|Minimum Stay||2 - 7 nights|
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Coming May 2017- a newly renovated kitchen! White cabinets and stainless steel appliances will be showcased in the remodel. Unfortunately, our claw foot tub/shower has sprung a leak. We will be installing a custom shower for the 2017 summer season. 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 floor as well as a large second floor landing. A twin bed and sleeper sofa on the landing make the sleeping capacity 13.
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, sleeps 13
1st Bedroom - 1 queen, handicap accessible with ramp to outside and handicap accessible bath with zero entry shower
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
Bed linens 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
Enclosed sun room overlooking water
Outdoor gas grill
Propane Fire Pit
Private waterfront - 150 feet
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
Maximum capacity: 13
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 and custom shower in one of the bathrooms.
Jennifer Boudreau purchased this house in 2012
Our parents still live in the area. Camp Serenity was the perfect choice for us.
Three lakeside bedrooms with queen sized beds.
New addition to house in 2012.
Renovated kitchen in May 2017.
Renovated shower 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.
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.
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.
We rented this lovely spot for my daughters graduation from SUNY Oneonta (about a. 20 min drive). We decided on a house instead of hotel because my other daughter has special needs and is fearful of hotels. I was able to show her pictures on line to get her familiar with the house before we arrived. She picked the couch in the livingroom as her safe place, and enjoyed her stay 😀Which in turn made life good for all of us! The owners were a pleasure to work with... All my questions were answered promptly. Views of the lake from bedrooms were spectacular, we were 10 people and were very comfortable. Property was clean and well maintained. We bbq and purchased meat from Larrys meat shop in Hartwick, Delish!
We all agreed this would be the place to meet again for a family get together, hope to return soon and enjoy lake activities!
My sisters and our families, along with our parents, spent a long weekend here, and it was perfect. There was plenty of room for everyone to spread out, and having four bathrooms meant no one had to wait (awesome with little kids!). The yard and deck, dock area were spacious, and if we'd been during summer, I'm sure we'd have spent more time by the water. I think we are very likely to make it a tradition!
This is a great place to stay near Cooperstown. The house is well set up for a large group, with plenty of space for togetherness when you want it , and privacy when needed. The lake is beautiful, and the kids had a great time playing in the water...even on a chilly September afternoon. We picked up a load of wood between the house & Cooperstown and had a great time sitting around the fire pit roasting marshmallows....a perfect final evening.
Relatives from Boston and us from WNY meet for a weekend. Had a wonderful time. Was worried about renting a place without actually seeing it - but was wonderful. The weather was great and sitting by the lake was sooo relaxing.
Located only 17 miles from Cooperstown, NY
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 2 2016 - Sep 5 2016
3 night minimum stay
Memorial Day Weekend
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jun 2 2017 - Sep 1 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
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.