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Stella, Ontario, Canada





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Property ID: 2150

Property type and description
House - Main residence

Location notes

  • Lake frontage
  • Short drive to a small village / town

Swap parties allowed at this property

  • Singles
  • Couples
  • Couples - Retired

Swap periods available

  • Anytime

Nearest Town / City

Nearest Airport
Ottawa International Airport (YOW)
214 KM

The location shown on this map is an approximate location, not the actual address of the property.

About us

Member ID: 13093

We grew up in Auckland, moved to Canada to work, and want to visit Down-under (preferably Queensland) to visit family, or head off to other world-wide locations. We are non-smokers, no pets, used to be sailors, like to be active, love reading, gardening, music, cooking, fine wines, travel, and mah jongg (me). We love beaches, so if we can be near the sea, then that is great.

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Property description and facilities

Our home is on Lake Ontario waterfront, on Amherst Island, near Kingston, in Canada. We have a two-part house that has been extensively renovated. The stone part (circa 1820 and with 2-ft. thick walls) has upstairs the large master bedroom suite with ensuite bathroom, TV and library area, and walk-in closet with laundry. Downstairs, we have a large farmhouse style kitchen with dining area, and a separate parlour with propane gas fireplace. The brick house part (circa 1865, and 1-ft. thick brick walls) features a Little Great Room with TV area, pantry, and 3-piece bathroom on the main floor, guest bedroom with queen-size bed on the second level. Stone terrace facing south for sun, with walk-out from the brick house. And 240+ feet of shoreline on Lake Ontario.

  • Air-conditioning
  • Bath
  • BBQ
  • Central heating
  • Deck / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Hifi / Music System
  • Indoor Shower
  • Insulated house
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor grassed area
  • TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Wifi

Location description and facilities

We prefer to swap over the Canadian winter months. You should see snowy owls from your car, other birds at the Owl Wood nearby. The lake usually freezes over winter, and expect snow - some years in time for a white Christmas. X-country skiing and snowshoeing on the Island - about a 2-3 hour drive for downhill skiing. Car ferry to mainland, then 15 minutes drive to box stores - 30 minutes to downtown Kingston. Queen's University, hospitals, restaurants, theatre, movies, concerts, 1000 Islands. Easy driving distance to Ottawa (2 hours), Toronto and Montreal (2 1/2 hours), and USA via International Bridge (1 hour). Kingston has an airport that connects with Toronto Airport, and train station. Amherst Island's community is fantastic - warm, friendly, and supportive, with lots of activities. Summer features a restaurant and museum, monthly art shows, concerts, Saturday morning market, and the annual Presbyterian church garden party.

Facilities close by:

  • Art gallery
  • Biking
  • Boating
  • Cafes
  • Canoeing
  • Cinema
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Historical sites
  • Ice skating
  • Museum
  • Restaurants
  • Sailing
  • Shopping
  • Snow skiing
  • Snowfields
  • Weekend farmers markets
  • Windsurfing

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