Ithaca is a small hilly town that sits on the shore of Cayuga Lake in New York, and it’s surrounded by beautiful and different landscapes. From large forests to gorges, one will definitely fall in love with this beautiful town. It’s also home to a popular Ivy League college, Cornell, and is thus home to many students. Downtown Ithaca and Collegetown give off a hipster vibe, and they are littered with museums and art-house cinemas. So for a private vacation away from the hustle and bustle of metropolitan cities, and if you enjoy activities like hiking, Ithaca is the place for you! From lakefront homes to the best glamping spots in Ithaca, Airbnb has plenty of accommodation options to choose from. Read on to find out more about the 16 most beautiful Airbnbs in Ithaca, NY.
Located only 4 miles (6.4 kilometres) from downtown Ithaca, this delightful and cosy Airbnb studio apartment sits on top of a picturesque country lot. The living room is roomy and has an indoor fireplace so you can keep warm. Also, there are 2 additional daybeds in the living room, so this apartment in Ithaca, NY can accommodate extra people comfortably.
The kitchen is extremely well appointed with modern appliances, so you can cook with ease here. And then you can head out and serve it up at the dining table. If you want to sleep in a proper bedroom, this room has your back. The bed is plush, and you’ll probably have a great night’s sleep here. And, if the weather permits, you can head out to the gardens and enjoy your tranquil surroundings.
Lovely, Spacious, Private StudioIthaca, New York, United States
Top guest reviewssuper comfortable and melissa was beyond helpfulmelissa left some breakfast food and snacks for us which we appreciatedvery comfortable with nice special touches like breakfast and coffee fixings tea and snacksthe studio is very cozy and is equipped with all the creature comforts you can imagineit is stylish and cozy with amazing amenitiesthe place was very clean and organizedthe place is extremely clean & comfortablevery thoughtful very clean place and hostess provides excellent communicationmelissa's place was very clean and comfortableher place was so clean her linens were clean
Host:host was very accommodating and responsivecharming place with charming hostexpect an amazing interactive host who will provide a great experienceshe answered all questions quickly and concisely and was very friendlymelissa is a great host who strives to ensure you feel at homeRead more reviewsthe location was terrificthe location is so convenient to many attractions in the areacharming spot close to everything you want to seeclose to downtown colleges and beautiful buttermilk & robert h treman state parkssuper cute and cozy great place for a getaway
This beautiful lakefront loft is perched right above Cayuga Lake so you’ll be able to admire the gorgeous views. The living room comes with an indoor fireplace so you can relax comfortably and keep warm.
When you want to fall asleep you can head into either bedroom; they’re both roomy and come with queen-sized beds, so you’ll be able to fall asleep peacefully no matter which room you choose.
You can then head out to the patio where you can hang out on the hammock. You can either lull yourself into a nap or just observe the different animals that live in the gardens. Making this one of the most popular Ithaca rentals is its private dock. It has a fire pit, outdoor table, and a charcoal grill, so you can enjoy a barbequed meal by the open waters.
LAKEFRONT LOFT W/PRIVATE DOCKIthaca, New York, United States
Top guest reviewsthe view of the lake from the apartment was gorgeousthe place itself has comfortable beds lakeside views and the amenities you need to cook and hang outfull kitchen with cookware along with fresh coffee beansan amazing space beautiful view and comfortable accommodations perfect for a relaxing vacationthank you for having coffee and kitchen items that were easy to accessclean two-storied apt with 2 bathrooms and 3 bedroomsit wasn’t comfortable or cleansuper clean and on point as seen in the photoswe loved the place it was clean view was great
Host:the host was very pleasantthe hosts are very helpfuleverything is in good order and the hosts were great with their responsesthe hosts also made the check-in process very easyzeke and kris were very responsive and provided great recommendations for the areaRead more reviewsplus the location was perfectlocation on the lake and near town was greatthe location was amazing close to everything but secluded and cozythe location of this apartment was the best aspectthis house is in a beautiful location near ithaca
Nestled on a quiet street near Ithaca lies this charming and adorable Airbnb home. The street is very walkable and is close to public transport, making it a great place to stay if you want to explore the area. You’re welcomed into the home by a large and beautifully decorated living room, and it’s sure to put you in a good mood.
