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Private Island Paradise,Millionaires Row:Spectacular Views,Only 5 Mins. to Town

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Photo in magazine articles about the 1000 Islands. Our island is on the right.


Last updated: 07/22/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Alexandria Bay house description


Live the dream, on spectacular Friendly Island, your own private island on exclusive Millionaires Row, with magnificent views of Boldt Castle, Sunken Rock Lighthouse, and ocean-going ships. Right in the main channel, and only 5 minutes from town. Marvel at breathtaking River views from every room and every outdoor area! Enjoy every comfort and convenience! This unique island cannot be compared to any other property for rent; its location, features, amenities, and view are unrivalled in the area. So special, that Friendly Island is featured on postcards and in magazine articles about the Thousand Islands.

Glorious sunrises and sunsets. Multiple oversized sliding glass doors and windows offer awesome panoramic views from indoors or out. Many fabulous amenities, including private heated in-ground swimming pool (please inquire about new liner), hot tub (both of which overlook the River, positioned high on the island for your privacy), outdoor sauna (with stereo!), home theater (with huge 82' screen!), surround sound, lots of electronics, DVD's, VCR's, TV in every bedroom, business center (including high-speed internet, fax, photocopier, scanner, printer), barbeque, and so much more. World-class fishing (rated among the top 10 in the U.S.!), right from your own dock.

Magnificent stonework throughout the island, including million-dollar seawall.

Dine right beside the scenic St. Lawrence River, while you feast your eyes on majestic Boldt Castle, picturesque Sunken Rock Lighthouse, and exclusive Millionaires Row.


1) MAIN HOUSE SLEEPS 6 (2 bedrooms & double loft, great room [living room] with cathedral ceiling, home theater, TV in every bedroom, kitchen, breakfast nook, 1 1/2 baths, wraparound deck, balconies, pergola. Enjoy River views from every room!)

2) GUEST HOUSE SLEEPS 4 (Enormous master bedroom suite, adjoining separate sitting room with queen-sized sofa-bed and separate outside entrance, small fridge, microwave, brand new LG washer & dryer with steam! Both sleeping rooms have soaring cathedral ceilings and each has it's own private entrance from outside. Skylights, huge bathroom, additional outdoor rainshower is open to the sky, TV in each bedroom, 60' HDTV. Huge covered veranda/sunroom with cathedral ceiling, balconies. Enjoy River views from every room!)

3) PUMP HOUSE SLEEPS 2 (historic renovated charming 1 room cottage; covered back porch. Share kitchen & bathrooms of Main House. Scenic windows all around. Enjoy 3 different panoramic River views from this special location!

Area attractions and activities include wonderful sightseeing opportunities (including Boldt and Singer Castles), tours by boat or helicopter or hot air balloon, museums, historic sites and reenactments, art galleries, artists' colony, live theater and music, free outdoor concerts, fine and casual dining, spas (or, relax with an outdoor massage, right on your private island paradise), nightlife, antique shops, charming boutiques, winery tours, horseback riding, hunting, freshwater scuba diving and snorkeling in crystal clear water (listed among the finest in the world), hot air ballooning, several zoos (including Aqua Zoo), whitewater river rafting, flyboarding (new), skydiving, go-karting, bumper cars, arcade, manicured golf courses (including one on an island!), scenic miniature golf, giant chess, Mazeland, swimming, boating, tubing, jet-skiing, beaches, Nature Center (among the top 5 in the U.S.!), world-class fishing (among the top 10 in the U.S.!!), and more.

Another country is practically at your doorstep, only 15 minutes away. (Passport or enhanced driver's license required to enter Canada.) Casino apx. 20 minutes away. One of only a handful of places on earth with 2 UNESCO designations: World Biosphere Reserve AND World Heritage Site, only minutes away.

