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Waterfront Cottage with Magnificent Views, Thousand Islands

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 - 30 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms (1 queen bed, 2 double), 1 bathroom, sleeps 6

Located in the magnificent 1000 Islands, this 3-bedroom cottage with 1.8 acres sits in a 'postcard pretty,' calm and protected bay. It features 330 feet of water frontage, a dock with a canoe and pedal boat and a large wrap around deck for enjoying the fabulous view. High speed Internet will allow you to stay in touch while you enjoy the magnificent St. Lawrence River right out front. It is available for you to enjoy by the week, Saturday to Saturday. Situated at the mouth of Jones Creek, means an extensive (and calm on windy days) nature preserve is also instantly accessible. Jones Creek is part of the Thousand Islands National Park (with many miles of nature trails) and the Thousand Islands Biosphere Reserve and a favored fishing area. 10 minutes from Brockville where all shopping conveniences are available, it sits 30 minutes east of Kingston (Ontario's two most historic cities), 1 hour from Ottawa, 1.5 hrs from Syracuse, N.Y., 2 hours from Montreal and 3 from Toronto. Email for additional information on the cottage and immediate area.

In ancient times the natives called it 'The Garden of the Great Spirit' In the 1800s Charles Dickens (otherwise unimpressed with his North American travels) called it 'a place of uncommon beauty.' I call it 'The Secret Garden', as it is still largely undiscovered. There is a lot of history here. In one photo a Willow tree sits on its own tiny island. That island has its own story. In the 1700s when the British and French were at war, a French ship heading to Fort Cataraqui (Kingston) with the payroll was being chased down by a British ship. They dodged into the bay and threw the 'treasure' overboard, planning to retrieve it later. Silt and weeds from the creek made it impossible to find, but in 1909, the grandfather of the former cottage owner brought a dredge here to look for the treasure. The dredgings were piled in one spot, to not cover the treasure. It was never found, but a willow branch floating down the creek took root on the tiny island and it has prospered here ever since.

The cottage sits on a protected bay at the conjunction of the extensive Jones Creek waterway and the St. Lawrence River, the site of an Indian village discovered by the first missionary (Father Simon Lemoyne) to visit the area in the mid 1600s. Perhaps because of this conjunction, the fishing is excellent. One mile west is Browns Bay Provincial Park with arguably the finest beach on the Canadian side. The cottage includes a season pass to use the park for swimming and picnicking as you wish.

Each of the seasons here has its own special appeal. Spring is a delight as first the flox and then the lilacs lining the drive burst into bloom. Summer brings with it long, lazy days, perfect for relaxing or exploring the creek or perhaps a game of Boules on the lawn by the water, while others watch from the deck above. A small fire pit provides a spot to roast marshmallows. Fall is arguably the finest time on the river. Summer boat traffic evaporates after Labor day, leaving the river at is at its quietest, with just the occasional fisherman about. The warmth of the water lingers, holding fall at bay. When fall brings its colors, the cheery fireplace and beautiful waterfront view make this a very compelling place to be. Email for additional details and pictures.

The cottage includes the use of a canoe, perfect for exploring the adjacent Jones Creek National Park, but the river is vast and best explored in a larger craft and it is WELL worth exploring. My recommendation is a deck boat, a powered living room in essence, and these are available for rental about 10 miles upstream. You can rent one for the duration and keep it at the dock, or simply plan your river outings around a day or two's rental.



(5% discount for 2 weeks, 10% for 3 weeks, and 15% for 4 weeks) Bed linens are available for an additional $100.

FROM OCT.1-APRIL 30th, 1 month rental minimum @ $3000/month OR 3 MONTHS FOR $2000 (monthly low season rental do not include Hydro and propane costs which are additional)

More Details

Ian Coristine and Lyne Roberge
Member since: 2005
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Speaks English, French
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Calendar last updated:
9 August, 2018

About Ian Coristine and Lyne Roberge

Now a passionate Islander, I discovered the Thousand Islands on a random flight in my floatplane in 1992. That flight changed my life. Trying to convey the beauty of the place to friends in Montreal, I began taking aerial pictures and they evolved into a new career, five printed books and one interactive eBook. Under Albums, Jones Creek area shows the immediate vicinity of the cottage.

