3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 8
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About Property Manager/Owner
I have been in the travel business for over 30 years, and have traveled all over the world. I am accustomed to and delight in going the extra mile to provide a superlative travel experience for my clients and tenants. I was always a big city girl, having grown up and lived in 2 major cities. However, whenever I visit our beautiful home in the Thousand Islands, I feel that I have come home. We could have chosen a vacation home anywhere in the world, but chose this beautiful home and property as our little slice of paradise. I love our warm, friendly, secure private neighborhood, I love the peace and serenity and tranquility that pervade our area, and I love to shed the big city trappings for the idyllic existence and safe haven offered by our vacation home away from the hustle and bustle of the outside world. I love the family bonding it encourages with my children and grandchildren. A tenant (an emergency room doctor, understandably subject to alot of stress!) said it best, when she found her holiday at our home "relaxing, refreshing, and rejuvenating". Nothing pleases me more than being able to indulge my passion for the magnificent St. Lawrence River, unless it is hearing the expressions of delight and the many accolades I receive from our wonderful tenants!
Property Manager/Owner purchased this House in 2013
Why Property Manager/Owner chose Town of Alexandria
We have been vacationing in this wonderful area for over 25 years. We had our eye on this home for several years, hoping that, one day, it would come up for sale, to allow us to fulfill our dreams. When the opportunity to purchase this fabulous custom-built almost-new modern waterfront house in an exclusive, well-established upscale peaceful and safe private community presented itself, we literally purchased it within minutes! Several lots were put together to form this enormous 3-acre waterfront property. The tranquil secure private community was a big attraction. While our home is modern and almost-new, we are blessed to be in a community that is like an old-time village; the neighbors and neighborhood are like a throwback to a kinder and gentler time. Although our property is huge and, therefore, very private, it is comforting to know that, beyond the borders of our own property, the neighborhood is composed of good, kind, upstanding, helpful people. Dockage for boats and watercraft was important, and our private inlet allows us to safely dock our vessels without having them buffeted or damaged by waves or wakes of passing boats. (We added length to the existing dock to be able to provide dockage (fee) for our tenants. We have magnificent water views, with boats from all over the world, yet, being in our own private inlet shields us from the noise of passing motorboats and seadoos. We do not have to tolerate the "zoom-zoom" noise that other properties do, but can enjoy peaceful viewing of the river, and quiet inside the home. We can have it all: privacy akin to a private island, coupled with the convenience of being accessible by car OR boat!
What makes this House unique
Enormous 3-acre property confers valued privacy, ideal for family bonding or romantic escapes. Perfect for a family or 1 or 2 couples. Far from the noise, traffic, and dust of the road (adding to the appeal for families with children, and for adults seeking a quiet, relaxing, peaceful private getaway).You even have your very own private paved road! Spectacular views from indoors and out: the mighty St. Lawrence River, majestic Boldt Castle, glorious sunrises and sunsets, international ships passing right before your dazzled eyes, and an ever unfolding scenic panorama to delight your senses! Nature all around. UNLIKE many dingy, old, outdated, musty cottages, this one is a modern, almost-new, fresh, light-filled, custom-built home. Large rooms offer many windows and sliding glass doors to bring the breathtaking scenery in. Upscale features such as brand new big screen TV's (e.g., Sharp Aquos 4K Ultra HD), with the most incredible clarity you have ever seen! No need to seek outside entertainment in the evening (although, there is plenty in the area, should you so desire: nightclubs, restaurants, casino, live theater and music, sunset cruises, comedy clubs, one of the last drive-in movie theaters in the nation, regular movie theaters, race cars, etc.) - your big screen TV's offer your choice of 300 channels for your viewing entertainment, including movie, children's and specialty channels. Heavenly sleep on new luxurious Simmons Beautyrest mattresses. Kids love the shiny red custom-built fire engine bunk bed!Our community is one of the biggest attractions. This quiet, peaceful, upscale, private community offers a sense of security not available or applicable to most other communities - so important for one's sense of well-being. We also own a private island in the area, but find this home so much more convenient! While this wonderful large property does, indeed, offer the privacy of a private island, it is accessible by boat OR car.Truly, the best of all worlds!
