The Lily Pad

Rating 4.9 (27 Guest Reviews)
Bedroom 4 bedrooms
Bathroom 4 full baths
Bathroom 1 half baths
Guests 10 guests
Pets Not Allowed Pets Not Allowed

  • Address: 8667 Van Doren Beach
  • Lake: Cayuga Lake
  • Location: Lakeside
  • Peak Check In: Saturday
  • Square Feet: 3700
Location

Can't stay a whole week?  Stay a Mini-Week!

Create lasting Finger Lakes memories and rent a 3-night mini-getaway between June 22nd and September 8th at The Lily Pad.

*Offer expires 09/08/2024 and you must book your vacation between 06/22/2024 and 09/07/2024.


Location Location

Description Description

Check out this stunning and luxurious 3+ bedroom Cayuga Lake House!  Upon entry into the rear foyer, guests will be greeted with a spectacular view of Cayuga Lake through the windows of the great room.  To the left is the first bedroom, featuring a queen bed and a private en suite bathroom with an oversized tile shower.  To the right is another bedroom with a queen bed along with its own en suite bathroom with a shower/tub combo.

The wide hallway opens up into the great room, featuring a wall of sliding glass doors and chalet style windows to accentuate the stunning view of the lake.  Hardwood floors and relaxing colors enhance the feeling of serenity and luxury.  A large sectional with Samsung smart TV is available for enjoying a movie or a glass of wine at the end of a busy day.  Guests can watch their favorite programs using the TV apps and their accounts (Netflix, Disney+, HBO Max etc.).  High speed, fiberoptic internet is available for streaming to personal devices or for those needing to work while on vacation.

The dining table seats 8 and is directly next to the spacious, elegant kitchen.  Walk out any of the sliding glass doors onto the beautiful deck, where you can oversee the waterfront activities or share a meal in style.  A half bath is conveniently located in the rear of the great room.

The spectacular loft bedroom offers the best view in the house via large, chalet windows.  A king size bed faces the lake to accentuate the lake view.  Motorized sun blocking shades offer a welcome respite for late morning sleepers.  Keep the shades down until you’re rested and ready to start your day of Finger Lakes adventures!  A huge en suite bathroom features a Jacuzzi style bathtub and separate oversized shower.

The lower level features a game room with pool table and a walk out via sliding glass doors to the hot tub on the covered deck.  A fourth bedroom just off the game room offers sleeping for 4, with a bunk bed featuring full size mattresses.  A full bathroom with shower is at the end of the hall.

Just off the lower level deck is a beautiful stone patio and firepit, ideal for enjoying outdoor meals or a relaxing evening enjoying the company of friends and family.  The lakefront features a large deck/dock that reaches out over the water and a large boat hoist for your boat.  

Located near several nice wineries and a short drive to Ithaca, The Lily Pad is convenient to many area attractions, while still providing guests with wooded privacy and elegant accommodations.

**If the power goes out, no need to worry!  A 24KW Generac generator with an automatic transfer switch will keep everything running so you don’t have to miss out on any of your vacation stay

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: 6,000 Lbs (Max) - Lift Will Not Accommodate a Pontoon Boat - Boat must be off-loaded prior to arrival and boat trailers are not permitted on the Van Doren Beach Road.
  • Breakwall: 100' (Break Wall)
  • Nearest Launch: Taughannock Park
  • Vehicle Parking: 4 Spaces
  • Dock: 8' x 20' (Permanent)
  • No Pets Allowed
  • Sewer: Septic
  • Slope of Lot: Steep
  • Steps to Beach: 50
  • Stairs to Property: 2
  • Water Source: Lake

Bed and Bath Bed and Bath
  • Bedroom 1 - Queen - Entry Level
  • Bedroom 2 - Queen - Entry Level
  • Bedroom 3 - Double (2) - Lower Level (Full Bunk Set)
  • Bedroom 4 - King - Semi Private Loft
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet,Shower - Entry Level
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet,Combo Tub Shower - Entry Level
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet,Jetted Tub,Shower - Upper Level
  • Bathroom 4 - Toilet,Shower - Lower Level
  • Bathroom 5 - Toilet - Entry Level

Amenities 25 Amenities
  • *4 Wheel Drive or All Wheel Drive is Recommended
  • Air Conditioning (5 AC wall units located throughout the house)
  • BBQ - Propane
  • Deck Patio Uncovered
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • DVD player
  • Enhanced Cleaning Practices
  • Fire Pit
  • Fireplace (Decorative Only)
  • Game Room
  • Heating
  • Hot Tub
  • Internet (High Speed Fiber Optic Internet)
  • Jacuzzi
  • Linens provided
  • Living Room
  • Minimum Age Limit (25)
  • Pool Table
  • Power Sun Blocking Shades
  • Premier Property
  • Recently redesigned and replaced TREX upper and lower decks
  • Smoking Not Allowed
  • Towels provided
  • Washer