The homey kitchen also comes well equipped and well stocked with everything you’ll need to whip up a meal. The dining area is roomy, well decorated, and bright and will help put you in the mood to tuck into a great meal. Also, there are some guitars, so you can have fun strumming.
When the night falls, you can retreat into the spacious bedroom. It’s well decorated and vibrant, with a plush bed, so you’ll be able to sleep peacefully here.
Little Red Farm House in Fall Creek
Address: Ithaca, New York, United States (see map)
Price: from 155 USD
Number of Guests: 2
This adorable Airbnb apartment sits on a hill and has some gorgeous views of the surrounding area. It’s also conveniently located close to downtown Ithaca and Cayuga Lake. When you enter the bright and cheery living room, you’ll definitely feel right at home. Also, tucked into the corner of the home lies a small but comfortable dining area. Even better, there’s a TV mounted on the wall so you can have a meal while watching TV.
The first bedroom is spacious and is decorated with vintage furniture and accessories. The bed is especially plush so you can probably sleep through the night with ease. There’s another large bedroom with the bed under a window, so you can wake up to the sunrise. There’s also a small office area, so you can complete some work if necessary.
The host mentions that the vacation rental can accommodate up to 6 people, but that’s if you can sleep really close to one another. But it’s ultimately perfect for 4 people.
If you’re in need of a gorgeous view and some fresh air, head out to the deck and slump into one of the seats.
Huge Two-Bedroom - Beautiful Views
Address: Ithaca, New York, United States (see map)
Price: from 175 USD
Number of Guests: 6
This Airbnb apartment infuses the spirit of the great outdoors into a peaceful retreat and it provides panoramic views of the lovely Cayuga Lake. The living room has ceiling-to-floor windows and it is exquisitely decorated. Feel free to kick back and relax while admiring the views.
If you’re feeling hungry, whip up a mouth-watering meal in the well-equipped kitchen. Retreat into either of the bedrooms when you need to rest. The first bedroom is decorated with a vintage theme in mind, and it comes with a large and comfortable bed so you can sleep peacefully.
The second bedroom has well-stocked bookshelves, so you can read as many books as you wish while relaxing on the plush bed. Also, don’t waste the opportunity to head out to the beautiful deck with a hammock. The gorgeous views that surround this property make it one of the most sought-after Ithaca vacation rentals.
Lakefront Living in Engineer's Loft
Address: Ithaca, New York, United States (see map)
Price: from 195 USD
Number of Guests: 3
If you’re traveling as a family and wondering where to stay in Ithaca, your search ends here. This beautiful and fully-furnished historic Airbnb townhouse is located in a small, tranquil town. As you enter the home, you’re greeted by the bright and well-decorated living room, and it’s a great space to comfortably hangout. If you’re feeling peckish, you can whip up a meal in the simple kitchen.
The vacation rental home has several well-furnished bedrooms. The first bedroom is beautiful, bright, and comfortable, so you’ll be able to fall asleep peacefully there. Another bedroom is more geared towards kids; with two beds (one isn’t pictured), has toys for the kids to play with, and has a fun indoor hanging seat! What kid wouldn’t love this room?
Belle Sherman house in great neighborhoodIthaca, New York, United States
Top guest reviewseven on hot july days the house remained cool and was quite comfortable sleeping at nighti particularly liked the windows and the two columns in the living roomthe house itself was very clean and neatthe place is clean spacious quiet and surrounded by greensthe neighborhood is great the house is clean comfortable and quite spaciousthe kitchen was well-stocked for cooking meals in and the bedrooms and bathrooms were clean and comfortable
Host:our host was excellentcaitlin was a perfect host and all interactions went smoothlycaitlin was a lovely host — friendly flexible and communicativethe host was easy to communicate with and very thoughtfulthe host was excellent and the house met our needsRead more reviewsfantastic neighborhood and great location overallthe location was perfect being a short walk to cornell collegetown and not far to downtownexcellent location caitlin was super helpfulit’s a beautiful neighborhood walking distance to the commons and collegetowna short drive or a nice 20 minute walk to downtown ithaca
This private and gorgeous Airbnb home is ideally located near several of Ithaca’s places of interest, like the Black Diamond Trail and Taughannock Falls. The large living room has a typical staple: a television. However, there are also plenty of board games for hours of fun! There’s also a bright and well-appointed kitchen that has everything you’ll need to cook with ease.
