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William Miller

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english

Romantic, Cozy Lakeside Cottage

20 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

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Lakefront Luxury In A Little Package!

SUMMER 2016...Please Note: From 6-3-16 thru 9-1-16 The Birds Nest is available at a reduced weekly rate of $1500 when rented with the Treehouse. Reservations for Summer 2016 of The Birds Nest will ONLY be accepted after The Treehouse has been rented (and ONLY if The Treehouse guests choose NOT to rent The Birds Nest).

Ready for a weekend getaway? Time to reconnect with your mate? Or, maybe the kids are ready to be introduced to The Home of Baseball... Cooperstown, NY.

The Bird's Nest is just the place to call home for a night, or a long weekend! Located on The Treehouse property (vrbo #206104), The Bird's Nest is private and detached from the main house and is self-contained.

Massive, hand-peeled logs provide the back drop for our luxury, carriage house apartment. Private and quiet and oh, so special. Wainscoted, cathedral ceilings throughout the cottage, skylights, tall windows and French doors combine to create a rustic and warm ambiance.

Pine floors are radiant heated during the cooler months. Room air conditioning and ceiling fans provide comfort during the hot days.

The Bird's Nest provides outstanding accommodations for up to 4 guests. The bedroom, with pocket doors off of the main room, has a pair of comfy twin beds with hand made quilts. A French door opens onto a private deck with woodland views.

A pillow-top queen bed is set in the main room in front of a pair of French doors leading to a private deck. Take in sweeping views of the property and lake from bed!

Relax, read and play board games in the main room sitting area.

The kitchen and dining area, with tall view windows, is complete and ready for your enjoyment; refrigerator/freezer, oven/stove, microwave and dishwasher.

Even the full bath, with tub/shower, has cathedral ceilings!

2 flat screen televisions, a pair of kayaks, great lake front access... come and experience this very quiet and special retreat!

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
William Miller (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english


based on 20 traveler reviews

Romantic, Cozy Lakeside Cottage
average rating of 4.95 based on 20 reviews

Lakeside Log cabin living in beautiful Cooperstown

  • 5 of 5

This was our first experience in a log cabin. WOW! We loved having 2 decks to enjoy the surrounding views. Very romantic and cozy. Very quiet. Our son was playing / staying at Dreams Park and this apartment was perfect for us to bring him home for an evening so he could enjoy the lake too. The owner was VERY kind and courteous. Perfect location about 20 min. to dreams park, 10 minutes to the HOF. Nice place!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Little Home With a Great View; Owner Pleasure to Work With

  • 5 of 5

I rented the Bird's Nest with the neighboring Treehouse in early April for a big group of friends - 14 of us in total - for a trip to Cooperstown to visit the Baseball Hall of Fame and Brewery Ommegang. The two homes (which are essentially connected) together were perfect for our group. The view of Ostego Lake was breathtaking.

We had three people sleep in the Bird's Nest and 11 sleep in this house. I stayed in the neighboring Treehouse, but the members of my group who stayed at the Nest said they really enjoyed it.

This house was clean and well-maintained. Bill, the owner of the house, left great instructions for where to find things in the house, etc. Bill was a pleasure to work with, always quick to respond, and gave great recommendations for transportation, food, and shopping around that area.

Mel's at 22 was great for dinner. Ommegang was a blast - their lunch is great. We also did a tour and tasting. And the HOF is obviously amazing for any baseball fan.

If I'm ever planning to be in Cooperstown again with either a large group or with just my wife, I would definitely rent this house on it's own or in tandem with the neighboring house.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We could not have asked for a better group of guests! Thanks so much for choosing our homes for your stay in Cooperstown. We truly hope you'll consider another stay should you plan a trip back to our upstate New York paradise!!
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weekend stay

  • 4 of 5

Very private and clean.....

Close to Cooperstown about 10 minute drive.

nice view of lake and within walking distance. .

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind words and Liz and I are happy you enjoyed your visit! We look forward to welcoming you back...perhaps during the summer or even the winter when you'll be surprised to see how different our area looks during the seasonal changes!
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Shelton, CT

Amazing Property!

