Modern & Private Log Cabin, Dog Friendly, Open all year, Cayuga Wine Trail

Cabin in Finger Lakes, Cayuga Lake, Sheldrake
  • Sleeps
  • Bedroom(s)
  • Bathroom(s)
    1 full, 0 half



This newly built property is located in the heart of the beautiful Finger Lakes Region of Upstate New York, on the west side of Cayuga Lake. A rustic retreat with a modern feel and a comfortable open floor plan. This property is a great place to begin the Cayuga Wine Trail. The cabin has a well-equipped kitchen with new appliances, and a dining area that seats six. The living room has a couch and loveseat, 43” flat screen television, DVD player, satellite TV and wi-fi. The cabin comfortably sleeps up to 6 people. There are two private bedrooms – each has a queen size bed, spacious armoire closet, large chest of drawers, and nightstand. While bright natural sunlight normally fills the bedroom, there are room darkening shades for a peaceful sleep. There is a queen size pull-out couch in the living room that accommodates two more people. There is one bathroom with shower.

Open year-round, the Cayuga Lake cabin has radiant floor heating to warm you on chilly nights, as well as air conditioning and ceiling fans in each room to cool you on warm summer days. The porch provides additional under-roof space for socializing and relaxing. There is a picnic table and charcoal grill with grilling utensils and a wood-fire pit. Tour the wineries - the cabin is centrally located on the Cayuga Wine Trail, with the Seneca Lake Wine Trail a short drive away. Enjoy swimming, boating and fishing on Cayuga Lake.

Cayuga Lake access is available via the cabin owner’s property and is a short hike from the cabin. We are a five-minute drive from Deans Cove boat launch. Taughannock Falls State Park to the south and Seneca State Park to the north offer hiking trails, beach swimming, and boat launch There are numerous golf courses in the area, and miles of bicycle paths at nearby Sampson State Park. Observe the White Deer at the Seneca Army Depot , which supports the largest herd of white deer in the world behind 24 miles of protected fencing. Enjoy winter skiing and recreation at several area ski resorts – Bristol Mountain in Canandaigua (also has zip line tours) and Greek Peak (also operates a year-round indoor water park). Close by you’ll find numerous antique shops, concert venues and live theater performances. Area attractions within a 1-hour drive include Watkins Glen Gorge and International Raceway, Cayuga Lake Boat cruises, Museum of the Earth, Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge and Waterloo Premium Outlet mall. A sampling of annual events includes: February – Mardi Gras on the Cayuga Wine Trail March - Bacon on the Lake in on the Cayuga Wine Trail April – Wine & Herb Festival on the Cayuga Wine Trail July – Finger Lakes Wine Festival at Watkins Glen August – Empire Farm Days in Seneca Falls September – AKC Dog Show at Sampson State Park November & December – Holiday Shopping Spree also on the Cayuga Wine Trail Rates are based on the season and length of stay. This property is dog-friendly – we encourage you to bring your dogs with you! Dogs must be kept on a leash at all times while outdoors. Inside the cabin, dogs shall not be left unattended unless crated. Renters are responsible for cleaning up and properly disposing of dog waste. A reasonable pet fee will be charged. Maximum of 2 dogs per cabin. Ithaca Dog Park located at the south end of Cayuga Lake is great place to exercise your pet. Smoking and Hunting are not permitted on the property. Campfires are prohibited except in the fire pit.


