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Waterfront Harbor House - Views of Boldt Castle and Sunken Rock Lighthouse

19 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights


Alexandria Bay Cottage Rental Photos and Description

On the St. Lawrence across from Boldt Castle

The Ledges Resort & Marina is right on the St. Lawrence river. We have views of Boldt Castle, Sunken Rock Lighthouse, and the main shipping channel. We offer 6 acres of landscaped grounds to enjoy. There are decks, docks, hammocks, and gazebos where you can relax and enjoy the river. They are great for ship watching or fishing. We have an in-ground pool where you can cool off from the summer heat. There are outdoor fire-pits where you can warm up under the stars. There are also plenty of open lawn areas to play catch, lawn games, or just take a walk. We have dock-age available if you rent or bring a boat. There are grills and picnic areas.

The Ledges is located in the village of Alexandria Bay so we are close to all of the attractions. We are less than a mile from the center of downtown. That makes it a 10 to 15 minute walk, 5 minute bike ride, or a 3 minute drive. With our 6 private acres it is a quiet and peaceful place. With our location you have the best of both worlds: convenience and privacy.

The Harbor House is a 3 bedroom/2 bath cottage directly on the river. It is actually a floating cottage! If you have your own boat or rent one you can tie it up right in front of your living room! There is a deck all the way around the cottage on the lower level. The master bedroom has a balcony with a view of Boldt Castle. It's a great place to fish or just relax and enjoy the river.

Upstairs: The master bedroom has a queen size bed. The balcony has a spectacular view of the Boldt Castle and Sunken Rock Lighthouse. The second bedroom has 2 double beds. The upstairs bathroom has a stand-up shower.

Downstairs: There is a large entryway. This leads to the downstairs bedroom, bathroom, and living room/kitchen. This bedroom has a double bed. The bathroom has a full tub and shower. The living area is combined with the kitchen. The kitchen features a full size stove/oven, full size refrigerator/freezer, microwave, coffee maker, and dishwasher. It has all new cooking utensils, pots, pans, glasses, and dishes. It is fully equipped. There is a dining table with seating for 6. The living room offers a beautiful view of the river. There are french doors that open up to the deck.

Shampoo, conditioner, and hand soap are provided. All of the beds are made with fresh linens. There are fresh towels and washcloths in both bathrooms.

We have other cottages available at The Ledges Resort & Marina. They can be found at vrbo 588275

With last minute reservations we often offer special rates and discounts. Please ask about any promotions we may have.

We hope you will come enjoy the river with us!

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible

Nick & Amy Schaefer
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
October 12, 2016
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About Nick & Amy Schaefer

The Ledges property started with my grandparents Nicholas J Schaefer and his wife Amy. They purchased the property in 1961 and made it their home. In 1963 they built a motel called The Ledges. At one time they also had a German restaurant on the property named The Old World Inn. They closed the restaurant 1982, but continued with the motel. The motel was later run by my parents Jerome and Deborah Schaefer. They expanded into the marina and cottage rental business. In 2013 after 50 years in business we made a decision as a family to take the original motel down. The Ledges is again making changes, but staying in the family. It is now a marina and cottage rental resort. My wife Amy and I are now running the Ledges. I was named after my grandfather (Nicholas), and my wife's name happens to be Amy. So, once again Nick & Amy are your hosts at the Ledges!

Nick & Amy Schaefer purchased this cottage in 2014

What makes this cottage unique

The Ledges Resort & Marina is less than one mile from the center of downtown. This gives great access to all of the local restaurants, shops, and activities. We also have 6 acres of private grounds. This allows us to uniquely offer both access to everything along with privacy.


based on 19 traveler reviews

Waterfront Harbor House - Views of Boldt Castle and Sunken Rock Lighthouse
average rating of 4.631579 based on 19 reviews

The Ledges

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic place. Right on the water and we tied our boat to the deck. Nick and Amy were there to do anything for you. I will be back!

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rochester, NY

Amazing Stay in the Bay!

