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GREAT HOME/BEST LOCATION/ OWASCO LAKE, Auburn,NY, near Skaneateles. Lower rates

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,525 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Fab. house, upscale, 150 ft., level, sandy beachfront, 4 Bed.2 Bath plus loft

Enjoy a sweeping, breathtaking view of Owasco Lake from this large A-frame home with plenty of room to eat, drink and relax under the 25 ft. cathedral ceilings. Take in a panoramic view of the lake from the newly renovated kitchen, the dining room, the great room and the upstairs balcony/loft.

This yr.-round home sits on 1.25 acres in a tranquil, upscale neighborhood, conveniently located on the desirable EAST side of Owasco Lake, five miles from downtown Auburn, three miles from Emerson Park and the Merry-go-round Theatre, minutes from Skaneatelas Lake & world class spa( Mirbeau), and the Finger Lakes' wineries.

150 ft., of this FLAT, SANDY (NOT ROCKY) lakefront is just a skip and a jump from the lakeside deck.

Enjoy our large, newly remodeled eat-in kitchen that seats five at the kitchen table, and three more at the counter. The adjacent dining room comfortably seats 8, and the Great Room with over-sized couch, recliner and big easy chair(s) provide a comfy setting from which to view the lake.

There's a large first floor master bedroom (king-sized bed), new mattresses, with an adjoining bathroom plus across the hall a private bedroom/den with full-size futon.

A spiral staircase lifts you up to a 2nd floor loft (2 single beds with new mattress) offering a spectacular view of the lake or moon through two large windows. There are 2 additional bedrooms, each with one full bed (newer mattresses). The upstairs bathroom has been completely remodeled: new shower, marble-tiled floor, new toilet and fresh paint! The back bedroom has a balcony facing the front of the property.

In addition, there are hardwood floors throughout, washer/dryer, CENTRAL AIR & HEAT, WIFI internet access/cable, 2 TV(s), 2 kayaks, life preservers & water skis.

Jump off the 100ft. private dock into the sandy waters with a gradual decline or navigate it with Kayaks (Two Kayaks and Life Preservers provided).

Overlooking the lake, there’s plenty of outdoor space on the sprawling grounds to fire up the brand new grill and fire pit, play football, badminton or just relax under the ‘ole oak tree. From this vantage point take in a sweeping view of Owasco Lake.

You can fish off the dock or from the well-stocked Brook Hollow outlet just a short walk down the safe, private cul de sac.

This prime location makes for a dream vacation: minutes from Skaneatales Lake, just a few miles from the private Skaneatales airport, within 3 miles of three golf courses and centrally located in New York State’s wine country, midway between Cornell and Syracuse University.

This is a unique neighborhood with lovely homes, tucked away on a private road -- perfect for biking, walking or just plain relaxing. Your family and friends will appreciate this tranquil retreat and surely enjoy the open space, mature plantings of this sandy, private beach-front home.

This premiere location provides easy, safe access to the fire lanes, which encompass approx,. three miles of walking/biking trails that surround the lake.

Fabulous in the summer for swimming, boating, skiing, fishing, golfing, wind-surfing; glorious in the fall for the colorful foliage and autumn harvest at the wineries; spellbinding in the winter with the snowy landscape and icy waters -- perfect for ice fishing and cross country skiing. Appreciate nature's serenity in this easily accessible, well appointed home and enjoy all that the Finger Lakes has to offer no matter what season of the year you book your dream vacation. Rest assured, you will have a peaceful stay in this classic setting we call Brook Hollow.

More Details

Michelle Iaia
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
25 April, 2018

About Michelle Iaia

This is a family home built in 1971, that has been passed down for three generations. Modernized and lovingly maintained, this house features new and heirloom furniture. The large kitchen was designed for a first generation Italian cook -- then owner of P & R Macaroni Products. Pasquelina Procino Rossi was famous for her Sunday sauce and pasta dinners that served families, friends and factory workers.

