Guest Book


Sept./Oct. 2011

Tom & Pat

As usual, we had a wonderful time in one of our favorite "homes."  We enjoyed revisiting the restaurants, sightseeing and just looking at the lake!  (Also, thrilled that Tops still had my "special" doughnuts from Quality!!!

Our thanks for our great stay.  It always brings back the wonderful memories of years past .  Looking forward to return to Naples but will think of Chautauqua fondly over the next months and hope to return in 2012.  Was really wonderful seeing you both.

Fondly, Jane & Joel, Naples, FL


Pat & Tom

We had another great anniversary weekend at CLE.  This time we brought Cheryll's mother and her boyfriend.  On the way down from Hamburg we stopped at the Merritt & Liberty wineries in Sheridan-very nice.  Friday's dinner was at the VFW in Mayville-good food and comes with soup and salad bar.  Cheryll and I also made our pilgrimage to See-Zuhr House for bloody mary's & beer.  Saturday we took a ride to the Crossroads craft shops.(9-5)  We ate lunch at a classic-the French Creek Tavern, just south of Peek-n-Peak.  Hope to be back soon.

Jim & Cheryll, Lakeview, NY



The condo was more beautiful than we expected.  We enjoyed our stay very much.  It rained while we were here so  we took advantage of the fireplace.  It was so warm and cozy in  here  This place had so many homey touches.  Thank you  for the wonderful weekend.

Lisa & Sarah, Buffalo, NY


Dear  Tom & Pat,



We had a great time scrapbooking  all weekend.  The place is very comfortable and made for a very relaxing getaway.  When we got here it was summer.(70 degrees)  And as we leave we are seeing snowflakes.  Loved sitting on the balcony with a glass  of wine and  watching the sunset & waves & wildlife go by.  We really  only went out once  to the Life is Art festival in  Fredonia and then dinner at Wing City and got right back here for more scrapbooking.  Thanks so much for responding to our issue so quickly.  Mike was a big help.  We'd love to  come back and  will tell  all  our friends.

Lisa, Patti  & Kathy


Dear Pat & Tom

Thank  you for sharing your beautiful condo with  us.  We had everything we needed and more.

The area was quiet and  so peaceful, exactly what we needed.

We took a stroll  last evening at dusk  and  it was beautiful.  The smell of the air with the grass and all the trees budding, Iwish I could have bottled  it!

Hope to be back soon & maybe stay longer.  Thanks again

Patti &  Mark

Land O Lakes, FL


Dear Tom & Pat;

We enjoyed our week at your beautiful condo.  It is so comfortable and "feels like home."  Thank you.  Very peaceful here..  The view and sunset is so beautiful and relaxing.  We had fun watching the humming birds stop by to check your flowers.  We were blessed with sunshine except one day of rain, a good excuse to go mall shopping and just be "lazy."  The restaurants here are great.  We went to Guppies, The Springs, Bemus Point and also a new place recommended for breakfast in Bemus called "The Cow."  Since we are former residents(25 yrs) of Point Chautauqua it was great visiting our former neighbors.  We will be back.

Mary & family, E. Aurora, NY


Dear Tom & Pat;

Letting you know Karen, Alice &  I enjoyed our weekend getaway.  Hoping to come back soon.

Ellie, Karen & Alice, South Buffalo

Sept/Oct., 2012

Tom & Pat;

All packed and ready to head towards Naples, FL.  As usual we enjoyed the quiet beauty of Chautauqua and revisiting all the places each year and always look forward to our "getaway."  As always, thanks  to you and Pat for our wonderful stay.

Jane & Joel, Naples, FL


Our second time here was just as great as the first time.  Ate at Sea Zuhr's Friday night  Saturday went to the Sourthern Tier Brewery for the tour.  Neat place.  Need to go early to be able to get in a tour.  Fills up fast.  Then ate dinner at Andriaccio's and had a fire in the fireplace.  So cozy!  Relaxing Sunday and heading to the Nic-L-Inn to eat.  Thanks again.

Rhonda & Al

Angola, NY


Dear Mom & Dad;

The place looks great with all the Fall decorations and new bedspreads.  Our friends stopped by and we had drinks and snacks with them.  They loved the place and would have liked to stay longer, but they had to get back to Orchard Park.  Vin  and I went to dinner at Webb's.  The night was rainy, but it was so cozy in here with the fireplace.

