4BR/ 2.5 BA spacious, cozy, modern home in a family friendly neighborhood

Last Updated: May. 9th, 2022
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We will be away from Cornell on sabbatical for the 2022-2023 academic year, and are looking for a family who will enjoy our lovely home while we are away. Additional photos and information are provided on the website listed below, but here are the main highlights :

MODERN, SPACIOUS, AND COZY : Our 3100 square foot home has 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, an additional home office, and is modern, cozy, well-cared for, and renovated a few years ago when we first moved in. The main level features an open, spacious layout with a well-equipped kitchen, connected to the dining room and a bright, cathedral ceiling sunroom. There is a family room with 70" TV with surround sound and reading nook, a large living room / playroom with a fireplace, a half-bathroom, a home office, and is attached to our 2-car garage.

The second floor has a large master suite with vaulted ceiling, master bathroom and walk in closet, three additional bedrooms (one of them is currently being used as a second home office), and a second full bathroom.

The basement level is finished and has a fully equipped exercise room (treadmill, exercise bike, weight bench, chin-up bar, Bowflex, free weights) with TV, and additional fireplace, plenty of storage, and a large bonus area.

CONVENIENT, QUIET, FAMILY-FRIENDLY LOCATION CLOSE TO CORNELL : Our home is on a half-acre lot, in a quiet, peaceful, and very family-friendly neighborhood on a circle with no through-traffic. Lush landscaping and trees surrounds the property and provides shade and privacy, and the backyard is completely fenced-in. Enjoy the oversized back patio with outdoor furniture and hammock, or the covered front porch. The Cornell campus is very close by - an easy, flat, 10 minute bike ride away (or a 5 minute drive; there are also nearby bus routes). 5 minute drive (15 minute walk) to the Ithaca mall, amenities, restaurants, supermarket, Ithaca Bakery, and coffee shops. 8 minute drive to the airport. Great school district - Cayuga Heights Elementary School is less than a mile away, and Ithaca High School is nearby.


* Well-appointed, updated kitchen includes a large, granite wrap-around countertop, stainless steel appliances including a gas range, microwave, dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker, KitchenAid stand mixer, high speed blender, Instant Pot, and nearly any kind of cookware that you might need.
* The house comes fully furnished, and the arrangment of furniture is flexible : we currently have 1 king bed, 2 queen beds, and a child's bed. One of our upstairs bedrooms is currently set up as a home office, but that can be changed.
* The back patio has a Weber gas grill, a Weber charcoal grill, and a full complement of outdoor furniture, including a hammock and hanging swing chair.
* Skylights over staircase & kitchen
* Attached two-car garage with plenty of storage
* 70” TV in the family room with surround sound & AV receiver, and 2 additional TVs (one in bedroom, one in exercise room)
* Voice-controlled smart lights, switches, and thermostat (via Alexa or Google Home) and SimpliSafe alarm system
* Our living room is currently converted into a playroom, but can be converted back depending on needs. Plenty of toys and playthings for children, but can be packed up as needed. Neighborhood is quiet and safe, with no through-traffic, perfect for young children.

If you're interested, please reach out! We would be happy to provide more information or give a Zoom tour. Additional photos can be viewed on our website :



Home Details:

For rent!   
Contact: Kyle S., Academic - Faculty/Instructor
Location: Ithaca, New York, US
Neighborhood: Cayuga Heights
Postal Code: 14850
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Type: House (Single Family) (Suitable for up to 6 people)
Cost: (USD) $3,800.00 per month (Somewhat Negotiable)
Lease: Aug. 1st, 2022, until Jul. 1st, 2022
(Minimum lease length: 30 days)
(Lease dates negotiable)
Utilities: No Utilities Included
Size: 3,200 square feet / 297 square meters
Rooms: 2 full-bathrooms
1 half-bathrooms
4 bedrooms
10 total rooms (excluding bathrooms)
Near Park Near Public Transportation
Near Shopping Off Campus
Walk to Campus Walk/jog Trails
Near Schools
Air Conditioning Cable Available
Deck or Patio Dishwasher
Dryer Eat-in-kitchen
Enclosed/Fenced Yard Family Friendly
Finished Basement Fireplace
Garage Garage Parking
Garden Hardwood Floors
Heat Included Internet Access
Landscaped Laundry
Microwave Parking
Range Refrigerator
Security System Storage
Storage Shed Two Story
Washer Washer/Dryer
Some Pets Allowed
Nearby Universities: Cornell University
Elmira College
Ithaca College
Keuka College
State University of New York College at Cortland
Wells College
Cayuga Community College
Tompkins Cortland Community College

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