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The 1843 Greek Revival House on Cayuga Lake

Bedrooms 4
Space 176 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 10

Come enjoy the Finger Lakes year round while staying at 'The 1843 House'. It is a single family, 4 bedroom, home located on the west side of Cayuga Lake, just minutes from Seneca Falls (13 miles) and Ithaca (25 miles). It is close to the wineries on both Cayuga and Seneca Lakes. Built in 1843, it has old world charm with all the modern conveniences. You can find many antiques and period furniture as you move from room to room.

The house is completely furnished with 2 bedrooms downstairs and 2 bedrooms upstairs. There are 2 full bathrooms, one on each floor, a first floor laundry room with washer and dryer, a newly remodeled, eat-in fully equipped kitchen with new appliances including a dishwasher, a large formal dining room and living room. The living room has a sleeper sofa which can be used if additional sleeping accommodations are needed. A door in one of the downstairs bedrooms opens to stone patio that is completely fenced in. There is plenty of parking, a red barn, a huge yard with several mature trees to shade you from the sun, 3 stone patios, picnic table and chairs, and front porch.

Across the road and 50 steps down, you will find 218 feet of lakefront with a shale beach, a new dock with a ladder, a row boat with oars for your use, and a large deck with picnic table and chairs overlooking the water. Enjoy a campfire on the beach or in the fire pit on the side of the house.

There is no telephone land line but cell phone reception is excellent. Smoking is prohibited inside the house. Conservative use of the septic system, water and electricity is appreciated. Although the house is not child-proof, children are welcome.

Occupancy is limited to 10 maximum on the property.

More Details

Property Manager
Michael and Ileana Hoeschele
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

This house will breathe a big sign of relief after we leave. Kids of all ages had a great time. Only way it could have been better is if mother nature had cooperated a little more.
Jul 2014
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Romulus House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 176 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
-Fully equipped kitchen -Fans for all the rooms -Direct TV with DVD player in living room -Wireless Internet Service -Sound system with CD player -Washer and Dryer -Iron and ironing board -Dishwasher -Microwave -Toaster oven -Coffee maker -Books and games -Rowboat -New dock with ladder -Deck, patios, porch -Four bedrooms - 1 queen, 2 double, 1 double with bunk beds -Full bath with shower and bathtub on first floor and full bath with stall shower on second floor -Picnic tables -Gas and charcoal grills -Fire pit -Oil heat -Electric decorative stove in kitchen


Very Good! 4.1/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)


Perfect birthday celebration spot!

  • 3 of 5

We were able to rent the house for my daughter's 21st birthday celebration. We wanted someplace low key and unique. The house was perfect for our group of ten! We were only there 1 night and all wished we had more time to enjoy the lake and property. So close to many wineries this was a perfect find!!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are pleased that our house was the perfect place for your celebration. We hope you will consider renting from us in the future.
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Wonderful historical home on Cayuga Lake

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a lovely time at our stay at the Greek Revival House. It is as beautiful in person as it is in these pictures and it is very clean, comfortable, and well-appointed. We really enjoyed sitting at the outdoor table looking over the lake and having campfires in the fire pit with our daughter. The lakefront area is really nice as well, though there are A LOT of stairs to get there. We got our workout going up and down. : )

Really the only I can think of to tell future travelers is that there isn't any A/C but the listing is clear about that and we knew that going in. And it actually stayed pretty cool/comfortable most of the time despite the outside 90 degree temperatures.

Thanks to Michael and Ileana for a wonderful stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for writing this excellent review. We are both extremely pleased that you enjoyed your stay. The next time you decide to spend your vacation on the Finger Lakes, we hope you consider renting from us again.
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Pleasant Well Kept Country Home

  • 4 of 5

Loved the antique charm of this older country home. My friends came from Washington State to enjoy the Finger Lakes. We used this house as home base. We loved the patio and porches. My friends had never seen lightening bugs and were charmed by them. I am a native of the Finger Lakes and appreciated having ample space to allow my local family to visit. It is in a good location with wineries nearby and important historical sites to visit.. Harriet Tubman's home, Seneca Falls. Taughannock Falls and Watkins Glen are also nearby. If you like the charm of an older home, you will love this house. The stairs may be an issue for young children. There are two bedrooms and a bathroom on the ground floor if the stairs are an issue. The owners were very helpful.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review. We really appreciate it.
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Fantastic charm of an old house!

  • 5 of 5

Listing was exactly what we expected. For being such an old house, we thought it was in fantastic shape. Loved the charm of the old home. We would stay again if we were up for a wine weekend again.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for this excellent review of our lake house. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay and hope that you consider renting from us in the future.
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Charming home and accommodating owners.

  • 5 of 5

Myself, finance and my two girls with their families stayed here for a week. There were 6 adults, 2 children and 1 infant. The house was so large that we were never tripping over each other. The upstairs was perfect for my daughter, son-in-law and their three children. They had their own space with a bathroom. They brought a gate to close off the top of the stairs and moved a dresser to close off the railing. Remember this is an old house so it is not built to today's codes. We had some trouble with the internet when we first arrived and the owner said she would be right over. I told her not to rush but she came within half hour anyway. Very accommodating. The house is decorated with pictures and knick knacks which makes it very homey. The kitchen is well stocked. The beach is steps down as described in the listing, but when you get there you have a private deck, two docks and crystal clear water. The road is pretty busy but the house is set so far back that I never worried about the 2 and 4 year olds. Of course an adult was out with them, but they had plenty of room to run. The wineries in the area are great. One within walking distance. Many state parks in the area. I would definitely recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write this wonderful review. We really appreciate all the positive comments. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay and hope you will consider renting from us in the future.
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Relax in the shade of the maple

  • 4 of 5

Even on the most humid days the shade of the trees and a dip into the lake pleased the whole family. The vineyard 2 driveways down was a real treat and on Fridays had live music. The owner Jim was helpful and friendly. The house was well appointed but could use a thorough cleaning. We love the Finger Lakes.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review. It was nice to hear that the trees and lake pleased your family. It is nice to be so close to the wineries especially when they have music on the lawn on Fridays. I am sorry you felt the house needed a thorough cleaning. I have a house cleaner that cleaned the house right before you arrived. I will try to make sure she does a better job before the next people arrive.
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Rates & Availability

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Late Spring
Apr 22 2017 - May 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Ithaca Graduation Weekend
May 19 2017 - May 20 2017
2 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Cornell Graduation Weekend
May 26 2017 - May 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 2 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $500

Nightly Rate: $300 - $450 (excludes summer)

The 1843 House is available year-round with a 1 week minimum stay from June 1 through September 1. During the rest of the year, the house is available by the night, weekend, week, month or long term.

Rates (some are negotiable) are "Housekeeping Ready". You must bring your own linens and towels (blankets and pillows are supplied). For a full security deposit refund there must be no damages and no excess garbage. Due to a few requests we can sometimes provide linens and towels for an additional fee. Please inquire. Trash bags and cleaning supplies are provided.

Cancellation policy - during the summer, money will be refunded if the house can be rented for the week cancelled.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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