Although her grandchildren and great grandchildren have moved away, we still return as much as possible. Many fabulous meals and wonderful memories have been cooked up in this large kitchen ... we hope the same for you and your family and guests.

Why Michelle Iaia chose Auburn

This was THE FIRST A-FRAME to be built on Owasco Lake. It's open floor plan is perfect for family gatherings due to it's eat in-kitchen and Dining room. Oversized couches and chairs in the great room make for comfortable, leisurely living. View the 150 feet of lakefront from the kitchen, dining room, great room, and the loft. Also the lakeside deck offers great views as well as the ability to see what the kids are doing at the beach which is just a stone's throw away.

If you are famliar w/ the finger lakes then you know that almost all the lakes are steep, hilly and rocky. My grandfather sought out this location because of its unusual terrain: grassy, flat and sandy. Even the bottom of the lake in Brook Hollow Cove is sandy and the water is usually calm. This was never a area of summer camps converted into year round homes, this was always a year round enclave, and the size of the homes and lots reflect that. It is a premiere property.

What makes this house unique

First floor master bedroom, adjoining master bath, plus private bedroom/den w/ futon, wireless. Fully stocked kitchen, heat/central air, washer/dryer, dishwasher/garbage disposal.

The house is unique w/ open floor plan, first floor master bedroom and adjoining large bathroom; across the hall is a private bedroom/den with queen-sized futon.

The location is the very best on Owasco Lake. One of the few sandy beaches, it's located on a sandy, warm cove where the water is generally calm even when the lake is rough.

Great for kids and novice swimmers due to the water's gradual decline so they can swim out far in the shallow water.


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2525 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 9 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No use of fireplace, inoperable.
  • Linens available only upon request for a $70 fee. Please include your linen preference in your booking request.
  • Small parties are allowed, no weddings or reunions.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • city centre ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • rural
  • village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 9 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Large downstairs bathroom directly off master bedroom, double sink, tub/shower. Upstairs bathroom: completely redone. New shower, new toilet, marble-tiled floor, & fresh paint.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , upstairs bedroom with double bed.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , Upstairs bedroom with double bed.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Main floor master with king sized bed and private bath.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Full Size Futon TV/Closet
    Loft/ - 2 Single Bed , Additional beds on upstairs loft perfect for children.
  • All beds have new or newer mattresses.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
-Great room -private den with TV/DVD Player -Fully stocked kitchen -Heat/ Central Air -WIFI internet access/ cable -Grill and ample outdoor patio set -Washer/dryer set -Comfortably sleeps nine (9) adults -King sized bed in master bedroom -2 doubles in each additional bedrooms -2 twins on loft full-size Futon in den/den -All bedrooms feature new mattresses -Dishwasher & garbage disposal -Eat-in kitchen and full-size dining table -2 televisions and 1 DVD player -Stereo System


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GREAT HOME/BEST LOCATION/ OWASCO LAKE, Auburn,NY, near Skaneateles. Lower rates
average rating of 4.4 based on 15 reviews

What the Finger Lakes region is all about...

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of 4 and this house was more space than we could have used. You enter into a huge great room under the A frame that encompasses the living room, dining room, and kitchen. A much larger family could rent this house and really feel comfortable with all the different spaces. The great room looks out onto an expansive lawn and lake frontage. The weather was hot over Memorial Day weekend and the kids loved playing in the restorative waters of Owasco Lake. We'll be back again.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Good stay! Great location

  • 4 of 5

The house was good. Owner was easily reachable and cooperative. You have lake at the back the view is amazing with the snow. We had a good time.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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It was a lovely stay but there was blue algae in the lake the majority of the time, we couldn't swim

  • 3 of 5

Beautiful home, lots of space.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi, Unfortunately, that week, according to the Cayuga County Health department, there was one report of blue algae at the Owasco Yacht Club, approx., three miles away. Our house is located in Brook Hollow cove and there have never been any citings or reports of blue algae there. Renters, owners and their guests have safely swum in Brook Hollow.
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Great place, would consider again for large group.

