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Listing #141593

Seeking fall rental or house-sitting opportunity in Ithaca

I'm a Postdoc at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Life as a postdoc during a pandemic has been *interesting* and continues to bring new adventures every day. I've got a pretty dynamic situation - a research site in Indonesia, a husband in NYC, and a job in Ithaca - and just got word that the house I'm renting in Ithaca will be demolished next month, so I need to find a new place to live. Who knows what the Spring will bring, so I don't want to sign a lease and commit to a year (hopefully, I'll be back to Borneo early next year)! I haven't found any good options for short-term rentals that are not in shared apartments or houses. I'm looking for something that's quiet and spacious enough to work from home (and hopefully convince my husband to join me outside of the city now and then). As a postdoc, my employment is finite, budgets are limited, and I don't own any furniture - so my list of options is very short. My hope is to be able to stay in Ithaca through November, but am open to considering a shorter or longer stay, depending on what fits best. I'm happy to explore win-win solutions for both of our needs and budgets. Please reach out if you think there's potential here!

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Last Updated: Tuesday, August 4, 2020


Number of Bedrooms
0 1 2 3 4 5
Number of Bathrooms
1 2 3 4 5
Number of Offices
0 1 2


Property Type
Any Type

Availability (Month/Day/Year)

Available from Monday, August 31, 2020 until Monday, November 30, 2020
Flexible With Dates
Comments on Dates
Could shorten to end of October or extend to start of December

Sabbatical Destination:

*Approximate location of destination is within the blue radius. Red markers indicate surrounding points of interest including schools, universities, libraries and museums.


State or Province
United States of America
Closest University
Cornell University

Rental Price:

Maximum Rent Fee

Rent Open To Offer


  • Rural Environment
  • Near Woods
  • Near Shops
  • Walk To Campus
  • Urban Environment
  • Near Ocean
  • Near Restaurants
  • Sub Urban Environment
  • Near Mountains
  • Near Public Transports

Additional Info:

  • Furnished
  • On Campus
  • Second Home
  • Available for Academic Term
  • Available for Long Term
  • Unfurnished
  • Off Campus
  • Architectural Gem
  • Holiday Term
  • Available for Short Term
  • SemiFurnished
  • Writing or Country Retreat
  • Historical Home
  • Summer Term


  • Modern Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Air-Conditioning
  • High Speed Internet
  • Wireless Network
  • Computer
  • Printer
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Elevator
  • Stairs
  • Reserved Parking
  • Security System or Doorman
  • Fireplace
  • Piano
  • Pool
  • TV
  • Balcony or Patio
  • Garden
  • ArtStudio
  • Gym
  • Baby Furniture


Pets Welcome

Perform housesitting duties?

  • Look after Pets
  • Care for Plants
  • Forward our Mail

About Member:

Academic Confirmed Academic Faculty or Staff (Universities, Research Institutes, and Museums)
(Status Confirmed)
(0) Number of Made-a-Match Fees
Member Since Aug 4 2020
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I am a postdoctoral scientist at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. I study the sounds of Borneo's forests and primates. As an early-career scientist, life is dynamic, especially when my husband lives and works in NYC and my research site is on the other side of the planet - so long-distance travel and relationships are a feature of my lifestyle. All of this means that finding flexible, affordable, and comfortable housing solutions can be challenging (particularly in a pandemic). I love balancing the culture, buzz, and cuisine of urban life with the serenity, peace, and soundscapes of the great outdoors. Ithaca is pretty amazing for this!


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