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  • Minimum stay:1-3 nights
  • Sleeps:18
  • Bedrooms:10
  • Bathrooms:4
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

-10 Bedrooms, 4 Full Bathrooms

Watch Island is one of the 1000 Islands set in a tranquil bay overlooking the St Lawrence Seaway. It is a restored 100 year old Victorian home with spectacular location with views of ships, sunsets, 1000 Island Bridge, Rock Island Lighthouse. Dining room is a large gracious room seats 6 to 16+ with 12 windows overlooking the seaway and evening sunsets. Comfortable living room furnished in antiques with piano, fireplace and views of the river. Country-size, full-service, eat-in kitchen and pantry. The house is surrounded by 4 furnished porches with breathtaking views..one enclosed in glass/ screens. All baths have claw-foot soaking tubs/showers. Small Boathouse with deep water and plenty of dock space. Crystal clear water for swimming. The house was originally built with servants quarters if anyone wishes to bring a nanny and cook there is plenty of room. The grounds are manicured and plenty of room for outside games, sports or just relaxing in the hammock.


GREAT LOCATION FOR SPECIAL EVENTS : This has been called the Venice of the North. The history of the area and these enchanted islands is fascinating with stories of wars, pirates, sunken ships, boat building, thousand island dressing, grand island hotels, famous people and their families and much more. A Land of castles, mansions, gingerbread cottages and antique boats which are still here and a must see. Watch Island is one of these wonderful Victorian houses. It is located in Blind Bay south of Fishers Landing and north of Rounds Island and can be seen on google earth.

A place where freedom and adventure rule and ~~~~~
FALL is Fabulous
WINTER is Wonderful
SPRING is Splendid
SUMMER is Sensational

FALL is exploding with color and reflections in the crystal clear river.
WINTER is still, white and breathtaking.
SPRING is bursting with natures wonders.
SUMMER is everyone's dream vacation.

Unforgettable!


GREAT LOCATION FOR SPECIAL EVENTS : GREAT LOCATION FOR SPECIAL EVENTS Ask about corporate events and wedding specials!
Private General Use Maxson AirField 5 mi. from island - Identifier 89NY

What To Do:
Swimming, boating, fishing (guides available), hunting, golf, tennis, sailing, water-skiing, scuba diving, snorkeling, jet skiing, kayaking, canoeing, hiking, biking, fall foliage, sightseeing in Canada as well as U.S., duty-free shopping, unique gift shops (The Boatique Gift Shop on Bluff Island - only accessible by boat), 1000 island boat tours, tours of Boldt Castle, Victorian teas (Dark Castle teas), craft shows, a world famous Antique Boat Museum, antique shops, and art museums, boat tours, helicopter rides. There are many fine restaurants in Clayton and Alexandria Bay as well as in Canada. Foxy’s is a small local restaurant with a bar in Fishers Landing only 5 min. by boat from Watch Island. Swan Bay Restaurant close to island and accessible by boat. Wellesley Island Hotel is an outstanding restaurants.
Places to visit:
The GOLD LOCKER 690 Riverside Drive, Clayton, NY 315-777-6058
The Boatique, Bluff Island

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Owner

Member since: 2008

Speaks: english, italian
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 03/24/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 6500 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 18
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Massage
  • Private Chef

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome

Bedrooms: 10 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18, Beds for 18

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Bathtubs are claw foot bathtubs deep and long. Please bring bubble bath and relax and enjoy. Upon request we can arrange to get housekeepers, babysitters, chefs and masseuse. The masseuse comes to the island and recommends a massage outside on the dock, deck, or lawn under the oak tree. She is the best in her profession and we highly recommend you include this in your stay.... heavenly! Our chef whips up the most divine meals you have ever tasted. Highly recommended! ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • 1 king, 1 queen, 5 double, 2 cribs, 1 bassinet, 4 twin, 2 youth beds. Bread Machine, 2 propane steamers, 2 dishwashers, 2 washing machines, 2 clothes dryers, 2 refrigerators, massage table. Upon request we can arrange to get housekeepers, babysitters, chefs and masseuse. The masseuse comes to the island and recommends a massage outside on the dock, deck or lawn under the oak tree. She is the best in her profession and we highly recommend you include this in your stay.... heavenly! Our chef whips up the most divine meals you have ever tasted. Highly recommended! ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Duty Free Shops
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Water Parks
  • Waterfalls
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking

Location Type

  • River:

    Island is on the St. Lawrence River....moreless

  • Water View:

    View of water from every room in house...moreless

  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront:

