HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44 (0) 800 917 5992
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44 (0) 800 917 5992

Mallard Cottage, Built Just For The Two Of You And.......Your Pet!!

Bedrooms 1
Space 400 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

one bedroom, stunning views, peaceful yet close to Ithaca, wine trails ,falls!

Minimum stay: 2 nights. Rate: $250/night for double occupancy. PETS STAY FOR FREE!

Book a week and the 7th NIGHT IS FREE!

Mallard Cottage is designed for you and your partner, to get away from the pressures of daily life and spend quality time together.


Robert Treman Park is 1 1/2 miles down the road and has a beautiful gorge and waterfall with swimming pool. The Fingerlakes Trail runs right below the cottage.

Conveniently located 7 miles from downtown Ithaca, 10 miles from the Cayuga and Senaca Wine Trails and Trumansburg and 18 miles from Watkins Glen with it's famous race track and State Park.

This cute little cottage with vaulted post and beam ceilings is situated on the grounds of Enfield Manor and is surrounded by 15 acres of certified organic conservation land which provides protection for a wide variety of wild life and birds.

Mallard has a fully equipped kitchen and a tiled bathroom with shower.

The bedroom has a queen bed and a door leading onto the large wrap around deck which boasts fantastic views across Robert Treman Park towards Ithaca.

High speed internet and TV screen with sound bar for streaming movies and playing music are available.

The deck is equipped with a small gas grill, easy chairs as well as dining set with sun umbrellas.

Electricity is supplied by 56 solar panels and green practices are strictly observed.

Well behaved and socially adjusted PETS are welcome and dogs are welcome to take a swim in our pond.

Enjoy the many activities which this region has to offer and come home to the peace and quiet of the Cottage; chill out on the deck with a bottle of wine purchased on your travels and enjoy the stunning views. Watch the deer graze at dusk and the dance of the fire flies on warm summer evenings…...

Mallard is available for LONG TERM RENTAL from November 1st to the beginning of May; for rates please contact the owner.

More Details

Owner/ Manager
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Dutch
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
29 October, 2017

About Owner/ Manager

I was born in Interlaken on Cayuga Lake. I studied physical education and lived in 10 different states over 30 years until I returned to the Finger Lakes in 2007.

Am I happy to be back home? "Yes, there is no place like it!!"


I was born in the Netherlands and lived in England and South Africa before moving to the USA in 2006. I studied biodynamic agriculture and specialized in cheese making.

I have been living in the Finger Lakes since June 2013 and love the wide variety of activities that this region has to offer.

I met Tom soon after moving here. We enjoy the natural beauty that we are surrounded with on a daily basis and we are happy to be able to share this wealth with other people.


Owner/ Manager purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Owner/ Manager chose Newfield

We fell in love with this property which dates from 1846 the moment we saw it on line. We love the beautiful peaceful surroundings yet are only a 12 minute drive away from everything downtown Ithaca has to offer. Ithaca has an international vibe due to Cornell and Ithaca College and there are sooo many things to do and enjoy in the local surroundings!!

What makes this cottage unique

A GREAT spot for nature lovers:We are surrounded by nature and keep seeing new bird species and other wild life.

Some days ago people were having breakfast on the deck and saw a coyote ambling past.

We are developing a management plan for the 15 acre property to turn it into a diversified wild life conservancy which will hopefully give shelter to a wide range of flora and fauna.

We have just finished digging a 1/2 acre pond (July 2015) and hope to create a natural balance between fish and aquatic plants (and the occasional dog…..)

We live in the Manor House (Enfield Manor) which is also situated on this property. It dates from 1846 and we have turned it into a small B&B offering two double rooms. (See our website ( So if you want to bring more friends and/or family we can put them up…..


Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Greek Pique

Only 7 miles from downtown Ithaca, 10 miles from Trumansburg and 15 miles from Watkins Glen.

Conveniently located between Cayuga and Senaca lake with its abundance of wineries which, besides offering wine tasting also have live music and dancing during weekends.

11/2 miles from the upper entrance of Robert Treman Park with its beautiful gorge, waterfalls and outdoor swimming pool.

The Finger Lakes Trail runs just below the property.

