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The Red Grove Retreat- Village of Bemus Point

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Last updated: 05/23/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

A quaint cape cod in-town, year round beauty within a 1/2 block to lakefront Chautauqua Lake and a 3 block walk to Bemus Village fun, sleeps 6 adults comfortably. Three (3) bedrooms on second floor- the first is the master with queen bed, the second is a larger bedroom with a full and twin bed and television, and the final is a smaller cozy bedroom with twin bed. Updated first floor full bath with tub/shower and new clothes washer and dryer, with a second half bath on the first floor. Open floor plan with family room/dining room combination, window a/c unit in the dining/family room area. The family room has a fireplace ( need written permission in contract to use), large 30 inch television with Direct TV channel access, and a DVD. Guest Wi Fi access is provided. Large dining room table comfortable seats 8. Quaint multi windowed sun room to enjoy morning coffee, read a book, watch sunsets and relax. Cozy bar area off the dining room to socialize with friends. Cottage kitchen well appointed with newer appliances (stove, refrigerator, dish washer, microwave) and well stocked with pot/pans, cooking utensils, bakeware, small appliances, dinnerware, etc for cooking and eating. The kitchen has a small table with two chairs. Outdoor back awning patio to relax and small table to dine al fresco. A grill, shared with the neighbors, is provided for safe outdoor grilling. A small back yard with a small grassy area, accompanied by perninel flowers and maintained landscape to admire. The front of the house has a small porch with two chairs. The house does not have central a/c, but three window units are provided and many windows provide nice cross breezes. Semi-private lake front access at the end of the street (two houses away) will be considered as part of lease- please inquire at time of booking. Docking privalleges excluded, but there are area marinas close to consider. Public docking and launch is available nearby. House is three blocks walking distance from the center of the Village of Bemus Point. Bicycle along Lakeside Drive to Long Point State Park to enjoy the incredible view from the very top of Long Point.


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Property Type

  • House
  • 1200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Minimum age to rent is 25...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 3: 1 twin/ single

    Window, chair, window fan unit...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double, 1 twin/ single

    Small nook &closet,chest of drawers, 2 window, A/C,Direct TV...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    chest of drawers &closet, windows, A/C...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Stacked new Washer/ dryer, hair blow dryer, 1st floor...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet

    smaller bathroom off kitchen...moreless

  • Both bathrooms are on the first floor


  • Books:

    Misc books and magazines located in family room and large bedroom nook...moreless

  • DVD Player:

    Rental of DVDs available at the local stores and library...moreless

  • Games:

    Limited number of games, cards, puzzle and books available for kids and adults. ...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television:

    one in family room and one in bedroom upstairs ...moreless

  • Toys:

    A few toys for kids located in the large bedroom nook...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    We are three walking blocks from downtown Bemus Point. ...moreless

  • Lake:

    Red Grove Retreat located 1/2 block from its accessible semi-private lakeside property and dock. A short three block walk to quaint Bemus Village and easy bike ride to Long Pointe State Park...moreless

  • Lake View:

    An obstructive view from the front porch. In the winter, we are close to Long Point State Park for ice fishing. For snowmobiling, we are close to the country club and have lake access available. ...moreless

  • Village:

    Walk to the fun- restaurants/bars, ice cream, unique shops, library/church, basketball/park, and Ferry. Live music on the floating stage or Casino. Enjoy sunsets from a rocker on the Lenhart Hotel...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing


  • Dining:

    Nice long large table, 6 chairs, but folding chairs available to seat more. Open to family room. One portable child booster seat available. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Home does not have central a/c. Many windows for good ventilation. 2 window units- one is in the largest bedroom and one is on the first floor. Fans in some rooms, small table fan available for use....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Requires written agreement with owner prior to use. No outdoor fires allowed...moreless

  • Garage:

    Please contact owner to consider use...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Wi - Fi access...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Limited space, please inquire. Space is available in the back of the house for 1 car. One additional car can be on the street(s) in front/near the house. Other cars park on nearby streets...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Larger cottage kitchen fully equipped for cooking and eating, small kitchen table with two chair, large windows with views to backyard patio and yard. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Bicycles:

    Rental bikes available in town for charge...moreless

  • Boat:

    Boats and docking are available to rent at the various marinas along the lake....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Covered Back patio off kitchen with awning. Seating to eat and wicker furniture for lounging. Drying area for wet beach towels...moreless

  • Golf:

    At Bemus point gulf club and various local gulf courses. Please see visitor guide provided at house ...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Available for rent at Evergreen Outfitters. Paddle boards can also be rented at Evergreen. ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Small lawn area in back of house. Front lawn is small and near the street ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Shared with neighbor, available for use...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Skiing at Peak and Peek about 30 minutes away, Ellicottville is 1 hour 15 minutes for Holimont/Holiday Valley. Snowmobile trails and rental available near by. Ice fishing is about 6 blocks away. ...moreless

  • Tennis:

    In town basketball court, tennis, playground. Local Tennis at Chautauqua Institute...moreless



Write a review 4.7
from 6 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$200 $225
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,204 $4,350
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Tax Rate 12.5%


Rates subject to change until lease contract is signed.