    The island is on the St. Lawrence River....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Paragliding
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Dining room surrounded with windows and magnificent view of the river in all directions. Large table that seats 16....moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 16 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Air conditioning in front of house in lv rm, dn rm, kitchen, front bedrooms and bedroom on main floor....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    There is a beautiful fireplace but we ask that it not be used due to fire hazard in this historical property....moreless

  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room:

    2 sofas and lots of chairs....moreless

  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking:

    There is parking at the marina where you launch your own boat or where you rent a boat. All are close to the island....moreless

  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher:

    There are 2 dishwashers...moreless

  • Freezer:

    2 freezers above refrigerators...moreless

  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    There are 2 refrigerators...moreless

  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat:

    Must bring or rent your own boat...moreless

  • Boat Dock
  • Golf:

    Can go by boat to course which at the Thousand Island Yacht Club on Wellseley Island....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Propane grill. Pls bring your own propane....moreless

  • Porch / Veranda:

    House is surrounded by 4 porches with awesome views. One in the front of house is enclosed for enjoyment in all kinds of weather....moreless

  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis:

    Not on island but courts are a short distance acorss the river in Thousand Island Park. Also a wonderful playground for kids....moreless

  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring Off Peak 2017
Apr 22 - Jun 2, 2017
3 night min stay
$900
$3,500 $9,000
June Special 2017
Jun 3 - Jun 23, 2017
3 night min stay
$900
$3,950 $15,000
Summer Peak 2017
Jun 24 - Sep 4, 2017
3 night min stay
$900
$5,950 $21,000
Fall Off Peak 2017
Sep 5 - Oct 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$900
$3,500 $9,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

GREAT LOCATION FOR SPECIAL EVENTS:

Ask about CORPORATE events and WEDDING specials!

Private General Use Maxson AirField 5 mi. from island - Identifier 89NY


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.


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Location

10 Miles
Nearest Airport
Watertown / Syracuse
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Foxy's
15 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Cape Vincent
8 Miles
Nearest Golf
Thousand Island Club
60 Miles
Nearest Train
Syracuse
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Route 12
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Foxy's
30 Miles
Nearest Ski
Tug Hill
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
Potters Beach Grindstone Island

Directions:

From the South – Rte. 81 to Exit 47(Clayton – Rte. 12 North) left off exit to Clayton.

From the North – Rte 81 to Clayton Exit, Rte 12 North to Clayton

Clayton is ---

1-1/2 hr. from Syracuse

2-1/2 hr. from Rochester

2-l/2 hr. from Binghamton

5-1/2 hr. from New York City

5-1/2 hr from Boston

By Private Plane - General Use Maxson AirField 5 mi. from island in Alexandria Bay - Identifier 89NY

By Private Yacht/Boat – Accessible from south - Great Lakes, New York City-Hudson River-Erie Canal-

St. Lawrence Seaway. From the north - Canada St. Lawrence Seaway – Rideau Canal System.

All these waterways are accessible from the oceans and most any place in the world.

A charming and unique part of the world nestled among 1,800 enchanting islands in the St. Lawrence River. Rich in history and exciting historical activities such as a French Festival, tour & enjoy tea in lovely castles, ride in antique boats, partake in boat auctions, picnic

Other Activities: This part of NY is a Venice in the states, touring castles, boating, island hopping, camping, relaxing in the hammock, antique boat museums, restaurants, visit Spa in Clayton, tea in a castle, dinner by boat, dining on the porch of a victorian hotel-heavenly, visit one of the 1st post offices in US, enjoy a massage on the island under the old oak tree, pirate days where everyone dress up like a pirate and decorates their boats too, water balloon canons aboard everyone's boat.

Golf: There are many challenging golf courses in the area. One on an island. You can go by boat.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1997

About the owner: Live in Westchester County, NY and bought the island in 1997 and are the second family to own in 122 years. We have been restoring since then to its original splendor. Every surface in the house has been refinished including new electric, plumbing, well dug, heating system. There is air conditioning in the front of the house but rarely used for days are warm and evenings are cool.

Why the Owner Chose Fishers Landing, NY, USA:
This property is unique and the only house like it in the world. The location is magnificent and house with "gone with the wind" staircase is awesome. Magnificent oak wood thru out with the most fantastic views of the river. One side faces the 1000 Island bridge in the distance and the Rock Island Lighthouse. The other sides face the seaway and you can enjoy the ships passing by in the distance. The back of the island faces a bay which is calm for all water toys and sports. It is also close to the mainland which is nice for you do need a boat but you are not isolated by any means. Activities in area and on island are wonderful for all ages.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
It is the only house like it in the world on an island that is one of 1,900 in the river. The views, activities are fun for every age group. It is an adventure for all ages and interests. A must do vacation! You must visit the 1000 islands once in your lifetime.


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Speaks: english, italian
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 03/24/2017

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