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SUMMERTIME HILL: Stunning 4BR! View LAKE OTSEGO! Private Dock and Raised Deck!

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Stunning 4BR! Spectacular views of Lake Otsego! Private dock w Raised Deck!

Summertime Hill is a 4 bedroom 3 bath restored historic house with spectacular views of Lake Otsego. Recently renovated and decorated in the English style with antiques and designer furniture by a well-known interior designer, it is truly one of the most beautiful and romantic accommodations in the Cooperstown area.

We are halfway up the west side of the lake, 10 miles/15 minutes from Dreams Park. The property extends to the lake, where guests can enjoy a private dock and attached platform deck with 4 chairs, 2 chaises and flowers galore. Good Housekeeping sang the glories of this wonderful house in a major feature article.

In the 4 bedrooms are 3 queen beds and one double. From all 3 queens, you can see the sun and moon rise on the lake. Among the many finely appointed amenities are central A/C with dehumidification, Jacuzzi tub, stainless appliances in the kitchen, a LaCanche stove, real china, Italian sheets, incredibly comfortable glider/rockers and beds, wireless high speed internet, and a 42” flat-screen TV with DVR/DVD/ROKU. Our Netflix provides 100's of great movies.

Surrounded by hills, Lake Otsego is by far the best lake near Cooperstown and has earned the nickname Glimmerglass, thanks to the beautiful shimmering and color changing effect produced by the deep currents in the lake – views especially breathtaking at sunrise and sunset. The water is crystal clear and pristine – perfect for swimming, fishing and boating. On a windless day, you can catch a glimpse of fish swimming around.

A few days in this bucolic setting, looking out on this truly spectacular lake will so relax, rest and energize you that you may never want to leave!

More Details

Richard Scurry
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
June 12, 2017

About Richard Scurry

We live in Charleston SC but love Cooperstown so much that we spend 4 months here every summer. I am co-founder of the Bible Literacy Project, which has a textbook - the Bible and Its Influence - now being used in academic elective Bible courses by 600 public high schools in 43 states. My wife Pam is a world-class designer whose work has appeared in over 100 feature magazine articles. Creating a country home like Summertime Hill was a life-long dream of hers, and she spent 2 full years on its renovation and interior design. It was our country home for years, until we bought a house in the Village which is better in the winters.

Richard Scurry purchased this house in 2001

Why Richard Scurry chose Central - Leatherstocking

We bought this property because we fell in love with Lake Otsego - the beauty of the hills on all sides, the shimmering surface of the water, the lack of development (much of the land around it is owned by a foundation) and then our whole family loves to waterski. We also loved the house itself - built over 100 years ago, with a solidity modern houses don't have, with windows low enough to see the lake from a chair or bed, and a wonderful warm feel to it that warms one's heart.

What makes this house unique

Spectacular views of the lake while eating on the porch or reading a book in the wicker swing or in a rocker.

You can eat in the dining room, breakfast room, on the porch, or down at the lake on the raised platform deck.

The interior is stunningly beautiful, with the interior design by my wife, Pam - a world class designer, nationally recognized for her taste in colors, fabrics, antiques, designer furniture, all of which she coordinates to bring grace, charm, warmth and beauty to the entire house.

Flowers everywhere - a garden in front of the house and in pots on the front porch and the side porth.


Cooperstown House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1. Master Bathroom (shared) - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , Jacuzi tub/shower - large, oval, recessed, and oppulent!
    2. Private bathroom in Green bedroom - toilet , shower , Private, antique toilet, shower behind antique wooden doors!
    3. Downstairs bathroom/'powder room' - toilet , tub , Beautiful antique toilet - a pleasure to use!
  • Updated with vintage style fixtures. The downstairs bathroom is also furnished with an antique armoire.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • 2. Peach Room - 1 queen , Lake view while lying in brass bed! White designer furn!
    4. Green Room - 1 double , Private bath w shower!Cozy and romantic with a canopy bed!
    3. Red Room - 1 queen , Lake view while lying in antique brass bed!
    1. Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Vaulted ceilings. Lake view while lying in antique brass bed
  • Sleeper sofa in den folds out into a twin. The red room is furnished with an antique hand painted armoire. There is a fifth bedroom/bunkroom with 2 twins, we do not list this because access is only through the master bedroom, there is no heat or AC, ceilings are low, and part is used for storage but OK for kids.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Cooperstown is the home to the Baseball Hall of Fame, Glimmerglass Opera, a variety of historical and art museums. One of the center points of Cooperstown is beautiful Otsego Lake with several lake front dining options w. Another attraction is the famous Leather stocking golf course with lush greens. Cooperstown is located about an hour and a 1/4 west of Albany NY.


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(1 traveler reviews)

SUMMERTIME HILL: Stunning 4BR! View LAKE OTSEGO! Private Dock and Raised Deck!
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
Upstate NY

Perfect place for our 60th Birthday Celebration

  • 5 of 5

Charming home with many extra amenities. Beautiful fall weekend - colors on the lake were amazing. The home is very accurately represented in the description on-line. Home owner gracious and accommodating. Have recommended to many friends. Perfect rental for any special family or group occasion.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum
Glimmerglass Opera
Fly Creek Cider Mill & Orchard
Schneider's Bakery
Hyde Hall
Nicoletta's Italian Cafe
The Otesaga Resort Hotel
The Farmers' Museum
Doubleday Batting Range
Glimmerglass State Park
Cantina de Salsa
The Blue Mingo Grill
Rose & Kettle Restaurant
Fenimore Art Museum
Clark Sports Center
"124 County Highway 52, Cooperstown, NY, 13326 Phone: (607) 547-2800"
Sam Smith's Boat Yard
Time Out Boat Rentals
Cooperstown Dreams Park
Danny's Market
Lake Otsego Boat Tours
Foothills Performing Arts Center
Nearest Airport
67 Miles
Albany, NY (ALB)
Nearest Barpub
2.8 Miles
Blue Mingo, 6098 Hwy 80
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Otsego Golf Club or Leatherstocking Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
2.8 Miles
Blue Mingo, 6098 Hwy 80
Car: necessary

Cooperstown is the home to the Baseball Hall of Fame, Glimmerglass Opera, a variety of historical and art museums. One of the center points of Cooperstown is beautiful Otsego Lake with several lake front dining options w. Another attraction is the famous Leather stocking golf course with lush greens. Cooperstown is located about an hour and a half west of Albany NY.


Rates & Availability

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7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 4.0%

We rent by the week, Friday 10am to Friday 4pm, during the season. Off season has a 3-day minimum.
The damage deposit, less any damage and/or extra fees, will be returned within 10 days after your rental with a credit to your credit card through VRBO/HomeAway.
If you should have to cancel, we will do our best to re-rent. If successful, we will return all payments less $100 admin fee. If not , we keep all payments except taxes and damage deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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