7 min. to Cooperstown, 10 min. CDP, 30 to ASV, Pool, Designed for 6-8 families
Matthew and James
- english, spanish
About Matthew and James
Combined; we work as Plumbers, Electricians, Interior Designers, General Contractors, Information Technology Consultant, Internet Marketing, and Chefs. We love to provide a SOLID value for the product we produce. We are individuals who care, and are trying our best to make this a great experience for you and your family/friends. There is only one team that wins at the end of a massive baseball tournament, but YOU can win in the game of VACATION/LIFE:o)). Please, read our reviews. We have thought about all the "little-stuff" that gets overlooked. Like having 3 hotwater heaters, so ALL your guests can take hot-showers. Unlimited, High-Speed Internet, wi-fi with range extenders throughout the house. Our kitchen seats 18, so everyone can eat together, & outside everyone can eat together. Night lights in every bathroom, hallway, kitchen area, and motion lights when you come home, the house is well lit. Our well-water is really good, but we wanted the best, so we put a $4,000 water filtration system in. I love to cook/eat, so I got commercial grade cooking pots/pans, the kitchen is stocked, and the gas grill is large. Our personalities are "Fixers & Pleasers," and that has proven us well when it comes to providing a great product for large families/groups to rent for a week. Yes, when you arrive, we have a welcome basket with coffee, extra toothbrush, new scrub-daddy sponge, and other treats, along with a nice little surprise to one of our favorite spots. We use high-quality toilet paper, we provide you with extra dish-towels, and extra hand-towels, we provide you with dishwasher detergent, so you don't have to go out and buy an entire box you don't need. We provide you with: paper-towels, high-end linens, pillows, mattresses, because we want you to enjoy your trip, and tell others how great our house is. --STOCKED Fishing Pond, 40+Acres, 1mi. to Cooperstown Village, 4mi. to Dreams Park
Why Matthew and James chose Fly Creek
When we show the renters the house, we hear in the background all the time, "You get what you pay for." "This is ever better than I expected." "I can't believe how clean it is." "You have thought of every little detail." -- We take pride in what we do, and it shows. We spend 30+ (wo)man hours on the house between rentals, and it makes a massive difference. We appreciate every family that walks through those doors. We Make Sure This Property Is SOLID. The location/property are great too. 15 acres and very private. Nobody is going to bother you, and you aren't going to bother anyone else. You might not know the area, and are wondering if it's close enough to the Dream's Park, Cooperstown, stores, and all that good stuff....Trust Me...the location is spectacular. Plus, you Do Not want to be SO close to the Dream's Park...it's mayhem, loud, high traffic, and on THE main 55MPH road that goes from Cooperstown to Oneonta (that's a 30 minute straightaway, with thousands of truckers and other cars going 55MPH all day/night long. We are an easy, beautiful, 6 minute drive to Cooperstown, and the same enjoyable 10 minute drive to the Dream's Park. Our town is NICE, and well maintained. Other towns, besides Cooperstown, are not nearly as well maintained as ours. You will love the location/house. We are less than a 30 minute drive to All-Star Village in Oneonta. 25% of our renters come from All-Star Village. One Dream's Park renter loved it SO much, she booked our house again for Christmas time for her family. I can't think of a better compliment. I'm sure you heard how many people there are everywhere and it's tough to get a bite to eat. Well, NOT if you know the secret honey-patch. Here's 1st tip: Friday, after you get to the house, unpack, and want to grab a bite before dropping your son off. Go to Fly Creek General Store for an amazing sandwich, or Fly Creek Cider Mill for pulled pork sandwich, hotdog, apple pie, or Jerry's Place...trust me, NO WAIT.
What makes this House unique
We've spent countless hours trying to make this home a solid rental for families. We installed a $30,000 Central AC system in the house, and it's unique, because EVERY bedroom, and the other rooms can control THEIR OWN temperature. So, each 8 Bedrooms can set their own comfortable temperature. That goes along with the heat as well. (Please Note: When looking at rentals, please, make sure they have AC in MORE than just the bedrooms. One rental says, "AC window units in bedrooms only, or AC units are removed by Sept. 1st." It can get into the 90's. We had window units, and didn't like the bugs that came through the cracks. -- We spent over $20,000 on good, quality bedding. We have USB outlets in Every bedroom, and in the kitchen to charge your phones and tablets. We installed numerous automatic night - lights throughout the house, so it helps navigate your way throughout the house. We installed a $1,000 device, because cell service isn't strong/good in many places in upstate NY. This device strengthens the cell phone signal strength, and most cell phones get 4 bars. We have true High-Speed, Unlimited Wireless internet access that can handle a lot of people. Saying you have Internet Access doesn't mean much if it is SLOW, and capped. We have a number of outdoor games. We have Bed-Bug protectors on our beds/pillows...I highly doubt any of the renters have these kinds of things. We are obsessed with providing a solid experience. We have 3 hot-water heaters, so you will have more than enough hot-water, so EVERYONE can take a hot-shower. Our well-water is great, but we wanted it even better, so we put a $4,000 water filtration system in. -- When I say it sleeps 20, I Don't mean on futons, or pull-out sofas in Common Areas. I mean IN BEDROOMS and in real, quality beds with nice linens and pillows. This is Not a flop-house, nor is it Sigma Chi, my old fraternity house. This is a nice vacation home for family and friends to enjoy. "You get what you pay for."
Pool / Spa
Children allowed - Endless thigns to do for kids and adults. Endless thigns to do for kids and adults.
No pets - The owner is allergic to pets.The owner is allergic to pets.
No parties/events - No Team Parties.No Team Parties.
No smoking - We do have a sand-pot for butts in rear or house.We do have a sand-pot for butts in rear or house.