Address: 6472 State Route 89, Ovid, NY
Zip Code: 14521
Nearest AirportIthaca Tompkins Regional Airport30 miles
Nearest BarO'Malleys Bar & Restaurant7 miles
Nearest BeachCayuga Lake490 feet
Nearest GolfBona Vista State Golf Course, Ovid7 miles
Nearest RestaurantO'Malleys Bar & Restaurant7 miles
Nearest SkiGreek Peak, Cortland47 miles

Accommodation, Features

Property Type
Cabin, 912 sq. ft.
2 Bedroom(s), 6 Sleeps
Queen: 2
Sleep Sofa: 1
1 Bathroom(s)
Location Type
Lake View
Vacation Types
Away From It All
Sports & Activities
Tourist Attractions
Year-Round Vacation Rentals
Access & Parking
Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
Parking Off Street
DVD Player
Satellite / Cable
Video Library
Popular Amenities
Air Conditioning
Catering Available
Dining Area
Keyless Entry System
Linens Provided
Outdoor Grill
Towels Provided
Wireless Internet
Indoor Features
Activities / Restaurant Guide
Alarm Clock
Coffee Maker
Cooking Utensils
Dishes & Utensils
Hair Dryer
Iron & Board
Living Room
Pantry Items
Outdoor Features
Fire Pit
Kayak / Canoe
Lawn / Garden
Outdoor Charcoal Grill
Outdoor Furniture
Picnic Table
Porch / Veranda
Activities & Adventure
Bird Watching
Freshwater Fishing
Gambling Casinos
Hot Air Ballooning
Outlet Shopping
Paddle Boating
Scenic Drives
Sight Seeing
Wildlife Viewing

Additional Property Information

Satellite TV service with music channels, large flat screen TV in living room, small TV in 1 bedroom, DVD player, movies, books and games. Large open-area floorplan in kitchen and living room. Kitchen is fully equipped. We provide bed & bath linens, dishes, cookware, flatware, bakeware, toaster & mixer. Charcoal BBQ grill & picnic table. Large firepit in the common area (wood available on the property or sold locally). Radiant floor heat, AC, ceiling fans. We provide lake access via a walking path and steps to the lake, from our home located directly across Route 89 from the cabins. Due to the elevation it is a "hike".


February 2020
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-Nightly rateWeekly rateMonthly rateMin. StayChange-over
Rate summary $125 - $300 $1,000 - $1,080 $4,000 - $4,320 2 Nights -

Fees, Taxes, Deposit

TypeTypePriceCharge Type
11% combined occupancy and sales taxRequired 11%One time
Cleaning Fee (tax included)Required $38.85One time


Check in: 15:00 / Check out: 11:00
Payment options
Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover
Our policies are spelled out in our Rental Agreement, as follows:

Please read over this agreement. By reading and signing this Rental Agreement guest agrees to adhere to all of its terms and conditions.

After signing the agreement please scan and return via email (or postal mail to property address listed below) within 48 hours of booking.

