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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 a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 August, 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 4.7777777 based on 9 reviews

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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Just an awesomeplace. As good as it gets!!

  • 5 of 5

Owner is wonderful and house is perfect.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ottawa, Ontario

Absolutely perfect. Loved every minute!

  • 5 of 5

My mom and dad were visiting from Calgary and I wanted to give them a feel for Ontario cottage life. We loved the cottage so very much! It was hard to leave. It's so very clean and absolutely perfect. Carolyn was a delight to communicate with. I will most certainly return!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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LaSalle, Quebec

Great spot. Lovely cottage.

  • 5 of 5

Had a great weekend at the cottage. The free ferry back and forth from Kingston makes it easy to travel. The cottage is only 4 houses down from the ferry dock and you can see it coming in (makes leaving on time easy). The cottage had everything you need for an enjoyable weekend and the bakery across the street was awesome. Would love to stay again on warmer weekend so we could enjoy the dock and water. Thanks again!

  • Review Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely Cottage in the heart of Marysville

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely March Break stay. Convenient location. It is easy to walk to the store, the school playground, and right on the lake. Great views of Kingston at sunset and at night.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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oshawa, ontario,canada

girls getaway

  • 5 of 5

Our girls getaway was just "perfect" this blue cottage was just " the best " for our stay. It has everything you need and more. Clean,cozy, comfortable,practical indoor and outdoor. We are looking forward to next year...... tks...

  • Review Submitted: Oct 15, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • 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
Summer 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
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 £36.85

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.