Lovely cottage, as advertised! Situated directly at the water with a newly renovated over water deck and dock, on the east side on Lake Cayuga. Sunsets were beautiful. Good location on a quiet cottage lane, but still near Ithaca and Aurora, and easy to explore the lake and nearby attractions.
The cottage is located on a small road that runs right along the lake. The quaint exterior hides a surprisingly elegant cottage. The interior appears to have been recently renovated and beautifully decorated. The open kitchen/dining room and sitting area look out over the lake and sliding doors open onto a deck and dock with additional seating. Every room was thoughtfully furnished and plenty of pillows and blankets were provided.
We felt very welcome and pampered. It was really just such a lovely place to stay and relax. The lake was very quiet at night and we could hear loons calling just outside.
We had a small issue getting the cable TV to work, and the property manager immediately came to our rescue. Not only did she go above and beyond to troubleshoot the cable issue, she stayed to read stories with our boys who were delighted to make a new friend.
You can tell the owners and manager really love this place and care about making their guest feel welcome. From clear communication during booking to a handy binder of info at the cottage, they made sure we had what we needed to make our stay smooth and worry-free. I would highly recommend this cottage to anyone looking for a quiet place to stay that still has a very elegant feel to it.
I would give 10 starts to this property if I could. The house was beautifully placed directly on the lake with amazing views from both inside (entire back wall being windows and slider to the deck) and outside. One of the cleanest rental properties you could find with everything you could need. The set up was also perfect with an open layout and even offered a separate entrance to the upstairs bedroom. The kitchen is also fully stocked with all necessary cookware. And the icing on the cake is the property owners, very helpful, kind and informative. I highly recommend this property when visiting Cayuga Lake.
The cottage is literally right on the water of Lake Cayuga on a dirt road of a nice little community. The area is isolated, but everyone in the area was very nice. It is around 20 minutes from Ithaca, and plenty of nice natural sights are within a short drive. The owners were very helpful and guided us through the process. It is a perfect little retreat to nature for those looking to get away. Definitely recommended.
The cottage was everything that we had expected. The place was quiet, clean and the kitchen very well stocked in terms of pots and pans and utensils. The cottage is literally right on the water and we enjoyed simply sitting out on the desk enjoying the view and the lake. The picture does not lie, the sunsets were amazing! It all made for a very comfortable weekend for us. Plenty to do there and in the area, we simply did not have time for it all! Enjoyed our stay very much.
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.
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.