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It's a floating cottage!

Alexandria Bay, NY, USA
  • Cottage1100 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights

This is a 3 bedroom 2 bath floating cottage!

The Ledges Resort & Marina is right on the St. Lawrence river. We have views of Boldt Castle, Sunken Rock Lighthouse, and the main shipping channel. We offer 6 acres of landscaped grounds to enjoy. There are decks, docks, hammocks, and gazebos where you can relax and enjoy the river. They are great for ship watching or fishing. We have an in-ground pool where you can cool off from the summer heat. There are outdoor fire-pits where you can warm up under the stars. There are also plenty of open lawn areas to play catch, lawn games, or just take a walk. We have dockage available if you rent or bring a boat. There are grills and picnic areas.

The Ledges is located in the village of Alexandria Bay so we are close to all of the attractions. We are less than a mile from the center of downtown. That makes it a 10 to 15 minute walk, 5 minute bike ride, or a 3 minute drive. With our 6 private acres it is a quiet and peaceful place. With our location you have the best of both worlds: convenience and privacy.

The Harbor House is a 3 bedroom/2 bath cottage directly on the river. It is actually a floating cottage! If you have your own boat or rent one you can tie it up right in front of your living room! There is a deck all the way around the cottage on the lower level. The master bedroom has a balcony with a view of Boldt Castle. It's a great place to fish or just relax and enjoy the river.

Upstairs: The master bedroom has a queen size bed. The balcony has a spectacular view of the Boldt Castle and Sunken Rock Lighthouse. The second bedroom has 2 double beds. The upstairs bathroom has a stand-up shower.

Downstairs: There is a large entryway. This leads to the downstairs bedroom, bathroom, and living room/kitchen. This bedroom has a double bed. The bathroom has a full tub and shower. The living area is combined with the kitchen. The kitchen features a full size stove/oven, full size refrigerator/freezer, microwave, coffee maker, and dishwasher. It has all new cooking utensils, pots, pans, glasses, and dishes. It is fully equipped. There is a dining table with seating for 6. The living room offers a beautiful view of the river. There are french doors that open up to the deck.

Shampoo, conditioner, and hand soap are provided. All of the beds are made with fresh linens. There are fresh towels and washcloths in both bathrooms.

We have other cottages available at The Ledges Resort & Marina. They can be found at vrbo with the following listing numbers







With last minute reservations we often offer special rates and discounts. Please ask about any promotions we may have.

We hope you will come enjoy the river with us!


Nick & Amy Schaefer

Member Since 2014
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Calendar last updated:
Mar 18, 2018
About Nick & Amy Schaefer

The Ledges property started with my grandparents Nicholas J Schaefer and his wife Amy. They purchased the property in 1961 and made it their home. In 1963 they built a motel called The Ledges. At one time they also had a German restaurant on the property named The Old World Inn. They closed the restaurant 1982, but continued with the motel. The motel was later run by my parents Jerome and Deborah Schaefer. They expanded into the marina and cottage rental business. In 2013 after 50 years in business we made a decision as a family to take the original motel down. The Ledges is again making changes, but staying in the family. It is now a marina and cottage rental resort. My wife Amy and I are now running the Ledges. I was named after my grandfather (Nicholas), and my wife's name happens to be Amy. So, once again Nick & Amy are your hosts at the Ledges!

Nick & Amy Schaefer purchased this Cottage in 2014

What makes this Cottage unique

The Ledges Resort & Marina is less than one mile from the center of downtown. This gives great access to all of the local restaurants, shops, and activities. We also have 6 acres of private grounds. This allows us to uniquely offer both access to everything along with privacy.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Accessible
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 2
        2 double
      • Bedroom 3
        1 double
      • The master bedroom has a balcony overlooking the river.


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Upstairs
        toilet, shower
      • Downstairs
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • The following are in all bathrooms: -Towels -Washcloths -Bath mats -Hair Dryer -Toiletries

      Location Type

        • Downtown
          We are in the Village of Alexandria Bay one mile from the center of downtown.
        • Village
          We are in the Village of Alexandria Bay one mile from the center of downtown.
        • Water View
          We are right on the St. Lawrence River in the heart of the 1000 Islands. We have a views of Boldt Castle and Sunken Rock Lighthouse. You can see the main channel and watch the ships go by.
        • Waterfront
          You can't get any closer to the St. Lawrence River than this! It's a floating house! Water views from every room. Sunken Rock Lighthouse and Boldt Castle are right out front. Watch the ships go by.


