Beautiful log sided, on Owasco Lake w/ private beach, entrance and parking.

Auburn, New York

A private apartment, patio, lawn and beach front solely for your use. We only have one apartment for rent, so privacy is not an issue! Rest assured that the rooms and patio are thoroughly cleaned and disinfected intensely after each stay!

A short, flat 70 foot walk to the shoreline. Room includes full bath with shower, fridge with small freezer, microwave, coffee maker, ac, heating system, 42 inch flat screen cable tv, free wifi and a beautiful view of the lake, it's birds of habitat and fantastic sunrises. Queen bed with individually wrapped pocket coils. Linens and towels provided. Housekeeping available upon request!

Across the street is the Oak and Vine bistro; .4 miles to a convenience store; .5 miles to boat/jet ski launch; .5 miles to canoe, paddle board and kayak rentals; 3 miles to downtown Auburn and it's many malls highlighting Bass Pro, numerous eat in and takeout restaurants plus several historical sites. The infamous Merry Go Round theater featuring Broadway musicals and shows is only a mile away. Seven miles to the unique village of Skaneateles and it's pristine lake and an easy day trip to the other gorgeous Finger Lakes and numerous wineries.

Extended stay rates and off season rates available!



  • Beach
  • Waterfront
  • Lake


  • All Towels And Bedding Washed In Hot Water That’s At Least 60ºC/140ºF
  • Minimum 1-day Vacancy Between Guest Stays
  • Check In And Check Out With No Person-to-person Contact
  • High-touch Surfaces Cleaned With Disinfectant (like Countertops, Light Switches, Handles, And Faucets)
  • Cleaned With Disinfectant


  • Not Sure


  • Not Sure


  • Enhanced Cleaning Practices


  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Hair Dryer
  • Paper Towels
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper


  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Grill
  • Coffee Maker


  • Television


  • Lawn/Garden
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck/Patio


  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Non Smoking Only

Suitability Chkbox

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters


  • Hospital Contact


  • Deadbolt Lock
  • First Aid Kit
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Exterior Lighting


  • Emergency Exit Route
  • Fire Station Contact


  • Smoke Detector


  • Police Contact

Houses Rules

  • 03:00 PM
  • 11:00 AM
  • No parties/events
  • Smoking allowed
  • Pets allowed
  • Children allowed
  • Max occupancy: 2


Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

46 Reviews


    5/5 Stayed Jun 18, 2021
    Submitted Jun 25, 2021

    “Serenity at the Lake” is absolutely wonderful. The grounds, the lake, the hosts and their hospitality are without question awesome!

    Lovely Place

    5/5 Stayed Jun 16, 2021
    Submitted Jun 21, 2021

    Beautiful tended house and gardens . It made me want to go home and prune all my overgrown bushes. We most likely will return next year (if place is availabe). I recommend this location whole heartedly. Kevin

    Bob and Elaine are wonderful host and a joy to be around. Look forward to see them again next year!

    5/5 Stayed Jun 11, 2021
    Submitted Jun 18, 2021


    Wonderful experience

    5/5 Stayed May 25, 2021
    Submitted May 27, 2021

    Well maintained with a beautiful view. Owners were extremely nice!

    Beachside bliss

    5/5 Stayed May 14, 2021
    Submitted May 16, 2021

    My husband and I were looking for a quiet weekend away from the kids. This property is absolutely stunning. Bob and his wife were lovely hosts and truly thought of everything. The room is immaculate and the beach area is so clean and peaceful, we loved it.

    Serenity indeed! I will be back!

    5/5 Stayed May 6, 2021
    Submitted May 9, 2021

    I booked Bob and Elaine’s place for a weekend of solitude and reflection on a lake that holds special childhood memories for me. It gave me exactly what I needed, and much more! From the moment Bob greeted me and gave me a tour, I felt welcomed and at ease. They added lots of little thoughtful touches went above and beyond what you’d expect, like a vase of fresh flowers, a dish full of chocolates (there may have been other types of candy, but I only see chocolate), and some fresh baked bread on my birthday morning. They were readily available to answer questions or respond to any needs I could’ve had, and at the same time it felt like my own personal lakefront retreat. It was incredibly quiet and peaceful there — the name truly is spot on: Serenity. There is a private entrance and driveway — you literally park next to your door, with the lake beckoning you ahead. Despite the unusually chilly weather, I was still enticed by the lake to put my canoe in for an early morning paddle — there is nothing quite like waking up to birds chirping at sunrise with a view of the lake from your bed, and literally being able to walk your canoe or kayak right in from the yard. Serenity is a short walk to an inn to grab a bite and a cocktail; half a mile from lovely walking paths in Emerson Park (around the Owasco River inlet to top of the lake); and a quick drive to downtown Auburn and it’s restaurants, brew pubs, and historical sites (re: the latter, just be sure to check ahead for availability because, as of May 2021, tours and opening dates are still quite limited). If you’re looking for some personal quiet time to recharge, or planning a getaway with your partner — I will be definitely be back with mine — then I highly recommend booking Serenity on the Lake. And do it now because they are filled up pretty far already!

