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Camp Serenity On Beautiful Goodyear Lake, 17 Miles From Cooperstown NY

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

5 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, Lakefront

Coming May 2017- a newly renovated kitchen! White cabinets and stainless steel appliances will be showcased in the remodel. We are also remodeling the last unmodeled bathroom in the house. It will feature a custom shower.

Camp Serenity combines early architectural features with modern amenities. The enclosed sun room and all three queen bedrooms look out over the water. The queen bedroom on the first floor has a wheelchair accessible ramp with a direct entrance. The bath within this bedroom has a handicap accessible shower with zero entry. There are wood floors throughout. There are 4 bedrooms on the second floo. In addition to the bedrooms is a large second floor landing. A twin bed and sleeper sofa are on the landing.

The 150 feet of terraced waterfront includes a generous area for outdoor seating. Swimming and fishing are both available from the dock. Located on a double sized lot, Camp Serenity has a spacious level side yard.

Please note: As of February, 2016, VRBO is now adding a 4-9% service fee to renters. This fee goes straight to VRBO. We do not recieve any of that fee. It will be shown on any quotes that are generated from Camp Serenity's VRBO account. The fee does not go away if a personal check or money order is used instead of booking online.

Wireless internet and Central Air.


5 Bedrooms

Fist Floor

1st Bedroom - 1 queen, handicap accessible with ramp to outside and handicap accessible bath with zero entry shower

Second Floor

2nd Bedroom - 1 queen

3rd Bedroom - 1 queen plus a full size crib

4th Bedroom - 2 twins

5th Bedroom - 2 twins

Sleeper sofa and twin bed on 2nd floor landing

3.5 Baths - 1.5 baths on first floor, 2 baths on second floor

Wireless internet

Central air

Washer dryer

Bed linens provided

Towels provided

Iron + ironing board

3 TVs / cable / DVD, incl. a 42' and 30' flat screen

Phone w/ unlimited service

Generally good cell service

Kitchen with dishwasher

Eat-in kitchen

Living room

Enclosed sun room overlooking water

Outdoor dining

Outdoor seating

Outdoor gas grill

Propane Fire Pit

Private waterfront - 150 feet

Life jackets

Seating area on deck at waterfront

Spacious side yard

2300 sq ft

10.1 miles to Cooperstown Dreams Park

17 miles to Cooperstown

12.6 to All Star Village

10.1 to Baseball World


No smoking

No pets

More Details

Jennifer Boudreau
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 25, 2017

About Jennifer Boudreau

Camp Serenity is owned by Jennifer Boudreau and her husband Louis Herman. We purchased this property in 2012, added a new addition and upgraded the entire property. Coming in May 2017 will be a new, renovated kitchen.

Jennifer Boudreau purchased this house in 2012

Why Jennifer Boudreau chose New York

Our parents still live in the area. Camp Serenity was the perfect choice for us.

What makes this house unique

Three lakeside bedrooms with queen sized beds.

New addition to house in 2012.

Renovated kitchen in May 2017.

Large 1/3 acre level lot.

Located at water level. Only about 8 steps to touch the water. Other homes on Goodyear lake are situated high above the lake.

Large, two tiered deck waterfront.

Gorgeous sunset views.

Parking for 6 cars.


Maryland House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , new addition (2013)
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , fully handicapped accessible with zero entry shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , new addition (2013)
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Custom Shower- new in 2017
  • 3.5+
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
    upstairs landing - 1 twin/ single , 2 sleep sofa /futon
  • Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (5), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • arboretum
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
outdoor fire pit and, picnic tables


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

Camp Serenity On Beautiful Goodyear Lake, 17 Miles From Cooperstown NY
average rating of 5.0 based on 23 reviews
Ilion, NY

Annual Family Gathering...........

  • 5 of 5

We had the pleasure of staying at this lovely, well maintained, spacious camp for our annual family gathering! This camp fit our needs perfectly. Clean, well stocked, excellent wifi and cell service, plenty of room, plenty of parking, and such a beautiful location on Goodyear Lake. Owner is incredibly friendly and helpful with any inquiries we had. It lacked nothing and provided our family with a fun filled, relaxing and comfortable weekend. We highly recommend this camp!

