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Cliffside at Wyers Point

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, 6 Sleeps

On the west side of Cayuga Lake, this cottage is nestled in the heart of wine country. Our 40+ mile long lake has great fishing and boating as well as many other opportunities to enjoy this beautiful area of the Finger lakes. Ceramic tiled floors downstairs and carpeting upstairs provide comfort. This cottage is only 6 years old and has 98 feet of lakefront, shallow beachfront and ample parking for day guests on the private parking area adjacent to the property. A gradual stone path leads from the road to the house with only a few stairs down to the deck and provide ease of access to the water. This unique setting provides panoramic views of historic Sheldrake and Wyers Point with no neighbors to the south and a cliffside view, thus the name 'Cliffside at Wyers Point.

Marjorie DeSantis
Member since: 2012
Speaks: french
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 25, 2017

About Marjorie DeSantis

Living for many years on Otisco Lake we fell in love with the area. When this property became available we couldn't resist. We have had wonderful times and great rental guests and have enjoyed sharing our home with others.

Marjorie DeSantis purchased this house in 2007

Why Marjorie DeSantis chose New York

We loved the balcony off the master bedroom and we love watching the fish in the water from up above. The sun rises and star gazing are incredible.

What makes this house unique

On the water with no steep staircases to get down to the water. A gradual footpath leads you to the front door with just a few steps down to the front porch. The south side is without neighbors and is very private. Close to wineries and restaurants, a public boat launch and coffee shop (The Busy Bee) where you can rent kayaks and have gourmet coffee/lattes.


Ovid House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Large shower with seat.
    Half Bathroom - toilet , Sink
  • Shower has a seat in it.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 4 twin/ single , 2 twin beds side by side + 1 twin w/ trundle bed beneath.
  • The master bedroom has a king size bed and a deck off of it. There is satellite TV, a desk, makeup table and two dressers. The guest bedroom has two twin beds as well as another twin bed with a trundle under it. A DVD player (no television reception) and dresser also.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • 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
  • swimming
A full kitchen with service for 6 as well as 1.5 baths and air conditioning with 3 ceiling fans keep it cool on warm days. All bedding and kitchen linens supplied as well as towels. No beach towels provided. A heat pump, potable heaters and a gas fireplace are available for cooler nights. Dishwasher, microwave, water cooler, refrigerator/freezer, stove and oven as well many small appliances, cookware and bakeware and gas grill and firepit. 2 docks and a mooring also available. Filter system for lake water for household use but also water bubbler with one 5 gallon water bottle provided for those who prefer bottled water. Public boat launch 1 mile away. Row boat w/oars and a paddleboat. 2 person hammock. Back deck and upper balcony off the master bedroom are great for star gazing or watching the moon rise. For early risers, sunrises over the water are incredible as well. Satellite TV, DVD player, (607 area code) local phone and cell coverage (best AT&T, good Verizon, good Sprint VIOP booster installed) and internet. Pizza home delivery and local resturants, wineries nearby. 3 fishing poles available.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)

Cliffside at Wyers Point
average rating of 4.952381 based on 21 reviews

Cliffside was awesome!

  • 5 of 5

This lakeside cottage was everything we hoped it would be. From the moment we walked through the door, we were impressed with the cleanliness and overall appearance of the house. All of the amenities were as described, even better than we were expecting. The kitchen has anything you will ever need to cook inside or out - and everything was in very good condition. The bed in the master bedroom was very comfortable. The interior and exterior were in good shape and obviously well maintained.

Outside of the house there was plenty to do. The fishing dock was great - caught our first fish within 20 minutes of arriving! The firepit was used daily - just a great place to unwind at the end of the day. The swing is a nice touch as well. The weather was unseasonably warm, and we enjoyed plenty of hiking and sight-seeing in nearby towns. The fall foliage was at it's peak and I can't say enough about how beautiful the area is. The wine tasting (IT IS EVERYWHERE!!!) was a blast, and we met so many nice people as we tasted and shopped our way up and down the lakeside.

Also can't say enough about Margie. She was so helpful and friendly. Quick responses to every question and provided all sorts of useful information. The process could not have been easier. I highly recommend Cliffside at Wyers Point if you are looking for a private, relaxing getaway in the Finger Lakes!

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Beautiful lake views

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely spot right on the water's edge. It is well stocked with anything a visitor could ask for. Very comfortable. We'll surely return if we can!

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Wonderful cottage right on the water!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was clean and well kept. Everything that you needed to make your stay a comfortable one was right on site! There is a wonderful beach and no home on the south side, so a lot of privacy. Plenty of parking up top and easy to access. We'll be staying there again!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Cayuga Lake Memories That Will Last Forever!!!

  • 5 of 5

Cliffside at Wyers Point was even more fantastic than we knew it would be!! We were two couples returning to our roots in this region, and we had been talking forever about renting a cottage again one day at the lake.

Cliffside turned out to be the perfect cottage for our week back "home"! The sleeping accommodations and 1/2 bath upstairs worked so well. The beds were comfortable, and the rooms were spacious. And we had gorgeous views out our windows. The downstairs air-conditioned living area was very spacious; and the kitchen worked really well for all the meals we prepared for ourselves and various old friends who joined us throughout the week for dinners.

