Welcome to The Samuel Adams House! Newly renovated on Owasco Lake! Sleeps 14!

Auburn, New York

Welcome to The Samuel Adams House! Nestled on the east side of Owasco Lake in Auburn, NY, this wonderful estate was the former summer home of literary treasure, Samuel Hopkins Adams.

This amazing stone Tudor was painstakingly renovated to its former glory and was recently introduced to rentals in July of 2019. It sits on over 1.2 private acres and has 6,500sf, sleeps 14 people and features 6 TRUE bedrooms all with queen beds, 4 1/2 bathrooms, 3 living rooms which includes a billiard room, chefs kitchen and high end appliances including a Wolf stove and two four season sitting porches. All four full bathrooms and the main level sitting porch have heated floors. There is also three separate forced air HVAC systems that provide air conditioning and/or heating to all areas of the home. There are also two gas fire places. One in the billiard room and one in the great room.

The lakefront is truly impressive. This historic home boasts over 160 feet of private level lakefront. The fishing is amazing right off of the dock! We also have four kayaks, two paddle boards and a mooring buoy available for your enjoyment.

Please consider booking your stay and spend some time in a little piece of Auburns history on beautiful Owasco Lake!!



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


  • Property Has Guest Safety Measures


  • Lake


  • Not Sure


  • Enhanced Cleaning Practices


  • Not Sure


  • Not Necessary


  • Smoke Detector


  • Boat
  • Fire Pit
  • Kayak/Canoe
  • Beach Towels
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Deck/Patio
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Beach Chairs
  • Lawn/Garden


  • Game Room
  • Pool Table
  • Television
  • Satellite/Cable
  • Smart TV


  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Family


  • Dining Table
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Ice Maker
  • Stove
  • Kettle
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Blender
  • Toaster

Suitability Chkbox

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters


  • Air Conditioning
  • Living Room
  • Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Iron & Board
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Garage
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Baby Gate
  • Paper Towels


  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only


  • Hospital Contact


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


  • Police Contact


  • Fire Station Contact
  • Emergency Exit Route

Dining Checkbox

  • Dining


  • Wifi Speed
  • Free Wifi


  • Dining Area

Houses Rules

  • 04:00 PM
  • 11:00 AM
  • No parties/events
  • Smoking allowed
  • Pets allowed
  • Children allowed
  • Max occupancy: 14

We have a strict NO PARTY POLICY at this home.

Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

22 Reviews

    Wonderful lake house vacation!

    5/5 Stayed May 26, 2021
    Submitted Jun 5, 2021

    Amazing lake house for a family vacation. Beautiful location and house is clean and comfortable! Would definitely recommend!

    Great family stay

    5/5 Stayed May 20, 2021
    Submitted May 24, 2021

    This is a great property! Lakefront, peaceful and beautiful. The home is well stocked w what you need for a vacation stay- well appointed kitchen, fishing poles, kayaks, paddle boards & firepit. All the rooms w comfortable furniture etc. We were there for a family celebration and it was perfect! Hope to be back soon!

    Excellent stay looking at renting again next year

    5/5 Stayed May 13, 2021
    Submitted May 17, 2021

    Debbie & Rick, Beautiful spacious clean home! We had a great stay at your beautiful property this past weekend celebrating years of friendship and our 60th birthdays. We were so comfortable and had excellent weather. We enjoyed the home playing games in the evening including pool, bocce, hiking, yoga in the great room, kayaking, and fires! We have discovered Owasco Lake and it’s beauty. We are looking to rebook for another trip next year.

    Wonderful property

    5/5 Stayed Mar 12, 2021
    Submitted Mar 14, 2021

    The pictures do not do justice for the beauty of this property. It is absolutely wonderful! The house is spacious, clean and perfectly organized. The bathrooms are strategically placed to accommodate all of the bedrooms. No matter which window you look out of, the view is awesome. We stayed with family members and everyone would love to return. The check in and communication with the property manager was flawless. I don't typically write reviews. However I wanted to because we have been to several properties in the finger lakes and this was the most accommodating and beautiful. We will definitely be returning.

    Wonderful stay

    5/5 Stayed Feb 18, 2021
    Submitted Mar 4, 2021

    Stayed here during the kids February break. Beautiful property and very clean house. Our group had a great time and would love to go back in the summer to be able to utilize the lake!

    Beautiful Home!

