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The Drake Cottage at Thousand Island Park, New York

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Cottage at Thousand Island Park. Park behind the house.


Last updated: 11/03/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Thousand Island Park cottage description

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.

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. An ice cream parlor, a grocery store, a library, a children's park, tennis courts, and daily recreational games make Thousand Island Park a vibrant, yet relaxing place to visit. All these opportunities are just down the street from the cottage. The Tabernacle which was originally the heart of the Park has a Catholic Service at 8am and a Protestant Service at 10am each Sunday. There are movies in the evenings, 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 occasion to which all are welcome.

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 (twp King bed, 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.

THERE IS PARKING ON OUR PRIVATE LOT BEHIND THE COTTAGE. By parking in the back you can then look out on a nice lawn from the porch. RESERVE NOW FOR SUMMER 2015

Keywords: Eastlake Victorian Home

Property Type

      • Cottage

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Onsite Services

                  • Housekeeper Included


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


                  • Children Welcome:

                    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:

                    Additional payment is required for a pet....moreless

                  • Wheelchair Accessible:

                    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....moreless

                  Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

                  • Bedroom 1: 1 king


                  • Bedroom 2: 1 king


                  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen


                  • Bedroom 4: 1 double


                  • Loft + Den: 2 twin/ single

                    The loft has two twin beds, the den has a 'full' futon...moreless

                  • Bedroom 6: 2 king, 1 queen, 1 double, 2 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon


                  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)...moreless

                  Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

                  • ...moreless

                  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower


                  • Bathroom 2: toilet

                    Bathroom off the den, toilet and sink, washer/dryer...moreless

                  • Upstairs bathroom is quite large. There is a separate shower and claw foot tub....moreless

                  Other Amenities



                      • Books:

                        We have a collection of books in the den, and some games for children and adults to play together....moreless

                      • DVD Player
                      • Satellite / Cable:

                        Tiime Warner Cable...moreless

                      • Television:

                        There is a tv in both the living room and the den. ...moreless

                      • Toys:

                        There are some toys, as well as bats and balls for use in the front or back yard....moreless

                      • VCR
                      • Video Library:

                        There is a drawer under the tv in the den with several videos....moreless


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


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

                      Local Services & Businesses

                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Groceries
                      • Hospital
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Medical Services

                      Leisure Activities

                      • Antiquing
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Boating
                      • Eco Tourism
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Miniature Golf
                      • Photography
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Shopping
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Walking
                      • Wildlife Viewing

                      Location Type

                      • Downtown:

                        Victorian Shops in the Wellesley Hotel. More tourist shops in both Clayton and Alexandria Bay which are easy drives over the Bridge to NY, as well as more choices in dinning....moreless

                      • Golf Course Front:

                        9 Hole Golf Course just outside TI Park...moreless

                      • Golf Course View:

                        1000 Island Club 18 Hole Golf Course, 8 miles to the other end of the Island....moreless

                      • Monument View:

                        Boldt Castle is a must tour accessed by the Boat House at the opposite end of Wellesley Island or by Boat Tours from Alexandria Bay....moreless

                      • Resort:

                        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

                      • Rural:

                        There are many farms on the NY side of the 'bridge, along with Farmer's Markets on Thursdays in Alexandria Bay. Weekly bulletin announces events for the residents and public....moreless

                      • Village:

                        Charming village of 19th century homes. Wellesley Hotel, the Guzzle for ice cream/meals, Post Office, Grocery Store, Main Dock for swimming/fishing with a beautiful Pavilion ....moreless

                      • Water View:

                        Distant view of the River...moreless

                      • Waterfront:

                        Dock available for renters dependent on the water level and length of boat down at South Bay....moreless

                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                      • Basketball Court
                      • Cycling
                      • Fishing
                      • Fly Fishing
                      • Freshwater Fishing
                      • Golf
                      • Hiking
                      • Jet Skiing
                      • Kayaking
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Pier Fishing
                      • Rafting
                      • Sailing
                      • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                      • Snorkeling/Diving
                      • Sound/Bay Fishing
                      • Swimming
                      • Tennis
                      • Water Skiing
                      • Wind-Surfing


                      • Child's Highchair
                      • Dining:

                        Dinning room comfortably seats eight people, as well as a picnic table on the front porch....moreless

                      • Dining Room
                      • Seating for 8 people


                      • Air Conditioning:

                        There are multiple large fans throughout the cottage...moreless

                      • Clothes Dryer:

                        Electric washer and dryer, as well as a clothes line outside for wet bathing suits/towels....moreless

                      • Fitness Room / Equipment:

                        There are yoga and cardio fitness classes taught at the Paviion. See the weekly bulletin for times....moreless

                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating:

                        electric floor heaters are available....moreless

                      • Internet:

                        WI-FI available....moreless

                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided:

