PRIVATE 1 bdrm apartment, 2 twin beds side by side or can easily pushed together, twin day bed, full size futon, full kitchen & bath. NO Smoking/No Pets. Visit the Finger Lakes wineries, AURORA INN & WELLS COLLEGE( both 4.5 miles) & Mackenzie Child's (6.9 Mi). Centrally located to: Ithaca & Cornell universities, Ithaca's gorges, Watkins Glen, Harriet Tubman & Seward homes in Auburn. 30 min. to HISTORIC: Seneca Falls, Skaneateles, Auburn & Cortland. SURFACES & LINENS ARE BLEACHED TO SANITIZE
“The apartment was , private, and clean. Appreciated the full kitchen and DIRECT TV service. The place was quiet, cozy, and felt very safe. Appreciated the complimentary coffee and creamers. Nice location: quick drive into the village of Aurora, and a bit of a , but pleasant, drive to Ithaca. Would definitely stay here again!”
Simple is beautiful. Lake water lapping at the shore and a cozy bungalow for shelter. Natural beauty with comfortable solitude. Swim. Enjoy tours of close-by wineries. This spot is just 26 minutes north of Ithaca and Cornell University and 10 minutes south of Aurora and Wells College. The changing seasons make this a year round treat.
“My weekend at Jude’s place was nothing less than true serenity and magic! It is quiet and the nature surrounding the place is beautiful. I booked this bungalow for a place to clear my mind and catch up on some reading. I found myself spending most of my time staring at the lake, the birds, and most of all the magnificent sunsets & sunrises. I did not leave the bungalow once after I dropped my bags! The space is filled with little details and touches that truly make your stay. I enjoyed the CD player and selection of CDs. Before I left I booked another trip for the fall, and I can’t wait to return. Jude is 2 cabins over if you need anything at all, but she is still very respectful of your space. Thank you Jude for sharing your beautiful bungalow; I loved chatting with you, seeing your art and experiencing the simple & quiet life at the Minka.”
The building is an Octagon. It's 100% privacy, solitude and isolation but has everything to make you comfortable i.e Wi-Fi, TV and great sound system . The structure has 2 levels. The lower is an open plan design comprised of kitchen, living room (w/ foldout couch) and bathroom. Sliding glass doors lead you to a private covered deck overlooking a small creek. The toilet is a "Sun Mar" self contained environmentally friendly unit. The loft accessed by a SPIRAL STAIRCASE w/ a queen sized bed. .
“We love fun spaces, and the Octagon House makes the top of the list! Isolated, peaceful, woodsy and relaxing, this small retreat on Juneberry Farm is perfect for just one night or for longer stays. With an amply outfitted kitchen and deck grill, you are ready to cook and eat in, enjoying the surrounding bucolic atmosphere. Your host, Guy, may even have some healthful organic berries and greens available, grown right on the property. Comfortable bed, plenty of hot water for showers, a fun glowing fish lamp in the living room (think lava lamp but filled with water) and good WiFi. There is also a good-sized TV, although we preferred “nature TV” (the deck and fireflies!). Octagon House is between two Finger Lakes, so it’s not too far a drive to get to excellent hiking and biking. You can also cycle right out from the property easily. Guy is a gracious and helpful host. Be sure to ask him how he built this wonderfully unique and quirky house, complete with reclaimed materials and a composting toilet. He is also very knowledgeable about the area. One caveat: To get to the house from the parking area requires going down outside wooden stairs. In addition, the spiral staircase to the sleeping loft is narrow, and you have to get up on a step to use the composting toilet (because of its build). Therefore, although it would be a shame for you to miss enjoying the experience of the Octagon House, please consider any physical limitations you might have that would make this not the best fit for you.”