Bufflehead Bungalow

Rating 4.4 (25 Guest Reviews)
Bedroom 3 bedrooms
Bathroom 1 full baths
Guests 6 guests
Pets Allowed Pets Allowed

  • Address: 7208 Wyers Point Road
  • Lake: Cayuga Lake
  • Location: Across Road
  • Peak Check In: Saturday
  • Square Feet: 1584

Location Location

Description Description
Centrally located between the gorges of Ithaca and the canal side of Seneca Falls, you’ll find this cozy bungalow nestled in a wooded clearing.  Your time to relax, and unwind has arrived!

Enter through the side door of this gem.  Anticipation awaits as you turn the corner.  Through the hallway the chalet style windows offer a spectacular view of the wooded area surrounding the cottage.  Your perfect Finger Lakes getaway has just begun!

The open floor plan is ideal for entertaining friends and family alike.  You’ll find meal prep easy with a kitchen that comes fully stocked with all your favorite cooking and baking ware.  A large island with breakfast bar separates the kitchen and living area.  Chat with the chef of your group while they prepare a dish to remember.

Comfortable sofas offer a nice retreat for curling up with a cup of coffee in the morning.  Sip a cup of Finger Lakes brew, and plan your adventures for the day. 

Completing the lower level, you’ll find two bedrooms, both with queen beds and garden views.  The main hallway of Bufflehead Bungalow offers entry to the full bath with shower/tub combo.

Upstairs, a loft with beautiful knotty pine ceilings and soft pastel colored bedding is available for extra sleeping.

Outside, a large wrap around deck can be found just off the living area.  A glass of Finger Lakes wine is the perfect addition while enjoying the sounds of nature and tuning out everyday hustle and bustle – life at the lake is easy!

Across the road, a private lake front is yours to enjoy with 100 foot of natural lake frontage.  Spend your days at the lake kayaking the shores, sunbathing on the dock, or picking up the lake glass that will wash up on the shore.  Build a fire in the pit and watch the sun set, and stars shine through the night’s sky.

Whether you’re coming for Cornell or Ithaca graduation, a wedding in the area, or a Finger Lakes wine tour – Bufflehead Bungalow is located among some of our Finger Lakes favorite destinations.  Be sure to stop in at nearby Sheldrake Winery, take a hike along the trails of Taughonnock State Park, and treat yourself to a homemade ice cream treat from the Cayuga Lake Creamery.  Enjoy a trip to Cayuga Shoreline for local food and drinks.  One trip at Bufflehead Bungalow will have your group of travelers calling this their new “home away from home” before you leave.  Call and make your reservation today!

Occupancy: This property is closely monitored for responsible renting.  The maximum occupancy of each home is the number of guests allowed on the premises at any given time.  This includes both day and overnight guests.

Note: Smoking is not allowed in any rental property.
Homes are not handicap accessible, unless stated in description.
Where pets are allowed it is indicated. Otherwise, pets are not allowed. Homes are not guaranteed allergen-free, even those that do not allow pets.
Docking capabilities may vary based on current water levels. Docking is not guaranteed if water levels are low and/or high due to seasonal weather and climate changes.
* Outdoor amenities, including furniture/ watercraft/ fire pits, are not available between October 15- May 15 * 

Property Details Property Details
  • Boat Lift: None
  • Lake Frontage: 100' (Natural)
  • Nearest Launch: Sheldrake Public Launch
  • Vehicle Parking: 3 Spaces
  • Dock: 3' x 50' (Permanent) - Boats aren't able to tie to the dock
  • Pet Restriction: 2 Dogs Allowed
  • Sewer: Septic
  • Slope of Lot: Gradual
  • Steps to Beach: 35
  • Stairs to Property: 5
  • Water Source: Lake

Bed and Bath Bed and Bath
  • Bedroom 1 - Queen - Entry Level
  • Bedroom 2 - Queen - Entry Level
  • Loft - Twin Single (4) - Second Floor
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet,Combo Tub Shower - Entry Level

Amenities 16 Amenities
  • Air Conditioning (Window A/C Unit(s))
  • BBQ - Charcoal
  • Deck Patio Uncovered
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Enhanced Cleaning Practices
  • Fire Pit
  • Heating
  • Internet (Wireless)
  • Linens provided
  • Minimum Age Limit (25)
  • Non-motorized watercraft (4 Kayaks)
  • Smoking Not Allowed
  • Television (Smart TV)
  • Towels provided
  • Washer