1. The property address is 6472 State Route 89, Ovid, NY 14521. The physical location is in the town of Romulus. The owner contact information is:
• Cheryl Santos, cellphone 607-738-9288
• Jim Santos, cellphone 607-738-6527
• Email:
2. Check in time is 3:00 pm; no early check-ins. Check out time is 11:00 am; no late checkouts. Guests who do not adhere to the check out policy will be charged $25 every hour beyond check out time.
3. Maximum occupancy is 6 persons. The property cannot accommodate large groups of people (>10) who may want to join the Guest for a gathering. People other than those in the guest party may not stay overnight in the property. Any other person in the property is the sole responsibility of guest.
4. The primary renter must be 25 years of age or older.
5. The cabin is privately owned; the owners are not responsible for any accidents, injuries or illness that occurs while on the premises or its facilities. The owners 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.
6. Payment in full is due at booking. Booking is not guaranteed until full payment is made. 3% occupancy tax and 8% sales tax will be added to the rental rate. Other additional charges include a cleaning fee and pet fee (if applicable). If there are any verifiable damages caused by the guest during the stay, repair/replacement costs will be charged to the credit card provided by the guest.
7. Cancellation: We require 30 days notice or more for cancellations to incur no penalty. Cancelling within 30 days of arrival will require the prospective guest to forfeit any payments made up to that point. If you cancel less than 30 days prior to check-in date we will issue refunds IF we can re-rent the cabin for the same period. We encourage guest to consider purchasing trip cancellation insurance. That way, if an emergency were to occur, you will have recourse for canceling your stay and potentially obtaining a refund. Refunds are not given for partial stays (if you leave before the check-out date).
8. Please keep the property and all furnishings in good order. Please inspect the property as soon as you arrive and notify either owner immediately upon arrival (see contact information above) if there is any cleaning or maintenance problem.
9. System failure disclaimer – In case of a failure of a system or amenity during your stay, including but not limited to, water, sewer, heating, air conditioning, electrical, mechanical, major appliances or entertainment equipment we shall promptly make repairs. You agree to permit access to the cabin to make repairs. We shall not be liable in damages; no refund will be given for a temporary failure.
10. Only use appliances for their intended uses.
11. Grilling is permitted on the charcoal grill installed on the lawn. No open flame grilling elsewhere on premises. Open flame wood-fire is permitted in the fire pit area only.
12. Pets are permitted only with prior approval and per the terms outlined in the Pet Addendum (see end of document).
13. Smoking is prohibited any where on the property. Guests shall respect property boundaries and not trespass on neighboring land.
14. Cellular phone signal is normally good. Limited Wi-Fi is available in the cabin (ask us for the security code).
15. Quiet time is 10:00 pm until 8:00 am. If noise is a nuisance to you do not hesitate to call us at the numbers above.
16. Parking is limited to 2 vehicle(s). Vehicles are to be parked in designated parking areas only.
17. There is no daily housekeeping service. While bed and kitchen 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.
18. Water and Septic: The cabin is on filtered and sanitized lake water and septic systems. The mineral content in the water is high. The septic system is very effective; however, it will clog up if improper material is flushed. DO NOT FLUSH anything other than toilet paper. No feminine products should be flushed at anytime. If it is found that feminine products have been flushed and clog the septic system, you could be charged damages.
19. If there is a storm or hurricane, no refunds will be given unless:
• The state or local authorities order mandatory evacuations in a "Tropical Storm/Hurricane Warning area" and/or
• A "mandatory evacuation order has been given for the Tropical Storm/Hurricane Warning" area of residence of a vacationing guest.
• The day that the authorities order a mandatory evacuation order in a "Tropical Storm/Hurricane Warning," area, we will refund:
a. Any unused portion of rent from a guest currently registered;
b. Any unused portion of rent from a guest that is scheduled to arrive, and wants to shorten the stay, to come in after the Hurricane Warning is lifted; and
c. Any advance rents collected or deposited for a reservation that is scheduled to arrive during the "Hurricane Warning" period.

It is hereby agreed by between owner and guest that owner will allow guest to have up to two dogs in the cabin, for a small fee. No other pets are permitted.
When booking your reservation, before clicking "Book It", click in the box above the "Book it" button and select Yes for Pets.
Guest hereby agrees to comply the following:
1. Guest agrees 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):
• Must be up-to-date on rabies vaccinations and all other vaccinations.
• Heartworm preventive is highly recommended.
• Dog(s) are to be treated with flea and tick repellent prior to arrival. Fleas and ticks are very rampant in this area and can cause harmful/fatal illness to humans and pets.
3. Dogs must be leashed at all times when outdoors.
4. Guest is responsible for cleaning up any/all pet refuse.
5. Pets are not allowed on furniture at any time. Any evidence of pets on furniture may incur extra cleaning fees.
6. Pet must not cause damage to premises or furnishings. If damages are caused, the cost of the damage may be deducted from security deposit.
7. Guest should prevent dog(s) from producing excessive noise at a level that disturbs neighbors.
8. Dog will not be left unattended for an undue length of time, either indoors or out. Dogs may not be left tied up outside. Dog shall be crated indoors when guest is away from the cabin.
9. 10. Homeowner assumes no responsibility for illness or injury that may incur to pets or humans while on the premises.
10. The Guest shall be solely responsible for the pet while on the property.

