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Blaise Dambrosio - Proprieter

Member since: 2003
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Speaks: english

Sincere D'Amore - 3 BR Lake House with Gorgeous Views

18 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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House, 3 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Sincere D'Amore - 'A Love You Never Have To Question'

Welcome to the quiet confines of Sincere D'Amore nestled in the heart of the Taconic Mountain Range in Columbia County, NY, bordering Massachusetts' Berkshire County.

You wake up an hour past dawn, grab a cup of java and sit out on your private deck that overlooks shimmering Copake Lake, a 365 acre multiuse lake. Maybe you're contemplating your 10:00 a.m. tee-off at the Copake Lake Country Club or landing that 'Lunker' largemouth bass that got away. You could be planning the route of your 10 mile bike trek through the rolling farmland down to Bash-Bish Falls State Park or making a list of antique shops to hit in search of that perfect dresser for your bedroom.

About 2 hours from New York City and 2.5 hours from Boston, the house is situated on ½ acre of land with 12 feet of sliding glass doors and skylights that overlook the lake and brings the foliage right into you’re living room. There are antique grade pine floors throughout the house which is fully equipped with linens, towels, outdoor grill and all the kitchen accoutrements to create that culinary masterpiece.

We have also provided all the conveniences of home such as air conditioning, a central heating system, cable TV, CD player, DVD with a home theatre system, and wireless internet for your laptop. For the final touch there's even glass door wood stove for keeping warm on those romantic evenings. The house sleeps up to 6 in the 3 antique furnished bedrooms. There's 1 and 1/2 baths.

Sincere D'Amore is a wonderful place to spend a fun-filled weekend with the kids or a romantic weekend for two.

Vacation Rental Amenities

* Twelve-foot sliding glass doors with great views.

* Wide plank hardwood floors

* Woodstove with glass door

* CD Player

* DVD w/ home theatre system

* Washer and dryer

* Air conditioning and gas-forced air heating

* All linens

* Fully-stocked kitchen

* Wi-Fi DSL connection for your laptop

* Shared waterfront sitting deck and swimming platform

* Full-service marinas on the lake

Keywords: House

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Blaise Dambrosio - Proprieter (Owner)
Member since: 2003
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Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, that's amore (Sincere D'Amore) !

Dear Blaise,

We would like to thank you for everything. The house was so cozy and warm with the wood burning stove (our favorite). It's in a beautiful location surrounded with birch trees (brian's favorite) and capped with starry nights. The best winter spot we've ever stayed in! The location was perfect for a getaway from NYC. Copake lake was frozen and we saw many people on snow mobiles and ice fishing. Can't wait to see it in the Spring time on the golf course, so we will be in touch!!! Sorry we forgot to leave tips for the cleaning crew, we didn't realize till we got home. How may we reach them so that we can send them a tip?

We will write a review on the website so that many people may enjoy the true gifts and pleasures sincere d'amore has to offer. Once again, thank you!
Jan 2011
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based on 18 traveler reviews

Sincere D'Amore - 3 BR Lake House with Gorgeous Views
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 21 reviews
Brooklyn, NY

Quiet Winter Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Spent a lovely weekend with my Fiancee walking around Copake Lake and enjoying the crisp upstate New York air.

Blaise was very helpful and accommodating, responding to all of my messages in a timely manner.

We're definitely looking forward to traveling back and spending a long weekend during the summer there at some point.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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Very Cozy and Warm

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here with my family and pets. My dogs loved the surrounding lawn, running like fools. My parents loved the lake view from the house. The view, the trees and the air about the area and house were very homely and uplifting. I would recommend this place to anyone seeking a retreat from city life. It is also very romantic with the fire furnace and small living room. Loved every minute of it. The owner is a great host and very responsive.

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great relaxing stay on the lake.

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I found the Lake Cottage just as we expected. Everything was there that we needed to enjoy a great week of exploring. We used this cottage as a base and traveled out from there every day to visit points of interest throughout the country side. Fall is a beautiful time to be in the Berkshires and the color was coming on nicely.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Enjoyable home by the lake

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a great time at Sincere D'Amore and we already miss it. Within a few days we felt so 'at home' that it began to seem like a second home. The exterior property is very spacious with a large hammock on the lawn and just a walk down the street is a large private pebble beach area with a deck, fire pit and access to the southern edge of beautiful Copake lake that my kids couldn't get enough of. Others in the neighborhood have access to this as well but fortunately, every day of our stay we had this wonderful lake front all to ourselves. This roomy country home, with all wood floors and wall panels, was well stocked with linens and the kitchen had all we needed, yet the patio gas grill was the primary source for cooking and was great. Our only desire was for the bathrooms to have a fresh painting over some moldy corners. There are homes close by but still felt private enough and was quiet. The home itself is enjoyable enough to stay in and enjoy a movie at night or drive around the scenic Columbia County/Berkshires country side and check out the many things to see/do in this gem of upstate NY. This is a great place (and region) to enjoy for both couples or a family that I'm sure I'll want to revisit and I'm sure if you do you will feel right at home. Thanks Blaise for making this so easy and enjoyable a stay!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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A beautiful weekend in a cozy home

  • 5 of 5

We went there on the Memorial Day weekend 2015 for my 50th birthday. What a beautiful gift my children gave me, I got to spend in a beautiful cozy home which was rich with scenic views. Everything was neat and clean and perfect. I definitely recommend this home to my friends and family and I am sure that no one will be disappoint.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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Great location right across the road from the lake

  • 4 of 5

The owner was very friendly and accommodating. Since it was offseason, we were pretty much the only folks around, which was nice for us and my 2 dogs. The listing description was spot on: nothing fancy, but 3 clean and comfortable bedrooms, a spacious comfortable living room with a great glass door wood stove, kitchen with dishwasher, nice big deck with gas grill overlooking the lake. Great location about 5 miles from 2 nice little towns: Hudson NY and Great Barrington MA, both with nice shops and restaurants. And don't miss Olana, the wonderful estate of Hudson River School landscape painter Frederich Church, right near Hudson. Beautiful mansion and fabulous Hudson River views. I'd definitely recommend this listing and would definitely go back. My only caveat was that the bathroom was not the greatest, but it was a very small inconvenience and the only reason I didn't award 5 stars. And having the extra half-bath was nice.

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
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Owner's Response: I'm sorry the renter did not feel the bathroom wasn't "the greatest". There are a few tiles that have been poorly repaired (by the but I make sure the whole house is super clean and up to my fussy standards.
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Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Copkae Lake Country Club
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Wassaic (metro north) Hudson (Amtrak)
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Taconic Parkway
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The Greens
Nearest Ski
8 Miles
Car: necessary

A beautiful rural setting with lake front access for swimming, fishing, kayaking and canoeing. There are two marinas on the lake where you can rent watercraft. 1/2 hour to Great Barrington and Tanglewood, MA. Plenty of shopping, restaurants, riding stables, hiking, cycling, fruit picking, and state parks, etc. nearby.

Ski resorts nearby: Jiminy Peak - 45 mins, Catamount - 10 mins, Butternut - 25 mins


Rates & Availability

Copake House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2016
Jul 1 2016 - Sep 6 2016
7 night minimum stay
Winter Holiday
Dec 19 2016 - Jan 2 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $50

Discounts are available for additional weeks. Please inquire with owner on rate.

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Copake House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Memory Foam
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Memory Foam
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • All the linens are provided
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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