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Welcoming 3 bedroom Lake Home

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Three Bedroom, Sleeps 8 in beds. Lake-Views & Full Lakefront Access w/ 150 pier

Aqua Casa Vacation Homes: This property is located on the edge of the main lakefront yard with 150 ft pier, lakefront gazebo and lakeshore fire pit, The Red Door Home, is an inviting vacation rental with lake-views and 24 hour full lakefront access on beautiful Lake Chautauqua, New York. Our Red Door Home is an ideal great away for you to spend a memorable vacation with your loved ones.

This three bedroom retreat can sleep 8 vacationers in beds. You will be delighted to use the fully equipped kitchen to cook your favorite recipes. Our retreats are child friendly. To keep you entertained, we provide complimentary row boats, canoes, lifejackets, one complimentary bundle of firewood and a private recreational park with outdoor games and a large fire scar. Go fishing off our 150 ft. pier or dock your boat to use for your private lake excursions. There are provisions for gas and charcoal grills. No smoking in houses.

We're located 1/4 mile south of Chautauqua Institution!

Also available is our Lakeshore vacation home with 4 bedrooms and our Water Haven lake home with 2 bedrooms. Inquire about price and details. Need a smaller or larger home? Contact us for details on our other homes! We'll be happy to provide you with our Facebook and/or website address where you can view pictures of them all.

If you are an avid golfer, staying at our retreats will give you easy access to world class golfing facilities and opportunities. Superb wining and dining located in our local area.

More Details

Barbara Eichelberger
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
June 23, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

"This is such a great little vacation spot. I really enjoy it here. It's a super quiet area, near the water and a dock, and the homes are really clean and comfortable. I wish I could come here more often. The owner, BJ, is sweet and fun to talk to. It's nice to chat with other families staying at the other houses too. There is a playground area for the little ones too."


Review posted on Yelp with 5 stars

Kent, Ohio
Aug 2016
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Chautauqua House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 4 bunk bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Closets and dressers, and lamps
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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Welcoming 3 bedroom Lake Home
average rating of 3.0 based on 4 reviews
Wheatfield NY

Week at the Lake

  • 4 of 5

This was our first time staying at Aqua Casa. We had rented a cottage nearby for several years and were very pleasantly surprised at the "extras" that were with the Aqua Casa cottage, hand soap at the sinks, Kleenix in nearly every room, paper towels, garbage bags, dish soap, toilet paper and the list goes on. The grounds and the cottage were neatly kept.

There was an occasional ant, but heck, they come in our own house sometimes, after all, you are on the edge of a lake.

It was meaningful to us to be able to bring our beloved aged dog with us.

Even though the other cottages were occupied, we enjoyed our privacy and it was relatively quiet.

We are planning on spending our next summer vacation at Aqua Casa on Chautauqua Lake, hopefully next time we can do a two week stay.

Thank you

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We stayed there in July of this year and I don't think we will be back . Beware there is an overprotective dog in the office so knock you can't just walk in . The cabin was ok just what a cabin would be except we had to ask for a key and they said they didn't have one but finally found one which didn't help much due to the fact that some of the windows didn't lock and a lot of them had no screens . I thought the view in the pictures and from what the map showed that we were on the lake but we weren't if you looked one way or the other you saw part of the lake in front of the cabin was the office , have never had to pay a dock fee in all the years we have gone up there and the row boat that you can use has a 2011 sticker on it so I wouldn't use it

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Pat, for your insights. We have already taken steps to make sure you will not encounter these issues, if you choose to come back. It is true we have a German Shepherd who is currently in obedience training. The Aqua Casa Vacation Home office that is located in front of the our Red Door vacation home, is not just an office, but a year round home. We have posted a sign to let our guests know that they need to knock rather than just walk in as one would at typical business office. This is for our guests and the resident's (owner's) comfort and peace of mind. We also have keys for all of the homes, at this time, and have made accommodations to secure the windows in the Red Door vacation home that did not have locks. The original builders did not find a need for window locks and did not include screens. There are a few of those windows still in the house. We understand your concern about the expired boat tags and we could remove them to avoid confusion, however, the water police will not pull you over because New York State boating laws do not require boats of any kind to be registered if the boat does not have a motor on it. We do not allow motors on any of our free boats and canoes. We, Aqua Casa Vacation Homes, have always had a docking fee for our guests with boats. It helps to keep the cost down for those who choose not to use the dock or do not have a boat. We have decided to institute a nominal day rate and a weeklong rate to make it fair to guests who only want to dock for a day or two instead of the whole week. We could up our rates for everyone but we feel it is more fair to have boaters pay for boating expenses and for non boaters to not incur that cost. In our description on VRBO of the setting for Red Door vacation home we include that there is a house in front of it. New photos have been taken and we will post them to make sure that is clear. The Red Door vacation home is a lake house with partial lake views from front porch, front room window and front bedroom window, on the edge of the main lakefront yard, of which, Red Door renters have 24 hour full access. The lakefront yard features a 150 ft. pier, gazebo, lakeside fire pit, and more.
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Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Jamestown Airport or Buffalo Airport-80 mile
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Mayville, NY
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
north 1/4 mile within walking distance/short drive
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Mayville, NY
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Peak and Peak
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Mayville Lakeside Park-beach and guarded swimming
Car: recommended

Giorgio's Limousine Service

Chautauqua Limousine Service




Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Damage Deposit $300

5% state bed tax-on lodging fee only

$50.00 for first pet and $75.00 for each additional pet. 3 pet limit

Damage deposit: $300.00 cash required day of arrival - deposit is returned by mail 3 days after last day of stay if home has no damage and is reasonably clean.

Weekly boat docking fee of $3.00 for each foot.

$20.00 propane tank fee for gas grill

Travelers pay half of the lodging fee to secure booking, then they pay the other half 60 days before their arrival date. State Bed Tax of 5% for the total lodging fee. Boat docking fees, pet fees and $300 cash damage deposit are due on arrival. Pay by check to Aqua Casa Vacation Homes and send to BJ Eichelberger, 5959 Hidden Valley Road, Chautauqua, NY 14757.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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