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Summertime Hill: Stunning 4BR! View Lake Otsego! Private Dock and Raised Deck!

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Last updated: 08/12/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Summertime Hill is a 4 bedroom 3 bath restored historic house with spectacular views of Lake Otsego. Recently renovated and decorated in the English style with antiques and designer furniture by a well-known interior designer, it is truly one of the most beautiful and romantic accommodations in the Cooperstown area.

We are halfway up the west side of the lake, 10 miles/15 minutes from Dreams Park. The property extends to the lake, where guests can enjoy a private dock and attached platform deck with 4 chairs, 2 chaises and flowers galore. Good Housekeeping sang the glories of this wonderful house in a major feature article.

In the 4 bedrooms are 3 queen beds and one double. From all 3 queens, you can see the sun and moon rise on the lake. Among the many finely appointed amenities are central A/C with dehumidification, Jacuzzi tub, stainless appliances in the kitchen, a LaCanche stove, real china, Italian sheets, incredibly comfortable glider/rockers and beds, wireless high speed internet, and a 42” flat-screen TV with DVR/DVD/ROKU. Our Netflix provides 100's of great movies.

Surrounded by hills, Lake Otsego is by far the best lake near Cooperstown and has earned the nickname Glimmerglass, thanks to the beautiful shimmering and color changing effect produced by the deep currents in the lake – views especially breathtaking at sunrise and sunset. The water is crystal clear and pristine – perfect for swimming, fishing and boating. On a windless day, you can catch a glimpse of fish swimming around.

A few days in this bucolic setting, looking out on this truly spectacular lake will so relax, rest and energize you that you may never want to leave!


Property Type

  • House
  • 3500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome:

    Families with children over 4 years old are welcome....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 8-9

  • 2. Peach Room: 1 queen

    Lake view while lying in brass bed! White designer furn!...moreless

  • 4. Green Room: 1 double

    Private bath w shower!Cozy and romantic with a canopy bed!...moreless

  • 3. Red Room: 1 queen

    Lake view while lying in antique brass bed! ...moreless

  • 1. Master Bedroom: 1 queen

    Vaulted ceilings. Lake view while lying in antique brass bed...moreless

  • Sleeper sofa in den folds out into a twin. The red room is furnished with an antique hand painted armoire. There is a fifth bedroom/bunkroom with 2 twins, we do not list this because access is only through the master bedroom, there is no heat or AC, ceilings are low, and part is used for storage but OK for kids. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • 1. Master Bathroom (shared): toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub

    Jacuzi tub/shower - large, oval, recessed, and oppulent!...moreless

  • 2. Private bathroom in Green bedroom: toilet, shower

    Private, antique toilet, shower behind antique wooden doors!...moreless

  • 3. Downstairs bathroom/'powder room': toilet, tub

    Beautiful antique toilet - a pleasure to use! ...moreless

  • Updated with vintage style fixtures. The downstairs bathroom is also furnished with an antique armoire. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Cooperstown is the home to the Baseball Hall of Fame, Glimmerglass Opera, a variety of historical and art museums. One of the center points of Cooperstown is beautiful Otsego Lake with several lake front dining options w. Another attraction is the famous Leather stocking golf course with lush greens. Cooperstown is located about an hour and a 1/4 west of Albany NY. ...moreless


  • Games:

    backgammon and checkers table...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Full cable with extra channels, music, sports, and movies...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Cable stations play through AV unit...moreless

  • Television:

    42' flat screen...moreless

  • Video Library:

    ROKU access to my Netflix libary of 100 great movies. Also many DVDs and VCR tapes....moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    9 Minutes from downtown Cooperstown...moreless

  • Lake View:

    Great view of lake from the porch and from 3 of the 4 bedrooms....moreless

  • Lakefront:

    Property extends to lake, dock with ladder and space for a boat, and a deck with 2 chaises, 4 chairs, and flower containers....moreless

  • Village
  • Water View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing


  • Dining:

    Additional dinning areas: butcher-block kitchen table seats 6. Round glass table on porch with 6 chairs (tight) and great view of lake. Dining table seats 8 (very tight.) ...moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Central A/C and dehumidifier with additional window unit in master bedroom (due to vaulted ceiling.)...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    In basement....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Small gas stove in den with fake logs that look real....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central heating...moreless

