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6 min to HOF, 9 min to Dreams Park ....... World class house and property

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Space 4,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

4000sq ft, 5 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, IDEAL maximum3 couples ( 6 ADULTS) + 4 kids

THE LUCKY DUCK”

Once one of the Anheuser Bush family estates

Our beautiful 50 acre estate with a 9 acre lake Waterfront Property is only

9 Minutes to Dreams Park

5 Minutes to Cooperstown Village & Baseball Hall of Fame

3 Minutes to Clark Sports Center and INDUCTION site.

SIX (6) ADULTS and a few kids (4) works best for us.

Our home is nicer than most because we want a great group of people who appreciate getting an immaculate beautiful property.

OUR HOUSE COMES WITH ALL YOUR BED LINENS, (NEW AT THE START OF EVERY SEASON) SHAMPOO, CONDITIONER & HAIR DRYERS SUPPLIED.

JUST BRING YOUR CLOTHES, FOOD, LAUGHTER AND A WINNING TEAM.

Unlike other homes in Cooperstown our home is just for YOU the vacationer.

We do not personally live it during the year and move out when you arrive.

Neither do we rent it out cheap to someone for 8 months in the off season and move them out just prior to the in season start.

Our home is immaculate and just for you,

OUR 5 BEDROOM LAYOUT IS AS FOLLOWS

BEDROOMS # 1 & 2

TWO KING MASTER SUITES

BOTH WITH KING BEDS AND PRIVATE BATH

Two lucky sets of parents will spend the week sleeping in comfort.

BEDROOMS # 3 & 4

LOVELY QUEEN BED ROOM / FAMILY SUITE

Completely separate 1 QUEEN BEDROOM THAT CONNECTS AND SHARES A LARGE BATHROOM with the separate and complete BUNK ROOM that sleeps two next door.

A great setup for a couple traveling with 2 children.

BEDROOM # 5

Is our MAIN FLOOR HANDI CAP ROOM with 2 TWIN BEDS and its own RIDE IN private bathroom.

LUXURY CUSTOM BUILT KITCHEN

Cherry wood gourmet kitchen with Granite and Corian counters top and lots of cupboard space is well outfitted with lots of dishes, glasses, pots pans, and brand new appliances. Gas BBQ outside and A WATER VIEW LIKE NO OTHER.

Now for the story.....The “Lucky Duck” is so named because we feel that we are just about the Luckiest of Ducks on earth to be the owners of such a Glorious property. You will feel the same to be a guest here.

Our home will be your very own private retreat when you are here. It is nicer than a hotel by far.

Christmas 2007, we purchased this wonderful property from the great grandson of Adolphus Busch, the founder of Anheuser Busch (a prominent family up here as this is where are the hops for their beer were grown) He had also once owned the New England Patriots.

Sitting on 50 wonderful acres, is a lovely house but there was also a beautiful old hand laid stone based barn. The barn was in disrepair and as we felt it would have been a real shame to lose such a wonderful structure. So starting in 2008 and not finishing till Aug of 09, we decided to take from the top of the stone wall down and rebuilt it into a new a stunning 4000 sq ft 5 bedroom 4 bathroom residence.

With 5 bedrooms and 4 baths,(full description above) and huge living spaces, we have invested meticulous attention to detail in this property while succeeding in maintaining the integrity of this historical building, and creating a wonderful space for all to enjoy. Some of the original outer barn exterior wood now adorns the walls of the interior living and family room as a reminder.

Enter through the fabulous glass front doorway to a breathtaking view of the lake and perennial gardens as seen thru the floor to ceiling glass windows directly across on the other side……quite an entrance. A balcony framed totally in glass allows the beauty of the land and nature to flow right in.

25 ft high, hand honed beamed ceilings, huge floor to ceiling windows throughout allowing for amazing views of the lake, lush perennial gardens, forests, and wildlife. What more could you want?

The living room faces the lake and features, again, two huge floor to ceiling windows, a gas fireplace with a massive cedar log mantel comfortable sofa and chairs, a 50' flat screen TV, wireless internet service and an old sugaring off sled serving as a coffee table makes quite a statement.

Dinning at the 10 ft dining room table, under an old wagon wheel that has old lanterns creatively converted into modern lighting, you will experience a cross view of both sides of the property.

The lake side, the gardens in the morning on the pasture side, the fabulous sunsets at night.

The family room area has an 8 person poker table and there is additional seating for 4 at the kitchen counter.

Lovely large cedar paneled laundry room, with a washer, dryer, coat room, wet sink and cupboards completes the house.

