To reserve a Lakeside Chautauqua Realty cottage rental (Saturday to Saturday only) call (866) 952-5374, ext. 334 or 348. In addition to your cottage rental rate, Lakeside requires a Chautauqua Pass (gate pass) and Auto Pass fees to enter during Memorial Day weekend and the summer programming season. The Lakeside Chautauqua Realty Rental Office is located at 318 W. Second St.

Completely Read Rental Information Below

From Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend, cottage rentals are only available to rent from Saturday to Saturday. The 'In-Season' rental rates are charged from Memorial Day thru Labor Day, Some cottages are available to rent (with a two-night minimum) in the off-season with 'Off-Season' beginning after Labor Day.

Rental rates are subject to change without notice. Rental rates do NOT include a security deposit, $100 reservation fee or 10.0% taxes. Some cottages also have cleaning fees added to the rental rate.

ALL rental properties are SMOKE-FREE and pets are NOT permitted. You must be 25 years of age or older to rent a cottage. A credit card must be used for payment when booking a cottage rental.

Chautauqua Passes & Auto Passes

When planning your family's summer vacation, please keep in mind that in addition to your cottage rental rate, Lakeside Chautauqua requires a Chautauqua Pass and Auto Pass to enter during Memorial Day weekend and the summer programming season, with a PEAK season rate for the month of July.

Guests are encouraged to purchase Chautauqua Passes and Auto Passes online before arriving at Lakeside Chautauqua. There are two ways to receive your passes: by mail or will call pick up. For the mail option, your passes will take 14 days to arrive at your home. For the Will Call option, you can pick up passes at the Welcome Center (near the Route 163/South Gate parking lot) upon arrival. As always, purchasing passes at the gates upon arrival is still available; however, it’s important to note that purchase transactions at the gates take an average of seven minutes.


Check-In & Check-Out

Check-in: Anytime after 3 p.m. Saturday (strictly enforced)
Check-out: Anytime before 10 a.m. the following Saturday

Please arrange travel time accordingly, as there are NO early check-ins. Do NOT leave cars, bikes or trailers at properties after 10 a.m. check-out, as per below, a late charge will be assessed if you stay after key return. Do NOT park cars, bikes or trailers before 3 p.m. check-in or you'll be required to remove them.

Your cottage key and 2021 request form must be returned to the Lakeside Chautauqua Realty rental agent by the 10 a.m. check-out time. Failure to do so will result in a $50 late check-out charged to your credit card for every hour you're late. Please check-in and out at the Lakeside Chautauqua Realty Rental Office, located at 318 W Second St., (next to the Lakeside Laundromat).



Each cottage reservation is secured with a 30% rent deposit (non refundable), paid with a credit card that will be kept on file. The rent deposit is due when the reservation is made. We accept Visa, MasterCard and Discover.

Reservation Fee

Each reservation made will have a $100 reservation fee that is to be paid by the renter.

Final Payment

The final balance must be paid in full 30 days before your arrival date. We accept Visa, MasterCard and Discover payments.

Cancellation Policy

Each reservation is secured with a 30% rent deposit due when booking a cottage paid with a credit card. If you cancel a reservation 30 days or more prior to arrival, you'll receive the rent deposit back, minus a $50 handling fee, only if the cottage has been re-rented. If the reservation is cancelled fewer than 30 days of arrival, there will be no refund of any rental monies paid.

Returned Checks

There will be a $35 processing fee charged for any returned checks of the renter.

Cottage Features

  • Kitchen: stove, refrigerator, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, plates, bowls, cups, silverware, pots & pans
  • Bedroom: pillow(s), mattress pad(s) & blankets
  • Cleaning Supplies: mop, broom, bucket, vacuum
  • Properties Do NOT provide trash bags, toilet paper, paper towels or any soaps (laundry, hand or bath/shower)



Self-cleaning means your cottage does NOT include cleaning and you have NOT hired cleaning; you will clean the cottage.

