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Many positives to this estate, beautiful with some work to be done
"We pulled up to the estate and were pleasantly surprised by the overall appearance. The scenery is stunning. Located on a 140+ acre working farm, the place can't be faulted for natural beauty. Greg the host is very kind and hospitable. The house itself is very spacious with three large bedrooms and three full baths. The pond up the hill was a welcome respite after a full day of baseball. We were playing at Cooperstown Dreams Park and unfortunately, we would have liked to be a little bit closer to the games. It was about a 25 minute drive from the property, making it difficult to quickly run back to the house between games. However, when we were at the house we did enjoy our time there.
We have stayed at many self catering properties and the one thing I will say is that most of them are solely for rental. Know that at this one, the owner does keep a lot of personal items. A lot of people may be able to overlook this, but we were just not used to this and it gives the appearance that he lives there (at least part of the time). Also, while we were staying there, several workers did come and go and while not overly obtrusive, it was unexpected, especially for my father who was trying to nap one day.
The stair case is a bit more ladder like so for anyone with mobility issues, just know that it is an old farmhouse and staircases were different back then.
Overall, we did enjoy the peaceful outdoor spaces including the front and side patios, grilling on the BBQ, and spending quality time as a family outdoors and unplugged. As Greg will tell you, some of it is still a work in progress, and I can imagine it will really be beautiful when it is all done."
Guest: Kirsten M.Date of Stay: June 2015Review Submitted: June 26, 2015
"Me and my wife want to thank Mindy for another great stay at her house.
This is our 3rd straight year we have come up and stayed there. We love coming up and staying at the farm house. The weather was nice and we got a lot of candy on Halloween. We highly recommend staying here and we will be back for a 4th year next year... we love you Mindy"
Guest: adam b.Date of Stay: October 2015Review Submitted: November 8, 2015
"We were at the Sylvan Beach House for a first time ever, four-generational vacation, and from my 84-year-old mother down to my three toddler grandchildren, we all loved it. Our only complaint would be the week flew by way too quickly! The house, the deck, the beach - all gorgeous. The house is well-appointed and well kept. We liked how the kitchen and living room are one large room, allowing us to be together but still have plenty of room. The wall that faces the lake is almost entirely glass, providing an incredible view from inside the house. The first couple days we were there were rainy, but even those days were enjoyable, watching the rain (and an intense thunder storm) over the lake. Having very young children with us, I would offer the caveat that the house is not designed with little ones in mind. We expected that, came prepared, and set about baby-proofing as soon as we arrived. The kids loved playing on the beach, and several of us had fun in the kayaks. Carl was always quick to respond to any questions we had, both before we went and while we were there. The area was quiet, the sunsets breathtaking. This was a very long overdue, much needed vacation, and we are grateful to have been able to spend time together at such a nice place. :-)"
Guest: Linda D.Date of Stay: June 2015Review Submitted: July 12, 2015
"My family and I spent a wonderful week at the Lucky Duck in Cooperstown in June 2015. Kate and Mike truly care for this beautiful property! It is very clean, peaceful and full of every amenity your family needs while away from home. The home is of quality construction, beds are very comfortable, kitchen and baths are very clean and well stocked. The pond and grounds are an added plus to this spacious home. We were able to spend time at the ball park but found ourselves heading back "home" to spend time at the Lucky Duck because it was so relaxing. i highly recommend this property!"
Guest: Melissa D.Date of Stay: June 2015Review Submitted: July 1, 2015