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Your Paradise Private Island in the 1000 Islands. Upscale and Historic.

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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cabin
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

2 bedrooms, 1 bath, sleeps 6, also extra out door shower under the pines

Honey Bee Island has been Featured in Cottage Life, Island Reflections, Island Life and Thousand Islands Life Magazines.

Imagine having your very own private island… now unleash your inner ‘Robinson Crusoe’ and live the dream. Wake up to the bird song, grab a coffee and walk down to your own dock to sit and sip while watching the herons lift off the lily pads, see our mink swim by on her morning rounds. Breathe in the pine scented air…your holiday has started.

At Honey Bee Island, you will be saturated with full river views from each window, live in an authentic hand adzed Adirondack styled log cabin provided with every luxury. Dive off the dock, canoe around the islands, cast your line or bask in the sun and work on your tan. At the “Bee” in the very heart of the Thousand Islands, you can enjoy this unique private experience yet still be within minutes of castles in the center of a celebrated boater’s paradise. See many more pics and info at oue web site


Honey Bee is a beautiful, historic, private island rental nestled in the very heart of the 1000 Islands (1865 enchanting islands to be precise) which dot the shores of St. Lawrence River. It is reachable by boat in 10 minutes from Boldt Castle and eight minutes from the quaint town of Ivy Lea, Ontario. Boat rentals are available locally at a reasonable cost.

Set in a tranquil bay, bordered by a National Park, the newly restored 134-year-old hand adzed log cabin enjoys spectacular sunsets and views in all directions. The property is very upscale. The cabin has all the comfort and amenities of a luxury home, yet on your own private island. It provides a unique holiday off the beaten track in a charming part of the world, an experience of complete relaxation where you are the master of your own time and space. It is the perfect remedy for anyone seeking adventure and escape with utter privacy yet without isolation.

The river is lovely for fishing and swimming, with summer water temperatures usually in the mid 70s as there are several natural underwater warm water ‘springs’ near the dock. At Honey Bee, you enjoy water so clear you think that you are swimming in an aquarium. If you are looking to rough it, this is the wrong place.

Numerous water toys such as swim floats, water tube floats and an assortment of life jackets are provided at your holiday cottage. Boats, kayaks and canoes are available for rent nearby for our guests' enjoyment. Paddle your own canoe or kayak through wilderness routes in the nearby wildlife refuge or fish in a world-class angler's paradise on this huge body of water.

The Cabin is tucked away under pine and oak trees. Waken to the songbirds and watch the sunrise over Hill Island while sipping your morning coffee out on the deck. Hearing the water lapping on the rocks through the open screened windows at night, makes for a restful sleep. Relaxing on your own private Island, it's just Yet, all conveniences are just minutes away. Supermarkets, restaurants, liquor stores, post office, churches, pharmacy, just everything including a hospital is available within minutes in Alexandria Bay directly by boat to their respective docks or by car to Gananoque.

Manager

Member since: 2009

Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 10/10/2016

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 1300 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 years...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Honey Bee Island is set in a calm part of the River, with a gentle current. At our front dock there is storage for swim gear and fun noodles to jump into the River, about 10 feet deep. The back of the island has a gravel beach in about 2 feet of water with very slow current complete with child sized floating dock, Pirate flag, life buoy and a plank for errant children to go jumping into the water and on the gravel beach....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed:

    No dogs, no friendly dogs, no family dogs, no small dogs, no well-behaved dogs. No dogs of any kind, we have family members who are highly allergic, and must carry epi pens...NO DOGS....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

    1 captain's bunk...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

    1 captain's bunk...moreless

  • Each bedroom is carpeted and has its own vessel sink, cabinet, and closet. High sloped red cedar ceilings add charm and each window looks directly at water views. Adirondack charm abounds throughout the cabin and includes individual art pieces in each room....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower, outdoor shower

    We have both indoor and outdoor heated showers....moreless

  • Flushing toilet, not chemical.

Other Amenities

  • For the comfort of our guests, no smoking or pets of any kind are permitted on the island Check out Kingston, Ontario, just a 30 min. drive to see the historic fort and all of their day and evening activities. Once the capital of Canada, this fort was built as defense during the wars of 1812. Alexandria Bay, NY just 15 min. by boat, has an abundance of River activities, including the favorite of Pirate's Day, complete with rigged schooner. Fun for all of the family...ARRRGGGHHH. Clayton, NY has the famous Wooden Boat museum and a variety of craft shops at its water location and their many restaurants are a favorite haunt by River Rats. Be sure to take your camera to Thousand Islands Park ( TI park ) on Wellesley Island to check out this turn of the century park like setting of pink, blue decorated Victorian homes at the waters edge. The perfect play ground for kids, open library for all, soccer field and basketball court, dockage for your boat as well if you do not go by car....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable:

    News, sports, family channels, Disney, HGTV, Hallmark, History, Discovery etc....moreless

  • Television
  • Video Library

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Coin Laundry
  • Duty Free Shops
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Resort
  • River:

    You are in the St. Lawrence River, with its wealth of fishing, sailing, boating and historic forts from the war of 1812. Pirate Day in A-Bay is a must, and both sides of the river have boat racing....moreless

  • Rural:

