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Family friendly summer home on the St Lawrence River

4 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Minimum Stay
4 nights


Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday home in Alexandria Bay - Always

This summer home includes an up close view on the St Lawrence River. An amazing wrap around screen porch for your whole family to enjoy. Five bedrooms and five bathrooms for your comfort. An updated kitchen, formal dining room, and a large family room with a separate area for the kids to enjoy. A large yard will accommodate activities for all. Walk down to the river and enjoy swimming and ship watching. Separate dock property for your watercraft.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Jackie Steiger
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
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Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
31 July, 2016
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based on 4 holidaymaker reviews

Family friendly summer home on the St Lawrence River
average rating of 4.5 based on 4 reviews

Charming river front historic home

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 12 retired women found the charm of this historic river front home very relaxing. It has lots of space and an elegant dining room table that seated all of us. We enjoyed the front porch overlooking the river as we eagerly watched for the huge freighters to pass.

In spite of the warm weather we were comfortable sleeping with fans and found the beds comfortable.

The old plumbing worried us a bit, but it added to the ambiance of "Gilded Age".

We opted to buy drinking water as we learned the water source for the house was from the river.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice waterfront property close to points of interest

  • 4 of 5

The house is full of old charm with wonderful access to the water. It is large with lots of room for big groups. Each bedroom has its own bathroom. The screen porch overlooking the river was awesome. The porch was my favorite feature and the reason I would recommend the house to others or consider returning myself. Of course old charm also means no AC and the quirks of old houses. There is only one shower and one of the bathtubs was broken during our visit. They asked us to take our shoes off in the house and only eat in the kitchen and dining room. Clean-up is minimal when you leave. Put dirty towels and sheets in the tub, although getting a text at 6:00am on the day of check-out to tell us this wasn't pleasant, so just know ahead of time and turn off your phone if you sleep next to it. My aunt and parents said they heard mice and there was critter poop on the counter each morning so all food needs to be stored away. The large $1000 security deposit was returned in 6 days.

The house is nicely located between Clayton and Alexandria Bay. We went to Boldt Castle, a boat tour to the lighthouse, enjoyed Wellesley Island State Park, and the nearby winery tastings. There is only one key for the entire party, so you have to coordinate outings if people go to different places.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Camp Always

  • 4 of 5

Lovely location and home. Home has all the charm of a the Thousand Islands and obviously alot of history!

We had a very relaxing time with our three adult children (18-22). The porch or the adirondack chairs by the river ate great places to wile away the hours and relax with a good book.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming and convenient

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect. It was absolutely charming and it felt like it was from a different era. The rooms are spacious and have a nostalgic feel. Our stay at "Always" was tranquil and just what we needed. There was plenty for the kids to do and the adults enjoyed just sitting on the massive wrap around porch and watching the activities and wildlife on the river. Only minutes from the towns of Clayton and Alexandria Bay, the house was very convenient to shopping and boating. Had the best time there and would recommend this house to everyone. Would definitely return! Thanks Jackie!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Car: necessary

Located within a few miles from Alexandria Bay and Clayton.Two quaint little towns offering plenty to do for you and your loved ones! From scenic boat tours to golf outings - you have so much to choose from. Our house sits on over 200' of frontage along the St. Lawrence River - you will see large ships from all different countries sail on by - it is quite a site! Relax, unwind and get ready to have a vacation you will always remember!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Alexandria Bay, Thousand Islands

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Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £822
Cleaning fee £123

No pets. No smoking. Exit cleaning fee is not included in rental price and is an additional $150-200 depending on how many in your party - please call for more information.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Alexandria Bay in Upstate New York

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Family
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
  • Shower in bathroom 5
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Bunk Bed
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • Kayaking
  • swimming

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