|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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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
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
We have enjoyed it ourselves and found the drama of the space very appealing!
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
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!
wonderful experience - house/property was exactly as advertised. very nice, tons of space. the lake was great
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.
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
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.
'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.
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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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Property Damage Protection||$79|
|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.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.