Vacation Cottage Rentals On Beautiful Chautauqua Lake 

Irwin Bay Cottages & Vacation Rentals is located on one of the finest spots on Chautauqua Lake located in the Southwestern corner of New York State, just one mile from the world-renowned Chautauqua Institution. We are in the heart of wine country and surrounded by so many ways to enjoy nature. Our property is comprised of 9 seasonal cottages and 2 year-round vacation homes. If you haven’t visited Irwin Bay Cottages & Vacation Rentals in a while, you’re in for a real treat. Protected by the bay, we are located toward the north end of Chautauqua Lake. We strive to keep the authentic nature of simpler times around the lake while embracing enough technology to allow you to stay connected if you must!   We invite you to browse our website for details of our much-loved vacation rentals.

5088 W. Lake Rd
PO Box 11
Mayville, NY 14757
Phone: (716) 753-7792

Our Testimonials

We have just returned from our 1st trip to Irwin Bay Cottages and we were thrilled to find a place that had all that we were looking for. A Super host/owner, Julie Holland greeted us and was ready with all the information we needed about our stay. The cottage was very clean and had everything we needed. Dining, grocery stores and shopping are all in close proximity. Boating and fish cleaning facilities were exceptional. Overall it was a nice, quiet familty atmosphere. We are already looking forward to a return visit.
Steve & Jane - So. Ohio

Spent a week at Irwin Bay Cottages. The cottages are fantastic. Very clean and well maintained. Owner Julie was also very hospitable and was easily accessible if any issues occurred. Lake is very nice although fishing was a little slow. Will be back again.

Guy R.

Our family & now extended family have been coming here for 30+ years but since Julie & Steve have taken over many years ago it has just gotten better each year. Something is always remodeled or updated. The cottages are SO clean & bright!! Wi-fi & cable TV in all the cottages.
Flower gardens are all over!! Wonderful play area for the children & large fire pit with wood always available. Docks & fish cleaning station, laundry facilities, everything is just perfect!!! Our family takes up 3 cottages now for our week & it is just the most wonderful, quiet & family friendly place. Lots to do in the area too. Highly recommend it!!!

Tom & Debbie B.

WOW! Just got back from a week’s stay @ Irwin Bay. We’ve been to many places throughout North America hunting and fishing thru the years, and this place is the best “fishing camp” we’ve ever stayed at. Super neat and well kept. The best fish cleaning set up we’ve seen or used anywhere yet – and we used it to fillet 735 fish during our stay. Ample dock spaces for the boats. Launch ramp handles small boats well, but we used the public launch apx. 3/4 mile up the lake to launch & retrieve our pontoon. Great fishing. Fantastic job by owners in remodeling the cabins. We will be back – if we can get a reservation. On a score of 10, we give this place a 9.5.

Guy B. & Bill H.

Just got back from a family vacation in Irwin Beige. While I have stayed at Irwin Bay in the past, it was a first for my girlfriend, her daughter, and another couple with their kids. It was the perfect place for beginners, with the amenities that the beige offers, especially given that our time on the lake was limited by thunderstorms. As was the case with the other two units I have stayed in, everything was neat, clean, and updated. The grounds are well maintained and it is evident right away, that they are passionate about providing a great place to stay. The sentiment of our whole group is consistent in everyone wanting to go back again next year, and Irwin Bay continues to be my favorite place to stay on the lake!!!

Tony B

Julie is a wonderful host. She takes great care of her property. It is clean and neat and the furnishings are nice. We had a great time and enjoyed our stay. We would book the 7 bedroom house again.

Klauer and family

We Would Love To Have You Join Us And All Of Our Friends. Place A Reservation Today!

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