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Carris Cayuga Lake Cottage


Property Details

Updated: Oct 10, 2016
House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 6 Sleeps

The recently renovated cottage is located on the West side of Cayuga Lake just 30 minutes north of Ithaca. A quiet section of Rt. 89 in the Hamlet of East Varick, it sits just across the road from 90' of lake front; including, a grassy area for picnicking and a 120' dock equipt with a boat lift. Enjoy beautiful sunrises and picturesque sunsets from end of the dock or while floating in one of our kayaks.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine

Recent Review

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8 Reviews

based on 8 traveler reviews


Refund money was deducted for no reason

  • 1 of 5

Even though the stay was just fine, It was overall very frustrating experience.

The owner kept delaying the refund of deposit amount.After saying intially that the house looked good, 2 weeks later the owner texted us that the chimnea was damaged and he would deduct amount. He did not prove any further details on trying to contact him multiple times. After 2 months he refunded our deposit amount partially after we got homeaway on between.

My advice is to stay away from this property.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Altoona, PA

Great Cottage!!

  • 5 of 5

Cute little cottage and very affordable. Owner was very friendly and answered all questions we had. House was clean and had everything we needed. We went there with our daughter and grandson and our 3 dogs. Lake was across the street, but no big deal- road wasn't very busy. Several wineries are within a 5 mile radius. We are looking forward to coming back. Thanks for a great weekend.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house and value; friendly owners

  • 5 of 5

We had a great weekend getaway in the fall last year with our dog! The house was very clean and comfortable. The big love seat was relaxing after bon fire evenings on the beach. We used the kayaks for an afternoon which was awesome, but it was difficult to launch them. At first, we were hesitant about the beach being across a street, but it turned out to not be a big deal since the road is fairly quiet. This place was a great value, and we would DEFINITELY stay again or recommend it to friends. Thanks Carris family!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Saratoga Springs, NY

Cute Cottage

  • 4 of 5

The cottage is not fancy but clean and comfortable and a very good value. The pictures are accurate. It had everything we needed for a pleasant stay. The location was convenient for visiting the many wineries. Hannah met us at the cottage for check in to go over details and answer questions. We enjoyed spending time in the evenings on the lake around the fire pit. We had a great week.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Carris House

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a great time. We loved going to the docks for swimming, fishing, boating, kiaking and spending time around the fire. It was a great time loved it would stay again.!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Palmyra, pa

A cute little cottage

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the cottage was very positive. The owners were extremely helpful with our boat and trailer and the boat lift was perfect to protect our boat from the waves. We had a camp fire every night, enjoyed kayaking and using the paddle boat. The fishing was fair but the lake was beautiful. Our dog had a fantastic week of chasing the toads and playing frisbee in the large back yard and swimming for hours in the lake. The cottage location was close enough to drive to 2 state parks and enjoy the waterfalls and hiking, a wildlife refuge and the Corning glass museum. Of course the wineries are everywhere. The owners put together a very helpful welcome book that included brochures and directions to sightseeing activities, grocery stores and wineries. It was a lovely week, enjoyed by all.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay and that the welcome book was helpful. We try to keep it stocked full of details on all our local attractions!
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Activity and Interests

* Boating

* Swimming

* Fishing

* Cayuga and Seneca Lake Wine Trail

* Nearby boat launch and boat rentals

* State parks with beautiful waterfalls and gorges

* 29 miles from downtown Ithaca

* 10 miles from historic Seneca Falls

* Nearby outlet mall

* Multiple nearby golf courses


Rental rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning Fee $60

The first half of the rental rate is due upon booking, remainder along with security deposit is due at time of check in.

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Property Type

  • cottage


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine


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


  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television


  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • Lake View
  • Lakefront


  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • swimming


  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, combination tub/shower


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen


  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • * Wireless Internet Access * Full kitchen with everything you would need to cook at home * New Queen Sleeper Sofa in the livingroom * Comforters and pillows provided * 120' dock with a deck and diving board/ladder at the end * Boat lift accomodating up to a 25' boat * Grassy, partially shaded beach * TV with DVD player in the livingroom * Board games, playing cards * Two bedrooms upstairs(one queen bed in each) * Two Kayaks, a paddle boat, a canoe and two row boats * Front porch with table and chairs for eating * Gas grill * Lakeside fire pit * Spacious backyard area Please bring your bed linens and bath/beach towels for the week.

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