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Carolyn Greenwald

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english

Lakefront, Private Dock, Private Deck, Amazing Views, Pet Friendly, Upscale

25 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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3 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom, Lake-view, Cayuga Lake

A gorgeous, completely renovated, three bedroom house directly on Cayuga Lake but only minutes from downtown Ithaca. Our house has spectacular lake views, a modern floor plan and beautiful, high-end construction and details. Special features include a stoned faced fireplace, striking wide plank floors and modern kitchen with all new, modern appliances. First floor full bath and guest room. Upstairs you will be delighted with the master suite with more gorgeous lake views. Driveway is close to the front door. Private frontage and dock. Kayaks, Canoe. Fast internet service with wifi, A/C, Washer Dryer, two HD TVs, DVD player, gas fireplace, wine cooler.

Please read the reviews, tenants have been universally happy with the location, quality and cleanliness of the house.

Reasons to rent this house:

1) Its directly on Cayuga Lake with amazing views from the deck and dock, near wineries, and also only 5 minutes from downtown Ithaca restaurants and shopping, and less than 15 min. from the colleges.

2) It is completely renovated, modern and well built. The furniture is beautiful and new.

3) You can drive almost to do the front door, no major staircase to the house (as is common on Cayuga Lake). However, you must be able bodied and sure-footed. There is a path with a series of concrete steps.

4) There are 2.5 bathrooms, all with new glass tiles and beautiful details.

5) Two kayaks on the property, a canoe, private dock.

6) The house is big enough for two families to share. We have 3 bedrooms and a bonus room (with sleeper sofa), plus a sleeper sofa with memory foam mattress in the living room. We allow up to 10 adults and an additional 4 children, for a total of 14 guests.

Who Can Rent:

House is not appropriate for loud/late night parties. Also, sorry, the house is not handicapped accessible.

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Carolyn Greenwald (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english

About Carolyn Greenwald

We are an Ithaca family of five. We lived on Cayuga Lake at our other listing, 887 Taughannock until our youngest was born. That property has been a vacation rental for 5 years. We just purchased 907 Taughannock because it is absolutely magnificent.

Carolyn Greenwald purchased this house in 2013

Why Carolyn Greenwald chose Cayuga Lake

Our other rental house 887 is extremely nice by lake front standards, but this house, 907 Taughannock is nice by any standards. Everything is gorgeous, from the floors, to the windows, to the furniture, to the bathrooms. Even my parents will gladly stay at this house and they are some tough customers.

What makes this house unique

Lakefront living with zero sacrifice. Good access. Private dock and private deck. Large bedrooms, luxurious furnishings, gorgeous bathrooms. In the Town of Ithaca, min. from downtown and the colleges, also near the wineries, and state parks.


based on 25 traveler reviews

Lakefront, Private Dock, Private Deck, Amazing Views, Pet Friendly, Upscale
average rating of 5.0 based on 25 reviews

great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

The house was as beautiful as the pictures! Very clean and well maintained. Carolyn was great to work with. I will return and would recommend it to others. Thank you for a great stay in Ithaca.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home with a beautiful view

  • 5 of 5

My family spent the days leading up to my wedding in Ithaca here and it was the perfect location. It is close to town, has a truly incredible view of the lake, and the house is beautiful. The open floor plan for the living room, dining room, and kitchen made it an especially nice house for all spending time together. We would all definitely stay again. Thank you for letting us enjoy your beautiful home! :)

  • Submitted: May 19, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad to hear our house was comfortable for your pre-wedding preparations.
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  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at the house. It was close to walking trails, wineries, Cornell, and much much more. We will definitely return. We were there in early April so the weather did not permit us to access and play in the water but there was everything there if and when we return in the summer. Carolyn (the owner) was extremely nice. Overall wonderful place and experience. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Would come back in a heartbeat!

  • 5 of 5

Carolyn's home is beautiful. It sits by the lake and has granted my family an opportunity to relax and enjoy each other's company. The house is well maintained and very clean. Carolyn is very easy to contact and responds right away. Her ammenities are complete. I was initially afraid that I brought everything from home, shortly realized I didn't need anything at all. She made it comfortable for us.

Thank you again Carolyn!

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lake Perfection!

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have been happier with our stay at Carolyn's house. It was clean, beautiful, and the perfect place for a relaxing getaway- the pictures posted are just as the house is in person. The house faces Cayuga lake, and you could take the views in from pretty much anywhere in the house, including the master bedroom upstairs- it was lovely to wake up and see the sun rising each morning right from bed.

It was in a great location- close to town and the wineries but still far enough away to feel like you were escaping it all, and had an incredible dog park a minute down the road- as our dog vacationed with us, this was a great addition. Carolyn sent a welcome packet with instructions and local recommendations- the instructions were thorough and her recommendations spot on- we went to Just a Taste for dinner and tried almost everything on the menu! Also, Americana Winery has an impressive little restaurant (we ate there twice, once for lunch and once for brunch).

We cannot wait to go back to our new favorite vacation getaway!

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for posting your experience and helpful suggestions for future travelers. The house does have beautiful lake views and the master bedroom's view is particularly nice. We are very close to downtown Ithaca but because we are on the lake, the property seems rustic and relaxing. Thank you for sharing your experience at the local wineries. I will add your tip to our welcome guide. Please come back again. Carolyn
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This house is amazing!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in this Cayuga Lake house! The kitchen is great! The views are spectacular! We loved everything about it! We stayed with our dog too and he had a great time! We will definitely stay here again!!

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Amazing is what we love to hear! So glad you enjoyed the lake views and the kitchen. Please do come back, return tenants are our best customers :)
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Tompkins County Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Boat Yard Grill
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Trumansburg Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Boatyard Grill
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Greek Peak
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Taughannock Park
Car: necessary

House is located in the town of Ithaca, yet a world apart. Close access to Cornell University, Ithaca College, Downtown Ithaca supermarkets and shopping, plus its in Wine Country for Wine Tours of The Finger Lakes.


Rates & Availability

Ithaca House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
September 2016
Sep 4 2016 - Sep 30 2016
6 night minimum stay
Fall 2016
Oct 1 2016 - Nov 21 2016
3 night minimum stay
Nov 22 2016 - Nov 29 2016
4 night minimum stay
Winter 2016-17
Nov 30 2016 - Mar 11 2017
3 night minimum stay
CU law 2016
May 11 2017 - May 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
IC Graduation 2017
May 18 2017 - May 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
CU Graduation 2017
May 25 2017 - May 29 2017
5 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 24 2017 - Sep 9 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
IC Graduation 201
May 16 2018 - May 22 2018
4 night minimum stay
CU Graduation 2018
May 23 2018 - May 30 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Pet Fee $30

Upon cancellation, I refund $ if I re-rent for your dates. Please note that we rent to up to two families due to a neighborhood restriction. In Summer, Saturday is change-over day.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Cayuga Lake House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • 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
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Powder Room - toilet
    Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , Ensuite, glass tile, skylight,
    Queen Bathroom - toilet , shower , Ensuite for second bedroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Master bedroom - 1 king , 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon , King bed, with futon for two children
    Queen Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Private ensuite bathroom with shower. Roll-a-way bed.
    Upstairs Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Connects to master bathroom, 2 twin beds, 1 daybed
    Bonus Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sofa converts to double bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis

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