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great spot for a college reunion group

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful cottage with everything you need for a group of up to 13 with ample off road parking. Just bring yourselves and your refreshments. The weather did not cooperate so we could not use the outdoor tables and fire pit. We were still very comfortable cooking, dining and hanging out inside. Plenty of space, seating options and bathrooms. The cable TV ( Ryder Cup weekend) and Wi-Fi were also excellent. Once the rain stopped the lake was great for kayaking. The kitchen functioned very well for our large group. The planned remodeled kitchen will make it even better. The owners are very nice and accommodating. We hope to be back in a few years!

Thank You Jen & Lou!

All the best


  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quiet family togetherness

  • 5 of 5

Camp Serenity was perfect for our weekend. Easy to get to, plenty of sleeping arrangements, well-stocked kitchen, and a marvelous view! Couldn't have asked for anything better!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your review! We also love the view.
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Wonderful home for a family getaway!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time!!! Plenty of space and beautiful view of the lake. Sunsets were amazing!!! Owner was great and answered emails quickly.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your great review! We're glad you enjoyed Camp Serenity. Come back any time.
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Great location and property was ideal for our group

  • 5 of 5

Nice size property, good location, and loved the outdoor area. Easy access to lake, nice side yard, and worked well for the families staying there. Would recommend to anyone looking for a lakefront property in the Cooperstown area.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your review!
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Great for a family reunion

  • 5 of 5

I would definitely go back to Camp Serenity. There were 10 of us for a family reunion and the house was just right. It was all adults so we needed a couple of extra single beds, but I'd brought an air mattress and one insomniac slept on the sunporch. Although i didn't know it when I made the reservation, we needed the handicapped accessible room for my sister-in-law's mother.

We loved the deck especially first thing in the morning. It faces west so if you aren't a sun worshipper it is hot in the late afternoon.

Some of the family went to the place at the end of the lake to rent paddleboards and kyaks and paddled down to the house. Only one or two went swimming, the water is cold. The dock has a ladder to get in and out of the water - there is no beach.

Because we grew up in the area we didn't do any sight-seeing and were able to avoid the crush of baseball people on Rte. 28. We took the back road to Glimmerglass State Park for the reunion. It's a great park - 45 minutes away. $7 per car. Has a sand beach. However, I do recommend the museum at Fenimore House and its always a treat to go on the veranda at the Otesaga Hotel - its free to just look!

Price Chopper and Rite Aid are just a couple of miles from the house and just past those is Brooks Barbeque, a very well known local place that is always busy. We got take out - order well ahead - for our Friday night dinner since people we arriving at different times. And my family always go home with bottles of sauce. Just beyond Brooks is a farm market. It looks like a nursery but has lots of local produce, some organic, and some bakery items and other essentials.

If you are into antiquing go into and through Oneonta, or the other direction, towards Stamford, you'll find less expensive things than in Cooperstown.

The house is very well maintained, lots of towels, including beach towels, extra blankets and sheets. We never used the air conditioning - it was cool and we had the windows open the entire time, closing the blinds in the afternoon to keep the sun out. Even on the two rainy days, the house was fun - room for people to get away or to hang out together.

Cooking area is small but it is an eat in kitchen and at least half of us were always in the kitchen. The kitchen is fully equipped, including a blender and crockpot. The only thing we didn't find was a vegetable peeler. We used the propane grill one night.

Bug spray is a must! After all, it is right on the water.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your great review Susan!
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Albany International Airpot
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Oneonta Country Club- Open to the Public
Nearest Train
70 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Interstate 88
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Brooks BBQ
Nearest Ski
58 Miles
Hunter Mountain
Car: necessary

Located only 17 miles from Cooperstown, NY


Rates & Availability

Maryland House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
2017 Summer-Peak
Jun 2 2017 - Aug 31 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
2018 Summer Peak
Jun 1 2018 - Aug 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 4.0%

Summer rates are higher. The $300 security deposit needs to be sent to Jennifer Boudreau, 49 New Paltz Rd., Highland, NY 12528 within one month of your stay. Check in time for in season is at 5 PM. In season (summer, Friday-Friday schedule) check out time is 9 AM on Friday morning. Check in time off season is 4 PM. The off season check out time is 12 PM.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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