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Historic Hideaway - Finger Lakes

Entire home/apt

4 Guests

1 Bedroom

2 Beds

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About this listing

The space

Millard's Nook
Upstate New York! Finger Lakes Region vacation apartment, pet-friendly rental

A lovely drive in the country, along to the west side of Skaneateles Lake will lead you to the quaint hamlet of New Hope, New York.

Known for its 180-year old water-powered mill, and wonderful pancake flour, this historic, mid-lake location is the home to a most unique vacation property. Atop what was formerly a well-loved, area antique shop is “Millard’s Nook,” a comfy one bedroom apartment. Named for Millard Fillmore, our 13th US President, who once attended and taught school in the original 1820’s farm house, the apartment was developed as part of an extensive renovation of the building in early 2000.

With all the amenities available for a most enjoyable stay, the apartment is comfortable, well-appointed, and appealing; AND it is right in the middle of everything the area has to offer. You could not find a better place to unwind and soak up the picturesque Finger Lakes region of Central New York State.

Enjoy nature's beauty bicycling or driving along miles of rolling rural roads, past farms & mature forests, and around gorges, streams, & waterfalls

You are also less than 2 miles from Skaneateles Lake, “the Jewel of the Finger Lakes Region,” known for its water’s pureness, clarity and beauty. Water sports abound and there is easy access to the lake from many public access locations in the area. In addition, you are only 12 miles from the charming Village of Skaneateles, at the top of the lake, with many unique shops, boutiques and world class restaurants.

Historic sightseeing and wineries are nearby, as well as sportsmen opportunities and entertainment venues too numerous to mention.

A review from a past guest:
My husband and I had a very nice time in Finger Lake area and we enjoyed staying in this cozy, charming apartment above lovely antique store. We found the place very easily even though we arrived late night. We had detailed instruction from the owners how to enter apartment and how to use all appliances and internet. The apartment has nice personality with all decorations, books, music CDs and movie collection. It is located in a quiet place but we did not have to drive too long to have a nice dinner, visit all wineries we wanted and beautiful places like Watkins Glen waterfalls. We also enjoyed the shop, it has a lot of interesting stuff. Also the Skaneatless village is not so far away and it is very nice place to drive for dinner. We recommend Blue Water Grill restaurant. If we ever again decide to spend vacation in the area we are going to check if this apartment is available. We would deferentially recommend the place to our friends.

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The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 4PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: $60
Security Deposit: $300
Weekly Discount: 17%
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House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 4PM

Please review rental rules before confirming. Confirmation of reservation conveys acceptance of rental rules. Thanks! :-)

- Please review rental rules before confirming. Confirmation of reservation conveys acceptance of rental rules. Thanks!

This license agreement (“Reservation”) is between you, the Licensee of rental property (“Guest”), and Emerson Guest Properties, LLC (“EGP”), the Licensor authorized by the owner (“Owner”) of said rental property (“Property”), as of the date last set forth on the signature page of this Agreement. For good and valuable consideration, the sufficiency of which is acknowledged, the parties hereby agree as follows:

1. License:
a. In consideration of the monies paid and promises contained herein, the Owner does hereby grant to the Guest, the license to use those premises during the period as indicated in the Reservation.
b. Guest acknowledges that he/she is occupying the premises only as a licensee of the Owner, and that this agreement does not create a landlord-tenant relationship, or any other interest in the Owner’s property.
c. Owner and/or EGP reserve the right to revoke the license agreement “at will”.
d. Owner and/or EGP retain absolute control over the premises.
e. Owner and/or EGP agree to supply the licensee of all the essential services required for the licensee’s permitted use of the premises.
f. The license described herein is non-transferrable.

