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Donna & John Clark

Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, french

Lakefront Cottage, Hot Tub, Pontoon Boat w/ Motor, 3 Kayaks, paddle board, wifi

12 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Thousand Islands Cottage Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 8

Experience a vacation paradise while enjoying Trout Lake's spectacular views from the waterfront cedar hot-tub, exploring the natural beauty of the 1,600-acre state forest surrounding the lake, swimming, paddling, or cruising the lake in a motorized pontoon boat. Enjoy fishing for rainbow or lake trout, large-mouth or small-mouth bass, perch, or rock bass.

There is a safe, sandy swimming area, raft to swim out to, waterfront hot tub, 17' pontoon boat with 8 hp motor (12' x 7' deck with 4 chairs,1 bench), 3 kayaks, stand-up paddle board, barbecue grill, telephone, and satellite TV/DVD, high speed wireless internet.

Great day trips include visits to St. Lawrence University (about 20 minutes), Alexandria Bay and Clayton in the Thousand Islands (about 60 minutes).


St. Lawrence River (about 45 minutes) with boat tours of Thousand Islands, Bolt Castle, Singer Castle; Lake Placid (Olympic village and home of White Face Mountain ski resort) in the Adirondacks (about 90 minutes).

Guests must provide their own sheets and towels, unless they make arrangements for us to provide sheets and/or towels from a local linen supply.

Pets are allowed--there is a pet fee of $50 per pet.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Donna & John Clark (Property Manager)
Speaks: english, french


based on 12 traveler reviews

Lakefront Cottage, Hot Tub, Pontoon Boat w/ Motor, 3 Kayaks, paddle board, wifi
average rating of 4.5833335 based on 12 reviews

Nice relaxing place to stay!

  • 4 of 5

This house was in excellent clean condition when we arrived. The description was very accurate. The lake was amazing! It was so nice to have the use of a pontoon boat and kayaks. We never used the hot tub but it did look inviting! The lake was quiet this time of year and very relaxing!

The only reason for 4 stars and something we would suggest if your planning to come to the house is that you use a vehicle with higher clearance. The road to the house was very rutted and washed out. We were glad to have our truck with us and even then we didn't enjoy driving it. Glad it was a relatively short drive to the home. It wouldn't deter us from renting the home again!

There wasn't much in town except a small convenience store and a bar. The drive to a much larger town was about 25 minutes.

Lots of hiking trails and state parks in the area.

We would recommend it to friends!

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Positive experience, family enjoyed themselves.

  • 3 of 5

We arrived slightly concerned by the appearance of the exterior ... tired and sad. We were completely reassured by the interior of the cottage. Nice decor, good furnishings, comfortable beds etc. The kitchen supplies were OK, all dishes, pot and pans really old, did not realize we needed to pack tea towels, dish cloths etc (never in other rentals have I had to do this) ... so we were caught off guard. The hot tub was nice to have but the water never did clear up. The fire pit is terrific, nicely located on the property over looking the lake. The outdoor furniture is really lacking, old, and sparce. We brought our own extra chairs thank goodness. The boat was a real bonus and loved having that amenity. The shoreline and dock were disappointing, once again a small and rickety looking dock. The price point on this rental is high, so expectations going in were high and not met at

all. The owners are absolutely terrific with reachability and gas/wood supplies (generous). We were noisy our first night and were told so (very kind approach which was appreciated). Cottages are really close to one another, so we found other people were noisy as well, tough to avoid when everyone is so side by side. Overall the place was clean, windows needed more attention, dead flies & cob webs etc when they were opened up. The lake is really clean, great swimming, warm water etc. Kayaks in good shape. Did we enjoy ourself, yes .... Note: East facing, so the sun is over the trees and gone by 2:00pm, you have to be out on the water to enjoy more sun.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Pittsburgh, pa, usa

Serenity on the lake

  • 4 of 5

Really enjoyed our week at the lake and took full advantage the amenities. Pontoon boat, kayaks and hot tub were lots of fun. We explored the area and found some nice fishing steams as well as picturesque water falls. A quick one hour drive and you are in the thousand island where we spent the day enjoying a tour of heart island and some shopping. My only recommendation is if you plan on using the pull out sofa you will need to bring an air matress as it was not comfortable. Also bring along your own drinking water as the water pulls from the lake.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rochester, New York


