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THE SLEEPY KOALA - A SCENIC COUNTRY CHALET

Owner

Advertiser since: 2009
Speaks: english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Advertiser since: 2009
Speaks: english
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THE SLEEPY KOALA - A SCENIC COUNTRY CHALET

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Ellicottville Chalet Rental Photos and Description

Chalet, 1 Bedroom + Loft, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

This 1 BR chalet is just off route 219 and 7.5 miles north of downtown Elicottville, NY. From the chalet, one has easy access to the Griffis Sculpture Park (1.5 miles), Holiday Valley Ski Resort (8.5 miles), Allegeny State Park (22 miles), Rock City Park (about 18 miles), Salamanca & Seneca Allegany Casino (20 miles), the Nannen Arboretum (7.5 miles), and the Old world Amish Community (about 19 miles). It's windows face west / northwest with a beautiful view of the valley. For more photos go to 'Sleepy Koala Chalet' on Facebook.

Keywords: Chalet

Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Owner
Advertiser since: 2009
Speaks: english

Why The Owner chose Ellicottville

We built this chalet so we could enjoy time in the country (hiking, snow shoeing, tobogganing) and be near all the benefits associated with Ellicotville (e.g. skiing at Holiday Valley, restaurants, festivals).

What makes this chalet unique

We enjoy the solitude of the place, watching the wildlife and beautiful sunsets (particularly during the summer), and going hiking (e.g., the Griffis Sculpture Park).

Why HomeAway

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
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Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

The Sleepy Koala - a Scenic Country Chalet
average rating of 3.5 based on 2 reviews
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The Sleepy Koala - a Scenic Country Chalet
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p271301vb
Ellicottville Chautauqua Allegheny
3

Cozy Koala...

  • 3 of 5
Our family has been renting The Sleepy Koala for winter weekends over the past couple of winters and it fits us just fine (there are three of us). The chalet is on a very large lot (~6+ acres), it sits back off of the road, and it has great views of surrounding countryside. We ski @ either HV or H-Mont and it's about a 10 minute drive to either ski area. It is private and quiet, which we enjoy. Drive could be "tricky" if it's snowing quite a bit, but w/an AWD vehicle...that shouldn't be a problem (just like many of the "back roads" in and around the EVL area). The main floor includes an entryway area, one bedroom, a bathroom (sink, toilet, standard size shower/tub), and then there is a larger size "main" room (not huge). This main room includes a full size kitchen (electric stove, fridge, microwave, toaster...no dishwasher) and dining area on one end, and then on the other end of this main room is the living room area (sofa's, TV, rocking chair & gas fireplace). This main room has vaulted ceilings with lot's of windows (again - great views). There are sliding glass doors that lead out to the deck (however - we don't use the deck in the winter). Also off of this main room is a (very secure) ladder which provides access to the completely finished "sleeping" loft. There is a gas grill outside, which we have not used. We have always found the chalet to be clean upon arrival, driveway cleared of snow, and the owner is very accommodating. As mentioned in the listing - 4 would be the most that you would want to have staying here. Clean linens and towels are always provided. Enjoy your stay!
  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
The Sleepy Koala - a Scenic Country Chalet
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p271301vb
Ellicottville Chautauqua Allegheny
4

Cute place on top of the hill

  • 4 of 5
The family and I had a very nice weekend stay at the Sleepy Koala. The place is small, but that should be obvious from the listing so I prefer to call it "quaint". The 4 of us fit just fine. If you're looking for a place to stay where you can read a book, play a game or two, and enjoy the beautiful views of the countryside, this is it. If you're looking for a hot tub, game room, bar, and 64" HDTV with 180 channels and an Xbox, keep looking.

The chalet is well kept, comfortable, and clean. The kitchen was stocked with essentials for making and serving meals, and the owner was easy to deal with. You're about a 10 minute drive to the slopes of Holiday Valley where we skied or downtown Ellicottville. This place is a bit off the beaten path, so if Mother Nature is putting some snow down, your drive in might be a little treacherous. It shouldn't be a problem unless that kind of thing makes you nervous. Even though the chalet has neighbors, the way it's situated makes it secluded and I think you can only see one other house. The property it sits on is fairly good sized, with both wooded and cleared portions. It was great for snowshoeing.

One thing that's not really apparent from the listing (at least it wasn't to me): there's a bedroom AND a loft with a bed. We showed up and were happily surprised to find a bedroom that was separate from the loft, as we thought going in that the two beds would be in the same room. It was a bonus to realize we didn't have to sleep in a bed next to the kids.

Anyway, great little place and I could see us coming back for another ski weekend, especially since the owners have a 2 night minimum instead of 3. That makes any weekend possible, instead of just a few long weekends the kids have off.
  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
47 Miles
Buffalo
Car: necessary

Snow Shoeing.

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Rates & Availability

From $100 Per night

Ellicottville Chalet Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Christmas Week
Dec 23 2014 - Jan 2 2015
2 night minimum stay
$180
 
 
Winter
Jan 3 2015 - Apr 11 2015
2 night minimum stay
$155
From
$180
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
Summer
May 1 2015 - Aug 28 2015
2 night minimum stay
$100
From
$125
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
Autumn
Sep 11 2015 - Nov 28 2015
2 night minimum stay
$125
From
$150
Fri,Sat,Sun
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
Tax Rate 8.75%
Notes There is a $50 cleaning fee; half of this is returned as long as the chalet is left reasonably clean.

PLEASE NOTE: THE HOLIDAY RATE FOR CHRISTMAS TO NEW YEARS IS $180/NIGHT ALL NIGHTS.
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Amenities

Ellicottville Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • festivals
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling

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