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5 BR, Upscale w/ Stunning Views, 2-3 miles to Downtown Ithaca, CU, and IC

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 2,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Sleeps 8-10, Convenient to Downtown, Wineries, Cornell, and Ithaca College

- Weekly Special: Stay 6 nights and get the 7th free.

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You'll have plenty of space and plenty to do in this mission-style home close to downtown Ithaca (2 miles), Cornell (3 miles), and Ithaca College (3 miles).

Here are the sleeping possibilities:

- 1st bedroom with king-sized bed and attached full bathroom

- 2nd bedroom with double bed

- 3rd bedroom with queen bed

- 4th bedroom: enclosed attic with pullout double sofa bed

- 5th sleeping area: enclosed bedroom in the walk-out basement with queen bed

We're on a main road -- an easy drive to Cornell and Ithaca College and out to wineries, waterfalls, hiking, swimming, and boating.

The main level has two living areas, a fully equipped kitchen (and a grill outside), a dinette area, and a separate dining room that seats at least 10.

Amenities:

- Gas fireplace

- Wood-burning fireplace

- Sauna

- Exercise equipment

- Ping pong

- Hammock

- Grape vines

- Tree house

- Gretsch Drum set

- Pack 'n play and highchair

More Details

Owner
Amy Newman
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 17, 2017

About Amy Newman

I moved to Ithaca 14 years ago and love it. There's so much to do nearby, and yet it's a very peaceful place. I graduated from Cornell in the 1980s and always wanted to move back here. I'm a senior lecturer at Cornell.

Amy Newman purchased this house in 2002

Why Amy Newman chose Cayuga Lake

I fell in love with the house when I bought it. It's a solid, mission house but feels modern, especially with the backroom addition that faces the view. You can see the lake or Cornell from almost every room in the house.

Amenities

Ithaca House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • First-Floor Half Bathroom - toilet
    Basement Sauna and Shower -
    Master En-Suite Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Upstairs Full Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Enclosed attic
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , Walkout basement with double Aerobed
  • - 1 Master bedroom, king bed, en-suite bathroom and shower - 2nd bedroom, double bed - 3rd bedroom, queen bed - 4th bedroom, enclosed attic, double sofa bed - 5th sleep area, walkout basement, double Aerobed Adjustable pack 'n play
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(29 traveler reviews)

5 BR, Upscale w/ Stunning Views, 2-3 miles to Downtown Ithaca, CU, and IC
average rating of 4.965517 based on 29 reviews
Seattle, WA
5

A beautiful home with a beautiful view

  • 5 of 5

My college roommates and I rented this home for our 10 year reunion. We had everything we could need in the house and the owner was very responsive to any questions. Best of all, the porch had a full view of Cornell, making it the perfect location to gather and reminisce about old times.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Spacious House with Beautiful Views of Cayuga and Cornel

  • 5 of 5

Six of us stayed at this house to do some biking in the area. The house is a lot bigger than it looks in the pictures and has plenty of room for a large group of people. The house has a good layout. In the front there is a living room with TV and large dinning room then you walk thru the kitchen to another large room with floor to ceiling windows and views of the lake. This room has a table to eat at on one end then a couple couches and the drum kit on the other end. We spent most of our time in this room and on the attached porch taking in the views out back. There are 3 bedroom on the second floor, one in the attic and one, in the basement. All are large and very comfortable. There is also large room in the basement with ping pong table that we used to store our bikes.

The house was very clean and well stocked so you don't need to bring anything extra to stay here. The house also had a lot of little amenities like a hot water dispenser, binoculars, telescope and of course the drum kit that added to the enjoyment of staying here.

Amy was a great host and quickly responded to any questions I had. She also was very flexible with checkin and check out times.

The house is on a main road out of Ithaca which makes it easy to get any were in the area quickly. There are a lot of cars going by in the day but traffic is very sparse at night so it didn't bother us sleeping.

All in all this is a great house that is a very comfortable place for a group of people to stay at. This is definitely a place I would come back to the next time I'm in the area.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, bikers! It's funny that the house looks smaller in the photos -- not sure what to do about that. There is quite a lot of space to move around and either to be together or have some privacy.
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5

Highly recommended!!!

  • 5 of 5

We are two small families that rented this lovely home for Cornell graduation. It couldn't have been more perfect: very clean (grandma is a clean freak and was very comfortable), open and spacious layout, view of the lake and Cornell, ping pong tournaments with the grads, well equipt kitchen, and HOT sauna. The photos don't do it justice.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Ithaca College graduation

  • 5 of 5

This home was beyond our expectations! We had 7 family members staying here utilizing all five bedrooms for Ithaca College's graduation. The furnishing and amenities were beautiful, the house had everything we needed in addition to things we never would have thought to bring. Views are gorgeous of Cayuga Lake, Cornell's campus, & Ithaca Falls. We spent most of our time on the deck & sunroom. I can only speak for the master bedroom, but the bed was extremely comfortable. Communication with the owner, Amy, was very easy. I have never rented a house before and this will set the bar very high when I rent in the future. The only "negative" thing I could possibly say is that the noise from traffic on the road is definitely noticeable if you are a light sleeper & are not used to hearing traffic. We are looking forward to staying at this home again in 2 years when our son receives his graduate degree.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful property

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely, warm and welcoming home. The view from the deck is wonderful. The hosts were very helpful and flexible on check in and out times. Ithaca is a very interesting city with alot going on. We loved staying there for our daughter's wedding weekend.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York City
5

Beautiful house, plenty of space!

  • 5 of 5

Everything was super smooth, the place was nice, cozy and spacious.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Tompkins County Regional Airport
Nearest Train
61 Miles
Syracuse Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Route 90
Car: recommended

Great location near:

- The Commons Downtown Shopping and Restaurants (2 miles)

- Cornell University (3 miles)

- Ithaca College (4 miles)

- Cayuga Lake (4 miles)

- Treman State Park Waterfalls, Hiking, and Swimming (8 miles)

- Buttermilk Waterfalls, Hiking, and Swimming (4 miles)

- Taughannock State Park (10 miles)

- Watkins Glen (22 miles)

- Finger Lakes Wine Trail (20 miles)

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Rates & Availability

Ithaca House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
June
May 30 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$390
$2,340
 
 
Ithaca College Commencement
May 17 2018 - May 21 2018
3 night minimum stay
$750
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$450
$2,700
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning fee $100
Tax Rate 3.0%

For Cornell reunion, and homecoming weekends, the cost is $750 per night with a 3-night minimum (booked for May

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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