    Bob and his wife were incredible hosts. The property is beautiful and maintained meticulously.

    5/5 Stayed Apr 30, 2021
    Submitted May 2, 2021

    Bob and his wife were incredible hosts. The property is beautiful and maintained meticulously. The room was very clean and very welcoming. Owners made sure we had everything we needed to make our stay enjoyable. The outside area was lovely and sitting near the beach was very relaxing. Highly recommend this property to anyone looking to stay in Auburn New York.

    Serenity on the Lake

    5/5 Stayed Apr 24, 2021
    Submitted Apr 29, 2021

    We had a truly serene five days in this lovely rental on the Lake. The owners are beyond gracious, providing several touches that made us feel welcome. We definitely would stay here again.

    Five Stars for Relaxation!

    5/5 Stayed Apr 22, 2021
    Submitted Apr 26, 2021

    Absolutely wonderful property for a relaxing getaway! Inside is spotless and the owners have thought of so many details to enhance your stay. The outdoors overlooking the lake is calm, peaceful, and has a gorgeous view.

    Wonderful view from cozy room!

    5/5 Stayed Oct 30, 2020
    Submitted Nov 1, 2020

    Bob met us in person as we checked in. Friendly and outgoing, he showed us around the apartment and talked about some of the great local attractions. Incredibly accommodating, when we reached out in the middle of the day for a dinner recommendation, he had more than one. When we reached out about having a small fire, he had one ready for us when we got home from dinner! All around a lovely experience!

    Peaceful stay

    5/5 Stayed Oct 16, 2020
    Submitted Oct 19, 2020

    Our place was immaculate and so pretty sitting on the water. Bob and Elaine were so hospitable and very helpful with suggestions on where to eat.

    Calm, Quiet, and Relaxing

    5/5 Stayed Sep 15, 2020
    Submitted Sep 18, 2020

    We just needed to get out of the city for a few days (thanks COVID!) and this was the perfect place to recharge our batteries. So nice sitting out on the lake, eating our take out, and watching the ducks. Quiet, cozy space, perfect for two.

    Serene get-away right on the Lake

    5/5 Stayed Sep 12, 2020
    Submitted Sep 14, 2020

    Our 50th Anniversary weekend was perfect! We enjoyed staying right on the water and the amazing window view! Marveled at the many beautiful flowers and landscaping! Parked the car within a few feet of the private entrance and enjoyed the peace and quiet venue. Owners extremely kind and helpful explaining features of the VRBO. Presented us with flowers, a decorated 50th anniv. apple fritter and was detailed with providing this spotless cabin with amenities!! A great place to stay!

    Absolutely wonderful!

    5/5 Stayed Sep 7, 2020
    Submitted Sep 12, 2020

    Elaine and Bob went over and above for us. Thanks so much!

    Serenity on the lake

    5/5 Stayed Aug 30, 2020
    Submitted Sep 5, 2020

    Exactly as described, perfect setting. Hosts made every effort to think of every detail. Will definately visit again!

    Five star!

    5/5 Stayed Aug 18, 2020
    Submitted Aug 24, 2020

    Serenity defines this property - we enjoyed our stay here and wish we had booked more days. Hosts were lovely and we had everything we could have needed supplied in the room, including fresh flowers and chocolates. Beautiful lakeview and patio overlooking the water and blissful quiet...hope to be back!

    Perfect Escape Getaway

    5/5 Stayed Aug 11, 2020
    Submitted Aug 14, 2020

    Bob and Elaine were accommodating and friendly. They had water shoes for us to borrow, duct tape, (we needed) and rafts. Our room had a perfect view of Lake Owasco and Elaines flowers and landscaping are beautiful. We enjoyed sitting at the water’s edge at night and just relaxing. The Oak and Vine right across the street had a fun band and good food. We had a lovely day with our pontoon rental from Owasco Marina. We recommend Fillmore Glen State Park which is only about 16 miles away. Highly recommend this Airbnb. Great location on the lake and the room is nicely decorated and plenty of space. They are “super hosts”


    5/5 Stayed Aug 2, 2020
    Submitted Aug 5, 2020

    This is a wonderful room for a getaway. Immaculate, beautifully decorated. But the best part is having your own patio and access to the lake. This property is just gorgeous! Bob and Elaine are so friendly that you feel like family. We will definitely be back!

