Quiet, Beautiful Serenity - 'on Golden Pond'
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- Minimum stay:Contact owner
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
The Tully Lake House is fully equipped to sleep 11 comfortably. Built in 2002, the two story home consist of a large Great Room with a cathedral ceiling and beautiful fireplace, fully equipped kitchen, 2 1/2 baths, Master Bedroom on the main level (king bed), two other bedrooms on the main level (one with a queen, one with two twins), jet tub in MB bath, four decks/porches with plenty of chairs and a porch swing, a large Retreat Room on the second floor with two twin beds, a home office with wireless internet, overlook with one twin on the balcony. All sheets and towels are provided. Direct TV is available as well as A/C for those really hot summer days. There is a boathouse with a rowboat, canoe, three bikes, a fire pit by the lake (and plenty of firewood) and Weber charcoal grill for grilling. There is a swim dock accessible by rowboat or use our access at the Green Lake swim beach (about 1.5 miles away). Tully Lake is a fantastic bass lake if you fish.
All you need to bring are your personal items and some groceries - you will not want to leave!
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Member since: 2013
- 2800 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
Children are always welcome! We ask that they not climb on the wood piles and they should always be supervised around the water and boats. There is some poison ivy so they should always be supervised outside....moreless
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Considered:
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11, Beds for 11
- The Master Bedroom has has a king size pillow top bed; there is a private deck off the master for your morning coffee. The guest bedroon on the main floor has a queen sized bed and 'Kate's Room' has two twins plus plenty of light from the east and south. All bedrooms have ample closet space. Additionally, there is a pull out sofa in the Great Room. On the second floor, there are two twin beds in the Retreat Room and one twin on the balcony. Kids enjoy the privacy of the second floor!...moreless
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- The Master bath has a jet tub, stall shower, toilet and double sinks. There is also a linen closet in the bathroom. The guest bath on the main floor features an old claw foot tub that was refurbished from the old fishing cottage, a stall shower, toilet and sink. The second floor features a half bath, toilet and sink....moreless
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- Away From It All
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- Live Theater
Local Services & Businesses
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- Bird Watching
- Scenic Drives
Our home is at the end of a road with Tully Lake on three sides; the lake can be seen from every window in the house. The view south is particularly tranquil with water, wet lands and forest views....moreless
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Freshwater Fishing
The dining area features an old oak table from the old cottage; it will seat a maximum of 6. Many enjoy the adjacent breakfast bar for dining as well; five can be accommodated at the breakfast bar. ...moreless
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
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- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
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The kitchen featuers a classic black and white tile scheme; it is fully equipped with all necessary equipment and utensils. There is a breakfast bar with five stools - it is very comfortable....moreless
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There is a great deal to see and do in Upstate New York. We are about 25 minutes from the easternmost Finger Lake, Skaneateles Lake. The village of Skaneateles has numerous shopping and dining options plus boat tours on Skaneateles Lake. The mail boat tour during the summer is particularly memorable - one of few still operating in the country.
Auburn is 6 miles west of Skaneateles - a small city, it is the hometown of two major Civil War figures - William Seward and Harriett Tubman. The historical sites are well worth a visit.
To the east on NY 80, Cooperstown is a most pleasant ride through the beautiful countryside. Cooperstown has numerous attractions including the Fenimore Art Museum, Baseball Hall of Fame, Farmers Museum, many interesting shops and Revolutionary War history. Don't miss lunch or dinner at the Otesaga Hotel!
To the north, Syracuse has many options to include Syracuse University, the Everson Museum, a revitalized downtown and the Erie Canal Museum. Lunch at the famous Dinosaur BBQ is a must!
Further north, up I-81 about 100 miles is the 1,000 Islands Region. Major communities include Clayton, Alexandria Bay and Sacket's Harbor. The boat museum in Clayton is most comprehensive; a ride on the river from the James Street docks in Alex Bay is a wonderful way to spend an afternoon seeing how the rich and famous lived. Sacket's Harbor was a major battlefield in the War of 1812.
