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Near Cayuga Lake, Swimming Beach, 215' Waterfall, Wineries just minutes away

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 400 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Air Conditioning

Overview

About the property

Lovely Apartment Adjacent To Taughannock Falls State Park and Cayuga Lake.

This lovely second floor apartment is next to Taughannock Falls State Park, which has the highest single drop waterfall in the Northeastern United States (33 feet higher than Niagara Falls). The location is perfect for outdoor activities including hiking the gorge trails and the newly completed Black Diamond Trail (which runs from Trumansburg to Ithaca along a former train route), biking, swimming, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, boating, and fishing. Hiking the nature trails along the gorges, which are up to 400' high, provides panoramic and dramatic views of the gorges formed by the ice age. Minutes from the Cayuga Wine Trail, which includes scenic wineries, distilleries, cideries and breweries. There are great restaurants nearby, many featuring free live music. Only ten miles to Ithaca and to Watkins Glen, across the street from a beautiful stream that flows into the waterfall. You can hear the soothing sounds of the stream as you doze off to sleep. Peaceful surroundings and beautiful gardens. Saturday summertime lakefront outdoor concerts at Taughannock Park.

Newly renovated smaller second floor apartment in owner's country home, cozy and comfortable, perfect for 1-2 people. The bedroom has a new queen size mattress, solid Amish-made oak dresser plus air conditioner. The cheerful sunroom/dining room has a cypress wood table and chairs and looks out over the expansive grounds. We call the apartment the Eagles Nest, since it sits above the magnolia trees and overlooks large black walnut trees and many flower gardens. There's a fully equipped kitchen with refrigerator, oven and range, coffee maker, toaster and microwave. In addition there's a newly tiled bathroom, a den with two chairs and flat screen DirectTV with 63 channels and second air conditioner, a walk-in closet, and wireless internet connection. Linens, towels and soft cotton bedding and blankets are supplied, and several Metropolitan Museum of Art reproductions hang on the walls. Close to the quaint village of Trumansburg which offers boutique and art gallery shops, excellent restaurants, a large grocery store and liquor store, pharmacy, natural foods store and deli, bank, beautiful public library, new bowling alley and laundromat. The house was formerly owned by Robert Moog, who invented the synthesizer, and who invited many famous musicians to the home, i.e. the Beatles and Emerson, Lake and Palmer. The house will be included in an upcoming documentary about the life of Bob Moog, scheduled to be released this year.

Please note that this is a second floor apartment (as shown in the photos) and there are stairs leading up to the apartment.

More Details

Owner
Loretta Heimbuch
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 25, 2017

About Loretta Heimbuch

Retired graphic artist/teacher, originally from New Jersey and so grateful to now be living in the beauty of the Finger Lakes region of upstate NY.

Loretta Heimbuch purchased this apartment in 1977

Why Loretta Heimbuch chose Cayuga Lake

Bought this house in 1977 from Moog synthesizer inventor/musician Bob Moog who was moving to North Carolina to celebrate his break from the corporate world. Loved this house at first sight - and the incredible beauty of the Finger Lakes' gorges and waterfalls nearby.

What makes this apartment unique

Ideal location, next to the beauty of Taughannock Falls State Park and it's amazing waterfalls and breathtaking hiking trails, two minute drive to Cayuga Lake with water access and swimming beach, right on the road that runs parallel with the stream that flows into the 215' waterfall, and midway between Ithaca and the 20+ wineries of the Cayuga Lake Wine trail and Finger Lakes wine country.

Amenities

Trumansburg Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 3 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Newly tiled floor in bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • New queen bed, solid oak dresser, air conditioner, clock radio, soft cotton bedding.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The location is what makes this rental unique - so close to Cayuga Lake with its swimming beach and hiking gorges; the numerous Finger Lakes wineries, breweries and cheese making; Ithaca's shopping/restaurants; Cornell's botanical gardens; and Watkins Glen's famous racetrack and state park - which recently was voted the 3rd most spectacular state park in the nation.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(59 traveler reviews)

Near Cayuga Lake, Swimming Beach, 215' Waterfall, Wineries just minutes away
average rating of 4.762712 based on 59 reviews
5

Very quiet and serene

  • 5 of 5

The host was right on time, both very easy people to like!... As soon as you get of of your vehicle , your greated by fresh air and the sound of rushing river water. The apartment was clean, well stocked and cozy. The location and its views are spectacular I'd highly recommend it for hikers and bird enthusiast, every morning there's incredible birdsong. There's trout below the waterfall.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you enjoyed your stay - it was a pleasure to meet you and have you stay with us. And we hope you were able to catch one of those trout at the lower falls!
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2

