House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 8 Sleeps
Lee G Holmes
About Lee G Holmes
We have enjoyed many summers on beautiful Owasco Lake! The most amazing sunsets, crystal clear water and so much local history.
Lee G Holmes purchased this House in 1960
Why Lee G Holmes chose Auburn
We have easy access, level lake frontage, plenty of deep water and it is a great place to put up your feet and relax.
What makes this House unique
Easy access, Time Warner cable, wifi.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
We enjoyed our weekend with family members in this spacious, comfortable house right on beautiful Lake Owasco. The lake is crystal clear. Autumn is a lovely quiet time to be there, surrounded by fall color, ducks and geese landing on the lake, and at times wind whipping up whitecaps. The house is much more spacious and pleasant than the photos would suggest. We would certainly return for another visit.
Very peaceful and pleasant...had a blast
Was an amazing time...Lee was very easy going and made this a very easy process...
House on Owasco Lake
The property owner was very responsive and his lake home, which has been in his family since the 1960’s, was charming, clean and right on the lake. It met all of our needs and was very reasonably priced.
Great area, House was nice and clean, the lake was gorgeous and the fishing was awesome. Lee is a great host and is pleasant to work with.
Great Lake House that felt like home
The Holmes Family Lake House was truly a home away from home for us. We were warmly welcomed by Lee, the owner, who gave us a quick orientation and answered our questions regarding sites and recreation in the Auburn area. From then on Lee was a call or text away if we needed anything more. Everything about the house was in great shape, clean, and well maintained. Do remember to bring your own sheets, towels, as per the instructions. The cable TV, DVD player, stereo and internet were working well when we needed some downtime. You may want to bring some of your own DVDs and/CDs along with you.
The lapping waves of the lake were very relaxing while we were awake, falling asleep and waking up. During our seven day stay we were able to view several sunrises over the lake. You can view the sunrise from one bedroom, while on the enclosed porch or from the dock. From this dock to enjoy the outdoors while soaking up the goodness of nature. The way the home is structured, the porch covers part of the dock area below so it is pleasant to eat or drink there even if there is a little bit of rain.
The small indoor pets with us had plenty of space to nap, explore and play throughout the floor plan. They enjoyed the outdoor experience (windows, sunlight, breeze, and nature’s gentle noises) with the safety of being indoors.
Auburn is about a 10 minute drive and has a wide selection of restaurants. They are as good as or better than many restaurants in the greater New York City Area. Plus the laid back atmosphere made the meals that much more enjoyable.
Auburn is also a great place for exploring US history include the Harriet Tubman Home, Seward Family Home and the New York State Equal Rights Heritage Center.
Also the self guided walking tour of South Street in Auburn was interesting with a Memorial for our Service Men and Women, a 9/11 memorial and seeing 19th and early 20th century architecture. One of those houses was the Dulles home (John Foster Dulles – Secretary of State to President Eisenhower and father of Avery Cardinal Dulles)
The downtown Auburn area was getting renovated with a new parking garage and other updates, so there are plenty of other good things to see in Auburn and neighboring towns.
We would definitely go back to the lake house in the spring time season again or try the fall season for the foliage or the summer for more lake actives.
Great location for great and relaxing vacation
Spent a week at the lake home, it was everything we had hoped and Lee was a great and invisible host. Don’t let the pictures fool you, the lake home is immaculately kept, well supplied and perfectly sized for a family of 2 - 5 people. The lake and Auburn have a lot to offer, including some great restaurants. Oh, did I mention the fishing off of the dock is great? Would highly recommend staying at the lake home.
Merry Go Theater, Emerson Park, Harriet Tubman Home, William Seward Home and over 60 Wineries only a short drive.