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SWEET & COMFY ON 600FT WATERFRONT NEAR CHARLEVOIX -EARLY BIRD RATES FOR 2014

Melissa Dawdy

Advertiser since 2007
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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Melissa Dawdy

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SWEET & COMFY ON 600FT WATERFRONT NEAR CHARLEVOIX -EARLY BIRD RATES FOR 2014

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Overview

Charlevoix Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-5)

On pristine Nowland Lake, just a few minutes from downtown Charlevoix, and located in an isolated quiet valley, our clean little cottage with ceramic tile throughout, is perfect for couples or young families. 600 feet of frontage includes a sandy beach, 2 docks, and plenty of room to stroll around or play. You will enjoy a quiet respite from the busy pace of downtown Charlevoix. Fishing, kayaking, paddle boating, and viewing wildlife (turkey, deer, coyote, mink, beaver, eagles, loons, and the occasional shy bear) are the main occupations of relaxing at Nowland Lake. The western view from the cottage provides gorgeous sunset shows and amazingly dark starry nights. Take a one mile stroll up the road and buy fresh produce from Kitely Farm, or take a 7 minute drive into Charlevoix for shopping, dining, festivals, bike rentals, boat rentals, and all kinds of resort town fun. Petoskey, Bay harbor, Harbor Springs, Boyne Mountain, and Traverse City are all within a one hour drive.

Our cottage is part of a condominium, (10 separate cottages facing west toward the lake), with unobstructed western views and 600 feet of direct frontage on the lake. Nearly all owners are 'weekenders', so it's usually very quiet. There are several fire pits available, (we supply all the wood) and a charcoal grill for your personal use. There are not many homes on the lake, so it is very quiet.

We purchased the cottage in 2003, and the interior reflects the needs of a young family, with tile floors, comfortable furniture, and a bedroom with a queen size mattress. Care has been taken to provide an environment that is more safe for people with asthma and allergies. A shared washing machine and dryer are available for your complimentary use in a separate building.

Keywords: Lake Front Cottage, cottage, house, waterfront, beach house, bungalow, honeymoon, family, clean, allergy friendly, child friendly, tile floors, spacious grounds, quiet, cozy, convenient, peaceful, close to downtown, close to Castle Farms, kid-friendly, luxury bedding

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Melissa Dawdy (Owner)
Advertiser since 2007
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Speaks english

About Melissa Dawdy

Born and raised in Michigan, I enjoy my summers in the 'Charlevoix the Beautiful'. When I can train, I run marathons with my sister. I am married to my first (and last) husband, we have four kids, and one very strange cat named Grace Kelly.

Melissa Dawdy purchased this cottage in 2003

Why Melissa Dawdy chose Charlevoix

With four young children and a hectic schedule, my husband and I decided to slow down and enjoy our family more. We looked all over for a vacation cottage that was close to Lansing, but fell in love with Charlevoix, and especially Nowland Lake. We bought the only house that was for sale there, and our lives quickly changed for the better. Now we own a larger vacation home just down the road (the kids grew really fast!), and really enjoy hosting our guests at our happy cottage.

What makes this cottage unique

It's one of the few places where even though downtown is close, you feel secluded. This year we've seen eagles frequently, flying overhead and fishing the lake. The loons are truly unique, and you'll never forget the beautiful and eerie sounds they make at night. This spring, my daughter and I saw a shy little bear scampering into the brush. Of course you'll also find Petoskey stones all over the place. Because we're in a valley, far from highways, it's really quiet, and there's no light pollution, so we enjoy a night sky like no other.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
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Reviews

Reviews

4.8
based on 5 traveler reviews

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Sweet & Comfy on 600ft waterfront near Charlevoix -Early bird rates for 2014
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews
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Sweet & Comfy on 600ft waterfront near Charlevoix -Early bird rates for 2014
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p160465vb
-(517) 388-1789
Charlevoix Northern Michigan
LeClaire, IA USA
4

Quaint & Cozy

Quaint & Cozy
  • 4 of 5
My wife and I were very pleased with the location of the cottage. It is on a small lake, in the country, but not too far to reach the city. Most of the road is hard paved with the last 1/2 mile or so gravel with some dirt, although it is pretty hard pan. The cottage is on a lake next to other cabins, much like a fishing resort. During the week it is extremely quiet with weekenders arriving on Thursday and Fridays.