Or, just relaaaaaaaaaaaax in one of our designer patio chairs / rockers / lounges, on one of our numerous decks or docks or balconies, or on our extensive (multi-acre) grounds, or in one of our single or double hammocks, or one of our old-time lawn swings, and marvel at the beauty and wonder that is Millionaires Row, as ocean-going vessels from all over the world pass right before your dazzled eyes.

Kindly include your TELEPHONE NUMBER in your response (spam avoidance), in order to be considered. Due to the exclusivity of this property, we are targeting a smaller traveler audience. Serious inquiries only, please. References will be required.

Live the lifestyles of the rich and famous. Live the dream........

Keywords: Main House, Guest House, Alexandria Bay Vacation Rental, Thousand Islands, Private Island, Millionaire's Row, Exclusive, Island, St. Lawrence, River, Cottage, House, Country House, Estate, Villa, Cabins, Rental, Pool, Jacuzzi, Hot Tub, Private Pool, Swimming pool, Boat, Dock, Scenic, Picturesque, View, 3 bedrooms, 4 bedrooms, 5 bedrooms,Thousand Islands Rental, Thousand Island Rental, Friendly Island.

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional
              • Massage
              • Private Chef


              • Children Welcome:

                Lots of activities for kids - on and off the island: Nature Centre (rated among the top 5 in the US!), Aqua Zoo, Pirates Days (parades, dress-up contests, magic shows, pirate invasion, theater, crafts, treasure hunts, prizes, etc. - the most popular week of the year!), Thompson Park Zoo, Science Center, Old MacDonald's Farm, Mazeland, miniature golf, Go Karts, arcade, bumper cars, historical sites & villages & reenactments, fabulous fishing (right from our dock, or a boat), free kids' fishing clinics, free street dances, free outdoor concerts, storytime, kid's activities and crafts at the Antique Boat Museum, Riverquest, beaches, playgrounds, and more. Our multi-acre island offers a private heated pool (inquire about new liner), extensive grounds for playing games, and, kids love our lawn swings!...moreless

              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Not Allowed

              Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12

              • Bedroom 1: 1 king

                2 twin beds configured as King; can be split apart...moreless

              • Loft: 2 twin/ single


              • Bedroom 2: 1 double


              • Bedroom 3 (Large Guest House): 1 king

                2 twins configured as King; HUGE;cathedral ceiling;skylight...moreless

              • Bedroom 4 (Large Guest House): 1 queen

                Cathedral ceiling...moreless

              • Bedroom 5 (Small Guest House): 1 king, 2 twin/ single

                2 twins OR 1 King, if twins are pushed together...moreless

              • Pls. verify bed types, other info, with owner: 2 sleep sofa /futon


              • King size beds (3), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (8) NOTE: 6 of these beds are currently configured to form the 3 King Beds, but can be split apart to form 6 twins, for a total of 8 twin beds, including 2 twins in the loft. Please clarify all bed types with owner. Sleep Sofa or Futons (2)...moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

                & sink...moreless

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

                & sink; enormous room...moreless

              • Bathroom 2: toilet

                & sink...moreless

              • Outdoor shower


              • 1 full bath & 1 powder room in Main House 1 enormous full bath in Large Guest House 1 outdoor shower...moreless

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Kitchen:

                IN MAIN HOUSE, abundantly equipped. Lots and lots of appliances and gadgets, including large capacity Bunn Coffeemaker, 'Set it and Forget It' Rotisserie/Oven, Miniature Movie Theater-stlye Popcorn Maker, iced-Tea Maker, etc., etc. LARGE GUEST HOUSE has small fridge & microwave ...moreless

              • Refrigerator:

                New Kitchen Aid side-by-side stainless steel refrigerator/freezer. Also, separate WINE REFRIGERATOR / WINE COOLER....moreless

              • Catering Available:

                Private chef and various domestic staff can be arranged at additional cost, should you so desire....moreless

              • Oven:

                Several types of ovens: 'Set-it-and-Forget-it' oven; regular oven; toaster oven, etc....moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils:

