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SUMMERTIME HILL: Stunning 4BR! View LAKE OTSEGO! Private Dock and Raised Deck!

Cooperstown, NY, USA
  • House2200 sqft
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps9
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay7 nights

Stunning 4BR! Spectacular views of Lake Otsego! Private dock w Raised Deck!


Summertime Hill is a 4 bedroom 3 bath restored historic house with spectacular views of Lake Otsego. Recently renovated and decorated with antiques and designer furniture by a well-known interior designer and with many unusual amenities, it is NOT a typical bare-bones rental house. Good Housekeeping sang the glories of this wonderful house in a major feature article, and agents say it is one of the most beautiful and romantic accommodations in the Cooperstown area.

We are halfway up the west side of the lake, 10 miles/15 minutes from Dreams Park. The property extends to the lake, where guests can enjoy a private dock and attached platform deck with 2 chaises, a table, 4 chairs, and flowers galore.

In the 4 bedrooms are 3 queen beds and one double. From all 3 queens, you can see the sun and moon rise on the lake – an amazing experience! Among the many amenities are central A/C with de-humidification, Jacuzzi tub, stainless appliances in the kitchen, a ;professional LaCanche stove, real china, fine glasses, Italian sheets, incredibly comfortable glider/rockers and beds, wireless high speed internet, and a 42” flat-screen TV with DVR/DVD/ROKU. Our Netflix provides 100's of free, great movies.

Surrounded by hills, Lake Otsego is by far the best lake near Cooperstown and has earned the nickname Glimmerglass, thanks to the beautiful shimmering and color changing effect produced by the deep currents in the lake – views especially breathtaking at sunrise and sunset. The water is crystal clear and pristine – perfect for swimming, fishing and boating. On a windless day, you can catch a glimpse of fish swimming around.

A few days in this bucolic setting, looking out on this truly spectacular lake will so relax, rest and energize you that you may never want to leave!

The rent is $4200/week, Friday to Friday, plus 4% tax. The damage deposit is $1,000. (Weekly only from 6/1 to 9/1.) We encourage you to book immediately right on this site….before somebody else grabs your week!

And, again, our thanks for considering our property for your vacation needs!


Richard Scurry

Member Since 2013
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About Richard Scurry

We live in Charleston SC but love Cooperstown so much that we spend 4 months here every summer. I am co-founder of the Bible Literacy Project, which has a textbook - the Bible and Its Influence - now being used in academic elective Bible courses by 600 public high schools in 43 states. My wife Pam is a world-class designer whose work has appeared in over 100 feature magazine articles. Creating a country home like Summertime Hill was a life-long dream of hers, and she spent 2 full years on its renovation and interior design. It was our country home for years, until we bought a house in the Village which is better in the winters.

Richard Scurry purchased this House in 2001

Why Richard Scurry chose Town of Otsego

We bought this property because we fell in love with Lake Otsego - the beauty of the hills on all sides, the shimmering surface of the water, the lack of development (much of the land around it is owned by a foundation) and then our whole family loves to waterski. We also loved the house itself - built over 100 years ago, with a solidity modern houses don't have, with windows low enough to see the lake from a chair or bed, and a wonderful warm feel to it that warms one's heart.

What makes this House unique

Spectacular views of the lake while eating on the porch or reading a book in the wicker swing or in a rocker. You can eat in the dining room, breakfast room, on the porch, or down at the lake on the raised platform deck. The interior is stunningly beautiful, with the interior design by my wife, Pam - a world class designer, nationally recognized for her taste in colors, fabrics, antiques, designer furniture, all of which she coordinates to bring grace, charm, warmth and beauty to the entire house. Flowers everywhere - a garden in front of the house and in pots on the front porch and the side porth.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
      • 2. Peach Room
        1 queen, Lake view while lying in brass bed! White designer furn!
      • 4. Green Room
        1 double, Private bath w shower!Cozy and romantic with a canopy bed!
      • 3. Red Room
        1 queen, Lake view while lying in antique brass bed!
      • 1. Master Bedroom
        1 queen, Vaulted ceilings. Lake view while lying in antique brass bed
      • Sleeper sofa in den folds out into a twin. The red room is furnished with an antique hand painted armoire. There is a fifth bedroom/bunkroom with 2 twins, we do not list this because access is only through the master bedroom, there is no heat or AC, ceilings are low, and part is used for storage but OK for kids.


