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4 BR 2 Bath Family Lakefront Cottage on Lime Lake Near Ellicottville NY

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

On Lime Lake, 20 minutes to Ellicottville, sleeps 10

Come spend your vacation on the lake just 20 minutes from Ellicottville right up route 242. Spend Summer vacation on a beautiful lakeside cottage. Catch the fall colors with the spectacular lake views. Ski in Ellicottville, Snowmobile from the cottage or ice fish right on Lime Lake with this great lakefront home base. The views are incredible This is a great place to get away. This 4 bedroom 1 1/2 bath cottage is bright and cheerful with spectacular views of the lake all year around. The open living room kitchen dining area is great for congregating and enjoying the family and the scenery. The 4 bedrooms sleep up to 11 and the cost is a third of the EVL houses with so much more to do.

Pete Johnson
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

About Pete Johnson

Hi! My name is Pete and my wife's name is Cindy. My wife and I were born and raised near Buffalo just 45 minutes from the lake. I'm a financial adviser and my wife is a special education school teacher. We have two beautiful children, both of whom are college students. You would think that with the children out of the house, life would be less hectic, but that isn't the case for us. Life has only gotten busier.

Pete Johnson purchased this cottage in 2002

Why Pete Johnson chose Lime Lake

We have a family cottage five hours away but wanted something within an hour drive from home. We were looking for a cottage to vacation with our two children and we fell in love with Lime Lake. We bought this cottage 10 years ago and rebuilt it from the bottom up. Unfortunately, our lives have gotten busier and we are no longer able to enjoy our cottage as much as we would like to. We would love to share our cottage with someone who can enjoy it when we can't. This cottage would be ideal for a couples get away or a family vacation. The cottages are all in close proximity to each other, and the neighbors are very friendly. Lime Lake is great for Winter sports like ice fishing, snowmobiling and skiing in nearby Ellicottville. In the summer there is boating and jet-skiing as well as fishing and swimming. There really isn't a comparable lake.

What makes this cottage unique

The great views from the living room and the front porch. The cottage is right on the lake. Its the closest lake to Ellicottville. Newly remodeled with a new second floor bathroom and some great new living room hardwood floors.


Lime Lake Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • NO LIABILITY/INDEMNIFICATION/HOLD HARMLESS: The owners of the property do not assume liability for the loss, theft, damage or injury (or death) to per
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Recently renovated, beautiful new decor!
    Upstairs bathroom - toilet , New upstairs bathroom with sink and toilette.
  • Cozy and comfortable with unlimited hot water from the instant on water tank.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 bunk bed , Great for kids, large enough for adults. twin
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Great for 2 couples.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double , First floor master bedroom. Doubles as laundry room.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , Upstairs master bedroom. Great view & satellite tv!
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2), Bunk Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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4 BR 2 Bath Family Lakefront Cottage on Lime Lake Near Ellicottville NY
average rating of 4.5 based on 12 reviews

Nice place for low price

  • 5 of 5

Some week before our vacation between Christmas and New Year, we started to look for some place to stay near Holiday Valley for 7 people. Not many choices left and everything was kind of expensive. This place looked nice with nice surrounding and kind of cheap. So we reserved it but were worried that we would be getting into some dirty place (which happened to us in Myrtle Beach). When we opened the door, we knew we made the right choice. The place was clean, nice up-to-date furniture with three bedrooms upstairs and one downstairs. Large porch facing the lake, I can imagine to be a popular hangout spot in summer. With 2 feet of snow and subzero temps, we didn't get to enjoy it much. One thing that could be better is the gas fireplace that is used for heating. The lowest setting makes the room and upstairs hot. So when we were inside, we had to occasionally put it on pilot. Also, it was not clear to us how to leave the place cleaned up or whether to wash the bedsheets (which we didn't do, run out of time). Maybe the instructions were there but I couldn't find them. These were just small details, we had great time.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us. We will work on better on site instructions for how to leave the place. No need to wash sheets. Just broom or vacuum clean is fine.
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Fair vacation spot

  • 2 of 5

View of the lake was beautiful. The owners were quick to respond to any questions. The house seemed a little unkempt. The sheets on the downstairs bed were not clean. The glass doors do not lock. The neighbor dogs bark excessively. There isn't much space to put your own items in the kitchen, as all of the cupboards are full. There were many items left in the frig. And, as stated on previous reviews, not a good place to swim at the dock, but easy to go out into the lake. We did appreciate the paddle boat and kayaks for our use.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Response So sorry you did not enjoy our beautiful cottage the way we and so many of our other renters have. In response to some of the above, the glass doors do lock, but they lock on the right side of the slider door. The sheets were cleaned and always are. I was in there adjusting the electric panel above the bed and may have ruffled them in the process. We have full cupbords because we advertise that you do not need to bring your own plates, pans, cups etc. The fridge had condiments for tenants to use until you either took them or threw them out in your infinite wisdom. Most tenants appreciate having them for their use. As far as the dogs, unfortunately we can't control other renters pets. We hope you still had a good time either way.
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Clean and comfortable. Great Lake view!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the house. It had everything we needed. Great Lake toys, boats, deck seating. Tricky parking at first but worked it out

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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the place was very nice.

  • 4 of 5

If I was looking to stay in this area again I would definitely look into this cabin.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lakeside fun

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful time at Lime Lake. The hosts graciously allow guests to use their assortment of watercraft, including 3 types of kayaks, a rowboat, a paddle boat and a little sailboat, all of which we enjoyed. Peter was available for any questions. The cottage dock is at a narrow inlet area with lots of boat traffic making it not the best place for swimming, but we boated out and swam elsewhere. There are pleasant country roads for biking in the area, and my sons took the pleasant drive to Ellicottville and tried the Holiday Valley mountain bike trails. We also tried their zip line/adventure park and had a blast, if you're looking for things to do nearby.

The cottage is charming, and everything was very clean and seemed recently updated. The first and second floors are connect by more of a ladder than a stairs, which was fine for us, but if my sister-in-law with bad knees had made the trip, she would have had to go around outside to get to the second floor. My only other complaint was that the hot water would erratically and unpredictably change to cold and back again, only a very minor issue. The large deck off of the kitchen is lovely for watching the lake and eating meals.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

We liked the place. Our family enjoyed and would certainly consider to come back. It could have been

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
43 Miles
Buffalo Metropolitan Airport
Nearest Barpub
16 Miles
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Ischua Valley Country Club, Franklinville
Nearest Motorway
Route 16
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Sahrs Restaurant
Nearest Ski
16 Miles
Holiday Valley and Holimont
Nearest Beach
Lime Lake
Car: necessary

Our beautiful cottage sits directly on Lime Lake, with access to the boat launch and docks. The cottage is also a scenic 20 minute drive from Ellicottville, offering a great selection of bars, restaurants, and other attractions including Holiday Valley and Holimont.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Damage Insurance $59

Rates do not include tax, damage insurance fee ($69) or cleaning fee($75) are subject to change until reservations are confirmed. $100 refundable deposit is for excessive cleaning fees.
Holiday weekends are a 3 night minimum.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.