Lakeside homeowners and Campground residents are encouraged to check this page for updates in the community. We value you as a homeowner and Campground resident and want to ensure you have consistent communication throughout the year.


Off-Season Gate Information

After Labor Day, a Chautauqua Pass isn’t required to enter Lakeside. The Fifth Street Gate will be accessible 24 hours. The East/West Second Street and Cedar Avenue Gates close at approximately 9 p.m. The East Fourth and South Gates close at approximately 11 p.m. All gates reopen at approximately 6 a.m.


House Watch

House Watch is a free service available to homeowners and provided by Lakeside during the winter months. Download and return an updated House Watch Form to: Lakeside Chautauqua, Attn: House Watch, 236 Walnut Ave., Lakeside, OH 43440 or fax to (419) 798-5033. Forms must be resubmitted each year.


Spring Leaf Pick Up

With warm summer days ahead, Lakeside will begin spring cleanup by providing free Spring Leaf Pick Up. The majority of pick up will take place from April 20-May 15. However, labor and weather permitting, we'll be occasionally picking up leaves earlier in April.

After May 15, homeowners must use paper yard waste bags, available at most hardware and big box stores, and place them outside for your regular trash pick up.

To ensure that your leaves are picked up in a safe and efficient manner, please note the following:

  • Leaves must be placed in long, narrow piles along the edge of the road. Ideally, piles should be roughly one foot into the road by 8 a.m. on the day of pick-up.
  • When raking, please rake onto the street pavement. If leaf piles are left in the yard or gravel areas, we cannot vacuum because the gravel will damage the machinery. The leaves must be raked onto the pavement so the truck can reach them. The Lakeside crew will follow the printed schedule, so do not hesitate raking the leaves onto the street pavement.
  • We also ask that you please separate piles of sticks from the leaf piles. Sticks clog the machine’s intake hose, decreasing our efficiency and causing unnecessary wear and tear on our equipment.
  • Trimmings from bushes, pulled up annuals, ivy and other vines, cut perennials and any potted plants (fern hanging baskets) should be placed in brown lawn refuse bags for regular garbage pick-up. Garden and landscaping debris can also be taken to the dump and placed in one of the smaller blue bins.

Thank you for your efforts to keep Lakeside a beautiful community!


Curbside Recycling & Trash Services

Curbside Trash Service is available starting at 7 a.m. on the following dates:
May 29-Sept 25 (Tuesdays and Fridays)
Sept. 29 - May 25 (Tuesdays only)

Curbside Recycling is available starting at 7 a.m. on the following dates:
May 1-Sept 25 (Tuesdays and Fridays)

Recyclables and trash may also be taken to the large receptacles across from the South Gate Parking Lot year round. For more information, visit our Resources page.


Lakeside Chautauqua Realty Property Management Agreements Due

Lakeside Chautauqua Realty (LCR) is requesting homeowners who plan to rent their cottage in 2020 to submit their Property Management Agreements promptly. The urgency for this request is to better serve homeowners and cottage renters, as LCR will now update rental listings, start promoting available cottages and book reservations as soon as agreements are received, rather than waiting until February. It’s strongly suggested not to wait until January to submit the Property Management Agreement to receive this new benefit.

Agreements will be mailed to homeowners in October. For questions, contact LCR rental agent Denise Monak at (866) 952-5374, ext. 348. LCR would like to thank homeowners for opening their cottages to Lakeside guests and the opportunity to serve you.


Infrastructure Study Proposed as Next Step

Throughout the Master Planning process, the community expressed concern about Lakeside’s overall infrastructure, most notably the streets and storm water system.

Improving Lakeside's infrastructure is a complex, long-term and significant project. Laying out an infrastructure plan:

  • Outlines the scope of the projects and plans for the future
  • Determines a realistic phasing of projects
  • Calculates the cost
  • Gathers feedback from the community on project ideas

One should note that this type of detailed planning will need to take place for each Master Plan initiative. Read more...


Rules & Regulations

As a gated community, Lakeside values the safety and health and wellness of our guests and residents. Review our updated Rules & Regulations, FAQ's and Resources for additional information.


Homeowners Guide

As a resident in a National Historic District, each homeowner is, in effect, the caretaker of a treasured piece of history. Owners know that older homes take attention and special care. However, Lakeside Chautauqua cottage owners have seen their efforts rewarded, not only in beauty and charm, but also in property values that have risen significantly more than comparable housing in surrounding areas. Download the Lakeside Homeowners Guide for a complete list of lease guidelines and other important information for Lakeside homeowners.