|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
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Rental is not available Oct.2015-May 2016. Property located on Grindstone Island, 4 miles BY BOAT to Clayton and from Gananoque, Ontario, in the middle of the St Lawrence River. Beautiful home right on the water, large beams, windows, views, decks in all directions. All modern. Boathouse and docks for boats with 4-8 feet of water. Swim float 30' from shore. Protected harbor, secluded bay on head of Grindstone in Buck Bay facing Wolfe Island.
PLEASE NOTE: YOU MUST HAVE A BOAT (OR RENT ONE) TO ACCESS BUCK BAY. MAX 8 GUESTS. Rentals run Sunday to Sunday.
Born and raised in the Thousand Islands, I have a passion for the River. The islands are a place you can really relax.
Fran Mallery purchased this house in 1973
Buck Bay was everything i could have asked for. The place is perfectly located close to Clayton NY, but also very private and secluded. Kayaking, biking, fishing, swimming and relaxing was all we wanted to do, and we got it. The large, open kitchen was perfect for family meals and front deck is ideal for views and dining. I can't wait to go back next summer!
We had amazing two weeks in this property. The island has lots of roads and trails for hiking/walking and for mountain biking. Potters Beach is at a walking distance and it was a treat to go there and swim before going back. The beach is about 7 minutes by boat. We used two kayaks that the owners had for the visitors to get to the swim platform. We were lucky to have hot weather for swimming. The house has a great view from every window and a porch facing the bay with a view at the channel at a distance. We enjoyed spending time there, which was something new to our always on the go family. My brother-in-law, a grandmaster, spent a week with us on the island and won US Open in Chess a few days after he got back. He believes this vacation let him get the rest he needed before the big tournament. This year’s vacation at Grindstone Island turned out to be special for all of us. As a side note, if you are renting from Fran, ask to see her pearl necklace collection.
We enjoyed our stay and found the home to be very spacious and comfortable. Plenty of space for everyone to gather together or have privacy when needed. The home was very well stocked with all the necessities. We loved having the boat house and private bay. The hikes on the trails were enjoyable and found the store on the island to be very cute. Kids wished she stocked candy though.
Our disappointment - we felt the home could have been cleaner when it came to the windows, light fixtures and rafters. With the new products for washing windows we felt they could have been cleaner. We found bugs and spiders in the beds almost daily and some of us ended up with many bites. The light fixtures had cob webs and dust hanging down and at night when you turned the lights on for reading or something there were bugs swarming all over. I understand being out in nature you do come across this but being in a house I would think not to the extent we experienced.
I would also like to make a suggestion to move the fire pit to the other side near the water. Where it is located now, it was difficult to have everyone around the fire. The one side near the water you could not put chairs and the ground was uneven in other spots and with the longer grass it was very buggy.
We enjoyed ourselves very much and Fran was very nice and accommodating. We also loved that we could bring our dogs and they enjoyed the vacation very much.
I stayed at Fran's rental this past summer and had an amazing time. They have a fun swimming dock, and great kitchen for cooking dinners. There is only one other house on the bay so it was much more private than many of the other places. This is a great place for a family vacation.
i loved my stay at buck bay
the house is spacious
and the property is beautiful
i'm looking forward to the next visit!!!
I had 4 amazing days with 7 of my best friends over Labor day weekend. The space was perfect for dinner parties and lounging. The space was perfectly set up and very comfortable and clean. We sailed, kayaked, hiked, swam up a storm. Looking forward to next year!
Grindstone is a beautiful unspoiled island 6 miles long and 3 miles wide. There are wonderful dirt roads for biking, hiking,and running. The water is clear and fresh and there are many beaches around the head of the island perfect for swimming. We have a swimming float 30' off shore as well as docks for swimming in Buck Bay. Water sports abound with sailing, kyacking and snorkeling. We provide a 8' rowboat for paddling around the bay.
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7 night minimum stay