Pool / Spa
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Children allowed - Ideal for children! Secure private community.Ideal for children! Secure private community.
Max guests: 8
- Speak to owner about more than 4 guests.
- Optional fees not included on initial quote. See notes in Rates section + ASK landlord re extra fees which you will be responsible to pay upon booking
- CANCELLED RESERVATIONS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE
Can't wait to come back to this little piece of heaven!
Wonderful getaway! Beautiful and impeccably clean home! Wonderful large property! Incredibly private! So peaceful and quiet! Breathtaking views (including a castle!)! Outstanding owner - so eager to please and accommodate our every wish (successfully, too)! My gratitude to the owner for sharing her little bit of heaven with us. We will definitely be back again and again and again!
Enchanting Waterfront Property
Relaxing, refreshing, rejuvenating! I was burnt out from an overload of work, and needed a peaceful, private, and safe place to just relax and recharge my batteries. (I am a woman alone, so safety was of paramount concern.) This beautiful and scenic large and private property in a peaceful quiet and safe private community fit the bill! The attentive and thoughtful owner made it all the more wonderful! Sitting on the upstairs balcony, awestruck by the beauty of the St. Lawrence River and a magnificent fairy-tale castle was too amazing for words! There are lots of outdoor tables, chairs, lawn swing, etc., on the upstairs balcony, the large and private back deck (with great gas grill), and the extensive lawn areas where you can relax and enjoy dining al fresco. Lovely gardens and trees and flowering shrubs. Took a wonderful boat tour of TWO countries (U.S. and Canada), visited Boldt Castle and other lovely attractions, and had a wonderful time! I cam home feeling so much younger and livelier and energetic! Great holiday!
Fabulous! Fabulous! Fabulous! From the lovely and IMMACULATE house to the enormous and private waterfront property to the breathtaking views, and, best of all, the most incredible landlord in the world! Cynthia was amazing! So patient and informative, and took such good care of us! All the "regular landlord duties" were done - excellently, I might add - but Cynthia went above and beyond to ensure our total comfort and bliss. She did so many extra things to make our stay in this beautiful part of the world absolutely joyous! (I keep using exclamation points, but I can't help it - that is the only way to show how superlative EVERYTHING was!) I have rented many properties before, but have never encountered a landlord that was like my best friend! Cynthia really cares! We bonded, and I knew I was in good hands. I have already booked for next year.The road into this idyllic private community is bordered by stately mature trees, more beautiful still with the fall foliage. (This area is magnificent into late October - sunny and bright, with the palette of breathtaking fall foliage making it an artist's delight! The weather was still warm!) Such a peaceful private community - I felt so safe and secure. Having our own private paved road leading to the house was a lovely indulgence, as was having a magnificent castle as a neighbour! Sitting on the lawn swing, gazing out at the River, was just so relaxing. Speaking of relaxing, I have never slept so well as in these beautiful and peaceful surroundings, on a heavenly mattress to boot. I have written down the details of the mattress, and will be purchasing the same one for my own home - it is soooo wonderful! All the rooms in the house are extremely large. The master bedroom is enormous, with a King-size bed, a sofa, a big screen TV (amazingly crystal clear - we loved relaxing while watching a movie at night), a walk-in closet, and a full ensuite bathroom! And, if you please, an oriental rug - rare in a rental! Having our own separate laundry room (also huge!) was a bonus! Even the laundry room had beautiful views! Oh, speaking of views, there are so many sliding glass doors and so many windows in each room of the house that you are surrounded by beauty, even indoors! Loved the huge gourmet kitchen! Love my new best friend, landlord Cynthia (you will too)! Loved everything! I wholeheartedly recommend that you treat yourself to an amazing holiday at this little slice of paradise!
Best Vacation Ever! Outstanding Home, Location, Owner!
