While Ithaca is best known for being the home to Cornell University, you’ll find plenty here to delight in, that is completely separate from the college. The town is surrounded by beautiful, forested hills that are home to Buttermilk Falls State Park and Robert H. Treman State Park, both of which have plenty of trails to walk and scenery to enjoy. Golf enthusiasts will want to hit the greens at either (or both!) Robert Trent Jones or Newman Municipal golf courses, while water and boating activities are available on Cayuga Lake. To find the best vacation rentals in Ithaca, New York, be sure to check out the following listings.
You’ll find comfort around every corner in this separate, upstairs apartment, with amenities that have been updated for a modern yet country feel. There are two bedrooms that, alongside a pullout sofa in the living room, can sleep up to seven guests at a time. The apartment also has a single bathroom, a full kitchen and a dining area as well as an outdoor sitting area that makes for a great place to relax at the end of the day. This rental has a convenient location, being only a few minutes walk from the area’s best restaurants and other places of interest downtown.
Ithaca Urban Retreat available Professionally cleaned + 2 days between rentals
Top guest reviewsThis property was an adorable quaint second floor apt that provided two spacious bedrooms a modern kitchen and living areaBathroom is a good sizeThe apartment was so well appointedbedrooms are large and kitchen is amazing and so well organizedThe boys played both basketball and soccerThe property was in excellent condition and everything was very user friendlyLovely apartment very close to all the activities we had planned
Host:The hosts are very attentiveThe herb garden and the trellis plantings were amazingI felt like the hosts went the extra mile by having things available like toilet paper dish/hand soap etcThe laundry option was also very convenient for usWe talked to the neighbors while porch sitting How very fun and super close to Red Feet wine shopRead more reviewsIt was the perfect location between the downtown shops and restaurants and the lake and/or wine countryIn quiet neighborhood Within walking distance to commons and other eateries on edge of town Enjoyed our stayVery good location Close to route 13 and 10 minutes to downtown Ithaca Very open with good natural lightThe property is within walking distance of so many attractions: the Farmers Market waterfront Cornell campus downtown gorgesPs my dog loved it too
This cottage, which is attached to the main house but features its own private entrance, yard and parking, will have you enchanted by the waterfalls in the backyard and a great view of Cayuga Lake. Inside, you’ll find one bedroom and one bathroom that can sleep up to four people as well as a fully equipped kitchen and spacious living room. Beautiful water views aren’t the only thing you’ll love about the outdoor area; make use of the fire pit and grill as a great way to unwind at the end of the day or make the short trek to a 50-acre (20 hectares) expanse of wooded land, where you can walk the Black Diamond Trail.
Lake views And Backyard Waterfalls
Top guest reviewsIt was very difficult to find especially at nightThe bed and two folding beds were comfortableThe waterfall pictured is right outside of the window there is a vista of both the lake and town Ithaca from the front yardthe view of the lake Fell asleep each night to the sound of the waterfall so relaxingif you need to sleep moreThe apartment was clean and well equipped and the owner very helpful
Host:A great host who welcomed us and showed us through the houseThe host was terrific Friendly and knowledgeableWonderful host and amazing location with great viewsthe views are great and the hosts are so welcomingThe apt is modest but had everything that we needed Theresa was a very gracious and friendly host and even invited us to watch the 4rth of July fireworks from her family's deckRead more reviewsThe house is located far enough out of Ithaca to feel like you are in the country but close enough to get into town in 5 minutesThe place is right up next to a little spring/waterfall which was lovely to sleep next to The place is a little far from Cornell if you are planning on spending time at CornellThis place has a great locationWe'd been in the area before but stayed in hotels both times and wanted to try HomeAway for this visitThe cottage is attached to the main house but has its own entrance Once inside you feel as though you're in a stand alone
Get the best of both worlds with this newly remodeled rental house: beautiful lake views just beyond your doorstep, all while being a few short minutes from downtown Ithaca. This house is quite large, perfect for a large group such as two families to share; there are three bedrooms available as well as a sleeper sofa in what the owner calls a “bonus room” and in the living room as well, allowing up to 10 adults and 4 children to stay at a time. Down by the lake, you’ll find a private dock, picnic table, kayaks and a canoe that you are free to use.
Lakefront, Private Dock, Private Deck, Amazing Views, Pet Friendly, Upscale
Top guest reviewsThe kitchen was well equipped and the livingroom was beautifulThe master shower was excellent and all the beds were very comfortableThe only downside is the steep driveway and the volume of stairs from the visitor parking down to the dockKitchen is fairly equipped so you can prepare your own mealsquiet hours starting at nine no music outside special pizza delivery instructions andThe house was perfectly kept clean and updatedVery clean cheery and modern
Host:We especially loved having the dog parkperfect layout for family events and perfectly beautifulWe loved having access to the kayaks thoughmore With the numerous lake side rentals available and the high end price of this rentalThe owner is responsive and willing to answer any questions you have Would recommend this place for anyone staying in IthacaRead more reviewsIt's in a good location with nearness to many attractionsIn addition there is a grill hooked up to house gas line-This property lived up to it's high billingBeautiful wide plank hardwood flooring on first floorno need to worry about LP tanks running out Bedrooms
This spacious house has everything you’d want in a lakefront vacation property, from a private dock and swimming area to canoes and kayaks that you can use at your leisure. The owners of the property continually update the house to keep it in the best shape possible, so you know you’ll be staying in a house where everything is always top notch. You’ll find three bedrooms with enough room to house up to seven guests as well as your best four-legged friends.
