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A veiw of the front of the cottage from the St. Lawrence River.

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Last updated: 09/27/2013

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  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Alexandria Bay cottage description

Stay at this lovely historical cottage, 'Always', circa 1898, where the rich and famous once stayed. Once the summer vacation home of Max Winslow, an executive with Columbia pictures and close friend of the famous composer Irving Berlin, our cottage is maintained in its original state from the 1920s. The waterfront cottage has 5 bedrooms, each with their own bathroom and many original furnishings. A large dining room with the original table and chairs that were used by Winslow and his guests. There is also a large family room and fireplace. The eat in kitchen is recently updated, but still holds the charm of the cottage. Enjoy watching the ships and yachts pass by as you sit on the 60 ft. screened in, wrap around porch or sit down at the water's edge (almost 200' feet of river frontage). Alexandria Bay is just over a mile away and offers restaurants, golf courses, marinas, grocery stores and boat tours of Boldt Castle! Clayton is located 11 miles south from this property, home to the Antique Boat Museum. The Thousand Island Bridge can take you to Canada as well.

This historical cottage is one of two cottages on the property! Both cottages share the waterfront property, with plenty of room on almost 200' of river frontage!

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Cottage
  • 2500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12

          • Bedroom 1: 1 double, 2 twin/ single

            Downstairs bedroom with adjoining bathroom....moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 1 double, 1 bunk bed

            Master bedroom, river view, adjoining bathroom....moreless

          • Bedroom 3: 1 king, 2 twin/ single

            River front bedroom....moreless

          • Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single

            ...moreless

          • Bedroom 5: 1 twin/ single

            Has a separate entrance and porch!...moreless

          Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub

            Main bathroom that serves downstairs & downstairs bedroom....moreless

          • Bathroom 5: toilet, shower

            ...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, tub

            Claw foot tub....moreless

          • Bathroom 3: toilet, tub

            Claw foot tub....moreless

          • Bathroom 4: toilet, tub

            Claw foot tub....moreless

          • Claw foot bathtub.

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen
          • Refrigerator
          • Stove
          • Oven
          • Microwave
          • Dishwasher
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Pantry Items
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Seating for 10 people

          Amenities

          • Living Room
          • Parking

          Entertainment

          • Books
          • Television
          • Satellite / Cable
          • DVD Player
          • Ping Pong Table

          Communications

              • Telephone

              Pool & Spa

                  • Communal Pool:

                    Keewaydin State Park and other State Parks in suroounding area....moreless

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Golf:

                    Many courses to choose from on mainland and also on Wellesley Island, immediately across from this home....moreless

                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Theme

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

                  Location & View

                      • Waterfront:

                        Prime waterfront location on the main channel of the St. Lawrence Seaway in the Thousand Islands. Watch the ships pass by close to the Thousand Islands Bridge....moreless

                      Activities

                      • Churches
                      • Jet Skiing
                      • Water Skiing
                      • Sailing
                      • Tennis
                      • Golf
                      • Water Tubing
                      • Freshwater Fishing
                      • Fitness Center
                      • Medical Services
                      • Laundromat
                      • Hospital
                      • Groceries
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Antiquing
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Miniature Golf
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Boating
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Shopping
                      • Walking
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Museums
                      • Cinemas
                      • Restaurants
                      • Winery Tours
                      • Marina
                      • Library
                      • Duty Free Shops
                      • Swimming
                      • Fishing
                       

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                      4 night min stay
                      $600
                      $3,850

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                      Location

                      100 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Syracuse International Airport
                      1 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      Interstate 81
                      2 Miles
                      Nearest Beach
                      Alexandria Bay

                      Car: Necessary

                      Minutes from historical Alexandria Bay where you can take a scenic boat tour of the Thousand Islands, visit Boldt Castle and enjoy the many shops and restaurants.

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 1946

                      About the owner: Our family has owned this summer cottage for over 66 years. It has 'Always' been where we could converge to get away from our busy schedules and relax! Four generations have come here for the summer to make memories and share some laughs. It is truly a special place and we hope you enjoy it.

                      Why the Owner Chose Alexandria Bay:
                      Featured in the book 'The Summer Cottage, Retreats of the 1000 Islands', our family cottage was built in 1898, having several owners until it was purchased in the 1920s by Max Winslow. Mr. Winslow was was a music producer and executive with Columbia pictures and close friend of the famous song writer, Irving Berlin. Irving and his wife Ellin spent six days of their honeymoon at the cottage in August of 1926, after eloping to Europe to avoid a media frenzy. Many guests visited the Winslow's summer cottage over their years of ownership, including movie moguls Harry Cohn and Frank Capra. They spent hours on the river fishing and reading movie scripts. The Winslow's owned the cottage until 1946, after the trips from Los Angeles to Alexandria Bay became too much for the aging couple. Our family has owned the proerty since 1946 and we have kept the charm of the cottage and grounds as it was back them.

                      The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                      The sixty foot screened in front porch overlooking the St. Lawrence River is the most special place in the cottage. You can wave to the tour boats as they pass by, announcing the history of 'Always', and watch the ships and yachts pass by in the narrowest part of the St. Lawrence Seaway. It is so peaceful and relaxing! This historical cottage is one of two cottages on the property!


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                      Speaks: english

                       

                      Photos

                      • A veiw of the front of the cottage from the St. Lawrence River.

                        A veiw of the front of the cottage from the St. Lawrence River.

                      • Photo of a cruise ship passing by the front of the camp - look how close!

                        Photo of a cruise ship passing by the front of the camp - look how close!

                      • Fireplace in the living room.

                        Fireplace in the living room.

                      • Photos from the book 'The Summer Cottage, Retreats of the 1000 Islands'.

                        Photos from the book 'The Summer Cottage, Retreats of the 1000 Islands'.

                      • Master bedroom, upstairs, Queen bed, antique dresser and vanity.

                        Master bedroom, upstairs, Queen bed, antique dresser and vanity.

                      • Master bedroom upstairs.

                        Master bedroom upstairs.

                      • Side bedroom upstairs with 2 twin beds.

                        Side bedroom upstairs with 2 twin beds.

                      • Main bedroom downstairs, with one full size bed, 2 twin beds.

                        Main bedroom downstairs, with one full size bed, 2 twin beds.

                      • 60 ft. screened in front porch facing the river.

                        60 ft. screened in front porch facing the river.

                      • Original antique desk and chairs in living room.

                        Original antique desk and chairs in living room.

                      • One side of the spacious living room.

                        One side of the spacious living room.

                      • Dining room with original antique table that seats up to 10 people.

                        Dining room with original antique table that seats up to 10 people.

                      • Sitting area in Master bedroom.

                        Sitting area in Master bedroom.

                      • Front bedroom with a view of the river, king size bed and 2 twin beds.

                        Front bedroom with a view of the river, king size bed and 2 twin beds.

                      • Back bedroom upstairs with twin bed.

                        Back bedroom upstairs with twin bed.

                      • Full size bed in downstairs main bedroom.

                        Full size bed in downstairs main bedroom.

                      VRBO #466077

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                      Date last modified - Tuesday, July 15, 2014

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                      5 Bedroom / 5 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 12

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