Lake & Country Cottages

Our Lake & Country Cottages are Sunnyside and Shadyside: two very nicely furnished houses on Otsego Lake in Cooperstown, New York.   Both houses are part of Hyde Bay Colony, and enjoy a beautiful waterfront and lovely wooded grounds.  Hyde Bay Colony is located on East Lake Road (known on maps as County Route 31), a lovely wooded drive with wonderful lake views. 

Our HBC waterfront has separate swimming and boatng docks, both with additional platforms for sitting or sunning over the water, and a large float moored an easy swim from the dock.  We have a sunny sand beach, as well as a shaded picnic pavilion, open waterfront lawns with plenty of Adirondack chairs, and an evening bonfire pit right at the water's edge.  We have a slip for your boat and racks for your canoes or kayaks.  

Shadyside, our four season house, has four bedrooms and two bathrooms to accommodate up to ten people very comfortably.  Three bedrooms and one bath are upstairs; one bedroom and one bath are on the first floor. 

Sunnyside, our three season cottage, has three bedrooms and two bathrooms to accommodate up to six people all on one level.

Both Shadyside and Sunnyside have complete, well equiped kitchens with new appliances including dishwashers and wall mounted microwave ovens, as well as frost-free refrigerators and glass top ranges with self-cleaning ovens.  Both have comfortable furnishing throughout, as well as wonderfully furnished porches and decks with lake views, rockers, gas grills and picnic tables. Both have DISH satellite HDTV with internal DVD players. Both have washers and dryers.

Shadyside and Sunnyside are rented weekly, usually Saturday to Saturday, but Friday to Friday is accepted when possible.  Both houses are rented as housekeeping units.  This means guests bring their own bed and bath linens, and agree to leave the house in good order for the next family.  Loaner linens are available for families traveling by air.  Both houses have plenty of pillows, comforters and blankets.

Shadyside rents for $1600/week.  Sunnyside rents for $1200/week.  A $200 dollar deposit will secure your reservation, the balance is due 10 days before arrival.  The balance may be paid in installments, if you like, or in one payment.  4% Otsego County occupancy tax applies.  Payment is by personal or company check.  Credit and debit cards cannot be accepted.



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  • Shadyside

    Shadyside is a year-round house with 4 bedrooms and two bathrooms.

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  • View from Front Porch

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  • View from Back Deck

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