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Cayuga Lake Cottage near Ithaca, Taughannock Falls State Park and Trumansburg, N

Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Canvasback Cottage is a beachfront cottage in a private setting with large dock and deck facilities. It sleeps 6 comfortably, with two private bedrooms, an enclosed porch and 1.5 bathrooms. The cottage is an open architecture design with multiple windows providing excellent views to the water and the monitoring of small children along the beach. Located approximately 1.5 miles north of Taughannock State Park and 11 miles north of Ithaca on the west shore of Cayuga Lake, the cottage is a short drive to Cornell University and Ithaca College, the Finger Lakes Wine Trail and a wide range of outdoor activities.

The cottage is at beach level and is accessible by stairs from a parking area that will accommodate 4 cars. The stairs make the cottage inaccessible for individuals with mobile disabilities and may be difficult for the elderly. A row boat and kayaks are included in the rental. Grocery and liquor stores, restaurants, live music venues and a pharmacy are located in Trumansburg, approximately 5 minutes from the cottage. Minimum three night stay required.

More Details

Wes Blauvelt
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 April, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Trumansburg in Town of Covert

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Located in boathouse. Convenient to beach.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed , Configured as bunk beds, but can be set up as two twin beds.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , New Queen sized futon on sleeping porch. Enclosed/private.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Water Sports Gear
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • festivals
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Several Finger Lakes Wineries and Distilleries within easy driving distance. Taughannock Falls State Park offers excellent hiking trails and conducts outdoor concert series throughout the summer. Watkins Glen State Park and International Raceway are within 30 minute drive.


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Cayuga Lake Cottage near Ithaca, Taughannock Falls State Park and Trumansburg, N
average rating of 4.142857 based on 7 reviews

Dirty and messy

  • 1 of 5

We expected 36 steps to get into the house, but not a metal ladder with only one rusting handrail. On the evening we arrived the roadway was taotally covered with leaves and unable to be seen. Lights went out on the first night and the owner was not reachable to help or suggest solutions,until next morning. House was messy and disorganized and not very clean. We cleaned everything before we could use it. For the amount charged we had much higher expectations of the accommodations.The lake was lovely.. I guess we paid for the view.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Kati - I have talked to my housekeeping manager. Her work has always been excellent and we are both surprised and concerned by your review. Could you be more specific about your comment of a “dirty and messy” cottage. We want to make certain to correct any problems of cleanliness. Thank you. Wes
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  • 5 of 5

We got in a little late but it was perfect timing for sunset....the 4 of us were in awe of the beauty. We sat down at the waters edge till dark before we even settled in. The owner was very responsive and very accommodating. We made some great memories, I hope its available for future visits!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Simple Comfy Lakeside camp

  • 4 of 5

My wife and I - a Young Senior couple-stayed at Canvasback for five nights in mid September and enjoyed it very much. We used the 2 kayaks, and cooked several nights on the gas grill. Utensils, pots and pans and coffee maker were all sufficient to our needs - nothing fancy. The property is as advertised right on the lake with views across the Lake from the porch/dining room or outside from the Adirondack chairs. No problems with WiFi for computers and TV. Electric baseboard heaters in BRs and gas fired heater in the LR took the chill off as needed. Double bed in one BR and two singles in the other. One bath upstairs and another in an outside shed if you're wet from outdoor activities. Our only caution: from the parking area there are 36 steps to the cottage.

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

Perfect cottage for our stay on the lake

  • 5 of 5

My family of 3 adults and 2 teens had a wonderful week on Cayuga Lake this August. The cottage was just perfect for us. My girls enjoyed sleeping on the "porch". The kitchen was well stocked with everything we needed to prepare our meals. The outside area was perfectly wonderful, with a fire pit, chairs, a nice long dock, wade in water level and a little grassy area for my sunbather too. Tons of seating inside. The stairs to get down to the cottage are no joke but once you are settled in it was totally manageable for us and a real benefit, in my opinion, to have the water at house level. The owner could not have been any more responsive before and during our stay. The only thing I would change is the pillows really need to be replaced so I would recommend you bring your own. We would completely recommend this cottage to others and would rent again if we return.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Rachel - Pillows have been replaced. Thanks for the feedback. Wes
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Fairplay MD

Talk about lake front.

  • 4 of 5

We had a really nice time at the lake. The location of the house next to the water was beautiful. The owner was very helpful and had every thing we needed there for us to use. Which was great cause he isn't kidding about the stairs. We had a minor problem with the gravel road (no fault of the owner or neighbors) there was a major storm prior to our getting there and one the last night of our stay. We all had a great time kayaking, swimming, fishing and just relaxing. We would recommend this property to anyone that wants to enjoy being right at the lake and doesn't mind a climb to the car.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Keene, NH

Canvas Back Rocks!

  • 5 of 5

Wes was as accommodating as anyone could ask for throughout the entire process. The cottage itself is in an ideal location at the water's edge. Unfortunately, it is truly inaccessible to anyone with mobility issues due to the steep staircase that leads down to the cottage. Once there though, Wes has provided everything a family needs to fully enjoy the location. Nothing real fancy but more than adequate for a fun time. Other than food, we literally could have stayed there with the clothes on our back. Great place, great hosts! We'll be back if he'll have us!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £107.15
Pet Fee £17.86
Damage Insurance £42.14
Damage Deposit £142.86

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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