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Bemus Point Lakefront Family Home with Deck, Dock, Boat Slip, Sunroom with View

(23 Reviews)

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Last updated: 05/18/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Sleeps:11
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bath, waterfront home sleeps 11 in Bemus Point

Enjoy our great lake cottage for waterfront patio BBQs, lawn games, socializing and entertaining, plus the beautiful panoramic view of Chautauqua Lake from the all-windows main sun room/living area, plus the convenience of a short walk or bike ride to the heart of Bemus Point and all its charm!

Our cottage has 3 bedrooms (one with bunk beds for the kids, one with a queen bed, and one with a double bed). Additionally, the sun room has a pull-out twin bed, and there's also a twin daybed with twin trundle in the game bungalow (game bungalow has A/C for summer use, but no heat). We have 2 full bathrooms - one with a stand-up shower and one with a bathtub for the kids. Central heat and central air conditioning provide year-round comfort.

The fully-stocked open kitchen/dining area offers all of the cooking and food prep equipment and space you would need. Our two indoor dining tables seat up-to 14. The dock offers easy access to fishing and swimming, and an open boat slip with pilings for docking your boat. There is plenty of outdoor furniture, including an outdoor dining table with umbrella, adirondack deck chairs, and a full hammock. The summer game bungalow is one of our renters’ favorites – a place to escape to play foosball, darts, or one of the many board games stocked in the cottage. The game bungalow is a perfect bedroom/retreat for pre-teens or teens during their vacation. We keep the house stocked with lawn games and Schwinn cruiser bikes for our renters to use also.

A small, stackable washer-dryer is available. There is off-street parking for up-to 4 cars, plus street-side overflow parking 1 block away.

1/8 mile from the cottage is Bridgeview -- a mini-mart/gas station/liquor-n-beer shop/small deli -- which provides absolute convenience.

Bemus Point and Chautauqua Lake offer unlimited all-year-round vacation activities, attractions, fun and natural beauty for everyone. In the village of Bemus Point you’ll find restaurants, live music venues, boutique gift shops and every land and water recreation you can imagine. The See Zurh House offers family-friendly casual fare; the Italian Fisherman offers sunset views and great Mediterranean casual and formal dining; and the Hare n’ Hound Inn provides for romantic, quiet fine dining. There’s also Capolo’s pizza shop which has delivery service to the cottage, and the Bemus Point Inn for great diner-style breakfasts. The best place to enjoy a casual cocktail is from one of the famous colorful rocking chairs on the front porch of the historic Lenhart Hotel – order a “Lenhart Rocker” and watch the sunset. New to Bemus Point in 2016 is Ellicottville Brewery - enjoy one of their many craft beers and some great pub food. Live music can be enjoyed from the outdoor Floating Stage in downtown Bemus or at The Village Casino, home of world-famous chicken wings, late-night. These are just a few of many great options in the area.

Enjoy a 9-hole round of golf at Bemus Point Golf Club, access to public tennis courts, or take a bike ride along Lakeside Drive to Long Point State Park. Grab a picnic lunch or an ice cream treat from the Bemus Point Market before you go. When you return spend some time browsing through the many unique shops within the village including The Lakeside Shoppe, Skillman's, and Imagine. Take the kids to the playground at the Village Park or to the public beach.

If you’re itching to get out on the water, power boats, pontoons, paddle boards and jet skis can be rented from several local vendors. In addition, some famous local attractions include the world-renowned Victorian lakeside community of Chautauqua Institution which offers arts and education programming and a variety of cultural classes and events all summer. Historic Midway Park is the 15th oldest, continually operating amusement park in the nation and is perfectly geared for the 5-10 year-old crowd. History and nature enthusiasts will enjoy visiting the Roger Tory Peterson Institute, The Jamestown Audubon Center, The Fenton Museum and The Lucille Ball - Desi Arnaz Center, all located 20-minutes away in Jamestown, NY...Home of 'Lucy.' Don’t miss enjoying a craft beer at Southern Tier Brewery while you are in town either.

A unique and rare feature of our cottage is that it offers central heat and central air conditioning for comfortably enjoying all seasons at the lake. Spring and fall offer great hunting and hiking opportunities for outdoorsy types, and magnificent views of the lake and leaves! Winter offers ice fishing, sledding, access to thousands of miles of snowmobile trails, and area skiing at Holiday Valley or Peek n' Peak.

We do not allow pets or smoking - WE DO NOT MAKE EXCEPTIONS TO THIS RULE. We promise a very clean environment, and conveniently provide linens and towels for our visitors’ use.


Member since: 2012

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/18/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1500 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 11
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    Not ADA compliant, however it is a 1-story house with a paved walkway from the driveway. The sun room has a view of the lake from inside the house, for those who cannot go outside. We have had multiple guests confined to a wheelchair that have stayed at our home and have felt very comfortable....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11, Beds for 11

  • Master Bedroom: 1 queen


  • 2nd Bedroom: 1 double


  • 3rd Bedroom: 1 double, 2 twin/ single, 1 bunk bed

    1 twin bed plus 1 double/twin bunk bed (sleeps 4 total)...moreless

  • Sun Room: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Twin pull-out...moreless

  • Game Bungalow: 1 double, 2 twin/ single

    Convertible bed: 1 twin + 1 twin trundle OR pop-up to 1 full...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Main Bath: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Full bathroom with stackable washer/dryer...moreless

