BEMUS POINT - New boat docks have been installed in Chautauqua Lake's waterfront where the Bemus Bay condominium project nears completion.
"We are making great progress with both construction and home sales," said Lee Chilcote, co-developer at Bemus Point Investments LLC.
Nearly half of the 40 homes that will grace the Bemus Point shoreline were pre-sold by the end of last year and sales of the remaining homes are expected to be brisk leading up to and when the Chautauqua Institution season begins later this month.
Co-developer Paul Goldberg said the construction project is nearing 80 percent completion.
"The contractors are finishing the exterior facade work, the swimming and spa pools have been constructed, and the driveways and sidewalks will soon be paved," he said.
The new boat docks - each homeowner gets one along with a garage and an outdoor parking space - have received praise.
"They (the new docks) are really nice. They look so fresh," said a passerby while a jounalist was taking photos for this story. "They are a very attractive addition to the Bemus Point waterfront."
The two condominium buildings being constructed on Lakeview Avenue in the village, named Browning and Columbia for the hotels of the same names that stood on the site in the early 1900s, each host 20 homes. All homes have stunning views of Chautauqua Lake.
Located just 1+ hours from Buffalo, 2+ hours from Cleveland, 2+ hours from Pittsburgh and 3 hours from Toronto, Chilcote noted the Chautauqua Lake region offers relaxation and recreation year around with boating and sailing, fishing and hunting, golf courses, several winter ski resorts, a casino, many farm wineries and a wide array of cultural events and attractions all nearby.
The world-renowned Chautauqua Institution is just a short trip away by car or boat.
Each of the homes at Bemus Bay, www.bemusbaycondos.com, include one of the boat slips, secured building entry, handicapped access, elevator service, a garage and a reserved parking space.
Four different floor plans with three bedrooms and two or three baths include air conditioning, granite countertops, master suites with whirlpool baths and easy access to the courtyards heated swimming pool.