House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 8 Sleeps
Lee G Holmes
About Lee G Holmes
We have enjoyed many summers on beautiful Owasco Lake! The most amazing sunsets, crystal clear water and so much local history.
Lee G Holmes purchased this House in 1960
Why Lee G Holmes chose Auburn
We have easy access, level lake frontage, plenty of deep water and it is a great place to put up your feet and relax.
What makes this House unique
Easy access, Time Warner cable, wifi.
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
House on Owasco Lake
The property owner was very responsive and his lake home, which has been in his family since the 1960’s, was charming, clean and right on the lake. It met all of our needs and was very reasonably priced.
Great area, House was nice and clean, the lake was gorgeous and the fishing was awesome. Lee is a great host and is pleasant to work with.
Great Lake House that felt like home
The Holmes Family Lake House was truly a home away from home for us. We were warmly welcomed by Lee, the owner, who gave us a quick orientation and answered our questions regarding sites and recreation in the Auburn area. From then on Lee was a call or text away if we needed anything more. Everything about the house was in great shape, clean, and well maintained. Do remember to bring your own sheets, towels, as per the instructions. The cable TV, DVD player, stereo and internet were working well when we needed some downtime. You may want to bring some of your own DVDs and/CDs along with you.
The lapping waves of the lake were very relaxing while we were awake, falling asleep and waking up. During our seven day stay we were able to view several sunrises over the lake. You can view the sunrise from one bedroom, while on the enclosed porch or from the dock. From this dock to enjoy the outdoors while soaking up the goodness of nature. The way the home is structured, the porch covers part of the dock area below so it is pleasant to eat or drink there even if there is a little bit of rain.
The small indoor pets with us had plenty of space to nap, explore and play throughout the floor plan. They enjoyed the outdoor experience (windows, sunlight, breeze, and nature’s gentle noises) with the safety of being indoors.
Auburn is about a 10 minute drive and has a wide selection of restaurants. They are as good as or better than many restaurants in the greater New York City Area. Plus the laid back atmosphere made the meals that much more enjoyable.
Auburn is also a great place for exploring US history include the Harriet Tubman Home, Seward Family Home and the New York State Equal Rights Heritage Center.
Also the self guided walking tour of South Street in Auburn was interesting with a Memorial for our Service Men and Women, a 9/11 memorial and seeing 19th and early 20th century architecture. One of those houses was the Dulles home (John Foster Dulles – Secretary of State to President Eisenhower and father of Avery Cardinal Dulles)
The downtown Auburn area was getting renovated with a new parking garage and other updates, so there are plenty of other good things to see in Auburn and neighboring towns.
We would definitely go back to the lake house in the spring time season again or try the fall season for the foliage or the summer for more lake actives.
Great location for great and relaxing vacation
Spent a week at the lake home, it was everything we had hoped and Lee was a great and invisible host. Don’t let the pictures fool you, the lake home is immaculately kept, well supplied and perfectly sized for a family of 2 - 5 people. The lake and Auburn have a lot to offer, including some great restaurants. Oh, did I mention the fishing off of the dock is great? Would highly recommend staying at the lake home.
Relaxation on Owasco Lake
The cottage was very clean and spacious. WIFI access was very easy to use. The view of the lake was breathtaking and so relaxing.
I didn't realize I needed to bring sheets and towels, but the owners pulled together enough for us for the week.
Great Views/Very Clean
My wife, 15 month old daughter, and 2 year old Goldendoodle loved this property! The owners were highly communicative and left a complimentary bottle of wine upon check in!
There aren't many pictures of the property online, don't let that fool you; the view is spectacular, and the seating on both the porch and in the living room is ample. The wi-fi was easy to connect to, and the property was VERY clean. We didn't hesitate to let our little one crawl all over the floor.
The master bedroom is a full size bed and a twin bed with an awesome view of the water. The second bedroom has a full size bed.
The bathroom has a shower stall.
The kitchen was appropriately equipped (we only used the grill once, chose to eat out in Auburn and Aurora). There were very comfortable chairs and sofas all over the entire house. We enjoyed sitting on the deck, or by the fire pit in the evenings.
Great vacation, very relaxing. Would definitely book this again.
Thank you for the great comments. Please come back and visit us again! The Holmes Family
Merry Go Theater, Emerson Park, Harriet Tubman Home, William Seward Home and over 60 Wineries only a short drive.