THE SLEEPY KOALA - A SCENIC COUNTRY CHALET

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay nights
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THE SLEEPY KOALA - A SCENIC COUNTRY CHALET

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.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
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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).

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).

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay nights
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Reviews

Property 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/p271301vbi
Ellicottville Chautauqua Allegheny
3

Cozy Koala...

  • 3 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
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!
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
business
The Sleepy Koala - a Scenic Country Chalet
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p271301vbi
Ellicottville Chautauqua Allegheny
4

Cute place on top of the hill

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
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.
Helpful votes: 2/2

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Availability & Rates

Ellicottville Chalet Rental Rates

Notes

  • $100-$180/nt
  • US Dollars
  • WINTER (2013-2014) .. 11/23–4/15 $155/nt(Wknts) $180/nt(Wknds)
  • SUMMER 2014.. 4/16 - 8/31 $100/nt (Wknts) $125/nt (Wknds)
  • FALL 2013 .. 9/1 - 11/22 $125/nt (Wknts) $150/nt (Wknds)
  • 2 night minimum - $50 cleaning fee (half returned if chalet left reasonably neat)
  • Thanksgiving and Christmas Week - all nights $180/night with 3 night minimum
  • $150 security deposit required (returned pending no damages)
  • All rates subject to NYS sales tax

Amenities

Ellicottville Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Heating ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Living Room
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Toaster
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
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:
  • Television ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • wildlife viewing
  • sledding
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • skiing
  • mountain biking
  • cross country skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • hunting
  • golf
  • snowboarding
  • cycling

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