Private Islands and Yachts, Vacation Getaways in Thousand IslandsPosted: Updated:
A private island right in Clayton and you can stay there. Whiskey Island fits up to 25 people and the owner Tony Randazzo said there’s nothing quite like it.
“The cool thing about whiskey island is that it’s an all inclusive kind of deal,” said Randazzo. “When you rent it you’re renting the island, you’re renting the main house and the little cottage, a big boat house that we can take up to 60 foot yachts can pull in there, nice deep water docks and every amenity that you can imagine.”
Through the website Airbnb, places like Whiskey Island become more than a vacation spot. They become a place to unwind.
“There’s something to be said for just waking up and having a cup of coffee, looking out at the river and sunrise and not having all of those distractions kind of pressing on you all the time," Randazzo said.
If you’re looking for something a little more cozy, houseboats may be the right option for you.
Berney Coffey has been renting his yacht out through Airbnb for four years.
“It has two private state rooms, both have their own in suite head or bathroom if you will, it’s got a galley, it’s got an eating or dinette area," Coffey said.
He said what draws people to the French Bay Marina in Clayton is the atmosphere.
"They like the mystique, I think of living on a yacht,” Coffey said.
The French Bay Marina is also home to a smaller house boat, that isn’t short on space.
Stan Groman owns the 1000 Isle Lady.
“It’s only 35 feet long but it has 3 state rooms and it has, each state room has a queen size bed, it has two heads or bathrooms, it has a stereo, air conditioning refrigerator, stove all the amenities that you’d have in a hotel,” said Groman.
For some, not staying in a hotel is the main attraction. So whether it be a private island, yacht or houseboat, users can expect to have a different experience.