Welcome to Southview Annex; a quiet retreat on the North end of Owasco Lake in Auburn NY. The house sits across the street from the lake, but has an unobstructed view southward of Owasco Lake. There is a sand beach across the street which is private to the house. You can watch the sun rise AND set from this vantage point on the large covered front porch, making this a beautiful place to spend your vacation time.
The house has 5 bedrooms with a spare room that has a twin sleeper chair for additional sleeping space. In total the house sleeps 13 comfortably.
The house comes equipped with a canoe and several kayaks and a small sailboat and fishing poles. There is a gas grill on the back patio and plenty of comfortable seating on the front porch. Emerson Park is down the street (about 400 yards) where paddle boats and pontoon boats are available for rent. Emerson Park is also home of the Merry-go-Round theater where you can enjoy professional theater during the Summer and Fall months. Auburn, NY has a number of points of interest including the Seward House (home of William Seward), the Tubman House (home of Harriet Tubman), the Cayuga Museum, Fort Hill Cemetery, and The Agricultural Museum (5 minute walk). Auburn Public Theater has year round performances including live music, comedians, stage performances and films. Music Theater mini-performances ("The Pitch") at Theater Mac of the Cayuga Museum and Merry-go-Round stage productions at Emerson Park are also popular. There are a number of restaurants in Auburn for anything from casual to fine dining! In addition, you are a 10 minute drive to Skaneateles, NY with a whole host of additional attractions and restaurants.
(In addition, golf excursions at the Private Owasco Golf and Tennis Club....in your back yard... may be arranged with advance notice.)
For Hunters: duck hunting can happen right on the beach in front of the home!
For fishermen: there is plentiful fishing on Owasco Lake during the summer and during the winter we typically have ice fishing right on the lake in front of the house.
Come and enjoy a relaxing summer beach vacation, a Fall foliage/wine tour vacation, Winter ice fishing/snow shoeing/cross country skiing adventure, or Spring time quite retreat. It's all here at the Southview Annex!!
The house was great and fit our needs very well. Loved the huge front porch where we often sat with a view of the lake. Three couples, with enough bedrooms and bathrooms so we each had our own! The kitchen had everything we needed to cook some of our own meals, as well as a gas grill right outside the back door. Lots of play things: canoes & kayaks (that we weren't brave enough to use), corn hole, games, puzzles, TV's etc. We enjoyed sitting around the fire pit with a bonfire several evenings. Host was very accommodating, when we accidently left without our house key one day! Enjoyed staying at this very spacious rental house with the beautiful Lake Owasco view and access right across the street! Thanks!!
I live in Auburn and rented the property for a family reunion. Unfortunately, I had surgery and could not go to the house, but the family truly enjoyed being there. Fortunately, I live close enough so the family visited many times.
We had a great time with adults and kids. Especially appreciated the large dining areas, spacious rooms, cleanliness and view!
We loved this property so much, we rented it two years in a row. The owner Wendy is so nice and very responsive. The front porch is so comfortable and looks right at Owasco Lake . We enjoyed the fire pit too Rent this place. You wont be disappointed!
Gorgeous home with every amenity as described in listing. Convenient to everywhere...Skaneateles was a lovely spot to spend an afternoon. Truthfully, we spent most of our weekend enjoying the beautiful Lake view from the porch, lol. Wendy thoughtfully left a bottle of wine knowing the weekend was a birthday celebration. Can't wait to stay here again next year!
The property is great. Space for everyone!
We love staying at that property. Very spacious, cozy, feels like second home. We are looking to come back soon!
The house was decked out with the necessities. Roomy, comfy, clean, with all our immediate needs met. All upstairs bedrooms are air conditioned. Wished for the AC on the lower level, but a breeze was there most of our stay. The private beach area was so nice. The 3 kayaks Were put to good use. There are many things to do in close proximity. We had ten staying on two nights and it was still roomy with beds for all. Three bathrooms made our stay so easy. Spacious, well appointed and clean.
The direct access to lake was the biggest draw for us. We took full advantage of the private beach and provided kayaks. The road in front is great if you are into biking around the lake. The house is large and comfortable. Large front porch looking out at the lake is great. Auburn supermarkets are 5 minutes drive or 15 minutes bike ride away. Farms which sell fresh produce are all around the lake. Wendy is a very responsive host and her proximity helped us out a couple of times with locked the door with the key inside.
