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THE LUCKY DUCK” Our beautiful Waterfront Property is only 9 Minutes to Dreams Park 5 Minutes to Cooperstown Village and the Baseball Hall of Fame!
WE SUPPLY ALL YOUR BED LINENS, SHAMPOO, CONDITIONER AND HAIR DRYERS. YOU JUST BRING YOUR CLOTHES, FOOD AND A WINNING TEAM.
THE LUCKY DUCK SLEEPS 10....3 FAMILIES ARE IDEAL. The bedroom layout is as follows 2 AWESOME KING MASTER SUITES W/PRIVATE BATH
1 QUEEN BEDROOM THAT CONNECTS AND SHARES A LARGE BATHROOM WITH THE BUNK ROOM NEXT DOOR.
2 TWIN BEDS IN THE BUNK ROOM THAT SHARES ITS BATH WITH THE QUEEN NEXT DOOR . 2 TWIN BEDS IN THE HANDICAP ROOM W/PRIVATE BATH.
SO WE CAN SLEEP 6 ADULTS AND 4 KIDS IN COMFORT. Our luxury custom built Cherry wood gourmet kitchen with Granite and Corian counters and lots of cupboard space is well outfitted with lots of dishes, glasses, pots pans, and brand new appliances. Gas BBQ by the outside tables and A WATER VIEW LIKE NO OTHER.
Now for the story.....The “Lucky Duck” is so named because we feel that we are just about the Luckiest of Ducks on earth to be the owners of such a Glorious property. You will feel the same to be a guest here. First it is very Important for you to know is that the house we are renting to you is NOT A HOUSE THAT WE LIVE IN DURING THE YEAR, THEN MOVE OUR 'STUFF' OUT OF IT WHEN YOU WANT TO RENT, like so many of the homes for rent in Cooperstown.......YUK! This was built just for guests like you and is immaculate and will be your very own private retreat when you are here. It is like a hotel but oh so very much better. Christmas 2007, we purchased this wonderful property from a man who had once owned the New England Patriots. Sitting on 50 wonderful acres, is a lovely house but there was also a beautiful old stone based barn. The barn was in disrepair and as we felt it would have been a real shame to lose such a wonderful structure. So starting in 2008 and not finishing till Aug of 09, we decided to take almost all of it down and rebuilt it into a new a stunning 4000 sq ft 5 bedroom 4 bathroom residence. With 5 bedrooms and 4 baths,(full description below) and huge living spaces, we have invested meticulous attention to detail in this property while succeeding in maintaining the integrity of this historical building, and creating a wonderful space for all to enjoy. Some of the original barn exterior wood now adorns the walls of the interior living and family room. Enter the fabulous glass front doorway to a breathtaking view of the lake and gardens as seen thru the floor to ceiling glass windows directly across on the other side…….quite an entrance. A balcony framed totally in glass allows the beauty of the land and nature to flow right in.
25 ft high, hand honed beamed ceilings, huge floor to ceiling windows throughout allowing for amazing views of the lake, lush perennial gardens, forests, and wildlife. What more could you want? The living room faces the lake and features, again, two huge floor to ceiling windows, a gas fireplace with a massive cedar log mantel sofa and chairs, a 50' flat screen TV, wireless internet service and an old sugaring off sled that makes quite a statement as the coffee table for this fabulous area. Dinning at the 10 ft dining room table, under an old wagon wheel that has old lanterns creatively converted into modern lighting, you will experience a cross view of both sides of the property.
The lake side, the gardens in the morning on the pasture side, the fabulous sunsets at night. The family room area has an 8 person poker table with lots of room for a second game table, yet be decided on....
A lovely cedar paneled laundry room, HUGE, with a washer, dryer, coat room, wet sink and cupboards completes the house. Outdoors welcomes you with a 7 acre perennial fringed lake. The lake is stocked with large and small mouth bass, perch and carp that practically jump on your hook. We have a dock where you can fish from or you can stroll around to the far side and walk the board walk to Meditation Island.......
If you like you can also walk or jog the whole perimeter of the lake on a dirt path. State land boarders our property so hiking and exploring the woods is a must do.
Wildlife abounds, deer, wild turkeys, George the blue Heron, red tailed hawks, ducks and birds galore, so bring those binoculars. Everything to see and enjoy…..nothing here to hurt you. We guarantee the area has so much to offer you will never be bored.
To book our home we need you to email us your home address and we will discuss sending you out a contract. Your deposit is 50% the weekly rental rate with the balance due 90 days before your vacation date. Pertaining to the Dreams Park season bookings, once you book it is a guaranteed non refundable booking so make sure of your dates.
