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Beautiful historic home fully renovated and ready to welcome visiting guests.

6 Reviews
Bedrooms 6
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this 6 bedroom holiday home in Gilbertsville - The Maple Street House

Historic with modern features and considerable comfort for guests.

The Maple Street House is beautiful, spacious and cheerful. It is located in one of the most charming and pleasant areas of upstate New York, Otsego County, the town of Butternuts near Cooperstown and Oneonta.

This large two story home was purchased in 2014 and renovations were completed in 2015 so that guests to the area could stay in comfort and convenience near Cooperstown and the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, Oneonta and the two colleges located in Oneonta, Gilbert Lake, wedding venues in the area and many antique shops nearby. There are many relaxing activities to occupy a visitor for a three day weekend or longer.

Six bedrooms accommodate 12, not including two large sleeper sofas and a cot. A completely updated kitchen with new stainless steel appliances allows for eating in the kitchen or just mingling or even working at the desk. The kitchen opens to a sunroom filled with light and comfortable colorful patio furniture. The dining room off the kitchen seats 12 at a large table, with room for more. The kids area on the second floor is designed for play while the parents are downstairs relaxing or watching a movie.

  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

John Finnigan
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 October, 2016

About John Finnigan

When this property was listed in October 2014 we knew we wanted to own the house. John lived in Gilbertsville through high school and college until his first career job took him out of New York State. Gilbertsville has remained in his heart and many of his vacations have taken him back to his roots. His children spent weeks of many summers with their loving grandparents who lived in another beautiful home in Gilbertsville. That home was sold when they retired to Florida, before John was ready to buy it. Years later he had an opportunity to purchase a home in Butternut Valley. We are ready to share it with our guests.

John Finnigan purchased this house in 2014

Why John Finnigan chose New York

This home made several connections for John. The location is one block from his childhood home and across the street from his sister's vacation home. The size of the house is perfect for vacationing families who want to spend time together. The kitchen is large enough for multiple cooks and hungry snackers at the same time. The yard is large enough, almost an acre, that croquet and badminton and dog walking can all take place at the same time. The backyard fire pit is perfect for early evening and late night time around the fire, talking, reminiscing and catching up.

What makes this house unique

The house itself retains much of it's historical features. The hardwood floors were just refinished and are gorgeous. The molding and wood trim has been cleaned and painted. The children's rooms under the attic eaves are great for little ones and there is a large bedroom with a full size upstairs as well for supervising adults. The living room is spacious for a large group with couches cozy enough for napping or sitting with a book or a tablet.


based on 6 holidaymaker reviews

Beautiful historic home fully renovated and ready to welcome visiting guests.
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
East Sandwich, MA

Beautiful House, much bigger than expected, dog friendly!

  • 5 of 5

We rented 25 Maple Street for a long weekend. My daughter was being married at the Gilbertsville Farmhouse. The house was less then 2 miles from the venue. So it was a perfect location for us. The house is spotless, the beds are super comfortable. The house is located on a quiet street, with beautiful historic homes. We were able to enjoy a glass of wine on the front porch after we got there. The house is much larger than we ever imagined. We were very lucky that we found such a nice house, that was dog friendly. The owners couldn't be nicer! I am so happy that we rented this house, I highly recommend it!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Rondi: Thank you for your positive review about our house. We are glad that you liked our house and that you enjoyed your stay at the house. Warm regards, John
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Comfortable home in a perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We picked this spot for our annual girls weekend because it was centrally located to the areas we wanted to explore. Cooperstown, Oneonta, and Norwich were all an easy, short drive over some beautiful roads. After being out for the day, it was nice to come back to this pleasant home in the very quiet town of Gilbertsville.

The home was clean and nicely furnished, and the beds were very comfortable. We all stayed on the main floor as the upstairs was a bit warm for the time we were there. The great thing about central NY though is that it cools down at night so the temperature in the house was just right come morning. The kitchen was well stocked for food preparation, and we had no issues connecting to wi-fi or using the tv. One thing to note was that some of us did not have cell phone service. There is a land line if needed, and having wi-fi allowed us to send text messages and emails. Access to the house was provided in plenty of time and the instructions were easy to follow. The owner was very amiable, and knows Gilbertsville and the area very well so can recommend restaurants and things to do.

There is one restaurant in town that is open for dinner - The Empire House. The menu looked good but we did not get a chance to try it as we were in other towns for dinner while there. For breakfast, the town of Morris on Rt. 51 going north had a good place called Nicole's. Another spot for breakfast was in Mt. Upton on Rt. 51 going south called the Korner Stone.

Would definitely recommend this home - very relaxing, and a great home base with plenty of directions to go for easy day trips.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Debbie: Thank you for the positive review and your kind words about our house and the local area. We are glad to hear that you and your friends enjoyed your stay at our house and your visit to the area. We hope to see you again. Warm regards, John
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Lovely, historic home in charming village

  • 5 of 5

This experience was not only easy from start to finish, it was a delightful experience.

