The location of this house couldn't be better - it is literally a few blocks to the Ithaca commons and walking distance to the Ithaca falls - and it is a very sweet residential area. The house itself is quite old, it is literally leaning, and a subdivided building. There is a distinct musty smell when you walk in the door, which is a part of it being a really old house, but worth mentioning because my very asthmatic child struggled with it. Opening the windows helped, but that won't be viable in all seasons (we were there on a gorgeous summer weekend). When we arrived the house was not clean - dirty towels, bathroom, kitchen, etc. When we told the owner they came over the next morning and cleaned it themselves, which shows their caring about their renters and leads me to believe this may have been a fluke with the cleaning person not doing their job. The house was like a throw back to my college years - it is furnished in a mismatched, thrift shop, spartan kind of way - not quality or cozy furnishings and no decorative items, which was ok since we have kids and didn't feel worried about them touching things or messing anything up. The sitting room space is very small (seats three) in a corner off the kitchen, so not much of a gathering space for bigger groups. The three bedrooms and one bath are up steep stairs. The bedrooms need curtains to block the light and offer privacy and the beds are ok, but not great. The bathoom is small, old, and well-worn, but suffices. There is only street parking, but we had no problem finding a spot right in front of the house. There was some noise from the neighbors, but it comes with being so close to so many other folks. The cost of hotel rooms in the area is quite high, so as long as you know what you are getting with this rental (there weren't many pictures or a detailed description when we checked it out) and it is properly cleaned, then I can recommend it. It met our needs as a place to crash after full days of exploring a really wonderful area.