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
  • $125 - $300



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.

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".


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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
Charming Modern Clean Cabin and close to everything!

What a pleasant stay we had in this cabin. All the amenities of home. Clean, quiet and comfortable. Owners are a pleasure as well. The trek down to the water access is a bit demanding on the young at heart! Beautiful but be mindful it's not all stairs. Had a wonderful time. Thank you Cheryl and Jim for your hospitality. We'll be back next year for a longer stay!

Stayed July, 2017

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

This cabin exceeded our expectations. Very clean and beautiful inside. If I'm ever back in the Fingerlakes region, I will stay here again.

Stayed July, 2017

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

The accommodations were outstanding and so were our hosts. We will be back!

Stayed July, 2017

Modern & Private Log Cabin, Dog Friendly, Open all year, Cayuga Wine Trail
Perfect in every way!

We just got home from our stay a few hours ago and we still have smiles on our faces! Everything about this cabin was top notch - the location, the amenities, and the hospitality from Cheryl and Jim! We were within minutes of 8-10 wineries and right across the street from wonderful lake access with a private dock, gazebo, and kayaks. These dog friendly (the best part!) cabins are private, modern, luxurious, cozy and have everything you could want or need. We are already planning our next trip and will now be Cayuga Lake Cabin regulars. See you next time!

Stayed July, 2017

Modern & Private Log Cabin, Dog Friendly, Open all year, Cayuga Wine Trail
A Perfect Getaway Weekend

My Husband and I stayed here for 2 nights to celebrate my birthday and have a kid-free was perfect!!! Jim and Cheryl are the nicest people and greeted us with such a warm welcome when we arrived. This was our first time to Cayuga Lake and Cheryl was super helpful in recommending things to do and places to eat prior to our arrival. The cabin is amazing, they have built a beautiful little piece of heaven!! It is very comfortable and well appointed with anything you could need. The Kitchen is well stocked with cook wear, bakeware, grilling supplies, serving wear and utensils. Our favorite part of the cabin was the outdoor fire pit, which we sat around every night having a nice time with our cabin neighbors. It's a great set-up with lots of chairs and they provide firewood. Cheryl and Jim also have a transportation company called CLC Tours and the highlight of our trip was a winery tour led by Jim. He put together an itinerary that was fantastic!! We went to 5 wineries, stopped off at Busy Bee for Lunch and even got to see the waterfall at Taughannock Falls State Park, which was breathtaking. They also offer light snacks and water on the van which is a nice touch! On our last morning we finally got to take advantage of the lake and took the Kayaks out for a spin. It is a steep walk down to the lake but I didn't find it to be an issue, it helped me to burn off the S'mores from the night before :-) The area they have down by the lake is really nice with a covered pavilion that had tables and chairs and a nice dock that goes out to the water. It truly is such a beautiful view! We had such a wonderful time at Cayuga Lake Cabins and my only complaint is that we didn't have more time to stay! We look forward to coming back to enjoy this little piece of heaven. Many thanks again Jim and Cheryl, we look forward to seeing you soon!! Kate and Dan

Stayed June, 2017

Modern & Private Log Cabin, Dog Friendly, Open all year, Cayuga Wine Trail
Friendly location and beautiful accommodations!

The cabin was clean and up to date and cozy, with everything we needed. The owners were welcoming and friendly with wine and advice about the area. We loved the porch and the fire pit, and enjoyed the whole experience !

Stayed June, 2017

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

We had a great time visiting the Cayuga lake area and the cabin was very cozy and adorable. We had fun cooking in the kitchen and grilling on the grill. Played a lot of games and did a lot of hiking with the dogs and of course visiting the wineries, beautiful area!!

Stayed June, 2017

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

We had a wonderful time staying at the cabin. We were in town for Cornell's graduation and this was a perfect place for us to enjoy the Finger Lakes region. It's very near local attractions including wineries, beer gardens, etc. Cheryl & Jim were terrific hosts and personally greeted us. The cabin was comfortable, quiet, and relaxing. Our only wish is that we could have stayed longer!

Stayed May, 2017

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

We've never been to this part of New York before, but we immediately fell in love with it. The drive on route 89 parallel to the lake is breathtaking. Upon arrival at the cabin, I was immediately impressed. It was such a cute spot, and very well-maintained. The cabin itself was spacious and the perfect size for our family of four. The kitchen is well-stocked with anything you may need to feel right at home. The beds are comfortable and the furniture is all in great shape. Cheryl was fantastic our whole journey, from the booking of the cabin until check-out, she answered any questions we had and even came to introduce herself after we checked in. I have never had such an amazing experience renting a house before. I hope that we get to come back in the future!

Stayed May, 2017

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

We booked a two-night stay at the cabin and had a wonderful time. Not only was the cabin clean and comfortable, but it was conveniently located near several wineries and beautiful scenery. Even better, we were able to take our dog! If only we had stayed longer, we would have been sure to enjoy the inviting fire pit outside while listening to the soothing sounds of the chirping crickets and trumpeting frogs. A relaxing place to enjoy nature and family, Cheryl and Jim's cabin is a perfect getaway. We look forward to coming again!

Stayed May, 2017

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