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Clean Comfy and Updated; Sleeps 14, 3rd Bathroom Coming in January!

Bedrooms 7
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights

About the property

Year - Round Vacation Home , 7 Bedrooms, 3+ Baths, (Sleeps 14)

Are you planning a vacation with extended family or friends? Our 7 bedroom home is waiting for you and your family and friends to enjoy that long awaited time together! It is one of the few large rentals around the lake that are available all year long. Enjoy summer on the lake or at Chautauqua Institution, fishing and leaf peeping in the Spring and Fall, snow mobiling, ice fishing and skiing in the Winter and wine tasting and sight seeing in every season!

Our large, seven/bedroom, three/bath home has enough living space to accommodate a good-sized group without having to worry about feeling squeezed-in. The living room is very long, has several seating areas outfitted with comfy newer furniture. There is a dining area in one end of it, in addition to a seperate breakfast room. The kitchen is supplied with plenty of dishes, pots, pans, utensils, microwave and dishwasher. In 2016 we're adding a bath and making renovations to the kitchen and breakfast room. There are two bedrooms downstairs and five upstairs, with plenty of room to spread out. It even has a washer and dryer! There is a wonderful deck which faces the lake and provides even more room for your group to enjoy themselves.

There are two baths downstairs. One bath with a shower over the tub and the other with just a shower. The upstairs bath has a shower over the tub and there's an extra sink located in an alcove close to the bathroom. Each bedroom has its own lighted closet, and plenty of room to store all your vacation equipment! All you need to bring are your linens and paper products. This is a Non-Smoking, No Pet home.

Some of our amenities are WIFI (fiberoptic!), Cable TV, docks with electric, boat ramp, play area, campfire pit, volleyball court and basketball hoop .

Need a smaller unit? Contact us for details on our other units! We'll be happy to provide you with our website address where you can view pictures of them all. We're located just a mile north of Chautauqua Institution!

Keywords: Cottage, Lakefront, Chautauqua, Vacation Rental, Fishing, Institution, Snow Mobile, Ice, Cottages, Rentals, Camping, Family Reunion

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Julie Holland
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 10, 2017

About Julie Holland

My husband and I just love seeing families having fun together. That's the part of owning Vacation Rentals that makes it all worthwhile. We're pleased to be able to offer a variety of affordable options for families to make memories together!

Julie Holland purchased this house in 2003

Why Julie Holland chose Chautauqua Lake

Chautauqua Lake is such a wonderful place with so much to do. It's an ideal location for those who love the outdoors and all the lake has to offer, yet we're just a minute away from the world renowned Chautauqua Institution with all the cultural activities to enjoy!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for a wonderful time at Chautauqua Lake. The cottages were impeccably clean, neat, attractively furnished and the grounds very well kept. Having a boat ramp on site, having electricity available at the dock, together with well designed boat slips was much appreciated. Perhaps the biggest plus was Julie’s information concerning suitable dining, golf courses, and directions to various places in the area.
May 2011
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5/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)

Clean Comfy and Updated; Sleeps 14, 3rd Bathroom Coming in January!
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

Family Reunion

  • 5 of 5

Excellent place for our reunion all of my siblings was able to stay in one place. Lots of room , Super clean, beautiful sun rise and sunsets. Julie is a GREAT person everyone loved her. Recommend this house for a wonderful vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Maxine! Seeing your family have such fun together warmed our heart. Thank you for staying with us, taking good care of our home and for being such delightful guests. I hope you'll visit us again!
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Landisville, PA

Awesome place!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here and cannot rave enough about it! There was more than enough room for 6 adults, house beautifully decorated and super clean. Julie makes you feel so welcomed and gives great recommendations for PIES!!! We are making this one of our annual getaways!!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay! You guys were so much fun and I'm looking forward to seeing you again. Thank you for choosing to stay with us, and thank you for taking great care of our home.
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Anniversary Celebration

  • 5 of 5

We were celebrating my parent's anniversary. We stayed in the big house. Plenty of room for our group of 10. House has everything you would need. Nicely decorated and clean. Julie was so welcoming and had plenty of ideas for entertainment. Highly recommend this property. There are several smaller cabins for smaller groups. Tastefully decorated. Close to the lake. Just beautiful.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Dana! I'm so glad you all enjoyed your stay, and love that you all love it here. I have the best job in the world, as I get to see happy people enjoying themselves while vacationing here. I hope to see you again sometime.
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Our Annual Girl's Weekend

  • 5 of 5

We have had the pleasure of coming to Irwin Bay Cottages for the last nine years. We are four sisters that love being together and making memories. We have brought our entire families here for several Christmas celebrations but semi-annually just the girls and our daughters come for a "girls weekend". Each time we come, something new has been renovated with loving care. Julie has an amazing eye for decorating and both homes we have had the pleasure of renting are spotless and inviting each time we come. Julie never misses an opportunity to fill us in on what is happening in the area for the weekend, the best spots to shop or have a bite to eat. We highly recommend this property and the management that makes it so special!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your thoughtful recommendation. We are so fortunate to be in this business where we get to interact daily with happy guests. We do try hard to keep all of our rentals fresh and comfy, and place a great deal of effort into making sure that they are really clean. We love that you love it here - it is such a joy to see you all and the fun you have together. Thank you for being loyal guests for 9 years!
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Knox, PA

Wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for the wonderful hospitality at Irwin Bay ...the "big blue house" was perfect for our large group of family members. Everything was clean and in order and the fishing was great for the boys! We would certainly recommend Irwin Bay to anyone looking for a peaceful vacation spot and the owners are so helpful and friendly...thanks for a great time!

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank YOU Janice! It was a pleasure meeting you and your family - we hope you'll stay with us again. There's wonderful things to see and do in Chautauqua County in all 4 seasons! Have a great summer!
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Erie, PA or Buffalo NY
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Winery within 10 miles, bar about 2 miles
Nearest Ferry
7 Miles
Stow Ferry takes you from Stow to Bemus Point
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Chautauqua Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Very near I-90 and I-86
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Red Line Drive in just a quick walk away
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Peak n Peek
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Lakeside Park in Mayville
Car: recommended

Snow Mobiling, Ice Fishing, Chautauqua Institution, 'Worlds Learning Center', Chautauqua in June, Colors of Chautauqua, Bird Watching, Quilting, Fall Leaves, Lake Erie Wine Trail, Chautauqua Art Trail, Fishing, Sailing,


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Jan 1 2017 - Jun 16 2017
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Jun 17 2017 - Sep 5 2017
7 night minimum stay
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7 night minimum stay

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Mayville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Additional sink just outside the upstairs bathroom.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
  • 3
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 7 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (1) Downstairs, Double Beds (3) All upstairs, Twin or Single Beds (6) 2 downstairs, 4 upstairs
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • 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
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Fish cleaning station, docks (with electric), boat launch, swings, campfire pit, volleyball net, basketball hoop. good old fashioned fun!

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