|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
No matter which season you choose for your stay, you won't be disappointed in our charming, family-friendly community. You can relax on one of Lake Erie's most beautiful beaches as you watch eye-popping sunsets and the breath-taking beauty of our ever-changing lake. Then return to the cottage to sit on a secluded terrace in your own large back yard. Here families can play ball, little kids can play in a playhouse, and all can enjoy meals at the picnic table that is provided. This year round vacation home is only 175 footsteps from the beach with only 12 stair steps to a wide sandy beach. In the other direction, you are 150 steps from tennis and basketball courts and from a new playground, all within a family-friendly community where kids can play outdoors and ride bikes safely. There are wine festivals and other weekend festivals in near-by villages and cities, and bountiful fishing in the lake. Great beach walking, fishing, kayaking, boating, bird watching. In addition, there are near-by wineries, casinos, and golf courses; walking distance to marinas, restaurants and nightclubs; 25 minutes from SUNY Fredonia; 45 minutes from the Chautauqua Institution and from downhill skiing; 45 minutes from live theater and from Galleria Mall; 60 minutes from Niagara Falls. This location also accommodates many more activity needs - just ask us!
A well equipped kitchen provides most of what is needed to prepare family meals, and take-out lists are available too! Grocery shopping is 1/2 - 2 miles away, and a deli is within 2/10ths mile. Fine dining is also available in the area.
The largest bedroom has a queen sized bed, the second bedroom has a double bed, and the third bedroom has twin beds. In the living room there is a sofa-bed and a futon.
The house has a new furnace for year-round comfort, new electical service, and new plumbing.
Keywords: Single family home on spacious property 175 footsteps from the beach. Wineries, great fishing, swimming, beach walking; and close to wine trails, golf courses and many weekend festivities.
We are a semi-retired couple with 5
children and 6 grandchildren who spend a part of their summers with us. We live across the street from this property and are available to provide information and advice about living in this beautiful area of Western New York. We love entertaining, jazz, boating, waterskiing, walking, and biking, and we would love to welcome you to one of the best kept secrets on Lake Erie.
We frequently travel in winter, spring or fall, but never in summer. WNY summers are simply the best, and it would be a crime to miss one!
Marilyn purchased this cottage in 2010
Before making this our year-round home, we vacationed here every summer from the time we were children. It is such a unique, friendly, caring community, and we feel privileged to be a part of it.
Watching a sunset in the evening, sighting one of our resident bald eagles in early morning, listening to crashing waves during a storm or quietly lapping waters most of the time are sensations that can't be equaled elsewhere. This community provides so much in terms of recreation, and in less than an hour's drive you can be in the heart of the architectural wonders of Buffalo where some of the best restaurants anywhere can be found; or in Chautauqua County wine country, or in one of several ski areas. Lake Erie fishing is prized by many, with bass, perch, walleye, and coho salmon topping the list of species caught in this lake.
We have family in Western New York, so over the years we have stayed in various hotels and other vacation homes. This quaint cottage in Hanford Bay was the BEST experience we have had in our travels!
The owners of the cottage are very kind and caring. They are gracious hosts who have invested a lot of time, thought and finances into providing a great environment for their guests. They maintain the property beautifully.
The cottage is well-stocked with almost all the conveniences of home. I was thankful for their smart window choices that provided great airflow through the home, even when it rained. All the appliances were newer and worked well. The home was clean and pristine. I appreciated the mud room when we came back from the beach. We have children and the layout was ideal for our family of five. We never felt crowded.
The location was perfect for our needs! We enjoyed the beach, playground and basketball courts. The neighborhood is quiet and the neighbors are friendly. Yes, there are MANY trains! However, they are not bothersome. We found everything we needed nearby - groceries, gas, restaurants, deli, etc. Our hosts had provided wonderful resources on the area.
It is our hope that we can go back to this cottage! It was the perfect getaway - a home away from home!
This cottage was perfection! Our kids LOVED this place. The cottage is right next to a wonderful playground. It's so safe and on a very quiet street. The beach is across the street. Bring the bikes, its a perfect place for little ones to ride. The train tracks provided a lot of excitement for the boys. The first night, I heard 2 trains during the night, my husband heard 13.....After the second night, we barely noticed them. The cottage itself is VERY clean and bright. We ended up having a family gathering in the backyard and the owners were so helpful. They even brought picnic tables over and set them up for us after they had packed them away for the season!!! They were so helpful and so available. This is a wonderful place. We would love to come back.
What a beautiful cottage! This was the perfect vacation for my family! It was nice to arrive to a clean cottage that was equipped with all the neccessities and amenities that a rental property should have. It actually exceed my expectations! The cottage is also so spacious. We never felt crowded. Hanford Bay is a great community. Very family friendly. They had a even had a play ground for the kids. We walked right across the street to the beautiful beach and enjoyed scenic Lake Erie. We also ventured off to Niagra Falls one day which was only an hour away. This was one the best family vacations ever! We have already booked a week for next year!!!!
My husband, 3 children and I stayed at this cottage with some friends and had a wonderful time. The cottage was just as wonderful as described. The neighborhood was quiet and it was very quick walk to the beach. Plus there was a playground down the road that really came in handy with our kids! The property was so clean and well kept. The yard was pretty large and beautiful! The owners were great. I loved the book they had put together with information about local restaurants, shopping, etc. I would definitely recommend this place to family (in fact, I already have!) and if we are ever in the area again, we would not hesitate to stay here!
The location was a quick drive to Buffalo and Niagara Falls, but far enough away from the city life to keep things calm and relaxing. So, whether we wanted a relaxing day at the beach or a fun filled day in the city, both were readily available.
Thanks for a wonderful, relaxing vacation!
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Sep 7 2014 - Mar 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
Apr 1 - Jun 20
3 night minimum stay
Please call for rates. What is listed may not be updated.
$500 security deposit with signed rental agreement; 1 or 2 payments possible, all at least 60 days in advance