  • 5 of 5

The Birds Nest was a perfect choice for our extended weekend visit to the Baseball Hall Of Fame. It was a surprise trip for my husband's 50th birthday. It's a short drive to town and provided all we needed for our weekend stay. We would love to return in the warmer months to take advantage of the lake access and views. We took our son to the nearby Glimmerglass park and he enjoyed the playground and we soaked in the wonderful view of Otsego Lake.

Bill was very informative and resourceful and provided all of the local tourist spots and favorite restaurants. The Birds Nest was impeccably clean and we loved the heated floors! I definitely recommend this property to anyone who is looking for a nice, quiet getaway.

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our rural country location and lakeside location really does lend itself to a variety of seasonal activities. Many people find the summer months to be the prime time to visit. But the Fall with all the colors, and even the Winter when the lake is frozen and there's piles of snow...these can be the best times to enjoy our area's quiet and beauty.
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Great getaway weekend at the Bird's Nest!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Bird's nest during peak Autumn foliage season and had a nice time. The cottage was clean and well kept, and perfect for some quiet and relaxing time away from most action and noise (don't expect Internet or cellphone service). The grounds are beautiful, and literally right on Ostego Lake. The location is convenient to Cooperstown, Sharon Springs, and Glimmerglass state park and opera house. We'd definitely stay again if ever in the area.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your nice comments! Being located in a pretty rural area it can be difficult to obtain cell service. We are fortunate to have line-of-sight to a Verizon cell tower in the distance and for non verizon subscribers we are happy to offer landline service. AND, the big news is that we now have full, unlimited high speed internet service! So, come on back and fire up your devices!
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Cortland, NY

Absolutely Beautiful!!!

  • 5 of 5

We rented the Bird's Nest for a weekend getaway to Cooperstown and it was simply an amazing place! The beautiful setting on Otsego Lake was picturesque and we enjoyed just kicking back and watching the ducks swim by. It offered all of the seclusion for a romantic getaway, but was still just minutes to the Cooperstown festivities. Inside, the Bird's Nest was immaculate, cozy, and warm, with exquisite decor and possibly the most comfortable bed I've ever slept in. It was fully furnished with a kitchen so it had everything we needed for a nice relaxing weekend. We will definitely be returning to Cooperstown and will stay at the Bird's Nest again. Thank you Liz and Bill!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The wildlife on and around the lake is amazing! All types of ducks and geese make use of the lake...and its fascinating to watch the hawks and eagles as they go about their hunting and fishing. During the cooler months before the lake fully freezes, its not unusual to spot a mink, muskrat or beaver swimming along the shoreline. Sitting quietly at the shoreline, its not hard to day dream about life in the area 100 years ago!
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Albany, NY
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Leatherstocking Golf
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
RT 20
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Royal Mountain
Car: necessary

Located 7 miles north of famous Cooperstown, New York, the area is rich in history, beauty and culture. Where else can you boat to a world class opera performance? Visit Baseball's Mecca and take in a first class art museum?

Hike, bike, shop and dine in a bucolic, rural setting.

Cooperstown in even 'more perfect' when the summer crowds have gone! Come visit for a weekend and experience the Real Cooperstown!


Rates & Availability

Cooperstown Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2016
Jun 3 2016 - Sep 1 2016
2 night minimum stay
Labor Day 2016
Sep 2 2016 - Sep 4 2016
3 night minimum stay
Fall/Holidays 2016
Sep 5 2016 - Jan 5 2017
2 night minimum stay
Winter 2017
Jan 6 2017 - Apr 6 2017
2 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
Apr 7 2017 - Jun 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 2 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Fall/Holidays 2017
Sep 4 2017 - Jan 4 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $60
Refundable damage deposit $300
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 4.0%

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Central - Leatherstocking Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Exposed beams, cathedral ceiling
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single
    Main area - 1 queen , Pillow top bed
  • Flat screen Televisions in both bed room areas
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

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