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Rum Point (Two houses known as Upper and Lower)


Property Details

Updated: Jan 13, 2015
2 Houses, 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16

Rum Point is a secluded yet easily accessible paradise on the head of Grindstone Island, the fourth largest of the scenic Thousand Islands in the St. Lawrence River.

There are two houses which may be rented together or separetely on a weekly basis. All rentals include an exterior docking space, access to hiking trails and swimming spots.

The Lower House overlooks the River and is both elegant and cozy. The Tower design provides a panoramic view of the River while simultaneously creating a special nook for each ambience.

Upstairs there are four bedrooms: Two rooms with a double bed each, and two bedrooms with two twin beds each. There are two full bathrooms between the bedrooms. It can accomodate up to 8 people.

Downstairs there is a large kitchen, a dining room, a living room, two WCs and a playroom replete with a ping-pong table.

The outside porch is ideal for enjoying meals and for contemplating the beautiful surroundings.

The Upper House is an original 1880's River House, characterized by ample sleeping quarters. There are five bedrooms (four doubles, one single), two full bathrooms and one WC, a kitchen, a small dining room, a living room and even a dance room. It can accomodate up to 8 people. Located near the woods and to hiking trails, the house is also just a few yards from the water.

If rented together, both houses can accomodate up to 16 people,

More Details
  • Sleeps 16
  • 9 Bedrooms
  • 6 Bathrooms

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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Syracuse, NY at 92 Miles

Rum Point is at a privileged location at the head of Grindstone Island. Protected in a bay, it offers both a great view of the River as well as calmer waters which make for great swimming.

On the St. Lawrence River one can take a cayak into the marshes and spot tutles, birds, mink and beavers, go waterskiing in the bay, boating on the open River for a sunset cruise, rowing through the channels or sailing past any of the scenic 1800+ islands of the region. Water activities in the St. Lawrence also include tubing, canoeing, fishing (NY license required), snorkeling, and many more.

Turning inland, guests can get to know the island by hiking or biking Grindstone's trails and roads that take you through woods, fields and local farms. On these outings you may spot eagles, deer, foxes, as well as a wide variety of plants and birds.

Grindstone is home to an active community and dotted along the island you'll find small shops that sell arts, crafts and clothing, as well as farms that offer local grass-fed beef.

Rum Point is ideal for family vacations, as it is at the same time a peaceful place in which a day can consist of a walk, a book and leisurely time on the waterfront as well as a place to have days full of activities under the sun, in and out or the water, boats, bicycles and so forth.

Rum Point has two houses available - Lower House and Upper House - that can be rented together or separately.

The Lower House is unique for its waterfront view (from the large windows downstairs, the windows in every bedroom and from the scenic porch), for its ample kitchen, dining room and living quarters and for its tower room. Beautifully furnished and decorated, it can accommodate up to 08 people. Amenities include a washing machine, dishwasher, ironing board, water heater, electirc stove and oven, upright freezer, two full bathrooms + two lavatories and a ping-pong table.

Just a few yards away, the Upper House is an original River house: Having been built in the 1880s in gambrel style, it is more basic than the Lower House, but compensates for it in cozyness and comfort. The wooden staircase, the naturally lit living room and the unique bedrooms stand out in this house surrounded by trees and birds. Amenities include two full bathrooms + a lavatory, gas stove and oven and a stovetop.

Although secluded, Rum Point is only a 20 minute boat ride from Clayton, NY.

Since it is a rural/natural environment we ask that guests be careful and attentive so as not to harm themselves or the River, especially when enjoying water activities. Our swimming spots are off the natural pink granite rocks, characteristic to the Thousand Islands, and have not been altered or developed in any way. For this reason we ask that guests be careful when in swimming areas and to never leave children unattended or unsupervised.

As for equipment for the various activities (such as canoes, cayaks, windsurfs, snorkels, goggles, etc,) we advise guests to bring their own or rent them in Clayton, as we do not provide these.

Grindstone Island has no land connection and can only be reached by boat. There are many marinas in Clayton where guests can rent one. We do not provide any boats.


Rental rates

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7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Weekly Rate: $1700 - $4600

Upper House: Weekly Rental from Saturday 3 p.m. to the following Saturday 11 a.m.
Weekly Rental amount: $1,700.00

Lower House: Weekly Rental from Saturday 3 p.m. to the following Satuday 11 a.m.
Weekly Rental amount $3,000.00

Both Houses: Weekly Rental from Saturday 3 p.m. to the following Satuday 11 a.m..
Weekly Rental amount $4,600.00

There is a deposit of half of the rental amount upon reservation, and the remaining 50% is due 2 weeks prior to entrance.
There is a $200 security deposit, which will be refunded if the property is found as clean as upon entrance.
Renters are responsible for bringing their own drinking water and provisions, as well as for taking all their trash with them when they leave.
Rum Point is only accesible by water. If you do not own a boat, you can rent one at one of Clayton's many marinas.
Since the island is semi-wild, renters need to be willing to share the environment with insects.
Please send e-mail to Edith, specifying "Rum Point Rental" in the subject.

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Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Family


  • Dining Area


  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2
  • Bathroom 3
  • Bathroom 4
  • Bathroom 5
  • Bathroom 6


  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5
  • Bedroom 6
  • Bedroom 7
  • Bedroom 8
  • Bedroom 9


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • Upper House: We offer blankets and pillows, but we request that you bring your own linens and towels. The house has a basic kitchen, equipped with refrigerator and gas stove, but it does not have a dishwasher. There is a porch that is contiguous with half of the house, great for sitting outside and enjoying the surroundings. Located near the access to hiking trails it is also very close to the water. Lower House: We offer blankets and pillows, but we request that you bring your own linens and towels. The playroom has a ping-pong table, television and a DVD player. The kitchen is ample, equipped with large freezer, dishwasher, refrigerator, electric stove, microwave and coffee maker. In the washing area there is a washing machine, but no dryer (there are lines outside for hanging up the wash). The kitchen and the dining room have large, picture windows that overlook the River. The window seats in the living room follow the traditional River design, and make it very cozy.

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