|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
THE LUCKY DUCK”
Our beautiful 9 acre lake Waterfront Property is only
9 Minutes to Dreams Park
5 Minutes to Cooperstown Village
and the Baseball Hall of Fame!
6 adults (3 couples) and 4 children work the best.
Our home is nicer than most and it is that way because we want a great group of people who apprecaite getting a clean beautiful property.
YOU ARE RENTING AN IMMACULATE HOUSE WITH ALL YOUR BED LINENS, SHAMPOO, CONDITIONER AND HAIR DRYERS SUPPLIED.
YOU JUST BRING YOUR CLOTHES, FOOD AND A WINNING TEAM.
Unlike other homes in Coopertown our home is just for rentals only We do not personally live it during the year and move out when you arrive nor do we rent it out in the off season to some local for a low rate just to keep the heat on.
Our home is immaculate and just for you,
Our bedroom layout is as follows
ARE AN AWESOME KING MASTER SUITES W/PRIVATE BATH
Two lucky sets of parents will spend the week sleeping in comfort.
A third bedroom
with 1 QUEEN BEDROOM THAT CONNECTS AND SHARES A LARGE BATHROOM WITH THE BUNK ROOM NEXT DOOR. A great setup for a couple traveling with 2 children.
The fourth bedroom is the bunk room mentioned above
The fifth bedroom
Is our main floor handi cap bedroom with 2 TWIN BEDS and its own private bathroom
Our luxury custom built Cherry wood gourmet kitchen with Granite and Corian counters top and lots of cupboard space is well outfitted with lots of dishes, glasses, pots pans, and brand new appliances. Gas BBQ by the outside tables and A WATER VIEW LIKE NO OTHER.
Now for the story.....The “Lucky Duck” is so named because we feel that we are just about the Luckiest of Ducks on earth to be the owners of such a Glorious property. You will feel the same to be a guest here.
First it is very Important for you to know is that the house we are renting to you is NOT A HOUSE THAT WE LIVE IN DURING THE YEAR, THEN MOVE OUR 'STUFF' OUT OF IT WHEN YOU WANT TO RENT, like so many of the homes for rent in Cooperstown.......YUK!
This was built just for guests like you and is immaculate and will be your very own private retreat when you are here. It is like a hotel but oh so very much better.
Christmas 2007, we purchased this wonderful property from a man who had once owned the New England Patriots. Sitting on 50 wonderful acres, is a lovely house but there was also a beautiful old stone based barn.
The barn was in disrepair and as we felt it would have been a real shame to lose such a wonderful structure. So starting in 2008 and not finishing till Aug of 09, we decided to take almost all of it down and rebuilt it into a new a stunning 4000 sq ft 5 bedroom 4 bathroom residence.
With 5 bedrooms and 4 baths,(full description below) and huge living spaces, we have invested meticulous attention to detail in this property while succeeding in maintaining the integrity of this historical building, and creating a wonderful space for all to enjoy. Some of the original barn exterior wood now adorns the walls of the interior living and family room.
Enter the fabulous glass front doorway to a breathtaking view of the lake and gardens as seen thru the floor to ceiling glass windows directly across on the other side…….quite an entrance.
A balcony framed totally in glass allows the beauty of the land and nature to flow right in.
25 ft high, hand honed beamed ceilings, huge floor to ceiling windows throughout allowing for amazing views of the lake, lush perennial gardens, forests, and wildlife. What more could you want?
The living room faces the lake and features, again, two huge floor to ceiling windows, a gas fireplace with a massive cedar log mantel sofa and chairs, a 50' flat screen TV, wireless internet service and an old sugaring off sled that makes quite a statement as the coffee table for this fabulous area.
Dinning at the 10 ft dining room table, under an old wagon wheel that has old lanterns creatively converted into modern lighting, you will experience a cross view of both sides of the property.
The lake side, the gardens in the morning on the pasture side, the fabulous sunsets at night.
The family room area has an 8 person poker table with lots of room for a second game table, yet be decided on....
A lovely cedar paneled laundry room, HUGE, with a washer, dryer, coat room, wet sink and cupboards completes the house.
Outdoors welcomes you with a 7 acre perennial fringed lake.
The lake is stocked with large and small mouth bass, perch and carp that practically jump on your hook. We have a dock where you can fish from or you can stroll around to the far side and walk the board walk to Meditation Island.......
If you like you can also walk or jog the whole perimeter of the lake on a dirt path. State land boarders our property so hiking and exploring the woods is a must do.
Wildlife abounds, deer, wild turkeys, George the blue Heron, red tailed hawks, ducks and birds galore, so bring those binoculars. Everything to see and enjoy…..nothing here to hurt you.
We guarantee the area has so much to offer you will never be bored.
To book our home we need you to email us your home address and we will discuss sending you out a contract. Your deposit is 50% the weekly rental rate with the balance due 90 days before your vacation date. Pertaining to the Dreams Park season bookings, once you book it is a guaranteed non refundable booking so make sure of your dates.
