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Historic rental home on the banks of the St. Lawrence River

Christine Joli-Coeur

Member since: 2000
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Speaks: english, french
Sleeps18
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Christine Joli-Coeur

Member since: 2000
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2015
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Historic rental home on the banks of the St. Lawrence River

Sleeps18
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Overview

Cornwall Estate Rental Photos and Description

House, 5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 10-16)

Built in the late 1700s this is one of the first homes built in the area. This majestic home has all the conveniences of modern day but the charm of the past.

Centrally located to many area attractions with Fort Wellington (famous in the battle of 1812), Fort Henry to the West, Upper Canada village, Chrysler park a wild life Bird Sanctuary to the East, Remington Museum and Upper State NY to the south, Ottawa the Nations Capital to the North.

A charming tree-lined entrance greets you as you enter the drive off the Waterfront Trail which extends from Prince Edward County to Cornwall Ontario.

The home is situated on three acres of land that is shared with the owner's home. The home is situated on the hill will allows for a beautiful panoramic waterfront view of the mighty St. Lawrence river.

The stately residence has a lovely eat-in kitchen, formal dining room, huge living room and two updated full bathrooms, one upstairs and one downstairs. Many upgrades have been done always keeping in mind preserving the historic look of the home. This home is ideal for family reunions, multiple family get together or as a spot to hang out in the evening while taking advantage of its proximity to many area attractions. Your guests will be impressed with the calibre of the accommodation and of course, the view.

Hardwood/softwood floors are throughout most of the home, except of course the bathrooms and kitchen! For your convenience there is washing machine and dryer on site. Kayaks are also available (Canoes for experienced paddlers) to explore Island and part of the old canal.

In among the shoreline there is a smooth rock surface allowing you to get in and swim or boat. There is also a sand box area for children to play. The gentle current to the west and slightly greater current to the east keeps the shoreline free of weeds. Lots of great places allow the river's edge or islands off shore to visit and view wildlife. You will feel like you are a pioneer back in the 1700's! FYI: Years ago, the Adams family used to bring their cows to the closest large island (Spencer island also know as Adams island) each spring by swimming them across the shallow channel behind a small power boat.

The Old Stone Home is located in a picturesque shallow bay, with very little boat traffic as the bay ends several hundred yards past the home. The shipping channel is two miles/three kilometres away from both homes, so there is no chance of someone being swamped in a canoe by the waves of a 1000 foot freighter. Bring your fishing rod, the fishing ranges from good to great!

Keywords: Stone House, Historic Stone Home,

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Christine Joli-Coeur (Owner)
Member since: 2000
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2015

About Christine Joli-Coeur

Both Randy and I are relatively newbies to the area having lived her just under 20 years.

Christine Joli-Coeur purchased this estate in 2005

Why Christine Joli-Coeur chose Cornwall

When we first purchased we had been living in a smaller cottage in the area for a number of years. Initially we thought to rent it for a few years and move in when the kids were older. The advent of our third child made us rethink and we built a home a bit south and west of this historic home. Why this home? When I first walked in the home I had an ovewhelming sense of history. A glimpse of the past. This home is one of the pioneer homes of the area. It is truly one of the most historic homes in the area and we feel honoured to be able to share it with others.

What makes this estate unique

Really nice place for large families or a couple of families. Lots of space to eat either at the kitchen table or the formal dining room table (both fit more than 10). So you don't need to pack up the chess or monopoly game at meal time. Lots of place to get away from the action like the second story closed in porch with a beautiful view of the river, sit on the large window sills in the bedrooms to read a book or outside on the large interlock patio overlooking the St. Lawrence river and Island.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I would like to share with you some kind words from our recent guests. "We certainly enjoyed staying at your historic rental home on the Saint Lawrence Seaway. The feature we particularly enjoyed was the large patio facing river. We took our coffee there in the morning, relaxed there during the cocktail hour and cooked the entre for most dinners on the open wood/charcoal burning fire pit. We also took advantage of the kayaks you provided and the large eat in kitchen. Of course, the fact that your part of Ontario is truly beautiful also helped.



We also appreciated all the advice, biking maps, activity information, etc which you provided. This support was facilitated by the positive relationship we developed during the initial correspondence and personal contact once we were there and which I believe can be one of the best features of the VRBO program for both the owner and guest. I try to establish similar relationships and provide similar support when renting our own second home in South Carolina via VRBO.



Thanks again, "
Jul 2014
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Sleeps18
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
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Reviews

4.7
based on 7 traveler reviews

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Historic rental home on the banks of the St. Lawrence River
average rating of 4.714286 based on 8 reviews
5

Familly mattered

  • 5 of 5

we were 11 adults and 3 children, stayed for 2 nights. Was great a big place so the kids could run around, had games and movies there witch was great, internet. KKing beds too are great.great veiw for the st lawrene.... i wishes i lived there...lol When i go back for sure ill rent again, but longer then 2 nights, really a home from home was great. christine was great and a nice person to deal with.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for choosing our rental home to accomodate your group. We were happy that it accomodated your group and we do look forward to seeing you back:)
5

wonderful vacation

  • 5 of 5

We were 4 adults and 4 children and came for the family day weekend. We found a beautiful house with comfortable beds (there were 3 king beds and two queen, which is not common in other houses we stayed in), a big table in the kitchen and another one in the dinning room. The living room was big and cozy and the surrounding of the house , right on frozen St. Lawrence river, was majestic.

