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Private Island Dream Vacation Victorian Home DISCOUNT RATES May,Jun,Sept,Oct

Bedrooms 10
Space 6,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

-10 Bedrooms, 4 Full Bathrooms

Watch Island is one of the 1000 Islands set in a tranquil bay overlooking the St Lawrence Seaway. It is a restored 100 year old Victorian home with spectacular location with views of ships, sunsets, 1000 Island Bridge, Rock Island Lighthouse. Dining room is a large gracious room seats 6 to 16+ with 12 windows overlooking the seaway and evening sunsets. Comfortable living room furnished in antiques with piano, fireplace and views of the river. Country-size, full-service, eat-in kitchen and pantry. The house is surrounded by 4 furnished porches with breathtaking enclosed in glass/ screens. All baths have claw-foot soaking tubs/showers. Small Boathouse with deep water and plenty of dock space. Crystal clear water for swimming. The house was originally built with servants quarters if anyone wishes to bring a nanny and cook there is plenty of room. The grounds are manicured and plenty of room for outside games, sports or just relaxing in the hammock.

GREAT LOCATION FOR SPECIAL EVENTS : This has been called the Venice of the North. The history of the area and these enchanted islands is fascinating with stories of wars, pirates, sunken ships, boat building, thousand island dressing, grand island hotels, famous people and their families and much more. A Land of castles, mansions, gingerbread cottages and antique boats which are still here and a must see. Watch Island is one of these wonderful Victorian houses. It is located in Blind Bay south of Fishers Landing and north of Rounds Island and can be seen on google earth.

A place where freedom and adventure rule and ~~~~~

FALL is Fabulous

WINTER is Wonderful

SPRING is Splendid

SUMMER is Sensational

FALL is exploding with color and reflections in the crystal clear river.

WINTER is still, white and breathtaking.

SPRING is bursting with natures wonders.

SUMMER is everyone's dream vacation.


GREAT LOCATION FOR SPECIAL EVENTS : GREAT LOCATION FOR SPECIAL EVENTS Ask about corporate events and wedding specials!

Private General Use Maxson AirField 5 mi. from island - Identifier 89NY

What To Do:

Swimming, boating, fishing (guides available), hunting, golf, tennis, sailing, water-skiing, scuba diving, snorkeling, jet skiing, kayaking, canoeing, hiking, biking, fall foliage, sightseeing in Canada as well as U.S., duty-free shopping, unique gift shops (The Boatique Gift Shop on Bluff Island - only accessible by boat), 1000 island boat tours, tours of Boldt Castle, Victorian teas (Dark Castle teas), craft shows, a world famous Antique Boat Museum, antique shops, and art museums, boat tours, helicopter rides. There are many fine restaurants in Clayton and Alexandria Bay as well as in Canada. Foxy’s is a small local restaurant with a bar in Fishers Landing only 5 min. by boat from Watch Island. Swan Bay Restaurant close to island and accessible by boat. Wellesley Island Hotel is an outstanding restaurants.

Places to visit:

The GOLD LOCKER 690 Riverside Drive, Clayton, NY 315-777-6058

The Boatique, Bluff Island

More Details

Marilyn Colangelo
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2017

About Marilyn Colangelo

Live in Westchester County, NY and bought the island in 1997 and are the second family to own in 122 years. We have been restoring since then to its original splendor. Every surface in the house has been refinished including new electric, plumbing, well dug, heating system. There is air conditioning in the front of the house but rarely used for days are warm and evenings are cool.

Marilyn Colangelo purchased this house in 1997

Why Marilyn Colangelo chose Thousand Islands

This property is unique and the only house like it in the world. The location is magnificent and house with "gone with the wind" staircase is awesome. Magnificent oak wood thru out with the most fantastic views of the river. One side faces the 1000 Island bridge in the distance and the Rock Island Lighthouse. The other sides face the seaway and you can enjoy the ships passing by in the distance.

The back of the island faces a bay which is calm for all water toys and sports.

It is also close to the mainland which is nice for you do need a boat but you are not isolated by any means.

Activities in area and on island are wonderful for all ages.

What makes this house unique

It is the only house like it in the world on an island that is one of 1,900 in the river.

The views, activities are fun for every age group. It is an adventure for all ages and interests. A must do vacation! You must visit the 1000 islands once in your lifetime.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Had a tremendous time at your place. Weather was pretty good. Only rained for a couple hours on Saturday. Fishing was totally awesome. (See attachments above) My friends wife caught a 50 inch Muskie that weighed 36 lbs about 300 yards out in front of the island. We caught a bunch of big northern pike a 10 pound sheepshead and several big bass.

Left your place in great shape as always. Might have to book again next year.