Tired in Trumansburg

  • 2 of 5

I did not sleep well at all during our stay because the bed was very uncomfortable. It was a thin mattress on wooden slats with no box spring. It leaned to one side and it felt like you were falling out. The chairs in the small living room were not comfortable either. The stairs that you had to climb to get to the apartment were very steep and dangerous. Near Taughannock Falls and close to Ithaca, but really needs improvements made to the property.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your stay and that you weren't able to sleep well. It is a platform bed with a new mattress, and we have never had any other negative feedback about the bed. We always accompany every guest up the stairs and suggest they easily prop open the outside door as they bring luggage up. There is also a photo of the stairs on the website. We appreciate your feedback and we hope you have a better stay the next time you visit the Finger Lakes.
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Newburgh, NY
5

Very Clean and Private Charming Apartment

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here while attending one of the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail Events. Loretta and her husband Steve are available if need them, but give you your privacy. This rental truly seemed like a tranquil home away from home. We enjoyed seeing the chickens in the yard and being so close to the beautiful Waterfall. There is a grocery store nearby if you decided to cook in, but they also have prepared food and a deli where you can get great sandwiches. We couldn't believe how good their breakfast sandwiches were. We plan on staying here again when we are in the area.

  • Submitted: May 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you chose our home for your vacation. We enjoyed having you stay with us. The wine trail events are definitely a fun activity, and there are several others with various themes throughout the year. Hope you'll consider coming back again!
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5

My stay was peaceful and quiet.

  • 5 of 5

Loretta is kind and helpful, allowed my daughter to pick up the key, that allowed us the freedom to have dinner in town and not be rushed. The area is beautiful, lots of wild life and hiking. Ithaca has great food. This property is the perfect location outside Ithaca. The apartment is clean, quiet and quaint. I highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for staying with us - it was a pleasure meeting you and your daughter.
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4

Lovely, clean, beuatiful location, perfect for two people.

  • 4 of 5

This was the sweetest space near Ithaca, the falls (only a half mile away), biking and hiking trails. We had such a wonderful surprise to have a creek just across the road. It was welcoming, clean and just the right size for two people. Definitely recommend!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you enjoyed your visit - thanks so much for staying with us!
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5

Wonderful Little Retreat

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed for 3 nights in October. The apartment was nice and cozy and spotlessly clean. We had a very nice and relaxing stay, and Loretta was great with communication and lovely to meet! There are just enough pots/pans etc. to prepare a small meal. I prepared a small pot of chili, and I had brought along my own small pan and ingredients to prepare a little batch of bar cookies. There is a full grocery store about a 5 minute drive away. We had a great time exploring the area, including Lake Ontario, Watkins Glen, and many stops in between. The state park right up the street is gorgeous! We will stay again for sure if we return to this area!

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had fun exploring the area - and even ventured up to Lake Ontario! Thanks so much for staying with us!
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Bellwether Hard Cider
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Dragon Village
"Fresh Chinese cuisine"
Not My Dads Soft Serve
"Great soft-serve ice cream "
Hazelnut Kitchen
"One of the finest restaurants in the area - gourmet food and excellent service. www.hazelnut..."
Knapp Vineyard Restaurant
"Chef John McNabb creates delicious menus for lunch and dinner, outdoor dining under their gr..."
Hangar Theater
"Excellent summer theater performances - many actors from Actors Equity Association. This Ith..."
Taughannock Farms Inn
"Historic Queen Ann style architecture mansion which features luxury dining overlooking Taugh..."
Gimme Coffee
"Coffee lovers haven for freshly ground brews"
Cayuga Lake Creamery
"Best ice cream in upstate New York"
Herbert F Johnson Museum of Art
"Visit museum.cornell.edu for information about the exhibits"
Cornell Plantations
Taughannock Falls State Park
"Beach, boat launch. Easy 3/4 mile hiking trail to base of 215' Taughannock Falls and moderat..."
Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Ithaca Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Silver Line Tap Room
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Trumansburg Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Route 96
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Hazelnut Kitchen
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Greek Peak Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Taughannock Falls State Park beach on Cayuga Lake
Car: necessary

Adjacent to Taughannock Falls State Park on the west side of Cayuga Lake - two streams converge directly across the road and flow into the 215' waterfall (highest waterfall east of the Mississippi). Just 15 minutes from Ithaca and wineries. Hiking easy to moderate breathtaking trails along the north and south rim gorge, which were formed by the Ice Age. Cayuga Lake fishing, public swimming beach, kayak, stand-up paddleboard and canoe rentals, boat marina and launch. Many local wineries a short drive away - and some with year-round free weekly live music concerts. Nearby bistros/wineries with sweeping views of Cayuga Lake. Cornell University's Plantations - extensive botanical gardens and arboretum, and the Johnson Art Museum and Japanese Garden are 10 miles away. Corning Museum of Glass (world-class museum), Women's History Museum in Seneca Falls (birthplace of women's rights) and Watkins Glen Raceway are also nearby.

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Rates & Availability

Trumansburg Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Memorial Day
May 25 2017 - May 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$109
 
 
July 4th Weekend
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
$109
 
 
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
$109
 
 
Columbus Day Weekend
Oct 6 2017 - Oct 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
$109
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$109
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Tax Rate 3.0%

Check in is anytime after 2:00 pm. Check out is 10:00 am.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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