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Christine Joli-Coeur

Member since: 2000
Speaks: english, french

Ultimate vacation -3 King size bedrooms, Queen/double/ singles, hot tub & kayaks

27 Reviews
Sleeps18
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Overview

Ontario Chateau / Country House Rental Photos and Description

House, 5 Bedrooms, 2 full Baths, lots of space dining & livingroom

Built in the late 1700s this is one of the first homes built in the area but updated to have the comforts and conveniences of modern day but the charm of the past. 5 bedrooms; 4 bedrooms upstairs- three rooms with King size beds and one room with a queen & double bed. The upstairs landing also has a double pull out couch. The downstairs has a trundle bed with two single beds. All major appliances and the hot tub is operational from April to October. There is high speed internet and Bell Expressvu tv.

The Old Stone Home is located in a picturesque shallow bay, with very little boat traffic as the bay ends several hundred yards past the home. The shipping channel is two miles/three kilometres away from both homes, so there is no chance of someone being swamped in a canoe by the waves of a 1000 foot freighter. Bring your fishing rod, the fishing ranges from good to great! We have several kayaks that you can use during your stay. Your vacation home is situated on the hill will allows for a beautiful panoramic waterfront view of the mighty St. Lawrence river. When raining there is an upstairs is an enclosed deck . Large patio with tables and chairs to have your meals outdoors and fire bowl on the patio or you can have a fire down by the river.

Area attractions include- Fort Wellington (famous in the battle of 1812) in Prescott, Fort Henry in Kingston, Upper Canada village, Chrysler park, wild life Bird Sanctuary as well as within an hour of Ottawa

The owners home is to the east and there is a shared dock and there is a screened in gazebo and open air gazebo for your use.

This is truly a fantastic place and a wonderful place to spend a couple of days or week with your family and friends.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Christine Joli-Coeur (Owner)
Member since: 2000
Speaks: english, french

About Christine Joli-Coeur

Both Randy and I are relatively newbies to the area having lived her just under 20 years.

Christine Joli-Coeur purchased this chateau / country house in 2005

Why Christine Joli-Coeur chose Ontario

When we first purchased we had been living in a smaller cottage in the area for a number of years. Initially we thought to rent it for a few years and move in when the kids were older. The advent of our third child made us rethink and we built a home a bit south and west of this historic home. Why this home? When I first walked in the home I had an ovewhelming sense of history. A glimpse of the past. This home is one of the pioneer homes of the area. It is truly one of the most historic homes in the area and we feel honoured to be able to share it with others.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Really nice place for large families or a couple of families. Lots of space to eat either at the kitchen table or the formal dining room table (both fit more than 10). So you don't need to pack up the chess or monopoly game at meal time. Lots of place to get away from the action like the second story closed in porch with a beautiful view of the river, sit on the large window sills in the bedrooms to read a book or outside on the large interlock patio overlooking the St. Lawrence river and Island.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I would like to share with you some kind words from our recent guests. "We certainly enjoyed staying at your historic rental home on the Saint Lawrence Seaway. The feature we particularly enjoyed was the large patio facing river. We took our coffee there in the morning, relaxed there during the cocktail hour and cooked the entre for most dinners on the open wood/charcoal burning fire pit. We also took advantage of the kayaks you provided and the large eat in kitchen. Of course, the fact that your part of Ontario is truly beautiful also helped.



We also appreciated all the advice, biking maps, activity information, etc which you provided. This support was facilitated by the positive relationship we developed during the initial correspondence and personal contact once we were there and which I believe can be one of the best features of the VRBO program for both the owner and guest. I try to establish similar relationships and provide similar support when renting our own second home in South Carolina via VRBO.



Thanks again, "
Jul 2014
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Reviews

4.7
based on 27 traveler reviews

Ultimate vacation -3 King size bedrooms, Queen/double/ singles, hot tub & kayaks
average rating of 4.740741 based on 28 reviews
5

Loved it

  • 5 of 5

Location is great. Christine was very helpful with any request we had. We loved it and will be back. Thank you Christine and Randy.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We will look forward to your return. Lots of family festivals in the area to keep the kids happy during the day and lots of space inside and out to keep the evenings relaxing. Thank you so much for your review. We look forward to seeing you back in future.
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5

Excellent, spacious, beautiful

  • 5 of 5

We had a great family retreat and very very pleased with the facilities, especially the kitchen and King size need beds. First floor accessibility was also appreciated. The waterfront access and amenities was a bin bonus.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much. So glad that we were a great place for your extended family. Yes the first floor bedroom and full bath are often a big hit with any family member or friends that have limited mobility. Please do come again. June is fantastic but so is September when the leaves change on the trees great for kayaking.
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Peace by the river

  • 4 of 5

This cottage was very peaceful. For our big group, we had all the necessity we needed for the weekend. Despite the bad weather, we manage to be all under one roof with plenty of space. The house was clean and all the amnenities needed. The BBQ was good and the back patio was relaxing specially at night with the little lights on.

