A Peaceful Island Setting for Workshops, Retreats and Family Get-Togethers.(1 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3-7 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Ask Owner
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
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.
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Member since: 2015
- 2000 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 10
- Events Allowed
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom
- 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 ...moreless
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Recreation Center
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Beach View:
The house is located 250 metres from the Horne's Ferry to the USA, directly across from Cape Vincent, New York. Watch the boats travel the St. Lawrence shipping channel from the front porch. ...moreless
- Water View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Equestrian Events
- Freshwater Fishing
- Pier Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Dining Room
- Seating for 8 people
- Linens Provided
- Deck / Patio:
- Kayak / Canoe:
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Apr 1 - Jun 3, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- linens $74.83
- Refundable Damage Deposit $149.66
- Taxes Not included
Note - Towels are not provided.
Guests save 100.00 if they bring their own bed linens.
Owner's cancellation policy:
50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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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.
Year Purchased: 1830
About the owner: 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.
Why the Owner Chose Wolfe Island, ON, Canada:
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.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
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.
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The Hinckley House
Front hall looking toward dining room
Private water access south shore looking east.
View from front deck
Front hall and staircase
Private water access north shore on Button Bay. Looking north west.
Private water access. South shore looking west
This listing was first published here in 2015.
Date last modified - Monday, March 27, 2017
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