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Ultimate vacation -3 King size bedrooms, Queen/double/ singles, hot tub & kayaks

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,600 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms, 2 full Baths, lots of space dining & livingroom

Built in the late 1700s this is one of the first homes built in the area but updated to have the comforts and conveniences of modern day but the charm of the past. 5 bedrooms; 4 bedrooms upstairs- three rooms with King size beds and one room with a queen & double bed. The upstairs landing also has a double pull out couch. The downstairs has a trundle bed with two single beds. All major appliances and the hot tub is operational from April to October. There is high speed internet and Bell Expressvu tv.

The Old Stone Home is located in a picturesque shallow bay, with very little boat traffic as the bay ends several hundred yards past the home. The shipping channel is two miles/three kilometres away from both homes, so there is no chance of someone being swamped in a canoe by the waves of a 1000 foot freighter. Bring your fishing rod, the fishing ranges from good to great! We have several kayaks that you can use during your stay. Your vacation home is situated on the hill will allows for a beautiful panoramic waterfront view of the mighty St. Lawrence river. When raining there is an upstairs is an enclosed deck . Large patio with tables and chairs to have your meals outdoors and fire bowl on the patio or you can have a fire down by the river.

Area attractions include- Fort Wellington (famous in the battle of 1812) in Prescott, Fort Henry in Kingston, Upper Canada village, Chrysler park, wild life Bird Sanctuary as well as within an hour of Ottawa

The owners home is to the east and there is a shared dock and there is a screened in gazebo and open air gazebo for your use.

This is truly a fantastic place and a wonderful place to spend a couple of days or week with your family and friends.

More Details

Christine Joli-Coeur
Member since: 2000
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 17, 2017

About Christine Joli-Coeur

Both Randy and I are relatively newbies to the area having lived her just under 20 years.

Christine Joli-Coeur purchased this chateau / country house in 2005

Why Christine Joli-Coeur chose Thousand Islands

When we first purchased we had been living in a smaller cottage in the area for a number of years. Initially we thought to rent it for a few years and move in when the kids were older. The advent of our third child made us rethink and we built a home a bit south and west of this historic home. Why this home? When I first walked in the home I had an ovewhelming sense of history. A glimpse of the past. This home is one of the pioneer homes of the area. It is truly one of the most historic homes in the area and we feel honoured to be able to share it with others.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Really nice place for large families or a couple of families. Lots of space to eat either at the kitchen table or the formal dining room table (both fit more than 10). So you don't need to pack up the chess or monopoly game at meal time. Lots of place to get away from the action like the second story closed in porch with a beautiful view of the river, sit on the large window sills in the bedrooms to read a book or outside on the large interlock patio overlooking the St. Lawrence river and Island.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I would like to share with you some kind words from our recent guests. "We certainly enjoyed staying at your historic rental home on the Saint Lawrence Seaway. The feature we particularly enjoyed was the large patio facing river. We took our coffee there in the morning, relaxed there during the cocktail hour and cooked the entre for most dinners on the open wood/charcoal burning fire pit. We also took advantage of the kayaks you provided and the large eat in kitchen. Of course, the fact that your part of Ontario is truly beautiful also helped.

We also appreciated all the advice, biking maps, activity information, etc which you provided. This support was facilitated by the positive relationship we developed during the initial correspondence and personal contact once we were there and which I believe can be one of the best features of the VRBO program for both the owner and guest. I try to establish similar relationships and provide similar support when renting our own second home in South Carolina via VRBO.

Thanks again, "
Jul 2014
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Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Ogdensburg NY (15)&Ottawa ON International (85)
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Prescott/Ontario & Ogdensburg/NY
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
401/ 416
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Bridgeview Marina
Nearest Ski
130 Kilometres
Titus Mtn NY or Pakenham ON ski resorts
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
Prescott or Iroquois public beaches
Car: recommended

Shakespeare Festival, live music on Sundays during the summer, Fort Wellington, thousand Island Kayaking, Iroquois locks. Also just put a piano in the home so for those with the ability you can now also add some musical entertainment to your group.