Sep 2011
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Fishers Landing House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 6500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • River ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 16 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Bathtubs are claw foot bathtubs deep and long. Please bring bubble bath and relax and enjoy. Upon request we can arrange to get housekeepers, babysitters, chefs and masseuse. The masseuse comes to the island and recommends a massage outside on the dock, deck, or lawn under the oak tree. She is the best in her profession and we highly recommend you include this in your stay.... heavenly! Our chef whips up the most divine meals you have ever tasted. Highly recommended!
  • 10 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom - 2 king
    Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom - 1 double
    Bedroom - 1 double
    Bedroom - 1 double
    Bedroom - 1 double
    Bedroom - 1 double
    Bedroom - 1 child bed , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom - 1 twin/ single
  • 5 rooms with one double bed, 2 rooms with one king/queen and child beds, 2 children's beds, 1 baby crib
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
1 king, 1 queen, 5 double, 2 cribs, 1 bassinet, 4 twin, 2 youth beds. Bread Machine, 2 propane steamers, 2 dishwashers, 2 washing machines, 2 clothes dryers, 2 refrigerators, massage table. Upon request we can arrange to get housekeepers, babysitters, chefs and masseuse. The masseuse comes to the island and recommends a massage outside on the dock, deck or lawn under the oak tree. She is the best in her profession and we highly recommend you include this in your stay.... heavenly! Our chef whips up the most divine meals you have ever tasted. Highly recommended!

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:


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(4 traveler reviews)

Private Island Dream Vacation Victorian Home DISCOUNT RATES May,Jun,Sept,Oct
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
Shelby Township, MI.

Time Stood Still!

  • 5 of 5

There has been no other home to which we go with so much pleasure and leave with such regret. This time we spent on this beautiful Watch Island was filled with adventure from the moment we parked our car at O'Brians boat rental in Alexandria Bay, NY until the time we had to return. I will say it does take some adjusting to living on an Island but once you will LOVE IT! We had perfect weather on a daily basis 72 and sunny. I just would like to recommend this experience to everyone. The first time you see the moon and stars being in that much dark just covering us and the house like a blanket was one of the most spectactular things we have ever seen. The first time you see a freighter over a thousand feet long just glide by in the night and you will here it before you can see it. I hope you get lucky enough to see one go by at night like we did. The sun rises in the US and sets in Canada. So very beautiful! Something we will never forget. Thank you Watch Island for the most beautiful vacation ever!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Who hasn't dreamed of their own private island? Our family stayed there last summer and had an amazing time. THe house is magnificent, large enough for multiple generations. We had huge family dinners in the dining room, spent hours on the porches and had a great time teaching the kids to play piano. The river is crystal clear and teaming with fish. We loved the minks! Lot's to do in the area. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, immaculate property, spectacular views

Our family of 12 had the greatest vacation

We are planning our daughters wedding there for next year

Can't wait to go back

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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New York City

Best House in 1000 Islands - Amazing!!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this amazing house for my BD weekend and we had the best time ever. The pictures don't say half of the story. The wood work in the Living Room is spectacular!!!, Has tons of entertainment for all ages. The rooms are spacious, very well furnished and every room has a view to the river. I love this place!!, Marilyn (the owner) was amazing, gave us tons of directions and ideas for everything we need it. We rented a panthoon boat for the weekend and the house had a big dock to accommodate it. If you look around 1000 islands, you'll quickly realize that this is one of the best houses around. At night, the porch is just beautiful; you have the most amazing view of the sunset and sunrise... I recommend this place 100%. You can't die without having visiting this place first...

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Watertown / Syracuse
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Cape Vincent
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Thousand Island Club
Nearest Train
60 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Route 12
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Tug Hill
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Potters Beach Grindstone Island


From the South – Rte. 81 to Exit 47(Clayton – Rte. 12 North) left off exit to Clayton.

From the North – Rte 81 to Clayton Exit, Rte 12 North to Clayton

Clayton is ---

1-1/2 hr. from Syracuse

2-1/2 hr. from Rochester

2-l/2 hr. from Binghamton

5-1/2 hr. from New York City

5-1/2 hr from Boston

By Private Plane - General Use Maxson AirField 5 mi. from island in Alexandria Bay - Identifier 89NY

By Private Yacht/Boat – Accessible from south - Great Lakes, New York City-Hudson River-Erie Canal-

St. Lawrence Seaway. From the north - Canada St. Lawrence Seaway – Rideau Canal System.

All these waterways are accessible from the oceans and most any place in the world.

A charming and unique part of the world nestled among 1,800 enchanting islands in the St. Lawrence River. Rich in history and exciting historical activities such as a French Festival, tour & enjoy tea in lovely castles, ride in antique boats, partake in boat auctions, picnic

Other Activities: This part of NY is a Venice in the states, touring castles, boating, island hopping, camping, relaxing in the hammock, antique boat museums, restaurants, visit Spa in Clayton, tea in a castle, dinner by boat, dining on the porch of a victorian hotel-heavenly, visit one of the 1st post offices in US, enjoy a massage on the island under the old oak tree, pirate days where everyone dress up like a pirate and decorates their boats too, water balloon canons aboard everyone's boat.

Golf: There are many challenging golf courses in the area. One on an island. You can go by boat.


Rates & Availability

Fishers Landing House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring Off Peak 2017
Apr 22 2017 - Jun 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
June Special 2017
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 23 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer Peak 2017
Jun 24 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Fall Off Peak 2017
Sep 5 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000

Ask about CORPORATE events and WEDDING specials!

Private General Use Maxson AirField 5 mi. from island - Identifier 89NY

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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