Vintage Cottage on Otsego Lake Golf Course Near Glimmerglass
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- Minimum stay:4 nights
- Pets allowed:No
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
At the head of Otsego Lake, a short drive away from the Dreams Park and all the museums and attractions of Cooperstown, enjoy this classic and exclusive location at a very affordable price.
Wifi, wide-screen Hi-def TV with premium cable, a great porch with large gas barbecue: enjoy this spacious home on a large private property with family or friends. It's stocked with books, games and more.
A master suite with queen bed, and a two-twin bedroom, each with an en-suite bathroom, and a double and a single bedroom with shared en-suite bathroom. Full eat-in-kitchen and enormous loft-like great room with dining area, fireplace, piano and several seating areas with couches suitable for children as sleep-sofas.
Uniquely located on the only private property within the grounds of the Otsego Golf Club. There is ample outdoor room for games, parking or heading out for a hike or nature walk. The north end of the lake is a natural, protected wetlands with a wide variety of birds and other wildlife. Or take advantage of the special discount offers for golfing packages for you and your group.
Double sliding doors open onto a view of Mount Wellington and the ninth green while a stone-paved porch wraps around two sides of the house which backs directly onto woods.
High ceilings and fans keep the house cool all summer, enjoying breezes coming up from the lake, and baseboard heat and radiators warm the house on cooler days.
Available June 1 through the end of September. Please check our calendar for available dates.
Keywords: Phoenix cottage, weekly rentals, Cooperstown, Glimmerglass Opera, Dream Park, Baseball, Summer Holiday Rental, Golf, Otsego Lake, Self-catering holidays, cultural tourism
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- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Wheelchair Accessible:
- Pets Not Allowed
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 7-8
- Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (3)
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Catering Available:
- Dining Area Seats:
- Dishes & Utensils
- Pantry Items
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Living Room seats 12:
- Washing Machine
- Clothes Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Parking Off Street
- Towels Provided
- We will reimburse your entry fees to Glimmerglass State Park for the supervised beach there whenever our own lakefront access is inaccessible due to low lake levels. Immediate tee times available at Otsego Golf Club, walk just 400 feet down the hill--very reasonable rates and special offers for our guests. Enjoy lunch on the Club porch with enchanting lake views....moreless
- DVD Player
- CD Player
- Porch / Veranda:
- Water Sports Gear:
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
Location & View
- Golf Course Front
- Golf Course View
- Sight Seeing
- Water Skiing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Winery Tours
- Theme Parks
- Live Theater
- Wildlife Viewing
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Scenic Drives
ReviewsWrite a review
Great alternative to Cooperstown hotels. Beautiful lake side (short walk) setting.
- Guest Doug B.
- Date of stay 05/31/13
- Review Submitted 06/12/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing.
Owner response: Hi Doug, Thanks for taking the time to review your stay. We're so glad you enjoyed the setting and you and your friends could take advantage of all the great sights and activities in the area. We look forward to your return to the Cooperstown area in the future.
Not as we expected
Not as we expected
This cottage is lovely and charming in a very rustic way. The pictures don't really let you see just how rustic it is. We happened to be staying there over a few days that were in the mid-nineties and with no air conditioning it got quite hot. We also couldn't open the windows because there were no screens on them to keep the bugs out. We even had to close the screened barn door at night because we were getting a ton of moths and bugs coming in that were attracted to the light through the holes in the screen. Fortunately there were fans so we at least had that to cool us off at night. The other disappointing thing was we were under the impression that we would be able to walk to the lake from the house and jump in to go swimming or take the kayak out. When we walked to the area that was to be the "lake access" there was a big pile of manure that stunk horribly and the water was murky and full of weeds and algae - not a place one would want to jump in for a dip. I ended up getting a week pass at 3 mile point and my daughters and I went swimming there almost everyday which meant we had to get in the car and drive 4 miles or so to get there and it was often crowded. Very disappointing when we had expected to have a secluded close spot to swim and play. All that being said we did enjoy our time there once we changed our expectations of the place. The woods are full of wildlife and it was nice not to be on the road. My suggestion is for the owners to be very clear about the cottage not being air conditioned and/or easily ventilated and that lake access doesn't really exist.
- Guest Jackie
- Date of stay 07/13/12
- Review Submitted 07/23/12
Owner response: I am glad your family enjoyed your visit; I do hope to provide a stay in a historic cottage within a tranquil natural setting on a golf course at a reasonable rate. I will check the damage to the door screens you mention, thank you for bringing the problem to my attention. While we do not have air conditioning we do have fans and there are screens on the windows. I urge guests to contact us if they experience problems; I would be glad to show you how to use the screens. Here are some comments by our guests earlier this summer: Rev Thomas and Cathy C: This has been one of the best vacations we have ever had. We truly loved staying here. I know that there is a lot of history in this place and we feel like we have been a part of it. B Family: We were instantly charmed as we opened the door and the charm lasted throughout our stay. Phoenix Cottage is the perfect place for a relaxed family gathering: spacious, unpretentious and welcoming. Well done. The place is delightful! Bruce T: Thanks for everything. We all had a great time as usual, played a ton of golf and just relaxed. I will be in touch with you next year to rent the cottage. The lake is a complex, living organism and conditions change from year to year and day to day. I think the unusually hot weather during your stay after the prolonged drought this year washed up water plants to the shoreline which may have seemed like fertilizer. I have moved the kayak to the river below the cottage which leads to the lake for a cleaner water access for now.
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4 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Security deposit $150; returned within 7 days of end of rental period.
50% of rental cost to confirm booking. Balance of rental, housecleaning fee and security deposit due 60 days prior to start of rental.
Additional Fees and Taxes:
4% County tax on rental cost; $50.00 final housecleaning charge.
Before paying contact the owner to confirm payment details.
Call the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
- Nearest Airport: Albany International Airport at 65 Miles
- Nearest Train: Utica at 34 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Glimmerglass State Park at 4 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Otsego Golf Club at 100 Metres
- Nearest Restaurant: Otsego Golf Club at 100 Metres
Year Purchased: 1920
About the owner: I am a garden designer in Spoleto Italy but I grew up on the property and went to school in Cooperstown. The beauty of the lake and hills here make it a natural garden.
Why the Owner Chose Cooperstown:
The property has been in my family for several generations and has been used as both a summer holiday retreat and a year-round home. It is both a peaceful place to immerse oneself in nature as well as a stimulating cultural center.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Quiet days enjoying nature can be interspersed with world-class entertainment at the opera and visits to the fascinating museums of Cooperstown. And a stroll downhill brings you to the charms of the golf course, one of the 10 oldest in the US.
- Secondary: +39074351671 Please note we are 6 hours later than EST
- Fax: +39 0743-51671
Links to more information:
Phoenix Cottage is a vintage treasure.
The second double bedroom with en-suite bath and views to north and east
Dining area and working fireplace.
View of Mt. Wellington and 9th hole from great room and stone porch
Fully accessible and lots of outdoor space, immersed in nature.
Single Bedroom 2 shares en-suite bathroom with Bedroom 3
Master bedroom with en-suite bath and views to east and south
The great room with open screened doors.
Eat-in-kitchen has all appliances and opens onto back yard.
Otsego Lake & Golf Course are located below the house.
Double Bedroom 3 shares en-suite bathroom with Bedroom 2
Floor plan: 4 BR, 3 bath around great room, corner kitchen, covered porch @ left
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