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Additional Info
After receiving your signed rental agreement and approximately 2 weeks before check in we will send you your pre-arrival letter with local area information, door access code and cabin inventory.
Cancellation Policy
Cancellation: We require 30 days notice or more for cancellations to incur no penalty. Cancelling within 30 days of arrival will require the prospective guest to forfeit any payments made up to that point. If you cancel less than 30 days prior to check-in date we will issue refunds IF we can re-rent the cabin for the same period. We encourage guest to consider purchasing trip cancellation insurance. That way, if an emergency were to occur, you will have recourse for canceling your stay and potentially obtaining a refund. Refunds are not given for partial stays (if you leave before the check-out date).
Pet Friendly: Yes, pets welcome
Smoking: No smoking
Children: Yes, great for kids
Long term rentals: No
Seniors: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Suitability Details
For a small fee up to 2 dogs are permitted to stay in the cabin. Please adhere to rules outlined in the Pet Addendum.

About the Owner

About Cheryl & Jim Santos...
My husband Jim and I moved to Cayuga Lake in 2002 - he from Pine City NY and me from Hawaii. We both are naturally drawn to water, so Cayuga Lake was our chosen place. My husband has 3 grown children and he retired in 2012. Now our children are of the four-legged sort (we have friendly tale-wagging dogs and we invite you to bring your dogs along). We live directly across the street from the cabin and we are always available if you need anything. We take great pride in providing a clean, comfortable vacation property, and it is important to us that you have a wonderful vacation experience. We want to ensure that you’ll make memories here that will stay with you for a lifetime.

Jim stick-built this cabin in 2015. We chose Cayuga Lake for its natural beauty, the variety of things to see and do in close proximity, yet also the tranquility of country living. We envisioned building a cabin here so we could share this unique area with others, providing a comfortable retreat for our guests. We designed and built the cabin as a contemporary modern space yet with rustic charm.

What makes this cabin unique.....
Situated in a sunny field adjoining the woods, this log cabin is a tranquil retreat. It is very spacious for 2 – 6 people with an open floor plan, cathedral ceilings, and 2 private bedrooms. It is impeccably clean and is well equipped with most necessary items. A walking trail across the street gives you access to Cayuga Lake. The cabin is centrally located on the Cayuga Wine Trail. Nearby are hiking trails, biking paths, and quaint shops. The cabin rental costs less per person than many hotels, plus you have your own private space. The radiant floor heating warms the cabin to a cozy temperature on cool nights. It is also air conditioned for your comfort in summer months.

59 Reviews

Modern & Private Log Cabin, Dog Friendly, Open all year, Cayuga Wine Trail
Finger Lakes gorges & waterfalls!

This property is within easy access to several state parks that have gorges & waterfalls. It is clean, has a full kitchen, fire pit, pretty little porch & even hummingbirds! Cheryl & Jim were always available, accommodating & friendly. The state parks were amazing, & Taughannock Falls was spectacular! I would highly recommend this property if Cayuga Lake is your destination.

Stayed July, 2019

Modern & Private Log Cabin, Dog Friendly, Open all year, Cayuga Wine Trail
Very quiet and relaxing. Perfect for our needs as a small family

Easy to rent. Gave 4 stars instead of 5 due to the very uncomfortable mattresses. Had a hard time sleeping each night.

Stayed June, 2019

Modern & Private Log Cabin, Dog Friendly, Open all year, Cayuga Wine Trail
The cabins are great!

