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A Unique Cottage In Town With Views, Decks, And Walk To Shops, Bars Etc

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 1.5 Bathroom, 2 Decks, River Views, Gourmet Kitchen, Parking,

River’s Ridge has been tastefully restored and remodelled with beautiful period windows. This 100+ year old home features 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a large dining room, large living room, gourmet kitchen, large deck with barbecue, second deck overlooking the water, washer and dryer for laundry and off-street parking.

The master bedroom has a queen size bed with high quality mattress and linens, highboy dresser and matching lowboy plus closet. The second bedroom is larger and has 2 singe beds and a pull out couch. The house is really ideal for 2 couples as each would have a private bedroom. The bedrooms, desk sitting area and large 4 piece bathroom are located on the upper floor.

The main floor chef’s kitchen has maple countertops, new gas range, exhaust fan, farmhouse-style sink and a view down River and onto the outdoor dining deck with teak table and chairs. The kitchen windows open to catch the breezes and see the sunset. A second deck at the end of the garden, has Muskoka chairs and enhanced views for relaxing. From this deck you look down the Gananoque River to the oldest swing bridge in Ontario. Passing under this bridge by boat, kayak or canoe, puts you directly into the St Lawrence River and the very heart of the 1000 Islands.

The living room has comfortable, antique furniture and a 55 inch LED tv with free high speed wireless internet. There is also a Bose stereo that you can connect your iPod or computer to for music.

The automatic clothes washer and dryer is located in the basement.

River’s Ridge is the perfect “cottage in town” and a very unique property. You can go kayaking or boating, or walk to beautiful churches, the bell tower, grocery and liquor stores, bars, restaurants and museum. A sandy beach and an outdoor water park for children is a 5 minute walk. One of the top live theatres in Canada is nearby on the St Lawrence River and is a 5 minute walk from the house. There are trails for hiking and biking. A variety of River cruises are available and depart just 5 minutes from the house.

At River’s Ridge you can relax and cook gourmet meals or walk to amazing restaurants. With a gourmet kitchen, big dining room and outdoor propane barbecue and sitting areas, the options are many.

River's Ridge is ideal for those who want to get out and explore the region by car, bike or boat but have a comfortable place to come back to at the end of the day that is walking distance from shopping, entertainment, dining and all.

The owners will happily connect you with a nearby kayak or boat rental company. The owners can often accommodate boat docking on a large, secure dock just a few doors down the street.

More Details

Caroline Yung
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 12, 2018

About Caroline Yung

We have been coming to this area and our 1000 Island property for 30 years. We have travelled the world extensively for business and pleasure. We have visited many great spots in Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia and the America’s but the 1000 Islands region remans our favourite. We use HomeAway almost exclusively for our travel accommodation needs and recommend it to all.

Caroline Yung purchased this house in 2013

Why Caroline Yung chose Gananoque

We own another property, which is now our full-time home, very near by, so we're close by if you need help! We bought River’s Ridge because it had such a great presence on the River and within town. It’s a historic home with great windows and a stone foundation. 100 years ago it was likely a local workers simple home. We restored things and updated others. It has all new plumbing, electrical, gas heat and a fantastic kitchen to cook in and relax.

What makes this house unique

This home is truly unique in Gananoque offering:

an on the River experience

an in town experience within walking distance to everything

an aesthetic appeal that is comfortable and relaxed

there are perennial gardens out front and back with quiet sitting places


Gananoque House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , plus sink
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , plus sink
  • Bright upper floor bathroom has bathtub, shower, sink and toilet. 2 windows. Main floor 2-piece has toilet and sink and large window.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , This room does not have additional space for a cot
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Beds can be moved together, there is also a pullout couch
  • Master bedroom has a queen size bed The second, larger bedroom has 2 single beds and a pull out couch
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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A Unique Cottage In Town With Views, Decks, And Walk To Shops, Bars Etc
average rating of 4.75 based on 12 reviews

Exactly as described,well furnished and well equipped

  • 5 of 5

Doug and Caroline have created a charming warm environment in this 19th century house.The kitchen is amazing,the beds are very comfortable and the views from the

decks are awesome.The location of the house is ideal for shopping,dining and cruising the St Lawrence.The owners are truly pet friendly not just pet tolerant.A great vacation in a great location.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you both for the great review. We enjoyed renovating the house and finding ways to incorporate "architectural salvage" things with a gourmet approach to cooking. While we live nearby, we agree that the views from the kitchen and deck at Rivers Ridge are amazing. They are frankly the best in town on the Gan River and because of how the house is situated, you see both the Gan River and St. Lawrence. We enjoyed meeting you and found once again that people who like dogs and care for their dogs are always good people! If you decide to vacation in Gananoque again, please contact us, we''ll look for a good weather day and take you on an boat tour of the islands with us.
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Happy August on the St Lawrence, Gananoque

