10 Vacation Rentals In Ithaca, New York - Updated 2021

vacation rentals in ithaca ny

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.

1. Wonderfully comfortable upstairs apartment (from USD 303)

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
50 reviews
House 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
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Amenities & Room:
This property was an adorable quaint second floor apt that provided two spacious bedrooms a modern kitchen and living area
Bathroom is a good size
The apartment was so well appointed
bedrooms are large and kitchen is amazing and so well organized
The boys played both basketball and soccer
The property was in excellent condition and everything was very user friendly
Lovely apartment very close to all the activities we had planned
The hosts are very attentive
The herb garden and the trellis plantings were amazing
I felt like the hosts went the extra mile by having things available like toilet paper dish/hand soap etc
The laundry option was also very convenient for us
We talked to the neighbors while porch sitting How very fun and super close to Red Feet wine shop
It was the perfect location between the downtown shops and restaurants and the lake and/or wine country
In quiet neighborhood Within walking distance to commons and other eateries on edge of town Enjoyed our stay
Very good location Close to route 13 and 10 minutes to downtown Ithaca Very open with good natural light
The property is within walking distance of so many attractions: the Farmers Market waterfront Cornell campus downtown gorges
Ps my dog loved it too
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2. Rustic cottage with lake views (from USD 135)

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
72 reviews
cottage 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
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It was very difficult to find especially at night
The bed and two folding beds were comfortable
The waterfall pictured is right outside of the window there is a vista of both the lake and town Ithaca from the front yard
the view of the lake Fell asleep each night to the sound of the waterfall so relaxing
if you need to sleep more
The apartment was clean and well equipped and the owner very helpful
A great host who welcomed us and showed us through the house
The host was terrific Friendly and knowledgeable
Wonderful host and amazing location with great views
the views are great and the hosts are so welcoming
The 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 deck
The 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 minutes
The 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 Cornell
This place has a great location
We'd been in the area before but stayed in hotels both times and wanted to try HomeAway for this visit
The cottage is attached to the main house but has its own entrance Once inside you feel as though you're in a stand alone
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3. Large, lakefront house (from USD 455)

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
75 reviews
House 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms
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Amenities & Room:
The kitchen was well equipped and the livingroom was beautiful
The master shower was excellent and all the beds were very comfortable
The only downside is the steep driveway and the volume of stairs from the visitor parking down to the dock
Kitchen is fairly equipped so you can prepare your own meals
quiet hours starting at nine no music outside special pizza delivery instructions and
The house was perfectly kept clean and updated
Very clean cheery and modern
We especially loved having the dog park
perfect layout for family events and perfectly beautiful
We loved having access to the kayaks though
more With the numerous lake side rentals available and the high end price of this rental
The owner is responsive and willing to answer any questions you have Would recommend this place for anyone staying in Ithaca
It's in a good location with nearness to many attractions
In addition there is a grill hooked up to house gas line-
This property lived up to it's high billing
Beautiful wide plank hardwood flooring on first floor
no need to worry about LP tanks running out Bedrooms
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4. Pet friendly, lake front house (from USD 190)

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
93 reviews
House 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
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Amenities & Room:
Updated kitchen bathroom and bedrooms
The kitchen table was sticky
The views from the family room and kitchen are gorgeous
what a kitchen with lake views and everything you need
It didn't make much sense and came off as overbearing
Everything was clean and there was plenty of room
The place was clean and modern
however we don't pay extra to travel with them to abuse them upon arrival
Great location close to hiking vineyards and town Absolutely gorgeous views from the deck and dock
So nice to be able to run around with our dog
we heard what we thought was gun fire (
There is a dog that barks next door
but we did manage to get a few kayak rides in
The house and the setting were perfect
Great area Nd very relaxing
but we really enjoyed looking out at the lake
Beautiful 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...
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5. Cozy upstairs apartment (from USD 273)

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 Home
Ithaca, New York, United States
281 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 1 Bed 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

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Amenities & Room:
quiet & light-filled apartment beautiful style
i found myself admiring everything from the art to the sink fixtures to the beautiful shower tiles
we cooked most nights and the kitchen is pleasantly functional
beautiful bright apartment with very thoughtful touches
very clean modern stylish apartment
comfortable clean and stylish house
nicely decorated and super clean
clean stylish and easy check in
everything was clean check-in was uncomplicated and communication was easy
beautiful space with wonderful hosts
friendly and responsive hosts
the hosts are very nice and welcoming they responded to all our need in time with great hospitality
zach and johanna are excellent hosts and provide a delightful experience
easy check-in and responsive hosts
great location/neighborhood within walking distance to many nearby restaurants and downtown
the location is ideal a few blocks away from the main attractions of town
nice location beautiful home
great space and great location
the park place house is ideally located for exploring ithaca
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6. Cozy downtown apartment (from USD 108)

