Family Vacation

Cottage for Rent

Secluded cottage on northwest shore of Red Lake with 700 ft of waterfrontage, natural docking area, and deep swimming area with a raft. The cottage was built in 1994/5 and has 2 downstairs bedrooms, a large loft with 4 double beds, 1 1/2 baths and a full kitchen. The Great room is 18 ft x 20 ft and features a Franklin Stove and double glass doors. Red Lake is one of 12 lakes situated near Theresa between the 1000 Islands region and the Adirondacks in Northern New York State. The lake is spring fed and approxmately 2 miles long and 1/2 mile wide with very little development along the shore. The cottage overlooks the lake and is surrounded by trees on a bluff.

The Setting

The cottage is situated on a wooded point approximately 60 ft above and overlooking the lake. The point is a rock formation steep on each side but slopes gently along its length into the lake. See Photo below. There is a total of 700 ft of lake frontage on 7 acres. The rock formation extends into the lake making a natural place for swimming. There is a 8' x8' swimming raft located off the point. The cottage is approximately 7 miles from Theresa at the end of a 3.5 mile long dead end road. From the cottage itself, no other cottages can be seen. Although it is secluded, it can be reached from Theresa in 20 minutes (4 wheel drive is not necessary). It is 35 minutes from Alexandria Bay and the Thousand Islands, and 45 minutes from Watertown.


Fishing and Boating

Red Lake is one of 12 Indian River Lakes open for public fishing in a relatively small geographic area. They range from shallow highly productive warm water lakes to deep, cold lakes. Fish Species listed for Red Lake include: Walleye, Northern Pike, Large and Small Mouth Bass, Yellow Perch, Crapie and Panfish.1 There are typically 5-10 small boats fishing the lake on a given weekend. In addition to the 400 acre lake, small boats can navigate a 10-15 mile stretch of the Indain River from the village of Theresa to several miles downstream of the Red Lake outlet. Most of the other Indian River Lakes have public boat launches.


Interior Facilities

The cottage was completed in 1995. It has 2- 9'x10' bedrooms, 2 seperate lofts (each with 2 beds), a (18' x 20') great room with wood stove 10'x20' kitchen/dinning area Full bath Half bath upstairs 3 seperate deck areas (300 sq ft). The Kitchen has a propane refrigerator and 4 burner stove with oven. Electricity is provided utilizing a 4400 watt generator. Water for cleaning and bathing is pumped from the lake and drinking water is provided. A propane hot water heater allows hot showers and hot water for dishes. The cottage has a 12 volt battery operated lighting system, as well as gas lights and the 110 volt system that is powered by the generator.

The Plans


$500 per week rental plus sceurity deposit for Saturday noon check-in and check-out following Friday Afternoon by 4:00. Rental fee includes use of cottage, propane gas for appliances and 10 gal. gasoline for generator (approx. 10 hours). We prefer not to have pets.

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Phone 315-629-4170