We overall really enjoyed our stay in Cayuga Lake Cabin "B". These cabins are spectacular! Cheryl and Jim thought of pretty much every detail, and they are lovely, hospitable people. There were only two of us, but it would have been ample for four or even six. Being accustomed to hotels, it was wonderful to have a fully outfitted kitchen during a trip, and it especially came in handy with limited food options in the immediate area. The main room was really comfortable, and the property is super peaceful and whisper quiet -- we never heard a peep from neighbors the entire week. A few notes: If you stay in Cabin "B" over summer, the bedrooms don't have their own air conditioning units, and we were unlucky to have gotten a week with warm and humid nights -- we like it cold for sleeping, so we ended up sleeping in the main room on the fold-out couch. Also, the lake access (across the street from the cabins) is beautiful, but it's a workout to get there even if you're in some shape -- it's down a steep hill with lots and lots of stairs. But we found that neither of those things truly affected our stay. Staying in Cheryl and Jim's cabin was a really nice change of pace!

Stayed June, 2019

Modern & Private Log Cabin, Dog Friendly, Open all year, Cayuga Wine Trail
Great Weekend in the Finger Lakes

Clean, comfortable, well stocked cabin that met all of my family's needs for the weekend. The hosts were also extremely welcoming and made it clear they were available if we ran into any issues during our stay. The location is also ideal and we'd happily stay here again!

Stayed May, 2019

Modern & Private Log Cabin, Dog Friendly, Open all year, Cayuga Wine Trail
Beautiful cabin .. great location for wine tours.

Cabin was beautiful. It was a little awkward when the owners showed up at 830am after our first night . Then again the second morning at 930am to remind us of the time change . I would stay again but would rather have owners greet us at check in. Great location for doing wine tours on cayuga and Seneca lake. There is also lake access . My wife and I had amazing weekend .

Stayed March, 2019

Modern & Private Log Cabin, Dog Friendly, Open all year, Cayuga Wine Trail
Wonderful accommodations, perfect location and terrific property owners.

Stayed here more than once, looking forward to staying again. The cabins are comfortable, attractive interior and have everything we needed.

Stayed December, 2018

Modern & Private Log Cabin, Dog Friendly, Open all year, Cayuga Wine Trail
Great little cabin

Cabin was clean and well equipped, very nice private deck/ dock across the road and the owners were very friendly! Will definitely come back!

Stayed September, 2018

Modern & Private Log Cabin, Dog Friendly, Open all year, Cayuga Wine Trail
Charming cabin and wedoming hosts

Charming cabin with all amenities! Owners were very informational and warm. We had a delightful stay for nearly a week. We highly recommend this site.

Stayed September, 2018

Modern & Private Log Cabin, Dog Friendly, Open all year, Cayuga Wine Trail
Best VRBO experience yet!

Dear Cheryl and Jim,
What a beautiful piece of paradise.....from your gracious hospitality, treats for our little buddy, Charlie and great recommendations of the local sights/restaurants......this was our best VRBO experience ever!!! The cabin was quite comfortable and cozy! We couldn't have asked for a better accommodations. The firepit was perfect !

Thank you for one of our best weekend getaways!!

Joe, Marisa and Charlie the rescue beagle!

Stayed August, 2018

Modern & Private Log Cabin, Dog Friendly, Open all year, Cayuga Wine Trail
Cabin B – Girls' Wine Weekend Getaway was fantastic

This was our first visit to the Cayuga Lake Cabins. Booked it for our annual Girls’ Weekend getaway. Close to wineries and all area State Parks (highly recommend visiting Robert Treman, Taughhannock Falls and Buttermilk Falls).

What a surprise it was to find that these rustic looking cabins are actually well-equipped and beautifully constructed. The owners, Jim and Cheryl, are super-friendly and knowledgeable about the area. Cheryl maintains a well-stocked binder about the surrounding area/activities and she gave wonderful advice on where to eat, wineries/breweries to visit and general touristy information.

Cabin C was under construction during our visit. Jim designed/constructed the cabins, so you can see where the attention to detail plays in  The 190-step trek down to the beach/lake deck is well worth it. Pack your picnic lunch and spend the day!

Highly recommend; can’t wait to come back!

Stayed August, 2018

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