    5/5 Stayed Jan 22, 2021
    Submitted Jan 24, 2021

    House was absolutely beautiful and plenty of room for entire family. Can’t wait to come back!

    we love the house is beautiful

    5/5 Stayed Dec 22, 2020
    Submitted Dec 29, 2020

    we love it hopefully will be back soon

    Above Expectations – NOT your usual VRBO

    5/5 Stayed Nov 9, 2020
    Submitted Nov 15, 2020

    This home is amazing. The quality of architecture, design, and amenities is incredible. Debbie and Rick respond immediately and go over and above to ensure the guest experience is exceptional. The Samuel Adams house is huge with large spaces for gathering and plenty of beautiful private paces. The construction is top quality – solid wood doors, USB outlets everywhere, comfortable beds, heated floors in bathrooms, well stoked kitchen with tons of cabinets, and enclose, peaceful porches. There is a babbling brook that runs under a section of the home – incredibly peaceful. We were at The Samuel Adams house on Wide Waters Lane to run a virtual conference and the entire event was flawless – 100% up time on the internet, a lovely home on a beautiful lake. It was November – we thoroughly enjoyed the fireplaces and fire pit. The house is large and allows space for social distancing inside and out. Debbie, the owner (and Rick) was there to help with anything we needed – especially when we discovered it is tough to get an Uber to go to the airport. If you are flying in, Uber and Lyft are readily available at the airport but not at the house. A rental car is a good idea for to/from the airport. Instacart delivers to the house from multiple stores in Auburn so there is no reason to leave the property during your stay. We highly recommend this home and would be 100% confident that any property Debbie and Rick have would be as wonderfully appointed as the Samuel Adams House.

    Celebration of our parent's 67th Anniversary (12 adults)

    5/5 Stayed Nov 6, 2020
    Submitted Nov 10, 2020

    This was even better than the online photos. We were amazed at every room, loved every inch and enjoyed the décor. We were fortunate to have record temperatures in November and were able to enjoy the sunshine on the porch, firepit, lakefront and scenic walks. We plan to visit the Samual Adams House again!!!

    Guys fishing trip

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

    Place was great!

    Amazing stay at this incredible lakefront estate!!

    5/5 Stayed Oct 12, 2020
    Submitted Oct 13, 2020

    We just stayed at the most amazing property called The Samuel Adams House! It is a beautiful historic Tudor style home that was painstakingly renovated to its former glory. We had a group of 14 stay here and this property is so large, at times we didn’t even know where everyone was! We loved every room of this house! The main living room is huge and has a beautiful cobblestone fireplace and large tv with plenty of seating. The owners also have another room made entirely of cobblestone that they turned into a beautiful billiard room. There is a large tv with plenty of seating at the pub tables. Might I add that both of these rooms have drop dead gorgeous lake views! There is also another living room that is off the kitchen and two separate four season sitting porches, perfect to read a book or enjoy some quiet time. The kitchen is beautiful and is nicely equipped and a wood stove is a nice added bonus! There are also 6 bedrooms and 6 1/2 bathrooms!! The lakefront is unlike anything we’ve seen on the Fingerlakes. It’s over a one acre compound that is very private from other properties and you actually have to drive over the owners private bridge to get here! The beachfront is incredibly spacious and we enjoyed fishing and kayaking every day we were there. I can’t say enough about this property. During the days of the shutdown due to COVID-19, we counted down the days until we could finally get away and get out of the house and we are so thankful that we chose this property. Thank you so much to Debbie and Rick. We deeply appreciate all that you did to make our vacation so memorable! This was our first visit to this magical property but it certainly won’t be our last! We will be calling you very soon to book again in 2021!!

    We'll be back!

    5/5 Stayed Oct 5, 2020
    Submitted Oct 14, 2020

    We had a lovely fall weekend at the Samuel Adams House. The check-in process was seamless and Debbie was super responsive and helpful. The house was exactly as described (newly renovated and very clean) and our large family enjoyed ALL of the living spaces, playing pool, fishing, kayaking, campfire and simply sitting on the dock and enjoying the lake and beautiful fall foliage. We'll be back!

    50th birthday

    5/5 Stayed Oct 2, 2020
    Submitted Oct 8, 2020

    A group of family and friends get together, at a beautiful lake front home (too cold to swim). Place is great, in a beautiful part of the country, got to see the autumn colors. Would highly recommend.

    Amazing, spacious and private house

    5/5 Stayed Aug 30, 2020
    Submitted Oct 3, 2020

    We couldn't have asked for a nicer lake house. We walked in and were just amazed at how beautiful everything was - the furniture, the kitchen, the lake views - even the bathrooms with those heated floors. Just perfect. The house was sparkling clean - no fears about that dreaded COVID. More than enough room for a total of 6 adults and 2 children to spread out. The lake was breathtaking and made all of us feel calm and relaxed. The property is very private, which we really appreciated. My husband and son did a lot of fishing. When he wasn't fishing, my son was addicted to the pool table and still brings up how much he loved it. Between that and the fishing, he was in his glory. We booked it again for next summer and can't wait to go back.

