This classic Summer home on a secluded point with 300' of lake frontage, spacious beach and private dock has just recently become available for rent. It is the former Summer vacation home of Vice President Joseph Biden
and his family. Enjoy nature walks on the 20+ acres of woods complete with waterfall and stream. See deer, turkeys, ducks, geese, blue herons and and an occasional bald eagle. It is located next to one of the prime fishing spots on Owasco Lake, with fishing gear available on request.
A newly renovated (Summer,2009) boathouse, next to the main house, can be rented separately, when available. The boathouse has one bedroom, brand new kitchen and bath with a gas fireplace (sleeps two).
This secluded retreat is located just minutes from Ithaca, with its world-class restaurants, farm markets, festivals, concerts and airport. A 10 - 15 minute drive takes you to the lake town of Aurora, with its shops, restaurants and the world-famous MacKenzie-Childs factory shop and tours. Skaneateles, another well-known resort town, a 25 minute drive, offers many fine restaurants, shops, boat tours and festivals. Spend an afternoon doing the Cayuga or Seneca lake wine tours with their many small, intimate wineries and restaurants, several only minutes away.
The house offers four large bedrooms with 2 1/2 baths, including a downstairs bedroom with full bath and an adjoining small room with one daybed with trundle (2 twins), ideal for children. Towels, sheets, blankets and pillows are provided. From the spacious great room, complete with a 2-story field stone fireplace, one has a 180 degree view of Owasco Lake. On the South lawn is a play yard complete with a slide for small children and ample space for bocci, croquet or volleyball. The three large bedrooms on the second floor each contain two twin beds. The huge wrap-around porch has wicker seating for about 12 to 15 people, as well as a dining table and chairs.
The kitchen has a new refrigerator with ice maker, new dishwasher and microwave oven among other amenities, and is fully stocked with cooking utensils,flatware, serving ware, dishes, glasses, toaster, coffee maker etc. There is a pantry/laundry off the kitchen with fully functioning washer and dryer, drying rack, iron and board. Well water is provided with UV filter for safe, great-tasting water. A BBQ grill and picnic table are on site. The house is fully heated with fans in each bedroom. A satellite dish provides great TV reception and high-speed internet access is provided. The great room has a huge functioning field stone fireplace, with firewood provided.
Canoes, kayaks, jet skis, pontoon boats and sailboats are available for rent at nearby marinas. There is a dock off the beach and fishing equipment is available on request. There are active biking and running groups in the area and a number of organized bike tours and road races throughout the season. Lunch or dinner is a five minute boat ride to the Cascade Grill. Detailed information on other area restaurants, wineries, shopping and other activities is available on site and on request.
Other Activities: Boating, hiking, fossil hunting