Relaxing Cayuga Lake House Close to Everything Dog Friendly
Top guest reviewsUpdated kitchen bathroom and bedroomsThe kitchen table was stickyThe views from the family room and kitchen are gorgeouswhat a kitchen with lake views and everything you needIt didn't make much sense and came off as overbearingEverything was clean and there was plenty of roomThe place was clean and modern
Host:however we don't pay extra to travel with them to abuse them upon arrivalGreat location close to hiking vineyards and town Absolutely gorgeous views from the deck and dockSo nice to be able to run around with our dogwe heard what we thought was gun fire (There is a dog that barks next doorRead more reviewsbut we did manage to get a few kayak rides inThe house and the setting were perfectGreat area Nd very relaxingbut we really enjoyed looking out at the lakeBeautiful views of Cayuga Lake Convenient location close to downtown Ithica wineries and hiking hiking trails Very large kitchen equipped with just about every kitchen gadget and comfortable s...
This house is located in a quiet neighborhood in the heart of Ithaca, allowing you to be close to the action while simultaneously enjoying a feeling of privacy. Up to five guests can stay at a time, with one bedroom, one bathroom, kitchen and living space. If you plan on needing a place to rent in Ithaca for a few weeks at a time, this house is exactly what you’re looking for; be sure to inquire with the host for more information.
The Park Place House - Your Home Away from HomeIthaca, New York, United StatesSuperhost
Top guest reviewsquiet & light-filled apartment beautiful stylei found myself admiring everything from the art to the sink fixtures to the beautiful shower tileswe cooked most nights and the kitchen is pleasantly functionalbeautiful bright apartment with very thoughtful touchesvery clean modern stylish apartmentcomfortable clean and stylish housenicely decorated and super cleanclean stylish and easy check ineverything was clean check-in was uncomplicated and communication was easy
Host:beautiful space with wonderful hostsfriendly and responsive hoststhe hosts are very nice and welcoming they responded to all our need in time with great hospitalityzach and johanna are excellent hosts and provide a delightful experienceeasy check-in and responsive hostsRead more reviewsgreat location/neighborhood within walking distance to many nearby restaurants and downtownthe location is ideal a few blocks away from the main attractions of townnice location beautiful homegreat space and great locationthe park place house is ideally located for exploring ithaca
This charming apartment has everything you need for a comfortable stay while in Ithaca. You and up to three other guests will have one bedroom and one bathroom as well as a full kitchen to utilize during your stay. You’ll be a short 10-minute walk to grocery stores and the farmer’s market or about 15 to 20 minutes away on foot from downtown Ithaca and the Commons.
Chic and Cozy Downtown CharmerIthaca, New York, United StatesSuperhost
Top guest reviewscomfortable bed and other furniturethe bagels and cream cheese for breakfast were a lovely touchcomfortable queen bed and optional fold down futon for extra spacebeds were good and it was nice to have bagels and cream cheese in the morningnice place with two rooms a nice sofa bed and regular bednice and clean nice placeapartment was clean and tastefully decoratedclean place and wonderful overall experienceandreas place is sparkling clean and so thoughtfully decoratedvery comfortable and clean
Host:andrea was a generous hostandrea is a great hostandrea is a very thoughtful host who always answers promptlyshe was a very reactive and helpful hosthost is very friendly and helpfulRead more reviewsgreat location as wellit's a great location within walking distance of two falls and food/shoppingsuper location in nice quiet neighborhood within an easy walk of the commonssuper value and convenient locationwalking distance to the commons and great restaurants
Come stay in the apartment that was once voted to have one of the 10 best views in Ithaca from the dining room window! This apartment has been given close attention to detail when it comes to the decorations, which are sure to make you feel more than welcome during your stay. Up to four guests can stay in this two bedroom and one bathroom rental, which is located in the heart of Ithaca.
