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Hidden Gem! Stunning setting on the east shore of the lake...Alilys-on-Cayuga

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Sleeping Porch Over Looking Lake, 1 Full Bath (Sleeps 2-6)

Welcome to Alilys-on-Cayuga! Our quaint 1930’s cottage will make for a most memorable vacation. Relax & enjoy one of the most breathtaking views of Cayuga Lake. Spend the day lounging on our beautiful waterfront beach. Create a fabulous feast in our cook’s kitchen & dine outside overlooking the lake. End your evening w/a bonfire on the waterfront, roasting marshmallows over the fire pit. Only 20 sloping steps to our 110 ft lake front beach. Perfect for swimming, fishing or boating. Have lunch on the beach in the gazebo or bask in the sun on the private dock.

The Unique Benefits of this Cottage:: The peacefulness of the mornings, listening to the world on the lake wake up! The sunsets are amazing whether you are at the picnic table, on the beach, hanging on the deck or eating at the dining room table. Riding bikes up, up, up Nut Ridge Road and then exploring the area on two wheels. Curling up on the daybed with a good book for hours and hours. The beach, the beach, the beach! Cooking up meals at a leisurely pace. Swimming, floating, paddling. Sleeping on the dock in the afternoon sun. A bon fire in the evening...the view, did we say the view!

More Details

Kelli Cartmill
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 March, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Lansing in Covert

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • lake
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , (It is a Queensize Bed)
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Can be converted to a King
    3 Season Porch - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Day Bed w/Trundle
  • There are two bedrooms and a sleeping porch over looking the lake.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Canoe
  • Barbecue
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Decking
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Alilys-on-Cayuga comfortably sleeps 6. 2 bedrooms, 1 queen & 2 twins (may be converted to a king), & a 3 season porch w/a day bed (& a trundle bed tucked underneath) & 1 full bathroom. Cottage has a full kitchen, stocked w/plenty of utensils, pots & pans & serving dishes, perfect for the chef in the family. Wrap yourself in a cozy quilt on chilly nights, or take pleasure in the fire pit outside for romantic campfires. Not to worry…the cottage is heated! Lovely wood deck w/best view of the lake for miles. All tile & hardwood floors. Large 3 season porch has picturesque view of lake to enjoy the sunset while dining or sipping morning coffee as the sun rises from the East. Living area appointed w/comfy furniture, satellite TV & Bose sound system to plug in your I-POD.


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)

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Hidden Gem! Stunning setting on the east shore of the lake...Alilys-on-Cayuga
average rating of 4.5 based on 6 reviews

Hidden Gem does describe this cottage to a T.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage met all of our needs for our three night stay. Well maintained and very clean. There were beautiful views from the deck and dock. We met the caretaker as he was trying to secure his sailboat to the dock. A very nice gentlemen. We would recommend this cottage for anyone who wants privacy and a quaint setting.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Lake setting. Cottage was fine.

  • 3 of 5

The location on the lake is beautiful. The description of the property is a bit exaggerated.

It is a cute property but could benefit from some attention in the bathroom and some of the furniture.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Trumansburg, NY

The Perfect Lake House

  • 5 of 5

I did a lot of research to find the perfect spot, and when I came across this listing, it seemed like it would be. Once I arrived, I knew that I had made the right decision. You could not ask for a more ideal place to stay: the house is so very comfortable, clean, and wonderfully well-appointed with all the amenities that you need and more. The beach is beautiful--a divine spot to swim and lounge (yes, I stayed in September, and swam every day!). The sunset show every night is heavenly. The house is easy to get to from the main road, and beach access is also good (my mother has some issues with stairs, but she was able to do these, which was great). It's so quiet and serene that you feel like you've really gotten away from it all, and yet you're so close to Ithaca and Aurora that you have the best of both worlds. And Kelli was wonderful to work with. I fell in love with this place so much that I booked the following weekend while I was here! And I definitely intend to be back again!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy lake side getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Want a quintessential lake house experience? This is your place! Cozy home, great layout, just enough space for 4. The sleeping porch was the best- every morning I drank my coffee, listened to the waves, snuggled under a blanket on that day bed. Quiet, easy walk down to the lake, lots of outdoor seating and eating spots. My 9 year old nephew became an expert in skipping stones after a week. Kitchen was great- cooked every day, kitchen was very well equipped. While the house was off the beaten path, it was a quick ride to ithaca or Aurora, and a great jumping off point for exploring the finger lakes region. Beds were super comfy and there were plenty of extra blankets, which were needed, it was close to 45 one night. We will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Jessica B

  • 4 of 5

First time in upstate NY during the summer and it was beautiful!! Kelli was great and easy to work with. Grounds were beautiful, and house was so cute and spotless! Only downfall was that the house didn't have AC so it was a little hot! Will definitely be back to visit Cayuga Lake!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Litchfield, New Hampshire

The perfect getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We spent our 25th Wedding Anniversary trip here. The property speaks for itself- it's beautiful inside and out. A clean, comfortable, cozy, well equipt cottage with adorable details inside and beautiful views outside. It's near so many great places- parks, wineries, farmers markets, and cute restaurants, and the rental process was friendly, efficient, and painless! I would highly recommend staying here. I would love to go again!!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jul-2011
  • Date of Stay: May 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Tompkins County Airport, Ithaca NY
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Cedar View Golf Course, Lansing, NY
Nearest Train
60 Miles
Amtrak, Syracuse, NY
Car: necessary

Located in the heart of the Finger Lakes Region, Alilys-on-Cayuga is only minutes from several wineries, restaurants, farmers markets & great shopping. Conveniently located 30 minutes from downtown Ithaca, Cornell University & Ithaca College. You’re only a short 15 minute ride to historic Aurora & King Ferry.

Other Activities: Shopping, Kayaking, Boating, Snowboarding, Tubing, Wildlife Viewing, Miniature Golf


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Lansing, Finger Lakes

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Spring 2018
4 May 2018 - 17 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
IC Graduation
18 May 2018 - 20 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
CU Graduation
25 May 2018 - 28 May 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Spring 2018
29 May 2018 - 15 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer 2018
16 Jun 2018 - 3 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Fall 2018
4 Sep 2018 - 4 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £0
Refundable Damage Deposit £216.63
Tax Rate 3.0%

Check-in Saturday 4pm with Check-out Saturday by 10am.
Rates vary during off season and special events weekends.
Fall and Spring long weekend rentals available.(3 night minimum stay)
Separate refundable $300 security deposit is required for all rentals.

Looking to accommodate more than six! Rent Charmante-on-Cayuga (# 909501) with Alilys-on-Cayuga and sleep 12+! E

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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