When Paul Malo created Thousand Islands Life in 2005, he did so with a hope that much of the "past" would be appreciated. He wrote at that time:
"In the interest of finding appreciative stewards of historic properties, Thousand Islands Life presents some real estate of exceptional importance when offered for sale."
TI Life has compiled a number of resources to present these properties - however we do not promote any sale. All inquiries should be made to the contact on each property listing.
Note: Totem Lodge on Tar Island has been sold.
Latest listing: 1649 County Road # 2, Prescott, Ontario. April 11, 2013.
Dewer’s Inn on the River – 1649 County Road #2, Prescott, Ontario
The history of this property was written in detail in the April’13 issue of Thousand Islands Life Magazine.
Excerpt: “Long before our paradise became a recreational riverfront, in 1869 an industrialist by the name of John McCarthy chose this perfect setting on the St. Lawrence River to establish a red brick brewery with his partner James Quinn. There, next to the grand St. Lawrence River was a bountiful abundance of cool natural spring water for masterful beer crafting. These perfect conditions came together with John McCarthy’s extensive experience in the distillery business. Producing 7,000 barrels of beer a year, he managed to grow the brewery into Upper Canada’s largest brewery. Furthermore, the natural foundation of a bedrock floor allowed for the brewery ideal conditions to house storage vaults on a bedrock floor basement. This contributed to the genius of making some of Canada’s finest beer- no wonder our secret garden cottage retreat is such a happy place!”
Profitable waterfront paradise – Pristine turnkey investment property featuring 18 custom built and decorated housekeeping cottages, cozy motel efficiency units and 3 spacious apartments with fireplaces. Located in the world famous 1000 Islands region of the great waterway tourism corridor, over 11 million people are located within 4 hours drive.
Investors or live-in proprietors, cash in on this outstanding established business. This 1.4 acre property with 300’ of River frontage features stunning landscaped grounds with boardwalk and rest areas, ready for kayaking, scuba diving or fishing. Relax and enjoy watching international ships traverse the longest freshwater shipping channel in the world right by your door. This multi-unit exceptional property also houses a 300 SF reception area, 325 SF breakfast room, 256 SF garden shed, 1,300 SF workshop and parking for 25 cars.
The units have all been in renovation and updating stages for the past 10 years, and are in nearly-new well cared for condition.
PRUDENTIAL TOWN CENTRE REALTY INC., BROKERAGE - K162
101 South Street, Gananoque, Ontario
|This one of a kind brick Architectural Stately Waterfront home, located in the Heart of the 1000 Islands, is just steps away from the Gananoque Inn and the 1000 Islands Playhouse! |
This 22 room home has it all! Enjoy spectacular sunrises & sunsets from the master bedroom deck and living room!
More than enough room to entertain with all of your family and friends. This home has not been offered for sale since the 1960's!
Priced right, and won't last long! Call for your showing today!
There is also a 27' x 33' boathouse with a concrete deck that has 4 boat slips. Enjoy tranquility on the patio at the water's edge.
Contact Dwayne Fletcher at Keyes, Real Estate & Insurance Limited for details. Listing # 12608900
Keyes Real Estate & Insurance Ltd
32 Stone St. S
PO Box 129
Gananoque, ON K7G 2T7
Main Phone Number: 1(613) 382-2129
Toll Free Number: 1 (877) 982-2120
Main Fax Number: 1 (613) 382-7169
Main Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Wee House (Flora Island), Near Grenell Island
WEE HOUSE Built circa 1890. The original owner, Seward Prosser, bought the island for $50 and built the cottage from a plan he found in the Ladies Home Journal, calling it "The Bump". In 1916, it was sold and greatly enlarged, adding rooms built on docks. [History provided by Lynn McElfresh, Grenell Island historian]
Built in 1935 this classic River cottage sits on it`s own island. The property consists of a 3 bedroom cottage, boathouse, Skiff house, and enough docks for 5 or 6 boats.Charming wood interior with stone fireplace, galley kitchen and breakfast room. Living room has sliding doors that open to the covered front porch. Great views of the shipping channel and up river towards Bluff and Clayton. Water depth is excellent for swimming and boating even this late in the season. The inside will amaze you. Call for an appointment to see what summer on the river is all about.
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16414 Flora Is
Clayton, NEW YORK 13624
3 Bedrooms, 1.1 Bathrooms
1 Partial Baths
730 Square Ft.
Listing # S277187
Jack Stopper, Licensed R.E. Associate Broker
Prudential 1000 Realty
421 Riverside Dr
Clayton, NY 14618
Office: 315-686-1010, Ext. 306
Watch Island, near Blind Bay, NY
Magnificent Watch Island … Unique, beautiful and very private ! The island is located in the 1000 Island region of the St. Lawrence River in upstate NY near Blind Bay, between the ports of Clayton & Alexandria Bay. Island coordinates are … Latitude 44º16 min.15sec.N & Longitude -76º01min.22sec.W.
A glorious Victorian 3-story home stands tall on 1.3 acres providing 6,421 sq. ft. of early 20th century living space with 15 rooms surrounded by 1,140’ of water frontage. You will enjoy spacious lawns, sidewalks, shrubs, 22 mature trees, beautiful rock formations, a 28’ boat house, 200’ of docks with some having 7’+ water depth, a shed, pump house, two 5’ brass/stone light sculptures, a flag pole and a cement patio. Built in 1895 the house continued improvements through 1901 followed by adding a boat house in 1925, crib docks in 1960 and a complete renovation in 1999.