Love, Patti & Vinny, Orchard Park, NY


Tom & Pat;

Another great anniversary weekend.  Thanks for the champagne!  On the way down from Hamburg we took the lakeshore, Rt. 5 to Ripley and had lunch at Plummers.  Good food and the menu had smelt and perch.  The weather wasn't the best as Hurricane Sandy was heading up the eastcoast.  Had dinners at Sea Zuhr House and Guppy's and recommend them both.  Hope to be back soon.

Jim & Cheryll, Lakeview, NY

Mon., Nov 12th

Dear Tom & Pat;

We had a wonderful time in your lovely condo!  This place is worm, cozy and beautifully clean and taken care of.  Thanks for being so helpful with the arrangements.  We will definitely come again and let our family and friends know what a wonderful place you have.

Dave & Linda & John & Linda, E. Aurora, NY


Dear Tom & Pat,

We had a wonderful time.  Thank you so much for everything.  Beautiful weather and beautiful views..  The "what to do" folder was a huge help.  We will definitely be back and will be sure to tell our friends and family.

Brody & Jessica, Cleveland, OH


Tom & Pat;

We can't say enough good things about this place.  We spent most of our days just hanging out, playing board games and reading.  The kids loved sitting by the fireplace; it made the room feel so cozy.  We had family over for Christmas Eve dinner and everybody felt at home.  This beats any hotel we might have stayed in.  Thankyou for everything and we hope to be back someday.  Emily & Morgan & family.  Vista, CA


Tom & Pat

We had such a special Honeymoom here at the condo.  The view is so  wonderful.

Our favorite moment was waking up our first morning as husband and wife to see the most wonderful complete rainbow over the lake!  It was perfect  .. we stood on the porch in each others arms and soaked in the beauty.  We were blessed with cose to 60 degree days.(in the middle of January!)  Thank you so  much for the opportunity to stay here and have a quiet getaway, not too far from home!

T&K,  Jamestown, NY

Jan. 18-20.2013

Tom & Pat

We had another great weekend at the "lake"!  Our daughter and fiance came up from KY to write invitations to their August 24th, 2013 weddubg ub tge Dinubucab Republic.  The weather was good and we took advantage of it by taking a horse drawn wagon ride through the Institute.  We also visited the Lucy/Desi museums in Jamestown.  As  usual we made our pilgramage to  the French Creek Tavern and Sea Zuhr House among other local watering  holes and eateries.  We can't wait to come back.  J&C Lake View, NY


Tom & Pat;

Had a great time again on our 2nd visit.  We enjoy the comfort of the condo so much.  We did a tour around the lake; ate at Webb's and just enjoyed relaxing, staying in w/ a nice fire.  Thanks again.  T&B, Eden, NY


Once again the place looked amazing.  We went to Bemus Point and browsed the little shops there and had some  ice cream.  After we went to Guppy's for dinner.  The food was wonderful.  We truly enjoyed our stay and can not wait  to come back.  Thanks  again.   S&L


Had a beautiful weekend with  perfect weather.  Hit Southern Tier Brewery in Lakewood Friday night.   Saturday morning we rode  our  bikes around the lake, 44 miles.  Only the Jamestown area was congested.  Saturday we  spent in Lilly Dale and the mediums.  A relaxingeveningw/  wine on the dock  watching the sunset.  Gorgeous.  Glad you made it back  safely from Florida.   Welcome Home.  J&P  Ohio


What a great weekend.  Weather was  perfect.  We went to the Insititute Friday afternoon; what a wonderful place.  Had dinner  at  Guppy's Friday  night & capped  off the night with a beautiful sunset.  Saturday went to Lilly Dale &  drove around lake visiting all the small  shops.  Truly enjoyed the whole weekend.  Thanks to my brother, Jim & Peg for a great "50th" birthday present.  A&D, Ohio

Thank you for making us realize how much we miss Chautauqua.  I cannot believe how the kids have grown.  Your place was perfect as always.  The wild animals lakeside was a scare at first; however they must work to keep  the geese away.  Retirement rocks!!

