1000 ISLANDS WATERFRONT COTTAGE

Brian Murphy

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Sleeps9
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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1000 ISLANDS WATERFRONT COTTAGE

Ottawa Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6 - 9)

ST. LAWRENCE RIVER, CARDINAL – Eastern extremity of the Thousand Islands (three islands directly in front) and 8 km east of the bridge from Prescott to Ogdensburg, NY. One hour from Ottawa. Located on 1/3 acre, this private cottage has 1466 sq ft in two sections connected by a common entrance room/lobby, all under one roof. Section 1 (the big one) is private, spacious, cheerful and comfortable, has 2 bedrooms – sleeps 4 to 5; has one 3 pc bathroom with shower, spacious living room with a great view, a 32-inch satelite TV, DVD/CD/radio/iPod player, a modern well-equipped kitchen with new appliances, MW. Section 2 (the smaller one) has 1 bedroom – sleeps 2 to 3, has one 3 pc bathroom with shower, cozy living/sitting area with great view, a CD/radio machine, a well-equipped space-saver kitchen with eating counter. The common room sleeps 1. Large patio, brick-walled fire pit, gas BBQ, patio table, chairs, small aluminum rowboat, no life jackets. Good swimming (mud-small-stone entrance), fishing, birdwatching; close to excellent scuba diving.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Brian Murphy (Owner)
Advertiser since 2009
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About Brian Murphy

Married 41 years, five children, twelve grandchildren. My wife and I own a Contract Research Organization which manages clinical trials for the biotechnology industry.

Brian Murphy purchased this cottage in 2009

Why Brian Murphy chose Ottawa

We inherited the cottage. It is a fabulous location but quite far from where we live in California. However, we use it two weeks every summer.

What makes this cottage unique

There are lots of birds - geese, ducks, cranes, kingfishers as well as many different types of small birds, due to a large wetland located nearby.

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Sleeps9
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

3.2
based on 6 traveler reviews

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1000 Islands Waterfront Cottage
average rating of 3.1666667 based on 6 reviews
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1000 Islands Waterfront Cottage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p250182vb
-(949) 235-4045
Ottawa Ontario
Ottawa, ON, Canada
4

Nice location with beautiful waterfront view .

  • 4 of 5
Stayed at this cottage for weekend with big family( 7 adults and 3 children).We had a great time. The cottage was well equipped, clean and tidy.
The cottage looks exact as on the photos.
The view from the cottage is gorgeous .
We enjoyed fishing and the boat.

We would go back again
  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you. We enjoy it too when we stay there every year for two weeks.
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1000 Islands Waterfront Cottage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p250182vb
-(949) 235-4045
Ottawa Ontario
4

Getaway

  • 4 of 5
Stayed at this cottage for Thanksgiving weekend, it was very easy to find. It looked just like in the pictures and was very clean, I had to contact the owner about a couple of questions before we left for the weekend and they were very helpful and quick with the response.
I would recommend this cottage to friends for a get away.
Also we drove to Upper Canada Village on the Sat. to see the pumpkin display which was so worth going to see. (Only a 20 min drive). :):):)
  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you. We also thoroughly enjoyed Upper Canada Village during our three week stay in Aug-Sep. All responses from tenants continue to be very positive. We continue to make many improvements.
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1000 Islands Waterfront Cottage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p250182vb
-(949) 235-4045
Ottawa Ontario
Niagara Falls, Canada
3

Off the grid

  • 3 of 5
Family of four with 5 and 7 year old found this a charming and relaxing break from our hectic academic careers and thus were happy to be well off the grid for a few days. If you're looking for 4 star Michelin perhaps stick to urban settings since a some of the feedback from previous reviewers is accurate though needlessly pejorative. We brought our own water which is always prudent, were pleased with the endless supply of hot water in both [working] showers, and were enchanted each evening with the setting of the sun and peaceful vibe of the place. I was born in this area and this type of rustic cottage is quite typical and indeed what we were looking for. The place was spotless upon arrival though yes the windows and sills could use what others have described as a thorough 'spring cleaning'. Our kids roamed freely feeling safe and sound, and we enjoyed day trips to the local museum, historical sites and the Fort. Trains are a factor throughout this region though inside we heard nothing at night, and unless out of doors in the wee hours wouldn't have even noticed. Although no wheelchair ramp the place is very flat, sliding doors worked very well, and it was accessible for my elderly Mom with mobility challenges. She was very happy to visit repeatedly and lingered on the patio with its amazing river views. Will be happy to rent in future.
  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Indeed, it is country. We look forward to our own annual two week stay in late August.
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1000 Islands Waterfront Cottage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p250182vb
-(949) 235-4045
Ottawa Ontario
Whitby, Ontario
4

