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Lakefront 4-Season Stunning Home and Guest House W/Tennis Court

13 Reviews
Bedrooms 6
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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House, 4 Bedrooms + Loft, 6 Baths, Wood fireplace

Gorgeous Lake views! Sun streams through windows all day long in this bright airy contemporary lakefront home and newly constructed guesthouse! Main house has 3 Bedrooms and an open loft (SEE BELOW FOR BED LAYOUT). In addition, there are 4 full bathrooms plus two outdoor showers! Dramatic double height living room with large fireplace opens onto large outdoor deck that leads to the lake. Gas grill. Guesthouse has living room that doubles as a bedroom (with full bathroom) and separate upstairs bedroom suite with full bathroom. The house features a bar area with small fridge, microwave and bar sink, as well as an outdoor patio. Both houses are fully air-conditioned. Summer activities include: Tennis: Private tennis court on property with racquets and balls. Boat, fish, swim and hike. Wonderful dock on lake with raft. Near several scenic golf courses. Five minutes from Copake Lake and motor boating. Within 30 minutes of the Berkshires where summer arts festivals abound. Near skiing (15 minutes), sledding, snowshoeing and ice skating in the winter. Fabulous top rated restaurants within 10-20 minutes. Beautiful! Perfect for a family vacation, reunion or 2 families sharing.

Located on peaceful Upper Rhoda Lake (2 acre lake) in a serene and quiet neighborhood. Non-motor boating allowed. The area enjoys the quiet serenity of a wilderness retreat.

Keywords: Lake front, Lake view, Water view, Lake side, Waterfront, peaceful, serene, tennis

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Jenifer Crosby
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 27, 2016
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About Jenifer Crosby

We are a family that has a vacation home 5 minutes from this home. We have been in the area for 7 years and love it. We hope you do as well. We can share all the fun places to visit when you are here!

Jenifer Crosby purchased this house in 2011

Why Jenifer Crosby chose Berkshires

We have enjoyed it ourselves and found the drama of the space very appealing!

What makes this house unique

We love the views, light and the beauty of the house. The fireplace is very special. The property itself is large and gorgeously landscaped. We even have a vegetable garden which during the season will have vegetables and herbs for the picking! Tennis court along with a basketball hoop


based on 13 traveler reviews

Lakefront 4-Season Stunning Home and Guest House W/Tennis Court
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 13 reviews

Birdsong and laughter

  • 5 of 5

For a group of seven professional women/friends/colleagues, this was a terrific place to spend a quiet and laughter-filled weekend catching up, cooking, and enjoying nature - water, birds, frogs, and flowers - and the surrounding Hudson River valley. The property is well maintained and spacious. As nature-lovers we really appreciated the lovely gardens and the birdsong was truly special. This beautiful home provided the right blend of shared and private space. The various seating options clustered along the path to the water are spot on. We used them all. The hammock was also a big hit.

The kitchen is well stocked and practical. We used the grill and ate our meals outside. We spent a late morning and lunch-time at the Etsy craft market in Hudson followed by an afternoon tour of Olana, in all of its summer splendor and looking down over the river it's just stunning and well worth the time spent roaming around the house and grounds.

From start to finish, we had a wonderful time and we hope to return! Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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july 4th trip with friends

  • 5 of 5

wonderful experience - house/property was exactly as advertised. very nice, tons of space. the lake was great

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Fantastic Friends Weekend

  • 5 of 5

What a special place. A group of friends and I go away on a Memorial Day Weekend trip each year, and this time, we picked this lovely property. It was a scorcher over the holiday, so the lake was wonderful to have — we used the kayaks, canoe, and paddleboat to reach the dock and then go swimming. The house has everything and is truly beautiful. Convenient, comfortable, and clean. There are even two outdoor showers — wow!

Perhaps the best way to summarize our trip is with a short anecdote: on Sunday morning, we realized that we couldn't find the coffee maker. Turns out, it had broken shortly before we got there, and was removed from the house. But Jenifer brought her personal coffee maker over right away so we could have coffee that morning, and then bought another one for the house that afternoon. So truly thoughtful, and a step above and beyond what we could hope.

Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Super chill place

  • 5 of 5

We had a family reunion by the lake last weekend. The house and property were beautiful and the adjacent cottage was an extra bonus

Lots to do boating tennis ping pong all included and in great shape

Amazing lake view

We are a really picky group and all of us were blown away

We will be back for sure

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Great space for a group

  • 5 of 5

This house is fantastic for a group. There is enough space for everyone to comfortably have their privacy, while at the same time providing for a cozy communal space. The views and access to the lake are incredible (and access to boats to traverse the lake). The rooms boast comfortable beds, and the grounds and both houses (there are two houses included) are immaculately maintained and very clean. The second house has a huge common space with a bar area -- fun if you have folks who want to stay up later than the rest of the group. All in all, our group has stayed in many different locations, but this is my new favorite.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
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Centennial, Colorado

