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Boathouse and Island Cottages - Views of Boldt Castle and Sunken Rock Lighthouse

Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Rental options for groups of 2 to 16 persons depending on your needs.

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.

With rental # 588275 there are 4 separate rental units. The Boathouse has 3 units that can be rented separately or together. They can be connected. Each unit also has a separate outside entrance. If you are only renting part of the Boathouse it will be separate from the other units. You will not have to share any rooms with other guests. There are no common rooms. The Island Cottage is a separate single room cottage next to the Boathouse.

BOATHOUSE 1: There is a large kitchen/living room combination. The kitchen is fully stocked with utensils, pots, pans, dishes, etc. There is a dining table with 4 chairs. The couch can pull out for extra sleeping room.. There is a full size gas oven and stove top. There is a kitchen sink and full size refrigerator/freezer. The bedroom is a separate room with a queen size bed. The bathroom has a stand-up shower. The living room has a 39" HDTV. The bedroom has a 20" HDTV.

BOATHOUSE 2: This unit has one large room with 2 double beds. It is suitable for up to 4 people. The bathroom has a stand up shower. There is a 42" HDTV, a microwave, mid size refrigerator/freezer, coffee maker, and tea kettle.

BOATHOUSE 3: The living room faces the river and has a view of Boldt Castle. There is a 39" HDTV. It has a pull out couch for extra sleeping room. The bedroom has a queen size bed and is separate from the living room. It has a 32" HDTV. There is a mid-size refrigerator/freezer, coffee maker, tea kettle, and microwave. The bathroom has a full tub/shower combination.

ISLAND COTTAGE: It is a separate cottage right next to the Boathouse. It has a king size bed. It also has a private covered deck attached to it. It has a mid-size refrigerator/freezer, coffee maker, tea kettle, and microwave. There is a 42" HDTV with Directv satellite television.

All 3 units in The Boathouse and The Island Room are charged at the same rate.

The posted rates are for one unit with 2 people. There are additional fees for more than 2 persons in a single cottage. Please feel free to ask for a quote.

We also have another rental on site. It is vrbo # 586396

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 beautiful St. Lawrence river with us!

More Details

Nick & Amy Schaefer
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 28, 2017

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Just stayed in Boathouse 3 for a weekend getaway and everything was amazing! The staff is very accommodating and the facilities are beautiful. The boathouses are decked out in a nautical theme that fits perfectly. They're still making improvements and I'm excited to see what the place becomes! If you have the opportunity, this is the place to stay.
Jun 2015
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Alexandria Bay Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Resort
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Boathouse #1 - toilet , shower
    Boathouse #2 - toilet , shower
    Boathouse #3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Island Cottage - toilet , shower
  • The following are in all bathrooms: -Towels -Washcloths -Bath mats -Hair Dryer -Basic toiletries
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Boathouse #1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , The bedroom is separate from the kitchen/living room.
    Boathouse #2 - 2 double , This bedroom is in the middle of boathouse.
    Boathouse #3 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , This is a private bedroom on the river end.
    Island Cottage - 1 king , This is in a separate cabin and has it's own bath/shower.
  • Each unit has it's own bathroom and outside entrance.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • 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
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • 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!


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(45 traveler reviews)

Boathouse and Island Cottages - Views of Boldt Castle and Sunken Rock Lighthouse
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 47 reviews
Stroudsburg, PA

Boathouse 3

  • 5 of 5

Boathouse 3 has a beautiful view of Boldt Castle. Nice bedroom and nice size living room with small frig and microwave. Has a full size bathroom. Pet friendly. Needs a new bed and couch. Nick was great!! Recommend The Clipper restaurant for dinner. Food was great. O'Brien's has great food also.

Will be back again...Very relaxing....

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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boathouse rental

  • 5 of 5

Nick and Amy (owners) were VERY nice. We had Boathouses 2 & 3 (connected). They basically open a door between the 2 places. We decided to go with the water view (Boathouse 3) instead of the kitchen (Boathouse 1). Not having a kitchen was fine, there were microwaves and a fridge/freezer in both places. Boathouse 2 was basically 1 room, with 2 beds & a counter, so kinda small. Both places had a full bath. So for the 5 of us it was enough room. We would definitely do this again, hopefully the weather will be more cooperative next year!

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Toronto. Ontario Canada

Fall Get Away

  • 5 of 5

Most important would I come again, Yes and would I recommend this place Yes!

Great spot loved, we were in boat house 3 right on the water with an amazing view of Boldt Castle

Mid October get away stay for 4 nights ~ very clean, plenty of space nice to have the kitchen area and table plus an area to sit outside.  Nick and Amy the owners very friendly and helpful

They have a beautiful property lots of space to sit outside on the grounds and just walk around,

Alexandria Bay is a very pretty village to visit, first time here and thinking it would be very nice to visit in the summer.

The only down side was this was a girlfriends getaway (so needed two beds) the bedroom great size  and the bed (queen) was very comfy but the pull out couch not so much.  Pull out couch could either do with a new mattress or some sort of support for the mattress.  Pull couches I know are not always the best option for more than one night stay.   Would have to try a different room to have two beds next time I visit will definitely want to come to Alex Bay and the Ledges again!


  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect stay on the water !

  • 5 of 5

Cozy accommodations right on the water with views of Boldt Castle. Nautical decor and lots of amenities... very well done AND pet friendly....thank you Ledges for a great Fall getaway!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Buffalo, NY USA

Delightful Accommodations!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Island Cottage for two nights. The cottage was clean, tidy, and had everything we needed. Nick and Amy were wonderful hosts and made sure we were comfortable. In addition, they gave great recommendations for area restaurants and attractions.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gasport, NY, USA

Fall trip :)

  • 5 of 5

We have been coming for years in the summer time, and absolutely love it!! This is our first time coming to Alex Bay in the fall and we love it just as much!! The ledges is a great place to stay--clean facilities, welcoming and helpful staff, and an overall great lodging experience! Can't wait until next year!!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • 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
0.75 Miles
Alexandria Bay Municipal Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Route 12
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Bonnie Castle Resort
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Dry Hill
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Alexandria Bay Village 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
Spring 2017
May 1 2017 - Jun 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2017
Jun 17 2017 - Sep 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
Fall 2017
Sep 9 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 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. To get the discounted weekly rate you must check in/check out on Saturday. All rates are based on 2 persons per unit. There are fees for additional guests. Dock-age is available for an additional fee. The Island Cottage has higher rates than the Boathouse.

We require a 50% non-refundable deposit to confirm a reservation. The balance and security are due at check in. We accept cash and credit cards. We accept checks for advance payments.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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