  • 5 of 5

The property was very clean and as advertised. The location was convenient and quiet. The owner was responsive to our questions and returned our call promptly. The lake view was beautiful.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi, Glad you enjoyed your stay. Come back soon. Michele & siblings
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Relaxing stay

  • 4 of 5

Our family of 5 had a very relaxing stay in Auburn. We had the unfortunate luck of staying the week after the area had experienced some flooding, so the dock had washed away and the beach area was under water. We were disappointed we didn't get to take advantage of those 2 amenities, but we were still able to do some relaxing on chairs by the water (although the bugs were terrible -we wondered if that was also a result of the flooding or if that was normal?}. We enjoyed the kayaks as well. The area was peaceful and beautiful and had a variety of activities that appealed to each of us. One thing we wished the house had was an outdoor table set because it was just too beautiful to sit inside to eat our meals. We would recommend staying at this home.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Arlington, VA

Pictures do not do this place justice. It's a hidden gem and beloved sanctuary!

  • 5 of 5

I was very impressed with this home. I have made so many lifetime fond memories in this home as well. We rented this house for my wedding weekend for the bridesmaids to stay in. I'll never forget the three nights all of us girls stayed here. It was a slumber party that hadn't been reunited for the last fifteen years. I will also never forget the morning of my wedding and waking up in this home. The host was superb and her communication was perfect. She even left us a bottle of bubbly to share on our wedding night. Look no further, this is the place you want to book! My niece and flowergirl visited and they loved the outdoor space and playing on the stairs and loft. Definitely very kid friendly, couples friendly, and giant sleepover friendly!!!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Syracuse Airport
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Springside Inn
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Dutch Hollow
Nearest Train
35 Miles
Syracuse N.Y.
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Rte 90, Rte., 81
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Tom Thumb, Mandana Inn 3 miles
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Greek Peak
Nearest Beach
lakefront beach, right out the back door
Car: necessary
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Most swimmable 'Finger Lake'.

* Fishing.

* Kayaking.

* Sailing/Skiing/Boat Rentals.

* Golf/Tennis.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Emerson Park.

* Vineyards.

* Rafting.

* Golf.

* Tennis.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Water Sports.

* Nearby walking/biking trails.

* Outlet for fishing nearby.

* Tom Thumb Ice Cream Parlor.

* Emerson Park/Merry Go Round Theatre.

The lake house sits on 1.25 acres, with 150 ft. of SANDY beach-front that is private and level. NO steps to get to the lake! Situated in a cove, the lake is usually warm, always sandy and generally safe for young swimmers due to its gradual decline. Positioned on the desirable east side of Owasco Lake, the home is located in an affluent, year-round neighborhood known as BROOK Hollow. Enjoy the dock and two kayaks. During cool nights, a fire pit is available for roasting marshmallows and playing guitar. The flat, grassy lake-front yard is ideal for recreational activities such as badminton, kickball, whiffle ball, or football. All athletic equipment is available for renters. The home features a new grill & fire pit along with ample patio/outdoor seating.

Minutes from Skaneateles, world-class spa Mirbeau, and Finger Lakes vineyards. 20 minute drive to Filmore Glen (state park), 30 minute drive to the gorges in Ithica & walking trails, 1 hr. and 1/2 drive to Watkins Glen.

Surrounded by numerous public golf courses and tennis courts.

The house is situated on a private road perfect for biking, walking, roller skating, and fishing at the Brook Hollow Outlet. Easy access to fire lanes provide safe, walking/running/biking trails for approx., three miles long. these fire lanes/trails ring Owasco Lake.

Owasco Lake is richly stocked with fresh water fish.


Merry-Go Round Theatre, just three miles away.

Epicenter of Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Scene.

Great restaurants, mini golf, and ice cream shop minutes away.


Prices & Availability

Ask Owner a Question

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £89.71
Damage Insurance £42.34

Seasonal rates apply.
Pricing negotiable depending on season and availability. If you are interested in renting on a long term basis, please contact me, Michele, and I will be happy to accommodate you.

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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