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Waterfront Cottage located on Grindstone Island ,Thousand Islands, Clayton NY

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,100 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 6 nights


About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms + Den, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6-7)

Our newly renovated home is located on Grindstone Island in the Thousand Island region of upstate New York in the St. Lawrence River. You need a boat to get to this private getaway. This cottage is WIFI equipped. There are many marinas that rent if you do not own or care to travel with your own boat, please inquire and we will offer you some names of marinas to choose from. It has a fully equipped kitchen. Full size washer and dryer.

All linens and towels are provided. It has a beautiful outdoor commercial gas grill, outdoor furniture, use of phone for local calls. TV, DVD, WIFI,and plenty of movies from our video library. For our tenants use, we have two kayaks , a two man and a one man. The cottage has its own private dock that holds two boats .

The house is kid friendly and pet friendly, call for info. It is a non smoking environment. Local attractions are: Private fishing charters for the die hard fisherman, Bolt Castle, Singer Castle, Clayton Boat Tours, Thousand Island Museum, Wellesley Island Nature Center, antiquing, golfing and local gift shops and restaurants in Clayton, NY. Enjoy fishing, swimming and boating or just relaxing and watching the beautiful sunrises or sunsets from one of our multi level decks. Our Boat dock is great for swimming off of, we have a ladder that you use to get yourself back onto the dock.

Boat Rentals available through Clayton Marina (Clayton, NY)

Spicers Marina (Clayton, NY)


Keywords: Cottage, River, Island, Boating, Hiking, Kayak, Private Getaway, Scenic View fishing family vacation getaway., family vacatio

More Details

Wendy Ruhl
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2018

About Wendy Ruhl

This home was built by my dad with lots of love. We spent our summers there and connected as a family. Plenty of activities and day trips. Very peaceful and relaxing

Wendy Ruhl purchased this cottage in 1975

Why Wendy Ruhl chose Clayton

We have traveled extensively throughout the United States and have always found this haven as one of the prettiest locations thus far.


Clayton Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • We do not allow camp fires due to the fact it is on a island with no fire dept.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , This room has a full size bed.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , This room has a full size bed.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , This bedroom has two twin beds.
    Den - 1 sleep sofa /futon , There is a sofa in this room.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water tubing


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Waterfront Cottage located on Grindstone Island ,Thousand Islands, Clayton NY
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
Eden, New York

Peaceful, Private, Beautiful Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This is our second year staying at this beautiful cottage. The view from the upper deck was just wonderful to wake up too. The secluded location gave us the feeling like we were on our own private island. Morning coffee as we sat on the dock watching the boats and loons was a wonderful break as a vacation should be. The sunshine, warm breezes and cool evenings made it difficult to leave! The cottage was clean, warm and inviting and full of everything we would need to make our stay comfortable. We took full advantage of the kayaks and outdoor grill, swimming off the dock and boating everywhere! This was an absolutely wonderful time! We would recommend this to anyone looking to getaway from it all yet close enough to Clayton and Alex bay for day trips and shopping.. Our adventures included Potters Beach, Lake of the Isles, fishing and sightseeing everywhere!

Thank you for sharing with us!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at our cottage.
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Harwich, MA


  • 5 of 5

This was one of the most relaxing, laid back vacations we've ever had. Loved being able to bring the dogs too! Thank you for sharing your home.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

The town of Clayton is a very scenic and welcoming town complete with restaurants, shopping, coffee and bakery shops. Pottery studios and plenty of artisian shops. A local

Famous.cheese shop the River Rat Cheese store. Hardware store that carry all boating supplies etc.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $750
cleaning,garbage removal $250

If canceled there will be a $1000.00 fee retained 30 days prior to reservation please note that VRBO will also retain their fee.
Property is on a island and you must reserve and pay for your own boat rental if you do not have your own boat.
Recommendation for boat rentals are as follows:
Clayton Marina 50 State St, Clayton, NY 13624 Phone: (315) 686-3378
Spicier Marina 40616 Marina Rd, Clayton NY 13624 Phone: (315) 686-3141

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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