Artists' Paradise: Waterburg Chapel

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Entire home hosted by Wylie

  1. 3 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 1 bed
  4. 1 bath
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Retreat to the country in this beautifully restored 19th c. Greek Revival church located in the quaint hamlet of Waterburg, a 5-minute drive from the Village of Trumansburg and a 12-minute drive to Ithaca in the heart of Finger Lakes wine country.

I prefer a 3 night stay but on certain dates could do 2 nights - never hurts to ask!

I am subletting the chapel from Nov 1 to May 1, 2023 for $1390 per month, utilities included. For any or all of this time. Please msg me to inquire.

The space
Conveniently located in the heart of Finger Lakes wine country. this unique property offers an ideal space to think, write, relax and get away from it all.

Originally a Methodist Episcopal church (ca.1850), the 'Waterburg Church' consists of one large open room with three walls on wheels to move about as you please. There is one full-sized bed, and a futon mattress is available for guests.

Note: I have a 2-night minimum, but am open to single-night stays in between. Please ask if you're looking to book only one night.

The space has a fully functional kitchen and a bathroom with a claw-foot tub and a shower. The bathroom has no walls, but the moveable walls can be arranged to make a separate space. The building is situated on five acres of country farmland.

There is a large swimming hole just down the street in Taughannock Creek. Walk to the right out of the driveway to the one-lane bridge. Swimming hole is to the right of the bridge.

There is a pond out back which is stocked with large mouth bass and bluegill sunfish. Guests are welcome to fish as long as you have a current New York State fishing license.

The site is ideal for those wanting to write, play music, make art, or to enjoy peace and tranquility in a pastoral country setting.

Local and state sales tax:

The nightly price includes the addition of 8 percent for New York State sales tax. Sales tax is not required for stays of a week or more, so in the cases of guests staying for longer than a week, the price will be adjusted accordingly.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom
1 queen bed, 1 air mattress

What this place offers

Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
Washer
Dryer
Backyard
Refrigerator
Microwave
Long term stays allowed

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Where you’ll be

Trumansburg, New York, United States

Quaint, quiet country setting 5 minutes away from the Village of Trumansburg and a 12-minute drive to downtown Ithaca or to the Seneca Lake wineries.

Hosted by Wylie

  1. Joined in August 2012
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Wylie Schwartz is a native Ithacan, and an art historian 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 an art historian specializing in postwar European art.

Both of her listings - the Waterburg church and "Signalcamp" (a former sw…

During your stay

Minimal. I'm available by phone or email anytime for any reason.

Wylie is a Superhost

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  • Language: Norsk
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 4:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

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