Truly unique spot, surrounded by water, sunset & sunrise views, close to Ithaca!
Don & Michele
About Don & Michele
This property was Don's childhood home and we have long-standing personal ties to the area. As we do not currently reside here full time, we offer the property for vacation rental when not using it ourselves. The structure itself had modest beginnings as a rustic hunting cabin that was added on to over the years. While not architecturally new, overall it is very important to us that our home is clean, functional, and comfortable; we do our best to enable relaxation and fun, and we like to emphasize the local flair in the decor. It is an incredibly special place and we very much want our visitors to enjoy their stay; we enjoy sharing fun local hidden gems to help make a visit even more special, so please ask and we'll be happy to provide ideas that fit your individual interests. Sharing one's home is an exercise in trust; we ask in return that guests treat our home and possessions with care, respect, and responsibility, and to communicate honestly and forthrightly with us.
Don & Michele purchased this House in 2015
Why Don & Michele chose Lansing
The Point has been in Don's family for generations! The location is truly unique, and the views are unrivaled. There are no residential neighbors, and despite the neighboring marinas, the property is private and peaceful, as it is almost completely surrounded by water. The location is within easy reach of beautiful hiking trails, wineries, waterfalls, farmer's markets, and two fun college towns. Unlike so many Cayuga Lake cottages which are located on a cliff, there are no tall staircases here, and one feels much more connected to the lake!
What makes this House unique
The location of this point in combination with the angulation of the lake really does make this property feel almost like an island. Boaters are active in the southern portion of Cayuga Lake, so during the day on weekends there are lots of sailboats and cruisers to watch, but it is still enjoyable for kayaking and swimming. Midweek and during the off-season the lake is quiet and peaceful, and the wildlife really does seem to like the property - we have a great assortment of 4-legged and winged visitors passing through depending on the season. We love the proximity to Ithaca and the vibrant college scene (while still feeling like we can enjoy a private retreat), and all that the wine region and nearby state parks have to offer. A truly memorable spot for a break from everyday life!
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
No additional visitors without authorization
Zero tolerance & fines for odor/litter/debris, etc
IMPORTANT: Review pet policy before booking
The house and property are not child-proofed
Minimum age of primary renter:25
2 dogs maximum; no cats. No dogs on beds/furniture. Dogs cannot be left alone free in house & must be crated or confined to utility room when alone.
Early check-in/late check-out is not available due to our cleaners' schedules
Children are allowed but house and grounds not formally childproofed. No fences to lakeshore. Guests responsible for all safety/behavior of children
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Serene and Peaceful
I had a wonderful and relaxing stay at The Point. The property is exceptional - secluded and private, yet with a large and accessible lakefront. The house itself was immaculate and organized and decorated beautifully, with some of the owner's own artwork. There is a nice park next door and the many restaurants and attractions in Ithaca are less than a 15 minute drive away. A+++
Beautiful location - truly an excellent waterfront property
Owner obviously takes pride in property. Organization and labeling of items was very helpful. Comfortable kitchen and lovely eating space. Outdoor space is breathtaking.
Perfect location for a relaxing trip with my son. We enjoyed being on the water and the privacy this property afforded. We will definitely be looking to come back again!
Sunset Lake Views
Located north of Ithaca on Cayuga Lake The Point was a well maintained property with gorgeous views of the lake and surrounding hills. Amenities provided were plentiful and thoughtful. Ithaca and all it offers is a short drive away.
Great Weekend with Great friends
What a great house and even more amazing location on Cayuga Lake. We were up there with 2 other couples to do some wine/beer tasting and celebrating some big events in each of our lives. What a relaxing place. The house was immaculate, well stocked and we had plenty of room for all of us. When the weather was cooperating we spent more time outside enjoying the view than inside. We had a chance to use the hot tub a few times - more relaxation. Thank you Don and Michele for sharing this amazing place. We would definitely recommend to others.
Gorgeous property, awesome owner
The property could not be more beautiful. The house was very clean and has beautiful and comfortable furnishings. The owner has thought of everything that you could possibly need in the kitchen. Lots of great books and games. Definitely will stay again.