We have had wonderful guests here wave have appreciated and taken good care of our homes during their stay. We are sure you will be the same.
It is just my husband and I and we still work for a living. However we have the luxury of working from home so can be around for anything you need or want.
Really important for you to know
We didnt build this home intending it to be a rental so it is built with quality. We dont sleep or live in there and move out when you want to rent it or pick up some check rental money by renting it out when out of season. It is just truly a vacation rental waiting for you to come and enjoy the area and your time here.
This is why our home is immaculate and we want guest who will appreciate this and keep it this way.
Kate Sullivan purchased this house in 2008
WITHOUT QUESTION ONE OF THE NICEST PROPERTIES IN THE AREA.......I WOULD SAY ONE OF THE TOP 3 IN COOPERSTOWN. WELL KNOWN IN THE AREA. ONCE A BUSH (BEER) ESTATE.
PEACE, QUIET, LUXUARY, IMMACULATE.
WE HAVE WEEKLY STAFF TAKING CARE OF THE HOME AND GARDENS TO MAKE SURE THE MAINTANCE IS KEPT UP AND YOU’RE STAYS WITH US IS THE BEST
We were lucky enough to stay at the Lucky Duck for our Dreams Park week and it was a real pleasure. Everything, the house the property, location and especially the owners couldn't have been better and to top if off our boys did great. This was an experience we will never forget. See you in two more years when our youngest comes of age.
We just returned from Cooperstown and Dreamspark, and were very fortunate to stay at the Lucky Duck. A short, beautiful country road drive from Dreamspark and Cooperstown Village, this home had all of the comforts, property, open spaces and views we could ask for. Great for families, friends, and just a fanstastic respite from the ball fields and City life. Very well appointed, and Kate and Mike make sure that we are comfortable and needs are met. Highly recommended!
We were in Cooperstown for my sons Dreams Park experience. The whole trip was wonderful. The park is amazing and I cant say enough things about it but what made it even better was our stay at the Lucky Duck.
The property and house are far better than the pictures show. The house is huge and immaculate and the property right out of a magazine. After a day or hanging out in the dug outs going back to the peacefulness of the Lucky Duck was just the ticket .The house is only ten minutes to the Dreams Park and it is only 6 minutes from the house to downtown. The town is small and quaint so if you are looking for a Starbucks for that morning coffee or a ripping bar to hang out in the evening you will be disappointed.
All in all i give this vacation a 10!
We rented the Lucky Duck for a Cooperstown week. We booked it the day our week was announced for the tournament. I would have preferred to pay VRBO online. But you have to work through the owners. I sent my check immediately, but it was not cashed for about a month - so I was a bit nervous (I found out afterward the owner was out of the country). Also, if you pay through VRBO, they remind you when the down payment is due.
The place is a renovated barn and is very cool. The place is decorated nice, there is plenty of room, it is clean and the deck is relaxing. The place is 20 minutes from Dream Park, and is very secluded. It was a bit too quiet for us. The wifi did not work. They say the wifi is not good in bad weather, but even on sunny days we could not be connect. I like to jog, and the remote road did not feel safe to run on. There are also roosters and chickens next door. The rooster will wake you up as early as 5 am, but really gets going at 7am. Lastly, there were several rules posted in the house - I am all about rules, but the rules made me feel a bit nervous all week.
Overall it was a lovely home, but for the money we paid, I had hoped for a 4-5 star. If I had to do in again, I would stay closer to town so we could walk everywhere. But if you like peace and quiet, this place could be for you.
What an incredible home!!! Beautifully furnished with every want you might have covered... Bbq, fire pit, kayaks! We enjoyed every minute... A super relaxing week of baseball!
Kate and Mike
What a great place you have. We can say enough good things. The place was immaculate and so comfortable for our two families. The only problem we had was getting the kids off the dock from fishing long enough to have dinner. You are truly blessed to have such a beautiful home. Thanks for sharing with us and we will be back in 2 years when our youngest is Cooperstown bound.
IN ADDITION TO BEING IN THE HEART OF BASEBALL, and the Home of J. Fennimore Cooper the famous author of Last of the Mohicans........OUR HOME IS A WONDERFUL PLACE FOR ARTIST TO PAINT.......WRITERS TO WRITE......MEDITATE........DREAM......AND JUST PLAIN ZONE OUT.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Dream Park Stays
20 May 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add A$48 per night, per additional guest|
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Refundable Damage Deposit||A$1,337.8|
OUR RATE WILL VARY BASED ….LENGTH OF STAY….AND TIME OF YEAR……..HOLIDAY RATES ARE FOR THOSES SPECIFIC DAYS BUT MIN STAY IS 3 TO 4 NIGHTS. WANT TO GET MARRIED HERE......WE CAN SUPPLY THE WEDDING OFFICIAL TO DO IT ..... IN ADDITION TO THE HOUSE RENTAL THERE IS A LAND USE CHARGE. TBD
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