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The previous dock at dusk. 2018 dock improvements have replaced dock seen here w/ slightly larger.
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The previous dock at dusk. 2018 dock improvements have replaced dock seen here w/ slightly larger.
Parking for 2 cars + a parallel space (where the photographer is standing). ©2017 Clean, crisp, well-appointed kitchen, fantastic lake views. Stainless appliances new in 2018. ©2018
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The previous dock at dusk. 2018 dock improvements have replaced dock seen here w/ slightly larger.
Parking for 2 cars + a parallel space (where the photographer is standing). ©2017
Clean, crisp, well-appointed kitchen, fantastic lake views. Stainless appliances new in 2018. ©2018
Panoramic lake views. We LOVE the updated kitchen. Everything you need for a comfortable stay! ©2015
Kitchen view from by the sliding glass door to the deck. ©2017
Kitchen and bar seating near the sliding glass door to the over-water deck. ©2017
Open floor plan downstairs as seen from the kitchen. Lots of light & awesome lake view! ©2015
Living room w/dining table in back. Loads of windows w/cellular blinds = light & privacy. ©2017
Dining area with panoramic lake views. ©2017
Sliding glass door to the over-water deck. ©2017
Dining area and living room viewed from the sliding glass door to the over water deck. ©2017
Open floor plan downstairs living area. ©2017
Living room w/comfortable seating, TV with cable and DVD player, stairs to 2nd floor. ©2017
View south from living room. You can't get any closer to the water than this cottage! ©2017
View of open concept main floor (kitchen, dining, living room) from partway up staircase. ©2017
Open staircase to second floor loft-like sleeping area and separate half bath. ©2017
Top of open staircase; daybed to left, reading nook and half bath to right, queen bed behind camera
Reading nook at top of stairs, half bath to right & daybed to left of camera
Daybed on right, half bath on left, queen bed ahead. ©2017
Upstairs half bathroom by reading nook; contains toilet and vanity.
Half bathroom (upstairs) with art glass vessel sink. ©2017
Upstairs daybed (sleeps 1) and queen bed (sleeps 2). ©2017
Upstairs BR: 1 Queen bed + 1 daybed. ©2017
Upstairs queen bed. ©2017
Main floor full bathroom - tub/shower combo, toilet, vanity. ©2017
Downstairs bedroom 1 - 1 Queen bed. ©2017
Downstairs bedroom 2 - twin-over-full bunk bed. ©2017
Downstairs bedroom 2 - twin-over-full bunk bed. ©2017
Beautiful in any season!  This was taken in November! Photo ©2017
2 adult-sized and 2 kid-sized kayaks available for use. ©2017
The ultimate in relaxation! Enjoy the hammock under the weeping willow. ©2015
Enjoy a bonfire in the bonfire pit right by the lake. ©2017
Visit the many beautiful area waterfalls (winter view of Taughannock Falls). Photo ©2017
Autumn is an amazing time to visit the area!  Photo ©2017
Visit the area waterfalls - gorgeous in all seasons! Photo ©2017
Visit the area waterfalls - Ithaca Falls is an easy visit at nearby Cornell University. Photo ©2015
Artist rendering of Pura Vida with old deck/dock as seen from the lake.
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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Ithaca, Finger Lakes, New York

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jon s
Centreville, Virginia
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“very nice”
Reviewed 2 July 2017 for a stay in June 2017

Pura Vida is accurately described. It's a very nice, newly renovated cottage right on the lake! The kitchen has everything you need to cook almost any dinner for guests. With the a/c units upstairs and down, being comfortable inside during the heat isn't an issue. The owners are super responsive and nice, as well as the on site manager! We didn't have a problem with anything, other than the weather during our trip. Everyone along the street is friendly also, it's like one little community, where the pace of life is more relaxed than where you came from.

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BrendaC26...
1 review
“Pure Bliss”
Reviewed 13 June 2017 for a stay in June 2017

Relaxing on the deck is all I needed, watching my friends play with the kayaks. Pristine conditions, will come back again. and again. and again.

Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Reviewed 23 October 2016 for a stay in September 2016
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Travelling group: Extended Family
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Management Response
20 May 2017
So glad that you enjoyed your visit! Thanks for your kind comments! Please come and stay again!
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vanguyen2...
Reading, Pennsylvania
1 review
“Wonderful weekend getaway!”
Reviewed 5 June 2016 for a stay in June 2016

Highly recommended!

Beautiful sunset view from the cottage. The renovated cottage is very pretty and clean. We love the place. We struggled a little bit with the heat and the bugs from the outside. The only thing I would love to upgrade is air conditioning for the cottage.

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
6 Jun 2016
Thank you for your review and we are so glad that you had a wonderful visit! We are sorry that you struggled with bugs - at certain times of year insect breeding cycles can lead to the days or evenings being particularly buggy when the breeze is low and not driving them to hide - we will be working with an exterminator over the summer season to minimize this problem. In order to minimize bugs coming into the house, one thing that can help a lot is to turn off lights that attract insects before opening doors. We have been looking into AC, but because of the styles of windows built into the house, there are not any easy, quick-fix options. Please come back and visit anytime!
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Pamela A
New York City, New York
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“What a great find!”
Reviewed 25 May 2016 for a stay in May 2016
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While we come to the area regularly, this was a new place to stay for us - we really liked this cottage! It was so clean and comfortable and well-cared for! No musty smells like we have found at some lake cottages we have rented. Comfy beds! We really loved being so close to the water - our favorite was eating outside on the over-water deck and one of the nights was clear - so many stars! It isn't a big place, but it really was really perfect for the 4 of us - very effortless. I can't think of anything we needed that was missing. I really enjoyed simply sitting at the lakeside windows in the morning with my coffee - so relaxing! We would love to stay here again! I thought that the option of having a private chef for an evening was so unique and smart for a get-away - we may try that next time!

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Liked best: Close to the water, clean
Liked least: grocery stores aren't very close
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 35-49
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Management Response
2 Jun 2016
Thanks for choosing us for your getaway! Come back any time! You really should check out Simmer Down next time - they do a great job! The chef is a riot as well as being an excellent cook and a wealth of knowledge about special things locally!
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KathleenS...
Ithaca, New York
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fell in love with Pura Vida!”
Reviewed 22 May 2016 for a stay in May 2016
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I spent Mother's Day weekend at Pura Vida Cottage on Cayuga Lake in the Finger Lakes Region. My sister and our mom stayed with me for the first two nights. The entire front of the cottage is on the water! It was just so wonderful. I was able to prepare a long list of lovely meals in the very well equipped kitchen. Even cleaning up is a joy as you look out over the lake.
I loved having a gas grill to cook on as well.
The beds and furniture are all luxuriously comfortable. I slept like a baby every night as I listened to the waves lap against the sea wall.
We met up with a couple of friends who lived locally and were at the King Ferry Golf Club earlier that day. The golf course is right up the road. Such a nice course. There is another course called a Cedar View that I am going to check out when I return in October for a stay.
After golf we picked up some wine at Treleaven Winery. A fun tasting experience.
Then we returned to the lake to have a fire pit as the sun set.
I highly recommend this cottage. The owners really put a lot of thought into all the important amenities to create a very relaxing haven.
Until next time, Pura Vida.

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Management Response
2 Jun 2016
We are so glad that you had a wonderful visit! Thanks for staying with us and you are welcome back any time!
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