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 Charmer
Ithaca, New York, United States
278 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 1 Bed 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

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Amenities & Room:
comfortable bed and other furniture
the bagels and cream cheese for breakfast were a lovely touch
comfortable queen bed and optional fold down futon for extra space
beds were good and it was nice to have bagels and cream cheese in the morning
nice place with two rooms a nice sofa bed and regular bed
nice and clean nice place
apartment was clean and tastefully decorated
clean place and wonderful overall experience
andreas place is sparkling clean and so thoughtfully decorated
very comfortable and clean
andrea was a generous host
andrea is a great host
andrea is a very thoughtful host who always answers promptly
she was a very reactive and helpful host
host is very friendly and helpful
great location as well
it's a great location within walking distance of two falls and food/shopping
super location in nice quiet neighborhood within an easy walk of the commons
super value and convenient location
walking distance to the commons and great restaurants
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7. Cozy apartment with a view (from USD 293)

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 Downtown
Ithaca, New York, United States
239 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the air conditioning was working great
an air b&b with a true complete kitchen is better than several others we have experienced
the coffee was excellent and the beds were very comfortable
our favorite part about this space is the view outside the living room window
great place beautiful living room view
very clean and comfortable
it was very clean and comfortable
the space is very clean and nicely decorated
it was very clean and well organized
the apartment was clean and homey feeling
our host was responsive and easy to communicate with
great place with a thoughtful host
calyn was a wonderful host and very responsive
calyn was very responsive to our questions and accommodating to our needs
the host was nice and friendly overall it was a nice place to stay
location proximity to the commons is ideal
great location and great apartment
good location for cornell trip
great location in very nice neighborhood
easy walk to downtown
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8. Comfortable downtown flat (from USD 200)

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 Downtown
Ithaca, New York, United States
349 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 1 Bed 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

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Amenities & Room:
i loved staying at calyn's place the apartment is cozy and charming with comfortable furniture and amenities
the space was comfortable and well-prepared
comfortable bed full kitchen and stocked bathroom
the bed was wonderful as was the bath/bed linens
the apartment was perfect for my visit to cornell
super clean and cozy
it is clean bright airy and quiet
the house was clean and had everything one would need
the apartment itself is bright and clean and the bed was very comfy
the apartment was clean and stylish with homey touches
calyn was an amazing host
catelyn is a great host and accommodated us last minute
calyn was a great host - very helpful and quick to respond
she was a marvelous host willing to make you comfortable before and during the stay
calyn is an excellent host
the location is fabulous
great location and good value
location was very good for business in cornell university
the location of this apartment is excellent
calyn’s place is charming located within walking distance to the commons
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9. Cute carriage house with rustic touches

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!
18 reviews
townhome 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
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Amenities & Room:
Each room has a window fan or air conditioner
we stayed with our three children and each had their own room with no couch sleepers
It had everything you need from kitchen wear to toilet paper
the overall inside was very comfortable
but the scenery of the waterfalls and the gorge made it worth the uphill hike
The rental is spacious and very clean
and we slept well in comfortable beds
The unit was clean and well stocked
The owner was very responsive
Great communication with Steve and Thomas
Tom the property manager contacted us to arrange a flexible check-in that allowed us to get our oldest settled in the dorm
On 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 evening
very well stuffed with base food and souses
Central location and within walking distance of many attractions
Location is perfect: quiet neighborhood and easy walk to Ithaca Commons with its restaurants and shops
Very charming and a great location
Such a short walk to Cascadilla falls and downtown
It was a bit of a steep walk up to campus
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10. Beautiful modernized historic home

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
28 reviews
House 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
Only 1 of 3 bedrooms was air conditioned
We had a wonderful time relaxing on the porch and lounging in the open kitchen/living room
On the plus side kitchen and bathroom is updated and plenty of shared space downstairs
it would be nice to have AC's in the other two bedrooms in addition to the master
beds comfortable and plenty of towels and kitchen utensils
The interior was quite clean and had everything we needed
The house was lovely and had everything we needed
The house was very clean with great televisions & a remodeled kitchen
The beds were very comfy and everything was high end and very nice
and we were not bothered by traffic noise
The owner was very nice and helpful
What a great city for family with kids of all ages
our host was very knowledgable and was willing to help us with anything we needed I would highly recommended staying here
to downtown Owner was responsive
However the interior of the home was nicely designed throughout the entire house
It is very close easy walk to food and entertainment
The house is located on a corner lot of 2 busy streets - we had cars trucks and buses passing by all day and NIGHT
It's on a corner with a bus stop and
thoughtfully outfitted comfy furniture and beds and a great location within 10 minute walking distance to all of downtown ithaca's restaurants
4-way stop of two busy streets Lots of braking and accelerating plus big diesel buses
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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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