    Perfect getaway!

    5/5 Stayed Jul 26, 2020
    Submitted Jul 31, 2020

    Beautiful cozy guest room with fantastic waterfront access. Only regret is that we couldn't stay longer!

    Awesome Place!

    5/5 Stayed Jul 23, 2020
    Submitted Jul 26, 2020

    The property and view of the lake are beautiful. The place is immaculate with great touches like fresh flowers and candy. The kindness and hospitality of Bob & Elaine made our trip so memorable. Felt like we were staying with old friends.

    Quaint and cozy

    5/5 Stayed Jul 17, 2020
    Submitted Jul 19, 2020

    The place is better in person than even the pics show. Perfect location right on the lake. Bob and Elaine were great hosts. We really enjoyed our stay.

    They were alwsome very friendly,knowledge

    5/5 Stayed Jul 15, 2020
    Submitted Jul 18, 2020

    Perfect! Spot was just want we needed, very relaxing ,right on the lake!

    True Serenity

    5/5 Stayed Jul 1, 2020
    Submitted Jul 5, 2020

    This property is perfect for recharging and relaxation. Bob and Elaine will provide you with anything you may need and are wonderful and gracious hosts. The lake is pristine and their home is located on a shallow spot perfect for wading in and cooling off. We’ll be back again and feel like family!

    Delightful retreat!

    5/5 Stayed Jun 26, 2020
    Submitted Jul 13, 2020

    Perfect get away. Spotlessly clean and very comfortable. Unit is even better than in photos. Bob and Elaine are a delight and welcomed us like family.

    A little piece of heaven. You won't regret your stay here. A beautiful hideaway!

    5/5 Stayed Jun 20, 2020
    Submitted Jun 22, 2020

    Lovely couple and are ver accommodating. Room was clean and private with your own personal waterfront. I can't pick 1 think at all that I would change. Will be back again for sure :)

    How wonderful!

    5/5 Stayed Jun 8, 2020
    Submitted Jun 14, 2020

    Elaine and Bob were amazing hosts. The private guest suite was perfect and the lake view Is amazing. Every little detail from fresh flowers to beach towels was thoughtfully placed. I highly recommend a stay at Serenity on the lake.

    Ideal setting for a relaxing getaway

    5/5 Stayed Aug 19, 2019
    Submitted Aug 24, 2019

    This guest room is very clean and comfortable. The property is lovely with a beautiful lawn, garden and patio for relaxing and enjoying the lake. The owners, Bob and Elaine are wonderful people who go out of their way to make you feel right at home. I would recommend this place for anyone looking for a peaceful retreat.


    5/5 Stayed Aug 10, 2019
    Submitted Aug 13, 2019

    Amazing in every way...appropriately named, relaxing, beautiful place right on the lake with a bottle of newly discovered wine really recharges your physical batteries..we will definitely make it back!

    Serenity at the Lake

    5/5 Stayed Jul 11, 2019
    Submitted Jul 15, 2019

    Easy to rent Address was incorrect 6142 not 6149

    Phenomenal host. Beautiful cabin on lake.

    5/5 Stayed Jun 21, 2019
    Submitted Jun 24, 2019

    Close to Skaneateles which is a magnificent town on the lake. Nearby boating rental close to cabin. Clean sand comfortable room. ,,

    Serenity by the Lake

    5/5 Stayed Jun 7, 2019
    Submitted Jun 10, 2019

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Bob & Elaine's beautiful guest room. It feels like a small cabin. We loved being right on the water. Bob met us when we arrived and was near by should we have needed anything. The bed was super comfy and the property was quiet. There are sitting areas inside and out. The small refrigerator and microwave allowed us to heat up left overs from a lovely dinner in a neighboring town. Bob and Elaine are gracious hosts. We highly recommend this property and hope to return some day.


    5/5 Stayed Jun 3, 2019
    Submitted Jun 10, 2019

    Bob and Elaine were awesome hosts. We felt like long time friends and were welcomed as same. View on the the lake was very nice and sitting at lakes edge was peaceful. Serenity on the Lake is a very appropriate name for property. Would return if in area.

    Perfect Getaway for Couples

    5/5 Stayed Sep 26, 2018
    Submitted Oct 4, 2018

    This was a perfect getaway; providing a peaceful lakeside location with a room that had all the essentials. The local historic villages and towns have plenty of good restaurants, pubs and entertainment. Bob and Elaine are excellent hosts and we'd look forward to a return visit.

    We loved it

    5/5 Stayed Sep 12, 2018
    Submitted Sep 13, 2018

    Lovely place and great owners. If you are looking for a quiet place with a beautiful view this would be a great place to stay. We were passing through the area and only had one night to stay. Wish we could stay longer. The owners went out of their way to accommodate us. Left a bowl of candy on table and fresh flowers in both the bathroom and sitting area. We truly enjoyed our stay.

