ON THE ST. LAWRENCE ACROSS FROM BOLDT CASTLE

Nick Schaefer

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

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ON THE ST. LAWRENCE ACROSS FROM BOLDT CASTLE

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Alexandria Bay Chalet Rental Photos and Description

This is a private and quiet property, but you are still close to everything. The Chalet is a three bedroom two bath property directly on the river. It is actually a floating house! If you have your own boat or rent one you can tie it up right in front of your living room! We are located on six acres of landscaped grounds. There are two gazebos, multiple decks, picnic areas, fire pits, a hammock, outdoor grills, and many other on site facilities. There is ample room to walk, play games, or just enjoy watching the ships go by. It is exactly a one mile walk to the center of downtown. There are many nearby restaurants, shopping, golf, sight seeing activities. We will consider pets on a case by case basis. It is a non-smoking rental.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Nick Schaefer (Owner)
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About Nick Schaefer

This was was originally the Ledges Motel and Marina. It was built by my grandfather and has always been family owned. After 50 years in business we took down the motel last season. We are now only doing the cottage rentals and seasonal boat dockage.

Nick Schaefer purchased this chalet in 1962

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

3
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On the St. Lawrence across from Boldt Castle
average rating of 3.0 based on 3 reviews
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On the St. Lawrence across from Boldt Castle
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Alexandria Bay Thousand Islands
4

Nice spot

  • 4 of 5
The floating home was exactly as pictured. The location was superb, close enough to everything, but also in a very peaceful location. We very much enjoyed watching the "Salties" and the "Lakers" transiting the St. Lawrence, right in front of our deck. The home was well enough equipped, however the ladies in the group felt it could have been cleaner. they spent an hour or so dusting, and everyone was happy. The furniture was comfortable, the TV satisfactory.

If you have a boat, the location cannot be beat. Tie up right to your deck.

Nick was very friendly, and our deposit was refunded on the spot when we departed.
  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Sightseeing
Owner's Response: It was nice meeting your group. We are working hard to improve all of our rentals. It will be even nicer the next time we see you. Thank you for staying with us!
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On the St. Lawrence across from Boldt Castle
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Alexandria Bay Thousand Islands
SINCLARIVILLE, NY
4

LOOK AT BOLDT CASTLE

  • 4 of 5
Couldn't be any closer to the water!!! It was a very nice stay regardless of the weather. The area is so beautiful. Nice get away and would go back.
  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: I'm happy you enjoyed the stay. I hope you will stay with us again. We are remodeling the entire property and it will be even better next season! Thank you!
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On the St. Lawrence across from Boldt Castle
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Alexandria Bay Thousand Islands
1

Not maintained

  • 1 of 5
A recent visit to this property turned anticipation of a relaxing week into one of frustration and disappointment. Upon arriving to the property we found the condition of the chalet to be dirty and quite honestly run down. There are several windows with cracks, secured by scotch tape, and some screens were missing. There are also doors with badly torn screens, repaired with packing tape that is no longer holding and quite honestly, never would have been a proper repair. This meant that the home had tons of mosquitos and bugs flying throughout it.  Located directly on the water, we looked forward to a cool breeze and fresh air, but felt compelled to keep the doors and windows closed to try and minimize the number of bugs we had to deal with. Unfortunately, there are only 2 A/C units, one in the living room and one in the upstairs bedroom. Neither adequetly cools off the entire floor.

The property advertisement boasts that the master bedroom is equipped with a balcony. The ad does not state that the balcony is filthy and caked with bugs, one that I would not ever feel comfortable sitting on.

The kitchen is poorly stocked with basics such as silverware (there are 6 forks in a home advertised to hold 8 guests) and 1 wine glass and 1 beer glass- in a home for 8.

The internet service is poor, making routine work I had hoped to get done very difficult.

The owners were less than responsive to our concerns, blaming the lack of cleanliness and basic maintenance on the fact that there is too little time between rentals to properly clean for the next guests.  I find this excuse to be insulting. As a vacation property owner myself, I realize that if I have a busy season and have the benefit of many tenants, I need to work diligently to assure that the property is clean and inviting and comfortable for every single guest that arrives.  Also, in off season I realize that doing basic maintenance such as power washing and repairing screens and windows is part of the job of being a rental property owner.

I would not advise anyone to rent this property.  The location is fabulous and there is so much potential to turn this into a wonderful vacation spot, but the owners seem less than willing to do that.
  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are sorry you were disappointed with your stay. Since your departure we have pressure washed all of the decks and balconies. The screens and windows are being repaired, and additional AC units are being added. We are also adding additional cooking utensils. The entire property is being completely remodeled and landscaped this fall and winter. We are limited to what we can do during the busy summer season while tenants are in the buildings. It is a work in progress, but we have extensive renovations planned.
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Watertown, NY
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Skiffs
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Wolf Island Ferry - Cape Vincent, NY
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Alexandria Bay Municipal Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
State Route 81
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Bonnie Castle Resort
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Village of Alexandria Public Beach
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Photos

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Alexandria Bay Chalet Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Fall
Sep 6 2014 - Oct 31 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,350
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
1 night minimum stay
$300
From
$350
Fri,Sat
$1,850
$6,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $500
Notes We do our rentals by the week. The move in and move out day is Saturday. Check in is 4 pm. Check out is 10 am. We will consider shorter term rentals depending on the dates and schedule. If you have any questions feel free to ask.
We require a 50% non-refundable deposit by check to hold the reservation. The balance is due one week prior to the arrival date. Make checks payable to The Ledges PO BOX 245 Alexandria Bay, NY 13607
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Amenities

Amenities

Alexandria Bay Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • Master Bedroom has a balcony
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
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