The owners are very friendly and work hard to make sure your stay is welcoming and they succeed. The cottage has most everything you need, comfortable seating, luxurious bedding in the bedroom, and a nice kitchen area. And with lots of windows on the front of the cottage you can open the blinds and take in a beautiful site of Lake Nowland. In addition, if you care to open the windows you'll hear the occasional loon and other birds. It is so relaxing.

The cottage is pretty clean when you arrive, however the microwave needed a bit of cleaning but it didn't take too long to get it cleaned up. There is an issue with rust in the water, and it makes getting cleaned up a bit tedious. We quickly found the bedsheets and pillows with rust on them. Soon it became apparent our clothing was stained also. I wouldn't let this deter you from experiencing this remote area, however I would recommend bringing dark clothes.

For those of you who aren't from Michigan you are going to meet some fantastic people. Everybody is so friendly. Charlevoix had a concert on Thursday night an earlier in the week they had a movie in the park, next to the marina. This town is truly beautiful and you really do need to experience it if you like resort towns. The food was great when we chose to eat out and there is plenty to do.
  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments. We do everything we can to make our guests' stay as comfortable as possible, and are always available to help with any details. Thank you also for your kind words about Charlevoix and its people; it is what attracted us to the area in the first place. Finally, I am happy to report that the high iron content in the water appears to be a temporary situation, and is being resolved by the president of the association. Looking forward to seeing you again soon!
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Sweet & Comfy on 600ft waterfront near Charlevoix -Early bird rates for 2014
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Charlevoix Northern Michigan
North Canton, OH
5

Ideal spot for a peaceful, clean, comfortable and FUN vacation!

  • 5 of 5
We are so glad we spotted this nice cabin on VBCO. IT is a beautiful little cottage, extremely clean and well-kept with an eye to folks with allergies. The tile floors are attractive and CLEAN. The cottage has every convenience you might need--dishwasher, AC, heat, fireplace, storage space, and a washer/dryer a few steps away. Sturdy and comfortable furniture for us big folks. No steps except one in the bathroom. Wonderful setting with the fishing and boating lake in the front yard. The sound of loons adds to the peace by day or night. A quiet spot, far "from the madding crowd," little traffic, no city lights, deer here and there, farm markets nearby.. We watched the space station pass a couple of nights in the dark sky. Close to Charlevoix though where there is so much to do, as another reviewer mentioned. It's a pleasant drive to Lakes Charlevoix and MIchigan as well as the Mackinaw Bridge and the UP. We enjoyed every minute of our stay--a week in August when the AC was very welcome. Hostess was friendly and welcoming--great cookies!!--and as accommodating as you could ask for. We look forward to going back. Thanks, Melissa!
  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Sweet & Comfy on 600ft waterfront near Charlevoix -Early bird rates for 2014
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-(517) 388-1789
Charlevoix Northern Michigan
5

Unspoiled serenity

  • 5 of 5
Exactly as described, owner went above and beyond to make us feel comfortable and welcomed. The area is amazing and we enjoyed our stay. Cottage is exceptionally clean, bed was very comfy and the view was mesmerizing. Thank you Melissa for everything!
  • Submitted: May 26, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! I love ensuring that my guests really enjoy their stay.
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Sweet & Comfy on 600ft waterfront near Charlevoix -Early bird rates for 2014
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Charlevoix Northern Michigan
United States
5

Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5
This is a wonderful cottage to rent! I highly recommend it. So neat and clean! We had plenty of linens and towels and I wanted to to take the bed home with me as it was so comfortable. The weather was cooperative and it's so nice and tucked away from the tourist areas. We saw loons daily and even a Bald Eagle! Sometimes at night the water is so calm it looks just like glass. Very tranquil vacation. We look forward to returning. What a fabulous place to stay!
  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Sweet & Comfy on 600ft waterfront near Charlevoix -Early bird rates for 2014
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Charlevoix Northern Michigan
East Central Illinois
5

It doesn't get better than this!

