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Charming Lakeview Cottages

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2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 bath
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Charming two-story guest cottage situated in the garden of an historic train station (ca.1830) located at the southeast corner of Cayuga Lake.

I have a 3-night minimum in place due to more efficiency during Covid times, but I would consider renting for 2 nights during certain time periods - feel free to ask me.

I am subletting this space from January 1st to May 1, 2021. For any or all of this time. Message me for details.

The space
Perfect as a writers retreat, for faculty, grads or parents visiting one of the universities, as a base of operations for outdoorsy adventuring or touring the Finger Lakes wine country - and especially for those with a penchant for historic architecture (American folk) and charming romantic spaces.

Cottage has a bedroom upstairs with views of the lake, a lounge downstairs, and a bathroom. There's a 2-burner induction stovetop, a mini fridge, coffee maker, tea kettle and toaster, and a tv for playing dvds, but no television service or cable. Spectrum Cable Wifi.

There is a ladder to get to the bedroom of the cottage. This is not ideal for those with bad knees, etc. or fear of climbing ladders. (See a picture of it in my photo album section.)
There is a cat who lives on the property, he is technically not allowed in the cottage, but I know that guests sneak him over there occasionally because he's so charming - therefore, if you are highly allergic, please take that into consideration.

History:

The property was built ca. 1830 where it fulfilled the function of lighthouse. It was later transformed into a switchback to the railroad until sometime in the 1930s when it became a residential space. From the early sixties to the early '90s the buildings were abandoned and fell into ruin.

The property was rescued from a derelict state by British visual artist Paul Chambers. From 1992 to 2002, Chambers 'recycled' the site into a work of living sculpture, and in 2007 Wylie purchased the property, which she considers to be a work of art, and maintains it in accordance with Chambers’ vision.

Guest access
Check in is at 4pm.
Check out is at 11am.

Other things to note
There's a 2-night minimum on the weekends, but I don't mind booking for one night during weeknights. However, since Instant book doesn't allow you to customize the calendar in this way, you'll have to write me to request bookings of only 1 night.

While the property is an idyllic garden-like setting with views of the lake, it is nestled in between two busy roads. Depending on the time of day it can be a little noisy from traffic.

There is no kitchen in the cottage. There is a mini-fridge, toaster, tea kettle, and coffee maker.

There is a ladder to get to the bedroom of the cottage. This is not ideal for those with bad knees, etc. (See a picture of it in my photo album section.)

The nightly price includes the addition of 8 percent for New York State sales tax.
Charming two-story guest cottage situated in the garden of an historic train station (ca.1830) located at the southeast corner of Cayuga Lake.

I have a 3-night minimum in place due to more efficiency during Covid times, but I would consider renting for 2 nights during certain time periods - feel free to ask me.

I am subletting this space from January 1st to May 1, 2021. For any or all of this…
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Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed, 1 floor mattress

Amenities

Free parking on premises
Wifi
Dedicated workspace
TV
Air conditioning
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Iron
Hair dryer
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Ithaca, New York, United States

Close proximity to Stewart Park, the East Shore swimming beach, the Ithaca Farmer's Market, and the Cayuga Waterfront Trail.

Hosted by Wylie

Joined in August 2012
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Wylie Schwartz is a native Ithacan, and a doctoral candidate in art history at Binghamton University specializing in postwar European art. Both of her listings - the Waterburg church and "Signalcamp" (a former switchback to the railroad, ca.1830) were lovingly restored from a derelict state by her beloved friend, British visual artist Paul Chambers, who turned them into works of 'living sculpture.' Wylie views herself as simply one of many caretakers along the way who have looked after these special places, and she loves to share them with others.
Wylie Schwartz is a native Ithacan, and a doctoral candidate in art history at Binghamton University specializing in postwar European art. Both of her listings - the Waterburg chur…
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Check-in: After 4:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
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