Chautauqua Lakefront Home--Maple Springs, W/Dock, 4BR'S/2baths
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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Bemus Point house description
Lakefront home on beautiful Lake Chautauqua. Though we use our home through-out the summer, we rent any week that we know we won't be able to be there. Lake Chautauqua is a wonderful lake for boating, and we have a dock with slip for your boat, as you can see in our photos. We have a waterfront deck and picnic table so you may dine at the water's edge. We also have a beach for campfires and smores. Of course, there is much to see and do in and around the lake as well.
We have 4 BR's (one BR w no closet-only a dresser) and two full baths. Two of our bedrooms have doubles, one has both a queen and a twin, the last bedroom has a bunk with a double down and twin up. Thus, we can comfortably accomodate a total of ten (10), which is our maximum. Our dining room has a table that seats 10. We also have a large eat-in kitchen and a small bar area with a TV, dry bar and bar stools.
A few caveats. Most of our renters have been renting our home for many, many years, including some that were renting before we purchased in 1994, so we apologize if our calendar does not match up with yours. Also, because of some serious allergies in my household, we must insist on No Pets, and No Smoking at any time. Linens and towels are not provided. And, like most homes on the lake, our home has well water. Finally, because this is our second home, and not just a rental, we are not often able to rent on short notice in the fall/winter/spring, because we may have just been there the previous weekend, and our personal belongings (food/condiments, clothes, etc.) may not been stored away.
We appreciate your interest in our home, and would be pleased to answer any additional questions that you might have.
Keywords: Lakefront Home, with Dock
- Vacation Rental
- Children Welcome
- Pets Not Allowed
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10
- Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Bunk Beds (1)
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Parking Off Street
- Clothes Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Wood Fireplace
- 100' of Lakefront, Large yard, Picnic Table, Lawn Chairs
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Wireless Internet
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
- Water Skiing
- Jet Skiing
- Theme Parks
- Cross Country Skiing
ReviewsWrite a review
My family and I have been coming to Chautauqua Lake and staying in this vacation home for well over 20 years. Although we can only stay a few weeks every summer, because of our family's work and school schedules, we consider it our home away from home-we love it that much! This vacation home is very comfortable, always clean when we arrive, and has all the amenities we need to make us feel at home. Some of the features we especially enjoy are the enclosed sun porch facing the lake, the lakeside deck, and the large dock for fishing, sun bathing, and just sitting and enjoying the beautiful sunsets. We also enjoy nightly campfires along the shoreline in front of the home, although if the lake is high due to a wet spring/summer, it can be a bit of a challenge finding a campfire site. We have several kayaks and have never had a problem setting off in the kayaks right from the shoreline. We also have a ski boat and the dock accommodates that well. This vacation home is centrally located in the quiet area of Maple Springs, which I highly recommend for families, as it is very safe for leasurely walks and bike riding. There is also a small amusement park at the end of the town (Midway Park), an easy walk, that our parents, siblings, and our children still enjoy. I fully expect that in the near future two new grandchildren will enjoy it, as well. Maple Springs is also centrally located on the lake to nearby popular towns such as Bemus Point and an easy drive to the wonderful Chautauqua Institution. The owner of this vacation home is very easy to rent from and very accommodating. I definitely recommend it and am looking forward to our stay in several weeks!
- Guest Marylou (Pittsburgh, PA)
- Date of stay 07/28/12
- Review Submitted 07/01/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, girls getaway, sightseeing, age 55+, families with teenagers, families with young children.
