QUIET, BEAUTIFUL SERENITY - 'ON GOLDEN POND'

Tom Billard

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Sleeps11
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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QUIET, BEAUTIFUL SERENITY - 'ON GOLDEN POND'

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Modern home, lake views on three sides, sleeps 11 in comfort

The Tully Lake House is fully equipped to sleep 11 comfortably. Built in 2002, the two story home consist of a large Great Room with a cathedral ceiling and beautiful fireplace, fully equipped kitchen, 2 1/2 baths, Master Bedroom on the main level (king bed), two other bedrooms on the main level (one with a queen, one with two twins), jet tub in MB bath,

four decks/porches with plenty of chairs and a porch swing, a large Retreat Room on the second floor with two twin beds, a home office with wireless internet, overlook with one twin on the balcony. All sheets and towels are provided. Direct TV is available as well as A/C for those really hot summer days. There is a boathouse with a rowboat, canoe, three bikes, a fire pit by the lake (and plenty of firewood) and Weber charcoal grill for grilling. There is a swim dock accessible by rowboat or use our access at the Green Lake swim beach (about 1.5 miles away). Tully Lake is a fantastic bass lake if you fish.

All you need to bring are your personal items and some groceries - you will not want to leave!

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
Tom Billard (Owner)
Advertiser since 2013
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About Tom Billard

While Pam and I grew up in New York State, this is our ideal place to be due to the location, the quality of the home and the sense of peace you feel here. I'm a graduate of Cornell, Pam of Manhattanville College and we both have masters from Syracuse. Our careers took us to Rochester, Sacramento and now Scottsdale. We love being at the lake - plenty of space to spread out and entertain family and friends in comfort! We have furnished the home with many antiques from our families as well as personal momentos. You will love this location as we do!

Tom Billard purchased this house in 2001

Why Tom Billard chose Tully

When we built the home in 2002 ( my Dad bought the old fishing cottage that dated back to the 1920s in 1968) we wanted to capitalize on the private location - end of the road and water on three sides. Unlike many other lake properties, this is totally private and secluded. Looking to the south, all you see is water and the beautiful, ever lasting hills. The lake is relatively small so most boaters are in canoes, on boards or in small watercraft. Sit on the porch (take your pick of one of four) and wave to those going by - it is so peaceful. When we built the house, we incorporated the old claw foot bathtub from the old cottage as well as four Tompkins County grilles in the overlook; our objective has been to provide our guests a comfortable, relaxing experience. We've had the property going on 50 years; we love to share it with our guests. It is like 'On Golden Pond.'

What makes this house unique

The porches are great - perfect for entertaining. On a cool evening, enjoy a fire while watching TV or reading a book. The wireless is perfect for your PC or ipad; take it anywhere. The adults can be downstairs while the kids can watch videos or play games upstairs. Go for a row and explore the lake? Lots of nooks and crannies here to explore, especially all the old cottages at the north end of the lake. While we are secluded, we are a short, scenic 25 minutes from Skaneateles and Syracuse - all the dining and entertainment you might want.

Sleeps11
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 12 traveler reviews

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Quiet, Beautiful Serenity - 'On Golden Pond'
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
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Tully Finger Lakes
PA
5

Donna and Jerry

  • 5 of 5
Great home!
Great location … with water on three sides and able to watch the sun come up!
Great amenities … with a wonderful swing on the front porch!!
Great additions that you normally wouldn't think of … a boat dock with a canoe and a row boat AND a "bonfire" on which we all roasted marshmallows!
Great choice for a Finger Lakes experience!
  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your "Great" review! We're glad your family had a wonderful vacation. This is a great place for family time - plenty of space to spread out as well as peaceful quiet and serenity.
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Tully Finger Lakes
Arlington, VA, USA
5

Beautiful Setting

  • 5 of 5
We have stayed in this house for 3 years and are coming back next year. Tully is a very pretty lake with lily pads along the shore. The lake is not too big so there aren't lots of speed boats running around, just a lot of peace. Great for swimming, fishing and canoeing. The view from the front porch can't be matched by any house on the lake. We like to sit on the front porch and soak up the view. The rebuilt/renovated house is quite nice and has plenty of room for our extended family of 10. It's also only about 10 miles from Syracuse, as well as within easy driving distance of numerous state parks if you want to venture out. Although for me personally, I'm happy to just stay at Tully!
  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We always enjoy having guests that value the privacy, serenity and peace of Tully Lake. The canoes, kayaks and the occasional passing of the classic Chris Craft teak boat harken back to a simpler time. We too love the porches and upper deck as places to relax, refresh and renew our spirits. We're happy you will be back next year!
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Tully Finger Lakes
Bethesda, MD
5

Just perfect!

