Owasco Lake Shoreline Across From Emerson Park

Auburn, New York

Guests are sure to enjoy a memorable vacation in this fully furnished, 3 bedroom 2 bath ranch home on the northwest shore of Owasco Lake.  The master bedroom has a king sized bed, and adjoining master bath. The remaining 2 bedrooms are furnished with double beds. A sleeper-sofa in the living room pulls out to sleep an additional 2 adults or 3 small children. A "full house" will sleep 8 comfortably. The living room looks out through huge windows for a beautiful vista across and down the lake. The kitchen is complete and is attached to a dining room that seats 8 around the table. If you have small children, you will absolutely love this end of Owasco -- as you can walk out into the water a quarter of a mile and still only have the water level come up to an adult's waste. There is a fire pit right on the edge of the lake where you can sit out and enjoy a moon rise. There are 6 steps down into the water from the front lawn. A few large shade trees here as well, making those hot summer days even more enjoyable after you come in off a full day on the lake. The large deck allows for barbecuing, eating outside or simply resting in a comfortable chair with a good book. We include 2 kayaks, a two-person canoe, and an aluminum fishing boat and motor, as well as life jackets. If you need to borrow a pole or two, or some tackle, you can help yourself. We have plenty of games and puzzles for those "occasional" rainy days.

Camp Gramp is located directly across from Emerson Park. You can walk to the Merry-Go-Round Theater. THIS is THE BEST spot to view the whole lake from, you can watch weather coming up from the south end as you sit out on the deck. You'll hear the geese honking as they fly over and land on the lake. We have bald eagles and ospreys that may show off as they pluck a fish out from the shallows in front of the house on the water. Nature, relaxation and recreation can all be found at Camp Gramp!



  • Bird Watching


  • Swimming
  • Fishing
  • Golf


  • Lake


  • Lake View


  • Hospital


  • Winery Tours


  • Boat
  • Kayak/Canoe
  • Fire Pit
  • Deck/Patio
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Lawn/Garden


  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Air Conditioning
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Heating
  • Wireless Internet
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace

Suitability Chkbox

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Long-term Renters Welcome


  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible
  • Children Welcome


  • Microwave
  • Coffee Maker
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Toaster
  • Stove


  • Family


  • Television
  • Satellite/Cable


  • Dining Area

Houses Rules

  • 04:00 PM
  • 10:00 AM
  • No parties/events
  • Smoking allowed
  • Pets allowed
  • Children allowed
  • Max occupancy: 8


Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

16 Reviews


    5/5 Stayed Jun 19, 2021
    Submitted Jun 27, 2021

    Our family had a great week at Camp Gramp! This charming little cottage had everything we needed. Owners were welcoming and responsive. Neighbors were friendly. Camp was clean. We enjoyed the swimming , kayaks and everything Camp Gramp had to offer!

    Perfect for families

    5/5 Stayed Jun 12, 2021
    Submitted Jun 20, 2021

    We had a great time at this comfortable lakefront cottage! The house was super clean and had everything we could possibly need. The layout is convenient and it is larger than it looks in the pictures. The boats, water toys and fishing poles that were available for us to use were definitely a highlight! We enjoyed walking with the kids to the playgrounds and pier in nearby Emerson Park, and to the Green Shutter for ice cream. We would definitely come back!

    Great House on a Lesser-Known Finger Lake

    5/5 Stayed Aug 8, 2020
    Submitted Aug 15, 2020

    Camp Gramp is a great place for a stay with family and/or friends. It is right on Owasco Lake, a lesser-known (and, therefore, less busy) lake in the eastern Finger Lakes. The decor of the house is a homage to the 1960’s and 1970’s, but updates have been done for comfort, functionality, and safety. The owners were always prompt to respond when we needed assistance.

    Wonderful location

    5/5 Stayed Aug 1, 2020
    Submitted Aug 9, 2020

    Location location! Perfect lakeside location on the cove of Owasco lake. Enjoyed the shallow waters of about 3 feet for hours of tube floating and kayaking which were provided with rental. Took the fishing boat out for kids to catch their first fish. Kids loved feeding the ducks Cheerios. Several state parks 30 to 90 minutes away for hiking and waterfalls. Great communication and property as listed. Appreciated fully equipped kitchen that allowed us to cook our own meals. Would definitely stay again.

    This home is lovely.

    5/5 Stayed Jul 11, 2020
    Submitted Jul 19, 2020

    My family and I felt like we were staying at our grandparent’s cottage. The home had all the little extras you may have forgotten. The lake is delightful. It was a perfect escape from busy New York City.

    Loved this place!

