Cozy Yet Spacious Lakefront Cottage, Ideal for All Seasons

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The Little Cottage House on Kinderhook Lake


Last updated: 06/28/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

If you are looking for a 'party' house, this is not the place for which you are surfing. Rather, one or two mature couples, or a family of four or five who wish to spend some quality time together are the guests who will get the most from this lovely lakeside setting.
Kinderhook Lake is a good size "fishin' hole" of 375 aces. It is stocked with Walleye, Northern Pike, Perch and Bass. Since the Lake is just outside the door, you can fish right off the bank. (Our own grandchildren have a lot of fun going out with their fishing poles and then coming inside with their trophies, asking their moms to cook them.) It’s great for swimming, too. Stone steps down into the Lake make it quite easy for “little ones” or “older ones” to enjoy the cool, spring-fed waters on a hot summer day.
The Norman Rockwell Museum, Cooperstown Baseball Hall of Fame, the NYS Capitol, Tanglewood, the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Lindenwald (the family home of Martin Van Buren, our 8th President and the first born as an American citizen!), Saratoga Race Track, Lake George and “The Great Escape” amusement park – all are close enough to provide easy and entertaining day trips. Of course, you might prefer to do nothing except sit by the lake, relax and enjoy!

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1292 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single


  • The downstairs bedroom suite can be closed off from the Great Room for more privacy via a pocket door, which slides-in beneath the staircase when not in use. The upstairs Master has its own sitting room, where a twin bed would be available if needed or desired. There is a workstation with wireless connection available, if you have chosen to bring your computer with you. In the warmer months, you might prefer to bring your laptop outside and work on it from the deck while you enjoy the view. The cottage does have a basement entrance, which comes in handy on rainy (or snowy) days....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower


  • The downstairs Master Bathroom has a clothes washer (water-saver) and dryer, as well as a Roman tub with spray-handle and a double-width shower....moreless

Other Amenities

  • The fireplace is a gas one, and turns on with the flip of a switch in the fall and winter months. The ambiance it provides is charming. If you are traveling with the children, it is probably the place where the two of you would enjoy some relaxing quiet time, after the youngsters have gone to bed! (There is a built-in night light in the fireplace, so that even in the warmer months-when lighting the fireplace is not feasible- a cozy and restful atmosphere can be created.)...moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Library


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Lake
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Rafting
  • Skiing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster


  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck


Write a review 4.8
from 14 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 25 - Sep 23, 2016
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

Sep 24 - Jan 1, 2017
3 night min stay
Jan 2 - Mar 24, 2017
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning $75
  • Taxes Not included


Published rates include both rental and cleaning charge. In addition: there is a separate Reservation/Security fee of $ 150 due at time of booking. This is fully refundable within two weeks of departure, provided the rental terms have been honored. For rentals of two weeks or more, a deduction of $25 per week will apply.

Owner's cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 06/28/2016
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20 Miles
Nearest Airport
Albany International Airport
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
Winding Brook Country Club
15 Miles
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
New York Thruway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Four Brothers
25.28 Miles
Nearest Ski
Jimeny Peak

Car: Necessary

In-season you can conveniently visit Tanglewood Music Festival, Saratoga Race Track, Lindenwald- the family home of our first US citizen-born President: Martin Van Buren, enjoy the Chatham Fair, take a Dinner Cruise on Lake George or just fish and/or swim in front of the cottage. Off-season your day trips might include skiing, visiting the State Capitol, Hyde Park (FDR's home), Cooperstown, the Rockwell Museum, shopping and antiquing or... just doing nothing!


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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • The Little Cottage House on Kinderhook Lake

    The Little Cottage House on Kinderhook Lake

  • Welcome to our home

    Welcome to our home

  • A Summer sunset from the deck

    A Summer sunset from the deck

  • ...or al fresco

    ...or al fresco

  • To work or not to work...

    To work or not to work...

  • The downstairs Master Bedroom in Summer

    The downstairs Master Bedroom in Summer

  • The upstairs Master Bedroom

    The upstairs Master Bedroom

  • After the rain...

    After the rain...

  • Sitting area of the Upstairs Suite

    Sitting area of the Upstairs Suite

  • ... or swing?

    ... or swing?

  • Another corner to relax

    Another corner to relax

  • Time for Ghosts, Goblins and Autumn Harvest

    Time for Ghosts, Goblins and Autumn Harvest

  • A Summer afternoon

    A Summer afternoon

  • The sitting area of the Great Room

    The sitting area of the Great Room

  • Dine in the Great Room...

    Dine in the Great Room...

  • Our Country Kitchen

    Our Country Kitchen

  • On our golden Lake

    On our golden Lake

  • The downstairs Master Bath

    The downstairs Master Bath

  • The upstairs Master Bath

    The upstairs Master Bath

  • The upstairs Master Suite

    The upstairs Master Suite

  • Chaise longue...

    Chaise longue...

  • Red dusk on the Lake

    Red dusk on the Lake

  • Springtime at the Lake

    Springtime at the Lake

  • A Winter Wonderland

    A Winter Wonderland

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