|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Our 3 BR cottage is small, but comfortable and cozy. It is NOT luxurious, so if that's what you're looking for, we don't believe this is the place for you, though we can certainly recommend a few places. :)
The photos reflect exactly what you'll get when you arrive here. We bought this place as a fixer-upper get-away for our family, and we do spend a lot of time here. It is not perfect, though we are always working on projects, and hoping to get it to 'perfect' some day! It is a camp, it is somewhat rustic and we love it that way. Sometimes there are spiders or flies or bees (we are in the country!), and though we've never had a mouse (phew!), we know that in this environment, these are things that we cannot control.
The cottage sits on a hill across from Otsego Lake. We have lake rights and a dock, which is perfect for fishing, skipping rocks, swimming, boating, kayaking, etc. Any equipment you would like to use at the lake (boats, tubes, fishing gear, life jackets, etc) is "Bring Your Own."
There is room at our place for two cars, MAYBE three. Parking is tight. Our main driveway is steep. There is also a (shared) driveway behind the house that you can access and park on for unloading luggage or groceries.
Our place is only about a ten minute drive to the village of Cooperstown and most area attractions, including DREAMS PARK (@10 miles away). There are tons of things to see and do for families or groups of friends, including The Fenimore Art Museum, The Farmers Museum, Glimmerglass Opera, Doubleday Field, Ommegang Brewery, Fly Creek Cider Mill and Orchard, Cooperstown & Charlotte Valley Railroad, Lakefront Park, Cooperstown Trolley, Hyde Hall, Cooperstown Chamber Music Festival and of course, the National Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum. There are awesome places for antiquing and exploring, the Main Street in the village is filled with cool spots to check out - including unique shops, great restaurants, funky bars, golf courses and mini golf, batting cages and pizza & ice cream shops.
Our cottage sleeps six comfortably, but is definitely small and cozy. The bedrooms are small, but have basically everything you'd need. See pictures.
The main level features an open floorplan with living and dining room area, small full kitchen, 1 BR with a full sized bed, and a small full bathroom with shower (no tub). There is a deck off of the main level with a beautiful view of Otsego Lake. There is one small TV in the main area with a DVD player. We also have a stereo that you can hook your iPod to for listening to music.
Seating can be snug at our cottage. Currently, we have a small couch, a recliner and rocking chair in the main living space, as well as a table and six chairs. We have a few fans and a window unit air conditioner for comfort. We have games, books, cards and art supplies for kids and adults. We usually have a few toys kicking around too, like wooden blocks, dolls, legos, toy cars, etc.
The kitchen has all that you'd need, but it is small. There is a Keurig coffee maker (bring your own pods). We provide a few dish towels. Please ask if you have any concerns about what we provide.
BR 1 on the main level of the house has a full-sized bed, a small dresser and small closet. We provide blankets and clean sheets.
The only bathroom is on the main level of the cottage. It is a very small bathroom. It has a standup shower, no tub. We provide 6 clean bath towels and a few wash cloths. You BYO soaps, shampoos, toilet paper and other toiletries.
The lower level of the cottage is a finished basement that has a sliding glass door leading outside to a covered patio. There are two bedrooms and a common room with a futon that folds out into a full sized bed for extra sleeping space. We have extra blankets, pillows and sheets if anyone chooses to sleep on the futon. This room has a locked door to an inaccessible area of the basement.
BR 2 on lower level has a queen bed. The bedroom has a closet, dresser, exposed painted beams, and one painted concrete wall. We provide sheets and blankets.
BR 3 on the lower level is very small, and has two twin beds and a dresser - it is definitely better suited for children (not babies). Please see the pictures. The bedroom also has exposed painted beams, and one painted concrete wall. We provide clean sheets and blankets.
The Outside Area: Besides a porch, there is a large picnic table, Weber Grill (BYO charcoal), and old fashioned fire pit. There are blackberry bushes and a wild flower garden that we attempt to maintain. The lake and dock is across the street and down a path, which we will show you how to access. Any boat other than a kayak or canoe will need to be put into the lake at the public boat launch.
We do not allow any pets, no exceptions. We have children with asthma and allergies to pets. We thank you for not trying to bring pets in, as it is really bad for our kids! PETS ARE NOT ALLOWED. Any pets will result in full loss of deposit, which we will use to pay for additional cleaning. Also, NO SMOKING inside the house please - smoking is also bad for asthma & allergies.
We DO require a security deposit, which is refundable once we inspect the house for damage. If it is clean and clear, and all of our stuff is still intact and where we left it, we will issue a refund within 7 days of your departure. Please be up front and let us know if anything breaks or is damaged during your stay.
