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Loretta Heimbuch

Member since: 2014
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Speaks: english

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

47 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Trumansburg Apartment Rental Photos and Description

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

This lovely apartment is close to Taughannock Falls, the highest single drop waterfall in the Northeastern United States (33 feet higher than Niagara Falls). The location is adjacent to Taughannock Falls State Park and is perfect for outdoor activities including hiking, 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, the Cheese Trail and the Beer Trail, there are great restaurants nearby, many which feature 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 bed, solid oak dresser plus an 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 next year.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Loretta Heimbuch (Owner)
Member since: 2014
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Speaks: english

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.


based on 47 traveler reviews

Near Cayuga Lake, Swimming Beach, 215' Waterfall, Wineries just minutes away
average rating of 4.808511 based on 47 reviews

Great stay

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent two nights here in September on a road trip through Penn and NY. This is really a nice apartment in a great location. The location is close to downtown Trumansburg. It is also convenient to Ithaca and Watkins Glen. Make sure you go to Watkins Glen Park. The views are spectacular. You should also check out Taughannock Falls and Robert Treman Park. We went to Buttermilk Falls but due to the low water level, the falls were very disappointing. The Finger Lakes are very cool. And this apartment is convenient to checking out so many views. Loretta has a book listing many places to visit and a listing of restaurants. Also many brochures in the apartment. Made it very easy for us to decide what to see and where to eat. Thanks Loretta, we enjoyed our stay.

The apartment is very nice. There is a separate stairway to get into the unit. The apartment is clean and quiet. We had a nice cross breeze so we did not have to use the air conditioners. While some reviewers complained about the size of the unit, we felt the size was fine for the two of us. The bedroom was decent size and the bed was comfortable. The living area was cozy and the kitchen had a stove, refrigerator and microwave. We especially liked the dining nook/sunroom for eating breakfast. True, this is not a place for 4 adults or even a large family. It is perfect for two. And you don't travel to the Finger Lakes area to stay inside. You spend most of your time exploring the area.

If you want a nice, clean, quiet apartment which is close to several attractions , book this apartment. Its a great place to stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Thomasville, NC

Good location for exploring the area.

  • 4 of 5

The Eagle's Nest was very clean & pretty well equipped. It was comfortable though it could use another table in the living room. The space is small, but is adequate for 1-2 people. Hiking is close and the scenery is beautiful. A severe drought resulted in most of the area falls being just a trickle, but we have seen several of them flowing alot. Ithaca is close by with plenty of restaurants. Trumansburg has all the necessary amenities including several good restaurants. Many wineries are along the lake shore.

We would return to the area.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location and Wonderful Experience in the Finger Lakes

  • 5 of 5

This location was absolutely perfect for the activities we were looking to take part in. First and foremost the Taughannock state park is a must. The town of Trumansburg is lovely, with several great breakfast, lunch and dinner places. The location is super close to Ithaca, Robert H. Treman State park (AMAZING!) and within 25 minutes of Watkins Glen & Seneca lake. The apartment itself is clean, quiet and comfortable. It had everything we required and Loretta could not have been more helpful and kind. We loved the welcome book and the suggestions provided. It helped us in planning our day, especially when there are so many options and so little time! We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you enjoyed exploring the Finger Lakes area. Thank you so much for staying with us. We hope you'll return soon - there's lots more to see and do.
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The property was clean, neat, and well kept. The apartment was a bit smaller than expected but nice.

  • 4 of 5

Our stay was very nice. The apartment, although a bit smaller than expected, was very nice. All of the appliances worked just fine. A few things that could have been better. 1) a TV in the bedroom and 2) a better way to switch from Direct TV to the DVD player. I had to unplug the HDMI cable from one and plug it into the other to switch between the two. Neither of these things was a big deal.

Loretta was great, she greeted us warmly and when we forgot to get tin foil she gave us hers :-)

All in all, it was a very nice stay. If you are a couple that is looking for a nice place to stay at a good price I highly recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your response and suggestions. Our description of the apartment on the website does actually say "smaller second floor apartment", which is why we only rent to one or two adults, but we're sorry you found it smaller than you expected. We're glad you enjoyed your stay and appreciate your booking with us.
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Belvidere, NJ

Comfortable & Peaceful!

  • 5 of 5

Your apartment was perfect for our few get-away days! Small & quaint, it had everything we needed. Your property was beautiful and the area so peaceful. The night sky was exceptional with so many stars! Thank you for your hospitality and sharing your Moog home & history with us! We loved hiking the gorge trails at both Watkins Glen and Taughannock Falls - only wish we had more time for enjoy the parks more! We enjoyed a beautiful ride around Cayuga Lake with stops at Long Point Winery on the wine trail and a local farm on the cheese trail. We recommend lunch at Wolffy's Grill & Marina in Seneca Falls - lunch on the deck overlooking the lake. Thanks again Loretta!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure having you stay with us. So glad you had a great time. Hope you'll come back again soon so you can enjoy the many other fun things to do in the area.
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Fort Wayne, IN, USA

Nice place, close to town and the State Park

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at this quaint home. It was set in a quiet, peaceful area, yet close to many of the places we wanted to go. Loretta greeted us warmly and gave us information about the grocery, restaurants and a new, nearby bicycle trail that we were interested in using. The Taughannock State Park is close and we spent 2 days hiking and biking in the park. The cute apartment had almost everything we needed, and when we did ask Loretta for something, she was quick to provide. It is perfect for two people. The kitchen was well stocked and we cooked breakfasts and some dinners while there. We enjoyed the Glenwood Pines Restaurant in Ithaca, the Glen Motor Inn in Watkins Glen and the ice cream places in Trumansburg. The Corning Museum of Glass was also very interesting. We would recommend this VRBO apartment to our friends.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you enjoyed the hiking and biking in the area. Thank you for staying with us.
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"Best ice cream in upstate New York"
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"Visit for information about the exhibits"
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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 - close to 215' waterfall (highest waterfall east of the Mississippi) and just 15 minutes from Ithaca. Hiking easy to moderate breathtaking trails along the north and south rim gorge, which were formed by the Ice Age, and to the base of the 215’ falls. Cayuga Lake fishing, public swimming beach, kayak, stand-up paddleboard and canoe rentals, boat marina and launch. Many renowned 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. Spectacular fall foliage.


Rates & Availability

Trumansburg Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Cornell Graduation Weekend
May 25 2017 - May 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
July 4th Weekend
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
Columbus Day Weekend
Oct 6 2017 - Oct 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

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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Trumansburg Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Newly tiled floor in bathroom
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • New queen bed, oak dresser, air conditioner, clock radio, soft cotton bedding.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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
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.

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