Lakefront, Private Dock, Private Deck, Amazing Views, Pet Friendly, Upscale

Lakefront, Private Dock, Private Deck, Amazing Views, Pet Friendly, Upscale


Property Details

Updated: Sep 22, 2014
3 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom, Lake-view, Cayuga Lake

A gorgeous, completely renovated, three bedroom house directly on Cayuga Lake but only minutes from downtown Ithaca. Our house has spectacular lake views, a modern floor plan and beautiful, high-end construction and details. Special features include a stoned faced fireplace, striking wide plank floors and modern kitchen with all new, modern appliances. First floor full bath and guest room. Upstairs you will be delighted with the master suite with more gorgeous lake views. Drive almost to the front door. Private frontage and dock. Kayaks, Canoe. We have the fastest available residential internet service (time warner, turbo), A/C, Washer Dryer, two HD TVs, DVD player, fireplace.

We purchased this house 9/6/13, so it has only a few reviews but we have been owners on vrbo since 2007 and our other listing has 13 5 star reviews....and this house is even better!!

Reasons to rent this house:

1) Its directly on Cayuga Lake with amazing views from the deck and dock, near wineries, and also only 5 minutes from downtown Ithaca restaurants and shopping, and less than 15 min. from the colleges.

2) It is completely renovated, modern and well built. The furniture is beautiful and new.

3) You can drive almost to do the front door, no major staircase to the house (as is common on Cayuga Lake).

4) There are 2.5 bathrooms, all with new glass tiles and beautiful details.

5) Two kayaks on the property, a canoe, private dock.

6) The house is big enough for two families to share. We have 3 bedrooms and a bonus room (with sleeper sofa), plus a sleeper sofa with memory foam mattress in the living room. We allow up to 10 adults and an additional 4 children, for a total of 14 guests.

Who Can Rent:

House is available to one or two families but no more than 2 sets of unrelated persons (one family, two families, 2 friends, one couple, etc). It is a quiet area and is not appropriate for loud/late night parties.

Due to the high volume of emails we receive, I can only reply to responses from families. We do not respond back to rental requests from groups of friends.

More Details
  • Sleeps 14
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided

Recent Review

About the Owner

We are an Ithaca family of five. We lived on Cayuga Lake at our other listing, 887 Taughannock until our youngest was born. That property has been a vacation rental for 5 years. We just purchased 907 Taughannock because it is absolutely magnificent.

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Lakefront, Private Dock, Private Deck, Amazing Views, Pet Friendly, Upscale
(607) 227-6122 (New York, USA)
Ithaca Cayuga Lake

Family Getaway with our Adult Children

  • 5 of 5
We wanted to bring a bit of home to our daughter who will be stationed in Ithaca for several years attending a PhD program at Cornell. It was perfect, the flow of the house worked very well for the 5 of us. We are also a very active family so between the extra kayaks & canoe at the house, renting a motor boat, fishing, hiking Watkins Glen, scoring Windsurfing lessons on the lake, daily runs/walks at Cass Park and the Ithaca's Farmers Market we found plenty of fun to be had with the houses central location being ideal. And we only scratched the surface. Plus, while Ithaca has wonderful restaurants, we found ourselves opting for dinners on the deck at the end of the day. The view is beautiful & the space on the deck is very relaxing.
There are quite a few stairs that probably won't work well for my husbands mother, but for our immediate family they added to the ambiance of the house - we loved them.
Recommendation: An extra couch would have been nice. The living area is a very enjoyable space with a wonderful view of the lake. The 2 tables & chairs provided great living space for eating & game time. The two comfy chairs where light & easy to turn (view the lake with morning coffee or nightly TV watching).
Thanks so much for providing such a wonderful home!
  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for reviewing our property and for the tip about wind-surfing. I will add that information to our welcome guide. There are so many wonderful outdoor activities in and around Ithaca. From our house, you can kayak, canoe and enjoy lake views. Thank you for pointing out that our house has steps to the lake and from the upper parking lot. The west shore of Cayuga Lake is steep. I tell visiting families that its not the best place for older relatives. But, if you are able-bodied, active and enjoy outdoor activities, Ithaca makes a great family vacation. Please visit us again, Carolyn.
Lakefront, Private Dock, Private Deck, Amazing Views, Pet Friendly, Upscale
(607) 227-6122 (New York, USA)
Ithaca Cayuga Lake