We loved staying in this large beautiful and clean home, and wish we could have stayed longer. We arrived to a clean house with a great layout and plenty of room for the entire family. The kitchen is large and had just about everything we were looking for to eat at home. And with the grocery store just a short drive away we took advantage of the kitchen and outdoor grill frequently. The house manager made herself available for anything we needed and took care of any requests quickly. The location was perfect and with two young teens, they loved the freedom of being able to walk across to the lake, play in the yard or find a quiet spot nearby to read. Inside there is plenty of space for game nights, or to hang out and to set up a home office. The lake is beautiful, shallow enough that you can walk far in to it but deep enough that it was great taking the kayaks and row boats out. Be aware though that the lake is right across the street - a small two lane road but a pretty major thoroughfare with lots of cars and trucks zipping by. It was no issue for us but if you have little ones just be aware of that. Without a doubt this was a perfect place for our vacation and hope we can find house availability to come back again. (Leaving this review probably won't help us but we have to be honest about how much we loved it!)
3 adults and 2 children with plenty room more if we had a bigger crew. It was the perfect Finger Lakes getaway. Kids were able to swim in the lake across the street every day, the porch is great for eating and just sitting outside. Wegmans is a quick drive away for all your needs, and Wendy was very responsive about any questions. And for those who need to work remotely, the wifi is great and there’s plenty of places to set up a laptop.
We loved this house. Everything was pristine clean and operational. The location is great too; right in front of the beach and walking distance to the pier, boat launch and park. We will definitely come back!
We had a great stay at this property! We stayed for a long weekend with 8 adults and 4 young children (under 4). The house had plenty of space for all of us. The bedrooms were all very nice and larger than they appeared in the photos. The property was clean and VERY well equipped. All of the things we normally bring with us when we rent a home (soap, dishwasher liquid, sponges, etc.) were provided. The house also had some food we could use, such as spices and condiments, which was great so we didn't have to buy everything new. We were very with the property and would stay here again.
We had an amazing time at the home plenty of room, very clean. Wendy responded quickly. Close to town and wineries. Highly recommend.
This property was fantastic! We are a group of ladies that get together every year and have stayed in many properties throughout the Finger Lakes and this was by far the best. Many homes say they have a full kitchen, but we have never seen a home with so much to offer. The owners communicated right from the start and were there to help us and answer any questions we had. We can't say enough about it. It's a lovely home and we felt fortunate that they shared it with us. We loved it so much that we are signing up again for next year!
It was as advertised and had plenty of parking . We would stay again.
met and exceeded expections
This was approximately my 7th rental using VRBO/HomeAway and hands down it was the best!!! I can’t say enough about house, location and the owners. Everything was fantastic!!! The house is spacious, clean and cozy/comfortable. It was a girls trip and everyone’s bed was comfortable. Thank you for sharing your home and being warm and inviting!
Throughly enjoyed the view of Lake Owasco from the HUGE front porch! The owners thought of every detail a visitor would want. Great location as home base to go on winery tours. Emerson park is nearby with a playground for the kiddos, picnic tables, beach area, and a pier to walk out onto the lake. Highly recommend this location!
First of all, Wendy is the best communicator! Always responding so quickly to any questions before and during our stay. The house is not only in an amazing location (water views, etc) but it’s literally next to Emerson Park so I can’t stress enough how much this house should be everyone’s number one pick for weddings there! There’s so much room, it’s incredible. Each bedroom was so spacious and the master bedroom was literally the size of my NYC apartment! The porch had so many cute sets of furniture to sit and relax on. That was our favorite part. Wendy really was such a good host with such an amazing property. Couldn’t have picked a better house for my wedding party!
This was a really nice house, with a great yard for the kids to play in. We really enjoyed the amenities. They had fun with the kayaks, and fishing off the dock. The porch on the front of the house is very relaxing with a beautiful view. I would recommend this house to family/friends. There was plenty of room for all 12 of us, & it was also close enough to town in case we needed anything.
Our family of 6 adults enjoyed our stay at Southview Annex. Jeff and Wendy were most helpful throughout the reservation process and during our stay. The house was more than large enough for 3 couples and provided each with their own full bathroom. We enjoyed the porch overlooking the lake. The dining room with the large table made for wonderful dinners each night. We had a great time playing multiple rounds of golf at the courses located nearby. Auburn is very nice town in the Finger Lakes region. We had a great lunch one day at the The Prison City Pub and Brewery. Nice summer vacation spot!
We had an amazing week at this property. The views from the front porch were incredible. The house was exactly as described on the site. We had 11 people in our group. There was plenty of space for everyone and never felt cramped. Wendy the owner was very responsive to any questions we had. We couldn’t say enough good things about our experience with this house and the owner. We can’t wait to stay there again. Thank you for everything.
