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Property Details

Updated: May 11, 2015
Cottage: 2 Bedrooms | 1.5 Baths | Sleeps 6


'The Nest' cottage is located just a stones throw from the grounds of Chautauqua Institution. Situated in Wahmeda, a tranquil lakeside community with expansive yards and gardens, it is a restful vacation haven, and just a few minutes walk from the hustle and bustle of all Chautauqua has to offer. The Chautauqua Elm Gate is just a 5 minute walk away. From here you can walk about 10 minutes to the Plaza and Amphitheater, or take the tram to all activities. Of course bike riding is the best- and there is a bike path so you do not have to travel along any busy roads to get to and fro.

Our cottage is beautifully decorated and we are seeking renters that appreciate this and will care for our treasures as you would your own. Luxury linens, dishes, etc. are provided and the kitchen is well equipped.


Our 2 bedroom cottage is comfortably furnished with our collection of antiques, designer details and special finds.

The main floor has a very large, living/dining area which opens to a large wrap around deck. The deck has lake views, beautiful trees, comfortable furniture with a lounge area and a dining area, and of course, a gas grill.

The house has one and a half bathrooms, both located on the main floor. The full bath has a tub and separate shower.

Upstairs are 2 quaint, dormer style bedrooms:

- One bedroom has 1 queen bed

- One bedroom has 2 twin beds and a queen bed.

Note: This bedroom is open and does not have a door, but a folding screen is provided for additional privacy.


- A Pack and Play 'crib' is provided should you need it.


The lake is just a minute walk away and the rental includes the use of our semi - private dock (shared with one neighbor). We have a boat slip that can accommodate 1 small motor boat.

Parking for two cars.

No smoking. No loud noise or parties. No unapproved guests. That's it for the no's!


- Available for weekly rentals (Saturday - Saturday)

- Summer rentals only - June, July and August

- $1,350 per week (plus 5% occupancy tax). July 4th week is $1,450 per week (plus 5% occupancy tax)

- PETS: We allow dogs upon approval. We charge an extra $100 per rental for renters bringing a dog. ($1,450 per week)

Dogs are required to be on flea medication (Frontline or similar) a least 8 weeks prior to arrival.


- 50% deposit is required to make a reservation.

Send us an e-mail and we'll send you a link to our website that has more photos...

We look forward to hearing from you!!

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bath
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Recent Review

About the Owner

We are Joan & Bill. We live in Columbus, Ohio where we have lived for many years.

Bill is an accountant, Joan is a designer and owns a gift shop. Bill is a photographer and is continually inspired by the Chautauqua landscape, rolling hills, and the challenging golf courses! Joan spent every summer of her youth at Chautauqua - her Dad was in the symphony and Chautauqua has always been her home away from home.

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5 Minute Walk to Chautauqua Institution | Private Dock
Chautauqua Chautauqua Allegheny

Great spot, we LOVED it!

  • 5 of 5
This cottage is beyond charming, and we wanted for nothing while we were there for a month. It has a great setup for families, with a gorgeous master and an adjoining bedroom for a child/guest-- very hand if you have a baby/toddler like we did. What the pictures don't capture is just how lovely the outdoor area is-- it's huge, with amazing lake views. We entertained a big group out there one night and had room to spare. And Joan's taste and decor is so whimsical and warm. This place is a gem!!!
  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for staying with us for the month you were at Chautauqua. We are so pleased that our cottage suited you and your wonderful young family!!

When your travels and/or work take you back to the area we'd love to welcome you back!!

All best-
Joan & Bill


From the Owner

We purchased the cottage after we fell in love with Wahmeda. The proximity to the Chautuauqua grounds is ideal, yet it is away from the frenzy, offering peace and tranquility from our busy lives. We think it combines the best of both worlds!

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Jamestown, NY at 15 Miles Nearest Barpub : Route 394 at 0.5 Miles Nearest Golf : Chautauqua Golf Club at 1 Miles Nearest Motorway : Route 394 Nearest Restaurant : Andriaccio's at 0.5 Miles Nearest Beach : Neighborhood community beach Car: recommended

Chautauqua Institution is a world reknowned cultural center and summer festival. From classical music and art, to lectures and church services- Chautauqua is unlike anywhere you have ever been and there is NO PLACE else on earth like it!!

Please visit the website for Chautauqua Institution ( to see all that Chautauqua has planned for the upcoming season.


From $1,350 Per week

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
My Standard Rate
May 30 2015 - Aug 29 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
July 4th week
Jul 4 2015 - Jul 10 2015
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee

Additional information about rental rates

  • Refundable damage deposit $100.00
  • Pet Fee $100.00 + Tax
  • Tax Rate 5.0%

Payment is by personal check. 50% non-refundable deposit is required to make a reservation. Remaining 50%, plus 5% Occupancy Tax, plus $100 (refundable) security deposit is due 60 days prior to arrival.

We will communicate by email with a contract and instructions where to send your payments as well as directions, keys, etc. And you can always call us to discuss any questions you may have.

Weekly rentals only- Saturday to Saturday. Check in is 4 pm and check out is 11 am.
$1,350 per week. Plus county occupancy tax of 5%.
$100 refundable security deposit.
+ $100 fee to bring your dog
Must have prior approval to bring a pet.

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Updated: May 11, 2015


From the Owner

Our cottage is small and quaint. We love the open, bright sunny and breezy floor plan. We call the bedroom our tree house and we never tire of the majestic trees!

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...

Location Type

  • Lake View
  • Village


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

Floor Area

  • 1500 sq. ft.


  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1
  • Half Bathroom


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 (partial lake view with balcony) - 1 queen, Bedroom has skylights and sliding glass door to balcony
  • Bedroom 2 - Open floor plan - 1 queen, 2 twin/ single, Open floor plan, dormer ceilings (no door). Has window A/C.


  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • * 5 minute walk to Chautauqua Institution * Sunny, open floor plan * Antiques and comfortable upscale furnishings * Beautifully furnished wrap around deck with lake view * Private dock shared with one neighbor * Dog allowed with prior approval * 2 Bedrooms: One bedroom has 1 queen bed and the other bedroom has 2 twin beds and 1 queen bed. (4 beds total - Sleeps 6) * Skylights * 1 1/2 baths: Both bathrooms are located on the main floor. One bathroom has a tub and shower, the other is a spacious powder room * Luxury linens provided * Well equipted kitchen * Large yard with 2 picnic tables * Community swimming area, great for small children * Gourmet Gas Grill * Small Washer/Dryer * Wireless internet * Small flat screen TV with basic cable channels, DVD player * Multi disc CD player and Stereo w/iPod connector * Cozy gas stove for chilly nights, ceiling fan in living room and one bedroom has a window AC unit * 2 parking spaces

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