Reviews Rating 4.9 (27) Reviews
Rating 5
The Lily Pad!
We were thrilled with the property! The location was terrific, it was very well equipped with everything we needed, and there was ton of space for our family to spread out and at the same time come together for big family activities and meals!
Kimberly S - Stay Date: 10/12/2023
Rating 5
Perfect
This was our family's perfect Fall get away for a traditional family reunion close to our daughter at Syracuse U so she could join us easily. Thank you so much.
Kimberly S - Stay Date: 10/12/2023
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: 1/29/2024
Rating 5

The Lily Pad is a beautiful home with many amenities in a lovely location. My family enjoyed being right on the lake, the hot tub, fire pit, pool table, etc. Great place for a lake vacation!

Sarah N from Canajoharie, New York - Stay Date: 7/29/2023
Rating 5

This is an amazing home. Beautiful sun rises and great lakeside deck to relax on (along with plenty of books to read while you’re enjoying it). Luxurious home with everything you need for a relaxing stay. Great kitchen with top of the line appliances and plenty of accessories to enjoy some good meals. Great skies at night with so little light pollution. We had a great time! 

James A from York, Pennsylvania - Stay Date: 8/5/2023
Rating 5
Gorgeous views

House and location are beautiful! Very clean and we had a great time. Be mindful not to accidentally pull into the neighbors driveway, my husband did and she ran out of the house flipping out. It was a honest mistake. Besides Karen we had an amazing time with beautiful views.

Lindsay M from Williamstown, New Jersey - Stay Date: 7/8/2023
Rating 5

We stayed here in 2021 too and love the Lily Pad

Karen R from Penfield, New York - Stay Date: 7/16/2022
Rating 5
Beautiful stay!!!!!!

This property was beautiful and we had an amazing time!! The property was exactly what we expected and was very clean! The check in process was very easy and I was given information in a timely matter which was much appreciated! We would definitely rent here again!!!

Hannah K from Syracuse, New York - Stay Date: 9/16/2022

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: 3/31/2023
Rating 5
Lovely weekend at Cayuga Lake

The place was better than what we expected. High quality accommodations. Lovely lakefront property. Would definitely stay there again

George M from Syosset, New York - Stay Date: 9/24/2021

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: 10/12/2021
Rating 4
Rise and (sun)shine!

Our family of (4) enjoyed a relaxing week at The Lily Pad. The home is located on the sunrise side of the lake, and with the master bedroom loft windows you won't have to move an inch to see it. (This is not a master for late-sleepers!) Home is well appointed, clean and teenager-friendly. A storage shed on the dock houses extra chairs, floats and two fishing poles (not noted on the listing). The stairs to the dock are steep, but manageable and well lit in the evening. The owners obviously care about the guest experience, and have done their best to create a high-end destination on the lake.

Caitlin R from Alexandria, Virginia - Stay Date: 7/28/2020

Thank you very much for taking the time to rate your experience at our rental.  We will use your feedback to improve the experience for future guests at this rental.  Please come and stay with us again soon!

Finger Lakes Premier Properties staff
Posted: 9/2/2021
Rating 4
Rise and (sun)shine!

Our family of (4) enjoyed a relaxing week at The Lily Pad. The home is located on the sunrise side of the lake, and with the master bedroom loft windows you won't have to move an inch to see it. (This is not a master for late-sleepers!) Home is well appointed, clean and teenager-friendly. A storage shed on the dock houses extra chairs, floats and two fishing poles (not noted on the listing). The stairs to the dock are steep, but manageable and well lit in the evening. The owners obviously care about the guest experience, and have done their best to create a high-end destination on the lake.

Caitlin R - Stay Date: 7/28/2020
Rating 5
Amazing!

We had a great time!

Lea Ann L - Stay Date: 10/29/2020
Rating 5

We enjoyed the house and it looked like the pictures. The views and outdoor furniture was perfect. The kitchen was well set up and the pool table was fun.

Jill I from Brooklyn, New York - Stay Date: 6/5/2020
Rating 5

The house was even more beautiful than pictured. The property is an amazing piece! Our family had such a wonderful time on this trip and we will definitely be back. The rental process was super easy and while I never needed anything while on this trip I was left feeling confident that if I did it would be taken care of ASAP. Overall one of the best, most relaxing trips ever!

Craig N from Ebensburg, Pennsylvania - Stay Date: 7/18/2020
Rating 5
Absolutely Stunning Cayuga Lake House!