The spacious and bright master bedroom presents a large and plush bed for an awesome night’s sleep. The other bedroom contains two double beds that can comfortably accommodate four people. The laundry room in the home has both a washer and a dryer so you can pack light and wash your clothes while away.
The Black Diamond House
Address: Ithaca, New York, United States (see map)
Price: from 240 USD
Number of Guests: 8
This large, 2-storey Airbnb home is located just a few steps away from public transport stops, so you can easily access Cayuga Lake and downtown Ithaca. The large and well-appointed kitchen is the perfect space to conduct some group cooking. There’s plenty of island space for food preparation, and there’s even a comfortable window seat to hang out on.
The master bedroom is bright and is decorated with plants that help brighten up the room. Sleep comfortably on the bed, or make use of the office table if you need to complete some work. The other bedroom comes well decorated and has a plush double bed. Additionally, there’s another queen-sized futon for extra people.
There are also two full bathrooms that come fully equipped. They also come with some basic toiletries like shampoo and towels, so you can pack slightly lighter.
House convenient to Cornell and EverythingIthaca, New York, United States
Top guest reviewsit is warm and comfortable with many amenitiesnice little touches like snacks and chocolates on the tablesthe kitchen was perfect for having conversation and cookingthe house had a good amount of bathrooms for our group of seven adults and one infantgreat kitchen space for cooking and gatheringclean with extra touchesclean and comfortablethe house is very clean and beautifulvery clean calming place with everything you needthe house is spotless comfortable and convenient
Host:jana was the perfect hostjana was a fantastic hostkind knowledgeable helpfulshe was very responsive to our questions and needsjana is a wonderful host very friendly and responsive to our questions and requestsRead more reviewsthe location was great and the house was immaculatejana’s house was perfectly located near everything but also in a quiet areathe location was also perfect for our visit to cornelli very nice place and if your into ithaca mall shopping it's in a great locationbeautiful house in a great location and a perfect size for a group of 10
This cosy and rustic vacation cottage is perched directly above Cayuga Lake. You’re welcome to use the well-stocked kitchen to cook a simple meal for everyone. Fall asleep in the bright and comfortable master bedroom, or you can go through from here to access the deck with a hammock. Lie in it and watch the movement of the lake.
The other bedroom is bright and with some storage so you can put your belongings away. The bed is tucked right next to the window, so you can wake up to an amazing view. You can then head out to the deck, have a seat on the comfortable sofa, and listen to the calming sounds of the lake.
Charming Cottage on Cayuga LakeIthaca, New York, United States
Top guest reviewsuse of the kitchen allowed us to cook some and have quiet breakfasts while enjoying the viewsthe screened in table on the deck was perfect to enjoy dinner overlooking beautiful cayuga lakethe kitchen is fully stocked and made cooking while staying at the cottage so easywhile the cabin is rustic it is comfortablecharming home on lake cayuga was clean well -appointed and peaceful
Host:but the hosts are friendly and respond quicklythanks to the hosts it felt like home and a getaway by the lakewill’s a great and attentive host) will was a fantastic host and had nice little welcoming touches throughout the homewill was helpful and accommodating and made sure we where all set throughout our stayRead more reviewsa great place to get away in the finger lakesthe location is rustic yet stunning and the proximity to ithaca is unbeatablethe location is hard to beat and easy to get around town and the regionthe view and location is perfect for relaxing and still being super close to everythingthe location of the house is great—very easy drive or paddle to ithaca
Up to ten guests can enjoy this three-bedroomed home right on the west shore with a dock that’s safe for boat mooring. The fully equipped kitchen, patio and BBQ grill make this a perfect family vacation stay. Airconditioning, heating, and an indoor fireplace will ensure a comfortable stay.
