About the property
- Separate WC's1
- Minimum Stay4 nights
This is the first time EVER property is available as vacation rental.
Nestled among mature pitch pine trees on a small raised peninsula, the house provides incredible privacy, along with unparalleled views up and down the Picton Channel, Main Channel and directly into the charming town of Clayton, NY.
A 360 degree deck done in Ipe Brazilian hardwood that wraps all the way around the entire the house with secured entryways for little ones, makes for truly incredible indoor/outdoor living. The house has front and back upper decks for intimate river views. Protected deep water dockage and dredged bay provides ample dock space or mooring for any vessels. Access the interior of Grindstone Island where nearly 2/3 of the island is protected and accessible by the 1000 Islands Land Trust. The interior of the island boasts old logging roads, miles of trails over rolling fields and granite bluffs, 2 former school houses (one with a playground), a small island gift shop and clothing boutique called The Acorn Store. There is also the beautiful Grindstone Island Winery with an impressive wine cave where you can set up a private tour and tasting paired with food. All of Grindstone Island Wines are produced from grapes locally grown on the vineyard.
The interior of the house boasts an architecturally designed and spacious master suite with upper deck attached featuring rocking chairs perfect for your morning coffee. The master bath has marble heated floors, double sinks, jetted tub and walk-in shower. Upstairs, there is also a bunk room to sleep 5 ideal for families with children or friends. There are 2 bedrooms downstairs and a shared full bath. Separate guest sleeping quarters attached by screened in breezeway offers second large master bedroom with french doors stepping out to the deck (front side) and en suite bathroom connecting to additional bedroom/den on backside. The guest quarters can be configured as two extra long twin beds or one king size bed.
Custom built-ins throughout the house done by a master carpenter. Details are beautiful and unique throughout the home. There is a spacious outdoor shower with amazing water pressure to freshen up after a day of fun in the sun! The kitchen offers a large sub zero refrigerator, double ovens, 6 burner thermador gas stove top, and a walk -in pantry. Kitchen tile also has sub floor heating and is state of the art. There is an additional refrigerator for extra food and drinks in the laundry/mud room.
6 Kayaks, 2 sunfish sailboats and 2 mountain bikes, indoor/ outdoor ping pong table, float toys for dock included for use with rental.
Bring your own Bicycles to explore the island!
Bring your own boat or rent one locally. If you need to rent a boat, please visit O'Brien's U Drive Boat Rentals at or call them at 1-866-633-9548, 1-315-482-9548.
There is also a local water taxi service to transport you to and from the island as needed. The phone number to 1000 Islands Water taxi is 315-727-1939.
Patrick and Lisa Moynihan
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- Response time:
- within a few days
- Calendar last updated:
- May 24, 2018
About Patrick and Lisa Moynihan
Property purchased in 1997 with updated architectural design and 100% new construction competed in 2000. It has been a full-time summer family residence since, and only now just available for outside lease rental.
Why Patrick and Lisa Moynihan chose Clayton
We are long term "River Rats". My husband grew up in Thousand Island Park in a family cottage that is still in the family today. As a child, he always dreamed of owning a unique property on one of the islands he spent so much time exploring. We both grew up boating and with a love of fresh water. As a child, one of the family dogs was adopted from Grindstone Island at Potter's Beach on a Boating trip exploring the island. Fast Forward forty years and here we are. We have meticulously and lovingly cared for the property and the home in every way. From the blooming gardens that are freshly planted each season, to the groomed lawn, and the newly widened access road to explore all that Grindstone Island has to offer. We love going to the little church on Grindstone on Sundays. There is a wonderful, welcoming community of people here that we call our friends and you are sure to call friends after a week here too! The community activities on Grindstone is what drew us here and also what keeps us here. While you are on an island, there is more to do than just be on the water. Every Saturday night, there is a square dance at the Community Center across from the church in the center of the island. Lots of people from other islands venture over to Grindstone for the event. It is always a good time.
What makes this House unique
The location of this property is one of the finest on the River! We have incredible privacy with true island living, but we also have a short, easy boat ride to Clayton for Breakfast or lunch at Bella's, some afternoon shopping and a latte a the Lyric cafe. We hope you will love it as we do and enjoy the property. This is especially unique ad this property has never been available as a vacation rental before!
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.