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Unique Lodging Offering River, Lake, Sandy Beach, Boating & Fishing Access
New double bed-sized memory foam sleeper sofa located in the upstairs living room with an HD TV.
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 30 days before check-in.
Damage and Incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
No pets - Our 3 cottages permit pets with prior approvalOur 3 cottages permit pets with prior approval
Events allowed - Prior approval req'd for celebratory gatherings Prior approval req'd for celebratory gatherings
No smoking - No smoking is allowed in the lighthouseNo smoking is allowed in the lighthouse
Max guests: 6 - 7 or 8 occupants permitted with prior approval7 or 8 occupants permitted with prior approval
Minimum age of primary renter: 25
Property has guest safety measures
Cleaned with disinfectant
Check in and check out with no person-to-person contact
Minimum 1-day vacancy between guest stays
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About Abe Ellis
The "brothers-in-law" Mike & Abe and sister Kathy welcome you as our guests where our family has been enjoying the Salmon River/Lake Ontario Point for many generations since the 1930's. We now have many family members and close family friends who own summer homes on the Point and further up the river along Pine Grove Road. Having grown up at the Lake, enjoying the fishing, water sports, restful days in the sun and sand, marveling at the way the wind, waves and lake storms can entertain you, rainy days were spent working a jigsaw puzzle or reading a novel while enjoying views of the lake....some of our most memorable times. Many nights we stayed up late roasting marshmallows over a beach fire, followed the next morning by a pancake breakfast after returning from fishing with our parents. Small mouth bass and yellow perch fishing used to be the focus of our angling efforts, and those catches are arguably still the best tasting. But in the 1970's, the Salmon fishery developed and since then, Brown Trout can be caught in abundance along the lake shore as the waters warm in late April, May and June. The fishing charters run all season long out to the deeper waters of the Lake, many departing directly from our family's Marina. In the fall, the fishing gets especially active in the River, as the Salmon and Steelhead migrate to run upstream. Year after year, our families and friends have enjoyed this special place and all that it has to offer. In 2014 we purchased and restored much of the Selkirk Lighthouse and Marina property, including the Lighthouse, our three (3) rental cottages and the Marina operations building. With renovations largely completed in 2014, more were added in 2015 and we once again are proud to share this incredible place with others who can appreciate the special history and nature of the Lighthouse and what it is to experience staying there. It is our hope that our guests will return year after year with their families and friends.
Abe Ellis purchased this House in 2014
Why Abe Ellis chose Port Ontario
The Lighthouse is listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places and it stands as it has for 180 years at the mouth of the Salmon River, shining its light out across the Lake every night. Across the river from the Lighthouse is a beautiful private sandy beach, bounded to the north by a breakwater protecting the entrance to the harbor. It was the construction of this in the 1990's that initiated the creation of what is now an incredibly beautiful, sandy beach area (very unusual along Lake Ontario), right in front of our two family beach homes. The soft sand gently extends from the beach well into the Lake, which makes the shore perfect for small children, beach walking and swimming, with no undertow on calm water days. Of course, in fresh (non-salt) water there are no predators, jellyfish, seaweed or similar saltwater negatives. Gazing to the west, you can enjoy refreshing breezes off of the Lake during the day and offshore breezes at night. The Lake can entertain young and old alike as it roars on windy days, making it feel like you are at the ocean but without the salt water, and with a blazing, stunning sunset over the water very likely to end your day. Retired and looking to come north a little earlier than usual in the spring, or looking to stay a little later in the fall before heading south? Or maybe looking for a romantic time away from the kids, in a very special place? Or looking for a special place to take youngsters and grandchildren for an off-season river, harbor or beach experience? The Lighthouse is charming & romantic, providing a wonderful getaway for adults who want to enjoy some quiet, tranquil time connecting to the natural surroundings. And for fall fishermen who want to maximize their enjoyment of the Lake and the Salmon River, even when they are not out on the water, there is no better place. What could be better than grilling your fresh daily catch and enjoying a patio dinner at the Salmon River Lighthouse & Marina??
What makes this House unique
In addition to the perfect harbor location with its beautiful sunsets, the Lighthouse is equipped with 2 cable HD TVs and wireless high speed Internet, so you can stay connected to the outside world, as much as you need to or want to....and as an overnight guest, you are afforded a personal tour to the "Top of the Light."