The SpaceCharming waterfront cottage on the east side of Lake Cayuga. Amazing sunsets! Comfortably sleeps 3 couples & a single, or 2 couples & 4 children. ROKU TV's, classic video games, lots of movies, Direct TV at peak season. 25 mins from Ithaca, 10-15 mins to Aurora.
Cottage Atwater is “Paradise on Lake Cayuga" and features the most amazing sunsets, a great place to get away from it all, to be surrounded by the beauty of nature and, yet, have access to all the amenities of civilization.
Just 25 minutes from Ithaca and 9 minutes from Aurora, it's close enough to Cornell, Ithaca College and Wells College for special events. Celebrate later in a glorious location.
At the waterfront, there is a dock and a mooring for your boat, as well as an area on the dock especially for your Kayak or canoe. Relax on comfortable chairs and roast marshmallow under the stars in the fire pit. The boat shed holds rafts and “noodles" for play in the lake.
Up at the house, on the deck, there are chaise lounges, tables, chairs and umbrellas for enjoyment of the grand view outside during the warmer months. Barbeque in the back on the propane-powered grill is just outside the kitchen door.
Winter rentals are lovely, too! Due to its location, it may be snowing heavily up the hill but down by the lake, the setting sun warms the land and there is little accumulation. The kitchen is equipped with a brand new electric oven and refrigerator, a microwave and fully stocked with kitchen utensils, pots and pans.
There's plenty of parking, up at the house and down the driveway on the waterfront road. The driveway is a bit steep, so 4WD or AWD is preferred.
The house features a comfortably furnished Living Room/Dining Room area with a High Definition TV. Direct TV is available upon request and there is an extensive library of DVDs and classic VHS tapes for your enjoyment. We provide linens and towels, clean and fresh for your arrival and the housecleaning is on us at the end of your stay.
On the first floor, the Master Bedroom features a spectacular view of the lake. There is also a single bedroom with a twin bed and a recliner, which makes it nice for a Senior to kick back and get their feet up in the quiet of their own space. The bathroom is centrally located there, as well.
Upstairs, in the sleeping loft, on the south side, there is a queen-size bed and a futon chaise, separated by half wall and a Victorian screen. On the other end, there is a high-riser that transforms into a King-size bed, and another Twin bed. The central area has a TV equipped with a DVD player, VHS machine and a large collection of ‘old school' video game systems and games. There is also a Futon couch that converts to a Full-size bed. This is a great area for the kids to hang out.
For your convenience, a layout of the floor plan is included in the photos.
Guests will have access to the entire house, the waterfront, the boat shed and the garage for your bicycles. Did I mention that this is a fantastic place to go biking? And through Wine Country, no less! The boatlift can be made available on a case-by-case basis and for an extra charge and deposit.
Although the chances are remote that we, the owners, will be in the area at the time of your rental, we do have local assistants who will make themselves available to you in the event of a problem of some sort. Their phone numbers will be made available to you, as well as ours, in our correspondence and also in the Information Booklet provided. For general questions, we are best reached immediately by text message.
We are located on a lovely waterfront road that, long ago, used to be a train track running alongside Lake Cayuga. Now a quiet haven of vacation and permanent homes, the junction of the road leading down the hill from the main road was once a bustling trade center, complete with a Post Office, a ferry and a train station.
To the south of our house is a permanent residence. A tall hedge between both driveways separates our properties. To the north and the east is undeveloped so, overall, there is a great sense of privacy and solitude.
This is a wonderful place to relax, to catch up on your reading, to write the Great American novel, to get out on the lake, go biking and enjoy the fresh air – the possibilities are endless.
In as much as we are lakeside, in the country, there is no public transportation to and from Cottage Atwater.
Within Ithaca itself, there is what they call the TCAT or Tomkins Consolidated Area Transit.
Public Transportation by bus from the NY Metropolitan Area is provided by Coach USA via the ShortLine Bus.
There are 4 airports within 50 miles of King Ferry. Their proximities, closest to furthest, are as follows; Tomkins County Airport, Syracuse Hancock Airport, Binghamton Regional Airport and Elmira/Corning Regional Airport. Transportation to and from these airports is most likely best handled by securing rental cars there.
There is a window air conditioner in the Master Bedroom and one can be made available in the small bedroom, although due to it's location on the floor plan, that room always seems to stay cool, even on the hottest days. A window air conditioner can also be installed in the Dining area window upon request. Fans are provided throughout the house.
The water comes from the lake. Although it runs through a filtered and chlorinated system prior to reaching the tap, we do not drink it. Prior to your arrival, we will stock the house with a case of 20 oz. bottles, as well as 10 one gallon jugs to use for drinking, cooking and brushing teeth.
An Information Booklet is also provided here online and on the premises with all the rules and nuances of the house. Someone is always available to answer any questions you may have during your stay – text messaging being the best way to get immediate attention.
Brochures, maps and pamphlets will be available on premises for your reference, as well. Guest AccessAccess to the entire house. Interaction with GuestsPlease contact me via cell (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN). We have very capable assistants who can be available if anything comes up that needs immediate attention. The NeighborhoodThis area of the lake is especially notable for its amazing sunsets. Watching the sun set is a favorite pastime around here. Also waterskiing, fishing (the lake is stocked) and swimming. There are also waterfront restaurants, vineyards and State Parks on the other side which make for fun and romantic excursions by boat. Getting AroundSince this lakeside cabin is smack-dab in the middle of farm and vineyard country, there is no public transportation. Cars are a must, preferably one with AWD or FWD since the driveway and some of the roads to the cottage are a bit steep. Bicycles are also a lot of fun. There's nothing like riding up on the ridge roads overlooking the lake. No cars to speak of and fabulous views! Other Things to NotePlease note that the water in the sinks and shower comes from the lake. It is fine for washing dishes and bathing but not for drinking or cooking. As a result, we are happy provide you with the first 6 gallons of drinking water and a case of bottled water.