  • 5 of 5

My entire immediate family (9 adults and 1 toddler) all stayed at The Ledges for a end-of-summer vacation over labor day weekend. It could not have been more wonderful! The amenities were impeccable, updated, and very clean. This is definitely saying something as many places are stuck in time in the Bay (that time usually being the 80s). Every single one of us could not get over how comfortable all of the beds were. The pool was very clean and we loved that it was not over chlorinated, making it the perfect place to go swimming when we didn't feel like taking the boat out. We especially loved that we didn't need to bring our own firewood as it was always provided and stacked by the pits ready to go. Also, the harbor houses are right on a floating dock! The houses do sway a little, but nothing too crazy. This location made for amazing views of the river was very convenient when we wanted to tour Boldt Castle as it was only a 5 minute boat ride. Amazing! As for our hosts, Nick and Amy were very accommodating and always easy to reach by phone. My family and I will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words! Your family was a joy to host and we are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay. It is really important to us to keep things current but not lose the charm of the 'family vacation of yesteryear'. Each year we plan to improve and add to our guests experience. Thank you and we hope to host you again!
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Wonderful Getaway Weekend

  • 5 of 5

We had an absolutely wonderful stay at the Harbor House! The house was beautiful and clean, and perfectly positioned on the water next to a marina. We loved sitting on the back deck watching the boats come in and out. There was plenty of greenspace surrounding the house to have a fire, play lawn games, run around or simply relax and enjoy the view. The pool was very well-kept and clean, and was very refreshing on such a hot weekend. Nick and Amy were excellent hosts - they were always available in an instant if we needed anything, but still gave us our privacy. They thought of everything for the house - pots, pans, utensils, toiletries, DELICIOUS coffee, and even gave us a bottle of wine for the bride-to-be. I would definitely recommend staying at any house at Ledges.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! We loved hosting your bachorlette weekend. You all are such a lovely group of gals. We are happy you enjoyed your stay and hope to host you again in the future. Enjoy the wedding! Amy and Nick
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Gaithersburg, MD

Great Girlfriend Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Six college girlfriends, over the age of sixty just had a fantastic few days in Harbor House! Basically a houseboat, yes it does rock very slightly sometimes, it is situated on a cove, with ducks, geese, herons, and beautiful boats. There are three bedrooms with very comfortable beds. The bedroom on the first floor relies on the living room wall air conditioner for coolness so a small fan for that room might help but should not be a deal breaker. The rest of the house was very cool. The house is very cozy but comfortable with tasteful furnishings and a very nice widescreen TV. But why watch television when you can sit on a wonderful deck and watch the activity on the river, including large cargo freighters. Gorgeous sunsets and glimpses of the castle. The grounds are open with fire pits and wood is provided and lovely flowers. Perfect areas for kids to play. Harbor House is not far from shops and restaurants. Nick and Amy could not be nicer or more helpful. They made this easy! We are already planning a return trip!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy to hear you had a happy stay. You all are such a wonderful group of ladies it was a pleasure meeting you. Thank you for your suggestion for the bedroom fan. It is a great idea and we are adding one. We hope you return!
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Bath PA

Stress Free

  • 5 of 5

Our family rented the Harbor House and it was great. Walk right out on the deck and have your boat right there is just perfect. The property is beautiful and clean. Its close enough for a short walk or boat trip to Alex Bay for dinner or activities. My family had a great time. The owners are very responsive to making your stay top notch. We will return.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the review. Amy and I enjoyed meeting you and your family. It's nice to see multiple generations enjoying time together. We look forward to seeing all of you again.
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Wonderful family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I rented the Harbor House at Ledges Resort and Marina for the Memorial Day holiday. The house was very clean and fully furnished. The grounds were well maintained and we enjoyed the convenience of docking our boat right outside the house. I would recommend Ledges Resort and Marina to anyone.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. It means so much to Nick and I that our guests enjoy their stay. It was great meeting you and we hope you return. Cheers! Amy and Nick
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Watertown, NY
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
25 Miles
Wolf Island Ferry - Cape Vincent, NY
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Alexandria Bay Municipal Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
State Route 12
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Dry Hill
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Village of Alexandria Public Beach
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Alexandria Bay Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Off season rate
Sep 6 2016 - Jun 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2017
Jun 17 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 11.0%

Check in is 4 pm. Check out is 10 am. The Harbor House rates are base on 6 persons. Additional fees are charged for more than 6. If you have any questions feel free to ask.

We require a 50% non-refundable deposit to hold the reservation. We accept check or credit card for the deposit. The balance and security is due at check in. That can be paid by cash or credit card. If you intend to pay the balance by check it must be paid one week prior to arrival.

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Alexandria Bay Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The following are in all bathrooms: -Towels -Washcloths -Bath mats -Hair Dryer -Toiletries
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • Both upstairs bedrooms have HDTV with Directv service. The master bedroom has a balcony overlooking the river.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Whether you are a couple looking for a romantic getaway, a single person looking for adventure, or a huge extended family looking for a place to get together we have something to suit you!

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