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Chautauqua Lake Front - Stunning Views/Dock/Next CHQ Inst

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

Large lake front house perfect for family vacation, family reunion, or week long vacation with friends. Relax, renew and play in a unique vacation spot. Fantastic lake front yard (3/4 acre+)with 150 feet of fantastic lakefront with shared dock and porch with beautiful views of Lake Chautauqua. Located next to Chautauqua Institution (Packard Manor). Five minute drive to Chautauqua main gate, 8 minute walk to Elm gate.

There are five bedrooms (two rooms are interconnected) and three bathrooms, plus additional sleeping in finished attic. Broadband Wi-Fi and cable TV included. Very kid friendly, 3/4 acre lot with lots of grass for games. Pets permitted upon request and depending on rental schedule (adtl cost). The house is a 95 year old original farmhouse.

Rental includes shared dock and use of dinghy and 1 buoy. Bring your own powerboat, sailboat, kayaks, etc. or rent from marinas around the lake.

Wonderful for all seasons. May, September and October are especially nice. Extensive cultural (opera, theater, symphony, live music, historic open air amphitheater, lectures, classes for all ages) and recreational (boating, fishing, cycling, birding, golf, tennis, antiquing, wineries) activities around the lake. See links to Chautauqua Institution and Chautauqua County Visitors Bureau in the links section below.

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John Stanier
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2017

Why John Stanier chose Chautauqua Lake

Our house at Chautauqua is a special gathering place for families. We are a long time Chautauqua family that has been coming to Chautuaqua since the 1920s and we have owned this house since 1965.

What makes this house unique

Staying at our house provides the best of both worlds - you have a large lake front home with spectacular views, beachfront and a dock. We are the closest house to the Institution which can easily be accessed by foot, car or boat. However you do not have any of the cost or parking issues associated with staying in the Institution.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We all enjoyed our stay at your house. The youngest two grandchildren went to children's school, they marched in the parade on Friday and were part of the program. The older kids went to boys and girls club. The greatest entertainment was the tire swing. The kids enjoyed swimming off the dock also. Thanks for your hospitality.
Jun 2014
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Chautauqua Lake Front - Stunning Views/Dock/Next CHQ Inst
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Perfect Family Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

Having visited Chautauqua every year since I was young, we have stayed in many homes. This home is by far the best yet. If you are not opposed to staying in older, cozy home, I cannot recommend a better place. We felt as though we knew the family that obviously loves this house and are well loved in the Chautauqua community. They had everything there for us to use. Games, life jackets, a canoe. The dock is large and perfect for swimming and fishing. The porch is perfect for an afternoon rest and to watch the kids swimming. Our children loved the tire swing and yard, we played a game of wiffle ball every night. The community of homes is quiet and perfect for bike riding.

I hesitate to add such a great review for fear we will not be able to secure a reservation next year! Jennifer

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Canfield Ohio

Big Porch Big Fun

  • 5 of 5

Our "Girls Week" at Chautauqua Institute was enhanced by the lovely views from the Stanyard cottage.

The wrap around porches are large enough for outdoor meals for 8-10 guests. Two of our guests launched their paddle boards on the lake right off the back yard lawn. The cottage is well furnished & very comfortable. Don't miss the opportunity to rent a wonderful place.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Diego, CA

Wonderful family reunion site!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful location and home for a family reunion, group of friends, or just a family vacation. Right on the lake, fabulous HUGE wrap around porch for enjoying the view, eating and relaxing, plus having the kids playing in site, but not on top of you.

We have been to this cottage several times before, and have always enjoyed our stay. The cottage is really well maintained and comfortable, without loosing the charm of a lake house, and plenty of room to have the family or friends without being on top of each other. There are only 2 bathrooms, so groups have to be a tiny bit aware of that, but, you are at a fabulous lake house - so easy to work around.

Directly adjacent to the Chautauqua Institution, we got our tickets in advance so we were able to walk thru the gate at the top of the hill to go into "the Grounds" -

Kitchen worked well, grocery store not too far off, but if driving and have room, lugging some food and beverages from home can save time and energy! Did not plan on doing laundry, but super helpful to have a good washer & dryer for the inevitable spills.

Look forward to returning again some time in the hopefully not too distant future. Great family place.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cleveland, OH

October Family Gathering and Clambake

  • 5 of 5

We have family members in several locations of northeastern Ohio and one family group in Connecticut. The location of this home in Mayville, NY has provided us an excellent location for an extended family "live-in" each year for the past three years and we are already committed for 2013.

The home is in an idyllic setting on the shore of Lake Chautauqua, and it truly feels like home. The five-plus bedrooms and three baths very comfortably provide private space for our individual family units which total 9 adults and 3 kids. We have found no other arrangement that has provided the same opportunity to spend an extended weekend together and enjoy our own home cooking.

The neighboring countryside, old cemetery, shops, wineries provide many opportunities for amusement, hiking, bike riding, wine tasting, etc. I cannot say enough positive about this home which has brought our extended family closer together each year.

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Jamestown, NY
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Chautauqua Golf Club
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Peek n Peak
Nearest Beach
down the hill

House is located in Wahmeda, a private community next to Chautauqua Institution which is a 8 minute Walk Away (Elm Gate) - House is 20 feet from the Institution, Large Lot (3/4 acre+), 150 feet of lakefront, Great For Kids. Dock, grass lawn to lakefront.


Rates & Availability

Mayville House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Off Season
Apr 2 2017 - May 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 22 2017 - Jun 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
2017 Season
Jun 26 2017 - Sep 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Rates are subject to change and not confirmed until paid. For short term rentals a $125 cleaning fee is added.

Payment Terms are outlined in the Rental Agreement.

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Mayville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , First floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , First floor
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Second floor
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • King Bed (1), Double Bed (1), Twin or Single Beds (7). Furnished Attic with King Bed (1) and Twin Beds (3).
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • children welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Large Porch Wraps Around 2 Sides of House

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