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2 Lakefront Cabins on 1.3 Acres. Rent the best! Cayuga Cabins - Finger Lakes

Bedrooms 6
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

6 bedrooms, 4 full bathrooms, gameroom, 220' of private lakefront. Sleeps 15+.



Welcome to Cayuga Cabins. You've found one of the top vacation rental properties in the Finger Lakes! Read the reviews and see for yourself - our guests LOVE Cayuga Cabins.


*** 2 cabins on 1.3 acres in Lansing, NY on the East side of Cayuga Lake, both air conditioned and heated *** Total of 6 bedrooms, 4 full bathrooms *** 10 total beds (see bedroom configuration below) *** Game room with pool table and dartboard *** 220 feet of pristine lakefront with dock, boat hoist, swimming cove, and 4 kayaks for your morning exercise *** Stunning chef's kitchen and farm table for family dining *** Experienced owner and staff. We're good at what we do and we make sure our guests are happy! ***


The main house is a traditional log cabin with 4 bedrooms. In the great room, you'll be greeted by Wally the Moose who keeps watch from his perch above the fireplace (he's always a hit with kids). The main floor has 2 bedrooms - the master suite (fully renovated in 2013) and a guest room with a queen bed. The kitchen (renovated in 2014) is built for a crowd with ample cupboard and prep space, a large refrigerator, and a 48 inch Viking range with double ovens. Upstairs you'll find a cozy sleeping space with 2 twin beds. The basement is split into 2 rooms - one holds 2 more twin beds with an attached full bath, and the other is the Big Red Room, our Cornell-themed game room with a pool table and dartboard.


The guest house is perfect for kids or a family unit. Bedroom 1 holds 3 twin beds (1 bunk, 1 single), and bedroom 2 holds a queen bed. The den has seating for the crew, plus a full bathroom.


You'll have lots of space for your outdoor enjoyment. We have a Weber barbecue grill on the back porch of the main house, plus outdoor picnic tables. In the yard you'll find a beautiful firepit with outdoor seating. The yard is large and gives you plenty of room for playing catch, kicking a soccer ball, or practicing some chip shots.

To get down to the waterfront, you'll cross the railroad tracks that go along the east side of the lake. This is an active railroad, however, seeing trains is quite rare, and when you do, they are very slow and very loud. The few guests we've had who have seen them thought it added even more charm to their vacation.

From there you'll head down a set of steps to the landing, our large deck atop the boat house with lots of seats and a gazebo for shade. One more level of stairs takes you to the beach, where you'll find 4 kayaks for your enjoyment, a dock with boat hoist, and a perfect swimming cove that gently slopes into the water.


Lansing is in the heart of the Finger Lakes. We are approximately 20 minutes from Ithaca, 1 hour from Syracuse, and 4 hours from NYC. In our area you'll find restaurants, shopping, golf, wineries, hiking, state parks, and more.


Main house: Bedroom 1: 1 Queen *** Bedroom 2: 1 Queen *** Bedroom 3: 2 Twin *** Bedroom 4: 2 Twin *** Additional sleep space - 1 couch, 1 loveseat

Guest House: Bedroom 1: 1 Queen *** Bedroom 2: 3 Twin (1 bunk, 1 single) *** Additional sleep space: 1 couch, 1 sleeper sofa (double)


*** No smoking is allowed indoors *** Dogs are allowed with owner's approval. Additional fees may apply. Guests must take care to properly clean up after their pets and dispose of their waste. *** Primary renter must be 25+ *** Weddings and other large gatherings unfortunately cannot be accommodated


We frequently offer special deals to our mailing list that are NOT advertised online. Please contact us today to ask about current promotions! We look forward to hosting you and thank you sincerely for your interest in our property. You won't be disappointed!

More Details

Steve Engelbrecht
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 July, 2017

About Steve Engelbrecht

I grew up in the Finger Lakes, and graduated from Cornell University in 2001. This is one of the most beautiful areas in the country, and I purchased this property so that I could have a wonderful second home for my family and an exciting side business providing a fun and luxurious retreat for visitors to the region.

Steve Engelbrecht purchased this cabin in 2011

Why Steve Engelbrecht chose Cayuga Lake

We looked at many houses in the area when we decided to buy a vacation home. This property stood head and shoulders above the rest - even before we got inside! The views, and the rare combination of privacy and accessibility is simply unmatched in this price range. We had a vision for how to update and decorate the houses, and we saw that vision through completion in 2012.