Liability and Indemnification: The Property is privately owned. The Owner and/or Emerson Guest Properties, LLC is not responsible for any accidents, injuries or illnesses that occur while Guest, Rental Party and/or invitees (registered or not) are on the premises. Nor is the Owner responsible for the loss of personal belongings or valuables. It is understood that Guest, Rental Party and/or invitees (registered or not) are expressly assuming the risk of any harm arising from their use of the Property. Owner will not assume liability for 1) any personal property or equipment of Guest, Rental Party and/or invitees (registered or not), or 2) any injury to Guest, Rental Party and/or invitees (registered or not) brought to the Property. Guest, Rental Party or invitees (registered or not) hereby indemnify, defend, and hold harmless the Owner and/or Emerson Guest Properties, LLC, agents, or successors-in-interest from any claims, actions, damages, liabilities, costs and expenses arising out of the rental of the Property. Guest, Rental Party and/or invitees (registered or not) assume all risk and waive all claims they may have against the Owner and/or Emerson Guest Properties LLC, agents, or successors-in-interest for damage to or loss of property (including theft) or injury to persons within or about the Property arising out of 3) use of the Property, or 4) breach of obligations under this Agreement, except for such damage, loss, or injury caused by the gross negligence of Owner and/or Emerson Guest Properties LLC, agents or successors-in-interest. SUCH ASSUMPTION AND WAIVER SHALL INCLUDE AN OBLIGATION ON GUEST, RENTAL PARTY AND/OR INVITEES’ PART TO INDEMNIFY, DEFEND AND HOME HARMLESS THE HOMEOWNERS, EMERSON GUEST PROPERTIES LLC, AGENTS, AND SUCCESSORS-IN-INTEREST FROM AND AGAINST ALL COSTS AND EXPENSES, CLAIMS AND LIABILITIES ARISING FROM SUCH DAMAGE, LOSS OR INJURY, INCLUDING ATTORNEY’S FEES AND COST, WHICH OBLIGATION SHALL SURVIVE THE EXPIRATION OR EARLIER TERMINATION OF THIS AGREEMENT.

Rental Rules
1. Smoking and Vaping are NOT allowed inside.
2. People other than those in the Guest party set forth above may not stay overnight in the property. Any other person in the property is the sole responsibility of Guest.
3. All of the units are privately owned; the owners and/or Emerson Guest Properties LLC are not responsible for any accidents, injuries or illness that occurs while on the premises or its facilities. The Homeowners and/or Emerson Guest Properties LLC are not responsible for the loss of personal belongings or valuables of the guest. By accepting this reservation, it is agreed that all guests are expressly assuming the risk of any harm arising from their use of the premises or others whom they invite to use the premise.
4. Keep the property and all furnishings in good order
5. Please respect the homeowner and neighbors by refraining from making excessive noise, playing loud music, or having an excessive number of people at the house at any time.
a. Events and parties are not allowed. This home is located in residential neighborhood. Loud noise, especially outside, is always discouraged, and strictly prohibited after 9pm. If neighbors can hear you or music from inside, that is also a violation of the noise policy. The security deposit will be forfeited if noise violations occur, and management reserves the right to terminate the rental early if deemed appropriate. If you are coming/going for a night out on the town, please be mindful of car door noise, etc when you return home
b. Illegal substances and/or activities are strictly prohibited.
c. Owner or Owner’s Representative reserves the right to ask guest to depart the premises if these rules is ignored.
6. Only use appliances for their intended uses
7. PETS are permitted only with prior approval
8. PARKING – Driveway parking for one car is available.
9. Housekeeping: There is no daily housekeeping service. While linens and bath towels are included in the unit, daily maid service is not included in the rental rate. We suggest you bring beach towels. We do not permit towels or linens to be taken from the units.
a. All dishes used should be run through the dishwasher or hand washed prior to departure.
b. Please place any used towels in the bathtub prior to departure. Sheets can remain on the beds. Thanks!
10. Check out Policies. Guest should be checked out of home by 11am of last day, unless another time is specifically agreed upon. After making sure the house is securely closed up, please place all keys in lockbox and relock. Missing keys will result in a rekey fee being deducted from the security deposit.
a. Penalty for late check out is $50
Deposit will be refunded within 5 business days. Unless there are pets (14 days).

Pet Addendum

If you’d like to bring a pet, you must discuss/get approval when booking the reservation.