Rates may increase Thanksgiving, Christmas/New Years Eve, or winter holidays.

Summer rates are $225 per weekday night and $250 per weekend night (Thursday, Friday, Sat, and Sun). July 4th requires a full 7 day stay. Memorial and Labor Day require more than 2 day stay. Additional guest charge for more than 6 ppl.

Five hundred dollar refundable deposit is required at time of signing lease. Deposit is returned after term of stay, if property is returned with all furnishings/ equipment returned in like condition, subject to ordinary wear/ tear. Premise must be returned in clean, picked up condition. End of stay cleaning included.

Additional 7.5% state sales tax

5% County of Chq room tax

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Last updated: 05/23/2015
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0.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
See- Zurh house/ Italian Fisherman/ The Casino
0.5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Bemus-Stow Historical Ferry (seasonal/weekend)
0.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Bemus Point Gulf Club
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Italian Fisherman/ Hare and Hound/Coppola Pizza
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Bemus Point/ Long Point State Pak

Car: Recommended

Enjoy the best of Chautauqua Lake! In the Spring, enjoy a quiet cocktail in the front sun room or bar of Red Grove Retreat, then stroll to the Hare and Hound for a romantic dinner. Or consider a girls weekend away sharing precious time with dear friends- strolling the day away in the village or lakeside, knitting, scrap booking, playing cards- whatever you consider leisure time with the gals. Spend the evening in with dinner or munchies, a movie night and conversing until the wee hours of the night. Or for the men folk, hang out watching sports, playing poker, followed with dinner and beer at a local favorite such as the See Zurh house.

In the summer, the possibilities are endless, as this is the season when the lake is alive with non-stop activity. For a couples, ladies or guys weekend, consider starting the day with a feeling of yester year at the historic Hotel Lenhart for breakfast. Then off for a round of golf at one of the many golf clubs, or perhaps play a game of tennis. Shop for that unique item at the many small local stores (Skillman's store is a local favorite), ending your adventure with a cold drink at the Hotel Lenhart to watch the sunset. Follow your Lenhart visit with al fresco dining lakeside at The Italian Fisherman. Live music can be enjoyed at the floating stage at the Italian Fisherman or a band at the Casino for the late night crowd. All of this fun is within walking distance from Red Grove Retreat.

Of course, you can delight in a day on the lake. Go out with a fishing guide to reel in some fish. Consider renting a boat at one of the many marinas, taking sailing classes at the Chautauqua Institute, or renting a kayak or paddle board at Evergreen Outfitters. For family fun, start the day fishing off the dock with worms from Bemus Point Market or Hogan's Hut, then consider fueling up afterwards with a huge cinnamon roll at Bemus Inn. Mid-day it is off for a day at the beach or park. Or back on the boat for more swimming, boating, or a leisurely boat trip to Webb's in Mayville, or Midway State Park for games and rides for the young and young at heart. Enjoy lunch or dinner at Coppalos pizza and ice cream at the Bemus Point Market. Or consider the Casino for lakeside dining, featuring casual fare. If you are in the mood for more adventure, rent a bike to cycle along Lakeside drive, along the way admire some lakeside beauties of houses or lake views, as you peddle to Long Point State Park.

If you are consider venturing a small distance away- the Chautauqua Institute awaits you, where the offerings are limitless- family fun cycling the Institute, unique architecture, special classes and lectures, ballet, opera, unique films, and well-known named entertainment. Be sure to check out the Institutes website for all their many offerings before you arrive, as some events sell out.

Consider visiting Findley Lake, Mayville, or Lakewood for another small town adventure. A boat ride on the Chautauqua Bell or crossing the bay with the Bemus Stow Ferry is always a delight. A visit, just a block away from your house, to the Larsen Boating Center brings a bit of nostalagia from yester year. Mayville has the most wonderful beach on the lake to relax the day away, complete with a soft serve ice cream stand located on the opposite side of the street. Peek n Peak has a new zip line. Every weekend seems to bring a new small town festival to take in and enjoy- craft fairs, boating events, the I love Lucy festival ( August) in Jamestown.

In the winter season, endless snow mobile trails for adventures are right outside your door, ice fishing awaits on the lake, and snow shoeing at our local Long Point State Park. For the little ones, a small sledding hill is located behind Bemus Elementary school, where many locals can be found enjoying the snow with the littles.

