Cayuga Lake Elm Beach Cottage #1


Entire cottage hosted by Bruce

  1. 2 guests
  2. Studio
  3. 2 beds
  4. 1 bath
Entire home
You’ll have the cottage to yourself.
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Cottage #1, at 6714 Elm Beach Road, Ovid NY, is a private setting, on a bank on the edge of host's woodlot. The screened-in porch overlooks the host's two seasonal cottages directly across the road on Elm Beach. Cottage #2 is to the right/north of this cottage. Each cottage has its own separate parking, stairs and entranceway. The property is at the middle of Cayuga Lake, in the heart of the Finger Lakes, with level beach frontage, fine gravel, well away from State Route 89 traffic.

The space
For an accurate understanding of the total space, please read the entire listing, house rules and cottage manual. This is a rustic lake cabin, comprised of three rooms. The 8-foot by 30-foot screened-in porch runs the length of the cottage, with a beautiful view overlooking the lake. The kitchen/bathroom is a combined space (photos 8 thru 13), measuring 10 feet by 12 feet. Kitchen amenities and ability to prepare meals are limited to the appliances described in other sections of this listing. Bathroom includes a full-size shower stall (no tub). This cottage is suitable for two people. More than two guests are not allowed. There are full doors between all the rooms, for some level of privacy. The bedroom/living room area measures 12 feet by 20 feet, with four different set ups for the beds, depending on the number and type of guests (photos 14 thru 20). Please review the photos and let me know how you want the beds set up for your stay. Fiber optic internet and wifi are available.

Where you'll sleep

Living area
1 king bed, 1 double bed

What this place offers

Beach access – Beachfront
Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
Luggage dropoff allowed
Hair dryer
Fire pit
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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4.92 out of 5 stars from 53 reviews


Where you’ll be

Ovid, New York, United States

The neighborhood is in the heart of the Cayuga Wine Trail, along Elm Beach Road, a one-mile stretch of private year-round and seasonal residences. The road is paved and maintained year-round. It is very scenic, running right along Cayuga Lake to the east, with wooded areas on the west. A wide variety of birds and wildlife are regularly spotted. The property itself is at the middle of Cayuga Lake, where the lake is two miles wide. You can drive to the water's edge on host’s property, then walk in. Host's private beach and dock provide unimpeded access to the water. Level beach frontage with fine gravel makes for easy walking, swimming, and kayak launching. After the water gets about four feet deep, the bottom is rocky with zebra mussels, so if you will be swimming, I recommend water shoes. Fire pit and fire wood are available on the beach. Cayuga Ridge and Thirsty Owl Wineries are walking distance, at the south end of the beach. Hosmer Winery is one mile away. Other wineries, breweries and distilleries are within a few miles. Lots of hiking and biking nearby at State Parks and Finger Lakes National Forest. Pet friendly (unattended pets must be crated), with an 80-foot dog run cable on the beach, and 26-foot leash.

Hosted by Bruce

  1. Joined in August 2018
  • 121 Reviews
  • Identity verified
  • Superhost

During your stay

Host lives in two seasonal cottages on the beach, from April through October. I’m available to assist with any concerns or issues with the property. I'm a native of the area, with local knowledge of many of the sights and attractions of the region. I enjoy socializing with guests, but also respect their privacy, at their discretion.
Host lives in two seasonal cottages on the beach, from April through October. I’m available to assist with any concerns or issues with the property. I'm a native of the area, wit…

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 4:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

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Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
No carbon monoxide alarm
No smoke alarm
Nearby lake, river, other body of water

Cancellation policy