  • Master bathroom: toilet, shower

    Full bathroom with shower...moreless

Other Amenities

  • o Located on low-traffic, dead end road o Flat, 1-mile walk or bike ride to Bemus Point for golfing, restaurants, shopping, nightlife...moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room:

    Foosball table, dart board, daybed with pop-up trundle, Summer only (A/C, no heat)...moreless

  • Games:

    Assortment of board games, foosball, bumper pool, darts, cornhole boards, ladder ball, badminton/volleyball net...moreless

  • Pool Table:

    Bumper pool table...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    (4) TV available: main sunroom and all 3 bedrooms...moreless

  • Stereo


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


  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lakefront:

    Beautiful open view of the lake from the sunroom or large lakefront deck. Enjoy BBQ'ing on the gas grill, swinging in the hammock, or reading a book on the dock chairs, while enjoying the magnificent view of the lake....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Wide open view of the lake from the sunroom, large lakefront deck or yard. Enjoy BBQ'ing on the grill, swinging in the hammock, or relaxing on the dock chairs, while enjoying the magnificent view....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Seats up-to 14. 1 child highchair and 2 booster seats can be found in the kids' room closet...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 14 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Central air in main house; window A/C unit in game bungalow...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage:

    1-car garage can be used for storage of bikes, fire wood, etc. during stay...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Forced air heat...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Up to 4 vehicles plus overflow street-side parking 1 block away...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Space for 1-2 boats using pilings at end of dock. Off-property, street side parking for boat / jet ski trailers 1 block away on public service road....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items:

    Basic condiments & spices provided...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Gas range/stove for those cooking enthusiasts...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Bicycles:

    4 cruiser bikes provided. Renters must provide their own helmets! Ride at own risk....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Patio seating for up-to 12 plus deck hammock. Deck overlooks the lake....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Lakeside lawn for lawn games, plus a sizeable back yard....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Propane grill...moreless



from 23 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 13 - Jun 23, 2017
2 night min stay
Jun 24 - Sep 16, 2017
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

Sep 17 - Oct 31, 2017
2 night min stay
Nov 1 - May 11, 2018
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $350
  • Cleaning Fee $125
  • Tax Rate 5%


Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Reservation is not confirmed until owner receives signed rental agreement, copy of renters' drivers license, and refundable security deposit. PLEASE CONTACT OWNER if automated dates/rates do not work for your group to see if alternate arrangements can be made.

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 05/18/2017
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o 12 minute drive from internationally-known Chautauqua Institution for music, arts, and education programming

o Hundreds of acres of State Park & hunting land nearby


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

About the owner: I grew up in Bemus Point, enjoying all that lake living has to offer including swimming, waterskiing, ice cream cones, bike rides, sunsets, and enjoying a drink and the breeze while splashing my toes in the water from the end of a dock. I also loved everything Western New York lends to a snow-lover who enjoys snowskiing, snowmobiling, sledding, snowball fights, and that fabulous mug of hot chocolate that comes at the end of a Chautauqua winter day. My dream was to someday own a cottage on Chautauqua Lake to allow me the pleasure of spending quality time with my extended local family, and to share the beauty of this place with others. That started with my husband, Matt. On his first visit to Chautauqua County, he immediately fell in love with the summertime vibe and Bemus Point’s charm. We were married there in summer 2013! Together we worked to fulfill our dream to own a piece of lakefront paradise :). Now, whenever we need to escape our hectic lives in Baltimore, MD and slow down to enjoy life, we head straight for the cottage. We know you’ll enjoy our lakehouse as much as we do, and would be honored to share it with you!!!

Why the Owner Chose Bemus Point, NY, USA:
Location, location, location - there's just nothing like being on the lakefront and being able to walk, bike ride, or boat to Bemus Point!

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/18/2017

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  • View from deck

    View from deck

  • Lake-side lawn, deck with dining, hammock, view

    Lake-side lawn, deck with dining, hammock, view

  • Open kitchen

    Open kitchen

  • Dining Area with seating for up-to 14; view of lake in background

    Dining Area with seating for up-to 14; view of lake in background

  • Sunroom, view #2

    Sunroom, view #2

  • Master bedroom with queen bed and TV

    Master bedroom with queen bed and TV

  • Master bathroom, view #2

    Master bathroom, view #2

  • 3rd bedroom with double bed & TV

    3rd bedroom with double bed & TV

  • Main full bath, view #2

    Main full bath, view #2

  • Gameroom with twin bed & twin trundle, darts, foosball, lawn games

    Gameroom with twin bed & twin trundle, darts, foosball, lawn games

  • Beautiful August evening at the lake - picture taken from the deck!

    Beautiful August evening at the lake - picture taken from the deck!

  • Winter view!

    Winter view!

  • View of house from dock

    View of house from dock

  • Fire pit

    Fire pit

  • Open kitchen, view #2

    Open kitchen, view #2

  • Sunroom, view #1

    Sunroom, view #1

  • View from the sunroom of the lake

    View from the sunroom of the lake

  • Master bathroom, view #1

    Master bathroom, view #1

  • 2nd bedroom - Children's room with Double/twin bunk, twin bed, TV with DVD

    2nd bedroom - Children's room with Double/twin bunk, twin bed, TV with DVD

  • Main full bath with tub/shower and stackable washer/dryer

    Main full bath with tub/shower and stackable washer/dryer

  • View from house to game bungalow

    View from house to game bungalow

  • Summer view from deck

    Summer view from deck

  • Fall view (before our tree was moved)

    Fall view (before our tree was moved)

  • Spring view

    Spring view

VRBO #426085

This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Thursday, May 25, 2017

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