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Awesome Lakefront Wine Trail,Large Patio, Boat Dock, Lots of Included Amenities

Awesome Lakefront Wine Trail,Large Patio, Boat Dock, Lots of Included Amenities


Property Details

Updated: May 25, 2015
Lakefront patio w/dock w/Updated 4 Bedrooms, 2 Bath (1st fl jacuzzi), Sleep 10

Hello and Welcome to Wise Owl Landing-your own private lakefront getaway located directly on the Cayuga Wine Trail in the beautiful Finger Lakes region.

Situated on the shore of Cayuga Lake, this comfortable updated, fully-furnished and equipped 4 bedroom 2 bath home can be your oasis. Sit back and enjoy your morning coffee, tea, or evening Wine or Beer in the 6 person year round Hot Tub on the 800 square foot lakefront patio, or in the nicely size family room with a wall of windows overlooking the lake. This is one of the few properties in the region that is pet friendly. Watch the sunrise over the surrounding hills and the sunsets over the lake. Later, grab a book and take advantage of the private patio and dock as you soak up some sun. If you're feeling adventurous, enjoy swimming, kayaking, canoeing, or fishing with ease directly from the dock and patio-everything you need is provided for you.

Once you've been able to unwind, there are many local activities available to reinvigorate your body and mind. Wine/spirit/beer tours are favorite activities and we can help recommend local vineyards/distilleries and limo services. Bring your boat or rent one for your visit. Also close to 18-hole golf courses, hiking trails and local waterfalls. We are directly on the Cayuga Wine Trail for you to easily fill your days w/ numerous wineries, historic sites, theatre, antique stores, fabulous shopping (including the MacKenzie Childs Flagship Store) and outstanding restaurants.

Our location is ideal for visitors to Wells College, the NY Chiropractic College and William Hobart and Smith College. Many guests also visit family at Syracuse, Cornell, and Ithaca College. The home is located a short drive from many popular wedding venues including the Inns of Aurora, Izzo’s White Barn and the Apple Station Winery.

Please take your time and explore the description of the home and information on the next few pages and don’t hesitate to contact us with any additional question. After all, it’s your Vacation Getaway. Make it perfect!

Please note: We have an additional property for your booking pleasure. It’s a 4000 SQ FT Country Manor Home on 2 Acres which Sleeps 18-20 (Listing # 3510424) that can be booked separately or in conjunction with this home when available.

Imagine taking a 5-6 hour tour of some of the finest Wineries and Cheese producers in the Country followed up by a 5 star meal. NY promotes farm to table dining and a great number of fantastic restaurants are affiliated with nearby wineries for easy enjoyment after a fun day of tastings and site seeing. And then return home to warm up in front of the fireplace with a glass of wine before jumping into the awesome 6-person hot tub!!

We are smack dab right in the heart of the Finger Lakes. Ideally located directly on the Cayuga Wine Trail and 5 minutes from the Seneca Wine Trail. A perfect spot for a tour, family or friends gathering, getaway, girls weekend away, bridal shower, bachelorette weekend-you name it you found the perfect place.

Wise Owl Landing is quite beautiful and offers:


2- Full Baths (Jacuzzi Tub in first floor bath)

Foyer, Living Room, Dining Room / Kitchen, Family Room

The home is elegantly decorated in earth tones, and fine furnishings, and has some antiques throughout.

The living room has a Gas Fireplace.

The family room with pellet stove has an incredible view of the lake and patio. Ideal for gazing at the lake, watching the family from the comfort of the family room, bird watching, and much, much more.

Situated in the quiet town of Cayuga. 7 miles to Seneca Falls, 7 miles to Auburn, 7 miles to Union Springs, 10 miles to Aurora, 15 miles to Geneva / Waterloo, 30 miles to Syracuse, 38 miles to Ithaca, and 44 miles to Rochester. Numerous quaint and friendly towns within a few minutes drive for antiquing, spa, wine/beer/cheese trails. Plethora of other activities including golfing, boating, drive-in movies, historic sites like Seneca Falls, Aurora, and Ithaca- all close by. There are numerous trails for Wine, Beer, Spirits and Vodka, Cheese, and Sweets, 350+ establishments catering to every taste. We are happy to help you plan your perfect tour either self-guided or by Limo, Party Bus, or other transportation mode. Just call Laura. She is happy to help 484-624-9366.

We also offer a full Concierge Service to help make your getaway special, so don’t be afraid to ask.

Dinner Recommendations & Reservations, Private Wine Tasting Events, Transportation, Theater Tickets, Flowers, Catering, Groceries, or even Acupuncture or Massage.

