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Classy Colonial w/125' Level Beachfront & Central Air

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms. Sleeps 10

This finger lakes home has spectacular views of Owasco Lake from every room!! Because the house is situated on a point,there are breathtaking views of the north end, south end and east side of the lake. One of the greatest aspects of this home is the level lake frontage, which is pretty hard to come by in the finger lakes area. There are no stairs to worry about to get to the water or the house, so bring the grandparents and the kids! The spacious deck on the house is literally two or three feet from the water's edge and the 125' of beachfront gives you plenty of privacy. A lovely enclosed porch runs the whole length of the house. There is a nice grassy side yard for games/play and a privacy fence surrounds most of the lawn without blocking the view.

With approximately 2000 square feet, the house has a very comfortable feel to it. The large living room which also runs the length of the house on the lake side has beautiful hardwood floors and a stone fireplace. French doors with sidelights open onto the porch. There is a formal dining room that seats 10 but there is also a dining table in the porch, along with a wicker seating area. The entire house is filled with classy antiques, beautiful quilts and linens, and is very tastefully decorated.

There are four bedrooms and two full bathrooms with tubs/showers. A bathroom is on each floor. The large bedrooms has a queen bed, two other bedrooms each have a double bed and the 4th bedroom has two twin beds. Two 'rollaway' beds (like cots with mattresses that are portable) can fit in any of the bedrooms. All of the bedrooms have new berber carpet. The fully stocked kitchen is large (approximately 20'x14') and has just been totally remodeled in 2011! It now has hardwood flooring to match the rest of the home, new gorgeous granite countertops with plenty of counter space, new light maple cabinetry, plenty of recessed lighting, and all stainless steel appliances including a gas range, microwave, dishwasher, and refrigerator. Our gourmet kitchen also has basic appliances such as a toaster, blender, garbage disposal, mixer, and coffeemaker. All kinds of cookware, dishes, utensils, and gadgets are provided. The house is on public water and sewer, has cable TV and a DVD player, and also high speed wireless internet. A first floor laundry is also a plus! Linens are provided, but are not your responsibility to wash for the next tenants.

Central air is key for sleeping on those sultry summer nights. Many folks enjoy sitting on the porch at night with the windows open (have screens) and listening to the relaxing sounds of the water. If you like daytime water activities, it is only about 3 feet deep near the end of the dock and just gradually gets deeper further out. It's a great spot for kids and adults alike. Weeds are scarce in this part of the lake, which results in a much more enjoyable swim! The large deck has comfortable seating with a table and some lounge furniture along with a gas grill and a charcoal grill. If you don't have a boat, one can be rented at one of the three different nearby marinas and kept at the dock. A rowboat is included in the rental price however. There is also a campfire pit located at the edge of the lawn/beach for roasting marsh mellows with the family!

More Details

Property Manager
Christine Izzo
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018

About Christine Izzo

We are teachers in the local area and live nearby. Since we have summer off we are easy to get in touch with to attend to any needs you may have.

Christine Izzo purchased this house in 2003

Why Christine Izzo chose Auburn

We love the level beach and fenced in yard for the kids! And wow what views!! The water is nice and clean here with minimal weeds and a gradual walk out. We also love the enclosed screened in porch. Feels like you are on an island in there! It's also very convenient in that it is only a couple minutes drive to the city of Auburn.

What makes this house unique

Spectacular views, enclosed porch, central air, new kitchen but the character of a historic home.


Auburn House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 9:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21 ...
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Ducted Cooling
  • Ducted Heating
  • Garage
  • Gas Heating
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • There is one bathroom on each floor.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • There are 2 'rollaway' beds (cots) with mattresses that you can place in any room you like. They are very portable. All bedrooms are upstairs.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Classy Colonial w/125' Level Beachfront & Central Air
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 9 reviews

Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at this spacious and clean, comfortably property. We look forward to coming back!

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exactly what a lake house should be!

  • 5 of 5

What a great weekend! We thoroughly enjoyed the fenced in yard with Great Lake access! The house is exactly what a lake house should be. The kitchen has all the amenities you need and more. The rest of the house maintains all the character and charm of a traditional lake house. We had a great time "unplugging" and spending quality time with our kids enjoying lake life. Christine was very quick to respond and a pleasure to work with. Thanks again!

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Enjoyable Lake Home

  • 4 of 5

The beautiful, new, fully equipped kitchen was well-used by my two daughters. Plenty of room to eat inside. We spent the weekend either on the outside deck, or in the yard. The kids had fun kayaking from the beach, or fishing from the dock. There were two downsides, first, the road was very close, & the traffic noise was very intense (especially at night); two, the bedrooms were a little small for our 10 people (6 adults/4 kids).. All in all, it was a nice place.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you liked our home. Thanks so much for taking care of it during your stay. I assume the windows were open at this time of year with the cool nights. Normally the central air is on and windows are closed in those two bedrooms so any road noise is at a minimum I am glad to hear your daughters utilized the new kitchen! It's a wonderful space to cook in. Also, I'm happy to hear you enjoyed the lake and all that goes with it... We would love to have you and your family back again. Christine
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Great house and location!

  • 5 of 5

It's always hard to find a last minute house on the lake - but this was a true winner! Plenty of space for 3 couples! All the conveniences of home while we were away! Large yard was great for my 3 year old nephew to run around and get rid of some extra energy! Enclosed porch was perfect for cool evenings when you wanted to watch the lake! Enjoyed the mornings on the deck with my cup of coffee. Christine was super easy to work with and was available for any quick questions. This is a true winner and we will be back!!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice review Jackie. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and definitely look forward to having you back again!
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Comfortable and relaxing

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed ourselves immensely. The house is well laid out with all the comforts we could want, especially the modern kitchen. It provided the perfect getaway.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic Location

  • 5 of 5

We had travelled from Australia to attend a wedding in Auburn. This home was perfect for location, the lake at the door step and the amenities provided. The kitchen is very well equipped with appliances. We liked the fridge/filtered water and ice maker. It was still a little chilly but the home was central heated. I enjoyed a number of mornings having breakfast in the back porch with the sun shining off the water into the room. Our family, Son, daughter in law, 2 grandkids and us had a wonderful time and would highly recommend this home to anyone wishing to stay in the Finger Lakes region.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Springside Inn- Oak and Vine
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Song Mountain, Tully
Car: recommended

Owasco Lake is in the heart of the finger lakes region. Our home is about 5 minutes from the city of Auburn, 30 minutes to Syracuse, 25 minutes to Seneca Falls or Waterloo Outlet Mall, 10 minutes to Skaneateles, and 40 minutes to Ithaca.

In the Auburn area, you can take a wine tour, see live theater at the Merry Go Round Playhouse, go to great restaurants, play some rounds of golf at the many nearby courses, and visit the Bass Pro Shops at the Finger Lakes Mall. You can take a day trip to the quaint historic village of Skaneateles, visit Fillmore Glen State Park in Moravia and hike alongside the waterfalls and swim in the natural spring-fed swimming hole, or travel to Ithaca and hike Taughannock Falls or Buttermilk Falls.

Song Mountain is about 40 minutes away for skiing and there is also a brand new indoor waterpark there!

Best of all, just hang at the private beach at the house and swim in the clean water or take out the rowboat and catch yourself some fish. The fishing is excellent!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $300

Monthly rentals also available
Weekend rentals also possible during the off-season.
Cleaning included in price
No Pets
No smoking indoors.
Monthly renters welcome as well. Ask for special pricing.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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