Charlevoix House Rental Photos and Description
2 Bedroom, 1 Bath, House accommodates maximum of 5 people
This home is in a truly unique neighborhood, surrounded by state protected land, and facing due west toward Lake Michigan. There is a deck and boardwalk connecting the house to the beach directly. The lingering sunsets and direct view of the lake are breathtaking and ever-changing. This area has been deemed as the #1 Destination in 2014 named by 'Lonely Planet!'. Lonely Planet (worldwide travel guide) has named Lake Michigan's Gold Coast 'perhaps the USA's most unexpected beach getaway. Along 300 miles of seemingly endless beaches lie sugar-white dunes, wineries, antiquing, U-pick orchards and berry farms, cider houses, Hemingway haunts--you can even go surfing!'
This location was also voted the ' #1 Most Beautiful Place in America--Sleeping Bear Dunes'--Voted Aug. 2011 by Good Morning America-- just 70 miles away! In June 2012, USA Today voted Lake Charlevoix--10 miles away-- the #2 Most Beautiful Lake in the U.S.! This entire location in northern Michigan was also featured in USA Today (April 2010), and on the TODAY show (Aug. 2010) as an ideal vacation destination--especially on Lk. Michigan. Though these award winning locations are nearby, the amazing views from this house may be the most prized of all! This west-facing home *on* Lk. Michigan is a spectacular place for your vacation! Comfortable 1970 ranch home with updates, newly renovated full bath (2014), screened porch (lake-facing), attached two-car garage, washer, dryer, gas grill, and a beach fire pit. Breathtakingly beautiful sunsets linger until 11:00 p.m. in the summer months. Extensive decking connects the home with the shoreline.
The 'backyard' IS Lake Michigan! The sight of the sun setting into Lk. Michigan is unforgettable. This tidy home is in a quiet neighborhood, surrounded by state land, and only 6 miles south of Charlevoix. Miles of sand-rock beach in low dune protected shoreline. Special quiet, residential location.
We allow dogs only and with permission. No Smoking permitted.
Beach Description: The property is in a low dune area on the shores of Lake Michigan.
The beach is a mixed sand/stone beach only a few steps down from the property's deck.
Six miles of pristine undeveloped shoreline is less than a five minute walk away.
The Lake Michigan water level varies yearly, but on average this is a shallow bay area of the Lake, with water depths of one-to-three feet for the first fifty feet of water.
There are several public Lake Michigan and Lake Charlevoix beaches within a ten minute drive.
Lake Michigan temperatures run between 65-70F from July 4th to Labor Day, and Lake Charlevoix runs between 65-75 F. Various water activities are available nearby in Charlevoix and Petoskey.
The sun sets from the deck over the water from St. Patrick's Day through Thanksgiving.
The long summer evening make a bonfire on the beach a perfect way to end your day.
Resort Town Area: The property is within a short drive of several popular resorts towns in Northwestern Lower Michigan. The closest is Charlevoix, a quaint all seasons town wedged between Lake Michigan and Lake Charlevoix. Boyne City, Petsokey, Bay View, Bay Harbor, and Harbor Springs are within 10 miles. All the towns are excellent centers for shopping, restaurants, year long festivals, and favorites for mid-westerners since the early 1900's. At the property their is an extensive catalog of area attractions, restaurant ratings, and a festival schedule for you to explore and enjoy. Traverse City and Mackinaw are also within a hour of the property, and are excellent areas for a day trip. This is also an ideal location for nearby wedding venues such as The Castle, Perry Hotel and Bay Harbor.
'SLEEPING BEAR DUNES'--70 miles away-- was recently voted #1 Most Beautiful Place in America by Good Morning America. It's a beautiful drive, and an exquisite site to behold.
Golf: This area of Northern Michigan is home to nearly 40 Championship Courses, and this property could be used as a base to explore most of the highly rated. The nearest is Belvedere Golf Club, a semi-private course with public access built in the 1920's, host of the Michigan Amateur for over 40 times. Also, in the immediate Charlevoix area are the highly acclaimed Dunmaglas course and Charlevoix Country Club. Within a 30 minute drive you will reach all of the nine Boyne USA courses at Boyne Mountain, Boyne Highlands, and Bay Harbor. The Bay Harbor course (links/quarry) and The Heather at Boyne Highlands are ranked in the 'Top 100 courses you can play' in the US. Just another 15 minutes one can reach the Gaylord Golf Region which includes the Treetops Resort, and if you head south, you can reach the Grand Traverse and Shanty Creek Resorts, home of The Bear, Cedar Creek, and The Legend. But don't forget the sunsets.
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets considered