This residence is thirty feet from the St. Lawrence River, which offers good swimming, canoeing, boating and a beach. The large beach is ideal for children, located at the beginning of a very wide and shallow bay on the St. Lawrence River. The dock is suited for small watercraft, 25 feet or less, due to the shallow bay. We have a beach volleyball court on the second level of the 1.5 acre property, a paddleboat for the kids, a swimming raft anchored offshore, and a canoe to loan the adults. A kayak is available upon request.
Swimming is a popular summer activity, especially in the deep water a few hundred yards offshore. We have a shallow wading area near the 68’ dock for younger kids. There is no river current in the wading area, and only a small current further offshore.
Local winter activities include snowmobiling, hockey, skiing-both downhill and cross-country, ice fishing, snowshoeing, toboganning and skating.
The super-insulated four-bedroom home was completed in January of 1999. If you are unfamiliar with an R-2000 home, it refers to a very high insulation standard used for custom-built energy efficient homes. Although the home was not registered as an R-2000 home, the insulation is of a comparable standard. Between this high-level of insulation, the numerous ceiling fans and the river breeze, the home can be very comfortable on a warm day in summer and cozy on a cold winter’s night, especially with the beautiful woodstove.
The home has a huge ¼ acre “play area” behind the home with a beautiful manicured lawn. We have planted over 50 trees around the perimetre of the property including a dozen lilacs, an ash tree as well as apple, maple and oak trees. The gardens are beautiful. It is best that you visit and judge for yourself! The second level of the property has an over-sized beach volleyball court and a sitting area with picnic table.
The building has majestic ten-foot ceilings on the main floor with huge windows in each room, all windows with a river view. The home has two full bathrooms, downstairs with a shower and upstairs with a jacuzzi tub/shower. Except for an area rug sometimes used in the dining room each winter, the home has beautiful maple hardwood floors throughout. The four-bedroom home is fully furnished including next-to-new beds, mainly antique bedroom furniture, colour television, satellite dish, VCR, washing machine and dryer, dishwasher, fridge, stove, microwave and even a coffee maker! The couches are next-to-new. In contrast, most all of the remaining furniture is turn-of-the-century antiques. The antiques are mainly older, tough durable pieces, usually able to withstand a child’s curiosity.
You have a gas barbecue, an integral part of a summer place and handy in the winter too! We have a fire pit available for campfires on non-windy days.
The beds include a king size, queen size, double and two single beds as well as queen size murphy bed, we will provide a crib upon request if available. Please check with us as per your requirements and what we have available. There is plenty of closet space. You will have lots and lots of plates and utensils. “There is four higher end sitting chairs for outdoors in addition to at least another half dozen stacking chairs. Others can be made available upon request. You should like ours, however if you have a favourite one at home that travels easily, it may not hurt to bring it along J!”
Facing the river we have a double veranda, 30 feet from the riverbank. It measures 24 feet long and eight feet wide and is accessible from the patio door downstairs. The upstairs veranda is the exact same size and adjoins the master bedroom. From our bay on the river, the upper deck boasts the best view of the off-shore islands and the American coast, two kilometres away. This is, after all, the beginning of the THOUSAND ISLANDS!
The Great Lakes freighters pass by far across the river near the U.S. shore, and are lit up like Christmas trees at night. There are spectacular sunrises over the offshore islands. Occasionally the sunset will light up the islands in red or pink with their reflection on the mirror-like water. The spring tulips are beautiful and the incredible autumn colours are spectacular, depending on the exact week you rent and how quickly Mother Nature turns the colours of the leaves.
For nature lovers there is excellent bird watching along the shore and in the local wooded areas. The host of birds includes woodpeckers, cardinals and the awesome local blue heron. Be sure to feed the baby ducks!
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Twin Oaks on the River 4 Bedroom Waterfront Home Johnstown, Ontario, Canada
Additional Location Information
Located at the beginning of the 1000 Island on the majestic St. Lawrence River.
Although they are fully-equipped homes, the vacation getaways have a true country flavour. We are located in a quiet rural area away from the hectic city life. Beautiful landscapes, terrific river views, spectacular sunrises, as well as the woodstove help you forget your troubles and unwind.
We are happy to go the extra mile to make you vacation relaxed and stress free, whether you are coming from as close as Ottawa, Toronto or Montreal, or are one of our U.S. or European guests. We have a growing clientele that visit us as often as two or three times per year-often for a week in the summer and a weekend or two during other months of the year. They love the homes, the area and our customer service.
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Damage Deposit | $79 per stay
Fees for additional guests may apply.
Pet | $79 per stay
Additional notes from the owner
We will try an accommodate you as best we can. For very large groups you will need to call for special pricing. In the summer the home is rented by the week and no weekend rentals. We do rent during the week and weekends at all other times rates from $395-$1195 depending on the days and size of your group. Please contact us and we would be glad to help you:)
Left on 04/07/2011 for a stay in September 2010 | AndreasReviewed Apr 7, 2011Stayed Sep 2010
We traveled with 4 families with young kids. The cottage had a great view to the St. Lawrence River - especially the master bedroom. Its facilities were well equipped - including a fully equipped kitchen, decent canoes / kayak / peddling boat. The washrooms were clean. The cottage came with a dock and a mini sand beach - great for small kids who wanted to stay in land. We were well informed about the location. The owner was very friendly and helpful. All of our 4 families had a great time and decided to go back in the next season.
Left on 03/31/2011 for a stay in August 2010 | BernieReviewed Mar 31, 2011Stayed Aug 2010
The property was impeccable, Randy stayed up until midnight to greet us. The views were breathtaking. Three generations of a family all enjoyed themselves in varied ways. The kids played vollyball and used the kayaks while the grandparents relaxed on the porch reading and enjoying watercraft going by. The kitchen and grill were perfect for cooking local produce.
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