Wonderful family vacation

  • 5 of 5
I've been dreaming of returning to Ithaca with my family for years now and this house was the perfect spot to explore the area. The layout was perfect for my parents, husband, kids (8 & 3) and I. We took the 2 bedrooms and bath upstairs and my parents had their own bedroom and private bath on the middle level. The powder room was a welcome bonus! Kids loved the logos we found in the closet and claimed the basement room for a play area. Kitchen and grill on the deck were well equipped for the meals we cooked in (its easier with kids not to have to eat out for every meal). There were even "staples" in the kitchen like sugar and cooking oil. I loved the gorgeous views of the lake and my alma mater from the deck and the dock. Though a long way down to the water, it was worth the trip to sit on the dock and feel the breeze. Also enjoyed using the canoe and kayak. Location was awesome. Just far enough from town to feel relaxing but close enough to drive down for ice cream or a Wegman's run. Also a good starting point for Cayuga and Seneca lake wineries. And speaking of running, the Cayuga Waterfront Trail at Cass Park allowed me to get my training runs in. Had hoped to run straight from the house, but cars drive really fast on Taughannock Blvd so I drove down to the Park. Tried to pick up the "Black Diamond Trail" but couldn't find it... next time. Kids enjoyed a morning at the Science Center, the carousel at Stewart Park, and of course all the waterfalls. Can't wait to return to Ithaca!!!
  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. I also agree that the location of the house is ideal. It is just far enough up the lake to feel like a vacation spot but it is also close enough to feel like it is not a chore to get to Ithaca restaurants (only minutes away). The wineries are also nearby. Taughannock Boulevard is a busy road so, yes, it is much better to drive 1 mile and run one the scenic and wonderful Cass Park trail. The Black Diamond Trail is harder to find since it is not yet "complete" for tourists. The Black Diamond Trail is the old railroad trail that is being made into a walking trail to connect Cass Park and Taughannock Park. It is located up the embankment on the west side of Taughannock Blvd. Currently we do not have a trail to the trail, but we will as soon as it is complete. Still, I used to walk my dogs on the BDT when we lived on the lake and visitors can certainly do so. Please come back again! Carolyn
Lakefront, Private Dock, Private Deck, Amazing Views, Pet Friendly, Upscale
(607) 227-6122 (New York, USA)
Ithaca Cayuga Lake
Ithaca, NY

Absolutely Fantastic!!!

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I stayed here during our wedding weekend in Ithaca and had an amazing time! The house was everything we could have wanted and more. First of all the house itself is absolutely gorgeous from the beautiful hardwood floors to the spacious bathrooms, big comfortable beds, modern appliances and furniture, and amazing Cayuga lake views. Staying in this house was like a dream! It was immaculately clean and comfortable. Couldn't have been better in any way. The owner even went so far as to leave us a bottle of champagne in the fridge for our honeymoon. Thank you Carolyn for making our stay very fun and romantic!!!
  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for writing this review so soon after your wedding. We have now had two post wedding tenants and it is a joy and a pleasure for us as well. I am so glad you enjoyed the lake and the house. Congratulations!
Lakefront, Private Dock, Private Deck, Amazing Views, Pet Friendly, Upscale
(607) 227-6122 (New York, USA)
Ithaca Cayuga Lake
Andover, MA USA

Cornell Parents & Relatives Visit

Cornell Parents & Relatives Visit
  • 5 of 5
This lakefront home was everything that the VRBO description promised! The house sits high up and gave a fantastic lake view - we saw Cornell crew practicing each morning, viewed fishermen and kayakers, enjoyed beautiful sunsets, and saw a variety of local birds. The kitchen was fully stocked with what we needed to prepare meals, it was easy to use, and had ample manueverability. We really enjoyed the close to the kitchen sitting nook area, with wrap around bench. The living room was comfortable, with a big couch and plush chairs. The television was easy to use, and the right size for the room. As the weather was nice, and warm, we did not try the fireplace - but it certainly looks beautiful. The rooms were big, the beds were comfortable, and the bathrooms each fit the bill. The home was recently renovated, and it was a superb job. The work was done well, with good taste in colors, and materials. The home is designed well, with good flow. And the home is very clean. The parking was ample, and the steps to and from the two parking areas were not an issue.
The owners were easily accessible, and responsive to questions. I would strongly recommend this home to anyone looking to stay in the Ithaca area. It is convenient to everything in the area, including Cornell, Ithaca College, local attractions, shopping, etc. It is a quality rental, and will not disappoint.
  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you for the details in your review. I am so glad you enjoyed the house. As you point out, the location is excellent for anyone visiting CU or IC. Our house is less than 3 miles from the colleges. The house was renovated in a modern, high end style but is also a place where anyone will feel comfortable. We hope to see you again in Ithaca.
Lakefront, Private Dock, Private Deck, Amazing Views, Pet Friendly, Upscale
(607) 227-6122 (New York, USA)
Ithaca Cayuga Lake

Comfortable, pristine, spacious and beautiful!

