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Beautiful lakeside home with panaramic lake views and level lakefront

13 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 4 nights


Aurora House Rental Photos and Description

5 bedrooms, 3 full baths, 1 outhouse, sleeps 10-13 adults, panaramic lake views

Rest and enjoy the lake with the sounds of waves. Open floor-plan for living and dining room. Full kitchen. Spacious Master Suite with 3-season sun porch to enjoy gazing at the lake. 3 additional large bedrooms, Upstairs bath with whirlpool tub. 1 bedroom attached efficiency with kitchen. Outdoor grill. Large deck/dock for entertaining and level beachfront for swimming, looking for fossils and lucky stones. Herb garden. Central air conditioning/heating. Make this your home while vacationing ( 5 bedrooms, 2 kitchens, 2 living rooms, 3 bathrooms, and 1 outhouses).

If bringing pet, there is a pet fee and we ask to confine to dog crate when you are not home,.

If bringing boat less than 19 ft will fit in hoist, nearby business does rentals.

Private Road: Located 2.5 miles down a 4 mile private road. Speed limit 10 miles per hour. 15 minutes to home from main road (Lake road). The private road 10 Mph speed limit gives added benefits of lakeside walking, biking and jogging.

Fall is a great time to enjoy the lake. Fall leaves gazing, wineries nearby, stay in a beautiful setting. Book this home for visiting children in college. 5 miles to Wells College, 25-30 miles to Cornell and Ithaca College.

Level lake front: This is a unique feature of this home and is a nice for swimming and launch of small water craft.

Pricing for large unit home is based on 8 person occupancy.

Home without studio apartment rental available for lesser fee Beach shared with efficiency apartment renter attached to house. Their are separate docks and outdoor dining areas.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Christina Morse
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 16, 2016
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About Christina Morse

We enjoyed living year round on the lake in this home from 1996 to 2009. It was absolutely wonderful. We have been blessed to now use our large home as a rental for others to create vacation memories.

We are local people and are devoted to assure reserved renters have their summer vacation as planned for 2016.

We are lifelong residence of Central New York State and find Cayuga one of the best lakes in the area.

Christina Morse purchased this house in 1994

Why Christina Morse chose New York

This property was built in 1995 with a large addition in 2002. It is spacious and has many special features created for family comfort. Central heating and air conditioning. 2-four season sun rooms. Allergy filter on central air calculator.

What makes this house unique

The views and sunsets are amazing. The water foul are wonderful to watch. The private road creates a great place to walk, run, bicycle, cross country ski. The ramp allows for ease in putting in kayaks, paddle boats, row boat and small water craft.


based on 13 traveler reviews

Beautiful lakeside home with panaramic lake views and level lakefront
average rating of 4.3846154 based on 13 reviews


  • 4 of 5

There were 5 couples staying for the weekend. There was plenty of living room, and the kitchen allowed many cooks in the kitchen! No problem sharing bathrooms either. Enough out door seating for all.

Would have given it 5 stars but too much bird poop on the dock, Maybe a longer hose available to wash it off.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Daytona Beach Shores

Ample room , great spot for multi-generational family group.

  • 3 of 5

We had a great time, great weather. The house afforded us plenty of room for our multi-generational family. Deck was great for barbeques and entertaining guests. Kids from 6-15 loved fishing off decks, paddle -boating, swimming.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Owner's Response: Thank you for the review. This Guest stayed 2-weeks. They were very nice, followed the house rules, and left the home in great condition. They treated our home like it was theirs. Thanks for staying at our home on the lake.
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Great big lake house on very private setting in the Finger Lake NY area

  • 5 of 5

The home had every amenity you could think of!! From fresh towels and linens, to life jackets and rafts!! Beautiful views of Cayuga Lake right from the deck and great swimming too!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your vacation and now have beautiful vacation memories!
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Great Lake front home

  • 5 of 5

The house was fabulous! Very clean and very private. The grandchildren had a great time fishing off the docks and paddle boating. The owner Tina was very accommodating and always accessible. Would definitely like to stay there again. Great place for large family

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Lake House

  • 3 of 5

The property was comfortable to the group, 5 adults and 4 kids under 10yrs old.

