Spectular view of lake..Pet friendly..Lake Front House with Cottage

Cottage in Finger Lakes, Cayuga Lake
  • Sleeps
  • Bedroom(s)
  • Bathroom(s)
    2 full, 2 half
  • $375 - $600



Waterfront Lake House!

Newly renovated living, kitchen, and baths! Special features include a one-of-a-kind 1300 sq. ft. dock and a large screened-in porch with spectacular views of the lake.  Mini split AC/Heating units.

The large two-tiered screened-in porch features two sitting areas and a large dining area. You can spend your whole vacation on this porch.

Separate Guest Cottage has its own full bath, sitting area, and mini kitchenette. Ideal for couples on vacation or families traveling with grandparents. Home is located on the West shore of Cayuga in the widest part of the lake. It can easily accommodate  8 people. Pets Welcome. 150 Feet of Lake Front!

Huge Dock!

Big back yard: 1 1/2 acre. Spend time at the lake with the canoe, kayak, or paddleboat, or just hang on afloat. Play games on a lawn such as Bocce or Corn hole.

  • Fully equipped kitchen and outdoor grill
  • Lounge chairs on the dock
  • Adirondack chairs around a fire pit
  • Swing set for children.

Dog leash so dogs can access grass, beach, water, and dock and still be safe. Knotty pine interior and wood stove make a relaxing environment for your time away. Located in the middle of the Cayuga Wine Trail. It is 30 miles north of Ithaca and 12 miles from Seneca Falls.

The home has a great room with a sitting area around a wood stove, and another sitting area facing a bay window overlooking the lake. The main cottage has a master bedroom w/ queen bed (attached 1/2 bath), 2 additional bedrooms with double beds, and 1 full bath and another 1/2 bath.

The separate guest cottage has a full bath, full-size bed, futon (full size,) microwave, refrigerator, toaster oven, toaster, coffee maker, and breakfast table.

Master bedroom: 1/2 bath, and a queen-size bed.
2nd Bedroom: double bed.
3rd Bedroom: double bed.

150 feet of beach-front, and 1.5 grass acre yard with a swing set. High-Speed Internet Connection. Cable TV. DVD player. Separate guest studio with double bed and double size futon. 16 x 20 two-tiered screened-in porch w/180 degree view of the lake. 1300 sq ft platform dock. Lower level: Sitting Area. Upper Level: Dining Room. Canoe, life jackets. Fully equipped kitchen: refrigerator, oven, stove-top, microwave, toaster, coffee maker and dishwasher. Air-conditioned bedrooms.

Gas grill. Living room w/ woodstove. Inside the dining room.

Keywords: Single-Family

Accommodation, Features

Property Type
Cottage, 1,400 sq. ft.
4 Bedroom(s), 8 Sleeps
Double: 3
Queen: 1
Sleep Sofa / Futon: 1
2 Bathroom(s) (2 Half bathrooms)
Combination Tub / Shower: 1
Half Bath: 2
Walk-in Shower: 1
Location Type
Beach View
Lake View
Water View
Vacation Types
Away From It All
Boat Friendly
Lake Front
Large Events-Wedding/Reunions
Pet Friendly
Tourist Attractions
Access & Parking
Secure Parking
DVD Player
Satellite / Cable
Popular Amenities
Air Conditioning
Clothes Dryer
Deck / Patio
Dining Area
Linens Provided
Outdoor Grill
Towels Provided
Washing Machine
Wireless Internet
Wood Stove
Indoor Features
Coffee Maker
Cooking Utensils
Dishes & Utensils
Hair Dryer
Iron & Board
Living Room
Outdoor Features
Deck / Patio
Fire Pit
Kayak / Canoe
Lawn / Garden
Outdoor Furniture
Outdoor Gas Grill
Porch / Veranda


March 2024
April 2024
June 2024
  • Not available
  • Pending
  • Available
  • No Rates Set


-Nightly rateWeekly rateMonthly rateMin. StayChange-over
Rate summary $375 - $600 $1,800 - $3,800 $3,500 - $9,000 2 Nights -

Fees, Taxes, Deposit

TypeTypePriceCharge Type
Cleaning FeeRequired $150One time
County Hospitality TaxRequired 3%One time
Pet FeeOptional / Seasonal $75One time
Refunded Security DepositInfo $250One time


Check in: 03:00 / Check out: 10:00
Children allowed
Great for children; can swim, boat, play in yard

Pets allowed
Dogs welcome.

