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3 Bedroom Cottage on Owasco Lake

Bedrooms 3
Space 92 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 12 Sleeps

Welcome to our 3 Bedroom summer cottage on beautiful Owasco Lake with 85 ft of private lakefront. The 1000sqft cottage has an open floor plan. Sliding glass door leads out to a large two tiered deck complete with a hot tub overlooking Owasco Lake. The deck has a glass dining table that seats six on one side of the deck and a cushioned seating area for 4. A picnic table on the side of the house provides extra seating. The lower level of the deck has a stainless gas grill and two deck chairs on one side, with a gate on the other side to step directly into the hot tub. Stairs leading down to the waterfront bring you to a 15X50 deck at the waters edge that has lounge chairs, table, plenty of seating and a refrigerator. 50ft of dock extending out into the lake has plenty of room for your boat or jetski. Or rent a boat from the marina about 3 miles down the lake. Use our 2 Kayaks or the canoe to tour the still lake waters of the morning.

The cottage is located on the east side of Owasco lake for clean water and beautiful sunsets. The location is perfect and close to everything. 40 minutes from Syracuse, 7 minutes from the town of Moravia, 15 minutes from Auburn, 20 minutes from Skaneateles. You can tour the beautiful Finger Lake wineries, hike the trails and beautiful waterfalls of Filmore Glen park. Stroll the quaint shops and restaurants in the village of Skaneateles, or head to the top of the lake for a broadway style show at the Merry Go Round theater in Emerson Park. So much to do in the area in a short driving distance.

The cottage is set on a half acre lot, so it has a large backyard to play just about any game you would like. A fire pit sits about 30 ft from the house and is perfect for those cool nights or making s'mores.

The cottage is set up with beds for 12 people, but the house is very comfortable with 6 adults and 4-6 kids. One bedroom has a queen bed. The other two bedrooms have a bunk bed and a double bed in each. The living area has a pull out queen sofa. Each bedroom has a window air conditioner. The whole cottage is heated. The kitchen, dining room and living room are all one big room and great for entertaining.

Main room has a 32 LCD tv on a articulating arm so the 205+ channels of Direct TV, or the WII game console, (bring your WII games) can be viewed from anywhere, but can be stowed out of the way if you just want to enjoy the view or peace and quiet. 5 disc cd/dvd changer has full surround sound, or use the speaker selector to use the ceiling or outdoor speakers. Ipod hookup is available both in the house and at the waters edge.

Two large ceiling fans keep the room very comfortable. The kitchen is fully stocked with appliances, utensils, plates, etc.

More Details

John Pease
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 21, 2017


Moravia House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 92 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Washer and Dryer 2 Gas grills 2 Kayaks Canoe Docking for boat or jetski Towels and Linens Direct tv, DVD, Stereo Nintendo WII Air conditioning in the bedrooms Hot tub Other amenities listed in the description


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)

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3 Bedroom Cottage on Owasco Lake
average rating of 4.8095236 based on 21 reviews

Very pleased with the property!

  • 4 of 5

We loved that the property was pet friendly! Great dock area with chairs and a table. Loved the stairs into the water which made it easy to get in and out of the water for the dogs and ourselves. Easy access to get in and out of kayaks. Boat rental at the South Shore Marina was easy and only about a 10 minute boat ride to the house. Very friendly and easy to rent a pontoon boat. Easy to dock the boat at the house. Caught a lot of small pan fish right off the dock, and one 30" northern pike. Deck had a nice table area to eat out and comfortable chairs to relax in on the deck. Kitchen spacious and had the necessary items needed. Cooked on the grill a bunch. Loved the hot tub. Auburn not far away for groceries. At the Glenside Diner we enjoyed a great breakfast. Fillmore State Park nice hiking area and dogs are allowed. Owner easy to work with and quick to respond.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great relaxing spot on the lake!