Outdoors welcomes you with a 7 acre perennial fringed lake.

The lake is stocked with large and small mouth bass, perch, blue gills and carp that practically jump on your hook. We have a dock that you can fish from or you can stroll around to the far side and walk the board walk to Meditation Island.......

You can also walk or jog the whole perimeter of the lake on a dirt path. State land boarders our property so hiking and exploring the woods is a must do.

Kayaks and fishing rods provided for your days of fun.

Wildlife abounds, deer, wild turkeys, George the blue Heron, red tailed hawks, ducks and birds galore, so bring those binoculars. Everything to see and enjoy…..nothing here to hurt you.

We guarantee the area has so much to offer you will never be bored.

To book our home we need you to email us your home address and we will discuss sending you out a contract. Your deposit is 50% the weekly rental rate with the balance due 120 days before your arrival.

We are blessed as you will feel staying a week with us.

More Details

Owner
Kate Sullivan
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
September 24, 2018

About Kate Sullivan

It is just my husband and I and we still work for a living. However we have the luxury of working from home so can be around for anything you need or want.

Really important for you to know

We didnt build this home intending it to be a rental so it is built with quality. We dont sleep or live in there and move out when you want to rent it or pick up some check rental money by renting it out when out of season. It is just truly a vacation rental waiting for you to come and enjoy the area and your time here.

This is why our home is immaculate and we want guest who will appreciate this and keep it this way.

Kate Sullivan purchased this house in 2008

Why Kate Sullivan chose Cooperstown

WITHOUT QUESTION ONE OF THE NICEST PROPERTIES IN THE AREA.......I WOULD SAY ONE OF THE TOP 3 IN COOPERSTOWN. WELL KNOWN IN THE AREA. ONCE A BUSH (BEER) ESTATE.

What makes this house unique

PEACE, QUIET, LUXUARY, IMMACULATE.

WE HAVE WEEKLY STAFF TAKING CARE OF THE HOME AND GARDENS TO MAKE SURE THE MAINTANCE IS KEPT UP AND YOU’RE STAYS WITH US IS THE BEST

Amenities

Cooperstown House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 9:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • Leave the house in good condition. If more than a normal cleaning is needed pictures will be sent and a charge of $190 processed.
  • Rental agreement is for exactly the number of guests contracted for. Any additional will have to be approved & a nightly charge will apply if accepted
  • we have a large body of water on the property and provide kayaks and fishing poles for your enjoyment but you are 100% responsible for your safety.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Town
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 17 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , LOVELY BATHROOM........TOTALL IMMACULATE AND COMFORTABLE
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , REALLY NICE COMFORTABLE BATHROOM.......IMMACULATE
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , WALK IN HANDICAP SHOWER.......LOVELY LARGE BATHROOM IDEAL
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , LARGE, IMMACULATE, SHARED BATH WITH QUEEN & BUNK RM
  • All our bathrooms and Large, Modern and immaculate no groddy tile work or leaky or dirty toilets and showers If you appreciate clean surroundings then you will love our home and we will love you for taking care of it during your stay,
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , WITH PRIVATE BATH AND WATER VIEW
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , WITH PRIVATE BATH AND WATER VIEW
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , HANDICAP ROOM WITH PRIVATE BATH AND WATER VIEW
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , QUEEN BED WITH JOINING BUNK ROOM & SHARED BATH PASTURE VIEW
    Bedroom 5 - 2 bunk bed , BUNK ROOM, 2 BEDS, SHARED BATH WITH QUEEN ROOM
  • (2) Two King Master suites both so comfortable you will definitely want to sleep in, (1) Queen Bedroom with a view of the pasture......truly comfy and wonderful, shares a very large bathroom with the bunk room Twin or Single Beds (2) beautiful comfortable twin bed with a trundle twin underneath that can be two single or pushed together for one king, Baby Cribs (1) Crib for young non climbing child provided upon request at no additional cost, Bunk Beds (2) single beds awesome, comfortable and clean clean clean.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Notes:
OUR PROPERTIES ARE LUXURY AND A HOME THAT AFTER A GREAT DAY OF ACTIVITIES YOU WANT TO COME BACK TO RELAX AND ENJOY IN. OUR HOME IS AS NICE AS YOUR OWN HOME AND WE WANT YOU TO TREAT AND APPRECIATE IT AS SUCH. WE KNOW YOU WILL.

