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GREAT HOME/BEST LOCATION on OWASCO LAKE, Auburn,NY, minutes from Skaneatelas


Property Details

Updated: Oct 4, 2016
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. This yr.-round home in a tranquil, affluent neighborhood is conveniently located on the desirable EAST side of Owasco Lake, 3 miles from Emerson Park, minutes from Skaneatelas Lake, world class spa( Mirbeau), and Finger Lakes' wineries. 150 plus ft., of this flat, sandy lakefront is just a skip and a jump from the lakeside deck.

You can enjoy jumping off the 100ft. private dock into the sandy waters and swim the Finger Lakes’ warmest, most “swimmable” lake; or navigate it with Kayaks (Two Kayaks and Life Preservers provided).

Fish off the dock or from the bass-stocked Brook Hollow outlet just a short walk down Brook Hollow Dr.

Overlooking the lake, there's plenty of outdoor space on the sprawling grounds to fire up the grill, have a bonfire, play football, enjoy a badminton game or just hang out under the old oak tree. From that vantage point, take in the panoramic view of Owasco Lake. This prime location makes for a dream vacation: minutes from Skaneatales Lake, a few miles from the private Skaneatales airport, within 3 miles of three golf courses, and only 13 miles from New York State wine country.

Enjoy the fully-stocked eat-in kitchen where you can seat six at the kitchen table, and three more at the counter. The adjacent dining room comfortably seats 8, and the Great Room with newer, 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), with an adjoining bathroom plus a private bedroom/den with queen-size futon.

A spiral staircase lifts you up to a 2nd floor loft (with 2 single beds) offering a spectacular view of the lake through two large windows. There are 2 additional bedrooms, each with a double bed, and 1 bathroom. 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/expanded cable, 3 TV(s).

Enjoy this premiere neighborhood and its unsurpassed beauty tucked away on a private road -- perfect for biking, walking or just plain relaxing. Retreat to the tranquility of the Finger Lakes in this classic setting, where your family will surely enjoy the open space, mature plantings, and sandy, private beach-front home. 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 safe, beautiful, bucolic community.

More Details
  • Sleeps 9
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

Speaks: english

4 Reviews

based on 4 traveler reviews


Beautiful Property

  • 5 of 5

Just returned home from our fourth time staying at this home. The house is always very clean when we arrive. Plenty of parking, large flat yard, sandy beach with easy access into the water (no stairs or large hills to the beach). It has plenty of room for nine people and a very large kitchen and eating areas. The house is located in a quiet, peaceful neighborhood and close to grocery stores, restaurants, wineries and hiking. The owner responds promptly to all inquiries. We are already talking about next year!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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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.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Waterfalls and Wine

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had always wanted to visit the fingerlakes up close and personal. We were able to book this house last minute and the owners were easy to deal with and very accommodating. My favorite part of the day was waking up in the morning and drinking coffee on the deck outside overlooking the the private beach.

I've always been interested in visiting this area because of the numerous natural waterfalls, farm to table restaurants, and fingerlakes wine trail.

We went to Fillmore Glen and loved the natural waterfalls and gorge, which was a ten minute drive. We also took a day trip to Arora and took a free tour of the MacKenzie-Childs house. We ended the day with a trip to the Long Trail winery and dinner at Pumkin Hill Bistro.

I want to come back again next year in August to swim in the lake and go kayaking.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Location, location, location

  • 5 of 5

We’ve vacationed at this unique and cozy beach front lake house for the past three summers, because the owners are easy to get along with and they have the only private beach along the entire lake.

The neighborhood is quiet and provides the best view of the lake.

The A-frame home is super cute. The rooms are comfortable and it's surprisingly spacious.

We’ve scouted several houses on this lake and keep coming back because it's the best value we found for sea level lakefront property.

Most of the homes on the lake are several feet above ground and require stairs to get to the water and their shorelines are rocky and slippery. Brook Hollow's sand beach is accessible to everyone, which the kids and my parents love.

The dock extends out on the crystal clear water, and is perfect for getting a tan, swimming or reading a good book.

There’s lots of stones for skipping, and the kayak’s are great if you plan to get nautical.

Sunset bonfires, s’mores and stargazing have made lasting memories for my family. We've never seen stars so big, bold and bright.

The Merry-Go-Round playhouse produces Broadway caliber Musicals five minutes away and 10 minutes away is the up and coming downtown Auburn (Auburn public theater); which has fun restaurants, shops and hosts community events.

The house is also close to Skaneateles Lake which is a great day adventure during a week long stay.

My family looks forward to a week on Owasco lake all year long.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear James, We are so pleased that your family enjoys our Brook Hollow retreat. You're one of our favorite renters because you take good care of our house. i have to agree w/ you about the beach and the view. It is a very special place ... See you this Summer.
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From the Owner

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.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Syracuse Airport at 40 Miles Nearest Barpub : Springside Inn at 4 Miles Nearest Golf : Dutch Hollow at 3 Miles Nearest Train : Syracuse N.Y. at 35 Miles Nearest Motorway : Rte 90, Rte., 81 at 20 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Tom Thumb at 1 Miles Nearest Ski : Greek Peak at 25 Miles Car: necessary

The lake house sits on 2 acres, with over 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 an outdoor grill along with ample patio/outdoor seating.

Minutes from Skaneateles, world-class spa Mirbeau, and Finger Lakes vineyards. 30 minute drive from state parks Watkins Glen and Filmore 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.

Owasco Lake is richly stocked with fresh water fish.


Merry-Go Round Theatre

Epicenter of Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Scene


Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall 2016
Sep 5 2016 - Feb 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
Mar 1 2017 - May 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
June Rate
May 16 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 9 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning fee $150

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 if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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From the Owner

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.

Property Type

  • house


  • 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
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Downtown
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Village


  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 2000 sq. ft.


  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, tub, shower
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, shower


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double, upstairs bedroom with double bed.
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 double, Upstairs bedroom with double bed.
  • Loft/ - 2 twin/ single, 2 sleep sofa /futon, Additional beds on upstairs loft perfect for children.
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king, Main floor master with king sized bed and private bath.


  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • -Great room -private den with TV/DVD Player -Fully stocked kitchen -Heat/ Central Air -WIFI internet access/expanded 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 -Queen-sized Futon in den -All bedrooms feature new mattresses -Dishwasher & garbage disposal -Eat-in kitchen and full-size dining table -3 televisions and 1 DVD player -Stereo System

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