The Drake Cottage at Thousand Island Park, New York
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- Minimum stay:1-7 nights
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
We are now taking reservations for Summer, 2016.
Our cottage is an Eastlake Victorian built in 1885. It is quite spacious with larger rooms than many cottages. The screened in wrap around porch provides bug free evenings of relaxation and conversation.. The cottage is located three houses toward the River from the Tabernacle.
Thousand Island Park, established in 1875, is a Victorian Community on Wellesley Island in the heart of 1000 Islands on the St. Lawrence River. The Victorian homes retain the timeless charm of earlier days celebrating family togetherness and soft summer memories. . The Tabernacle which was originally the heart of the Park, has a Catholic Service at 8am and a Protestant Service at 10am each Sunday. The Tabernacle also doubles for live musical performances as well as movies MWF, free of charge(just bring a can of food for the homeless). Often there are children's art camps and activities during the week. There are speakers and entertainment on special occasions open to all.
Children 6/7 and older have daily, supervised games of softball, kickball, and soccer on the Green at the Four Corners.
Access to the Island is over an International Bridge. The Bridge is from the mainland of New York State and connects on the other side of the island to Canada. The Wellesley Hotel, a block from the cottage, serves excellent nightly meals. A small cafe below the main dining room, called The Pub, often provides entertainment by local musicians. Light foods are also available.
Your cottage is located on the main street within easy walking distance to all amenities of the Park.
A LARGE SCREENED IN WRAP AROUND PORCH provides a distant view of the St. Lawrence with rocking chairs, a glider, a swing, and a picnic table for meals or games. The porch is an ideal place to read, chat, or just relax and enjoy the serenity of TI Park.
We have five comfortable bedrooms (two King beds, two Queens, and a Double). A landing at the top of the stairs has two twin beds. The cottage comfortably sleeps nine. The first floor features a living room, dining room, den(with a futon), a half bath, with a washer and dryer. The kitchen has all the utensils for cooking, complete with staples, and a pantry for your groceries.
YOU WON'T FEEL CROWDED IN THIS COTTAGE...a spacious, comfortable interior awaits you.
A new rule of the Corporation prevents parking in front of cottages on St. Lawrence Ave. Therein lies a great advantage to our cottage, which has parking directly behind the back entrance to the cottage. You will not have to park in a distant lot and trek items to your cottage.
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The Park is very child friendly. There is a story time at the library. Each morning there are games organized for children taught by a teacher who has them play kickball, basketball, and soccer. There is a half basketball court next to the softball field with a standard basketball net on one end and a moveable basketball hoop on the other end for 'shorter kids'....moreless
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Considered:
back door is one step up to enter kitchen. There is the downstairs den with a futon for sleeping and a sink and toilet attached in a separate room. The stairs leading to an upstairs bedroom are wide enough for a wheelchair to be carried....moreless
Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 2 Half Bathrooms
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable:
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Duty Free Shops
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Golf Course Front:
- Golf Course View:
- Monument View:
There are many activities available on the Park. Themed art weeks for children, Yoga and Fitness classes mornings at the Pavilion on the Main Dock, Nature walks, Movies, special musical presentations...moreless
- Water View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Pier Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Room
- Seating for 8 people
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- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
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- Coffee Maker
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There is an upstairs porch. we prefer no children be allowed on this porch as the original railings are much lower than railings today thus making it easier for little ones to clime over and fall....moreless
- Deck / Patio:
There are three golf courses on the Island and one on Rt.12 on the way to Clayton. The course outside the Park is a nice nine hole. There is also a course on Lake of the isles, on the Island....moreless
- Kayak / Canoe:
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- Housekeeper Included
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Jul 2 - Sep 17, 2016
7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Saturday
Additional information about rental rates
- Manager fee $75
- TI Park renter fee $125
- Pet Fee $125
- Refundable Damage Deposit $500
- Taxes Not included
Thousand Island Park Corporation requires a $!25 user fee. Manager fee:75.00
Security deposit of $500.00 secures your reservation. I then send contract which you return to me, I sign and return a copy to you. Security deposit return 14 days of vacating the properties baring any damage or not leaving the cottage in the condition in which you found it. Rental fees are divided into two payments. The first payment is due in mid January, the final payment is due mid March.
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Boating(power, sailboats, canoes, kyaks) or a commercial boat ride around the Island, Rental boats are available at Alexandria Bay or Clayton, ( resort towns on the mainland), There are 3 golf courses, tennis courts, and organized games for children on the Green, Younger children enjoy the daily 'story hour' at the Library, as well as art and crafts activities at the Tabernacle which is right up the street. There is a children's park with swings, slides, and other play equipment, You can hike, bike or take leisure walks, There are restaurants, and museums to visit, and It is an easy drive to Canada ( Passports required)
Year Purchased: 1958
About the owner: Our first summer at Thousand Island Park began in 1958. My parents, our dog and me, were all crammed into our station wagon along with bedding, towels, boxes of food, kitchen utensils, and a vast array of home furnishings. The drive from Syracuse had seemed endless in the cramped back seat. Upon pulling the car up to the front entrance, i climbed out of the crowded back seat and was awestruck looking up at this wonderful house. It was love at first sight, and a new River Rat was born. I grew up spending summers here and then have been fortunate to have my sons come every summer and now their children come to swim, play in the park and meet new friends.
Why the Owner Chose Thousand Island Park:
The Park has a mystical hold on many of us who have such good memories of times past. Each year provides a new opportunity to reconnect with 'summer friends', share time with invited visitors who've heard me talk endlessly of the wonderful times at The Islands. And always The River is there to calm my soul and nourish my being.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
It is an easy drive to Canada or the mainland for 'touristy' activities. You can visit Clayton or Alex Bay for local shops and ware. There is now a large Price Club just before the Bridge, ass well as grocery stores on Rt.12 on the road to either Clayton or Alexandria Bay. For personal time you cannot beat the front porch. The screens allow for bug free conversations, games, and meals. The lot behind the cottage keeps your car close by and allows a more pleasurable view of the front yard. Look down the street to the River and watch the Ships go by.
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Drake Cottage. Private lot behind the house to park your cars.
Thousand Island Park - Main Dock Pavilion. Cofffee shop with muffins
Living Room, comfortable seating. cushions for floor
upstairs bedroom with queen bed
second floor, twin beds on the landing, to right, front BR/K California King bed
another view of the kitchen
walking straight down the sidewalk to the Pavilion.
swinging down at the Children's Park, a block away.
One of many steamships that pass the Park on the Seaway.
Distand River view, one block to the Guzzle, picnic table behind swing
Opposite side of porch toward the Tabernacle. picnic table behind swing
kitchen showing pantry
dinning room, sit 8 at table.
view from front porch toward the River
upstairs bedroom with double bed
Main Dock, Straight down St. Lawrence Ave. Swimming, fishing, relaxing
lunch at Main Dock in Alexandria Bay
This listing was first published here in 2005.
Date last modified - Saturday, November 21, 2015
- Property typeCottage
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