The perfect family vacation rests here on the South Arm of beautiful Lake Charlevoix within minutes from the quaint shopping and dining areas of Charlevoix, thirty minutes from Petosky, and fifteen minutes from Boyne city. If you love the water, breathtaking views, golfing, water sports, snowmobiling, downhill skiing, ice fishing or just relaxing in beautiful northern Michigan, you certainly will not be disappointed in what this amazing condo has to offer.
Our 2,200 square foot, three story waterfront Condo has 3 bedrooms, 2 large family rooms, a fully equipped kitchen with spacious bar, 4 full bathrooms, a laundry room, large balcony and WiFi. It can very comfortably accommodate up to 10 guests allowing for plenty of space for relaxation and privacy.
The LOWER LEVEL walkout is equipped with a family room, laundry room, full bathroom, and wetbar with 4 pullout sofas (1 queen and 3 singles), and a cozy fireplace. It is a wonderful place for children to watch TV, or play games if parents would like some upstairs privacy. It is also a great place to gather on cool nights after a day of skiing or ice-fishing to warm up around the fireplace.
On the MAIN LEVEL, there is a large modern kitchen, comfortable spacious family room with flat screen TV, a full bathroom and gorgeous balcony over looking Lake Charlevoix, where grilling out and viewing peaceful sunsets is a must!
UPSTAIRS contains three bedrooms including a master bedroom with its own private full bath. A second adorable beach bedroom has a set of bunk beds with a full bed on the bottom, and an incredible view of the lake to enjoy an early morning sunrise. A third Nautical themed bedroom has twin bunkbeds and an additional single bed. A fourth full bathroom is located upstairs to accommodate many guests.
Outside there is plenty of space for sunbathing, a fire-pit for roasting marshmallows, a large sandbox, and wonderful swimming area. Boat and jet ski rentals are located right next door at Swan Valley Marina. If you have your own boat, our condo has it's own boat dock and hydrolic lift for your convenience.
My name is Kollette and my husband's name is Rod. We live in East Lansing and both attended Michigan State University where I graduated in Vocal Performance and Elementary Education. I went on to obtain my law degree and I am now a practicing attorney. My husband is a self employed builder which has been wonderful in making our own personal improvements to our condo. We both grew up vacationing on Lake Charleviox with our families. We often joke that we may have crossed paths as kids and never even realized it!
Two summers ago I visited a friend and former collegue who purchased the condo next door. I absolutely fell in love with her condo and when I learned the unit next door was for sale I just knew we had to buy it. I later brought my husband to look at it and he felt the exact same. We are enjoying the many memories we have created and look forward to many, many more. It's great having a friend next door who rents her condo too. If large groups need two places we can try to accomodate that as well.
One of the many features that makes this vacation home so spectacular is the lay out. With three floors and 4 full baths,guests find themselves enough room for comfort and enough space to get ready for the day in a hurry. You won't see fighting over the bathrooms in this wonderful place!
Everything you will ever need is directly at your fingertips. A kitchen that supplies everything a cook will ever need such as, dishwasher, coffee pot, toaster, and microwave, plus everything you need for grilling or other gourmet meals. In fact we have a gas grill on two levels depending on where you feel like cooking!
A large convenient laundry room for towels and bathing suits and even an iron should the need arise. Everything is here so you will never need to leave this Lake house unless of course you so choose.
For those guests who choose to be on the go, amazing restaurants such as Gray Gables which offers the freshest ingredients combining a flair for creativity offering the finest of dining experiences are just minutes away.
There is such a vast array of activities for whatever your desires are. It's perfect for those quiet sunsets and great for the adventurer. Come enjoy pure Michigan!
Our condominium is located on the South Arm of Beautiful Lake Charleviox which was recently voted the second most beautiful lake in the United States by USA Today. I have to admit the South Arm is my favorite part of this amazing body of water. It is almost always calm which makes boating, skiing, tubing and fishing so very enjoyable. The people and communities on Lake Charleviox provide visitors with a variety of activities including quaint towns and harbors, adorable shops, unique restaurants and clean clear waters. I have often heard people compare Lake Charleviox to the Caribbean. With several small tourist towns surrounding it, Lake Charlevoix boasts some of the world's finest sunsets, beaches, and gastronomy, a shallow ledge outlines the entire lake, making it ideal for families, and anchoring for a day of relaxation. It was the location for the wedding of world famous Earnest Hemmingway and his wife. The lake is surrounded by multimillion dollar houses, private water planes, and some of the largest yacht's you will ever see. It is beautiful during all of the seasons with plenty to do no matter what time of year. All of the nearby towns, including East Jordan, Charlevoix, Petoskey, Boyne City, Harbor Springs and more are just a short drive away from the location of our condo. At least one of these quaint towns is usually always hosting some sort of festival, arts and crafts fair, or other type of event. The popular Venitian Festival is a week long celebration that occurs evey year during the last week in July in Charlevoix. Activities include fireworks, concerts, kids day, sporting events, and boat parades just to name a few. Our condo is very close to Boyne Mountain which offers fantastic skiing, ice skating, sledding and tubing. Our location is great for ice fishing directly on sight is and often referred to as a snowmobiler's paradise. We are located right next door to a marina which conveniently rents waters crafts such as speed boats, pontoon boats, and jet skis. Also very nearby is the scenic Jordan Valley offering amazing family canoe and Kayak trips all year round allowing visitor's memories that will last a life time. I have been visiting Lake Charleviox every year for more than 3 decades and I continue to be an awe of the beauty and experiences the area has to offer. I love nothing more than to see people enjoy the experiences as much as we have.