Max guests: 21 (sleeps up to 21 adults) - If we can get check-in earlier we try.If we can get check-in earlier we try.
Minimum age of primary renter: 29
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Wonderful vacation home with a really nice host
We had 4 families with 7 adults and 6 kids on a foliage watching trip. The property is exceptionally well-maintained and equipped with all that we need for the long-weekend, including a Pop-A-Shot basketball machine, foosball table, and many other fun indoor and outdoor stuff. There are both gas and wood campfire pits. The bedroom and kitchen are both well-equipped and super clean. With the cleaning service included, checking out is super easy without needing to worry about linens, laundry, and emptying the trash can. The owner is ultra-responsive and nice. They are nearby and give us all the privacy we want. This is an ideal combination of a wonderful vacation home with a really nice host.
A couple of us who are friends from our college years were looking to get together with our families and needed a large house to accommodate us so that we could relax and hang out together. We wanted space for our kids to play, both inside and outside. We found this house online and decided to give it a try since the description had everything we needed. The house was beautiful and was stocked with everything. We brought our own food and we were able to cook and grill as we wanted. The property owners were very kind, thoughtful, and easy to talk to throughout the whole process. We had a great time and will very likely use this house again! Thank you!
LDW with friends
Overall, my friends and I had an awesome weekend. There were 18 of us and we used all 8 bedrooms. The backyard is awesome with tons of space including the deck, large grass area with fire pit, and a separate deck with a pool. Jim and Matthew were so welcoming and helpful with the whole process. The house had two fridges so we had a lot of space for any food we brought. We were able to go downtown and were provided with tons of awesome recommendations. I would definitely recommend this house for any gatherings with friends and family! :)
I would 100 percent recommend this house to anyone and everyone! This place is super clean, spacious, beautiful and just outright perfect! The owners are amazing and always available. They really thought of everything you may need when renting this house. I couldn't thank Matthew and Jim more for making our experience even more memorable! WE WILL BE BACK!
Cari, I appreciate you saying that the house is "outright perfect." I'm giving a shout out back to you and all the other moms and dads for providing a solid upbringing for your children. We know what it takes on your part to make this trip a reality. We can't thank you enough for allowing us to be a part of it. Plus, I get to work with my buddy Jimmy everyday and having some laughs along the way. We've never shed a tear during the summer season, so we are lucky...we always feel like we are winning with good people. -- I'm so glad you'll return to our house when your younger son comes back for his "baseball-turn" in a couple years. We loved having you, your in-laws (we'll have their same suite ready. lol), and the other 6 families. I will say, "WELCOME HOME" when you return. Take good care, M & J
If you're staying as part of the Dreams Park tournament, this is the best place to stay. Close to the field, close to downtown Cooperstown. The house is perfect – all you could ever need. All 6 families had their privacy (and their own bathroom), and the common areas were large enough for everyone to be comfortable. Everyone loved it.
Not just a homerun...a Grand Slam Home Run!!!
This property is immaculate. The furniture (beds and linens too) and appliances all appear to be new. The deck and patio furniture is new and amazing. The pool is warm and refreshing at the same time. The kitchen is well stocked with appliances and easy to navigate. The upgrades and little touches throughout the house are everywhere. The home owners are dynamite! Generous with their time and tips for your vacation and prompt in their responses to any queries or concerns. Our group wouldn't go to upstate NY if we couldn't stay here again. Enjoy!
Bonnie, I like your re-branding of our house's name from "Home Run Of A House" to "GRAND SLAM HOME RUN OF A HOUSE":))...yes, we went even more overboard this year by adding the new massive Lounge Deck and all it has to offer, adding 3 more bathrooms, the game-room, second refrigerator, and all the new furniture we bought throughout. I'm so glad you like what we have added to the house. Really, we can't help ourselves:o)) As you know, we spend 35 man/woman-hours on the house between families. We are #1 for a reason, and don't want to give that title up anytime soon. We are not perfect, and we never will be, but we work our tails off for our guests, and give 100%. We look forward to you and your crew coming back for your next sons Cooperstown visit:o)) Take good care. P.S. Your crew was awesome too! Thanks!!!
2 minutes down the road is The Fly Creek Cider Mill, and it's a must with any visit to this area. It's great for the entire family, and many go back twice in one week. Fly Creek General Store has great sandwiches and coffee, and that's 2 minutes down the road too. Jerry's Ice-Cream, Grill and Arcade is 3 minutes away, and that too is a fun spot. The Village of Cooperstown is 5 minutes away, and an easy drive. It's an amazing, active town with much more than baseball. I can tell you all the great things to do while you are here. It is constantly changing throughout the season, so I can tell you about your specific week. Trust me, there is stuff to do for everyone. Heck, my house alone is enjoyable enough to stay on the property for the entire week. The Village of Cooperstown is 5 minutes away. There is a nice horse barn 3 minutes down the road you could put a family member in horseback riding camp during your stay. If you tell me what you are looking for, I can point you in the right direction as well. Do you like to; relax, have fun, listen to live music, kayak, paddle-board, go fishing, boating, grab a coffe to go, grab a sandwich for lunch, have an amazing dinner our, have someone come in and cook for you, listen to live music, go hiking, biking, play tennis, go bowling, go to a play/musical/opera/museums, farmer's market, get some good pizza, go out for ice-cream, go to putt-putt golf, sit by the water and have dinner, play golf, get a massage, your nails done, site-seeing, go to the gym, yoga, concert with a picnic blanket, and the list goes on, and on. -- A new Bistro opened up in Fly Creek, 2 min. away. There are spectacular restaurants within 2-8 minutes from the house I can share with you. Just let me know what you are looking for.