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Laura Bentz

Member since: 2013
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Elegant Renovated Large Cayuga Lakeview Manor Home 4BD 3.5BA Sleep 20, Hot Tub

13 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this Cayuga holiday chateau / country house

Osprey Manor Cayuga Lakeview 4 Bed 3.5 Bath Manor Home Sleep - 20 Hot Tub ,

Summer & Fall Availability Remaining!!

The Elegant Manor Home is located in the Heart of the Finger Lakes and Directly on the Cayuga Wine Trail and less than 10 minutes from the Seneca Wine Trail

This property is perfect for your group gathering or geteway and we just added a 6 person Hot-Tub

We now offer transportation and tours to our guest who book our rental properties at a 30% discount based on Vehcile avilability.

Wine,Beer ,Spririt, Sweet Trail Tour

Dinner Plans

Brunch Plans

Sightseeing tours

Snow Skiing

Waterfall Sightseeing

White Deer

Niagara Falls

Build your own tour if you can dream it we can take you there!!

To make your geteway perfect,

Upon your arrival, we have provided a Finger Lakes Region Welcome Gift

Standard Amenities

- Propane & Charcoal Grill

- 5 Large Screen TV’S

- 3 DVD Players

- Hi Speed Wireless Wi-Fi

- Surround Sound Stereo in Living Room

- Den W/ Foosball Table / Electronic Dart Board

- Library with Several Books and Board Games and Antique games

- Gas and Wood Burning Fireplaces

- wii Gaming System with Games

- Well equipped Kitchen for family prepared gourmet Meals

- Computer and Printer in tech center

Everyday Amenities

- Luxury Linens

- Luxury Bath Towels

- Luxury Bath Products

- Luxury Furnishings

And Much Much More.

All on a nearly 2 Acre Beautifully Landscaped Lakeview Lot for family enjoyment.

So don’t delay. Book today.

Welcome to Osprey Manor: A 4000 sq ft breathtaking elegant country manor home located on two acres in Cayuga, New York overlooking Cayuga Lake.

This historic property and one time boarding school, Cayuga Academy, was built in 1790 and has recently been extensively renovated and updated to bring it back to its true beauty. Reportedly boasting at one time to have the largest Kentucky coffee tree in Cayuga County, NY. Sitting on 2 acres with beautiful trees and a lovely lawn. Consisting of 11 elegant rooms and ready to spoil your family. The home has 4 bedrooms and can accommodate your family members with its graciously sized and beautifully decorated 4 bedrooms and sleeper sofas.

To add to the distinguishing final touches, the home includes a Library, oversized Living Room, Dining Room, Foyer, Pub Room, and Tech Room, and 3.5 Baths.

We can help create a perfect family vacation for you…

Below is a sample of activities we can help with.

Dinner Recommendations and Reservations

Theater Tickets

Sightseeing Recommendations or Tours

Winery Recommendations and Directions to Wineries

Arranging for Private Chef/Caterer for in home Family Dining

Floral or Gift Arrangement at arrival or during your stay

Car, Limo, and Transportation and Tour Providers

Referrals to Caterers

We can accommodate just about any request. Just ask. One call does it all: 484-624-9366

Also Fishing and Pontoon Party Boat Rentals are available for extra fee from local marinas. Use of a boat slip for your family at Beacon Bay Marina is included in your rental.

Local Cayuga County Events:

McKenzie Childs Barn Sale

Finger Lakes Musical Theater Festival

Wine, Beer, Spirits, Cheese, and Sweets Trail Tours

If you have additional family members who need accommodations, we have 2 homes available. You can book this home along with Wise Owl Landing Lakefront Home (property ID 3597238). This home is a short 1 mile drive down the road.

Also the Wise Owl Property Lakefront patio can accommodate between 20-30 family members for a barbecue or camp fire or water activities such as boating, swimming, tubing, kayaking, etc.

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • long term rentals available
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Laura Bentz (Owner)
Member since: 2013
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Speaks english

About Laura Bentz

The Owners of the home are Paul & Laura Bentz.

We immediately fell in love with the home the first time we saw it. It was easy to see that the restiration would be a quite a project due to some neglect and the fact the home is 240+ years old!

The Home has been painstakingly remodeled and updated and elegant but comfortable furnishings added.

The home really is something to see whether you love old homes, history, or just want to relax or entertain in the Finger Lakes.