Reviews

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6 min to HOF, 9 min to Dreams Park ....... World class house and property
average rating of 4.806452 based on 31 reviews
Lambertville, NJ
5

Lucky Duck was Luck for us

  • 5 of 5

We were lucky enough to stay at the Lucky Duck for our Dreams Park week and it was a real pleasure. Everything, the house the property, location and especially the owners couldn't have been better and to top if off our boys did great. This was an experience we will never forget. See you in two more years when our youngest comes of age.

Thanks

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: See you in 2
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Los Angeles CA
5

Thumbs Up for the Lucky Duck!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from Cooperstown and Dreamspark, and were very fortunate to stay at the Lucky Duck. A short, beautiful country road drive from Dreamspark and Cooperstown Village, this home had all of the comforts, property, open spaces and views we could ask for. Great for families, friends, and just a fanstastic respite from the ball fields and City life. Very well appointed, and Kate and Mike make sure that we are comfortable and needs are met. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2009
  • Stayed: August 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Just the best guys........all were so great.........thanks for spending your time with us........Love to have you back.
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5

The Perfect Stay

  • 5 of 5

This property is better than advertised.

A friend on our sons team told us to check this out and are we glad we did. The property is gorgeous, our kids had tons of room to run around outside and lots of activities for them to get involved with. Fishing was a blast. The rooms are lovely. Clean and well decorated and the kitchen was a dream. We will definitely be back in two years when our next child is headed to Cooperstown.

Thanks for a great stay

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Slice of heaven!

  • 5 of 5

This house is a gem of a secret in the Cooperstown area! We've seen many of the typical rentals for baseball families coming to Dreams Park, and this one is exceptional! Very spacious, updated furnishings and working appliances inside and beautiful grounds outside. Fishing poles for the stocked pond, kayaks for a leisurely row, firewood for the outdoor fire pit, backup generator if the storms take out your power, parking for extra cars in the cornfield, tons of channels on satellite TV, were just a few of the perks we enjoyed during our stay! Mike and Kate have gone above and beyond to make sure their guests are spoiled and enjoy their vacation. We're sad we don't have a younger son coming back to play, but we will recommend to all our organization's future families.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Beautiful property, quiet and clean

  • 4 of 5

The property really was beautiful. We loved it’s location. It was very close to downtown Cooperstown and the lake. It wasn’t too bad of a distance to Dreams Park either. We never made it in under 10 minutes, (closer to 12 minutes) but that didn’t bother us too much. I know that has been a topic of discussion in a lot of the reviews. I think the biggest complaint for us was that the WiFi was not working. We finally talked to the owners about it and they were able to reset the router. That helped a little bit but they really need to keep a router or booster at the house to get the best connection. However, any cellular service or WiFi in the entire area of Cooperstown is very spotty.

Overall, we loved the property and would stay there again if we were in the area.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking time to write your review. Direct TV has been here since 8am this morning working on the tv/internet lines. We scheduled them during your stay but they only finally came this morning. Turns out the dish (the are telling us) was installed improperly by them. Missing 2 bolts. They are hard wiring the modem to the box saying this will solve the internet problems. We are hopeful that this is the problem but as you discovered, the powers at be want Cooperstown to stay small town America as much as possible. No name brand stores allowed in town. No Gap No Starbucks etc and no monster cell towers. This is Cooperstown.calm We strive to do our best for our guests. Thanks Kate
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tampa fl
5

Beautiful setting to relax while in Cooperstown

  • 5 of 5

This spacious home is a short drive to Main Street with all of its cute shops and restaurants. It is also close to Dreams Park if you are in town for the baseball tournament. Our hosts were very gracious and were on hand to answer any questions that we had.

A clean, cozy home with all the charm of a restored country home.

We didn’t want to leave this peaceful setting.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Albany
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
lots. we are a drinking town w/ a basebal problem
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Leatherstocking and 3 others
Nearest Train
40 Miles
Albany
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Lots of them
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
hunter mtn
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
fairy springs
Car: necessary

IN ADDITION TO BEING IN THE HEART OF BASEBALL, and the Home of J. Fennimore Cooper the famous author of Last of the Mohicans........OUR HOME IS A WONDERFUL PLACE FOR ARTIST TO PAINT.......WRITERS TO WRITE......MEDITATE........DREAM......AND JUST PLAIN ZONE OUT.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $190
Refundable damage deposit $1,000

OUR RATE WILL VARY BASED ….Your final payment is due 120 days prior to arrival and our cancelation policy is refund less $125.00 admin fee if canceled 120 days prior to arrival. After the 120 days refund only if house re-rents for same time period and same price.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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