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4.3/5 Excellent

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet Friendly
  • Outdoor Space
  • Barbecue Grill

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 72-hour vacancy between guest stays

Explore the area

    Popular LocationCornwall Brothers Museum8 min walk
    Popular LocationHeart Island23 min drive
    Popular LocationBoldt Castle23 min drive
    AirportWatertown, NY (ART-Watertown Intl.)40 min drive

Space details

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 8
Bathroom 1
Bathtub/shower combo
Bathroom 2

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About this area

Alexandria Bay

Located in Alexandria Bay, this cottage is in the city center and on the waterfront. Thousand Islands Winery and Clayton Marina are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Keewaydin State Park and Grass Point State Park. Be sure to check out the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Cornwall Brothers Museum - 8 min walk
  • Boldt Yacht House - 20 min drive
  • Heart Island - 23 min drive
  • Boldt Castle - 23 min drive
  • Mary Island State Park - 25 min drive

Getting around

  • Gananoque Station - 36 min drive
  • AirportWatertown, NY (ART-Watertown Intl.) - 40 min drive


  • Dancing Dog Bar & Nightclub — 5 min walk
  • Colemans Smokehouse — 5 min walk
  • Riley's by the River — 6 min walk
  • The Spot Bistro & Outside Patio — 6 min walk
  • Admirals' Inn — 6 min walk

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

It's a floating cottage!

Historic cottage with outdoor pool and outdoor tennis court
We welcome you to the The Ledges Resort & Marina! We are located on the St. Lawrence river across from Boldt Castle . We have views of the castle, Sunken Rock Lighthouse, and the main shipping channel. We have decks, docks, hammocks, and gazebos. They are great for ship watching or fishing. We have newly renovated in-ground pool. There are outdoor fire-pits where you can warm up under the stars. We even provide the firewood! There are plenty of open lawn areas to play catch, lawn games, or just take a walk.

The Ledges offers a peaceful getaway with 6 acres of landscaped grounds along the water. While the grounds provide privacy and lots of space, we are not in a remote location. It’s a quick and easy walk downtown. We are close to all of the attractions. At the Ledges you have the best of both worlds; relaxation and convenience!

The Harbor House is a 3 bedroom, 2 bath home. It is actually a floating cottage! If you have your own boat or rent one you can tie it up right in front of your living room! There is a deck all the way around the cottage on the lower level. The master bedroom has a balcony with a view of Boldt Castle. It's a great place to fish or just relax and enjoy the river.

Upstairs: The master bedroom has a queen size bed. The balcony has a spectacular view of the Boldt Castle and Sunken Rock Lighthouse. The second bedroom upstairs has 2 queen beds. The upstairs bathroom has a stand-up shower.

Downstairs: There is a large entryway. This leads to the downstairs bedroom, bathroom, and living room/kitchen. The downstairs bedroom has a double bed. The bathroom has a full tub and shower. The living area is combined with the kitchen. The kitchen features a full size stove/oven, full size refrigerator/freezer, microwave, coffee maker, and dishwasher. It has all new cooking utensils, pots, pans, glasses, and dishes. It is fully equipped. There is a dining table with seating for 6. The living room offers a beautiful view of the river. There are french doors that open up to the deck. The deck is equipped with a dinning table, chairs, and gas grill.

Luxury shampoo, conditioner, and hand soap are provided by Beekman 1802. The beds are made with fresh linens. Bath towels, hand towels, and washcloths are also provided.

Everything is prepped and ready to make your vacation relaxing and comfortable. Just bring yourself!

We have 7 cottages available on the property. They can be found on our own Ledges Resort & Marina website or VRBO with the following listing numbers

Occasionally we offer last minute discounts and specials. Feel free to ask about any promotions we may have. We hope you will come enjoy the river with us!
Air-conditioned accommodations at this cottage offer private pools and fireplaces. Rooms open to balconies. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and separate dining areas.

Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations and hair dryers. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards.