  • 5 of 5
I had been coming to Tully Lake to visit relatives for years when I was a little girl. What a treat to find this beautiful house to return to the place of my childhood with my young daughter! Every amenity is provided here. The setting is just spectacular, with views of the lake in three directions. We swam, canoed, and enjoyed the beauty of Tully. On chillier days, we relaxed in the comfortable great room, with room for all the family. The kitchen has everything we needed to prepare big family meals, but Sweet Basil is a good option when you don't feel like cooking. Nearby Gladtime Market has great local produce and delicious pies. After several years renting this home, this year offered the chance finally to meet the owners in person. Having met Tom and Pam, I now know why their home is so comfortable and inviting! We'll be back...
  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thanks for the excellent review. It has been a treat to meet this guest and her engaging daughter as she has many memories of Tully Lake (as we do!). The perspectives have been interesting since we are located at the quiet end of the lake. We hope to see you back to enjoy our Lake House and the serenity if offers.
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Tully Finger Lakes
Wyalusing PA
5

Peaceful Trip

  • 5 of 5
The lake house on Tully lake was wonderful! Our family really enjoyed the quiet, peaceful, and beautiful house and surroundings. This is the first place my family has ever wanted to go back to. The fishing was great! Our family caught over 400 fish in our week long stay. We were also lucky enough to see a bald eagle on several occasions. The beach for the kids to swim was easy to find and fun for the kids. The owners are very accommodating, and concerned about our stay. It helped us to feel right at home. There is plenty or room for a large crowd, yet comfy enough for our family of four.
  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the most positive review! We have focused on providing great creature comforts in this very natural setting. I think 400 fish in one week sets a high standard for even the most avid fishermen! We hope you will comeback - I understand the ice fishing is great as well.
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Tully Finger Lakes
Rockville, MD
5

Best Lake House Ever

  • 5 of 5
Our family has been visiting Tully Lake for many years, but this was our first time in this beautiful house. The location is perfect, with water views on three sides. We were grateful for the air conditioning on two very hot days during our stay. The house is truly a home, with all the conveniences and decorated very nicely. The internet connection worked perfectly as well. We cannot imagine a nicer place to stay in this lovely region of the country, and we will return again and again. Thank you to Tom and Pam for sharing your beautiful home.
  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the positive comments! We designed the house so that we could maximize the lake views. We are glad you will be back in future years to enjoy the unique charms of Tully Lake and the area.
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Tully Finger Lakes
New York
5

Relaxing week on the water

  • 5 of 5
My friends and family and I had a wonderful stay on Tully Lake! The house is filled with a ton of amenities-cable TV, a Jacuzzi tub, a/c, a full kitchen but your surrounded by nature everywhere you look. The house sits on the end of a private drive so it very serene and peaceful. We even had pre teens with us for a few days and having the upstairs area with twin beds and family room was wonderful as it gave the kids their own space and helped keep the noise level to a minimum. All of us, especially the kids enjoyed being able to go on the lake in the canoe and rowboat! I really appreciated use of the bikes. I hadn't been on one in years but loved exploring the area on two wheels. I would highly recommend this vacation property to everyone!
  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks Barbara! We built the lake house realizing there might be several generations staying at the same time; the layout of the home is conducive to all have lots of space and freedom to enjoy both the home and the beautiful lake surroundings. We're glad all had such a good week!
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Syracuse Hancock International Airport
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Interstate 81, Exits 12 and 13
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Green Lake
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
Song Mountain Ski Center
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Hill n Dale, Tully
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Cafe,Tully
Car: necessary
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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Tully House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jun 14 2014 - Sep 27 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,800
 
 
Early Fall
Sep 28 2014 - Oct 17 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,500
 
 
Late Fall
Oct 19 2014 - Nov 22 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,250
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Notes The property is available for rent September to June at a rate of $1,500 per month; tenant pays for all utilities (propane, electricity, trash and snow removal).
$500 cleaning/security deposit need to reserve the property. Weekly rentals are from 3 PM Saturday to 11 AM the following Saturday. Full payment due within 30 days of the rental beginning.
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Amenities

Amenities

Tully House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Refrigerator ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
  • The Master bath has a jet tub, stall shower, toilet and double sinks. There is also a linen closet in the bathroom. The guest bath on the main floor features an old claw foot tub that was refurbished from the old fishing cottage, a stall shower, toilet and sink. The second floor features a half bath, toilet and sink.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • The Master Bedroom has has a king size pillow top bed; there is a private deck off the master for your morning coffee. The guest bedroon on the main floor has a queen sized bed and 'Kate's Room' has two twins plus plenty of light from the east and south. All bedrooms have ample closet space. Additionally, there is a pull out sofa in the Great Room. On the second floor, there are two twin beds in the Retreat Room and one twin on the balcony. Kids enjoy the privacy of the second floor!
Entertainment:
  • Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Books ...
  • Music Library ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • live theater
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • boating
  • antiquing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • skiing
  • fishing
Notes:
This is a fantastic, quiet place for a restful family vacation. All of the amenities you normally enjoy in a beautiful setting. All in all, it is a real value.
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