No smoking
smoking is allowed outdoors ONLY.

Max guests: 8
8 maximum. Additional guest $100 charge each.

Also note:
The maximum number of Overnight Guests is 8. The maximum number of Guests on the property at one time is 12. Unrelated occupants must be at least 30.
1. Cleaning services and linens and towels can be ordered for an additional fee. Otherwise, Guests bring their linens and clean them before Check-Out.

A life vest must be worn at all times when boats.
All Guests must be supervised by water.
Quiet hours 10 p.m. to 9 a.m.
Additional Info
Cleaning Fee
The maximum occupancy for this property is 8 persons. Additional guests will be charged $100 per guest and subject to immediate eviction if this limit is violated without permission of the host

Holiday weekends require a 3-night minimum.
Pet Friendly: Yes, pets welcome
Smoking: No smoking
Children: Yes, great for kids
Long term rentals: No
Seniors: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: No

About the Owner

About Janice:
This is my home away from home. I will probably retire to this cottage -- hopefully sooner than later. I fell in love with Cayuga Lake when I was a freshman at Eisenhower College at the top of the lake. Now is the New York Chiropractic College. I rented a cottage on Cayuga Lake for 7 years before I found the perfect cottage to buy. I spend as much time there as I can. Typically July as I live in Buffalo.

Janice purchased this Cottage in 2000

Why Janice chose the Town of Varick
Since I have spent some much time at the cottage ---- for the summers that my children were growing up the whole summer -- I hope that i have created a unique place for people to rent and also to feel at home. The kitchen is fully stocked; the porch was designed so you could practically live out there; the master bedroom was redesigned so that you can lay in bed and see and hear the lake; the decorations are a combination of pictures by local artists as well as things that remind people to enjoy their vacation and their life.

What makes this Cottage unique:
Stunning views of the lake from the porch, seating area, kitchen, and master bedroom. Steps to the lake. Can swim, float, canoe, or paddleboat. Can bring a boat and launch it nearby. The porch is great place to relax, eat, play cards and games, or just watch the boats go by. Multiple seating areas and dining areas inside and outside. A separate guest cottage is great for couples or grandparents traveling with family who want a little space sometimes.

10 Reviews

Spectular view of lake..Pet friendly..Lake Front House with Cottage
Awesome lakefront home!

We loved staying at this home. It was just about perfect for our needs ... it's dog-friendly, kid-friendly (two small but nearly-identical sized bedrooms for our girls worked out perfectly), and friend-friendly with the separate guest house across the street.

Janice was an absolute pleasure to work with. She replied quickly and accurately to any questions we had, and the nice touches like treats and toys for the kids, dog, and grown-ups were all greatly appreciated!

This is one of the better vacation rentals we've seen in terms of amenities ... plenty of dishes, plates, shampoo & conditioner, towels, boats, fishing supplies, and lots more. The layout worked well for our group, and the two-level sunroom is amazing.

Just a few (very) minor comments for awareness for future renters ...
- The photos show a swing set in the yard, but there is no swing set. This was a bit of a disappointment for our girls as this was a strong selling point for this home. But there is a nice playground a few minutes drive down the street.
- The guest house kitchenette is functional, but our friends had to stop by several times for things that could easily have been included like silverware.
- As other reviewers have mentioned, the parking & guest home are separated from the main home by a road. It's not particularly busy, but the cars drive FAST. Just be aware if you have small kids or dogs!

Overall, we loved our trip and would absolutely return to this wonderful home. Thanks Janice!

