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Enchanting Estate on Millionaire's Row, St. Lawrence River

People35
Bedrooms 12
Bathrooms9
Separate WCs2
Space 10,000 sq ft
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Gracious 12-bedroom Mansion Overlooking St. Lawrence River, Country Club Setting

Majestic thousand Island mansion overlooking the St Lawrence River. The 2-acre property sits directly across from the Thousand Island Yacht Club and Marina, backing onto the Thousand Island Golf Resort. Contact us at 1 (647) 522-4936 or email: olga.stein1@yahoo.ca

The ten-thousand-square-foot house has 12 bedrooms, eleven bathrooms, a 2,000-square-foot great room, a large library, eight fireplaces, and numerous porches and decks. There is Wi-Fi throughout the house. Each bedroom is uniquely furnished, and eight of the bedrooms have their own ensuite bathrooms.

At least twenty people can be comfortably accommodated. The house has a fully stocked commercial kitchen which can be used by professional catering and staff if required.

The property sits in the midst of one of the finest fresh water boating areas in the world. There are bike paths, well mapped-out hiking trails, fishing, kayaking and many other recreational options. There is a gourmet restaurant directly across from the property at the Yacht Club as well as other dining options in the charming historical village of TI Park on the west end of Wellesley Island, or at the Golf Club house.

The property is situated 5 miles from Interstate 81 and minutes from the Canadian border by way of a suspension bridge.

More Details

Property Manager
owners of St. Lawrence River estate
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French, German, Russian, Hebrew
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
14 August, 2018

About owners of St. Lawrence River estate

Academic, writer and editor

owners of St. Lawrence River estate purchased this chateau / country house in 2010

Why owners of St. Lawrence River estate chose Wellesley Island

Historic, grand house on 2-acre estate in the midst of one of the most scenic areas in the world. Contact us at 1 (647) 522-4936 or email: olga.stein1@yahoo.ca

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Modernized house with updated facilities, suitable for large-scale entertaining, yet with a family home feel.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Wellesley Island in New York

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 10000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 35
  • Max. adults: 28
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • • Parties or special events held at the house involving more than 50 guests are subject to an additional event fee
  • • Slips and dockage arrangements will entail additional fees.
  • • Refunds will not be issued with cancellations, but guests will be allowed to change their booking to another period subject to house availability
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Monument View ...
  • resort ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 9 Bathrooms
  • 2 Separate WCs
  • Bathroom 9 -
    Bathroom 10 -
    Bathroom 11 -
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Kashmir, cathedral ceiling, double fireplace
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , St. Lawrence, handicapped equipped, ground floor
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Guest bathroom entrance
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Off Great Room
    Bathroom 5 - Off Great Room, handicapped equipped for wheel-chairs
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Jacuzzi , Boldt Suite, jacuzzi
    Bathroom 7 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Jacuzzi , Hart Suite, jacuzzi, separated toilet area, balcony
    Bathroom 8 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Antique tub, shared between Sunset and Golf Suite
  • Eleven bathrooms, 8 Suites have on-suite, 5 jacuzzi tubs, large volume high efficiency hot water tanks.
Bedrooms:
  • 12 Bedrooms, Sleeps 35
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Kashmir Suite--luxury furnishings, canopy bed, fire-place
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , St. Lawrence--King size, jacuzzi, fire-place
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , Boldt Suite, Queen, Antique furnishings, jacuzzi
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , Four poster bed, jacuzzi, balcony
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Large Double Bed , Sunset (2 room suite), balcony, on-suite
    Bedroom 8 - 2 Single Bed , Golf Suite--2 singles, shared washroom
    Bedroom 9 - 1 Large Double Bed , Tree-top, 3rd floor bedroom, golf course view
    Bedroom 10 - 2 Single Bed , Quest Room, servants area, multiple cots
    Bedroom 7 - 1 Double Bed , River Suite, on-suite, overlooking St. Lawrence
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed , Sunset Suite, + sun-room, overlooking golf course
    Bedroom 11 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 12 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Eight suites with on-suite bathrooms, 2 additional bedrooms in master's quarters, plus 3rd floor bedroom, two of the suites have sun rooms, Sunset suite has a pull-out couch (total 12 bedrooms). Cots and blow-up beds also available. Full set of linens. All rooms have window based air-conditioning.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Boat
  • Terrace
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Garden
  • Tennis
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Catering can be arranged

Reviews

Very Good! 4/5 -
(11 traveller reviews)

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Enchanting Estate on Millionaire's Row, St. Lawrence River
average rating of 4.0 based on 11 reviews
4

Family reunion Aug. 2017

  • 4 of 5

The Hart House is an excellent place for a family reunion. The number of rooms and the layout of the house makes it ideal for everyone having their own bedroom. My son, who loves to cook, loved the commercial kitchen. The location on Wellesley Island was great because of the closeness to the water, golf courses and pickleball courts. The only negative comment people had about the place was the cleanliness was not consistent with a top rated establishment.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great guests. This is the kind of group that makes welcoming people into our home a pleasure. We are working still on getting our formula exactly right for our 4-member cleaning crew. Same day check-out and check-in can sometimes make it challenging when folks leave later than arranged while another group arrives early or exactly on time. Guests can also call on our maid service if anything needs touching up or if assistance with tasks like cleaning up after meals or laundry is necessary.
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Had a great time and would love to go back

  • 4 of 5

This property fit our needs completely-----we are a multi family group that plays softball in Watertown. We ate every meal together prepared in the wonderful kitchen and sitting in the equally wonderful dining room. The property was clean and each of our families were happy. There are a couple rooms without air that would have been nice if they did but was not a dealbreaker for us. The house has a nice yard that we utilized and was in proximity to kayaking and a tour to Boldt castle. Overall a completely awesome experience and we would for sure return.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful Estate.....

