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Otsego Lake - Cooperstown Lakefront Cottage - 750 feet of waterfront!

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

1 bedroom cottage with a daybed that converts to 2 twins in living area.

Summer weekly vacation rental (Memorial Day through Labor Day) rents from Friday to Friday. The cottage is a housekeeping unit, we supply all bed linens, towels, and kitchen supplies. Your beds will be made, towels at the ready & gas in the grill. Unpack and get to the waterfront.. There is a picnic table and gas grill on the patio and a washer/dryer in the wash room. You may use our canoe or kayaks (we'll have paddles and life jackets for you) - or enjoy great fishing off one of the docks!

Twin Pines Cottage is located in The Hyde Bay Colony, which is 7 miles from the Village of Cooperstown, on County Route 31. Your hosts, Pam and John Miller enjoy the other half of the duplex - the three bedroom side.

The Twin Pines perfect renter is a family that enjoys swimming, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, shuffleboard, singing at the fire, playing in the sand with sand toys, and quality time with each other. PS. Our sunsets are spectacular!

More Details

Pamela Miller, Owner
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 10, 2018

About Pamela Miller, Owner

John and Pam have been Otsego County residents for 40 + years and have been a big part of the hospitality industry for much of that time. They love this area and are happy to share any information that you might require and enjoy conversation before you arrive or during your stay to make your visit perfect. Twin Pines Cottage is a duplex cottage, 2 side by side units. They have been rented separately for 30 years, sometimes having one family rent both sides. The Cooperstown family home was sold the fall of "15 and the Millers will now summer in the three bedroom unit, a 30 year dream. Every day on the lake. GREAT!!

Pamela Miller, Owner purchased this cottage in 1984

Why Pamela Miller, Owner chose Cooperstown

Cooperstown Twin Pines Cottage is a part of the Association of Hyde Bay Colony, located on County Route 31, 7 miles from Cooperstown. It is on the East side of Otsego Lake, where the sunsets are spectacular. This property (12 acres, with 650 feet of waterfront) was developed as "Rathbuns," in the 1920's. The Rathbun family developed this property as a fishing resort, over the years it developed into a family destination. When the Rathbuns decided it was time to retire, one of our realtors suggested looking into an association possibility. That is what we are! The John and I felt we were the luckiest people in the world to own a piece of this fabulous property. Now it is our time to enjoy the lake and share a part with others that want a special family get away. Hyde Bay Association continues these traditions. All of the cottages and homes on the property are individually owned and managed, with reasonable rules & regulations which are included in rental packet. These rules are only put in place for community respect and each family's enjoyment.

What makes this cottage unique

Hyde Bay Colony's property is bordered by New York State park Glimmerglass. We are in a bay, at the end of Otsego Lake. Our waterfront is private, quiet, and boat friendly. We offer a canoe, two kayaks, life jackets, swimming dock with a float, fishing on the boat dock, sand and toys on he waterfront and a community beach-front fire pit (with firewood provided). Twin Pines cottage is well equipped with movies, games, puzzles, BBQ gas grill, and picnic table. If you desire to bring your boat, you must make arrangements before you arrive as we do have size regulations and only one slip allowed for our cottage.


Cooperstown Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower , outdoor shower , Decorated for the Lake lover and is clean & practical
  • The bathroom has a 1/2 bath and then a shower in the laundry pantry area, as well as an outside shower and toilet on the deck.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Masters Bedroom - 1 queen , lovely with custom built furniture, lots of storage!
  • The bedroom at Twin Pine Cottage has a comfortable bed, great soft sheets and quilts for a good night sleep. The Day Bed in the family room, has great quilts and new mattresses that open up to two twin beds, for deep sleep for the children. The bedroom has a room-size air conditioner as well as electric heat for the occasional chilly night. CLEAN. CLEAN. CLEAN!!!
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
A piece of Paradise located in the historical Leatherstocking country. The lake of Glimmerglass as written in James Fenimore's books.


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Otsego Lake - Cooperstown Lakefront Cottage - 750 feet of waterfront!
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews


  • 5 of 5

The Miller's place was exactly what we were looking for. Very quiet and very clean. Every amenitie you could need and then some. Would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. It was our pleasure to have your family vacation with us.
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Very clean and cozy cabin. Great week at the lake!

  • 4 of 5

Clean and cozy cabin with a short walk down to the beach. Kids had fun swimming and using kayaks when we weren't at Dreams Park watching baseball. We had more fun by the fire in the evenings.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Romantic Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We didn't stay the full week as it was off season and asked the question "Can we stay 3 nights?" the answer was yes and we were THRILLED that we didn't just stay in a hotel. This was a lovely retreat. Not a cabin. A home with TONS of windows and view and outside. We loved the family atmosphere - lots of space and we rarely saw anyone else, except at the waterfront and even that was private and respectful. HIGHLY recommend

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Williamsburg, VA


  • 5 of 5

I loved this cottage. We love everything about Cooperstown. It is so baseball and family and quaint and the lake is so pretty and serine. We were on the lake every single day (kayak or fishing or the dock or swimming). The boys loved the fishing poles and the boats left for us and there were TONS of toys (and shuffleboard - surprise). We had one rainy day - in a week of glorious weather and we had books and games to choose from. We just sat and played cards and laughed and laughed. Pam & John are wonderful hosts. Highly recommend this property!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Williamsburg, VA

Child-friendly, family friendly - LOVED the firepit

  • 5 of 5

Loved the stay at this lake. The lake is HUGE and chilly and very refreshing after long-hot days on the baseball field with the kiddos. We were there for Dreams Park and it would have been a much longer week without this fabulous, low-key, chill-out, family-friendly cottage. LOVED John and Pam. Loved the fishing and the kayaks and the firepit was our fav. We sat from sunset until the fire was gone every night all week long - NO RAIN - amazing stay

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Virginia Beach, VA


  • 5 of 5

This fabulous lake and town tugs my heat strings every year. Sometimes we can't make it, Bit when we do it's peaceful and beautiful. The camp offers outdoorsy activities to fill you bucket list and Cooperstown is a gem like no other. A very special place indeed.

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Leatherstocking Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
NYS Route 20
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
In the Village of Cooperstown
Nearest Beach
150 Metres
Otsego lake
Car: necessary

Our cottage is 7 miles from the Village of Cooperstown where you will find the Baseball Hall of Fame, The Farmers Museum, The Fenimore House, delightful dining, golf and friendly downtown. Within 4 miles from the Village is Dreams Park, The Fly Creek Cider Mill, Omegang Brewery, and more dining and shopping. You can have a wonderful family vacation right on our property. We have 2 kayaks and a canoe for your family's use. There is a ping pong table in the boat house. Our beachfront is wonderful, there are many Adirondack chairs for Lazing about with a book . Our fire pit in the evening is right at the beachfront. There is free firewood for your use. Bring your marshmallows and spend some time together as a family.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Righty sleeps 4 people comfortably, at the rate of $1,500.00, plus 4% tax.There are no hidden fees. The kayaks, canoe, fire wood and safety equipment are provided for your enjoyment. If you have special needs, you only need ask and if possible we will do our best to accommodate you. Lefty is occupied by the Millers, your hosts and is no longer available for rental. There are no cancellations allowed after reservation is made, 90 days before arrival. If the week can be rented, we will refund less 15%.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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