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Your country get away

Findley Lake, NY, USA
  • Chateau / Country House2000 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps7
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

A Modern Cottage For A Family, or, (Townhouse For A Couple And A Child)

Situated on 65 acres with views of our own private, 5 acre pond, both summer and winter are divine at Bally Loch. Lots of snow in winter for skiing at Peekn Peak or The Wilderness Lodge just a few miles down the road. Our own property is also great for snowshoeing and xc skiing. Summer is equally blessed. Our large pond is fully stocked with bluegill and large mouth bass. Weedless and spring fed makes for delicious swimming. Rural setting means the stars and moon are bright. Only minutes from Findley Lake and Peek 'N Peak Resort make this the ideal getaway for a restful family vacation OR for a creative retreat.

All the comforts of home--recently renovated and fully stocked kitchen as well as bathroom, central heating--is offset by cozy decor and fires for evening in fireplace or woodstove. Everything provided including staples in the kitchen and top quality linens for beds and towels for bathroom.

Upstairs, two bedrooms offer one full size in master, and one queen and twin in second bedroom.

Modern appliances, nice pots and pans, and china, silverware, and cutting knives. Picnic tables and firepit outside as well as gardens and trails.

Property Manager

Murl Kinal

Member Since 2013
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Apr 21, 2018
About Murl Kinal

We are the Kinal family for whom Bally Loch is family-central. Most of us live near Bally Loch, so if you have questions or need some directions or guidance, we are near enough to respond quickly. We all grew up in Erie and Bally Loch was our vacation home at that time. Now it is the heart-and-soul of our memories over four generations and the center for our family get togethers.

Murl Kinal purchased this Chateau / Country House in 1959

Why Murl Kinal chose Town of Mina

We are Chautauqua County natives and will be thrilled to share those secret places with you that only those raised in an area know, like the closest brewpub, Wegmans Supermarket for food shopping, Panama Rocks, antique shops, French Creek, Lake Erie Wineries beaches.

What makes this Chateau / Country House unique

The rural experience moves further and further away from those of us who live in cities for proximity to work and schools. A slice of heaven, Bally Loch is set like a jewel in the heart of Chautauqua County, which enjoys an abundance of powder snow in the winter and temperate zone lakes, farms and meadows in the summer. Have you experienced the western New York village? with its white houses along main street, central square surrounded by shops savvy enough to know their market, cafes alongside diners, beaches along Lake Erie and the smaller lakes up on the escarpment, fruit orchards and vines along the Lake Erie plain? We have plenty of water here! Temperatures in the summer range in the 60's at night and 70's in the day while winters can almost always be counted on for plenty of powder snow. Spring brings wild leeks and maple syrup. Our hardwood forest offer a colorful and lingering autumn. Always a fresh breeze off Lake Erie!


    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
      • Bedroom 1
        1 double
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen, 1 twin/ single
      • House sleeps seven people. Two bedrooms, (Loft overlooking Living Room), with 3 beds total and a futon downstairs in back great room that is perfect for a couple or kids.


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower, tub, outdoor shower
      • Newly remodeled with deep tub for soaking. Also we have an additional outdoor shower which is nice in the summer.

      Location Type

        • Lakefront
          Our beautiful and private 5 acre stocked pond! It's just steps away from your front door.
        • Rural
        • Water View


            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Romantic
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Linens Provided
                      All sheets and pillow cases, pillows, blankets and down comforters provided along with cedar chest of other options
                    • Air Conditioning
                      Windows that open and close, fans, and proximity to Constance Pond, breezes, make air conditioning unnecessary.
                    • Fireplace
                      Though we have central heating, a fireplace makes the living room cozier.
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      Central heating
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      Stackable dryer for small loads but also clothes line for summer wash and wet bathing suits
                    • Living Room
                      Two living rooms, one converting to bedroom with futon at night.
                    • Parking
                      Plenty of parking in driveway
                    • Towels Provided
                      High quality towels in several sizes provided.
                    • Washing Machine
                      Small stackable washer and dryer for small loads
                    • Wood Stove
                      A ceramic woodstove in the dining room creates another option for a toasty winter day.


                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Delightful choice of dishes in both Townhouse and Farmhouse. Matching utensils. Good pots and pans. Sharp knives.
                        • Kitchen
                          Newly renovated.
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                          We provide pantry staples like oil, spices and herbs and a selection of teas.
                        • Refrigerator
                          Brand new.
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                              Seating in kitchen accommodates 4. Leaves in dining room table make room for another 8.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 10 people


                                • Books
                                  A small library of our favorites
                                • DVD Player
                                • Games
                                  Scrabble, Monopoly
                                • Stereo
                                  Bring your favorite CD's for a good time, any season
                                • Television
                                  Flat screen and DVD player
                                • Toys
                                  A small toy cupboard for children. Books for children.


