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Waterfront 4 Bdrm, Gallop Canal/Thousand Islands; kayaking; FANTASTIC cottage

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Fantastic Getaway, 4 Bedrooms (King/Queens/double/single, 2 Baths) sleeps 10

Get away and enjoy the peaceful countryside. Located on a historic route, 15 minutes to Brockville along the St. Lawrence River. Built in 1999 this house provides modern conveniences with old-time charm. Waterfront property with beautiful scenery and wildlife. Fully furnished with hardwood floors and a dock for swimming and canoeing.

The area offers a variety of activities for all ages: historic sites, museums, antique shopping, local summer and winter festivals, water sports (renowned fresh water scuba driving both for shore diving and river dives), and golf. We have Kayaks, canoes and volleyball onsite.

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More Details

Owner
Christine Joli-Coeur
Member since: 2000
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2017

About Christine Joli-Coeur

Randy and I have lived in the area for almost 20 years, both natives of Quebec so we do speak French. We ended up in this area when I moved for work and Randy followed. Randy currently works as a realtor in the area and I work full time as a consultant.

Why Christine Joli-Coeur chose Ontario

Having grown up in Quebec city and travelled along the Eastern Seaboard of Canada and the US this area offer the beauty of comfort and things to do. Comfort of the home to enjoy meals together with family or friends, a quiet coffee looking out on the river, space for a soccer or volleyball challenge or a peaceful paddle in the kayak. Activities are numerous particularly in the summer just drive North, South, East or West and you will find fun for the family or friends. We border on the US so if heading South to explore Ogdensburg, Canton, Alexandria Bay NY bring your passport.

What makes this cottage unique

Having been renters of other cottages we work hard to make sure that the cottages are well kept and not to dissapoint and that the price is affordable. This cottage has a double level deck that overlooks the water with breathtaking views of the St. Lawrence at any time of year.

Amenities

Prescott Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , also with laundry
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 murphy bed , also has a queen size murphy bed in this room
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Murphy Beds (1) Queen size
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Notes:
This home lends well to the guys getting together or a ladies weekend. Just ask if you are looking something specific and we will be glad to let you know.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(24 traveler reviews)

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Waterfront 4 Bdrm, Gallop Canal/Thousand Islands; kayaking; FANTASTIC cottage
average rating of 4.375 based on 24 reviews
5

Amazing cottage

  • 5 of 5

Cottage was very clean, proprietors very accommodating and friendly and have a very solid handle on customer service from start to finish. Beautiful lake side view. Would definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful home on the river

  • 5 of 5

The main purpose of our trip was to go diving in the area's shipwrecks in the river. It is close to the best shore diving in the area, and not too far from the wrecks accessible by boat in the area. The second bathroom downstairs made a nice area to rinse off the dive gear and hang everything up to ensure it was fully dried in between uses. There is even a full laundry including washer and dryer!

The home was in good condition and on a beautiful location on the river. The deck ensured an amazing sunrise and sunset over the river and the private deck off of the master bedroom allowed a private viewing. A couple of the days even included a freighter in our morning and evening pictures.

The yard was well kept ( mowed and trimmed ) and maintenance people came during the week to ensure the grounds were kept trimmed. There is a small sand beach area which quickly turns into weeds a few feet from shore. The slope is gradual and with some scuba boots, or water shoes/sandals, it is a great place to swim/wade. The dock in the pictures was not installed so if we had a boat, there would have been no place to dock.

There were 3 kayaks available for use along with a canoe and a paddle boat. There were also life jackets provided. The kayaks were at one time nice kayaks and showed their use and age. They are fully usable, however. There was a nice area 200 m offshore which was the former canal before the river was navigable. This was a great spot to kayak over and around. The visibility was great and you could see to the bottom about 15-20 feet clearly.

The grill burners were in terrible condition and need to be replaced. The propane was completely empty, and so was the backup tank. Christine was notified and did have the tank replaced within 24 hours. In the notes it clearly states to notify Christine if the tank is used so she can fill it up for the next renters.

The internet was down for 4 of the 7 days we were there. Christine said the cable had been cut and had trouble having the local tech come fix it. Christine did notify me daily of the status and pushed the local tech to come fix it. The wireless signal was strong, but the speed of the internet was 2-3 Mbps. Great if you have no cell signal.

If something is wrong with your stay make sure to let Christine know so she can fix it. She helped us multiple times and is quick to respond.

We would definitely stay again and plan on it next summer.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Love the property. Quiet, nice little beach for grandchildren, water somewhat weedy.

  • 4 of 5

Overall we really enjoyed our holiday. We were somewhat disappointed that the dock was not there, it was great fishing of it last time. Paddle boat didn't work well, with only one peddle. Update on the outside furniture would be great.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Nice family vacation spot

  • 5 of 5

Everything was as expected

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for letting us know that the home meet your needs and was everything that you expected. We appreciate your rating. Please do visit us again.
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4

Great location for a family retreat.

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. The property was perfect for a family stay. There were a total of seven of us for the majority of the stay and then a cousin stayed with us on one night. We even had a open house on Sunday for friends and family which worked out well with beautiful sunny weather. Everything was how we expected it. Only one opportunity is that the cottage could use a good overall spring cleaning. We spent a couple of hours on Sunday morning before our open house cleaning off cobwebs and general cleaning to prepare for our guests.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for selecting our home for your family event. I am so glad that it met your needs and I will definitely share your comments with our cleaner and get it attended to. The transition from Winter to Spring does come with its challenges to get some of the cobwebs from the outdoor decks. We do have an application of a ecofriendly treatment to discourage our web friends from being near or even in the house. The treatment is applied in the late spring but with the wet warm weather they are already starting. My apologies and I am so glad that it meet all of your other needs.
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4

Really nice stay with young kids

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful view, close to Brockville for 1000 island cruise.

Nice spot for campfires.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. Yes lots of room for the kids to run around outside. Beautiful spot along the river. The home is close to both Brockville for the 1000 Island cruise or to Morrisburg for the Upper Canada Village. My kids also really liked Fort Wellington in Prescott as they could dress up in the old clothes from 1812 and run around the grounds inside the fort pretending to be back in olden time. It is also by far the most reasonably price activity for a family:)
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Map

Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Ottawa International Airport
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Prescott golf club
Nearest Train
25 Kilometres
Brockville VIA rail
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
401/ 416
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Bridgeview Marina Restaurant
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
Prescott Ontario
Car: necessary

Lots of local activities in the summer months; Upper Canada Village, Fort Wellingston, Live theatre St. Lawrence Shakespear festival, Upper Canada playhouse.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee $12.16 per person per night
Pet Fee $81.04
Damage Deposit $81.04

When having additional guests over 8, there is an additional cost which can be negotiated depending on the size of the group.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.

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