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Spacious Owasco Lake Home for Large Groups, 2 Acres, Central Air

Bedrooms 6
Separate WCs1
Space 3,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

House w Private Lakefront, 6 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 17-22)

This home with waterfront is perfect for family reunions, extended families, or just large groups of friends! The east side location provides plenty of sunshine and awesome sunsets. There is a large two acre grassy lawn for kids to play and no neighbors on either side near the house. Since the yard is very spacious, you do have to walk approximately 100 yards (length of a football field) down the gently sloping property to the beach. The property gets more narrow towards the beach area where cottages get closer together. A stone driveway to drive to the water for people who can't walk this distance is located on the side of the property and cuts across the lawn near the waterfront. It is also used as a driveway/lane for cottages directly on the water. Kids can run and play, fly a kite, adults can have a volleyball game, play hoops, roast marsh-mellows, have a picnic, and take part in all kinds of water activities.

Inside, there is plenty of space to hang out together in the living room or family room. The dining room table seats 10 and table in the adjacent kitchen seats 6. Just outside the dining room is the deck which can seat 5 more or so. Many folks enjoy the piano room where they have singalongs with the family. There are also lots of nooks and crannies in the home where you could enjoy some quiet time away from the group. Of course, you could also do a little sunning at the beach while listening to the lapping waves, or relax in the lawn under one of the large shade trees.

The beach is all small flat rocks(shale) and has a deck and 45 foot dock. There are some stairs (approx. 20) from the lawn to the beach area. The water is very clean and there are no weeds in this area. It's crystal clear and you can easily see the bottom. It's a nice gradual walk out into the water and is about three feet deep at the end of the dock, which is great for kids- no drop offs. There are two kayaks with life-jackets for your use. For extremely large groups, we also own another home a short walk away with three bedrooms and sleeps 10 that you can inquire about. Auburn is only a quick drive (a few miles)away, so it is very convenient for shopping, restaurants, parks,etc. There are many things to do in the area depending on your interests.

Keywords: finger lakes, lakefront, home, near wineries

More Details

Christine Izzo
Member since: 2004
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 June, 2018

About Christine Izzo

We are both school teachers nearby and live within a mile of the home. Since our teaching careers allow us to have summers off, we are able to promptly respond to any needs renters may have or questions they need answered.

Christine Izzo purchased this house in 2003

Why Christine Izzo chose Auburn

Large home and lawn! Crystal clear water here and nice gradual walk out, good for kids.

What makes this house unique

Large home benefits with a great lawn for kids to play, and waterfront too at a modest cost compared to homes this large that sit directly on the water. Cost is lower than a similar homes because of the 100 yard walk through the lawn to get to our private lakefront.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house on Auburn on Town of Owasco

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 19:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 15:00
  • Max. occupancy: 22
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2.5
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 22
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed , twin beds are actually a trundle which can be used as queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Double Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Convertible bed(s) - 3 'rollaway beds' (like cots with mattresses)
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (6), Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) not a regular crib. 'Pack and Play' portable type crib, Three single 'rollaway' beds with mattresses that can be placed anywhere you like. There are also two full sized mattresses that are lightweight that can be moved anywhere.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
piano,volleyball net, basketball hoop, campfire pit, kayaks, lifejackets, dock, great swimming/water quality


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Spacious Owasco Lake Home for Large Groups, 2 Acres, Central Air
average rating of 4.4545455 based on 11 reviews

Would Rent Rabbit Run Again!

  • 4 of 5

The cottage is roomy and comfortable. The owner was very helpful and responded quickly to my questions. I'm not sure about 22 people, but for the 11 of us it was perfect. It was very convenient to Auburn and Skaneateles.

  • Review Submitted: 28-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Enjoyed our stay!

  • 4 of 5

The property was beautiful with lake access, fire pit, nice grill, and huge lawn. The house comfortably slept 11 of us and had a nice sized kitchen and living room that we could all hang out in at the same time. The host was very responsive and accommodating and even mailed a pair of jeans back to one of our group who had accidentally left them behind. Overall we really enjoyed our stay!

The one thing that was a bit unusual to us (we're a group that frequently rents houses for weekends away) was that for this rental we were notified by mail a few weeks before our arrival date that we were required to bring most of our own basic supplies including toilet paper, garbage bags, paper towels, soap, dishwasher detergent etc... We were also asked to bring our own laundry detergent to wash , dry and fold sheets and towels prior to leaving on our departure day, which took a few hours as it was several loads. All in all it ended up not being a big deal and did not detract from our overall great time at this house, but it is a bit atypical of rentals in our experience to ask all this of guests and therefore might be helpful if mentioned up front in the listing rather than mailed out as additional instructions a few weeks before the arrival date.

All in all we had a great time and very much enjoyed our stay!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good place for large group get-togethers!

