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Sleeps up to 8. 3½ Baths. Washer, Dryer, Ceiling fans and Air Conditioning
Beautiful Michigan Lakefront Property. Private home located about 15 minutes outside of Charlevoix, in the quaint village of Norwood. Nestled on wooded site, the property is full of flowers and greens. Nine foot ceiling provide spacious open living space with graceful appointments throughout including natural fireplace in living room and first floor master bedroom. All rooms give beautiful views of Lake Michigan. Wrap around expansive deck with all outdoor furniture makes for spectacular views and gorgeous sunsets. Elegantly furnished with all hardwood floors, fully equipped large kitchen, reading loft, library, includes Satellite TV, Blu_Ray DVR. Ipod port and CD player. Secure wireless high speed Internet. Full house stereo. Sleeps up to 8. Three ½ baths. First floor washer and dryer, 2 ½ car garage. Ceiling fans and air conditioning. Near by skiing. Right on the Lake. All rooms have a great lake view. Shower and Jacuzzi.
Keywords: Lake Front Beach Front Lake Michigan Wi-Fi Jacuzzi Luxury Home. All rooms face the Lake. 1st floor Master Bedroom opens to covered porch. Skiing
My family spent the best week in Norwood. The house we rented was so beautifully appointed, gracious and welcoming, we could have stayed forever.
The home has a very large living space that is open and full of light with windows that all look out on Lake Michigan. The master bedroom on the main floor was a plus while our children enjoyed their bedrooms and reading area. And we all enjoyed walking on the beach.
Outdoor grill! Absolutely heaven. We loved cooking in the kitchen and enjoyed ou
Submitted: Jan 20, 2015
Stayed: Aug 2014
VRBO, from HomeAway
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We stayed in this house the first week of August this past summer and were disappointed with the entire experience.
It started with finding out that this house is not in Charlevoix; it's in a tiny but unremarkable hamlet called "Norwood" that is a good 20 minutes drive from Charlevoix. There are no services except in Charlevoix, so we spent a lot of time driving back and forth. The rental agency forgot to drop off a pack-n-play for our baby, so we had to drive 2 hours to find a Walmart (The Venetian Festival was that night and the Charlevoix bridge was closed - this is small town America) and buy one ourselves. Next, it turns out that there is no "sand beach", but there's a lot of rock beach! Don't be fooled by the pictures. That little patch of sand does exist, but it's not near the water. Also, there are MANY bugs! You often won't want to sit out there because of the bugs.
The interior of the "luxury" house is very dated. The master shower is plastic, not tile, the bed is comfortable but the pillows are cheap Walmart $10 pillows that are 15 years old, for example. The washing machine leaked and we told the company about this but they did nothing about it. The water is well water and you need to buy gigantic bottles of water to drink for the week, and showering feels gross. Worst of all, there are NO window treatments in the whole house!!! So if you are like us, and enjoy sleeping in on summer vacation, you'll be up with the sunrise.
To her credit, the owner did try to contact us about this once we were home but we were unable to reach her again. She seemed sincerely sorry we weren't having a good time.
On the plus side, the rocky beaches make it easy to find Petoskey stones.
In a nutshell, for the huge rent we paid for this week we expected a LOT more. We live in CA and can go to Maui for LESS than this and stay in a brand new luxury condo on the ocean for less than this, in Wailea!
Submitted: Dec 9, 2014
Stayed: Jul 2014
VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I was quite surprised when I read the review of our home, as anyone who has used it in the past has had a most enjoyable vacation
The home was built and is used by the owners. The architect was Jack Begrow and the interior designer was Tim Fisher. Both are well known for their talent and professionalism not only in Northern Michigan but throughout the country and beyond. Each and every detail was chosen with loving care.
The home is 15 minutes from Charlevoix, as noted in the description, and one hour from Traverse City, in the charming village of Norwood. All three are nestled along the shore of Lake Michigan. The beach itself is both rocky and sandy and our grandchildren have spent many happy days in the water and on the beach. The coastline is always changing, after all it is Lake Michigan the second most beautiful of the Great Lakes. That is what makes this spot so special. You are truly paying homage to the beauty of nature. Northern Michigan is a hidden jewel.
Whereas it is true that the windows are uncovered, that is because every room has a view of the lake which is more beautiful than a painting. It is totally private. No one can peek in the windows.
The interior of the house is furnished as is appropriate for a special lake house with quiet, elegant taste. There are wood floors and tile counters. The kitchen is equipped with all appliances and everything needed to beautifully entertain. Pictures do not lie and there are many more available.
Unfortunately these renters had an unusually bad weather week, sufficient enough to put them in a bad mood. We have no control over mother nature.
My husband and I are both well educated and travelled, therefore we are able to appreciate the beauty of our home and of Northern Michigan.