Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call VRBO Booking Assistance: 888-829-7076
Book Online or call VRBO Booking Assistance: 888-829-7076

Year Round Lakefront Property On Beautiful Charleston Lake

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12

Enjoy a true Canadian summer experience on spectacular Charleston Lake famous for its crystal clear water, excellent fishing and natural wildlife. Boasting over 100 miles of shoreline, and over 100 islands this large deep lake is the perfect place to spend a holiday. Our property is easterly facing providing beautiful sunrises, and some afternoon shade for hot summer days. Excellent swimming from dock or wade in from gentle shore, perfect for children. Yard ideal for playing lawn games.

The cottage is conveniently located close to the village of Charleston where there is a marina, boat launch and boat rentals as well as a restaurant and ice cream parlour.

Home is separable into 2 levels. The upper level (over 1,000 square feet) walks out to the lake and has 2 bedrooms, bathroom with tub, fullsize modern kitchen with dinning area, and a large sun room with large TV/DVD player. The lower level (which can be closed off for noise!) is about 800 square feet of brand new construction has 2 bedrooms, bathroom with shower, and large common room with large TV/DVD. There is also a Cabana right at the dock which has a large sitting area. Pre-approval of Pets required.

More Details

Property Manager
Chris Van Staveren
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 13, 2018

About Chris Van Staveren

Chris and Chantal Van Staveren discovered Charleston Lake just over 5 years ago and fell in love immediately. The crystal clear deep water, and granite outcrops, with tons of areas to explore, were perfect for summers with their 2 children.

Chris Van Staveren purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Chris Van Staveren chose Leeds and the Thousand Islands

We purchased our original property next door in 2008 but so many of our friends and family love to come visit us at the lake - so we needed extra space. We saw the potential in this property so we bought it in the summer of 2013, and renovated it.

What makes this cottage unique

Ability to leverage the infrastructure in place such as floating swim platform with slide. Great views of Websters bay from the sunroom and cabana.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Charleston Lake is awesome! The water is deep and very clear, excellent for swimming, boating and fishing. The cottage was quite spacious with lots of rooms, we never had to worry about running into each other. We have pre-teens and this was a perfect spot for them. Private enough that they were free to go down to the lake without worries. The cottage itself is very clean and very well equipped. There are BBQ's on two different levels with more deck space than we knew what to do with and a raised deck overlooking the lake. The BBQ's were new and there's was plenty of propane. The dock is well maintained and able to fit an 18ft. boat with ease with no concerns about touching bottom. The kids loved the diving platform and slide into the lake. The host's who live next door were very friendly and extremely accommodating. When they left we had their cell number in case we needed anything. The only concern at this spot is the trek down to the lake, there are a couple sets of steps down to the lake so very young kids and elderly may have an issue but other than that we would certainly recommend it and we plan on booking this one again for 2015.
Jul 2014
  • 1 of 3


Leeds and the Thousand Islands Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility
  • marina
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


5/5 -
(3 traveler reviews)

100% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Year Round Lakefront Property On Beautiful Charleston Lake
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay over thanksgiving weekend with the kids. Cottage was nice clean and spacious with all amenities. Fishing was great off the dock. The lake was beautiful. The owner Chris who stayed next door was a gracious host. We arrived late and he checked in on us and even brought us food as all the stores were closed which we really appreciated. Thank you for your hospitality Chris. We would definitely come back!

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed it, and thanks for leaving the place in good shape. Hope to see you again in the future. Chris
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0
Kingston,Pa (USA)

Great Time.

  • 5 of 5

Stayed for the week. Great place and the owners were very accommodating. I would recommend the place and owners to anyone.

I have one minor complaint, need light out shades in the bedroom on the first floor. First light around 5am would wake me up. . John

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

"Shirley's Temple

  • 5 of 5

Stayed for a week. Purpose was fishing. Place was excellent. All amenities of home. Didn't need to bring anything except food and drink. Enjoyed entire time there.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay. Thanks for the review
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Cedar Park
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Charleston Lake
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Charleston Lake
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $78.05
Pet Fee $19.51
Refundable damage deposit $390.26

Rates are based on a maximum of 8 Guests. Additional fees for guests in excess of 8 = $25 per person per day or $100/person per week.

Manager'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.

You might like these similar properties