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2 bdrm Apt. with Commanding views of Otsego Lake,

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,050 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

2 Bdrm, 1ba, Lakefront Apt, Swimming, Huge Deck, Very Comfy!

You won’t want to miss a single Otsego Lake sunrise from this vantage point! Your two bedroom, top floor apartment offers commanding views of our local gem from the open-concept kitchen, living room and dining area as well as the huge deck!

Hot summer days are cooled by fresh lake breezes and an abundance of natural light permeates this nautically-themed space from its many windows and sliding doors.

The over-sized deck offers plenty of room for dining, sun-bathing, star-gazing, boat watching, reading, BBQing, etc. Most of your visit might just center on this very spot.

Your kitchen is fully stocked! You will have to shop for your family favorites, but we make every effort to have the basic provisions here for you.

Cable television and internet access are provided. There is also a DVD player, movies, games, books and more for your entertainment.

This apartment is designed for up to four guests. The master bedroom offers lake views, 2 dressers, a spacious closet and a comfy queen bed with tempurpedic mattress. The second bedroom has two pillow-top twin beds, small dresser, a closet and has been freshly renovated. There is one bathroom with a spacious shower and a large closet for your toiletries. Bed linens and bath towels are provided. Please bring your own beach towels.

We provide two off-street parking spaces located behind the property.

Please note: This property is located directly across West Lake Road from the waterfront. You will have to cross a narrow road to access the private waterfront. You will want to accompany small children.

Guests are free to enjoy the 50' of private waterfront and dock area as well as the side yard and parking area.

**IMPORTANT** This property accommodates a maximum of 4 guests due to fire code and septic regulations. More than this number will result in an immediate cancellation of our agreement and your reservation, and you will forfeit your full deposit. Children are considered guests, so please include them in your count.

* When booking, please understand that you have a neighbor below you, therefore, we seek quiet guests. We are happy to accommodate well-behaved children. Please use discretion in determining whether or not this is the ideal place for your family. Families with young children may find this property is not suitable, as the house is not child-proof, and has a number of features that may not provide for their optimal safety. Feel free to contact me for further information regarding suitability.

*House Rules:

*No house parties. No guests, outside of originally registered guests, are permitted on the premises.

*No smoking

*No pets

*As this is a quiet residential home, please keep noise levels reasonable.

More Details

Property Manager
Michele Barry
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 April, 2017

About Michele Barry

Hi, I'm Michele,

I am the property manager and rental agent for Sunrise Splendor. I also live downstairs and am available to help out when needed.

Cooperstown is a beautiful place to visit, work and live. I've spent most of my summers here, and now reside here year 'round. Over time I have come to know some of the area's best kept secrets. I hope you reach out to me for ideas and recommendations during your stay.

There is a hospitality link that VRBO allows owners/managers to create for their guests. When you receive this link upon booking, I highly recommend perusing it for my personal, local favorites. If you are not a techy person, that's okay! We can chat about it when you arrive. I love sharing my love for the area with guests, so please don't be shy!

What makes this apartment unique

Otsego Lake is lovely. I adore every bit of its shoreline. This spot in particular is among my favorites as it not only provides stunning views of the lake, but also of Sleeping Lion Mountain at the North end. It is only from this vantage point that you can appreciate the where its name is derived from. As an early riser, nothing is prettier than the sun cresting over the mountains and shimmering on the water. You are in the perfect spot for this pleasing view. At day's end, when the sun sets behind us, we have the most beautiful skies! The pinks and purple hues reflect off the clouds and the mountains across the lake, and simply glow upon the water. Truly a gift to live here!

Guestbook comments from the manager

The host made us feel so welcome with warm baked bread on arrival. The listing was accurate and the setting was idealic. We had a great week on the lake. I would not underestimate the refreshment of jumping in the lake off the dock. The morning sun was spectacular over the lake and the neighborhood (and neighbors) were great. What a pleasant surprise to find such a wonderful accommodation - a home away from home. We will be back.

