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Vintage Cottage on Otsego Lake Golf Course Near Glimmerglass

Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Cottage, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8) near Cooperstown

Just steps away from the Glimmerglass Opera Festival. At the head of Otsego Lake, a short drive away from the Dreams Park and all the museums and attractions of Cooperstown, enjoy this classic and exclusive location at a very affordable price.

Wifi, wide-screen Hi-def TV with premium cable, a great porch with barbecue: enjoy this spacious home on a large private property with family or friends. It's stocked with books, games and more.

A master suite with queen bed, and a two-twin bedroom, each with an en-suite bathroom, and a double and a single bedroom with shared en-suite bathroom, additional cot available. Full eat-in-kitchen and enormous loft-like great room with dining area, fireplace, piano and several seating areas.

Uniquely located on the only private property within the grounds of the Otsego Golf Club. There is ample outdoor room for games, parking or heading out for a hike or nature walk. The north end of the lake is a natural, protected wetlands with a wide variety of birds and other wildlife. Or take advantage of offers for golfing packages for you and your group.

Double sliding doors open onto a view of Mount Wellington and the ninth green while a stone-paved porch wraps around two sides of the house which backs directly onto woods.

High ceilings and fans keep the house cool all summer, enjoying breezes coming up from the lake, and baseboard heat and radiators warm the bedrooms and bathrooms on cooler days. Air-conditioning window units in all bedrooms.

Available mid-May through mid-September. Please check our calendar for available dates.

Keywords: Phoenix cottage, weekly rentals, Cooperstown, Glimmerglass Opera, Dream Park, Baseball, Summer Holiday Rental, Golf, Otsego Lake, Self-catering holidays, cultural tourism

More Details

Sophie Clarke
Member since: 2005
Speaks English, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 April, 2018

About Sophie Clarke

I am a garden designer in Spoleto Italy but I grew up on the property and went to school in Cooperstown. The beauty of the lake and hills here make it a natural garden.

Sophie Clarke purchased this cottage in 1920

Why Sophie Clarke chose Cooperstown

The property has been in my family for several generations and has been used as both a summer holiday retreat and a year-round home. It is both a peaceful place to immerse oneself in nature as well as a stimulating cultural center.

What makes this cottage unique

Quiet days enjoying nature can be interspersed with world-class entertainment at the opera and visits to the fascinating museums of Cooperstown. And a stroll downhill brings you to the charms of the golf course, one of the 10 oldest in the US.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Cooperstown in Town of Springfield

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 09:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Golf Course View
  • rural
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • One is en suite to two-twin bedroom #4, one is both en suite to queen bedroom #1 and opens to great room (two doors), one is en suite to both double #3 and single #2 bedrooms (two doors).
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Single Bed , wardrobe, dresser and shelves
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , closet, dressers
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , large closet and dressers, additional cot available
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (3), Folding Cot (1)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing


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Vintage Cottage on Otsego Lake Golf Course Near Glimmerglass
average rating of 4.3846154 based on 13 reviews

Comfortable and Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here with 3 other baseball Dads while our sons were participating in the tournament at Dreams Park.

This is exactly what I imagined when thinking about a cottage. It is old, quaint, very comfortable, charming, functional, beautiful, and you can't beat the location on both the golf course and the lake.

It is 20 minutes from Dreams Park, which never felt like a long drive and was very relaxing driving along side the lake.

If you are looking for a 5 star resort property, this isn't it. We grilled, cooked breakfast every morning, and had a great time in this spacious property. And, the owners couldn't have been more nice and responsive to our questions. All in all, extremely relaxing!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review, you have really captured the spirit of our place in your description: a comfortable, old-fashioned retreat we have created to provide the most relaxing possible stay for our guests at this scenic spot. We hope you'll return for future visits soon!
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  • 5 of 5

We have stayed @ Phoenix Cottage many times and find it delightful. The interior is freshened up w/ new slipcovers, etc, w/ out detracting from rustic charm and warmth.

Friends from New Haven, NYC and Wichita KS stopped in during our recent visit, and were so taken w/ the cottage. Wonderful place to entertain - casual, welcoming, just terrific. Our hosts were attentive and courteous.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A relaxing stay

  • 5 of 5

This is our second stay at Phoenix Cottage, and once again it did not disappoint. Sophie and Hyde really make it feel like a home, not a rental. Look forward to another visit!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome house!

  • 5 of 5

My family and our friend's family stayed here the week of July 4th. Our boys played baseball in Cooperstown and it was magical! The house is a beautiful 20 minute scenic drive to Cooperstown Dream Park! This house is great. The kitchen is well stocked with everything you need to cook with. The beds were comfortable!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Pamela, Thank you for staying with us at Phoenix Cottage, it was a pleasure to have you and your friends and family as guests. We hope you'll return on future trips to the area soon! best wishes, Sophie & Hyde
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Great cottage retreat!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here with friends while our sons played at Cooperstown. While it was about a 20 minute drive to the Dreams Park, it was a perfect place to relax and rest each day until we had to be at the ballpark again... was nice to have a quiet place to rest. This was such a beautiful area!!! This cottage had all the amenities we needed, lots of vintage charm and plenty of room for everyone to spread out. Would highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for returning to Phoenix Cottage again this year for your visit to the area--it is always a great pleasure to have guests come stay with us year after year--we hope you'll be back again before long! very best wishes to you and your family, Hyde & Sophie
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This is a MUST STAY!

  • 5 of 5

This charming cottage was perfect for our family and another family in Cooperstown for the tournament. It's a little further away than some of the other homes for rent for this purpose but by far was the best. All other players' families agreed. Situated on a golf course, the cottage (very large and roomy) is nearby the lake and the view from the property is gorgeous. Wildlife abounds (dear, fox, chipmunks galore) and the night sky exquisite. There is ample room for everyone and you'll feel like you really got away! This is a MUST STAY!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Phoenix Cottage. We're very happy to know that you and your friends enjoyed your time here and were able to relax and take advantage of the position of the house in the countryside during your visit to Cooperstown. We hope you'll be able to return before long and send you all our best wishes until then.
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National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum
Hyde Hall
This historic home at Glimmerglass State Park is an easy bike ride, a healthy hike or a shor...
Lake Otsego Boat Tours
The Blue Mingo Grill
Dine on the Lake and enjoy local and international cuisine. http://bluemingogrill.com/
Cantina de Salsa
Main Street in Cooperstown
Glimmerglass Opera
http://www.glimmerglass.org/ World class opera and cultural events
Otsego Golf Club
www.otsegogolf.com/ A historic 9-hole public golf course open daily with cart rentals and b...
Erie Canal Cruises Inc.
You don't need a mule to tour the historic Erie Canal
The Farmers' Museum
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Fenimore Art Museum
An excellent small museum of historic and contemporary American art with regularly changing ...
Cooperstown Theater
Leatherstocking Theatre
Glimmerglass State Park
Our recommendation for carefree swimming in Otsego Lake--supervised beach, baths, ample park...
Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Albany International Airport
Nearest Golf
100 Metres
Otsego Golf Club
Nearest Train
34 Miles
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Glimmerglass State Park
Car: necessary

Glimmerglass Opera 1 mile, Cooperstown Dreams Park 14 miles, Cooperstown 9 miles


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Cooperstown, New York

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Nightly Rate
22 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
Hall of Fame 2018
27 Jul 2018 - 30 Jul 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Final Housecleaning £107.15
Refundable Damage Deposit £178.58
Tax Rate 4.0%

Security deposit $250; returned within 7 days of end of rental period.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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