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Kate Sullivan

Member since: 2003
Speaks: english

The Lucky Duck' sleeps up to 10 guests 6 adults and 4 children ideal

22 Reviews
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

Central - Leatherstocking House Rental Photos and Description

3000 sq ft house, 5 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, Ideal for 3 couples ( 6 adults) + 4 kids

THE LUCKY DUCK”

Our beautiful Waterfront Property is only

9 Minutes to Dreams Park

5 Minutes to Cooperstown Village

and the Baseball Hall of Fame!

WE SUPPLY ALL YOUR BED LINENS, SHAMPOO, CONDITIONER AND HAIR DRYERS.

YOU JUST BRING YOUR CLOTHES, FOOD AND A WINNING TEAM.

THE LUCKY DUCK SLEEPS 10....3 FAMILIES ARE IDEAL.

The bedroom layout is as follows

2 AWESOME KING MASTER SUITES W/PRIVATE BATH

1 QUEEN BEDROOM THAT CONNECTS AND SHARES A LARGE BATHROOM WITH THE BUNK ROOM NEXT DOOR.

2 TWIN BEDS IN THE BUNK ROOM THAT SHARES ITS BATH WITH THE QUEEN NEXT DOOR

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2 TWIN BEDS IN THE HANDICAP ROOM W/PRIVATE BATH.

SO WE CAN SLEEP 6 ADULTS AND 4 KIDS IN COMFORT.

Our luxury custom built Cherry wood gourmet kitchen with Granite and Corian counters and lots of cupboard space is well outfitted with lots of dishes, glasses, pots pans, and brand new appliances. Gas BBQ by the outside tables and A WATER VIEW LIKE NO OTHER.

Now for the story.....The “Lucky Duck” is so named because we feel that we are just about the Luckiest of Ducks on earth to be the owners of such a Glorious property. You will feel the same to be a guest here.

First it is very Important for you to know is that the house we are renting to you is NOT A HOUSE THAT WE LIVE IN DURING THE YEAR, THEN MOVE OUR 'STUFF' OUT OF IT WHEN YOU WANT TO RENT, like so many of the homes for rent in Cooperstown.......YUK!

This was built just for guests like you and is immaculate and will be your very own private retreat when you are here. It is like a hotel but oh so very much better.

Christmas 2007, we purchased this wonderful property from a man who had once owned the New England Patriots. Sitting on 50 wonderful acres, is a lovely house but there was also a beautiful old stone based barn.

The barn was in disrepair and as we felt it would have been a real shame to lose such a wonderful structure. So starting in 2008 and not finishing till Aug of 09, we decided to take almost all of it down and rebuilt it into a new a stunning 4000 sq ft 5 bedroom 4 bathroom residence.

With 5 bedrooms and 4 baths,(full description below) and huge living spaces, we have invested meticulous attention to detail in this property while succeeding in maintaining the integrity of this historical building, and creating a wonderful space for all to enjoy. Some of the original barn exterior wood now adorns the walls of the interior living and family room.

Enter the fabulous glass front doorway to a breathtaking view of the lake and gardens as seen thru the floor to ceiling glass windows directly across on the other side…….quite an entrance.

A balcony framed totally in glass allows the beauty of the land and nature to flow right in.

25 ft high, hand honed beamed ceilings, huge floor to ceiling windows throughout allowing for amazing views of the lake, lush perennial gardens, forests, and wildlife. What more could you want?

The living room faces the lake and features, again, two huge floor to ceiling windows, a gas fireplace with a massive cedar log mantel sofa and chairs, a 50' flat screen TV, wireless internet service and an old sugaring off sled that makes quite a statement as the coffee table for this fabulous area.

Dinning at the 10 ft dining room table, under an old wagon wheel that has old lanterns creatively converted into modern lighting, you will experience a cross view of both sides of the property.

The lake side, the gardens in the morning on the pasture side, the fabulous sunsets at night.

The family room area has an 8 person poker table with lots of room for a second game table, yet be decided on....

A lovely cedar paneled laundry room, HUGE, with a washer, dryer, coat room, wet sink and cupboards completes the house.

Outdoors welcomes you with a 7 acre perennial fringed lake.

The lake is stocked with large and small mouth bass, perch and carp that practically jump on your hook. We have a dock where you can fish from or you can stroll around to the far side and walk the board walk to Meditation Island.......

If you like you can also walk or jog the whole perimeter of the lake on a dirt path. State land boarders our property so hiking and exploring the woods is a must do.

Wildlife abounds, deer, wild turkeys, George the blue Heron, red tailed hawks, ducks and birds galore, so bring those binoculars. Everything to see and enjoy…..nothing here to hurt you.

We guarantee the area has so much to offer you will never be bored.

To book our home we need you to email us your home address and we will discuss sending you out a contract. Your deposit is 50% the weekly rental rate with the balance due 90 days before your vacation date. Pertaining to the Dreams Park season bookings, once you book it is a guaranteed non refundable booking so make sure of your dates.

We have had wonderful guests here wave have appreciated and taken good care of our homes during their stay. We are sure you will be the same.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Kate Sullivan (Owner)
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english

About Kate Sullivan

It is just my husband and I and we still work for a living. However we have the luxury of working from home so can be around for anything you need or want.

Kate Sullivan purchased this house in 2008

Why Kate Sullivan chose Central - Leatherstocking

WITHOUT QUESTION ONE OF THE NICEST PROPERTIES IN THE AREA.......I WOULD SAY ONE OF THE TOP 3 IN COOPERSTOWN. WELL KNOWN IN THE AREA. ONCE A BUSH (BEER) ESTATE.

What makes this house unique

PEACE, QUIET, LUXUARY, IMMACULATE.

WE HAVE WEEKLY STAFF TAKING CARE OF THE HOME AND GARDENS TO MAKE SURE THE MAINTANCE IS KEPT UP AND YOU’RE STAYS WITH US IS THE BEST

Reviews

4.9
based on 22 traveler reviews

The Lucky Duck' sleeps up to 10 guests 6 adults and 4 children ideal
average rating of 4.8636365 based on 22 reviews
Los Angeles CA
5

Thumbs Up for the Lucky Duck!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from Cooperstown and Dreamspark, and were very fortunate to stay at the Lucky Duck. A short, beautiful country road drive from Dreamspark and Cooperstown Village, this home had all of the comforts, property, open spaces and views we could ask for. Great for families, friends, and just a fanstastic respite from the ball fields and City life. Very well appointed, and Kate and Mike make sure that we are comfortable and needs are met. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2009
  • Stayed: Aug 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Just the best guys........all were so great.........thanks for spending your time with us........Love to have you back.
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Chicago
5

Cooperstown Best

  • 5 of 5

Kate and Mike

What a great place you have. We can say enough good things. The place was immaculate and so comfortable for our two families. The only problem we had was getting the kids off the dock from fishing long enough to have dinner. You are truly blessed to have such a beautiful home. Thanks for sharing with us and we will be back in 2 years when our youngest is Cooperstown bound.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chicago, IL
5

Wonderful week in Cooperstown at the Lucky Duck!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I spent a wonderful week at the Lucky Duck in Cooperstown in June 2015. Kate and Mike truly care for this beautiful property! It is very clean, peaceful and full of every amenity your family needs while away from home. The home is of quality construction, beds are very comfortable, kitchen and baths are very clean and well stocked. The pond and grounds are an added plus to this spacious home. We were able to spend time at the ball park but found ourselves heading back "home" to spend time at the Lucky Duck because it was so relaxing. i highly recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Vacation!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We were truly very lucky to find such a gem. This home is beautifully decorated and very clean. It wasn't over the top where we felt uncomfortable. It was very roomy. It had a lot of charm and character. We loved that each family had their own bathroom. The amenities were very conducive to cooking family dinners in-between our games. The kids enjoyed fishing and kayaking in the lake. And, most importantly, it was close to Dreams Park. Great vacation!! We have already recommended it to others.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Blow away with this place

  • 5 of 5

My family rented this house for 3 nights just recently for a family get together..........we knew it looked good on the wev site but WOW we were blown away when we arrived. The owners have done a great job on building this amazing home. We were 6 adults and 3 children and never felt crowed. The place is kept very clean and the choice of furniture is great. You can tell the owner is an artist. We have already starting talking about another stay but as the owner only does 7 night stays in the summer we will planning another September visit.If you are thinking of booking here you wont be disappointed.

