|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
This home is a large 5 bedroom lake house built in the 1880's with all modern amenities. There is a large eat in kitchen, dining room, living room, sun room, game room, large covered porch and 1/2 bath on the first floor with 5 bedrooms and two baths upstairs. The house is ideal for a large group and/or families with plenty of area for children to play and adults to relax. The first floor has plenty of common area to accommodate everyone without feeling crowded. There is a detached garage for additional storage of any recreational equipment you want to bring and a grass driveway with plenty of space. Cable TV and Blueray player with Netflix access; as well as internet access via cable modem and Wi-Fi are provided.
The home is located in the private lake community of Point Chautauqua which is located in Dewittville, NY. We are 10 minutes from Bemus Point and the Chautuaqua Institute. The house is ideally situated 150 yards from the water and 100 yards from the community field which includes a tennis court and baseball field.
Keywords: House, Cottage, Home
My family and I have been coming to Point Chautauqua for over 50 years and my parents and cousins have shared a house since the 1960's. We purchased this huge house after renting it for several years during our family reunions.
This house is thought to be the third house built at Point Chautauqua and was completed in the late 1880's as the home of Ward Cadwell whose family owns and operates a cheese shop in Dewittville. We are only the fourth owner of this home in over 125 years.
Point Chautauqua was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and has been designated a historical site by the State of NY.
The Point Chautauqua Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1996. Portions of the text below were adapted from a copy of the original nomination document.  Adaptation copyright © 2009, The Gombach Group.
The Point Chautauqua Historic District in Chautauqua County, New York is located on a peninsula along the shores of Lake Chautauqua in southwestern New York State. The site is approximately three miles from the village of Mayville. The Point Chautauqua Historic District is a planned resort community that was laid out in 1875 as a Baptist camp meeting to the design of landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, Sr. Within a generation, the religious retreat had evolved into a resort community, which continued to develop in that mode throughout the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The eighty-acre Point Chautauqua Historic District is characterized by its serpentine street system, which ascends the steep wooded slopes of its lakeside site, and its collection of single-family residences from throughout the period of significance.
The Point Chautauqua Historic District occupies a promontory on the northeastern shore of Lake Chautauqua, an eighteen-mile-long, irregularly shaped body of water confined within a deep valley. The hills rise 'en echelon' above the lake on either side, displaying the rounded forms typical of this glaciated sector of the Appalachian Plateau. At an elevation of 1,309 feet above sea level, Lake Chautauqua is one of the highest large fresh-water bodies of water in the country. Its waters drain through the Allegheny River into the Ohio-Mississippi system. These natural features have provided the district with a lush, sloping landscape bordering a curving waterfront. The Point Chautauqua Historic District covers a hilly area ascending steeply (105 feet) from the shore of Lake Chautauqua.
Point Chautauqua Historic District is almost directly across the lake from the Chautauqua Institute
This home was perfect for a 5 couple weekend getaway at the North East Wine Festival. We all were pleasantly surprised at the size of this house. It is much larger than the pictures tend to indicate. The large, front porch was perfect for evening visiting. A lot of character in this older home. Very clean, well kept and stocked with everything you could want. The owner was very helpful and great to deal with! You won't be disappointed if you rent this home.
Perfect place for our family of 14 (though there are actuallly only beds for 11 folks, the others used couches/floor). Enjoyed the fire pit, grill and the huge front porch1 No water view per se but it's close enough not to matter that much. We rented kayaks and stand up paddle boards and stored them down at the community area, which worked great - met some really nice neighbors and enjoyed walking and biking the neighborhood in the evenings. Very quiet and peaceful. Highly recommend!
The home was clean, inviting, and well maintained. The owner has provided many additional comforts one does not think of until needed like Picnic tables, plenty of exterior chairs, outside folding tables, gas grill, extra trash receptacles, large room fans, a stocked game room, TV room with full entertainment access, fully equipped kitchen (to include toaster oven), plenty of table settings, storage bags, and paper goods. We only needed to bring the food. The beach/park area is very clean and well maintained. The dock provided for our use was the kids main memories, they caught several keeper fish including Large-mouth Bass , Bluegill, Perch, and rock bass. Though the property sets back from the water a piece there is a walking path that provides a straight walk to the water amenities. The neighbors were all very friendly. As a Real Estate Broker I would highly recommend this as a vacation choice both for the money and it's location.
a great lake house!
very clean with modern appliences. charming with many original fixtures. hardwood floors, poured glass windows, a back staircase off the kitchen leading to a bedroom that probably served as a maids quarters.
owners are attentive, concerned and reasonable and kind.
photos reflecting the property are accurate. firepit, new gas grill were useful and fun.
kitchen came equipt with industrial size rolls of seran wrap and tin foil - wow!! hope it was ok to use, because it was very handy.
this has been our second summer with the new owners and our fifth time renting this beautiful property.
needless to say i would recomend it to anyone.
This is a beautiful older home. Plenty of room for large families. We enjoyed how quiet the neighborhood was during our stay. No barking dogs, Very little street traffic. Chautauqua lake is a beautiful place. We enjoyed walks down to the lake each day. The owner communicated all needed information for an enjoyable stay. We will stay here again.
House was delightful.
Very clean, charming- and comfortable for anyone.
Very spacious and open - so its Great entertaining .
Everything well maintained and owner instructions and recommendations are great for someone exploring the area.
Rent a boat and dock it right in front of the doc (on designated booey - specified by owner) to get the entire lake experience.
Location is great. Across from institute - doc on lake right next to private swim area- and house next to tennis courts and picnic park.
Had everything needed including fire pit and grille.
We will definitely be back.
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4th of July Weeks
Jun 27 2015 - Jul 11 2015
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
Weekly rates for Saturday to Saturday stay is $1,850 from June thru Labor Day. The Week of 4th of July is $2,000.
May or post Labor Day stays are $250 per night with a minimum stay of 4 nights.
No additional taxes or cleaning fees are charged.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.