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COUNTRY SUITE on the RIVER at The Island Mill Getaway~BOATS, HOT TUB~12 mn to PE

Bedrooms 1
Space 575 sq ft
Property type mill
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Beautiful Large Suite in an Historic Mill ON AN ISLAND. HOT TUB. BOATS & BIKES.

COME AND EXPERIENCE RIVER LIFE ! ASK FOR OUR OFF SEASON SPECIAL- STAY THE THIRD NIGHT FREE!! For any two night booking made with stays between November 1 through April 30. The third night is free with a two night booking.

Contact Suzie or Jerry at

The 'ISLAND MILL GETAWAY' has two suites.

You are viewing THE COUNTRY SUITE, our lovely second floor suite.


Entrance is gained through the original mill doors at our shared front entrance. You can come and go as you please with the lock box code. The original mill staircase leads you to your private second floor suite. The atmosphere is casual and relaxed. The mill is set up very much like an inn. Access to the riverside patio and hot tub is through the back doors on the main floor.

(If do not see appropriate availability here, please check out our other suite The Miller's Retreat at property # 597677

OUR " ISLAND MILL GETAWAY" is the perfect spot for rest and relaxation and so close to everything the area has to offer.

The Island Mill Getaway in a converted grist mill and is our home as well as two vacation rental suites. We're on an island in the Salmon River between 2 waterfalls accessible by one lane bridges on and off the island. We're just 2 hours east of Toronto and conveniently located between the Prince Edward County Sandbanks and Wineries and Kingston and The Thousand Islands, conveniently located to all our area has to offer as well as our property offering boating, swimming and cycling all included in your stay. PROVINCIAL PARK PASS IS INCLUDED FOR MINIMUM ONE DAY.


A beautiful, second story, self-contained suite with a European inspired vintage decor. Boats and bicycles, abundant wildlife and gardens and all just 6 minutes from the 401 hwy and 12 minutes from Prince Edward County.


You will enjoy a lovely, large, comfortable suite with a self-contained kitchenette which includes a fridge, food storage and prep areas, microwave, toaster/convection oven, induction hot plate, french press coffee maker, tea, coffee, all pots and pans, utensils, etc for light cooking. The suite has a French bedroom set with a queen size bed and a Tempurpedic memory foam mattress with top quality bedding, just perfect for falling asleep to the sound of the waterfalls outside your window. Toiletries, bath robes and towels are provided. The Country Suite has antiques, oak floors, carpeting and hand sewn silk lampshades.


You have full access to our patio by the waterfalls, kayaks, a canoe, peddleboat and touring bicycles during the warmer months and a riverside hot tub under the stars all at no extra charge. With waterfront on three sides, you'll likely want to spend some time on the river. Boats are provided from May until Thanksgiving weekend. Barbeque, dine and relax on padded swivel chairs under our covered pergola on the outdoor patio by the river.

Enjoying nature is the main occupation here. Lying under a willow tree beside the waterfalls, paddling up the river, or touring the countryside by bicycle can really eat up a day. You can also enjoy a refreshing swim in the waterfalls. A waiver must be signed prior to using the facilities due to the inherent dangers associated with being near the water.

We live in the very picturesque historic hamlet of Lonsdale which has been the subject of many artists and photographers. The river is part of an historic canoe route and many enthusiasts brave the rapids in May. The river quietens come June for relaxing paddles. It is the river that gives this place it's magical vibe and brings the wildlife in abundance for our pleasure. Great Blue Herons, Song Birds, Eagles, Otters, Beavers, Muskrats, Geese, Ducks, Swans, Turtles, song birds and many others are all happy to call Lonsdale home or stop by to say hi. You never know who is going to drop by next. The grounds are full of flowers and birds and the sound of the waterfalls makes this an ideal spot to just kick back and enjoy.



We encourage you to bring your own food and prepare light meals in your private kitchenette, as the closest restaurant is 6 km away and there are no stores in the immediate area. There are three grocery stores in Napanee , a 20 minute drive east or Belleville, a 25 minute drive west or in Picton, 30 minutes south. You may also use the outdoor barbeque. There are many nice restaurants and eateries within Napanee, Prince Edward and Belleville/Kingston areas. Regular and specialty teas, french press coffee, bottled water, milk, cream, sugar and honey are always available in your room. We also provide the little things for cooking that are difficult to transport such as cooking oil and spices. You are welcome to pick fresh herbs and salad greens from our organic vegetable gardens in the summer months. Please feel free to use our main floor freezer and fridge for extra food storage.


There is WiFi available for checking e-mails etc. We do not have access to unlimited internet so streaming and downloading movies is not available, however, there are free movie channels on the television.