T & J, Hamburg, NY

Condo looks great as always.  The beauty of the view and surrounding area is surpassed only by the hospitality. We had wonderful weather(80 plus all week)  Looking forward to coming back again and again.

B & D, Buffalo, NY


We had a wonderful week here at the lake.  Spent most of our  time boating and visiting with friends - perfect.  Great view, lovely condo - thank you.

M & L, Mentor, OH

Mom & I had a relaxing & nurturing week together.  Fewer visitors than anticipated, but enjoyed each other's company.  Found the condo warm & welcoming - set up beautifully - clear communications & instructions.  Very  helpful hints: larger coasters(baseof coffee mugs & larger green glasses don't fit)  And a spoon holder on stove would  be great.

KM, San Francisco/TP, Buffalo, NY


This  condo has the 3 most important aspects in real estate: location, location & location...both in the complex and in the area.  Very glad I found you online!  You already know we want & plan to come back next year to stay here again.  Can't think of a  better location or more accomodating landlords.  Thanks very much.            

Well, my thoughts are the same as Kathleen's.  This has been a wonderful week.  At ag3 83 I have been very proud to  walk the 60 stairs to  the lake twice a day.  Waiting to come back next year.

KP, Phoenix, AZ/DC 


We were looking for a relaxing weekend with no  plans in a place that would let us appreciate the changing seasons in this area  This was the perfect spot to do that.  Enjoyed overlooking the lake  as the sun went down and having morning  coffee outside on the deck in the cool morning.  Had no plans when we arrived, trying to escape a busy few monhs of life transitions, and enjoyed exploring the area with no expectations.  Fall here is beautiful  and  quiet.  Walked the empty Institute grounds(no fee to enter after Aug. 25) and had a good dinner at See-Zurh House.  Your condo is very nice and accomodating.  Everything  you need for a nice weekend.

B & E, Cleveland, OH


Place was spotless and as efficient(as always)  Pool temp was perfect, despite questionable air temps.  On Wednesday it was cold & rainy, so we took the 1/2 hour drive to Peak 'N Peek to  use the indoor heated pool and outdoor hot tub.  Spent the day & had lunch.  We've done this before and are always amazed that more people aren't aware of this hidden gem.  Went to Lilydale on another day and the psychic correctly predicted(as she does every summer) that we'll be vacationing next summer at "Tom & Pat's condo"  Just kidding about the psychic, not about returning here.  Sincerely, Thank you, Muldowneys'.  We're fortunate to rent from you and even more fortunate to  have your friendship.  P.S,  our baby cousin(11mos. old) took her first steps in your condo!

B & D & girls, Buffalo, NY


Another great year.  Beautiful  weather, great friends, delicious food.  Perfect vacation.  Loved the picture of  you and the grandchildren.  Hope to be back next year.

M & L, Mentor, OH


What a lovely condo, gorgous lake and remarkable view.  We had a most enjoyable time swimming, dining out and even sharing a delightful day at Midway with our three year old granddaughter.  While it may have been a week with rain and some cool days, we managed to  just relax in the quiet of this charming place.  Thank you to you and your family.

J & C, Cleveland, OH


Beautiful resort overlooking Chautauqua Lake with a fantastic sunset.  Relaxing mornings on the deck-early sunrise.  It's been a wonderful week touring Chautauqua Institute.  Tom, thanks for setting up the tennis matches with our friends.  We enjoyed the 1&1/2 hour tour bus ride around the Institute complex, beautiful historic buildings and unbelievable landscapes.  We enjoyed Webb's restaurant, See Zurh House; enjoyed the shops in the town.  We had a very nice week.

D & J, Rhinebeck, NY


There is something about your beautiful condo that is simply magical.  When I walked through the door on Friday afternoon, it was like Ihad never been gone.  You two have outdone yourselves to create a retreat that would  be hard to match.  It is perfect in every way and you have made some wonderful  upgrades since I was here the last time.  The condo was perfect then and even more perfect now.  My daughter, Jill,  and I  truly had a lovely long  weekend and got a real taste of Fall which we both loved.  It is really hard to put into words how much Lake Chautauqua and the entire area means to me.  I have shared with you before how much I miss the lake so I am sure you get the drift.  Thanks again for such a lovely time.