Reviews Rating 4.4 (25) Reviews
Rating 5
Great vacation rental. Great location.
Loved the kayaks and lake front access. The home itself was great too!
Nicole G - Stay Date: 10/6/2023
Rating 5
Great place to stay
This property is very spacious comfortable, and in a great location. It was fun for all of us and our dogs had fun too!
Morey B - Stay Date: 10/13/2023
Thank you for the 5 star rating. We are happy to see that you enjoyed your stay and we hope to host you again soon.
Finger Lakes Premier Properties staff
Posted: 1/29/2024
Rating 5
Relaxing comfortably in wine country
My husband and I stayed at the Buffalo Bungalow in October during the peak color of leaves. The bungalow overlooked the lake with a beautiful view of the sunrise. The place was very clean and comfortable. The grassy slope up to the house was a bit slippery and steep, but other than that, we loved it. We would definitely return.
Molly D - Stay Date: 10/17/2023
Thank you very much for taking the time to rate us 5/5 stars! We are thrilled to hear you would definitely come back and stay again!
Finger Lakes Premier Properties staff
Posted: 1/29/2024
Rating 5
Nice time

Comfortable and grateful for no surprises.

Diana B from Charlottesville, Virginia - Stay Date: 10/27/2023

Thank you for the 5 star rating. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you again soon.

Finger Lakes Premier Properties staff
Posted: 11/28/2023
Rating 5
As Advertised

As Advertised

James W from Rush, New York - Stay Date: 9/18/2023
Rating 3

Didn't have the little things like toilet paper, dish soap or sponges

Mark L from Rochester, New York - Stay Date: 9/15/2023
Rating 5
Relaxing stay on the lake

We had a great time at the Bufflehead Bungalow. Beds were comfortable, plenty of cooking utensils/pots/pans, porch was perfect. Kayaks were nice to use a couple of times over the weekend. Only comment I have is a few of the indoor (living room) and outdoor (Adirondack) chairs have clearly seen some heavy use over the summer and will need replacement soon.

Mollie S from Denver, Colorado - Stay Date: 8/3/2023
Rating 5
Very nice home. Beautiful lake.

The were so many fun toys to play with. Beautiful property.

Amy A from Acton, Massachusetts - Stay Date: 5/27/2022
Rating 4
Great little cottage for a quick vacation

We enjoyed our stay at this cottage. The location was great, being centrally located in the Fingers Lakes area. It was generally clean and the whole process of booking it was great. However, there were a couple of downsides: there is a basement with foosball and ping pong, which was a lot of fun to play, but it was unfinished and smelt quite musty. Recommend the owners finish the basement to make it nicer and add value. The other downside was the dock. You can't really tell from the ad, but to get to the dock, you have cross a road (not busy at all) and walk down steep stairs. The dock itself was quite rickety and the chairs were old and falling apart. The final downside was the lack of basic necessities like salt, garbage bags, etc. The owners do provide a very small amount of this kind of stuff, and to be fair, they do explicitly recommend to bring your own, but it seems like such a small thing to not provide. Would be much more convenient for guests if these types of basics were simply provided in reasonable quantity. Other than that, it was a nice place, very clean upstairs and perfect for a family or several friends.

Chris G from Mississauga, Ontario - Stay Date: 7/13/2023
Rating 4
July 2017 Stay

Our family had a great time. Love the location. We rented boats one day and went to letchworth park the next. Nice fire pit in the back yard. Great time. The neighborhood does have a lot of stray cats. We had several hanging around while we were there. Not a problem but just something to note...…I would give this rental a 9 out of 10.

Karen B from Clay, New York - Stay Date: 7/22/2017
Rating 5
Wonderful stay!

We had a great time! Place is perfect, great location.

Sara K from Sea Cliff, New York - Stay Date: 6/2/2022
Rating 4
Family Getaway!

Our overall impression of the home was wonderful!! We loved the seclusion/privacy. Central Air would have been nice on a couple of warm nights. The guest upstairs, was uncomfortable sleeping due to no air conditioning. We had an issue with water pressure in the bathroom, but the issue was addressed in a timely manner, at our convenience. We definitely plan to book this property again.

