BEAUTIFUL CEDAR SIDED HOME ON LAKE CHARLEVOIX!

John Duke

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Sleeps14
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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BEAUTIFUL CEDAR SIDED HOME ON LAKE CHARLEVOIX!

Charlevoix House Rental Photos and Description

4 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, sleeps 10

Duke's Lake Retreat, on the South Arm of Lake Charlevoix, is perfect for a family vacation or a group of friends getaway. The property boasts 100 feet of lake shore on one of the largest and most pristine lakes in Northern Michigan. The South Arm (the smaller part of Lake Charlevoix) is perfect for water sports including sailing, jet skiing, tubing, windsurfing, canoeing, kayaking, fishing or cruising on a pontoon. Just a few nautical miles north, the South Arm opens up to the bigger part of Lake Charlevoix and Lake Michigan. Rent or bring a boat! This property features a dock that can accommodate up to a 26 foot boat. You can stay connected with the home's free wireless internet or 'unplug' yourself and put your feet up to relax with the calming sound of waves.

See more www.dukeslakeretreat.com

Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome

John Duke

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2009
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John and I live in Williamston, MI, but completely love the Lake Charlevoix area! John, a graduate from Albion College, is in the mortgage business. I graduated from MSU (Go green!) and am currently a project manager for a communications company in East Lansing. We purchased Duke's Lake Retreat in 2004, and the first few summers we spent as much time as possible exploring the beauty of Lake Charlevoix as well as searching out the many places to eat, drink and be merry in Northern MI. We were engaged at Chateau Chantal on Old Mission Peninsula (about 45 minutes from Duke's Lake Retreat) and were married at Castle Farms (right in Charlevoix!) in January of 2010. So many of our special life moments have been in and around Northern MI! In 2009 we decided to start sharing our home with guests via homeaway.com and have had a wonderful experience! Although we would love to be able to spend more peak summer time at our home, we are so pleased to be able to share it with our guests. Whether it be painting a bathroom, installing an irrigation system or replacing the beach towels, we find upgrade projects every year to help improve our guests' vacation experience.We feel lucky to have met some fantastic people through this process and look forward to many more years of sharing Duke's Lake Retreat!

John Duke purchased this house in 2004

When we first looked at the home, it was a bit difficult to see the potential of the interior. An inefficient layout, purple sinks, walls and carpets and a collection of taxidermy ferrets did not create a welcoming environment! But the moment we walked out on the decks, we saw past all of the quirks and fell in love! The decks and the dock totally sold us......having a large enough deck to accommodate the whole family with a sunset dinner overlooking the lake has been the best feature of our home. John is a fantastic cook, so we enjoy his grilled creations, fish fries (John Cross Whitefish caught daily out of Charlevoix is the best for a summertime fish fry), super big sandwich lunches and yummy morning frittatas. The deck is also the favorite spot for late night card games, sunbathing with a book or enjoying a peaceful morning coffee.

The South Arm of Lake Charlevoix is perfect for family fun because it is not too crowded and the water generally stays pretty calm. The area right off of our dock is perfect for water skiing, tubing, potoon boat rides, and sailing. For more adventure, you can swing out to the main part of Lake Charlevoix (about 30 mins via power boat) and then on to Lake Michigan (another 45 mins via power boat).

With a lot of vision and hard work, John totally renovated the interior and we are now proud of our comfortable, clean, and much more efficient layout. It may not be as inspiring as the view from the decks, but it is definitely not too shabby:)

We are so lucky to have Swan Valley Marina right next door! As first time boat owners, we relied on their help and guidance for the first few years. Now, it is so convenient for our guests to walk over to rent boats, kayaks and jet skis. They also sell ice, snacks and other essentials.

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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4.8
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Beautiful Cedar Sided Home on Lake Charlevoix!
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews
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Beautiful Cedar Sided Home on Lake Charlevoix!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p234905
+1 517 8193207
Charlevoix Northern Michigan
5

GREAT PLACE!!

  • 5 of 5
We absolutely loved this home!! It is very clean, cute and cozy. Nicely decorated. Plenty of room for a large family, or even two families. The decks are awesome! I felt like I was eating at a restaurant overlooking the lake. Beautiful lake view, yet large pine trees on either side of the property allow for plenty of privacy. Very convenient having the small marina next door. Also, they have everything there you need, hand soap, dish soap, laundrey soap, shampoo (hotel style), toilet paper, paper towel, bed linens, extra pillows, blankets (comfy ones), lots of bath towels, beach towels and more!! It's very comfortable. I want to go back!!!!!
  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you enjoyed your time at Duke's Lake Retreat! We take pride in our home and love to hear when our guests appreciate the work and thought that we put into preparing it for their stay. Take care and thanks for taking the time to share your review!
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Beautiful Cedar Sided Home on Lake Charlevoix!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p234905
+1 517 8193207
Charlevoix Northern Michigan
Detroit Area
5

RELAX AND ENJOY!