  • 5 of 5
I rented this home twice with my extended family and dog. The home is exceptionally clean, spacious and cozy. The view is fantastic! The owner was very helpful with answering questions promptly. At first site the steps and parking may seem overwhelming however they are absolutely manageable even for my mother with a cane. I highly recommend 492980.
  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for being a return tenant! Our favorite. We hope to see you again. Thank you also for sharing your thoughts about the view (amazing) and the parking (its a steep hill). Future tenants please know that not everyone with walking imparements will be comfortable at the house. We do welcome dogs because we love to vacation with our dog. Dogs seem very happy on the lake and our tenants have been excellent about cleaning up after their pets.
Lakefront, Private Dock, Private Deck, Amazing Views, Pet Friendly, Upscale
(607) 227-6122 (New York, USA)
Ithaca Cayuga Lake

Ithaca Area Lakehouse

  • 5 of 5
The property was exceptionally clean and very private. It offers a gorgeous view of Cayuga lake. Shopping is nearby. Everything worked properly (TV, DVD, washing machine, kitchen electrics). I know the region well and this is by far the best rental in the Ithaca area.
  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Wow. Thank you for these kind words. We may not be the best in the region, but we can deliver gorgeous lake views in a clean house that is convenient to Ithaca. Thank you for emphasizing these points for future travelers. Best Regards, Carolyn


From the Owner

Our other rental house 887 is extremely nice by lake front standards, but this house, 907 Taughannock is nice by any standards. Everything is gorgeous, from the floors, to the windows, to the furniture, to the bathrooms. You will not find a nicer house to rent on Cayuga Lake.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Tompkins County Regional Airport at 8 Miles Nearest Beach : Taughannock Park at 6 Miles Nearest Barpub : Boat Yard Grill at 1 Miles Nearest Ski : Greek Peak at 25 Miles Nearest Golf : Trumansburg Golf Course at 5 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Boatyard Grill at 1 Miles Car: necessary

House is located in the town of Ithaca, yet a world apart. Close access to Cornell University, Ithaca College, Downtown Ithaca supermarkets and shopping, plus its in Wine Country for Wine Tours of The Finger Lakes.


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Updated: Sep 22, 2014

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sept 2014
Sep 7 2014 - Sep 30 2014
6 night minimum stay
Fall 2014
Oct 1 2014 - Dec 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
Winter 2015
Jan 1 2015 - Mar 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
Spring 2015
Apr 1 2015 - May 7 2015
2 night minimum stay
IC Graduation 2015
May 14 2015 - May 19 2015
3 night minimum stay
Cornell Graduation 2015
May 21 2015 - May 26 2015
4 night minimum stay
Summer 2015
May 27 2015 - Sep 5 2015
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

By check upon lease signing.

Upon cancellation, I refund $ if I re-rent for your dates.


From the Owner

Lakefront living with zero sacrifice. Good access. Private dock and private deck. Large bedrooms, luxurious furnishings, gorgeous bathrooms. In the Town of Ithaca, min. from downtown and the colleges, also near the wineries, and state parks.

Property Type

  • house


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


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


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


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Television ...
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Toys


  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered ...

Location Type

  • Lake View
  • Lakefront


  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • water parks

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • freshwater fishing
  • ice skating
  • roller blading
  • golf
  • tennis
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • fishing

Floor Area

  • 2800 sq. ft.


  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Powder Room - toilet
  • Master Bathroom - toilet, shower, Ensuite, glass tile, skylight,
  • Queen Bathroom - toilet, shower, Ensuite for second bedroom


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Master bedroom - 1 king, 2 sleep sofa /futon, 1 baby crib, King bed, with futon for two children
  • Queen Bedroom - 2 queen, 1 twin/ single, Private ensuite bathroom with shower. Roll-a-way bed.
  • Upstairs Bedroom - 1 double, 2 twin/ single, Connects to master bathroom, 2 twin beds, 1 daybed
  • Bonus Room - 2 sleep sofa /futon, 2 double, Sofa converts to double bed


  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...


  • Guests provide their own meals
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