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Pura Vida Cottage: Right on the water! Fantastic sunsets!

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
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
“Pura Vida' is Spanish for “pure life,' a philosophy that encourages the appreciation of life's simple treasures. Relaxation; celebrating friends, family, and the good things in life; appreciating the beauty in every day; choosing to live life to the fullest! It's more than just a saying... it's a lifestyle that we hope you'll embrace when you stay here!

The 3 BR/1.5Bath, 1100 square feet, 2-story house is truly right on the water with the upper front deck and connected dock projecting over the lake; no long staircases to climb, unlike many houses on Cayuga Lake. Being on the east side of the lake means gorgeous morning views as the rising sun bathes the hills across the lake in golden light, and amazing sunsets in the evening. The house was renovated in 2016 and received further updates in 2017 and 2018, includi...
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Listing #FKN7104121
About the Owner
Michele S
Languages spoken:English, Spanish
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Interaction with guests
We will not be on site during your stay, but we have an excellent local manager who will be happy to help if there are any problems - her contact information is in our house information document that is provided after booking. We are happy to answer general questions, or provide suggestions for local 'finds' and other recommendations by email.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The cottage is in a fabulous location with fantastic access into the lake. We spent the days with the kids (14,10 and 9) swimming, kayaking, reading, fishing and generally relaxing. It was great way to finish our holiday (after a couple of weeks of running...More

Thank Martin D
Reviewed 1 week ago

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...More

Thank Ann K
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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...More

Thank Lisa L
  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bunk Beds:(1)
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (8)
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Grill
  • Half Baths (1)
  • Housekeeping Included
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(2)
  • Linens Provided
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Single Beds:(1)
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Waterfront
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
- Inquire before booking for full pet policy. Pet fee = $100 for max of 2 well-behaved, house-trained dogs. If Guest brings dogs (or allows a friend/visitor to bring pets) into...
    1 Full bath
    1 Half bath
    1 Bunk
    1 Twin
    2 Kings
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Dates Min stay Weeknight Weekend night Per week
Default 2 nights
1 Sep 2018 -
6 Sep 2018
Labor Day Week
2 nights
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7 Sep 2018 -
27 Sep 2018
Early Fall Season
2 nights
28 Sep 2018 -
5 Nov 2018
Fall Color Season 2018
2 nights
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Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to British Pounds and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
  • Damage Deposit: £379 / stay - Deposit
  • Linens/Turnover Fee: £136 / stay - Fee
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About the neighbourhood
Pura Vida's location is really optimal in many ways - we are not far down a single-lane private lakeshore road that, in the first half of the 20th century, used to be part of a railroad with train traffic up and down the lake. This road, Fire Lane 6, is a dead end, so there isn't busy through-traffic, making your stay quiet and safe. Unlike many of the other lake neighborhoods that have formed along this former railroad bed, Fire Lane 6 is quite short, and we are only about 13 houses from the turn to the main road, which means it is quick and easy to go on adventures if desired - no long, slow drives just to reach the main road!

The evenings at Pura Vida are beautifully quiet and perfect for relaxing and stargazing - either from the comfortable deck or gathered around a lake...
Getting around
A car is definitely needed to explore the area, which is a network of small towns, and is not easily navigated by public transportation.

The most convenient regional airports include Ithaca (approximately 25-30 minutes by car), Syracuse (approximately 1.25 hours by car), Elmira (approximately 1.25 hours by car), Rochester (approximately 1.5 hours by car), or Binghamton (approximately 1.5 hours by car). As we are in a rural area, public transportation services are not available and car rental is recommended.
Car recommended
How to get there
The most convenient regional airports include Ithaca (approximately 25 minutes by car), Syracuse (approximately 1.25 hours by car), Elmira (approximately 1.25 hours by car), Rochester (approximately 1.5 hours by car), or Binghamton (approximately 1.5 hours by car). As we are in a rural area, public transportation services are not widely available and car rental is recommended.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Watersports Nearby.
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