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Unique, Charming Lakeside Cottage with Breathtaking Sunset Views

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Last updated: 06/10/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

'Listen to the quiet. It's the world humming.' Nestled down a semi-private lane in the woods where deer and wild turkey roam, this charming French country cottage decorated in shabby chic style offers a large deck, a beautiful gazebo, stunning views of the lake and 75 feet of private lakefront with Adirondack chairs, dock, three kayaks, a canoe and flotation devices. Faux painted stucco walls, MacKenzie-Child fish plates and mosaics, cathedral ceilings and one of a kind coziness make this the perfect location for a family of four or two couples looking for serenity and the quiet contemplation of beauty. Two fire pits, one by deck and one on beach, and a wood-stove, make for cozy bonfires. The cottage is also heated with electric heat, and offers the modern amenities of Direct TV top movie package with 700 channels and DVD player, Wifi satellite computer access, Gameboy, and a gas grill. Washer and dryer, pet and kid friendly; lawn and thirty-two steps to beach.

Beautiful, semi-private location: Although there are other privately owned camps nearby, the quiet is pervasive: awake to the sounds of birds and the lovely lapping of the lake. Located about half-way down Owasco lake on the east side, it is the perfect place for whiling away a summer's day. Hike the wood-lined half-mile road to the lane which offers a four-mile circle with beautiful views of the green fields and blue waters of Owasco lake. You are out in the country, and yet only fifteen minutes from the quaint village of Skaneateles and twelve minutes from Wegman's in Auburn and its other convenience stores. A perfect paradise for family and friends. Pets and children welcome- perfect for two vacationing couples or a family of four or five.


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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 900 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 and older...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Considered:

    Pets welcome; there is a large deck and tree for lease attachment...moreless

  • Smoking Allowed:

    Outside on deck only; not inside...moreless

  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 1 double, 1 twin/ single


  • Brass bed queen in larger bedroom with 2 lake view windows; antique three-quarter bed and single in second bedroom with 1 lake view windows; both have bureaus and ceiling fans...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


  • Large, shabby chic red bathroom with shower stall and washer and dryer....moreless

Other Amenities

  • There are four steps from parking area and walkway to back cottage door, although one could walk around landscaping and enter without any steps. Thirty stairs from cottage lawn to beach; no stairs to gazebo from back door; four steps from front deck lakeside to gazebo. Pets are welcome but no more than two dogs please....moreless


  • Games For Kids
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Direct TV with all movie and music channels; NFL Sunday ticket in late summer and fall...moreless

  • Television
  • Video Library


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Forests
  • Marina
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Scenic Drives
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Lake
  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing


  • Dining:

    Two tables for inside dining: one seats 4 and one seats 2; two tables for outside dining, both cast iron with seating for eight...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Window air-conditioning in main room; cools living room, dining room and kitchen...moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    base board electric heat...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    All linens for beds provided...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Spacious living room with ceiling fans and air conditioners...moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove


  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

    stove, microwave, toaster, blender, all kitchen utensils...moreless

  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat With Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio:

    Large deck with seating for 8...moreless

  • Golf:

    Nearby courses...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    four kayaks including double; one canoe...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Lawn in front, side, and back for badminton...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Raft
  • Tennis:

    Nearby courts...moreless

  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway To Water
  • Water Skis
  • Wood Deck


Write a review 4.5
from 8 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
$1400 for summer week
Jun 27 - Sep 7, 2015
7 night min stay

Sep 8 - Nov 28, 2015
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Taxes Not included


1400 week summer; 800 week off-season; weekend rates available

Payment is by check- $ 400 deposit due upon booking; balance due one-month before arrival for summer weeks.

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Last updated: 06/10/2015
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30 Miles
Nearest Airport
Syracuse Hancock airport
8 Miles
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
Dutch Hollow Country Club
30 Miles
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Rt 38A

Car: Necessary

Other Activities: kayaking, canoeing

Golf: Located near three public golf courses in Auburn


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2001

About the owner: I am an English teacher at a local university. I live in the house closer to the fire lane so I am available for any questions and help you may need. I have owned the cottage for 13 years and have enjoyed meeting my renters and enjoying the peace and beauty of the beautiful setting.

Why the Owner Chose Owasco Lake:
It is unique in its decoration- very arty and shabby chic- and in its few, which is truly magnificent. It is perfect for a small family, a honeymoon couple, or two couples enjoying the beauty of the area near the Finger Lakes wineries and charming Skaneateles and Ithaca.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
It is beautiful, and private- very few neighboring camps on this lane- yet not far from shores and civilization. Yet I feel whenever I am here that I am truly at peace with the world and at one with nature, because the view is so magnificent, especially at sunset. Yet it also has the modern conveniences: direct TV movie and sportspackage, Wi-fi, and all music stations for all tastes.

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  • Breathtaking sunset

    Breathtaking sunset

  • Sunset serendipity

    Sunset serendipity

  • dock and swim raft at sunset

    dock and swim raft at sunset

  • Serenity on the beach

    Serenity on the beach

  • kayaking on the finger lakes

    kayaking on the finger lakes

  • Gazebo sunshine

    Gazebo sunshine

  • Sleeping serenity

    Sleeping serenity

  • Alfresco Dining overlooking the lake

    Alfresco Dining overlooking the lake

  • French country charm

    French country charm

  • Wooded retreat

    Wooded retreat

  • Quiet slumber

    Quiet slumber

  • More alfresco dining

    More alfresco dining

  • Relaxing on the deck

    Relaxing on the deck

Minimum stay: 1-7 nights
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Member since: 2011
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