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Private, Spacious, Level 2 Acre Retreat w/ Spectacular Panoramic Views

7 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights


Auburn House Rental Photos and Description

3 bedroom areas, 2 full baths, sleeps 9

A private waterfront retreat with spectacular views of beautiful Owasco Lake is what our Poplar Cove home is all about. It has all the privacy you need with over 100 feet of water frontage and two acres of level grassy lawn, yet is conveniently located only one mile from the city of Auburn. This spacious home boasts a remarkable open floor plan with all brand new large picture windows and over-sized patio doors that provide absolutely breathtaking panoramic views of the shimmering bright blue waters. The living space has wood laminate flooring, freshly painted walls, and tasteful modern furniture and decor.

Outdoors we have an extremely large deck with a gas grill, a table that seats 6, another table that seats 2, and plenty of lounge furniture for your gatherings. There is also a dock to fish from or dock a boat. Go ahead and bring your own boat or rent one from a local marina and dock it here at the house. We do have two kayaks that you are free to use. The shoreline has a seawall that is about four feet high and the water is usually around two feet high at the edge. The water level gradually goes out to about four feet deep at the end of the dock. There is a rather large sandbar you can kayak out to for some play in the sandy water approximately 150 yards to the northeast. Most areas of Owasco Lake have rocky bottoms. Everyone loves our large grassy lawn for kickball, soccer, volleyball, flying a kite or just plain old relaxing by the water.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Property Manager
Christine Izzo
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
June 30, 2016
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About Christine Izzo

We are school teachers in the local area and live close by.

Christine Izzo purchased this house in 2005

Why Christine Izzo chose Owasco Lake

Gorgeous views and lots of lawn!!

What makes this house unique

Large lot with breathtaking views of the lake.


based on 7 traveler reviews

Private, Spacious, Level 2 Acre Retreat w/ Spectacular Panoramic Views
average rating of 3.4285715 based on 7 reviews
Marysville Michigan

Save your money!!!

  • 1 of 5

I want to preface this by saying that I am used to being near the water as I live a mile away from the St Clair River & a couple of miles from Lake Huron so I understand that living near the water means spiders......but I also know if property owners take care of their property & have an exterminator come on a regular basis the spiders can be controlled. Totally not the case with this property....complaints are as follows....

1. SPIDERS - big ones, small ones inside & outside the house. Coming back after dark was like walking a gauntlet full of spiders, the goal was to make it inside without getting one on you. My friend was not so lucky one night & had one the size of a half dollar on her neck.

2. The place was filthy!!! Spider webs everywhere, mold & mildew in both showers & there was DRIED BLOOD on the comforter on the upstairs bed.

3. The dock was in serious disrepair. Most boards were soft & we personally were not comfortable having more than one person at a time on the dock.

4. Definitely not a 3 bedroom - it's 2 bedrooms with a sitting area outside of the upstairs bedroom with a pullout sofa.

5. Advertised fans in every room, there were a couple of disgustingly dirty table top fans & one equally dirty fan on a stand. Also there was a filthy box fan that didn't work.

6. Couldn't keep all the windows open due to gaps letting in flys, nats & bees.

7. Sliding screen door was a joke, it kept coming off the tracks - we finally contacted the property owners & the husband came the next day to "fix" it but it didn't seal properly so the bugs got in anyway.

8. Furniture was horribly uncomfortable. We did figure out near the end of our stay that the loveseat cushions were not put back correctly from a previous visitor so that ended up be a tad better than the sofa.

9. The beds are horrible, you can feel & hear the springs with every movement. It's obvious the property owners don't sleep here.

10. Just an overall rip off, this house was not worth the price & didn't look as nice in person as it did in the pictures.

A few summers ago we rented a beautiful house on Lake Michigan for half the price that was virtually spider free & clean. The first night in this house we slept with the lights on & seriously considered contacting the owners to request a refund........

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great vacation

  • 5 of 5

I grew up on Owasco Lake and was so looking forward to a week there and I was not disappointed!

The house was comfortable, the kitchen fully stocked with everything you need, plenty of towels, blankets etc. The large back deck was perfect for entertaining. We rented a pontoon boat for the week and my husband was out every morning fishing. The lake is very weedy right now but that did not stop us from kayaking. We went to the sand spit and swam there. Our evenings were completed with a fire in the fire pit.

The location is very convenient to Auburn & Moravia and shopping!