We have had wonderful guests here wave have appreciated and taken good care of our homes during their stay. We are sure you will be the same.
King size beds (2) Two King Master suites both so comfortable you will deffineately want to sleep in, Queen Beds (1) with a view of the pasture......truly comfy and wonderful, Twin or Single Beds (2) beautiful comfortable twin bed with a trundle twin underneath that can be two single or pushed together for one king, Baby Cribs (1) Crib for young non climbing child provided upon request at no additional cost, Bunk Beds (1) awesome, comfortable and clean clean clean. ...moreless
Bathroom 1: toilet, shower
LOVELY BATHROOM........TOTALL IMMACULATE AND COMFORTABLE...moreless
WE ARE NOT THE KIND OF HOME THAT YOU SEE HOW MANY GUESTS YOU CAN SQUEEZE IN.
OUR PROPERTIES ARE LUXUARY AND ONES THAT AFTER A GREAT DAY OF ACTIVITES YOU KNOW YOU ARE COMING HOME TO RELAX AND ENJOY. OUR HOME IS AS NICE AS YOUR OWN HOME AND WANT YOU TO TREAT AND APPRECIATE IT AS SUCH. WE KNOW YOU WILL....moreless
Audio Tape Player
6 man poker table.........house collects 10%...moreless
Satellite / Cable:
2 Large flat screen tv's new in the Lucky Duck and an additional 2 in the Masters House...moreless
Away From It All
Sports & Activities
Local Services & Businesses
We are 6 min from downtown Cooperstown. Everything you love about small town America can be found here. The town is clean and beautiful and most importantly welcoming....moreless
Golf Course Front:
We are 6 min from Leatherstocking rated one of the top 100 resort courses in the USA.......you will fall in love with this course. The back 9 gives you amazing views of the lake and the town...moreless
The Otesaga Hotel and golf resort is just 6 min away....moreless
Horses, cows, sheep all around us. Beautiful setting to hike or paint....moreless
The quaint village 'Small Town America' is just a short 6 min drive away.......HOF located there...moreless
Our homes site on over 50 areas of gorgeous land. Once a working farm it is now and has been for a long time, just a beautiful resort type property. Water, gardens and wildlife. Breathtaking!...moreless
WE HAVE OUR OWN 7 ACRE PRIVATE LAKE ON OUR PROPERTY FILLED WITH FISH, large & small mouth bass, perch, sunfish, catfish and trout. So bring fishing poles. You will catch tons of fish....moreless
Sports & Adventure Activities
Golf Privileges Optional
Hunting Small Game
Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
three seating areas........dinning table seats 6 to 8.....island bar seats 3.........game/card table seats 6 in addion to all the outdoor areas....moreless
Seating for 17 people
Central air plus rolling units plus 12 ceiling fans
there are only 2 weeks a year here that you need air conditioning. The days may be warm but the nights are very comfortable....moreless
Early Summer Jun 26 - Jul 3, 2015 7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Friday
Rates are based on 4 guests; add $593 per night, per additional guest
HOF week Jul 24 - Jul 30, 2015 7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Friday
late summer Jul 31 - Aug 31, 2015 7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Friday
My Standard Rate 3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Refundable Damage Deposit$1,000
OUR RATE WILL VARY BASED ….LENGTH OF STAY….AND TIME OF YEAR……..HOLIDAY RATES ARE FOR THOSES SPECIFIC DAYS BUT MIN STAY IS 3 TO 4 NIGHTS. WANT TO GET MARRIED HERE......WE CAN SUPPLY THE WEDDING OFFICIAL TO DO IT ..... IN ADDITION TO THE HOUSE RENTAL THERE IS A LAND USE CHARGE. TBD
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IN ADDITION TO BEING IN THE HEART OF BASEBALL, and the Home of J. Fennimore Cooper the famous author of Last of the Mohicans........OUR HOME IS A WONDERFUL PLACE FOR ARTIST TO PAINT.......WRITERS TO WRITE......MEDITATE........DREAM......AND JUST PLAIN ZONE OUT.
Year Purchased: 2008
About the owner: It is just my husband and I and we still work for a living. However we have the luxury of working from home so can be around for anything you need or want.
Why the Owner Chose Cooperstown: WITHOUT QUESTION ONE OF THE NICEST PROPERTIES IN THE AREA.......I WOULD SAY I THE TOP 3 IN COOPERSTOWN.
The Unique Benefits at this House: PEACE, QUIET, LUXUARY, IMMACULATE.
WE HAVE WEEKLY STAFF TAKING CARE OF THE HOME AND GARDENS TO MAKE SURE THE MAINTANCE IS KEPT UP AND YOU’RE STAYS WITH US IS THE BEST