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Nick & Amy Schaefer

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english

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

27 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


Thousand Islands Cottage Rental Photos and Description

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
  • 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.

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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Boathouse and Island Cottages - Views of Boldt Castle and Sunken Rock Lighthouse
average rating of 4.9259257 based on 29 reviews

4 Relaxing Nights - Boathouse 3

  • 5 of 5

This is my first time using VRBO and staying at Ledges. I was not disappointed. Considering it was Pirates' Week in A Bay, the marina and our boat house was quiet and relaxing. Our boathouse was thoughtfully appointed and clean. The location itself was very convenient for sightseeing in the area. We pretty much kept to ourselves, but the owners were available and responsive to our needs without being intrusive. Our security deposit was returned in a very timely manner.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing week at the Ledges

  • 5 of 5

We had a very enjoyable and relaxing week. Views were beautiful and the attention to details in the cottage was great. Look forward to coming back and would recommend the ledges to family and friends.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice clean quiet place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Very nice comfortable cottage. Everything you need to spend a few days or longer! Nice view of Boldt Castle at night. Fun to watch the boats in and out of the marina. Would definitely recommend for couples or families. Very attentive owners who are there to address any concerns

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! Thank you! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay. We hope you return and have a great summer! Amy and Nick
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Bring Your Boat!

  • 4 of 5

We stayed for a long weekend, 3 nights at The Ledges in the Island Cottage. The location is ideal, directly across from Boldt Castle and an easy walk to downtown. We trailered our boat with us and the location couldn't have been better. Our boat was right outside our door, gas across the way and centrally located to go either north or south on the river and see the beautiful sights. Our cottage was very cute and clean with a good TV and good channels. Our dogs appreciated the A/C unit. The bed was very mushy, we actually thought it was a water bed it was so soft. This was a perfect unit to stay for a long weekend. Nick and Amy are a very nice, easy going couple who take pride in their property and it shows! Thanks, we will be back.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed your stay! We look forward to hosting you again. Cheers!
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Excellent place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

Nick and Amy made our family vacation very enjoyable. Our rooms in Boathouse 1-3 were clean and well stocked. The grounds are very well maintained. The pool was very clean. Every time my Granddaughter's wanted to go swimming, Nick was available to open the pool. They have numerous camp fire pits and picnic tables available for use. They supplied the fire wood for each fire pit.

The Ledges is within walking distance of downtown A-Bay. We also found it very easy to maneuver in and out of their docks.

Thank you Nick and Amy for all you do for your guests.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for staying with us! We are happy you enjoyed your stay and really appreciate your nice review. Thank you and we hope you return!
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Relaxing Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My husband, son, three dogs and I stayed in the Island Cottage. We had such a nice vacation. The grounds are beautiful and spacious. Located directly across from Boldt Castle. The castle was beautifully lit every night. The cottage is cozy, but there was plenty of room for all of us. Nick, the owner, was very accommodating to our every request. My son loved watching all the boats come in and out of the marina. He especially liked watching the huge cargo ships passing by.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was really nice meeting your family. Thank you so much for staying with us and we hope to host you again!
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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

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2016
Jun 14 2016 - Sep 5 2016
3 night minimum stay
Fall 2016
Sep 6 2016 - Oct 31 2016
2 night minimum stay

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.

We require a 50% non-refundable deposit to confirm a reservation. The balance and security deposit are due at check in. For next seasons reservations we require a 25% deposit to confirm and a 25% deposit on January 1st. The balance and security is due at check in. We accept cash and credit cards. We accept checks for advance payments.

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Thousand Islands Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
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
  • 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
  • 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!

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