Experience Minka Life: Simple is good.

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Entire cottage hosted by Jude

4 guests, 1 bedroom, 2 beds, 1 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 348 sq. ft. space is ideal for 2 people, but a large day bed that pulls out into a queen size bed can accommodate 2 extra people.

There is well equipped kitchen with everything you need to prepare your own meals. Equally important is the lovely patio which overlooks the lake and makes a great place for dining or enjoying your favorite beverage.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom
1 queen bed, 1 double bed

What this place offers

Waterfront
Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
Washer
Dryer
Air conditioning
Patio or balcony
Hair dryer
Refrigerator

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Where you’ll be

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.

Please be aware that this is a very narrow, single lane road. There is a 5 MPH speed zone which we ask that you honor. not only is it a safety issue, it is the prefect way to begin to "slow down" and enjoy a relaxing stay on the lake.

Hosted by Jude

  1. 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.…

Co-hosts

  • Haleigh Jane

During 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 here 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 he…

Jude is a Superhost

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

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Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

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