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Island Mill Getaway near Prince Edward County. SPECIAL 3RD NIGHT FREE til Apr 30

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Property type mill
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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About the property


The Island Mill Getaway is the perfect destination for both relaxation and sightseeing. Both our suites are so cozy and so close to everything the area has to offer.

An island, a river, abundant wildlife and gardens just 6 minutes from the 401 hwy. We have two suites on our property; the ideal getaway for one or two couples. Choose either one of our beautiful unique suites for your special little holiday or come with another couple and book both suites. CALL 613-396-6139 OR E-MAIL TO MAKE A RESERVATION. If do not see appropriate availability here, please check out our other suite The Miller's Retreat at property # 597677

"We offer a "THIRD NIGHT FREE" special when two consecutive nights are booked for stays between Nov.1 - April 30.

Cal 613-396-6139 to book or email me at

Please note: The average nightly price shown on the VRBO site is quoted in U.S. dollars. Rates change according to the time of year. Base nightly rate for The Miller's Retreat is 150.00 Canadian. Base nightly rate for The Country Suite is 125.00 Canadian. To see in CAD, please go to HomeAway.Ca


WELCOME to our circa 1829 limestone home, (originally The Lonsdale Grist Mill) on an island in the Salmon River between 2 waterfalls. We're just 2 hours east of Toronto and conveniently located between Prince Edward County's Sandbanks and Wineries and Kingston and The Thousand Islands.

THE COUNTRY SUITE is on the second floor of our home. Guests will use the main floor entrance to the mill which is shared with us. The original mill staircase leads you to your private second floor suite. The atmosphere is casual and relaxed.


You will enjoy a lovely, comfortable suite with a self-contained kitchenette which includes a small fridge, microwave, toaster/convection oven, induction hot plate, french press coffee maker, tea, coffee, bottled water, all pots and pans, utensils, etc for light cooking. The suite has a French bedroom set with a queen size bed with aTempurpedic memory foam mattress just perfect for falling asleep to the sound of the waterfalls outside your window and top quality bedding. Toiletries, bath robes and towels are provided. The Country Suite has antiques, oak floors, carpeting and hand sewn silk lampshades.


You have full access to our patio by the waterfalls, kayaks, a canoe, peddleboat and touring bicycles during the warmer months and a riverside hot tub under the stars all at no extra charge. With waterfront on three sides, you'll likely want to spend some time on the river. Boats are provided from May until Thanksgiving weekend. The outdoor patio by the river has comfortable padded swivel chairs as well as a barbeque.

Enjoying nature is the main occupation here. Lying under a willow tree beside the waterfalls, paddling up the river, or touring the countryside by bicycle can really eat up a day. You can also enjoy a refreshing swim in the waterfalls. A waiver must be signed prior to using the facilities due to the inherent dangers associated with being near the water.

We live in the very picturesque historic hamlet of Lonsdale which has been the subject of many artists and photographers. The river is part of an historic canoe route and many enthusiasts brave the rapids in May. The river quietens come June for relaxing paddles. It is the river that gives this place it's magical vibe and brings the wildlife in abundance for our pleasure. Great Blue Herons, Song Birds, Eagles, Otters, Beavers, Muskrats, Geese, Ducks, Swans, Turtles, song birds and many others are all happy to call Lonsdale home or stop by to say hi. You never know who is going to drop by next. The grounds are full of flowers and birds and the sound of the waterfalls makes this an ideal spot to just kick back and enjoy.



We encourage you to bring your own food and prepare light meals in your private kitchenette, as the closest restaurant is 6 km away and there are no stores in the immediate area. There are three grocery stores in Napanee , a 20 minute drive east or Belleville, a 25 minute drive west or in Picton, 30 minutes south. You may also use the outdoor barbeque. If you do not wish to cook, there is a pleasant diner just 6 km up the road that serves Greek and Canadian food and also does take out and is a good option for a decent cooked breakfast nearby. There are many nice restaurants and eateries within Napanee, Prince Edward and Belleville/Kingston areas. Regular and specialty teas, french press coffee, bottled water, milk, cream, sugar and honey are always available in your room. We also provide the little things for cooking that are difficult to transport such as cooking oil and spices. You are welcome to pick fresh herbs and salad greens from our organic vegetable gardens in the summer months. Please feel free to use our main floor freezer and fridge for extra food storage.