Huge property with nice waterfront view

  • 4 of 5
My husband and I came with my sister from England and her husband and 3 boys age 7 -12. We had a fantastic time. The cottage was clean and tidy when we arrived. There is a full size fridge and stove in main kitchen and both were clean and fairly new. Nice new gas barbecue. The view from the cottage is wonderful. The water is right at your back door, is very shallow and it is a quiet little inlet so it is great for families with young children. We enjoyed fishing and the boat. Though boat could be repaired as we found it leaked a bit. Hugh property out front for kids/adults to play a game of soccer etc. There is an Independent grocery store only 15 minute drive from cottage in town of Prescott. The area had lots to do as very historic but we ran out of time as only rented for 4 days. As another reviewer stated, yes there were a few cobwebs in the windows etc and could use a good spring cleaning and a little bit of maintenance on minor items but overall we were very happy with the cottage and location. We would go back again
  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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1000 Islands Waterfront Cottage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p250182vb
-(949) 235-4045
Ottawa Ontario
Victoria, BC
3

Nice location on the water but needs maintenance

  • 3 of 5
Nice spot right on the water with lovely evening light. Great for kids since the water is shallow and the boat is fun. The cottage was well equipped, bathrooms clean, carpets vacuumed however it was in need of a good overall spring cleaning. There was dust and cobwebs on furniture and doors, and the windows and window jambs were dirty and dusty. There were several maintenance issues -- only one shower was usable, kitchen tap didn't always work, screen doors had rips in the screen, and the garden furniture needed cleaning. The tap water smelt of iron or sulpher. Thankfully there was a water filter on the kitchen tap but it was very slow. I've provided this feedback directly to the owner. I would only recommend this place if the maintenance was improved.
  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: This was a fair and honest review. We are actively correcting each of the issues.
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1000 Islands Waterfront Cottage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p250182vb
-(949) 235-4045
Ottawa Ontario
Vienna, Virginia (Devon, England also)
1

Property in disrepair

  • 1 of 5
The photographs of this property are accurate in that if you think it looks run down, that is because it is. The "modern and well equipped kitchen" was neither modern nor well equipped but dirty and very, very dated and in our case was dirty.

To welcome others into a rented property it should be clean and well maintained which this property is not. The property's floor is uneven making the bed lean to one side, the wallpaper is coming off the walls, the windows are held open by wooden blocks, the shower head is rusty and broken and rather just replace it, the original old shower head is left there rusting next to a new one which barely works. The water is undrinkable and smells of rust throughout the property. The front door is a sliding door which does not function properly or slide and is dangerous and the property smells damp. There is also a train that sounds several times throughout the night. The outside furniture and table cloth was dirty on our arrival.

However, the lake and the bird life and wildlife surrounding it are lovely and if you are interested in watching it, there is a very good TV.
  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dozens of families have thoroughly enjoyed the cottage over the last several years for ten days at a time. This review is an outlier after a 3-day stay. The kitchen has a new stove, fridge and microwave. There is uneveness of the floor, not uncommon for cottages. There is thick new carpet. It is not a problem. A professional maid/cleaning service keeps the cottage fresh after each rental. The water is well water, treated with an Aquasonic filter and is very drinkable. With the filter, it does not even taste like well water. New sliding doors have been installed which slide beautifully. The beautiful trees do drop lots of seeds on the patio furniture which is hosed off regularly by the cleaning service. The train is a mile away. Toots are heard throughout the very quiet countryside. Some find that romantic. The area is very peaceful and beautiful. -Owner
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Ottawa
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Scorpion
Nearest Train
35 Miles
Brockville, Ontario
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
401
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Scorpion
Car: necessary

The 1000 islands (there are actually 1,793) stretch for 70 miles from Kingston to Cardinal. The famous cruises leave Rockport , a scenic 35 minute drive southwest of Cardinal on the St. Lawrence River.

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From C$200 Per night

Ottawa Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Summer
May 15 2015 - Oct 15 2015
2 night minimum stay
C$200
C$1,400
C$6,000
 
 
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2 night minimum stay
C$200
C$1,400
C$6,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit C$200
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Full payment of rent plus a 33% fully refundable security deposit is required up front. Historically, nearly everyone has received their full security deposit back within 2 weeks of leaving the property. Payment can be made via PayPal. Canadian bankers can use Interac e-Transfer.
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Amenities

Amenities

Ottawa Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1466 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Bathroom 1: Adjacent to Bedroom 1 Bathroom 2: Adjacent to Bedroom 3
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 bunk bed , Adjacent to Bedroom 1
    Living Room 1 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Living Room 2 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Common Room - 1 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Bunk Beds (2), Sofas (2)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • jet skiing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Notes:
Don't miss visiting Upper Canada Village mear Morrisburg, about 30 miles northeast on the scenic Highway 2.
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