This is a fully restored authentic Victorian house located on beautiful Lake Chautauqua, New York. A perfect oasis ideal for couples or families wanting to escape and unwind. The house has porches and gardens on three sides for outdoor dining and relaxation and comfortable indoor rooms. There is a modern gourmet family 'eat in' kitchen with marble counters, modern appliances, stained glass, heart pine floors with a gas fireplace for chilly mornings. Additionally, there is a front parlor with TV, dvd player, card/puzzle table and a sitting room with wet bar for quiet conversation. The 1/2 bath is located on the first floor The second floor has three bedrooms each with a queen sized bed. There are two full bathrooms on the second floor...one in the master suite and the other shared. The third floor has a bedroom with twin beds.
- House1920 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Min Stay7 nights
House, 4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, sleeps 8
- Calendar last updated:
- Sep 16, 2018
About Sandy Osborn
My husband and I purchased this shell of a cottage in 1994...no wiring, plumbing, kitchen or porches. We had always wanted to restore a Victorian House and this tiny cottage called to us. The neighbors called it 'Tottering' because it looked like it would fall over...or totter at any time. We spent several years restoring and bringing this treasured beauty back to her original glory with updated modern conveniences and appliances.
Sandy Osborn purchased this House in 1994
Why Sandy Osborn chose Dewittville
Our neighbor was able to locate a picture of what the house looked like in the 1880s and in that way we were able to replicate the porches and keep the original victorian 'feel' while restoring and updating this labor of love. Of course there is all new wiring, plumbing, flooring and appliances to make a comfortable, modern house while retaining the victorian theme inside and out.
What makes this House unique
Tottering was thoroughly insulated during the restoration process which makes for a very quiet atmosphere whether the outside has a beautiful day or a winter storm roaring. Every room has a ceiling fan to provide maximum comfort even on the warmest of days. The kitchen has a window air conditioner that can be used when needed. Every effort has been made to decorate simply and elegantly...stained glass windows in the kitchen and wet bar area, marble and butcher block kitchen counters...heart pine floors and kitchen cupboards carry the pine 'theme' throughout the house with restored Victorian doors and hardware obtained from a Victorian House the same age as Tottering. There are porches on three sides of the house...for dining 'al fresco' or just for relaxing at any time of the day. Wicker and lounge chairs and a swing make it an inviting place to just 'be'. The simple, elegant decor at Tottering makes it easy to come in, put up your feet and relax and unwind. Of course there is 'WiFi', a DVD player, TV, Radio with speakers in the sitting room and kitchen and a card table with a puzzle top for puzzle lovers.
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Point Chautauqua is like a 'gated community' without being a 'gated community! Quiet, very little traffic, great for walking...the beach and lakefront are only 5 mins. away. Lake activities abound...boat rental is nearby in Mayville, N.Y. Restaurants and casual eateries from Bemus Point to Mayville and Westfield. Guppies, The Ellery Cow and Midway are a couple of our favorite restaurants. The Midway Amusement Park (State Park) is ideal for children with a classic Carousel and Amusement Park rides perfect for smaller children.
Additional information about rental rates
Rates are $225.00 per night. Additionally, here is a 5% bed tax on the rental rate required by Chautauqua County, New York. June, July and August have 7 day minimum stays with check in on Fridays at 4 p.m. and Check out on Fridays at noon. $85.00 cleaning fee