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2 Lakefront Cabins on 1.3 Acres. Rent the best! Cayuga Cabins - Finger Lakes

Bedrooms 6
Space 2,200 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

6 bedrooms, 4 full bathrooms, gameroom, 220' of private lakefront. Sleeps 15+.


Welcome to Cayuga Cabins. You've found one of the top vacation rental properties in the Finger Lakes! Read the reviews and see for yourself - our guests LOVE Cayuga Cabins.


*** 2 cabins on 1.3 acres in Lansing, NY on the East side of Cayuga Lake, both air conditioned and heated *** Total of 6 bedrooms, 4 full bathrooms *** 10 total beds (see bedroom configuration below) *** Game room with pool table and dartboard *** 220 feet of pristine lakefront with dock, boat hoist, swimming cove, and 4 kayaks for your morning exercise *** Stunning chef's kitchen and farm table for family dining *** Experienced owner and staff. We're good at what we do and we make sure our guests are happy! ***


The main house is a traditional log cabin with 4 bedrooms. In the great room, you'll be greeted by Wally the Moose who keeps watch from his perch above the fireplace (he's always a hit with kids). The main floor has 2 bedrooms - the master suite (fully renovated in 2013) and a guest room with a queen bed. The kitchen (renovated in 2014) is built for a crowd with ample cupboard and prep space, a large refrigerator, and a 48 inch Viking range with double ovens. Upstairs you'll find a cozy sleeping space with 2 twin beds. The basement is split into 2 rooms - one holds 2 more twin beds with an attached full bath, and the other is the Big Red Room, our Cornell-themed game room with a pool table and dartboard.


The guest house is perfect for kids or a family unit. Bedroom 1 holds 3 twin beds (1 bunk, 1 single), and bedroom 2 holds a queen bed. The den has seating for the crew, plus a full bathroom.


You'll have lots of space for your outdoor enjoyment. We have a Weber barbecue grill on the back porch of the main house, plus outdoor picnic tables. In the yard you'll find a beautiful firepit with outdoor seating. The yard is large and gives you plenty of room for playing catch, kicking a soccer ball, or practicing some chip shots.

To get down to the waterfront, you'll cross the railroad tracks that go along the east side of the lake. This is an active railroad, however, seeing trains is quite rare, and when you do, they are very slow and very loud. The few guests we've had who have seen them thought it added even more charm to their vacation.

From there you'll head down a set of steps to the landing, our large deck atop the boat house with lots of seats and a gazebo for shade. One more level of stairs takes you to the beach, where you'll find 4 kayaks for your enjoyment, a dock with boat hoist, and a perfect swimming cove that gently slopes into the water.


Lansing is in the heart of the Finger Lakes. We are approximately 20 minutes from Ithaca, 1 hour from Syracuse, and 4 hours from NYC. In our area you'll find restaurants, shopping, golf, wineries, hiking, state parks, and more.


Main house: Bedroom 1: 1 Queen *** Bedroom 2: 1 Queen *** Bedroom 3: 2 Twin *** Bedroom 4: 2 Twin *** Additional sleep space - 1 couch, 1 loveseat

Guest House: Bedroom 1: 1 Queen *** Bedroom 2: 3 Twin (1 bunk, 1 single) *** Additional sleep space: 1 couch, 1 sleeper sofa (double)


*** No smoking is allowed indoors *** Dogs are allowed with owner's approval. Additional fees may apply. Guests must take care to properly clean up after their pets and dispose of their waste. *** Primary renter must be 25+ *** Weddings and other large gatherings unfortunately cannot be accommodated


We frequently offer special deals to our mailing list that are NOT advertised online. Please contact us today to ask about current promotions! We look forward to hosting you and thank you sincerely for your interest in our property. You won't be disappointed!

More Details

Steve Engelbrecht
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2018

About Steve Engelbrecht

I grew up in the Finger Lakes, and graduated from Cornell University in 2001. This is one of the most beautiful areas in the country, and I purchased this property so that I could have a wonderful second home for my family and an exciting side business providing a fun and luxurious retreat for visitors to the region.

Steve Engelbrecht purchased this cabin in 2011

Why Steve Engelbrecht chose Lansing

We looked at many houses in the area when we decided to buy a vacation home. This property stood head and shoulders above the rest - even before we got inside! The views, and the rare combination of privacy and accessibility is simply unmatched in this price range. We had a vision for how to update and decorate the houses, and we saw that vision through completion in 2012.

What makes this cabin unique

This property is full of fun places to explore and relax, whether alone or with your group. Join your party at the outdoor firepit or on the landing, overlooking the beach. Or, cuddle up in the great room with a great book, or take a nap on the hammock. The lake is a wonderfully serene setting for total relaxation!


