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Family friendly summer home on the St Lawrence River

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,076 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 nights


About the property

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. A spacious 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.

Jackie Steiger
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
27 May, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Alexandria Bay in Town of Alexandria

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3076 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No use of fire place
Location Type:
  • village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • 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 3 - 1 Double Bed , 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Bunk Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 2 Single Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • 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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Family friendly summer home on the St Lawrence River
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 6 reviews

Great spot right on the river The ships are so close they shake the ground !!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Always for a week and had a great time. Everything was as described.The 50 ft screened in porch is hard to get up and leave. The old plumbing takes a little getting used too but works fine. Keep in mind it's a 120 year old cottage. If your looking for a Hampton Inn, keep looking ,but if the real river cottage is what you are looking for......this is it

  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Always heart warming to know that someone has enjoyed their stay!!!!
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Neat and very clean. All was as stated on the website.

  • 5 of 5

Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the house. We spent most of our time on the front porch where the breeze is cool and the chairs are comfy. The kitchen was well appointed and we loved having the option to use some of the antique utensils.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: 09-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 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: 22-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 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: 07-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 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: 25-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 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

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £150.38
Damage Deposit £751.9

No pets. No smoking. Exit cleaning fee is not included in rental price and is an additional $200

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 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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