                Lots of dishes, glassware, utensils, many small appliances, specialty items....moreless

              • Freezer
              • Stove
              • Microwave
              • Ice Maker
              • Seating for 12 people


              • Living Room:

                Enormous living room, soaring cathedral ceiling, 4 sets of sliding glass doors & oversized windows providing spectacular views; Home Theater System....moreless

              • Washing Machine:

                (2) Brand new LG front loader, WITH STEAM, in Guest House BR; another washer in basement. Please inquire....moreless

              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

                Complimentary private parking for your vehicle/s and / or boat trailer at our land dock....moreless

              • Parking:

                Parking for your vehicles and boat trailer is included in our private parking lot....moreless

              • Parking Off Street:

                Complimentary parking in our private parking lot at our land dock....moreless

              • Clothes Dryer:

                Brand new LG dryer, WITH STEAM, in Guest House BR...moreless

              • Towels Provided:

                Fee applies, or bring your own....moreless

              • Linens Provided:

                Fee applies, or bring your own....moreless

              • Air Conditioning:

                and Fans. Please inquire....moreless

              • Heating

              Other Amenities

                  • Your own in-house business center, including high speed internet, WiFi, fax machine, photocopier, printer. Separate wine cooler. You will feel as if you are in a postcard (actually, we are - see pictures!), as you relax on Adirondack chairs, designer outdoor furniture, lawn swings, and hammocks (including romantic double hammock!) on the extensive grounds, as you marvel at the spectacular views! Just imagine having a castle as a neighbor! Convenient boat dockage offered, on island and mainland, by prior arrangement. Pool is currently undergoing improvements; please inquire....moreless


                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    Home theater system in Main House, with surround-sound, satellite, dozens of channels, including movie and specialty channels, brand new 82' TV. BlueRay DVD. TV in every bedroom, including 60' HDTV in Guest House....moreless

                  • Television:

                    (5) TV in every bedroom. 82' TV in living room / great room...moreless

                  • Stereo:

                    Lots of wonderful electronics!...moreless

                  • VCR
                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player
                  • Books
                  • Games
                  • Music Library
                  • Toys
                  • Video Library


                  • Telephone:

                    Call waiting, conference calling, voicemail, many other features....moreless

                  • Free Long Distance:

                    Free long-distance throughout U.S and Canada....moreless

                  • Broadband Access

                  Pool & Spa

                  • Private Pool:

                    Enjoy the only private island in the Thousand Islands with an inground pool. Spectacular views overlooking the River. Positioned high on the island, for your privacy. Heated. Currently undergoing improvements: please inquire....moreless

                  • Hot Tub:

                    Magnificent views, overlooking the River. All-weather hot tub is in the beautiful covered gazebo, perched high, for your privacy....moreless

                  • Sauna:

                    New outdoor sauna, with stereo! (So new, we haven't used it yet, but our tenants tell us it is fantastic!)...moreless

                  • Jetted Tub:

                    Outdoor hot tub with powerful new massaging jets....moreless

                  • Heated Pool

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    (9) Hundreds of feet of wraparound decks, docks, porches, patios, covered veranda / sunroom, pergola, all with marvellous River views. Lots of beautiful patio furniture - chairs, tables, lounges. Relax in sun or shade, as you desire....moreless

                  • Lanai / Gazebo:

                    Marvel at the mighty St. Lawrence River, as you relax in this spacious, cathedral-roofed area, featuring lots of designer wicker furniture - chairs, lounges, tables, loveseat, rocker....moreless

                  • Boat:

                    Bring your own boat, or rent from one of the nearby marinas. Free dockage provided for 1 boat up to 22'; nominal charge for larger or extra boats. ...moreless

                  • Porch / Veranda:

                    Lots of decks, docks, porches, patios, verandas, balconies, pergolas. Panoramic river views from all. Lots of comfortable upscale patio furniture....moreless

