The cottage is 100 years old but holds its age well. It is situated in Snowshoe Bay which is a safe harbor in all winds. You can tie a boat(s) to our long dock and leave it there the entire week(s) of your stay. Imagine walking down to the dock and getting into your boat with hot coffee in order to be at the best fishing hole before anyone else. You are close to great bass, salmon, perch, walleye and lake trout fishing. Lake Ontario is a few feet away. You get there by going through the 'cut', a causeway to the lake right in front of you. After a day on the boat come back to the cottage and sit on the screened in porch and cook your fish or a steak while the kids fish off the dock right in front of you. Don't have a boat, use our paddle boat to get out to some great bass fishing. Well behaved small dogs would be considered.
House, 4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, 6 Sleeps
Melanie Smith Golding
- Calendar last updated:
- Jan 19, 2019
About Melanie Smith Golding
The Smith Family cottage was purchased by our father Bill Smith. He was the manager of Stony Island from 1951-1982. We inherited the property and rent just enough weeks for taxes and upkeep. Otherwise, we all still enjoy it.
Melanie Smith Golding purchased this House in 1939
Why Melanie Smith Golding chose Henderson Harbor
Our dad bought it because his father told him that if he wanted a boat, they had just built one, that he had to have a place to keep it. One is still able to see the stones left from the boat house that used to be there.
What makes this House unique
The cottage started out as a cheese factory in Chaumont in the middle 1800's and was brought over to its current place by oxen on the ice. Much of the original building remains. While digging under the cottage last summer, we found many Native American artifacts as this spot is believed to be a perfect place for settlements. It is away from the lake in the bay so it is always calm on the water. Boats are safely tied to the dock in any wind.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Perfect location, owners were wonderful to deal with. Spent a lot of time on the beautiful porch. Hope to rent again.
Great view, very relaxing cottage
Excellent location, clean with great view. Nice sturdy dock. Enjoyed the screened in porch. Very accommodating owner.
Charming old cottage...amazing location
We thoroughly enjoyed the cottage. Great location safe for kayaking and swiming in the Bay. Great sunsets too. If traveling with very young kids or older family members the stairs to get upstairs could be a challenge....but overall we loved it!!
There are beautiful golf courses close by and excellent swimming at two state parks, Southwicks Beach, an all sand beach, and Wetscott's State Park. Canada is an hour away by car. Taking the ferry into Kingston from Cape Vincent is an international experience which is very affordable. The ferry from Wolff Island is free. Going over the TI Bridge is fun as well. Excellent fishing is everywhere.Wehle's State Park is 3 miles away and has free day use for hiking swimming, tennis and volleyball. Follow the lakeside trails for miles. The swimming place has grills for a barbecue and restrooms.
Additional information about rental rates
Weekly Rate: $1200 But- if you want a long weekend April 1- June 19, and Sept. after Labor Day into Sept. we will consider that, The rate is 171.00 a night. We also require a $60 cleaning fee on the day you arrive. If you clean, we will refund that fee. The rates are $1100 for one week. Check in time is 4pm on Sat. and check out is the following Sat. by 10am. A $160 security deposit is required. There is a cleaning fee of $60 included in that but if you leave the cottage the way you found it, immaculate, and nothing is broken, you will be refunded the $160. To reserve your week send $550 plus the $160 security fee