Recreational amenities at the cottage include an outdoor tennis court and an outdoor pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Nick & Amy Schaefer

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in
Guest rooms kept vacant for 72 hours between stays
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Cross-country skiing and snowboarding nearby


  • Private pool
  • Outdoor pool


  • WiFi available

Parking and transportation

  • Onsite parking
  • Car not required


  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Blender
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Paper towels
  • Toaster


  • 3 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 2 bathrooms
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels provided
  • Soap

Living spaces

  • Fireplace
  • Dining room


  • TV with cable/satellite service

Outdoor areas

  • Balcony
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture


  • Near laundromat


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Chef
  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • On the waterfront
  • In the city center
  • Near a health or beauty spa
  • Near a hospital
  • Near a zoo
  • In a village

Things to do

  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Fitness facilities nearby
  • Boating on site
  • Kayak on site
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Casino nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Basketball nearby
  • Power boating nearby
  • Ice skating nearby
  • Marina nearby

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Smoke detector
  • Deadbolt lock


  • Sleeps 8
  • Unit size: 1100 sq ft (102 sq m)



Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 21


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the property manager with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets allowed
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards
Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Long-term renters welcome
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a deadbolt lock

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
A car is not required for transportation to and from this property

Property is also known as

It's Floating Cottage Alexandria Bay
It's Floating Cottage
It's Floating Alexandria Bay
It's A Floating
It's a Floating Cottage! Cottage
It's a Floating Cottage! Alexandria Bay
It's a Floating Cottage! Cottage Alexandria Bay

Frequently asked questions

Does It's a floating cottage! have a pool?
Yes, this property has an outdoor pool.
Is It's a floating cottage! pet-friendly?
Yes, pets are allowed at this property.
What time is check-in at It's a floating cottage!?
Check-in begins at 4:00 PM.
What time is check-out at It's a floating cottage!?
Check-out is at 10:00 AM.
Where is It's a floating cottage! located?
Located in the heart of Alexandria Bay, this historic cottage is within a 10-minute walk of Cornwall Brothers Museum and River Hospital. Keewaydin State Park and Schooner Island are also within 3 mi (5 km).
5 - Excellent
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3 - Okay
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Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Very nice stay with lovely hosts. Pretty place. A real get away from everything feel.

2/5 Poor

The cottage and grounds were not well maintained. Many windows in the cottage glass was cracked and taped. Refrigerator was very old and the bedrooms need new mattresses. Many spiders inside of the cottage. Toilet upstairs would not flush. For the amount of money you pay these items all should be addressed. An abandoned old Mercedes parked right next to the pool. Left actually a day early. If these items were fixed I would change to four stars.

5/5 Excellent

Nicely kept property with very attentive owners
Great family vacation in super location with great views of the thousand island region. The property is very well kept, from a very clean house, to the large grounds that was great for walking the dog; nightly campfires; or heading into town (10 minute walk to Alex Bay). Our jet skis were just outside our front door, and our family really enjoyed the trip to one of the more beautiful areas of NYS. The owners were very attentive to answering questions and addressing any needs. It seemed as though someone from their staff was on the grounds available anytime. Already looking forward to returning!!! Thank you to the entire staff at The Ledges. The Smith’s

4/5 Good

great views of the waterway!
We were there on one of the hottest weeks of the year: July 4th. The air in the living room just couldn't keep up. I loved being able to cook and hang with all of the kids and grand kids, jump in the boat and go to the different islands right from our own dock. The staff and owners are super nice, even helped us unload our truck into the cottage. We stay all over the country and have never had that kind of help. Amy is especially nice. One little issue was the sewer smell from the nearby marina but that was only the last night. Worth the stay!!!!

5/5 Excellent

Great stay on the water!
We had a great stay in this cottage, on the water, overlooking the St Lawrence Seaway! Well appointed and great host who even carried our bags to the cottage. Fun, unique experience. That home actually floats on the water in at the mouth of a protected harbor. Enjoyed the very slight rocking motion. I highly recommend!

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