Christine was very nice and welcoming and the location of the house is about an hour away of Ottawa, making a visit there attractive.

We warmly recommend the house !

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
4

Cozy family Christmas

  • 4 of 5

We rented this home to hold a large family Christmas weekend and it did not disappoint. The place is cozy and warm and easily accommodated the whole family. The formal dining room was great for a fancy Christmas dinner and the kids all loved the hot tub and large yard.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad that you have a great time. The home is perfect for those special family gatherings. Thank you for taking the time to review our property;)
Montreal, QC, Canada
5

"Fantastic" stay

  • 5 of 5

Our party of 6 adults and one 14 yr. old stayed at the Riverlee estate for a Canadian Thanksgiving family reunion. The home lives up to its "fantastic" description with old world charm and very tasteful decor. The hosts, Christine and Randy, were very accessible and catered to our every need. We highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Best place for a troop!!

  • 5 of 5

The trip was amazing, they have a big jacuzzi outside, the kayaks, the kitchen is full equiped, 2 big tables that fit 12-13 people, a big living room to get together and Watch a movie. The owners are very kind, and they are glad to help you to make your stay better.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so happy the home accomodated your family get together. Yes the two large tables really makes it fun for the large groups whether it be to home one to set up the monopoly match or jigsaw puzzle and eat at the other or have the kids at one while the adults have a peaceful supper in the formal dining room. We are looking forward to your return. Thank you.
Toronto, ON, Canada
4

A fun family gathering

  • 4 of 5

We chose Riverlee to hold a family-only birthday celebration for my mother-in-law this May and a great time was had by all. All generations showed up for a really enjoyable day of spending time together, a dinner feast with dancing, then a big sleep-over. The kids had a blast because of the proximity to the river, small playground, trampoline (that the owners generously allowed them to use), big outdoor patio and grass field big enough for frisbee or soccer. Adults enjoyed the views, kayaking on the river, and lounging on the patio. The bright and roomy kitchen with ample casserole dishes and pots allowed us each to make our 'best dish' contributions, while other family members sat at the big kitchen table to chat (or use their digital devices...wifi is available). The gas BBQ was appreciated by the 'I only do meat over fire' crowd. We were able to accommodate all 18 in the spacious dining room. The living room was converted into a dance-floor after dinner (with the help of our computer speakers). After the party, 12 of us stayed comfortably overnight... The owners of the property were gracious hosts, checking to make sure we had all we needed. They also recommended a visit to the nearby fort (Wellington) which we did on the way out of town. Another highlight of the trip! The house is very spacious and bright, a great place for a weekend away, especially if you want to bring a crowd!

  • Submitted: May 28, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. This is definately the ideal place for the large family get togethers. Lots of place to either be together or to have some quiet time amongst the family gathering. We look forward to seeing your family again;) Christine & Randy (your hosts)

Map

Nearest Airport
85 Kilometres
Ottawa International Airport
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Prescott/Ontario & Ogdensburg/NY
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Brockville
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
401/ 416
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
Prescott beach

Shakespeare Festival, live music on Sundays during the summer, Fort Wellington, thousand Island Kayaking, Iroquois locks

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Rates & Availability

From C$199 Per night

Cornwall Estate Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
CAD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Victoria day2015
May 15 2015 - May 18 2015
3 night minimum stay
C$395
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add C$15 per night, per additional guest
 
Early summer
Jun 1 2015 - Jun 25 2015
2 night minimum stay
C$249
From
C$349
Fri,Sat
C$1,295
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add C$15 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer 2015
Jun 26 2015 - Aug 28 2015
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
C$1,795
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add C$15 per night, per additional guest
 
last chance summer
Aug 29 2015 - Sep 4 2015
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
C$1,395
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add C$15 per night, per additional guest
 
Labour day 2015
Sep 5 2015 - Sep 7 2015
3 night minimum stay
C$395
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add C$15 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas 2015
Dec 24 2015 - Dec 26 2015
2 night minimum stay
C$395
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add C$15 per night, per additional guest
 
New Year 2016
Dec 31 2015 - Jan 2 2016
1 night minimum stay
C$695
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add C$15 per night, per additional guest
 
Early summer 2016
Jun 3 2016 - Jun 26 2016
2 night minimum stay
C$349
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add C$15 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer 2016
Jul 3 2016 - Aug 28 2016
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
C$1,895
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add C$15 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
C$199
From
C$299
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add C$15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee C$100
Refundable damage deposit C$100
Tax Rate 13.0%
Notes Rates are subject to confirmation and rentals during summer period are from Friday 4pm until the following Friday to 11am. When having additional guests over 10 additional cost which can be negotiated depending on the size of the group.We will attempt to meet special requests whenever possible. Please contact us at 613-340-8682 if you require more information sincerely, Christine & Randy

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Cornwall Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , First floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , second floor bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single , trundel bed so one single bed pulls out on first floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , 2 double
    Convertible bed(s) - pull out double couch upstairs hall
  • King size beds (3), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
We attempt to make your vacation memorable. We may be able to accommodate special requests such as a rice maker, large coffee maker, additional toasters at a small additional fee

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