Family Friendly 5 Bedroom Lakefront Home Directly on Owasco Lake

Auburn, New York

Enjoy Lake Life!

This beautiful five bedroom year-round home sits on the east side of Owasco Lake and is the perfect setting for a family gathering or a getaway with friends. The house will be your home away from home, with a large kitchen/dining room that features a 12-seat table to enjoy a family meal or host a game night. Sliding French doors take you to a comfortable family room with several couches, chairs, and TV to read a book or watch a movie.

The ground floor has three bedrooms, including a master with a king bed and a full bathroom. The other two bedrooms (queen bed and full bed) share a full bathroom. The second floor has an open area with large bean bag seats and TV, a full bathroom, a bedroom with a full and twin beds, and a second bedroom with two twin beds. While the house accommodates 10 sleeping in beds, there are also two air mattresses for the extra large families.

The backyard has spectacular views of the lake, with a large brick patio that seats 14 as well as a deck directly overlooking the lake. Take a single flight of stairs down to a private dock to access the lake, where you can swim or fish. The water is approximately 3 feet deep all the way to the end of the dock, then gradually gets deeper as you go farther out, so it’s a great spot for kids and adults alike to enjoy the water. There are three kayaks and a paddle board for your use. If you want something bigger and faster, you can rent a boat from the local marina. There is also a campfire pit located at the edge of the lake for roasting marshmallows with the family! If relaxing is your main goal, take a nap in the hammock while enjoying the lake views.

The front has a long flat grass field (approximate 400 feet) that is a safe place for the kids to play kickball, soccer or other outdoor activity. There is also a basketball hoop and the driveway is large enough to easily fit five cars.

All the comforts of home – high speed internet, sheets, blankets, towels (for bath and lake), and all kitchen supplies are provided.



  • Necessary


  • Lake


  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided


  • Television


  • Lawn/Garden
  • Balcony
  • Kayak/Canoe
  • Deck/Patio


  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only


  • Dining Area


  • Grill
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen

Dining Checkbox

  • Dining

Houses Rules

  • 04:00 PM
  • 11:00 AM
  • No parties/events
  • Smoking allowed
  • Pets allowed
  • Children allowed
  • Max occupancy: 12


Cancellation Policy

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

40 Reviews

    Perfect Family Getaway

    5/5 Stayed Jun 11, 2021
    Submitted Jun 22, 2021

    This was our second trip to Lake Owasco and it was even better than our first. The house was a perfect fit for us. We had plenty of space to spread out and enjoy communal family and friend time, as well as retreat to our rooms for quiet at the end of our days. The upstairs had plenty of room for our kids to sleep and hangout, which was a nice separation for us. The property is beautiful, well kept, and stocked well over and above any need you may have while there. The extra amenities were great, too. Kayaks, a paddle board, life jackets, swim shoes (and you do need these to enjoy the water - we bought some inexpensive ones at Walmart), pretty much everything you could want to enjoy the water. We love this lake for it's lenghty shallow waters for our smaller kids to enjoy. We saw tons of large fish the first few days. The location itself is convenient to pick up groceries (maybe 10-15 min away?). We also enjoyed the wine and brewery trails and antique stores nearby. Skaneteales had a quaint downtown area with great shops and eateries, too. David and Mary Ann thought of everything and were incredibly easy to communicate with. We've stayed at dozens of VRBO rentals over the past 15 years and this is one of our favorites. We hope to book here again next year.

    Great Place

    5/5 Stayed Jun 4, 2021
    Submitted Jun 18, 2021

    Big clean, beautiful house with many views of the water. We would rent again

    Exactly as advertized

    5/5 Stayed May 27, 2021
    Submitted Jun 22, 2021

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. A perfect location to stay to celebrate our son's graduation from Cornell. thank you!

    Even more beautiful in person!!

    5/5 Stayed May 21, 2021
    Submitted May 25, 2021

    Not only was the property more than what we expected, the owners were wonderful to work with! Available at any time to contact and a pleasure to do business with. We hope to be back again very soon!!

    Amazing long weekend!

    5/5 Stayed Apr 29, 2021
    Submitted May 3, 2021

    Just got back from a long weekend at David and Mary Ann’s home. Beautiful, exactly as pictured with lots of space. All the amenities you need to cook, indoor games and outdoor activities. The lakeside views were amazing. My family and I had so much fun. We truly enjoyed our family time and look forward to booking another stay there. Thank you for a great experience!

