This beautiful renovated 3 bedroom is located directly across from an active bald eagles' nest on the quiet side of Canadohta Lake. Just a 300 foot walk from the 3/4 acre private lakefront property with dock and pavilion (pavilion coming 1st week in June) and a short drive to the busy side of the lake where you can enjoy the Canadohta Roller Rink, Putt-R-Golf, free beach or the water slide at The Frog Pond. Plenty of places to eat around the area as well including the Fisherman's Tavern, Happy Jax, The Frog Pond, or The Bear Inn. The city of Erie is less than an hour away where you can enjoy all the shopping and adventures your heart can desire. When all the fun day activities are wrapped up and it's time to unwind, relax by the fire pit while roasting a few marshmallows with friends and family, or hang out by the lake and enjoy the peace and serenity of nature. No matter where you are coming from The Blue Jay and surrounding areas have something for everyone !
3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom House with Private 3/4 Acre Lakefront Property Included
About Brandan Lapek
My sister and I are joint owners of The Blue Jay. We inherited the home in 2011. I currently live in Colorado with my wife, 2 kids, and 2 dogs. My sister lives in North Carolina with her husband, 2 dogs, and 2 cats. We both grew up in The Blue Jay on Canadohta Lake.
Why Brandan Lapek chose Canadohta Lake
Our grandfather started going to Canadohta Lake in the 1940's and met our grandmother at the Canadohta Roller Rink. They raised 4 boys and 1 girl and spent their summers camping in the small field adjacent to The Blue Jay. They eventually saved up enough money to buy The Blue Jay. A few years later they began to buy a few small cottages in the area and rent them out by the week. When my grandparents became ill, sadly the small cottages had to be sold off to cover medical expenses. The Blue Jay was the last remaining cottage in the family. In 1998 an addition was built onto The Blue Jay to create a year round home. My sister and I were raised in The Blue Jay the majority of our adolescent lives. In 2011 our father passed and we inherited The Blue Jay, becoming 3rd generation owners. We began to remodel The Blue Jay in 2016 and completed in early June 2018. The Blue Jay was officially open for weekly summer rentals mid June 2018. We are thrilled to carry on our grandparent's legacy and get back into the rental business so families like ours can create lasting memories at Canadohta Lake for years to come.
What makes this House unique
The detached 3/4 acre private lakefront property makes The Blue Jay a gem ! It includes a new composite dock for fishing, swimming or tying you boat up and a new covered pavilion (Coming 1st week in June) for relaxing or having a lake side lunch in the shade.
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Quiet, very clean place surrounded by nature; easy, pleasant booking transaction
Blue Jay Cottage was a comfortable stay for our family, including Mom who was glad to be all on one floor. Convenient to have 2 baths; furnishings and lake-themed decor were charming. Beds were comfortable; spacious and the well-equipped kitchen was great for our meal-time gathering. The large living room allowed for jigsaw puzzles to be worked all week.
We loved the birds all around, deer down the lane, and fires in the pit in the evening, and a couple of eagle sightings on our way into town. We did wish there was more waterfront walking and sitting access closer by, but otherwise much enjoyed our stay.
The owner is very timely with reply to questions and help with details. We liked the notebook with the cottage history and local places to eat, get firewood, etc. and the guest book—they were fun and helpful, too.
Thank you for the feedback and the cute little house gifts. We are working on the lake access issue and hope to have it ready by next rental season. Glad you enjoyed your stay and would be glad to have you and your family back again.
Great time. Definitely going to rent from them again.
Thank you sir. We would gladly have you back again.
Fun and comfy!
This was our first vacation in five years since having our babies. We were looking for a cozy place to take the kids and dog for their first official vacation with my sister ( their aunt and uncle). The house was great! Despite 90 degree days we stayed cool inside. We had a fire every night and could see more stars than I think I've ever seen. The kids and our dog are so worn out I think they will sleep for a few days.
The homeowner has been in touch and answered all of the questions I had. He was very accommodating and so helpful as we've never been there before. And the lake and area itself is peaceful and beautiful. I recommend the blue jay to anyone looking for a quiet get away and close family time!! Thank you so much!
Thank you for the wonderful review ! So glad you had a great time at The Blue Jay. We would gladly have you and your family back again. Hope to see you next year !
Great spacious cottage for family of all ages!
Our family has been coming to canadohta for years; this was our first time on the “quiet side”. We very much enjoyed our stay at the spacious Blue Jay. We enjoy a busy weekend, visiting Erie and Waldameer along with enjoying Canadohta lake and found the large firepit area a great way to relax at the end of a busy day! The neighbors were very nice and we felt quite at home. The cottage was very clean and well stocked. The welcome book recommendations were great. Definitely a great, spacious cottage for families. We look forward to visiting the Blue Jay again.
Thank you for the review. The neighbors are great people. Most of them have known me since I was a "youngin". Glad you enjoyed your stay and we would love to have you back again.
Quiet and clean cabin!
We traveled to Canadotha Lake to attend a friend’s wedding. We arrived to a clean cabin, with everything ready for us. Communication with the owner was great, he answered quickly each time. Property entry and check out instructions were clearly communicated. We had a great time at the lake and got to explore the western side of Pennsylvania. Beautiful countryside and yummy food at nearby diners. Thanks for a nice place to stay, at a beautiful lake!
Thank you for the review and glad you enjoyed The Blue Jay. We pride ourselves on customer service so thanks for the feedback and hope to have you back again.
An enjoyable extended weekend stay.
We enjoyed our stay, especially hanging around the fire pit area. Renting the paddle boards, kayaks and pontoon was a lot of fun. Also, there is an excellent mini golf nearby we enjoyed. We would describe the Blue Jay as more of a cottage than a lake house. It grows on you as you use it and has some positive upgrades. There is not much to do directly around the house as there is limited walking. The lake has very limited public access for hanging out.
Thank you for the review and the feedback. We are hoping to have some private lake access available by next summer. I will update the page when everything is finalized. Thanks again and hope to have you back again !
The Blue Jay is located a stones throw away (not lakefront but a private lake front property is included with the rental) from Canadohta Lake and not in Union City. Its on whats known as the quiet side of the lake directly across from the Bald Eagles nest. Any activities you can imagine are within a one hour radius of the Blue Jay and Niagara Falls is only 2.5 hours away.