We Also Offer

Very Competitive Boat Rentals with local Marinas, or bring your own boat (Boats can be docked right at the dock at the house)

Limo or car service for you and your entire party for Wine Tour or other activity at very competitive rates. Please inquire.

Don’t lift a finger

We want your getaway or vacation to be turn-key, so we provide all Bedding, Linens, Towels, and Bath Amenities-never any additional charge.

We have a very well equipped kitchen and provide extras such as waffle maker, bread maker, Pasta Steamer. And our fridge, microwave, and dishwasher are all new!

The home also has Wi-Fi, 3-TV’S, Blue Tooth radio, Surround Sound Stereo in Family Room, PS3 Gaming System, Time Warner Cable TV and Blue Ray Player

So don’t delay, book today.


Homeaway Listing # 3510424 Osprey Manor Sleeps 20

If we don't have availability with this home or it cant accomodate your entire party we also have another larger home located 1 mile south of this home. See Details below.

This residential one family home is ideally located in the Heart of the Finger Lakes and Directly on the Cayuga Wine Trail and less than 10 Minutes from the Seneca Wine Trail

To make your family weekend or weekly getaway perfect:

Upon your arrival, we have provided a Finger Lakes Region Welcome Gift

Standard Amenities

- Propane & Charcoal Grill

- 5 Large Screen TV’S

- 3 DVD Players

- Hi Speed Wireless Wi-Fi

- Surround Sound Stereo in Living Room

- Den W/ Foosball Table / Electronic Dart Board

- Library with Several Books and Board Games and Antique games

- Gas and Wood Burning Fireplaces

- wii Gaming System with Games

- Well equipped Kitchen for family prepared gourmet Meals

- Computer and Printer in tech center

Everyday Amenities

- Luxury Linens

- Luxury Bath Towels

- Luxury Bath Products

- Luxury Furnishings

And Much Much More.

All on a nearly 2 Acre Beautifully Landscaped Lakeview Lot for family enjoyment.

So don’t delay. Book today.

Welcome to Osprey Manor: A 4000 sq ft breathtaking elegant country manor home located on two acres in Cayuga, New York overlooking Cayuga Lake.

This historic property and one time boarding school, Cayuga Academy, was built in 1790 and has recently been extensively renovated and updated to bring it back to its true beauty. Reportedly boasting at one time to have the largest Kentucky coffee tree in Cayuga County, NY. Sitting on 2 acres with beautiful trees and a lovely lawn. Consisting of 11 elegant rooms and ready to spoil your family. The home has 4 bedrooms and can accommodate your family members with its graciously sized and beautifully decorated 4 bedrooms and sleeper sofas.

To add to the distinguishing final touches, the home includes a Library, oversized Living Room, Dining Room, Foyer, Pub Room, and Tech Room, and 3.5 Baths.

We can help create a perfect family vacation for you…

Below is a sample of activities we can help with.

Dinner Recommendations and Reservations

Theater Tickets

Sightseeing Recommendations or Tours

Winery Recommendations and Directions to Wineries

Arranging for Private Chef for in home Family Dining

Floral or Gift Arrangements at arrival or during your stay

Car, Limo, and Transportation and Tour Providers

Referrals to Caterers

We can accommodate just about any request. Just ask. One call does it all: 484-624-9366

Also Fishing and Pontoon Party Boat Rentals are available for extra fee from local marinas. Use of a boat slip for your family at Beacon Bay Marina is included in your rental.

Local Cayuga County Events:

McKenzie Childs Barn Sale

Finger Lakes Musical Theater Festival

Wine, Beer, Spirits, Cheese, and Sweets Trail Tours

If you have additional family members who need accommodations, we have 2 homes available. You can book this home along with Wise Owl Landing Lakefront Home (property ID 3597238). This home is a short 1 mile drive down the road.

Also the Wise Owl Property Lakefront patio can accommodate between 20-30 family members for a barbecue or camp fire or water activities such as boating, swimming, tubing, kayaking, etc.

