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Peaceful, Sun-Drenched Cottage & Guesthouse on Copake Lake – Dramatic Sunsets

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Elegant and charming 4 bedroom, 3 bath lakefront property with Western exposure

This is a uniquely charming two dwelling property on Copake Lake with outstanding views of the lake, mountains, sky, and sunsets.

The Main house is a 1950’s cottage that was expertly renovated in 2014. Decorated in an equally elegant and idiosyncratic country style. New mechanicals throughout, yet all the charm of the original cottage. The cottage is comprised of three main spaces …a master bedroom with a full private bathroom, a kitchen/dining area which opens onto the light-filled living room, and a bunkroom with two pairs of built in bunkbeds. A second bathroom is off of the living room and there is a loft space above with great light and views to the lake. Three pairs of French doors open up the West wall of the living room to a large wood deck, with wrap-around seating, overlooking the lake

The Guest house was built in the early ’80’s and is built into the hillside landscape which lends it a treehouse like quality. It has recently been converted to have a guest bedroom with a full, private bathroom as well as a laundry room below. The bedroom is a self-sufficient, light-filled room with a dresser, closet, coffee niche, under-counter refrigerator, electric kettle, plates, utensils, cutting board, and glassware. In the warmer months there is also a French cafe’ table and two chairs for the deck. Perfect for the in-laws, newlyweds, late sleepers, introverts, or the reclusive writer. It’s a vacation within a vacation when you sleep in the guest house.

Combined, the property has four bedrooms and three bathrooms and can sleep up to a maximum of 8 adults, in beds, comfortably. (please see rates for applicable fees)

The house is only a short 20-minute drive in either direction to two of the most charming towns in the Hudson Valley and the Berkshires. The town of Hudson, to the West, has many antique shops, restaurants, and bars and is situated right along the Hudson River. Great Barrington, to the East, is just over the Massachusetts border, is great for families ... there is a movie theater, two toy stores, and one of the largest candy stores around. Fine and casual dining is possible in both towns and along the roads between here and there.

This Copake Lakehouse is the ultimate four season rental. There is always something to do

To view additional photos, check out our Instagram and Tumblr accounts. We have also included a recent article in the WSJ:




Winter - Ice skating, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and ice-fishing are all possible right on Copake Lake when it freezes over around the beginning of January each winter. Skiing, snowboarding, and tubing are 15-30 minutes away, respectively, at nearby Catamount Ski Area or Ski Butternut

Spring/Summer – Swimming, kayaking, canoeing, and fishing in the super clean and clear freshwater lake. The lake’s health is carefully monitored and maintained by the Copake Lake Conservation Society. Contact Copake Lake Boat and Ski for rates and availability of boat and paddle board rentals or for water skiing or wake boarding. (518) 325-5464

Autumn – Possibly the most beautiful time of year with colorful foliage and moderate temperatures … perfect for hiking at Bash Bish Falls and biking for miles on the Harlem Valley Rail Trail. Bike rentals are available at Bash Bish Bicycle (518) 329-4962.

Aside from all the sports and outdoor activities there are many ways to do nothing at all and simply enjoy relaxing in nature or a cozy spot inside. There is a hammock, Adirondack chairs, picnic table and benches, canvas folding chairs, a swim platform, upper decks, lower decks, and a dock all situated with spectacular views of the water and as much shade or sun as you like.

For those of you that love outdoor cooking there are two Weber grills as well as a smoker for making some real, low and slow smokey barbecue.

Whether it's a weekend getaway for the family, just the two of you, a small family reunion, or a group of friends on a ski or hiking trip ... you'll see that everything here is just right and filled with light. For every season there's a reason to come to Copake Lake.