    Beautiful lake views

    5/5 Stayed Aug 9, 2020
    Submitted Aug 16, 2020

    Our mixed group of adults and kids had a wonderful stay at this property. We utilized all of the kayaks and paddle boards provided. The lake views were amazing. We’re glad we rented a pontoon boat for the week because it allowed us to really experience all that Lake Owasco had to offer. The house was very spacious and spotless upon arrival.

    Fantastic House

    5/5 Stayed Jun 13, 2020
    Submitted Jun 17, 2020

    This house is absolutely fantastic. It is very spacious, clean, and comfortable. It had everything we needed and then some. My family greatly enjoyed using the kayaks, paddleboards, and fishing rods. The area is also very quiet and relaxing.

    The best stay !!!!

    5/5 Stayed Feb 9, 2020
    Submitted Feb 23, 2020

    My family and i had a wonderful time . The house was amazing , it had such a home away from home feeling , very cozy very comfortable we all loved it. We will be back very soon again . Highly recommended.

    Family Get together

    5/5 Stayed Jan 30, 2020
    Submitted Feb 3, 2020

    Memorable experience, loved the house. It is exactly how it is shown in the pictures. Everything was clean and all the rooms were nicely decorated. Will definitely recommend to family and friends.

    Beautiful unique high end property

    5/5 Stayed Nov 27, 2019
    Submitted Dec 2, 2019

    The moment you arrive, you will be in awe. The place is stunning, decorated perfectly to match the style home. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and had plenty of room for entertaining/ hosting Thanksgiving. The billiard room was a favorite, along with the expansive kitchen, and views from all the rooms. I highly recommend this property. It was top notch.

    This house was amazing! We knew it was going to be beautiful but it was way above & beyond!

    5/5 Stayed Oct 31, 2019
    Submitted Nov 4, 2019

    I was able to have all 3 of my kids, spouses and granchildren for a weekend with plenty of room. Decor was warm and comfortable. Beds were fantastic! Everyone of us commented on how good we slept. Everyone went kayaking, paddle boarding and fishing. Beautiful bonfire at night. It was a dream get away. I have stayed at several of their properties and all are so well maintained and beautiful. There was not one thing we needed. Definitely going to make this an annual or twice a year event! The management was extremely helpful and were so kind when I called them with a few questions. When each one of my kids and their families arrived they were in complete awe of the beauty of this home. The location was so private And just beautiful! Luxury at it’s finest but also warm and cozy. Felt at hoe immediately!

    Absolutely amazing property!!!!

    5/5 Stayed Aug 23, 2019
    Submitted Aug 29, 2019

    I have been renting homes for years and I have never experienced a property like this one. It sits on over an acre of private level lake front and the interior is to die for!! It’s decorated in a beautiful Tudor style which seems to fit the period of the home. We had a women’s getaway with 6 women and we all had our own private bedroom!! There are three living rooms and two sitting porches so anytime any of us needed some alone time, it was not a problem. None of us were pool players but we tried our hand at it as the cobblestone billiard room is so beautiful!! The kitchen is also top of the line with granite and a Wolf stove. We also spent a lot of time playing frisbee on the shoreline and using the water toys that the owners left for us. We are so excited about this home that we are already planning a trip to come back in October of this year!!!!

    Great Place for a Family Reunion!

    5/5 Stayed Jun 30, 2019
    Submitted Jul 9, 2019

    We stayed at this location before and after Rick's renovation. He did a remarkable job. The outside is pure historic lakeside and the inside is perfectly modernized while keeping several beautiful stone walls and slate floors intact. Central air conditioning throughout, working gas fireplaces, a pool room, linens, modern kitchen with all essentials provided. The outside has everything you need- kayaks, stand up paddle boards, room for badminton, a dock, lounge chairs, outdoor grill, and a fire pit. Plan on getting all food needs from Wegmans, 25 minutes away in Auburn. For the hikers, check out Carpenter Falls about 15 minutes away by car. Quaint shopping and dining available in Skaneateles, 30 minutes away. Rick is available by text throughout the stay and responds immediately to any needs/concerns. A great property and a great host.


      Auburn, New York

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      22 Reviews
      Minimum Stay 2 Nights

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