We had an issue at first getting in but after that was settled it was a wonderful home to stay in. Very clean and so much room to relax!
What a treat to wake up and get to see the lake. House was clean and charming- thank you for allowing us to stay!
Great home. Beautiful setting. Thank you!
I had booked the Annex for my wedding this past weekend. I stayed there overnight with my out of town bridesmaids the night before the wedding, and the night of, the girls stayed there another night. Wendy was amazing from the very beginning of the process, and she left an adorable welcome note with a bottle of champagne for us to celebrate! The house was immaculate. It was clean, organized, homey, and beautiful. It is literally on the street of the lake, which I did not realize!! The house was absolutely perfect and it was close to everything we needed including the bank, Wegmans, three local wedding venues, and the park. I would stay with them again and I plan to! :)
We stayed with four teenagers and it was wonderful to have so much space. Loved the front porch and having access to the kayaks and beach.
The house was way bigger than expected. We loved all the space we had. Even having 11 others join us for dinner we never felt crowded. Two minor things that could have made it better.... having the main floor bathroom only accessible from the bedroom was not the best. Not realizing that the road we would have to cross to the lake was such a large one. I envisioned more of a small country lane. Overall, the house fit our needs very well. Kids loved using the kayaks & paddle board. Wendy was quick to respond to any needs that came up. Having the second fridge was amazing! A very enjoyable stay.
Brought the entire family together for my son's college graduation. We had more than enough room for everyone. The house is fantastic and the owner made the entire experience pleasurable. From booking through checkout could not have been any easier.
Our family stay was quite enjoyable. Although we mostly hung out in the very spacious kitchen, all of the rooms and furnishings were nicely laid out, clean and comfortable. In many respects it felt like the home we grew up in: cozy, warm, and inviting. We had a wonderful stay and Wendy's hospitality was terrific. We would definitely stay there again.
My family and I rented this house for a wine and here festival on Cayuga. The house was very clean and spacious. The bedroom/bathroom ratio was perfect for the amount of people we had and having a first floor bedroom and full bath was fantastic. We will likely rent this property again. Hopefully the weather will be better next time so we can enjoy the front porch with fantastic lake front view.
Over all everything was great. We did have hot water issue but to be fair there was a lot of people in the house. Showering at the same time. Would stay there again.
Big house, nice kitchen. Great for extended stay! Private, owners are right next door but do not disturb you. You are directly across the street from the lake. Would stay again next time we visit the area.
Great experience, would love to come back
Family gathering for the holidays, plenty of room, convenient location, well stocked kitchen - no problems
We had a great time and enjoyed staying there very much. The owner is very welcoming and helpful with suggestions on local activities and dining.
We had an amazing stay at Wendy's house on the lake. Our group of six ladies were in town for a wedding nearby, and we were so impressed and pleased with our stay! The house itself is very large with lots of room for group gatherings- cozy living area, big kitchen, lovely front porch. We had more than ample space for the six of us and found everything to be clean and comfortable. Wendy was a lovely host and very responsive. Would love to stay here again and highly recommend this property! Thank you Wendy!
Thanks to Wendy for a beautiful house in a beautiful location! We had a family get together at her house with 3 of us couples and our young children. There was a ton of seating and space for all of us, and comfortable sleeping arrangements. The house is updated and beautiful and the view out to the lake was so nice. It was chilly while we were there, so we didn't use the front porch much, but I wished we could have. It is huge and looks so inviting. We had a few questions while we were there, and Wendy responded quickly and kindly and was always super helpful throughout the whole process. We enjoyed fall leaves while we were there, but I would love to go again in the summer and have a totally different experience with the lake and warmer weather. All of us talked about what a great place it was--it made our trip up from Texas totally worth it! Thanks Wendy!
We had a group of 9 stay here for a weekend, and it a was a lovely place with plenty of room, and a beautiful view of the lake.
We loved this house and all it had to offer. Spacious rooms, great views, clean, and very kind hosts. The porch was our favorite part of the entire experience. It is massive, with tons of seating. Thank you Wendy for a fabulous experience!
Our whole family ( 8 adults, 4 children) said it was a perfect location and perfect size house for us. Great back yard for the young ones and great front porch for any and all. It was nice to have use of the paddleboard and kayak. Also the marina being close was great for renting pontoon boat and great restaurants in the area. Owners were very welcoming and were there if we needed anything. Our family didn't want to leave and want to go back. Was truly a memorable vacation for everyone.
