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Touch the Ships! Relax ON the waterfront Decks or in the wood fired hot tub

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,100 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8) All Waterfront

Enjoy our unique property with two cottages(one two bedroom cottage - Holly Ship, and a one bedroom cottage - Bunko). It is perfect for family getaways, couples retreats or any other type of vacation to enjoy the three bedrooms (total between the two cottages) and the spectacular location!

Enjoy both the outstanding view of the spectacular ships of the St. Lawrence River (don't worry, they are quiet!) as well as the plentitude of activities in the Thousand Island Region.

This property is situated on the 'St. Lawrence Narrows' so you can share the water with the great freighters! Off to the left of the cottages is a great swimming area protected by small islands and with a beautiful babbling brook.

In just 5 minutes (by boat or car) you can enjoy Alexandria Bay and one of the many events (1000 Islands Poker Run, Kidrific Weekend, Pirate Weekend, Concerts in the Park...) or take in the scenery of Wellesley Island known for its magnificent nature trails and historic Thousand Island Park.

Bring your boat, dockage on site! It does not get easier than this!

There are 3 immaculate Golf Courses very near this property, one of which is the Thousand Islands Golf Club.

Wake up to a beautiful view of the sun rising over the St. Lawrence and make sure you bring your camera because you will not believe the proximity of the shipping channel. You are sure to be impressed! A perfect vacation destination for you, your family & your friends.

Recent Renovation- new double bed and pine flooring in Bunko, bedroom renovation and new flooring in Holly Ship Cottage.

Ample outdoor space with new 20'x20' Deck giving the compound three different deck spaces to enjoy the view of the incredible waterway.

Crystal Clear water, two dock spaces to accommodate you boat. Great kayaking, fishing!

Keywords: 2 Cabins, waterfront, narrows

More Details

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, french, german
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 12, 2018

About The Owner

We hope you enjoy our cottage as much as we do! We love getting way from it all and using only our boat for the time that we spend at Holy Ship. It never gets old to cross over that bridge in anticipation of spending more memorable moments with our kids, and family friends. We love that the water is always refreshing and clear, and that there are no black flies and very few bugs in general on the river due to the flowing water. A true hidden gem, we feel incredibly fortunate to spend time with great family, friends, and neighbors when we are at the cottages!

The Owner purchased this cottage in 2006

Why The Owner chose Wellesley Island

We love the peacefulness of the water and the privacy of our location with the benefit of great destinations (Clayton or Alex Bay) by boat! The two cottages are also great to spread out a bit on your vacation. The location is perfect, and the view of the shipping channel is priceless.

What makes this cottage unique

Enjoy fishing off the dock, watching the Herons fly by, kayak in the peaceful creek or just sit on the dock and enjoy the sun (and when the sun goes down, fire up the wood burning hot tub!)

Guestbook comments from the owner

Have three boys under 10, the ships go right in front of Holy Ship Cottage. It never got old to see. Between that, campfires, and fishing off the dock... It was a great family getaway! Cannot beat the spot and having the boat right outside, TI is truly a great place!
Jul 2014
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Wellesley Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • oversized tile shower, one bathroom in each cottage.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen bed (1), Double Beds (2), Singe beds (3)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Enjoy the luxury of two seperate cabins, go with friends or family and enjoy the space. Each cabin is equipped with a full kitchen and bathroom.


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Touch the Ships! Relax ON the waterfront Decks or in the wood fired hot tub
average rating of 4.25 based on 7 reviews

Has potential

  • 3 of 5

The cottages have a lot of potential. Could really be a cute kitschy place with a little effort. Front cottage has a fantastic view from the front Windows. Kitchen is very serviceable and clean. While the first cottage is sided the second one is peeling paint. Would have taken a day to scrap and paint. Really could use some new Windows you can open. Bathroom shower is redone with a massive walk in shower but tile doesn't meet the floor. No caulk either. No lighting in shower so it's very dark and we saw black mold on walls outside of shower. Did not use that shower. No hooks or shelving in bathrooms to put your stuff. I think they watch too much HGTV and really don't know what they are doing as far as renovation. Deck could have used a good power washing but the deck was nice for watching the big freighters go by.A little work and the place could be great.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the Review Carol! Thank you for staying, just to answer a couple concerns the shower is caulked, and fully tiled. Lighting in the shower is dim as we do not have a light in the actual shower but the bathroom is bright with a window and light. Spoke with cleaner about the visibility of mold, he has whipped down walls and cleaned bathroom and cannot detect any.
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New York

Great vacation spot with amazing views!!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed here for many summers and it just gets better each year. The two cottages make it great for families to stay as the kids can have their own space. The new deck has added more seating to enjoy the amazing views of the River!! The owners are great to deal with and it is part of reason why we come back each year. Although, the hot tub is really the number one reason. It is great to sit in and watch the ships. We will be back next year!!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Washington, DC

Charming, but basic. Incredible views.

  • 4 of 5

We stayed in waterfront cabin for a week at the end of the summer and had a fantastic time. The Thousand Islands are an incredible place and if you have a boat this cabin is perfect. The waterfront cabin is cozy and practically hangs over the water providing fantastic views all day and night of the river, ships, and bridge. I kept my boat at the dock all week (included in the rent) and was out on the water by 8am most days. The bedrooms and bathroom are tight and you have to bring in drinking water, but the location is ideal and the views are worth the rent alone. The house was clean and well maintained, the owners are very friendly and helpful. We plan to rent here again.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2010
  • Stayed: August 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Massena, NY

During our visit to Welle...

  • 5 of 5

During our visit to Wellesley Island in June 2009 we stayed in the sunny days cottage and we had a great time!! The view from the cottage was breathtaking. Our kids had fun fishing off the dock and watching the ships pass bye. My husband really enjoyed relaxing in the wood fired hot tub. We will definitely make this an annual family vacation. The owners were so nice to deal with. We would highly recommend this vacation property.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2009
  • Stayed: July 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Alexandria Bay
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Thousand Island Country Club
Nearest Train
65 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Interstate 81
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Hackers, Abay, Clayton
Nearest Beach
Jump Off dock
Car: recommended

Boat Everywhere. Two dock spaces provide easy docking at Holy Ship. Once on site, your car will no longer be necessary.... Boat to the Price Chopper, ABay, Clayton, potters Beach, Gannanoque, Kingston, Brockville, Rockport....

You can even take your boat to the Thousand Island Country club! Whether just boating out to Devils oven for some cliff jumping, or to Brockville Canada for fish and chips, the point is you can do it all by boat while taking in the incredible beauty of the famous Thousand Island water ways. Docking is free everywhere, and restaurants and souvenirs are very reasonably priced. Come and enjoy the laid back attitude and easy living of the St. Lawrence River.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75
Cleaning Fee $125

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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