st floor king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1st floor queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1st floor queen with en suite bathroom
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , 1st floor queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1st floor king
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 2nd floor queen with twin bed and en suite bathroom
  • Five bedrooms are on the first floor, one bedroom is on the second floor.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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