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Historic Salmon River Lighthouse - 2015 Calendar now open!

Mike Barnell

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People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
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Calendar last updated:
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Historic Salmon River Lighthouse - 2015 Calendar now open!

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Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type house

Overview

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Port Ontario - Salmon River Lighthouse/Marina

Unique Lodging Offering River, Lake, Sandy Beach, Boating & Fishing Access

For those who like to participate in the salmon fishing run in late summer and fall, you can enjoy staying at the mouth of the Salmon River, in the Selkirk Lighthouse itself, located right in the middle of the action, at the Salmon River Marina. Lake Ontario is at your doorstep, where you can see the commercial fishing charters leaving for the deep water of the lake all season long, and in the spring and fall, fishing boats trolling for salmon and brown trout close in along the Lake shoreline. In the river, right in front of you in August, September and early October, you can see salmon surfacing and jumping as they run up the river. Some days are windy, some are calm, many are sunny and some are brisk, but stay in the Lighthouse or in one of three cottages and you will immensely enjoy the entire experience. In April, May and June, the action is from feisty Brown Trout and then Smallmouth Bass later in June. No matter what the month, or the mix of weather, the fishing is always great, and you will love being on the river, on the shore of the Lake with its private sandy beach, enjoying the many faces and ever-changing moods of Lake Ontario. The Lighthouse was renovated in 2014 in a warm, comfortable style that will allow you to experience the rustic character and historic nature of its structure. One of two large living rooms features a brick fireplace, and the kitchen is fully equipped, including new (in 2014) major appliances. There is one bedroom downstairs and there are two upstairs. The three bedrooms will sleep as many as six total, with a double bed in each. Marina boat slips are available if you have a boat of your own, with a new (2015) boat launch ramp on-site or you can rent a motorized fishing boat at the Marina during your stay. But you don't need to be a fisherman to enjoy the annual late summer and fall excitement of the Salmon Run up the river. The private lakefront beach and the river are beautiful in the spring and fall, and a romantic spot for couples to enjoy. If you are a family ready to enjoy a fishing vacation, or a group of friends ready for a very special time at a very special and historic place, what better place to stay - right in the middle of the action....

Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Mike Barnell (Property Manager)
Member since: 2013
Call Manager
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Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
24 March, 2015

About Mike Barnell

The 'brothers-in-law' Mike & Abe welcome you to join us, as our family has been enjoying the Salmon River Point since the 1930s. We now have many family members and close family friends who own summer homes on the Point and further up the river along Pine Grove Road. Having grown up at the lake, enjoying the fishing, water sports, restful days in the sun and sand, marveling at the way the wind, waves and lake storms can entertain you, rainy days were spent working a jigsaw puzzle or reading a novel while enjoying views of the lake....some of our most memorable times. Or getting to stay up late roasting marshmallows over a beach fire, followed the next morning by a pancake breakfast after returning from fishing with our parents. Small mouth bass and yellow perch fishing used to be the focus of our angling efforts, and those catches are arguably still the best tasting. But in the 1970's, the Salmon fishery developed and since then, Brown Trout can be caught in abundance along the lake shore as the water warms in May and June. The fishing charters run all season long out to the deeper waters of the lake, many departing directly from the Marina. In the fall, the fishing gets especially active in the river, as the salmon migrate to run upstream. Year after year, our families and friends have enjoyed this special place and all that it has to offer. In 2014 we purchased and restored much of the Selkirk Lighthouse and Marina property, an historic treasure that was built before any of us were born. With renovations largely completed in 2014, we now share this incredible place with others who can appreciate the special history and nature of the Lighthouse and what it is to experience staying there. It is our hope that our guests will return year after year with their families and friends.

