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Your country get away

Bedrooms 2
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

A Modern Cottage For A Family, or, (Townhouse For A Couple And A Child)

Situated on 65 acres with views of our own private, 5 acre pond, both summer and winter are divine at Bally Loch. Lots of snow in winter for skiing at Peekn Peak or The Wilderness Lodge just a few miles down the road. Our own property is also great for snowshoeing and xc skiing. Summer is equally blessed. Our large pond is fully stocked with bluegill and large mouth bass. Weedless and spring fed makes for delicious swimming. Rural setting means the stars and moon are bright. Only minutes from Findley Lake and Peek 'N Peak Resort make this the ideal getaway for a restful family vacation OR for a creative retreat.

All the comforts of home--recently renovated and fully stocked kitchen as well as bathroom, central heating--is offset by cozy decor and fires for evening in fireplace or woodstove. Everything provided including staples in the kitchen and top quality linens for beds and towels for bathroom.

Upstairs, two bedrooms offer one full size in master, and one queen and twin in second bedroom.

Modern appliances, nice pots and pans, and china, silverware, and cutting knives. Picnic tables and firepit outside as well as gardens and trails.

More Details

Property Manager
Murl Kinal
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
14 June, 2018

About Murl Kinal

We are the Kinal family for whom Bally Loch is family-central. Most of us live near Bally Loch, so if you have questions or need some directions or guidance, we are near enough to respond quickly.

We all grew up in Erie and Bally Loch was our vacation home at that time.

Now it is the heart-and-soul of our memories over four generations and the center for our family get togethers.

Murl Kinal purchased this chateau / country house in 1959

Why Murl Kinal chose Findley Lake

We are Chautauqua County natives and will be thrilled to share those secret places with you that only those raised in an area know, like the closest brewpub, Wegmans Supermarket for food shopping, Panama Rocks, antique shops, French Creek, Lake Erie Wineries beaches.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

The rural experience moves further and further away from those of us who live in cities for proximity to work and schools. A slice of heaven, Bally Loch is set like a jewel in the heart of Chautauqua County, which enjoys an abundance of powder snow in the winter and temperate zone lakes, farms and meadows in the summer.

Have you experienced the western New York village? with its white houses along main street, central square surrounded by shops savvy enough to know their market, cafes alongside diners, beaches along Lake Erie and the smaller lakes up on the escarpment, fruit orchards and vines along the Lake Erie plain?

We have plenty of water here! Temperatures in the summer range in the 60's at night and 70's in the day while winters can almost always be counted on for plenty of powder snow.

Spring brings wild leeks and maple syrup. Our hardwood forest offer a colorful and lingering autumn. Always a fresh breeze off Lake Erie!

Guestbook comments from the manager

Guests commented that they loved sitting by the pond and relaxing
Jul 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Findley Lake in Town of Mina

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • rural
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Outdoor Shower
  • Newly remodeled with deep tub for soaking. Also we have an additional outdoor shower which is nice in the summer.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
  • House sleeps seven people. Two bedrooms, (Loft overlooking Living Room), with 3 beds total and a futon downstairs in back great room that is perfect for a couple or kids.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • festivals
  • forests
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • Horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • ski
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
At Bally Loch you'll find a special quality of vacationing that is hard to find in these modern days. Intimate, quiet, family and friend oriented. It's away from the crowds and noise. We've owned Bally Loch for over 50 years as a family We'd love to share the experiences we've had with you and your family & friends. You'll create so many lasting, fond memories!


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average rating of 4.25 based on 13 reviews


  • 5 of 5

This house is quaint and charming, with a gorgeous view in the backyard. We enjoyed our coffee in the morning watching turkeys pass by and a blue heron strolling down the dock!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming little gem

  • 5 of 5

This place was very nice. It is so charming. The house was equipped with everything that you could want. The whole family enjoyed our stay and of course the catch and release pond was so much fun! The rowboat is a nice touch. The massive fire pit was very nice as well. We loved it.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxing Getaway

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time staying here. We enjoyed lounging by the lake, going fishing and swimming in the pond and roasting hot dogs on the bonfire. I read 2 novels in a week...that never happens!!! The outside living is wonderful. The inside could use some fresh paint and I was expecting one bedroom separate...but it worked out for us. We would like to stay here again some time in the future!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 2 of 5

The house was quaint. Smelled musty. Kitchen and bathroom were newly renovated. Mice droppings on the counters, tables, beds. The owner was pleasant , but difficult to reach by email. The fireplace was great, with wood supplied inside.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Dec-2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so sorry about the mouse droppings. That time of year in the fall they are all trying to get in. I have taken every effort to get rid of and guard against their return. We have our cottage professionally cleaned after each stay. I would have given a significant refund had I known about the issue at the time. My goal is to provide the best experience possible.
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Private Hideaway!

  • 5 of 5

Quaint cottage on a pond with all the amenities. Many memories and laughs were shared around the huge (and it was huge) fire pit which overlooked the pond. Firewood was provided even though we brought our own - nice touch. One evening a frog decided to join us as he kept warm by the fire. The following morning a flock of turkeys, along with their babies, joined us for breakfast.

It was our "Annual Sister's Weekend", and I must say, with four grown women we never ran out of hot water. Thank you!

We look forward to returning next year!

Patty L.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Weekend Get-Away

  • 5 of 5

Joel and I had an absolutely perfect weekend at the cottage. It was so quaint! If you love to fish, especially if you have children, the pond is an ideal way to spend the afternoon, relaxing and fishing. We caught (and released) so many fish, (bluegill, sunny, crappy, bass), including two giant (over 20 inch.) large mouth bass that Joel caught. We will definitely be back again.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Buffalo NY
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Blue Heron Inn, Pine Junction, French Creek Tavern
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
The Famous Stow Ferry across Chautauqua Lake
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Peek N Peak
Nearest Train
60 Miles
Buffalo NY or Erie PA
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
I-86 and I-90
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Blue Heron Inn, Peek n Peak, Pine Junction
Nearest Ski
4 Miles
Peek N Peak Four Season Resort
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Presque Isle, Erie PA. Barcelona, Westfield, NY
Car: necessary

The Lake Erie Wine Trail offers music and events at 25 Wineries.

Our proximity to Chautauqua Institution, Presque Isle on Lake Erie, Peek N Peak right up the road with pools and hot tubs, ski lifts, golf and bar/restaurant, between I-90 and I-86 make this an excellent location and yet away from it all.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Damage Insurance £44.42

Your first payment is a booking deposit which is applied to your lodging fee total. The booking deposit fee is not refundable unless negotiated far in advance. Thank you for your understanding.

We have adjusted monthly and winter rates inquire if you want a quote

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.