|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
This family cottage was built in the late 1800's with lots of historic charm but has many upgrades such as a new roof, fresh paint, new carpeting, modern appliances and the most beautiful 40-foot screened in porch overlooking the St. Lawrence River and Boldt Castle. One end of the porch is off the kitchen and can seat up to 12 people, the other end of the porch has a nice sitting area for reading or enjoying the views. We also have a daybed on the porch for sleeping. We have an inside dining room with table to accommodate 8 people with views of the water. The lot is very private and is surrounded by mature trees. Down at the water there is a boathouse with docks on both sides. There is a covered sitting area on top of the boathouse for those who wish to enjoy the views while having your morning coffee or evening cocktails.
The house is also about 1 mile from the Thousand Island Country Club, a beautiful club with 36 holes of golf, a restaurant, a pool, tennis courts and a reputation for 1,000 Islands hospitality that goes back over 100 years. The club can be reached by either car or boat. The club has both dining and golf on the water.
At the other end of Wellesley Island, approx. 7 miles, there is a quaint community called T.I Park. The community has a large playground, library, ice cream parlor, outdoor movie theatre, shopping and restaurant.
Other things available nearby are: The largest fresh water antique boat museum in the the world, located in Clayton, NY approx. 10 miles away accessible by either boat or car. Alexandria Bay, also reachable by boat or car, located on the other side of Boldt Castle. The Bay has a drive-in movie theatre, restaurants, shopping, etc.
This cottage is family owned and has been in the family for 4 generations.
We spent a week at this wonderful home away from home, and it was delightful! The rooftop porch on the boathouse was our favorite spot to watch traffic on the River, and it was great that it was under a roof itself, so that those of us who are sun-sensitive could get out of the sun. The view of Boldt Castle was fun, and the River was calm enough that the kids used kayaks to get around. One afternoon a neighbor even took my daughter sailing!
The house is comfortable and roomy. We loved the fact that it had lots of spaces where one could go to get away from it all for a while, but the living room and the WONDERFUL PORCH were terrific places for all of us to congregate.
The separate "apartment" was perfect for the grandparents to get a little peace and quiet occasionally. The kitchen was well equipped and easy to work in. The neighborhood was quiet, and there was plenty of good walking and good biking in the area.
But the best by far was the porch of the house and the porch on the boathouse. Those alone made it worthwhile!
One suggestion we would make would be a couple of reading lamps for evenings.
Thank you so much for sharing your lovely property with us!
I have been coming to this house for 3years and have always came with my parents and my two siblings along with my aunt,uncle,and their two little ones and we also invite alot of other people. I am still a kid going on 12 but this is a vacation that can never be beat, the house is large but has a warm feeling, the outdoor porch is so amazing that if we had nothing to do (which never happened) but if it did i would sit there all day, the rooms are amazing the kitchen is not bad either... the house has an amazing veiw of the castle and the main channel and it was easy to go into town or go anywhere else. It is an experience that was awesome out on the lake because the water was the best temperature! and it was easy to give into my sweet tooth because we had ice cream every day in town!!!!!!! we also went to a beach and i got to jump off a cliff, go into canada, and stand on the border of the u.s and canada!!!!!!!!!!!! we also went swimming at coves watched tour boats float rght by our house ( so now im famous in canada with how many pictures people took of me!) and my uncle my brother my dad and i all caught HUGE pike and bass straight off the dock!! and the views at night are just amazing!!!!!! this house can never be beat! and the neighbors are friendly too! one neighbor even let me and my cousin ride his jet ski! and if you want to sum it all up we went tubing and had the best ice cream, fishing, swimming, jet skiing,boating, cliff jumping, castle sighting, picture taking, border crossing and standing, experience anyoe can have. And all that happened because of the perfect house we stayed in, my family will keep coming back every year and once i have my own family this house will be the only place we are staying in. I would recommend this house for anyone because it wasnt just fun but everything was clean and we had no problem living in this house and never will.
Our family absolutely loved this house and location. We had a wonderful family reunion/vacation with a combination of sibling families and generations, celebrating our son's wedding on Singer Castle in July. The screened porch and the boathouse were two popular hangouts. There was room for all of us to spread out, and a great dock for our boat. We loved touring Wellesley Island by car and by boat. And the views of Boldt Castle were stunning.
Thanks for a memorable holiday!
This is the best overall vacation property (home) we have rented in ten years. We have 12-14 people each year and this home allowed everyone their space. The home is an excellent mix between maintaining the "cottage" charm while providing modern ammenities. The best features are the wrap around porch, the deck over the boathouse allowing for great views, and large yard for games or relaxing. The house is located to provide nice privacy but from the dock you can see the ships go by and the boaters. The fishing is good too? The owners are very accomodating and fair.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Jun 13 2016 - Sep 5 2016
Changeover Day: Monday
7 night minimum stay
Non peak 2
Sep 6 2016 - Oct 17 2016
3 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
|cleaning fee/trash pup||$300|
All trash and recyclables must be taken to the main road by dusk Sunday evening for 8am Monday pickup. Trash pickup is every Monday and recycle pickup is every other Monday. Any bin, even if partially full, must be taken to the curb for pickup. If trash and recyclables are NOT taken to curb before pickup there will be a $100 surcharge which will be deducted from your security deposit.