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What Jared thought you could improve about the experience:

Jul 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Cooperstown in Middlefield

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1050 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • The bathroom offers a roomy shower/bath tub, large closet for all your extras, and a vanity with added storage.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Master bedroom offers a Queen Anne style Four poster queen bed, with two matching dressers, large closet, carpeted floors, ceiling fan, two windows with lake views.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 4.9/5 -
(20 traveller reviews)

2 bdrm Apt. with Commanding views of Otsego Lake,
average rating of 4.95 based on 23 reviews

Beautiful house overlooking Otsego Lake

  • 5 of 5

Over the past 15+ years my husband and I have rented many VRBO sites in several different locations throughout the US, his comment after being at Sunrise Splendor for just a few hours was "this is the best place you have ever found for us." The house is very comfortable/clean and homey but at the same time beautiful with several lovely art pieces and lots of nautical memorabilia, just when you think you've seen everything you discover something else. The setting is beautiful as well, being right across the street from Lake Otsego. We really enjoyed morning coffee and afternoon wine time gazing at the lake and relaxing after long days of exploring. The kitchen is well stocked with everything you need to create any kind of meal! However if you don't feel like cooking the quaint village of Cooperstown is not far, about 5.5 miles, we enjoyed Mel's 22 for lunch and Alex's Bistro for dinner. We also met fun people and had good drinks at the distillery on Main Street. Michele is a delightful hostess, giving you total privacy but making certain you feel welcome and knowing she is there if you need "anything." We spent a few minutes chatting with her and you instantly feel "at home" in her presence. I will definitely recommend Sunrise Splendor to anyone I know of or hear of who is traveling to the Cooperstown area.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Karen, Thank you for your lovely review of Sunrise Splendor! I apologize for responding so long after your visit. I can't tell you how rewarding it is to have our guests feel so comfortable and at home during their stay here. We feel the majesty and beauty of our lake every day and while we love it dearly, we tend to take it for granted. However, when we hear of the impact it has on our visitors, it reminds us of how fortunate we are to live in its midst. Thank you!! We sincerely hope you consider visiting us again sometime. :)
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As advertised

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was just as advertised. Very clean and comfortable, well stocked, and a great view of Otsego Lake. It was just a short drive to Main St. and the Hall of Fame. The host, Michele, was extremely helpful and accommodating before and during our stay including good recommendations for eating. We enjoyed our stay. The only draw back was the parking for the apartment was off a very bumpy dirt road and not easily visible from the main road. Besides that, highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Vincent! So glad you and your brother enjoyed your visit here...it really is a special place! Thank you for taking time from your busy schedule to review Sunrise Splendor. Thankfully, our road has been repaired since our torrential rain which washed it out last summer...all of our guests were troopers making their way through the guantlet!! Hopefully the recent fix will last for a very long time. It would be such a pleasure to host you again!
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Great Weekend Away!

  • 5 of 5

This place is GREAT! Quite clean and very comfortable.

Michelle is very hospitable, nice and welcoming yet unobtrusive.

There was limited cell service with att. It was a welcomed forced encouragement to disconnect. Not to worry there was a couple "sweet spots" for needed calls and there was internet.

The road is narrow but the traffic was moderate and most drivers were quite considerate and gave us space when we ventured out for a run.

The lake was clean and refreshing.

The area is quaint and relaxing.

Definitely a great place which we'd recommend to anyone staying in the area.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you David...so appreciate your review of Sunrise Splendor!! Yes, AT&T can be questionable here, and Verizon reigns for now, but we do see small improvements every year!! I agree with you...sometimes it is a pleasure to disconnect and just "BE". So glad you took the opportunity to run our local roads. There are a number of options off the main road to explore which are just outside our back door, although, like you, I usually hit the main road for simplicity sake. Good for you venturing out!!
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Great Stay

