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Stunning 5 BR Water Front House on 1,000 Acres of Private Island

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The Stone House, with water views from every room, looking from shore

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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:12
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House, 5 Bedrooms + Loft + Den, 3 full Baths, (Sleeps max 12)

This is a gorgeous 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, 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 property, on a 1200 acre island great for exclusive adventures. The house itself is on seven acres of lawn.
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 bunk room with a loft that sleeps four.
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'. 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 also older sunfish (small sailboat)) 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 a boat is required to get to and from the island(5 to ten minute boat ride). Boat rental possible with local marina or owner. Caretaker will meet you at marina when you first arrive and follow you out in your boat and show you around.
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. Cleaning is deducted from deposit





Keywords: House on Thousand islands, with all amenities, including Internet, landline, sat tv, on 1000 acres. Pet friendly
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Owner

Member since: 2008

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/12/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 4000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

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

    29...moreless

  • Senior Adults Only Community:

    My parents in their late 80s come all the time. We have ATVs with trailer for people. We have had many family reunions with 3 to 4 generations...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    plenty to explore on and around island. Serious history and artifacts possible . One story school house(from early 1800s) with original desks...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Limited smoking allowed, but have great concern re fire, as on island....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Dog paradise. Dogs must be house trained. May not go upstairs or on any furniture Liable for damages or additional cleaning charges. Must also pick up after them on lawn....moreless

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Private dock for three boats(holds four but sailboat may be there). Canoe, 14 foot aluminum boat, two kayaks, paddle board included in rental. Various sports equipment, foot wear, jackets available for guest use....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room:

    area for kids on second floor of barn; exercise equipment, including Life Fitness stationary bike...moreless

  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable:

    As we are on private island we have Direct TV and HughesNet satellite, which both work well wi Fi in house...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Can hook up your Iphone and even have turn table if you want to bring your old vinyls...moreless

  • Television:

    We have several HD TVs just watching movie cassettes we have DVDs too...moreless

  • Toys:

    misc stuff for children...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    numerous DVDs and VHF...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront:

    250 degrees of water views (or something like that)...moreless

  • Water View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    In MBR only...moreless

  • Broadband Access:

    via Hughes Net satellite, but it can be slow No streaming as it is really expensive via satellite...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    2 washers and 2 dryers (One pair in barn)...moreless

  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    some exercise equipment, including Life Fitness stationary bike(in MBR), weights, step, Nordic trac...moreless

  • Garage:

    Full barn...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Electric heat throughout...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone:

    We now have a landline. We also have cell antenna booster plus Internet for skype etc...moreless

  • Parking:

    parking free at marina, but ramp fees and docking at marina may be extra...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Parking lot at Marina on mainland (marina expenses, if any, extra)...moreless

  • Telephone:

    free long distance in US and Canada...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    We have extra washing machine and dryer in barn...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Full coverage, but it can be slow...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    plus Keurig machine, with reusable filter or bring your own...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    All provided. Everything from wine glasses to various drinking glasses. Plenty of matching flatware...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Kitchen has most everything (my wife is a cook). We leave spices etc for guests to use at their option Trash compactor Keurig machine (bring your own, or use reusable filter)...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    misc items, spices included...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    side by side refrig and freezer. Extra refrig/freezer in barn...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    one off of master bedroom...moreless

  • Bicycles:

    we have several older mountain bikes, but no promises...moreless

  • Boat:

    14 foot aluminum row boat...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    wrap around porch, partially covered...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    two kayaks, one canoe and paddle board ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    2 gas grills and fire pit by shore with chairs...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Numerous water skis, vests etc...moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
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My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$4,000

Changeover Day: Saturday


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • House clean:$325 approx $325
  • 22' Grady/wk (option) $950
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
  • 2 ATVs/wk (option) $775
  • Polaris $775
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

$775 week for two ATVs(plus$1000 deposit); $775/wk for one 4 seater Polaris Ranger Crew, including 4 seater trailer (discount if ATVs and Polaris combined); $950 for Grady White(plus $2000 deposit) 10% discount on second week Cleaning extra($325-$400 unless extra cleaning charges apply). Will reduce total deposit if both boat and ATV rented. Pets: no more than 2 pets, except with owner's permission. $1500 deposit for house


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.


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Location

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60 Miles
Nearest Airport
Syracuse
5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Cape Vincent
8 Miles
Nearest Golf
numerous
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
numerous

Island great for mountain biking hiking bird watching exploring. Water is good for fishing water skiing sailing etc. Beach at head of island

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1990

About the owner: My wife and I have four children (ages 23-29) and currently just one lab We all love the thrill of a new adventure, and this island really helps bring the whole family together. We all become kids again

Why the Owner Chose Cape Vincent, NY, USA:
My family is originally from the area, and the Island has been in the family for seventy years now. My four kids still love the island; so much that they have cross country skied across the lake to get out there in the dead of winter. There is so much that you can do out there, you will never have enough time to fit it all in... I am still trying.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
I have just taken up mountain biking on the island, so if you don't want to rent the ATVs, bring your bikes....or just walk/hike. There is a LOT of history to the island


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/12/2017

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Photos

  • The Stone House, with water views from every room, looking from shore

    The Stone House, with water views from every room, looking from shore

  • Looking from house at outdoor fire pit, with 4 Adirondack chairs (not seen)

    Looking from house at outdoor fire pit, with 4 Adirondack chairs (not seen)

  • view of sunset from island

    view of sunset from island

  • Laundry/mud room, with extra boots/clothes, and small refrig

    Laundry/mud room, with extra boots/clothes, and small refrig

  • The den in the stone house (Sat TV/VCR), with movie library.

    The den in the stone house (Sat TV/VCR), with movie library.

  • Second floor hallway

    Second floor hallway

  • Master Bathroom; includes shower as well.

    Master Bathroom; includes shower as well.

  • Bedroom with two twin beds, pullout sofa, with older TV that takes videos movies

    Bedroom with two twin beds, pullout sofa, with older TV that takes videos movies

  • Guest cottage, with full size bed (no bathroom, so must walk into house)

    Guest cottage, with full size bed (no bathroom, so must walk into house)

  • Private beach at Head of Island, by boston whaler. Great area to water ski

    Private beach at Head of Island, by boston whaler. Great area to water ski

  • Grady White docked in our protected Harbor

    Grady White docked in our protected Harbor

  • Polaris ride to  mid Island School House, which still has original desks in it.

    Polaris ride to mid Island School House, which still has original desks in it.

  • Back side of house looking toward Basin Harbor

    Back side of house looking toward Basin Harbor

  • Kitchen. Has most everything

    Kitchen. Has most everything

  • Living room, and kitchen table

    Living room, and kitchen table

  • Downstairs hallway, connecting old stone house with modern house.

    Downstairs hallway, connecting old stone house with modern house.

  • dinner table in library

    dinner table in library

  • Master Bedroom with balcony, and sitting area(not seen) Sat TV/VCR

    Master Bedroom with balcony, and sitting area(not seen) Sat TV/VCR

  • Guest Room

    Guest Room

  • Bunk room with loft

    Bunk room with loft

  • House (mid-island); for certain guests

    House (mid-island); for certain guests

  • Private beach by hondas, including picnic trailer,which holds coolers under seat

    Private beach by hondas, including picnic trailer,which holds coolers under seat

  • Dog Paradise!

    Dog Paradise!

  • An evening ride across the island...wild life every where

    An evening ride across the island...wild life every where

VRBO #181366

This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Friday, January 20, 2017

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