Before your lease begins, please review this checklist to make your move-in as seamless as possible. 


  • One week prior to the start of your lease, please contact New York State Electric & Gas (NYSEG) to ensure the gas and electric meters are transferred to your name. It takes a week to set up. Per the lease: "Tenant agrees to have the Electric and Gas kept in their name from the first day of the lease to midnight of the last day of the lease" — not the first day you move in.
    Contact NYSEG: 1-800-572-1111

  • If you do not have natural gas service, please contact Becky at Ehrhart Energy (one week prior to the start of your lease) to have the propane put in your name.
    Contact Ehrhart Energy: 607-387-8881



  • When you arrive, the door will be unlocked. Keys will be left over the door or on the counter inside the house. There will be two keys — one to the front door and one to your mail box located in the Meeting House.

  • Please remember that there is no smoking inside the houses nor in the community Meeting House.



  • Place household trash in the provided dumpsters provided (no tags necessary).

  • Circular compost bins are placed in multiple locations around Boiceville Cottages. 

  • All recycling should be placed in single-stream recycling dumpster. Please break boxes down to save space.



  • Follow Boiceville Cottages on Facebook and Instagram for featured photos, event announcements, and more.

  • Join the Boiceville Community Facebook Group to connect with your neighbors, share events, and sell items.

  • Subscribe for the Boiceville Cottages newsletter at the bottom of the website. On the first of each month, we share some of our favorite, local events and destinations. If you'd like to promote event for an upcoming month, please reply to the newsletter and let us know.



  • Cleanliness of house. Remember that you have agreed to the following: "Tenant agrees that upon termination of lease, Tenant will vacate the premises and leave the premises, including stove, shower, appliances, floors, and other items in as clean a condition as they were when Tenant took possession." 
  • Please notify NYSEG and/or Ameri-Gas to take the meters out of your name as of midnight of the last day of your lease. 
  • Please be sure to contact your telephone and cable company to terminate your service. This is important for an easy transition for the next tenant. 
  • Please leave your door unlocked with front door and mail box keys on counter.

Prior to moving out, please review these helpful reminders.

Boiceville Cottages
301 Boiceville Road Brooktondale, Ithaca, NY 14817
Phone: 6072274791