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Imagine having your very own private island...

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

2 bedroom hand adzed log cottage with water views from every window

Honey Bee Island has been featured on the Cottage Life TV Network as well as in Island Life, Island Reflections, Thousand Islands Life and Cottage Life magazines.

Unleash your inner ‘Robinson Crusoe’ and live the dream. Wake up to bird song, grab a coffee and walk down to your dock to sit and sip while watching the herons lift off the lily pads and mink swim by on their morning rounds. Breathe in the pine scented air…your holiday has started.

At Honey Bee Island, you will live in a charming, historic hand adzed Adirondack styled log cabin with full river views from every window, provided with every luxury. Dive off the dock, canoe around the islands, cast your line or bask in the sun and work on your tan. At the “Bee” in the very heart of the Thousand Islands, you can enjoy this unique private experience yet still be within minutes of grand turn of the century castles in the center of a celebrated boater’s paradise with a winding necklace of glittering jewels.

Honey Bee is a beautiful private island rental nestled in the very heart of the 1000 Islands(1865 enchanting islands to be precise) which dot the shores of St. Lawrence River. It is reachable by boat in 8 minutes from the quant village of Ivy Lea or 15 minutes from Rockport Ontario. Just 15 minutes to Boldt Castle, or 20 minutes to Alexandria Bay, NY. Boat rentals are available locally at a reasonable cost.

Set in a tranquil bay, bordered by the St. Lawrence Islands National Park, the newly restored 134-year-old hand adzed log cabin enjoys spectacular sunsets and views in all directions. The property is a 2 story, 2 bedroom cabin with all the comfort and amenities of a luxury home, yet on your own private island. It provides a unique holiday off the beaten track, in a extraordinary part of the world, where you are the master of your own time and space. If you are looking to rough it, this is the wrong place.

A private island is the perfect remedy for anyone seeking adventure and escape with utter privacy yet without isolation. The river is lovely for fishing and swimming, with summer water temperatures usually in the mid 70s as there are several natural underwater warm water ‘springs’ near the dock. At Honey Bee, you enjoy water so clear you think that you are swimming in an aquarium.

Numerous water toys such as swim floats, noodles and an assortment of life jackets are provided at your holiday cottage. Boats, Jet Ski’s and kayaks are available for rent nearby for our guests' enjoyment. Paddle our canoe through wilderness routes in the nearby wildlife refuge or fish in a world-class angler's paradise on this huge body of water.

The cabin is tucked away under pine and oak trees. Hearing the water lapping on the rocks through the open screened windows at night, makes for a restful sleep. Waken to the songbirds and watch the sunrise over Hill Island while sipping your morning coffee out on the deck. Relaxing on your own private Island, it's just Yet, all conveniences are just minutes away. Supermarkets, restaurants, liquor stores, post office, churches, pharmacy, just everything including a hospital is available within minutes in Alexandria Bay directly by boat to their respective docks or by car to Gananoque.

More Details

Property Manager
Michael Laprade
Member since: 2006
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
9 July, 2018

About Michael Laprade

Michael and Janice live in California and spend the winter there in their primary residence on the Central Coast. Since retiring, they live at their private island home, Honey Bee Island, in Canada’s 1,000 Islands during the summer months and then fly to their villa on the French Riviera in the spring. They love to travel!

Janice was a dental hygienist while Michael’s vocation was to spend 30 years in prison…eh, in administration. Their avocation was to develop and perform a full evening magic stage show in a theater built for it. They retired after raising their children but instead of downsizing, they chose to 'up size' and experience as many adventures as they could. Michael tackles any household DIY task that his bride thinks up and so their homes are rich in detail and in character to the region they are living in. He loves to play with his amphibious airplane while Janice prefers to paint and read on terra firma.

Michael Laprade purchased this cottage in 2000

Why Michael Laprade chose Wellesley Island

It is a magical island in a Unesco identified location

What makes this cottage unique

Privacy without isolation. Too cool for words!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Wellesley Island in Leeds and the Thousand Islands

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • resort
  • waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Outdoor Shower , Shower both indoors and an additional outdoor shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Single bed is a captains bunk
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Single bed is a captains bunk
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Spectacular fishing and diving in the area


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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Alexandria bay
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Grenadier Island
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Hwy 87
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Ivy Lea
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Potters beach
Car: necessary

See our web site at HoneyBeeIsland


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Wellesley Island, Upstate New York

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7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £401.63

No outdoor fires, no pets, no smoking

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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