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Steve Conaway

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

Modern 3 Bedroom Home nestled along Vineyard with River and Bridge Views

31 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 6

This home is fully equipped for your stay, including dishes, glassware, silverware, cookware, toaster, coffee maker, and microwave. Pillows, blankets and linens are provided and beds are freshly made prior to your arrival. Guests need only to bring personal hygiene items. The home overlooks the Thousand Islands Winery's picturesque Heather's Vineyard, so you may enjoy the unobstructed views of the St. Lawrence River and Thousand Islands Bridge during your stay. Sliding glass doors from both the dining room and kitchen open onto a large deck and very large, private yard. A sizeable paved parking area allows two to three cars, and is surrounded by beautiful built-in flower boxes. Nearby attractions of the Alexandria Bay and Clayton area include: community pool at Keewaydin State Park, coffee shops, art galleries, unique stores, fitness center, boat tours, museums, kayak and boat rentals, golf courses and a large playground. The Thousand Islands Snowmobile Trail is located on the property.

Great Location for Special Events: Due to its close proximity to the Thousand Islands Winery, inquire about corporate, private events and wedding package specials! The Thousand Islands Winery is located next door. The winery has 40 beautiful acres of grounds and meticulously maintained vineyards.

The winery can hosts Birthday Parties, Anniversary Parties, Baby Showers, Rehearsal Dinners, and a variety of venues for groups from 10 - 250 at very affordable prices. Consider the Thousand Islands Winery for your next Corporate or Military Event - ask about packages. They have all of the technology to conduct powerful presentations in a comfortable country setting. Weddings Receptions are a winery specialty. Each summer the winery hosts many wedding ceremonies and wedding receptions. This homemakes a perfect honeymoon getaway. After the reception you can stroll across the lawn and retire in front of a cozy fireplace.

What To Do: Thousand Islands International boat tours, tours of Boldt Castle and Singer Castle, craft shows, a world famous Antique Boat Museum, antique shops, and art museums, and helicopter rides. There are many fine restaurants in Clayton and Alexandria Bay as well as in Canada. Foxy’s is a small local restaurant with a bar in Fishers Landing only 5 minutes away. Fall foliage sightseeing is popular.

The winter brings ice fishing, snowmobiling on the Thousand Islands Snowmobile trail system, hockey, and ice skating. The home is 138 miles from Lake Placid and Santa’s Workshop. Skiing is available in Watertown and other areas.

In LaFargeville the CAN AM speedway provides dirt track racing on Saturdays and a one mile go cart track, Aqua Zoo, and Miniature Golf is only 1 mile away from the home.

Fishing and Hunting: Fishing and Hunting are popular outdoor activities in the Thousand Islands Area. There are many local fishing Guides and Charters available in Alexandria Bay. World Class Musky, Bass, and Carp fishing is located in the Saint Lawrence River. The Salmon River is located 45 minutes away. The Salmon spawn from Aug - Oct. The Steelhead run from Nov - Jan.

Hunting is available at many NY DEC state lands. Nearby is the French Creek WMA which consists of over 2,000 acres and is only 20 minutes away from the home. It has good populations of deer, turkey, pheasants, and waterfowl.

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Steve Conaway (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

About Steve Conaway

Stephen Conaway was born in Elkins Park, PA. In 1976, his family moved to Wilcox, PA. He worked at his Grandfather’s dairy farm and John Brawand’s dairy farm until he graduated High School.

He graduated from High School in Johnsonburg, PA. Shortly after graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Army in Pittsburg, PA. For ten years, he served in numerous Air Defense Artillery enlisted positions and attained the rank of Staff Sergeant. During his time, he served for six months in Greece and five years in Germany. Steve obtained an AA in Technology from Central Texas College and a BA in Business Management from Saint Martin's College in Lacey, WA while serving on active duty.

In 1992, Stephen was commissioned at the Army’s Officer Candidate School, Fort Benning, GA. He served as an Air Defense Artillery Officer. Stephen was a Avenger/Stinger Battery Commander at Fort Drum, NY 1997 - 1999.

In 1999, Steve became a U.S. Military Contingency Contracting Officer. In November, 2001 he deployed with the 10th Mountain Division to Uzbekistan. Later he served as the Chief Contracting Officer during Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan. Steve was awarded the Bronze Star. He was promoted to Major and retired from the Army in 2003.

Upon his retirement, he and his wife Erika purchased a farm in Alexandria Bay and established the Thousand Islands Winery. He is the Winery’s President and works daily at the 40 acre winery.