While our stay was average at best I would look elsewhere for the following reasons: A. the "beach" is not a beach at all. No swimming, not even off of dock. The water was full of slime and stinky. During our campfires there were frequent rat sightings on the "beach". We had to create a makeshift launch in order to get our kayaks in and out of the water in order to avoid the beach slime. B. Upon departure we cleaned the house as though it was our own. We also own rental property and would expect nothing less of our guests. The cleaning person that the owner hired accused us of being too messy. That is a complete lie. C. The cleaning person also accused us of smoking in the house during our stay. Also a complete lie. Our family is a non-smoking family. We have watched family members suffer through cancer (a few that did not make it) due to this disgusting habit and would never blatantly disrespect someone's property. D. Because the owner took the cleaning persons word for it we did not get out entire security deposit back. Had he kept the entire amount there would have most definitely been legal action. All in all, an average experience at best that ended in total frustration. Save yourself the trouble and pick a different house.
- Guest Kelly (Buffalo, NY)
- Date of stay 08/18/12
- Review Submitted 05/17/13
Owner response: We have shared our vacation home with renters from our very first season of ownership in the summer of 1994. In fact, we have two families that were already renting our home when we purchased, and they have rented from us every single summer (20 plus years)!! This will be our third season renting using VRBO and we had not had one disappointed renter. As a property owner on the lake, we cannot control the weather … not the temperature, not the rain, not the direction of the wind, not the level of the lake, and not the growth of seaweed. What we can control … is to do our best to maintain our home, making improvements … and to provide a clean and odor-free home to our guests. Allergies and asthma are prevalent in our family, so our house rules are clear: No Pets and No Smoking. Even my cleaning person is a non-smoker, helping to assure each renter arrives to find our home as expected. Unfortunately, my cleaning person detected the smell of cigarette smoke in our home, which is a distinctly different odor than from a “beachfront campfire”. Then, my cleaning person found cigarette ashes on the floor near the bed-side night stand. I withheld a portion of what is already a very modest security deposit, the first time I have had to decide to withhold from a deposit. However, our home is very clean and well maintained, and nearly all of our renters return for another year with us. In fact, we had first-time renters arrive on the very same day as these departing renters, and they totally loved our home, immediately reserving the very same week for next year upon their departure. If you have any concerns regarding the comments in this review, please feel free to discuss your concerns with me. In addition to a discussion of your concerns, I could offer to share with you the comments provided to us from our renters via our Guest Book, or perhaps even provide you with contact information from one of our long-time renters. Best regards, Mark
Late June-mid August ........... $2,000/wk, w/ Lesser amts in early Jun & late Aug Rented for over $2,000/week via rental agent in 2010 and prior. Fall, Spring & Winter .. $500-800 for week or weekend. Off-season rates negotiable based on # of Guests/Nights. Security deposit and/or a rental reservation deposit required.
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Year Purchased: 1994
Why the Owner Chose Bemus Point:
I had owned a rental property (a double) before meeting my wife, and we even lived in the double for a year after marriage until buying a SFR. When we sold our double, we wanted to buy another rental property, but in a vacation area where we might also take advantage of the property. We wanted an all season rental, with lakefront water sports in summer and skiing in winter. Our home on Lake Chautauqua has more than fulfilled our goals.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Because we are on the east side of lake, we get to experience beautiful sunsets. Gentle lake breezes, and large shade trees at the water's edge, help keep us cool on warmer days. We especially like to start campfires on our beach, making smores after dusk.
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Front of House (facing lake)
View of Lake to the South
Side View of Yard
Living Room with Fireplace
Enclosed Front Porch
Northwest Bedroom (window faces lake)
3rd Bedroom (double and twin, but twin has been replaced with inflatable)
Third Bedroom, at foot of double, with inflatable in closet
Sunset at the Lake #1
Sunset at the Lake #3
First Floor Bathroom with Shower
View of Lake and Dock (from House)
Lake View South w Beach (roughly 150 feet to next dock)
Lake View to North, including waterfront deck
Living Room (Opposite View)
Dining Room (table seats 8-10)
Kitchen #2 (opposite view)
3rd Bedroom (opposite view)
4th Bedroom (Lake View, with Dresser, but No Closet)
Sunset at the Lake #2
Sunset at the Lake #4
Second Floor Bathroom
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