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

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,200 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 with antiques and designer furniture by a well-known interior designer and with many unusual amenities, it is NOT a typical bare-bones rental house. Good Housekeeping sang the glories of this wonderful house in a major feature article, and agents say it is 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 2 chaises, a table, 4 chairs, and flowers galore.

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 – an amazing experience! Among the many amenities are central A/C with de-humidification, Jacuzzi tub, stainless appliances in the kitchen, a ;professional LaCanche stove, real china, fine glasses, 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 free, 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!

The rent is $4200/week, Friday to Friday, plus 4% tax. The damage deposit is $1,000. (Weekly only from 6/1 to 9/1.) We encourage you to book immediately right on this site….before somebody else grabs your week!

And, again, our thanks for considering our property for your vacation needs!

More Details

Richard Scurry
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
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Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
April 16, 2018

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 Cooperstown

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.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Cooperstown, New York

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • 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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average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Beautiful home in the perfect location with exquisite furnishings, and a gracious host!

  • 5 of 5

This home was a joy to stay in! Every detail was carefully attended to. We felt such a warm welcome from the fresh flowers to the owners favorite coffee left for us. It was nice to have a number to contact throughout the week and Richard was very kind to check in with us.

The location could not be more perfect! We stayed here while our son played baseball in Cooperstown Dreams Park and the drive never took us longer than 15 minutes. There are many close restaurants and things to do. There are menus and recommendations from the owner left for you to read. The Main Street of Cooperstown was only 5 minutes away.

The views out of the windows of the bedrooms upstairs are beautiful. We spent mornings rocking on the porch swing. I only wish the rising and setting sun took longer so we could have spent more time enjoying the view from the front porch. Swimming in the lake and relaxing by the water on the private dock was our favorite thing to do.

The house is well equipped with everything you would need. The owners literally thought of it all. Professional stove and cookware made cooking easy. Spices and sugar for coffee are all nice to have provided. There is a users guide to the whole home on the key desk, and it was very useful.

The beds were so comfortable and linens are luxurious. Plenty of pillows and blankets. The charm to which the house is decorated cannot be justly described. Best to see in person! I would not stay anywhere else if returning to this cozy town.

  • Submitted: 29-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this lovely home for a week while my son played baseball in the Cooperstown 12U tournament. It was a perfect house....charming, comfortable, relaxing. The owner was very helpful; the house was well-appointed with everything we needed. The lake is STUNNING, and the dock and proximity were perfect. It was a bit of a drive to the ball park, but VERY worth it! Location was very close to town, though, which was a bonus. Would definitely stay here again! Great memories.

  • Submitted: 1-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming Home!

  • 5 of 5

Homeowner was very accommodating and communication during was on point!

Loved the porch with swing. Easy access to water. We stayed for a weekend with family for a wedding. Very comfortable stay with a unique Victorian charm that suits Cooperstown.

Thank you!

  • Submitted: 30-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: 18-Oct-2013
  • Stayed: October 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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 Train
74 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 80
Nearest Restaurant
2.8 Miles
Blue Mingo, 6098 Hwy 80
Nearest Beach
on property
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

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Cooperstown, New York

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Hall of Fame Week
Jul 27 2018 - Aug 2 2018
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$1,255.5
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

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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