A Peaceful Island Setting for Workshops, Retreats and Family Get-Togethers.

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The Hinckley House


Last updated: 08/08/2016

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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

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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Property Type

  • House
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Events Allowed
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    Entrance from the back deck. Limited to first floor....moreless

Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • 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


  • Books


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    500 metre walk from house. Flat Rock and Sandy Beaches looking toward USA...moreless

  • Rural:

    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

  • Village:

    Amenities can be purchased in Marysville, Wolfe Island, an 11 km drive, or in Cape Vincent, New York, a 10 minute ferry ride from the house. ...moreless

  • Water View:

    View of the St Lawrence River from front porch or the quiet sunsets and many birds on Button Bay from the back deck. ...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Swim in the big waves of Lake Ontario or the quiet water of Button Bay. A sandy beach is a 15 minute walk....moreless

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


  • Dining:

    Floor to ceiling windows, chandelier, large dining table and chairs ...moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Wood Stove:

    Pellet stove...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    Sliding door access to back deck and BBQ. ...moreless


  • Deck / Patio:

    2 Decks Rear deck with BBQ facing back yard. Deck looking out over Button Bay....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Canoe located next to deck on Button Bay. Kayak available on request....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Front and back yards. Both are large with plenty of old shade and fruit trees. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill


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My Standard Rate
7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $150.10
  • linens $75.05
  • Taxes Not included


Note - Towels are not provided.

Guests save 100.00 if they bring their own bed linens.

50% due at booking and 50% due 60 days before arrival.

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20 Miles
Nearest Airport
Kingston Airport
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Captain Jack's, Cape Vincent
0.5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Horne's Ferry to USA
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
Riverview Golf Course, Wolfe Island
10 Miles
Nearest Train
Kingston train station
12 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 401
350 Metres
Nearest Beach
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.


Owner info

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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Speaks: english



  • The Hinckley House

    The Hinckley House

  • Master bedroom

    Master bedroom

  • Front hall looking toward dining room

    Front hall looking toward dining room

  • Dining room

    Dining room

  • Some contestants in the Wolfe Island Boat Club's annual regatta

    Some contestants in the Wolfe Island Boat Club's annual regatta

  • View from front deck

    View from front deck

  • Front hall and staircase

    Front hall and staircase

  • Downstairs Bathroom

    Downstairs Bathroom

  • Living room

    Living room

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This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Thursday, October 20, 2016

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Wolfe Island, ON, Canada #665913

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