Lansing Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Cancellations prior to 60 days of arrival are charged 25% of total rental fees.
  • Parties larger than 16 MUST request approval, as owners will purchase additional insurance. Additional fees apply.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Main House - Master - 1 queen
    Main House - Guest Room - 1 queen
    Main House - Upstairs - 2 twin/ single
    Main House - Basement - 2 twin/ single
    Guest House - Bunk Room - 3 twin/ single , Bunk Bed and Twin
    Guest House - Main Room - 1 queen
    Guest House - Living Area - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sofa is "fold-down" style sleeper w/ double bed
  • The main house has 4 bedrooms. Two have queen beds, and two have two twins each. The guest cottage has 2 bedrooms. One has a queen bed, and the second has a bunk bed and a trundle bed. The living area also has a sleeper sofa. There is ample floor space should you wish to bring along an air mattress or sleeping bags.
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch Furniture
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • autumn foliage
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Beautiful great room with brick fireplace, 4 flat screen televisions (3 in main house, 1 in guest cottage), recreational area in the basement (the Cornell-themed 'Big Red Room') including pool table, dart board, and lounge area. The property features more than 2,000 square feet of decks, including the landing which overlooks the beach with spectacular panoramic views of Cayuga Lake.


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2 Lakefront Cabins on 1.3 Acres. Rent the best! Cayuga Cabins - Finger Lakes
average rating of 5.0 based on 50 reviews

Great for large groups!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed there for a long weekend with 3 fams that included 7 kids...the cabins are excellent and everyone had a comfy bed and a great time, Steve is a great and very accommodating host. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay...

  • 5 of 5

We came to the cabin in early July 2017 to celebrate our fathers 70th birthday. Everyone loved it. 17 of us ranging 3 to 70. The accommodations were just right. Whether it was cooking breakfast, lounging on the deck, enjoying several family dinners, marshmallows by the fire pit, or canoeing on the lake. Everyone felt like it was just right. Steve the owner is an awesome host was very insightful and was quick to help answer any questions we had. Frank the property manager was awesome too working around our schedules to perform maintenance around the property.

Definitely we would come back.

Thank you for a great stay.


  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! It was great to have you and we look forward to your return visit! Steve
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Beautiful property!!

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful home and amazing views. The property is perfect! Sitting on the pavilion by the water was breathtaking. We enjoyed everything about this house. It was very well kept and very clean. Not a single complaint. They have everything you could need for an amazing getaway!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kelly! Come back and enjoy the cabins again soon!
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Great Family Reunion

  • 5 of 5

Our family recently spent a week at the Cayuga Cabins and had a great experience. We are a large family group and with a wide range of ages -from 7 to 87! The property was perfect for our needs, plenty of outdoor spaces and room to spread out. We loved all of the outdoor porch and deck space for sitting and gazing at the beautiful lake. The interiors are nicely decorated and well kept up. Steve was wonderfully accomodating and responded quickly to all of my questions in the planning stages. I highly recommend this property, thanks for a memorable experience!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words, and looking forward to having you back! - Steve
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Great property

  • 5 of 5

Had a great family reunion at the lake. Unfortunately it rained most of the week. When the sun came out I think we enjoyed the dock, kayaks ,fire pit and sunsets even more.

We had a small leak one day and it was taken care of promptly, and we were given some local beer and wine for our inconvenience.

The kitchen was very well equipped to cook for a crowd.

Would recommend this property to any big group.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Heidi! Glad you enjoyed the property, and we look forward to welcoming you back!
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Heaven on the lake!

  • 5 of 5

What a great house! Our family has used vacation rentals for several years...but none can compare with this log cabin! Steve was so considerate and checking to see if we needed anything. Beds are comfortable, kitchen is amazing, nice size for our group of 13! Nice beach area for the little ones to play, fishermen were happy, and the kayaks were great for all ages! Don't miss this log cabin experience!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, we are flattered and absolutely thrilled you enjoyed your visit so much!
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Ithaca Regional Airport
Car: necessary

Cayuga Cabins is located on the east shore of Cayuga Lake, in the heart of the Finger Lakes. This area is known for pristine waters, beautiful foliage and wildlife, and charming towns such as Skaneateles, Geneva, and Ithaca.

You'll be in the heart of it all while enjoying peace, quiet, and privacy on our 1.3 acre waterfront property.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Cleaning $150
Tax Rate 3.0%

Additional rental fees may apply on holidays, larger groups, special requests, etc. at the sole discretion of the owner.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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