  • 5 of 5

After a seven hour journey we were happily welcomed by Carolyn to her home on an inlet of the great St. Lawrence. Carolyn was very informative and gave me a 'prideful' tour of her house. Everything in it's place and a place for everything. Each room was more cheery than the previous and immaculate. We settled in very quickly. The beds were comfortable and smelt so fresh. What a pleasure to be able to open windows and enjoy fresh air aplenty. Loved the thick, white bath towels too. Lots to do in the area and always good to return home to our comfortable base. We would not hesitate to recommend this little gem.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A perfect place for our girl's getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This cozy, beautifully restored cottage was a perfect place for our annual trip. Caroline met us there with the keys, showed us around and gave us tips on local attractions. We immediately felt right at home. Best of all the location was perfect for walking to shops, restaurants and the wonderful local theater. The house is perfectly arranged for comfortable gathering spots or quiet spots, outdoors or indoors for some moments on you own. I would highly recommend the home as a perfect base for your 1000 Islands vacation. Thank you Caroline and Doug!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're delighted that you and your friends enjoyed the 1000 Islands! Thank you for your comments. The walking factor has been a plus for many of our guests. We have two theatres in town, many restaurants and shops to explore. And of course being so close to the River, there are numerous water activities. Consider our place for a winter getaway to enjoy hiking, site seeing, ice fishing and more!
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Bowmanville, Ontario

Fabulous house full of character; beautifully and uniquely restored. Very creative.

  • 4 of 5

A visual pleasure located central to everything. Very pedestrian friendly 👍�🏻� No complaints to be had - well appointed, sparkly clean and comfortable. A little warm in the main room and dining area during August; strategic use of a fan helped dissipate the heat. Great location with beautiful views from the back R&R area - unplug and enjoy. Great little vacay in Ontario 👍�🏻�

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many of our guests have enjoyed the back deck with it's river views and breeze. We're glad you enjoyed your stay and we try to make the house as cozy as possible. Thank you for pointing out that it was a bit warm in the living room / dining room. We'll monitor temperatures and check with future guests to make it more comfortable. Thank you for booking with us!
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Wonderful family stay in a lovely home in a fantastic location

  • 5 of 5

The home was very clean and spacious enough for our family of four to relax comfortably. The kitchen was well-equipped and everything you could need is within an easy walk. The back garden with its sitting area over the water was our favourite spot. We would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much! We're very happy that you and your family enjoyed your stay. We try to make our home as comfortable as possible. The 'walking' factor is a definite plus in our town. We hope to see you next year! Keep us in mind for a winter getaway - there is lots of ice fishing, and many trails to enjoy!
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Five Star Experience!

  • 5 of 5

Can't really say enough positive things about "The Red House" and the Town of Gananoque. Caroline and Doug offer Five Star accommodation in the heart of historic Gan. The house is exceptionally clean and comfortable, and includes everything you need, plus more! It has very large rooms with great views so you are comfortable no matter what the weather. Various guests joined us throughout our visit and everyone raved about the house -- its restoration; the gourmet kitchen and outdoor BBQ; the amazing decor and artwork; the decks and the river views; the friendly Gan residents; the "walkability" to Gan restaurants, shops and the Playhouse Theatre; and the proximity to the Gananoque and St. Lawrence Rivers. Caroline and Doug offer responsive and superb hospitality, and we can't wait to return next year!

Cynthia & Rob, Tampa, Florida

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Kingston, Gananoque
Nearest Barpub
400 Metres
Stonewater, Riva, Old English Pub
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Car & passenger ferry to Howe Island
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Smuggler's Glen
Nearest Train
2 Miles
VIA rail passenger stations, Gananoque & Kingston
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Hwy 2 & Hwy 401
Nearest Restaurant
400 Metres
The Purple Cafe, Socialist Pig, Riva, Stonewater
Nearest Ski
75 Miles
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Joel Stone Park sand beach
Car: not necessary

Gananoque is known as the "Gateway to the 1000 Islands". It is located where the Gananoque River meets the St. Lawrence River and is within an area known as the "The Frontenac Arch". The arch is a large area of some of the earth's oldest granite rock that joins the Appalachian mountains in the USA with the Canadian Shield. The 1000 Islands are the remains of granite mountains that were worn down by glaciers 10,000 years ago. The granite rock (often pink), blue sky and waters and green forests make this one of the most beautiful areas anywhere. Please look up Frontenac Arch Biosphere for lots of information on what to discover and enjoy here.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $59.72
Damage Deposit $398.15

The booking calendar on our website is for help in looking at dates only and isn't necessarily reflective of absolute availability.

Feel free to contact us directly if you are looking for a shorter stay - 2 or 3 nights - as we may be able to accommodate.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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