House, 4Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 8 people which includes children
My husband, native to Ithaca, and I live next door year round. Our children grew up on the water and we love seeing other families enjoy the water.
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Rustic Serenity on Lake Cayuga at Sunrise Cottage
We spent Memorial Day/Cornell Commencement Weekend at Sunrise Cottage and it was a wonderful stay. My family traveled to Ithaca to attend our daughter's college graduation. The cottage was a perfect place for our family to gather. We had been provided accurate instructions for seamless check-in. The owners Gail and Frank stopped over later to introduce themselves and say hello. They are a very nice couple who clearly have invested a lot of time and energy in maintaining this lovely property. Yes - it is rustic but everything is impeccably fresh and functions well. The kitchen and baths are well stocked with extras that many places may not provide - such as coffee, condiments, soaps, paper towels etc.
We enjoyed dinners on the spacious porch and coffee there as well. Each morning, we watched the wildlife from the comfortable cushioned deckchairs, observing a chipmunk scurry across the green lawn, a family of ducks swim near the shore, and great blue herons soar across the water. It's private too.
The cottage has wifi and a large flat screen tv, and plenty of board games too. For lake fun, there are kayaks and a beach with a floating dock for swimmers to climb on and jump off of.
For the traveler who has some mobility impairment, note there is a bedroom and bathroom on the main floor. Single car parking near the main entrance is close by. If there are multiple cars, these vehicles park in an area behind the cottage. An outdoor staircase runs from this secondary parking area down to the cottage's back entrance which opens onto the second floor.
The beds are comfortable and we all slept well. Guests should bring towels and sheets. If you use more than one pillow, bring these as well.
Finally, this is a great place to stay for those who enjoy quiet, scenic beauty of the lake but also would like easy access to downtown Ithaca.
Thank you for your kind words. Your family was certainly the gold standard of tenants. We love it when families truly enjoy the lake and would love for you to come back some day. Thanks so much!
Another wonderful vacation!
This is our third time renting this house and it was fantastic as always. The location truly cannot be beat and Frank and Gail are the most wonderful landlords. We look forward to returning next summer.
Nice and quiet house on the lake. The dock is huge and the fishing was better than expected.
The lake. The lake is the charm
The property is pure Ithaca. The house is on the water—so convienent for children. The proximity to Ithaca also helpful as we were there for family reasons. Our only concern is the house needs to be updated.
Great to be right on the lake. House was exactly as described. Thanks for a very nice stay.
A good time was had by all three generations!
The house is an old style, well loved and cared for. Everything was clean and worked well. Easy access from house to beach for little ones. Kayaks and paddle boards were favored activities with older ones. Spacious lawn, porch and decks for eating, playing, napping and reading. Kitchen was big and easy to work in. Dishwasher and clothes washer and dryer were great to have available. Owners next door shared lots of interesting information about the area.
Golfwithin 5-10 miles (four courses)
Hiking & Biking & Swimming & Sailing
Ithaca Festival and Grassroots Festival
Taughannock State Park, Treman Marina
Ithaca Yacht Club, Science Center, Hangar Theater
Finger Lakes Wine Trail
Black Diamond Bike and Walking Trail 2 min. away