The house exterior has a blend of stone, cedar, wood & composite siding. All 40 original windows are protected with aluminum storms & screens. A maintenance free galvanized roof protects the 3rd floor spacious full attic.
Seven grand entrances from 4 porches lead you into the 1st floor, most the original large wood doors. An eat-in-country kitchen has 2 lead glass chandeliers, walk in pantry, and a stairway accessing the 2nd floor.
A hallway leads you to the dining room with a magnificent wood beam ceiling, brass chandelier, 3 doors, 11 large windows and 13 upper small windows decorated with diamond muntins allowing stunning views of the river. In the center of the 1st floor is a huge living room with a wood burning fireplace surrounded by wood benches and shelves beneath a balcony. The ceiling has wood beams, a chandelier, and wood columns supporting a spectacular spiral spindle staircase leading to the upper balcony, foyer and sitting room on the 2nd floor. Another hallway leads to the 1st floor full bath & bedroom.
The 2nd floor balcony/foyer and hall way accesses the sitting room, 9 bedrooms (8 w/closets, 2 w/sinks & bath access); 3 full bathrooms with original marble fixtures and sink, toilet, tub w/showers, stainless steel accessories & mirrors. Throughout the house are original plastered walls, tin ceilings, hardwood doors, double hung windows, large molding, hard wood floors and light fixtures. On the 3rd floor is an open huge full attack with 18’ center ceiling & 13 windows.
The island has its own well providing good drinking water. Convenient washer and dryers are on the 1st and 2nd floors. A walk-in-basement provides modernized utilities including two 200 amp electrical panels that feed panels on every floor, an electric forced air heating and air condition system, base board elec. heat in all bedrooms and bathrooms, 119 gallon pressure tank, 100 gallon electric hot water tank, all new copper water lines and PVC drain lines that lead to a septic system.
The island views of the river are spectacular; look west toward the main channel for magnificent sunsets, look east toward the NY main land for sun rises, and looking 360º you observe several islands … Wellesley, Murray, Picton, Grenell, Basswood, Maple, Bluff, Pine, Grindstone, Round, Little Round, and Rock to name a few. The island is conveniently accessible from land or river … only a 6 minute boat ride from marinas in Spicer Bay or Mullet Creek Bay. A rented slip at Northern Marine, in Spicer Bay is currently available.
MLS # R198977 - $1,590,000
1.3 Acres 10 Bedrooms 4 Full Baths 6,421 SF
special offering by: Ron Strine, Broker/Owner of Yor-Way Realty Inc.
1244 Stafford Crescent, Webster, N.Y. 15480
Bus: 585-872-3575 fax: 585-219-5674, e-mail: email@example.com, web site: yor-way-realty.com
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50 Bartlett Point, Clayton NY
Located at the tip of Bartlett Point, the property consists of 1.3 acres including 350' of waterfront on the St. Lawrence Seaway with views straight down the channel, over to Canada and across from the Antique Boat Museum in Clayton, New York.
The home was originally designed by Horace Montgomery and built by the Sanderson family in 1949. A total renovation was completed in 2005-6 using the best of everything including gourmet kitchen appliances, soapstone/mahogany counter tops and douglas fir wainscot ceilings throughout! The original chauffeur's cottage serves as the guest house. The property comprises 2 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, office, large screened in porch with an open kitchen, living, dining area.
If you are someone who is energized by living on/near the water then this is for you. The property commands a 270 degree panoramic view with 350' of waterfront on the St. Lawrence Seaway. The view includes sunrises over Clayton and the sunsets over Grindstone Island with ships coming within a 7 iron shot of the house. The home and original chauffeur's quarters (guest house) are a must see.
The property comprises 2 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, office, large screened in porch with an open kitchen, living, dining area.
For sale by owner, broker's protected. $875,000
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Call (914) 204-7467 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Once part of the Zenda Farm property, this significant waterfront parcel at Dalton Point, is a valuable example of the historic and agricultural heritage
of the St. Lawrence valley. A spectacular, location with privacy, granite outcroppings, rolling fields and wooded terrain with hardwoods,
birch and native maple trees. Near the village of Clayton, honored as one of the best small towns in the Great Lakes region, are attractions of national and international reputation: The Antique Boat Museum, the Clayton Opera House and numerous other attractions
| 38907 Dalton Lane, Clayton, N |
Listing Price: $999,000
Waterfrontage: 1145 feet
Prudential 1000 Realty
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850 feet of waterfront on the St. Lawrence River/Seaway
Rock Mansion, 14,000 square feet: Approximately 30 Rooms, which include: bedrooms, bathrooms, utility rooms, offices, dining rooms, kitchens, game rooms, wine-room, several lobbies, sun-rooms, 2000 sq. ft. balcony and undeveloped rooms (overlooking the Seaway)
Numerous Out-Buildings: including a chapel with a seating capacity pf 60
Large parking lot accommodates approximately 150 cars
Fairview Manor Estate has now been listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of Interior
Website: Coldwell Banker Rimada Realty
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Photographs and information provided by Jacqueline Ladue
1883 Victorian Cottage, Alexandria Bay, New York
$1,495,000. 1.8 acres
TI Life June 2009 article Exhibit in the Making – Alson S. Clark, features Comfort Island.
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Comfort Island Photographs: Mike Franklin ©