Enjoy the outdoor all season hot tub under the stars by the river and waterfall. If the pond is frozen, bring your skates, snowshoes or cross country skis for fun right outside the back door. There are also several nearby cross country ski locations, walking trails, first class performances at Belleville's Empire and Kingston's Grand Theatre and many other seasonal attractions in our area during the cooler months.


We are located 2 hours east of Toronto just 6 minutes from the 401. Picton is 30 minutes to the south, Kingston is 35 minutes east and Belleville is 25 minutes west. Kingston and The Thousand Islands, Prince Edward County Wineries and it's many Fine Restaurants and Sandbanks Provincial Park are all in a day's outing.

More Details

Suzie Gutzman
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 17, 2018

About Suzie Gutzman

We are a recently retired couple who love sharing our unique property with others.

Suzie Gutzman purchased this mill in 1986

Why Suzie Gutzman chose Marysville

We bought this property when we were young and naiive. It has taken over 30 years and the journey, like all journeys has been difficult at times but very rewarding. The Lonsdale Mill has reached a potential even we did not believe possible in the beginning. The beautiful Salmon River with the abundance of wildlife and the lulling of the waterfalls is what keeps us here. Even though we're not located anywhere in particular, we're so close to everything. A short drive in 4 directions takes us to many towns and cities. We just can't imagine ourselves anywhere else.

What makes this mill unique

Opportunity to stay in an historic mill on an island.

Three types of watercraft and touring bicycles for your enjoyment at no extra charge.

Outdoor, all season hot tub under the stars.

Swimming in the waterfalls.

Dining, outdoor fire and relaxing riverside.

Great opportunities for viewing birds and wildlife, such as otters, beavers, turtles, great blue herons and songbirds.

A true getaway experience in a scenic and historic setting.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We are very happy to have been chosen for your weekend escape and we look forward to your next visit with us.
Oct 2014
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation mill rental in Marysville

Property Type:
  • mill
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 575 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • children not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Four piece bathroom
  • The bathroom is in the apartment/suite and completely private.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Tempurpedic memory foam mattress
  • An imported French bedroom suite . Tempurpedic memory foam mattress. The bedroom is part of the open concept apartment/suite.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • skiing
  • swimming
This is a getaway rental suite within our mill home. There is a shared entrance. A shared patio/bbq area and another small private patio area. All amenities such as boats, bicycles and hot tubs are provided free of charge to registered guests. Only the original registered guests shall be permitted on the property during the duration of the original guest's stay. No visitors on the property shall be permitted. No one under the age of 18 is permitted to stay at this property.


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COUNTRY SUITE on the RIVER at The Island Mill Getaway~BOATS, HOT TUB~12 mn to PE
average rating of 4.9761906 based on 43 reviews

Hidden Gem

  • 5 of 5

Who knew of this beautiful setting in Lonsdale, on an island between two cascading falls. Perhaps overlooked by the allure of nearby Prince Edward County, this getaway has it all: running water; beautifully restored historic building; comfortable rooms; gracious and friendly hosts; outdoor hot tub beside the river. Also kayaking in season. If you can tear yourself from the accommodation there are abundant recreational activities nearby and a short drive to the County with shops , restaurants, beaches, wineries, and fascinating history. We love this area and considered ourselves very fortunate to find this venue.

  • Submitted: 19-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad your sister told you about us after her stay here. We thoroughly enjoyed meeting you and finding out how many places we shared in common. Sharing our mill property with great folks like you makes it all worthwhile. Lunch will be on us next time! Take care!
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  • 5 of 5

We just spent three nights in this paradise where our hosts Suzie and Jerry pampered us without being intrusive. We spent 24 hours enjoying the scenery and the other day in Picton, Bloomfield and watching the interior sea of the turquoise waters and a few stops at the wineries. We had time to relax around the private patio, BBQ some chicken, fish and went of a kayak ride all included in the price. We will definitely return and will offer a few nights for our busy younger children parents. I secretly hope that it doesn't become to popular so that we are able to return. Thanks again Suzie and Jerry for your warm hospitality.

  • Submitted: 29-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are most welcome! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with others looking for a getaway. We really enjoyed meeting you both and are so glad you enjoyed your time spent at our place and in The County. We hope to meet your children and see both of you again.
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Truly wonderful, better than expected!

  • 5 of 5

When I first saw reviews from others who stayed at the Mill, I thought, "These reviews are all extremely positive...I hope they are all true!" Now, having just returned from a week-long stay at the Mill, I can honestly say that our holiday there was even better than I had hoped, thanks in large part to the generosity, kindness, and thoughtfulness demonstrated by owners Suzie and Jerry. I don't think there could be a better couple to manage this type of accommodation; they are amazing to watch as they easily work together to make your stay as comfortable and fun as possible while working to maintain the property, and while respecting the privacy of all of their guests.

