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Booking for Fall & 2018 - 1/2 Mile from Dreams Park, New Deck, Fishing, Boats

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Last updated: 03/29/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Welcome to our home. We would like for you to enjoy and respect it as you would your own. Our goal is to create a wonderful 'experience' for you and look forward to new and past guests alike.

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 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 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.


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.”
–Henry Cooper

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

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/29/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1580 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Children Welcome:

    All children are to be under adult supervision, especially when in the boats or fishing....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    master bedroom with private bathroom, new mattress 2016...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Fireplace bedroom, new mattress 2016...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

    Baseball Bedroom with memorabilia, new mattress 2016...moreless

  • 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

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    2 sinks...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    single sink...moreless

Other Amenities

  • 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


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    various board games and puzzles...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Full cable - no HBO, movie channels...moreless

  • Television:

    New 40 inch wall mount in living room, Wall mount in Master Bedroom TV in Fireplace bedroom NO cable in Baseball bedroom, but a monitor for DVD ...moreless

  • VCR


  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Water View:

    Large Pond - New for 2012 - 4 person PaddleBoat and Small Fishing Boat - for renters only...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing


  • Dining:

    Seats 6 comfortably. There are also 2 stools at our new counter....moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    New for 2013 24,000 BTU Unit...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    New in 2016...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Baseboard hot water heat the 24,000 BTU unit heats nicely as well....moreless

  • Internet:


  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All towels and sheets provided...moreless

  • Living Room:

    New TV in 2016. Sliding glass doors leading to the deck. Gorgeous views! ...moreless

  • Mobile Phone:

    Cell phone service available...moreless

  • Parking:

    Long driveway and additional pull off parking...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone:

    For Emergency calls...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    New in 2016...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    Non working gorgeous stone fireplaces located in living room and one bedroom. Electric fireplace inserts, one with heat, one just for ambiance....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    No Keurig...your basic coffee maker....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    new farberware set ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher:

    New in 2016...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Blender, can opener, coffee maker, fondue set, toaster oven, toaster, all utensils, plates, etc. just about anything you would need. ...moreless

  • Microwave:

    New in 2016...moreless

  • Oven:

    Double oven new in 2016...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Basic spices, salt, pepper....moreless


  • Deck / Patio


Write a review 4.9
from 34 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
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
$175 $250
Fri, Sat
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 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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Last updated: 03/29/2017
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Glimmerglass Opera, Farmers Museum, Fenimore House, Otesaga Hotel, Leatherstocking Golf Course, Glimmerglass State Park, Fly Creek Cider Mill, Hartwick and Oneonta State Colleges, Howes Caverns, Cooperstown Scenic Railroad, Ommegang Brewery.


Owner info

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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Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/29/2017

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  • Front of the house.  Welcome!

    Front of the house. Welcome!

  • Even Grandma took a ride....what a fun time.

    Even Grandma took a ride....what a fun time.

  • Good morning!

    Good morning!

  • Fountain on the pond.

    Fountain on the pond.

  • Firepit and relaxation area.

    Firepit and relaxation area.

  • New room darkening curtains in Master Bed room.

    New room darkening curtains in Master Bed room.

  • Tile shower stall - new bathroom

    Tile shower stall - new bathroom

  • Kitchen backsplash

    Kitchen backsplash

  • Fireplace bedroom.

    Fireplace bedroom.

  • Happy Fall

    Happy Fall

  • Baseball bedroom- twin bedded room

    Baseball bedroom- twin bedded room

  • Brand new concrete kitchen countertops.

    Brand new concrete kitchen countertops.

  • Driveway entrance.

    Driveway entrance.

  • The maiden voyage with the paddle boat. They caught 5 fish!

    The maiden voyage with the paddle boat. They caught 5 fish!

  • Tent in fields for the wedding reception.

    Tent in fields for the wedding reception.

  • Beautiful wedding right next to the pond....gorgeous!

    Beautiful wedding right next to the pond....gorgeous!

  • Master bedroom - queen bed.

    Master bedroom - queen bed.

  • Here it is! Our new second bathroom just off the Master Bedroom.

    Here it is! Our new second bathroom just off the Master Bedroom.

  • Large living room

    Large living room

  • Kitchen - all new appliances in 2016

    Kitchen - all new appliances in 2016

  • Fireplace bedroom - queen bed.

    Fireplace bedroom - queen bed.

  • Baseball bedroom

    Baseball bedroom

  • Dining room

    Dining room

VRBO #334035

This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Wednesday, March 29, 2017

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