|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
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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.
House is spacious and comfortably furnished. Wonderful porch, large lawn and waterfront. Responsive and friendly owners. Very quiet lake. Would come again.
We stayed at Glenbrook Point on Owasco lake during the last week of August. We live in NJ and were vacationing with our relatives from Germany (5 adults and 5 children in total). Neither of us had ever visited the Finger Lakes, but we found a wonderful vacation spot at Glenbrook Point!
When we arrived, Derek and Luga were there to greet us as they were watering the beautiful flowers and stocking up the firewood. They made us feel very welcome and helped us with a couple of extras that we forgot to bring.
At the house, we had no problem keeping busy with kayaking to the other side and back, swimming, snorkeling to see the fish, rafting, digging for worms/fishing, camp fires by the water and volleyball in the spacious side yard. We also really enjoyed eating meals together, reading and relaxing on the huge wrap-around porch.
Beyond the house, we adventured to Niagara Falls, Ithica, Aurora and a local Mennonite dairy farm. We wanted to do more, but we enjoyed the house so much that we didn't venture out to hike or visit the nearby Filmore Glen.
We found the listing details very accurate and helpful for info about beds per room and kitchen details. The house is even more beautiful when you arrive.
We really enjoyed our stay! See you again and thank you.
Rob & Yvette
The pictures do not do this property justice--beautiful waterfront, wraparound porch, great room, and grounds. Beachside fire pit, chairs and picnic table topped it off. All you need is included with the rental. Owners very easy to contact and deal with. We were lucky to get this for the week we wanted, you will not be disappointed!
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 Lakeside 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
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Jul 2 2016 - Sep 3 2016
7 night minimum stay
Sep 4 2016 - Oct 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
|Property Damage Protection||$59|
Well behaved dogs are welcome for a small additional fee.