The Drake Cottage at Thousand Island Park, New York(2 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
About the Property
Cottage, 5 Bedrooms + Den, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 9-10)
Our cottage is an Eastlake Victorian built in 1885. It is quite spacious with larger rooms than many cottages. The screened in wrap around porch provides bug free evenings of relaxation and conversation.. The cottage is located three houses toward the River from the Tabernacle. We have parking for two cars directly behind the cottage. Additional visitors may park their cars at the Tabernacle Parking lot. The beds are comfortable. Ceiling fans in the kitchen and the living room and fans for bedrooms should they be needed.
Thousand Island Park, established in 1875, is a Victorian Community on Wellesley Island in the heart of 1000 Islands on the St. Lawrence River. The Victorian homes retain the timeless charm of earlier days celebrating family togetherness and soft summer memories. . The Tabernacle which was originally the heart of the Park, has a Catholic Service at 8am and a Protestant Service at 10am each Sunday. The Tabernacle also doubles for live musical performances as well as movies MWF, free of charge(just bring a can of food for the homeless). Often there are children's art camps and activities during the week. There are speakers and entertainment on special occasions open to all.
Children 6/7 and older have daily, supervised games of softball, kickball, and soccer on the Green at the Four Corners.
Access to the Island is over an International Bridge. The Bridge is from the mainland of New York State and connects on the other side of the island to Canada. The Wellesley Hotel, a block from the cottage, serves excellent nightly meals. A small cafe below the main dining room, called The Pub, often provides entertainment by local musicians. Light foods are also available.
Your cottage is located on the main street within easy walking distance to all amenities of the Park.
A LARGE SCREENED IN WRAP AROUND PORCH provides a distant view of the St. Lawrence with rocking chairs, a glider, a swing, and a picnic table for meals or games. The porch is an ideal place to read, chat, or just relax and enjoy the serenity of TI Park.
We have five comfortable bedrooms (two King beds, two Queens, and a Double). A landing at the top of the stairs has two twin beds. The cottage comfortably sleeps nine. The first floor features a living room, dining room, den(with a futon), a half bath, with a washer and dryer. The kitchen has all the utensils for cooking, complete with staples, and a pantry for your groceries.
YOU WON'T FEEL CROWDED IN THIS COTTAGE...a spacious, comfortable interior awaits you.
A new rule of the Corporation prevents parking in front of cottages on St. Lawrence Ave. Therein lies a great advantage to our cottage, which has parking directly behind the back entrance to the cottage. You will not have to park in a distant lot and trek items to your cottage.
Keywords: Eastlake Victorian Home
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Member since: 2005
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Included
The Park is very child friendly. There is a story time at the library. Each morning there are games organized for children taught by a teacher who has them play kickball, basketball, and soccer. There is a half basketball court next to the softball field with a standard basketball net on one end and a moveable basketball hoop on the other end for 'shorter kids'....moreless
Non Smoking Only:
All the original Victorians are built with wood from the 1800's early 1900's. The wood is flammable and thus we cannot emphasize enough the importance of no candles, no smoking( even on the porch) and keep the propane Grill located away from the cottage....moreless
- Pets Considered:
back door is one step up to enter kitchen. There is the downstairs den with a futon for sleeping and a sink and toilet attached in a separate room. The stairs leading to an upstairs bedroom are wide enough for a wheelchair to be carried....moreless
Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 2 Half Bathrooms
- DVD Player:
- Satellite / Cable:
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Duty Free Shops
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Gambling Casinos
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Golf Course Front:
- Golf Course View:
Upon entering the Park you will see a cove on your left with a pile of sand for play, a cove to swim in, and a raft to swim to. This is a favorite spot for younger swimmers as well as teens&adults. ...moreless
- Monument View:
Many activities for children Themed art weeks for ages 4-6 children, Yoga & Fitness classes mornings at the Pavilion. Soccer, kickball, on the Green. Nature walks, Movies, and special musical events...moreless
There are many farms on the NY side of the 'bridge, Farmer's Markets on Thursdays in Alexandria Bay, Saturdays in Clayton. Bulletins are available at the Guzzel listing events and a monthly calendar....moreless
Charming village of 19th century homes. Wellesley Hotel, , Post Office, Grocery Store, Main Dock for swimming/fishing with a beautiful Pavilion .Ice Cream at the rebuilt Guzzle. All within Walking....moreless
- Water View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Pier Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Room
