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.
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- Minimum Age Limit for Renters
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
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.