Nestled between an archipelago of small pieces of land scattered across the St Lawrence River that separates Upstate New York from Canada – and collectively known as Thousand Islands – is a private heaven called Belle Island that is now available for rent.
The lush green, bell-shaped island of 1.5 hectares, once owned by the legendary Gilded Age hotelier George Boldt, features a five-bedroom house, a protected harbor, a boathouse for summer and winter storage and a fully powered deep-water dock.
The exclusive property is currently listed on www.vladi-private-islands.de for $ 1,000 per night, for a minimum of four nights, with a deposit of $ 2,000.
& # 39; Belle & # 39; stands for beautiful: the lush green, bell-shaped 1.5-hectare Belle Island lies in the bay of Alexandria in the St Lawrence River that separates Upstate New York from Canada
The small island planted with trees is part of an archipelago that is collectively known as the Thousand Islands
The main structure on the island, which is now available for rent for $ 1,000 a night, is a five-bedroom, three-bathroom home
Light and airy: the building is fully furnished, including this open concept seating area, and has enough space for up to 10 guests
& # 39; This unspoiled private island is in an enviable location on the St Lawrence Seaway, on the US-Canadian border and just above the water of the charming city of Alexandria Bay in Upstate New York, & # 39; is in the advertisement with advertisements of the accommodation. & # 39; The international airports of New York Syracuse and Ottawa are both only a 90-minute drive away, which means it cannot be easier to access this beautiful island retreat. & # 39;
The first owner of the island was the legendary Gilded Age hotelier George Boldt, famous for making the Thousand Island dressing popular in his Waldorf-Astoria Hotel
The 3300 square foot house can accommodate up to 10 guests. It offers views of the St Lawrence Seaway from almost every bedroom, while the main suit overlooks Boldt Castle – one of the major tourist attractions in the Bay of Alexanderia.
In addition to awe-inspiring views, the master bedroom comes with a king-size bed equipped with a built-in massage unit. A sun-drenched seating area with a hot tub is just steps away.
The other wing of the house offers four additional bedrooms and two full bathrooms. All rooms are fully furnished.
The house is equipped with a large kitchen, a fireplace, cathedral ceilings and a screened porch.
Belle Island is on the St Lawrence Seaway, giving you easy access from both Canada and the US. If you are flying in the area, international guests can choose from Syracuse Hancock International Airport in Upstate New York or Ottawa International Airport, just across the border in Canada.
The first owner of the miniature island was George C Boldt, a Prussian-born, self-made millionaire hotelier and general manager of the legendary Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City.
Boldt is credited with popularizing the spicy thousand island salad dressing at his hotel after learning the recipe from a local woman during a summer in the bay of Alexandria.
The house, built in 1988, has an office space with views of the St Lawrence River and the surrounding islands
The sleek kitchen comes with a large island and stainless steel appliances, making it perfect for cooking and enjoying family meals
This image shows one of the five bedrooms with two single beds and a pastel shade that is perfect for children
Every bedroom in the house faces the water; all rooms are fully furnished and well furnished
Boldt bought one of the largest of the Thousand Islands for his beloved wife, Louise, turned the land mass into a heart and built a huge castle for her.
On the day that Louise Boldt suddenly died in 1904, her heartbroken husband left the island that now bears his name and never returned.
The following year, Boldt sold nearby Belle Island to his fellow millionaire, Alexander Peacock.
The five-bedroom house that currently adorns the property was built in 1988. The island and residence were last sold in 2016 for $ 950,000.
One of the three bathrooms on the grounds is pictured above, with a beautiful view through the window
The spacious terrace outside the house is just a few steps from the water's edge and overlooks the surrounding islands
The island is ideal for fishing and features a protected harbor, a boathouse for summer and winter storage and a fully powered deep-water dock
The property can be rented for $ 1,000 per night, for a minimum of four nights, plus a deposit of $ 2,000
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