There is WiFi available for checking e-mails etc. We do not have access to unlimited internet so streaming and downloading movies is not available, however, there are free movie channels on the television.



Enjoy the outdoor all season hot tub under the stars by the river and waterfall. If the pond is frozen, bring your skates, snowshoes or cross country skis for fun right outside the back door. There are also several nearby cross country ski locations, walking trails, first class performances at Belleville's Empire and Kingston's Grand Theatre and many other seasonal attractions in our area during the cooler months.


We are located 2 hours east of Toronto just 6 minutes from the 401. Picton is 30 minutes to the south, Kingston is 35 minutes east and Belleville is 25 minutes west. Kingston and The Thousand Islands, Prince Edward County Wineries and it's many Fine Restaurants and Sandbanks Provincial Park are all in a day's outing.

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Suzie Gutzman
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
January 20, 2017

About Suzie Gutzman

My husband Jerry and I have lived here for 30 years. We moved from Kingston, my hometown, to Toronto for a few years and then made our way back to this area which has so much to offer.

Suzie Gutzman purchased this mill in 1986

Why Suzie Gutzman chose Thousand Islands

We bought this property when we were young and naiive. It has taken almost 30 years and the journey, like all journeys has been difficult at times but very rewarding. The Lonsdale Mill has reached a potential even we did not believe possible in the beginning. The beautiful Salmon River with the abundance of wildlife and the lulling of the waterfalls is what keeps us here. Even though we're not located anywhere in particular, we're so close to everything. A short drive in 4 directions takes us to many towns and cities. We just can't imagine ourselves anywhere else.

What makes this mill unique

Opportunity to stay in an historic mill on an island.

Three types of watercraft and touring bicycles for your enjoyment at no extra charge.

Outdoor, all season hot tub under the stars.

Swimming in the waterfalls.

Dining, reading and relaxing riverside.

Great opportunities for viewing birds and wildlife, such as otters, beavers, turtles, great blue herons and songbirds.

A true getaway experience in a scenic and historic setting.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We are very happy to have been chosen for your weekend escape and we look forward to your next visit with us.
Oct 2014
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Exceptional! 5/5 -
(34 traveler reviews)

Island Mill Getaway near Prince Edward County. SPECIAL 3RD NIGHT FREE til Apr 30
average rating of 4.970588 based on 35 reviews

Our stay at the island Mill get away was great. Jerry and Suzie were gracious hosts.

  • 5 of 5

The property both inside and outside is beautiful. We enjoyed our time in the gardens,sitting by the river and using the hot tub. Our room was very comfortable and the decor was beautiful. We would definitely stay here again the next time we visit this area.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and for choosing to spend your anniversary with us. We enjoyed meeting you and hope to see you both again.
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Island Mill Getaway - Country Suite

  • 5 of 5

We were greeted with a warm welcome by Suzie and later met Jerry, two lovely people who made us feel so at home in their home.

A truly amazing place to stay, it reminded me so much of my childhood growing up near a mill in England. The building wraps you in loving comfort and makes you really feel 'at home away' with the 3' thick walls and the beautiful decor. We were invited to use the family kitchen and outside barbecue although our suite was extremely well furnished with everything to prepare meals. This time we mainly ate out and Suzie & Jerry pointed out places to eat and visit all within a short driving distance. Suzie had thought of everything you may need, even if we had forgotten to pack something we needn't have worried as everything was to hand if needed.

We plan on returning in the spring of 2017 when we hope to enjoy a more relaxed stay in the immediate area instead of doing all the 'touristy' things we did on this trip. Maybe we'll get to walk more, ride the bikes and probably venture out on the canoe or kayak all available to use. Prince Edward County and the area is so beautiful with many boutique shops and winery tours including cider tasting, also not forgetting the locally made county ice cream enjoyed by my husband who has a weak spot for ice cream.

Thank you for the wonderful experience of staying in such a beautiful restored centuries old building we thoroughly enjoyed our visit and staying with you.

