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Historic Waterfront Mansion

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Space 4,000 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Estate, 6 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths (Sleeps up to 14)

Maple Grove is a majestic Greek Revival home located on 7 acres of beautifully landscaped property with 700 feet of waterfront on the St. Lawrence River.The home is located in the Broadway Historic District which is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. It is in the village of Cape Vincent, gateway to the Thousand Islands area of upstate New York. Built in 1838 by Theophilus Peugnet, a distinguished officer in Napoleon's Army, this spacious home (over 4000 square feet) will accommodate a maximum of 14 guests, including children, in 6 bedrooms. (Please see separate carriage house also available on property, No. 3480374) The expansive lawn area on the grounds can be tented for large functions such as weddings, receptions, musical concerts, and parties. Maple Grove is the ideal location for exploring both the Canadian and U.S. sides of the famous Thousand Islands Region. Guests may enjoy swimming, sailing, boating, kayaking, bicycling, snorkeling, scuba diving, strolling in our beautiful gardens, walking to nearby Tibbitts Light House, or sitting on the front porch watching the ocean going ships as they pass to and from the Great Lakes. See, a travel guide to the 1000 Islands.

No-cost 48 hour boat tie up may be available at the village dock and the dock at the State Department of Environmental Conservation Research Station. There is a public boat launch ramp in the village. For those who like to explore, the vehicle ferry to Kingston, Ontario leaves from Cape Vincent. Boat tours of the islands and castles are available from nearby Clayton, Alexandria Bay, and Gananoque, Ontario. Maple Grove is the home of the Chopin International Piano Competition for Young People the second weekend in September.

Maple Grove is located on the mainland. It is not on an island. You will not need a boat as you would for almost all of the islands. You will not have to deal with the weather and logistics problems of being on an island.

More Details

Property Manager
Bruce or Lynn Taylor
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

About Bruce or Lynn Taylor

Bruce and Lynn Taylor

Bruce's mother was a 4th generation Clayton resident. His family spent summers in the area. As a child he admired Maple Grove.

Bruce or Lynn Taylor purchased this estate in 2007

Why Bruce or Lynn Taylor chose Cape Vincent

Gorgeous unique 1838 Greek Revival home in historic Cape Vincent in a pristine waterfront location.

What makes this estate unique

This exquisitely beautiful property is unique in the Thousand Islands. Maple Grove is located on the mainland. It is not on an island. You will not need a boat as you would for almost all of the islands. You will not have to deal with the weather and logistics problems of being on an island.


Cape Vincent Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • River ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • fax
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Chopin - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Hall - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Half 1 - toilet , Downstairs has toilet and sink
    Giard - toilet , shower , Double sink/vanity
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Chopin - 1 king , Private Bath
    Giard - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , Private Bath
    Peugnet - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Marianne - 1 queen
    Elizabeth - 1 double
    Madeline - 1 double
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
Free wi-fi internet and fax. Free Long Distance. Maple Grove is located on 7 acres of beautifully landscaped property with 700 feet of waterfront on the St. Lawrence River.


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Historic Waterfront Mansion
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Beautiful Home!

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely Perfect! Cozy and elegant. Will definitely rent again. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and that you took the time to share your thoughts with us. Lynn and Bruce
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Beautiful Historic home in a perfect vacation setting!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Maple Grove this summer. Chose this location so our entire family could gather to celebrate our son's wedding and to enjoy the area. The historic house is such a gracious, historic, comfortable place. Whether it was for hosting the groom and his groomsmen for breakfast or the family for dinner, enjoying quiet moments reading in the living room or relaxing on the porch (wonderful views of the beautiful blue St Lawrence River), gathering in the family room for conversation and viewing photos, or as a home base to see the many things in the area, it was just perfect. Photos of the garden do not do it justice. Kitchen may be small, but it is very well equipped and you will find everything you need to make meals for a large group. Double washers and dryers and 3 ½ baths were an added plus for our large group. As for sightseeing, you could go to Alexandria Bay to see Boldt Castle or take a cruise of the 1000 Islands, or go to Clayton and visit the charming shops (be sure to include the River Rat Cheese Store) and restaurants, but you could also take a ferry (May to October) directly from Cape Vincent to Canada's Wolfe Island (remember your passports!) and from there (at no extra charge) to Kingston, Ontario, very easily and what a pleasant ride! You can walk on the ferry, bicycle on, or drive your car. Another local attraction is Tibbett's Point Lighthouse and there are a few restaurants, a park, and a very nice grocery store right in Cape Vincent. If we did have concerns about the house or area, the caretakers were readily available and answered our questions. We enjoyed every day of our stay and would highly recommend both Maple Grove and Cape Vincent as a vacation destination.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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perfect summer wedding venue

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic week at Maple Grove. The property is gorgeous and provides the perfect amount of space to spread out and relax. We hosted a 50 person wedding on Labor Day weekend and utilized the incredible garden for the ceremony, side lawn for our catered BBQ dinner and a tent for live music and dancing. The private access waterfront allowed ample opportunity to enjoy the picturesque St. Lawrence River and its many big ships. We could not have asked for a better venue. The town of Cape Vincent welcomed us warmly and our guests enjoyed the local restaurants, bars, and charming shops. Truly fantastic.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Warm and Gracious Hospitality

  • 5 of 5

We were fortunate to be able to stay a week at Maple Grove. What a beautiful historic house. The history alone is a reason to visit this majestic home built in 1838.

The photos don’t do it justice. The setting for this regal home on the banks of the St. Laurence is so peaceful, the gardens so beautiful.

There are many places to sit and relax either inside the house, outside in various areas of the lawn, a bench on the river bank, or our favorite the front porch with its rocking chairs. Its a perfect place to just sit and watch the ships and boats glide by.

The hosts Bruce and Lynn Taylor are gracious and welcoming. Breakfast included lively conversation about the area and its history, the sights that are a must see, which restaurants to try and where to shop.

We ate breakfast in the large and elegant dining room in the main house. The house is very spacious with various places to sit and relax, the living room, the family room, the screened in porch on the side, or the small deck off the family room

We were able to see all the bedrooms of the main house as well. Each has its special charm. Do not miss the opportunity to visit this scenic spot in Cape Vincent and enjoy the 1000 Islands area.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2012
  • Stayed: September 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20.6 Miles
Watertown, New York
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Aubreys, Captain Jacks
Nearest Ferry
0.7 Miles
Hornes Ferry, Club Street, Cape Vincent
Nearest Golf
15.8 Miles
Clayton Country Club
Nearest Motorway
25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Aubreys, Captain Jacks
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Wilson Bay Beach
Car: recommended

90 miles from Syracuse,155 from Rochester, 123 from Ottawa.

Property is on the mainland and fronts the St. Lawrence River. It is not on an island.




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Cleaning & Laundry $250

If deductions are made for damages, Homeowners will furnish Guests with an itemized written statement of the disposition of the deposit and return any remaining portion of the deposit to the guest, without interest. Guests’ liability for damages and/or cleaning and laundry is not limited to the amount of the deposit. The cleaning/laundry fee is a minimum fee. There may be an additional fee for events such as large parties and weddings. Written agreements are required for house rental and events.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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