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Ian Coristine and Lyne Roberge

Member since: 2005
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Speaks: english, french

Waterfront Cottage with Magnificent Views, Thousand Islands

3 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Mallorytown Cottage Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms (1 queen bed, 2 double), 1 bathroom, sleeps 6

Located in the magnificent 1000 Islands, this 3-bedroom cottage with 1.8 acres sits in a 'postcard pretty,' calm and protected bay. It features 330 feet of water frontage, a dock with a canoe and pedal boat and a large wrap around deck for enjoying the fabulous view. High speed Internet will allow you to stay in touch while you enjoy the magnificent St. Lawrence River right out front. It is available for you to enjoy by the week, Saturday to Saturday. Situated at the mouth of Jones Creek, means an extensive (and calm on windy days) nature preserve is also instantly accessible. Jones Creek is part of the Thousand Islands National Park (with many miles of nature trails) and the Thousand Islands Biosphere Reserve and a favored fishing area. 10 minutes from Brockville where all shopping conveniences are available, it sits 30 minutes east of Kingston (Ontario's two most historic cities), 1 hour from Ottawa, 1.5 hrs from Syracuse, N.Y., 2 hours from Montreal and 3 from Toronto. Email for additional information on the cottage and immediate area.

In ancient times the natives called it 'The Garden of the Great Spirit' In the 1800s Charles Dickens (otherwise unimpressed with his North American travels) called it 'a place of uncommon beauty.' I call it 'The Secret Garden', as it is still largely undiscovered. There is a lot of history here. In one photo a Willow tree sits on its own tiny island. That island has its own story. In the 1700s when the British and French were at war, a French ship heading to Fort Cataraqui (Kingston) with the payroll was being chased down by a British ship. They dodged into the bay and threw the 'treasure' overboard, planning to retrieve it later. Silt and weeds from the creek made it impossible to find, but in 1909, the grandfather of the former cottage owner brought a dredge here to look for the treasure. The dredgings were piled in one spot, to not cover the treasure. It was never found, but a willow branch floating down the creek took root on the tiny island and it has prospered here ever since.

The cottage sits on a protected bay at the conjunction of the extensive Jones Creek waterway and the St. Lawrence River, the site of an Indian village discovered by the first missionary (Father Simon Lemoyne) to visit the area in the mid 1600s. Perhaps because of this conjunction, the fishing is excellent. One mile west is Browns Bay Provincial Park with arguably the finest beach on the Canadian side. The cottage includes a season pass to use the park for swimming and picnicking as you wish.

Each of the seasons here has its own special appeal. Spring is a delight as first the flox and then the lilacs lining the drive burst into bloom. Summer brings with it long, lazy days, perfect for relaxing or exploring the creek or perhaps a game of Boules on the lawn by the water, while others watch from the deck above. A small fire pit provides a spot to roast marshmallows. Fall is arguably the finest time on the river. Summer boat traffic evaporates after Labor day, leaving the river at is at its quietest, with just the occasional fisherman about. The warmth of the water lingers, holding fall at bay. When fall brings its colors, the cheery fireplace and beautiful waterfront view make this a very compelling place to be. Email for additional details and pictures.

The cottage includes the use of a canoe, perfect for exploring the adjacent Jones Creek National Park, but the river is vast and best explored in a larger craft and it is WELL worth exploring. My recommendation is a deck boat, a powered living room in essence, and these are available for rental about 10 miles upstream. You can rent one for the duration and keep it at the dock, or simply plan your river outings around a day or two's rental.

July and August rates are $2200/week. For June and September $1900/week. April, May and October $1600/week.

(5% discount for 2 weeks, 10% for 3 weeks, and 15% for 4 weeks) Bed linens are available for an additional $100.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Ian Coristine and Lyne Roberge (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Call Owner
Speaks: english, french

About Ian Coristine and Lyne Roberge

Now a passionate Islander, I discovered the Thousand Islands on a random flight in my floatplane in 1992. That flight changed my life. Trying to convey the beauty of the place to friends in Montreal, I began taking aerial pictures and they evolved into a new career, five printed books and one interactive eBook. Under Albums, Jones Creek area shows the immediate vicinity of the cottage.

Ian Coristine and Lyne Roberge purchased this cottage in 2003

Why Ian Coristine and Lyne Roberge chose Ontario

I purchased it to provide an access point to the island as well as winter accommodation.

What makes this cottage unique

Impeccably located on a beautiful, protected bay, it provides instant access to the River out front or on windy days, serene exploration of Jones Creek National Park behind. Your choice.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We hope you'll enjoy the cottage, its deck, dock and wonderful view and that this will be one of your most memorable vacations. Use the pedal boat as a swim platform and to explore the extensive Jones Creek area that lies behind, full of wildlife, beauty and serenity. You'll see Great Blue Herons, Osprey, waterfowl of all kinds, turtles and if you're quiet, perhaps muskrats, mink or deer. There are also wild turkeys here. You might get lucky and see one.If you make it back about a mile, there is a fork to the right called McIlhenney's Creek which runs for about a half mile in a navigable gorge or narrow canyon. Very beautiful and very different from the expansive beauty of the St. Lawrence River out front.Pedal out front of the bay around the group of islands that serve as a protective barrier for the shore here. Don't venture beyond the islands if the wind is blowing as the river can do a pretty good imitation of an ocean when it's blowing.While it is beautiful simply looking out from the cottage, we hope you'll plan some time for further exploration of this amazing place that mixes history (the highway that settled the continent), natural beauty and the grand island homes and castles of the last century plus some pretty exceptional newer ones too. This is also the St. Lawrence Seaway, so you'll see everything from ocean going ships, to giant "lakers" to cruise ships, private yachts and square riggers. You'll get a glimpse of them in the distance. We've left binoculars to get closer views. Several boatlines give great tours, each very different from perhaps 8 departure points in the US and Canada. Did we mention that New York State lies on the opposite shoreline?By car, explore Wolfe Island, Howe Island, Hill island (with a marvellous observation tower and do walk the walkway (with your camera) of the Canadian span of the 1000 Islands bridge) in Canada, and Wellesley Island (T.I. Park, Boldt Yacht House and Castle etc.), just across the US border from Hill Island (bring photo ID plus a birth certificate or a passport). You can follow theCanadian shoreline along the 1000 Islands parkway which has a 30 mile bike/roller blade path paralleling it. The US side also is well worth exploring, particularly Clayton. NY which has quaint shops and several museums including the Antique Boat Museum which is world class.Did we mention that fishing is a
Jun 2004
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based on 3 traveler reviews