The home is a convenient five-miles (8km) from Ithaca and 25 minutes from Trumansburg. While you can enjoy the feeling of seclusion, shops and necessities are close by. Cornell is ten minutes away and it’s 1.5 miles (2.4km) from Cass park. When you return home at the end of the day, enjoy a drink on the deck overlooking the lake.
Beautiful West Shore Home w/Large dock Sleeps 10Ithaca, New York, United States
Top guest reviewsbeautiful house very comfortable and gorgeous viewsbeds were very comfortablethe furnishings were comfortable the place was clean and the kitchen had everything we neededreally easy check in and check out process - home was super clean sparkling cleancomfortable and clean with amazing lake accessclean place with comfortable beds and a well-stocked kitchenthe owner is great with communication the house is very cleanthe house is gorgeous and extremely clean
Host:elissa was a wonderful hosthost was great and responded to questions quicklywonderful owner very communicativeelissa was very responsivehost is very helpful and welcomingRead more reviewsi love the location of this placegreat house in great locationamazing location and true lakefront experience perfect family vacationclose to great hikes in the area and anything else you may needlocation is wonderful and the dock is very nice
Experience the countryside on this 23-acre (4000 m²) property. Four guests can be accommodated in two bedrooms and there’s a bath on the premises. Amenities include laptop-friendly workspace, Wifi, a TV, heating, and kitchen facilities. Ideal for families, there’s a high chair and even books and toys for the kids.
Birds are bountiful and you can enjoy them from the balcony while you relax with a drink or a meal. Guests have access to a swimming hole for family fun. Your host offers advice on outdoor excursions like hiking. The country experience is pleasantly relaxing, but the property is conveniently close to Ithaca and Cornell.
Country Charm near Ithaca, NYBrooktondale, New York, United States
Top guest reviewsshe also left us delicious homemade muffins the view from the apartment is absolutely beautifulplace was clean and chocolate chip cookies were deliciousthe place was very clean and very welcomingthe place is beautiful clean spacious and well maintainedclean quiet peaceful - and it's own swimming holesparkling clean - our host even baked us tasty muffins
Host:mary lou is a wonderful hostour hosts were friendly accommodating and knowledgeable peoplemary lou and her husband were gracious hostshosts are wonderful and thoughtfulvery friendly hosts and quick to answer my questions prior to our arrivalRead more reviewsgreat location and beautiful groundsthe location is super peaceful and is accessible to many of the local spots near ithaca and cornellthe location is ideal for a getaway and some peace and quietperfect location for a fall getaway to ithacathis is a great location close to downtown ithaca and everything the finger lakes have to offer
If you’re looking for great places to stay in Ithaca, NY that are away from the hustle and bustle of Brooklyn or Manhattan, then choose this Airbnb. Enjoy the home’s classic interiors, updated entertainment features, and outdoor patio and balcony. Sleep well on a comfy queen-bed or sofa bed, and get access to the house’s Wifi and cable Smart TV with Netflix and Hulu Plus for those who wish to binge a few shows while staying in. There is also the galley kitchen to do basic cooking and meal prep in with a microwave, stove, and coffee maker for avid cooks alike. The bath is spacious and has basic toiletries for those who packed light. Situated in a quiet residential neighborhood in Ithaca, New York, Kit’s lovely and radiant home is nearby the Cayuga Inlet and Cayuga Lake. The park, shops, and restaurants are just ten minutes away on foot and two blocks away, guests can find quick transfers to downtown routes to Cornell for those who wish to explore the city center.
