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Near Ithaca: Exclusive House on Cayuga Lake-Finger Lakes
Vacation Rental DescriptionUndisputedly the best family place on Cayuga Lake in the Heart of the Fingerlakes.
Ideal for couples, small and large groups, retreats and family reunions as well.
Superb and spacious home with 24 feet high cathedral ceilings and large windows facing the lake, elegantly furnished, original art work (partly by local artists), all natural paints, superb stereo/large flat TV for DVDs, 100% hardwood or tile floors, wool, sisal or Persian carpets, Finnish sauna, Finnish fire place and wood stove, fire pit in the garden, 50 acres woodland, ravines, waterfalls, right on the lake and with your own dock.
Also included is a daylight basement apartment with full bath, bedroom, living room, kitchen and wood/tile floors. The apartment is not rented to third parties unless you also rent the main house.
Weekly and week-end rentals for wine tours etc. available (2 day minimum); ideal for retreats, family reunions, writing your unfishined book, weddings, and more, all year round. Absolutely breathtaking in the summer, autumn, winter and spring!
This gorgeous single family, non-smoking home on the shores of Cayuga Lake has five bedrooms (one of which is very spacious with 450 sq. ft.), three bathrooms, a separate shower area on the ground level with access to a large lawn and garden with a fire pit, sauna, and more. The daylight basement apartment's living room also has a double futon which can easily serve as a 6th bedroom.
In addition to the bedrooms, with king, queen and double sized beds, the living rooms have large futons and a spare mattrass so the house sleeps up to 21 if needed. (But if you come alone or as a couple, the place is still fabulous and affordable; I used to live there year round).
The main living area has 24 foot high cathedral ceiling and glass front facing the lake for a spectacular view. The adjacent dining area also looks out on the lake. And the home us surrounded by 50 acres of woods; great strolls and playing for kids.
Here is what recent customers (and now friends) had to say:
"I suspect word-of-mouth is the best form of advertisement. Perhaps I might say that in my search for Shangri-La, I found it just outside Ithaca! ... Quiet, peaceful, heavenly spot. Perfect for what I needed" (Allison May 2005).
"Your house is a credit to you the detail and work you have but into it has made it an extraordinary house. I must admit that the photo's on the Internet do not do your house any justice. It is by far one of the nicest house that I have seen. Thank you again for sharing it with us." (Aidan from Ireland, June 2004)
"My best friends all came and had the most wonderful time. The kitchen, porch, and fire pit had the amazing quality of drawing people in to a warm, cozy and happy hanging-out environment. The house is beautiful and wonderfully maintained. Everything is beautiful: the location, house, woods and nice owner, fabulous décor! Thank you so much for sharing it with me for my graduation". (Sally April 2005).
Additional Rate InformationPrices vary by month. Big discounts from November-April.
Ideal for family reunions, romantic hide-outs, health and meditative retreats, super for writing/meditation.
Also business meetings (we can arrange catering).
Week-end and daily rentals available.
Other AvailabilityYear Round Ithica, New York Vacation Rentals
Other Unlisted AmenitiesFireplace, your own dedicated phone line, wireless internet, two Kitchens, Dishwashers, Refrigerators, Cooking Utensils provided, Linens and Towels provided, Washer, Sauna, No Smoking
Property ActivitiesHiking, Biking, Golf, Tennis, Fitness Center, Miniature Golf, Fishing, Hunting, Horseback Riding, Shopping, Restaurants, Cinemas, Museums, Sightseeing, Swimming, Boating, Sailing, Surfing, Jet Skiing
Testimonials“I suspect word-of-mouth is the best form of advertisement. Perhaps I might say that in my search for Shangri-La, I found it just outside Ithaca! … Quiet, peaceful, heavenly spot. Perfect for what I needed” (Allison May 2005).
“Your house is a credit to you the detail and work you have but into it has made it an extraordinary house. I must admit that the photo's on the Internet do not do your house any justice. It is by far one of the nicest house that I have seen. Thank you again for sharing it with us.” (Aidan from Ireland, June 2004)
"I just wanted to thank you for letting us enjoy your wonderful home this past weekend. We found the atmosphere peaceful and relaxing. The kids had a great time hiking and the scenery (particularly this time of year with the leaves changing) was spectacular." (Genine, guest along with the Jo & Jen family, October 2004)
“I had a lot of fun at your house. The water was very nice. I liked the fire pit the best!” (Treme, age 9, together with a picture)
“Thank you again for being such a good host... Perhaps though you could mail us the sauna as [we] miss it.” (Bruria, Spring 2004)
“We had a really great time and just wished we had had more time in the house itself. It really is an amazing house and provided the perfect setting for our group” (Emily, hosting a wedding, August 2004)
“We found you by chance on the Internet and we cannot believe our good luck". (Doug & Rebecca, July 2004)
“Did I enjoy my stay? Oh, my did I ! It was absolutely wonderful, relaxing, inspiring, all the positive adjectives of the world could not match up with my stay... and YESSSS I would tell my very good friends about Krassimira Woods... although I would love to just keep it to myself and let it be a sort of Brigadoon, if you will. Krassimira Woods--spectacular... what a wonderful place you have there.... the woods, the house, the wood floors, the tile work, the VIEW, the lake, the hammock, the sauna... it was more than I dreamed for... I am in love with the house and with the surroundings.... don't you ever sell that house or any part of the land without contacting me first... please promise me this! To make my vacation more enjoyable I would stay longer... actually, I would stay... I love that area but Krassimira is a gem of a house/woods/lands/lakefront... I am in love. You have a new friend in Miami... I'll be back in the area soon... hoping October for the change of leaves... thanks again!” (Lula, June 2004 and and and & & & ).