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Millionaire's Row in the Center of Where X Marks the Spot!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,350 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Condo, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-6)

“The Chalet” on Wellesley Island is situated in the center where X marks the spot of Thousand Islands on the St. Lawrence Seaway of New York.

'The Chalet' is specifically located on Millionaire's Row halfway between Boldt Castle and The Thousand Island Club. This Historic Austrian Swiss Style Chalet was built by George Boldt in 1910. During the Guilded Era Boldt used “The Chalet” as a guest house to for his most notable guests and visitors.

Bell, Florence, St. Elmo and Nobby Islands protect the Main dock from the St. Lawrence Chop and larger boat traffic while still preserving the major view of the shipping channel from the property. At the Main dock watch ships and yachts from around the world travel the St. Lawrence right in your front yard. Closer to shore you can hear the tour boats pass by describing the history of the Chalet to their passengers. Closer yet the classic 'Woodies' come idling by - among them the 'Zipper' from the Antique Boat Museum and the 'Monitor' from Castle Rest.

Swimming at the Main dock is second to none. The crystal clear water is more than 10' deep. After basking in the sun all day there is nothing like a swim in this refreshing water off the dock.

Rental boats can be arranged, but if you have your own bring it! Our 30' finger dock is equiped with power.You will find it very easy to get into due to the prevailing winds. You will find the finger dock literally beside the main dock in position number one. Sitting at the dock on your boat brings the world of the Seaway even closer.

Castles, museums, golf, river cruises, fishing and dive charters and Kingston Ontario, are here at your finger tips in the heart of the Islands.

Keywords: Thousand Islands, Seaway, Waterfront, great swimming, Dockage

More Details

Bill Farmer
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 15, 2018

About Bill Farmer

I’m a Contractor who specializes in the Masonry Restoration of Historic Structures. You can see one of our recent projects at ' Hopewell Hall”. We reconstructed all of the stone walls, stairs and balconies at this property and you'll see it from the River..

Bill Farmer purchased this condo in 1986

Why Bill Farmer chose Wellesley Island

It was easy. I knew the area well and my friends who own Pullman Island AKA 'Castle Rest' also owned the Unit A and still own the Boat House off the to the side of our front door and deck at Unit A. It was a great buy, though it was a gutted shell. It was also the last unit to be sold in the building during the conversion to Condos. It was a perfect do it you self project for a contractor and over the years I've managed to turn it into the classic 'Captain's Quarters' style of living space. Much of the interior is original, the doors, windows and trim. All the natural wood are added features. All the corners of the wood built fixture have eased corner and with the wainscoting one gets the feeling of being on a ship.

What makes this condo unique

The most unique thing about the Chalet is that you can drive to it and when you're standing dockside you know you are in the heart of the 1000 Islands. Our unit is ground level so loading and unloading is a breeze. The 400 square foot deck allows for great outdoor entertaining and enjoyment. The ground level access makes especially appealing for those who might need easier accessibility. You're within walking distance to The Old 1000 Islands Club, Hackers Grill at the 1000 Islands Golf Club and The Boldt Castle Yacht House. There are 3 Golf courses on the Island. Your just a short 7 mile drive down route 100 to the finest dinning at the Wellesley Hotel and all that Thousand Island Park Community has to offer.

Walking distance to the Thousand Island Club and fine dinning and entertainment.

All three bedromms have a River view.


Wellesley Island Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1350 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Shower/Tub pedestal sink, adequate shelving and storage. Small but very functional and classic.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , River view
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , River View
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , River view
  • Queen size Beds one in each Bedroom. Each Bedroom has a view of the River
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
This property feature a 16x24 outdoor deck that seats 8, exterior beverage cooler, clam steamer, large propane grill and cook stand, two umbrellas and serving area.Access to 30' dock if your briging a boat. Shipping Channel swim dock, deep water


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Millionaire's Row in the Center of Where X Marks the Spot!
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews

Very Comfortable and Great Location

  • 4 of 5

The Chalet was extremely comfortable for our party of 6- 2 adults, 2 girls age 11, and 2 boys age 16 and 18, both inside and outside. We expected a grill on the deck, but outdoor refrigerator was a pleasant surprise. We were able to use the dock for our rental boat. The area is fairly sheltered by smaller islands, making swimming right off the docks safe and fun. The property is very pretty and is easy to walk to a nearby restaurant and bar. The kitchen was well equipped, more than enough towels, sheets, etc and a washer/dryer on the property.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Jersey

Awesome 1000 Island destination !!

  • 5 of 5

Great views !! Awesome surroundings. Fishing, boating and swimming in crystal clear water

right off your own dock!! This house has it all. House was in great condition. Views of Boldt Castle, Alex Bay and the St Lawrence from your private dock. Owner easy to deal with. Would highly recommend. See you next year !!


  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Endwell, NY


  • 5 of 5

What a great property!! Owner was very pleasant and easy to talk to. Pictures do not do this property justice! Very nice property with incredible views. Waking up in the morning to ships passing by was great. Everything about the week at the Chalet was phenomenal. Owner was very informative and I look forward to another week in the future.

I would highly recommend this property to friends and relatives. We had 3 teenage kids and had more than enough room. Close to Boldt Castle and the Boldt Boathouse. How can you go wrong staying in the Chalet that George Boldt built for his guests!!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great view and excellent location

  • 5 of 5

The owner was very accommodating and has a beautiful vacation rental. We immediately felt right at home and enjoyed every waking sunset and and the serenity of the evenings. The trip over to the Boldt Yachthouse was just a quick bike ride away and loved the short trip over to the castle from there, perfect for our little ones! We took advantage of the accessible waterway and enjoyed the action at Alexandria Bay. I highly recommend this place for your next vacation getaway and see all that the area has to offer!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2012
  • Stayed: August 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
24 Miles
Watertown or Syracuse
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Thousand Island Club
Nearest Ferry
18 Miles
Wolfe Island
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Thousand Island Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Rt. 81
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Thousand Island Club
Nearest Ski
150 Miles
White Face Mnt.
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Thousand Ilsand Park
Car: recommended

Vist a variety of museums in the area, tour two Castles (Boldt and Singer) and many River tours are available. Visit the local towns of Clayton and Cape Vincent. Visit Canada, Kingston and Gananoque, Brockville and Wolfe Island.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $250

50% deposit is required at time of booking, balance is due 30 days in advance of arrival, including the $250. security deposit.

Cancellation policy: Cancellation later between 2 and four weeks out is 100%, cancelations up to 2 weeks out is 50%, cancellation with in 2 weeks deposit is nonrefundable except for security deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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