It's too bad that we are limited to 5 stars - I would give this property and the owner at least 10 stars! Or 100! They are both just that good! I cannot begin to find enough praise for this fabulous waterfront home on an incredibly huge and private property in a charming private community. And the owner: kind, extremely helpful and accommodating, thoughtful, always ready to answer any question or meet any need. She went above and beyond to ensure our comfort, happiness, and total satisfaction. Definitely the best owner of the best (and most immaculate) vacation rental in which I have ever stayed. I and my family have travelled extensively. We have also been coming to the Thousand Islands for over 30 years, and I can say, without hesitation, that this is the finest rental experience I have ever had. I wish I would have discovered this gem before! I am already booking for next year! Thank you, Cynthia, for making my stay at your beautiful home truly wonderful.
I cannot end my review without referring to what is obviously a mistake on the part of another traveler. I can only conclude that this traveler must have visited several places - a not uncommon occurrence - during one trip, and mistakenly submitted a review describing another property. Hopefully, she will realize her error, and recoil in horror when she realizes that she has mistakenly maligned the most exceptional owner and most outstanding holiday home. Or, it may possibly be a computer glitch. I, for one, am siding with the 11 other vacationers who were lucky enough to stay at this marvellous vacation home and, without exception, ascribed to it and the owner the 5 star rating they so justly deserve. You can tell that this owner works hard to earn that perfect rating and the gratitude of her tenants. Read the other eleven 5-star reviews. I think those other tenants said it better than I would, if I may take the liberty to copy below some of their phrases to express my delight with this rental and the owner:
- this vacation house was absolutely perfect
- with all the amenities you will need
- the view was absolutely beautiful
- the homeowner was very nice and accommodating
- she was very responsive and easy to contact
- she went out of her way to make sure we had everything we needed and was a pleasure to rent from
- overall this vacation home had everything we wanted and more
Go and enjoy!
The owner would not leave!
Arrived at the house, owner would not answer phone to provide code to get in the house, she knew we were checking in latter in the day. Instead she met us at front door. We immediately asked if she was leaving, no answer. There was no car in the driveways. We unloaded our truck for our 5 night stay. She had clothes laying around in house, dirty dishes, washer/dryer were both running. We asked again if she was leaving - she explained she missed her ride, we asked again for her to please leave she started to scream at us. There were cobwebs everywhere outside, the decks had not been swept for months The food in fridge was hers, the breadbox was filled with “her food” we supposedly rented the house for 5 days. The owner would not leave. For over an hour we begged her to just leave, she had no car we were out on a private barren area. she screams at us about missing her ride and the cleaners were here all day. Offers to cancel the reservation, we agreed so we pack up and left. She then refused to refund any money, except for the security deposit. HomeAway has wipe their hands saying it is up-to the owner to refund the money!
There is some error here. This person is sadly confused. These events did not occur at my home. I invite you to read all the other reviews of the property and the owner - all 5 STAR - and draw your own conclusions.
Newsflash! Your neighbor, BOLDT CASTLE, minutes away from your vacation home, offering majestic views right from your vacation property (and illuminated at night like something straight out of a fairy tale!), has just been voted the #1 ATTRACTION IN UPSTATE NEW YORK in I Love New York Tourism's March Madness competition!
NUMEROUS ACCOLADES ACCORDED TO THE AREA:
Voted BEST BOAT RIDE IN USA (beating out Alaska, etc.)
Voted BEST ARCHIPELAGO (group of islands) IN USA (beating out Hawaii,etc)
Best Freshwater Scuba Diving in the World in crystal-clear waters; 200 wrecks
Top 10 Fishing in USA; among the best in the world!
#1 Bass fishing in USA!
Minna Anthony Common Nature Center (& Butterfly House) in top 5 in US
Something for everyone, from ages 1 to 100: sports facilities of all kinds, restaurants, sightseeing, (including TWO Castles!), tours by boat, hot air balloon, and helicopter, antique shops, museums, artists' colony, zoos, indoor and outdoor playgrounds, Old McDonald's farm, giant chess, free concerts, free winery tours, historical sites and reenactments, many special free events (such as Pirate Days, Rockin' the Bay, Blues in the Bay, Powerboat Poker Run, 4th of July Fireworks, 2 free outdoor concerts weekly, etc.), Casino (passport required), Riverquest, Aquatarium (new), go karts (longest track in NY state), scenic miniature golf, arcade, charming boutiques, spas (or have a wonderful massage on your own property, as the masseuse can come to you!), yoga, so much more!