To the south, Ithaca and Cornell University are a short 40 minutes away. Corning, home of the world famous Corning Glass Works, is about 90 miles from Tully Lake. The revamped Glass museum and the village of Corning are beautiful.
In short, there are many sights to see and experiences to enjoy!
PS - Don't miss the smaller pleasures in life such as the A&W in Cortland, the Country Flavor's ice cream stand in Little York (huge scoops for not much money!) Doug's Fish Fry (locations in Skaneateles and Cortland), the summer Cortland Rep playhouse on Little York Lake, the kiddie park at the Little York Park and Purity Ice Cream in Ithaca.
Year Purchased: 2001
About the owner: While Pam and I grew up in New York State, this is our ideal place to be due to the location, the quality of the home and the sense of peace you feel here. I'm a graduate of Cornell, Pam of Manhattanville College and we both have masters from Syracuse. Our careers took us to Rochester, Sacramento and now Scottsdale. We love being at the lake - plenty of space to spread out and entertain family and friends in comfort! We have furnished the home with many antiques from our families as well as personal momentos. You will love this location as we do!
Why the Owner Chose Tully, NY, USA:
When we built the home in 2002 ( my Dad bought the old fishing cottage that dated back to the 1920s in 1968) we wanted to capitalize on the private location - end of the road and water on three sides. Unlike many other lake properties, this is totally private and secluded. Looking to the south, all you see is water and the beautiful, ever lasting hills. The lake is relatively small so most boaters are in canoes, on boards or in small watercraft. Sit on the porch (take your pick of one of four) and wave to those going by - it is so peaceful. When we built the house, we incorporated the old claw foot bathtub from the old cottage as well as four Tompkins County grilles in the overlook; our objective has been to provide our guests a comfortable, relaxing experience. We've had the property going on 50 years; we love to share it with our guests. It is like 'On Golden Pond.'
The Unique Benefits at this House:
The porches are great - perfect for entertaining. On a cool evening, enjoy a fire while watching TV or reading a book. The wireless is perfect for your PC or ipad; take it anywhere. The adults can be downstairs while the kids can watch videos or play games upstairs. Go for a row and explore the lake? Lots of nooks and crannies here to explore, especially all the old cottages at the north end of the lake. While we are secluded, we are a short, scenic 25 minutes from Skaneateles or Syracuse - all the dining and entertainment you might want.
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The Lake House awaits you at the end of the road.
Sunrise on the lake - this is worth getting up for!
Plenty of power with this five burner cooktop!
The table is set for four - it can accommodate six. Nice views too!
The Great Room looking south; plenty of seats for great discussions.
Plenty of sunshine and cool breezes in the Master Bedroom.
The Guest Room on the first floor.
The Guest Bath on the first floor with the old claw foot soaking bath tub.
The Retreat Room on the second floor is a favorite with adults and kids.
IF you have to work, the home office upstairs is very comfortable (and a view).
Molly is not so sure about this boat ride on Tully Lake!
On Golden Pond following a summer storm.
Welcome! Our flags out front proudly celebrate our shared heritage.
The spacious kitchen is well equipped for all of your needs.
The breakfast bar can host five easily while watching dinner being prepared.
The South Porch is a great place to relax with a cocktail before dinner.
The Great Room looking north to the old boat house. Enjoy the fireplace!
The view from the Master Bath is beautiful any season!
Kate's Room features two wondows for great breezes and a beautiful quilt.
The upper deck on a quiet, October Sunday afternoon. On the way upstairs...
The beauty of the Retreat Room is that you are right up in the trees.
Want to while away a sunny afternoon? This is the perfect shady spot.
Tully Lake is noted for it's beautiful surroundings, water, birds and wildlife.
Moonrise on Tully Lake, June 20, 2016. What a full moon tonight.
This listing was first published here in 2013.
Date last modified - Thursday, December 01, 2016
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- Calendar last updated 08/16/2016