LE & JF, Columbus, OH


We enjoyed twobeautiful, fall days at Lake Chautauqua, our first visit to the area.  Your condo is wonderful, so clean and very well equipped.  The view of the lake is spectacular.  We saw great sunsets.  Even though almost all local businesses were closed for the season, we found things to do.  We found a few shops and antique stores open.  Also visited three local wineries.  We enjoyed a delicious dinner at See-Zuhr House.  Thank you for your hospitality.  We  look forward to  future Chautauqua visits.

D&T, East Liverpool, OH


We had the family up for the wkend and had another great time.  Checked out the Southern Tier Brewing Co in Ashville - lots of craft beers and people sitting outside listening to  the music.  We were feeling a little adventurous and went to Hartfield Cafe down the road - quite the place including a dog and a bird flying around inside.  We hope to be back soon.  Thanks.  J&C, Lakeview, NY


We had a great "fall" wkend.  Finally tried out the Sea-Zuhr House in Bemus Point Friday night.  Yummy fish fry.  They had a Clam/Lobster Bake this wkend @ Guppy's.  Stopped there for dinner  on Sat.  All in all, a great wkend.  Love the sunsets.   D & A, Palma, OH


Happy New Year 2015 to all our guests.  We celebrated dinner again at Webb's and was great as usual.    I had the veal parm and Pat had the veal oscar.  While we were here we ventured out into the Boondocks and found a great restaurant called Pine Junction which is about 14 miles from condo heading in  the direction of Findley Lake on Route 430.  Check it out on the Internet.

Tom & Pat Muldowney, Dunkirk, NY


Let me start by saying it was an adventurous wkend.  Our hi-lite was getting our car up the hill with the driveways covered with snow & ice.  We ended up leaving it up there and carrying all our stuff to go home.  It snowed at least 12" on Sat  We ventured to the Whiskey Hill Saloon in Cassadaga,  Great food especially the wings.  We went to Viking Club on Friday night for dinner.  On Sat we went to the Ice Castle and watched the Polar Bear Swim.  We also took a horse-drawn wagon ride at the Winterfest.  We're from Buffalo and survived the snow(not the hill) because one foot is just a nuisance compared to  the seven feet we had in Nov., '14  We'll be back.  J & C, Lakeview, NY


We never get tired of sitting on the deck & staring at the water - we love it here.  This time we tried a few new places which made it even more fun, breakfast at Stedman's Corners; Sayler's in Lakewood.  We had a wonderful  dinner at the Scallion Bistro and can't wait to go back.  Our big disappointment was being turned away from Brazil's in Westfield - too crowded so will need to come back just for the amazing find.  We golfed everyday & slept in & read and took it down a notch or two, the perfect long wkend.  Thanks again for being such gracious hosts.  C & P, Novelty, OH


Lots of rain; nice temperatures.  Sure beats 111 degrees at home.  This has to be one of the most beautiful areas in the United States.  Have a great year.  E & B, Tucson, AZ


Another year for the books.  Thank you for an amazing week.  We did a lot of poolside lounging, a few trips to Bemus & and spent a rainy day at Peek-N-Peak.  All in all, it was a wonderful week with more wonderful memories made.  We took many pictures of the view & sunsets to hopefully sustain us through the long Buffalo winter.  Counting the days until 2016...  Thanks again.                                 Brian, Danielle, Ellie & Maura, Buffalo, NY


What a picture perfect week.  Sunny & high 80's our entire stay.  We enjoyed the pool; visited a couple of beaches; went to Bemus Point(my favorite) and spent an afternoon at Midway.  A wonderful family vacation.  Thanks for the memories

Jon, Renee, Dash & Reilly, Hamburg, NY


Dear Guests;   Pat and I decided we're not getting any younger(ugh) so we thought we would stay a little longeer.  And as I write this, it is raining today, but probably haven't had more than three days of rain.  Its been great even with some hot & humid days.  Always have that pool to walk up to and jump in  We played golf for the first time at the course in Bemus Point.  And from the road it looks pretty flat, but don't let it fool you - it's deep & hilly & challenging.                                                         Thanks again for your rentals and especially for taking care of our place like it was your own.                  Tom & Pat, Dunkirk, NY                                                                                                               PS   Please keep writing in the guest book.  (FYI, old books in end table)