Under Contract

MLS# 315520 & 315521

Amazing opportunity to own an established Lakeside Market, Eatery and Vacation Rental business in the idyllic Finger Lakes


Property Description

Offered separately or together the Busy Bee Lakeside Market/Cafe and the adjoining Lodge-style home and vacation cottages are now available for sale.

This historic lakefront property is located on the west shore of Cayuga Lake in the center of the nations first wine trail!

The Commercial Property, located at 7928-7930 County Road 153 is offered at $597,400 and includes the current Busy Bee Market/Restaurant, Wine Shop, 110 feet of lake front and an additional 2 acres of undeveloped land on Deerlick Springs Road. The Market is a popular lakeside destination by both tourists & locals, accessible by boat, car, foot or bike. This turn-key business offers a full café menu, ice cream, grocery & produce, goods from local artisans, wine and beer, souvenirs and tourist provisions. Bicycle, canoe and kayak rentals have also been available. Sale includes all equipment and non-perishable merchandise.

Next door the Vacation Rentals, which include a beautiful Lodge and four cottages, are offered at $495,000. Enjoy beautiful Cayuga Lake right outside your door. The Lodge features an open floor plan with plenty of room for gathering a large group. This two bedroom, 2 bath home also has a family room that can be used as an over-flow sleeping area. Currently, the spacious upstairs landing has been staged for sleeping as well.

Outside you'll find a back patio for grilling and a gracious covered porch for enjoying the summer sights. A large barn, currently used as a Yoga Studio is also included. Lakeside, are four cozy cottages, covered outdoor kitchen and 100 feet of lake frontage with a boat launch and two docks.

Both properties have undergone many recent improvements and are offered in a package price of 980,000. Located in the heart of the Finger Lakes, a bustling tourist destination. Close to amazing hiking, breathtaking waterfalls, world-class wineries and first-rate colleges and universities.


  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms (Full)

Busy Bee

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Kathleen "Kate" Seaman

NYS Lic Real Estate Associate Broker

Accredited Buyer Representative, Graduate of the Realtor Institute, Senior Residential Specialist, Resort and Second Home Specialist

“Your Realtor for Life”

I have been a real estate agent in Ithaca for 19 years, and I bring with me a lifetime of knowledge about the Ithaca area. I was born in Ithaca, growing up on Cayuga Lake and attending Ithaca Public Schools. I left for college and a prior career, but eventually found my way back to this region that I love and have always called home.

Since becoming a homeowner myself, I have lived in downtown Ithaca and I now reside in Cayuga Heights. I have gotten to know the many neighborhoods of Ithaca and surrounding area from being part of this community for so long. My career in real estate has deepened my understanding of our market which has proven very successful my me and my clients.

I have always been a very social person, and I especially love this aspect of my job as a real estate agent. I enjoy getting to know new people, fostering connections and helping them in the very important task of buying or selling their home. I have high expectations for myself and conduct my business with a great sense of integrity and honesty. I can assure you that I will be forthright and loyal, working to make the real estate process as smooth as possible.

Warren Real Estate

830 Hanshaw Road #607-257-0666, Ithaca, NY 14850


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John Burruss

Lic. Real Estate Salesperson

Bryan Warren

John’s commitment to you is to utilize his 35 + years in business to help you get the results you need in this ever changing Real Estate Market; whether buying or selling.

A Cornell alumn, John first became licensed to sell real estate in Ithaca, NY in 1972. Later acquiring a Florida license in 1987 after he moved his family to Tampa. John, the entrepreneur, has owned multiple businesses in New York and Florida. Moving the family further south to Fort Myers in 2004 allowed his two children to attend college there.

John continues to grow his knowledge base of the industry by expanding his skill set, most recently completing the necessary requirements to be a licensed real estate appraiser. Current market knowledge is what it’s all about. Please give John a call; you will be glad you did!

Warren Real Estate

830 Hanshaw Road, Ithaca, NY 13815