Fresh Air, Nature, Extra Clean and Comfy, Happy Guests, Wonderful Reviews

House in Chautauqua-Allegheny, Chautauqua Lake, Mayville
  • Sleeps
  • Bedroom(s)
  • Bathroom(s)
    3 full, 0 half
  • $350 - $480



Are you planning a vacation with extended family or friends? Our 7- bedroom home is waiting for you and your loved ones to enjoy that long-awaited time together! It is one of the few large rentals around the lake that are available all year long. Bring your boat(s) and keep them right at the dock for your stay.

Enjoy summer on the lake or at Chautauqua Institution, fishing and leaf-peeping in the Spring and Fall, snowmobiling, ice fishing and skiing in the Winter and wine tasting, craft breweries, The National Comedy Center, art trails and sightseeing in every season! Our large, seven/bedroom, three/bath home has enough living space to accommodate a good-sized group without having to worry about feeling squeezed-in. The living room is very long, has several seating areas outfitted with comfy furniture.

There is a dining area in one end of it, in addition to a separate breakfast room. The kitchen is supplied with plenty of dishes, pots, pans, utensils, a microwave and a dishwasher. There are two bedrooms downstairs and five upstairs, with plenty of room to spread out. It even has a washer and dryer and an extra fridge. There is a wonderful deck that faces the lake and provides even more room for your group to enjoy themselves. There are two baths downstairs. One bath with a shower over the tub and the other with just a shower. The upstairs bath has a shower over the tub and there's an extra sink located in an alcove close to the bathroom. Each bedroom has its closet and plenty of room to store all your vacation equipment!

All you need to bring are your linens and paper products.

This is a Non-Smoking, No Pet home. Some of our amenities are WIFI (Fiber-Optic), Cable TV, docks with electric, boat ramp, play area, campfire pit, volleyball court, and basketball hoop. Need a smaller unit or accommodations for more than 14? C

heck out are other rentals and seasonal cottages all located on the same property. You can find many more details on our website. We're located just a mile north of Chautauqua Institution and a 25-minute drive to the now-famous National Comedy Center.

Accommodation, Features

Property Type
7 Bedroom(s), 14 Sleeps
Double: 2
Queen: 2
Twin / Single: 6
3 Bathroom(s)
Combination Tub / Shower: 2
Walk-in Shower: 1
Location Type
Lake View
Water View
Vacation Types
Away From It All
Boat Friendly
Budget Friendly
Lake Front
Sports & Activities
Tourist Attractions
Year-Round Vacation Rentals
Access & Parking
Secure Parking
Satellite / Cable
Popular Amenities
Clothes Dryer
Dining Area
Washing Machine
Indoor Features
Coffee Maker
Cooking Utensils
Dishes & Utensils
Iron & Board
Living Room
Outdoor Features
Deck / Patio
Fish Cleaning Table
Kayak / Canoe
Lawn / Garden
Outdoor Furniture
Outdoor Gas Grill
Picnic Table
Ski & Snowboard
Activities & Adventure
Bird Watching
Cross Country Skiing
Eco Tourism
Fly Fishing
Freshwater Fishing
Horseback Riding
Ice Skating
Jet Skiing
Miniature Golf
Paddle Boating
Scenic Drives
Sight Seeing
Water Skiing
Water Tubing
Wildlife Viewing
Nearby Attractions
Churches (1 miles)
Cinemas (12 miles)
Gambling Casinos (37 miles)
Health/Beauty Spa (1 miles)
Historical Sites (2 miles)
Library (2 miles)
Live Theater (1 miles)
Marina (1.3 miles)
Miniature Golf (1.5 miles)
Motor Raceway (24 miles)
Museums (1.5 miles)
Playground (0.1 miles)
Recreation Center (1 miles)
Restaurants (1 miles)
Water Parks (40 miles)
Winery Tours (1 miles)
Zoo (40 miles)

Additional Property Information

Parking for a maximum of 4 cars at house, additional cars will park in overflow parking.

Boat launch, swings, campfire pit, volleyball net, basketball hoop, fish cleaning station, docks (with electric). Good old fashioned fun!

Queen size Beds (2) one downstairs and one upstairs; Double (also called full) Beds (2) both upstairs; Twin or Single Beds (6) 2 downstairs, 4 upstairs


June 2024
September 2024
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  • Pending
  • Available
  • No Rates Set


-Nightly rateWeekly rateMonthly rateMin. StayChange-over
Rate summary $350 - $480 $1,650 - $2,800 - 2 Nights -

Fees, Taxes, Deposit

TypeTypePriceCharge Type
Conditionally Refundable Good Care DepositRequired $300One time
Linens for bedrooms bath kitchen - per bed chargeOptional / Seasonal $20One time


Check in: 14:00 / Check out: 10:00
Payment options
No parties/events

No smoking

No pets

Children allowed

Max guests:14

Parking for a maximum of 4 cars at house, additional cars will park in overflow parking.
Additional Info
This home can be rented in conjunction with some of our 2 or 3 bedroom small cottages or our 3 bedroom/2 bath home located all on the same property! Great for extended family vacations!
Cancellation Policy
For all home cancellations made 90 days in advance or more, the full amount will be refunded, minus a $100.00 cancellation fee. For all home cancellations made less than 90 days in advance, the balance will be refunded upon re-rental of the unit, minus a $100.00 cancellation fee and any difference in the rental amount that is generated. We recommend that you purchase Trip Insurance if you are concerned that you might have to cancel.
Pet Friendly: No
Smoking: No smoking
Children: Yes, great for kids
Long term rentals: No
Seniors: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Suitability Details
The home is not technically handicapped equipped however it will accommodate the use of a small wheelchair if the guest has some mobility without the wheelchair.