The owner was very friendly and accomodated me with a few questions. As a french speaking, I was very happy to be able to be serve in my own language.

The river with gazebo was nice and cozy. I will recommend this place for large group.

Thank you again Christine and Randy.

Mylène

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci pour votre location à notre chalet. Je vous souhaite bonne chance l’année prochaine pour tous les professeurs dans vos différentes écoles. Peut-être une réunion annuelle à Riverlee l’année prochaine? Bonne journée;) Thank you so much for your rental for this very special get together as you are divided and some going to the new French school. Maybe an annual reunion? Happy to host you again at Riverlee rain or shine or in this case cold weather in June. As you noted, rain or shine there is lots of space to have fun.
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5

Girl's weekend

  • 5 of 5

This is the second stay at Riverlee, we had a wonderful weekend both times. Lots of room for us to eat, chat, read, and party. Riverlee is a beautiful older stone home near the river. It is clean and spacious. We recommend it to anybody. Owners are nearby and available to help with any questions. Thanks for a great stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Excellent experience

  • 4 of 5

We were 5 families together and had a great time at the cottage. Loved the location and ample outdoor space. Would definitelu recommend to any large group. Thanks to the owners for maintaining the place and having us gor the weekend.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for staying with us;) We look forward to seeing you again in future.
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5

Great Character home with all amenities

  • 5 of 5

I have now rented this beautiful home a few times from Christine and Randy and each visit gets better as they get to know my needs/wants. They are super accommodating and available any time you need them. I have been here on a mini vacation with extended family and have hosted art retreats with 10 women and a chef and there has been plenty of space to do all that we need including a pretty equipped kitchen. I would highly recommend this house to anyone wanting to get away or host an event. Don't forget to visit the old lighthouse down the road!!

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your response. Yes we have hosted many happy families and various get togethers like your art event (please let us know if you are interested as I hope to attend next time too:)), girls getaway, spa weekends, quilting Bs and a work retreat. The spacious home, large dining room & kitchen table and livingroom gives you lots of room and the large King size beds make those that don't mind sharing an event larger group. We have tried to keep the charm of the 1800's when the home was built but the modern amenities so you have a dishwasher, washing machine, two bathrooms etc. We work hard to make sure your event or gathering goes smoothly. We look forward to seeing you again. Christine
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Ogdensburg NY (15)&Ottawa ON International (85)
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Prescott/Ontario & Ogdensburg/NY
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Brockville
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
401/ 416
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Bridgeview Marina
Nearest Ski
130 Kilometres
Titus Mtn NY or Pakenham ON ski resorts
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
Prescott or Iroquois public beaches
Car: recommended

Shakespeare Festival, live music on Sundays during the summer, Fort Wellington, thousand Island Kayaking, Iroquois locks. Also just put a piano in the home so for those with the ability you can now also add some musical entertainment to your group.

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Rates & Availability

Cornwall Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
CAD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2016
Jul 3 2016 - Aug 28 2016
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
From
$377
Fri,Sat
$1,282
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
 
Labour day 2016
Sep 2 2016 - Sep 5 2016
2 night minimum stay
$339
From
$377
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall 2016
Sep 6 2016 - Oct 6 2016
2 night minimum stay
$150
From
$264
Fri,Sat
$752
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
 
CN Thanksgiving
Oct 7 2016 - Oct 10 2016
2 night minimum stay
$324
From
$377
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
 
US thanksgiving
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 25 2016
2 night minimum stay
$302
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
 
New Years 2017
Dec 30 2016 - Jan 2 2017
2 night minimum stay
$261
From
$336
Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
 
Easter 2017
Apr 14 2017 - Apr 17 2017
2 night minimum stay
$302
 
 
Spring 2017
Apr 18 2017 - May 18 2017
2 night minimum stay
$246
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
 
May long weekend
May 19 2017 - May 22 2017
2 night minimum stay
$321
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
 
late spring
May 23 2017 - Jun 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
$185
From
$246
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer 2017
Jun 30 2017 - Aug 25 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
From
$377
Fri,Sat
$1,319
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
 
Labour day 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
$226
From
$261
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
 
thanksgiving CDN 2017
Oct 6 2017 - Oct 9 2017
2 night minimum stay
$261
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
 
New Years 2018
Dec 29 2017 - Jan 2 2018
2 night minimum stay
$261
From
$336
Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$150
From
$226
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $76
Pet Fee $76
Tax Rate 13.0%

Rates are subject to confirmation and rentals during summer period are from Friday 4pm until the following Friday to 11am. When having additional guests over 10 additional cost which can be negotiated depending on the size of the group.We will attempt to meet special requests whenever possible. Please contact us at 613-340-8682 if you require more information sincerely, Christine & Randy

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Ontario Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , First floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , second floor bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single , trundel bed so one single bed pulls out on first floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , 2 double
    Convertible bed(s) - pull out double couch upstairs hall
  • King size beds (3), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
We attempt to make your vacation memorable. We may be able to accommodate special requests such as a rice maker, large coffee maker, additional toasters at a small additional fee

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