House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 6 Sleeps
Single family lakehouse on the west shore of Cayuga Lake. Ideal
location about 3 miles from downtown Ithaca and just south of Ithaca
Yacht Club. Heavily wooded 1.5+ acre lot providing gorgeous views
and privacy. Lake access - boathouse & dock. Drive to the door of the house via paved driveway.
Three bedrooms in main house, including huge master.
Separate bunkhouse with bunk beds. Two full baths, Jacuzzi tub,
new fully equipped kitchen and new master bath. Large living room
and eat in kitchen.
We treat this like a second home and it is maintained as such. It
is warm and inviting, with some of the best vistas on the lake; a
one of a kind location.
Occupancy is limited to 6 people total, non-smokers; no pets are
Cornell Graduation Weekend 2013
About the Owner
(4 traveler reviews)
Cornell Graduation Weekend 2013
We thoroughly enjoyed our long weekend at Lucky Duck Cottage (despite unseasonably cold late spring weather). This is a vacation home, not just a rental property. It's proximity to Ithaca (and Cornell) made the location ideal to have friends visit and spend time with us during the weekend (vs. where they were staying which was much further away). Our fourteen year old son and his friend quickly embraced having their own place -- the bunkhouse. We concluded the weekend hosting a post graduation party for our graduating daughter, her fellow graduate friends and their families. The outdoor grill, fire pit, ping pong table, horseshoe pits and the available extra tables and chairs contributed significantly to the party's success! We've already referred families of future graduates to the Lucky Duck Cottage.
We recently spent a week at Lucky Duck and had a wonderful time. It is a lovely home, very clean and conveniently located. You are 10 minutes away from all of the conveniences of Ithaca, but when you get back to Lucky Duck, you feel very remote, quiet and relaxed. The home is also located close to some good hiking areas and state parks as well as some very nice wineries. The owners are very easy to deal with and very responsive and seem to have lots of items on hand in the event you forget something. We all had a great time!
Ludky Duck Graduation Weekend 2012
Three families shared this lovely home for our daughters' Cornell graduation. The weather was perfect, home in very clean condition, and met all our needs. There was laughter around the firepit each evening and days spent on the lake soaking in the beauty of Lake Cayuga. The home is convenient to Wegman's as well as Cornell University. Horseshoes and pingpong were available for non-lake recreation and the bass caught by our son was enjoyed by all on our last evening. The kitchen met all our cooking needs and there was plenty of hot water for showering our group. The bunkhouse was perfect for our teen boys. The only criticism would be that the trek down the stairs to the lake is a haul and unsafe for young children to maneuver alone. We count ourselves lucky for being able to spend time at the Lucky Duck cabin!
What a wonderful home to share with friends or family to enjoy what Cayuga Lake and Ithaca have to offer. Everything you need all in one location. The owner thought of everything with extras built right in. Back of paper products and even a back up gas tank for the grill!! The property and home were immaculate, all ready for us. Bedrooms were spacious, comfortable and clean. Towels were laid out for us all with extras available. The view was spectacular. Loved the quiet location with no neighbors on the Yacht Club side. Fun for all ages: ping pong, music throughout the house and outside, games for rainy days, kayaks, fishing poles(yes we caught fish!!)and more. Kitchen accomadated all of us foodies with all the utensils you would want, even a dishwasher!!
Great location for Graduations, not far for your graduate to travel to come and see you and they wanted to be there!!
A+++, thanks for sharing.
Activity and Interests
Swimming and kayaking in beautiful Lake Cayuga; dock with swim ladder. Seven minute drive to downtown Ithaca. Five minute drive to: Cass Park, The Hanger Theater, Taughannock Park and Taughannock Falls. Short walk to Glenwood Pines Restaurant. Ten to fifteen minute drive to the Cayuga Wine Trail. Fifteen minutes from Cornell.
- Available arrival
- Available stay (no arrival)
- Air Conditioning ...
- Fireplace ...
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Pantry Items ...
- Dining Area
- DVD Player
- Game Room ...
- Ping Pong Table
- Stereo ...
- Television ...
- Video Library
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- Bathroom 1
- Bathroom 2
- 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- Bedroom 4
- Kayak / Canoe ...
- Outdoor Grill
- Water Sports Gear ...
- Guests provide their own meals
- Outdoor Gas Grill, all new kitchen appliances, sound system with CD player, XM radio and outside speakers, Netflix TV with DVD and VCR, high speed wireless Internet, boathouse with use of 2 kayaks, patio on the lake adjacent to the boathouse, 2 outdoor fire pits, picnic table, ping pong table, horse shoe pit, and new washer and dryer. Towels and linens provided.