After the Revolutionary war the land and subsequently the home that was built was given to the original owner as a land grant. Soldiers of the war were often given large amounts of land in lieu of compensation for their time spent in the military.

Laura Bentz purchased this chateau / country house in 2012

Why Laura Bentz chose Cayuga Lake

Paul and Laura fell in love with this property when they first saw it on a Sunday evening during the Spring of 2013. They decided to rename the property Osprey Manor because a beautiful Osprey flew over as they decided to acquire the property. The elegance and history of the property revealed itself over the following months as the couple began to bring the property to its current beauty.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Amenities, and Location, Location, Location. No other elegant historic private executive rental home

30 miles from Syracuse, 50 miles from Rochester, 40 miles From Ithaca, 9 miles from Auburn, 5 miles from Seneca Falls, and 11 miles from Aurora.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Left on 03/02/2014 for a stay in February 2014

I rented this house for my sister's bachelorette weekend getaway and I couldn't be happier! There was more than enough room for all 9 of us to sleep comfortably and the many bathrooms made it easy for all of the girls to get ready in the morning. The house was clean and homey with a dining room big enough to seat everyone for dinner. We enjoyed having full use of the kitchen which was stocked with plenty of modern appliances that made it easy to prepare meals.

The house is in a great location that made it easy for us to spend the day checking out local wineries and a ten minute cab ride from auburn where we went out for an evening of dinner and drinks. I am looking forward to the next occasion where I am able to book the rental again!
Mar 2014
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Elegant Renovated Large Cayuga Lakeview Manor Home 4BD 3.5BA Sleep 20, Hot Tub
average rating of 4.923077 based on 15 reviews

Fantastic Weekend!

  • 5 of 5

We rented the Osprey Manor to celebrate a few adult birthday's we had 4 couples and the home suited us perfectly! Enough room for everyone to have their own space and yet a perfect set up to sit around and enjoy a glass of wine and games.

We could not have been happier staying at the Osprey Manor! The home was spectacular with such an elegant charm, the location was perfect close to everything that we were looking to do and the owners were especially accommodating and keeping us in the loop as to an early check in and a late check out based on availability. We would definitely return and highly recommend!

Everything was just perfect. Thank you Laura!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful spot!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first visit to the area. We were attending a wedding at the nearby Aurora Inn. Perfect place for a large group to stay. the accommodations could not have been better. This home was clean and had every amenity your could possibly think of! The owner was a pleasure to work with and even left us a nice bottle of wine from the local Swedish Hill winery. If we are ever in the area in the future and are traveling with a large group we will be back again for sure.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect space for family

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our recent stay here in June 2016. Two families each with two young kids stayed here and there was more than enough space for us to spread out in the house. The swingset, fire pit, hot tube, grill and large yard were convenient and fun amenities to have while staying here. The house overall was clean and had many toiletries available for us to use. The kitchen also had fun gadgets to use too along with random items such as spices, sugar, coffee (etc) that were left from previous guests.

There was a lake view from the front of the house to watch the sunset. The tiny beach was 2 blocks away but we did not use it to swim since the lake was still very cold. Kayaks were available to use there too but we spent our days at vineyards and parks on the other side of the lake or at Lake Seneca. The owners did recommend a hiking area where you could swim in small waterfalls that was only a 10-15 min drive south of where the house is located. I'm really glad we explored that area.

Overall we enjoyed our stay here as it was very quiet and peaceful in this area. Thank you for sharing your house with us 😊

  • Review Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spectular Views and Incredible House

  • 5 of 5

Osprey Manor on Cayuga Lake is an outstanding home. It was large enough and comfortable for a large family reunion. The yard is very large, front and back, for outdoor activities, backyard grilling and entertaining. The lake and public access is walking distance. The location is very convenient to take winery tasting tours, make day trip to Niagara Falls and other wonderful places. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The owners were accessible and very helpful as were the care takers for the home and yard.

Only regret was we didn't know the off season timing for swimming at the local park. It was too early for life guard so the public swimming beach was closed. It appeared that swimming starts June would be good to have swimming season dates posted on the rental page and in the information booklet at the house.

We highly recommend this rental property to others.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We all loved our stay.

  • 5 of 5

We had a family reunion and found this to be a perfect place for our gathering. The kitchen is well stocked. We had a lot of fun preparing big meals together.The house was very clean and comfortably furnished. We all loved the unique charm this home offered.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
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  • 5 of 5

The house was amazing and everything we hoped for, It was the perfect size for our girls' weekend getaway. The house was beautiful, very clean and had everything that we needed.

