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Beautiful Lakefront Home close to Chautauqua Institution

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 2 Full Bath right on the lake with dock, grill, place for your boat

Make memories at this 2 BR, 2BA lakefront home on Chautauqua Lake. Easy access to Chautauqua Institution and Bemus Point by boat or by car.

This home is nicely decorated, bright, and comfortable and has the ideal set up for a perfect vacation or getaway. If you're looking for a change from staying in the Institution, this home can be a nice alternative.

Brew your morning coffee and watch the sunrise over the lake or be cozy and enjoy a summer thunderstorm from the enclosed porch with large sliding glass screened windows so you can feel the breeze. This room contains a sitting area, coffee table, and a dining table for lakeside dining.

A large yard complete with picnic table and grill, provides the perfect view and space for entertaining.

The dock is great for swimming and fishing and includes posts and lines to secure two boats.

At night when the sun goes down, gather around a bonfire and relax in an Adirondack chair by the lakeside fire pit. Make some s’mores and toast to the day.

Bedrooms: Two (2) BR plus loft area. Bedrooms are on second level. Large master bedroom faces the lake and includes a queen size bed, TV, and dvd player. Second bedroom includes a queen bed and a queen size futon. A loft area includes twin bed.

Bathrooms: Two (2) full bathrooms. The downstairs bathroom is equipped with a walk-in shower with glass doors. Upstairs, the full bathroom features a charming clawfoot tub with shower curtain enclosure.

Kitchen: Fully equipped eat-in kitchen with refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, oven, stove, coffee maker, cookware, utensils, glasses, cups and plates.

Air Condition: Window unit in each bedroom.

Laundry: Washer and dryer.

Internet: WiFi

Other features: Cable TV, DVD player, dock, fire pit

Linens and towels: Not Included in base rate.

Pets: No Pets Allowed

Timing: Weekly rentals run Saturday to Saturday. Check in time 3pm. Checkout 10am.

More Details

Connie Johnson
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2017

About Connie Johnson

This property has been in our family for over 50 years. My grandparents bought it as a cottage and passed it down to my parents, who later winterized it making it a year round home. We've always called it "The Cottage". We lived in Buffalo but my siblings and I all grew up spending every summer here. I was lucky enough to purchase it in 2014 and keep it in the family! Its a very special place to make lifelong memories.

Connie Johnson purchased this cottage in 2014

What makes this cottage unique

The view, the yard, the dock, and the feel of a home. You won't feel like you're in a rental here. The neighbors are also lovely people.


North Harmony Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
  • Bathroom: Two (2) full bathrooms. The downstairs bathroom is equipped with a walk-in shower with glass doors. Upstairs, the full bathroom features a charming clawfoot tub with recently-installed shower enclosure.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Bedrooms: Two (2) BR plus loft. Bedrooms are on second level. Large master bedroom faces the lake and includes a queen size bed, TV, and dvd player. Second bedroom includes queen size bed and queen futon. A loft area includes twin bed.
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • swimming


5/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)

Beautiful Lakefront Home close to Chautauqua Institution
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews


  • 5 of 5

The cottage was much more than we expected; clean, well stocked, appointed with pictures, etc... that were perfect, two brothers in the area who took care of any incident or question, a GREAT dock & fire pit and the best porch I have ever seen - three walls of sliding windows and a 6' sliding door, all with screens. Rent the cottage and expect to be amazed!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Outstanding Place To Stay

  • 5 of 5

This was an ideal property in an ideal location. Furnished well and extremely comfortable. The property is only minutes from the Institute and Bemus Point. Even the Seneca Casino is only about 1/2 hour away. You can tell this is a special place to the owners by the meticulous care and detail--inside and out. DON'T think musty cottage...think upscale vacation home because that is what it is. I especially enjoyed fishing off the dock and reading in the enclosed porch overlooking the lake. Can't wait to return. Owner was excellent in communicating with us and I'm sure would have been available for any needs we had...but everything we needed was there and in great condition! We ate almost every meal in, because, WHY LEAVE??

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Georgian Bay, Ontario Canada

Little Gem

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was perfect for us! We had enrolled in a week at the Chautauqua Institution and couldn't get accommodation on the grounds. We were literally a 5 minute drive away. It was actually great to be off the grounds and because the cottage was so close we could take a mid day break away from our busy schedule. The cottage was spotless when we arrived and had every detailed covered. The only thing missing was a pie plate. Who bakes pies on holiday anyway! We hosted an outside BBQ for our elderly parents and the grounds were perfect for them to manage and it was lovely eating while viewing the beautiful lake. Super close to everything and I highly recommend for a family holiday, private boat docking right at the shore we will be sure to take advantage of next time. P.S. Connie was fantastic and speedy with all answers to our questions. THANKS Connie!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lancaster, NY

The perfect stress buster

  • 5 of 5

I recently stayed at this cottage and have to say that it truly feels like home. The minute you arrive, the "lake" settles into your bones and you become immersed in the beautiful nature surrounding this property. The condition of everything is impeccable and thoroughly looked after. Every amenity we needed was there and in excellent working order. The owner was very friendly and happy to share this beloved family home with us. The location on the lake is perfect for day trips to several places of interests, however you may just forget about everything else and just fall in love with spending most of your time just relaxing in your lakefront paradise.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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I love staying here

  • 5 of 5

This is a real home -- you can tell the owner really cares about making your vacation as relaxing as possible. We spent a week here last summer and everyone is looking forward to going back this summer. There's nothing more relaxing than watching the sunrise over the lake with a hot cup of coffee. The owner has been terrific to work with, and I can't recommend this delightful home highly enough. Enjoy your stay!

  • Submitted: May 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Buffalo - Niagara Falls International Airport
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Bemus Point Golf Course
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Peek n' Peak
Car: necessary

Smithsonian Magazine named Chautauqua the "Best Small Town to Visit" in 2014. The world-renowned Chautauqua Institution is located 6.5 miles away for guests who enjoy the performing and visual arts, lectures, classes and various recreational activities. This lake front home is a nice alternative to staying in the Institution.

Chautauqua Lake is a beautiful recreational lake great for boating, swimming, sailing and fishing.

Fisherman can test their skill and luck at catching a muskellunge or "musky"! Chautauqua Lake is known for this member of the pike family that typically grows 28-48". Bass, walleye, perch and sunfish are also common.

Bemus Point is 3 miles away across the bridge by car and is easily accessible by boat too. Enjoy lakeside dining, a beautiful walk along Lakeside Drive, bike rentals, shopping, ice cream shops, and more.


Rates & Availability

North Harmony Cottage Rental Rates

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Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 5.0%

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