About the property
- Chateau / Country House4100 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
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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- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- May 18, 2018
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.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Spectacular house, views & space. We love it!
Chateaux Mo is a wonderful property. The lake views are spectacular! It’s peaceful , very spacious and well equipped. In the winter it’s close to skiing at Catamount. It’s warm and cozy with real fires. Heaps of bedrooms , heaps of entertaining space, BBQ, hot tub, garden with a slope on one side steep enough to sledge. It has everything. We will be back again and again!!
Beautiful property, perfect for a family gathering
I stayed with my extended family (ages 3 to 93) over Thanksgiving weekend. The house is spacious and comfortable, with plenty of beds for our party of 13. There were toys and games for the little one, a hot tub and games for the adults, a huge kitchen, and a gorgeous lake view. The picture don't do it justice!
Frederick was incredibly responsive to email/text and gave a lot of helpful information about the house and local area.
I would definitely rent this gem again - it's a perfect house for all seasons.
Beautiful place for a wonderful weekend getaway
We were three couples who spent the weekend on a chilly November weekend. The views of the lake are spectacular and the kitchen/dining room made for easy to prepare meals. Although there are numerous places to eat out, we ended up preferring to cook-in. Hot tub spa great. Lots of hiking and outdoor options all about.
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 :)
Beautiful home and property - perfect for families!
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!
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!
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
Additional information about rental rates
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.