                  • Golf:

                    Many golf courses nearby; we can provide reduced green fees through our membership at our wonderful course....moreless

                  • Gazebo:

                    Hot tub is in the beautiful gazebo, high on the island for privacy, overlooking the River....moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    Huge expanses of lawn; many beautiful gardens, planters, hanging baskets...moreless

                  • Balcony:

                    (7) Numerous balconies, all with breathtaking River views....moreless


                  • Historic
                  • Romantic
                  • Tourist Attractions
                  • Family
                  • Away From It All

                  Location & View

                  • Waterfront:

                    Scenic water views from every room. Ships from all over the world come so close, you can almost touch them! Swim, fish, scuba dive, relax, enjoy!...moreless

                  • Monument View:

                    How incredible, to have a castle (Boldt Castle) as a neighbour! Beautiful view of picturesque Sunken Rock Lighthouse, as well!...moreless


                  • Churches
                  • Water Tubing
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Roller Blading
                  • Paragliding
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Kayaking
                  • Hot Air Ballooning
                  • Laundromat
                  • Hospital
                  • Groceries
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Medical Services
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Whitewater Rafting
                  • Golf Privileges Optional
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Rafting
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Golf
                  • Fishing
                  • Cycling
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Sailing
                  • Swimming
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Hunting Small Game
                  • Hunting Big Game
                  • Hiking
                  • Tennis
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Outlet Shopping
                  • Antiquing
                  • Forests
                  • Bay/Sound
                  • Autumn Foliage
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Zoo
                  • Winery Tours
                  • Synagogues
                  • Theme Parks
                  • Restaurants
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Playground
                  • Museums
                  • Marina
                  • Library
                  • Duty Free Shops
                  • Cinemas
                  • Live Theater
                  • Hunting
                  • Coin Laundry
                  • Festivals
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Shuffleboard
                  • Shopping
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Boating
                  • Bowling Center
                  • Waterfalls
                  • Water Sports
                  • Sledding
                  • Walking
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Gambling Casinos
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Photography
                  • Equestrian Events


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                  My Standard Rate
                  3 night min stay

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees and Rental Conditions:

                  • Property Damage Protection $89
                  • Cleaning $290 + tax
                  • Tax Rate 10%


                  Rates & information subject to change prior to confirmation.

                  Amenities subject to change (pool alert!)

                  Rates shown are for rental of Main House only; additional charge for rental of 1 or 2 extra Guesthouses / entire island.




                  Linens (fee is waived, should you bring your own)

                  10% Tax is NOT included.

                  Premium applies for holiday and special weeks.

                  50% deposit upon confirmation. Balance, plus security deposit and incidentals, due 60 days prior to arrival. Premium for holiday or special event weeks. Cleaning, Utilities & (Optional) Linen Fee. All payments are non-refundable.

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                  Cancellation policy:

                  Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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                  Last updated: 07/22/2014
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                  90 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Syracuse or Ottawa: 1 1/2 hrs.; Montreal: 2 hrs
                  2 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Route 12
                  0.5 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Many beaches
                  0.5 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Top o' the Bay
                  0.5 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Many; we can obtain reduced green fees
                  0.5 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Many restaurants

                  Flyboarding (NEW!), Go-Karting (one of the longest tracks in North America!), Bumper Cars, Scenic Mini Golf, Indoor/Outdoor Drive-in Movie Theater, Whitewater River Rafting, Skydiving, State Parks, Sightseeing in the magnificent Thousand Islands by Tour Boat / Private Cruise / Giant Voyageur Canoe / Hot Air Balloon / Helicopter, Hiking, Nature Center (rated one of the top 5 in the U.S.!), Antique Boat Museum, Art Galleries (including local artists), Artists' Colony, Craft Fairs, Jazz Brunches, Opera House, Live Theater and Entertainment, Beaches, Playgrounds, Tours of Boldt AND Singer Castles, NEW: Riverquest, Ecological Reserves, UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, Historical Sites and Reenactments, World Heritage Sites, Casino, Comedy Clubs, Nightclubs, Pubs, Free Concerts, Free Block Dances and so much more.