Therefore, you MUST leave the property in clean and neat condition upon check-out. In addition to cleanliness, the cottage should be undamaged and ready for the next guests. Failure to leave the property in clean, neat and undamaged condition will result in a cleaning charge deducted from your security deposit. Cottage cleaning required is listed below and must be followed:

  • Hard Floors: swept & mopped
  • Carpeted Areas: vacuumed (including all rugs)
  • Kitchen: appliances wiped clean; dishes cleaned, dried & put away; counters & stove tops wiped clean; sinks scrubbed; refrigerator emptied & cleaned; microwave & stove wiped clean inside & out; remove all food
  • Bathrooms: sinks, bathtubs/showers & toilets are to be scrubbed
  • Bedrooms: blanket(s), mattress pad(s) & pillow(s) must be clean, beds must be re-made with bedspreads
  • Dust all areas
  • Trash: remove from the property at the end of your stay; take to the receptacles located on Maple Avenue, past the Welcome Center. Trash pick-up & recycle is at the cottage on Tuesday and Friday mornings (in-season); please place trash cans on curbside
  • Appliances/Electronics: please remember to turn off all fans, window air conditioners and Central Air (if any). Turn off any appliances such as TV, DVD, VCR, radio, coffee maker, etc. Close and lock all windows and doors before leaving
Hired & Included Cleaning

Hired & included cleaning means your cottage has cleaning included in the rental price or you have independently hired a cleaner. Please do not hire a cleaner if it's included in your rental.

You can arrange hired cleaning (if cottage does not include cleaning),at least 2 weeks prior to arrival. Contact the Lakeside Chautauqua Realty Cottage Rental Office.

  • If you have used other cleaners in the past, PLEASE use the approved cleaners by calling the Lakeside Chautauqua Realty Cottage Rental Office. Cleaners are for Lakeside Chautauqua Realty cottage rentals only.

If you have hired cleaning or it's included in the rental rate, upon departure, you must:

  • Wash, dry and put away all kitchenware, including empty the dishwasher
  • Remove ALL trash and take to the receptacles located on Maple Avenue, past the Welcome Center
  • Fold bedspreads neatly at foot of the beds
  • Place dirty linens in laundry room (if linens are provided)
  • Leave the cottage clean, undamaged and ready for the next guests. Failing to do these requirements will result in an additional charge to your credit card.

Rules & Regulations

  • Lakeside Chautauqua is tobacco-free community; no smoking is permitted on/in the rental properties.
  • NO PETS PERMITTED on/in rental properties, even for a day visit. Your guests should be informed of this rule.
  • Do not move or re-arrange cottage furniture.
  • Occupancy is strictly limited to the number of persons given at the time of reservation. Additional charges and/or termination of your rental may result from non-compliance with this policy & the policies of Lakeside Chautauqua.
  • Appliances, Cable TV, WiFi and other mechanical/electrical items in cottages are not guaranteed. Lakeside Chautauqua Realty will arrange for any necessary repairs in a timely manner.
  • Lakeside Chautauqua Realty reserves the right to show any rental property that is for sale with prior notice to renter.
  • Lakeside Chautauqua Realty is not responsible for personal items left in cottage.
  • Rental cottage keys will not be given for viewing of rental properties before, during or after season.
  • Failure to comply with any of these Rules & Regulations may result in a DO NOT RENT status.
  • Must be 25 years of age to rent a cottage

All information is subject to errors, omissions or revisions and is not warranted.

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Lakeside Chautauqua Realty Cottage Rental & Property Management Office

318 W Second St. (next to Lakeside Laundromat) Lakeside, Ohio 43440 (866) 952-5374, ext. 334 or 348

What to bring: PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING, we do not provide forgotten items

  • Bed Linens: sheets & pillowcases
  • Towels: bath towels, washcloths, hand towels, kitchen & dish towels
  • Bathroom Toiletries
  • Paper Products: paper towels, toilet paper, trash bags., etc.
  • Cleaning Supplies: trash bags, dish soap, dishwasher detergent, laundry soap, hand soap, etc.