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Recent Thousand Islands reviews

  • happy, happy memories

    "Words cannot describe my great feeling of having arrived when we docked at Friendly Island. The island's gracious owner who rents her glorious place to allow others to share and experience pure joy and solitude whille breathing deeply and loving all the amenities fit for a king or queen, as they say. I loved relaxing, barbequing, swimming and having fun offering the "Queen's Wave" to the touring boat passengers and one night, listening to a rich, baritone voice singing Irish ditties, wafting over from Alexandria Bay. There was always a cool breeze at night and my stay here on Friendly Island has given me an experience with only positive vibes remaining and which I will cherish for the rest of my life. Thank you, Ellen for making Friendly Island not just a label but a reality. We appreciated all the labour and love that went into the creation of your island for all four seasons to boot."
    Guest: flea Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 19, 2014
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  • What a great spot!

    "We spent a week at this wonderful home away from home, and it was delightful! The rooftop porch on the boathouse was our favorite spot to watch traffic on the River, and it was great that it was under a roof itself, so that those of us who are sun-sensitive could get out of the sun. The view of Boldt Castle was fun, and the River was calm enough that the kids used kayaks to get around. One afternoon a neighbor even took my daughter sailing! The house is comfortable and roomy. We loved the fact that it had lots of spaces where one could go to get away from it all for a while, but the living room and the WONDERFUL PORCH were terrific places for all of us to congregate. The separate "apartment" was perfect for the grandparents to get a little peace and quiet occasionally. The kitchen was well equipped and easy to work in. The neighborhood was quiet, and there was plenty of good walking and good biking in the area. But the best by far was the porch of the house and the porch on the boathouse. Those alone made it worthwhile! One suggestion we would make would be a couple of reading lamps for evenings. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely property with us!"
    Guest: Tom & Judy C. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 25, 2014
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  • Simply Magical!

    "Our vacation at Elderberry Cottage was relaxing, restorative and beautiful. I was in a party of six, myself, my husband and our children aged 6, 8, 9 and 10. Each of us was taken with the house and grounds and enjoyed the amenities provided by our gracious hosts. We spent lots of time enjoying the natural setting, kayaking the inlet, fishing galore and hanging out in hammocks or by the fire pit. The location is close to many of the area attractions with convenient access to Boldt castle and gorgeous state parks. The kitchen is well appointed and the grocery is not far at all. In fact, it is amazing how close things are because when you are on Wellesley Island, you feel far from all of the trappings of modern times. The owners were nearby if needed and helpful and even went so far as to provide passes to the Boat Museum, hints, directions and even a lesson on how to filet a fish. The cottage and grounds are immaculately kept with lots to offer in the way of down-home entertainment. You could have a great time without ever leaving the property. This vacation ranks at the top of our "favorites list" and we look forward to revisiting again in the future. That says a lot considering that pleasing six distinct personalities is no small feat!"
    Guest: Kim W. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 20, 2014
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  • Its Family Time!

    "We have stayed in Thousand Islands a couple of times but this place was by far the best. First of all being right on the water like this was great, we have a boat so we fish everyday and with the peer, boathouse and kayaks it was so nice just to go out front and your there! We had a nice size group with 3 children and the young boys are missing the place already. We all had time to regroup and get back to the important things in life...like family. Sure there were times when things got a little crazy with a large group but everyone in the end wasn't ready to leave yet so that's something I will remember when planning our next vacation. The house had everything it says it has and everything is taken care of well. It is very important to me that we vacation in a clean place and this house was that and it has a lot of little things that you may have forgotten at home. The owners were available to speak to and happy to assist me in any needs or questions I had. I would like to come to this house again and maybe stay longer this time!"
    Guest: Sharan S. Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: July 6, 2014
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