5 vacation houses for sale in Ithaca, NY, in the Finger Lakes region

By Austin Havens-Bowen  |
May 20, 2022 - 12:30PM

This four bedroom, two and a half bath is listed for $775,000 after a recent $50,000 cut.

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Are you looking to buy a vacation house in upstate New York? You may want to consider Ithaca, a city on the southern shore of Cayuga Lake in the Finger Lakes region that’s home to Cornell University and Ithaca College. It has a walkable downtown area plus over 150 waterfalls (called gorges) and popular trails to hike.

Downtown, there’s Ithaca Commons, a shopping district where you’ll find The Dewitt Mall, shops like Benjamin Peters and Home Green Home plus Restaurant Row where you can dine at restaurants like Mercato Bar & Kitchen and Simeon’s. And for a dose of culture, there's the State Theater, Johnson Museum of Art, and Museum of the Earth.

To enjoy the great outdoors, there’s Cayuga Lake, which you can access by boat at Allan H. Treman State Marine Park and for swimming check out nearby Myers Park. You can also head to other parks in the area like Stewart Park and Buttermilk Falls State Park. And there’s Ithaca Tompkins International Airport for getting out of town. 

When it comes to buying a house here, the median sales price is $411,300, according to Right now there are about 50 listings, including some houses close to downtown and some farther out in more suburban areas.

Sound like a fit? Check out these five houses for sale in Ithaca including a contemporary three bedroom for $574,000.

5 Rosina Dr. 

This three bedroom, two and a half bath is listed for $469,000. The custom-built house features cathedral ceilings, tiled and carpeted floors, recessed lighting, ceiling fans, moldings, stainless steel appliances, central air, and an attached garage.

1 Lowell Pl. 

This four bedroom, three bath is listed for $574,000. The contemporary house has hardwood and tile floors, high ceilings, stainless steel appliances, quartz countertops, recessed and track lighting, skylights, oversized windows, built-ins, two decks, and an attached garage.

9 Cliff Park Circle 

This six bedroom, four bath is listed for $595,000. It has a fireplace, high ceilings, hardwood floors, recessed lighting, stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, ceiling fans, a deck, large yard, and a two-bedroom apartment.

11 Spruce Ln.

This four bedroom, three and a half bath is listed for $749,000. The house features hardwood floors, built-ins, cathedral ceilings, skylights, recessed lighting, oversized windows, stainless steel appliances, central air, an attached garage, rec room with a pool, and large backyard. 

204 Klinewoods Rd. 

This four bedroom, two and a half bath is listed for $775,000 after a recent $50,000 cut. It has a fireplace, moldings, hardwood floors, double-pane windows, white appliances, a laundry room, mudroom, attached garage, and large backyard. 



Austin Havens-Bowen

Staff Writer

Staff writer Austin Havens-Bowen covers the rental market and answers renters' questions in a column called Realty Bites. He previously reported on local news for the Queens Ledger and The Hunts Point Express in the Bronx. He graduated from Hunter College with a BA in media studies. He rents a one-bedroom apartment in Astoria with his boyfriend and their two cats.

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