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Bedrooms 3
Space 1,150 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 8 Sleeps

Centrally Located between Ithaca and Del Lago Casino, the Bufflehead Bungalow on Cayuga Lake catches expansive views of Cayuga Lake from its west shore location and wrap around deck. Built in 2007, the cottage main floor features include 2 bedrooms, bathroom, open kitchen-dining-living area opening to wrap around large wide deck and great views. The loft area provides 'dormitory' style sleeping arrangements. The basement rec area has game tables (Air Hockey, Foosball and Electronic Dart Board) and sliders to patio area. Our dock is 65' long and a fire pit on the lake. There is a public boat launch 1.5 miles away. Enjoy the Many nearby wineries, beer gardens, and restaurants as well as the excellent fishing and water activities. Also, 35 minutes from the Del Lago Resort & Casino. The cottage is across the low traffic drive known as Wyers Point Road where you will often find neighbors out for a stroll or maybe a jog. There are approximately 50 steps to the lake level. Four kayaks and paddleboat are provided by owners. Satellite. This past year we have been spotting a pair of Bald Eagles from our deck. It is quite an amazing site. More photos available upon request or check out the bufflehead bungalow on Facebook


Ovid Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1150 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 4 twin/ single , loft
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • 2 Bedrooms downstairs each with a queen bed. Loft upstairs with 4 twin beds.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Bedding: 2 bedrooms each with queens beds and a loft with 4 single beds. Kitchen: Fully equipped & includes dishwasher, toaster, microwave, coffee maker and hand mixer. Owner provides blankets, pillows and comforters or spreads. Please plan to bring own sheets, towels, pillow cases. Rentals available upon request. LCD TV with built-in DVD player. Radio (Ipod Compatible) 100 Feet of Lakefront with 65 foot 'L' Shaped Dock. Satellite TV 4 kayaks and a paddleboat, lifejackets (Adult & Child). Charcoal Grill Washer and Dryer


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average rating of 4.0 based on 2 reviews

Ovid area

  • 5 of 5

You can watch the sun rise and set from the living room or balcony. The view is wonderful, and the lake is steps away. There are so many things to see and do only minutes away. You can visit the many wineries, great little shops, or hike.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Pros and Cons - Overall, a nice place

  • 3 of 5

We stayed here for 10 days and booking was quite easy via a travel company. Upon arrival, the driveway is steep but no problem for cars. There is a gravel and grass path to the stairs to the large deck. Most of the land is sloping to the lake but there is a flat portion towards the back of the property for a BBQ. Inside is nice and fairly updated. They provide a huge book of DVDs, games, and yard games. Kitchen was fully stocked for cooking. All you need to bring is food. The 2 bedrooms have large closets but no dressers and only one end table with a lamp. The loft is nice with 4 beds. Lake area is 50 steps down and small but has plenty of amenities such as 4 kayaks, 1 paddle boat, fire pit, fishing poles and chairs. The dock is good for fishing as I caught quite a few perch and blue gills. The location of the house is centralized to all the touristy sites, wineries, breweries, and restaurants. About 30 minutes to Ithaca, Watkins Glen, and Seneca Falls. The BBQ was rusted out but when I contacted the owner, a new one was provided the same day.


• Location

• Amenities

• Service from the owner (except to fix the slow shower).


• Lots of bugs outside at night and sometimes inside. Especially spider webs.

• Very slow water pressure in the shower. Almost unusable.

• Musty smell in the basement where the games are.

• Could use dusting of cobwebs inside and power washing the exterior.

• Bedrooms could use more furniture and lighting.

• There is no place to hang towels in the bathroom.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Greg, Thank you for your comments and the beautiful pictures you sent! We are glad you enjoyed your stay and thank you for bringing to our attention the water pressure. We have since replaced the filter in the lake which now provides better water pressure throughout the entire house. The basement has been ventilated and we will pressure wash the outside more often during the season. Thanks again for your suggestions and feel free to contact us at anytime!
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Jenelle Meyers
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 12, 2018

About Jenelle Meyers

We built this cottage new in 2007. My husband grew up in the area. Currently, we live in Louisville, KY. We hope everyone enjoys their stay in the beautiful Finger lakes. Lots of wine and beer trails and great fishing!

Jenelle Meyers purchased this cottage in 2007

Why Jenelle Meyers chose Ovid

Our property is very close to many of NY's best wineries. The lake is walk in with a nice lake shore. Also, new to the area is the Boathouse Beer Garden at the shops of Trader Village and the Fire House Beer in Ovid and the Myer Farm Spirits Distillers. Captain Skip Stamberger has a water to wine boat tour and all drinks considered bus tour is within a mile. The Busy Bee is 3 miles along the lake. It is a market and cafe and rents bikes and kayaks. Del Lago Resort & Casino is a 35 minute drive.

What makes this cottage unique

Please feel free to ask if we have any unadvertised specials. We have 1.5 acres on a quiet road to enjoy.


Nearest Airport
28 Miles
Ithaca NY
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Busy Bee and Omalleys
Car: recommended
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Boat.

* Fish.

* Swim.

* Visit State Parks.

* Explore the Wineries.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Visit the Wineries.

* Visit the State Parks.

* Enjoy the Lake.

* Swim.

* Kayak.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Fish/Swim/Kayak.

* Hike the Glen at Watkins Glen.

* Enjoy Taughanock Falls.

* Peaceful Lake Road Strolls.

* Serene Scenic Views.

Visit local wineries on the Seneca or Cayuga Wine Trails and near by Casino. Enjoy local restaurants & bistros, many specializing in local foods. Explore state parks with water falls, gorges, hiking trails and a multitude of wildlife. Cornell College in Ithaca. Womens National Park in Seneca Falls. Local farms with vegetable stands. Day trip to the Wine and Culinary Institute in Canandaigua. Drive through the country side enjoying stunning lake views and the many farms including numerous Amish farms.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 8.0%

Pre and Post Peak $1200 Weekly
Peak Season $1650 Weekly
Pre and Post Nightly $230 (Minimum 3 Nights) Additional fees and taxes may apply
Please contact for any Special or Seasonal Specials. We run specials often!
Peak Season Nightly $330 (Minimum 4 Nights) Additional fees and taxes may apply

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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