      • 3 Bathrooms
      • 1. Master Bathroom (shared)
        toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub, Jacuzi tub/shower - large, oval, recessed, and oppulent!
      • 2. Private bathroom in Green bedroom
        toilet, shower, Private, antique toilet, shower behind antique wooden doors!
      • 3. Downstairs bathroom/'powder room'
        toilet, tub, Beautiful antique toilet - a pleasure to use!
      • Updated with vintage style fixtures. The downstairs bathroom is also furnished with an antique armoire.

      Location Type

        • Beach View
          Although our property extends down to Lake Otsego, we are on top of a hill with spectacular views of the lake - one of the best in Cooperstown.
        • Beachfront
          The property extends to the lake, where guests can enjoy a private dock and attached platform deck with 2 chaises, a table, 4 chairs, and flowers galore. You can often catch a glimpse of a fish!
        • Downtown
          9 Minutes from downtown Cooperstown and the Baseball Hall of Fame
        • Lake View
          Great view of the lake from the porch and from 3 of the 4 bedrooms.
        • Lakefront
          Property extends to lake and a dock with a ladder, space for a boat, and a deck with 2 chaises, 4 chairs, and flower containers galore. Truly spectacular!
        • Village
          Small picturesque village, with Baseball Hall of Fame
        • Water View


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Historic
            • Romantic
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Iron & Board
                    • Air Conditioning
                      Central A/C and dehumidifier with additional window unit in master bedroom (due to vaulted ceiling.)
                    • Fireplace
                      Small gas stove in den with fake logs that look real.
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      Central heating
                    • Internet
                      High speed wireless (Time Warner)
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      In basement.
                    • Linens Provided
                      All linens except beach towels. Sheets are high-threadcount Italian.
                    • Living Room
                      Just off the living room is an attached den/TV room with a sleeper sofa, convertible to a double bed.
                    • Parking
                      Private parking on property for several cars.
                    • Telephone
                      Base is in kitchen with wireless extensions in living room and master bedroom.
                    • Towels Provided
                      2 soft towels/room. No beach towels, just designer bath towels.
                    • Washing Machine
                      In basement.


                        • Coffee Maker
                          Grinds and brews. Best coffee-maker ever made but no longer sold!
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          English plates, fine glasses, and designer flatware
                        • Dishwasher
                          Stainless steel. Brand new. Extra large.
                        • Kitchen
                          Fully out-fitted, including European copper pots and pans
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                          Stove has 1 gas, 1 electric oven
                        • Pantry Items
                          Fully stocked with the basics - e.g. condiments, mustard/ketchup/relish, spices, olive oil etc...
                        • Refrigerator
                          Stainless steel side-by-side with ice machine
                        • Stove
                          Lacanche professional French range. Expensive! with convection
                        • Toaster
                          A very good toaster/oven. Great for grilled sandwiches!


                            • Dining
                              Additional dinning areas: butcher-block kitchen table seats 6. Round glass table on porch with 6 chairs (tight) and great view of lake. Dining table seats 8 (very tight.)
                            • Dining Room
                            • comfy seating for 8 people


                                • Books
                                  books throughout house
                                • DVD Player
                                  And DVR
                                • Games
                                  backgammon and checkers table
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  Full cable with extra channels, music, sports, and movies
                                • Stereo
                                  Cable stations play through AV unit
                                • Television
                                  42' flat screen
                                • Video Library
                                  ROKU access to my Netflix libary of 100 great movies. Also many DVDs and VCR tapes.


                                    • Boat
                                      Rent a boat from Sam Smith Marina and keep it at our dock (with attached raised deck.)
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Large covered porch with rocking chairs, double swing and table & chairs with spectacular views of Lake Otsego
                                    • Golf
                                      The Leatherstocking Championship Golf Course is ranked 'one of the best' by Golf Digest and Golfweek and has a natural contour terrain along the western shoreline of Lake Otsego. Spectacular!!
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      Beautiful front lawn and flower beds. Potted flowers on the porch.
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      New gas grill is great with steaks, hamburgers, chicken, etc.
                                    • Tennis
                                      near by at Hotel Otesego


