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Ultimate vacation -3 King size bedrooms, Queen/double/ singles, hot tub & kayaks

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,600 sq ft
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms, 2 full Baths, lots of space dining & livingroom

Built in the late 1700s this is one of the first homes built in the area but updated to have the comforts and conveniences of modern day but the charm of the past. 5 bedrooms; 4 bedrooms upstairs- three rooms with King size beds and one room with a queen & double bed. The upstairs landing also has a double pull out couch. The downstairs has a trundle bed with two single beds. All major appliances and the hot tub is operational from April to October. There is high speed internet and Bell Expressvu tv.

The Old Stone Home is located in a picturesque shallow bay, with very little boat traffic as the bay ends several hundred yards past the home. The shipping channel is two miles/three kilometres away from both homes, so there is no chance of someone being swamped in a canoe by the waves of a 1000 foot freighter. Bring your fishing rod, the fishing ranges from good to great! We have several kayaks that you can use during your stay. Your vacation home is situated on the hill will allows for a beautiful panoramic waterfront view of the mighty St. Lawrence river. When raining there is an upstairs is an enclosed deck . Large patio with tables and chairs to have your meals outdoors and fire bowl on the patio or you can have a fire down by the river.

Area attractions include- Fort Wellington (famous in the battle of 1812) in Prescott, Fort Henry in Kingston, Upper Canada village, Chrysler park, wild life Bird Sanctuary as well as within an hour of Ottawa

The owners home is to the east and there is a shared dock and there is a screened in gazebo and open air gazebo for your use.

This is truly a fantastic place and a wonderful place to spend a couple of days or week with your family and friends.

More Details

Christine Joli-Coeur
Member since: 2000
Speaks english, french
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
18 July, 2018

About Christine Joli-Coeur

Both Randy and I are relatively newbies to the area having lived her just under 20 years.

Christine Joli-Coeur purchased this chateau / country house in 2005

Why Christine Joli-Coeur chose Prescott

When we first purchased we had been living in a smaller cottage in the area for a number of years. Initially we thought to rent it for a few years and move in when the kids were older. The advent of our third child made us rethink and we built a home a bit south and west of this historic home. Why this home? When I first walked in the home I had an ovewhelming sense of history. A glimpse of the past. This home is one of the pioneer homes of the area. It is truly one of the most historic homes in the area and we feel honoured to be able to share it with others.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Really nice place for large families or a couple of families. Lots of space to eat either at the kitchen table or the formal dining room table (both fit more than 10). So you don't need to pack up the chess or monopoly game at meal time. Lots of place to get away from the action like the second story closed in porch with a beautiful view of the river, sit on the large window sills in the bedrooms to read a book or outside on the large interlock patio overlooking the St. Lawrence river and Island.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I would like to share with you some kind words from our recent guests. "We certainly enjoyed staying at your historic rental home on the Saint Lawrence Seaway. The feature we particularly enjoyed was the large patio facing river. We took our coffee there in the morning, relaxed there during the cocktail hour and cooked the entre for most dinners on the open wood/charcoal burning fire pit. We also took advantage of the kayaks you provided and the large eat in kitchen. Of course, the fact that your part of Ontario is truly beautiful also helped.

We also appreciated all the advice, biking maps, activity information, etc which you provided. This support was facilitated by the positive relationship we developed during the initial correspondence and personal contact once we were there and which I believe can be one of the best features of the VRBO program for both the owner and guest. I try to establish similar relationships and provide similar support when renting our own second home in South Carolina via VRBO.

Thanks again, "
Jul 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house rental in Prescott

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , First floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower , second floor bathroom
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 single bed , trundel bed so one single bed pulls out on first floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 large double bed , 2 double bed
    Convertible bed(s) - pull out double couch upstairs hall
  • King size beds (3), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • video player
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • long term rentals available
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horse riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
We attempt to make your vacation memorable. We may be able to accommodate special requests such as a rice maker, large coffee maker, additional toasters at a small additional fee


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Ultimate vacation -3 King size bedrooms, Queen/double/ singles, hot tub & kayaks
average rating of 4.76 based on 51 reviews

Cozy getaway for large groups

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I stayed at Riverlee for New Year's Eve, and were very happy with the large beds, well-stocked kitchen, and outdoor winter hot tub. The owner was very helpful and went above and beyond to answer our questions about activities in the area.

