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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

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

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Overview

Prescott 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.

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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

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(29 traveler reviews)
Ultimate vacation -3 King size bedrooms, Queen/double/ singles, hot tub & kayaks
average rating of 4.7586207 based on 30 reviews
5

Wonderful vacation home for large family!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time at Riverlee! Christine and Randy were so lovely to accommodate our large, multi-generational family. We've always vacationed at lakes but this was our first time on the St Lawrence river. I was a bit nervous about the water quality and river current having small children (4 yr and 18 mos) but I could not have been more wrong. The water quality was excellent and bc it's in an inlet off of the main part of the St.Lawrence, it was perfect swimming for the kids. A slight current and the perfect depth to make full days spent in the water possible. The older kids (9 - 13 yrs old) spent their whole days kayaking, snorkeling, fishing, canoeing and, of course, swimming. When they weren't doing water sports, they were playing Frisbee, on the two play structures, or climbing the rope challenge/swing. One thing I would advise is that ppl bring water shoes for everyone and life jackets for very small kids (they had plenty of PFDs for the older kids and adults but my 18 mos old and 4 yo needed their own life jackets). There are rocks, water plants and some mussel shells so water shoes just gave a little more mobility.

In the evenings, we played large family games of volleyball, Capture the Flag (property is HUGE) and we set up an outdoor movie viewing with our own projector. Of course, we had a campfire every night. We preferred the fire pit closer to the house but there is a pit by the water, too.

Unfortunately the hot tub didn't work this time and the fridge in the porch wasn't quite cold enough for drinks - but the freezer DID work so we just used our own coolers and bought ice (however, keep in mind we were a large group so others might not even need the second fridge) but we were not bothered. Next time we come, we will request AC because we were there a particularly hot week (30°+ all week) so the upstairs was quite hot for sleeping - however, each room did have a plug-in fan so those helped.

Overall, we had an absolute blast and will def be back next year! !!!

Thank you Christine and Randy!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Riverlee...truly fantastic

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful location! The accommodations are terrific. This is a great place for families....roomy, clean, and with enough activities to keep everyone entertained. We enjoyed relaxing by the river's edge, kayaking, playing volleyball, and swimming. We stayed with a larger group and ages ranged from 7-55. Everyone had fun, and no one felt "cramped". This is our second year and we are hoping to make it a family teadition. Christine and Randy are very approachable and accomodating. Fantastic hosts for a Fantastic place!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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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
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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

Prescott 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
$385
Fri,Sat
$1,309
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $12 per night, per additional guest
 
Labour day 2016
Sep 2 2016 - Sep 5 2016
2 night minimum stay
$347
From
$385
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $12 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall 2016
Sep 6 2016 - Oct 6 2016
2 night minimum stay
$154
From
$270
Fri,Sat
$769
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $12 per night, per additional guest
 
CN Thanksgiving
Oct 7 2016 - Oct 10 2016
2 night minimum stay
$331
From
$385
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $12 per night, per additional guest
 
US thanksgiving
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 25 2016
2 night minimum stay
$308
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $12 per night, per additional guest
 
New Years 2017
Dec 30 2016 - Jan 2 2017
2 night minimum stay
$266
From
$344
Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $12 per night, per additional guest
 
Easter 2017
Apr 14 2017 - Apr 17 2017
2 night minimum stay
$308
 
 
Spring 2017
Apr 18 2017 - May 18 2017
2 night minimum stay
$251
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $12 per night, per additional guest
 
May long weekend
May 19 2017 - May 22 2017
2 night minimum stay
$328
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $12 per night, per additional guest
 
late spring
May 23 2017 - Jun 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
$189
From
$251
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $12 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer 2017
Jun 30 2017 - Aug 25 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
From
$385
Fri,Sat
$1,464
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $12 per night, per additional guest
 
Labour day 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
$231
From
$266
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $12 per night, per additional guest
 
thanksgiving CDN 2017
Oct 6 2017 - Oct 9 2017
2 night minimum stay
$266
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $12 per night, per additional guest
 
New Years 2018
Dec 29 2017 - Jan 2 2018
2 night minimum stay
$266
From
$344
Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $12 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$154
From
$231
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $12 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $77
Refundable damage deposit $77
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

Prescott 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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