The Mill itself, home to Suzie and Jerry, is a treasure inside and out. I cannot even begin to imagine the amount of work that went into the renovations and décor. A gorgeous stone building built in the early 1800's, it still maintains many original features while providing guests with up-to-date comforts. Located on a small island, it is surrounded by the Salmon River, which attracts many types of wildlife, including many bird species and a busy beaver, who often visits the willow tree near the peaceful patio. Suzie and Jerry have thought of every little detail to make you feel at home within their home. We kayaked, swam in the river, had bonfires, and strolled along country roads. Suzie and Jerry gave us lots of information about local sites and we popped over to Picton and Kingston when we felt like taking in some shopping and delicious lunches and dinners.

We will definitely be back, and having said that, I am not sure how Suzie and Jerry are going to fit in all of their return guests! My advice is to book early to avoid disappointment!

Leslie and Gene

  • Submitted: 29-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was so great of you to let others know about your vacation here. We truly appreciate it!! We were glad the weather was so beautiful to help make your week's stay here so enjoyable. We loved that you swam and boated in the river and really seemed to be able to unwind from your busy lives. Again, we can't thank you enough for sharing. You are a lovely couple and we hope to see you both again for another getaway. Kind regards, Suzie and Jerry
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even more beautiful than the pictures!

  • 5 of 5

I have nothing but good things to say about our 4 night stay at the Mill this week. The property was immaculate, the room itself was so clean and fresh, and both Suzie and Jerry were incredibly helpful and it was obvious that they wanted to do whatever we could to make our stay as enjoyable as possible. We had a wonderful stay and will definitely be back again! A relaxing retreat to say the least! Thank you

  • Submitted: 30-Jun-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for sharing your experience with others. We are happy that you were able to do some boating, get to the beach, some sightseeing and found time for just relaxation. We enjoyed having you stay at our place and we would welcome you back anytime.
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Perfect romantic relaxing getaway

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the fabulous Mill for three wonderful relaxing nights. It is a perfect home away from home. There is much to do or nothing to do.. whatever you need. The Country Suite is bright, spacious, clean and very comfortable. Suzie and Jerry thought of everything that you may need, want to have or just look at. They are wonderful hosts. We BBQ’d, sat in the lovely backyard which gave us views of the running falls, the calm river, the swaying trees, the beautiful nature, the extraordinary Mill. Such beauty. All I can say is this place is perfect for a quiet getaway. Picton and Belleville are each about 25 minutes away if you need / want to get into town but really, park your car and enjoy what this lovely Mill has to offer. PS... say hello to Sassy and Kitty :)

  • Submitted: 3-May-2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your long weekend with us and that you were able to even get out in the canoe as our first couple this Spring. Meeting you both was a pleasure and having you offer to take care of our little cat while we were gone was indeed a bonus. Thank you again for sharing your positive experience with others and for your appreciation of our Island Mill Getaway.
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  • 5 of 5

The Mill is a perfect place to relax and unwind. Although it seems to be in the middle of nowhere you are just a short drive from "the County" where you will find wineries and great restaurants. Suzie and Gerry are the perfect hosts and have a very good knowledge of the area.

  • Submitted: 29-Apr-2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for including our place for three nights during your anniversary tour from the U.S. It's nice to be attracting so many visitors from across the border and sharing our little piece of Canada with pleasant guests like yourselves.
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Nearest Airport
58 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
40 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
9 Kilometres
Briar Fox Golf and Country Club
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
highway 401 and hwy 49 to go south to PE county
Nearest Restaurant
6 Kilometres
Mikes Restaurant
Nearest Beach
48 Kilometres
Sandbanks Provincial Park

We are located in the tiny, picturesque hamlet of Lonsdale. Your suite is in the Mill which was built circa 1829 and was the first building in the area. You can keep yourself very busy here in the summer cycling, walking and boating or by taking day trips to the many wineries, beaches, restaurants and shopping areas in Prince Edward County which is just minutes south of us. Kingston is also just a short 35 minute drive East and the town of Napanee is 19 minutes East where there are major grocery stores and chain restaurants and a pleasant downtown shopping area. The town of Belleville is 25 minutes West and has a nice shopping mall and quite a lot of restaurants and festivals during the summer months. Belleville's Empire Theatre presents world class acts during the year.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation mill rental in Marysville

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Late Spring
May 18 2018 - Jun 28 2018
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
Jun 29 2018 - Sep 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit C$100

The suite is located on the second floor of The Mill and therefore guests must be able to climb stairs. The suite is located within our home and there is a shared entrance. A lock box has been installed for your safety and you will be given the combination prior to your arrival. A waiver must be signed prior to use of facilities such as cycling and boating.
Check in 3 p.m., check out 11 p.m.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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