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Family friendly, Mobility Accessible Waterfront Retreat - Wellesley Island

Bedrooms 5
Separate WC's1
Space 4,960 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

5 BRM, 6.5BTH, pool, two slip boathouse, home on private 50 acres

Available year round, this spacious retreat on Lake of the Isles, Wellesley Island is minutes from the Canadian Border and Alexandria Bay, NY. Grocery store and Gas station just across the 1000 Islands Bridge.

Ideal for family reunions, Executive planning retreats, even small Weddings!

The main floor is wheel chair accessible.

Visitors enter into a two story formal great room, with large formal dining (meeting) table, fireplace, surrounded by three sides of windows providing a spectacular view of the lake.

The main floor includes a well equipped kitchen, living room and “tree house” eating / meeting / games area overlooking the lake. A laundry room, crafts area and full bathroom are located immediately off the living room-kitchen area.

On the other side of the great room is the gracious master suite, king size bed, long closets, in addition to a walk through closet dressing room, full accessible bathroom with side by side sinks, wheels under sink, side entry tub and seated shower.

A large open deck with picnic table and enclosed resistance pool spans the length of the home, a great vantage point for a spectacular sunset view.

The second floor is accessible by stairs or nana-chair and has four guest rooms with full bath room (Shower-tub). 1st with king bed and fold out bed couch, 2nd with King bed, 3rd with bunk beds and optional additional twin, 4th with queen bed and full size day bed. All with large closet space. Linens included.

Also included is wifi internet access, and dish tv, airconditioning / heating, potable filtered tap water.

Stairs travel down the hillside to "my spot" the large fire pit area and another set of stairs lead you down to the swim dock, there is a shady children's play area (swings, sand box) and of course "fred's deck" which is the best place to read and think as well as the location of our smaller fit pit.

The Boat House has a 'level to the ground' access ramp. Two slips, one with a platform for fishing or to provide access to the lake for kayaks /canoes. Plenty of room to tie up. power and lights available.

More Details

Deirdre Billes
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
5 April, 2018

About Deirdre Billes

I have had the pleasure of spending summers at this 'cottage' since the mid 80's. It is now a place that my son can enjoy and we are looking forward to sharing it with you.

Deirdre Billes purchased this cottage in 1987

Why Deirdre Billes chose Wellesley Island

This place has been the favorite vacation home for our international family for decades. Site Manager Howard Dorr is a delight to work with both as a welcoming host and a local fix-it / build it expert.

What makes this cottage unique

Sublime quiet provided by being at the end of the road on a large forested property.

Beautiful venue for small wedding.

Ideal for Small Executive Planning Sessions, Team Building Retreats. (We can help you find caterers). Lots of activities can take place concurrently here, without feeling over crowded.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Wellesley Island in Town of Orleans

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 4960 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • upstairs 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    upstairs 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    upstairs 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    upstairs 4 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    master suite - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , accessible
    laundry kitchen area - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    powder off great hall - Toilet
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • upstairs 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , full bath
    upstairs 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , full bath
    upstairs 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , full bath
    Master Suite - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , walk through closet, full bath with two sinks
    upstairs 3 - 3 Bunk Bed , top twin, bottom double, full bath, option to add a twin
    Bedroom 6 - 2 Child Bed , Off Master, room with sink, adjacent to Pwdr Rm,
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • diving
  • swimming
Can provide details for fishing guides, scuba, Island boat tours, winery tours, Clayton Boat Museum, and regional festivals. Want some winter fun? Ice Fishing with Howard - an unforgettable treat.


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Family friendly, Mobility Accessible Waterfront Retreat - Wellesley Island
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

Well appointed home in a beautiful setting!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time relaxing, enjoying each other's company in a peaceful setting with beautiful sunsets!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Great location....docking our boat was a piece of cake! House was very clean and having Howard at your fingertips for literally any problem was wonderful! We Definately will be back! Thank you thank you thank You!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house

  • 5 of 5

This house has everything! A heated pool for cool days, a large dock, great swimming, comfy bedrooms, fire pits, a swing set and sand box. This is a great house for families with kids of all ages.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

It could not have been any better. Its an amazing beautiful place. Very well kept. Absolutely a great vacation. Everything about this place is perfect!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonder Lake of the Isles Retreat for Large Family Gatherings

  • 5 of 5

Pristine home with full amenities, fantastic view, privacy, and wonderful water access. I highly recommend (though hesitate only to keep it a secret for future vacations)! We had 12 people and were beyond comfortable and in awe of the cleanliness and accommodations. Truly more than we imagined. Floating swimming dock a refuge for teenagers. Two fire pits to accommodate the small and larger parties. Boat house to fish, kayak, and keep a boat for sightseeing, fishing, and tubing. Best place we have stayed in 1000 Islands by far.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Outstanding vacation rental Better than excellent !!

  • 5 of 5

10 of us college friends who have had reunions 12 times over the past 50 years, just spent a wonderful long weekend at Rock Baie Retreat. We have had our reunions in 12 different places from Colorado to South Carolina and in between. This is by far the very BEST place we have ever stayed in. Couldn't get a better owner or caretaker!!!! The caretaker was always available, (not that anything went wrong), and he was friendly and informative. The accommodations can't be beat.....everything needed is provided (except food). The place is spotless inside and out. Even though many nearby places close in the fall, we had no problem finding interesting and good places to eat and visit....wine tasting, golf, shopping in Clayton, fishing, sight seeing all around the island, walking, sunset viewing, BBQing, antique buying and, privacy......... We're making reservations for next year and highly recommend this amazing jewel !!! ***** + (that's 5 stars plus)

  • Review Submitted: 05-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wellesley Island State Park
Thousand Islands Club Restaurant
Thousand Islands Winery
Brought the family this past October, tried the wine, learned all about wine making. Love t...
Minna Anthony Common Nature Center
Coyote Moon Vineyards
Nearest Airport
91.9 Miles
Nearest Barpub
4.4 Miles
The Wellesley Hotel and Restaurant
Nearest Golf
3.9 Miles
Wellesley Island Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
1.1 Miles
interstate 81
Nearest Ski
32.9 Miles
down hill, Dry Hill, Watertown NY
Car: necessary

Enjoy the fantastic Winery Tours, go under in crystal clear waters to wreck dive, have a professional fishing guide pick you up at our dock and drift along on the main channel of the river. Take in the Clayton Wooden Boat Museum tour, tromp our private 50 forested acres or work out in our resistance pool, take in a round of golf on-island, then light an evening fire and see thousands of stars come out to the sounds of loon calls. Year round access. Ice fishing, snowshoeing, all possible from this very comfortable lakeside home in the woods. This location is an ideal setting for an executive planning retreat.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £392.87
Pet Fee £71.43

Well mannered dog(s) allowed, rate of $100 per dog per stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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