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Private Cottage on 80 Feet of Prime Lakefront-Stunning Sunsets.

Bedrooms 3
Space 950 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 5)

Enjoy panoramic views of the lake through large picture windows and listen to the chiming of the Chautauqua Bell tower from across the lake. Private, quiet setting with large covered and carpeted patio. 1200 feet from road. Very natural setting. Nicest part of the lake. Cottage stays cool on hot summer days. Excellent spot for camp fires overlooking the lake and shore lights. Check in Saturday at 2:00 and check out Saturday at 11:00. Turn key rental.

Excellent fishing in front. Small boats can be anchored in front but there isn't a dock. Slips are available for $15 per night at the State Park which is less than 5 minutues away. Swimming out front. Kayaks available for use. Large lawn area for lawn games. Lake road is great for biking. Everything for the stay is included..

Between the villages of Bemus Point and Mayville which are filled with unique shopping and dinning. Midway Park is one mile away. Several wineries within 20 minutues. Directly across the lake from world famous Chautauqua Institution. All kinds of outdoor activites in area. We require limited numbers of occupants. Minimum of one week rental. Substantial discounts for multi week rentals. SUBSTANTIAL DISCOUNTS FOR ALL FALL RENTALS. CONTACT OWNERS FOR AMOUNT.


5229 East Lake Rd, Dewittville, NY.

Keywords: Cottage, water, campfire, biking, quiet, boating, swimming, chautauqua lake, dewittville.

More Details

Gregory Smith
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 23, 2017

About Gregory Smith

This property has been in the Smith family since 1926 and we are the third generation. The family house is next to the rental. The rental is seasonal has only been occupied about three months a year since built in 1988. We love this property and it is very precious to us and will always stay in our family.

Gregory Smith purchased this cottage in 1988

Why Gregory Smith chose Chautauqua Lake

Property was purchased by my grandfather because of it's excellent location on the lake. We think there is no better location on Chautauqua Lake because of being on the upper lake and it's proximity and the positioning for sunsets.

What makes this cottage unique

Beautiful views from inside and outside the cottage. Private and quiet and an excellent location on the lake.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Greg and Lynn, we so much enjoyed your beautiful cottage. We love the lovely sunsets. Our family was only a short distance away so we were able to spend time with them. We could ask for more, the lake, sunsets and family. Many thanks Joan, Jim, and Patty
Jul 2016
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Bemus Point Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Double Beds (1), Full (1) or Single Beds (1), Child Beds (1) Child bed but not a crib. The double is a pull out.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(24 traveler reviews)

Private Cottage on 80 Feet of Prime Lakefront-Stunning Sunsets.
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 27 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Clean, well maintained, quiet, on the lake, beautiful scenery.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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I want to live here!!

  • 5 of 5

I couldn't love this place any more! Such a beautiful view! The patio is great! And the inside is larger than it looks in the pictures! Every window has a view of the lake! And the recliner, oh the recliner! It is super comfy!!

So well stocked, even with things like plastic baggies that I usually travel with. Lots of towels. Great to have full size washer/dryer too! All kinds of great outdoor chairs, inside shed are a couple zero gravity loungers-my fav!!

Greg & Lynn are super welcoming. Met with me on arrival to show how to work everything & all the fun stuff! Directions may be a little confusing after you turn off E. Lake Rd, best to go to googlemaps, then turn on Satellite view then it will make sense. So freeing to drive over lawns!

The location on Chautauqua is perfect. Away from the Bridge around Bemus and away from road so very quiet! Sunsets every night are spectacular! Lots of great restaurants close by! The Springs Restaurant (turn right on E. Lake Rd & go about 4 minutes, across from Midway.) Can be in Bemus Point in 8-10 minutes! Nice little grocery store, about 5 miles away in Mayville, should have everything you need even if you are a vegetarian like me.

Of about 2 minutes from the Cheese House (turn left onto E. Lake). Best cheese on the planet! Love the Havarti, the Havarti w/Dill, oh my the horseradish cheese spread, the Danish Blue and the best Bloody Mary Mix EVER! It's super even without the vodka!

I only have 3 more days here, bit sad already! Can't wait to come back next year!!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Terrific location, great lake access and awesome sunsets...

  • 5 of 5

This is the 3rd time we've stayed here and it feels like 'home away from home.' It's become a tradition for our family. Greg and Lynn are gracious and accommodating. Be sure to visit the new Ellicottville Brewery in Bemus Point!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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So enjoyable

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The weather was great and the cottage was very clean, cozy and comfortable in a very quiet private setting. The views of the lake were beautiful in the daytime and the sunsets were breathtaking in the evening. Lots to see and do in the area. Lynn and Greg couldn't have been nicer and we hope to have the opportunity to return again next year.

Molly and Don

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Vacation Rental

  • 5 of 5

Recently spent a week at this great cottage in a nice, peaceful and private setting. Everything was just as advertised, and couldn't have been more pleased. Panoramic view of the lake from within the cottage, and a very nice side porch that was like an extra room. Cottage was clean with nice furnishings and had everything that you would need except your clothes and food. The owners, Greg and Lynn, were very pleasant and accommodating, and we felt right at home.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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beautiful relaxing cottage on the lake

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful relaxing vacation, enjoying the views of the lake from the big windows of the cottage and on the patio. What gorgeous sunsets! The owner was very well organized in the preliminary reservations and the information he forwarded to us. The cottage was well stocked and very clean. We would definitely enjoy reserving again sometime. We had fun doing quite a bit of shore fishing at the nearby state park (Long Point). We would highly recommend this cottage and this area as a vacation destination for many of our friends.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Rick and Nancy, Thanks for the wonderful review! Hopefully we will do it again soon. Greg and Lynn
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Toms Tavern
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Bemus Point
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Point Chautauqua
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The Springs
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Peak and Peak
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Long Point State Park

Small boats can be kept in front on an anchor. Long Point State Park is 3 miles away and Midway Park is 1 1/2 miles. Chautauqua Institution is directly across the lake from the cottage and about a 15 minute drive.


Rates & Availability

Bemus Point Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Late Spring
May 27 2017 - Jun 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
Early summer
Jun 17 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late summer
Aug 19 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 9 2017 - Oct 21 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 5.0%

$200 discount for 2 week rental. $100 discount for return visitors. Substantial discounts for monthly or seasonal rental.
You'll love the Fall season on Chautauqua Lake!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.

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