A local Art trail and Cheese trail and the two wine trails.

Plenty of opportunities for shopping, live theatre, lake cruises, hiking, biking, live bands, scenic road trips to quaint little towns…….

Our favorite way to spend a day? Go for a hike in Robert Treman Park, have coffee in downtown Ithaca, go to Watkins Glen for supper and watch the sunset from the deck of one of the wineries while listening to live music. And when I'm lucky Tom will even invite me to dance......


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

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Shower, toilet, sink with vanity and a small window for ventilation…..
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Has a queen bed, two windows and a door to the wrap around deck. The bathroom is attached to the bedroom. There are two built in closets, one with shelves and none for hanging clothes.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(13 traveller reviews)

84% Complete
7% Complete
7% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Mallard Cottage, Built Just For The Two Of You And.......Your Pet!!
average rating of 4.769231 based on 13 reviews

Beautiful cottage close to hiking and wineries as well as downtown life.

  • 5 of 5

Tom, Inez, and their two goldens were very welcoming upon our arrival and throughout our stay. The cottage was newly renovated and perfect for two people and our two dogs. Their yard was perfect for our dogs to run and play with their dogs. It's a short drive (probably walking distance) from a state park with gorgeous waterfalls and gorges. We will definitely come back!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Relaxing and fun time for us and our dog, be back soon!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Mallard Cottage over the Labor Day weekend and had a wonderful time. The cottage is very well appointed, clean, comfortable and more than spacious enough for the two of us and our dog. The hosts (Inez and Tom) were wonderful, providing suggestions for places to hike and visit during our stay. They were also always available and helpful if we needed anything (we locked our keys in the cottage one day), yet gave us plenty of privacy to enjoy our time alone. The wraparound deck is very big and the views from there are amazing. The pictures on the website of the sunrise don’t do it justice, it was spectacular… and if you don’t want to get up to view it just open the blinds on the bedroom door and you can see it from the bed, very unique.

Their two dogs were fun and playful and unlike one of the other reviews suggests, they did not bother us at all… when our dog wanted to run and play they were willing partners and when she wanted to come back in the house to rest they went about their business in the field.

We had been to the Finger Lakes area once before staying on the top side of Seneca Lake and for us this location was so much better. Coming from the south (NYC area) it was a shorter drive, close to the town of Ithaca where there were plenty of shops and restaurants (most pet friendly), and also a short drive from many top wineries, and Watkins Glen. It was also walking distance (1.5 miles) from Robert Treman State Park, which had a very nice walking trail and many falls, not as big as Watkins Glen but also not as crowded. We visited there three times and two of those times there were very few people (Fri late in the day, and Sat early morning).

We are already planning our next visit… even though we had the long weekend there was so much to do and see, as well as just relax and enjoy the accommodations that we wanted more time. I highly recommend staying in either the Mallard House or the other units at the Enfield Manor. We were able to view the two rooms in the B&B and they are very nice as well. My only hesitation in writing this review is that if it becomes too popular it will be harder for us to make future reservations 😊?.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Wonderful cottage, well situated on a beautiful property with great views!

  • 5 of 5

I was pleasantly surprised by the Mallard Cottage, the hosts, and the property! I stayed there recently with no idea where Newfield, NY was located! I arrived to find a cottage that was converted from a studio to a well appointed cottage with a Dutch or European sensibility. The windows all open wide to let in a cool breeze. The doors also had screens available so fresh air could flow through the cabin. AC was available but not needed. The cottage felt much bigger than its size. Everything was so well proportioned. The deck and gardens were lovely and open for me and my dog to enjoy. The hosts, Inez and Tom, were delightful to chat with. Tom gave excellent directions for where to walk and hike with the dog. Their two golden retrievers were quite adorable and friendly to both me and my dog. The two host dogs quickly showed my dog the property boundary and shared their kennel. To have both a kennel and quite friendly host dogs is quite rare in my full time travels with my pet. We were able to enjoy the property and walk to nearby fields and hike to the Robert Treman State Park. All quite nice - You will not be disappointed!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi R! Many thanks for your positive review! We are so lucky to live in these beautiful surroundings and are happy to share our property of Enfield Manor with others. Our area is very dog friendly with lots of things for Fido to enjoy; from our pond to lots of restaurants in Ithaca that allow dogs on the outside seating areas to the dozens of local wineries and breweries that also are dog friendly. And there are plenty of places to hike nearby; There are 4 state parks within a 12 mile radius, all with beautiful waterfalls and swimming area's. We enjoyed having you stay with us at Mallard Cottage and hope to see you again some day! Regards, Inez Owner
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