It doesn't get better than this!
  • 5 of 5
Our family has used VRBO to find vacation homes in Florida, Colorado and Michigan over the years but we have always stuck to locations receiving numerous positive reviews. When searching the Charlevoix area listings we found this site, but...no reviews. The description sounded perfect so we threw caution to the wind, took a chance and were greatly rewarded. We could not have been happier with the location, the cottage, the lake and the owners. The cottage is spacious and meticulously clean. The tile floors remove any possibility of mustiness we've experienced in other cottages. Nowland Lake is as peaceful as it is beautiful. The lake is small enough that the surf does not get whipped up by winds which makes it perfect gliding for kayaks. The cottage is a short 10 minute drive (if that) to Charlevoix but is secluded enough that the night sky is not affected by the city lights. We had several clear nights for star gazing and watching the Perseid meteors during our stay. Hearing the loons calling on the lake was another treat. Biking is easy around the cottages since there is not much traffic. But with the lake being located in a valley you'll find a good size hill no matter which direction you go. The Little Traverse Wheelway bike trail will take you from Charlevoix all the way to Harbor Springs if you're a serious biker. Or there is a roadside scenic turnout just North of Charlevoix that is a good place to park and get on the bikes for awhile. Charlevoix, Harbor Springs and Boyne City are all short drives and provide countless activities. On previous trips to the area we had enjoyed Petosky State Park's beach but this year took the Ironton Ferry (just 3 miles East of the cottage) across the lake and drove to Young's State Park at Boyne City. This instantly became our new favorite Michigan beach. The zip line tour at Boyne Mountain includes a ski lift ride to the top of the "mountain" and you then zig-zag your way back to the bottom by way of 10 different zip lines. Or you can do individual zip lines if you don't want the full tour. If you make it to Harbor Springs be sure to save time for lunch at the deli hidden inside Gurney's Liquor store. Be sure to order the secret Gurney deli sauce. You'll never eat at Subway again. A trip to Charlevoix should include watching the draw bridge, ice cream at Murdick's Fudge, and in the evening check out the fountain by the marina. The waters are choreographed with music and colored lights. Thanks for a fantastic week!
  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Map

Map

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Charlevoix
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Ironton Ferry
Car: recommended

You can find Petoskey stones right on the beach, and in downtown Charlevoix you can climb Mt. McSauba in the summer for magnificent views of the coast along Lake Michigan-a must see! The marina downtown is gorgeous at night, and the musical fountain is a delight for kids of all ages, just remember a bathing suit as you splash and play!

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Availability & Rates

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Charlevoix Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Spring
May 1 2015 - May 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$155
$775
 
 
High Summer season
Jun 26 2015 - Aug 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
$195
$855
$3,200
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$175
$805
$3,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Notes Upon receipt of emailed rental agreement, I will hold the reservation for one week. One half the rental is due at that time, and the remaining balance is due one month before the date of arrival. We accept checks, credit cards at the Square Market: https://squareup.com/market/charlevoix-cottage, and PayPal with the email maygoshop@gmail.com

Amenities

Amenities

Charlevoix Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (1) True European luxury! Triple sheeting, memory foam, and cozy comforter in bedroom., Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) One fold out sofa, one futon
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
When you arrive, you will be greeted with fresh homemade chocolate chip cookies, and a wealth of information about sightseeing, restaurants and shopping. On site management.

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