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

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 260 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

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. Driveway is close to the front door. Private frontage and dock. Kayaks, Canoe. Fast internet service with wifi, A/C, Washer Dryer, two HD TVs, DVD player, gas fireplace, wine cooler.

Please read the reviews, tenants have been universally happy with the location, quality and cleanliness of the house.

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). However, you must be able bodied and sure-footed. There is a path with a series of concrete steps.

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 not appropriate for loud/late night parties. Also, sorry, the house is not handicapped accessible.

More Details

Carolyn Greenwald
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 27, 2017

About Carolyn Greenwald

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.

Carolyn Greenwald purchased this house in 2013

Why Carolyn Greenwald chose Cayuga Lake

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. Even my parents will gladly stay at this house and they are some tough customers.

What makes this house unique

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.


Ithaca House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 260 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • 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
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 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 , 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon , King bed, with futon for two children
    Queen Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Private ensuite bathroom with shower. Roll-a-way bed.
    Upstairs Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Connects to master bathroom, 2 twin beds, 1 daybed
    Bonus Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sofa converts to double bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(31 traveler reviews)


New year's family time

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful home in a beautiful location! Perfect for a family group. Beds are comfortable for most part(sofa bed needs a comfy cover). Big space and great kitchen. Close to breweries and great skiing/tubing at Greek Peak. Owner is great to deal with. Absolutely recommend for those who want to relax and enjoy the scenery and all the Finger Lakes have to offer

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Simply the best

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for 4 nights. The view is amazing. Located 2 miles from the town of Ithaca. We visited for the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail Holiday Shopping Spree. The house is close to the wineries. This was my first time renting VRBO. I was not disappointed. I would rent this house again.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a lovely thing to say. Return tenants are our favorite kind and currently make up about 40% of our rentals. Please come back to visit the wineries, explore the New York State parks or enjoy downtown Ithaca with a lake front view.
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Beautiful, Comfortable Place To Stay

  • 5 of 5

This property as an AMAZING lake view. The property is spacious and really has 4 bedrooms. We were a party of 8 adults and 2 children, and we were VERY comfortable. The place was very clean upon arrival.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: If you are looking for beautiful views of Cayuga lake, our property has them! The house is professionally cleaned before every guest arrival.
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Great location, nice space

  • 5 of 5

Conveniently located and spacious home. Loved having canoes available. Stairs a little difficult for Grandma's arthritic knees, but we managed.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for mentioning the houses two best features: the lake and the lake! We have two kayaks and a canoe for tenant use. The west shore of Cayuga lake is steep so there are a bunch of steps to the lake. See pictures.
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Excellent place to enjoy Cayuga Lake and Ithaca

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect spot to relax and explore. We had two families (4 adults and 4 children under the age of 11) and everyone had a wonderful time. We enjoyed fishing, kayaking, cooking, and spending time on the porch overlooking Cayuga Lake. As an Ithaca College alumnus, I enjoyed reconnecting with Ithaca in a different way from my days as a college student. The location of this house is perfect because you’re only a 3-minute drive from downtown Ithaca. We were just minutes away from The Commons, College Town, Purity Ice Cream, Ithaca Bakery, Buttermilk Falls, and the farmer’s market.

Carolyn made sure the house was clean upon arrival. We had no complaints whatsoever with the condition of the house.

It should be noted there are a lot of steps leading from the road and house to the lake. If you’re in good physical condition, this is the perfect place to enjoy all of the amenities that Cayuga Lake and Ithaca have to offer.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love hearing that tenants enjoy the house. Our bakehouse is kept very clean. The location is perfect for a relaxing visit to Ithaca. Guests can fish, kayak, canoe, swim or just enjoy the view from our deck. It a great family vacation.
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Fabulous stay for a multi-generational family!

  • 5 of 5

There were 7 of us - 4 adults and 14, 11 and 5 year olds. We chose Ithaca and Cayuga Lake as my son had attended Cornell and we wanted to return to his old "stomping grounds". EVERYONE had a super time. The open living area was great for gathering everyone together, but there were plenty of areas for everyone to have their own private space for reading and naps. All the living areas and the back deck overlooked the lake. Unfortunately I had to do some work, but I set up on the breakfast table overlooking the lake - what a way to work! A lot of time was spent at the dock. The kayaks and canoe were a bit hit and some tried fishing, but unfortunately, no luck! The location was a definite plus. So close to town, but yet so private. We made daily trips in to Ithaca and even a couple of late night runs to Purity for ice cream and Wegmans! We thought we would eat out more, but it was a treat to take turns fixing meals and dining with a water view - better atmosphere than any restaurant! I would highly recommend that if you are visiting the Finger Lakes to stay here. You are close to everything, but the Ithaca area is not overrun by tourists. Thanks, Carolyn!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ithaca is a treasure. It is scenic and relaxing. I am so happy the house could accommodate your entire family and that everyone enjoyed the views, the lake, the dock and the living space ~Carolyn
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Rates & Availability

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
June 2017
May 30 2017 - Jun 23 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 24 2017 - Sep 9 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
September 2017
Sep 10 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
IC Graduation 201
May 16 2018 - May 22 2018
4 night minimum stay
CU Graduation 2018
May 23 2018 - May 30 2018
5 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
Jun 23 2018 - Sep 1 2018
7 night minimum stay
IC 19
May 15 2019 - May 21 2019
4 night minimum stay
CU 19
May 22 2019 - May 29 2019
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Pet Fee $30

Upon cancellation, I refund $ if I re-rent for your dates. Please note that we rent to up to two families due to a neighborhood restriction. In Summer, Saturday is change-over day.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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