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Chautauqua Cottage - Sleeps 9, Great for 2 Families

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20 Whittier

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Last updated: 05/26/2014
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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Chautauqua Institution house description

Built in 1906, this Chautauqua antique gem has been a favorite part of Chautauqua Institution for over 100 years and has been carefully maintained by the same family for 60+ years. You can experience that 'old Chautauqua' feeling -- tongue-and-groove paneling, antiques, original glass, footed bathtubs, 360-degree windows in upstairs loggia (where the Bird and Tree Garden Club held its first meeting) -- with all the modern comforts -- showers (two within footed bathtubs, one handicap-accessible walk-in shower), AC in three bedrooms, modern kitchen and laundry, DSL line and wifi, cable TV. If you like, you can live on just one floor - living room, 3 bedrooms (two with AC), 2 baths (plus one handicap-accessible shower), kitchen, sitting area and dining room are all on the ground floor.

There is a separate 'apartment' in the home - down 4 stairs from the main kitchen you'll find another full kitchen/sitting area, full bath and 2-twin (or king) bedroom (with AC); close the door for privacy or leave it open for an expanded feel. Ideal for extended families who want a bit of privacy.

Access to Chautauqua's 9-week program is ideal. An easy, flat 5-minute walk to town, or jump on the bus/shuttle that stops at the front porch every 20 minutes. The home is on the 'Overlook' (south of Thunder Bridge), just up the hill from the children's day camp.

We invite you to build family memories here. There's a wrap-around porch with a swing and rockers, games closet, a few old bikes (condition variable!), tennis courts 100 yards away, and an arboretum park just across the street. The second floor loggia, with its 42 windows, is the ideal place to read and enjoy the 360-degree view.


Keywords: House, Cottage, Chautauqua, Lake

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Children Welcome:

                games closet, lots of fun hiding places, near Boys and Girls Club and bus to Children's School...moreless

              • Limited Accessibility:

                not fully accessible but ground floor includes three bedrooms and one accessible shower...moreless

              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Non Smoking Only

              Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 9-10

              • Front Master - ground floor: 1 king

                Linens available to make up bed as a king or two twins....moreless

              • Back Master - ground floor: 1 queen

                gets fabulous morning sunrise over the lake...moreless

              • Twin - ground floor: 1 twin/ single

                Adjacent to Back Master; ensuite sink & accessible shower...moreless

              • Apartment : 1 king

                Linens available to make up bed as a king or two twins....moreless

              • Loggia: 1 queen

                Upstairs room 42 windows, great views, sitting area...moreless

              • King size beds (1) bed(s) front master bedroom can be made into king or two twins, Queen size Beds (1) in back master bedroom, Double Beds (1) in loggia, Twin or Single Beds (6) two in front master bedroom (or can be made into king), two in 'apartment,' one in small bedroom off back sun porch; one fold-up twin-size cot...moreless

              Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Kitchen:

                2 kitchens in the home: the main one contains dishwasher, disposal, microwave, breadmaker, coffee grinder; both have stove, oven, sink, refrigerator, full set of cookware and dining ware...moreless

              • Cooking Utensils:

                includes electric bread maker...moreless

              Amenities

              • Parking Off Street:

                for 2 cars (permissible with Chautauqua permit, extra fee)...moreless

              • Air Conditioning:

                in 3 bedrooms...moreless

              • Linens Provided

              Other Amenities

                  • two full kitchens, piano, separate 'apartment' includes twin bedroom and 2nd kitchen/sitting area great for in-laws or second family, second floor is one large room with double bed and is surrounded by windows with lake view...moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • CD Player

                  Communications

                  • Wireless Internet
                  • Broadband Access
                  • Telephone

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    wrap around porch with lake view, porch swing; shuttle to Chautauqua town stops right at front step...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Location & View

                      • Lake View:

                        2-minute walk to lake; 4-minute walk to public swimming area...moreless

                      Activities

                      • Cinemas
                      • Basketball Court
                      • Water Skiing
                      • Sailing
                      • Golf
                      • Fishing
                      • Jet Skiing
                      • Cycling
                      • Tennis
                      • Hiking
                      • Fitness Center
                      • Kayaking
                      • Horseshoes
                      • Boating
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Miniature Golf
                      • Shopping
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Antiquing
                      • Live Theater
                      • Theme Parks
                      • Restaurants
                      • Museums
                      • Shuffleboard
                      • Swimming
                       

                      Reviews

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                      We are fully booked for the 2013 Chautauqua season. Available for Summer 2014:
                      (Jun 21-Aug 23, 2014) .. $3950/week, Sat-Sat
                      Off Season  (June 1-20, 2014, Aug 24-Sept 30, 2014) .. $ 1600/week or $900/weekend
                      Discounts for multiple week or full season rentals
                      Rental fee does not include Chautauqua Institution gate or parking fee.
                      

                      Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.


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                      Last updated: 05/26/2014
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                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 1951

                      About the owner: My family bought this house the year I was born, and I've been coming to Chautauqua -- to this home -- every summer since. We've always taken loving care of it as good stewards, and take pride in keeping it sparkling. When my parents moved to this home for 5 months/year, they updated the kitchen and added a few conveniences, which we've carefully maintained. Now we can't use the house as much as we have in the past, and are eager for other families to build memories here.

                      Why the Owner Chose Chautauqua Institution:
                      Chautauqua Institution provides an ideal summer spot for relaxation and learning. The arts community - music, art, dance, theater, opera - and the education and lecture series are unique. It's a great place for families - few cars, safe, water sports, day camp.

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      Had enough of the stimulating arts and education program offered by Chautauqua? Sit on the porch, drinking your morning coffee, reading the Chautauqua Daily that's been delivered, watching the sun rise over the lake. Or lie on the porch swing in the afternoon sun reading your favorite book. Even an occasional rainy day will be welcome, as there's no place on earth to read or do a jigsaw puzzle like the second floor loggia surrounded by windows. Big groups or small will enjoy the open kitchen and dining area.


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                      Photos

                      • 20 Whittier

                        20 Whittier

                      • Bedroom with queen size bed, connected to full bath

                        Bedroom with queen size bed, connected to full bath

                      • 2nd Floor Logia at 20 Whittier; windows all around, with lake view

                        2nd Floor Logia at 20 Whittier; windows all around, with lake view

                      • View of Lake from Porch; sun rises right there!

                        View of Lake from Porch; sun rises right there!

                      • Bedroom at 20 Whittier, attached to full bath; can be made up as a king-size bed

                        Bedroom at 20 Whittier, attached to full bath; can be made up as a king-size bed

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                      Date last modified - Tuesday, April 08, 2014

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                      4 Bedroom / 3.5 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 10

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                      (617) 734-1904 (Massachusetts, USA)

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