The cottage is in a fabulous location with fantastic access into the lake. We spent the days with the kids (14,10 and 9) swimming, kayaking, reading, fishing and generally relaxing. It was great way to finish our holiday (after a couple of weeks of running from pillar to post).
The cottage is beautiful, the kitchen is equipped to a high standard. There was plenty of sleeping space and the whole place was clean throughout and well furnished.
The best compliment we can give is that we would all like to come back again and stay for longer.
Lovely cottage, as advertised! Situated directly at the water with a newly renovated over water deck and dock, on the east side on Lake Cayuga. Sunsets were beautiful. Good location on a quiet cottage lane, but still near Ithaca and Aurora, and easy to explore the lake and nearby attractions.
The cottage is located on a small road that runs right along the lake. The quaint exterior hides a surprisingly elegant cottage. The interior appears to have been recently renovated and beautifully decorated. The open kitchen/dining room and sitting area look out over the lake and sliding doors open onto a deck and dock with additional seating. Every room was thoughtfully furnished and plenty of pillows and blankets were provided.
We felt very welcome and pampered. It was really just such a lovely place to stay and relax. The lake was very quiet at night and we could hear loons calling just outside.
We had a small issue getting the cable TV to work, and the property manager immediately came to our rescue. Not only did she go above and beyond to troubleshoot the cable issue, she stayed to read stories with our boys who were delighted to make a new friend.
You can tell the owners and manager really love this place and care about making their guest feel welcome. From clear communication during booking to a handy binder of info at the cottage, they made sure we had what we needed to make our stay smooth and worry-free. I would highly recommend this cottage to anyone looking for a quiet place to stay that still has a very elegant feel to it.
I would give 10 starts to this property if I could. The house was beautifully placed directly on the lake with amazing views from both inside (entire back wall being windows and slider to the deck) and outside. One of the cleanest rental properties you could find with everything you could need. The set up was also perfect with an open layout and even offered a separate entrance to the upstairs bedroom. The kitchen is also fully stocked with all necessary cookware. And the icing on the cake is the property owners, very helpful, kind and informative. I highly recommend this property when visiting Cayuga Lake.
The cottage is literally right on the water of Lake Cayuga on a dirt road of a nice little community. The area is isolated, but everyone in the area was very nice. It is around 20 minutes from Ithaca, and plenty of nice natural sights are within a short drive. The owners were very helpful and guided us through the process. It is a perfect little retreat to nature for those looking to get away. Definitely recommended.