Park Place - 2 BR DowntownIthaca, New York, United States
Top guest reviewsthe air conditioning was working greatan air b&b with a true complete kitchen is better than several others we have experiencedthe coffee was excellent and the beds were very comfortableour favorite part about this space is the view outside the living room windowgreat place beautiful living room viewvery clean and comfortableit was very clean and comfortablethe space is very clean and nicely decoratedit was very clean and well organizedthe apartment was clean and homey feeling
Host:our host was responsive and easy to communicate withgreat place with a thoughtful hostcalyn was a wonderful host and very responsivecalyn was very responsive to our questions and accommodating to our needsthe host was nice and friendly overall it was a nice place to stayRead more reviewslocation proximity to the commons is idealgreat location and great apartmentgood location for cornell tripgreat location in very nice neighborhoodeasy walk to downtown
Stay only a five-minute walk from Ithaca’s famous Common’s area with this sleek apartment. The space here has recently been renovated, guaranteeing you have a completely comfortable getaway. Up to four guests can stay at a time here, with the accommodations including one bedroom, one bathroom, a fully equipped kitchen and living room that enjoys plenty of natural lighting.
The Cascadilla Flat - 1 BR DowntownIthaca, New York, United States
Top guest reviewsi loved staying at calyn's place the apartment is cozy and charming with comfortable furniture and amenitiesthe space was comfortable and well-preparedcomfortable bed full kitchen and stocked bathroomthe bed was wonderful as was the bath/bed linensthe apartment was perfect for my visit to cornellsuper clean and cozyit is clean bright airy and quietthe house was clean and had everything one would needthe apartment itself is bright and clean and the bed was very comfythe apartment was clean and stylish with homey touches
Host:calyn was an amazing hostcatelyn is a great host and accommodated us last minutecalyn was a great host - very helpful and quick to respondshe was a marvelous host willing to make you comfortable before and during the staycalyn is an excellent hostRead more reviewsthe location is fabulousgreat location and good valuelocation was very good for business in cornell universitythe location of this apartment is excellentcalyn’s place is charming located within walking distance to the commons
Located in a quiet neighborhood in the downtown area of Ithaca, this rental makes the most of wooden flooring and other wooden touches to make its guests feel completely welcome. The house features four total bedrooms and one and a half bathrooms, allowing up to eight guests to stay at a time. A full, chef-style kitchen is available in the open concept living and dining area, as is the use of the building’s heavy duty washer and dryer unit.
NEW: Gorgeous woodwork, historic and spacious carriage house, chef's kitchen!
Top guest reviewsEach room has a window fan or air conditionerwe stayed with our three children and each had their own room with no couch sleepersIt had everything you need from kitchen wear to toilet paperthe overall inside was very comfortablebut the scenery of the waterfalls and the gorge made it worth the uphill hikeThe rental is spacious and very cleanand we slept well in comfortable bedsThe unit was clean and well stocked
Host:The owner was very responsiveGreat communication with Steve and ThomasTom the property manager contacted us to arrange a flexible check-in that allowed us to get our oldest settled in the dormOn Thursday morning I inquired about renting this apartment for Saturday for our family of four By mid morning STEVE had already contacted me about a one night rental for the eveningvery well stuffed with base food and sousesRead more reviewsCentral location and within walking distance of many attractionsLocation is perfect: quiet neighborhood and easy walk to Ithaca Commons with its restaurants and shopsVery charming and a great locationSuch a short walk to Cascadilla falls and downtownIt was a bit of a steep walk up to campus
Stay in this lovely rental while visiting Ithaca and delight in the modern feel that has been infused in what is a longstanding home. Throughout the house, you’ll find that the dark wood flooring and furnishings give the space a welcoming vibe for you and up to five other guests. There are three bedrooms and one bathroom to keep everyone comfortable, as well as a spacious kitchen, dining room and living area. You’ll be within easy walking distance of many of the town’s best restaurants.
Great Home Away From Home
Top guest reviewsOnly 1 of 3 bedrooms was air conditionedWe had a wonderful time relaxing on the porch and lounging in the open kitchen/living roomOn the plus side kitchen and bathroom is updated and plenty of shared space downstairsit would be nice to have AC's in the other two bedrooms in addition to the masterbeds comfortable and plenty of towels and kitchen utensilsThe interior was quite clean and had everything we neededThe house was lovely and had everything we neededThe house was very clean with great televisions & a remodeled kitchenThe beds were very comfy and everything was high end and very niceand we were not bothered by traffic noise
Host:The owner was very nice and helpfulWhat a great city for family with kids of all agesour host was very knowledgable and was willing to help us with anything we needed I would highly recommended staying hereto downtown Owner was responsiveHowever the interior of the home was nicely designed throughout the entire houseRead more reviewsIt is very close easy walk to food and entertainmentThe house is located on a corner lot of 2 busy streets - we had cars trucks and buses passing by all day and NIGHTIt's on a corner with a bus stop andthoughtfully outfitted comfy furniture and beds and a great location within 10 minute walking distance to all of downtown ithaca's restaurants4-way stop of two busy streets Lots of braking and accelerating plus big diesel buses
Come and enjoy a fun trip to Ithaca
There’s plenty of fun awaiting you in Ithaca, so if you hadn’t planned on visiting, you should be adding it to your travel bucket list pronto! When planning your trip, be sure to plan on staying in one of these highly rated vacation rentals for the best experience possible.
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