3 Weeks Left !1/2 Mile from Dreams Park, New Deck, Fishing, Boats, 40 Acres(34 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2-7 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)
Located on 40 acres, (Therefore the name Grandpa's Back 40 - where he used to raise sheep); view the horseshoe shaped pond, beautiful mountains and wildlife while being only .6 tenths of a mile from the Dreams Park and 5 miles south of Cooperstown. This home is available from APRIL - NOVEMBER for many attractions in our area.
The home is not owner occupied, leaving no personal 'clutter' behind! We enjoy it ourselves in the off times, but leave it renter ready and ask that you leave it as you find it. We always try to be there to greet you when you arrive and are easily available throughout your stay. I have been in the hospitality business all my life and take pride in making sure your stay is enjoyable. The perfect location is one of it's best assets....so close to the Dreams Park you can hear the games being played and see the Fireworks every Thursday night from the back yard! The tour train goes right through the center of our property (no late evenings!)...listen to the whistle of times gone by...better yet take the scenic train from Milford to Cooperstown and see the house along the way! So close to Cooperstown and Oneonta's sights, etc.
Interested in day trips while you visit? We are within 1 3/4 hours from Turning Stone (casino); Saratoga Horse Races; SPAC; Albany - visit our capitol - many theatres, museums, music venues, etc. While in Cooperstown visiting- the infamous brunch at The Otesaga Hotel is a must. Looking out over beautiful Otsego Lake enjoy your lunch/brunch and make plans to take the tour boat, go fishing, boating, sailing, swimming. There is a boat rental along the lake (fishing boats, canoes, etc.) and several spots to go swimming. Visit Council Rock, The Stone Bridge, Clark's Tower or take the Brewery Trail featuring local breweries including Brewery Ommegang (several concerts throughout season) and Council Rock Brewery (also known for it's Friday night fish fry). Information and pictures of these sites and more will be available to you in our home. (Please note: some of the above are seasonal so be sure to check before you arrive)
Bedroom Set Up:
Master bedroom: 1 queen size bed
Fireplace bedroom: 1 queen size bed
Baseball bedroom: 2 twins.
Living room is large (25 x 14) with ample seating - large sectional and comfortable chaise with large TV. Games, puzzles and folding card table available. We are trying to maintain our homey and relaxing atmosphere that past guests have enjoyed during Dreams Park season; therefore based on the hectic schedules we have during ball season we can not accommodate team parties . We have been renovating our home in our spare time with a few things left to do (mainly the completion of the deck). There is now a completely new kitchen with all new appliances. The large bathroom has been done over . New washer and dryer in laundry area. All fresh paint on ceilings and walls. New mattresses, towels and linens.
BBQ grill and fire pit and a little relaxation area. There has been a lot of use of our four person Paddle Boat and small fishing boat - they can be used for fun or to fish in our stocked pond (for renters only!) Listen to the peepers while watching an awesome sunset. Early risers will enjoy the sunrise with the rolling hills as the backdrop.....you would never guess that you were in the middle of so much to do when you look out at the 40 acres and see wildlife. Sightings so far have been a white crane, heron, beaver, geese, deer, various birds (including bald eagles), frogs (an unwanted snake by the firepit...they leave when the sun goes down!) In season we have an herb garden just outside your front door - please feel free to use anything there.
NOTE: State taxes and CLEANING FEES ARE INCLUDED.
I make a point to return emails/calls promptly so please follow up with a call if I haven't reached you in a day! Your requests are important to me as they are to you!
We hope you enjoy our home and your visit to Cooperstown.
“New York is divided into more discrete regions than any other state I know of … Cooperstown doesn’t really fall under any of these regional categories. It’s its own stop.”
A little side note: the turn out for this years (2016) Hall of Fame Induction was over 50,000! We can only imagine what it will be when Derek Jeter gets inducted! That year I will be providing primitive camping (tents and campers) for a nominal fee. Porta potty's will be provided!
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Member since: 2011
- 1580 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
- Queen size Beds (1) 1 queen - frame is wicker - one of a kind from MacKenzie Childs, Fireplace bedroom: New queen platform bed - this bedroom features the granite stone fireplace., Twin or Single Beds 2 twins on new platforms - this is our 'baseball' bedroom, chaise located in the living room for 7th person in a pinch....moreless
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- In season you will have access to our Herb garden. Relaxation area and Fire pit also available. Please note we provide a start up amount of paper products (toilet paper and paper towels, kleenex) so that there will be some there until you can get to the store. We would kindly appreciate it if you leave the furniture where you find it to avoid scratching floors, or worse yet, hurting your back! Also, if you must move pillows, blankets, etc. from one room to the next kindly return them to their 'home' when you leave. Thank you very much....moreless
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable:
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Mountain View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Water Skiing
- Dining Room
- Seating for 8 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Mobile Phone:
- Parking Off Street
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine:
- Wood Fireplace:
- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils
- Pantry Items:
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Dreams Park 2017
Jun 2 - Sep 1, 2017
7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Friday
Off season fall
Sep 8 - Nov 13, 2017
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $300
- Tax Rate 4%
NOTE: You can have the option of the damage protection....or the $300 refundable damage deposit...you will not be charged for both. Contract will be sent via email upon booking. NO TEAM PARTIES...If paying by credit card the fee I am charged will be added to your amount. There is no additional fee if paying by check.
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Year Purchased: 1963
About the owner: I am the grand-daughter of the original owner of this home. Grandpa built the home in 1963 and it has remained in the family since. I grew up on this property and am a graduate of Cooperstown Central School. Although my mother and I do not live in the immediate area any more, Cooperstown and it's surroundings are near and dear to my heart. I am an esthetician by trade and my significant other is a carpenter/contractor. I have 2 sons who, along with us, wish to maintain this house as a place for us to vacation as well as you!
Why the Owner Chose Milford, NY, USA (village):
We have decided to share our home with vacationers because of it's great location, and easy access - it is located on St. Rt. 28, a 5 mile trek directly into Cooperstown. We enjoy looking out at and walking through the fields and watching the wildlife. There is so much to see and do in the area that you could visit every season and find something else exciting!
The Unique Benefits at this House:
The beavers have decided to take up residence as well - so we have an additional 'wildlife refuge' on the property. We are close to the Cooperstown Scenic Railroad train ride - it goes right through the center of our property! Most major attractions are within 20 minutes of our house. 2017 WILL INTRODUCE OUR FABULOUS DECK WITH FANTASTIC VIEWS!
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Front of the house. Welcome!
Even Grandma took a ride....what a fun time.
Beautiful wedding right next to the pond....gorgeous!
Master bedroom - queen bed.
Here it is! Our new second bathroom just off the Master Bedroom.
Some of the memorabilia displayed.
Large living room
Only 5 miles to beautiful Otsego Lake.
Dining room during the holidays.
The maiden voyage with the paddle boat. They caught 5 fish!
Tent in fields for the wedding reception.
Firepit and relaxation area.
New room darkening curtains in Master Bed room.
Tile shower stall - new bathroom
New kitchen...concrete countertop, all new cabinets and appliances
Fountain on the pond.
Fireplace bedroom, new queen bed.
This listing was first published here in 2011.
Date last modified - Sunday, January 22, 2017
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