    5/5 Stayed Jul 2, 2020
    Submitted Jul 9, 2020

    Camp Gramp was just as described. Very clean, everything you need at your fingertips. Family enjoyed the kayaks. Beautiful views from inside the house. Nice quiet neighborhood. Very relaxing

    Wonderful way to visit family

    5/5 Stayed Jun 25, 2020
    Submitted Jul 2, 2020

    I am originally from Owasco and wanted a way to visit my family but stay “socially distanced”. Camp Gramp was perfect!! Mark was more than accommodating and the house had everything you could ever need!

    Camp Gramp

    4/5 Stayed Jun 14, 2020
    Submitted Jun 21, 2020

    Lovely property, lovely location. Great views!

    Fantastic time at Camp Gramp

    5/5 Stayed Aug 3, 2019
    Submitted Aug 21, 2019

    Had a wonderful stay. We didnt know what to expect as it was our first time to the area. We loved it! The place was super clean and had a well stocked kitchen. We loved where we were on the lake as we had young kids and it was at most 3 feet deep with sandy bottom. Took the boat out every morning and evening for fishing and fire pit every night. The kids loved fishing as they caught something everytime they went out. Loved the ducks and playing in the yard all day. Lots to do in the area, very convenient to Auburn and stores. Couldn't have asked for a better experience.

    Love Camp Gramp

    5/5 Stayed Jul 14, 2019
    Submitted Jul 29, 2019

    This was an exceptional cottage rental. The location was very convenient. Amenities were provided and the owners were readily available if needed. We would highly recommend this cottage. Looking forward to coming back next year ☺️

    Beautiful lake, everything we needed for a week of fun.

    5/5 Stayed Aug 18, 2018
    Submitted Aug 25, 2018

    Three generations enjoyed a great vacation . Lake water was warm and clear, sandy bottom. Lake frontage was large with plenty of room for campfire, badminton, duck feeding and any other lakefront activities. Panoramic view of lake from front of house was perfect (especially at sunrise). Although house is old, all amenities are up to date and house was very clean....we had everything we could possibly need and more. Thank you for sharing your home... would like to return next year!

    We had a delightful week at Camp Gramps.

    4/5 Stayed Jul 29, 2018
    Submitted Aug 5, 2018

    We kayaked, canoed, and spent many hours on the lake just drifting on the tubes that came with the house. The water was a pleasant temperature and the sandy bottom comfortable on the feet. Great deck. Well stocked kitchen. Nice yard. Everyone—grandparents, daughter and son-in-law, two teen girls—agreed that a good time was had by all.

    Camp Gramp was great!

    5/5 Stayed Jul 15, 2018
    Submitted Jul 26, 2018

    Our stay here was perfect for our family. The camp was clean, comfortable and had all the comforts of home, and then some! Morning coffee with the ducks, daytime fun in the lake and evening campfires made for great memories and a relaxed vacation. The owners are welcoming and helpful! We look forward to future visits! The Brady Family

    Perfect location on Owasco Lake!

    5/5 Stayed Aug 5, 2017
    Submitted Aug 13, 2017

    This is the second time our family has rented this house for a week stay on Owasco Lake. And just as before, we found it to be the perfect spot! We travel from out of state to visit with friends and family and have rented several properties on Owasco Lake over the years. We love the location of this property....so convenient for quick trips to town. The home and property are well maintained and very clean. The kitchen is stocked with cooking utensils and the outdoor grill is in great shape. The deck is a nice size and offers a beautiful view of the lake. We enjoyed fires each night along the shore. The water is shallow and perfect for kids that like to go in and out all day! The owners are very nice and welcoming, and they provide a kayak, canoe and other games for use during your stay. We love this place!

    Best place we've ever rented in the Finger Lakes..

    5/5 Stayed Jun 12, 2017
    Submitted Jul 28, 2017

    We found the property just as described. Great location at the end of a private lane, lakefront and with expansive lake views. The home and property overall were very clean and well maintained. We very much enjoyed the shallow nature of the lake out front which allowed the kids to play safely all day. The canoe and kayak provided, were a godsend! The relaxing evenings around the lakeside fire were also a highlight. We also enjoyed the proximity to Green Shutters restaurant and downtown Auburn. Would highly recommend this property to anyone who is looking for a relaxing vacation lakefront, with a large shaded lawn area. We will return!

    Best place we've ever rented in the Finger Lakes..

    5/5 Stayed Jun 6, 2017
    Submitted Jul 28, 2017

    We found the property just as described. Great quiet, safe location at the end of a private lane, lakefront and with unobstructed views of the lake and Emerson Park. The home and property overall were very clean and well maintained. We very much enjoyed the shallow nature of the lake out front which allowed the kids to play safely all day. The canoe and kayak provided were a godsend! The relaxing evenings around the lakeside firepit were also very memorable. We also appreciated the proximity to the Green Shutters restaurant and downtown Auburn. Would highly recommend this property to anyone looking for a relaxing vacation in a lakefront location with a large shaded lawn area for additional family activities. We will return!


      Auburn, New York

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