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Unique, Charming Lakeside Cottage with Breathtaking Sunset Views

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Last updated: 07/22/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Owasco Lake cottage 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.

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 900 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            25 and older...moreless

          • Events Allowed
          • Pets Considered:

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

          • Smoking Allowed:

            Outside on deck only; not inside...moreless

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Children Welcome
          • 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


              • Satellite / Cable:

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

              • Games:

                Many board games...moreless

              • Television
              • Games For Kids
              • Video Library
              • DVD Player


              • Family
              • Away From It All
              • Romantic


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

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Walking
              • Scenic Drives
              • Bird Watching

              Location Type

              • Rural
              • Lake

              sports and adventure activities

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

              catering options

                  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


                  • Dining Area
                  • 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

                  • Seating for 6 people


                  • Air Conditioning:

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

                  • Heating:

                    base board electric heat...moreless

                  • Linens Provided:

                    All linens for beds provided...moreless

                  • Living Room:

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

                  • Parking
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Sofa Bed
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Mobile Phone
                  • Internet
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Wireless Internet
                  • Wood Stove
                  • Alarm Clock
                  • Ceiling Fans
                  • Firewood
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Laundry Soap
                  • Local Activities Guide
                  • Local Maps
                  • Paper Towels
                  • Shampoo
                  • Basic Soaps
                  • Toilet Paper


                  • Kitchen:

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

                  • Stove
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Blender
                  • Lobster Pot
                  • Pantry Items
                  • Stove
                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Toaster
                  • Grill
                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Oven
                  • Microwave


                  • Canoe
                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Beach Chairs
                  • Beach Towels
                  • Binoculars
                  • Boat With Paddles
                  • Raft
                  • Water Skis
                  • Wood Deck
                  • Boat Dock
                  • Outdoor Grill Gas
                  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda


                  Write a review 4.3
                  from 6 traveler reviews
                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  $1400 for summer week
                  Jun 28 - Sep 8, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  My Standard Rate
                  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: 07/22/2014
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                  30 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Syracuse Hancock airport
                  30 Miles
                  Nearest Train
                  4 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Rt 38A
                  8 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  4 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Dutch Hollow Country Club

                  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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                  Speaks: english



                  • 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

                  $200 per night (USD)

                  2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 6

                  View calendar: Updated 07/22/14
                  Minimum stay: 2 nights
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                  Speaks: english
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