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Heather Lavarnway

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english

Now Taking Reservations for Weekends in Sept/Oct 2016 & the 2017 Summer Season

20 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Welcome to my spacious 3+ bedroom Victorian home in the heart of Alexandria Bay. My home is pet friendly, is around 110 years old and still retains some of its 'vintage' charm. It is available during the summer months. My home is in a very convenient location. It is easy to enjoy all of the village amenities from the privacy of my centrally located property. Enjoy people watching on the enclosed front porch, or if you prefer, relax in the spacious and private fenced in backyard.

On the first floor, there is a kitchen with all appliances and kitchen necessities. All you need is your food. Additionally, the first floor has ac adjusted to your liking and includes a dining room, living room, lounge, full bathroom and laundry room. TV is available in the kitchen and living room. A DVD player and wireless internet are also available to you for added convenience.

On the second floor, there is another full bath with a claw tub/shower. 3 bedrooms are available including 1 queen and 2 full beds. Individual air conditioners are in each bedroom for your comfort. Bed linens, pillows, blankets, and towels are provided.

My home has a large enough driveway to accommodate a number of vehicles including motorcycles, your boat, or your jet ski. The public boat launch is around the corner and EVERYTHING is within easy walking distance. In minutes you can walk to the River, the village beach, Uncle Sam Boat Tours, restaurants, bars, shops and marinas.

This is a great opportunity to 'Getaway' and enjoy the Thousand Islands and all it offers whether you're a family or you combine resources and are 2-3 couples, or a group of friends wanting to share the space vacationing together. This is also home to two goldendoodles, named Ruby and Doogan. They won't be here when you visit, but would welcome any canine friends to hold down the fort for them while they are away. My home is pet friendly. Please let me know if you intend to bring your dog(s) upon your visit.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Heather Lavarnway (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Heather Lavarnway

I am a teacher in the area and live in this house when it is not being rented. This big house is home to me and my two 'Doods', Ruby and Doogan. I used my home as a vacation rental during tourist season for the first time in 2013. It was a great experience so I decided to continue. It has allowed me to make major renovations and improvements to the house.

Heather Lavarnway purchased this house in 2003

What makes this house unique

For people who are looking for a vacation rental vs a hotel, my home is a great bang for your buck especially if you are traveling with others who help split the cost. The River and the Bay scene are a quick walk. ---very convenient. My home is cozy and welcoming and has plenty of room to relax in. It is also a great option for you if you like to travel with your dog(s).


based on 20 traveler reviews

Now Taking Reservations for Weekends in Sept/Oct 2016 & the 2017 Summer Season
average rating of 4.95 based on 20 reviews

Repeat Visitors

  • 5 of 5

Our second time staying here and it's so convenient to town. Short walk but far enough to avoid the evening noise from Pirate's weekend. Great place to stay and the owner is very accommodating. Hope to be back next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good Rental in Small Resort Town

  • 5 of 5

Very pleasant home in a quiet resort community. Would recommend this unit to anyone.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Alexandria Bay

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for our family of 5.

Heather was great. She helped us plan our trip.

We could walk to everything.

1000 Islands are stunning.

People of Alexandria Bay were very friendly and welcoming.

Can't wait to return.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Judy!! I see this now and THANK YOU! What a great review and I'm glad you had a fun time while you were in town. Take Care--Heather
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Perfect place

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful place! Plenty of room for our family with 3 young kids. Great amenities and great location being able to walk wherever we needed to. We will definitely be back!!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review! I'm glad you had a nice time. I can't believe fall is here! Enjoy the cooler temps!- Heather
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Convenient location and great space!

  • 5 of 5

The house is perfectly located for exploring all that Alex Bay has to offer. You can easily walk to the main drag or to a convenience store to pick up some provisions. The house itself is a tastefully decorated Victorian style with ample sitting, relaxing and dining space. The homeowner has thought of everything in terms of amenities and necessities. The real jewel is the fenced in back yard! Complete privacy and very helpful if you intend to bring a dog as we did. The patio area is comfortable with plenty of lounge chairs and a table and a large grill that looks brand new. The yard is good sized and beautiful flowers really make you feel like you are on vacation.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your 5 star review Angela! I'm glad the house suited your needs during your getaway!😊. Enjoy the dog days of summer! Sincerely, Heather
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Perfect Place to take in Alexandria Bay

  • 5 of 5

I rented Heather's home for my family's first visit to Alexandria Bay. My husband and I, our three kids, our Goldendoodle Holly, my sister and brother-in-law, and their two babies all joined. My sister decided last minute that she wanted to go to A-Bay sooner than our rental covered and she rented a hotel room at RiverEdge for the first two nights of her stay in the area. When she got to Heather's place she was relieved: she was totally underwhelmed by one of the nicest resorts in the area and Heather's house got all of us excited for our stay!

We arrived to a care package of sorts of the dining table, with treats for the kiddos and a bottle of wine for ourselves. There was plenty of everything at the house--cookware, plates and cups, towels, toilet paper, etc. The space was roomy and cozy, but not uptight. We cooked most of our meals at the home and had no trouble at all.

It truly is a 5 minute walk to everything you would want to do in Alexandria Bay and we enjoyed our convenient proximity. The yard was large and well-maintained and our kiddos and puppy enjoyed the space.

Honestly, I don't think our experience would have been the same without such great lodging. Our ability to relax in our temporary living space was definitely a high point.

If you are looking for a roomy, cozy place, look no further!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lindsay thank you for the fabulous review! I'm glad you and yours had a nice vacation. Enjoy the rest of your summer as we will be back in the classroom getting prepared for another school year before we know it! Best regards- Heather
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Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Train
90 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Local Beach
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Alexandria Bay House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Fall 2016
Sep 6 2016 - Oct 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
June 2017
Jun 14 2017 - Jun 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Weekly Booking Sat-Sat 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 2 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 8.0%

Arrival: 4 pm Departure: 11 am
These times can be flexible at times. However, overlapping reservations require me to structure the above times for the cleaning/maintenance schedule to adequately prepare for the next vacationers.

*If you cancel your reservation within a month of your stay, you will forfeit the 50% deposit unless I'm able to book others at that time.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Alexandria Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • There are plenty of other spaces in the house to put an inflatable mattress.
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water tubing
This house is not situated on the water. However, the River is very close by and the beautiful views are just short walk. It is very convenient to be able to enjoy the scene and night life without having to worry about parking or driving as the walk is short and sweet. The boat ramp is literally around the corner at the end of the block and if you plan on boating, dockage is available in town for a small fee.

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