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Private Island Adventure

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Beautiful private island in the Lake of the Isles - One of a kind views and spectacular sunsets! This beautiful custom home was built in 2000 and has all the amenities - satellite TV, outdoor stereo speaker system, water treatment system, and furnishings (6 beds, leather, and log cabin style sofas & more). The modern rustic interior is constructed of tongue and groove walls, French doors and a dramatic 25' glass front looking out on the water. A huge wrap around deck. provides both 360 degrees of waterfront views and a private, relaxing atmosphere. The 2nd floor 600 square foot master bedroom suite overlooks the water as well. There is a protected marina & much more. Located just a quick boat ride from Alexandria Bay, in the US and Rockport in Canada. Located in a peaceful, warm section of the Saint Lawrence River. Great swimming, jet skiing, boating and water skiing. Some of the best Bass fishing on the River!

Kevin Clark
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
August 29, 2017


Alexandria Bay Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8


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Private Island Adventure
average rating of 4.0 based on 2 reviews

Torn between great and horrible! Loved it, but not really

  • 3 of 5

We had a great time; the house is beautiful; views of sunrise/set are spectacular as is the river. Plenty to do if u like water sports, fishing or sunning.

With that being said-the description of the house claims 2 bathrooms but there was only one. The bathroom also has no exhaust fan. There is a separate room downstairs with a bathroom, but the area is uninhabitable and extremely dirty. Appeared to be used as a storage room. Should have been locked if that's the case. There was dusty furniture in bedroom. Greenery (poison) along stairs to upper deck was overgrown and needed trimming. The deck had some rotted boards covered by pieces of wood just placed on top- when accidentally moved, bugs (to best of my knowledge, cockroaches) scurried out. The outside of the house near roof was covered with cobwebs, spiders and egg sacks. We r aware that spiders r plenty in wet areas, but they could be hosed off before the house was rented. No screen in upstairs loft window and various other screens had tears in them- spiders and other bugs obtained easy entry into the house.

The worst and most disgusting part was that the house had many cockroaches throughout. When brought to attention of the owner we were told that they were water bugs and a normal part of island life. After some research we all believed they were cockroaches-crawling on the kitchen walls when lights were out ( I took video and have photos and saved some in a bag), they crawled on a guest in her bed, crawled on our bed in master loft, often seen crawling on floors in kitchen and living room, crawling on my husband after he got dressed. Whether cockroaches or water bugs; these can and should be controlled- especially for the cost of the rental of the house. Truly disgusting and unsanitary. We were afraid that we would be taking the bugs home with us in our suitcases. Due to this fear we planned to wash all of our clothing upon return to home. This was quite an unwelcome chore and approx. 12 loads of laundry. A very long and tiring job after returning from vacation. I would love to discuss with someone and even feel that a refund of some sort should be considered. The women in the house were very uneasy with the presence of the bugs. Feel free to contact me. Thank you. Robin

Ps my husband John loved the house and thoroughly enjoyed being on a private island and having the river as his front/Back yard. He loves boating and jet skiing and the great outdoors. He is a true outdoorsman.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very clean and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

My family had a wonderful time.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $200

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.