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

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vacation rental description

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.

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Last modified on 08-23-2014 at 8:01 AM.

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Carolyn Greenwald (607) 227-6122 (New York, USA)

house rental amenities

  • Property Type
    • house
    • floor area 2800 sq. ft.
  • Meals
    • guests provide their own meals
  • Location Type
    • lake view
    • lakefront
  • Theme
    • away from it all
    • family
    • romantic
    • sports & activities
    • tourist attractions
  • General
    • hair dryer
    • internet
      • Turbo internet (highest residential speed)
    • fireplace
      • Gas fireplace, easy to use
    • air conditioning
    • heating
    • linens provided
    • towels provided
    • washing machine
    • clothes dryer
    • parking
      • Park near the house (2 cars) and at the road (2 more cars)
    • living room
    • iron & board
  • Kitchen
    • kitchen
      • Pots, pans, silverware, glasses, everything supplied
    • refrigerator
    • stove
    • oven
    • microwave
    • dishwasher
    • dishes & utensils
    • coffee maker
    • toaster
  • Dining
    • dining area
    • dining
      • Two walls of windows in separate dining area.
  • Bathrooms
    • 2 bathrooms 1 half Bath
    • powder room: toilet
    • master bathroom: toilet, shower, Ensuite, glass tile, skylight,
    • queen bathroom: toilet, shower, Ensuite for second bedroom
  • Bedrooms
    • 3 bedrooms, sleeps 14, beds for 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
  • Entertainment
    • television
      • two HD TVs with basic HD channels
    • dvd player
    • books
    • toys
  • Outside
    • outdoor grill
      • Gas and Charcoal grills on-site
    • deck / patio
      • perfect unobstructed lake views
    • lawn / garden
      • Beautiful landscaping
    • kayak / canoe
      • 2 kayaks and a canoe provided. we also have life jackets.
  • Suitability
    • events allowed
    • minimum age limit for renters
      • we do not rent to college students w/o parents; we rent to families only.
    • children welcome
      • port a crib available. small children can sleep very close to parents since master and third bedroom are almost adjoining.
    • non smoking only
    • wheelchair inaccessible
    • pets considered
      • dog friendly owners, close to dog park.

activities and attractions in Ithaca Central New York

  • Attractions
    • 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
  • Sports & Adventure Activities
    • freshwater fishing
    • ice skating
    • roller blading
    • golf
    • tennis
    • kayaking
    • sailing
    • swimming
    • cycling
    • skiing
    • snowboarding
    • fishing

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  • owner Carolyn Greenwald
  • phone (607) 227-6122 (New York, USA)

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vacation rental rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:

Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekend Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
Peak Summer
Jun 28 2014 - Sep 6 2014
7 nights
Sept 2014
Sep 7 2014 - Sep 30 2014
6 nights
Fall 2014
Oct 1 2014 - Dec 31 2014
3 nights
Winter 2015
Jan 1 2015 - Mar 31 2015
2 nights
Spring 2015
Apr 1 2015 - May 7 2015
2 nights
IC Graduation 2015
May 14 2015 - May 19 2015
3 nights
Cornell Graduation 2015
May 21 2015 - May 26 2015
4 nights
Summer 2015
May 27 2015 - Sep 5 2015
7 nights

Additional information about rental rates

By check upon lease signing.
Upon cancellation, I refund $ if I re-rent for your dates.

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traveler reviews for this ithaca house rental

Family Getaway with our Adult Children

Review submitted: August 22, 2014   Date of arrival: August 9, 2014

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!

Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, families with teenagers, girls getaway, pet-friendly, sight seeing, romantic getaway

Owners 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.

Helpful votes: 0 / 0


Wonderful family vacation

Review submitted: July 6, 2014   Date of arrival: June 23, 2014

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!!!

Owners 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

Helpful votes: 0 / 0


Absolutely Fantastic!!!

Review submitted: June 29, 2014   Date of arrival: June 21, 2014

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!!!

Recommended for: adventure seekers, sight seeing, romantic getaway

Owners 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!

Helpful votes: 1 / 2


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Carolyn Greenwald (607) 227-6122 (New York, USA)

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This vacation rental has been listed since 09/6/2013.