About the Owner

About Julie Holland
My husband and I just love seeing families having fun together. That's the part of owning Vacation Rentals that makes it all worthwhile. We're pleased to be able to offer a variety of affordable options for families to make memories together!

Julie Holland purchased this House in 2003

Why Julie Holland chose Chautauqua
Chautauqua Lake is such a wonderful place with so much to do. It's an ideal location for those who love the outdoors and all the lake has to offer, yet we're just a minute away from the world-renowned Chautauqua Institution with all the cultural activities to enjoy!

10 Reviews

Fresh Air, Nature, Extra Clean and Comfy, Happy Guests, Wonderful Reviews
Last minute weekly rental

This was a last minute rental on my part but what a gem it turned out to be. Julie was a great host who was very knowledgeable of the areas eateries and activities. We had eleven people total ranging in ages from 2 to 80 and never felt cramped! Although there wasn’t A/C it was comfortable none the less.
Mayville is a beautiful little town!

Stayed August, 2019

Fresh Air, Nature, Extra Clean and Comfy, Happy Guests, Wonderful Reviews
Irwin Bay Cottages (Blue House)

I would highly recommend Irwin Bay Cottages for any kind of gathering. Our house was very clean and accommodated our family of 14 very well. We enjoyed the big table in the family room for meals as well as card games. The children enjoyed fishing from the dock, volleyball, basketball, the fire ring, and the swings. Julie is a very pleasant host and very helpful with supplying us with activities.

Stayed August, 2019

Fresh Air, Nature, Extra Clean and Comfy, Happy Guests, Wonderful Reviews

Our family of 14 stayed in this home for one week , and we had the best time. This home is immaculate , and has everything a family could want or need. Julie is AWESOME!!! not enough words to describe her. She is such a hard worker and wants you to enjoy every minute of your stay. Julie makes her house a HOME for every family!!! love ya, Julie! p.s. Jason said hello!!!! lol

Stayed June, 2019

Fresh Air, Nature, Extra Clean and Comfy, Happy Guests, Wonderful Reviews
A great place for families to gather

We had our first family vacation in the 7 bed/3 bath house and it could not have been better. There were 11 adults and 2 kids and the space worked great for us. The home was very clean and stocked with everything we needed and more. Julie was very responsive and knowledgeable about the area and was always available to help us. We especially appreciated the on site boat ramp and docks for our little fishing boat. The kids enjoyed the shared fire pit, playground and badminton/volleyball area. The property is in a good location and has a variety of things to do. I highly recommend trying this home for your next family get together.

Stayed June, 2019

Fresh Air, Nature, Extra Clean and Comfy, Happy Guests, Wonderful Reviews
Beautiful Chautauqua Lake

We were a group of five different families and needed a big house. We found the ideal place! It was very clean, comfortable and cozy! Unfortunately, the weather didn't cooperate. Much rain. We have to come back in the summer!

Stayed April, 2019

Fresh Air, Nature, Extra Clean and Comfy, Happy Guests, Wonderful Reviews
Great accommodations for families, couples and especially 13 fisherman

Julie was an extremely welcoming host for our group of 13 fisherman. Our very 1st time here and it was like we had been coming for years. We as a fishing group have been many different resorts over 25-35 years for some of us, and have never stayed anywhere as nice as Irwin Bay. Fish cleaning facilities,,, docks,, etc. were all top notch. We hit warmer weather than usual for the second week of October, so fishing was a little slower than we hoped, but still caught some nice fish. Julie and Irwin Bay has my vote to return next year,,,,thanks so much Julie !!

Stayed October, 2018

Fresh Air, Nature, Extra Clean and Comfy, Happy Guests, Wonderful Reviews
Great place to stay

The accommodations were very nice, exceptionally clean and well furnished. Julie is wonderfully gracious and full of excellent suggestions of places to visit and things to do. We loved the excellent boat and fish cleaning facilities provided. The fish cleaning station is without doubt the cleanest I have ever seen. The atmosphere is very laid back, very little traffic on the lake. We highly recommend this place to anyone looking for a low key, relaxing vacation.

Stayed July, 2018

Fresh Air, Nature, Extra Clean and Comfy, Happy Guests, Wonderful Reviews
Wonderful place to stay!

The home was very clean and the proprietors were very attentive to our needs. Our family had a great time and we would definitely stay there again! Thank you Julie.

Stayed July, 2018

Fresh Air, Nature, Extra Clean and Comfy, Happy Guests, Wonderful Reviews
This is a very nice and clean house

The Irwin cottages was a great place to stay. We had 13 people comfortably. The kitchen had everything we needed and more. The only reason i only gave it 4 stars was lack of air conditioning and noisy road. We still had a great time

Stayed July, 2018

Fresh Air, Nature, Extra Clean and Comfy, Happy Guests, Wonderful Reviews
Loved every minute of our trip to Lake Chautauqua

Our stay at Irwin Blue was fantastic! The house had everything we needed and more. It was very clean and comfortable with plenty of space for the 12 of us. Having the dock right there was awesome and we also enjoyed the fire pit. And finally, Julie is the best! She is so sweet and cordial as well as an extremely hard worker who pays attention to every detail and just wants your stay to be perfect. Ours really was. Would definitely recommend staying at Irwin Bay Cottages.

Stayed June, 2018

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