                                    • Bicycles
                                      Rent at near by Findley Lake Sporting goods
                                    • Boat
                                      Our private 5 acre pond! Also beautiful Findley Lake nearby!
                                    • Golf
                                      Pro golfcourse at Peek n' Peak Resort, just minutes away!
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      Eaton Reservoir is only a few miles away and is restricted to non-motor use so its great for paddling and fishing.
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      Last year we constructed an outdoor clay pizza/bread oven. Wood fired it's a fun spot to congregate!
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                    • Ski & Snowboard
                                      Findley Lake Sporting Goods
                                    • Tennis
                                      Peek n' Peak Resort, just minutes away!


                                        • wheelchair inaccessible


                                            • autumn foliage
                                            • bay/sound
                                            • festivals
                                            • forests
                                            • pond
                                            • restaurants
                                            • water parks
                                            • winery tours

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • antiquing
                                                • beachcombing
                                                • bird watching
                                                • eco tourism
                                                • horseshoes
                                                • photography
                                                • scenic drives
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • sledding
                                                • walking

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • laundromat

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • jet skiing
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • freshwater fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • hunting
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • mountain biking
                                                        • sailing
                                                        • skiing
                                                        • sound/bay fishing
                                                        • swimming


                                                            • At Bally Loch you'll find a special quality of vacationing that is hard to find in these modern days. Intimate, quiet, family and friend oriented. It's away from the crowds and noise. We've owned Bally Loch for over 50 years as a family We'd love to share the experiences we've had with you and your family & friends. You'll create so many lasting, fond memories!

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              12 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews


                                                              Julie D.

                                                              This house is quaint and charming, with a gorgeous view in the backyard. We enjoyed our coffee in the morning watching turkeys pass by and a blue heron strolling down the dock!

                                                              Charming little gem

                                                              Wendy Z.

                                                              This place was very nice. It is so charming. The house was equipped with everything that you could want. The whole family enjoyed our stay and of course the catch and release pond was so much fun! The rowboat is a nice touch. The massive fire pit was very nice as well. We loved it.

                                                              Relaxing Getaway

                                                              Ida W.

                                                              We had a great time staying here. We enjoyed lounging by the lake, going fishing and swimming in the pond and roasting hot dogs on the bonfire. I read 2 novels in a week...that never happens!!! The outside living is wonderful. The inside could use some fresh paint and I was expecting one bedroom separate...but it worked out for us. We would like to stay here again some time in the future!


                                                              Shifra t.

                                                              The house was quaint. Smelled musty. Kitchen and bathroom were newly renovated. Mice droppings on the counters, tables, beds. The owner was pleasant , but difficult to reach by email. The fireplace was great, with wood supplied inside.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              I'm so sorry about the mouse droppings. That time of year in the fall they are all trying to get in. I have taken every effort to get rid of and guard against their return. We have our cottage professionally cleaned after each stay. I would have given a significant refund had I known about the issue at the time. My goal is to provide the best experience possible.

                                                              Private Hideaway!

                                                              Patty L.

                                                              Quaint cottage on a pond with all the amenities. Many memories and laughs were shared around the huge (and it was huge) fire pit which overlooked the pond. Firewood was provided even though we brought our own - nice touch. One evening a frog decided to join us as he kept warm by the fire. The following morning a flock of turkeys, along with their babies, joined us for breakfast.

                                                              It was our "Annual Sister's Weekend", and I must say, with four grown women we never ran out of hot water. Thank you!

                                                              We look forward to returning next year!

                                                              Patty L.

                                                              Weekend Get-Away

                                                              Mary Ellen J.

                                                              Joel and I had an absolutely perfect weekend at the cottage. It was so quaint! If you love to fish, especially if you have children, the pond is an ideal way to spend the afternoon, relaxing and fishing. We caught (and released) so many fish, (bluegill, sunny, crappy, bass), including two giant (over 20 inch.) large mouth bass that Joel caught. We will definitely be back again.


                                                              Findley Lake, NY, USA

                                                              The Lake Erie Wine Trail offers music and events at 25 Wineries. Our proximity to Chautauqua Institution, Presque Isle on Lake Erie, Peek N Peak right up the road with pools and hot tubs, ski lifts, golf and bar/restaurant, between I-90 and I-86 make this an excellent location and yet away from it all.

                                                              Rates & Availability

                                                              Additional information about rental rates

                                                              Damage Insurance

                                                              Your first payment is a booking deposit which is applied to your lodging fee total. The booking deposit fee is not refundable unless negotiated far in advance. Thank you for your understanding. We have adjusted monthly and winter rates inquire if you want a quote

                                                              12 Reviews
                                                              Excellent 4.3/5
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