|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
* Please note this property is lake view, not lake front.
Situated 10 miles South of downtown Charlevoix, this is the absolutely perfect property for entertaining, business retreats or just a relaxing vacation. The unique, one of a kind, spacious 6250 square foot home situated on 5 private, scenic acres sits high atop a bluff that overlooks undeveloped wilderness below and Lake Michigan in the near distance. The home offers 3 floors of unparalleled Lake Michigan and countryside views. One large wraparound deck on the main level and another smaller observation deck on the 3rd floor provide absolutely breathtaking views anytime of year. Incredible views of Grand Traverse Bay, Leelanau Peninsula, Mission Point, Northport and more. Watch the sun rise on the East side and watch it set into Lake Michigan on the West.
3rd Floor Excitement!- : The unique 2000 square foot 3rd floor includes vaulted ceilings, draft beer dispenser (beer not included), the workout area with a treadmill a Bowflex style home gym, 55' LCD tv and a 'Klipsch' theater quality sound system so realistic, you will feel as though you are at the show. Two 8'x8' pane glass windows on this floor make the Lake Michigan and wilderness views unimaginable.
*This property is lake view. The nearest beach is a scenic 2 mile drive through beautiful countryside.
*This property does not have air conditioning. There are many windows with screens on each floor, 7 ceiling fans and 4 floor fans. Uncomfortably hot days are rare due to the favorable breezes off of Lake Michigan.
The character, the spaciousness and the absolutely priceless, unmatched year round, expansive, one of a kind, Lake Michigan and wilderness views. The view is the #1 compliment received when people visit. It is stunning year round.
This stunning home with unquestionable character is unlike any other you've experienced. Completely rebuilt in 2005, the first life of this home was as a boarding house in downtown Charlevoix. It was disassembled, moved and reassembled at it's current location. All of the systems of the house were replaced including electrical, plumbing, heating, etc. Multiple decks with collectively over 3000 square feet of space, stainless appliances, expansive granite counters, high ceilings, original hardwood floors, 5 original claw foot tubs, 52 new Pella windows, 2 new 8'x8' double pane glass panels overlooking Lake Michigan on the 3rd floor, and multiple original windows add to this home's incredible uniqueness.
Rural, remote setting. Wildlife abounds. All within 10 minutes of downtown Charlevoix.
We rented the house for our annual family gathering. There were 12 of us and we found the house to be as advertised and very clean, comfortable, well stocked and Stan (the owner) was there to check us in and acquaint us with the property. We found the views to be outstanding and the location conducive to day trips. We made a few suggestions to Stan, which he thanked us for and said he would address during the off season. All in all a very nice experience and we would recommend the house to others.
Thanks again for making our biennial family gathering a memorable one.
Great place and honest and accommodating owner.
All 5 families loved the place.
Our greatest thanks for an incredible experience from beginning to end! Stan was great in communicating via email, phone or text even before we arrived. Very prompt! The place is amazing! Three floors so that everyone has plenty of space to spread out. And the house is stocked with every thing you might need. We hosted dinner for family in the area 2 nights in a row (total of 24 people for dinner) and it was fabulous!! Plenty of fridge space, cookware, eating space! The views are amazing, and the property is just the right distances to TC and Charlevoix (not too far, but not too close). It is also close to the secluded (but small) Norwood beaches to make you feel like you are really somewhere special. Our kids roamed the fields on the property- picking berries in the morning and flying kites in the afternoon. What a treat! Thanks Stan! We will definitely recommend your place, and might even be back ourselves!
Stayed at this place for a week this summer after a wedding at the Castle. Short drive to the castle. Far enough away from everything but close enough too. House (or should I say "mansion"?) is clean, well maintained, stocked with necessities and includes a sweet view.
My wife and I were referred to this home by a friend that had stayed at the place last year (2010). We heard of a very accommodating, eclectic property owner, a very unique home with old world charm and all the modern conveniences necessary and of course the views. I'm quite comfortable in saying that ALL of the above are true and more.
You won't be disappointed.
My colleagues and I stayed at this property during a medical conference in a neighboring town (Traverse City). 5 couples, 10 total in our party. My best advice is for anyone deciding whether to stay at this property or not is to read all of the previous reviews. They are all very accurate. An incredible house with an incredible view and an outstanding, very personable, unique owner.
A winning combination. Don't pass on this experience.
And Stan..... The next time we rent your beautiful property I WILL bring my Harley and go on a ride with you. Your enthusiasm and passion for riding rubbed off on me and I will take you up on your offer to ride to the UP.
Midwest Living Magazine has ranked the Charleovoix/ Petoskey area (aka, Michigan's 'Gold Coast') the #2 destination in all the Midwest! 'These neighboring resort towns along the Lower Peninsula’s northwestern shore began entertaining vacationers who came by steamship more than a century ago. No wonder they’re so good at it, offering an ever growing to-do list for travelers and a relaxed attitude. Petoskey climbs hills along Little Traverse Bay, and Charlevoix nestles between Lake Michigan and Lake Charlevoix. The beach and harbor are steps from the 100 shops and galleries of Petoskey’s Gaslight District and landmark Stafford’s Perry Hotel. Charlevoix’s boutiques string along the waterfront. Local restaurants, including Chandler's and Jesperson’s deliver memorable meals. In the warmer months, visitors golf at the Inn at Bay Harbor, a first-class resort with courses heralded as the Midwest's Pebble Beach.
Other Activities: Excitement is all around this property! Shopping, swimming, world class golfing, charter fishing and more! ------------------ Don't forget Fall on Michigan's Gold Coast! ---------- Experience Fall colors like never before right from the comfort of this property. ---------- Winter is fun up here too! Snowmobile out your door. Snowshoe and cross country ski out your door ---------- Multiple casinos within 45 minutes ---------- Great Cities! Charlevoix, Traverse City, Petoskey, Mackinac City ---------- Multiple breweries within 45 minutes ---------- Paved Bike/Walking Trail from Charlevoix to Petoskey ---------- World Class Dining and Shopping ---------- Avalanche Bay Water Park, Solace Spa and Boyne Mountain golf and skiing within 40 minutes ---------- Semi-private Lake Michigan beaches, rustic parks and trails within 2 miles or just walk the property and enjoy the scenery! ----------
Weddings, Parties and Business meetings can be scheduled at this property as well!
Golf: Nearest golf course 4 miles from property. (Antrim Dells)
Ski: Ski or enjoy other winter activities at Boyne Mountain, Boyne Highlands, Nubs Nub, Mt. McSauba or Shanty Creek. All offer world class skiing and facilities.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
May 16th- September 26th 2015
May 16 2015 - Sep 26 2015
7 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
25% down to reserve the property. Balance due 30 days prior to stay.
The 25% down required to reserve the property is fully refundable if the cancellation is made no later than 30 days prior to check in. Within 30 days the security deposit is forfeited UNLESS we are able to reserve the property for the same time period which was cancelled. If that is the case, the entire 25% will be refunded.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.