    Short stop in Auburn was great - 4.5

    4/5 Stayed Sep 3, 2018
    Submitted Sep 18, 2018

    My wife and I enjoyed our two night stay very much. Bob was an excellent host, making sure we had what we needed - including beach shoes and air mattress for a great swim. Very pleasant space, looking out on a beautiful lake, outside an historic city. One minor complaint - air conditioner a bit noisy, but kept the space comfortable in some high heat. We would go back!

    Spotless, Great View!!

    5/5 Stayed Aug 31, 2018
    Submitted Sep 6, 2018

    Best VRBO experience ever! Beautiful location on the lake for kayaking, swimming, or just relaxing in a lounge chair. Ate breakfast every day on the patio overlooking the lake. Bob and Elaine are very friendly and make your stay very comfortable. The room is spotless! And it has everything you need (linens, towels, hand soap, paper products, shelving in the kitchen area, huge closet with luggage racks) . Perfect size for 2 people. We will be going back same time next year!

    The Best

    5/5 Stayed Aug 22, 2018
    Submitted Aug 27, 2018

    What a wonderful place. We loved sitting by the water. It was so peaceful and serene. We will certainly be back. Bob and Elaine were wonderful hosts. The apartment was adorable. Even down to the precious small roses in the bathroom. Thank you so much. We enjoyed ourselves so much.

    Beautiful and tranquil

    5/5 Stayed Aug 14, 2018
    Submitted Aug 21, 2018

    The property and location was awesome. The owners were gracious hosts and I am very thankful that they shared their lovely lake with me.

    Wonderful experience at Serenity!!

    5/5 Stayed Aug 9, 2018
    Submitted Aug 16, 2018

    A beautiful one room with a private bathroom and separate entrance. View of the lake is awesome. I was impressed how clean and decorated so nicely. The owners are very nice too. I would highly recommend staying at this property.

    Funtastic !!

    5/5 Stayed Aug 4, 2018
    Submitted Aug 13, 2018

    First of all, the place was absolutely immaculate. Very well maintained and stunning views, right at the edge of the lake Owasco. Close to town and lots of fun eateries close by. Bob and Elaine are wonderful people and great host. I would recommend this place to anyone and our trip was just perfect. I would gladly stay here again and hope to again one day...

    Loved it!

    5/5 Stayed Jul 26, 2018
    Submitted Aug 3, 2018

    What a little slice of paradise! The space is adorable and couldn’t be cleaner! The views are breathtaking! Bob and Elaine are such lovely people and very welcoming! We are already looking forward to coming back!

    Truly Serenity at the lake. Bob and Elaine were very welcoming and accommodating!

    5/5 Stayed Jul 15, 2018
    Submitted Jul 29, 2018

    The room was very clean and comfortable. The property is very well maintained with beautiful gardens and great water access. The water is crystal clear and you can walk out a great distance. Plenty of things close by to explore or just relax at the waterfront. We stayed for one week and with enough food prep, we cooked all meals on site between using the microwave, grill and an electric fry pan that we brought with us. Bob and Elaine did everything possible to make us feel comfortable and welcomed. This was definitely a great getaway and we will definitely return for another visit. Kim & Al

    Great hospitality

    5/5 Stayed Jun 1, 2018
    Submitted Jun 12, 2018

    Cute in-law apartment a few yards from the lakefront. Plenty of places to sit and enjoy the view. Bob was very accommodating. Loved the pickled peppers and sausage!


    5/5 Stayed May 18, 2018
    Submitted May 28, 2018

    We enjoyed our stay at the one room get away. The hospitality was amazing and the property was extremely clean.

    Relaxing short term stay

    4/5 Stayed May 10, 2018
    Submitted May 17, 2018

    My wife and I stayed here one night while visiting our daughter in Syracuse. The room was spotless. The view was beautiful. The hosts were very friendly. We brought our kayak and launched it right from the back yard. The room is less than 100 feet from the lake shore and it's crystal clear water.


    5/5 Stayed May 4, 2018
    Submitted May 6, 2018

    Upon arriving at this beautiful location, we were greeted by our host Bob, with a very warm welcome. Prior to the visit he made sure we had good directions and that all our questions were answered. He and Elaine knew it was a birthday and a special event that brought us there for our stay. We found fresh flowers and a mini cake in our beautiful log cabin room. The view from the room is a picture of flowers and a really pretty lake. You want for nothing. Great dinning nearby. Bob and Elaine even called us to ask how our event went after checking out. This is a 5 star vacation experience !! Thank you


      Auburn, New York

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