peaceful well-equipped private getaway for two

  • 5 of 5

The Mallard cottage was great. It had everything you could want including beautiful views and very accommodating hosts. Just minutes from two of the beautiful gorges that make Ithaca so interesting.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Perfect Place to Stay in Ithaca

  • 5 of 5

Spent a week at Mallard Cottage in August and couldn't ask for a better experience. The cottage is the perfect size for two people. The place was clean and comfortable with a spectacular view from the porch. The hosts are right next door and were the perfect combination of being helpful (offering to clean the cottage mid-stay, recommending things to do, helping with a power outage, letting us use their clothesline) but also very respectful of our privacy. The place is located on a quiet road just a few miles from Robert H. Treman park. If you like to hike and bike Buttermilk Falls, Connecticut Hill and the lakes are all just a short drive away. Downtown Ithaca is also very close as is Cayuga lake. Can't wait to go back!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Not the best for guests' dogs

  • 3 of 5

Although the setting was very quaint & tiny guest house cute/clean, it was right next to the owners B&B offering little privacy especially from their two large dogs sharing the same yard. While this was disclosed, we didn't realize their dogs would be outside from early morning to evening unleashed & so close to the rental. Their dogs would not give our dogs any space to explore or go potty, which was intimating to our dogs. We couldn't even enjoy the deck most of the time because their dogs were always near by which caused both sets of dogs to start barking. It became so problematic that the owner asked us to text her each time we let our dogs out so she could rally their dogs to a kennel temporarily. Even when we weren't outside, we had to keep all the blinds closed 24/7 to avoid our dogs getting stressed because their dogs were always in view.

In addition, besides the bed, there were only two chairs to 'lounge' on & the owners didn't allow dogs on furniture. We also were told to take our dogs on the edge of the property as not to disturb their B&B guests, but we would often hear their dogs bark, even in the early AM. Our dogs were always leashed & only barked when their dogs came around. One of the dogs was prone to jumping & we were instructed to discipline if needed. Overall much of our disappointment was with the dog situation.

Some other issues during our stay: they had WIFI issues that we had to report because we were able to stream from our devices midweek. The owner did call their ISP, and this was resolved the last day we were there. There were some other oddities that I don't have room to mention here but overall my husband & I (& our dogs) never felt truly relaxed during our stay. We are private, quiet people who take great care of our dogs & always leave any rental we stay spotless. This was our first vacation since I got diagnosed with a critical health issue & we needed much R&R. Unfortunately it was not the best situation for us & our dogs.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Deborah Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are truly sorry to read that you were not satisfied with your stay at Mallard Cottage. We are well aware that people come here to relax and it is our fervent wish to see them leave relaxed and rejuvenated (including their pets!) Tom and I reviewed your stay in detail, including the text communication between us and concluded that we responded to your various requests in a proper and efficient manner. This includes giving your dogs the space they needed to be outside as well as the WIFI repair which was beyond our control as one of the suppliers towers got damaged. It was however repaired on the same day while you were on an outing, in time for you to stream movies on your last evening as requested. Grievances that are communicated several weeks after your departure are unfortunately hard to deal with; We would have been ever so happy to have heard about them during your stay so we could have resolved them in an amicable manner. We are in agreement that Mallard Cottage was perhaps not suitable for you and your 4 little dogs, especially as one of them was petrified of strangers and other dogs. Our loving Golden Retrievers would have loved to play with them! We hope that your health issues will soon be in the past and trust that in the future you will find suitable holiday accommodation that meets your expectations. Regards, Inez and Tom.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


Prices & Availability

Ask Owner a Question

Additional pricing information

Damage Deposit £300.2

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

You might like these similar holiday rentals