LAKE MICHIGAN VACATION COTTAGE

Diane Moreno

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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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LAKE MICHIGAN VACATION COTTAGE

Beaver Island Cottage Rental Photos and Description

3-bedroom; 2-bath; sleeps up to 10

This is a beautiful, 1900 square foot vacation home with beds for 8 adults and extra space for the kids. Most people coming to Beaver Island look forward to its abundant nature and solitude. We love to wake up early, watch the sun rise and listen to the peace and quiet. On a clear day, you can even see the Mackinac Bridge from the cottage. We also love to just sit out at the beach house in the evening to watch the wildlife. It can be a very tranquil and quiet place.

The property sits on 10 grassy and wooded acres on Lake Michigan. We are secluded, you won't see another house from the cottage, but we're located just 5-6 miles from town. Not too close, yet not too far away.

Summers are pretty lazy and carefree. This is a great place for a family (or a few families) to reconnect. Sit around by the water, play games, read a good book (or 2), or enjoy 'smores over an evening campfire.

Most people don't know this but September is a wonderful time to come to Beaver Island. The weather is perfect and the colors are spectacular!

St. James beach is a short trip from the cottage. You can buzz into town for a coffee. ice cream cone or a drink without draining your wallet. You can also go for a swim or spend the afternoon at the beach. There is always something going on. Take a trip to the bottom of the island and set out on a beach hike or just enjoy the beach. If you are looking for relaxation or a little adventure, this Island has it all.

The cottage features 3 bedrooms plus a hide-a-bed. One of the bedrooms is on the first floor. The cottage has 2 full bathrooms, there is a nice family area and kitchen with stainless steel appliances. We have a fire pit and a beach house. There is a nice deck with a picnic table that seats about 10. The cottage comes with plenty of fans if you need them but if you open the windows you will be treated to a very nice breeze that keeps the house very comfortable in the summer.

Beaver Island is the most remote inhabited island in the Great Lakes, located in Lake Michigan about 30 miles north of Charlevoix.

There are fine museums, gift shops, art galleries, a golf course and tennis courts, Island tours, house parties, classes at CMU, and dances and plays at the Hall. Much of what the island offers is free: beachcombing, bird watching, biking, camping, hunting, fishing, x-c skiing, or exploring the other islands. There are over 100 miles of scenic roads, and too many old trails to count.

You may come to the island by ferry service from Charlevoix, charter boat, or airplane.

Getting to the Island:

Two businesses provide regular air transportation between Charlevoix and the island. The trip takes about 15 minutes each way, and both carriers make several trips daily, based on passenger reservations.

Fresh Air Aviation - (231)237-9482 or (888)359-7448. Island Airways (231)547-2141 (Charlevoix).

Beaver Island Boat Company, Charlevoix - (231)547-2311 or (888)446-4095. A 2-hour ferry ride to the island from Charlevoix. Call them for prices. Bicycles cost extra. Ferries run daily from June to Mid-September (usually one crossing per day, but up to four times on peak travel days), with a reduced schedule (at least M/W/F) beginning in April and ending in mid-December. The vessel, Emerald Isle, is used for most journeys and is wheelchair accessible.

Car ferry service from Charlevoix is available from Beaver Island Boat Company (see above). Prices vary. You must make reservations to ensure a spot on the boat for your vehicle. Number to call is (231)547-2311.

You can also rent a car while on the Island:

Beaver Island Car Rentals (231)448-2300

Gordon's Auto Rentals (231)448-2438

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed

Diane Moreno

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Speaks english
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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

Reviews

Lake Michigan Vacation Cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
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Lake Michigan Vacation Cottage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p465839vb
7348482441
Beaver Island Northern Michigan
Traverse City, MI
5

Beautful house with tons of Character

  • 5 of 5
I arrived on Friday and stayed till Monday with my family. This was the first time on the island for all of us. I had a small wedding with a few close family members and it was the best house and location that any of us could dream of. The house is so much more beautiful and lovely then any of us could imagine. Diane is very kind and replies quickly to any questions or concerns you might have. The house will forever hold so many wonderful memories for me and my family. I would advise all the people that plan on swimming to bring swimming shoes because it's not a sandy beach and good shoes or sandals for the grass because it can be a bit sharp. The fire pit and the beach house are both great! The pictures we took at the moonlight with the stars are absolutely breath taking. The house has sooo many fun things to do, even though it rained 3 out of the 4 days we were there it was never boring:) Everyone that stayed at the house said that they would love to go back again!! I know that I will.
  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Lyndsay, I'm so glad you enjoyed it! I wasn't aware you were getting married there - that's wonderful! I hope you will make this an annual visit. Thanks for being such great guests.

Regards,
Diane
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Lake Michigan Vacation Cottage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p465839vb
7348482441
Beaver Island Northern Michigan
Worthington, Ohio
5

WOW! I Never Wanted to Leave!

  • 5 of 5
Well, I can honestly say this is the best rental home I have ever stayed in. I can't even think of a constructive piece of criticism. It was comfortable with great beds. Lots of space, a beautiful view! I could wake up everyday there. It was close to town for all your supplies (and a gas station with a great shop even closer) but we never saw or heard anyone else at the home. The kitchen had all you needed to eat at home. The fire pit was great, the water was great, the island was awesome. If you are looking for peace and quiet in a friendly place where people are kind and care, then this is for you! My kids loved it and had a blast. They saw their first shooting star and the milky way! Love, love, love!
  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review. I'm so glad that the week was everything you had hoped for. Please come again!
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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Beaver Island Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Fall
Sep 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
$150
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$185
From
$200
Fri,Sat
$1,295
$5,180
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $115 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 9.5%
Notes Car ferry service to the Island - www.bibco.com. Make your reservations early!! Additional fee of $20/nt/guest over 8.
Guest to provide their own sheets/towels/linens
Minimum stay may be required for peak seasons.
There will be added fees of 9.5% (6% Michigan Tax; 3.5% processing fee if paying by credit card.)
Check in is 3pm, check out is 10am

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting manager when booking.
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Amenities

Amenities

Beaver Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Lake View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Garage
  • Telephone
  • Wood Stove
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - combination tub/shower , toilet , Located on 2nd floor
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Located on first floor
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Hide-a-bed located in lower level
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Located on first floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Located on 2nd floor
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Located on 2nd floor
  • Plenty of room for guest-provided air mattresses, cots or sleeping bags!
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library
  • Stereo
  • Games
  • Books
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Balcony
  • Golf ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
  • horseshoes
  • horseback riding
  • eco tourism
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hunting small game
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • cross country skiing
  • hiking
  • hunting
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