    Honey Bee Island is set amongst over 1,000 forested islands in the fresh water setting of the St. Lawrence River. Islands abound before and behind you, the Rift is your natural drive way..a paradise....moreless

  • Water View
  • Waterfront:

    Honey Bee is a Private Island with only our historic, handadzed log cabin on it. Enjoy the St. Lawrence River, watching the beaver swim by and the ospreys dive and swoop. Cocktails at the dock a must....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Honey Bee Island is at the heart of the 1, 000 Islands between Canada and the USA, a boating and fishing paradise. This is a world renown UNESCO biosphere region for its exceptional natural beauty....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Our outdoor gas stainless BBQ is a dream with custom granite work table under the pines In the dining room are a custom live edge table and bench with custom Adirondack style chairs. Full water views...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Hand cut stone from the islands shore, built in the late 1800's. This is a beast that is the high light of the living room..except for the windows showing off the full on River views....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    No charge at our dock site, friendly, secure, family home....moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

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

    FULLY equipped kitchen, dishwasher, large frig/freezer with ice maker. A gourmet range of spices available....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Spices galore, flours, sugar, coffee and teas....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Ice maker in the freezer...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Hand forged by the owner, from his home in France, Julliet balcony off of the master bedroom, overlooking the back bay and islands beyond....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    We have cocktail tables and chairs at the front dock, the fully screened veranda has a custom coffee table and Adirondack style custom chairs, a Victorian day bed adds to the charm, all water views....moreless

  • Golf:

    Golf resorts on both shores as well as Wellesley Island. ...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Our outdoor gas stainless BBQ is a dream with custom granite work table under the pines. You have a full water view, including beaver dam, a child sized beach is here complete with their floating dock...moreless

  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear:

    We have a tub of noodles, snorkels, masks available....moreless

 

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My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$4,000

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500

Notes:

Honey Bee private vacation island is available for only 2 weeks per season (your choice of any one or a two week rental) from mid-June thru mid-October. Once these two weeks are reserved, any subsequent bookings can be made for the following year. We do not rent for periods of less than 1 week. We regret that no pets are permitted and that there is no smoking inside the cabin. The rental cost is based on US currency.


Manager's cancellation policy:

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Location

25 Miles
Nearest Airport
Watertown
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Alexandria Bay, N.Y.
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
Wellesley Island
20 Miles
Nearest Train
Kingston, Ontario
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
HWY 137 / 401
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
The " Ivy" by boat or car, Ontario

Car: Necessary

At Honey Bee Island, you will live in a charming, historic hand adzed Adirondack styled log cabin with full river views from every window, provided with every luxury. Dive off the dock, canoe around the islands, cast your line or bask in the sun and work on your tan. At the “Bee” in the very heart of the Thousand Islands, you can enjoy this unique private experience yet still be within minutes of grand turn of the century castles in the center of a celebrated boater’s paradise with a winding necklace of glittering river jewels.

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 2000

About: We found Honey Bee Island on a family trip to celebrate Michael's grandfather's 100th birthday in Ottawa, Canada. We were amazed that although born in Montreal, Michael had never seen this magical area before moving to the States. Now, coming from our home in California, we fell in love with the region.

Why Leeds and the Thousand Islands, ON, Canada:
The "Bee" as we call our island was just right. A lot like Goldie Locks and the 3 bears it was not too small, not too big and not too new. It had history from the hand adzed log walls to the many stories we have collected from previous owners. Set up high on the forested island, you have 360 degree views of the River, each window is looking at the water. Our docks work for boating and sun bathing and a must for cocktail hour sitting on the Adirondack chairs watching boaters go by. It had everything from easy water, a current that was not too fast, or deep, and eye candy in looking at the wooded shores around you from other of space around you and sunrises and sunsets to remember.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
You are 15 min. by boat to Alexandria Bay or Ivy Lea, you can go to dinner, the bank, grocers, post office or liquor store by boat, not to mentions a dozen restaurants on both sides of the River. The island is in the middle of the International Rift, and a 5 mph boating speed zone, slow and easy does it.


Contact us

Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 10/10/2016

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Photos

  • Hand made Maple log staircase

    Hand made Maple log staircase

  • Upstairs are 2 carpeted bedrooms

    Upstairs are 2 carpeted bedrooms

  • Outdoor deck and BBQ area

    Outdoor deck and BBQ area

  • Hand forged fireplace screen

    Hand forged fireplace screen

  • Best place for your morning coffee or evening cocktails

    Best place for your morning coffee or evening cocktails

  • Your home away from home

    Your home away from home

  • Dockside

    Dockside

  • Porch Table

    Porch Table

  • HB porch satee

    HB porch satee

  • River view dining

    River view dining

  • Apple cider press lamp

    Apple cider press lamp

  • 2nd bedroom, finished in prime Western Cedar

    2nd bedroom, finished in prime Western Cedar

  • Welcome home!

    Welcome home!

  • Morning coffee or cocktails. There is no better place to be.

    Morning coffee or cocktails. There is no better place to be.

  • Leaf peeper season

    Leaf peeper season

  • The best way to spend your day

    The best way to spend your day

  • Bedroom

    Bedroom

  • HB Porch Ski's

    HB Porch Ski's

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