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Stunning Views...Private Island...Spacious Home...Great Fishing...Channel-view

Bedrooms 7
Space 4,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Private Home, 7 Bdrms, 3 Baths, Sleeps 12. Spectacular views, Safe, covered dock

Premier Location . . . Spacious Living . . . Specatcular views!!!

***** August weeks available...BOAT SHOW... Contact us soon!! *****

The home features 7 private bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, a large modern kitchen,

Three large living areas, a wood fireplace, a unique circular stairway,

and a secluded "bunkhouse" in the woods. All the furnishings are new within the past five years. Nearly 1500 sq. ft. of outside deck.

The property includes 10 private acres. So enjoy great hiking and exploring on the southwest end of Bluff Island, Clayton, NY. Listen to nature; lapping water, song birds in trees, the whisper of the breeze thru the pines; total serenity is just steps out our back door. No loud neighbors, no traffic, no worries .... aaah yes ... that is peace!

Also, there aren't many homes where you can see both a sunrise and a sunset, but this one can. The home sits on a peninsula and is surrounded by water on three sides. Words cannot describe the spectacular views; 10 miles to the west, 2+ miles to the south and 7 miles to the east. There are only four properties on this 60 acre island. Seclusion is yours

The deep water dock area has 1000 square feet of docking space, 40 lineal feet of which is covered for maximum protection of your boats. Swimming, snorkeling, wave running and fishing from your own private dock. 120V electrical service available at the dock.

Customers must provide their own boat for access.

More Details

Jim Ludwig III
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 9, 2018

About Jim Ludwig III

The Ludwig family has owned this property since 1974. It is our private home and we spend most of the spring and fall living on the island. Our extended family operates Camp Bil-O-Wood, a summer children's camp located in Northern Ontario. Because we are in camp for much of the summer we usually rent 4 to 6 weeks each summer to families from all over the northeast. Since this is our three season home we are very particular about the families with whom we share it. Many of our families have been renting with us for more than 20 years. They feel like Bluff Island is their summer home and they treat it that way. Those who share our home are responsible for leaving the facility in the same excellent condition in which they found it upon arrival. We have no cleaning service because of our island location and ask that families clean it when they leave and treat the home like it is their own. This process has worked extremely well for the past 40 years.

We hope you like what you see and will contact us to see about remaining openings for the 2018 season. Or perhaps you would like to be put on a waiting list for 2019. Please see the calendar.

Jim Ludwig III purchased this house in 1974

Why Jim Ludwig III chose Clayton

As they say, it is all about LOCATION! LOCATION! LOCATION. While there are many other properties in the 1000 Islands NONE have the views and proximity to the action that we have on Bluff Island. Our contemporary home is a pleasant place to spend a summer vacation. It is close to Clayton for all your shopping needs. You can swim, fish and relax on your on island, at a place you too may someday call home.

What makes this house unique


- Super views . . . Huge Decks . . . Privacy!

- Great fishing! Check out the number of boats that stop at your house to fish!

- Solitude on your own pleasure island.

- A home with a fully equipped kitchen if you should decide to eat in.

- Windows GALORE! Everywhere you look there is an extra large window to allow you to view the wonders of this Bluff Island home and it's surroundings.

- Relax on the 1500 sq. ft. of decks overlooking the St. Lawrence River or enjoy the same views swinging from a hammock.


