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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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Martin D
1 review
“Fantastic few days..........We wish we could have stayed longer......”
Reviewed June 10, 2018 for a stay in May 2018

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 from pillar to post).

The cottage is beautiful, the kitchen is equipped to a high standard. There was plenty of sleeping space and the whole place was clean throughout and well furnished.

The best compliment we can give is that we would all like to come back again and stay for longer.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Ann K
2 reviews
“Close your eyes...hear the soothing sound of water, nature and folks enjoying "lake life"!”
Reviewed June 10, 2018 for a stay in June 2018

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.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Lisa L
1 review
“Elegant, serene spot right on the lake”
Reviewed May 29, 2018 for a stay in May 2018

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.

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Lindsay T
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Beautiful retreat on Cayuga Lake”
Reviewed May 23, 2018 for a stay in May 2018

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.

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Nicholas...
1 review
“Great lake retreat near Ithaca”
Reviewed November 15, 2017 for a stay in October 2017

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.

Your age range 25-34
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Glenn J
1 review
“All that was advertised!”
Reviewed October 25, 2017 for a stay in October 2017

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.

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jon s
Centreville, Virginia
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“very nice”
Reviewed July 2, 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.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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