More Details

Vincent Mazeau & Natasha Attal
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 April, 2017

About Vincent Mazeau & Natasha Attal

Father, Artist, Craftsman, Art Director, and Cook ... born and raised on the East Coast

Vincent Mazeau & Natasha Attal purchased this cottage in 2012


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Copake Lake in Copake

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Master bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Antique tub with hand shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Guest House bathroom
  • The cottage has two bathrooms The guest house has one bathroom
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Master bedroom in cottage
    Bedroom 3 - 4 Bunk Bed , Pair of built in bunk beds with twin mattresses
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Guest house bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , Full size mattress on floor of open loft space
  • The cottage has a master bedroom, bunkroom, and an open loft space The guest house has one bedroom
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Toys ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • festivals
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • swimming
  • water skiing
The various wood stairs and stone steps leading to wood decks and docks give the property a playful, chutes-and-ladders feel. There are many cozy spots to find sun or shade, a place for two to relax or everyone to hangout, a view to the sunset on the horizon or the moon and stars above


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(22 traveller reviews)

Peaceful, Sun-Drenched Cottage & Guesthouse on Copake Lake – Dramatic Sunsets
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 22 reviews


  • 5 of 5

There are simply not enough words to express the greatness.

The cleanliness, the warmth, the ease, the view ..just amazing.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The Copake lakehouse exceeded our expectations in every way. The cottage and guesthouse are beautiful and thoughtfully designed / decorated. The setting, tucked above the lake with multiple cozy spots to appreciate the sunset views, is unrivaled on the lake. The hosts, Natasha and Vincent, are very organized, helpful, and welcoming.

We were there for a weekend with our one year old and another couple. The cottage / guesthouse set up made it ideal for a two family get away. Late October on the lake was gorgeous. We look forward to returning for a longer trip (there is so much to do!).

  • Review Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brooklyn, NY

Exquisite lakeside retreat

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully appointed home. Was the perfect way to get away from the city. Just marvelous.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spectacular lake house

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect escape for our family of 6. The house is extremely stylish and elegant and yet incredibly comfortable. The kitchen is well equipped for the enthusiastic cook, great sound system and a brilliant selection of board and other games. Our 4 boys were in heaven with the choice of toys (especially the Lego) and by the end of our stay had moved onto Connect 4, Risk and even Poker! The views of the lake were breathtaking and the south-facing aspect was a delight. The kayaks, canoes and paddle boards were in excellent condition and there were plenty of life jackets so we were able to explore all corners of the lake.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York City


  • 5 of 5

The photos were the draw, but the house and cottage exceeded every expectation. The setting couldn't be more spectacular. Elevated views of Copake Lake, stunning sunsets, and easy access to the water. The house and cottage are beautifully appointed and stocked with everything you could need. From a generous bar to a deep selection of spices in the pantry to a full array of top-of-the line cooking implements. And the kids room, with recessed bunks and toys galore, is simply charming.

We were blessed with great weather most of the trip. AC is available when needed, but most nights we were able to enjoy ample lake breezes through screened windows and doors. And there are plenty of kayaks paddle boards and canoes for exploring the lake.

Perhaps the best testimonial of the week was from my 22-year-old daughter to her older sister, (who didn't manage to make it): "You @#%!*'d up! This place is gorgeous!"

We'll be back!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful tree top oasis

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed for a week and loved every moment in this well appointed tree top oasis. The cottage and guesthouse were in perfect condition with more amenities to count. We enjoyed the water sports, the nearby golf, restaurants and shops in addition to simply hanging out playing board games and roasting marshmallows by the fire. The owners were communicative, responsive and generous. We will definitely be returning!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
57 Miles
Albany International Airport - ALB
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Copake Country Club
Nearest Train
14 Miles
Amtrak - HUD
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Taconic State Parkway
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The Greens at Copake Country Club
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Catamount Ski Area
Car: recommended

Bash Bish Falls, Catamount Aerial Adventure Park, Harlem Valley Rail Trail, Club Helsinki Hudson, Fish and Game Restaurant, The Prairie Whale Restaurant, Dutchess and Columbia County Fairs, Tanglewood, Thomas Cole House


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Copake Lake, Berkshires

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 Apr 2017 - 31 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
1 Jun 2017 - 5 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £61.07
Housecleaning £135.28
Refundable Damage Deposit £773.03

Rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed.

Rental agreement required.

Weekly rates are for Friday to Friday. Check in 4pm and Check out 11am

Weekend rates are for Friday to Sunday. Check in 4pm and Check out 4pm

Monthly is for the calendar month, 1st to 30th (28th,31st)

Holiday rates and minimums apply for Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years. Please email for quote

All apologies, but, rates are not negotiable

Animal horns, fur throws, and two small taxidermy birds have been used to decorate the houses. If these make you uncomfortable this may not be a suitable rental house for you

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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