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Charming 1860s Village House on the Waterfront

Bedrooms 2
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-5)

Ideally suited for exploring Kingston and the Thousand Islands, the cottage is an 1860s home that was fully renovated in 2011.

The cottage is set on the main street of Marysville, Wolfe Island, the first and biggest of the Thousand Islands. The cottage sits just steps from the summer Ferry dock in the village and enjoys the summer buzz of the seasonal cottagers, ferry traffic, and local restaurants and entertainment. Srping, fall and winter, the village is quieter with the 'islander' traffic, and occasional community event or festival.

The quaint Victorian cottage look and wrap around porch is maintained on the outside, while the inside is finished in white-washed wood for an east coast cottage feel. The front porch is south facing, perfect for people-watching from one of the wicker rockers. Or you can take your place on the upper balcony off the master bedroom and keep an eye on the ferry line up and the lakeside activity at the same time. The waterside deck off the dining room overlooks the large yard and dock with great sunset views and the twinkling lights of Kingston at night. Those are the same great views you get from almost everywhere inside the house.

Downstairs, the kitchen, dining and living room co-exist in one open space. The living room includes a sofa that converts to a double bed. The kitchen is fully equipped including full sized fridge, range, microwave, coffee maker, kettle and toaster as well as all necessary cooking and serving dishes. The upper floor includes a master bedroom with a queen sized bed and attached balcony. The other bedroom has two twin beds, ideally suited to children. In both rooms the beds are set up to make the most of the lake views. The bathroom upstairs has a corner tub, perfect for a relaxing soak or kids' splash.

The city of Kingston and all it has to offer is just a 20 minute ferry ride away. On the island, there are two 9-hole golf courses, biking routes, and a superb and secluded sandy beach. Less than a five minute walk from the cottage are three restaurants, the bakery, general store, liquor store, library, post office, bike rental and the ferry to the mainland.

Property rental includes use of a kayak, canoe or rowboat.

Keywords: house, cottage, kingston, waterfront

More Details

Carolyn Wiens
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 October, 2017

About Carolyn Wiens

With a passion for boats and swimming, our vacations all tend to lead to the water. When we renovated, we aimed for the feel of a cottage on the coast of Maine, overlooking the boats in the harbour.

Carolyn Wiens purchased this cottage in 1997

Why Carolyn Wiens chose Ontario

We bought the home in run-down condition because of the fabulous location and boat access to the lake. Although the home is a mere 3 minute walk from our permanent residence, we use the cottage as a peaceful getaway and waterfront playground.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Wolfe Island in Frontenac Islands

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • Kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
boat dock, fire pit


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Charming 1860s Village House on the Waterfront
average rating of 4.785714 based on 14 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, well located and clean. Perfect experience. Thanks

  • Review Submitted: Oct 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Alberta, Canada

Beautiful cottage with wonderful views and location.

  • 4 of 5

The cottage was just like the pictures, was tidy and easy to find. The owner had provided a typed up guide to the island which was helpful. The ferry is efficient, though busy, and drops you off downtown Kingston so it is quite easy to leave the car on the island while you explore.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Thornhill, Ontario

great location

  • 5 of 5

Great location in village, very convenient for ferry and lovely waterfront setting.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My best vacation in many years. I could go on at length about this cottage and how well it fit my interests in a vacation spot. A truly unique arrangement. I have already reserved it for next year.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Napanee, Ontario

Well-equipped welcoming little cottage in a charming town

  • 5 of 5

From arrival to departure, the cottage had everything we needed and more, felt like home. We loved having a bonfire on the water, so relaxing. Proximity to Kingston was perfect, and being a ferry-ride away is just enough to feel like you are on a proper cottage holiday. We left behind a game to add to the extensive collection and look forward to returning for a longer stay next time.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Really enjoyed the cottage and location

  • 4 of 5

Nice and clean and lots to do.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wolfe Island sits at the mouth of the St. Lawrence River and is a 20 minute free ferry ride from Kingston, Ontario.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Wolfe Island, Canada

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
5 Sep 2017 - 30 Jun 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Summer 2018
1 Jul 2018 - 3 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee-short stays £36.03

A $60 cleaning fee will be added to all stays of 5 days or less.

An email will be sent directly from Marysvilleguesthouse with payment details. Payment can be made either by cheque (Canadian or American funds) or by e-transfer to the Marysvilleguesthouse email.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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