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Boathouse Cottage and Island Cottage

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Last updated: 05/06/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

We are currently re-modeling the entire property. These cottages will be all new for our spring opening in May! We are adding new amenities such as luxury toiletries, hair dryers, and a gift baskets. The gift baskets will have coffee, tea, and other locally sourced products. All units will have a refrigerator, microwave, and coffee maker. The grounds are also being improved with new landscaping, lighting, and gardens. The pictures will be updated when the renovations are completed in the spring.

The Ledges Resort & Marina offers 6 acres of grounds to enjoy. There are decks and gazebos to relax and watch the river. They are great for ship watching. We have an inground pool where you can cool off from the summer heat. There are outdoor fire-pits where you can warm up at night. There are also plenty of open lawn areas to play catch, lawn games, or just take a walk. We have dockage available if you bring your own boat or want to rent one locally. All of this is right on the St. Lawrence river with a view of Boldt Castle and Sunken Rock Lighthouse.

With rental # 588275 there are several options. In the Boathouse building there are 3 units.
Boathouse room #1 is a suite. It has a large kitchen/living room combination. There is a dining table with 4 chairs and a pull out couch. There is a full size gas oven and stove top. There is a kitchen sink and full size refrigerator/freezer. The bedroom is a separate room with a queen size bed. The bathroom has a stand-up shower. Both the bedroom and living area have HD televisions.
Boathouse room #2 is one large room with 2 double beds. It is suitable for 4 people. The bathroom has a stand up shower. There is HD satellite television, a microwave, small refrigerator/freezer, and coffee maker. The bathroom has a stand up shower.
Boathouse room #3 is another suite. The is a living room that faces the water. It has a pull out couch. The bedroom has a queen size bed and is separate from the living room. The bathroom has a full tub/shower combination. Both the living room and bedroom have HD satellite television.

All three of these units are in one building known as The Boathouse. There are double locking doors between each of the 3 units. If you rent more than one unit they can be connected. Each unit also has a separate outside entrance. If you are only renting part of the Boathouse it will be separate from the other units. You will not have to share any rooms with other guests. There are no common rooms.

The 4th unit that is available is The Island Cottage. It is a separate cottage right next to the boathouse. It has a king size bed. It also has a private covered deck attached to it. It has a small refrigerator/freezer, coffee maker, microwave, and HD satellite television.

All 3 units in The Boathouse and The Island Room are charged at the same rates.
The posted rates are for one unit. We offer discounts for weekly rentals and renting multiple units. Please feel free to ask for a quote.

We also have another rental on site. It is vrbo # 586396

We hope you will come enjoy the beautiful St. Lawrence 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:


  • Children Welcome:

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

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking is allowed outdoors only. There are plenty of places to relax and smoke outside. If you are smoking in the room you will not be refunded your security deposit....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:

    They are all ground floor units. There is a small step approximately 6" high in to each unit. ...moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 10-14

  • Boathouse #1: 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    The bedroom is separate from the kitchen/living room....moreless

  • Boathouse #2: 2 double

    This bedroom is in the middle of boathouse....moreless

  • Boathouse #3: 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    This is a private bedroom on the river end....moreless

  • Island Cottage: 1 king

    This is in a separate cabin and has it's own bath/shower....moreless

  • Each unit has it's own bathroom and outside entrance.

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms


  • Television:

    Each bedroom and living room has it's own flat screen high definition television with Directv satellite....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
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Waterfront:

    We are right on the St. Lawrence river across from Boldt Castle. The main shipping channel is right out front. There is a total of 4 acres on the river....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting Big Game
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    There is a dining room table with 4 chairs in Boathouse #1. Both The Island and the living room of Boathouse #3 have a small table and 2 chairs....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    All units are air conditioned....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    All units have electric baseboard heat....moreless

  • Internet:

    We have wireless internet available...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    The beds will be made up and ready when you arrive. We do not have a daily maid service....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Boathouse #1 has a living room/kitchen. Boathouse # 3 has a living room....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:

    There will be towel sets in each bathroom. We recommend bringing extras....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    There are coffee makes in all 4 units. There is a welcome basket that includes some coffee and tea....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Available in Boathouse #1 with the full kitchen....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Boathouse 1 has a full size fridge, microwave, coffee, and gas range. It is stocked with dishes, silverware, pots, pans, etc. Boathouse 2,3, and The Island have mini-fridges, microwaves, and coffee...moreless

  • Microwave:

    There are microwaves in all 4 units....moreless

  • Oven:

    Boathouse # only....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    There are refrigerators in all of the units....moreless

  • Stove:

    Only in Boathouse #1. It is a full size propane 4 burner stovetop with an oven....moreless

  • Toaster:

    There is a toaster in Boathouse #1....moreless


  • Boat:

    There are several local rental companies. We have boat dockage available for an additional fee....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    There are several decks along the water. The Island Cottage has its own attached private deck. ...moreless

  • Golf:

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

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    There are kayak/canoe rentals in the area. ...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    There are two gazebos on the property. ...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

  • Communal Pool:

    We have a large in-ground pool available....moreless



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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring 1 Bedroom
May 1 - May 31, 2015
2 night min stay
$99 $129
Fri, Sat, Sun
$495 $1,500

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Jun 1 - Sep 7, 2015
3 night min stay
$129 $159
Fri, Sat, Sun
$750 $2,500

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Sep 8 - Oct 12, 2015
2 night min stay
$109 $139
Fri, Sat, Sun
$495 $1,500

Rates are based on 2 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 time is 4 pm. Check out is 10 am.

We require a 50% non-refundable deposit to confirm a reservation. The balance and security deposit are due one week prior to arrival. We accept cash and checks.

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Last updated: 05/06/2015
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25 Miles
Nearest Airport
Watertown, NY
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
25 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Wolf Island Ferry - Cape Vincent, NY
0.75 Miles
Nearest Golf
Alexandria Bay Municipal Golf Course
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Route 12
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Bonnie Castle Resort
25 Miles
Nearest Ski
Dry Hill
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Alexandria Bay Village Beach

Car: Not Necessary


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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Speaks: english



  • View outside the cottages

    View outside the cottages

  • Island Room

    Island Room

  • Island Room private deck

    Island Room private deck

  • Boathouse #3 Living Room

    Boathouse #3 Living Room

  • Boathouse #3 bathroom

    Boathouse #3 bathroom

  • Boathouse #3 bedroom

    Boathouse #3 bedroom

  • Boathouse #1 bedroom

    Boathouse #1 bedroom

  • Boathouse #1 kitchen

    Boathouse #1 kitchen

  • The Boathouse

    The Boathouse

  • Island Room on the left.  The Boathouse on the right.

    Island Room on the left. The Boathouse on the right.

  • Boathouse on the right.  Island Room on the left.

    Boathouse on the right. Island Room on the left.

  • Island bathroom

    Island bathroom

  • Island Room

    Island Room

  • View from living room/bedroom unit #3

    View from living room/bedroom unit #3

  • Boathouse #3 living room

    Boathouse #3 living room

  • Boathouse #2 bathroom

    Boathouse #2 bathroom

  • Boathouse #1 bathroom

    Boathouse #1 bathroom

  • Boathouse #1 Living room/kitchen

    Boathouse #1 Living room/kitchen

  • Boathouse #2 bedroom

    Boathouse #2 bedroom

  • Island Room on the right.  Boathouse in the middle.

    Island Room on the right. Boathouse in the middle.

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