  • 5 of 5

Couldn't ask for a better stay. The cabin was clean, well-decorated and in a great location. Michelle was available when we needed her and very helpful. We really enjoyed the week we spent there.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was great having you and John visit us at Sunrise Splendor! It was a true pleasure meeting you, and I got a real kick out of John's passion for the lake, and in listening to his sailing adventures! If you're a water lover, Otsego Lake is well worth the visit! Thank you both for leaving the space so tidy upon your departure.
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Perfect place for Cooperstown Baseball

  • 5 of 5

Home with beautiful views of the lake. Perfect place to relax after baseball games. Comfortable furniture and beds made the stay more enjoyable. Kitchen was well stocked with all the basics and having linens and towels supplied was a big plus. Only negative is the road leading to the house needs a little love. Michelle was helpful and provided lots of info on the area before we arrived. Would visit again.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Mary! So enjoyed having you as guests. You really left the house meticulous, which I'm grateful for! We've heard lots about our comfy beds...this is a big deal when staying someplace for an extended period, and of course, the view is pretty spectacular, especially from your top floor location! And yes, you are correct about the road...we (the neighborhood) are working on a permanent solution. Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to submit your review...much appreciated! Hope you get to see your sweet grandsons again soon!
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Lovely Place to Stay--The Best!

  • 5 of 5

My sister, and I know we were the luckiest baseball fans at Ken Griffey Jr.'s Hall of Fame induction. That's because at day's end, we came home to Sunrise Splendor which has to be one of THE BEST places to stay in the Cooperstown area. The home is beautifully decorated and entirely comfortable with an unmatched view of Lake Otsego from the spacious deck. We felt that we were above it all when we relaxed with a glass of wine outside and watched the sun go down over this gorgeous place--and we were! Luckily, we had decided to stay a week, so that after an incredible baseball weekend we could explore the area. With much to see and do in gorgeous country, we found more than we could accomplish! We gave it a good try, still leaving time to enjoy hanging out at our home away from home. We were grateful for the comfy furniture in the living room area, the well-stocked kitchen (and the gas grill on the deck!), lovely bedrooms with heavenly beds and a great shower. Hands down, we agreed Sunrise Splendor is the best rental either of us has experienced. Thank you so much, Michele, for sharing your space with us! We hope to see you again some day.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aww, thank you so much!! We felt pretty fortunate that you chose to stay with us as well!! Your sisterhood is an inspiration, as is your sense of adventure...I just love how you took the time to plan and explore as much of the area as you could during your stay, and your appreciation for the beautyf of the area. We thank you for allowing us to be part of your experience, and appreciate the care and conscientiousness you demonstrated throughout your stay as guests. I expect your future "sister getaways" will take you to places near and far, but always know that you have a place to call home in Cooperstown!
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Nearest Airport
72 Miles
Albany International
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Blue Mingo
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Leatherstocking Golf course/Otsego golf club
Nearest Train
45 Miles
Utica, Albany
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Interstate 88
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Blue Mingo Grill
Nearest Beach
2.7 Miles
Three Mile Point Otsego Lake
Car: necessary

We are located 5.7 miles north of the village of Cooperstown. It is a lovely lakeside drive the full distance.

We are a 15 - 20 minute drive to Dreams Park fields.

I live on premises so you will see me from time to time. In the summer months Mark, the very kind owner will also be around. I'll greet you, give you general information and then let you have your privacy.

The neighborhood has a laid back lake appeal and primarily consists of privately owned properties. It is peaceful around here and the neighbors are lovely! Busy holidays bring more traffic than usual through West Lake Road, but aside from boats cruising the lake, and resounding laughter of fun-filled summer days, it is pretty tame.

A car is going to be important as you are 5.7 miles from town. Once you get within a mile of Cooperstown, you can park just before the Fenimore Art Museum in the 'Cooperstown Trolley' parking lot. From there you can take the trolley into town as parking can be hard to find, and is fee-based.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Cooperstown, New York

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
19 May 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
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7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £38.65 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £231.91
Tax Rate 12.0%

We can accommodate up to 4 people. This includes children of all ages. Please do not try to side-step this rule. I live on-site. If you arrive with additional guests, your reservation will be cancelled and all payments will be forfeited.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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