CORBIN MANOR: Located on a quiet side street just up the hill from the bridge, 3 blocks from downtown.
Park your car and walk: To beaches, To watch the Bridge go up and down, To see the Beaver islander sail to Beaver Island, to sit in the park with an ice cream cone overlooking Round Lake Marina.
Take a leisurely stroll downtown to shop, eat, visit the state of the art new library, seek out the quilt shop and book store.
Charlevoix: At Corbin Manor you'll be amazed by the miles of Petunias just beyond your doorstep.
The first floor is easily accessible to small children and seniors; a walk-in shower is conveniently located in first floor bathroom adjoining the bedroom.
Keywords: Perfect reunion home. Recent total redecorating throughout. Much gathering space in kitchen, dining room, and on wrap around front porch. Two block walk to beach public access and magnificent sunsets. Perfect for reunions, wedding parties, couples' getaway.
1 Queen Bed on first floor; 1 Queen Bed on 2nd floor; 1 King Bed on 2nd floor; 1 Double/Full Bed on 2nd floor; 1 bedroom with 2 twin beds (trundle bed) which can be reconfigured into a king size bed.
Our family visited Gramma Margrethe and Grampa Jim Corbin each summer as our 3 boys were growing up. When I was a child in the 1950s my siblings and I also visited our Grandparents who lived in Charlevoix just up the street from Olson's market.
My husband and I have enjoyed redecorating Corbin Manor in a casual,
welcoming style/ giving Corbin Manor a bed and breakfast flair. Guests invariably comment on their enjoyment of the large Charlevoix-style front porch...yes, one is able to peek at the Lake between the condos.
My husband is a retired teacher of German and I am retired from early childhood teaching.
Polly Corbin Mittag purchased this house in 1993
Corbin Manor was the home of my parents, Margrethe Baver and Jim Corbin. Our grandchildren are fifth generation of our family to explore and enjoy Charlevoix.
When in Charlevoix I enjoy walking the beach while looking for Petoskey Stones. Our favorite stroll is to the 'foot of Dixon', a two block walk, to watch the Sunset.
Just down the hill 2 blocks is the Bridge with boats coming and going from Round Lake Harbor; watching the bridge go up and down is a trademark of Charlevoix.
On cooler days the beach at Depot Beach, 7 blocks away, offers protection from off-shore winds and the warmer water of Lake Charlevoix.
Finding bargains at the Rainbow Shoppe is a classic Charlevoix experience.
We've spent time in Charlevoix the Beautiful our whole lives and have rented many different houses. This house is in a great walk-to-town location and has a huge front porch where we linger over coffee for hours. There's tons of room to house an extended family. The owner is a lovely person who truly cares about her guests enjoying the home and there are games and puzzles if the weather requires an inside day. The local manager is very responsive to all requests and needs.
We love our days in this house and this town. With fresh-caught fish from Cross Fisheries and local fruits and vegetables (especially the corn and raspberries) from Kiteley's farm, we are amazed at the how the days fly by. It's great to have a gas barbecue in the yard and nice to have a spacious, equipped kitchen. With the walking distance beaches and shops, it's the ultimate relaxing vacation spot.
I highly recommend Corbin Manor and Charlevoix!
We used the whole house, as 10 members of our family gathered for our daughter’s wedding at Castle Farms. We were very comfortable in the house, and we were just two blocks from the Edgewater Inn where the rest of the wedding party stayed. The owner of the house was a pleasure to deal with and really made us feel like her guests. The house was extremely well equipped and supplied and suited our needs. When we arrived there were nice fluffy towels laid out in each room for all guests. The beds were comfortable. The kitchen, living, and dining areas were spacious. We were able to comfortably entertain and visit with family and friends who had come for the wedding. We enjoyed gathering on the front porch where there was plenty of seating. We were a little surprised by the amount of traffic on Michigan Ave. It was just across the front yard of the house across the street, but it really wasn’t a problem. We parked up to five cars off the street. Some of us stayed several extra nights after the wedding to relax and enjoy Charlevoix. That was a good decision because it’s a wonderful town.
The listing for the house was complete and accurate. However, the upstairs layout was a little awkward. Three of the bedrooms had access to the hall bathroom with the beautiful clawfoot tub, but no shower. From those bedrooms one had to go through the larger front bedroom to get to a shower, or go downstairs. Just need to be aware of that when assigning bedrooms.
The house is in a very convenient location. Make sure you catch the sunset from nearby Dixon Avenue. Some days it’s too cloudy, and some days it’s too clear, but with the right clouds to catch the colors, the sunsets are fantastic. We used at least five of the access points to the beach and enjoyed collecting samples of the fascinating variety of stones on the beach, including a few of the ancient Petoskey stones. Walk Dixon Avenue and Michigan Avenue to see some gorgeous old homes. The downtown shops are within walking distance, and worth visiting.
We found everyone in town to be very welcoming and friendly, while not being intrusive. We were there for the planting of the miles of petunias, and were amazed by the wonderful civic participation by what seemed to be the whole town. Kudos to the Charlevoix Rotary Club for feeding the petunia planters.
We have rented 12 houses in 10 states in 9 years. We enthusiastically recommend this house.
WINTER: 25 miles from Boyne Mountain with some of the finest skiing in the Midwest. 25 miles from Nubs Nob Ski area just outside of Petoskey, Great cross county skiing and bunny hill in Charlevoix at Mt McSauba, cross country skiing along Lake Michigan at Fisherman's Island State Park, just south of town.
SUMMER: Mile long 'best kept secret' sand dunes at Fisherman's Island State Park on the south edge of town, Rainbow Shop on southern edge of town offers amazing resale bargains which benefit local charities.