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Private hot tub, outdoor fireplace, lake views, minutes to Cornell/downtown

Bedrooms 2
Space 950 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, 1 bath pet friendly with wooded lot, minutes to downtown Ithaca

This vacation property has a very large patio overlooking the lake with a fireplace and a hot tub which provide a wonderful night-time place to relax. This cottage was a speakeasy in the 1920s, so it has plenty of charm, but it was fully renovated in 2009. Both bedrooms have a new queen size memory foam mattress. The maximum occupancy is 4. Front-loading washing machine/dryer and dishwasher included. Not suitable for children under 4 years old due to things not being baby-proofed. You cannot access the lake from the property, but there is a swimming area just a 2 minute drive down the hill towards Ithaca. The Commons (popular restaurant and shops pedestrian area in downtown Ithaca) and Cornell both just a 10 minute drive away.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Ithaca in Tompkins County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for children ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • swimming
A relaxing retreat close to all that the Fingerlakes have to offer


Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(48 traveller reviews)

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Private hot tub, outdoor fireplace, lake views, minutes to Cornell/downtown
average rating of 4.4166665 based on 48 reviews

Very cute cottage

  • 4 of 5

We spent NYE here and I can only imagine how nice it would be to stay during the warmer months to enjoy the beautiful patio outside with BBQ, firepit and hammock. The cottage is very cozy and very well kept.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Cozy Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

Literally everything about our trip was perfect. The house was roomy enough for 2 couples, had comfy beds, warmed up fast, and had every amenity we needed. The Hot Tub was a major plus and we spent a lot of time in it.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5


Our stay in your yellow house was . . . well, wonderful. We found the place to be incredibly charming and comfortable. We appreciated its 'remote closeness.' I found the house to be incredibly stocked with everything one might need . . . .from games, DVD's, helpful notes about restaurants, places to see to flashlights, batteries, kitchen stuff . . . .my goodness . . you pretty much thought of everything. We are really grateful for your sharing your place with us. The beds were so comfortable, the outdoor fall ambiance soothing . . . . the hot tub a bonus.

We live in Syracuse. I am in my mid 60's . . . .my wife, her mid 50's . . . . . our late in life son just off to college this fall . . . ..so our first 'vacation' without him. . . . we did so much enjoy hiking and whirling around Ithaca . . . . and then returning 'home' each evening to the yellow house . . . . .memorable!

Thank you,

Ken Hynson

  • Review Submitted: 17-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great value and convenience

  • 3 of 5

I stayed a week with my husband and three retired racing Greyhounds. The size and location were perfect. Views of the lake were still obscured by.the leaves, but great views are just a short drive away in Stewart Park. The property is clean and the mattresses are very comfortable. The kitchen has been nicely updated, but pots and pans are limited. The knife selection, however, I was the best that I have had in a rental. The owner is very responsive to questions/needs.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

This place was perfect for us! All the conveniences of home in the well appointed little house, but step out the back door and you're in the woods! We really loved the patio and outdoor fireplace. What a great way to relax after a busy day enjoying the beautiful lake, parks, and wineries. A chilly morning spent in the hottub with our coffee - nice! The kitchen had everything we needed and then some. The house is much roomier than it appears in the pictures. Location is great too, only minutes from Ithaca but has a very rustic feel. Super quiet at night, slept great! Loved it! We'll be back next year!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place

  • 5 of 5

Spent two (2) nights here. It's bigger than it looks in the pictures. Everything was clean. All of the fixtures and appliances (except for the microwave) were very modern. The shower was amazing. The beds were like concrete slabs.....so you'll like them if you like a REALLY firm bed. Outdoor fireplace was cute, but not very functional.....it was like trying to build a fire on the side of a wall. But the area around the fireplace was again, much bigger than it looked in the pictures. Elena was extremely friendly, accommodating and responsive. Location was very close to downtown Ithaca. Would I stay here again? Absolutely.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Elena Collinsworth
Member since: 2013
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Calendar last updated:
21 February, 2018

About Elena Collinsworth

I moved to Ithaca to attend veterinary school where I met my husband at a mutual friends 4th of July party. He was a lecturer for ROTC at Cornell, and we both since have been relocated to Virginia. We really loved Ithaca, and hope to return someday. Many hours were spent in the yellow cottage with friends and family, and my best friend was my roommate. The cottage was restored with love and care, and I put in many hours of work on the house myself.

Elena Collinsworth purchased this cottage in 2009

Why Elena Collinsworth chose Ithaca

I fell in love with the property and the character of the cottage immediately. Many people had passed it over because it needed TLC. I think you will also fall in love with the uniqueness and surroundings of this little cottage. I added a hot tub in 2011, and many hours were passed under the stars talking with friends and enjoying the twinkling lights on the other side of the lake through the trees.


Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport

The cottage is located in a spot that I think is great for access to everything the Fingerlakes have to offer. It is only a couple of minutes away from the mall and the grocery store along with plenty of restaurants on Triphammer road. It also abuts the most historic neighborhood of Cayuga Heights where there are stately mansions nestle along the road with cliff views of all of Ithaca. Yet the cottage is fairly secluded, and surrounded by forests on a very quiet street. If you go up East Shore drive you will get to the vineyards along the East side of the lake and the cute little town of Aurora where the McKenzie-Childs farm is located (this is a very nice drive and visit to the founding location of this high-end whimsical furniture and home décor company). If you drive in the other direction there is an area for swimming at the Cornell sailing school that is only a couple of minutes down the road toward Ithaca. You can rent kayaks at Puddledockers, which is about ten minutes from the cottage near Meadow street. The commons is the boutique shopping pedestrian mall of Ithaca with plenty of great restaurants, and it is in the center of downtown, and also only ten minutes from the cottage. A thirty minute drive will take you to the many wineries on the West side of the lake and the quaint village of Trumansburg with plenty of antique shopping along the way. Robert H. Treman State Park is a great place to hike the gorges, and it is about fifteen minutes away from the cottage off of Meadow st. Ithaca Brewery is near to Treman Park, and it offers many nationally known micro-brews along with great locally-sourced food. The iconic Ithaca Falls are about a 5 minute drive away from the cottage (just drive down East Shore drive and head straight past Ithaca High School and the falls are on the left). Stewart Park is about five minutes away, which is the home to many festivals in Ithaca (Including Beerfest and the Scottish festival) and Stewart Park also has outdoor BBQ with a beautiful view of the lake.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £35.95
Pet Fee £17.97

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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