    Fantastic space and great location

    5/5 Stayed Mar 27, 2021
    Submitted Apr 4, 2021

    My family and I were able to enjoy this beautiful home set in a perfect spot. It had all the amenities and character you could possibly want in a getaway. Thank you for your hospitality

    Great long weekend stay

    5/5 Stayed Sep 24, 2020
    Submitted Sep 28, 2020

    We had a wonderful time at this home. The patio was a great place for our morning coffee and our afternoon/evening card games. Lots of room for everyone. The home was well equipped for our needs. Our only question was answered immediately by the owners. Thanks for allowing us to stay at your home. We would use this property again.

    Beautiful home with a beautiful location

    5/5 Stayed Sep 18, 2020
    Submitted Sep 22, 2020

    This lake house getaway exceeded our expectations in every way! The house has an amazing location with amazing ammeneties that well justify the pricing. From the small features like having chairs outside to enjoy the scenic location, to the access to things like fishing rods, kayaks, and a fire pit. These features kept all of the guests busy and entertained. The hosts were more than friendly and accommodating and provided information that was more than helpful. We had a great time and will recommend this location to people who are looking for a lake house retreat in the finger lakes!

    Fantastic house on owasco lake

    5/5 Stayed Sep 2, 2020
    Submitted Sep 7, 2020

    It was a brilliant 5 day get away to this spectacular house which we can now call home. I have yet to come across a vacation rental home which is so well stocked for every little thing. May it be the toilet rolls , to tonnes of towels, every little detail in the kitchen. The owners have thought h of their guests as if it was their own home. Providing ziploc bags, disposable food containers, disposable anti bacterial hand wipes, make up remover individually packed, loaded water shed with so much water play.. kayaks, water tube, paddle board, so many life jackets for every age group. The pictures don’t justify the real house. It’s way more prettier and just so comfortable. Last but not the least, david is simply a amazing host!

    House Built for Sunsets

    5/5 Stayed Aug 22, 2020
    Submitted Aug 26, 2020

    My family and I had such an amazing time at the Fox’s home. The house was a lot more spacious that we thought it would be. The master has an amazing view. They stocked everything you need and were so easy to contact. Thank you so much for offering up your lovely home. We were sad to leave but we will be back!

    Friends Winter Getaway

    5/5 Stayed Feb 20, 2020
    Submitted Feb 23, 2020

    We had a wonderful time here. The home is beautiful, views are even more beautiful throughout the entire home. The home is very spacious, kitchen is fully stocked. Nice sized bedrooms for the adults downstairs and great kids bedrooms upstairs with a loft area for them to hangout. The owners were very nice and easy to contact. We had such a fun time here and would highly recommend this home to others looking for a getaway in a beautiful a setting. When we arrived the owners had left us a very nice welcome letter and a bottle of wine. We would definitely go back again

    Beautiful House

    5/5 Stayed Feb 14, 2020
    Submitted Feb 18, 2020

    We took a family get away to visit our daughter and niece who live locally. My sisters family and our family all were able to stay in the same place and we had a great time visiting. The owner was very accommodating and easy to contact. The views were beautiful and it was close to many activities.

    A home away from home

    5/5 Stayed Dec 18, 2019
    Submitted Dec 26, 2019

    The property is stunning! The home is beautiful! We would definitely stay here again.

    Relaxing Lake Stay

    5/5 Stayed Nov 14, 2019
    Submitted Nov 24, 2019

    Owners were easy to communicate with before and during stay. House is actually larger than the pictures would lead you to believe. I thought there were 5 or 6 beds, but there were actually 7. House works well for small or large groups. We stayed in November so did not get on the water, but there are so many windows in the house it was still very peaceful and views were amazing. We saw a bald eagle right in the back one of the days. Master bedroom is an awesome place to wake up. It has full windows toward the water and a walk out sliding door to the back patio on the side. Other bedrooms are large and comfortable. Up stairs the rooms have 2 beds and the 3 downstairs bedrooms have 1 each. House was plenty warm for the time of year and easy to get to. Kitchen and dining area is wide open and roomy. House is well stocked and kitchen was big enough for a larger group. Bathrooms were clean and hot water was not an issue. Wi-Fi worked great, unlike other rentals I have stayed in. TV worked well too, even without cable being an option. B Auburn is just a few minutes up the road. One of my favorite places is Emerson Park. It is a nice place to walk around and has a beach in the summer. Auburn also has a lot of nice restaurants and breweries. We took one day to travel to Ithaca. It is about 50 minutes from the house but also offers many options year round. Overall the house location was perfect as you are close to town, but out far enough to have peace and quiet. It is also sheltered enough from the neighbors and there is a nice rocky beach area. In the summer I could picture the water being the main attention but even later in the year there was plenty to do inside and around the property. I would definitely recommend.

