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3 - 6 BEDROOMS, 1 1/2 - 2 1/2 BATHROOMS: RENT MAIN HOUSE ONLY (SLEEPS 6), OR ADD 1 OR 2 GUESTHOUSES, FOR EXTRA SPACE WITH PRIVACY.
Live the dream, on spectacular Friendly Island, your very 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. Cathedral ceilings! 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 system (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. Gaze in awe at ships from all over the world - so close, you can almost touch them!
Friendly Island is unique, and offers all these fabulous features and amenities not available with other island rentals:
Private heated inground swimming pool (please inquire)
Hot Tub in beautiful gazebo
Outdoor Sauna (with stereo)
Home Theater, with dozens of channels, including movie, children's, & specialty channels
Ultra High-Speed Internet
Cathedral ceilings, including skylights
Almost-new top-of-the-line appliances (except 1); LG washer & dryer with steam!
No rocks or shoals (unlike most islands for rent), to damage boats or people, so you can glide right in, alongside our sheltered back dock
Only 5 minutes from town (so convenient, especially at night, when you can just zip straight across, without fear of unknown waters - no rocks, no shoals)
Spectacular, panoramic views
A Castle as a neighbor!
PLEASE VERIFY RENTAL RATE FOR USE OF THE MAIN HOUSE OR 2 HOUSES OR ALL 3 HOUSES. BONUS: FOR LARGE PARTIES REQUIRING MORE SPACE OR THE PRIVACY OF A SEPARATE HOUSE, THERE ARE 2 ADDITIONAL GUEST HOUSES AVAILABLE FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE. DOCKAGE BY PRIOR ARRANGEMENT.
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) LARGE 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 (many glass doors and oversized windows). Skylights, huge bathroom, additional enclosed 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.!!), Riverquest (new), 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........
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Lots of activities for kids - on and off the island (many free): Nature Center (rated among the top 5 in the US!), Aqua Zoo, Pirates Days (parades, dress-up contests, magic shows, pirate invasion right in front of the island, interactive 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, outdoor giant chess, 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 (new), 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
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
Enormous living room, soaring cathedral ceiling, 4 sets of sliding glass doors & oversized windows providing spectacular views.Home Theater System,incl. numerous movie, children's & specialty channels...moreless
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
(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
Marvel at the mighty St. Lawrence River, as you relax in this spacious, cathedral-roofed covered area, featuring lots of wicker (some designer) furniture - chairs, lounges, tables, loveseat, rocker....moreless
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
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My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Rates & information subject to change prior to confirmation.
Rates shown are for MAIN HOUSE ONLY. High Season rates for 2 houses: from $6500/wk & incidentals; for 3 houses: from $6895/wk & incidentals.
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; we supply pillows, mattress pads, comforters/quilts/blankets/bed covers for all rentals, FREE)
10% Tax is NOT included.
Premium applies for weeks including holidays and special events.
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.
Cancellation insurance is available to protect your payment, in case of an unexpected covered event.
Optional Property Damage Protection.
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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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, Riverquest (NEW), 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!
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 (we are the freshwater diving capital of the WORLD). Unlike many other islands for rent, Friendly Island offers deep water dockage - no rocks or shoals to destroy your boat or propeller, and an easy, quick ride to and from town (these were definite attractions for us, when searching for the perfect island). 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 idyllic sanctuary.....your very own private paradise.
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
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.
Only private island in the Thousand Islands with an inground pool (ask re liner)
Breakfast nook, overlooking pool and River
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