We had known we wanted a cottage at lake level, but we also didn't want to have to continually deal with lots of stairs from a parking area. Cliffside fit the bill! The walking path from the spacious parking areas was easy to negotiate with grocery bags and suitcases. And the beach was just 6 steps down from the deck outside the living room door!! What is truly unique about Cliffside is the privacy of the beach/picnic area. We spent the majority of our time out there and never had to worry about bothering neighbors when having our wonderful dinners with friends at the picnic table or during our late nights around the campfire chatting, star-gazing and tracking the many planes that fly over that area coming from/going to places all over the world.

We took many walks to Sheldrake and really enjoyed getting to know that area of the lake. We also enjoyed the Sheldrake Point Winery, breakfast at the Busy Bee Market and shopping at the Big M in Ovid.

Marjorie was fantastic to work with, starting with our very first contact a year ago. We always felt like we were in good, trustworthy hands, and we are ever-so grateful she and her husband are willing to share their little bit of Heaven with others! We hope to return to Cayuga Lake.....and hopefully to Cliffside.....again in 5 years!

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Greg and I are always so glad to hear how much our guests enjoyed Cliffside. We look forward to having you back! Margie
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Beautiful, private home right on the water!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed the house and the location, which is right on the water. All amenities were right there for us in and outside of the house. The view from the balcony is truly beautiful. Great location, too, with easy access to local restaurants and wineries. We'll definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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A relaxing week on the lake

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a week at Cliffside and I had trouble sleeping without the sound of the water, lol. The house is a treat to stay at from the private location (neighbors on one side but the deck and beach are on the private side), to the gas grill, to the paddle boat and kayak, to the fully stocked kitchen and comfy beds. The area is surrounded by wineries and state parks with incredible gorges and waterfalls. The lake temperature is a little chilly for those adults who are 'faint of heart' but it doesn't slow down the kids! You won't regret a moment of your stay at Cliffside. Margie does an excellent job of communicating and even left us a gift bag. We wouldn't hesitate to stay again the next time we're in the area.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your visit to our home and the surrounding Finger Lakes area. I hope you can return for another visit some day. Margie
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Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Bonavista public golf course
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
O'Malleys, The Golden Buck, Thirsty Owl Bistro,
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Fishing/boating/kayaking/swimming.

* Biking/hiking.

* Wine tasting/wine tours.

* Sight seeing/antique hunting.

* Golf.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Bird watching for loons, ducks, herons, woodpeckers, mink family.

* Visiting State Parks/waterfalls.

* Sight see and visit various villages and towns.

* Water fun/lake and star watching, feeding the ducks.

* Collece lake glass on the beach/hammock time!.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Attend county fairs/festivals, farmer's markets.

* Visit Corning Glass Factory/amusement parks.

* Visit Sauders Amish Market.

* Visit Montezuma Nat'l Wildlife Refuge.

* Berry picking/water fun w/row or paddle boat.

In the heart of wine country, wine tasting is great and all wineries have wonderful gift shops, some with bistros for lunch.Recently a wine tour by boat has begun from Sheldrake Point ( 1mile) with lunch, sunset cruises or just wine tastings at various wineries available.There are several restaurants on the water, accessible by land or boat, including Busy Bee Market, , Kidder's Landing, The Boat House in Ithaca, Wolffey's, The Aurora Inn and Fargo's to name a few. Mackenzie Childs is a pottery and china company which has beautiful pieces and is the pride of Aurora, NY. Check them out on the web. There are many small towns and villages to explore including Ithaca, Watkins Glen (part of the NASCAR circuit), historic Seneca Falls/Waterloo, Geneva, Skaneateles (Mirbeau Spa) and Auburn NY, all within 30 minutes. Larger cities such as Rochester (waterpark Seabreeze) and Syracuse (Great New York State Fair) are approximately 1 hour away. Buffalo (amusement park Six Flags over Darien Lake) and Niagara Falls if you have never seen the Falls. (Bring your passport to get on the Canadian side as well). There are several smaller but very impressive waterfalls nearby in many of our State parks. Amish markets provide great giftshops and fresh produce/baked goods including Sauders Market in Seneca Falls/Waterloo. Historic Eric Canal and Seneca Falls area, all with small villages to explore. Prime Outlets in Waterloo is about 30 minutes away for the shoppers in your group. Berry picking is ongoing as many different types are picked throughout the summer and then there is apple and pumpkin season in the Fall as well as the wine harvest festivals. Many festivals and county fairs continue throughout the summer.


Rates & Availability

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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Refundable Sec. Deposit $250

Nightly Rate: $300-350

Weekly Rate: $1600

Monthly Rate: $3500-$5000

2014 rates: During summer base rate is $1550/week, $300 per night min. 3 nights. Memorial Day, Labor Day, Ithaca College, Cornell University Graduation weekends and Watkins Glen week rates: $1850/week, $350/night min. 3 nights.
After September 2, 2014(Labor Day) weekly rate is $1,000 and nightly rate is $200.

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