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Ithaca Private Country Estate on 14 acres - 7 beds, 4 baths, hot tub & billiards

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Space 334 m²
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Beautiful, bright, open-concept 6 bed, 4 bath Country Lodge w/14 acres IN ITHACA

Introducing Shangri-Lodge, our newest luxury vacation home in the Finger Lakes. The synopsis: a 3600 square foot home renovated in 2013-2014 featuring six bedrooms, four bathrooms, on a spacious 14+ acre property with gardens, lawns, fields, barns, a huge pond, many mature trees and a creek with it's own little waterfalls. Windows and skylights galore allow the home to be flooded with light and give you picturesque views out every window. Located in Ithaca, 6 minutes from downtown and close to both Cayuga and Seneca Lake Wine Trails.

The Details:

This delightful, spacious home began as a mid-century ranch with three bedrooms. In the 1980's an addition doubled the space by adding a vaulted great room, two more bedrooms and a bathroom on the first floor and a secluded master suite with a queen and a single bed on the second floor. You can just picture the Rat Pack boys mixing drinks in the great room and lounging around on the sofas in front of the fireplace so large you could walk in to it!

Since purchasing the house in June of 2013, we have completely remodeled the kitchen into a huge, bright, beautiful space that marries modern technology and convenience with some charming farm-style details. With 19 feet of counter space plus a 12 foot island, you can accommodate many cooks and helpers. The commercial-style 48' rangetop has four burners and a very large griddle. The kitchen is also outfitted with Frigidaire Gallery series double ovens and their Professional series refrigerator and separate freezer (yes, lots of space!) and a Bosch SilencePlus dishwasher.

Also in our renovation work, two bathrooms which were outdated and had teeny tiny prefab shower stalls have been gutted, reconfigured and built with custom spacious tiled showers (and, of course, new vanities, toilets and fixtures as well). The open concept space allows you to see from the great room into the kitchen as well as the dining room and conversation area in the library. The lower level has a spacious family room with sectional couch, pool table, a game table, flat screen HDTV and an electric fireplace. It is a fantastic, bright space to watch movie or sports, play games or as a refuge for the kids to get away from the adults.

Five of the bedrooms are on the first floor, with one of them having an en suite bathroom. There are two hall bathrooms also on the first floor, one with a shower/tub combination and the other with a shower. This layout works very well for people with limited mobility or who prefer not to do stairs. The sixth bedroom with queen bed, en suite bathroom and an additional single bed is on the second floor.

Let's talk about the great outdoors. The property is over 14 acres, divided by a road. Surrounding the house are gardens, trees and lawn that give way to fields of corn and forests. On the house side of the street, a creek runs the border of the property and continues on to refresh the inviting pond on the other side of the street. We have included a seven- person hot tub in a private area right out the side of the house within view of the creek. On the other side of the house you will find the fire pit with 12 Adirondack chairs and open lawn. Across the street, the pond has a rope swing, a stationary dock with a ladder and a floating dock with a diving board. There is also a shelter near the pond to use as a picnic pavilion or just to get out of the sun.

Great flow, easy living, light, space, the outdoors, all of these factors make Shangri-Lodge an amazing house for people to come together and enjoy each other's company.

NOTE: Not suitable for weddings, receptions, parties or gatherings which include outside guests. Property is for the use and enjoyment of registered guests only, unless prior approval from owners is given.

More Details

Owner
KC Christopher
Member since: 2009
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
27 May, 2017

About KC Christopher

Mitch and I (KC) have spent years learning what travelers are looking for and how to pamper them while operating the Halsey House B&B in local Trumansburg for over a decade. We bring that knowledge to each vacation home we offer and you can rest assured our standards are at the highest level you will encounter in the Finger Lakes region and beyond.

KC Christopher purchased this chateau / country house in 2013

Why KC Christopher chose Cayuga Lake

This estate offers the opportunity to live in the country while being in the city. It epitomizes what we look for and create in a vacation home - luxury, comfort, privacy, land, trees, an intimate setting with room to spread out and enjoy the simpler, finer things in life like downtime and spending time with people dear to you.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

This is a rare gem, surrounded by nature's beauty and only minutes from downtown Ithaca but a world away from traffic, people and stress. A truly private oasis awaits you.

Amenities

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

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 334 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , Bedroom #4's en suite bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower , 1st floor back hall bathroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower enclosure , 1st floor hall bathroom
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , bath with shower , 2nd floor queen bedroom's en suite bathroom
  • Two bathrooms are en suite, two bathrooms are located in the hall and accessible by all.
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , 1st floor king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed , 1st floor queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 large double bed , 1st floor queen with en suite bathroom
    Bedroom 5 - 1 large double bed , 1st floor queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 extra lg. double bed , 1st floor king
    Bedroom 6 - 1 large double bed , 1 single bed , 2nd floor queen with twin bed and en suite bathroom
  • Five bedrooms are on the first floor, one bedroom is on the second floor.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • 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
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(30 traveller reviews)

Ithaca Private Country Estate on 14 acres - 7 beds, 4 baths, hot tub & billiards
average rating of 4.9666667 based on 30 reviews
Kansas City
5

Lovely Accommodations

  • 5 of 5

Shangri-Lodge was just right for our group of 8 consisting of both family and friends. The kitchen and other gathering areas are well appointed and inviting. The main floor bedrooms are nicely decorated and the beds themselves quite comfortable. We hosted a party one evening and the kitchen had everything we needed to create a nice buffet. You have to hope that the weather allows you to enjoy all of the outdoor areas associated with the house, but, if not, the fireplace, pool table, hot tub, reading and game playing areas all provide entertainment in a cozy setting. Just looking at the grounds from inside the house is a treat.

