About this listing
In the heart of the Finger Lakes. Perfect for graduation and family weekends (no pets please). 8 miles to Cornell & Ithaca colleges, 6 miles to the Ithaca Commons, yet a world away! Cozy and clean 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath home on 16 peaceful & private wooded acres. Self check-in and check-out is used via a pin-pad lock. Large covered deck, hot tub, covered parking for two cars. Very close to all wine trails, state parks, Cayuga Lake marinas and all Ithaca & The Finger Lakes has to offer. Very close to Trumansburg and the Grass Roots (website hidden) with HBO, towels & linens, coffee & tea provided. Peace & quiet provided by Nature! You can hike the 16 acres, build a camp fire with free dead-fall wood, tell ghost stories...its like camping with all the comforts of home! At the end of the day relax in the hot tub while over looking the woods. See calendar for rates. Sorry, no internet or phone available but cell phone and 3G service is good here. There is a three night minimum for both Cornell and Ithaca College commencement weekends. Note: House has well-water which sometimes has a slight sulfur smell. This is common in this area. The water is safe to drink but I do leave bottled water for all guests. ***Weekly rate is not available during high demand dates***
3 bedroom house, 16 acres of wooded land, hot tub, car port, basement with washer and dryer.
The house is accessed via an electronic pin pad lock. This makes it easy to check in without arranging to pick up keys. I rarely get to interact with guests except via email and phone.
So quiet and peaceful yet close to all Ithaca and the Finger Lakes has to offer!
Being a country house, you will need a car!
Self check in and check out via an electronic pin pad lock.
Other Things to Note
Self check in and check out via an electronic pin pad lock. Sorry, no pets.
1) No smoking in house, or on the deck. No pets allowed.
2) Only the number of guests agreed to in this lease will be allowed on the property. If extra guests are found on property, all guests will be asked to leave and no refunds will be given.
3) House must be left as clean as found. No need to make beds – owner changes linens upon check-out. HOUSE MUST BE LEFT CLEAN TO RECEIVE FULL REFUND OF SECURITY DEPOSIT.
4) Leave no food or drink behind.
5) Empty all garbage and recycling to outside receptacles.
6) Do not re-arrange furniture. Owner will retain $50 from deposit for moving furniture.
7) Turn off all lights, fans, television and return all heating thermostats to 45 degrees during winter. Turn all thermostats off May through October.
8) A cleaning service is available for a $50 fee. This is used when you're pressed for time and can't clean up.
9) WOOD STOVE IS NOT TO BE USED BY ANY GUESTS.
10) ALL GUESTS MUST VACATE THE PROPERTY UPON CHECK OUT TIME.
11) Sound travels far up here – please do not disturb our neighbors with loud noises Quiet time must be observed after 10 PM.
12) Close all windows upon check-out.
Very clean and a beautiful location. The house had a nice snack basket waiting for us when we arrived. Very comfortable and homey. Brian was very easy to contact but we didn't need to.
This is the perfect getaway from city life. The woods on property are beautiful. Super close to Ithaca, wineries, and our new favorite hippy town Trumansburg. We loved ending our days in the hot tub watching the fireflys. Very modern and super clean. Highly recommended!
It is a beautiful, immaculate space with a great kitchen and gleaming wood floors. The host has obviously put a lot of work into making it as carefree yet lovely as possible. My very picky German husband was totally at ease and didn't find ANYTHING to complain about! There is a hot tub out under a covered deck which was just the ticket after a busy day.
We had a terrific stay at Brian's lovely house in the woods. It is a perfect place for a family get-away. My family re-united at Brian's for the Memorial Day/graduation weekend--we were 5 people and there was plenty of room. We were welcomed with a bottle of wine and snacks. The house is kept spotlessly clean. All necessities are there including a nice outdoor barbecue and large deck. The property is secluded by trees, but has a large clearing--ideal for a game of frisbee or throwing around a ball. Brian was extremely helpful and very professional. We would definitely return and strongly recommend this property. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay!
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it is clear that Brian is an experienced host. everything was exactly where you expected it to be, nothing was missing. we are a family of 4 (4yr, 1yr) and we had plenty of space (we actually did not use one of the rooms at all).
the house was clean , tidy and so welcoming.
it is very private ,the yard was all to ourselves with no one but the trees.
thank you Brian for such a great stay.
Our overall experience was positive. Our host left welcome snacks and a book of area attractions. Checking in and out were simple. This is the perfect place to stay while seeing Ithaca. The property is located in a beautiful setting and it was well cared for.
About the Host, Brian
We are from Staten Island, NY. This is our second home. My wife Lynn & I love having the peace & quiet and yet being able to drive 5 miles down the hill to all Ithaca has to offer. We both love to cook, garden, and have even raised chickens! At our second home one can hike the 16 acres to see deer, turkey, rabbits, hawks, owls, birds of all sorts, fox and an occasional coyote! At one time the land was used as a maple syrup lot having hundreds of maple trees. The home is in the heart of the Finger Lakes and is close to all wine trails, parks, marinas and lakes. It is the perfect location for both Cornell and Ithaca College families during graduation and family visits.
I would love to have you and your family as our guest. We supply towels and linens, coffee & tea service. Relax in the hot tub while over looking the woods. Our aim is for you to have a stress free, happy & safe visit!