This is a well maintained four bedroom cottage, (an additional stone cottage houses the 5th bedroom, but has no bathroom) with a barn(with 'game room' on second, unfinished, floor with ping pong, foos ball, weights) and dock(holds four boats) at the foot of Grenadier Island(no bridge!), which is at the mouth of the St. Lawrence Seaway and is a part of the Thousand Islands.
All the rooms offer a spectacular view of Lake Ontario and/or Basin Harbor. The house sits on approximately 700 acres of private preserve, on a 1200 acre island great for exclusive nature adventures. You are renting much more than just a house! The house itself is on seven acres of lawn, with stone fire pit by shore. Please note that new for 2019 will be AC throughout house with ductless ultra quiet units. We have also purchased a commercial insect fogger to eliminate (or close to it!) any mosquitoes or other insects around house. Spraying done regularly, when guests not present.
The house has the charm of an old stone house with the comforts and conveniences of a new home. There is a large master bedroom with a private balcony and ensuite tossed marble bathroom, a bedroom with a queen bed and another with a pair of twin beds and lounge area(including pull out sofa), as well as a 4 bed bunk room with a loft.
The separate stone cottage contains a full size bed. The two other bathrooms(all bathrooms have at least a shower) are relatively new, and tiled in marble as well. The full kitchen has almost every convenience; including a kitchen aide, ice cream maker, warming drawer, and waffle iron.
Grenadier Island is nicknamed 'The Paradise of Kings'(but should be Queens as well). On the island you can hike, swim (use of a private beach at the head of the island as well as, flat stone beach by the house), boat, bird watch, mountain bike, fish, water ski, tube, and more! (provided with rental are: canoe, 2 kayaks, and a paddle board .There is even a restored 19th century one story school house on property with original desks. Click video button in 'Video' section above to see activities on Island and beach(put together on GoPro by my son as part of his weekend in September (weather can still be very nice in September). Please note that the cliff jumping was not on the Island but part of a boat tour into the Thousand Islands nearby. All other pictures are on the island or beach on west side.
In September/October, there is still plenty to do, from apple picking(numerous apple trees on property, hiking, bon fires by newly renovated fire pit, or just reading by the two fireplaces.
If you choose to leave this bit of paradise, then you can go ashore where you can find tennis, golf, shopping, movies, museums, bars, restaurants, etc., or head over to Kingston, Canada which is about 40 minutes away by boat. (It's a bit longer if you take the Ferry from Cape Vincent), or go to Cape Vincent by 15 minute boat ride, to visit one of its stores or restaurants
USE OF BOAT REQUIRED to get to and from the island(5 to ten minute boat ride). Boat rental possible with owner. Caretaker will meet you at marina when you first arrive and follow you out in your boat and show you around. Alternatively, if you don't want stress of renting and operating a boat, or don't plan on much boating, arrangements can be made for caretaker to transport guests back and forth.
Options: 2 ATVs($775/wk plus security deposit), New for 2016: 4 seater Polaris, with 4 person trailer($775/wk plus security deposit)(discount if combined) and boat rental($950/wk plus security deposit) also possible. Foregoing will be pro rated if less than a week.
Keywords: House on Thousand islands, with all amenities, including Internet, landline, sat tv, on 1000 acres. Pet friendly