    Rewarding Stay

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

    The house was just perfect. The bedrooms were all well appointed, and the living areas comforting an welcoming. There were lake views everywhere. There were five nice sized bedrooms. There were three of us, and we each had a bedroom with a view. The kitchen was well stocked , and beautifully laid out. David and MaryAnn left us a welcome bottle of wine, which was a very nice, thoughtful touch. The weather wasn't very cooperative, but that didn't detract from out stay one bit. I would love to come and stay here again. It was a great house with a great location. I would highly recommend this house to anyone

    Great place

    5/5 Stayed Oct 17, 2019
    Submitted Oct 20, 2019

    This property was meticulous! A lovely bottle of wine with a welcome note greeted us upon arrival. This place was great for 5 of us and each had our room, always a bonus. Plenty of room and a great view of the lake. Would definitely stay there again. Thank you for having us.

    Owasco Lake Weekend

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

    This weekend, for the 2nd year, was very pleasant. This property is very well maintained and very relaxing. Everything that we needed was supplied. We are planning our return weekend in 2020.

    Home away from home.

    5/5 Stayed Sep 25, 2019
    Submitted Sep 28, 2019

    Very nice and homey experience. Many personal pictures and items that made us think we were visiting a relative. Still a few items to work on, but overall a great place for a family or friends vacation.

    Beautiful Owasco Lake getaway!

    5/5 Stayed Sep 12, 2019
    Submitted Sep 15, 2019

    Our reunion of four college suite mates and our husbands was a huge success this year thanks to the wonderful Owasco cottage we rented! The cottage earns five stars in our opinions. The roomy, well equipped, comfortable home had plenty of space for the 8 of us! The setting is spectacular with lovely grounds and crystal clear lake water. The kitchen was perfectly appointed, the dining area seated us all with room to spare! Whether you choose swimming, kayaking, lounging in the hammock, relaxing in the tv room, grilling on the patio or enjoying a rollicking game of cards, it was the perfect spot for us! You will not be disappointed with this Finger Lakes gem!

    Home away from Home

    5/5 Stayed Sep 5, 2019
    Submitted Sep 9, 2019

    This house on gorgeous Owasco Lake is everything you would want it to be. Great views and grounds to play and get into some adventures, outside! Comfy couches and beds and all the amenities and comforts of home that you could have and need, inside! Every room has a beautiful view of the lake or outdoors and everything is so calm and peaceful. The house has a great open floor plan in the living areas and was very neat and clean. The owners were incredibly responsive before, during and after our stay and answered any questions or concerns we had, right away! Truly a great place to have an awesome vacation and feel like Home away from home! Would 100% rent again.

    Heavenly Home

    5/5 Stayed Aug 30, 2019
    Submitted Sep 2, 2019

    Words almost fail me as I contemplate my review. Overall, we thought the pictures presented on the VRBO site were beautiful. The home, yard, and lake setting were so much more once we arrived and walked thru the house. The lakes views are incredible. The home is immaculate, and the owners attention to decorating details and amenities was spot on. We came to the Finger Lakes for a family wedding, eleven family members spent a three day weekend at the house. The neighbor was very welcoming when we arrived,and suggested a very good restaurant in Auburn (The Sherwood Inn). We had loads of fun kayaking, paddle boarding, touring the wineries, sitting on the patio for dinner and wine, it was fabulous, and as a family we could not have asked for much more. I would return to The Owasco Lake House in a heartbeat!! Thumbs up from everyone!!

    Fantastic vacation place

    5/5 Stayed Aug 24, 2019
    Submitted Sep 1, 2019

    We had a great time at the Finger Lakes!! The house was very nice...clean, great lake views and outdoor space. The house is spacious and has a great common area on the 2nd floor so the kids had their space and the adults had their own too! The extras in the shed were greatly appreciated and having the access to the kayaks and paddleboard was excellent. Communication with the owner was easy and they were very helpful. We will definitely be making a return visit!


    5/5 Stayed Jun 21, 2019
    Submitted Jun 25, 2019

    Perfect for our family getaway with siblings and cousins. Fun on the lake for all ages. Comfortable home and peaceful setting for visiting. Lake and community are very family oriented and friendly. The house is exactly as advertised. Clean, comfortable, spacious, and the owners make it feel very welcoming. They supply many amenities such as board games and kayaks and ping pong table and a basketball hoop. There is always something to do at your fingertips here. Sunsets are amazing too!

    Great Gathering Place

    5/5 Stayed May 31, 2019
    Submitted Jun 20, 2019

    Wonderful home with a well equipped kitchen and pantry, comfortable furniture (including beds) and beautiful lake views. Owners always very responsive to inquiries, etc. Beautiful area, and a great place for a large family gathering!!

