Retro-Awesome & Spectacular Views

Entire rental unit hosted by Kit

  1. 4 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 3 beds
  4. 1 bath
Dedicated workspace
A common area with wifi that’s well-suited for working.
Self check-in
Check yourself in with the lockbox.
Great location
100% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.

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Everyone with at least one positive Airbnb review is welcome! This retro-awesome midcentury modern apartment has a spectacular view of Ithaca and Cornell. It's a unique apartment--the kind of place you can only find on Airbnb! It's my home part-time--and has both quirkiness and charm. Professionally cleaned!

The space
To begin, just take a look at the pictures. The place and the view really are this amazing!

When you arrive, you'll see that the apartment is bright and sunny with an open floor plan and many large windows with views in three directions. The "observation deck" area with its floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking Ithaca has a leather couch and curvy comfortable swivel chairs.

The bedroom is cozy (no TV) with a comfortable queen-sized bed and chair.

The full kitchen features a fridge with a large freezer, a stove (changed to natural gas 4/15), an oven, a microwave, an art deco coffee grinder of enormous proportions, a coffee maker, a Kitchen Aid mixer, a Cuisinart food processor, lots of cast iron and nonstick pots and pans, glass and clay bakeware, a kitchen island perfect for meal preparation, and a dish washer.

There’s a red kitchen table from the 1950’s with matching white chairs in the breakfast nook.

The spacious bathroom is adorned with imported golden sandstone and features a huge walk-in shower and claw foot tub with a hand-made faucet.

The TV area has a queen size sofa-bed (added 9/2014) and a 55" HDTV with a couple hundred channels of cable, Netflix, and Hulu Plus streaming and a Blue-Ray/DVD player with surround sound. An additional futon for sleeping can easily be set up as well.

There's a shared outside deck with tables and chairs for eating and socializing with a view of Ithaca and Cornell University across the valley. If you would like to barbeque, there’s a small Weber charcoal grill for you to use. A free washer and dryer are also on the premises. The apartment is wheelchair-accessible (please inquire for more information on clearances, etc.).

In the summer, a powerful air conditioner cools the entire apartment, or you can just open the windows for a natural breeze, and in the winter, hot water radiators quietly and evenly warm the house to 72 degrees.

The house sits about 30 feet back from a 70 foot cliff, overlooking Ithaca. Because of this location, much within the city is line-of-sight, so especially when the windows are open, you will hear as well as see the city around you.

While you’re here, help yourself to any of the food and drink. Do you like to cook? Season your food with a wide variety of herbs, spices, and sauces. You can use any dry-goods on the shelves! For main ingredients, you’ll find both a natural foods co-op and a gourmet grocery store less than five minutes away by car.

PLEASE NOTE: (1) If you would like to make noise late into the night, please stay elsewhere because there are neighbors nearby, and quiet hours are from 11 PM to 7 AM. (2) With the open floor plan, the bedroom is down spiral stairs, and the “door” is a curtain of blue velvet. (3) There is one off-street parking spot, and additional street parking is a block away. (4) This professionally cleaned apartment is a real home with the quirkiness that that entails. This "homey" feeling is actually one reason why many people prefer Airbnb!

When you make a reservation request, please tell me a little bit about you and your travel companions and why you're coming to visit Ithaca. I look forward to hosting you!

Where you'll sleep

What this place offers

City skyline view
River view
Kitchen
Wifi
Dedicated workspace
Free parking on premises
55" HDTV with Hulu, Netflix, premium cable, standard cable
Free washer – In building
Free dryer – In building
Window AC unit

7 nights in Ithaca

Sep 3, 2022 - Sep 10, 2022

4.69 out of 5 stars from 121 reviews

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Where you’ll be

Ithaca, New York, United States

The neighborhood is residential, on a hill with beautiful views of Ithaca, Cornell, the Cayuga Inlet, and Cayuga Lake. It's a ten minute walk to parks, shopping, and restaurants and a 20 minute walk to the heart of downtown.

Hosted by Kit

  1. Joined in July 2013
  • 645 Reviews
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I live in Ithaca, NY and I am the founder of a tech startup, using the money earned from Airbnb to help launch it. I also own and manage several rental properties. I enjoy Latin dancing, especially salsa and bachata, and in the winter, I love to ski.
I live in Ithaca, NY and I am the founder of a tech startup, using the money earned from Airbnb to help launch it. I also own and manage several rental properties. I enjoy Latin…

Co-hosts

  • Zaheen

During your stay

Guests who value their privacy will like this apartment. Your staying here will often fund Kit’s own travel (something he is passionate about!), so he may be far away, but he will always be available via phone and text, and if something breaks, he has people who can come over and fix it. He'll also be able to give you advice about restaurants, tourism, and transportation.
Guests who value their privacy will like this apartment. Your staying here will often fund Kit’s own travel (something he is passionate about!), so he may be far away, but he will…
  • Languages: English, Español
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 5:00 PM
Checkout: 12:00 PM
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy