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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english


12 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Central - Leatherstocking Apartment Rental Photos and Description

1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps 4

Enjoy comforts of home in this beautifully appointed waterfront property on Goodyear Lake, Oneonta. Relaxing lakeside setting located on ground floor. Awaken to the beautiful view of mountains & lake. Lounge or dine, inside or outside, in this tranquil setting on 100 ft. of private lakefront less than thirty feet from the water !

Stamped concrete walkways and stone walls guide you from parking to door to dock. Great for swimming, fishing, kayaking or boating in summer. Don't forget hunting, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and ice fishing in winter. Fall foliage, too !

Conveniently located for participants of baseball or soccer tournaments at Dreams Park, Cooperstown or Oneonta. And, for those participating in fishing and kayak tournaments as well.

Sit around the open fire and relax under the stars. Wood is provided for fireplace at no additional cost.

Enjoy kayaking on the lake with the provided kayaks and life vests.

Enjoy the fishing with the provided equipment also.

Air conditioning in summer, heated with separate thermostat for spring/fall/winter.

A full kitchen with four burner stove and microwave as well as a grill for outdoor cooking.

A great place to create happy memories.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english

About The Owner

The lakehouse is privately owned by Nancy & John Guzzo. After purchasing the lakefront property they've spent most weekends for a year and a half making improvements such as: adding fully furnished 1-bedroom rental unit, 80 ft. waterfront retaining wall with railings, 40 ft. dock along the new wall, stamped concrete walls and walkways, newly sodded lawn & other landscaping, upper deck, fire pit, etc. It truly is a beautiful site.

The Owner purchased this apartment in 2007

Why The Owner chose Central - Leatherstocking

One of the reasons we chose to purchase this particular house was because the site is very close to the water - and we've also dreamed of owning a waterfront property. Most houses on the lake are 2 or 3 or more stories above the water level with numerous flights of stairs. We're just above the water level. Goodyear Lake appealed to us because it's picturesque, not extremely active (because there is no public launch). So, most days it's very quiet and relaxing.

What makes this apartment unique

Very safe neighborhood with excellent neighbors, not to close, but just close enough.


based on 12 traveler reviews

average rating of 4.75 based on 12 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful experience at the Circle In, not far from ballparks and grocery store. Stay was very cozy, beautiful lake, daughter had just as much fun as our son who was at allstar village, she swam kayaked and fished.Would highly recommend and would definitely go back. Thank you John and Nancy.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful week stay at this lakefront home!

  • 5 of 5

We were there for the week of July 8-15, 2016 for our son's baseball tournament. The accommodations were wonderful. Nancy and John thought off everything that we would need and more. Super nice couple and the lake is breathtaking. Includes firepit, bbq, fishing poles, and vest. Kids loved the canoe and kayaks and the fishing. We had plenty of room for the four of us and the kitchenette was wonderful. AC in our room was a plus. We were only 9 miles from Cooperstown Dream Park. The only thing was the wifi was a little spotty but not really a problem. Would definitely come back if we happen to be in that area again and will recommend to our friends who will be coming to Cooperstown in the near future.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property, wonderful hosts

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week here while our son played at the Village and found it to be a great escape from the ball fields. In addition to the large, separate bedroom, there were two full size futons that were great for the kids and a nice washer/dryer. Everything was well maintained, clean, and very comfortable. The hosts made sure we had everything we needed to enjoy our stay, from coffee pods to fishing poles. When they realized our daughter was having a birthday (and not thrilled to be away from home on a trip that centered around baseball) they brought down a small gift that made her feel extra special. We enjoyed fishing, use of the kayak, and excellent dining recommendations. Would stay here again and highly recommend to others, whether they are at the Dream Park or Village or just need a quick escape to a lakefront retreat.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Only place to stay while visiting area!!

  • 5 of 5

We came to area for son's baseball tourney at Cooperstown Dreams Park. 95% of the team families stayed in local hotels, and didn't have a great experience. They also paid more than we did at our stay at the Circle In. That being said, we made the best choice by far! What a great experience. Very nice accommodations, spacious apartment, beautiful spot right on the lake, wonderful owners. Only 9 miles from park, took about 12 minutes. So worth it! They provide everything, from Dixie cups and paper towel, to cooking supplies, sheets and towels, firewood, kayaks and life vests and more. We very much enjoyed swimming in the lake, BBQ at the grill, using the kayaks, sitting by the fire - alone and with the owners John and Nancy, spending time away from the park in a unique setting - much more special than a hotel room, etc. Also some nice things to do in area, such as Ommegang Brewery, Bear Pond Winery, Fly Creek Cider Mill, etc. Would HIGHLY recommend a stay here if you are visiting the area.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Seattle WA

Creepy Cameras and Poor Listing Representation

  • 2 of 5

We were disappointed and left early to move to another location which had much more value. We were a family of five that had two ball players staying at Dreams Park. We are experienced VRBO owners and users and my wife works in the travel industry.

My family (children especially) felt very uncomfortable with the number of cameras all over the property. And if that were not enough the signs reminding you that your being watched were strange! This NEEDS to be disclosed in the AD if you're going to be so over the top on it.

Also very unappreciative of the note left for us accusing us of washing team laundry in the laundry room? Cameras didn't get it right this time. You might respond that it was team laundry but it was our sons laundry!

The photos of the home... focus only on the basement part of the home. This is the "renter area". This was not clear to us in the ad or when we booked it. Very steep dangerous stairs to the unit and to the laundry room (not to building code). We do not recommend to an elderly person as my parents couldn't stay here.

During our stay the owners were home 80% of the time which is fine so long as your an early riser and don't mind the squeaky floors above you. Ironically they did tell us to let them know if they were too noisy. We quickly found this to be lip service; as when we requested other items such as additional beach towels or a cooler; the landlord was put off to provide such amenities but with persuasion she finally did.

The bathroom is tiny! One person at a time and if you're a large person its difficult to shower in it. I'm 6 foot; 170 lbs and I burned myself trying to get out of the way of the shower hot water. Its about 2 and half feet square to stand in.

King size bed is very old, as are much of the items in the apartment. Everything is done on the cheap and old but clean.

Reducing the spying and putting some quality living items in the home you will have a gem for a couple or a maybe two couples. Updating both TVs with HD, a comfortable new mattress, and advertise for what it is... 3-4 people with a couples retreat being the ultimate; than you would have great representation of the property.

Attention to customer service would go a long ways also. Understanding the some folks do travel across the county and they don't bring everything from home. The lake is beautiful unfortunately we never could relax with reminder notes, liability forms being signed mid week and the hovering.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We chose not to ask renters for a retraction and let their posting stand as is. Apologies for the lengthy response, but necessary to get the ‘whole picture’. 1. Party of 5 not disclosed upon reserving. That’s over our limit so I wouldn’t have booked it. 2. Renters advised of ‘Outdoor’ cameras protecting our property as all guests are. Cameras focus on the driveway, walkways, boating equipment and laundry room. Installed for the protection of guests and personal property under the recommendation insurance co. 2 signs posted just like ADP posts on every home they protect – to discourage anyone from doing illegal things or having numerous guests, or boating without life jackets, etc. 3. Renters left 1 day before their reservation date,Thursday. They make it sound like they left early in the week. Not so. 4. Saw someone we didn’t know (NOT family member) w/ gym bag doing laundry in our private laundry room! When we brought that to their attention, they were offended. 5. Stairs to laundry room are original from when the house was built. Normal wooden stairs w/ linoleum tiles. We pass a safety inspection every yr. Permits & certificates posted in the apt. 6. Shower – if you don’t know enough to test the water before you get in, not my fault. Normal size stall. Guess he thinks he’s bigger than he is. No previous complaints. 7. No prev. complaints about bed-(new 3 yrs.) or the furnishings. New queen pull out sofa bed, new futon. End tables & dressers are not new. 8. What–a 42” flat screen HDTV not large big for you? 9. How is it possible that we work a 40+ hr/wk + communte & are there 80% of the time? 10. Never complaints of upstairs noise. Installed insulation between floors when the apartment was constructed. 11. And, unfortunately, we ask guests to sign that they are aware of rules like ‘No Team Parties’, No Pets, No Smoking, wearing life jackets, etc. Insurance company recommendations again. Nothing out of the ordinary. We have awesome neighbors and need to respect their environment as well. These renters would not sign on day of arrival-so we had to ask twice more to get the form back from them. 12. We have been renting out our apartment for over 4 yrs-(57 rentals). Met wonderful people from all over the world. Never had a rental experience like this one. Felt like the guest was trying to run the rental, not the owner ! Give us a try – you won’t be disappointed. Respectfully, Nancy & John
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Aliquippa, PA

Cooperstown Dreams Park

  • 5 of 5

I'm glad I found this apartment to rent. It is very clean and well taken care of and the pictures tell the story. We were here for our son's baseball experience at Cooperstown Dreams Park. From this location, it is very easy to get to the park, approx. 15 min. The weather was not very nice the week we stayed, however, we did manage to have two nice days. On Sunday, my son, who is twelve loved fishing from the dock. Kayaking on the lake was also fun. The atmosphere is very relaxing. It was great to enjoy the scenery and get away from the hustle and bustle of the park. The owners were very helpful and informative about the apartment and its surroundings. I would recommend this property to anyone who enjoys the outdoors and the beautiful scenery.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
67 Miles
Albany International
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Train
67 Miles
Albany (Rensselaer), NY
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Many, many, many
Car: necessary

13 miles from Cooperstown Baseball Hall of Fame,9 mi. from Dreams Park, 1 hr 10 minutes from Albany International Airport. Soccer Hall of Fame. Local winery tours. Historical Cooperstown train ride. Excellent dining. Glimmerglass Opera House. All within close proximity to this lakeside rental on Goodyear Lake.

Other Activities: Kayaking, miniature golf, Glimmerglass Opera, Ice fishing, snow-shoeing, cross-country skiing,


Rates & Availability

Cooperstown Apartment Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 1 2016 - Sep 5 2016
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning $0
Tax Rate 4.0%

Master Card & VISA accepted.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Central - Leatherstocking Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Separate sink/vanity area.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • sleep sofa and futon in living room
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat Dock
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Skis
  • Water Sports Gear
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

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