                  SPECIAL WEEKS / WEEKENDS / EVENTS: Pirates Days (for kids from 1 to 100), Rockin' the Bay, Blues in the Bay, Poker Run Powerboat Race, etc. Our front deck and dock offer front-row seats to so many exciting events, including the dazzling 4th of July Fireworks off Boldt Castle, as well as the Invasion by Pirate Boats, and the Poker Run Powerboat Race!


                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 1992

                  Why the Owner Chose Alexandria Bay:
                  Like many of our neighbours, we have travelled all over the world, but, after discovering the incomparable Thousand islands, and vacationing in the area for many years, we chose this unique spectacular island as our little piece of paradise. A visitor said it best; she described the area as 'serene, exciting, peaceful, glorious, breathtaking', and said, 'Boating on this river gives you the ultimate sense of freedom - there is no end in sight, no limitations!' Friendly Island is, at once, romantic, secluded, and private (with breathtaking views!), offering everything you could want, right on the island, but close enough to access all the worldly sights and activities, restaurants, sports facilities, etc., only a few minutes away. We have front-row seats, right on our own front deck or dock, to see ocean-going ships, or the fireworks over Boldt Castle, or the pirate invasion during Pirate's Days, or high-powered speedboats during the Poker Run. Perfect for a romantic getaway, or a fun vacation for several friends, or a wonderful opportunity for family bonding!

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  Only a couple of minutes from the wonderful offerings on the mainland, yet, we can have our own little world to enjoy - truly, the BEST of all worlds....exclusivity with accessibility! The air is pure (you will actually notice the difference!), the water crystal clear. Our island offers deep water dockage - no rocks to destroy your boat or propellor. Feel like royalty, as you survey you own private domain. The sheer beauty defies description. Swim in your own private heated pool (or in the private, protected River swimming area), relax in the hot tub or sauna, de-stress with a wonderful outdoor massage. The home theater system offers an unbelievable assortment of channels (including recent movies), and the surround-sound makes you feel as if you're right there! Cozy sofas and cushy chairs have been professionally positioned for your comfort and viewing pleasure. Truly, a refuge from the stresses and strains of everyday life. Return from your island holiday feeling refreshed and alive. (However, should you require a brief, temporary return to reality, to deal with a pressing business matter, or other time-sensitive issue, you can feel secure in the knowledge that our dedicated business center, right in the Main House, provides for all your needs: high speed internet, WiFi, fax machine, photocopier, and printer.) Escape from the hustle and bustle of the outside world, while enjoying all the creature comforts that life has to offer in your own private paradise.

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                  Speaks: english, french, spanish



                  • Photo in magazine articles about the 1000 Islands.  Our island is on the right.

                    Photo in magazine articles about the 1000 Islands. Our island is on the right.

                  • Front deck - dining with breathtaking views of Castle, Millionaires Row, ships

                    Front deck - dining with breathtaking views of Castle, Millionaires Row, ships

                  • A small area of huge great room with cathedral ceilings and spectacular views

                    A small area of huge great room with cathedral ceilings and spectacular views

                  • Post card of Millionaire's Row.  Friendly Island is on the right.

                    Post card of Millionaire's Row. Friendly Island is on the right.

                  • The only private island in the Thousand Islands with an inground pool

                    The only private island in the Thousand Islands with an inground pool

                  • Breakfast nook, overlooking pool and River

                    Breakfast nook, overlooking pool and River

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                  Date last modified - Sunday, July 27, 2014

                  $1,000 per night (USD)

                  5 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 12

                  View calendar: Updated 07/22/14
                  Minimum stay: 3 nights
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