This bright, quiet airy home is comfortable, clean and eclectic with views onto 3 acres of land filled with nut trees, a large lawn for outdoor activities and a beautiful swimming pond.
Conveniently close to town, 20mn walk and 5 mn drive.
When people step into my home, they all gasp at the beautiful open, quiet space and view of the trees and pond down below among the tall nut trees. I have a sauna in an old sugar cane storage house by the pond and a cozy, private tranquil space to look at the setting.
The house is tastefully decorated, cheerful and very (website hidden), Wifi, computer are all the amenities needed. I will be across the street at my fiances house, leaving you with all the privacy needed but available if anything comes up.
I do have a long haired cat and would need to make arrangements in that regard.
The well lit basement area has a private entrance and bathroom, two twin beds, a living room area and sliding doors onto a small patio and driveway for an extra car.
The house, surrounded on one side by nature is conveniently located on West Hill with an 8mn drive to The Commons and restaurants and about a 10mn drive to Cornell.
house pond, lawn, swimming pond, outdoor ping pong,
Interaction with Guests
occasional. I will be living across the street so available if needed
The neighborhood is quiet and friendly, within 20 walking distance to town or 5-8mn by car.
A bus comes through every 30mn.
Other Things to Note
If you would like for me to make breakfast on the deck arrangements as in the photo, that can be arranged.
I have a three night minimum stay requirement!!
There is strictly no smoking of any kind on my property and no alcohol by the (website hidden) children under the ages of 12 can be at the pond unless supervised by an adult at all times. Responsibility for any loss or damage of property in the house or property. Waiver to be signed.
No pets allowed unless they stay in the basement area.
Depending on the dates, the price has some flexibility.
Manuela was an amazing host with a beautiful home.
From the second we arrived, we were welcomed with food and drink, and made to feel incredibly comfortable. Everything we needed was provided and her wonderful design sense made the stay even better.
Both Manuela's home and property are more beautiful in person than the listing already makes them look. Easy access to the Commons and the Cornell campus. A perfect homebase for our group (Cornell alumni) to celebrate homecoming. Couldn't have asked for anything better - absolutely no complaints
I thought the listing was gorgeous. I loved the pictures and the openness of the main living space really caught my eye. The second fabulous thing about the place is the back yard. We love to be outside and we spent most of the weekend, when we didn't have graduation obligations, in the yard playing bocce ball with the family. The "bright spacious, cozy home with a large pond" is exactly that! We had our extended family together for Cornell's graduation weekend and 10 people could fit around that wonderful table. (my nephew is a graduate student at Cornell so that family joined us for dinner) The house was cozy and comfortable. The cats were great. They are cuties but if you have allergies, they are longhair cats. One even cozied up to my father. My father couldn't stop raving about the place. He was concerned about staying in someone else's home, but the house itself and our host made him, and all of us, feel comfortable. One of my son's friends made this comment, "How did you find such a great place…..and it turn out to be a house that is sooo much YOU? " Thank you so much for opening your home and allowing an always stressful event to be relaxing and family centered. We had fantastic communication with our host one year prior and then in the weeks before our arrival. She was gracious with providing some breakfast goodies and was very understanding when we were having car problems on the day of our departure. I can't say enough wonderful things about our host. I hope she has a peaceful year and finds time to enjoy her own relaxing space and escape from the stresses of life. If ANYTHING takes us near Ithaca in the future I hope we can stay in your home again.
Manuela's house is beautiful -- an idyllic setting and lovely decor. She provided us with all the necessary amenities, and more. A very thoughtful homeowner. It was terrific to have such a nice place to assemble and relax in the midst of the graduation activities.
A citizen of the world, grew up in Zurich, Paris France, Rome, Bruxelles and NYC. I worked at Conde Nast Publications (Mademoiselle) for many years in NYC and moved to Ithaca NY to be with my boyfriend who has been at Cornell IT for 25 years.
"Home " means a lot to me having travelled so much as a child but the bug is still there so i'm grateful that i can get to Paris every 4-6 months.