Adventure outside the village, for downhill skiing, spa bookings, or indoor swimming at Peek and Peak. Adults can enjoy the beautifully crafted bar inside the lodge. Consider a visit to a Findley Lake casual local hang out - the French Creek- for some wings. The excitement of Ellicotville's Holiday Valley Skii resort area is a must for avid skiers. The ski town is lined with cute shops, restaurants and bar, including the Ellicotville Brewing company. All Ellicotville has to offer is a little over an hour away from the Red Grove Retreat. In the warmer months, mountain hikes, zip line, and a nice pool area await.

Fall in Chautauqua, brings crisp weather, a time to relax with a book, catching up with friends, or a stroll/bike ride to enjoy the beautiful foliage around the lake. It is a quieter time and the village goes from bustling summer mode to peaceful tranquility, as many of the shops and some restaurants close for the season. - A time to unwind and hibernate - a cozy retreat from the craziness of your daily life.

A trip to Red Grove Retreat will never disappoint. We look forward to having you as our guest(s) soon


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

About the owner: We love the Chautauqua area for lake living, leisure time activities/sports, and relaxation all year round. It provide wonderful opportunities for us to bond as a family, or share a wonderful weekend with friends far and near. If we are not able to use our lil red cape cod retreat, we hope to share it with others so they can make fond memories of their own.

Why the Owner Chose Bemus Point:
This property is a small little gem nestled in the heart of Bemus Village. It is a cozy house perfect for no fuss weekend or summer get-a-way. It is walking distance to many neighborhood amenities- the quaint village of Bemus, activities for kids, the beauty of a morning bike ride/jog or evening stroll along Lakeside Drive with its wonderful houses, and the quite nature of Long Point State Park. Chautauqua Lake offers beautiful views, wonderful sight seeing of antique wooden boats, sailboats, or tranquil fishing mornings. Small town local flavor abounds from the fry and rib dinners at See-Zuh house, mussels and specialty chips at the Italian Fisherman served along side cold drinks on a floating dock,or the Hare N Hound scallops in acorn squash with a glass of red wine for a romantic night with a hubby. Beef on Wreck and the Chicken Lips are a fav casual night with the kids at the Casino after a fun filled day on the lake water tubing and swimming. A close family second is Capolla's pizza followed by a stop at the Bemus Market for ice cream, both local own. On the shopping list to take home is Steidman's Corner local coffee, homemade pie, or Utz ' the Crab Chips' (Chesapeake Bay seasoning). A short drive away is Guppy's restaurant, which never disappoints. Or scout out the local farm market down the street for dining at home, be sure to grab some Glad or sunflowers for cheer. Adult night out on the town begins with Lenhart porch rocking - the perfect location to watch the sunset off the lake, followed by a Lenhart Rocker or Dark and Stormy drink at this hotels classic bar, The Lamplight. The ambience is cozy,with intimate conversations and nastaglic background music. The night usually ends with small groups of friends nestled in the front lawn. For more excitement, the Village Casino is the ticket, with entertainment on most weekend nights. Sunday afternoons bring live entertainment on the Bemus Pop stage from your anchored boat. Lake living at its best

The Unique Benefits at this House:
This house is nestled in a friendly neighborly street. It is close to all the action of Bemus, in fact, we can faintly hear the bands from our front porch. If you are looking for a private location with space to roam, the Red Grove Retreat may not compliment your living needs. This is a village gem nestled in the heart of it all- close to neighbor houses on a smaller lot and village action.

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  • Winter at the Red Grove Retreat

    Winter at the Red Grove Retreat

  • The cottage kitchen

    The cottage kitchen

  • Dining area attached to family room- left/back is kitchen. Window a/c in summer

    Dining area attached to family room- left/back is kitchen. Window a/c in summer

  • Downstairs full bath

    Downstairs full bath

  • The bar area off from the dining room, in front corner of the house.

    The bar area off from the dining room, in front corner of the house.

  • Larger bedroom with full and twin bed, TV with Direct TV, a/c window unit

    Larger bedroom with full and twin bed, TV with Direct TV, a/c window unit

  • Summer at the Red Grove Retreat

    Summer at the Red Grove Retreat

  • Front sunroom off family room. Minimal lake view and  access at end of street

    Front sunroom off family room. Minimal lake view and access at end of street

  • Cozy cottage kitchen take 2. I am standing in the small half bath.

    Cozy cottage kitchen take 2. I am standing in the small half bath.

  • Picture of the dining room, taken from the kitchen. The  far doorway is the bar

    Picture of the dining room, taken from the kitchen. The far doorway is the bar

  • Family room (DVD and Direct TV)-full bathroom off to right & stairs to 2nd floor

    Family room (DVD and Direct TV)-full bathroom off to right & stairs to 2nd floor

  • Downstairs full bath with newer washer and dryer

    Downstairs full bath with newer washer and dryer

  • Master-queen bed,two windows, small closet & chest of drawers, a/c unit, DVD/VCR

    Master-queen bed,two windows, small closet & chest of drawers, a/c unit, DVD/VCR

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Minimum stay: 2 nights
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The Red Grove Retreat- Village of Bemus Point

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