  • 5 of 5

One of the best I've ever rented on this site. The cottage is clean and comfortable. Everything you need is there. There was a spot on the dock to park our boat. We loved the Jacuzzi overlooking the water. The view from the Jacuzzi and the deck on the house is fantastic. Owasco lake was nice and quiet most of the week we were there. Very little boat traffic which kept the lake very calm most of the time. The owner was very nice and answered all our questions. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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  • 3 of 5

On balance, the negatives outweighed the positives.

Beautiful view of lake Owasco. Well supplied cabin.

Water supply comes from lake and has not been tested, according to owners "welcome manual". Very disturbing.

Interior cabin, especially kitchen, not clean. Inside of refrig very dirty, pots and pans felt slimy and needing good scrubbing, counter tops felt sticky in places. Sliding glass door to deck difficult to open/close, almost unusable. Cobwebs inside the cabin.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: One of the only reviews in 8 years and over 150 rentals that I think requires a lot of clarification. The water for the cottage is drawn from the lake, like any other property that is on a lake with water that is drinkable. Owasco lake is the water source for the city of Auburn Ny and is one of the cleaner finger lakes. I'm sure the city of Auburn filters the water better than a private system for a cottage. I leave a 5 gallon water cooler for each rental. I'm not sure why that disturbed this individual. My cleaners have nothing but glowing reviews from numerous renters both printed here and personally to me. I highly doubt any of this persons concerns about cleanliness. The inside of fridge has developed a water leak. Extremely slow. You may get a small pool of water the size of a quarter the whole week on the bottom of the fridge behind the vegetable drawer. This persons email to me complained about that water and that was his concern for the cleanliness of the fridge. This person knocked the sliding glass door off the track. No big deal, just lift the front by the handle and move back on. Very easy to do. Or call me, and I'll do it. I'm not sure why this person didn't allow me the opportunity to remedy any issue he had, or explain the reasons for it and instead 3 weeks later emails these items to me and leaves a unfavorable review. This person was high maintenance from the moment he booked and I'm glad he wont be back!
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Beautiful, peaceful and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

What a gorgeous beautiful home. The only problem was I was only there for a weekend and wish I had a whole week. A wonderful home for our daughters graduation party and farewell. Wonderful hot tub. Just content and

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful home on the lake!

  • 5 of 5

Hi John,

We had a great family vacation. Your property was perfect, and the grounds are beautiful. Your home was clean and had all the amenities one could ask for. Plus your neighbors were so kind and helpful with what is near by.

Also thank you for your kindness when we had trouble with the washing machine.

Thanks Dan

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stunning views, fabulous cottage

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I honeymooned here for a week. The pictures don't do the cottage, the outdoor space and the views justice! We were so superbly pleased with the outdoor space! The deck was spacious and we spent as much time out there as possible! The hot tub was glorious and at times I didn't even want to read in it, I just wanted to soak in the beautiful views! Down on the lake we were so happy with the dock and all of the relaxing space. We spent hours fishing and napping down there! The inside of the cottage was great as well. The main room was very spacious. We only used 1 bedroom but we both said we could rent this house again and bring friends!

The village is about 10 minutes away and has essentials like a grocery store, gas, pizza shops, a deli, hardware store. We probably hit up every little store in the town! Auburn is only about 20 minutes away in a different direction but it's much larger and has tons of dining options! We'd go back to this spot in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Watersports.

* Fishing.

* Biking through the Fingerlakes...

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Fingerlakes wine trails.

* Waterloo premium outlets.

* Relax and enjoy the lake...

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Swimming and boating.

* Filmore glen state park.

* Merry Go Round Theaater.

* Syracuse Most and Ithaca science center..



great fishing

boat rental at nearby marina

Filmore Glen State Park with trails and waterfalls

Outlet shopping

Mackenzie Childs in Aurora

Emerson Park with the Merry Go Round Theater

Winery trails

Shops and restaurants of Skaneateles


Rates & Availability

Moravia House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 16 2017 - Sep 7 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
late summer
Sep 8 2017 - Sep 21 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
Sep 22 2017 - Oct 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Pet Fee $100
Damage Deposit $500

Dog Fee is $100 per dog. Max of 2 dogs.

Weekly Rate: $1250 - $1800

Monthly Rate: $3000 - $6000

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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