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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!
Families with children over 4 years old are welcome....moreless
Non Smoking Only
Pets Not Allowed
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
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
Beautiful antique toilet - a pleasure to use! ...moreless
Updated with vintage style fixtures. The downstairs bathroom is also furnished with an antique armoire. ...moreless
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
Fully stocked with the basics - e.g. condiments, mustard/ketchup/relish, spices, olive oil etc......moreless
Stainless steel side-by-side with ice machine...moreless
Lacanche professional French range. Expensive! with convection...moreless
A very good toaster/oven. Great for grilled sandwiches!...moreless
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
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
New gas grill is great with steaks, hamburgers, chicken, etc....moreless
Summer Season Jun 5 - Aug 28, 2015 7 night min stay
Hall of Fame week Jul 24 - Jul 30, 2015 7 night min stay
$6,000 flat fee
Off Season (Sept. thru May) Aug 29 - Jun 2, 2016 3 night min stay
My Standard Rate 7 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
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Refundable Damage Deposit$1,000
We rent by the week, Friday 10am to Friday 4pm, during the season. Off season has a 3-day minimum.
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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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.
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.