This is a very nice house that had ample open space for my family to come up spend quality time with local family. It is very conveniently located, and has a wonderful large front porch with a fantastic view of the lake. The owners were very nice and helpful, and my family had a very nice time.
We enjoyed the home in Auburn very much, great location. The only thing we wished there was air conditioning on the first floor including a bedroom on that floor. There is air on the second floor which has 4 bedrooms.
This was a beautiful property with a large front porch great for family gatherings with lots of seating. Also large yard area for outdoor games. And nice water toys were a great to use on the lake. Inside is very accommodating for large family. House is very well stocked as well. Owner seemed nice. I would definitely consider staying again.
Our leadership team (8 adults) gathered for 4 days of work meetings and some R&R time built in as well. We were thrilled with Southview Annex. Upon driving in, the lawns and gardens are well cared for, there was plenty of parking out back, and lots of front and back yard space for recreation (the yard backs up to disc-golf course, too!) The home was clean and spacious with comfortable furniture, lovely bedrooms, and great gathering spaces in the kitchen, living room, and front porch (a great spot for coffee and watching the sunrise, or ice cream and watching it set!) The extra full size refrigerator in the laundry room (yes, there's laundry available) right across from the kitchen was a great place to keep drinks cold during our time together! Wendy (the owner who lives just next door) was very attentive to any questions we had and checked in to see that all was well! With the lake just across the street, we rented a pontoon boat from Owasco Marine and boated right to the dock (no trailer needed) and on to the motorized lift! We had some fun and meeting times on the lake - the sunsets were gorgeous! Wegmans in town was a great stop for groceries! Dinner out, right in Auburn, included The Springside, and Prison City Pub & Brewery - we highly recommend both! A day trip to Beak & Skiff Apple Orchard in LaFayette was fun and a stop at Lake House Gifts in Skaneateles allowed for some great finds! Thank you, Wendy, for sharing your Southview Annex with us and for your wonderful hospitality! We're planning to be back again next year!
We had a fantastic time during our week at Southview Annex for a family vacation with 8 adults & 5 children (ages 11-16). The house was very clean upon our arrival & very spacious with lots of room inside & out. The kitchen was very large with 2 full sized refrigerators for food & drinks. The only thing we could think to add would be a pancake griddle to make cooking breakfast a little easier. The owners were very friendly & responsive to making our stay the best experience we could ever have. We enjoyed the spacious front & back yard to set up the volleyball net & corn hole boards that we brought for some family fun after our days out exploring. The location of this house was perfect & we enjoyed the waterfront location on Owasco Lake. We woke up every morning to coffee on the front porch with beautiful views of the lake. The entire family enjoyed having the use of the kayaks, canoes, & paddleboard at the house to explore Owasco Lake. We also rented a pontoon boat from a marina in Emerson Park & enjoyed two days of fishing, boating & tubing on Owasco Lake. A trip to Tom Thumb's for ice cream after a day on the lake was a great way to end the day & get more amazing views of the lake! It was also an easy drive to many of the other lakes in the Finger Lakes region to see all the fantastic sites in this region. We visited Seneca Lake, Cayuga Lake, & Skaneateles Lake on a number of day trips. There were many great restaurants only a short drive from the house & we enjoyed a few meals out in town at Prison City Brewery in Auburn, & the Blue Water Grille & the Mandana Inn in Skaneateles. We also enjoyed the many sights to see in this area. Take advantage of seeing the Seward House museum & Harriet Tubman Home in Auburn. We also enjoyed a few of the many wineries in the area. Zugibe Vineyards is a must on your itinerary with fantastic wines, a great lunch in the bistro & an awesome view of Seneca Lake. There were also a few cheese farms in the area worth visiting. Our family enjoyed the cheese tasting at Muranda Cheese Farm, where we enjoyed 17 different cheeses, local craft brews & local wines. The waterfalls in this area were a beautiful sight. We enjoyed seeing & hiking Taughannock Falls, & swimming at Lower Falls in Robert Treman State Park. Both of these falls were easy to access if anyone has trouble walking. After spending the day sightseeing, we also enjoyed a little shopping at the Waterloo Outlets & in Skaneateles.
This home was very spacious and suited our needs well. We loved having front and back yards away from the road for the little ones in our group. Would love to see a notebook listing local recreational activities and restaurants. Looking forward to booking this site next year!
We had a friends getogethere at this property , which right facing the lake. Property Owner Wendy, lives next door and was very helpful when we needed anything. She was very accommodative with all our requests as well. This property is best for summer as your have the boat rides, kayak rentals etc within a mile. Yes also have super markets and grocery stores within 5 miles.