Amy K from Spring Mills, Pennsylvania - Stay Date: 6/16/2023
Rating 2
Summer 2023 stay
The house is in a great location relative to local wineries. If someone in your party has mobility issues this is not the property for you. A private beach/dock is available but there are many stairs to access the beach. Some of those stairs need to be replaced as they were very "soft." And the dock was very wobbly. There is also a grassy hill to walk up to get to the property entrance. No path on the hill makes it slippery if it rains. You could enter through the basement sliding glass doors to avoid the hill, but then there is a flight of stairs to climb to get to the main floor. The stairs to the beach and the deck off the house were full of spiderwebs, including dead bugs all over the patio tables/chairs that needed to be cleaned before use. Limited towels provided and no beach towels, so bring your own. If you plan to cook you will need everything, including condiments. There is a washer and dryer in the house, but the dryer has no heat and so does not actually dry the clothes no matter how long you run it. The property needs some work and needs to be better cleaned before guests arrive. We would not return.
Elizabeth M from Farmington - Stay Date: 6/20/2023
Rating 4
Buffalo head bungalow was super secluded and relaxing

Shower was broken but that were great about trying to fix it- should be fixed for the next visitor! Also don’t hunt down life jackets, they have them! Bring a metal spatula for the grill!

Jen D from Sinclairville, New York - Stay Date: 7/6/2022
Rating 1

We loved the doggie gifts and so did they. The location was great, lake area was perfect, Fire pit area clean, towels supplied wrapped and clean were perfect also. Minus the dust and spider webs we would love to stay again. 

Nicole D from Hammonton, New Jersey - Stay Date: 10/11/2022
Rating 5
Everything went smooth with reservation, communication, and everything was exactly as listed.  Dogs loved their arrival gifts, lake was perfect, the location was great. The only suggestion would be to dust the decor, walls, ceiling fans, etc... so it doesn't accumulate as bad as it was. That was the only disappointment since there is a cleaning fee charge it should be better. Otherwise, I'd visit again (minus the dust). 
Nicole D - Stay Date: 10/11/2022
Rating 5
Overall the property management was easy to contact and provided great support.
Crystal D - Stay Date: 10/22/2022
Rating 4
Great spot on the lake

Had a great stay! We had our golden retriever with us who loved swimming and playing fetch with his frisbee off the dock :) Our 2 and 4 year old kids had fun in the shallow waters and the kayaks were great too. The only negative was that there was no remote to the tv and no one returned our call from property management about it. My husband downloaded an app to turn his phone into a remote which worked fine. Overall would highly recommend and hope to stay again! Thanks Bufflehead bungalow owners for the great trip :)

Cristi W from Buffalo, New York - Stay Date: 9/1/2022

Thank you very much for taking the time to rate your experience at our rental. I have sent your feedback regarding the television remote to our maintenance team to improve the experience for future guests at this rental. We are happy to see that you enjoyed a wonderful stay with us! Please come and stay with us again soon!

Finger Lakes Premier Properties staff
Posted: 9/22/2022
Rating 5
We had a blast!

We enjoyed the house and the location on the lake. The house was clean and comfy. We had everything we needed (except for a good kitchen knife and a proper wine opener). I accidentally forgot a few valuables in the drawer and it was all taken care of in the best way, I got them back quickly.

Yaara K from Arlington, Massachusetts - Stay Date: 9/16/2021

Thank you very much for taking the time to rate your experience at our rental. We are extremely gratified to see that you enjoyed a wonderful stay with us! Please come and stay with us again soon!

Finger Lakes Premier Properties staff
Posted: 10/25/2021
Rating 5
Great getaway

We had a great time during our vacation

Brian G from New City, New York - Stay Date: 8/15/2021

Thank you for the 5 star rating. We are happy to see that you enjoyed your stay and we hope to host you again soon.

Finger Lakes Premier Properties staff
Posted: 9/6/2021
Rating 5
Bufflehead Bungalow!

We had a great week with our grown kids and grandkids. The weather was great and we enjoyed every minute. We kayaked, fished, swam, floated, and really just enjoyed hanging out together!

Mary W - Stay Date: 8/1/2021
Rating 5
Relaxing, fishing and kayaking vacation site

Great quiet location with plenty of room to spend quality time with family. Must be in shape as there are a lot of steps from the road to the water. Conveniently located within a short drive to many wineries, breweries and distilleries. Close enough to get food delivery from a couple lical eateries if you don’t want to cook.

Krista L - Stay Date: 6/10/2021
Rating 5

Great property on private grounds. Private dock. A wonderful place for family fun!

Alison C from Grand Island, New York - Stay Date: 8/22/2020
Rating 5
Family Fun!

This place is well suited for a family with kids over 6. I think small toddlers would not be able to manage the steps to the shoreline and it might be difficult getting them down there. However there were lots of things to amuse slightly older kids ! Everything was as advertised.

Suzanne B from Elkton, Maryland - Stay Date: 8/9/2020
Rating 5

Lots of amenities for kids and active families. Easy walk to lake with a nice shore area. Kitchen was well equipped and everything was in good working order.

Suzanne B from Elkton, Maryland - Stay Date: 8/9/2020
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