Historic Waterfront Mansion

Estate in Thousand Islands, Cape Vincent
5/5 ( 8 Reviews)
  • Sleeps
  • Bedroom(s)
  • Bathroom(s)
    3 full, 1 half
  • $500



Maple Grove is a majestic Greek Revival home located on 7 acres of beautifully landscaped property with 700 feet of waterfront on the St. Lawrence River. The home is located in the Broadway Historic District which is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

It is in the village of Cape Vincent, the gateway to the Thousand Islands area of upstate New York. Built-in 1838 by Theophilus Peugnet, a distinguished officer in Napoleon's Army, this spacious home (over 4000 square feet) will accommodate a maximum of 14 guests, including children, in 6 bedrooms. (Please see separate carriage house also available).

The expansive lawn area on the grounds can be tented for large functions such as weddings, receptions, musical concerts, and parties. Maple Grove is the ideal location for exploring both the Canadian and U.S. sides of the famous Thousand Islands Region. Guests may enjoy swimming, sailing, boating, kayaking, bicycling, snorkeling, scuba diving, strolling in our beautiful gardens, walking to nearby Tibbitts Light House, or sitting on the front porch watching the ocean-going ships as they pass to and from the Great Lakes.

See www.visit1000islands.com, a travel guide to the 1000 Islands. No-cost 48-hour boat tie-up may be available at the village dock and the dock at the State Department of Environmental Conservation Research Station. There is a public boat launch ramp in the village. The vehicle ferry to Kingston, Ontario leaves from Cape Vincent. Boat tours of the islands and castles are available from nearby Clayton, Alexandria Bay, and Gananoque, Ontario.

Cape Vincent is home to the annual French Festival. Maple Grove is the home of the annual Thousand Islands International Piano Competition for Young People. Maple Grove is located on the mainland. It is not on an island. You will not need a boat as you would for almost all of the islands. You will not have to deal with the weather and logistics problems of being on an island.

Free wi-fi internet and fax. Maple Grove is located on 7 acres of beautifully landscaped property with 700 feet of waterfront on the St. Lawrence River.

Accommodation, Features

Property Type
Estate, 4,000 sq. ft.
6 Bedroom(s), 14 Sleeps
Double: 2
King: 2
Queen: 2
Twin / Single: 2
3 Bathroom(s) (1 Half bathrooms)
Combination Tub / Shower: 2
Half Bath: 1
Walk-in Shower: 1
Location Type
River View
Water View
Vacation Types
Boat Friendly
Large Events-Wedding/Reunions
Sports & Activities
Year-Round Vacation Rentals
Access & Parking
Secure Parking
Satellite / Cable
Popular Amenities
Clothes Dryer
Deck / Patio
Dining Area
Linens Provided
Outdoor Grill
Towels Provided
Washing Machine
Wireless Internet
Indoor Features
Coffee Maker
Cooking Utensils
Dishes & Utensils
Hair Dryer
Iron & Board
Living Room
Outdoor Features
Deck / Patio
Lawn / Garden
Outdoor Furniture
Outdoor Gas Grill
Picnic Table
Porch / Veranda
Activities & Adventure
Freshwater Fishing
Miniature Golf
Scenic Drives
Sight Seeing
Wildlife Viewing


September 2024
November 2024
December 2024
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  • Available
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-Nightly rateWeekly rateMonthly rateMin. StayChange-over
Rate summary $500 - - 7 Nights -

Fees, Taxes, Deposit

TypeTypePriceCharge Type
Cleaning FeeRequired $350One time
Security/damage deposit (refundable)Required $1,000One time


Check in: 05:00 / Check out: 10:00
Parties/events allowed
No smoking

No pets
Children allowed
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Max guests:14
Additional Info
Cleaning Fee: $250

If deductions are made for damages, Homeowners will furnish Guests with an itemized written statement of the disposition of the deposit and return any remaining portion of the deposit to the guest, without interest. Guests’ liability for damages and/or cleaning and laundry is not limited to the amount of the deposit. The cleaning/laundry fee is a minimum fee. There may be an additional fee for events such as large parties and weddings. Written agreements are required for house rental and events.
Cancellation Policy
Strict-A short term rental agreement is required.
Pet Friendly: No
Smoking: No smoking
Children: Yes, great for kids
Long term rentals: Yes
Seniors: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: No

About the Owner

Bruce and Lynn Taylor:
Bruce's mother was a 4th generation Clayton resident. His family spent summers in the area. Bruce & Lynn have a cottage on Grindstone Island.

