House, 4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, 6 Sleeps
Melanie Smith Golding
About Melanie Smith Golding
The Smith Family cottage was purchased by our father Bill Smith. He was the manager of Stony Island from 1951-1982. We inherited the property and rent just enough weeks for taxes and upkeep. Otherwise, we all still enjoy it.
Melanie Smith Golding purchased this House in 1939
Why Melanie Smith Golding chose Henderson Harbor
Our dad bought it because his father told him that if he wanted a boat, they had just built one, that he had to have a place to keep it. One is still able to see the stones left from the boat house that used to be there.
What makes this House unique
The cottage started out as a cheese factory in Chaumont in the middle 1800's and was brought over to its current place by oxen on the ice. Much of the original building remains. While digging under the cottage last summer, we found many Native American artifacts as this spot is believed to be a perfect place for settlements. It is away from the lake in the bay so it is always calm on the water. Boats are safely tied to the dock in any wind.
Max guests: 6
Minimum age of primary renter: 30
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
We had a great family vacation! Fishing, kayaking and, of course, sitting on the screen porch. The house is in a great location especially have kids. The water was a little cold because we were here in June, but being in Snowshoe Bay, the water was so calm and would have been great for swimming.
Perfect location, owners were wonderful to deal with. Spent a lot of time on the beautiful porch. Hope to rent again.
Great view, very relaxing cottage
Excellent location, clean with great view. Nice sturdy dock. Enjoyed the screened in porch. Very accommodating owner.
Charming old cottage...amazing location
We thoroughly enjoyed the cottage. Great location safe for kayaking and swiming in the Bay. Great sunsets too. If traveling with very young kids or older family members the stairs to get upstairs could be a challenge....but overall we loved it!!
There are beautiful golf courses close by and excellent swimming at two state parks, Southwicks Beach, an all sand beach, and Wetscott's State Park. Canada is an hour away by car. Taking the ferry into Kingston from Cape Vincent is an international experience which is very affordable. The ferry from Wolff Island is free. Going over the TI Bridge is fun as well. Excellent fishing is everywhere.Wehle's State Park is 3 miles away and has free day use for hiking swimming, tennis and volleyball. Follow the lakeside trails for miles. The swimming place has grills for a barbecue and restrooms.