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ITHACA, NY - Private Contemporary Retreat - Outstanding Views & Sunsets

ITHACA, NY - Private Contemporary Retreat - Outstanding Views & Sunsets


Property Details

Updated: May 20, 2015
2 Bedroom, 1 Sleeping Loft, 1 Bathroom with Spa Tub, Sleeps 6

Our home sits on 36 acres allowing for total privacy and outstanding views of the hills and valleys. Sitting on the back deck and watching the sun set will be a peaceful experience that will stay with you long after the sun goes down. When the evenings get chilly just flip the switch and enjoy a warm and romantic fire in the living room (a common area that lends itself to gatherings and conversation). Or if you prefer, enjoy the jetted bathtub for some quiet time alone.

The gourmet kitchen is fully equipped with everything you would need to make a delicious meal at home. If you decide to go out you will have many great restaurants to choose from.

The master bedroom has a king size bed with a large picture window that overlooks the incredible view. The second bedroom and the loft each have two twin beds.

There is no need to bring your own sheets or towels, we supply all of those necessities and the nightly rental fee includes all taxes as well as the cleaning fee.

There is wireless internet, great cell phone reception, cable TV, a stackable washer and dryer and games.

The property is only 8 miles from downtown Ithaca and the Commons, 6 miles from Ithaca College, and 9 miles from Cornell University.

There are three state parks close by as well as a hands on science center, theaters, art museums, Museum of the Earth, and great shopping.

I respond quickly to inquiries (please include full name and a phone number) and would be happy to answer any questions you may have about the property or the area.

I am looking forward to accommodating you and your family.

Very Best-

Julie Menardi

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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Hi Julie,

Have received your Email with the house key code. We are really looking forward to our stay in your house in Danby. Thanks for all of your very prompt replies to our inquiries . It's always a pleasure to work with someone so obviously competent.
Oct 2014
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ITHACA, NY - Private Contemporary Retreat - Outstanding Views & Sunsets
Ithaca Cayuga Lake
Rochester, NY

Simply the best

  • 5 of 5
Fantastic place to stay for a getaway or while visiting colleges.The house is immaculate, perfectly designed and has everything you could possibly need. We stayed for three days over graduation weekend and loved the home, the furnishings, the view - everything was perfect. A wonderful place to create Ithaca memories! Would love to go back and enjoy the view in the fall. Homeowner was a pleasure to work with. Julie - thank you for sharing your beautiful home!
  • Submitted: May 19, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
ITHACA, NY - Private Contemporary Retreat - Outstanding Views & Sunsets
Ithaca Cayuga Lake

A perfect place!!

  • 5 of 5
My freshman daughter was having her first Family Weekend at Ithaca College and I needed a place for 5 people. The house was perfect! It was about 10 minutes from the college. Even better was the house itself and the views. Gorgeous rolling hills and a deck that looked out over all of it. We loved having our coffee and watching the sunrise and our wine during sunset LOL. Everything isn the house was new, clean, crisp and well maintained. We definitely plan on staying here on every trip. Thanks!!
  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
ITHACA, NY - Private Contemporary Retreat - Outstanding Views & Sunsets
Ithaca Cayuga Lake

Wonderful family retreat

  • 5 of 5
We were looking for accommodation for 3 adults and 3 kids, and finding a place with suitable sleeping arrangements was a challenge. This house ended up being perfect for us. Our kids, ages 10, 8 and 6, loved taking turns in the sleeping loft, though if your kids are all younger, I might not recommend putting them in the loft since it is rather high. On the other hand, we noticed that the living room couch was a pull out, so you could actually have even more sleeping options than we realized. The house was very well equipped for fun - bocce balls, Lincoln Logs, other fun toys, lots of family games - and for cooking (though, no dishwasher). The owners had left some basics (flour, tea, sugar, etc) in the kitchen, so if you needed a pinch of this or that, you didn't have to run to the store. We ended up cooking at home most nights and were blown away by the sunsets, and were equally impressed with seeing the low-lying clouds in the valley in the morning. All the finishes in the house are of a high quality.
We were looking for a location close to the state parks and this was perfect. My husband and I are runners, so we enjoyed running to and from Buttermilk Falls (very hilly!) and found other nice routes as well. The Corning Museum of Glass and Watkins Glen are short day trips that are also very worth doing. We liked going into Ithaca for ice cream after dinner, but were just as content to stay in the house because the evenings there are so beautiful.
The owners were very easy to deal with and I would happily stay there again.
  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
ITHACA, NY - Private Contemporary Retreat - Outstanding Views & Sunsets
Ithaca Cayuga Lake

The property was absolutely beautiful!

  • 5 of 5
The location was perfect. Only about 15 mins from downtown Ithaca, but far enough away that you had beautiful landscape and privacy. There were 5 of us staying there, and we plan on returning again for another wine tour weekend. We will definitely be looking to return to this house. Conveniently located to do wine tours on Cayuga and Seneca Lakes. The owners were very helpful and courteous. Reasonably priced as well. It was also nice that you didn't have to book a whole week in the summer months. The inside of the house is well kept and spotless. The sunsets were indeed outstanding. I would highly recommend anyone to stay here.
  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
ITHACA, NY - Private Contemporary Retreat - Outstanding Views & Sunsets
Ithaca Cayuga Lake

Fantastic Calming Retreat

  • 5 of 5
Five of us came up from New York City looking for a relaxing getaway weekend and we could not have chosen a better spot! This place was out in the country (though only a quick drive from town) and it was another world. There are sweeping views of the property, you had tons of privacy and all you can hear are sounds of nature (QUITE a difference from where we came from). We melted into our summer weekend and did not want to leave. The house has everything you need and is extremely well-kept and clean with all the modern conveniences you could want and the owners were extremely helpful in answering any questions we had prior to our arrival. We will definitely rent this again should we return.
  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
ITHACA, NY - Private Contemporary Retreat - Outstanding Views & Sunsets
Ithaca Cayuga Lake
Fairfield, Connecticut

Highly recommended!! 5 Stars!

  • 5 of 5
Amazing! Highly recommended! Breathtaking views. Great location. Only 15 minutes from Ithaca. House is well equipped and everything is brand new!
  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: HomeAway


Activity and Interests

Car: necessary

We are just 7 miles from Ithaca College and 9 miles from Cornell University. We are in the heart of the Finger Lakes Region of New York. Our home is at the south end of Lake Cayuga.


From $325 Per night

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Ithaca College Graduation
May 20 2016 - May 23 2016
3 night minimum stay
Cornell Graduation
May 27 2016 - May 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Refundable damage deposit $300.00

Three night minimum for both Ithaca College Graduation and Cornell University Graduation.

Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund
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Total estimated amount
Updated: May 20, 2015


Property Type

  • house


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed


  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 1200 sq. ft.


  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub, Relaxing Spa Tub


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Loft - 2 twin/ single, Enclosed Loft
  • There is a double size cot available in the second bedroom. For any addition guests over 6 and up to 8, there will be an additional charge of $50 per person, per night.


  • Barbecue
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs


  • Guests provide their own meals

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website


  • Long term rentals will be considered.

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