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Gorgeous 6 BR House on the Water

Bedrooms 6
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 8 nights


About the property

House, 6 Bedrooms + Sleeping Porch, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 13)

This gorgeous six bedroom cottage is in Westminster Park on Wellesley Island in the Thousand Islands. As one of the larger islands, Wellesley Island is accessible by car.

The house is on one acre, has six bedrooms, two full bathrooms, two large living rooms and an enormous (about 50 feet long) beautiful screened-in porch, which also wraps around the side of the house. The house overlooks the water and is across from Boldt Castle (see photo). There is a small beach in front of the house, a boat house, and dock. The property is in a bay and therefore is great for swimming, fishing, and boating. Alexandria Bay is on the other side of Boldt Castle and an easy trip (five to ten minutes by boat or 15-20 minutes by car).

The kitchen and one bathroom have been significantly upgraded recently. The entire house has also been rewired for safety and convenience.

The house has six bedrooms: One bedroom has a queen, one has a full, one has a king (which could be divided into two singles), two bedrooms each have two single beds in them; and one bedroom has three single beds. Around the corner on the 50-foot long porch is another full sized bed.

The house is also about one mile from the TI Country Club, a beautiful club with 36 holes of great golf, a restaurant, a pool, tennis courts and a reputation for 1000 Islands hospitality that goes back over a hundred years.


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Randy Neppl
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

About Randy Neppl

My grandparents bought this house 46 years ago. As a child, my cousins and I lived here all summer. During the days, we caught fish, frogs, snakes, and insects. We made forts in the woods and skied in our bay and beyond. We swam and boated daily. In the cool months, we sat by the fire roasting marshmallows as one Aunt played her guitar. We went to the movies in the tabernacle at TI Park, visited the local library and spent hours laughing on our extra large screened in porch overlooking the River and Boldt Castle. When I "grew up", I lived in Washington, D.C. and couldn't spend significant time there. So for about 10 years, I served on the Board of Save The River, which kept me connected to the River throughout the year.

When my grandparents died, the house was left to my father and his siblings. A few years later, my husband and I also became partial owners, and I have since managed it for our extended family. We are lucky to enjoy it with our children, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and second cousins a couple weeks each year now. This is my favorite place on earth – and we are happy to share it with you.

Randy Neppl purchased this house in 1970

Why Randy Neppl chose Wellesley Island

See "About you" section.


Wellesley Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 3 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single
    Sleeping Porch - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , King can be split into 2 singles.
  • Queen size Beds (1) One bedroom has a queen bed., Double Beds (2) One bedroom and the porch each have a double bed., Twin or Single Beds (7-9) Two bedrooms have two single beds and one bedroom has three single beds. One bedroom has a king, which can be split into two singles.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
This beautiful house is on one acre on the water; it has a private dock for four or more boats; a small beach area.


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Gorgeous 6 BR House on the Water
average rating of 4.75 based on 12 reviews

Great tie!

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time! Great screened in porch! A lot of space.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, fantastic place for 2 families

  • 5 of 5

The fireworks on July 4 were amazing, best spot on the river to watch them

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Home

  • 4 of 5

Great house across the way from Alexandria Bay. Very comfortable with a great screened in porch. Would like it better with some upgrades to the bathrooms. Claw foot tub/shower in main bath was clean but shower needs to be updated it's a big step in and out for older people..also maybe some more lighting in the kitchen. Otherwise a great rental for a large family or group. Brand new dock with room for three boats...Wonderful views of ABAY and Boldt castle. Would rent again!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful scenery

  • 5 of 5

The property itself was amazing. I was truly blown away when I arrived

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Waterfront Cottage with old school feel!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed this cottage over a long weekend in October. It was perfect. This cottage is a step back in time to what a cottage should be. We knew we were not in a city house. The large wrap around porch with the swinging seat was perfect to enjoy the view of the boats going by and even the sunrise. We enjoyed the roaring fire in the big stone fireplace and kids enjoyed fishing for weeds off the dock! The road in was rich in the colors of fall and often shared with deer or rafters of wild turkeys. The fall nights were cool... but there are a few heaters in the cottage ! It just added to the experience. Kitchen is nicely modernized. Remember this is off season so restaurants on the island were closed !

Cant wait to go back! Randy was great to deal with and very responsive.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely charming home

  • 5 of 5

We recently had a wonderful long weekend with my parents and some extended family and I must say, even though this home is not as modern as a lot of vacation rentals, it was perfect! Completely complimented the charm and feeling of the surrounding area and castle just across the river. A true like home away from home experience. We can't wait to go back! Just a little side note, the water in the downstairs bathroom is touchy and gets very hot.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
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Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
TI Park
Nearest Ferry
12 Miles
Alexandria Bay and Clayton both have ferries
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
TI Club and TI Country Club
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
at TI Club or TI Country Club
Nearest Beach
on property


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Linen fee (optional)$175 $0
Pet Fee $300
Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning fee $300

(6) Cancellation & Default. Renter may ask in writing that the Sargent House be re-rented so long as this contract is not in default. Renter will be required to pay a re-rent fee of 10% of the total rent (minus fees and security deposit) if said property is re-rented. If the property is not re-rented, the advance payment will be forfeited and the balance is due and payable.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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