House, 4 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, 8 Sleeps
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 7 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 7 days before check-in.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 8
Enhanced cleaning practices
Check in and check out with no person-to-person contact
Cleaned with disinfectant
Peaceful lakeside get-away
The house is easy and well equipped and the view of the lake is lovely.
Nice family house
Great space for a family - 3 br (one with bunk beds) and a den upstairs, kitchen/great room downstairs. Trees, shade, privacy, outside dining table, yard, small deck on water. Water is somewhat overgrown but nice for sitting, bird and frog watching. Clean beach and swimming area is an easy 4 minute walk. One chore to be done is emptying the dehumidifier. Kitchen well supplied with cooking stuff, though we mostly ate at the diners in Copake and Hillsdale. Ample parking. Would definitely stay there again.
Spacious but musty
Host was very responsive/accommodating and house was spacious. However, upon arriving we noticed the outdoor lights didn’t work, the door handle broke off in our hands and most importantly, there was an overwhelming smell of mold. Dust and spiderwebs were everywhere and the pond is full of algae, even at the beach, making swimming unpleasant to say the least. No kayak is provided, bringing your own kayak is forbidden and renting one is impractical, since you would have to transport it from Copake Lake. Please note that there is no air conditioning, firepit or tub (only a moldy shower stall). Will not be renting again.
Purchased a new dehumidifier which solved the problem.
Eventhough the house itself is a very nice size for a family and it is on a lake/pond, Richmond Pond is owned by an association of property owners. If you are renting, you can absolutely not use your own kayak or canoe on this body of water. The owner of this house does not offer boats on site to use. You can not bring a rented kayak or boat on this body of water. You have to drive over to Copake Lake to use your own kayak or canoe. This was not clearly stated in the description. So be aware before you rent. The house and property is very much in need of some outside and inside work, plus more thorough cleaning. Broken steps down to lake, broken stones up to house, overgrown landscaping with poison ivy climbing the house, food in freezer was thawed and we cleaned it and threw food out, cupboards dirty with mostly expired food and spices, back screen was ripped and we taped it so that is wasn't ripped more, propane grill does not work and needs to be thrown out, available charcoal grill works. We will not rent again in summer due to kayak/canoe rule. The Association puts this rule in place to discourage renters.
I wish this renter had let me know about these issues upon her arrival, but she did not. I would have sent repair and cleaning people right away. But she did not say anything until she left. Her main issue was not being able to use her own kayak, which she knew before her arrival. The lake association has environmental rules. I have since replaced the BBQ grill, advised the cleaning person, repaired the steps and screen door. I want guests to be comfortable and I’m a phone call away and have lots of services available. There were damages from previous renter
There are many activities in the area. Local high school has an
indoor swimming pool which is open to residents and non-residents,
tennis courts and track. Also there are many restaurants in the area
and you will be about 20 mins away from the town of Hudson and Great