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Cayuga Lakefront Cottage, Ten Minutes To Ithaca Or Trumansburg

5 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
4 - 7 nights


Ithaca House Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4

Fully-furnished lake house/property. Quiet setting. Open plan kitchen/dining/living area, hardwood floors. Two bedrooms, laundry room, and bath (shower/tub) room. Washer/dryer, microwave, dishwasher, high-speed wireless internet, and TV (no cable)/DVD, air conditioning. Fully stocked with dishes/pots/utensils/coffee maker/tea kettle/towels, sheets/towels, etc. Beautiful lake view from the main living room. 15-20 steps to beach with a large lawn area. Located on paved, town-maintained (plowed in winter) road. Halfway between Ithaca and Trumansburg. Fifteen minutes to Cornell. Two miles to Taughannock Falls State Park.

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Kathryn Henion
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 31, 2016

What makes this house unique

Few steps to beach with large lawn area and pavilion. House located on bluff for great views.


based on 5 traveler reviews

Cayuga Lakefront Cottage, Ten Minutes To Ithaca Or Trumansburg
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

A very nice cottage right on Cayuga Lake.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is in a perfect location to see the sights around Cayuga and Seneca Lakes. Or, you can just relax and look at the lake and the birds that come by. It has everything you need for a comfortable stay. (The Breville Toaster is awesome.) Kathy was so helpful to us anytime we needed something. Her recommendations of the Red Feet Wine Market and Wegman's (for groceries) was spot on. We easily drove to the Cornell Plantations and Lab of Ornithology. Went up to the Montezuma Wildlife Refuge and a cruised on the Schooner 'True Love'. We didn't allow enough time at the Corning Glass Museum, but we were able to see a special exhibit, a glass-blowing demo and make our own small glass animal - we both highly recommend this for adults (so fun). We had such a good time we hope to come back.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stunning view, perfect for families

  • 5 of 5

Staying in this bungalow above Cayuga Lake was such a treat. It was the perfect setting for our family of four. The little ones loved throwing rocks from the pier and we loved watching the sunset with its golden pink hues reflecting off the water. A bonus was that it was close to the Ithaca Children's Garden as well as the Hangar Theatre. Everyone had a great time and Kathy was the perfect host. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tranquil setting with everything you need

  • 5 of 5

The best part of this house is its setting - great views of the lake and a variety of outside options to enjoy it. Inside, the house is simply furnished but very well equipped. We have rented many vacation homes and this house would be at the top of the list in terms of supplies - cooking equipment, basic cooking supplies - they do not skimp.

And perhaps the two most important things about any house rental - a very comfortable bed and a good supply of hot water in the shower!

We were here to visit our son at Ithaca College and it is an easy drive to Ithaca and all it has to offer.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Elliot and Marianne Carlin

  • 5 of 5

This was just what we were looking for - a lovely, quiet, comfortable, well-equipt cottage right on the lake, with easy access to Ithaca, Cornell and Taughannock Falls State Park. We enjoyed watching the lake and the birds and squirrels from the living room, the patio and the lawn. Everything was clean and the owners were gracious and friendly. We hope to visit again soon.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Romantic Lake House

  • 5 of 5

While looking for a place for my boyfriend from Australia to stay nearby for the month of April, I found this on VRBO at a price that challenged all the local hotels. Even at out-of-season rates, this house provided everything that was needed on an exceptional level. Very much a home away from home!! The house is far from the main road, in a mostly private setting, so it was very quiet, except to hear birds singing, and the water splashing on the shore. The weather was still too cold for most outdoor activities, but truly enjoyed the absolutely stunning views of Cayuga Lake through the large window in the living room, while being able to cozy up to the warm fire place. Excellent for bird watching and seeing other wildlife too, like deer, squirrels, chipmunks, and a possum. The rooms were spacious, comfortable, nicely decorated, and very clean. The kitchen was well stocked with dishes and utensils, and completely functioning appliances. After food shopping at Walmart and Wegman's grocery, we cooked some meals there to save on dining costs, and enjoyed eating them at the table by the window overlooking the lake. The house was also stocked with other essentials such as toiletries, extra sheets, and big soft towels. Everything was easy to find too. The washer and dryer in the laundry room were very efficient and really helpful for washing clothes during such a long stay. The flat screen TV didn't have cable or satellite access, but still enjoyed watching DVDs bought at Walmart. There wasn't a land-line phone, but my tracfone had a good signal, and there was super fast WiFi internet available. Also had plenty of outlets for laptops, phone chargers and such. Meeting up with the owners a couple times, they are extremely friendly, very knowledgeable about the area, and always available for questions.

Even in the colder months there was still so much to enjoy, exploring all that Ithaca has to offer in shops, food, and parks. We enjoyed places such as visiting the Museum of the Earth, dining at the Boat Yard Grill, and at the end of April when it was warmer, walking the many trails along Ithaca's gorges to see the beautiful water falls. Made many happy memories visiting this beautiful lake house, and would love to return one day, for it truly worked it's magic on us, as my boyfriend is now my fiancé! Thank you for such wonderful accommodations!!

  • Submitted: May 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Car: necessary

Ten minutes to Ithaca or Trumansburg. Fifteen minutes to Cornell University and Ithaca College. Two miles to hiking/boating/swimming at Taughannock Falls State Park.


Rates & Availability

Ithaca House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall 2016
Oct 1 2016 - Dec 31 2016
4 night minimum stay
Jan 1 2017 - Mar 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
Apr 1 2017 - May 17 2017
4 night minimum stay
IC Graduation
May 18 2017 - May 21 2017
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Cornell Graduation
May 25 2017 - May 28 2017
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Summer 2017
May 29 2017 - Sep 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Security Deposit $300
Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.0%

Check-in is 4pm; Check-out by 11am
Winter (1/1-3/21): $900/wk., $1200/mos.
Spring (3/22-5/18): $1200/wk., $2200/mos.
Summer (5/26-9/30): $1575/wk., $3900/mos.
Fall (10/1-12/31): $1400/wk., $2600/mos.
Ithaca College Graduation ($1600 flat rate) and Cornell Graduation ($2400 flat rate) Weekends (4 night min. stay),
Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

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Ithaca House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Rural
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - Driveway - 1 queen , View of Driveway/woods
    Bedroom 1 - Lake - 1 queen , View of Lake/beach
    Futon - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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