Luxury Family / Executive Retreat on the Thousand Islands
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Brockville estate description
This quintessential Canadian waterfront property is situated in Brockville, Ontario, just 50 km from Gananoque at the entrance to the One Thousand Islands recreational area. Located on the magnificent St Lawrence River, 'The Boathouse' has been lovingly renovated . Superior craftsmanship, meticulous attention to detail, and rich, exotic woods combine to create a unique and magnificent home. The focus is always on the River, with floor to ceiling windows in the principal rooms revealing breathtaking views and breathtaking views from the bedrooms. A private courtyard at the entrance to the property affords great privacy. The spacious foyer opens to an intimate sitting area with Brazilian cherry (jatoba) floors and custom contemporary shelving. From here one first captures the incredible water views through a two-storey wall of glass, made possible by the split level design. The focal point of the interior is a magnificent, fireplace, custom designed with a milled Algonquin limestone and maple chimney. It reaches from the dining room on the lower level to the clear basswood ceiling in the loft. The kitchen, dining and living room share an open concept space. The gourmet kitchen is designed to facilitate the large scale entertaining for which the house is so well suited. Spectacular custom American black cherry cabinetry incorporates contrasting solid stainless steel inserts and nautical door pulls to complement the professional stainless steel appliances. The counter tops and back splash are of beautiful Picasso granite. The great room opens off the living room to a three-season sunroom and a magnificent ipê (ironwood) deck that wraps around to the master bedroom. The River can be accessed by a staircase or a fantastic diving platform that ensures summer fun. The floors in the sunroom and principal living rooms feature hydronic heating; an automated exterior shutter system surrounds the main floor providing security when the house is vacant. Four of the bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms, while the fifth features a kitchenette and its own private balcony. The laundry room, mudroom and powder room are located off the foyer. A magnificent loft with a wet bar commands the second floor. It opens to a 43' by 16' deck that affords incredible views of the River and islands for as far as the eye can see. The lower level features the piece de resistance for any boating enthusiast - a fantastic boathouse with two boat slips that can accommodate 28' and 22' boats. The beautiful mahogany walls have porthole windows while the ceiling features the clear basswood found in the main house. There is also a sauna on this level. This wonderful property inspires lifestyle change! With riparian rights in addition to everything else this home offers, what more could one desire?
- 4500 sq. ft.
- 3 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome:
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 10-12
- Bedroom four has second kitchen attached.
Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
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- I found the younger members of the family were drawn by the lower deck where there is a large seating area overlooking the boats or to the top deck where the bar and larger sun deck is. A great place to tan and enjoy the magnificent view up and down the Seaway. The owner will give you a complete tour and be available to explain everything from the advanced security features to proper operation of the boats etc....moreless
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- Sports & Activities
Location & View
- Pier Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Water Tubing
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Fly Fishing
- Fitness Center
- Jet Skiing
- Water Skiing
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Miniature Golf
- Horseback Riding
- Gambling Casinos
- Recreation Center
- Sight Seeing
- There are over twenty dive wrecks within twenty miles of Brockville .
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We enjoyed our stay at the Brockville Boathouse very much. Listing description and pictures were very accurate. The inside of the boathouse was clean and well maintained. The owner was helpful and very accommodating. The boating was great, water was quite clear and we enjoyed our stay. I would suggest that comfortable deck furniture be added to the dock level as there was none available for those who prefer to be close to the water and swimming. I would also suggest adding a kayak for those who just want to get out on the water and enjoy the serenity. The views were great, lots of action to watch with the ships and sailing schools passing often. Our boat was well protected in the boathouse. Enjoy your stay!!
- Guest Lori A (Toronto)
- Date of stay 07/15/13
- Review Submitted 09/03/13
Recommended for: Age 55+, families with teenagers.
Three generations gathered at the boathouse for four fun filled, glorious, memorable days! The accommodations couldn't have been nicer. Plenty of space inside and out. We look forward to coming back! Thank you for sharing your boathouse with us.
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 08/15/13
- Review Submitted 08/20/13
Recommended for: Age 55+, families with teenagers, sightseeing, girls getaway, romantic getaway, tourists without a car.
Owner response: Always a pleasure to have thoughtful guests who enjoy the boathouse as much as we do. I hope to see you back next year!
Fantastic Weekend - Lovely Boathouse!
Fantastic Weekend - Lovely Boathouse!
Great place for a getaway! We truly enjoyed our long weekend stay at the boathouse, the pictures are accurate but it is even nicer when you actually see the place and the views are breathtaking! The owner is a pleasure to deal with and thought of everything when designing the house........bathrooms in each bedroom is a plus....will definitely recommend this property!
- Guest Savita R. (Mississauga)
- Date of stay 08/02/13
- Review Submitted 08/09/13
Recommended for: Families with young children, families with teenagers, girls getaway.
Owner response: It was a pleasure to have you at the boathouse. I must thank you for cleaning up the bikes:-) You guys are the best and we hope to see you back at the boathouse in the near future. Regards Larry
You cannot find a more memorable location to spend a vacation. Our weather was perfect, but even if it wasn't I could have stayed content just hanging out. If you have a boat, you will love this place. If you like to fish, you will love this place. The owner is awesome to deal with, and even the neighbors were great. The listing pictures are beautiful, but it is even more impressive in person. The workmanship and quality of this vacation home are superb, this home needs respectful tenants. Can't wait for the next stay.
- Guest Servpro_DRT (Frankenmuty, MI USA)
- Date of stay 07/03/13
- Review Submitted 07/11/13
Recommended for: Age 55+, families with teenagers, sightseeing, girls getaway, adventure seekers, romantic getaway.