Sunny Apt - Always Ready!Ithaca, New York, United States
Top guest reviewsthe pull out bed/couch was comfy to relax onthe bed was extremely comfortable and the living room was perfect to relax and use the rokuthe bed is comfortable and the window air conditioner is quiet providing the perfect white noise to sleepthe fresh carnations on the table were a nice touchthe apartment is good for sleeping and meets basic needsclean classy and a very comfortable staykit’s place is clean comfortable and convenientkit's airbnb was clean and accommodatingapartment was as described and very cleanthe apartment is spacious clean and comfortable
Host:kit is a great hostkit was a welcoming and gracious hostkit was an excellent hostkit hosts a wonderful placekit was especially helpful as a hostRead more reviewsclose to great restaurantsexcellent locationgreat location nearby most attractionsgreat location with lots of gorgeous hiking close bythis is a great location for a stay near downtown ithaca
13. Eclectic one-bedroom downtown apartment for three in the East Hill Historic District (from USD 109)
A short sweet escape to Ithaca is best when you stay at a local’s homestay. Consider Kathrin’s eclectic and charming flat which guests of three can stay comfortably at in contrast to another hotel booking. The historic apartment building is actually an iconic Victorian house structure as far back as 1880 in East Hill and is transformed into a fusion of Japanese and Victorian furnishings, from the queen-sized Japanese style bed to the ceiling-high windows that draw light to space. Guests can make use of the fully equipped kitchen, with condiments, cookware, dishware, and appliances for those who like to eat indoors in a secluded area like Ithaca. There is also Wifi access, complimentary breakfast, bathroom access, and basic toiletries, heating, hot water, and air conditioning.
Eclectic Downtown Apartment - Walk to Everything!Ithaca, New York, United States
Top guest reviewsthe bed sheets and blankets were very comfy as wellalso kathrin generously provides some breakfast items fruit milk coffee and delicious jamthe furniture and decor are just lovely with a modern but also very homey and comfortable feelbreakfast items and flowers were nice toucheswe appreciated the light breakfast accommodationsit was clean and well organizedkathrin’s place was clean and nicely decoratedit was super clean and very well appointedthis place was very clean stylish and accommodatingthe apartment was nice clean and very comfortable
Host:kathrin was a wonderful host and quick to answer any questions that arosekatherin and her husband were wonderful hostsowners are very responsive and kindkathrin is very prompt in her responses and a lovely hostkathrin and neil are great hostsRead more reviewsthe location is idealthe location is very good too very close to the commonsthe location was amazing walking distance to plenty of thingswonderful apartment and great locationa short walk to downtown and great shopping and eating
Couples venturing out to Ithaca for a few days of travel or break can book a local homestay hosted by Zac and Isabel. This Airbnb rare find offers guests a private space of their own including a queen bedroom with a private bathroom complete with toiletries, freshly laundered linens, as well as access to the patio and garden. The room is perfect for guests who travel light and are just in Ithaca for a few days where they can enjoy convenience, accessibility, and even company as the hosts live right beside them. The property holds a lot of history as it is in the heart of the Henry St. John district and nearby the Ithaca Commons & Street Theatre for those who like to explore a little. Amenities include Wifi access, airconditioning, heating, hot water, free parking, luggage drop off, and a private entrance for those who want privacy.
Chic Space in Historic MansionIthaca, New York, United States
Top guest reviewsoff street parking and a/c were additional bonusesthe bathroom was perfect and had everything we neededzac and isabel maintain a beautiful home and our room was no exceptionzan and isabel’s private room was lovelyit is a small room with a nice sized sink area and bathroomvery clean and comfortableeverything was exceptionally clean and tidythis space was clean and exactly as advertisedthe space was clean and privatethe space was very clean
Host:very pleasant hostswonderful helpful hoststhey were wonderful hosts very communicativea lovely spot very convenient for downtown activities and hosts who obviously care about their home and their guestshosts were very courteous and friendly i would definitely recommend this place to a visiting friendRead more reviewsgood location and very accessiblethe location was great for being close to town and cornellsuper convenient location with easy access to downtown ithacathe location being just a couple blocks from the commons was idealgreat location and lovely+well decorated room :)
During your stay in Ithaca, book this lovely apartment for a relaxed and fuss-free vacation. It is a spacious, studio-style apartment that has a massive and comfortable bed, a fully stocked kitchen, a well-furnished living room, a bright dining area and a full bathroom. Outside, guests can take a dip in the swimming pool, enjoy an alfresco meal by the pool or stroll the gorgeous landscaped grounds of the property. Ithaca College is a quick, short drive away.