Camp Reunion

  • 5 of 5

'We' heard about an exhibit in Copake Falls about camps 'in the area' from the 1920's, and on. One thing led to another and 'We' decided that this was the time for a camp reunion. I immediately Gooogled 'Houses in Copake', and lo and behold, this beautiful house, right on, what we knew as Lake Rhoda (now Upper Rhoda Pond) appeared before me. This was almost unbelievable as most of us had not been back to West Copake for a good 50 years. So, after much arranging, 7 of us made our way, as far as Nashville and Colorado to our beloved lake. The house welcomed us with open arms, and the lake, as if we had never left. We almost immediately took out one of the canoes and made our way around the lake. We ate outside on the deck with a well stocked kitchen to make us feel right at home. We chose our BR's easily, as there were 2 sets of Sisters who shared a bed. The next day, we had about 20 people at the house for lunch, and between the outdoor spaces to sit, the welcoming size of the house, nothing ever felt crowded. The BR's were lovely, clean and cozy. Saturday night 3 more people stayed over and they too, were just as comfortable in the Gurst House. We did not get a chance to go swimming, although the lake was warm, we simply were not there long enough. The whole process of renting the house was easy, due to the professionalism of the rental agent/property manager. I do believe that each of us would go back in a heartbeat, and HAPILY stay for more than a weekend.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Albany International Airport
Nearest Barpub
5.5 Miles
The Greens Restaurant
Nearest Golf
5.5 Miles
Copake Country Club and Bar
Nearest Train
18 Miles
Amtrak Station in Hudson and Metro North, Wassaic
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Taconic State Parkway
Nearest Restaurant
5.5 Miles
The Greens Restaurant
Nearest Ski
12 Miles
Catamount Ski area
Car: necessary

yoga 3 miles away at Ancram Opera House:

Nearby Golf and Excellent Restaurant: - 10 minutes away. The name of the restaurant and bar is The Greens restaurant. It is excellent and highly rated and the views are lovely.

Farmer's markets 3 miles and local organic vegetables, fruits and meats. Pick your own organic berries 2 miles away.

Train service by Amtrak (Hudson Station) and Metro North (Wassaic Station) - both 30 minutes away.

New State of the Art Library: Roe Jan Library. There are many cultural and children's programs and computer stations etc (10 mins away).

City of Hudson - with major Antique Shops and Restaurants is 30 minutes away.

Town of Millerton - with charming shops and movie theater and award winning restaurants is 20 minutes away.

Town of Great Barrington in the Berkshires (MA) - with its charming shops and restaurants and cultural attractions is 30 minutes away.

Bard College is 40 minutes away with an array of cultural programs.

Tanglewood, Jacob's Pillow, Berkshire Theater Company and Shakespeare & Co, are about 40 minutes away.

Town of Rhinebeck - with its elegant shops and restaurants is about 45 minutes away.


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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $79
Pet Fee $500
Refundable damage deposit $1,250

Refundable Security Deposit will vary from $1250- $2500 depending on the length of stay. Damages will be taken from security deposit first and through the Property Damage Protection Insurance second if amount exceeds the security deposit amount. Rates are subject to change until confirmed. Base Rate applies to Dates not listed above.

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Ancram House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Second Bathroom - toilet , shower , outdoor shower , Bathroom en suite
    Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , Nice size Master Bedroom en suite
    Fourth Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , This is a hall bathroom accessible to all guests & outside
    Third Bathroom - upstairs - toilet , shower , This is a dramatic semi-circular bathroom w/dbl ht ceils
    Bathroom 6 - guest house - toilet , shower , Upper level of guest house
  • 4 full bathrooms and 2 outdoor showers in main house. 2 full bathrooms in guest house.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Glass doors to Lake and outdoor shower off ensuite bathroom
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , Beautiful Dble ht ceils. Glass doors to lake. Ensuite bath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Lovely room with dormer ceilings and picture window to Lake
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 2 child bed , Cozy room with double bed + 2 loft beds for kids ages 5-15.
    Loft - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen sleeper sofa in open loft area. Limited privacy.
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king , This bedroom is in the guest house and has a private bath
    Guest house living room pull out sofa - 1 queen , In guest house living room w full bath
  • BED LAYOUT: One King size bed in Master Bedroom, Two (2) Queen size beds. One (1) Double Bed with two (2) twin beds are in a loft that is in the room with the double bed. They are suitable for children ages 5-15. We have a crib and a high chair available. There is also a queen size sleeper sofa in an open loft that is at the top of the stairs. It is a separate but non private area. 10 Adults maximum which includes sleeper sofa bed.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
Nearly 11 acres, private Tennis Court, Kayaks, Canoe, Large porch on the lake and deck on the water. Near excellent Golfing (Copake Country Club - 10 minutes away), Skiing (Catamount Ski Mountain - 15 minutes away), Hiking (Bash Bish Falls - 10 minutes away), Biking (Bike Rentals - 10 minutes away), many Zagat highly rated restaurants within 10-30 minutes from the house.

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