Prescott Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , First floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , second floor bathroom
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single , trundel bed so one single bed pulls out on first floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , 2 double
    Convertible bed(s) - pull out double couch upstairs hall
  • King size beds (3), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
We attempt to make your vacation memorable. We may be able to accommodate special requests such as a rice maker, large coffee maker, additional toasters at a small additional fee


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Ultimate vacation -3 King size bedrooms, Queen/double/ singles, hot tub & kayaks
average rating of 4.75 based on 45 reviews

River Lee - all that it says and more!

  • 5 of 5

We all enjoyed our stay at River Lee. It was just perfect for our annual WOW (Women on Wheels) get together which we have been doing for about the last 20 years. We used to bike but now we do other things.

River Lee was one of the few places we stayed at where we each had our own bed and even our own bedroom. As well as all the bedrooms we really enjoyed the dining and living rooms with the large screen TV and especially the patio and hot tub. The kitchen was so well equipped for preparing our meals. Although we didn’t have time to kayak we did enjoy playing washer toss and croquet down by the river. The setting was so ideal.

Randy was very helpful seeing to all our questions. We really appreciated Christine's reference to the books in the livingroom. Two of us live in century farm houses ourselves in other parts of Ontario and were very interested in the history of the house.

There was lots to do in the area, so much that we couldn’t fit everything in. At Fort Wellington, even though there were no guided tours that day, they treated us royally and we learned more than a guided tour would have given us.

Everyone was so friendly including the owners, daughter and dog, Laci. All in all a great place and vacation. It would be perfect for a family reunion with lots of equipment for kids to play on and even a piano.

Gail on behalf of the WOW Girls

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice time once more

  • 4 of 5

We had a good time catching up with family in the area. It was our second time at this location. Children especially enjoyed improving their skills with the kayaks. Suggestion would be to prune vegetation around the entrance way and fix the cement on the stairs to make it easier for older visitors like myself. We all really appreciated that the house was large enough to allow us all some space. Lots to do in and around the area.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Hot tub recommended!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the kayaks, hot tub, BBQ and bonfire! It was a great space for ten people; lots of room. We also enjoyed the distillery near by and the espresso bar in Brockville. Great area and lovely hosts!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stunning old cottage full of character, by the water.

  • 5 of 5

If you're looking for a nice get away with the extended family, this is it!

The house is absolutely beautiful. It is older but not at all stuffy like some old cottages.

It fits 12 easily and it has enough space that we never felt packed even on that one rainy day we had to stay inside.

It is nicely renovated and has all the modern perks to it. The big new windows make it very easy to get a nice breeze through the house.

The yard is huge and has plenty possibilities to keep busy. The highlight is probable the hot tub, but we played volleyball, hung out around the fire pit every night and spend countless hours swimming in the river. There are several kayaks which are free to use and we spend an afternoon paddling around the little Island.

On top of that, there is a lot going on in the area. Prescott is only 10min away and is very cute to visit. We even drove to Ottawa, Kingston and Montreal. All easy day trips if you don't mind driving a little further.

The owners are incredible nice. Always reachable and ready to help right away.

Christine and Randy, thank you so much for a wonderful stay. We had a blast and I hope we can find an opportunity to come back. I am already missing those king size beds.


  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad the house meet your needs while your family was here from Belgium. Please do visit again:)
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Huge historic house on river!

  • 5 of 5

Went with 10 adults and 5 small children for Canada Day, the house was fantastic. It's huge inside and the property is massive. Right on a bay of the St Lawrence river. We all enjoyed the hot tub and fire in the patio. It was under 1hr drive in to downtown Ottawa for Canada day. Christine and Randy were really friendly hosts and a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend staying at their lovely hius run Johnstown!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review. Glad the house meet your needs.
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Absolutely beautiful, comfortable and tastefully decorated.

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed the antiques and quiet surroundings.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes we love antiques and this house is perfect for them. This home is one of the first homes in the area and was built over 150 years ago and one of the founding homes in the area. Rich in history but also updated to modern comfort. Welcoming all seasons of the year.
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $79.88
Pet Fee $79.88
Tax Rate 13.0%

Rates are subject to confirmation and rentals during summer period are from Friday 4pm until the following Friday to 11am. When having additional guests over 10 additional cost which can be negotiated depending on the size of the group.We will attempt to meet special requests whenever possible. Please contact us at 613-340-8682 if you require more information sincerely, Christine & Randy

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.

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