Tonawanda Cottage




  • Easily accessible boat dock

  • Outdoor gas grill

  • Firepit by the dock

  • Outside changing room with shower

  • Wi-Fi & Cable

  • Central heating & air conditioning

  • Televisions in the living room and big downstairs bedroom

  • Fresh Linens


River Front

Tonawanda is a unique, comfortable, vacation rental cottage and special events venue. Double doors open from the living room onto a large deck overlooking the Kalamazoo River channel giving visitors what is perhaps the most spectacular view along the water.

From the upper deck, the lower screened in porch adjacent to the lower bedrooms, or along the river's edge, you can enjoy river traffic as it passes by. You may see sailboats, luxury yachts, a paddle wheeler, pontoon boats, canoes, skidoos, and fishing boats.

A flight of stairs winds its way down to the river to a grassy area, a pit for small bonfires, and a boat dock.



Main Floor

Although it was built in 1927, Tonawanda is ahead of its time. The main floor has an open floor plan containing the living room, dining room and kitchen. Matching two story windows, each with over 100 panes of glass, define opposite ends of the living area ushering in a flood of natural light. The dining room table which seats 10 and kitchen are tucked under the upper bedrooms. All of which work well, whether you are planning a family dinner, retreat, special event, or just sharing a pizza after a day at the beach.



Tonawanda has four bedrooms (and three full bathrooms) and sleeps seven.

Downstairs are two bedrooms each with double doors opening onto the screened in porch which stretches the full length of the building.

The larger bedroom has a king sized bed, plenty of room for a small round table and four chairs, and the TV. The adjoining bathroom has it original clawfoot tub, now with bright red underside and feet. It is a great overflow space for children or those who might wish to take respite from the clatter of a group upstairs.

The smaller bedroom has a queen sized bed and full bathroom with shower. From the bed is a gentle view down the river.

Above the main floor are two small bedrooms with an adjoining bathroom. One room has a double bed, the other a twin bed with double doors and private balcony overlooking the Kalamazoo River.



Laundry and Utilities

While it is rustic, the cottage has the conveniences and services of home.

Tonawanda has three full private bathrooms, two with old fashioned clawfoot tubs where you can soak away your cares or stand up and shower if you prefer.

A full size washing machine and dryer is at the bottom of the stairs on the lower level. Your beach towels and wraps can have a fresh start each day.

If your day's adventures left you too messy to step inside, check out the changing room along the lowest part of the cottage. Facing the river, it has toilet, sink, and shower in a partially enclosed space. The view is great, the feeling invigorating.


Special Events

If you are planning your special event, you'll find room on the adjoining deck for up to 30 additional guests. Tonawanda can comfortable hold events for up to fifty.