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Heritage Stone House on beautiful St. Joseph Island

Bedrooms 2
Space 83 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Two bedroom heritage Stone House with water views and close to public beach.

This historic stone house maintains its heritage character while offering modern amenities to make your stay comfortable. Located on a hill overlooking the town, it has water views and is a short walk to public beach, stores and restaurants

This quaint stone house was built by John Richards, founder of Richards Landing, in 1879. As one of the early historic buildings, it sits on a hill overlooking the town with water views. Within walking distance of amenities including public beach, tennis courts, restaurants, gift shops, and grocery store, it offers comfort and convenience within a heritage setting.

The Island Stone House is one of the early homes remaining on the island today. Built of stone by the founder of Richards Landing, the architectural style of the home with a mansard roof is reminiscent of the early colonial settlers on the island. The current owners have spent 9 years saving and renovating this once derelict building. Restoration work has included maintaining the original unique mansard roof while adding a wrap around porch for more living space in the summer. Original trim and baseboard was recovered and placed back into the house in order to keep its original character. While elements of the heritage home have been preserved, modern amenities have been added for the comfort of our guests including a three piece bathroom and full kitchen. The house sits upon a hilltop overlooking the town and water. Hedges and trees provide privacy so that guests can enjoy their time at the property in private but with the convenience of amenities close by including beach, restaurants, groceries and gift shops.

Richards Landing is a small town on St. Joseph Island. Boasting a world-class marina, it also offers gift shops, restaurants, grocery store, liquor store, churches and a hospital. Within a short walking distance of the Island Stone House is the public beach, playground, picnic area with public washrooms and tennis courts. The island has many attractions including museums, galleries, farm markets, hiking trails and festivals.

St. Joseph Island is a beautiful historic place. The British fort on the island which is now a National Historic Site was the location from which the first battle of the War of 1812 was launched. The island hosts many festivals throughout the year including its famous Maple Syrup Festival and is renowned for its Celtic Music festivals. A drive around the island takes you along beautiful country lanes lined with maple trees and century farms. Great Lakes Freighters pass very close to the island along Sailors Encampment which fronts onto the North Channel that connects Lake Huron to Lake Superior.

There is a causeway/bridge from the mainland to the island. It is located a short 5 minutes from the Trans Canada Highway. It is recommended that guests have their own transportation as there is not any public transportation available.

There are two bedrooms upstairs. One bedroom has a double bed while the other bedroom has two single beds. In the living room is a sofabed loveseat that pulls out into a single bed.

The only washroom is located upstairs. It is a three piece bathroom with a shower only. Please note that the shower is smaller due to the heritage character of the sloping walls of the bathroom.

While the renovations are complete, we ask for your understanding around a few cosmetic details left to be finished in warmer weather. They will not affect the comfort of your stay and for the most part are tucked away from view. We look forward to having them completed soon!

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Martha Rutherford Conrad
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
November 19, 2017


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Richards Landing

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 83 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Village ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Located upstairs
  • The shower is a circular enclosed glass shower. It is smaller due to the sloping ceilings upstairs.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • There are two bedrooms upstairs. One is a larger master bedroom with a double bed, reading nook and balcony. The other is a smaller bedroom with two single beds.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis


Nearest Airport
120 Kilometres
Sault Ste. Marie
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Richards Landing Marina
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Island Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Highway 17 Trans Canada
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Camille's Diner
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Richards Landing Public Beach
Car: necessary

St Joseph Island has many tourist activities including festivals, hiking trails, National Historic Site, local museums and artisans. Beautiful country roads under canopies of maple trees take you past century farms. As the largest producer of maple syrup in Ontario, the island celebrates with a festival each year in March. The island is located in the North Channel between Lake Huron and Lake Superior. Great Lakes Freighters pass close to the island at Sailor's Encampment where you can go and watch this wonderful ships.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Richards Landing

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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