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • wheelchair inaccessible


                                            • churches
                                            • health/beauty spa
                                            • library
                                            • marina
                                            • museums
                                            • playground
                                            • recreation center
                                            • restaurants
                                            • winery tours

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • antiquing
                                                • bird watching
                                                • boating
                                                • horseback riding
                                                • miniature golf
                                                • paddle boating
                                                • scenic drives
                                                • shopping
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • walking

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • fitness center
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • hospital
                                                    • laundromat
                                                    • massage therapist
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • kayaking
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • golf privileges optional
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • jet skiing
                                                        • freshwater fishing
                                                        • pier fishing
                                                        • sailing
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • tennis
                                                        • water skiing
                                                        • water tubing


                                                            • Cooperstown is the home to the Baseball Hall of Fame, Glimmerglass Opera, a variety of historical and art museums. One of the center points of Cooperstown is beautiful Otsego Lake with several lake front dining options w. Another attraction is the famous Leather stocking golf course with lush greens. Cooperstown is located about an hour and a 1/4 west of Albany NY.

                                                              4 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Beautiful home in the perfect location with exquisite furnishings, and a gracious host!

                                                              natalie m.

                                                              This home was a joy to stay in! Every detail was carefully attended to. We felt such a warm welcome from the fresh flowers to the owners favorite coffee left for us. It was nice to have a number to contact throughout the week and Richard was very kind to check in with us.

                                                              The location could not be more perfect! We stayed here while our son played baseball in Cooperstown Dreams Park and the drive never took us longer than 15 minutes. There are many close restaurants and things to do. There are menus and recommendations from the owner left for you to read. The Main Street of Cooperstown was only 5 minutes away.

                                                              The views out of the windows of the bedrooms upstairs are beautiful. We spent mornings rocking on the porch swing. I only wish the rising and setting sun took longer so we could have spent more time enjoying the view from the front porch. Swimming in the lake and relaxing by the water on the private dock was our favorite thing to do.

                                                              The house is well equipped with everything you would need. The owners literally thought of it all. Professional stove and cookware made cooking easy. Spices and sugar for coffee are all nice to have provided. There is a users guide to the whole home on the key desk, and it was very useful.

                                                              The beds were so comfortable and linens are luxurious. Plenty of pillows and blankets. The charm to which the house is decorated cannot be justly described. Best to see in person! I would not stay anywhere else if returning to this cozy town.

                                                              Charming Home!

                                                              Larissa S.

                                                              Homeowner was very accommodating and communication during was on point!

                                                              Loved the porch with swing. Easy access to water. We stayed for a weekend with family for a wedding. Very comfortable stay with a unique Victorian charm that suits Cooperstown.

                                                              Thank you!

                                                              Amazing vacation!

                                                              Kristin M.

                                                              We rented this lovely home for a week while my son played baseball in the Cooperstown 12U tournament. It was a perfect house....charming, comfortable, relaxing. The owner was very helpful; the house was well-appointed with everything we needed. The lake is STUNNING, and the dock and proximity were perfect. It was a bit of a drive to the ball park, but VERY worth it! Location was very close to town, though, which was a bonus. Would definitely stay here again! Great memories.

                                                              Perfect place for our 60th Birthday Celebration

                                                              DebbieUpstate NY

                                                              Charming home with many extra amenities. Beautiful fall weekend - colors on the lake were amazing. The home is very accurately represented in the description on-line. Home owner gracious and accommodating. Have recommended to many friends. Perfect rental for any special family or group occasion.


                                                              Cooperstown, NY, USA

                                                              Cooperstown is the home to the Baseball Hall of Fame, Glimmerglass Opera, a variety of historical and art museums. One of the center points of Cooperstown is beautiful Otsego Lake with several lake front dining options w. Another attraction is the famous Leather stocking golf course with lush greens. Cooperstown is located about an hour and a half west of Albany NY.

                                                              Rates & Availability

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                                                              We rent by the week, Friday 10am to Friday 4pm, during the season. Off season has a 3-day minimum. The damage deposit, less any damage and/or extra fees, will be returned within 10 days after your rental with a credit to your credit card through VRBO/HomeAway. If you should have to cancel, we will do our best to re-rent. If successful, we will return all payments less $100 admin fee. If not , we keep all payments except taxes and damage deposit.

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