  • 5 of 5

It is difficult to say what was more enjoyable - cozy Lakeside cottage, picturesque Trout Lake or meeting the owners John and Donna. I have been renting cottages in the Adirondacks for many years and this is definitely my new favorite. As soon as I entered the cottage I felt at home. Cozy, clean, very comfortable, pet friendly and great view of the lake. Only downside is the loft, which is best suited for kids or those nimble enough to climb a ladder toting a suitcase. But it wasn't a problem during my stay as I didn't need access. Although the cottage is technically a few miles from the ADK park, the look and feel is the same. Trout Lake is beautiful - small and quiet with several small islands. The pontoon is perfect for touring the Lake. Owner, John, graciously came to the cottage to give me a pontoon lesson and I thoroughly enjoyed hearing about his adventures. Meeting John and wife, Donna, was an unexpected bonus. They were warm, informative and gracious hosts - clearly available if I needed them but not at all intrusive. Because their other rental properties were turning over while I was there they invited me to check out their other cottages. Each one is better than the next! My entire experience was so relaxing I never left the cottage. So I have already booked it for a week this fall so that I can enjoy beautiful fall foliage as well as a couple of day trips (if I can tear myself away). If you need the entertainment and pace that a large city provides this is definitely not the place for you. If you want to enjoy the beauty and peace of nature and enjoy outdoor activities (or just want to curl up with a good book and your favorite beverage) it is perfect!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great hideaway

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here for a brief vacation and was difficult to leave. Charming house with great views of the lake. Fishing great for kids as well as boating and swimming. Loved the fire pit and large windows.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Highly Recommended

  • 5 of 5

To say that my expectations were exceeded would be an understatement...

I had heard from friends about the properties owned by White Pillars Lodging --- about their attention to detail, about the serenity of Trout Lake, and the extra amenities that set them apart from the rest.


(1) Location, location, location. I love large cities, and going places, and doing things, but Trout Lake is wonderfully secluded. It's largely surrounded by a state park which provided the perfect environment to allow our little young family to reconnect and recharge before getting back to the hustle-and-bustle of everyday life. What a joy!

(2) Don't underestimate the wood-fed sauna -- so relaxing and fun. When I saw photos I thought it would never be used..."not for us, not my thing." But we loved it.

(3) Having a motor boat makes a huge difference! When we booked the place, it was a "nice-to-have." But in coming years, it's a must!

(4) Perfect swimming for the kids --- The lack of a true beach was an initial concern upon renting, but the owner ensured us that this property would meet our needs and indeed it did!! The shallow sandy waters and the raft met all the swimming and safety needs of our three little kids (5,3,1) and us adults too!.

(5) The extra large windows remained opened the entire stay. The sounds of loons met us at dawn, and the gentle breeze blowing through the cabin was just perfect! Perfect!

(6) About five miles away there's a little general store, with ice cream! For a fun, special night, quick getaway.

(7) The kayaks and canoes were a huge hit with the kids. Trout Lake is very calm and perfect for young kids.

(8) There are some fun (and short) hiking trails nearby that are perfect for little kids. Pack a lunch. It will be perfect.

I cannot more highly recommend this property (or any from White Pillars Lodging.) We'll be back for sure!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
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Rates & Availability

Edwards Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2016
Jun 25 2016 - Sep 3 2016
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2016
Sep 4 2016 - Oct 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
May 1 2017 - Jun 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 17 2017 - Sep 9 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Tax Rate 3.0%

Included in rent: cleaning fee, use of boats and boat gas, firewood, propane
Not included in rent: 3% taxes, optional sheet and towel rental ($12/set sheets, $9/set towels), pet fee ($25 per pet per day)
Optional event fee: if home or property is used for an event, such as wedding, reception, reunion, graduation party, $15 per guest
Holiday weekends: 3 night minimum, each night is weekend rate

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Thousand Islands Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Internet
  • Living Room
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Other - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen Sleep Sofa
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Motorboat
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
2 queens, 2 twins and queen sleeper sofa. Motorized pontoon boat. 3 kayaks!

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