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Elegant Finger Lakes Retreat at Owl Moon Cottage

Entire cottage hosted by Joanna
4 guests2 bedrooms2 beds1 bath
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You’ll have the cottage to yourself.
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Just right for your next romantic getaway or family vacation! An elegant, super-cozy, very private vacation retreat for nature lovers, right within the Finger Lakes State Park. Less than a mile hike from your door to spectacular Lucifer Falls. Only 8 miles to fabulous dining, shopping and cultural events in Ithaca. Close to wine trails. Wheelchair accessible, fully equipped kitchen, handcrafted cabinets, gorgeous hardwood floors, luxurious bedding, tiled bath, spacious deck, loft.

The space
Owl Moon Cottage is an elegant, sustainably designed, and very private vacation retreat for nature lovers. Newly built in 2016, the cottage is wheelchair accessible and also family-friendly, small but comfortable and full of light. The interior space is 345 square feet with an additional loft area of 120 square feet. A spacious deck (600 square feet) wraps around the cottage on 3 sides, with a wheelchair ramp up the 4th side.

The open space design features:

* Fully equipped kitchen with handcrafted cherry cabinets, apartment-sized refrigerator and freezer, full-sized oven and electric range.

* Accessible tiled bathroom with tub and shower.

* Sleeping alcove with luxurious Queen bed, dresser, night table and twin reading lamps.

* Two spacious window seats with high-density foam cushions, which can serve as beds for two children or teens.

* Loft area with two Twin Extra Long beds, which can be moved together to create a King size bed. Access to the loft can be blocked if guests or hosts have safety concerns.

* Cathedral ceiling, with large windows facing east and south

* Gorgeous hand-finished hardwood floor, made from locally harvested ash.

Guest access
You have the cottage entirely to yourselves, including the surrounding yard. There are two parking spaces for your use.

Other things to note
ACCESSIBILITY
We have done our best to make Owl Moon Cottage accessible for all our guests. However we are not ADA certified. If you have any questions please do contact us in advance. We would be happy to provide specific measurements and/or photos so that you can assess whether the cottage meets your needs.

SAFETY
The loft area is available for your use, but at your own risk. Although the ladder is steady and the railings are solid, there is still a danger of children or adults falling and suffering serious injury. Access to the loft will be blocked if guests or hosts have concerns about safety/liability.

PRIVACY AMONG MULTIPLE GUESTS
Although the Queen bed alcove downstairs has surrounding curtains for privacy, we do not offer complete privacy between guests sleeping downstairs and in the loft area.
Just right for your next romantic getaway or family vacation! An elegant, super-cozy, very private vacation retreat for nature lovers, right within the Finger Lakes State Park. Less than a mile hike from your door to spectacular Lucifer Falls. Only 8 miles to fabulous dining, shopping and cultural events in Ithaca. Close to wine trails. Wheelchair accessible, fully equipped kitchen, handcrafted cabinets, gorgeous har… read more

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed, 1 queen bed, 1 crib

Amenities

Lake access
Kitchen
Wifi – 80 Mbps
Free parking on premises
Portable air conditioning
Bathtub
Patio or balcony
Backyard
Luggage dropoff allowed
Crib

Accessibility

Getting inside

No stairs or steps to enter
Step-free path to entrance
Wide entrance for guests

Bedroom

No stairs or steps to enter
Wide entrance

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Newfield, New York, United States

Owl Moon Cottage is located literally within the boundaries of Robert H. Treman State Park, From your doorstep it is an easy one mile walk to Lucifer Falls, one of the most spectacular and most-visited gorge waterfalls in the Finger Lakes. The Finger Lakes Trail runs just a few hundred yards from the cottage, on its route from the NY-Pennsylvania border to the Catskills.

At the same time, we're only an 8 mile drive to the vibrant heart of downtown Ithaca, 10 miles to the Cornell University campus, and 10 miles to Ithaca College.

Woodard Road itself is a little-traveled, unpaved road that runs through Upper Treman Park just above the entrance to Lucifer Falls. It's extremely quiet except for the songbirds, peepers, owls, and occasional coyotes and barking dogs. There are only a handful of homes on Woodard, most of them invisible from the road. No street lights, hardly any traffic, just the occasional hiker coming off the Finger Lakes Trail.
Owl Moon Cottage is located literally within the boundaries of Robert H. Treman State Park, From your doorstep it is an easy one mile walk to Lucifer Falls, one of the most spectacular and most-visited gorge w…

Hosted by Joanna

Joined in July 2016
  • 101 Reviews
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As Newly Retired People, my husband Art and I are thoroughly enjoying our liberation! Building Owl Moon Cottage is our first major post-retirement project, and part of our retirement strategy. We wanted a way to continue to make interesting new friends from around the world, while staying at home on our little homestead farm, puttering in the garden. We grow almost all our own veggies, and spend an inordinate amount of time in the kitchen or at the grill, cooking and enjoying great meals. Our chickens and two lovely goats - Chloe and Pearl - provide us with eggs and milk, and I make goat cheese 2-3 times each week. (Ask me and I might share some.) Our highly enthusiastic and energetic doggie Uila ("Lightning" in Hawaiian) rounds out the household. Art and I have been married since 1981 (OMG!) and we've raised three awesome children right here in Ithaca. Both of us are in recovery from pretty demanding careers.* We moved with our whole family to a banana grove on Maui for a couple years in there somewhere. We've done our best to recreate our Hawaiian lifestyle here in the Finger Lakes, and I think we've come pretty close. We are also both musicians, and hope to be able to devote more time to our music now that we're retired. We'll see about that. We feel incredibly fortunate to be living in this very special place on the planet. We hope our guests can take inspiration from the natural beauty, tranquility and magic of Owl Moon Cottage. Joanna and Art * If you've read this far and you're still interested: I worked in the field of sustainable agriculture and community food systems at Cornell University for 25 years before founding the non-profit Groundswell Center for Local Food & Farming here in Ithaca. Art was the first General Manager of our local food co-op, GreenStar Cooperative Market, human resources manager with local clothing company Angelheart Designs, and business manager for local green-building firm Taitem Engineering - "Technology As If The Earth Mattered."
As Newly Retired People, my husband Art and I are thoroughly enjoying our liberation! Building Owl Moon Cottage is our first major post-retirement project, and part of our retireme…
During your stay
We're happy to interact with you as much or as little as you desire. The cottage is designed to maximize your privacy, but one of us is usually available if you need assistance or information. And if you miss your doggie, our lively pup Uila will love to have you play with her!.
We're happy to interact with you as much or as little as you desire. The cottage is designed to maximize your privacy, but one of us is usually available if you need assistance or…
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: 3:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with keypad
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
Committed to Airbnb's enhanced cleaning process. Learn more
Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $200
Cancellation policy