    The perfect graduation gathering

    5/5 Stayed May 24, 2019
    Submitted May 29, 2019

    Our stay at the lake house in Auburn was a weekend to remember for a lifetime! We booked this property for it’s beauty and convenience to getting back and forth between Cornell University and the lake house. The home was clean and well sorted with all of the accommodations necessary to make us feel at home. Weggmans supermarket is only about a 10 minute drive. Therefore, we were able to purchase all of our food items locally. My dad, father in law and husband had a great time fishing on the dock. Our most memorable moment was sitting around the fire pit near the lake and reminiscing on old memories. We truly are grateful for having the opportunity to create such valuable memories together as a family in this property. Thank you!


    5/5 Stayed May 17, 2019
    Submitted Jun 1, 2019

    This was a fabulous clean and beautiful place on the water. The house was spotless and very welcoming! It accommodated our 8 guests no problem and both the indoor and outdoor spaces were very accommodating! It's a great place for big families or large groups! I would definitely stay here again in the future!!

    The perfect family getaway! Lots of space to hangout without being on top of each other. Clean!

    5/5 Stayed Dec 26, 2018
    Submitted Jan 2, 2019

    We had a difficult time with the thermostats- keep in mind it was December, so this is tricky in NY at this time. It was also a challenge removing our own garbage; we ended up having my son who lives close taking it home with him because of the limited redemption hours did not fit in our schedule. Overall it was great! Thank you for opening your home to us. Happy holidays! Kathleen

    Family Vacation

    5/5 Stayed Oct 8, 2018
    Submitted Oct 24, 2018

    We have rented several properties through VRBO and this property had the best stocked kitchen of any. It was a little cool for lake use but it looked like there was anything you could want from kayaks to rafts, life jackets and even water shoes! The views were beautiful! The only drawback was no cable. There were some internet tv options but we were all older and not up to date with that technology. The house was very clean as well. Would love to come back in the summer!

    Weekend Family Getaway

    5/5 Stayed Oct 5, 2018
    Submitted Oct 11, 2018

    This property, with 2 decks overlooking Owasco Lake, and a large, well furnished, cozy home, was perfect for our family's getaway. My son-in-law and kids enjoyed the paddle board and kayaks. They even caught fish while drifting offshore. All in all, it was a wonderful weekend.

    Clean, modern, fully appointed waterfront home.

    5/5 Stayed Sep 21, 2018
    Submitted Sep 24, 2018

    Our family of four stayed for two nights. It was a joy to travel light and to find the house fully fitted with everything we could need including linens, towels, appliances, recreation equipment, condiments, cooking utensils and more. I appreciated the house's proximity to Auburn and the layout of the rooms. The children could be noisy by the TV while the adults could enjoy quiet time in other areas. The island in the kitchen and open plan of the dining room made it so that we could socialize while we were preparing meals. We found the house very, very clean and comfortable. The yard, fire pit, dock and small pier give full access to the water and magnificent sunrises and sunsets.

    A wonderful getaway

    5/5 Stayed Sep 17, 2018
    Submitted Sep 20, 2018

    Thank you so much, David and Mary Ann, for sharing your beautiful house with us and our siblings. Everything was perfect...the beds were very comfortable, the kitchen was equipped with everything we could possibly need, the location was spectacular, the family room was a great place for us to gather and watch movies, and the bottle of wine was a very thoughtful treat.

    Great location with everything you need

    5/5 Stayed Aug 31, 2018
    Submitted Sep 7, 2018

    Dave and Mary Ann's property was great. It was spacious enough for us and had all of the amenities. The kitchen was fully stocked and had all of the utensils that we needed. The house is gorgeos and the master bed room had great scenery of the lake. I would definitely recommend this property to others in the future.

    Fabulous lakefront home—perfect weekend getaway!

    5/5 Stayed Jul 20, 2018
    Submitted Jul 26, 2018

    An idyllic lakefront home. We had three families with 6 kids with plenty of room for us all. Fabulous kids retreat upstairs with plenty of beds, oversized bean bag chairs and entertainment system. The setting was gorgeous—right on the lake with nice big porch and lawn (with hammock) to lounge. Best part was the lake—big dock to chill on, basketball hoop, trampoline in the water, kayaks. Huge field in front was great place for the kids to run around and for baseball/kickball/basketball. Perfect vacation home for families with kids who want lots of space for the kids to run around and play. Owners had stocked the house with necessities and were very responsive and accommodating. I highly recommend this home!

    Beauty on the lake!

