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Bufflehead Bungalow on Cayuga Lake


Property Details

Updated: Oct 3, 2016
House, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 6 Sleeps

The Bufflehead is a cute little diving duck that can be glimpsed in the area. 'The Bufflehead Bungalow on Cayuga Lake' is as cute as it can be, catching expansive views of Cayuga Lake from its west shore location and wrap around deck. Built in 2007, the cottage main floor features include 2 bedrooms, bathroom, open kitchen-dining-living area opening to wrap around deck and great views.

The loft area provides 'dormitory' style sleeping arrangements. The basement rec area has game tables (Air Hockey, Foosball and Electronic Dart Board) and sliders to patio area. The Sheldrake area of Cayuga Lake is well known. There is a public boat launch 1.5 miles away. Enjoy the nearby wineries and restaurants as well as the excellent fishing and water activities. The cottage is across the low traffic drive known as Wyers Point Road where you will often find neighbors out for a stroll or maybe a jog. There are approximately 50 steps to the lake level. Four kayaks and paddleboat are provided by owners. Satellite. This past year we have been spotting a pair of Bald Eagles from our deck. It is quite an amazing site. More photos available upon request or check out the bufflehead bungalow on Facebook

  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine

About the Owner

We built this cottage new in 2007. My husband grew up in the area. We hope everyone enjoys their stay in the beautiful Finger lakes.

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Speaks: english

1 Reviews

1 traveler review

New York

Pros and Cons - Overall, a nice place

  • 3 of 5

We stayed here for 10 days and booking was quite easy via a travel company. Upon arrival, the driveway is steep but no problem for cars. There is a gravel and grass path to the stairs to the large deck. Most of the land is sloping to the lake but there is a flat portion towards the back of the property for a BBQ. Inside is nice and fairly updated. They provide a huge book of DVDs, games, and yard games. Kitchen was fully stocked for cooking. All you need to bring is food. The 2 bedrooms have large closets but no dressers and only one end table with a lamp. The loft is nice with 4 beds. Lake area is 50 steps down and small but has plenty of amenities such as 4 kayaks, 1 paddle boat, fire pit, fishing poles and chairs. The dock is good for fishing as I caught quite a few perch and blue gills. The location of the house is centralized to all the touristy sites, wineries, breweries, and restaurants. About 30 minutes to Ithaca, Watkins Glen, and Seneca Falls. The BBQ was rusted out but when I contacted the owner, a new one was provided the same day.


• Location

• Amenities

• Service from the owner (except to fix the slow shower).


• Lots of bugs outside at night and sometimes inside. Especially spider webs.

• Very slow water pressure in the shower. Almost unusable.

• Musty smell in the basement where the games are.

• Could use dusting of cobwebs inside and power washing the exterior.

• Bedrooms could use more furniture and lighting.

• There is no place to hang towels in the bathroom.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

Our property is very close to many of NY's best wineries. The lake is walk in with a nice lake shore. Also, new to the area is the Boathouse Beer Garden at the shops of Trader Village and the Fire House Beer in Ovid and the Myer Farm Spirits Distillers. Captain Skip Stamberger has a water to wine boat tour and all drinks considered bus tour is within a mile. The Busy Bee is 3 miles along the lake. It is a market and cafe and rents bikes and kayaks.

Activity and Interests

Visit local wineries on the Seneca or Cayuga Wine Trails. Enjoy local restaurants & bistros, many specializing in local foods. Explore state parks with water falls, gorges, hiking trails and a multitude of wildlife. Cornell College in Ithaca. Womens National Park in Seneca Falls. Local farms with vegetable stands. Day trip to the Wine and Culinary Institute in Canandaigua. Drive through the country side enjoying stunning lake views and the many farms including numerous Amish farms.


Rental rates

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Sep 5 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 8.0%

Pre and Post Peak $1200 Weekly
Peak Season $1650 Weekly
Pre and Post Nightly $230 (Minimum 3 Nights) Additional fees and taxes may apply
Please contact for any Special or Seasonal Specials. We run specials often!
Peak Season Nightly $330 (Minimum 4 Nights) Additional fees and taxes may apply

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From the Owner

Please feel free to ask if we have any unadvertised specials. We have 1.5 acres on a quiet road to enjoy.

Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • Lake View
  • Lakefront


  • marina
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

Floor Area

  • 1150 sq. ft.


  • Bathroom 1


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • 2 Bedrooms downstairs each with a queen bed. Loft upstairs with 4 twin beds.


  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • Bedding: 2 bedrooms each with queens beds and a loft with 4 single beds. Kitchen: Fully equipped & includes dishwasher, toaster, microwave, coffee maker and hand mixer. Owner provides blankets, pillows and comforters or spreads. Please plan to bring own sheets, towels, pillow cases. Rentals available upon request. LCD TV with built-in DVD player. Radio (Ipod Compatible) 100 Feet of Lakefront with 65 foot 'L' Shaped Dock. Satellite TV 4 kayaks and a paddleboat, lifejackets (Adult & Child). Charcoal Grill Washer and Dryer

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