This home with waterfront is perfect for family reunions, extended families, or just large groups of friends! The east side location provides plenty of sunshine and awesome sunsets. There is a large two acre grassy lawn for kids to play and no neighbors on either side near the house. Since the yard is very spacious, you do have to walk approximately 100 yards (length of a football field) down the gently sloping property to the beach. The property gets more narrow towards the beach area where cottages get closer together. A stone driveway to drive to the water for people who can't walk this distance is located on the side of the property and cuts across the lawn near the waterfront. It is also used as a driveway/lane for cottages directly on the water. Kids can run and play, fly a kite, adults can have a volleyball game, play hoops, roast marsh-mellows, have a picnic, and take part in all kinds of water activities.
Inside, there is plenty of space to hang out together in the living room or family room. The dining room table seats 10 and table in the adjacent kitchen seats 6. Just outside the dining room is the deck which can seat 5 more or so. Many folks enjoy the piano room where they have singalongs with the family. There are also lots of nooks and crannies in the home where you could enjoy some quiet time away from the group. Of course, you could also do a little sunning at the beach while listening to the lapping waves, or relax in the lawn under one of the large shade trees.
The beach is all small flat rocks(shale) and has a deck and 45 foot dock. There are some stairs (approx. 20) from the lawn to the beach area. The water is very clean and there are no weeds in this area. It's crystal clear and you can easily see the bottom. It's a nice gradual walk out into the water and is about three feet deep at the end of the dock, which is great for kids- no drop offs. There is a rowboat with life-jackets for your use. For extremely large groups, we also own another home a short walk away with three bedrooms and sleeps 10 that you can inquire about. Auburn is only a short drive (a few miles)away, so it is very convenient for shopping, restaurants, parks,etc. There are many things to do just a short drive away.
Keywords: finger lakes, lakefront, home, near wineries
We are both school teachers nearby and live within a mile of the home. Since our teaching careers allow us to have summers off, we are able to promptly respond to any needs renters may have or questions they need answered.
Christine Izzo purchased this house in 2003
Large home and lawn! Crystal clear water here and nice gradual walk out, good for kids.
We booked this for a vacation for our extended family, and were looking specifically for somewhere near a lake but not necessarily right on the water. it worked out brilliantly. Christine the owner was kind, helpful, polite and very responsive. We had eight adults, in four couples, and a baby with us and there was plenty of space and beds for everyone. The house officially takes 20+ people and it was very comfortable for 9, with two sitting rooms, a dining room, plenty of outdoor furniture, and four large double bedrooms, a smaller double, and a single. There was a cot for the baby, enormous amounts of bedding and towels available, and plenty of comfortable places to sit.
The kitchen was very well stocked with pots, pans and knives, the oven was easy to use, and it was well-kept and clean. Because the house can be used for large groups, there were two fridge-freezers which was great as well as a barbecue on the patio. It was easy to cook for large groups in the spacious kitchen and there was a dishwasher, meaning that the cleaning up was pretty easy.
As had a 14 month old child with us, we wanted to make sure he'd be safe outside and that we would all be able to enjoy the water. The garden is huge - a long rolling lawn with a basketball hoop, benches and firepit. There's a short walk through a neighboring garden to get to the private dock and that proved ideal. The house has a pair of canoes and paddles, which we took out on the lake several times. Owasco Lake itself has quite a stony shore, but it was still possible to swim off the dock provided you wore waterproof shoes (recommended!).
There's a number of very good restaurants in Auburn - we particularly liked Moro's Table (fancy & French), Lasca's (family friendly, excellent Italian trattoria), and Green Shutters (diner-style restaurant with outdoor seating and lots of ice cream choices).
The Long Point State Park near the picturesque town of Aurora on Cayuga Lake and the pretty town of Skaneateles both offered good days out.
We would highly recommend this place for any family or large group looking for a comfortable, clean, pleasant place to stay in the Finger Lakes. It was lovely.
This house offers plenty of sleeping options including extra rollaway beds. The house has beautiful decor. There's plenty of dishes, pots & pants, and cooking utensils available. The nice piano was a big hit for us as well. Having plenty of dining space was great for us as well. Overall, we like the clean house, it was not luxurious house, but it definitely had everything we needed. There's plenty of parking spaces. The yard is huge in which we all enjoyed playing with our kids. We played bad mitten, volleyball, did s'mores at the nice fire pit, and used the picnic tables. We also loved that we have access to the lake and utilized the 2 kayaks included with the property. We did some swimming as well. The dock was nice to sit and watch beautiful sunsets. Yes, beautiful sunsets! Christine was very quick in responding to all of our questions. We all left this property feeling very happy and looking forward to another reunion here in the future. Thanks, Christine!
I had to book this house for a retreat for 24 hours for 30-ish college students. It turned out to be perfect for what we needed! Christine left out instructions for how to maintain the house when we left, and was kind enough to keep pamphlets about the surrounding area in the kitchen. It is a very quaint house with excellent space for group discussions, and has beautiful art on the walls too! Backyard is also perfect for outdoor activities, and the house is only 3 miles from a picturesque park for photos. It was a great weekend!
We rented this house for an annual fall reunion and there was plenty of space and beds for all of us. Christine was always great with all communications before and after the visit and we particularly enjoyed the large fire ring in the back yard.
We vacationed with a large group- 4 families- with children ranging in age from 3-13. The house is a short walk from the lake, but not a problem even with small children. Despite some rainy weather, we had a wonderful time and the home accomodated us well. Christine was quick to respond to any questions or concerns that we had prior to and during our visit. We would definitely consider staying at this home again.
Our family of 18 stayed here over Memorial Day weekend. It is a very roomy, clean, well decorated, well stocked house with lots of outside space We really enjoyed coffee and conversation on the deck overlooking the small view of the lake. The kids loved the fire pit, volleyball, and sitting on the dock at the lake. Some steep steps to get down to the water - but worth the view of the lake! Christine and her husband were very responsive to questions and our needs. The weather was perfect - even a little warmer than usual. Nice area to walk or ride bikes. Walmart and Wegmans are close by. There is also a very nice park for kids on the lake in Auburn. Our family had nothing but good things to say about our choice of this home for our weekend.
Fishing is excellent on this lake. Walleye, bass, trout, pike, perch, and other panfish are abundant. Besides the many water activities, visit the Bass Pro Shop located only a few miles away in Auburn. Take a wine tour, hike the trails and waterfalls at nearby Filmore Glen State Park, Taughannick Falls or Buttermilk Falls, visit the Harriet Tubman Home, Seward House, or the Women's Rights Museum, or see a show at the Broadway caliber Merry-Go-Round Playhouse,only a few miles down the road. There is also be a new music theater festival in Auburn as well. There are plenty of golf courses within a few minutes drive. Disc golf is right around the corner, along with Emerson Park and several playgrounds. And don't forget to just kick back and relax at our beach!
Half rent at time of booking (with signed lease) plus a $500 refundable security deposit
Second half due 30 days prior to check in.
No refunds unless home can be re-rented for same time frame.