Waterfront Cottage with Magnificent Views, Thousand Islands
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Beautiful, restful location on St. Lawrence River

  • 5 of 5

Right on the River, easy highway access, midway (9km) between Brockville & Rockport, with restaurants & fun. Canoe, fish, swim in River; walk or cycle on Parkway.

House clean & well-equipped w/ 3 Bdrms (good beds), dining-living rm, great porch w/ tables&chairs, good kitchen & bathroom. Stunning photos of River decorate home. Great place to read & relax.

Hosts are close by if needed; lovely responsive people.

High recommendation.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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St Lawrence Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely fantastic! The owner was very professional and a pleasure to work with. He had suggestions for activities ( renting a boat to see the islands) and hiking maps for Jones Creek. Lots of information about the area was provided, even his own book with beautiful photographs. The cottage was very clean. Well furnished and equipped, you'll treat it as your own. Canoe, paddle boat and dock fishing at the door, not to leave out watching the freighters!

  • Submitted: May 23, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
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Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed our stay at the cottage tremendously. Clean, large bedrooms, kitchen and family room area. Tremendous water views from the kitchen and family room area.

Loved watching the wildlife - blue herons, Canada geese and ducklings. Beautiful sunsets --

Close to BROCKVILLE which had a great grocery store and other stores to stock up on supplies. BROCKVILLE also provides great restaurants.

Also close to Rockport and we had lunch at the Boathouse Restaurant where we had dinner right on the water and got to watch the boats go by.

We had a chance to go down Jones Creek and check out the serenity of the waterway.

Got a chance to enjoy a good book sitting in the Adirondack chairs at the end of the dock and basked in the sun one day.

Great place for fishing, boating and diving.

Hope to get back again and do more exploring on our next trip to the Thousand Islands.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2004
  • Stayed: Jun 2004
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Ottawa, Syracuse (Brockville has a small airport)
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
The Mill/Buell Street Bistro
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
1000 Islands bridge
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Brockville Country Club, Smugglers Glen
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
401, 1 mile
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Many in Brockville
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Browns Bay Provincial Park 1 mile
Car: recommended

Activities include: The Thousand Islands is a Unesco biosphere reserve (as is the adjacent Rideau Waterway) and this cottage is situated at the mouth of Jones Creek which is part of Canada's Thousand Islands National Park. Enjoy 1000 Islands boat tours to see different parts of the River from Brockville, Rockport, Ivy Lea, Gananoque or Kingston on the Canadian side or from Alexandria Bay or Clayton on the U.S. side. Expert fishing guides are available (with boat) to take you to the hot spots or on a personalized tour. Enjoy fishing from the dock or our canoe, hiking, bicycling, swimming, golf, theater, Brockville 'ghost walks', the finest freshwater scuba diving in the world with over 200 shipwrecks, antiquing, bird watching, a spring and fall artist studio tour and wonderful museums including The Antique Boat Museum in nearby Clayton is the world's finest of this genre. Waterfront restaurants, marinas, historic cottage colonies, two famous and historic island castles (Boldt and Singer) to explore, the historic Rideau Canal System, Upper Canada Village, Kingston and the nation's capital are all nearby. There are over 1800 islands to explore (several accessible by car) with historic lighthouses, grand old mansions and yacht houses built on islands over a century ago. The St. Lawrence Seaway, Thousand Islands National Park and numerous State parks are all here. Browns Bay Provincial Park (the finest beach on the Canadian side and Jones Creek National Park nature trails are a one minute drive or ten minute walk from the cottage. The 1000 Islands are a very special place, revered by those who could choose anywhere for well over a century.

Other Activities: 6 different tourboat companies, fishing guides nearby


Rates & Availability

Mallorytown Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Mid Season
Sep 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
Low Season
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 29 2016
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $189
Tax Rate 13.0%

Rates for July and August rates are $1975/week. June and September $1750/week. April, May and October $1450/week.
Get 5% discount for 2 weeks, 10% for 3 weeks, and 15% for 4 weeks.
Bed linens are available for an additional $100.

50% with reservation, 50% on arrival. If a cancellation is necessary, every effort will be made to re-rent the property. If unsuccessful, the deposit will not be refunded. We accept payments in CAD, USD and Euros

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Mallorytown Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • River ...
  • Rural
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom - 1 double
    Bedroom - 1 double
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Boat Dock
  • Canoe
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Pedal Boat
  • Terrace
  • 7 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
1 queen, 2 doubles. Please bring linens. Pedal boat and canoe, LCD DVD player. Excellent fishing off the dock and in adjacent Jones Creek national park.

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