1. Guest to pay additional pet fee
2. All pets must comply with the following specifications (documentation from an accredited veterinarian must be provided by Guest upon request)(URL HIDDEN) a. May not exceed 100 lbs(URL HIDDEN) b. Must be at least 1 year(s) of age or older(URL HIDDEN) c. Must be spayed or neutered.
d. Must be up-to-date on rabies vaccinations and all other vaccinations. Heartworm preventive is highly recommended.
e. A maximum number of 2 pets are allowed, unless an exception is specifically granted.
3. All pets must be leashed at all times when outside of the house or fully fenced yard.
4. Guest is responsible for cleaning up any/all pet refuse. A minimum of $50 clean up fee will be applied if pet refuse is left at the property.
5. Pets are not allowed on furniture at any time. Any evidence of pets on furniture may incur extra cleaning fees.
6. All pets are to be treated with a topical flea and tick repellent three (3) days prior to arrival. Fleas and ticks are very rampant in this area and can cause harmful/fatal illness to humans and pets. Deposit may be held up to 2 weeks with pets to ensure there are no fleas in the residence. If flea treatment is necessary, guest will be responsible for damages.
7. Pet must not cause damage to premises or furnishings. If damages are caused, the cost of the damage may be deducted from security deposit.
8.Guest should prevent pets from producing excessive noise at a level that disturbs neighbors. Failure to honor this rule can result in early termination of the rental without refund and/or withheld deposits.
9. Pet will not be left unattended for an undue length of time, either indoors or out. Pet will not be left unattended on balcony, patio, or porch.
10. Homeowner and/or Emerson Guest Properties LLC assume no responsibility for illness or injury that may incur to pets or humans while on the premises.
The Guest shall be solely responsible for the pet while on the property.



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Safety features
Smoke detector
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

20 Reviews

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Victor User Profile
May 2017
Everything about the rental is exactly as described and exceeded expectations. The apartment was spacious, had character, everything you needed, and a great location. Close to local outdoor activities yet not in an overly tourist location. The yard was perfect for those who have a pet. Brooke was a great host, providing information beforehand, and available though never needed throughout the stay. I would highly recommend staying in this rental.

Nuria User Profile
May 2017
This place was comfortable, clean, and quiet. I stayed with my family for my sister's graduation at SU, and we could not have chosen a better location. Although it was a 45 minute drive, the route to Syracuse from Moravia was scenic, and the time flew by. Brooke was also very communicative and gave me great recommendations for food (Doug's Fish Fry was a great place!). I highly recommend this stay.

Josh User Profile
August 2016
The living space was exactly as advertised. The space was incredibly cozy, quiet, and well equipped. I would definitely stay again.

Keisha User Profile
August 2016
The apartment is cozy and reminiscent of its historic background. Having a full kitchen and washer/dryer was very convenient. We stayed here to avoid the high-priced hotels during Cornell University's move-in weekend. The drive to the school is about 45 minutes but very peaceful and stress-free if you are from an area that is plagued with heavy traffic. It was nice to discover all the small towns along the way to Ithaca. On our last evening, we had time to drive north to Auburn and Lake Skaneatles, which are only 15-20 minutes away. The guest book provides great information about the area. Neighborhood was quiet but we left early every morning and returned after sunset.

Rishabh User Profile
August 2016

Chrys User Profile
August 2016
My friend and I had a fantastic time! Thank you! The property was beautiful, clean and convenient to our little adventures :) as described. I would definitely considering staying there again! Cheers Brooke

Bobby User Profile
July 2016
While we did not meet Brooke, she was good communicating over email. The property is managed professionally by a company called Emerson. They even have an app! The listing for the place is accurate, a charming place in the heart of the Finger Lakes. The best part of it was the great yard, which has a small closed-off barn in the middle, which was perfect for our little beagle to enjoy. The neighborhood is rustic, in a good way, as you would expect. The location was proximal to the beautiful town of Skaneateles and the surrounding areas (e.g., vineyards, farms, etc.), as well as many of the notable State Parks in the area. Overall we enjoyed our experience and would recommend it for a good value, central option in the area.

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Brooke User Profile

Long time Austinite and owner of Emerson Guest Properties. I love what I do! I know this town well, and can recommend many a fun activity. I pride myself on professional service and reliability. Can't wait to welcome you to Austin.

Response rate: 83%
Response time: within a few hours
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