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Ithaca New York 14850 United States of America

Listing # 106640

Rates From USD 3500 Monthly
Independent Scholar
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Last Updated: Thursday, July 5, 2018

Walk to Cornell, Cayuga Heights gem, 4 blocks to CH Elementary School

Our house is located on one of the loveliest blocks in Old Cayuga Heights less than a mile from Cornell Arts Quad. There are 5 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms, a chef’s kitchen, formal dining room, living room, family room with a pool table, study/office and a finished basement with exercise equipment and a studio space. There is additionally, a flagstone patio and a screened-in porch.

The property sits high on a double lot and features mature trees, stone walls, landscaped gardens, a play structure, treehouse and a small koi pond. There is a large flat grassy field to the west for games like badminton or soccer. Adjacent to that is a raised bed garden which measures 24 X 28 feet.

This elegant home was built in 1926 and enlarged with a historically sensitive addition that we oversaw in 1995. There are hardwood floors throughout the house and banks of windows that bring in generous amounts of natural light. The kitchen is equipped with a restaurant-style Wolf range, Asko dishwasher and other high end appliances. Off the open plan kitchen/FR, there is a flagstone patio with a grill and an herb garden. The adjacent boxwood enclosed side garden and rows of tall pines create a lovely private space. The large screened in porch has a chaise and armchair and dining table that comfortably seats 6. The porch can be accessed through French doors from both the DR and LR. Storm windows enable 3 season use of this space.

The living room has a working fireplace, many bookcases and a Steinway baby grand piano. Also on the first floor is a very sunny study/office and a half bath.

The finished basement downstairs has an elliptical exercise machine, a stationary bike, a weight bench and a study/studio area. There is a full laundry room, a storage room with an additional full size refrigerator.
There is a two car garage and a convenient mud room for boots and coats (entrance through garage).

The 5 bedrooms are located on the second floor and all have excellent closet space, hardwood floors and an abundance of natural light. The master has three closets (one walk-in) and an en-suite bathroom with a spa shower and a jacuzzi tub. The “guest” queen bedroom has three windows equipped with thermal blackout shades. The “princess” twin bedroom has a canopy bed and a chaise. These two bedrooms share a full bathroom. Two large “eastern” bedrooms further down a hallway share another full bathroom equipped with two sinks, a tile inlaid rug and a shower tub. There is a large skylight above the sink area which provides an abundance of natural light. The southeastern bedroom has a queen bed and a walk-in closet. Finally, a small spiral staircase leads to a finished, but unheated, loft play space with additional skylights.

Cayuga Heights Elementary School is 4 blocks away and Ithaca High School and Boynton Middle School are just down the hill.

Community Corners is a short walk from our place; there you will find a number of small shops and bakeries and a fitness center. Just further down Triphammer are 3 larger shopping centers with supermarkets, a Target and a movie theater.


Number of Bedrooms
Number of Bathrooms
Number of Offices
Surface Size
3102 Sq. Feet
Suited for
6 people
Property Type


Available from Wednesday, August 15, 2018 until Saturday, June 15, 2019
Available from Tuesday, January 1, 2019 until Saturday, June 1, 2019
Minimum Stay
3 month(s)
Flexible With Dates
Comments on Dates
We would prefer to rent it for the entire academic year but will consider semester-long rentals also
*Approximate location of the property is within the blue radius. Red markers indicate surrounding points of interest including schools, universities, libraries and museums.

City Ithaca
Postal Code - State or Province 14850 NY
Country United States of America
Neighborhood Keywords Cayuga Heights
Closest University Cornell University
University nearby Ithaca College

Rental Price:

USD 3500 Monthly
Rental Fee Comments
We realize that our home is large and are willing to negotiate if you are a smaller family or a couple.
Rent Negotiable
Utilities Included
Cleaning Services Included


  • Near Woods
  • Walk To Campus
  • Sub Urban Environment
  • Near Public Transports

Additional Information:

  • Furnished
  • Available for Academic Term
  • Available for Long Term
  • Architectural Gem
  • Available for Short Term
  • Writing or Country Retreat
  • Historical Home


  • Modern Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • High Speed Internet
  • Wireless Network
  • Printer
  • Stairs
  • Reserved Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Piano
  • TV
  • Balcony or Patio
  • Garden
  • ArtStudio
  • Gym
  • Other:


Kid Friendly
Small Children Safe
Smoke Free
Pets Welcome
Car Available

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We are a physician and former business school professor, now consultant and writer, who raised our four children in this beautiful home just north of the Cornell campus on a very quiet street. We just learned of some new opportunities for us in New York City and are looking to rent our house for all or most of the upcoming academic year.

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