About Karen Forbes
Hi! Our names are Mark and Karen. Mark grew up in Zanesville, OH and graduated from Bowing Green State University and Karen grew up in Shaker Hts., OH and graduated from Kent State University. We currently live in Chagrin Falls, OH and have 5 great kids. We have many hobbies, some of which include taking long walks, woodworking, painting furniture, sewing, as well as snow and water skiing to name a few. We love to travel and still have some favorites left on the list. Many would probably describe us as easy going, fun loving people who enjoy life. Our "cup" is always half full!
Karen Forbes purchased this Cottage in 2015
Why Karen Forbes chose Chautauqua
We fell in love with this property the minute we saw it! With 80 feet of lake frontage and very few neighbors, we knew this would be a great place. Whitney Bay is know for it's abundant fishing and fisherman come from around the lake to take advantage of the Bay. It's quite, private and it really feels like the perfect summer home. Even though the interior of the cottage needed some "TLC" when we purchased it, we knew we could renovate and make it our own. That's exactly what we did. Just last year, we spent 4 months completely renovating the inside. With a lot of hard work and countless hours of time and energy, we accomplished our goal and we are very pleased with the result. Now, our cottage is warm, inviting and totally updated!
What makes this Cottage unique
The amount of lake frontage and the view. YES, the view is spectacular! Between the unobstructed view and the sound of the water, it's a match made in heaven! You can instantly relax inside or out which is what makes this cottage so very special!
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Our family enjoyed another great stay at this cottage on Whitney Bay. Clean, comfortable and great location right on Whitney Bay. The dock was perfect for our ski boat.
We enjoyed our stay in this well appointed cottage. It had everything we needed including clean linens. The bath room and bedrooms were especially clean. It was nice to be able to be in the cottage, on the porch or the well furnished deck. It was also convenient to have a dock to park our boat. A lovely cottage in a nice location with friendly neighbors.
Property is located in the more quiet neighborhood and its right by the lake. Great place to stay
Beautiful, sparkling clean cozy cottage.
This cottage was wonderful and cozy, right on the lake. The beds were the most comfortable I have ever slept in! The cottage was sparkling clean and beautifully decorated with an abundance of ammenities for our every need. Karen provided us with outstanding customer service. What an enjoyable experience! We would definitely stay here again!
Adorable Lake Cottage at a Great Location!
This was a President's Day get-away weekend for us, our son and his girlfriend! First of all, we knew we were going to love the location as we drove down the long lane to the Whitney Bay cottage. This lake cottage is uniquely decorated. Lots of nice and cute little touches everywhere which makes it very homey and comfortable. The kitchen was well stocked, although we were not in the cottage much during our stay to make use of everything. The bath was also well stocked with plenty of towels. The lake view....wow! We had one morning without clouds and the sunrise was spectacular! It was too cold to just sit outside and enjoy the yard, but I can only imagine! The location...close to a lot of attractions which is great! We were hoping to cross country ski, but the snow was not ideal, so we all hiked the East side of the Overland Trail one day, 3 of us skied at Peak n Peak another day, and we all hiked the West side of Overland Trail the other day. Restaurants in the area are not too far at all; Guppy's being a favorite, Andriaccio's, Bemis Point Inn, Webb's. We visited Southern Tier Brewery, stopped by to check out the ice castle in Mayville, and in the evenings, we kicked back and streamed some movies. We had a wonderful time. Thank you Karen for being such a great host! We look forward to coming back!!
The cottage was very comfortable with easy lake access. The owners are very nice and very responsive to any questions we had. I would highly recommend this property.