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A peaceful island setting for workshops, retreats and family get-togethers.

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Surrounded by water , 5 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms, laundry, large yard, fire pit

This large historical home is actual 2 houses in one. Built in the 1830's by Colman Hinkley it is based on the old farmhouse model in which bedrooms above the kitchen are completely separated from the upstairs bedrooms of the main house. This allows for creative sleeping arrangements to accommodate the needs of large groups and multiple generations.

The quiet rural setting, with private water access and the nearby ferry makes this an ideal location for water enthusiasts, bird watchers and fitness fanatics. Swimming, running, biking, and canoeing are all easily accessible.

The large kitchen has a walk out patio door to the deck and private path to a sheltered bay for swimming, bonfires, sunsets and wildlife. This quiet and safe backyard with shade and fruit trees makes this property a practical choice for families with young children.

More Details

Bruce Horne
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 17, 2017

About Bruce Horne

I grew up nearby in the large stone house you pass before drive down onto the ferry dock. i attended high school in Kingston and have a degree in geology from Queen's University. Instead of following a career as a geologist however, I became a ferry captain and continued on in the 200 year old family business of running Horne's Ferry. Water activities have always been my favourite and now with our newly created Wolfe Island Boat Club, 4-man shell rowing has taken front and centre for me as the sport of choice.

Bruce Horne purchased this house in 1830

Why Bruce Horne chose Thousand Islands

Since this house was built the early 1800's it has always been in our family and I am excited to be able to offer this newly renovated home to others as a doorstep to all the attractions, activities and possibilities of Wolfe Island and the Thousand Islands region.

What makes this house unique

From the elegant staircase and formal dining room, to the floor-to -ceiling windows with views of ocean liners plying the St Lawrence Seaway this home is a very gracious and practical setting for any event be it family get-togethers or workshops and retreats.


Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Kingston Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Captain Jack's, Cape Vincent
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Miles
Horne's Ferry to USA
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Riverview Golf Course, Wolfe Island
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Kingston train station
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Hwy 401
Nearest Beach
350 Metres
private swimming behind house
Car: not necessary

This large, historical home overlooks the main shipping channel of the St Lawrence Seaway, and is only a 5 minute walk away from a privately run ferry that runs between Wolfe Island and Cape Vincent, New York. Or arrive via Canada on a free ferry that runs from downtown Kingston, Ontario to Marysville, Wolfe Island.

The village of Marysville offers bike rentals, kayak and sailing rentals, a coffee shop, groceries, liquor and a waterfront restaurant.

The village of Cape Vincent NY offers restaurants, bar, groceries, tennis courts and beautiful well maintained roads for cycling, all within easy walking distance of your front door.

Swim in the big waves of Lake Ontario across the road from the front porch, or follow a short private path from the backyard to Button Bay, a sheltered area ideal for swimming, fishing, canoeing, evening camp fires etc. Bald eagles, ospreys, trumpet swans and snowy owls are just a few of the many birds that populate this international bird area, and all are common visitors to the bay.

A paddle boat and volleyball net are available for your use.

Big Sandy Bay with its beautiful beach and sand dunes and the Riverview Golf Course are both short drives away.


Wolfe Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Garage
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Located on main floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 7 - 3 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 6 - 1 twin/ single
  • Books
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Located a 10 minute walk away from a 200 year old ferry service to the USA this location opens up interesting possibilities for dinning, biking hiking and sight seeing. So don't forget your passport. The Wolfe Island Boat club offers boat rentals and various events and activities for all ages through out the summer. This can make a welcome addition to any vacation. For more info contact the owner or the Wolfe Island Boat Club at wolfeislandboatclub,ca


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A peaceful island setting for workshops, retreats and family get-togethers.
average rating of 4.5 based on 2 reviews

Beautiful Setting! Lots of space

  • 4 of 5

We really used the space and appreciated the setting. Gorgeous property with fire pits, deck on the river, private beach. Lots of wildlife. - nice change from daily life. Bruce, the owner is friendly, helpful, and responsive. The US/Canada ferry was out of commission while we were there but it's so convenient being only a minute drive down the road.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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loved the home

  • 5 of 5

my family loved this home so much we were talking about what a great summer home this would be. The beautiful back yard and the walk to the water was wonderful. We love old homes and this one was just fantastic. The owners were very nice and pleasant to work with. Wolfe Island is so quaint. We went across on the ferry to Kingston and saw that beautiful city. We would rent this house again we loved it so much. We had turkeys in the trees one night and one morning I looked out the window and saw a 6 point buck in the yard just eating the grass. It is so quiet and peaceful there. If you are looking for a great place to stay this is it.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $81.11
Damage Deposit $162.22

Note - Towels are not provided.
Guests save 100.00 if they bring their own bed linens.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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