The area where we thought the kids would use to play in the water as a "beach" was washed away. That was a big decision on renting the house. We could not have a fire near the water as we intended either.

Towels and linens being provided was convenient. Fishing right off the dock was fun. We caught several fish. Wineries and shopping were easy to get to. We enjoyed the NY State Fair, it was a 1 hr and 40 minute drive away but worth it.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback. A fire pit is provided near the lake side 15 feet away. For the beach. Early summer storms and mother nature is a problem that no one on the lake has control over. The Department of Conservation limits shore work that can be done once the water is in for the summer. I feel the benefit of the walk in section is no steps. The water is clear and the area offers some control for children swimming. With that said Children always require supervision. It has been a beautiful summer to spend on the lake.
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Nice vacation property

  • 4 of 5

The home was nice - had everything we needed. The owner was available and very responsive to any questions or concerns we had. The only drawback is the location - the one way, 10 mile per hour road is hard to get used to. It takes a good 15-20 minutes to get to the main road and that was a little unnerving in case of an emergency. The access to the water was great and the sunsets are the best we have ever seen and Dorie's in Aurora is a must!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Owner's Response: Thank you. Just as advertised a private road and it takes 15-20 minutes to access the main road, once at the main road 15-20 minutes to Auburn and Ithaca. I always used that driving time to enjoy the drive at the waters edge and look for eagles, herons, and ducks flying. The slow 10 MpH ride is pleasant, slow enough to have the windows down, listen to the waves, and relax before reaching the house. We are far enough in that there is less traffic. A great road to walk, run, bike or take a hike. You can walk from the home south for 4 miles along multiple private roads or North 4 miles to the State Park where there are trails. I think the road is perfect, no high speed traffic in front of the house. Our road section is paved so less dust. We lived at this home for 14 years: year- round until re-locating 4 years ago. A perfect jewel along the shores of Cayuga Lake.
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
King Ferry Golf Course or Cedar View
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Route 90
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Aurora Inn
Car: recommended

Now accepting reservations for 2016. Lakeside 5 bedroom home with fantastic views. Come and relax on one of the nicest Fingerlakes in the region. Home has unique level lake front that allows easy access and easy launch for small watercraft. 2.5 miles down 4 mile private drive allows for privacy as well as area for walking, running, biking, without the worry of high speed traffic. There are four Cayuga Lake wineries nearby (Treleaven, Long Point, Hands and Hearts, Dill's run). Mackenzie Child's Grounds and Long Point State Park. Sleeps up to 13. Bring your watercraft: boat (less than 18 foot) or jet ski can launch at house. Larger boats, can be launch at Long Point State Park. (Availability: PLEASE check calendar)

NYS route 90 to Lake road, Aurora to Honoco Road. (Syracuse 45 min, Rochester 50-60 min, Ithaca 40 min, Auburn 35 min)

Other Activities: Bring your own or rentals available in Ithaca, NY: bike, boat, water skis, kayak, canoe


Rates & Availability

Aurora House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Pre-season 2017
May 6 2017 - Jun 16 2017
4 night minimum stay
Peak season
Jun 17 2017 - Sep 2 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning deposit $150
Pet Fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $200

3 night off season special (October to April) Main house- 4 bedroom- $870 for 3 nights,or $1100/3 night special: whole house (main plus studio apt.). A $280 savings for the off-season nightly rate.
Refundable cleaning deposit $150, refundable security deposit of $200
Pet fee non-refundable $150 (up to 2 dogs, no cats)

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Aurora House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Safe
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom: studio - toilet , shower , studio
  • Main house: Bathroom 1 and 2 Studio bathroom is small. Outhouse with toilet available for swimmers.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , Bunk bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single
    Studio office - 1 sleep sofa /futon , fold down couch
    Studio Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , Master in apartment
  • All rooms are large and have lake views
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • 3 bicycles
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • library
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
No smoking inside of premise. May smoke outside. While Towels and linens not included, could be available, ask. You may bring boats/watercraft with you. Garage available to store small watercraft such as kayak, canoe, bicycles. Attached to home is a studio efficiency apartment. One level studio on first floor.

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