Larry & Carole Powell, Ontario.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I can't tell you how humbling it is to have such a glowing review written about our getaway. We had no idea just over two and a half years ago when we welcomed our very first guests that we would be meeting such wonderful people as yourselves. We're so glad you enjoyed your time here and we welcome you back with open arms any time. Really hope to see you both again as it's so nice to have a little dose of English.
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Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We loved our time at Island Mill Getaway. Congenial hosts Susie and Jerry took very good care of us. We paddled on the river, relaxed in the hot tub and sat by the outdoor fire in the evening. Our room was very spacious and comfortable. We could cook meals in our room or take advantage of some of the good restaurants in Prince Edward County to the South of us. The surrounding property is beautifully maintained and there is fresh produce in the garden to add to your meal if you wish. We would recommend this location.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure sharing our home and garden with you. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with others. We look forward to seeing you again when you need another little getaway.
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A beautiful and unique spot full of wonderful suprises

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I loved our stay at The Island Mill Getaway. It was even better than what we expected, after reading all the wonderful reviews when we booked our suite. From the stunning garden, where we were invited to help ourselves to any fresh vegetables and herbs, to the gorgeous historical building, The Island Mill Getaway is a beautiful and unique setting. You can relax in the garden and watch the wildlife during the day. And then at night, while sitting in front of the fire or soaking in the hot tub, you can star gaze. It was a very welcome break from our busy day to day lives. Suzie and Jerry think of absolutely everything to make you feel at home. Our only complaint was that we couldn't stay longer. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you enjoyed yourselves at the mill. You were such great and easy going people and so appreciative of our place. I know you'll love our other suite as well, The Miller's Retreat and we look forward to having you back for another little getaway from your busy life. It was wonderful to meet you and we will pop in to see you when we're down your way. See you again.
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Gorgeous retreat

  • 5 of 5

The Island Mill is a stunning property with everything you need right there. It is such a relaxing setting with the sound of the water from the river. The suite was very clean. Suzie was an exceptional host.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely Fabulous

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed for 2 days in July. The setting, peace and quiet, the hospitality, and the fabulous accomodations far exceeded our expectations. Suzie and Gerry were the consummate hosts, always happy to help and ensure our stay was as comfortable as possible. It was so beautiful having breakfast outside on our private patio by the river, it was hard to leave to attend to our business in Picton. This now ranks of my favouite stay at such places. We plan to return just to experience this tranquility again, regardless of what else may bring us to the area.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Dave and we're so glad you were able to relax in the shade of the patio during those hot days. It's so nice to have guests who appreciate our labour of love. Jerry and I really hope you come back to visit us again. Take care.
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Nearest Airport
58 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
40 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
9 Kilometres
Briar Fox Golf and Country Club
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
highway 401 and hwy 49 to go south to PE county
Nearest Restaurant
6 Kilometres
Mikes Restaurant
Nearest Beach
48 Kilometres
Sandbanks Provincial Park

We are located in the tiny, picturesque hamlet of Lonsdale. Your suite is in the Mill which was built circa 1829 and was the first building in the area. You can keep yourself very busy here in the summer cycling, walking and boating or by taking day trips to the many wineries, beaches, restaurants and shopping areas in Prince Edward County which is just minutes south of us. Kingston is also just a short 35 minute drive East and the town of Napanee is 19 minutes East where there are major grocery stores and chain restaurants and a pleasant downtown shopping area. The town of Belleville is 25 minutes West and has a nice shopping mall and quite a lot of restaurants and festivals during the summer months. Belleville's Empire Theatre presents world class acts during the year.


Rates & Availability

Greater Napanee Mill Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Book 2 Third Night Free
Nov 1 2016 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Mid Season 1 2017
May 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
High Season
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
Mid Season 2
Sep 2 2017 - Oct 9 2017
2 night minimum stay
Book 2 Third Night Free
Oct 10 2017 - Dec 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $75
Cleaning Fee $11

I do require paypal payments please choose that option to make payment.

The suite is located on the second floor of The Mill and therefore guests must be able to climb stairs. The suite is located within our home and there is a shared entrance. A lock box has been installed for your safety and you will be given the combination prior to your arrival. A waiver must be signed prior to use of facilities such as cycling and boating.
Check in 3 p.m., check out 11 p.m.

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.
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Greater Napanee Mill Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • mill
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 575 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Four piece bathroom
  • The bathroom is in the apartment/suite and completely private.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Tempurpedic memory foam mattress
  • An imported French bedroom suite . Tempurpedic memory foam mattress. The bedroom is part of the open concept apartment/suite.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • skiing
  • swimming
This is a getaway rental suite within our mill home. There is a shared entrance. A shared patio/bbq area and another small private patio area. All amenities such as boats, bicycles and hot tubs are provided free of charge to registered guests.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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