Bill Santo

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Best House, Best Week, Best Time ever

  • 5 of 5

We just got home from Cooperstown and are still talking about what an amazing time we all had that week. Five stars are not enough for this home.

The town is lovely and the Dreams Park is an amazing place but staying at the Lucky Duck ( rented the guest quarters The Masters House as we were a group of 14) was fantastic...........the Property is so beautiful and the accomodations were immaculate and comfortable. It was so much fun spending our day on the go doing all sorts of activities the know that we would then be coming home to the Lucky Duck and Masters for a restful break. Sit on the dock or by the fire pit having a glass of wine while our kids ran freely, played baseball or fished. was heaven. It was nice to know the owners were on site and ready to help if we needed them for anything but as the week could not have gone better we never even saw them. Thanks Kate and Mike and we well see you again in 2015 when our oldest boy is ready for Cooperstown.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Albany
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
lots. we are a drinking town w/ a basebal problem
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Leatherstocking and 3 others
Nearest Train
40 Miles
Albany
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Lots of them
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
hunter mtn
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
fairy springs
Car: necessary

IN ADDITION TO BEING IN THE HEART OF BASEBALL, and the Home of J. Fennimore Cooper the famous author of Last of the Mohicans........OUR HOME IS A WONDERFUL PLACE FOR ARTIST TO PAINT.......WRITERS TO WRITE......MEDITATE........DREAM......AND JUST PLAIN ZONE OUT.

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Rates & Availability

Cooperstown House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
INDUCTION WK
Jul 23 2016 - Jul 29 2016
7 night minimum stay
$6,450
 
 
late summer price for 6 guests
Jul 30 2016 - Sep 2 2016
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
$5,100
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $250 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$900
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
cleaning $250
Tax Rate 4.0%

OUR RATE WILL VARY BASED ….LENGTH OF STAY….AND TIME OF YEAR……..HOLIDAY RATES ARE FOR THOSES SPECIFIC DAYS BUT MIN STAY IS 3 TO 4 NIGHTS. WANT TO GET MARRIED HERE......WE CAN SUPPLY THE WEDDING OFFICIAL TO DO IT ..... IN ADDITION TO THE HOUSE RENTAL THERE IS A LAND USE CHARGE. TBD

THE BEST THING TO DO IS CALL TO CONFIRM PRICING

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Amenities

Central - Leatherstocking House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Town
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 17 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , LOVELY BATHROOM........TOTALL IMMACULATE AND COMFORTABLE
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , REALLY NICE COMFORTABLE BATHROOM.......IMMACULATE
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , WALK IN HANDICAP SHOWER.......LOVELY LARGE BATHROOM IDEAL
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , LARGE, IMMACULATE, SHARED BATH WITH QUEEN & BUNK RM
    MASTERS HOUSE - toilet , tub , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , WITH PRIVATE BATH AND WATER VIEW
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , WITH PRIVATE BATH AND WATER VIEW
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , HANDICAP ROOM WITH PRIVATE BATH AND WATER VIEW
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , QUEEN BED WITH JOINING BUNK ROOM & SHARED BATH PASTURE VIEW
    Bedroom 5 - 2 bunk bed , BUNK ROOM, 2 BEDS, SHARED BATH WITH QUEEN ROOM
  • King size beds (2) Two King Master suites both so comfortable you will deffineately want to sleep in, Queen Beds (1) with a view of the pasture......truly comfy and wonderful, Twin or Single Beds (2) beautiful comfortable twin bed with a trundle twin underneath that can be two single or pushed together for one king, Baby Cribs (1) Crib for young non climbing child provided upon request at no additional cost, Bunk Beds (1) awesome, comfortable and clean clean clean.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Notes:
WE ARE NOT THE KIND OF HOME THAT YOU SEE HOW MANY GUESTS YOU CAN SQUEEZE IN. OUR PROPERTIES ARE LUXUARY AND ONES THAT AFTER A GREAT DAY OF ACTIVITES YOU KNOW YOU ARE COMING HOME TO RELAX AND ENJOY. OUR HOME IS AS NICE AS YOUR OWN HOME AND WANT YOU TO TREAT AND APPRECIATE IT AS SUCH. WE KNOW YOU WILL.

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