Gilbertsville is a charming village and the property is located within walking distance to a small general store, a book store, and a post office. Saturdays in the summer a few local folks set up under tents next to the post office, selling fresh garden veggies and hand-made crafts. The property itself is spacious and can accommodate a large or small group--while still feeling intimate. Kids might be most comfortable on the second floor of the house, and adults in the first floor bedrooms. Note that there are two full baths on the first floor only. Paper products were helpful to have on hand. All rooms were clean and tidy.

The host e-mailed and called to see if everything was going well, and prior to the stay, provided a thorough "how to" document on house details.

Overall a delightful stay!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Ann Marie: Thank you for your positive review and the kind words about our house and the village. We are glad to hear that your use of our house was a delightful experience. We look forward to you possibly renting our house again next year for the July 4th holiday weekend. Warm regards, John
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Perfect for Large Groups

  • 5 of 5

Myself and ten friends rented this house last weekend for a wedding at the Gilberstville Farmhouse. It was absolutely perfect. There were plenty of comfortable places to sleep. The house came stocked with plenty of extra pillows and linens. All the appliances worked perfectly. The location could not be beat - we were a five minute drive from the farmhouse. We made good use of the huge lawn out front, the dog run and the fire pit out back.

You don't need to buy condiments for this house - there was a lot of peanut butter, salad dressing, mustard, mayo and ketchup available, as well as plenty of coffee filters. The one thing you'd want to bring is a fire starter or some newspaper for the fire pit.

  • Review Submitted: May 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Molly: Thank you for your positive review and for renting our house during your visit to the area for the wedding at the Gilbertsville Farmhouse. We are glad that you and your friends enjoyed your stay at the house and that you found the house to be well stocked and convenient to the wedding location. Thank you as well for the suggestion of stocking fire starter to get a fire started in the back you fire pit. We hope that if you visit the area again that you will consider renting our house again. Warm regards, John
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Beautifully renovated historic home

  • 5 of 5

We rented this home last weekend with another family so that we could attend a "destination" wedding at Gilbertsville Farm. It was perfect for our entire group. Plenty of bedrooms and baths; large kitchen, dining room and living room. There was also a big front porch to relax on and catch the afternoon sun. Additionally, we enjoyed using the outdoor fire pit and grill. Would definitely recommend to anyone traveling to the area!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jim & Debby: Thank you for renting and using our house and for your positive review. Glad to know that you and your guests enjoyed your stay at the house. Warm regards, John
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Lovely home in charming town

  • 5 of 5

We took our 4 children upstate for the July 4 weekend. This is a charming old home, with lots of rooms and hallways for the kids to wander, but with modern amenities. Very comfortable, with a large lawn to spread out on, and back yard with a fire pit and grill. The town is picturesque and quiet, and the general store is just around the corner. The town is located in the middle of beautiful farm country, along the Butternut Valley.

The owners were always available, very kind and receptive. We would be happy to return again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Edward: Thank you for your review and kind words about our house and the local area. We are delighted that you and your family enjoyed your stay in our the house. We hope that you will visit the area and use our house again. Warm regards, John
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National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum
Gilbert Lake State Park
Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Albany International Airport
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Greek Peak
Car: necessary

The town of Gilbertsville and the surrounding area is beautiful and peaceful. If you are looking to escape and unwind we can assure you Gilbertville will offer options for leisure and relaxation. You will welcome the peace and quiet of a long walk or a more strenuous hike. You can visit nearby farmer's markets for fresh baked bread and produce and linger to look at the farm animals. There are antique shops nearby and unique local shops owned and operated by neighbors.

The nearby towns of Cooperstown, Oneonta, Sidney and Morris offer more history and more activity for nature lovers, outdoor enthusiasts, sports enthusiasts, and anyone looking for easy rest and relaxation.

The town itself has a fascinating history. The National Register of Historic Places awarded recognition of the entire village of Gilbertsville as an Historic District in May 1983. Overlook Park is a 100 year old park next to a stone arch bridge and surrounded by stone buildings. The Gilbertsville Free Library was built in 1818 as an academy and was converted to a library in 1888. It was the first Free Association Library in Otsego County. Tianderah is a stone Romanesque Revival residence built in 1887 dramatically overlooking the village and complemented by a stone and shingle style stable.

Beyond the fascinating history of the town there is the beauty of nature and outdoor activities for every season of the year.

Our house is approximately a 45-50 minute drive from Cooperstown and the dreams field baseball park. The All Star Village baseball fields in Oneonta are only a 25-30 minute car ride from our house in Gilbertsville.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Gilbertsville, Central Leatherstocking

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Hall of Fame Week
23 Jul 2017 - 6 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £205
Tax Rate 12.0%

Owner'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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Gilbertsville, USA

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Fully renovated with tiled floor and shower.
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , New flooring, vanity, lighting and toilet.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 5 - 1 Single Bed , Comfortable large single bed on the second floor.
    Bedroom 6 - 3 Single Bed , Perfect for children, single beds with bureaus / nightstands
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Master bedroom has a king bed with large mirrored dresser.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Queen bed with bureau, dresser and lovely sitting area.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , Queen bed with beautiful mirrored dressers and bookshelves.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed , Second floor full bed with dressers and nightstands.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Terrace
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking

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