More Details
  • Sleeps 12
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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Vacationed with family to see the wine country around the Finger Lakes in late August 2014. The trip was above and beyond what I expected and staying at Laura's house contributed greatly to that experience. We took advantage of all the "extras" such as the hot tub, fire pit, canoe/kayak, etc. Each night we watched the beautiful sunsets over Cayuga Lake and they were spectacular. Each time we had questions Laura was ready with a quick answer which was comforting. She also provided suggestions for wineries, restaurants, shopping and the like which was so helpful. If only we had more time to visit them all. Her place is the nicest in the neighborhood, IMHO, and I would not hesitate to stay again.
Aug 2014
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Awesome Lakefront Wine Trail,Large Patio, Boat Dock, Lots of Included Amenities
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Cayuga Cayuga Lake

Great for a ladies weekend away

  • 5 of 5
This property completely met our needs, for a ladies wine tasting weekend get away. The house is compact, and sleeps a lot of people for its overall size but we never felt cramped. Overall it was clean and appointed with everything we could need (especially in the kitchen), and communication with Laura was always quick and easy. We would definitely stay here again!
  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Awesome Lakefront Wine Trail,Large Patio, Boat Dock, Lots of Included Amenities
+1 -3155157009
Cayuga Cayuga Lake

Great Weekend

  • 5 of 5
We had a great stay. It was a lovely home, well kept, and had everything we could possibly need. We had nice home cooked meals with our friends and enjoyed a beautiful view of the lake as we watched football in surround sound. It was clean, modern, and provided us everything we would possibly need for a nice get away. We would love to see what this area is like in the summer!
  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Awesome Lakefront Wine Trail,Large Patio, Boat Dock, Lots of Included Amenities
+1 -3155157009
Cayuga Cayuga Lake
Poughkeepsie, New York

SU Family Weekend

  • 5 of 5
We loved Wise Owl Landing! The house was beautiful inside and out. We were pleasantly surprised with a bottle of wine from the owners upon our arrival and had close contact with the owner while we were there for any questions. We loved the views from the family room along with the pellet stove. Although a little far from SU we loved that we weren't crammed into a hotel room and could bring our furry friends. Thank you for a great stay!
  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Awesome Lakefront Wine Trail,Large Patio, Boat Dock, Lots of Included Amenities
+1 -3155157009
Cayuga Cayuga Lake

Perfect get a away

  • 5 of 5
What a perfect home for a girls w/e. Clean and bright. Awesome outdoor space. Great views.
  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Awesome Lakefront Wine Trail,Large Patio, Boat Dock, Lots of Included Amenities
+1 -3155157009
Cayuga Cayuga Lake

Great Time

  • 5 of 5
I rented the house for my sons wedding from Oct. 9th to the 13th. My family from out of state came and I wanted a place for all of us to stay together. There was plenty of room for all of us 8 adults and 3 kids. The view of the lake was so nice. Laura was very nice . When I got to the house she had a bottle on wine to welcome us to the house. Very nice touch. We had a wonderful experience and would definitely go back again.
  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Awesome Lakefront Wine Trail,Large Patio, Boat Dock, Lots of Included Amenities
+1 -3155157009
Cayuga Cayuga Lake

Wise Owl Landing

  • 4 of 5
We had a wonderful time. The cottage was homey, a lived in atmosphere and very comfortable. There was 9 of us and there was plenty of room. I would definitely recommend this cottage and we have talked about going back there in the future. Thank you very much for a wonderful experience.
  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway


From the Owner

We have put a great deal of effort in to ensuring that all the amenities and everything you need to have a great getaway, vacation, family get together, or great vacation is provided and included in the rental so you don't have to lift a finger while you are here. With prior arrangement with the owner, the patio can accommodate 20-30 guests for a gathering or celebration. Combined this with the option of renting our other rental home, Osprey Manor, located less then 1/2 mile south and you can accommodate up to 30 sleeping guests for your wedding, anniversary or family reunion.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Syracuse Hancock International Airport at 42 Miles Nearest Barpub : Parkers Tavern at 5 Miles Nearest Golf : Several Including Indian Head at 4 Miles Nearest Train : Amtrak Syracuse at 30 Miles Nearest Motorway : I-90 at 12 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Several Casual to Fine Dining any Cuisine at 5 Miles Nearest Ski : Greek Peek, Bristol Mountain at 30 Miles Nearest Beach : Harris Park at 1 Miles Car: necessary

We are now booking for Winter-Spring Finger Lakes Getaways!!

Things to Know about our Wise Owl Property:

To Make Winter and Spring Gateways perfect, we wanted to highlight just a few of the abundance of amenities that make the home an ideal choice for a Winter-Spring Rental!!

Wise Owl Landing is ideally situated in the heart of the Finger Lakes Region and boasts the best of both worlds. Quiet and secluded but not far from modern conveniences in Auburn 10 miles north and Syracuse 30 miles east.

Being the largest premier lake for Boating and Fishing, Cayuga Lake is large-38 miles long but still extremely manageable. Our hot tub sits right on the patio so you can enjoy the lake from the warmth of the tub.

Our home is on the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail.

