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Experience Minka Life: Simple is good.

SuperhostKing Ferry, New York, United States
Entire bungalow hosted by Jude
4 guests1 bedroom0 beds1 bath
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Simple is beautiful. Lake water lapping at the shore and a cozy bungalow for shelter. Natural beauty with comfortable solitude. Swim. Enjoy tours of close-by wineries. This spot is just 26 minutes north of Ithaca and Cornell University and 10 minutes south of Aurora and Wells College. The changing seasons make this a year round treat.

The space
This beautiful building is the first of it’s kind. Minka is a Japanese term that means "home for regular people". The space is ideal for 2 people but a sofa bed that pulls out into a queen size can accommodate 2 extra people.

With the assistance of an architectural firm out of Denmark we want to create homes for people of all ages and abilities to be able to live in the place and manner of their own choosing. The idea is that simple is better. If you’d like to learn more, go to MyMinka.com

Guest access
Our guest have access to the water via easy sloping stone steps. We do have 2 kayaks and we encourage folks to bring additional water toys as needed. There is not a dock on the Minka property, but fishing from the shore is possible. Within a lovely 5 minute walk up the stream you will find a lovely waterfall with a small pool at the bottom where you can sit and admire the stunning surroundings.

Other things to note
The Minka is located right on the shore of Cayuga Lake. It is a lovely balance of solitude and community. Most people come for a quiet little “get away from the hustle and bustle”. There are not a lot of stores in the area, but you can find 2 small groceries that will supply you with all the basics +. The one in King Ferry, at the top of the hill, has some lovely locally made gifts (poetry, soups, aprons etc.). If you are looking to create a gourmet meal with all the fixings, you might want to stop in a larger grocery store along the way. There is a Greenstar Organic Grocery, Wegmans and Tops in Ithaca 25 minute away. Also a small grocery story in Union Springs, north of Aurora. Also, Ithaca has a fabulous Farmers Market on Sat. & Sunday’s (May-Oct.) and even the little hamlet of Aurora has a Farmers Market on weekends.

Although our place is awesome for walks, there isn’t much in the way of walkable events. There is, however, a golf course just a mile up the hill and a new winery, Bright Leaf, less than a mile up the same hill. They have lovely outdoor seating with breathless views to look at as you sip wine and share a cheese platter. Two other wineries can be found within a 5 mi. radius.

PLEASE, please abide by the 5 mph speed limit on the lake road. There are children and animals in our neighborhood.
Simple is beautiful. Lake water lapping at the shore and a cozy bungalow for shelter. Natural beauty with comfortable solitude. Swim. Enjoy tours of close-by wineries. This spot is just 26 minutes north of Ithaca and Cornell University and 10 minutes south of Aurora and Wells College. The changing seasons make this a year round treat.

The space
This beautiful building is the first of it’s kind.…

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Laptop-friendly workspace
Air conditioning
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King Ferry, New York, United States

This is a friendly neighborhood made up of a mixture of seasonal and year-round residents. People here have a great respect for this beautiful lake and for each other. Although the cottages are relatively close, we all have a mutual understanding of privacy.

Hosted by Jude

Joined in October 2013
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I am a mother, an artist, an advocate for new ways of aging well. I enjoy bringing people together to share food, wine and conversation. For me, life revolves around relationships. When I travel I like to be with local people, eating where they eat and doing the things they like to do. This is why I created the Minka by the lake. It is meant to be a haven that helps people connect to nature, and to each other.
I am a mother, an artist, an advocate for new ways of aging well. I enjoy bringing people together to share food, wine and conversation. For me, life revolves around relationships.…
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I love meeting people and hearing their stories...when they WANT to share that is!😌It is important to me that my guests have the experience they came for. I try very hard to be hear to greet new guests and if possible to see them off. If a special connection takes place and we have a bit of social time, great! If not, no worries! Enjoy your stay!
I love meeting people and hearing their stories...when they WANT to share that is!😌It is important to me that my guests have the experience they came for. I try very hard to be h…
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Checkout: 11:00 AM
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No pets
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