  • Internet:

    High speed wireless (Time Warner)...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All linens except beach towels. Sheets are high-threadcount Italian....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Just off the living room is an attached den/TV room with a sleeper sofa, converting into a double bed. ...moreless

  • Parking:

    Private parking on property for several cars....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Base is in kitchen with wireless extensions in living room and master bedroom....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    2 soft towels/room. No beach towels, just designer bath towels....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    In basement....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Grinds and brews. Best coffee-maker ever made but not longer sold!...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    English plates and designer flatware...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Stainless steel. Brand new. Extra large....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Fully out-fitted, including European copper pots and pans...moreless

  • Microwave:


  • Oven:

    Stove has 1 gas, 1 electric oven ...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Fully stocked with the basics - e.g. condiments, mustard/ketchup/relish, spices, olive oil etc......moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Stainless steel side-by-side with ice machine...moreless

  • Stove:

    Lacanche professional French range. Expensive! with convection...moreless

  • Toaster:

    A very good toaster/oven. Great for grilled sandwiches!...moreless


  • Boat:

    Rent a boat from Sam Smith Marina and keep it at our dock (with attached raised deck.)...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Large covered porch with rocking chairs, double swing and table & chairs with spectacular views of Lake Otsego ...moreless

  • Golf:

    The Leatherstocking Championship Golf Course is ranked 'one of the best' by Golf Digest and Golfweek and has a natural contour terrain along the western shoreline of Lake Otsego. Spectacular!!...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Beautiful front lawn and flower beds. Potted flowers on the porch....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    New gas grill is great with steaks, hamburgers, chicken, etc....moreless

  • Tennis:

    near by at Hotel Otesego...moreless



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Discounts: 7 nights or more: $600 Nightly; 30 nights or more: $400 Nightly

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  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
  • Tax Rate 4%


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The damage deposit, less any damage and/or extra fees, will be returned within 10 days after your rental.

If you should have to cancel, we will do our best to re-rent. If successful, we will return all payments less $100 admin fee. If not , we keep all payments except taxes and damage deposit.

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Last updated: 08/12/2015
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67 Miles
Nearest Airport
Albany, NY (ALB)
2.8 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Blue Mingo, 6098 Hwy 80
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
Otsego Golf Club or Leatherstocking Golf Course
2.8 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Blue Mingo, 6098 Hwy 80

Car: Necessary

Cooperstown is the home to the Baseball Hall of Fame, Glimmerglass Opera, a variety of historical and art museums. One of the center points of Cooperstown is beautiful Otsego Lake with several lake front dining options w. Another attraction is the famous Leather stocking golf course with lush greens. Cooperstown is located about an hour and a half west of Albany NY.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2001

About the owner: We live in New York City but love Cooperstown so much that we come up nearly every weekend, plus a full week every now and then! I am co-founder of the Bible Literacy Project, which has a textbook - the Bible and Its Influence - now being used in academic elective Bible courses by 600 public high schools in 43 states. My wife Pam is a world-class designer whose work has appeared in over 100 feature magazine articles. Creating a country home like Summertime Hill was a life-long dream of hers, and she spent 2 full years on its renovation and interior design. It was our country home for years, until we bought a house in the Village which is better in the winters.

Why the Owner Chose Cooperstown:
We bought this property because we fell in love with Lake Otsego - the beauty of the hills on all sides, the shimmering surface of the water, the lack of development (much of the land around it is owned by a foundation) and then our whole family loves to waterski. We also loved the house itself - built over 100 years ago, with a solidity modern houses don't have, with windows low enough to see the lake from a chair or bed, and a wonderful warm feel to it that warms one's heart.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Spectacular views of the lake while eating on the porch or reading a book in the wicker swing or in a rocker. You can eat in the dining room, breakfast room, on the porch, or down at the lake on the raised platform deck. The interior is stunningly beautiful, with the interior design by my wife, Pam - a world class designer, nationally recognized for her taste in colors, fabrics, antiques, designer furniture, all of which she coordinates to bring grace, charm, warmth and beauty to the entire house. Flowers everywhere - a garden in front of the house and in pots on the front porch and the side porth.

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