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Lakefront Estate on Copake Lake

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 4,100 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Private Gated Island Home on the Most Prime Location of Copake Lake

This Columbia County lake front home in the foothills of the Berkshires is an open air, sun drenched, wood and glass deck house on 1.3 acres with 130 feet of Lake frontage boasting sweeping views of Copake Lake from every room and the oversized back deck that spans the lake side of the house. It is on the cul de sac of a gated, private Island facing out across the main, middle section of Copake Lake. The house is 115 miles or 2 hours from midtown Manhattan. It stands over 4k sq ft with 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and a 2 car garage. It can sleep 13 adults comfortably in beds. Area attractions include waterskiing on Copake Lake, golf at Copake Country Club, community tennis court, snow skiing at Catamount or Butternut, plus fine dining, shopping and entertainment in Hudson, NY and Great Barrington, MA.

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Frederick Moran
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 21, 2017

About Frederick Moran

Fred Moran is a Wall Street Stock Analyst. This Copake Lake Chateau has been his vacation property for 2 decades. Born and raised in Manhattan, Fred went to Fieldston High School and worked for leading investment banking firms in New York City. He enjoys power boating, waterskiing, cycling and tennis. Fred started weekending at Copake Lake immediately after graduating from college when his best friend and he bought their first waterski boat together.

Frederick Moran purchased this chateau / country house in 1995

Why Frederick Moran chose Copake Lake

The Island at Copake Lake represents the premier community in the region with only 15 homes on 24 secluded Island acres. The Chateau De Mo stands on the cul de sac towards the end of the Island facing the biggest, most sweeping section of the main lake. The 4,100 square foot home has an open floor plan and an oversized back deck for active family living and entertaining. The lower deck has a brand new 2015 Sundance Optima Spa. Watersports, swimming and fishing off the dock provide endless family fun. A 2013 constructed community tennis/basketball court is just steps from the Chateau.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Copake Lake's premier community with the best views of Copake Lake. Power boating and watersports including watersking on Copake Lake are a blast.


Copake Lake Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 4100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • Max. adults: 13
  • Min. age of primary renter: 35
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Garbage must be bagged. Loose items in cans won’t be taken away. Put the cans out in the driveway Monday morning.
  • Guests must be responsible for washing/drying/folding their towels.
  • Guests must replenish paper towels, toilet paper, garbage bags, soap, shampoo and laundry detergent and other items used.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • 4 bathrooms. 2 upstairs; 2 downstairs.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Suite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single
  • 5 large bedrooms. Master has a king sized bed, walk in closet, jacuzzi tub and a TV. 2nd bedroom has a king sized bed and tv. 3rd bedroom has a queen bed and a twin bed. 4th bedroom has two twin beds. 5th bedroom has a queen, two twins and a TV.
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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Lakefront Estate on Copake Lake
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews

Absolutely stunning!

  • 5 of 5

Some of my close friends and family stayed with me at Copake Lake and enjoyed it! The lake was gorgeous, the house comfortable and spacious. We spent time in the water and played basketball. It was a fantastic get away from the city.

Fred was great, easy to reach and he gave us all the tips we needed for places to go and see. The place really felt like home for the weekend :)

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home and property - perfect for families!

  • 5 of 5

Our family had an amazing vacation at this property. The owner was incredibly accommodating at every part of the booking process, during, and after our stay. The home itself is gorgeous and well designed. The location is ideal and property is lakefront with stunning views and access. There is ample gear for fun; floats for the lake, bikes, tennis rackets, board games, etc. For families with young children there are also pack 'n plays, safety railings for beds where small children might sleep, safety gates for the steps, a high chair, a swing set, lots of toys and books, etc. This house is the perfect place to enjoy the lake and each other's company. Highly recommend Chateau de Mo!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kihei, Maui, Hawaii

Absolutely lovely!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at the Chateau De Mo. Our large family group, which included several small children, came from Europe and from Hawaii to get together for a family wedding. We spent a week at the house. Our stay could not have been more enjoyable. Plenty of room for everyone, lots of bathrooms, very comfortable beds, well equipped kitchen, stocked with all the basics one needs to put together a nice meal. Plenty of books, toys, puzzles, bikes and even an electric go-car for the kids, lovely large deck overlooking the lake for the grownups to relax on. Nice tennis court, too. The location is peaceful and private, in a gated community. Fred is a very gracious host. We loved every minute we spent at his house!

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lake fun

  • 5 of 5

We love Fred and his wonderful house. The accommodations were perfect for a family getaway including 3 children under 4 years old. We hung out on the property including swings and tennis courts and also checked out Great Barrington and Hudson. The farm stands and farmers markets were awesome as well. Fred pointed us in all of the best directions in terms of food and activities and the house was the best for hanging out. Thanks Fred!

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Portland, Oregon

Relaxing & perfectly situated

  • 5 of 5

Awesome house for our stay during my daughters wedding at the Copake Golf Course right down the street. Fit our extended family & friends for get togethers, dinners and just hanging around. We all loved hanging on the dock, stand-up-paddle boarding, and lounging in the sun. Lots of room for kids to have their own hang out area too. Loved the privacy of being on the island with the huge yard. Tennis & basketball just up the driveway!! Absolutely perfect.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mom C--AKA Nana

  • 5 of 5

Wow ! What a wonderful vacation! This is the second year we took a family vacation at Chateau De Mo on Copake Lake, and we are so happy that we decided to go back! My husband and I and our 5 children, their spouses, and our 4 little grandchildren had a wonderful time in this beautiful home. It is the perfect place for a large family group, since it is right on the lake , and that allows for the little ones to nap while Mom and Dad enjoy a leisurely time on the the dock or lawn, or the awesome deck overlooking the lake (with monitor in hand for the little ones). The owner even has toys available for the children. The kiddos loved seeing the deer and ducks and other animals on the island, especially the bald eagle!

The home itself is gorgeous and huge! There is enough space for everyone to be comfortable, and to have a quiet spot away from everyone else to read or work if necessary. The owner is extremely helpful and always available via e-mail and/or text to answer any questions that arise. The lake and the area are beautiful and full of places to visit if you want to take a day trip, but we mostly just enjoyed the serenity and beauty of the lake and the island. I would recommend this great home to anyone who appreciates nature and it's beauty. Many thanks to the owners for sharing their wonderful home!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Copake Country Club
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Copake Country Club
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Hudson, NY
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Taconic Parkway
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Copake Country Club
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Car: necessary

Copake Lake is a country get-away destination just 2 hours from midtown Manhattan. Area attractions include waterskiing on Copake Lake, golf at Copake Country Club, snow skiing at Catamount or Butternut, fine dining and antiquing in Hudson, NY and Great Barrington, MA, YMCA Camp HighRock on Mount Washington or Camp Pontiac for children's day or overnight camping, Ziplining and Adventure Park at Catamount, Bash Bish State Park, the Harlem Valley Rail Trails.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Security Deposit $1,000
Cleaning Per 3 Days $200

If you book through VRBO or HomeAway, the transaction will add a service fee. Additionally, owner will withhold a 3% credit card processing fee from your security deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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