He hopes that you enjoy the Thousand Islands as much as he and his family.

Why Steve Conaway chose Thousand Islands

After traveling all over the world, we believe that New York's Thousand Islands Region is one of the most beautiful destinations within the United States. This is why we decided to reside here.


based on 31 traveler reviews

Modern 3 Bedroom Home nestled along Vineyard with River and Bridge Views
average rating of 4.7419353 based on 31 reviews

Really nice place

  • 4 of 5

Great place! we enjoyed our stay, the house was clean and fresh smelling when we arrived !

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Lovely time

  • 4 of 5

I stayed for two nights in April, my wedding was held at the winery. The cabin was really nice and had lots of room. The kitchen had anything we needed as far as dishes, cookware, and utensils. There's a nice back deck and BBQ, we didn't really use either because of how busy we were, but it was still nice. It was quiet both day and night, which was great for relaxing. The cabin has a cute guestbook to write in about your stay. It was nice to be able to walk back and forth between the cabin and winery, it made setting up for, and cleaning up after, the wedding really nice. My only concern is that there was a discrepancy between what time we actually left the cabins and what time the cleaner claimed we left which caused issues with our deposit refunds. This was for all three cabins that my family rented, not just one. We had all left between 9 and 9:30 am and it's my understanding that the cleaner claimed they couldn't get their job done because the cabins were occupied after 10. I have no idea why the cleaner would lie, but if you stay I'd recommend being safe rather than sorry and bringing your keys up to the winery when you leave. Luckily I still had a text discussion that was time stamped about where the people that rented the other cabins were and how to meet them, stating that we had already left and were on our way to them. The winery did fix this issue for us and were kind about it. I just don't care for unexpected problems, especially where my money is concerned. The winery did make sure that my wedding day went off without a hitch, which I really appreciated. Overall, I would recommend staying at their cabins. They're nice, large, comfortable, clean, and convenient. We had a great time while we were there and would return. Just don't trust the cleaner to give them accurate information on when you left. The deposit issue is why I'm giving 4 rather than 5 stars.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Clean, great views!

  • 5 of 5

The house was, as expected, very clean. The staff went out of their way to provide what we needed for our scrapbooking retreat weekend...extra tables and chairs were there when we arrived. An extra lamp was brought to us upon request. Couldn't have asked for friendlier, more accommodating people! Everything was wonderful! A huge thank you to EVERYONE!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Best Vacation Rental in the Thousand Islands!

  • 5 of 5

I have traveled all over the United States and Canada and this is hands down the best rental I have ever stayed in. Not only were the owners and their staff friendly, hospitable and generous, but the accommodations themselves are better than ANY you will find in the area. This particular rental boasts a full kitchen (with utensils), a dishwasher, washer/dry, two full bathrooms and more than enough room to sleep 4 comfortably. This rental is ideal for outdoor enthusiasts, with easy access to world renowned fishing locations, snowmobile trails and hunting opportunities. However, for those who prefer not to venture into the wilderness, the cottage comes with free cable and WiFi, and is just steps away from the largest and one of the most acclaimed wineries in NNY, where cottage guests are eligible to receive an ample discount on purchases. Myself and those in my party (2 of whom traveled from out of state) have agreed that this will be a yearly tradition for all of us, as the quality, hospitality, and sporting opportunities of this rental are beyond reproach. Give it a shot any time of the year and you will not be disappointed!

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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We enjoyed our stay.

  • 4 of 5

We would love to stay at the house again. The house was very nice and had so much to offer. We will absolutely recommend this home to everyone we know looking for a place to stay in the Thousand Islands. We also would like to say that everyone at the winery is great! The only concern we had was the large gap between the door and the frame, in the bathroom off the kitchen. You can see right into the bathroom thru the crack.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Exceeded our expectations

  • 5 of 5

For our first time renting a cottage it was an awesome experience. The cottage was clean and maintained. Perfect for a family get away.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
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Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
PJs and Foxy's, Fishers Landing
Nearest Ferry
21 Miles
Hornes Ferry, Cape Vincent
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
LA Golf Course, LaFargeville
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Interstate 81 and Route 12
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Country Cottage
Nearest Ski
27 Miles
Dry Hill, Watertown
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Grass Point State Park
Car: necessary

Other Activities: Winery Tours


Rates & Availability

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Oct 15 2016 - May 15 2017
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Refundable damage deposit $100

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Thousand Islands House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Resort
  • River
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Bunk Bed
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
This is a non smoking home but smoking is allowed on the deck. Pets are not allowed but there are several animal boarding businesses nearby.

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