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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 5 - 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. Maximum 5 people unless approved. Minimum of one week rental in July & August. Substantial discounts for multi week rentals. 20 DISCOUNT FOR FOUR WEEK RENTAL. Please contact owner or send inquiry for correct price as website is not accurate. No tax on 4 week plus rentals (contact owner as system will automatically add). 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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 21, 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 New York

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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Dewittville Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • 90 days 100% refund
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
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
  • Queen (1),Double Beds (1), Single Beds (1), Child Beds (1) Child bed but not a crib. The double is a pull out.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • 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


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Private Cottage on 80 Feet of Prime Lakefront-Stunning Sunsets.
average rating of 4.928571 based on 31 reviews

The perfect setting to unwind in New York's countryside. Most comfortable cottage we've stayed in.

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed in 7 cottages in the last ten years and this was, by far, the most pleasant.

The minute we walked​ through the door, we knew Greg and Lynn put a lot of thought into everything. It was the first time we weren't a little disappointed. Very clean and cozy. It may, very well, become a tradition for us.

The view of the lake from anywhere in the building is spectacular any time of day but the sunsets are magical.

We loved the local merchants, too. Such an array of restaurants to choose from. Every thing from bar and grill to upscale dining. Aside from the fresh fish from the lake to the plate, the best meal of the week was at The Springs Restraunt only a mile down the road.

Our best vacation in years!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Gail and Deb for this wonderful review!
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Loved our stay

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed your private lakefront property, a perfect place to rest and relax, watch a beautiful sunset, and close to shopping, the Institute, wineries and restaurants. Your property has all the comforts of home with a fully equipped kitchen, cable TV, WIFI and a covered picnic area with a BBQ grill. We could not ask for more and look forward to staying again in the future. Thank you for providing a perfect vacation environment for the two of us.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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North Tonawanda, NY

Wonderful home in a beautiful location.

  • 5 of 5

There is a fantastic view of the lake from every room. Our favorite place was the covered patio overlooking the lake. It's the perfect place to relax, play a game, or share a meal. The house is very clean and well stocked with everything you can think of. You really can just pack your clothes, they have provided everything else.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

Once again I enjoyed my stay at the lake. The cottage is like a home away from home with the added bonus of an exceptional view of Chautauqua Lake. The hosts are wonderful and have lovingly maintained the property. The overall views from the cottage are beautiful. On the rainy days, it was amazing to just sit and watch how the storm blew across the lake so quickly. The sunsets are stunning. Lots to see and do in the area or just sit, relax and enjoy the solitude.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 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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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

$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

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund