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Spectacular Private Hilltop Contemporary Estate (Pool/Catamount/Bash Bish Fall)

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 4,400 sq ft
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

6 Bedroom/5 Bathroom private contemporary estate next to State Park

This fully renovated contemporary estate has it all to make it your place to escape all year round.

Sitting on 11 private acres abutting the Taconic State Park giving you access to over 6,000 acres from your own backyard. The 4,400 sqft house has an open floor plan ideal for entertainment with two sitting areas (each with its own fire place), a formal dining area which seats 10 people next to a large kitchen with Viking appliances and a granite countertop island.

There are three bedrooms and three bathrooms on the main floor and an additional three bedrooms and two bathrooms on the second floor. The 6th bedroom is furnished as an office but can accommodate temporary beds. The Master bedroom not only has the best views in the house but a spectacular en-suite Master bathroom with a stand-alone extra-large tub, separate shower room and bidet.

Enjoy the views of your own heated private pool and the mountains from its two large decks, one has a large built-in bar-b-que.

The house has two separate finished basements, each with its own washer/dryer set, one covered car-garage and a 3-car parking area.

More Details

Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
17 June, 2018

About Sendaf

Our family purchased this property shortly after visiting a close friend who lives in the area. It was one of the first properties we saw, and we kept on coming back to it. You will feel the same way!

Sendaf purchased this chateau / country house in 2013

Why Sendaf chose Copake

The property has a Estate feeling and while being within a 5-minute drive to downtown Hillsdale, nearby farms and cultural attractions, it is one of the few properties in the area abutting the State Park with direct access to trails from its own backyard while sitting on the top of the hill with Northern views of the Berkshires and Western views of the Catskills. It is the perfect place to vacation all-year-round.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Newly furnished with contemporary and transitional furniture. Fresh/new linens provided.

Extremely comfortable house ideal for relaxation and/or entertainment. Conveniently located to nearby Catamount Ski and Adventure Area.

Guestbook comments from the owner

My family and I stayed at this house for a weekend. And the pictures on this website do not do the house any justice. The house is beautiful. The views are exceptional. The owner was very helpful with all my questions and concerns as was the caretaker. She was there to greet us at the door and showed us around the house. I will definitely be returning again with my family.

Recommended for: Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

My Response Thank you for your kind words. We are glad you liked both the house, its setting and surroundings. It is a magical place! We will try to improve the pictures posted and highly appreciate your feedback to improve our listing
Sep 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house rental in Copake, New York

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 1:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower , On second floor
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower enclosure , En-suite; On first floor
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure , bidet , En-suite; Double sink; Extra-large stand-alone tub
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , bath with shower , On first floor
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , Powder room conveniently located to living rooms
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , En-suite Master Bath and Spectacular Views
    Bedroom 4 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 single bed
    Bedroom 6 - Set-up as an office; Can accommodate a bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed , En-suite bathroom
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • long term rentals available
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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Spectacular Private Hilltop Contemporary Estate (Pool/Catamount/Bash Bish Fall)
average rating of 4.806452 based on 32 reviews

Amazing stay in an amazing house!

  • 5 of 5

Everything was just perfect: communication with the owner, the beautiful house, huge garden, pool, quiet neighborhood, view over the valley, and the region. Loved it and will be back!

  • Review Submitted: 29/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Private Hillside Home, Comfortably Modern

  • 5 of 5

One of the best homes we have every rented. We are four active couples in our sixties, who travel together every September. The house itself met and surpassed our expectations. Having said that, a very minor and temporary problem with lack of hot water, was the only flaw. No real problem with the internet. The server was up and running 97% of the time. Plenty to do in the area. Modern and very comfortable, describe the house well. Comparing it to every other home we rented, it was, by far, the most well-stocked ... dishes, glassware, etc. A few of us are cooks so the kitchen, and very spacious dining room, was the icing on the cake.

The owner was available 24/7, and was gracious, informative and eager to help. Thanks!

  • Review Submitted: 17/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home In A Private and Secluded Area

  • 5 of 5

The home is tastefully designed and the owners are extremely nice. Great place for families. Three bedrooms on the main floor, with a door and hallway leading to all, so can be closed off for a family or kids. The master and other bedroom on the second floor have great views. The kitchen and dining and 2 living room areas are perfect. A really great house. When you are inside, there is so much light you almost feel like you are outside. We would come back again.

  • Review Submitted: 06/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely, peaceful, elegant country home

  • 5 of 5

We LOVED our stay at this home! The owner was very friendly, informative, and communicative. The property itself was a wonderful escape... high quality construction and furnishings, lots of room to spread out, serene views of forests & hills (no neighbors intruding on the views), and thoughtful touches throughout the home. We used the pool with the kids nearly every day! The house was so pleasant that we cut way back on our planned drives and adventures in favor of just spending more time at the home with our family. Overall this home was a really lovely venue for a family holiday. Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: 17/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Filthy and crumbling; Photos not Accurate

  • 1 of 5

We have rented many times with Homeaway and this is the first time we have had to write an unpleasant review. We simply cannot understand the good reviews for this property as our experience was so awful. It is unfortunate that pictures cannot be submitted with this review. We submitted our pictures to Homeaway for a property complaint.

Our first issue was of cleanliness. It was apparent the house had not been cleaned, not only before we arrived but really for a very long time. The kitchen was so filthy everything was sticky, the refrigerator had food spilled inside, the cabinetry was oily and had food all over it, the floors had dust all over them, there were cob webs in the kitchen, in the ceilings of the bedrooms and all over for that matter. We had to get a cleaning crew to the place as soon as possible which the owner told us we had to pay for. We did so because we needed the crew to come back because the house was so dirty and we did not want to be left in the filth.

The deck had not been swept in ages and had cigarette butts all over, the same with the grilling area, the grill had BBQ sauce spilled all over the sides and in the prep areas so that it was so disgusting and entirely unusable.

The pool area also was filled with cigarette butts and used plastic cups on the grass, and the pool had so much rust and dirt that we had to have it cleaned before using it.

Generally the house was crumbling from a lack of maintenance. All the stone and wood at the entrance was crumbling and wobbly and unsafe as you approached, paint was peeling everywhere on the exterior of the house. The deck had not been treated in years. Paint was peeling from the ceiling of the bathrooms. The appliances where so old they barely worked. The dishwasher did not clean the dishes so we washed by hand.

The floors were all damaged by water and warped. The lawn was not grass as it looks in the photos but just weeds that had been cut and was not desirable for the kids to play on or even walk on.

Upon arrival, no air conditioning worked and it was stifling hot. There was also no hot water. We were able to fix this with the owner but it was obvious that nothing had been checked prior to our arrival.

Generally this was a horrible experience and we left early when we were able to secure other living arrangements for our overseas guests.

  • Review Submitted: 24/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: These were guests from hell and had bad intentions from the beginning. We have rented for many years and have fantastic reviews so guests can read them and judge for themselves. Woe to any future homeowner who decides to rent to these guests so we would like to warn them with our experience. Our house was available for a minimum stay of 1 week when they contacted us and asked to book for 4 nights. We were not willing to make an exception but they insisted and said that they can take it for 5 nights. We agreed and then they wanted a discount! The house was fully cleaned and prepared before they arrived. We use the same cleaning service every time. On their day of arrival, another friend check in first. Even before getting to the house they started complaining that it was dirty and wanted us to send a cleaning service. In order to keep them happy, we arranged for cleaning service to go the next day and asked them to point out all areas that needed attention. The following day they started complaining again as they expected maid service like a hotel. With multiple families with children staying in the house it will get dirty. They called the cleaning service who went again and we told them that they are responsible for paying the cleaning company, as we do not provide cleaning services during stay. We have contracted for weekly yard and pool maintenance and have never had any complaints. We have checked all appliances after they left and everything is in fine order. They did not even know how to set thermostats, so we had to walk them through when they complained about the A/C not working. They did not mention any other issues while they were staying at the house. They were supposed to check out on Monday morning and late Sunday evening they told us that they were going to leave. It also coincided with their original request when they only wanted to stay for 4 nights through Sunday and not Monday. We do not like to give unfair reviews. Our guests should read all the past reviews. This guest seemed to have had ill intentions from the beginning. We gave them a 3-star review which we believe is fair but would like to warn any owner who considers renting to them to beware and learn from our experience. We bent over backwards to accommodate them but they would not be satisfied. We encourage our future guests to read all reviews posted by our guests.
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Incredible house!!

  • 5 of 5

I loved the house!! The pool was perfect. The home was roomy and gorgeous!!! the view is absolutely breath taking. The host was great, nice and communicative. Will definitely rent this home again :) Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: 20/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Columbia County Airport, Albany, Newburgh
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Egremont Country Club; Copake Country Club
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Hudson (Amtrak); Wassaic (Metro North)
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Taconic State Parkway; I-87; I-90
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Crossroads; Swiss Hutte; John Andrew's; Old Mill
Nearest Ski
3 Miles
Catamount (3 miles); Butternut (15 miles)
Car: necessary

Within a two hour drive from New York City, this property is conveniently located next to the Catamount Ski Area, Hillsdale, Copake Falls, Copake Lake, Egremont and Great Barrington. Also within 20 minutes to Butternut Ski. Enjoy swimming in your own heated pool; hiking trail starts at property through State Park to Bash Bish Falls; play golf (Copake Country Club or Egremont); skiing (Catamount or Butternut); water sports (Copake Lake); or simply relax and enjoy all the cultural offerings of the Berkshires (Tanglewood). An ideal place to get away all year round.


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$403.17
Damage Deposit AU$403.17

Utilities included for stays of 2 weeks or less. For longer stays, tenants are responsible for utilities.
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed and payment has been received.
Base rate applies to dates not covered by "Event Dates" and "Seasonal Rates" as per listing
Property Damage Protection required: $89
Security deposit required for stays longer than 2 weeks.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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