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

People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

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:

Instagram.com/copakelakehouse

http://copakelakehouse.tumblr.com

http://www.wsj.com/articles/a-lake-house-thats-anything-but-camp-1478877336

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

Owner
Vincent & Natasha Mazeau
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
18 August, 2017

About Vincent & Natasha Mazeau

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

Vincent & Natasha Mazeau purchased this cottage in 2012

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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
Bedrooms:
  • 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
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • festivals
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Notes:
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

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
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Peaceful, Sun-Drenched Cottage & Guesthouse on Copake Lake – Dramatic Sunsets
average rating of 4.962963 based on 27 reviews
5

A wonderful, relaxing weekend

  • 5 of 5

Love the house, thank you so much for sharing. The location is unbeatable and the house is well appointed- everything you need and nothing more. It was great to take a break from the crazy news and lose ourselves in Connect 4, cooking and swimming.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing location and beautiful well-appointed cottage

  • 5 of 5

This property is perfect and surpassed all of our expectations! We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Amazing lake house - perfectly appointed

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I recently stayed in the guesthouse with our infant son. The location on the lake is perfectly situated for beautiful sunsets and easy lake access. The house itself is so well decorated and charming and has every amenity you could want down to an impressive board game selection. We had wonderful dinners on the deck and sat by the fire after with cocktails and enjoyed the peaceful quiet of the lake. The home is clean and stylish - would highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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East Hampton
5

Charming!

  • 5 of 5

Super sweet, stylish, convenient and clean. I hope to return every year!

Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brooklyn, New York
5

The property was lovely. Well kept. All the supplies were easily accessible. Perfectly located.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house and grounds!

  • Review Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

SIMPLY THE BEST

  • 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
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Location

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

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Copake Lake, Berkshires

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Summer 2017
1 Jun 2017 - 5 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
£966
for 2 nights
From
£385
£2,780
£9,519
 
 
Fall 2017
6 Sep 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
£935
for 2 nights
From
£369
£2,671
£9,131
 
 
Winter 2017/2018
1 Dec 2017 - 31 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
£935
for 2 nights
From
£369
£2,671
£9,131
 
 
Spring 2018
1 Apr 2018 - 30 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
£935
for 2 nights
From
£369
£2,671
£9,131
 
 
Summer 2018
31 May 2018 - 3 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
£1,013
for 2 nights
From
£408
£2,932
£10,063
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£858
for 2 nights
From
£330
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £135.94
Damage Insurance £61.37
Damage Deposit £776.8

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 as well as certain time periods during the year. 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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