Clayton House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • The 'Master' bathroom - toilet , shower , 1st floor Master - Two rooms - Pedestal sink in outside room
    '1st Floor' bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , 1st floor - with vanity sink - near bedroom 2 + 3
    The 'Captain's Delight' bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , 2nd floor - Double vanity - huge tub with an awesome view
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • The 'Lighthouse' bedroom - 1 queen , 2nd floor - large room - awesome views
    The 'Cottage-in-the-Woods' - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , Solitude in a separate cottage in the woods - 50yds. away
    The 'Castle' bedroom - 1 king , 2nd floor - large room - awesome views
    The 'Office bedroom' - 1 queen , 2nd floor - Queen sofa bed in office area
    The 'Double-decker' bedroom - 2 queen , Double-decker, 1st floor, near private bath, deck access
    The 'Sailboat' bedroom - 1 king , West end of home, 1st floor, near private bath, deck access
    The 'Master' bedroom - 1 king , 1st Floor, Private bath and walk-in closet, deck access
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Inside: - Enjoy the vacation of a lifetime - This special 4000 sq. ft. home will become your favorite vacation place. - Fully furnished including many, many leather Laz-Boy chairs and sofas. - 55” HD TV (Direct TV) with surround-sound, DVD, CDs, and radio. - 7 Private Bedrooms – all with large windows and great views. - 3 King size beds, 4 Queen size beds – Sheets, pillow covers and towels are not provided. - 3 Full bathrooms, 3 showers, one with bathtub, and one seperate jacuzzi tub. - A large (32’ wide) living/dining room with fireplace, a cathedral ceiling and views in every direction. - A Great Room (40’ wide) with floor to ceiling glass on three walls. Game table too. - All new kitchen appliances, DW, range, and microwave. - All kitchen and food service equipment provided. Comes complete with amazing sunset views. - Central Air Conditioning and Heat - Washer and Dryer - Gas Grill and cooking equipment - All blankets, pillows, comforters are PROVIDED – linens and towels are not provided. Outside: The Deck of Decks: - One of Bluff Island's premier features ... Our 120' x 8' deck sits high above (40 feet) the St. Lawrence river. You can watch a sunrise, look at 700 foot ships pass by, take a nap in the hammock, and watch a sunset all from the same deck ... it is spectacular! Beyond the Deck: - You have the St. Lawrence River and the 1000 Islands as your playground. - A 10 acre property that provides privacy and luxurious living. - The waterfront area has great swimming and fishing on your own property. - A great place to explore the 1000 Islands, fish, swim, or just relax. - Walk on the island among the huge rocks and beautiful trees. - 80’ of covered dock area. Two excellent swimming areas - Excellent location for boating and fishing. - Dock has eight lounge chairs and 4 deck chairs with tables. - 2 miles by boat from Clayton, NY - Marinas nearby for gas and boating supplies - Bait store and grocery store nearby in Clayton, NY


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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Watertown, NY
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
NYS 12
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Picton Island, SW harbor, sandy cove, used by many
Car: not necessary
Other Activities:

<p><strong>Top Thing to do in City:</strong></p><ul><li>Take walking tour.</li><li>Visit the Antique Boat Museum.</li><li>Attend show at the Opera House.</li><li>Enjoy the many fine shops.</li><li>Visit other museums.</li></ul><p><strong>Top Thing to do in Budget:</strong></p><ul><li>Relax and enjoy the views.</li><li>Swim and fish from your dock.</li><li>Read a book.</li><li>Watch the 700' lakers pass by.</li><li>Take a walk in the woods.</li></ul><p><strong>Top Thing to do in Family:</strong></p><ul><li>Go boating.</li><li>Go fishing.</li><li>Go swimming and tubing.</li><li>Go out for dinner by boat.</li><li>Visit museums.</li></ul>


- Bluff Island is an excellent vacation place for:



Fishing - Bass, Pike, Walleye, Perch, Muskie, Etc.


Water Skiing, tubing and knee boarding


Sunbathing or just plain relaxing


- The 1000 Islands and Clayton, NY is a premier vacation destination

- In Clayton – 2 miles

- NEW 1000 Islands Harbor Hotel and Seaway Grille

The Antique Boat Museum - World Largest Antique Power Boat Museum

The 100 year old Clayton Opera House – many great events

The 1000 Island and Muskie Museum

The Hand Weaving Museum

Many unique shops and stores on the Clayton waterfront

Numerous fine restaurants are also available in Clayton

Boat tours

Fishing Guide service

Two golf courses

- In Alexandria Bay, NY – 10 miles

Boldt Castle – historical site

River Hospital

Large hotels and many restaurants

Boat tours

Two golf courses

Miniature Golf


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Spring and fall – (limited availability - call for information)

A 50% deposit is required to book the date. The balance is due 30 days prior to arrival at the property. You will receive a confirmation when you initial deposit is received.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.