  • 4 of 5

This house was good for the price and having lake access. We had a group of 12 friends get together for a long weekend and everyone fit comfortablly in the house. We spent the majority of the time hanging out on the dock and in the water. The kitchen was spacious and there was one large table that everyone could sit comfortably at. The house had access to use kayaks and a fire pit, which was a lot of fun. Overall we had a great time. The house was very clean, however just remember to shut doors right away because there were some bugs that got in the house because there is wooded area on one side of the property. The only downside was one bedroom did not have any windows (the trundle bedroom in the basement) and the stairs leading down to the lake could use some maintenance.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to submit a review. Glad you had a nice time at our home with your friends. We did trim some brush along the stairs to the beach just after your stay. Didn't realize how much it had grown since we trimmed a couple weeks before! We do have a wonderful cleaning lady that takes pride in her work so I will let her know you were pleased. Thanks for taking care of our home and do come again sometime!
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A lovely property with great facilities and space

  • 5 of 5

We booked this for a vacation for our extended family, and were looking specifically for somewhere near a lake but not necessarily right on the water. it worked out brilliantly. Christine the owner was kind, helpful, polite and very responsive. We had eight adults, in four couples, and a baby with us and there was plenty of space and beds for everyone. The house officially takes 20+ people and it was very comfortable for 9, with two sitting rooms, a dining room, plenty of outdoor furniture, and four large double bedrooms, a smaller double, and a single. There was a cot for the baby, enormous amounts of bedding and towels available, and plenty of comfortable places to sit.

The kitchen was very well stocked with pots, pans and knives, the oven was easy to use, and it was well-kept and clean. Because the house can be used for large groups, there were two fridge-freezers which was great as well as a barbecue on the patio. It was easy to cook for large groups in the spacious kitchen and there was a dishwasher, meaning that the cleaning up was pretty easy.

As had a 14 month old child with us, we wanted to make sure he'd be safe outside and that we would all be able to enjoy the water. The garden is huge - a long rolling lawn with a basketball hoop, benches and firepit. There's a short walk through a neighboring garden to get to the private dock and that proved ideal. The house has a pair of canoes and paddles, which we took out on the lake several times. Owasco Lake itself has quite a stony shore, but it was still possible to swim off the dock provided you wore waterproof shoes (recommended!).

There's a number of very good restaurants in Auburn - we particularly liked Moro's Table (fancy & French), Lasca's (family friendly, excellent Italian trattoria), and Green Shutters (diner-style restaurant with outdoor seating and lots of ice cream choices).

The Long Point State Park near the picturesque town of Aurora on Cayuga Lake and the pretty town of Skaneateles both offered good days out.

We would highly recommend this place for any family or large group looking for a comfortable, clean, pleasant place to stay in the Finger Lakes. It was lovely.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spacious For Our Family Reunion (17 people)

  • 4 of 5

This house offers plenty of sleeping options including extra rollaway beds. The house has beautiful decor. There's plenty of dishes, pots & pants, and cooking utensils available. The nice piano was a big hit for us as well. Having plenty of dining space was great for us as well. Overall, we like the clean house, it was not luxurious house, but it definitely had everything we needed. There's plenty of parking spaces. The yard is huge in which we all enjoyed playing with our kids. We played bad mitten, volleyball, did s'mores at the nice fire pit, and used the picnic tables. We also loved that we have access to the lake and utilized the 2 kayaks included with the property. We did some swimming as well. The dock was nice to sit and watch beautiful sunsets. Yes, beautiful sunsets! Christine was very quick in responding to all of our questions. We all left this property feeling very happy and looking forward to another reunion here in the future. Thanks, Christine!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was spacious enough for our entire retreat!

  • 5 of 5

I had to book this house for a retreat for 24 hours for 30-ish college students. It turned out to be perfect for what we needed! Christine left out instructions for how to maintain the house when we left, and was kind enough to keep pamphlets about the surrounding area in the kitchen. It is a very quaint house with excellent space for group discussions, and has beautiful art on the walls too! Backyard is also perfect for outdoor activities, and the house is only 3 miles from a picturesque park for photos. It was a great weekend!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Nov-2014
  • Date of Stay: November 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Car: recommended

Fishing is excellent on this lake. Walleye, bass, trout, pike, perch, and other panfish are abundant. Besides the many water activities, visit the Bass Pro Shop located only a few miles away in Auburn. Take a wine tour, hike the trails and waterfalls at nearby Filmore Glen State Park, Taughannick Falls or Buttermilk Falls, visit the Harriet Tubman Home, Seward House, or the Women's Rights Museum, or see a show at the Broadway caliber Merry-Go-Round Playhouse,only a few miles down the road. There is also be a new music theater festival in Auburn as well. There are plenty of golf courses within a few minutes drive. Disc golf is right around the corner, along with Emerson Park and several playgrounds. And don't forget to just kick back and relax at our beach!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house on Auburn, Finger Lakes

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Peak Season
22 Jun 2018 - 3 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
4 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
1 Oct 2018 - 23 May 2019
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £376.85

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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