This finger lakes home has spectacular views of Owasco Lake from every room!! Because the house is situated on a point,there are breathtaking views of the north end, south end and east side of the lake. One of the greatest aspects of this home is the level lake frontage, which is pretty hard to come by in the finger lakes area. There are no stairs to worry about to get to the water or the house, so bring the grandparents and the kids! The spacious deck on the house is literally two or three feet from the water's edge and the 125' of beachfront gives you plenty of privacy. A lovely enclosed porch runs the whole length of the house. There is a nice grassy side yard for games/play and a privacy fence surrounds most of the lawn without blocking the view.
With approximately 2000 square feet, the house has a very comfortable feel to it. The large living room which also runs the length of the house on the lake side has beautiful hardwood floors and a stone fireplace. French doors with sidelights open onto the porch. There is a formal dining room that seats 10 but there is also a dining table in the porch, along with a wicker seating area. The entire house is filled with classy antiques, beautiful quilts and linens, and is very tastefully decorated.
There are four bedrooms and two full bathrooms with tubs/showers. A bathroom is on each floor. The large bedrooms has a queen bed, two other bedrooms each have a double bed and the 4th bedroom has two twin beds. Two 'rollaway' beds (like cots with mattresses that are portable) can fit in any of the bedrooms. All of the bedrooms have new berber carpet. The fully stocked kitchen is large (approximately 20'x14') and has just been totally remodeled in 2011! It now has hardwood flooring to match the rest of the home, new gorgeous granite countertops with plenty of counter space, new light maple cabinetry, plenty of recessed lighting, and all stainless steel appliances including a gas range, microwave, dishwasher, and refrigerator. Our gourmet kitchen also has basic appliances such as a toaster, blender, garbage disposal, mixer, and coffeemaker. All kinds of cookware, dishes, utensils, and gadgets are provided. The house is on public water and sewer, has cable TV and a DVD player, and also high speed wireless internet. A first floor laundry is also a plus! Linens are provided, but are not your responsibility to wash for the next tenants.
Central air is key for sleeping on those sultry summer nights. Many folks enjoy sitting on the porch at night with the windows open (have screens) and listening to the relaxing sounds of the water. If you like daytime water activities, it is only about 3 feet deep near the end of the dock and just gradually gets deeper further out. It's a great spot for kids and adults alike. Weeds are scarce in this part of the lake, which results in a much more enjoyable swim! The large deck has comfortable seating with a table and some lounge furniture along with a gas grill and a charcoal grill. If you don't have a boat, one can be rented at one of the three different nearby marinas and kept at the dock. A rowboat is included in the rental price however. There is also a campfire pit located at the edge of the lawn/beach for roasting marshmelows with the family!
Owasco Lake is in the heart of the finger lakes region. Our home is about 5 minutes from the city of Auburn, 30 minutes to Syracuse, 25 minutes to Seneca Falls or Waterloo Outlet Mall, 10 minutes to Skaneateles, and 40 minutes to Ithaca.
In the Auburn area, you can take a wine tour, see live theater at the Merry Go Round Playhouse, go to great restaurants, play some rounds of golf at the many nearby courses, and visit the Bass Pro Shops at the Finger Lakes Mall. You can take a day trip to the quaint historic village of Skaneateles, visit Fillmore Glen State Park in Moravia and hike alongside the waterfalls and swim in the natural spring-fed swimming hole, or travel to Ithaca and hike Taughannock Falls or Buttermilk Falls.
Song Mountain is about 40 minutes away for skiing and there is also a brand new indoor waterpark there!
Best of all, just hang at the private beach at the house and swim in the clean water or take out the rowboat and catch yourself some fish. The fishing is excellent!
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