Ian Coristine and Lyne Roberge purchased this cottage in 2003

Why Ian Coristine and Lyne Roberge chose Hammond

I purchased it to provide an access point to the island as well as winter accommodation.

What makes this cottage unique

Impeccably located on a beautiful, protected bay, it provides instant access to the River out front or on windy days, serene exploration of Jones Creek National Park behind. Your choice.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We hope you'll enjoy the cottage, its deck, dock and wonderful view and that this will be one of your most memorable vacations. Use the pedal boat as a swim platform and to explore the extensive Jones Creek area that lies behind, full of wildlife, beauty and serenity. You'll see Great Blue Herons, Osprey, waterfowl of all kinds, turtles and if you're quiet, perhaps muskrats, mink or deer. There are also wild turkeys here. You might get lucky and see one.If you make it back about a mile, there is a fork to the right called McIlhenney's Creek which runs for about a half mile in a navigable gorge or narrow canyon. Very beautiful and very different from the expansive beauty of the St. Lawrence River out front.Pedal out front of the bay around the group of islands that serve as a protective barrier for the shore here. Don't venture beyond the islands if the wind is blowing as the river can do a pretty good imitation of an ocean when it's blowing.While it is beautiful simply looking out from the cottage, we hope you'll plan some time for further exploration of this amazing place that mixes history (the highway that settled the continent), natural beauty and the grand island homes and castles of the last century plus some pretty exceptional newer ones too. This is also the St. Lawrence Seaway, so you'll see everything from ocean going ships, to giant "lakers" to cruise ships, private yachts and square riggers. You'll get a glimpse of them in the distance. We've left binoculars to get closer views. Several boatlines give great tours, each very different from perhaps 8 departure points in the US and Canada. Did we mention that New York State lies on the opposite shoreline?By car, explore Wolfe Island, Howe Island, Hill island (with a marvellous observation tower and do walk the walkway (with your camera) of the Canadian span of the 1000 Islands bridge) in Canada, and Wellesley Island (T.I. Park, Boldt Yacht House and Castle etc.), just across the US border from Hill Island (bring photo ID plus a birth certificate or a passport). You can follow theCanadian shoreline along the 1000 Islands parkway which has a 30 mile bike/roller blade path paralleling it. The US side also is well worth exploring, particularly Clayton. NY which has quaint shops and several museums including the Antique Boat Museum which is world class.Did we mention that fishing is a
Jun 2004
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Hammond in Ontario

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • We appreciate you leaving our home the way you found it as renting our personal home is not the same as renting a hotel room. Thank you in advance.
Location Type:
  • river ...
  • rural
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom - 1 Double Bed
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Boat Dock
  • Canoe
  • Child's Swing
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Barbecue ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Pedal Boat
  • Terrace
  • 2 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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(9 traveller reviews)

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Waterfront Cottage with Magnificent Views, Thousand Islands
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

Little piece of paradise

  • 5 of 5

If you haven't been to this area before, you need to go. It's beautiful. The cottage is roomy with three separate bedrooms that did not include bunk beds which we found a plus. Watched a blue heron fishing in front of our cottage every morning which was amazing. Lots of shade on the deck. Brockville is very close to get amenities. Ian and Lyne were both very nice and Ian gave us a great history lesson of the surrounding area. Would definitely recommend the property to anyone

  • Review Submitted: 12-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Magical spot!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was clean, well stocked and in a fantastic location! Ian and Lyne are terrific hosts. They're easy to get along with and very warm people. Why magical? The view is splendid and so are the 1000 Islands. We also rented a large pontoon boat and we docked it with ease. Brown's Beach is a 2 km drive and it was a great spot to swim and go for a picnic. We also went across the border for dinner one night. There's so much to do and ample opportunity to put your feet up. We'll be re-booking guaranteed!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much! We will be very happy for you and your family to return. Lyne & Ian
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  • 5 of 5

Ce chalet bleu est magique !

Avec lui vous serez désormais connecté à … Dame Nature !

