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

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 950 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

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.


Owner
Elena Collinsworth
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
21 September, 2017

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 Cayuga Lake

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.

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • 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 ...
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
A relaxing retreat close to all that the Fingerlakes have to offer

Reviews

Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(42 traveller reviews)

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Private hot tub, outdoor fireplace, lake views, minutes to Cornell/downtown
average rating of 4.428571 based on 42 reviews
4

A wonderful stay at the little yellow cottage

  • 4 of 5

A lovely little cottage very convenient to Ithaca and so many outdoor activities in the Finger Lakes region. We spent a very enjoyable week here, the first half with just my husband, and the second half joined by our two adult daughters and our dog. We made some simple meals in the kitchen, and it was nice to have two rooms (porch and living area) to relax in. We didn't use the outdoor area too much because it was a bit buggy out. The beds were very comfortable.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great cottage with an awesome porch and patio overlooking the woods

  • 5 of 5

Convenient for Cornell visit and near great hikes to falls

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely and conveniently located

  • 4 of 5

My family of 4 had a nice time visiting the Ithaca area and all the summer outdoor activities it offers. Nice layout for cooking/entertaining, indoors and out. My children really enjoyed the hot tub. Beautiful wooded lot; would have a great view of Cayuga Lake we're it not for the trees! We'd come back if we're in the area.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great stay

  • 4 of 5

Quaint house. Well taken care of. Enjoyed our short stay immensely.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing little cottage!

  • 5 of 5

Great spot for relaxing with the dogs while in Ithaca for a long weekend. Secluded property with loads of charm, right down the road from downtown. Awesome!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
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Private cottage getaway

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful stay. Perfect for a getaway! This was very close to area attractions.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

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.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Ithaca, Finger Lakes

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Winter 2017
1 Nov 2017 - 1 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£315
for 3 nights
From
£93
£555
£1,518
 
 
Thanksgiving
22 Nov 2017 - 23 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
£370
 
 
Christmas 2017
23 Dec 2017 - 25 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£481
 
 
New years 2017
30 Dec 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£333
 
 
CU Graduation 2018
25 May 2018 - 29 May 2018
5 night minimum stay
£1,259
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£304
for 2 nights
From
£133
From
£230
Thu,Fri,Sat
£1,074
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £37.02

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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