We want you to have fun, but please respect our neighbors! We want them to keep liking us :) Small get-togethers are OK as long as things don't get out of hand. We know you understand this and will treat our property as you would treat your own.
Our house is NOT baby proofed, and is unfortunately NOT handicapped accessible. The path from the driveway to the house is pretty steep, and inside the house, though the main living area is very open, the doors to bedrooms and bathrooms are narrow. Please see pictures and ask if you have any questions or concerns.
Please let us know if there are other amenities that you believe would make your stay more comfortable. We are always open to suggestion!
We are from a small town in Upstate NY, married for 19 years with 4 (nice) children and 1 (bratty) dog.
Jessica Betke purchased this cottage in 2012
We bought this place to have a family get-away for relaxing and exploring.
My family and I stayed in this property last year and had a wonderful time. Jessica does a very good job of describing her property and it was exactly as described. We are lucky enough to get to return to Cooperstown this coming June, so we immediately booked the Lake House again. Unfortunately, our group is larger this year and we realized that we would need to find a larger home to stay in. I contacted Jessica, and even though, it was beyond the 30 day limit for a full refund, she refunded my entire deposit. Jessica has been very fair and understanding in all of my dealings with her and I would recommend her property to anybody on its own, but would especially recommend it as Jessica is a pleasure to work with.
We are sad that we will not be staying in the Lake Cottage this year. You will be happy if you do!
Perfect house for the family who has a child playing at Cooperstown Dream Parks. Only 15 minutes from the fields and 10 minutes from the Hall of Fame and restaurants. The dock and lake were perfect for lake activities and relaxing in between games. I would highly recommend the house
We spent last week at this house while our son was playing in a Cooperstown baseball tournament. This house was exactly what we needed. It was a nice quiet, clean, cool setting with spectacular views of the lake from the front porch and upper living spaces. It was very convenient to town, and to the state park in the other direction. We used the dock every day as well to fish, as well as just sit and enjoy the quiet. We had a great time, and were glad that we rented a house instead of staying in hotel or inn.
We loved the little cabin. Perfect for one family! I would not try to share this house with another family because there is only one small bathroom, and with the cozy size you are all very close to each other. The owners do a great job making this clear in the description. The cabin is decorated so cutely!!!! The view is PERFECT. Sitting on the front porch having coffee in the morning, watching the sunrise over the lake, is just amazing. We were very pleased with our whole experience. It's a great place if you want to stay out of the Cooperstown hustle (but not too far), and have an actual retreat at the end of the day.
Our family of 6 thoroughly enjoyed this property while our son played baseball at Field of Dreams (a beautiful 22 minute drive down the road). It was exactly as the owner advertised though we felt we had plenty of room to sleep, eat and relax between games. We enjoyed the dock access and the fun board games provided.
We look forward to our return to Cooperstown when our next son is 12.
The cottage was perfect for a summer lake getaway to beautiful Cooperstown. The hosts were extremely accommodating & it made for an excellent vacation. I wouldn't hesitate for one moment to book this cabin again.
Only five miles from village!
*National Baseball Hall of Fame
*Fenimore Art Museum
*Cooperstown Fun Park
*restaurants, bars, ice-cream, shopping, mini golf, antiquing, etc.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event Price|
Spring - Summer 2017
16 Jun 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
HALL OF FAME WEEK 2017
21 Jul 2017 - 27 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
|Non-refundable cleaning Fee||£100|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£200|
100% deposit refund if cancelled within 30 days of booking.
50% deposit refund between 31 days after booking & 31 days prior to arrival.
NO REFUND 30 days prior to arrival.
REFUNDABLE deposit of $250, which will be returned to renter 7 days after guests check out, as long as there is no damage to home/property. The deposit is a damage deposit. It is NOT applied toward rent. It is fully refundable within seven (7) days of departure, if the following provisions are met:
a. No damage is done to house or its contents, beyond normal wear and tear.
b. No charges are incurred due to contraband, pets or collection of rents or services rendered during the stay.
c. All debris, rubbish & discards are placed in the trash containers outside.
d. Soiled dishes and cooking items are cleaned prior to departure.
e. The key is left on the kitchen counter and all windows and all exterior doors are closed. A twenty-five dollar ($25.00) fee will be charged for a lost key.
f. All charges accrued during the stay are paid prior to departure.
g. No linens are lost or damaged.
h. No early check-in or late check out without special written arrangements made prior to the check-in day.
NO SMOKING/NO PETS $250 will be removed from security deposit if there is any smoking on the premises, $250 if there are any pets on premises.
With your deposit, you are agreeing to rent this house under the terms outlined in the description. We reserve the right to decline any reservation requests at our discretion.
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.