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Budget
            • Family
            • Historic
            • Romantic
            • Spa
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Air Conditioning
                    • Fireplace
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      Electric and LP monitor.
                    • Internet
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Linens Provided
                      Bed will be made up with fresh linens upon arrival. Towels, bath mats, and wash clothes will also be provided. There is no daily maid service.
                    • Living Room
                      Couch and love-seat. Flat-screen 50" HD TV with Directv service.
                    • Parking
                      There is room for one car next to the rental unit. Additional vehicles can be parked in the parking lot on the other side of the main yard. We also have space for boat trailers if you bring one.
                    • Towels Provided
                      There will be towel sets in each bathroom. We recommend bringing extra towels for longer stays.


                        • Coffee Maker
                          There are coffee makers and tea kettles in all units. There is also a complimentary welcome basket with coffee, tea, and snacks.
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Dishes, utensils, pots, pans, glasses, are included.
                        • Dishwasher
                          Detergent provided
                        • Kitchen
                          Propane oven and 4 burner stove - Microwave - Dishwasher - Toaster - Coffee Maker - Tea Kettle -Utensils - Spices - Dishes
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                          Propane with broiler
                        • Pantry Items
                          Creamer, sugar, spices, coffee, tea, snacks.
                        • Refrigerator
                          Full size with freezer
                        • Stove
                          Propane with 4 burners.
                        • Toaster
                          2 slice toaster


                            • Dining
                              Table with 6 chairs
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 6 people


                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Television
                                  Flat-screen 50" HD televisions in the living room. 32" HDTVs in both upstairs bedrooms.


                                    • Balcony
                                      There is a balcony on the master bedroom. It has a spectacular view of Boldt Castle, Sunken Rock Lighthouse, and the main shipping channel.
                                    • Boat
                                      Boat dockage included for this cottage
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      There is a deck all the way around the ground floor and a balcony facing the river on the master bedroom. There are also several other decks along the water on the property.
                                    • Golf
                                      There is a municipal course less than a mile away.
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      We have 2 canoes and 1 kayak available for our guests use. Life jackets must be worn at all times.
                                    • Lanai / Gazebo
                                      There are two gazebos on the property. They have great views of the river and Boldt Castle.
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      There are 6 acres of landscaped grounds. There are lots of places to relax and read a book. There is also plenty of space to play Frisbee, catch, or other lawn games. There are multiple fire-pits.
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      There is a gas grill on the deck. There are also charcoal grills available.
                                    • Tennis
                                      There are public courts less than a mile away.


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • wheelchair accessible
                                          The ground floor of the chalet is wheelchair accessible. There is a ramp leading to the deck with one 6 inch step. The bathroom does not have hand rails. There is a step up going into the bath tub.

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Private Pool
                                              We have a newly renovated large in-ground pool on site. It ranges from 3' to 9' deep. It is open from 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

                                              Onsite Services

                                                • Private Chef


                                                    • marina
                                                    • churches
                                                    • duty free shops
                                                    • festivals
                                                    • health/beauty spa
                                                    • library
                                                    • cinemas
                                                    • museums
                                                    • playground
                                                    • restaurants
                                                    • winery tours
                                                    • zoo

                                                      Leisure Activities

                                                        • paddle boating
                                                        • antiquing
                                                        • boating
                                                        • gambling casinos
                                                        • horseback riding
                                                        • horseshoes
                                                        • miniature golf
                                                        • bird watching
                                                        • photography
                                                        • scenic drives
                                                        • shopping
                                                        • sight seeing
                                                        • sledding
                                                        • walking
                                                        • wildlife viewing

                                                          Local Services & Businesses

                                                            • ATM/bank
                                                            • fitness center
                                                            • groceries
                                                            • hospital
                                                            • laundromat
                                                            • massage therapist
                                                            • medical services