    5/5 Stayed Jul 4, 2018
    Submitted Jul 27, 2018

    We had an amazing stay at this property. The house is spacious with big windows in the kitchen/dining room to look out over the lake which always seems to beckon you to swim. The house is nicely appointed with a number bedrooms so everyone can get some space. The patio and yard overlooking the Lake is THE place to spend time eating a meal or drinking a glass of wine and unwinding after a day of fun in the sun. It really is a cozy home away from home and the hosts do a great job of making the house inviting and ready for your vacation. We will definitely be back!

    Just Perfect!

    5/5 Stayed Jun 20, 2018
    Submitted Jun 28, 2018

    Our extended family of 12 (8 adults, 4 kids) gathered for a family vacation for the first time as adults with kids of our own. This review won't do the house justice - it really was just perfect - from the welcome card that was awaiting us when we arrived, to the prompt responses when we had questions (and the genuine feeling from the owners wishing us a wonderful time!), to the beautiful house, lake, and fun we had. The house is really well stocked...we all traveled far, so it was great not to have to pack linens, etc. Even beach towels were provided! We loved being out on the lake - the kayaks and paddle board were well-used for our extended weekend, and the water was surprisingly warm for late June! The kids enjoyed fishing off the dock and using the tubes, as well! We can't wait to come back, and are so grateful that David and Mary Ann opened their home to our family, where we were able to make some wonderful memories!

    Beautiful home with many amenities

    5/5 Stayed Jun 8, 2018
    Submitted Jun 15, 2018

    We gathered here for my mother’s 95th birthday celebration and had a wonderful time. It was early June so the lake was still cold but that didn’t stop the grandchildren and great grandchildren from getting in and everyone enjoyed the kayaks. The well-stocked kitchen and large dining room were wonderful and there was ample space for folks to spread out. Some of our group rented another house but we all decided that this house was much nicer so we gathered for lake fun and dinners each day at David’s. Just as information for the elderly- there are a few steps between rooms in the house and the outdoors, and of course a set of stairs down to the lake. However, having 3 rooms on the main floor was a real plus for folks that were less mobile. The house was well stocked with soap, towels etc. and we especially appreciated the linens being included since folks were traveling from all parts of the country to gather. One piece of information that I didn’t realize is that there is no garbage pick-up so be prepared to cart your garbage and recyvling to the transfer station or back home with you. David supplies vouchers for the transfer station but we elected to take ours back home since it was more convenient. Thanks so much for making your home available for use- we all enjoyed it thoroughly and hope to return!

    Immaculate and spacious lakeside home

    5/5 Stayed May 17, 2018
    Submitted May 24, 2018

    We rented this home for friends who came from Mexico for their son's college graduation. The home is huge, with beautiful yard and dock. Everything they needed (linens, dishes, etc.) was provided. It was immaculate on arrival, with plenty of chairs and beds for the family of 7. It was early in the season, so we didn't take advantage of the water, but if we had wanted to, everything for that was available as well. We will definitely consider renting this for family visits in the future.

    Perfect home away from home.

    5/5 Stayed May 11, 2018
    Submitted May 17, 2018

    A warm welcome as soon as you enter the home. Beautiful views and grounds. So well stocked you won’t need a thing just your clothing (and maybe some groceries milk eggs cereal fresh fruit whatever you need to keep you from haveing to go out, you won’t want to leave, it is perfect for r&r (rest & relaxation). I would go and stay longer.

    This place is wonderful!

    5/5 Stayed May 4, 2018
    Submitted May 9, 2018

    Our group of 10 rented this house and we all loved it. David and Mary Ann made us feel like guests instead of tenants. The house is spacious so we weren't on top of each other. The view of the lake is fantastic. We loved having coffee/tea out on the patio and deck. There are plenty of games to keep you occupied if the weather is bad. The location is convenient to several restaurants, pubs and groceries. However, with the fully stocked kitchen we made most of our meals at 'home'. This was such a relaxing trip we didn't want to leave. The only issue for us was getting the garbage to the recycling center due to their limited hours of operation. If we are ever in the area again we would definitely return. Thank you to David and Mary Ann for a fantastic vacation.

    Beautiful Lakefront retreat!!

    5/5 Stayed Nov 21, 2017
    Submitted Dec 5, 2017

    This home has an amazing view of Lake Owasco from the huge dining room table. The house is quite spacious for a large family with the 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. There is wifi throughout, the kitchen was well appointed with Sub Zero fridge, and all basic appliances including a griddle. The house is situated on a big piece of property and we were able to play a game of family kickball in the large front yard. Beds were all very comfy and all linens/towels provided were clean and fresh. Great communication with owner. We highly recommend this home if you are looking for a great relaxing getaway.


      Auburn, New York

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