  • Review Submitted: May 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Finger Lakes Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Parkers' Grille & Tap House
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Many including Indian Head
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Amtrak Syracuse
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
I-90 New York Thruway
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Aurora Inn
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Bristol Mountain, Greek Peak
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Harris Park
Car: necessary

Osprey Manor is ideally situated in the heart of the Finger Lakes Region and boasts the best of both worlds. Quiet and secluded but not far from modern convinces in Auburn 10 Miles north and Syracuse 30 Miles east.

Being the largest premier lake for Boating and Fishing this lake is large 38 Miles Long but still extremely manageable.

Upcoming Events in the Finger Lakes:

The Cayuga Wine trail has many wonderful events through the winter–spring. For more information, please call: 800-684-5217

Winery Events:

2015 Events

Season Pass: Available through February 6

Mardi Gras: February 7-8

Bacon on the Lakein: March 21-22

Wine & Herb Festival: April 24-26 or May 1-3

Holiday Shopping Spree: November 20-22 or December 4-6

Other Fun Events include:

'First Friday' in Skaneateles. On the First Friday of each month, join the Skaneateles Merchant Community as they host an Open House with themed activities! 5-8pm

Saturday Market: Fresh produce, meat, chicken, flowers, jams, pies, baked goods. Austin Park Pavilion, 1 East Austin Street, Skaneateles, NY

Every Saturday until November 10, 2014

When visiting if shopping, picking, antiquing is your thing doesn’t miss the quaintness of shopping in nearby Union Springs, Skaneateles, Aurora, Waterloo, Geneva, or maybe a visit to Mackenzie Childs Barn Sale or Waterloo Premium Outlets is in order.

If the theater is more your passion don’t miss the renowned Finger Lakes Musical Theater Festival:

Merry-Go-Round Playhouse

West Side Story, May 27 - June 17

The Light in the Piazza, June 24 - July 15

Late Nite Catechism, July 14 - August 04

Saturday Night Fever, July 22 - August 12

Sweeney Todd, August 19 - September 05

The Calamari Sisters' Big Fat Italian Wedding, September 09 - September 30

Forever Plaid presents Plaid Tidings, December 09 - December 23

Theater abounds in the Finger Lakes take a little longer drive and you can be at the Hanger Theater in Ithaca, or a drive to Cortland will yield you a trip to Cortland Repertory Theater all showcasing top notch professionally directed presentations.

What can I say if nature is your thing, please don’t miss a trip to swim in Great Gulley Falls, hike through Taughannock Falls State Park or Watkins Glenn State Park. The hiking and scenery at both parks is limitless


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday chateau / country house in Cayuga, New York

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Fall Value
16 Sep 2016 - 17 Nov 2016
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add A$20 per night, per additional guest
Thanksgiving Period
18 Nov 2016 - 29 Nov 2016
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add A$20 per night, per additional guest
15 Dec 2016 - 3 Jan 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add A$20 per night, per additional guest
Sweet Summer Season
23 Jun 2017 - 6 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 16 guests; add A$20 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 18 guests; add A$26 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection A$104
Refundable Damage Deposit A$2,633
Cleaning Fee A$395 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.0%

We do not charge fees related to linen or towel rental.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house rental in Cayuga, New York

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Rural
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 16 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower enclosure , Spa Rain Shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath (no shower) , Ensuite bathroom has a soaking tub surrounded by tile.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 21
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 large double bed , 1 single bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , 1 sofa bed/futon , Full Size Pull-out Sleeper Sofa in Master Suite
    Bedroom 3 - 2 large double bed
    Library - 1 sofa bed/futon , Queen sleeper sofa
    Living room - 1 sofa bed/futon , Full size sleeper sofa
    Bedroom 2 - 2 large double bed , 2 Roll aways available for this room
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Events Allowed
  • long term rentals available
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Now offering transportation services for our guests at a 25% discount off the normal rate. This can include wine/siteseeing tours or even transportation from the airport or to your wedding/event. If you can dream it, we can probably drive you there. Just added a 6 person hot tub for great fun during 4 seasons. The den/mancave which is complete with a foosball table, TV, and Bar. This is a great home for family gatherings and entertaining.