I would recommend this house and we are thinking about going back next summer

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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an excellent time

  • 4 of 5

My family and I spent a fun filled week here.The cottage was well maintained. Auburn, Skaneateles, and Moravia are all easily accessible within 10-20 min from the cottage. Syracuse is only 40 min away and features an excellent mall. Owasco marine is only 5 min away where you can rent fishing boats and pontoons at very reasonable rates and they put them in the water for you which makes it much more convenient. The lake here is very weedy but if that doesn't bother you it is good for swimming. It is an older home so there are a few kinks here and there but that is to be expected. Overall we had a very good experience here.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Phoenix, az

Lake front area nice

  • 2 of 5

We arrived at this home with high expectations. The sliders out to the front, the deck and the front yard leading to the dock/water were very nice. Unfortunately, the rest of the house did not meet our expectations. To the owner's credit, when we let her know our feelings about the cleanliness of the house, she offered to come and make it right, but on the Thursday of our week stay, my friend had a mouse run up the front of her and that sort of was the end of it for us. At that point we did notice mouse droppings in some of the cabinets. The property is not well maintained, but if aesthetics don't bother you, then that is not an issue. The couch/sleeper sofas in the living room are in pretty bad shape, but if you are not looking for comfort when sleeping, that is also not an issue. There is a bedroom upstairs with a very tiny bathroom and another bedroom/master downstairs with an attached bathroom, but unless you don't care about disturbing the person(s) sleeping in that room, the bathroom is only accessible when everyone is up for the day.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This group complained when they first arrived that there were still towels drying, that a screen was partially coming out of the door and they wished there were more beds. We fixed the screen right away, but thought the other complaints were odd. Then 5 days into their stay got the complaints that the upstairs shower was not cleaned well and that the refrigerator seal was dirty (which ended up being just a discoloring). I offered to come and take care of these things and also deal with the mouse but they said they were just going to leave. Once every two or three years, we encounter a mouse, but it is usually in the winter months (this cottage is on two acres outside the city and has woods nearby). I did feel bad about this, but they said they were going to leave regardless of how it was handled. They had stayed the week before this at a newly built home on a small lot down the street and had higher expectations for our home because of the price. Our home is well maintained and taken care of. This year it got a new roof, new windows and doors in half the house and in the last few years got all new wood laminate flooring in the living room, dining area, and kitchen. It also got new berber carpets and new bathroom flooring along with fresh paint inside and many new linens, quilts, decor. Everything is in good working order. Even though we love the cottage itself, the absolute best part about it is the privacy, two acre lawn, 108 feet of lake front and the fabulous views!
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Family Reunion Headquarters

  • 5 of 5

The family of a Cornell graduate stayed at this loction Memorial Day week to attend graduation ceremonies (Saturday and Sunday). Those that stayed at the cottage were 3 Uncles and Aunts, four cousins (age 1 to 13) and grandpa. Total 11; 3 camped out in a tent near the deck. The family of the graduate, stayed in Ithaca but came to the cottage cookouts following the Saturday and Ceremonies.

The 40 minute commute to Ithaca was pleasant as we entered the campus from the north with no hassel or delays, avoiding the heavy and restricted campus traffic.

The facilities at the cottage were as advertized: plenty of bedding and towels, kitchen well stocked with appliances in good working order, cooking, tools and eqiipment, and serving dishes and plates,

Access to supplies were convient in Auburn.

No plumbing problems and new sliding doors worked great. The view and activity of the lake were a treat.

This was a pleasant way for the family to gather for this occasion. We will do it again sometime.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Had a great stay!

  • 4 of 5

The house was spacious and had mostly everything we needed to have a comfortable weekend.

The kitchen came fully stocked with equipment, glasses, dishware, etc. Furniture was comfortable and the house was also stocked with many blankets, sheets, and towels.

My group and I had a great time grilling, kayaking, and using the campfire.

We had an issue with logging for than four people at a time onto the wireless internet, and the door to the back of the house was really hard to open.

I definitely recommend this house to people looking for a nice getaway at a value.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our priority for the spring/summer 2012 season is to install three brand new sets of sliding patio doors. They are very large and heavy and are getting a bit difficult to slide easily.
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles

The Finger Lakes region is well known for its wineries, waterfalls, rolling hills and beauty. There are plenty of parks and sites to visit within a few miles, along with the Merry Go Round Theater (live Broadway caliber performances), museums, restaurants and shopping. The quaint historic village of Skaneateles is only five miles to the east and has wonderful shops, restaurants, and scenic beauty. An abundance of golf courses are within a few miles of the home as well. Owasco Lake is a very clean lake for swimming and recreation. Fishing is excellent for walleye, trout, bass, perch, and northern pike.


Rates & Availability

Auburn House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Oct 3 2016 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
May 26 2017 - Jun 23 2017
2 night minimum stay
Peak Summer Season
Jun 24 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 4 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay

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Weekends possible

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  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Auburn House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Newly updated bathrooms in 2014!!!
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Loft - 1 sleep sofa /futon , loft area w/queen sleeper sofa
    Living Room - 2 sleep sofa /futon , queen and twin sleeper sofas in living room
  • Living room has one queen and one twin sleeper sofa. Loft space (used as a third bedroom) has a queen sleeper sofa.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 3 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Air conditioning window unit on top floor cools the bedroom with double bed and also the loft area with the queen sofa bed. Another window unit in master bedroom on main floor. All rooms in the home have oscillating fans and/or ceiling fans.

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