Owner response: Randy it was a pleasure to have you and your family as guests at the "boathouse" My wife and I enjoy it more when we see people like you and your family enjoying it too. I hope we see you next year!
This property is gorgeous. Everything has been thought of, our stay here was great. The house is even better than the photos. Comfortably fit our group of 8 adults and I would recommend this property to other users. The jumping platform from the deck into the water was a cool addition to this property.
- Guest ExecGroup (Toronto, Ontario)
- Date of stay 05/21/13
- Review Submitted 06/07/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, girls getaway, adventure seekers, tourists without a car.
Owner response: They were great guests and it was a true pleasure to let them use the " boathouse" Your welcome back anytime!
just like it looks
just like it looks
I'm happy to recommend this property. We had nine people in the house and there was plenty of room to accommodate everyone. There are ample amenities to hold your attention, and a number of decks - all with beautiful views - if you want to just hang out. The house is just as decadent and pristine as it looks in the pictures. It feels like you're in a chic hotel. The town of Brockville is a short walk away if you need anything or feel like getting out.
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 04/25/13
- Review Submitted 05/05/13
Recommended for: Age 55+, pet owners, families with young children, families with teenagers, girls getaway, romantic getaway.
Owner response: It is always nice to have a positive review from your very first customer. This is our first few months on VRBO and home-away and it has been a very good experience so far. I am glad Craig enjoyed our boathouse as much as our family does. Larry
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2 night min stay
Discounts: 8 nights or more: C$675 Nightly; 21 nights or more: C$500 Nightly - Weekend Nights excluded
May 15 - Sep 15
2 night min stay
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Discounts: 21 nights or more: C$850 Nightly
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- Refundable Damage Deposit: C$500
- key deposit: C$100 + tax
- Pet Fee: C$250
- cleaning fee: C$250 + tax
- Tax Rate 13%
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- Nearest Airport: Ottawa International Airport at 100 Kilometres
- Nearest Ferry: Thousand islans tour Boats at 2 Kilometres
- Nearest Train: Via rail to Toronto -Montreal and Ottawa at 3 Kilometres
- Nearest Motorway: HW 401 at 5 Kilometres
- Nearest Beach: St. Lawrence Park at 0.3 Kilometres
- Nearest Barpub: downtown Brockville has lots of bars at 2 Kilometres
- Nearest Golf: Brockville Golf and Country Club at 3 Kilometres
- Nearest Restaurant: Brockville has lots of good places to eat at 1 Kilometres
Year Purchased: 2003
About the owner: My wife and I are avid boaters. I was an entrepreneur for thirty years and the the Mayor of the Capital of Canada, Ottawa Ontario from 2006 until 2010. My wife is active in the real estate business but is starting to slow down her working life. We both like to travel winter and summer so our updated vacation home is available at many times during the year. It is a great place to spend Christmas, Easter Thanksgiving with a large extended family. We love to entertain and we often have Sunday brunches for over 50 people and have all the catering equipment required to make that experience wonderful for you and your family. Churches are close by and we found Brockville an ideal get away from the busy life in Ottawa. I have two older boys and they love coming to the boathouse. Between the lively social life in Brockville and the on the water fun -- the entire family enjoys it.
Why the Owner Chose Brockville:
The 'Boathouse' is on the St. Lawrence River and it is the beginning of the Thousand Islands. My son Matthew went to school in Brockville and that is when we fell in love with that area. We bought an old fashion St. Lawrence Seaway boathouse and renovated it from stem to stern. I worked closely with a brilliant architect and we got carried away with the boat house concept. I asked for a boathouse and I got a Yacht club. Yes we spent way to much money fixing in up but for those that enjoy the finer things of life , welcome to our boathouse. The house accommodates at least two families for boating, fishing, scuba diving,water sports; all in complete luxury. If you appreciate design and comfort the boat house is definitely the vacation rental for you. Fun yet luxurious; a great way to spend a week or two on the St.Lawrence.
The Unique Benefits at this Estate:
Easy to get to from the U.S.--twenty minutes from the Thousand Island bridge and just down from the bridge at Prescott. There are too many details to name them all but golfing, fishing, scuba diving and the option to rent my 23 ft. Chaparral make this a wonderful place to play and relax. You can spend the day cruising the Thousand Islands or simply playing in the water and enjoying the views from almost anywhere in the house.
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The Boathouse from the water. Lower deck has a 15 ft depth of the deck.
Kitchen is ultra modern on the mid deck.
We have easily put 10 at this table. This is mid deck.
mid deck having a coffee in the morning.
Go girl go! The kids will spend all day jumping and swimming.
upper deck looking down at the entrance.
60 ft. for docking your boat with 15 ft depth. We have had 80 ft boats aside.
upper deck bar, wine fridge, ice maker, sink and bar stools.
Inside the lower deck. (I asked for a boathouse and I got a yacht club :-)
Dining area. Screen porch on right and kitchen table just out of sight .
Third deck view. The deck outsides comes with patio furniture for twelve.
View from the master. All four bedrooms have full baths and walk in closets.
As you walk in the front door. You see three of the four decks.
Sub Zero and the Viking gas stove and microwave.
Dining room close to the main kitchen. catering kitchen one deck up.
At mid deck there is a plank for your walk off pleasure. The water is 15 ft.
The kids will sleep well - jumping and then walking up the stairs-again and...
Three season screened in porch facing west floors:our favourite for relaxing.
mid deck looking west. Looking at the screened in porch.
The centre piece of the house-- the dual fireplace -- lit from within.
The kids playing on tubes being pulled by the Chaparral....
TV room on third deck. The bar is right behind it.
One of the two rooms in the kids wing. Sleeps four. Six in total.
Huge upper deck outside the bar for parties.
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