A stay at our island cottage on beautiful Charleston Lake offers an unmatched vacation experience - privacy, peacefulness and relaxation. The cottage was built in the 1930s and it is one of the finer cottages on the lake from that period, well constructed and maintained over the years. Oak hardwood floors, painted wood clapboard and sturdy construction give the cottage a "one of a kind" feeling. The interior is clean and nicely furnished with antiques. Since you will be staying on an island, you are surrounded by water on all sides, and there is always a nice breeze to keep you cool.

Charleston Lake is located in Southern Ontario, Canada, near the St. Lawrence River. It is about 100 miles directly north of Syracuse, NY, USA, and about 30 minutes from Kingston, Ontario. The lake is about 9 miles long and about 4 miles wide at its widest point. There are lots of islands, coves, and interesting shoreline making it one of the prettiest lakes in all of Ontario. To get to the lake, take exit 659 off of route 401, towards Lansdowne.

The cottage contains and/or has available:

Things to bring with you

Boats and Parking We do not have a boat for rent at the moment, so if you need to rent a boat for everyday use I can arrange for a rental from Twist's Outlet (613-659-3034) if you wish.

The water is superb for swimming, however it is deep and rocky and therefore not suitable for children approximately under 7 years old or those who cannot swim.

The fishing is excellent right around the island - smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, Northern Pike, and Lake Trout are plentiful. There are countless perch and sunfish for young kids right off the dock.

Your own island getaway...

Waterfront/Dock/Boathouse view...

Great swimming...

Swimming is great fun for the kids...

Hiking in Charleston Lake Provincial Park

Charleston Lake Provincial Park has a nice beach for kids...

Large deck for fun meals and entertaining...


Sunset from the front porch...wish I was there now!

My mother and father enjoying a nice day on Charleston Lake, circa 1949

Old Maps of Charleston Lake, 2 from my collection
These may take a while to download
Map 1
Map 2

Rates 2009 per week

June $750 CD

July $850.00 CD

August $850.00 CD

September $700.00 CD

This includes cleaning upon your departure (you will have to just "broom clean" and tidy up) , trash and waste water removal , and small laundry (dish towels, hand towels, etc.). I do accept Canadian or US Checks - please email me for exchange rate.

Due to the tremendous fire hazard, please, no cigarette, cigar, or other smoking is allowed on the island or in the cottage.

Email us for scheduling information! rfrank@charlestonlake.com

Thank you!

Rick Frank