About Christine Benson
My husband and I both grew up on Chautauqua Lake, know and love our area so well! We love and enjoy all of Chautauqua County's four seasons. With our four children, we have traveled much of the United States, enjoying various house rentals along the way. These experiences have helped me to shape our own rental, hoping to provide my guests with all that they would need and make their stay super pleasant.
Christine Benson purchased this House in 2014
Why Christine Benson chose Bemus Point
We love the Bemus Point area; I'm a fourth generation "Bemus Girl." This property belonged to my parents; it was their dream house in the woods.
What makes this House unique
So much available to you here in the Chautauqua Lake area! The Red House is a great spot to enjoy the tranquil, beautiful privacy of living in the country, with the benefit of being just minutes from our local treasures. If you don't see it on my listing, or find it online, email me your questions. I am happy to help you have a great stay in our rental, in our beautiful piece of New York, The Empire State. Excelsior!!
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Lovely country setting for family gathering.
I can’t express how much I loved this house for my family reunion. The kitchen was the perfect set up for the buffet line and people sat outside at the picnic table and patio setting. Beautiful sunsets and morning mist are not to be missed! We also enjoyed a campfire and s’mores around the fire pit. Items which we needed and had were flashlight to walk to/from the campfire and mosquito spray ( but it wasn’t bad). I’d appreciate a recycling bin right next to the kitchen trash as I couldn’t communicate to people to walk to the laundry room for the recycling there. The kitchen is supplied with everything you’d have at home ( just remember to bring sugar for you coffee); otherwise, there’s even some basic spices on hand. I’d return to the red house in a heartbeat! Two thumbs up!
Hi Colleen - I am so happy to hear the house worked out well for your gathering. You were lovely guests and I would consider myself lucky to host you again.
Good suggestion about the recycling - I think I could get another tall trash bin to use right alongside the current one.
Thanks again for your business; I appreciate your choosing our place!
Perfect Reunion Weekend
Christine's house is lovely- super clean, and stocked with everything we could possibly need. We were there four days and wanted to stay longer! The location was quiet and peaceful. A good weekend was had by all!
So glad that the house was a great spot for you, Shirley. It was my pleasure to host you and your family; I would be delighted to have you all back again!
Perfect little Mini Vacation
With family coming together to celebrate the 80th birthday for my Uncle, the search was on for something different than a hotel. A friend told me to check out VRBO, especially since I was looking for a place big enough for my parents, wife and 10 month old daughter. So after setting up an account and started searching my wife stumbled upon The Red House. It had everything we were looking for. Its seemed to go to be true. After a simple request was submitted and returned very quickly with accepting our request we booked. The process was very simple. The communication with Christine and I was flawless. She made sure everything was ready to a T. Those that have traveled with a new toddler know’s it can be difficult, but Christine took the worry out of this part of the trip. The pre arrival communication was great and when I arrived, I had no issue what so ever. Between the amazing welcome note in the kitchen with a nice greeting basket, it felt like I was home. Every corner I turned was a helpful note about the house and made a worried mind felt at ease. . The place was clean, inviting, and most of all was everything it said it was. The weekend full of family and friends was over before I knew it and checkout was next day. The process was simple and easy and with a turn of a knob our stay had come to a close. If your ever in Bemus Pt and looking for a place not on the lake but close enough to enjoy it, with a quiet getaway this is your House. Thank you Christine for an amazing weekend. This will definitely be my go to place when I return.
The Berezansky Family
Hello Berezansky Family! Such a pleasure to host you all - thank you for the lovely review! You were amazing guests and I am so pleased that everything was just right for you - Happy People is my business! I love getting the house ready for my guests and take pride in my Red House.
I hope you’ll have an occasion to return soon and look forward to welcoming you all! Thanks so much for your business!
Lovely home and host!
We enjoyed a wonderful weekend getaway at The Red House. The house is well-appointed and in meticulous condition. Christine was a fabulous host. Beautiful and peaceful location. Everything was easy and relaxing and fun. We hope to be back soon!
Hi Jenny and Family! So happy you loved the house; it was a pleasure to host you. I will be lucky to have you all again and look forward to your return. Thank you so much!
