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Harbor House Cottage

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Last updated: 07/26/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

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The Ledges Resort & Marina is right on the St. Lawrence river. We have views of Boldt Castle, Sunken Rock Lighthouse, and the main shipping channel. We offer 6 acres of landscaped grounds to enjoy. There are decks, docks, and gazebos where you can relax and enjoy the river. They are great for ship watching or fishing. We have an inground pool where you can cool off from the summer heat. There are outdoor fire-pits where you can warm up under the stars. There are also plenty of open lawn areas to play catch, lawn games, or just take a walk. We have dockage available if you rent or bring a boat. There are grills and picnic areas.

The Ledges is located in the village of Alexandria Bay so we are close to all of the attractions. We are less than a mile from the center of downtown. That makes it a 10 to 15 minute walk or a 2 minute drive. But because there are 6 acres it is a quiet and peaceful place. With our location you have the best of both worlds, convenience and privacy.

The Ledges Marina has both seasonal and transient dockage. We have 30 amp shore power, water, and Directv service available to our boaters. We have on site boater restrooms and showers. We also offer boat storage, detailing, and other marine services.

Starting this year we will be hosting outdoor events. We will be offering our grounds for weddings, reunions, graduation parties, and other events.

We are currently re-modeling the entire property. The inside renovations were just finished. Now we are excited to start on the outside. The grounds are being improved with new landscaping, lighting, and gardens. We are adding more fire-pits, grills, and hammocks. We have lots of improvements planned for The Ledges! The pictures will be updated as the improvements continue. You can follow our progress here and on our Facebook page

We look forward to hosting you!

The Harbor House is a three bedroom two bath cottage directly on the river. It is actually a floating house! If you have your own boat or rent one you can tie it up right in front of your living room! There is a deck all the way around the cottage on the lower level. The master bedroom has a balcony with a view of Boldt Castle. It's a great place to fish or just relax and enjoy the river.

Upstairs: The master bedroom has a queen size bed. It has a balcony with a great view of the Boldt Castle and the river. The second bedroom has 2 double beds. There is a bathroom with a stand-up shower.

Downstairs: There is a large entryway. This leads to the downstairs bedroom, bathroom, and living room/kitchen. This bedroom has a double bed. The bathroom has a full tub and shower. The living area is combined with the kitchen. The kitchen features a full size stove/oven, full size refrigerator/freezer, microwave, coffee maker, and dishwasher. It has all new cooking utensils, pots, pans, glasses, and dishes. It is fully equipped. There is a dining table with seating for 6. The living room offers a beautiful view of the river. There are french doors that open up to the deck.

Shampoo, conditioner, and hand soap are provided. All of the beds are made with fresh linens. There are towels and washcloths are in both bathrooms.

We have other cottages available at The Ledges Resort & Marina. They can be found at

With last minute reservations we often offer special rates and discounts. Please ask about any promotions we may have.

We hope you will come enjoy the river with us!


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Property Type

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    You must be at least 21 years of age....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    There is no charge for children 12 and under...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    We do not allow smoking inside the rentals. If we find that there has been smoking you will not get your security deposit back. You are certainly welcome to smoke outdoors....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    We will consider pets on a case by case basis. Pets must be attended to and on a leash at all times. You must pick up after your pets. There are designated areas to dispose of pet waste....moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    The ground floor of the chalet is wheelchair accessible. ...moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms


  • Television:

    Flat-screen 50" HD televisions in the living room. 32" HDTVs in both upstairs bedrooms....moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Duty Free Shops
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Waterfront:

    You can't get any closer to the St. Lawrence River than this! It's a floating house! Water views from every room. Sunken Rock Lighthouse and Boldt Castle are right out front. Watch the ships go by....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parasailing
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace:


  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided:

    Bed will be made up with fresh linens upon arrival. Towels, bath mats, and wash clothes will also be provided. There is no daily maid service. We recommend bringing extra towels and linens....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Couch and love-seat. Flat-screen 50" HD TV with Directv service....moreless

  • Parking:

    There is room for one car next to the rental unit. Additional vehicles can be parked in the parking lot on the other side of the main yard....moreless

  • Towels Provided


  • Coffee Maker:

    There is a welcome basket that includes coffee and tea....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Dishes, utensils, pots, pans, glasses, are included....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Detergent provided...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Propane Oven/Stove - Microwave - Dishwasher - Toaster - Coffee Maker - Utensils - Spices - Dishes...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Propane with broiler...moreless


  • Balcony:

    Second story master bedroom....moreless

  • Boat:

    Boat dockage is available for your personal or rental boat....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    There is a deck all the way around the ground floor and a balcony facing the river on the master bedroom. There are also several decks along the water on the property....moreless

  • Golf:

    There is a municipal course less than a mile away....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    There are two gazebos on site. ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    There are 6 acres of landscaped grounds....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    There are several charcoal grill throughout the property....moreless

  • Tennis:

    There are public courts less than a mile away....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    We have an in-ground pool on the property. 3' shallow end - 9' deep end...moreless



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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 1 - Sep 7, 2015
3 night min stay
$400 $550
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,950 $6,500

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Sep 8 - Nov 30, 2015
3 night min stay
$250 $300
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,650 $4,500

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Tax Rate 10.75%


Check in is 4 pm. Check out is 10 am. If you have any questions feel free to ask.

We require a 50% non-refundable deposit by check to hold the reservation. The balance is due one week prior to the arrival date. Make checks payable to The Ledges PO BOX 245 Alexandria Bay, NY 13607

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Last updated: 07/26/2015
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25 Miles
Nearest Airport
Watertown, NY
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
25 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Wolf Island Ferry - Cape Vincent, NY
0.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Alexandria Bay Municipal Golf Course
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
State Route 12
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
25 Miles
Nearest Ski
Dry Hill
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Village of Alexandria Public Beach

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2014

About the owner: The Ledges property started with my grandparents Nicholas J Schaefer and his wife Amy. They purchased the property in 1961. They made it their home. In 1963 they built a motel called The Ledges. At one time they also had a german restaurant called The Old World Inn. They closed the restaurant 1982, but continued with the motel. The motel was later run by my parents Jerome and Deborah Schaefer. They expanded into the marina and cottage rental business. In 2013 after 50 years in business we made a decision as a family to take the original motel down. Now the Ledges is again making changes, but staying in the family. It is now a marina and cottage rental resort. It has been taken over by myself and my fiance. I was named after my grandfather, and my fiances name happens to be Amy. So, once again Nick & Amy are your hosts at the Ledges!

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
The Ledges Resort & Marina is less than one mile from the center of downtown. This gives great access to all of the local restaurants, shops, and activities. We also have 6 acres of private grounds. This allows us to uniquely offer both access to everything along with privacy.

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    Downstairs bedroom

  • Living room

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  • Master bedroom

    Master bedroom

  • Upstairs guest bedroom - second bed

    Upstairs guest bedroom - second bed

  • Front deck

    Front deck

  • Castle View Gazebo

    Castle View Gazebo

  • Kitchen


  • Living room

    Living room

  • Downstairs bathroom

    Downstairs bathroom

  • Luxury toiletries

    Luxury toiletries

  • Downstairs bedroom

    Downstairs bedroom

  • Kitchen entrance

    Kitchen entrance

  • Upstairs bathroom

    Upstairs bathroom

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Upstairs guest bedroom - first bed

    Upstairs guest bedroom - first bed

  • View from the master bedroom balcony

    View from the master bedroom balcony

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