What makes this cabin unique

This property is full of fun places to explore and relax, whether alone or with your group. Join your party at the outdoor firepit or on the landing, overlooking the beach. Or, cuddle up in the great room with a great book, or take a nap on the hammock. The lake is a wonderfully serene setting for total relaxation!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Lansing in Tompkins County

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 17:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Cancellations prior to 60 days of arrival are charged 25% of total rental fees.
  • Parties larger than 16 MUST request approval, as owners will purchase additional insurance. Additional fees apply.
Location Type:
  • lake
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • rural
  • Water View
  • waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Main House - Master - 1 Large Double Bed
    Main House - Guest Room - 1 Large Double Bed
    Main House - Upstairs - 2 Single Bed
    Main House - Basement - 2 Single Bed
    Guest House - Bunk Room - 3 Single Bed , Bunk Bed and Twin
    Guest House - Main Room - 1 Large Double Bed
    Guest House - Living Area - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Sofa is "fold-down" style sleeper w/ double bed
  • The main house has 4 bedrooms. Two have queen beds, and two have two twins each. The guest cottage has 2 bedrooms. One has a queen bed, and the second has a bunk bed and a trundle bed. The living area also has a sleeper sofa. There is ample floor space should you wish to bring along an air mattress or sleeping bags.
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Chairs
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Terrace
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch Furniture
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Wood Decking
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
  • autumn foliage
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Beautiful great room with brick fireplace, 4 flat screen televisions (3 in main house, 1 in guest cottage), recreational area in the basement (the Cornell-themed 'Big Red Room') including pool table, dart board, and lounge area. The property features more than 2,000 square feet of decks, including the landing which overlooks the beach with spectacular panoramic views of Cayuga Lake.


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2 Lakefront Cabins on 1.3 Acres. Rent the best! Cayuga Cabins - Finger Lakes
average rating of 5.0 based on 42 reviews

Beautiful Lakeside Cabin - Well Maintained

  • 5 of 5

The cabin itself was beautiful, well-maintained and fully stocked with everything we needed for the weekend. Had a quaint rustic feel, but still provided top quality amenities. The property included easy access to the lake and we took advantage of the included kayaks to go for a trip on the water. It was very private and secluded, yet only a 20 minute drive to Ithaca. The owner was friendly and provided constant communication to make sure we had everything we needed.

I would definitely return to this location for any future trips to Lake Cayuga!

  • Review Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jack, looking forward to having you back to the cabins! - Steve
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our family had an exceptional celebration of Canadian Thanksgiving at Cayuga Cabins.

  • 5 of 5

The accomodations were perfect for gathering as a group (there were 12 of us)as well as for enjoying private moments with spouses, children, or grandchildren. The location allowed for quiet time in a kayak or on one of the many decks, or enjoying the wineries and the endless activities in the nearby town of Ithaca. We highly recommend these extraordinary cabins for an exceptional family vacation

  • Review Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you to you and your family for choosing Cayuga Cabins. Hope you make it an annual tradition!
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Incredible cabins for a Finger Lakes getaway

  • 5 of 5

This is an incredible property. It is situated right on the lake, with an amazing dock, and a wraparound porch with beautiful views. The house has tons of great little amenities, including a fire pit, a grill, a game room featuring a pool table and dartboard, a spacious kitchen with modern appliances, and several large televisions. The location is perfect - close to the gorgeous Watkins Glen State Park, several great wineries, and the city of Ithaca. 5 star experience and amazing for groups.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind words! Looking forward to your next visit.
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Absolutely amazing place to stay!!

  • 5 of 5

We've rented this property two years in a row for our annual family trip!!!! The kitchen is huge and perfect for cooking for large groups. The amazing dinning room table fits everyone! The guest house is perfect if you need a quieter place for younger kids. A fire pit, huge front porch, pool table, darts and kayaks provided entertainment and gathering spots for everyone! It's a perfect location if you like to ride bikes and its convenient to get to Aurora and Ithaca! We've made it our home away from home for one week every year! The owner, Steve is great!!!! He responds quickly to any questions. We never had any issues but I imagine he'd rectify those just as quick!!! Our family definitely gives this rental five stars!!!!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Come back soon to your "home away from home"!
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  • 5 of 5

A mom, 4 sons, 4 daughters in law, 5 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren celebrated our mom's 90th birthday at Cayuga Cabins. My mom's comments says it all: "I wish I could stay here for a year."

The cabins were everything we wanted and more. Thanks to Steve and his staff for making our mom's birthday on Cayuga Lake a memory we will never forget!

Randy Garrett

  • Review Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, it was our pleasure to have you!
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A peaceful oasis

  • 5 of 5

Cayuga Cabins was a wonderful place for a peaceful vacation in the Finger Lakes. We immensely enjoyed the property and the well-stocked homes. There is lots of room for company. The yard and the view are great! There is so much to enjoy around Cayuga lake. We used the kayaks and rented a boat which we were able to dock at the cabins. We also went paddle boarding at a nearby state park. The owner and property manager were very attentive and responsive to any requests. The kitchen was very easy to work in and the dining table was great for family dinners. It was especially nice to be able to bring our dogs on the trip, who really enjoyed the yard. All in all, a great vacation!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, come back soon!
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Ithaca Regional Airport
Car: necessary

Cayuga Cabins is located on the east shore of Cayuga Lake, in the heart of the Finger Lakes. This area is known for pristine waters, beautiful foliage and wildlife, and charming towns such as Skaneateles, Geneva, and Ithaca.

You'll be in the heart of it all while enjoying peace, quiet, and privacy on our 1.3 acre waterfront property.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Lansing, Finger Lakes

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer 2017
24 Jun 2017 - 26 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Spring 2018
20 Apr 2018 - 22 Jun 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Summer 2018
23 Jun 2018 - 25 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £115.41
Property Damage Protection £76.17
Tax Rate 3.0%

Additional rental fees may apply on holidays, larger groups, special requests, etc. at the sole discretion of the owner.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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