The location is ideal as you are in the countryside northwest of Ithaca but it is just 10-15 minutes to The Commons. There are lots of great restaurants in the area and of course one is near the wineries, cideries, breweries, distilleries, waterfalls, hiking, and Lake Cayuga water activities. Something for everyone!

KC and Mitch are extremely easy to work with and clearly understand how the small touches make staying here enjoyable. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Spacious, relaxing, private and fun!

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 10 stayed for a long weekend in the Shangri-Lodge and we had an excellent time. This home is so large we were joking about getting lost. Most of the rooms are updated and very modern. There are so many advantages to staying here such as the hot-tub, the immaculate kitchen, comfortable beds and outdoor areas. KC and Mitch were so responsive and helpful throughout. This is about a ten minute drive from town and we were easily able to get taxis. There is a lot to do in the area so if you are looking for a good vacation with a larger group, don't hesitate to book!

  • Review Submitted: May 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

home away

  • 5 of 5

Well appointed, very comfortable space. Will stay again.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great time, great house

  • 5 of 5

We had a blast, what a great find! Hopefully be going back next year!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Just Book It.

  • 5 of 5

If you want to feel away from it all but still be close to downtown Ithaca and thriving Trumansburg, this place is it. I can't decide which part of my stay was my favorite: unwinding in the living room with vaulted wood ceilings and skylights, walking along the creek to visit the private pond (must return in summer - there's a rope swing!) or exploring the waterfalls, wineries and restaurants. The home was immaculately kept and the bed was one of the most comfortable I've ever slept in. KC was warm and friendly and genuinely cared about whether we were enjoying our stay. I cannot recommend Shangri-Lodge enough!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Weekend

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful weekend! Although the house is quite large, the spaces are intimate and cozy. From the vaulted ceiling in the great room, the luxurious kitchen and the formal dining room to the rec room with pool table and electric fireplace and the outdoor hot tub, there are plenty of places to relax, unwind and enjoy the company of family and friends. The house is spotless and our host, K.C., was the best. We would love to come back and book this place in the summer or fall.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Ithaca/Tompkins County regional airport
Nearest Barpub
4.6 Miles
Corks and More
Nearest Golf
2.9 Miles
Hillendale Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
State Rte. 96
Nearest Restaurant
4.9 Miles
Boatyard Grill
Nearest Ski
27 Miles
Greek Peak Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Taughannock State Park on Cayuga Lake
Car: necessary

Ithaca is an ivy-league college town which has numerous cultural activities and an 'enlightened' population, making it laid-back and progressive at the same time.

Surrounding this small and vibrant city you'll find a strong agricultural countryside spotted by quaint towns and villages. In addition to over a hundred independent wineries, there are artisanal cheese-makers, micro-breweries, spirit distilleries, farmer's markets and organic produce roadside stands.

Popular activities include wine tasting in a region known for award-winning wines and hiking in the area's state and national parks while viewing over 150 magnificent waterfalls. There are local and unique festivals all year-round and excellent restaurants, many of which have a locavour philosophy to bring you the best and freshest ingredients this agricultural region has to offer.

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Rates & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring
31 Mar 2017 - 31 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$1,070
A$6,555
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add A$33 per night, per additional guest
 
Cornell's Commencement
24 May 2017 - 28 May 2017
5 night minimum stay
A$6,355
Flat fee
 
 
Summer
1 Jun 2017 - 29 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
A$1,070
A$6,555
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add A$33 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season
30 Jun 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
A$1,070
A$6,555
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add A$33 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall
5 Sep 2017 - 5 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$1,070
A$6,555
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add A$33 per night, per additional guest
 
Quiet Season
6 Nov 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$936
From
A$1,204
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
A$5,619
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add A$33 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
22 Nov 2017 - 25 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
A$4,682
Flat fee
 
 
Holidays
22 Dec 2017 - 1 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
A$1,137
A$7,023
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add A$33 per night, per additional guest
 
Quiet season
2 Jan 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
A$936
From
A$1,204
Fri,Sat,Sun
A$5,619
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add A$33 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring
1 Apr 2018 - 31 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
A$1,070
A$6,555
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add A$33 per night, per additional guest
 
Ithaca College Commencement
17 May 2018 - 20 May 2018
4 night minimum stay
A$5,084
Flat fee
 
 
Cornell Graduation
24 May 2018 - 28 May 2018
5 night minimum stay
A$6,355
Flat fee
 
 
Summer
1 Jun 2018 - 28 Jun 2018
4 night minimum stay
A$1,070
A$6,555
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add A$33 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season
29 Jun 2018 - 3 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
A$1,070
A$6,555
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add A$33 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall
4 Sep 2018 - 3 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
A$1,070
A$6,555
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add A$33 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
21 Nov 2018 - 24 Nov 2018
4 night minimum stay
A$4,682
Flat fee
 
 
Ithaca College Commencement
16 May 2019 - 19 May 2019
4 night minimum stay
A$5,217
Flat fee
 
 
Cornell's Commencement
22 May 2019 - 26 May 2019
5 night minimum stay
A$6,689
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
A$1,070
A$6,555
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add A$33 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee A$240.8
Refundable Damage Deposit A$1,337.8
Tax Rate 3.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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