|Minimum Stay||2 - 7 nights|
TOTALLY BRAND NEW KITCHEN AND BATH READY FOR SUMMER 2016!!!
This waterfront cottage has the perfect surroundings for a family getaway! Because it is the last cottage on a dead end, nature is all around you here! There are woods to walk through with a small waterfall and babbling brook that runs alongside the cottage. A long grassy front lawn can be used for all kinds of outdoor activities, and best of all the beach is level with no steps! There is a dock and rowboat you can use and also a boat hoist if you bring a motorboat or rent one. The walk out into the water is a very gradual one with no big drop offs, which is great for small children. The best thing about this beach is not only is it level, but there are no weeds growing here in the water so a pleasurable swim is in store. The beach consists of small flat rounded rocks. We also have a rowboat with life jackets you can use if you want to venture out in the lake a bit more!
A short walking distance away (approx. 200 yards) is a a large green space (about 6 acres) with a small playground and room for all kinds of outdoor lawn activities that require a large space.
The approximately 1000 square foot cottage has a wonderful open floor plan and boasts a very spacious living and dining area great for conversation or relaxation with nice views of the lake and stream. The living room leads out to a deck on the lake side which has a grill, lounge furniture and dining with all the sounds of nature.
The brand new kitchen is full stocked with plenty of cookware/utensils and is just off the dining room, which also has views of the lake through the living area.
There are three small cottage sized bedrooms, one with a queen, another with two twins another with a double, and there is a queen sofa bed in the living room. We also have a 'rollaway bed' (like a cot w/mattress- good for teens or kids) and you can place that where you like. The shade from the large old trees around the cottage and the lake breeze keep it nice and cool so there is really no need for air conditioning. We do have a couple of ceiling fans and portable oscillating fans you can place in the bedrooms or wherever you like.
We are both high school teachers at local schools and live closeby. We can quickly attend to any needs you may have during your stay since this is our 'summer job'! We actually purchased the cottage when our children were toddlers so they would have a place to enjoy nature and be able to navigate gradally into the water easily at the is nice level beach.
Christine Izzo purchased this cottage in 2005
We love the quiet secluded atmosphere that this old fashioned style summer cottage community has. The lot and beach are the most important features of this cottage!
The nice level weed-free beach, and quiet setting are definitely the best attributes of this cottage. Great sunsets and views as well!
We LOVE LOVE LOVE the Brook House! Quiet, serene, and the most gorgeous sunsets around! The cottage is cute, clean and has everything you'll ever need in the kitchen. We've been here when the creek is flowing right next to the cottage and also we've been here when it's dry. What a beautiful, tranquil sound the babbling creek has! But when it's dry, it's fun to walk up and explore some of the woods behind the cottage. The owners are friendly, prompt and provide everything you need to know to have an awesome, relaxing vacation on Owasco Lake!
If you're looking for a true cottage experience then Brook House is the place for you. The cottage is not fancy but it is cute, cozy and comfortable. The beds are comfortable and there's plenty of extra towels and bedding if you need it. Everything was very clean. The deck, yard and beach were in good condition and very private. We enjoyed watching sunsets and meteor showers on the beach each night. The neighbors were friendly without being intrusive. My kids especially loved Willow who seems to be the ambassador of Indian Cove. We really enjoyed our stay at Brook House. It felt like a home away from home.
If you're looking for a quaint cottage experience then Brook House is the place for you. It's not fancy but it is cute,clean and quiet. The beds are comfortable, there's lots of towels and extra bedding if you need it. The deck, yard and beach are very private and in great condition. The neighbors are friendly but not intrusive. My kids especially loved Willow the dog, who seems to be the ambassador of Indian Cove.We were very comfortable at Brook House. It felt like a home away from home.
The house has a horrible smell of mold/sewage in a horrible location. The dock was broken and unsafe for our kids. We needed up renting another house and the owner refused to refund us our money. Also be aware that the owner does not accept credit cards, so you have no recourse to be refunded. This house should be removed from the listing.
This cottage is only 25 minutes to Ithaca, 15 minutes to Auburn, 40 minutes to Syracuse, and 20 minutes to Skaneateles. Besides all the water activities to enjoy, you can go by boat to dine at the restaurant directly across the lake (one mile), take a wine tour, enjoy a live performance at the Merry Go Round Theater in Auburn, attend a performace at the Musical Theater Festival in Auburn, hike the many nearby waterfalls, visit Filmore Glen State Park on a few miles away, do some shopping in Auburn at the Bass Pro Shops or Fingerlakes Mall, or even the Waterloo Premium Oultlet Mall. You can visit the quaint historic village of Skaneateles with plenty of shops and restaurants or take a dinner cruise while there. If you like to golf, you are in luck because there are golf courses everywhere! The fishing is great for walleye, perch, bass, trout and northern pike. Smelt also run up the stream on the property in the spring. Don't forget, there is a large green space for games such as soccer, baseball, gootball, etc with swings also only 200 yards away. Nice private road that kids can ride bikes on. The lake is great for tubing, boating, swimming, and all kinds of water activities!