Mike Barnell purchased this house in 2014

Why Mike Barnell chose Port Ontario

The Lighthouse is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and it stands as it has for 175 years at the mouth of the Salmon River, shining its light out across the Lake every night. Across the river from the Lighthouse is a beautiful private sandy beach, bounded to the north by the breakwater protecting the entrance to the harbor. It was the construction of this in the 1990's that initiated the creation of what is now an incredibly beautiful, sandy beach area (very unusual along Lake Ontario), right in front of our two family beach homes. The soft sand gently extends from the beach well into the Lake, which makes the shore perfect for small children, beach walking and swimming, with no undertow on calm water days. Of course, in fresh (non-salt) water there are no predators, jellyfish, seaweed or similar saltwater negatives. Gazing to the west, you can enjoy refreshing breezes off of the Lake during the day and offshore breezes at night. The Lake can entertain young and old alike as it roars on windy days, making it feel like you are at the ocean but without the salt water, and with a blazing, stunning sunset over the water very likely to end your day. Retired and looking to come north a little earlier than usual in the spring, or looking to stay a little later in the fall before heading south? Or maybe looking for a romantic time away from the kids, in a very special place? Or looking for a special place to take youngsters and grandchildren for an off-season river, harbor or beach experience? The Lighthouse is charming & romantic, providing a wonderful getaway for adults who want to enjoy some quiet, tranquil time connecting to the natural surroundings. And for fall fishermen who want to maximize their enjoyment of the Lake and the Salmon River, even when they are not out on the water, there is no better place. What could be better than grilling your fresh daily catch and enjoying a patio dinner at the Salmon River Lighthouse & Marina??

What makes this house unique

In addition to the perfect harbor location with its beautiful sunsets, the Lighthouse is equipped with 2 cable hi-def TVs and wireless high speed Internet, so you can stay connected to the outside world, as much as you need to or want to....and as an overnight guest, you are afforded a personal tour to the 'Top of the Light'.

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Reviews

5
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average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
Dalmatia, PA
5

BEYOND RELAXING

  • 5 of 5

We recently spent 2 days at the Salmon River Lighthouse which proved to be one of the most relaxing couple of days we have had in some time. The Lighthouse is beautiful and was appreciated for its history. The surroundings are serene and the marina is literally only several arm lengths away. The owner and managers went out of their way to make themselves available for any questions and requests we had. If your looking for a vacation spot with a lot of hustle and bustle then this spot is not for you. But if your ready to get away and forget about the everyday frustrations, then this remarkable property is waiting for you. I hope to visit again soon. It was everything I was looking for in one package. Do yourself a favor and visit this property just once and you'll be hooked.............

  • Review Submitted: Sep 10, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
new jersey
5

Week at the light

  • 5 of 5

Spent a great week at the lighthouse. The house was built in the 1830's and has near era correct interior decorating, creaking stairs, and stone walls. Well supplied kitchen. Wake up and look out at the canal and fishing boats. Rent the small powerboat for the week and motor over to the private beach. The beach was perfect with beautiful sunsets, clean soft sand, and only ever had a few other families on it for 1/2 mile. Excellent location for local excursions to famous forts, battlefields, Boldt castle, and the antique boat museum. very nice supermarket about 10 min away. Go carts, mini golf, and plenty of ice cream houses. The owner was very accommodating and really made us feel at home. Well worth the trip.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Syracuse NY
5

80th Birthday Celebration

  • 5 of 5

What a great weekend celebration! We found everything to be perfect. The accommodations were spacious, comfortable and clean. The owners were friendly, attentive and always available before and during for any questions we had.

Our group ranged in age from 8 months to 80 years old, but we found that everyone was thrilled with property. There was something for everyone to enjoy. The beach was beautiful. I had forgotten how incredible Lake Ontario is. Great for fishing, boating, swimming, sunsets and just relaxing. I will definitely keep this property in mind for future rentals. How often can you say you have stayed in a historic lighthouse?!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Avon, CT, USA
5

Wonderful, unique family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful family getaway in a one-of-a-kind setting. How many chances do you get to stay in a real, historic lighthouse? Plenty of room for relaxing (two living areas so kids can play upstairs while adults relax downstairs or two couples can have private time), comfortable beds, a very well-stocked kitchen and gas grill - and you can watch a beautiful sunset every night just outside your door. The owners were incredibly welcoming and responsive, making sure we had everything we needed. The lighthouse was spotless when we arrived. It's a beautiful location, private and quiet, yet close to fishing, boating, golf, and a short drive to the Fingers Lakes. It would work well for a family or for several couples to get away. Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Location

Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Syracuse (SYR)
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
End Zone & LD's in Pulaski
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
The Pines & Elms
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Route 81, Pulaski Exit
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
River House & Stefano's in Pulaski
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Salmon River Point Beach
Car: recommended

The Selkirk (Salmon River) Lighthouse, built in 1838, has been an iconic landmark at the Salmon River for nearly 177 years, and has operated as a Coast Guard Type II aid to navigation since 1989. It is unique in its construction in several ways, and was restored in 2014 by its new owners. The renovation of the structure was completed with the intention of providing guests a very comfortable stay, while also allowing for appreciation of the history and the rustic nature of the Lighthouse structure itself. Also, there are perhaps no better sandy beachfront locations on all of Lake Ontario as that which exists directly across the Salmon River from the Lighthouse and over the dunes. The views of the beach and the lake are directly west with gorgeous sunsets, different every day, waiting to be enjoyed. All season long, fishing charters depart from the Marina which is directly in front of the Lighthouse. Brown Trout fishing is best in the spring, with small mouth bass and perch fishing in the summer, Chinook and Coho salmon fishing all through the summer and fall, culminating in the dramatic August, September & October salmon and steelhead runs up the Salmon River. There is no more exciting place anywhere for those who love fresh water sport fishing, perfect for families and friends that desire memorable time together on the water. If you have your own boat, you can launch and dock your boat at the Marina during your stay at the Lighthouse or one of 3 cottages. If you don't have a boat, you can rent a motorized rowboat for fishing or for access to the lakefront beach across the river, or book a charter for a morning, afternoon, or all day! And you can enjoy all that while staying in a truly historic lighthouse, at the very mouth of the Salmon River. Taking advantage of the beach in the early season (April, May & June) is tremendous, as often you will share the beach with only seagulls and other shorebirds. The beach is all sand, in the water and out, directly across the river. In late spring and in the fall, watch as ducks and geese trade up the Lake and as the air chills, the Lighthouse is a perfect place for a fishing party to stay, returning to comfort after a day on the Lake or River. For those who don't like to fish, but love to view the action at the Marina and on the river, the Lighthouse is the perfect place from which to enjoy the natural beauty of the area, watching the fishing charters come and go from the harbor. Day trips to Sackets Harbor, the Thousand Islands, Kingston, Syracuse, Old Forge, the Salmon River Falls & Hatchery and other surrounding sites are all fun activities when looking for fun other than on the beach or on the water. And if you are looking for a romantic time away from it all, what could be better than transporting yourself back in time to another era, enjoying in a very personal way a monument to the maritime history of the Great Lakes. A stay at the Selkirk Lighthouse is something that you will remember forever....

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Prices & Availability

From $286 Nightly

Prices for this holiday house in Port Ontario, Lake Ontario

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Spring
1 Apr 2015 - 21 May 2015
1 night minimum stay
$467
for 1 night
From
$286
From
$335
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,909
 
 
Summer & Early Fall
22 May 2015 - 1 Oct 2015
1 night minimum stay
$532
for 1 night
From
$351
From
$405
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,449
 
 
Mid-late Fall
2 Oct 2015 - 16 Nov 2015
1 night minimum stay
$489
for 1 night
From
$308
From
$351
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,125
 

Additional pricing information

Slip w/ cottage($25or $30
4-hour canoe rental $40 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit $300
8-hour boat rental $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.0%
Notes Maximum occupancy is 6 but additional occupants considered on a case by case basis upon request.
Make reservation by visiting www.SalmonRiverLighthouseMarina.com or by calling 315-509-4208
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Port Ontario in Lake Ontario

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1864 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Full bathroom on first floor with shower, sink and toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , First Floor Bedroom with River, Harbor & Lake View
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 2nd Floor Bedroom Facing North w/ River, Harbor & Lake View
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , 2nd Floor Bedroom Facing North w/ River, Harbor & Lake View
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

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