  • 5 of 5
Just got home from spending time at this property with a group of friends - wow! I can't say enough good things about this cozy home or its fabulous location.

Their deck is perfect for entertaining and enjoying large, family-style outdoor meals (I feel it's one of the best decks on the lake!). The majority of my time was spent on the spacious dock which lends itself to just relaxing, taking in the sunshine, and enjoying the views.

If one feels the need to get out and about, I found the proximity to the unique shops and great restaurants of Charlevoix and East Jordan was an added bonus. There's also a scenic route to Traverse City, and not too far from Sleeping Bear Dunes either.

I would recommend this property to absolutely anyone and everyone, and hope to return very soon!
  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2010
  • Stayed: May 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Beautiful Cedar Sided Home on Lake Charlevoix!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p234905
+1 517 8193207
Charlevoix Northern Michigan
Saginaw, MI
4

FAMILY VACATION

  • 4 of 5
We just got home from a week at this place. Four generations, ages 2-73. A great time was had by all. Plenty of space and plenty to do. Nice location, close to everything.
  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
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Beautiful Cedar Sided Home on Lake Charlevoix!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p234905
+1 517 8193207
Charlevoix Northern Michigan
5

WHAT A GREAT GETAWAY!

  • 5 of 5
We live in Chicago and were looking for a northern Michigan quiet vacation near Charlevoix. We came upon this place and were very pleased with our decision. Our family of five enjoyed just hanging around the house and exploring the Charlevoix/East Jordan area. The house is only about 45 minutes from the bridge, so we spent a day at Mackinac Island. The best part about the house was that we could escape to different floors to have quiet time. Also liked the proximity to the marina for ice, boat rentals, and more. Great places to hike, golf, shop, and dine. It's so beautiful in this part of Michigan, we're looking forward to visiting this property again!
  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2009
  • Stayed: Aug 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Map

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Cherry Capital Airport, Traverse City
Nearest Motorway
45 Miles
I-75
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
beach
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Boyne Mountain
Car: necessary

This perfectly located property sits in between the cities of Charlevoix and East Jordan on the South Arm of Lake Charlevoix which makes the opportunities for adventure endless. You can easily jump in a boat to cruise over to East Jordan, Charlevoix or Boyne City for great shopping and dining. If you prefer traveling on land, many fabulous golf courses and restaurants are just a short drive away.

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Availability & Rates

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Charlevoix House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2014
Jun 1 2014 - Sep 13 2014
3 night minimum stay
$375
$2,625
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $200.00
Notes Cleaning fee will be assessed for each reservation.
4th of July and Labor Day rates will vary.
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Amenities

Charlevoix House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • Lake ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
General:
  • Parking
  • Living Room
  • Parking On Street
  • Iron & Board
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Security System
  • Toilet Paper
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Grill
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Ice Maker
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • One full bathroom on each floor! Master bathroom is connected to the master bedroom on 2nd floor, but has a separate door to the hallway for 'outside' access for the other 2 bedrooms on the 2nd floor.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 5 - 2 sleep sofa /futon , 2 pull out couches on two differnt levels
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , The master has a fireplace, flat screen TV and balcony!
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , This bedroom has a balcony overlooking Lake Charlevoix!
    Bedroom 3 - 4 twin/ single , This bedroom has 2 sets of twin bunkbeds. Perfect for kids!
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , This lower level bedroom has a TV and private bathroom.
  • Master suite (on 2nd floor) has one very comfy queen size bed, fireplace, flat screen TV and a deck overlooking the lake. Second bedroom (on 2nd floor) has a full size bed and balcony overlooking the lake. Third bedroom (on second floor) has 2 sets of twin size bunkbeds. Fourth bedroom (on lower floor) has a queen size bed, TV and private full bath. All bedrooms have closet and storage for belongings.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Audio Tape Player
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Video Library
Communication / Internet:
  • fax
Outside:
  • Patio
  • Walkway to Water
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Wood Deck
  • Boat Dock
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • playground
  • water parks
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • skiing
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • pier fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
The decks are one of the best parts of the home!!! 1000sq feet of deck space overlooking the lake makes for the perfect place to grill and dine outside, watch the sunset, read a book, play games or just catch some rays.
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