- Seating for 8 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Fitness Room / Equipment:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Parking Off Street:
- Washing Machine:
- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils:
There is an upstairs porch. we prefer no children be allowed on this porch as the original railings are much lower than railings today thus making it easier for little ones to climb over and fall....moreless
We have dock space on South Bay. Depending on the water level and length of your boat there is docking fee of $60. Please let us know if you will need the space. If not the space is rented out....moreless
- Deck / Patio:
There are three golf courses on the Island and one on Rt.12 on the way to Clayton. The course outside the Park is a nice nine hole. There is also a course on Lake of the isles, on the Island....moreless
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Lawn / Garden:
- Housekeeper Included
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jul 8 - Sep 9, 2017
7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Saturday
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $500
- Pet Fee $100
- TI Park Corporation Fee $200
Thousand Island Park Corporation requires a $200.00 user fee. and Thousand Island Manager fee:included in rent
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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Boating(power, sailboats, canoes, kyaks) or a commercial boat ride around the Island, Rental boats are available at Alexandria Bay or Clayton, ( resort towns on the mainland), There are 3 golf courses on Wellesley Island, tennis courts, and organized games for children on the Green, Younger children enjoy the daily 'story hour' at the Library, as well as art and crafts activities at the Tabernacle, which is right up the street. There is a children's park with swings, slides, and other play equipment, You can hike, bike or take leisure walks around the Park and view the variety of Victorian style cottages. There are restaurants, and museums to visit in Clayton, and It is an easy drive to Canada ( Passports required) or relax on our screened in porch. Younger children enjoy the petting zoo at Old MacDonald's farm
Year Purchased: 1958
About the owner: Our first summer at Thousand Island Park began in 1958. My parents, our dog and me, were all crammed into our station wagon, along with bedding, towels, boxes of food, kitchen utensils, and a vast array of home furnishings. The drive from Syracuse seemed endless. As Dad pulled the car up to the front entrance, i climbed out of the back seat and was awestruck looking up at this wonderful Victorian house. It was love at first sight, and a new River Rat was born. I grew up spending summers here and then have been fortunate to have my sons come every summer and now their children come to swim, play in the park and make new friends.
Why the Owner Chose Thousand Island Park, NY, USA:
The Park has a mystical hold on many of us who have such good memories of times past. Each year provides a new opportunity to reconnect with 'summer friends', share time with invited visitors who've heard me talk endlessly of the wonderful times at The Islands. And always The River is there to calm my soul and nourish my being. The Children's Park is just down the street toward the River with sand play, climbing structures, swings, see/saw, swings, a circle spin, and a tall pole with handles to run and spin around the pole.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
It is an easy drive to Canada or the mainland for 'touristy' activities. You can visit Clayton or Alex Bay for local shops and ware. There is now a large Price Chopper just before the Bridge, as well as grocery stores on Rt.12 on the road to either Clayton or Alexandria Bay. For personal time you cannot beat the front porch. The screens allow for bug free conversations, games, and meals. The lot behind the cottage keeps your car close by and allows a more pleasurable view of the front yard. Look down the street to the River and watch the Ships go by. The Main Dock has Coffee and homemade scones to purchase and then sit and relax at the River's edge or up on the Pavilion. Bicycles and kayaks are for rent.
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Drake Cottage. Private lot behind the house to park your cars.
Thousand Island Park - Main Dock Pavilion. Cofffee shop with muffins
Living Room, comfortable seating. cushions for floor
upstairs bedroom with queen bed
second floor, twin beds on the landing, to right, front BR/K California King bed
another view of the kitchen
walking straight down the sidewalk to the Pavilion.
Main Dock, Straight down St. Lawrence Ave. Swimming, fishing, relaxing
Rock Island light house across River from Pavilion. Picnic tables/gift shop
view from the Tower on road leading to Canada on the bridge. go on a sunny day.
docking may be available at docks on far left.
Distand River view, one block to the Guzzle, picnic table behind swing
Opposite side of porch toward the Tabernacle. picnic table behind swing
kitchen showing pantry
dinning room, sit 8 at table.
view from front porch toward the River
upstairs bedroom with double bed
swinging down at the Children's Park, a block away from the cottage
One of many ships that pass the Park on the Seaway.
great porch for family gatherings, screened in..
jumping off boat to Papa. the best!
This listing was first published here in 2005.
Date last modified - Friday, December 02, 2016
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