This place was absolutely beautiful and was exactly what we were looking for
This place had everything we needed and the location was perfect. I can’t wait to go back
Thank you, Tom and Family, for your visit to my Red House. I'm so happy that it was a nice "home away from home" for you. You were all the loveliest of guests and I look forward to hosting you again in the near future.
Knew within minutes of arrival, we’d want to come back
Beyond the basics when it comes to ensuring a more than satisfied stay. Very clean, comfortable and abundant thoughtful considerations throughout. Christine provides quality and extras not often found. I would absolutely return and recommend the Red House.
Thank you so much; you and your husband were perfect guests! I am so happy to know the Red House was a great place for your special weekend. I look forward to hosting you both again! I appreciate your business; thanks for choosing my place.
Tranquil surroundings and super comfortable accommodations just minutes from local attractions. Our 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath country home will be your home away from home. Set on 7 acres surrounded by beautiful woods with a rolling lawn.
One bedroom downstairs has a new memory foam queen bed.
Downstairs bath is spacious with an oversized shower.
Two bedrooms upstairs: (1) new queen bed and (2) twin beds. Upstairs queen room has a half bath. All quality and luxurious linens and towels for your comfort.
Also available are a Serta queen automatic inflatable bed and a thick roll-up "crash pad" type mattress.
Fully equipped new kitchen with snack bar has all that you will possibly need. Dining and great room area are open to kitchen. Two sofas, beautiful dining table and snack bar seating provide great space to enjoy friends and family. Lots of windows provide natural sunlight.
Added bonus is the front deck which is lovely for morning coffee, afternoon reading, or evening cocktails.
Spacious bonus room on first floor provides a nice area for children, teens, or anyone looking for a quiet area from the rest of the house. Could also be used an an add'l bedroom with the Serta mattress. Great room and bonus rooms both have flat-screen TV's and DVD players.
Picnic table, outdoor eating area, adirondack chairs around the firepit enable you to relax and enjoy your time at The Red House.
Summer months provide ample parking with room for your boat or ATV trailer.
Winter months provides parking for at least two vehicles and two snowmobile trailers. Off-site parking is possible; speak with owners.
We are a 5 minute drive to the quaint village of Bemus Point on Chautauqua Lake, where you can walk or bike along the lake, stroll our beautiful locally owned shops, enjoy a meal, check out our newest addition, Ellicottville Brew Pub 2, visit our antique boat museum, enjoy sunset at the beautifully preserved Hotel Lenhart, or take in a performance on the Floating Stage. Public boat launch and docking available in the village.
World-renowned CHAUTAUQUA INSTITUTION, historic cultural and educational center, is a 15 minute drive away. The possibilities during Chautauqua's season are amazing and endless. Visit the website for events and performances.
Other Attractions We Love: LONG POINT STATE PARK (5 min drive) offers a public boat launch, beach, marina, playground, and 7 miles of hiking trails. MIDWAY STATE PARK (5 min drive) is a great little amusement park for young children with new mini golf.
WESTFIELD, NY (15 min drive) Historic village along Lake Erie. Saturday Farmer's Market (Memorial Day-September), Antique Shops, great restaurants, Barcelona Beach on Lake Erie. . MAYVILLE, NY (10 min drive) County Seat of Chautauqua County. Local shopping, great restaurants and bars, public beach, playground.
CHAUTAUQUA WINE TRAIL Located on south shore of Lake Erie in PA and NY. 24 wineries are open year round for tasting and shopping.
NIAGARA FALLS (62 miles) Thundering waterfalls speak for themselves! Maid of the Mist never disappoints. Cave of the Winds tour is amazing. Aquarium, observation tower, adventure theater are all delightful.
SENECA-ALLEGANY CASINO Several locations with gambling, entertainment, restaurants. Each about 1-1.5 hrs away.
SNOWMOBILING IN WNY's SNOWBELT This property is linked to our local snowmobiling trail....snowmobile in/out. The Ellery Sno Cruisers has built and maintained over 70 miles of trails; those joined with Chautauqua County's 400+ miles of groomed trails is a snowmobiler's paradise!