  • 5 of 5

A Huge Thank You to Olga & Adrien! Communication prior to, during and after our stay was Excellent. As soon as we arrived Adrien gave a us a full tour/history of their home and showed us how all of the appliances worked.  We stayed in their beautiful Enchanting Estate in Millionaires Row w/ a group of 30 adults/children in the end of June early July and there was more than enough room to accommodate everyone. To say we had a Blast would be an understatement! The property is absolutely stunning and had a ton of room for us to setup a net to play volleyball, whiffle ball and other games. They even provided 4 or 5 bicycles so that we could take a tour of the island and Adrien gave us info on all the must see spots in Alexandria Bay. One of the highlights was the commercial kitchen that we were able to cook w/ many chefs in the kitchen and then have a communal dinner with 30 people in the dining room. This home made me feel like a kid again! I can't wait to set our group trip up for next year, so that we can play Hide & Seek again in this Huge House. The owners were very efficient and refunded our security deposit in just 2 days and said they will waive the security deposit for us next year when we stay. Love Love Love this Home!!!!!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great group of people. They treated the house with respect, and left it incredibly clean. We were amazed and grateful! We're also overjoyed to contribute to people's holidays. It was our pleasure to share our place with you, and we would be delighted to have all of you back! Thank you! Olga
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Way oversold!! Quality in all areas very lacking.

  • 1 of 5

The property was way over sold by the owner the overall condition and maintenance was very poor.

Not up to the standards expected from VRBO.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're extremely surprised and disheartened to learn that this guest was disappointed. We made a complete accommodation, since these guest cancelled a stay they originally scheduled for last year. We extended every courtesy, provided the contact information for a fishing guide, made arrangements for a boat slip, and pontoon boat rental. The house is a 10,000-square foot home, with 11 bedrooms and bathrooms, a commercial kitchen, and is furnished with antiques and original art works. It has a huge library, and sits on one of the largest pieces of table land on Millionaire’s Row. The property is maintained with a team of workmen and a cleaning crew. It's really difficult to see in what way it was lacking. Nor is the property "oversold." The images of the property are completely representative. The only thing we can say in response is that guests should choose their vacations carefully. This is a country estate. It is not a 5-star hotel, with all of the glitz and glamour of urban luxury, and daily maid service. Guests are renting a house and occupying it as if it were their own. If they don’t want to cook themselves, there are plenty of excellent restaurants close by. If maid service or a cook and cleaning staff are required, we can bring in help, but this will constitute an additional expense. Otherwise, they should expect to have a country or cottage-type experience—although on a higher scale of course. The house is fully modernized, and is located on Millionaire's Row. This is country, not city luxury. We have had senators and professional athletes here. Hillary Clinton stayed here and loved the house. Her gracious thank-you note appears in the photo scroll.
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5

Great location. Beautiful large house with awesome industrial kitchen.

  • 5 of 5

We wanted a house for my friends wedding. It was the only place in the area that could fit all of us. This made the whole experience so much better. It’s a beautiful house with many private rooms and a great kitchen.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Would definitely recommend!

  • 5 of 5

We had our wedding here last weekend and it was amazing. Adrian and Olga were very helpful from the very beginning. They helped us get in contact with vendors in the area, which was great because we live almost 4 hours away. The house was very comfortable and accommodated our guest perfectly. There are also cottage rentals within walking distance for overflow. All of our guest loved the house and their rooms. The kitchen was perfect for meal prep from our caterers and for general use during our stay. The grounds and surrounding areas were beautiful. We were able to get many wonderful photos without having to go far between the house, the golf course, the river and the yatch house there were many photo opportunities. The great room and adjoining rooms were perfect for our ceremony, cocktail hour and reception. Would definitely recommend!!!! Thanks Adrian and Olga

  • Review Submitted: 27-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Watertown International
Nearest Barpub
Thousand Island Yacht Club (across from property)
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Uncle Sams Tour
Nearest Golf
Thousand Island Golf Resort--surrounds house
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Via Rail Gananoque (Canada)
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
1-81 Interstate
Nearest Restaurant
Yacht Club--beside property
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Watertown
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Wellesley Island State Park
Car: necessary

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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £309
Additional Guest Fee £30.9 per person per night
Pet Fee £34.76
Property Damage Insurance £76.48
Refundable Damage Deposit £579.38

Check-out time is 10:00 am for all guests. Check-in time is 4pm for all guests.
Cleaning: For all stays, a charge of $400 applies, which consists of a cleaning charge of $250 and a charge of $150 for garbage removal.

Longer term rentals: cleaning/maid services will be provided by owners at guests' request.
Extra guests: A surcharge of $40 per person/night will apply for all parties that exceed the 24-person maximum. Infants sleeping in cribs are excluded. At no time will any party have more than 32 people stay overnight. Additional charges will apply with respect to linens and other incidentals. A larger deposit may be requested under such circumstances.

Weddings for up to 150 people: base fee $1150, facility charge $500, Cleanup $350, Garbage removal $250. Damage to premises or furniture may result in deductions from refundable deposit.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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