Summertime Hill: Stunning 4BR! View Lake Otsego! Private Dock and Raised Deck!
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- Minimum stay:3-7 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Cooperstown house 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!
- 3500 sq. ft.
- 2 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome:
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Events Allowed
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Pets Not Allowed
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 8-9
- 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
Kitchen & Dining
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- 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
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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
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- Tourist Attractions
- Sports & Activities
- Away From It All
- Freshwater Fishing
- Fitness Center
- Pier Fishing
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Medical Services
- Water Tubing
- Jet Skiing
- Water Skiing
- Massage Therapist
- Winery Tours
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Recreation Center
- Paddle Boating
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Miniature Golf
- Sight Seeing
- 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. ...moreless
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Perfect place for our 60th Birthday Celebration
Perfect place for our 60th Birthday Celebration
Charming home with many extra amenities. Beautiful fall weekend - colors on the lake were amazing. The home is very accurately represented in the description on-line. Home owner gracious and accommodating. Have recommended to many friends. Perfect rental for any special family or group occasion.
- Guest Debbie (Upstate NY)
- Date of stay 10/12/13
- Review Submitted 10/18/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway, girls getaway.
|Dates||Nightly||Wknd Night||Weekend||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
7 night min stay
Discounts: 8 nights or more: $550 Nightly
|Off Season (Sept. thru May)
Sep 1 - May 31
3 night min stay
Discounts: 4 nights or more: $500 Nightly
|Season (June thru August)
Jun 1 - Aug 31
7 night min stay
Discounts: 8 nights or more: $550 Nightly; 14 nights or more: $500 Nightly
Additional information about rental rates
We rent by the week, Friday 10am to Friday 4pm, during the season. Off season has a 3-day minimum.
- Refundable Damage Deposit: $1000
- Tax Rate 4%
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- Nearest Airport: Albany, NY (ALB) at 67 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: Blue Mingo, 6098 Hwy 80 at 2.8 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Otsego Golf Club or Leatherstocking Golf Course at 4 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Blue Mingo, 6098 Hwy 80 at 2.8 Miles
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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Front view of Summertime Hill as you come up the driveway
Enjoy the beautiful dock and its flowers - for boating, swimming, and fishing.
Relax and enjoy a peaceful view of the lake
Master bedroom with vaulted ceiling and spectacular view of lake from bed!
The Raspberry room
The Green bedroom with private bath. Shower is through the antique wood doors.
Dining room with table set for 6. 8 is OK but tight. Antique French chandelier.
Living room with plenty of seating and room for relaxing.
Relax lakeside on a raised private dock with 2 chaises, 4 chairs and flowers.
Relaxing glider with a wonderful lake view
Enjoy a meal under the covered porch with a spectacular view of the lake.
The Peach room
shared master bathroom
Close-up of dining room table and mirror + candles at end.
Breakfast room with LeCanche stove, breakfront with service for 20, and table.
Den/T.V. room off main living room. Couch is convertible to a double bed.
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