                                                              Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                • parasailing
                                                                • basketball court
                                                                • cycling
                                                                • fishing
                                                                • fly fishing
                                                                • freshwater fishing
                                                                • golf
                                                                • hiking
                                                                • hot air ballooning
                                                                • hunting
                                                                • ice skating
                                                                • jet skiing
                                                                • kayaking
                                                                • mountain biking
                                                                • cross country skiing
                                                                • rafting
                                                                • sailing
                                                                • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                                • skiing
                                                                • snorkeling
                                                                • snorkeling/diving
                                                                • snowboarding
                                                                • snowmobiling
                                                                • swimming
                                                                • tennis
                                                                • water skiing
                                                                • water tubing
                                                                • whitewater rafting
                                                                • wind-surfing


                                                                    • Whether you are a couple looking for a romantic getaway, a single person looking for adventure, or a huge extended family looking for a place to get together we have something to suit you!

                                                                      House Rules

                                                                      Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                      Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                      Cancellation Policy

                                                                      Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                                      27 Reviews


                                                                      Latest reviews

                                                                      Great stay on the water!

                                                                      Joe R.

                                                                      We had a great stay in this cottage, on the water, overlooking the St Lawrence Seaway! Well appointed and great host who even carried our bags to the cottage.

                                                                      Fun, unique experience. That home actually floats on the water in at the mouth of a protected harbor. Enjoyed the very slight rocking motion. I highly recommend!

                                                                      Excellent way to experience the 1000 Islands

                                                                      Scott Y.

                                                                      We had a great experience at the Ledges resort. We stayed at the waterfront cottage named the "lighthouse" , and the views could not be better. These units are located in a marina. We had fun just watching all of the beautiful boats going in/out, in addition to the sights on the St. Lawrence. We we go back to this area, we will stay here again.

                                                                      Great (albeit rainy!) trip

                                                                      Betsy W.Rochester

                                                                      The cottage was perfect for what we were looking for. Right on the water - very quiet! I was nervous about being so close to the marina, but that was absolutely not an issue! We were able to pull our boat rental right up to the dock that was at the back door of the cottage. Could not get any more convenient! The cottage was basic, but clean and plenty of space for our family of 6!

                                                                      Loved it, Loved it, Loved it !!!!

                                                                      Robert B.Honeoye

                                                                      What a wonderful week at the Ledges. We stayed at Harbor House and being right on the water near the marina was awesome. We enjoyed sitting on the deck facing the river from morning coffee to our dinners. We even had campfires s few nights. The firewood was furnished. Great sightseeing with wildlife and boats and ships of all sizes. Beautiful sunsets over the castle. The rental had everything you would need. All rooms were comfortable. Nick and Amy were always available if you needed anything. Thoroughly enjoyed it for a sibling vacation. We did all the touristy things you would expect. Lots to do and see. Beautiful area of NYS. I would definitely recommend this location, especially the Harbor House.

                                                                      Awesome place!

                                                                      geogi w.

                                                                      Absolutely loved the lighthouse on the water! It was perfect for our family of 6. Very nice nautical theme tastefully minimalistic. Has everything we needed! Fun family time by fire pits and solo time on hammocks. Dockage for our pontoon right in front of the house. Quiet and peaceful... We plan on returning to the St Lawrence river and this place is at the top of the list!

                                                                      The Lighthouse at The Ledges

                                                                      Mark M.

                                                                      We enjoyed a long weekend at The Lighthouse. The accommodations were great. The house was clean, the beds were comfortable and the amenities can't be beat. From the moment we pulled in, the staff (Ainsley) was there to help us move ourselves in. Several trips were made and that was appreciated. Check in and out was seamless. We rented a boat for a day and docked it in front, again very convenient...and cool! Nights in front of a well stock fire pit, were wonderful. The Ledges is also convenient by it's proximity to Alex Bay, a nice walk or a short drive away. We vacation together each year, visiting different places around the state. We all agreed The Lighthouse was by far the nicest place we have stayed in! Nick & Amy are great hosts! Highly recommended!


                                                                      Alexandria Bay, NY, USA

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