Beautiful lakefront property, nicely decorated, sparkling clean, and with many amenities. We came to spend some family time together when travel and tourism don't feel safe, and this was a lovely spot to gather and enjoy the view from the decks and the dock. The kitchen is amazingly well-equipped and spacious, so we did a lot of cooking and baking. Almost a shame, because in normal times this area has a number of restaurants we would try.

Kim M from Town and Country Missouri - Stay Date: 9/6/2020
Rating 5
Scenic family getaway in the age of stay at home

Beautiful lakefront property, nicely decorated, sparkling clean, and with many amenities. We came to spend some family time together when travel and tourism don't feel safe, and this was a lovely spot to gather and enjoy the view from the decks and the dock. The kitchen is amazingly well-equipped and spacious, so we did a lot of cooking and baking. Almost a shame, because in normal times this area has a number of restaurants we would try.

Anonymous - Stay Date: 9/6/2020
Rating 5

Amazing location, amazing property, amazing time! Can’t wait to return.

Scott H from Akron, Ohio - Stay Date: 7/31/2020
Rating 5
Absolutely Stunning Cayuga Lake House!

This place is gorgeous. The location was perfect for us to have a great few days at the lake. The house is beautiful and wonderfully laid out. We are already talking about going back!

Craig N from Ebensburg, Pennsylvania - Stay Date: 7/18/2020
Rating 5

We enjoyed the house and it looked like the pictures. The views and outdoor furniture was perfect. The kitchen was well set up and the pool table was fun.

Jill I from Brooklyn, NY - Stay Date: 6/5/2020
Rating 5
2019 Family Vacation
The Lily Pad was a wonderful place to spend the week with our family. The amenities were fantastic. The views of the lake are spectacular. The rooms are clean and comfortable and all modern upgrade appliances. It was very quiet and peaceful location. We look forward to returning next year.
John & Laurie H from Langhorne - Stay Date: 9/14/2019
Rating 5
June 2019 Stay

This vacation rental was perfect for our girls weekend at the local wineries. The house was stunning with a lake view in almost every room of the house. There are plenty of private and communal spaces to relax, and the house was staged like a 5-Star hotel. Everything was so clean and tidy.

Alison W from Glenside, PA - Stay Date:
Rating 5
May 2019 Stay

My family had an in credibly comfortable and enjoyable experience.

Alexandra B - Stay Date:
Rating 5
Great views of the lake!

Beautiful location.  Great views from every room.  Clean, spacious and luxurious.  Plenty to do and see just a short drive away. 

Rosemary S from Bound Brook, PA - Stay Date: 10/12/2018
Rating 5
Amazing views of the lake!

It was a beautiful location.  Amazing views and all the amenities we could ask for.  A very relaxing weekend!

Donna H from Fairport, NY - Stay Date: 11/5/2018
Rating 5
June 2018 Stay

The lily pad was a wonderful home to spend the weekend. Located right on the Cayuga Lake, the home offers spectacular views, with peaceful surroundings.

Lauren B from Williamsville, NY - Stay Date: 6/1/2018
Rating 5
We could not have been happier. The Lily Pad was gorgeous and had everything we needed. Could not have asked for a better experience. Thank you.
Lauren from Lancaster PA - Stay Date: 6/10/2016
Rating 5
The house exceeded our expectations. The property was beautiful, well maintained inside and out. The beds and bedding was very comfortable, which I find to be one of the biggest challenges when staying at rental houses. It was great to have indoor entertainment with the pool table, chess board and covered patio when it rained. All in all a house I would rent again.
Inez from Houston TX - Stay Date: 5/20/2016
Rating 5
Our family, which represented a wide range of ages, was interested in a quiet vacation retreat where we could reconnect. The Lily Pad was the perfect fit. The approach, a private winding gravel road, led to a newly constructed lakeside house perched on a bluff. The property was incredible! Expansive walls of glass blended the natural beauty of Cayuga Lake with interior decor pallet of subtle neutral tones. Sunrise from the loft was breathtaking. The house was immaculate and tastefully decorated. The sounds of water breaking on the shoreline were overheard. The property was full of entertaining amenities including a hot tub, fire pit, state of the art grill, and billiard table. Puzzles, board games and DVDs were available. There were several floors and secluded areas allowing our party to comfortably convene, as well as, retreat. The dock was equipped to accommodate large and small watercraft. We put in canoes and kayaks and hired a private boat charter to pick us up for a tour of the lake. We also fished from the dock and our Uncle Stan was a fixture on its Adirondack chairs. There was plenty within reach outside the property too. We hiked, wine tasted, attended a NASCAR race, toured Cornell U., and dined out. The Lily Pad is highly recommended!
Susan from Little Falls NJ - Stay Date: 8/9/2014
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