Cayuga Lake Wine Trail Winery Events:

2015 Events

Season Pass: Available through February 6

Mardi Gras: February 7-8

Bacon on the Lakein: March 21-22

Wine & Herb Festival: April 24-26 or May 1-3

Holiday Shopping Spree: November 20-22 or December 4-6

When visiting if shopping, picking, or antiquing isn't your thing, don’t miss the quaintness of shopping in nearby Union Springs, Skaneateles, Aurora, Waterloo, Geneva, or maybe a visit to Mackenzie-Childs Barn Sale or Waterloo Premium Outlets is in order.

If the theater is more your passion, don’t miss the renowned Finger Lakes Musical Theater Festival.

Merry-Go-Round Playhouse

West Side Story

May 27 - June 17

The Light in the Piazza

June 24 - July 15

Late Nite Catechism

July 14 - August 08

Saturday Night Fever

July 22 - August 12

Sweeney Todd

August 19 - September 05

The Calamari Sisters' Big Fat Italian Wedding

September 09 - September 30

Forever Plaid presents Plaid Tidings

December 09 - December 23

Theater abounds in the Finger Lakes. Take a little longer drive and you can be at the Hanger Theater in Ithaca, or a drive to Cortland will yield you a trip to Cortland Repertory Theater. All showcase top notch professionally directed presentations.

Other Fun Events include:

'First Friday' in Skaneateles. On the First Friday of each month, join the Skaneateles Merchant Community as they host an Open House with themed activities! 5-8pm

Saturday Market: Fresh produce, meat, chicken, flowers, jams, pies, baked goods. Austin Park Pavilion, 1 East Austin Street, Skaneateles, NY

Every Saturday until November 10, 2014

What can I say, if nature is your thing, please don’t miss a trip to swim in the falls at Great Gully falls, hike throughTaughannock Falls State Park or Watkins Glenn State Park. The hiking and scenery at both parks is limitless.


From $299 Per night

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Apr 7 2015 - Jun 14 2015
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Early Summer
Jun 15 2015 - Jun 25 2015
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Sweet Summer Season
Jun 26 2015 - Sep 16 2015
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

  • Cleaning fee $219.00 + Tax
  • Property Damage Protection $59.00
  • Pet Fee $50.00
  • Tax Rate 8.0%

Rates subject to change until reservation deposit is made.

A guest reservation agreement will be sent within 48 hours of making your reservation and deposit.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Updated: May 25, 2015


From the Owner

You don't need to lift a finger everything is here. Totally Turn-key, linens, towels, DVD Players, Canoe, Bikes, Kayaks, Water Shoes, Fishing Rods, Tackle. We want to help reduce your stress, just get in the car and drive!! Our lakeside patio and dock is head and shoulders above other common amenities found at other properties. Imagine kayaking, canoeing, boating, fishing, relaxing, toasting marshmallows, and bird watching on this gorgeous well appointed patio. All ages enjoy this patio whether sitting by a campfire with a libation making S' name it.

Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...

Onsite Services

  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...

Location Type

  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

Floor Area

  • 1800 sq. ft.


  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub, Modern
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, shower, Located on second floor Modern
  • If the hot tub isn't your style, relax and unwind in the modern equipped Whirlpool Tub in first floor bathroom. Towels, hand towels, and washcloths are provided as well as soap and shampoo.


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen, This private room is on the 2nd floor-w sliding pocket door
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 double, 2 twin/ single, 2nd floor lofted bedroom facing the lake w PS3
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single, 2 child bed, 2nd floor. There is a set of twin Bunk beds, a twin & desk
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen, First floor overlooking Cayuga Lake w/wall of windows
  • Family Room - 2 sleep sofa /futon, Full size and twin futon on first floor in Family Room
  • This 4 bedroom home overlooking Cayuga Lake has: One queen size bedroom downstairs. 3 Total Upstairs bedrooms.This home has been designed to maximize lake views and letting light into the space. As you walk up the stairs to the second floor, you will see the first lofted Lakeside bedroom which has a full size bed, two twins, and a PS3. To the east of the stairs you will see the second lofted bedroom which faces the garden and has 1 Set of Bunk beds and 1 twin and a desk/hutch. At the northern point of the home, there is a private bedroom with a queen bed and a vaulted ceiling. In the Family Room, there is a full size futon and twin futon if guests wish to use as well.


  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • We have arranged to bring right in to the house for your enjoyment a Massage therapist, accupuncturist, catering, chef, clowns for children's birthdays, etc. Let us know what you are looking for and we will try and find it for you. In addition, our company can now offer tours of the area and the wineries for guests of our homes. Please ask about Eagle Wine Tours when you inquire.

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