  • Review Submitted: 03/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your feedback. We like to make sure that the cottage would meet an extended family or multiple friend get together needs. Having enough pots, pans, serving dishes, plates etc is important. We also agree that having comfortable and big enough beds are also important. Our family when renting away will often reject those homes with only double beds. We are glad that this was a feature you enjoyed. Thank you so much for taking such good care of our home and writing a review of the property. We look forward to your group renting again in the future.
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Lovely house!

  • 5 of 5

The house is clean, well equipped, and comfortable. We enjoyed the hot tub!

  • Review Submitted: 29/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing committee getaway

  • 4 of 5

Prior to our hectic week running events and training volunteers my committee and I had the great opportunity to stay at this lovely cottage. The lake was beautiful, the hot tub soothing and the homeowners were nothing but welcoming and accommodating. The place was large enough to host all 8 of us comfortably, and the house was beautiful and well-kept. Some of us took the kayaks out to sit under the bridge while the others took an opportunity to relax in the sun by the dock and snack at the picnic table. We all had a fantastic time bonding and will definitely be recommending the property to future committees!

  • Review Submitted: 25/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review. The river is so peaceful and nothing better than just hanging out and enjoying the majestic scenery. Not everything needs to cost more money to have fun. Glad the location and the home provided you the ideal downtime following your very busy events. Hope to see you again soon.
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Elegant house with a lot of stories to tell

  • 5 of 5

We were a large group of 6 adults and 6 kids aging from 7 to 13.

We used the house as a base for our day trips to Ottawa and surroundings. The time we did spend in we had a chance to enjoy almost everything house had to offer: we cooked, we played piano, we played board games, did some BBQ (gas grill needs some TLC though), did some laundry, we soaked in the hot tub: we did it all!

I wish it wasn't that windy, otherwise, we would do some kayaking too.

Pease of advice to the future guests: arrive before the dusk. It's so easy to miss the house in the dark!

  • Review Submitted: 24/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Experience

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful century home was everything we hoped it would be. It housed our large family very comfortably and enabled all of us to be in one space while visiting with family and friends in our hometown. We hosted a luncheon with extended family and each of us were very impressed with all the large rooms in the house. Our host Christine was absolutely amazing. She made sure our visit was comfortable and to our utmost satisfaction.

  • Review Submitted: 24/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are too kind. I am so happy that it met your needs. Time with extended family is precious and glad that you had the room needed to make sure it was enjoyable. Please do visit us again:)
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Perfect for our family gathering

  • 5 of 5

Super comfortable and lots of space. Kitchen well equipped with cooking gear and lots of plates and cutlery. You’ll need to bring your own spices and condiments. Truely lives up to its description. We’ll be back for future family stays.

  • Review Submitted: 23/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Ogdensburg NY (15)&Ottawa ON International (85)
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Prescott/Ontario & Ogdensburg/NY
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
401/ 416
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Bridgeview Marina
Nearest Ski
130 Kilometres
Titus Mtn NY or Pakenham ON ski resorts
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
Prescott or Iroquois public beaches
Car: recommended

Shakespeare Festival, live music on Sundays during the summer, Fort Wellington, thousand Island Kayaking, Iroquois locks. Also just put a piano in the home so for those with the ability you can now also add some musical entertainment to your group.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday chateau / country house in Prescott

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2018
29 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add AU$15 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add AU$15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee AU$102.63
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$102.63

Rates are subject to confirmation and rentals during summer period are from Friday 4pm until the following Friday to 11am. When having additional guests over 10 additional cost which can be negotiated depending on the size of the group.We will attempt to meet special requests whenever possible. Please contact us at 613-340-8682 if you require more information sincerely, Christine & Randy

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if cancelled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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