About this listing
Welcome! Creekside is a Cape Cod style home overlooking a scenic pond. It is a 3 bedroom, 2 bath home with cathedral ceilings and lots of open concept feel. Decks on both the front & back of the home let you enjoy all the surrounding nature.
We built this home in 2006 together while we were dating (quite the teambuilding experience) and it proved to be an awesome family adventure! It's a special place for family to gather and memories to be made. You are surrounded by nature and there are moments when it is truly breathtaking.
There are 3 bedrooms - one master queen suite with an attached bath, another queen room, and an additional bedroom with two twin beds. There is an additional full bath with a bathtub as well. The house comfortable fits 6 guests. The kitchen, dining area and living room all co-exist in an open-concept format to give you lots of together-time for your getaway. Gorgeous skylights in the main room light up your morning and give you access to star gazing at night. Fully stocked with all the comforts of home you need...garlic press, check. Coffee maker and tea kettle, of course. Forgot your shampoo, we've got your back. Wine glasses...let's do it!
Outside you have a pond steps from your front door, two decks to enjoy, a grill, a veranda off the master suite that is awesome during fall foliage season, ample parking, and down a short path, you have a creek with a picnic table to enjoy leisurely lunches together.
We LOVE this home - a favorite day staying at Creekside includes a fall morning hike, a Saturday morning trip to the Farmer's Market in Coop to get food for dinner, a walk down Cooperstown's quaint little Main Street while grabbing a cup of coffee at Stagecoach cafe, a lunch stop for a tasting and some euro-style bar food at Ommegang and a trip back to the house to relax and chill on the deck while we cook dinner together and enjoy the stars. It's a special place to be.
Everything in the home is yours during your stay. There is also a creek with a picnic table and the pond for your enjoyment.
Interaction with Guests
We interact as much or as little as you would like us to. We are always a phone call/text/email away during your stay and our family hosts (who live in a separate residence on the property) will open the home, give you the keys and then can be available when/as you need them.
calm. peaceful. nature. bullfrog symphony. :) there are 5 other neighbors on the street, but quite a distance away from creekside, so you have your privacy.
You will definitely want a moving vehicle when you stay here. If necessary, there is a local bus that runs up and down Rt. 28 to Cooperstown and Oneonta, but the schedule isn't frequent. There is another bus depot in Oneonta with service to the surrounding area, Albany, NYC etc. The nearest airport is Albany International, which is a little over an hour away. We've had others fly into Syracuse (2 hours) or NYC and make a road trip (about 4 hours).
Other Things to Note
If you stay for 4 nights, you'll get the 5th free!
There are a few 'house rules'. First, we'd love for you to recycle. There are bins in the garage for convenience. Also, our zoning permits that we don't have more than 7 people staying at the home in addition to not permitting pets or smoking. Your hosts live in a separate home on the premises, so loud-late-night-raucousness is discouraged. We encourage respectful, chill visitors who will take care and love the vibe of this home as much as we do. Our check-out policy is flexible. You can check-in with your hosts upon leaving to say goodbye or you can simply leave the keys on the counter and hit the road, whichever you prefer. No need to do any laundry or dishes upon check-out, we've got it covered!
About the Host, Doug And Amanda
Hi airbnb! I (Amanda) am from upstate New York and Doug is from Ohio. We live together in Connecticut with our spunky toddler, Reggie. Doug and I built Creekside in the summer of 2006 in the town I grew up in. He is a carpenter and I found out I am great with a chop saw, carrying large loads of wood and taking orders from my someday husband. Creekside is mostly used for rentals, however it becomes a gathering place for family and friends during the 'off season'. We hope you will join us!