Secluded Free-Standing Cabin in Bucolic Setting


Entire guesthouse hosted by Heather

2 guests, Studio, 1 bed, 1 bath
Entire home
You’ll have the guesthouse to yourself.
Enhanced Clean
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Self check-in
Check yourself in with the key safe.
Great location
90% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
Cozy, comfortable, brick bungalow nestled in a stand of trees offers convenience & seclusion just off the beaten-path. Knotty pine, radiant heating, cathedral ceiling & loft are warm & inviting. Minutes away from 3 state parks, Cayuga & Seneca lakes, wine trails, Cornell, Ithaca College & the renowned Ithaca Commons.
** Due to the coronavirus, we 're taking extra care in cleaning/disinfecting frequently touched surfaces, & airing out the cabin between guests. **

The space
The Nest balances charm and function... the deliciousness is in the details. Stained glass portals offer prisms of light in the morning sun. Our library ladder and antique corner shelving, hurricane lamps and wrought iron hangers were all sought out and hand-picked for the unique character that they add. Ceiling fans are conveniently placed for comfort and add a touch of beauty. Unique and delightful to the senses.
Please use caution in the loft area as the stained glass windows that are so charming, provide more of an emotional barrier than a physical one. They will not hold your weight, so no gymnastics (or kids!) in the loft, please.
Sorry, no stove/range.

What this place offers

Lake view
Garden view
Free driveway parking on premises – 2 spaces
Patio or balcony
Luggage drop-off allowed
Hair dryer
Fire pit

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4.97 out of 5 stars from 439 reviews


Where you’ll be

Ithaca, New York, United States

The country-setting of our home means that you won't be seeing any neighbors, however you may hear their roosters crowing, or cattle lowing at various times on warm days. In the evening, the air is filled with the sound of bullfrogs, tree frogs, and the occasional owl.
Avid birders (read: junior ornithologists), we share our home with robins, eastern phoebes, grackles, cowbirds, finches, red-tailed hawks, downy, hairy, yellow-bellied, red-headed and piloted woodpeckers as well as ruby-throated hummingbirds, black-capped chickadees, swallows, sparrows, cardinals, goldfinches, house finches, grosbeaks, barred owls, herons, mourning doves and whomever seems to be passing by! You may spot a luna moth and a variety of swallowtail butterflies in addition to the painted ladies that we raise.
Do note that car windows should be closed at night since our neighbors include some rambunctious raccoons, sprightly squirrels and curious chipmunks!

Hosted by Heather

  1. Joined in May 2017
  • 439 Reviews
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Heather is an Ithaca transplant from 1997 who has been living, loving and enjoying the Finger Lakes region since that time. An avid dragon boater, outrigger and lover of water, she works as a hospice nurse and a breast cancer grant reviewer for the Department of Defense. She and her husband, Jeremy, reside on the property which is their sanctuary with two rescue dogs and a fish. Lovers of music, they enjoy taking in all the local offerings that Ithaca and the surrounding area afford!
Heather is an Ithaca transplant from 1997 who has been living, loving and enjoying the Finger Lakes region since that time. An avid dragon boater, outrigger and lover of water, she…


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Self check-in/out available, social distancing is practiced.

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 3:00 pm
Checkout: 11:00 am
Self check-in with key safe
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

Committed to Airbnb's enhanced cleaning process. Show more
Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Heights without rails or protection
Carbon monoxide alarm

Cancellation policy