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Nick & Amy Schaefer

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english

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

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
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 (Owner)
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english

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.


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)
Waterfront Harbor House - Views of Boldt Castle and Sunken Rock Lighthouse
average rating of 4.5625 based on 16 reviews
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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LOVED Harbor House!!

  • 5 of 5

We found the Harbor House at The Ledges absolutely perfect for our group of three couples and two dogs. Being directly on (in) the water was a perfect way to experience the Thousand Islands. The cottage had everything we needed and was nicely decorated. Sitting on the deck watching the birds, ducks and boats was a great way to spend down time from exploring the area. The expansive lawn and friendly owners added to the perfect stay. We will definitely stay at The Ledges again!!

  • Submitted: May 9, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed your time here. Amy and I look forward to hosting you again!
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San Diego, CA

Peaceful, Relaxing and Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

The Ledges is an absolutely beautiful and serene property. Nick & Amy were wonderful hosts who went above and beyond to make me feel welcome and pampered during my stay. If you are looking to escape the hustle and bustle of life and relax on the river, this is the place to stay!

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, beautiful rooms, will stay at The Ledges again

  • 5 of 5

This place is a dream. Alex Bay is a beautiful area, and The Ledges is perfect. Right on the river, and close enough to walk into town. Your cabin is your own little private getaway -- a few of them are actually floating above the water with a view of Boldt Castle from your room. Your room is taken care of, clean, comfortable, and uniquely decorated. You'll sleep like a baby as the water laps gently against the pier. In the morning, you'll brew a cup of joe, step outside your door and wave to folks sailing by. The river itself offers a ton of options for activities (boating, jet-skiing, hiking and more), and the marina is steps from your room. The owners at The Ledges are a kind and trustworthy couple that have poured their life into their property; they will make it their mission to ensure you have everything you need to enjoy your stay. The resort regulars are friendly and helpful too - the Ledges has been around for years, and you'll see why people keep coming back to make more memories.

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2016
Jun 13 2016 - Sep 5 2016
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
Fall 2016
Sep 6 2016 - Oct 31 2016
2 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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