Bruce or Lynn Taylor purchased this Estate in 2007

Why Bruce or Lynn Taylor chose Cape Vincent:
Gorgeous unique 1838 Greek Revival home in historic Cape Vincent in a pristine waterfront location.

What makes this Estate unique?
This exquisitely beautiful property is unique in the Thousand Islands. Maple Grove is located on the mainland. It is not on an island. You will not need a boat as you would for almost all of the islands. You will not have to deal with the weather and logistics problems of being on an island.

Historic Waterfront Mansion
Great for family/friends

We had an amazing time at this beautiful residence. Bedrooms were all nice size. Large king room upstairs is tremendous. Perfect for gathering with large group of family and friends. Walkable to Roxy!

Stayed November, 2019

Historic Waterfront Mansion
Fantastic house!

Amazing house in a stunning location! Pics don’t do it justice :). We had a wonderful thanksgiving there and would definitely go back again!

Stayed October, 2019

Historic Waterfront Mansion
Great Vaca

My family truly enjoyed vacationing at Maple Grove. We had plenty of room for our 11 family members. The location and views were wonderful.

Stayed July, 2019

Historic Waterfront Mansion

The property is beautiful along with the views. Watching the sunset over the water was breathtaking.

Stayed June, 2018

Historic Waterfront Mansion
Beautiful Home!

Absolutely Perfect! Cozy and elegant. Will definitely rent again. Thank you!

Stayed November, 2017

Historic Waterfront Mansion
Beautiful Historic home in a perfect vacation setting!

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Maple Grove this summer. Chose this location so our entire family could gather to celebrate our son's wedding and to enjoy the area. The historic house is such a gracious, historic, comfortable place. Whether it was for hosting the groom and his groomsmen for breakfast or the family for dinner, enjoying quiet moments reading in the living room or relaxing on the porch (wonderful views of the beautiful blue St Lawrence River), gathering in the family room for conversation and viewing photos, or as a home base to see the many things in the area, it was just perfect. Photos of the garden do not do it justice. Kitchen may be small, but it is very well equipped and you will find everything you need to make meals for a large group. Double washers and dryers and 3 ½ baths were an added plus for our large group. As for sightseeing, you could go to Alexandria Bay to see Boldt Castle or take a cruise of the 1000 Islands, or go to Clayton and visit the charming shops (be sure to include the River Rat Cheese Store) and restaurants, but you could also take a ferry (May to October) directly from Cape Vincent to Canada's Wolfe Island (remember your passports!) and from there (at no extra charge) to Kingston, Ontario, very easily and what a pleasant ride! You can walk on the ferry, bicycle on, or drive your car. Another local attraction is Tibbett's Point Lighthouse and there are a few restaurants, a park, and a very nice grocery store right in Cape Vincent. If we did have concerns about the house or area, the caretakers were readily available and answered our questions. We enjoyed every day of our stay and would highly recommend both Maple Grove and Cape Vincent as a vacation destination.

Stayed July, 2016

Historic Waterfront Mansion
perfect summer wedding venue

We had a fantastic week at Maple Grove. The property is gorgeous and provides the perfect amount of space to spread out and relax. We hosted a 50 person wedding on Labor Day weekend and utilized the incredible garden for the ceremony, side lawn for our catered BBQ dinner and a tent for live music and dancing. The private access waterfront allowed ample opportunity to enjoy the picturesque St. Lawrence River and its many big ships. We could not have asked for a better venue. The town of Cape Vincent welcomed us warmly and our guests enjoyed the local restaurants, bars, and charming shops. Truly fantastic.

Stayed August, 2014

Historic Waterfront Mansion
Warm and Gracious Hospitality

We were fortunate to be able to stay a week at Maple Grove. What a beautiful historic house. The history alone is a reason to visit this majestic home built in 1838.

The photos don’t do it justice. The setting for this regal home on the banks of the St. Laurence is so peaceful, the gardens so beautiful.

There are many places to sit and relax either inside the house, outside in various areas of the lawn, a bench on the river bank, or our favorite the front porch with its rocking chairs. Its a perfect place to just sit and watch the ships and boats glide by.

The hosts Bruce and Lynn Taylor are gracious and welcoming. Breakfast included lively conversation about the area and its history, the sights that are a must see, which restaurants to try and where to shop.

We ate breakfast in the large and elegant dining room in the main house. The house is very spacious with various places to sit and relax, the living room, the family room, the screened in porch on the side, or the small deck off the family room

We were able to see all the bedrooms of the main house as well. Each has its special charm. Do not miss the opportunity to visit this scenic spot in Cape Vincent and enjoy the 1000 Islands area.

Stayed September, 2012

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