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Nick & Amy Schaefer

Member since: 2014
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Speaks: english

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

38 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Alexandria Bay 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
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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 4.9210525 based on 40 reviews

Lovely stay.

  • 5 of 5

My Mom and I thoroughly enjoyed our little boathouse. The owners, and our hosts, Amy and Nick, made sure we were well taken care of and comfortable. It was so clean, cute and cozy. Lovely property, we especially enjoyed being right on the water and the firepits on the grassy lawn. We will definitely be back! Thanks guys!

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome, Just Awesome!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to Thousand Island, and we couldn't have selected a more perfect place. We stayed in boat house 3 which is so beautifully decorated and cozy, with an incredible view of the river. It was the perfect, fun, romantic and relaxing getaway we were looking for. We spent one blissful evening watching the sun set while boats drifted by. The grounds are amazing, so much available from fire pits to hammocks...they've put so much thought and attention into every detail. The owner Nick was incredibly hospitable and welcoming. We had such a wonderful time, we can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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So cozy!

  • 5 of 5

This place was amazing! Perfect for a little getaway! My boyfriend and I came here because we wanted to visit the islands as well as Alexandria bay and it was more than we could've asked for. So close to a bunch of local activities and the cottage was so cozy and well decorated! We'll definitely be coming back next year as we loved our stay st the ledges! Nick and Amy were the most pleasant people to work with when it came to scheduling this trip! So friendly and welcoming, they truly care about their customers stay at their resort! We already can't wait for next year!

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property! Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Boathouse 2 and it was just the cutest place. Very clean and has all of the amenities you need. It's within walking distance of all the shops and restaurants it's dog friendly! You can actually see Boldt Castle from the property! Amy and Nick, the proprietor, are so nice and helpful. Definitely stay here.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Hartford

nice place

  • 4 of 5

This was my first time at the Ledges. I gave 4 star, but I almost never give 5 stars. I'm a tough reviewer I guess. We stayed at the island cottage. It was small, but that's all we needed. The shower was new, and worked well. There were plenty of towel hangers in the bathroom which is sometimes a problem. They used dock cleats which was creative. The floor looked like it was recently done, and the room was decorated with water skis showing the maritime feel of the area. It is right on the marina. We walked outside, and there are the boats. We were able to get a boat slip for the night which helped. The owners were also very friendly, and set up wood for a campfire which we unfortunately did not use. The bed was very comfortable, and there was a brand new grill on the front porch. There was obvious care taken to make this place nice.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fairport, NY 14450 USA

Just perfect

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time staying at the Ledges. We couldn't ask for a better place to stay. The location is fantastic. The kids had more than ample room to run and play the pool was very clean and most enjoyable. The cottages were spotless with everything you need. We enjoyed eating at the picnic tables and watching the boat on the river. I would recommend this place as one of the best places to stay. The owners Amy and Nick are just wonderful.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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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
Fall 2016
Sep 6 2016 - Oct 31 2016
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.

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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Alexandria Bay 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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