Stayed June, 2021

Spectular view of lake..Pet friendly..Lake Front House with Cottage
cayuga family vacation

me and my family stayed here for a week in early june 2021. we had a great time, the extra cottage across street comes in real handy. most places dont have this ! a two level screened in porch is also great to have. my favorite was the huge space on the dock area along the water. Janice was super easy to work with, and she also left some gifts and dog treats - that was great!

Stayed June, 2021

Spectular view of lake..Pet friendly..Lake Front House with Cottage
Wonderful Late May Stay

The cabin was perfect- the views and location were everything we wanted. The screened in porch was our favorite spot on hot days. Janice was extremely responsive as was her property manager who put in the A/C units early for the unseasonably hot days at the end of May. Looking forward to staying again

Stayed May, 2021

Spectular view of lake..Pet friendly..Lake Front House with Cottage
Perfect Getaway Spot!

We stayed for 2 nights but wish we could have stayed longer! This is a wonderful property - meticulously maintained and the host literally thought of everything to make our stay comfortable. Right on the water, with the guest cottage right across the street, so a lot of space for sleeping and spreading out! The view is gorgeous, with lots of windows and outdoor space to sit and relax. We will definitely be back!!

Stayed April, 2021

Spectular view of lake..Pet friendly..Lake Front House with Cottage
Beautiful Views

The view alone makes this property worth it, we could sit out by the water all day and night! The cottage had everything you could think of, including cute treats for yourself and dogs! The paddle boat was fun to take out and the rock beach was so fun to skip rocks! Janice was in communication with me the whole time prior to check in and was super friendly and easy to work with. We will absolutely be renting this cottage again!

Stayed April, 2021

Spectular view of lake..Pet friendly..Lake Front House with Cottage
Lovely lake house

This house was just what we were looking for in a weekend getaway. We were there on a cold November weekend, and the lake house was comfy and cozy. It was lovely waking up to the sunrise over the lake—the waterfront is right there. The house is well equipped with everything you would need. Janice is a fabulous host. The road is close, and we did hear the traffic, especially at night. But you probably wouldn't notice at all if you were out by the water. We would love to come back in the summer, to really take advantage of the outdoor space.

Stayed November, 2020

Spectular view of lake..Pet friendly..Lake Front House with Cottage
Beautiful lakeside cottage

This cottage had everything we needed for a relaxing week away from home! The sunrises were gorgeous. We spent the days on the dock just relaxing with the family and enjoyed a beautiful fire each night. We can’t wait to go back next year.

Stayed August, 2020

Spectular view of lake..Pet friendly..Lake Front House with Cottage
Amazing week

Our week at Cayuga Lake was wonderful. Our group agreed that the two best things about this property were the outside, lake-front space (huge) and its proximity to all the state parks and wineries that we wanted to visit. Added bonuses were the lake “toys” available for use, the well-equipped kitchen, and the great communication with the property owner. We had three adults stay in the main cottage and two in the guesthouse, which seemed to be the right amount for the size of the house. We would definitely stay here again!

Stayed August, 2020

Spectular view of lake..Pet friendly..Lake Front House with Cottage
Home comfort right on the water.

The house fit our needs perfectly! We stayed for 6 nights and I think my husband actually shed a tear the day we left. The screened in upper and lower decks were perfect for my mom (83 years young), as she had a bird's-eye view of everything from there. The dock was perfect for my husband's boat (18'), which we tied off every evening without incident. Our dog lived it even more than us... If that's possible. We are already thinking about next year's trip. Janice was an angel to work with. We felt like we were a part of her family. Highly recommend!

Stayed June, 2020

Spectular view of lake..Pet friendly..Lake Front House with Cottage
Cayuga Lake is beautiful

Cottage is beautiful. Road traffic from Route 89 is loud and sometimes vibrates the house. I was surprised to see that some cleaning wasn't done so I did it. After that we had a great time on screened porches and in canoe on lake.

Stayed September, 2019

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