                        YOU MUST PROVIDE YOUR OWN LINENS AND TOWELS....moreless

                      • Living Room:

                        Nicely decorated with comfortable chairs and sofa and television....moreless

                      • Parking:

                        I own the lot behind the cottage. You may park cars there for easy unload and loading up....moreless

                      • Parking Off Street:

                        ALL CARS ARE TO BE PARKED in the owner's private lot BEHIND THE COTTAGE. ...moreless

                      • Washing Machine:

                        Both washer and dryer are in the downstairs den/half bath....moreless


                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Cooking Utensils
                      • Dishes & Utensils:

                        Dishes, cups, glasses, and cooking utensils, including casserole dishes, cookie sheets, and muffin tins....moreless

                      • Kitchen:

                        Kitchen is spacious and has a large pantry for storage....moreless

                      • Microwave
                      • Oven
                      • Pantry Items:

                        The pantry is stocked with baking goods and several spices at the beginning of the season. If you use an item, please replace the item for the next guest....moreless

                      • Refrigerator
                      • Stove:

                        Electric stove with glass top....moreless

                      • Toaster:

                        Toaster oven in addition to the table toaster....moreless


                      • Balcony:

                        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

                      • Boat:

                        We have dock space on South Bay. Depending on the water level and length of your boat there is docking included in the payment...moreless

                      • Deck / Patio:

                        There is a very comfortable screened in front porch with easy lighting for nighttime use....moreless

                      • Golf:

                        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:

                        Many renters bring kayaks and use them on South Bay where our docks are. The same is true of Paddle Boards....moreless

                      • Lawn / Garden:

                        A lawn service cuts the grass regularly, If it particularly hot we always appreciate you watering outdoor plants....moreless

                      • Outdoor Grill:

                        An outdoor gas grill provides easy access to the kitchen. ...moreless

                      • Tennis:

                        There are two sets of tennis courts. The courts in the front require a fee for morning use. There is a back court about three blocks over from the Tabernacle to the right facing the building....moreless

                      House Cleaning

                          • Housekeeper Included


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                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Jun 27 - Sep 7, 2015
                          7 night min stay

                          My Standard Rate
                          7 night min stay


                          Additional information about rental rates


                          • Pet Fee $150
                          • TI Park renter fee $125
                          • Refundable Damage Deposit $400
                          • pet fee $150
                          • Taxes Included


                          Security deposit of $400.00 returned within 12 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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                          Last updated: 11/03/2014
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                          90 Miles
                          Nearest Airport
                          Syracuse, NY or Ottawa, Canada

                          Car: Necessary

                          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, 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, It is an easy drive to Canada ( Passports required)


                          Owner info

                          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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                          • Cottage at Thousand Island Park. Park behind the house.

                            Cottage at Thousand Island Park. Park behind the house.

                          • Thousand Island Park - Main Dock Pavilion.  Cofffee shop with muffins

                            Thousand Island Park - Main Dock Pavilion. Cofffee shop with muffins

                          • Living Room, comfortable seating. cushions for floor

                            Living Room, comfortable seating. cushions for floor

                          • upstairs bedroom with queen bed

                            upstairs bedroom with queen bed

                          • second floor, twin beds on the landing, to right, front BR/K
California King bed

                            second floor, twin beds on the landing, to right, front BR/K California King bed

                          • another view of the kitchen

                            another view of the kitchen

                          • walking straight down the sidewalk to the Pavilion.

                            walking straight down the sidewalk to the Pavilion.

                          • swinging down at the Children's Park,  a block away.

                            swinging down at the Children's Park, a block away.

                          • One of many steamships that pass the Park on the Seaway.

                            One of many steamships that pass the Park on the Seaway.

                          • Distand River view, one block to the Guzzle, picnic table behind swing

                            Distand River view, one block to the Guzzle, picnic table behind swing

                          • Opposite side of porch toward the Tabernacle. picnic table behind swing

                            Opposite side of porch toward the Tabernacle. picnic table behind swing

                          • kitchen showing pantry

                            kitchen showing pantry

                          • dinning room, sit 8 at table.

                            dinning room, sit 8 at table.

                          • view from front porch  toward the River

                            view from front porch toward the River

                          • upstairs bedroom with double bed

                            upstairs bedroom with double bed

                          • Main Dock, Straight down St. Lawrence Ave.  Swimming, fishing, relaxing

                            Main Dock, Straight down St. Lawrence Ave. Swimming, fishing, relaxing

                          VRBO #75567

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                          This listing was first published here in 2005.

                          Date last modified - Thursday, November 20, 2014

                          $1,800 - $1,850 per week (USD)

                          5 Bedroom / 1.5 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 10

                          View calendar: Updated 11/03/14
                          Minimum stay: 7 nights
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                          Speaks: english
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