|Property type||chateau / country house|
|Minimum Stay||3 - 31 nights|
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.
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
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.
Copake Lake's premier community with the best views of Copake Lake. Power boating and watersports including watersking on Copake Lake are a blast.
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!
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!
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.
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!
Every summer we four siblings, our spouses, and our 84 and 81 year-young dad & mom rent through VRBO a home for a retreat/reunion (with no grands or great-grands). This has been the best house & location since we started the tradition five summers ago. Copake Lake is beautiful and full of bass and brim. Hundreds of venues within an hour's drive, including some wonderful wineries and incredible restaurants.
The house is massive and accommodating for a large family group and has a full deck across the back overlooking the lake. The kitchen is the most important to us as we take turns preparing the evening meal each night, and this one did not disappoint us as some other properties have in the past. Lots of counter and storage and big enough for four of us to be in there at the same time without tripping over each other. If you bring children/teens there is plenty of yard and play area.
The owner will deal directly with you; no rental or real estate agency to play games or phone tag with. He is very accommodating and personable, and responded to a couple of our emails during the stay in a timely manner.
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.
|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.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.