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Waterfront Home on St. Lawrence River, Sunsets, Cove, Modern

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,300 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Prime waterfront location with spectacular view of sunsets, wildlife boats and ocean going and great lake ships. Master bedroom with king bed and attached bath, guest bedroom with king bed and full bath in nearby hallway. 2nd floor loft-with futon- entered by spiral stairs and cathedral ceilings. Good water depth, depending on time of year and annual variations at 17'x25' dock built in 2002. Relaxing deck wraps around waterfront side of home. Propane space heater in livingroom and electric heat in each room. Fans located throughtout the home for warm days. Sunroom 15' x 13' added in 2002.

Quality, safe, nicely maintained neighborhood and grassy yard.

Full kitchen, Cherry dining table can easily seat 8, washer, dryer, water softener and UV filter, 2 king beds with full linens, TV, DVD/VCR, CD player, and free wi-fi.

Keywords: home, St. Lawrence River, Thousand Islands, near Alexandria Bay, Blind Bay Marina,

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Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
September 6, 2018

About Gary

We purchased our family dream and possibly retirement home in January of 2011. Although we would like to stay there 24/7, our careers only permit part-time enjoyment. We are certain that if you spend time here you will share our love of The River as well.

Gary purchased this house in 2011

Why Gary chose Hammond

We have been vacationing in the Thousand Islands region for nearly 30 years. Have enjoyed wonderful family memories of togetherness, fishing, boating, hiking, snorkling, and just plain old relaxing.

We love Clayton for its unique restaurants and shops annual boat show and Museum, Alexandria Bay for its shops and restaurants and Pirate's Weekend in August without dealing with major crowds and expense. Wellesley Island across the Thousand Island Bridge is superb for biking, hiking, golfing etc..

We love this location for the sunsets, walks, fishing, swimming safely in 'our' cove, quiet but friendly neighborhood and quiet away from the 'bustle' of Alexandria Bay and Clayton.

What makes this house unique

Beautiful St. Lawrence river views inside (sunroom or living room) or on the wrap-around-deck where we can enjoy morning coffee, sunsets, views of ocean going vessels and wildlife, safe neighborhood for families and children, small protected marina a 5 minute walk away where we can dock our boat, a small cove with swimming and wonderful Chippewa Bay around the corner for excellent fishing, kayaking, paddleboarding etc..


Hammond House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 total, 1 in hallway and 1 attached to master bedroom Both w/ showers no bathrubs PLEASE BRING TOILET PAPER FROM HOME....we used to supply for season but a years worth was removed without asking....sorry.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , New Bed for 2016
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , New bed for 2016
  • King size beds new in 2016, Inflatable Queen sized air mattress available x 1, Sofa downstairs also new 2016 and Futon in upstairs loft. House sleeps 6 maximum
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Blind Bay Marina, about 200 yards down Blind Bay Road, has a boat launch, docks, boat rental, a small store and other amenities. Their phone # is 315-324-5350.


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Waterfront Home on St. Lawrence River, Sunsets, Cove, Modern
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 15 reviews
New York

Fun times with family on the beautiful St. Lawrence!

  • 5 of 5

What a great place to stay with a beautiful view of the river and the ships going by! A little bump first day but the owners were right on top of it. We enjoyed swimming in the river, the use of their kayaks that they provided plus walks to near by Marina, making meals and eating, talking about our days of sight seeing together. Lovely sunsets, evenings laughing while playing cards or having a camp fire. Thanks for sharing your home Gary, I would stay again in the future plus recommend to others. K.Parker

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful river views from spacious and homey house.

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in this well equipped roomy house. The river views and gorgeous sunsets really set this property apart from many other places we have stayed. The location, about 20 minutes north of Alexandria Bay, is very convenient to many state parks and other attractions in the area. We would definitely recommend this property to other couples or families that love the outdoors.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Elysburg, Pa

Roomy, clean home with beautiful views of the river

  • 5 of 5

A huge Thank you to Gary. He was accommodating from the very beginning of our first inquiry right up to the end of our visit. The house is very clean and well equipped. We loved spending time on the deck swimming, fishing, and making use of the kayaks. We had a great time and planning to rent again!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Syracuse, NY

The property and location are wonderful!

  • 4 of 5

Clean cottage that overlooks St. Lawrence River. 2017 was the best ever for ships going by. The weather, completely out of everyone's control, kept us inside much of the time, and for the first time in years, I was unable to kayak and enjoy the river on the river. Better luck next year! Patty and Gary are great landlords!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Syracuse, NY

Wonderful Get Away!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is right on the St. Lawrence River on a quiet alcove in Blind Bay. Watching ships from around the world go by, enjoying wild life in the area, kayaking... what could be better? It is close to Alexandria Bay and Ogdensburg (NY) or Brockville (CA) for restaurants or if you need to shop for food or supplies. About an hour and a half to Ottawa for a great day trip.

Gary and Patty hire someone to clean the cottage between visitors, which I so appreciate. Nothing worse than entering a place for vacation and having to spend hours cleaning up from the last occupants, or ending vacation by having to clean.

Thanks again for a great week - location, view, clean, kayaks!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time for your kind and thoughtful review. We love sharing our little slice of heaven and every year we strive to improve your experience through upgrades. So happy you had a great vacation.
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Great choice!

  • 5 of 5

The views are perfect. Great sunsets & love watching the ships pass by. Fishing was great right in front of cottage as well.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Boat tours departing from Alexandria Bay for tours of Boldt Castle, Millionaires row and many unique island homes.

Singer Castle Tours available from Schemmerhorns marina at nearby Chippewa Bay.

Fishing charters available from Our dock, Blind Bay Marina, Alexandria Bay and nearby Black Lake.

Wildlife abounds with Ospreys, herons, many species of waterfowl, minks, deer and an amazing assortment of gamefish.

Numerous golf courses within 30 minutes for all talent levels.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300

I prefer to be paid by personal check(the old fashioned way)as I get charged a fee for credit card or e-check transactions.
Please mail checks to:
Gary Nielan
138 Warner Street
Belchertown, MA 01007

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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