Beauty & tranquility awaits youIthaca, New York, United States
Top guest reviewseverything in the apartment is clean and they had a keurig maker and coffee creamerthe wonderful pool was a treat on the hot and humid daythe kitchen was well stocked and the coffee & creamer supplied was yummythe stay was comfortable and relaxing for two with a plush bedthe property has amazing sunsets with a lovely in-ground poolmeticulously clean and cared foreverything was spotlessly clean and the surroundings were very peacefulvery clean and has all necessitiesthe apartment was extremely clean and neatsherri's place was very clean and comfortable
Host:the hosts were fabsherri was a great hostsherri and mike were two wonderful hostssherri and mike were amazing hostssherri is a great hostRead more reviewsgreat location near ithacalocation is peaceful yet only ten minutes from cornell and downtown ithacalocation is wonderful - very quiet and peaceful yet close to colleges downtown and local destinationsaptly named in a beautiful private quiet setting but close & convenient to downtown ithacagreat location relative to my visit to ithaca college
If you want to be exposed to a great view of Ithaca from your vacation rental, this retro, mid-century Airbnb apartment will do the trick! As you enter the living room, you’ll notice the floor-to-ceiling windows and comfortable seats. Sit back and enjoy overlooking Ithaca.
The Airbnb also offers a large and well-appointed kitchen. It comes well stocked with basic ingredients that you can use to cook a delicious meal.
And, after a long day of explorations, you can wash in the vibrant and fully-equipped bathroom. You can then retreat into the comfortable bedroom with a swivel TV. Maybe you could watch a movie before you head to bed?
Retro-Awesome & Spectacular ViewsIthaca, New York, United States
Top guest reviewsa well placed apartment with a wonderful view over water and the townthe views were indeed spectacular and the apartment was certainly retroas were the morning views and the great shower/clawfoot tubthe apartment was truly retro-awesome and the views were breathtakingthe apartment was beautiful and had such a beautiful viewclean cool place to stay when in ithacakit's home was very clean and spacious for two peoplethe place was clean and well-stocked functional and accommodatingthe house was clean and had such a great viewkit left clean towels sheets etc and even had a basket of snacks which we enjoyed
Host:the host was very nicekit was a wonderful hostkit was a great hostkit was a great hostkit was a fantastic hostRead more reviewswe loved the location of kit's place it was easy to walk or drive downtownsuper easy to walk downtown and never even use the carthe location is really nice in a green part of ithaca not so far from downtownif you are looking for a central location you cannot go wrong with this houseneighborhood is quiet and safe
Ithaca is a wonderful place to visit if you want to escape the busy city life. The locals here are laid back and, even better, you’re surrounded by amazing views 24/7. If you’re planning on visiting this beautiful city, skip booking a hotel and look to some of our Airbnb vacation rental recommendations instead.
Frequently asked questions about the most beautiful Airbnbs in Ithaca, NY
1. Which are the best cheap Airbnbs in Ithaca?
Several cheap Airbnbs are available in Ithaca. For the best and cheapest options, choose to stay at one of the following Airbnbs: i) bright and comfy flat for four ii) eclectic downtown apartment iii) charming private room in a historic mansion.
2. Which Airbnbs in Ithaca are good for families?
Many Airbnbs in Ithaca are good for families. Those traveling with children or extended family can choose from the following best Airbnb options: i) family-friendly historic home ii) beautiful three-bedroom home on the lake shore iii) comfortable country home set on a large property.
3. Which is the best Airbnb with a pool in Ithaca?
Not many Airbnbs in Ithaca have a pool. But if you are keen on staying at a property that offers access to one, then your best Airbnb option would be this large studio-style apartment with an outdoor pool.
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