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Retreat-Like Setting

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,400 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Calming the moment you walk in the door - 2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, Can Sleep 6

Located on a private 2.3 acre creekside parcel of land, conveniently located near the village of Trumansburg and 11 miles from downtown Ithaca, this one-of-a-kind rental has a master bedroom with queen bed and a full bathroom. The second room sleeps two with a double bed and a 3/4 bathroom located directly across from the room. Sleeper sofa can accommodate up to two additional people. The fully equipped kitchen was designed for those who love to cook and entertain. With beautiful granite counter tops, gas stove, stainless steel appliances and a dining counter with stools for breakfast or snacks. The dining area is furnished with a table and chairs situated so that you can view the creek and nature as you eat. There is a piano for your playing pleasure -- bring your sheet music! The living area is furnished with a leather sleeper sofa and chair, stone coffee and end tables, television with internet connection for easy access to Netflix and other streaming television viewing. There are authentic oriental carpts, local original artwork, and 35 feet of windows looking over the Taughannock Creek to cook, eat and relax in front of.

Outside, the house is surrounded by several acres of wooded land with the Taughannock Creek running past the house providing year-round beauty and the sound of running water. Two chairs and a small bistro table sit on the balcony off of the living area and a lovely sitting area is availalbe outside near the kitchen.

No Smoking in the house or on the balcony.

No pets allowed, however you will enjoy viewing the local wildlife.

More Details

Shirley Brown and Rich Goldman
Member since: 2014
Speaks english, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 19, 2018

About Shirley Brown and Rich Goldman

We live in the house next door and purchased The Bee House in the Spring of 2013 to fully renovate, it with a completely new floor plan that brings nature into the house.

We love supporting people in having great lives and consider this wonderful home a way for us to contribute to people living in a nurturing home away from home.

Shirley Brown and Rich Goldman purchased this house in 2013

Why Shirley Brown and Rich Goldman chose Trumansburg

Every person who has walked into this house has wanted to move in. That includes our friends and family members who have their own homes. It is filled with love and care from every angle of every room. This is a place to come to relax, slow down from a busy life or enjoy the quiet after a busy day. It is a perfect writer's retreat. It is a home that is good for the soul.

What makes this house unique

The 35' windows gives a view which permeates the entire house takes your breath away and leaves you feeling peaceful and surrounded by the best that the Finger Lakes has to offer. We also have a wonderful fire pit with 6 chairs so that you can enjoy the outdoors around the fire.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Trumansburg, New York

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis


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average rating of 4.9555554 based on 45 reviews

Love the Bee House!

  • 5 of 5

We just came off an amazing weekend at the Bee House! Our son graduated from Ithaca College this past weekend and we found our stay here so wonderful! It was a busy weekend but so nice getting away from the crowds & traffic. It was just about 15-20 minute ride and so worth it! We enjoyed a great home cooked dinner in on Friday with our son & a few friends, did a fire outside and they all so enjoyed it. The place is so clean, bright and has everything you could need. Loved hearing the sound of the creek and birds singing. Truly an amazing weekend! Thank so much!!!

  • Submitted: 22-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed your stay! Congratulations on your son's graduation! Rich and Shirley
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Quiet retreat with great views!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect setting to get away and relax. Views from the cabin are great. Wine trails, stunning gorges and falls within minutes by car. Will definitely go back.

  • Submitted: 14-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Shirley and Rich were awesome ,

The house was very clean and nicely decorated, the place is amazingly quite and that is what we were looking for.

We are already planning on going back

  • Submitted: 23-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Creekside serenity

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed our stay in this well appointed home. The wild life was outstanding which we had a front row view. Host and hostess where very accommodating, we loved the beautiful hand made pottery. We will surely recommend this home to our many friends and family.

  • Submitted: 15-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place for a great stay!

  • 5 of 5

The Bee House is warm and inviting. It’s a wonderful place to get away and provides a lovely environment to spend quiet days. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: 7-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Quiet & clean, great view of the creek. Very secluded no noise or traffic.

  • Submitted: 20-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended

Easy Commute To Cornell University and downtown Ithaca. 5 minutes from downtown Trumansburg, home of Grass Roots music festival. We are also close to the Cayuga Wine Trail, Cayuga, Cheese Trail and the Cayuga Art Trail. Close to movie theaters and the Hangar and Kitchen theatre for live performances.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Trumansburg, New York

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sep 4 2018 - Nov 1 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$40 per night, per additional guest
Fall Pre Thanksgiving
Nov 2 2018 - Nov 19 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$60 per night, per additional guest
Fall/Winter 18/19
Nov 25 2018 - Apr 30 2019
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$60 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$67 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$266.34
Cleaning C$79.9

Send me an e-mail to ask about Monthly or extended stay rates.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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