Idéalement situé au coeur de l’archipel des Mille Iles, il est chaleureux, confortable, fonctionnel et permet surtout d’être en authentique communion avec la région, sa flore, sa faune et ses paysages sublimes.

Merci à Lyne et à Ian de nous avoir fait partager de vrais moments de bonheur.

Des grands parents de Marseille ( 6000 kms ) avec 3 de leurs petits enfants qui n’ont qu’une envie … y revenir !

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci Michel! Nous avons adoré vous avoir comme invités et vous connaître davantage. Vous serez toujours les bienvenus. Bon retour en France et bises à toute la famille! Lyne et Ian
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Beautiful area lots to do

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful peaceful relaxing best cottage life ever 1000 islands truly beautiful. The dock for the boat was super.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at this cottage, with our daughter and two grandsons, the cottage was well appointed with everything that you would need The views were spectacular, and we would definitely return, and recommend it to our friends.

Colin and Janet July 2017

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful spot

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is very private, with a beautiful view. An excellent place to relax.

It well equipped with everything needed for a worry free stay.

Owners are very pleasant an extremely easy to deal with and very accommodating.

I would recommend this propriety to any person who wants a private, relaxing worry free stay.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Ottawa, Syracuse (Brockville has a small airport)
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
The Mill/Buell Street Bistro
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
1000 Islands bridge
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Brockville Country Club, Smugglers Glen
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
401, 1 mile
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Many in Brockville
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Browns Bay Provincial Park 1 mile
Car: recommended

Activities include: The newly built Skyfood ( aerial and biplane park, almost across the street from the cottage is fun for the whole family, including walking trails underneath where all the action is. The Thousand Islands is a Unesco biosphere reserve (as is the adjacent Rideau Waterway) and this cottage is situated at the mouth of Jones Creek which is part of Canada's Thousand Islands National Park. Enjoy 1000 Islands boat tours to see different parts of the River from Brockville, Rockport, Ivy Lea, Gananoque or Kingston on the Canadian side or from Alexandria Bay or Clayton on the U.S. side. Expert fishing guides are available (with boat) to take you to the hot spots or on a personalized tour. Enjoy fishing from the dock or our canoe, hiking, bicycling, swimming, golf, theater, Brockville 'ghost walks', the finest freshwater scuba diving in the world with over 200 shipwrecks, antiquing, bird watching, a spring and fall artist studio tour and wonderful museums including The Antique Boat Museum in nearby Clayton is the world's finest of this genre. The newly opened Aquarium ( discovery centre in Brockville is a must see as well. Waterfront restaurants, marinas, historic cottage colonies, two famous and historic island castles (Boldt and Singer) to explore, the historic Rideau Canal System, Upper Canada Village, Kingston and the nation's capital are all nearby. There are over 1800 islands to explore (several accessible by car) with historic lighthouses, grand old mansions and yacht houses built on islands over a century ago. The St. Lawrence Seaway, Thousand Islands National Park and numerous State parks are all here. Browns Bay Provincial Park (the finest beach on the Canadian side and Jones Creek National Park nature trails are a one minute drive or ten minute walk from the cottage. The 1000 Islands are a very special place, revered by those who could choose anywhere for well over a century.

Other Activities: 6 different tourboat companies, fishing guides & boat rentals nearby


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Hammond, Upstate New York

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
High Season
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Season Fall
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low Season Fall
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Off Season
1 Nov 2018 - 31 Mar 2019
30 night minimum stay
for 30 nights
Low Season Spring
1 Apr 2019 - 30 Apr 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Season Spring
1 May 2019 - 30 Jun 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
1 Jul 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Season Fall
1 Sep 2019 - 30 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low Season Fall
1 Oct 2019 - 31 Oct 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Towels,sheets and linens £59.41
Refundable Damage Deposit £297.07

Get 5% discount for 2 weeks, 10% for 3 weeks, and 15% for 4 weeks.
Bed linens are available for an additional $100.
Payment is required at time of booking, but in the event of a cancellation, will be refunded when a replacement is found.
FROM OCT.1-APRIL 30th, 1 month rental minimum @ $3000/month OR 3 MONTHS FOR $2000 (monthly low season rental do not include Hydro and propane costs which are additional)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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