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Waterfront cottage with direct fishing access, boat slip, available sandy beach
One additional fold-down couch in the living room which sleeps two smaller children or one adult.
Damage and Incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Pets allowed - Pre-approval required. $25 or $50 fee applied.Pre-approval required. $25 or $50 fee applied.
Max guests: 6 (sleeps up to 6 adults)
Minimum age of primary renter: 27
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About Abe Ellis
The 'brothers-in-law' (Mike & Abe) welcome you to join us, as our extended family has been enjoying the Salmon River Point since the 1930s, and 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, with rainy days spent working a jigsaw puzzle or reading a novel while enjoying views of the lake being some of our most memorable times. Or getting to stay 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 1970s, the Salmon fishery developed and since then, Brown Trout can be caught in abundance along the lake shore as the water warms in May and June. The fishing charters run all summer long out to the deep waters of the lake, many departing directly from the Salmon River Marina right at the mouth of the river. In the fall, the fishing gets especially active in the river, as the salmon 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 the Selkirk Lighthouse, a historic treasure that was built before any of us were born. With renovations of the Lighthouse, the Marina and the 3 cottages completed, we now share this incredible place with others who can appreciate the history and special nature of the Salmon River (Selkirk) Lighthouse & Marina property and what it is to experience staying there. It is our hope that past guests will return with families and friends, time and time again, year after year.
Abe Ellis purchased this Cottage in 2014
Why Abe Ellis chose Port Ontario
The lighthouse is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and it stands as it has for 175 years at the mouth of the Salmon River, shining its light out across the lake every night. In the shadow of the lighthouse are 3 cottages, with this cottage right on the bank of the river, at the north end of the marina. Across the river is a beautiful sandy NY State Park property beach, bounded to the north by the rock breakwater protecting the entrance to the harbor. It was the construction of the pier in the 1990's that initiated the creation of what is now a beautiful, sandy (very unusual for Lake Ontario) and private beach area we also own contiguous to NY state park land. The sand extends from the beach well into the lake, which makes the shoreline perfect for beach walks 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. Lake Ontario will entertain young and old alike as it roars on windy days, making it feel like you are at the ocean (but without the saltwater), with a blazing and stunning sunset over the water very likely to end your day. If you are looking for a beach vacation or some time away from it all, or a special fishing vacation with family or friends, you have found one of the best locations to do just that. The Waterfront Cottage is cozy and comfortable, in a perfect location right on the River, providing a wonderful getaway for fishing with the kids, or enjoying quiet, tranquil time connecting with the natural surroundings. For fall fishermen who want to maximize their enjoyment of the Lake and River when they are not out on the water, there is no finer place.
What makes this Cottage unique
In addition to the perfect harbor location, right on the Salmon River, with beautiful sunset views, the cottage is equipped with hi-def cable TV and wireless high speed Internet, so that you can stay connected to the outside world, as much as you need to or want to....