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Cottage on Lake Charlevoix near Boyne City, 2nd best lake in USA!

Bedrooms 2
Space 912 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

- 2 bedrooms,queen size hide-a-bed, 1 bathroom, sleeps 6/7

This home is on 130' of beach on Lake Charlevoix, just 4 miles from Boyne City. Lake Charlevoix finished 2nd in a nationwide contest in 2012 for 'prettiest lake in the USA'. The cabin has a 100' deck with spectacular lake views, and adjoins a 115+ acre park with hundreds more feet of sandy beach to comb. This retreat has been in the same family for over 4 decades, but has been updated to add all the creature comforts of a condominium without all the other hustle & bustle that large complexes entail. The interior is all wood and a dock comes along with the rental, with boat launches nearby if you choose to bring your own watercraft. Lake Charlevoix is the 3rd largest inland lake in Michigan, and provides great fishing and boating, with access to Lake Michigan. The Boyne area is a four season resort with not just summer beach activities, but fall hunting, winter skiing & snowmobiling, spring 'mushroomin' and a reputation as the golf mecca of the upper Midwest. Traverse City and a major airport is one hour south, with Mackinac Island or the 'U.P.' the same distance north.

Location: The Boyne City area is the primary vacation destination for the midwest. It is a four season locale with abundant lakes for summer breaks, fall colors and hunting in autumn, winter skiing/snowboarding and snowmobiling, and spring 'mushroom capitol of the world'. It is a 4 hour drive from Detroit and 6 hours from Chicago. Canada is just 2 hours away. If you enjoy the beauty of hills/trees/lakes and like to 'get away from it all', but don't have the time to reach remote areas, this is an ideal spot to visit. Traverse City is the closest 'metropolis' an hour away, but an hour the other direction puts you on Mackinac Island 'somewhere in time' where vehicles are not allowed. Lake Charlevoix is a deep water fishing and boating mecca that connects to Lake Michigan, and is the premier inland lake in Michigan. After one vacation you likely will look for a second or retirement home here. Charlevoix County has for its history the only 'kingdom' ever set up on US soil: on Beaver Island.

Amenities: This is a second generation family owned cottage that was completely renovated to add the creature comforts of a 'condo', but you can enjoy a place 'all to yourself' with this home. It is located on 130' of sandy beach with 100' deck to enjoy an unbelievable view of a large inland lake. A dock is included, and nearby boat launches allow you to bring your own watercraft if that is your choice. We adjoin a 115 acre park with camping and lots more beach for you to comb or trails to hike. The cottage sleeps 6/7, depending on how you fill one double bed. We have cable TV but doubt you'll have the time or inkling to watch, with the beauty of your surroundings, and the abundance of things to do & see. We are close to everything in the north, but far enough away to make this truly feel like a 'getaway' place.

More Details

Kevin Klevorn
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2018

About Kevin Klevorn

Our family includes 4 children, with the older 2 married, but always at least one in college, so the income we generate from the rental helps slay the tuition dragon(s)

Kevin Klevorn purchased this cottage in 1964

Why Kevin Klevorn chose Boyne City

My father got this property when it was pretty 'rustic', but over the years the many upgrades have created a lifetime of family memories. You will notice some of the travel photos and mementos from our family around the cabin

What makes this cottage unique

centrally located. Less than 10 minutes to either Boyne City or East Jordan, and a short ferry ride across the south arm of Lake Charlevoix to the county seat at the west end of the lake. Close to towns, but away from the hoards of people! You have to check out "stroll the streets of Boyne" on Friday nights in the summer for street musicians, free horse-drawn carriage rides, and much, much more!


Boyne City Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 912 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • Pets require an additional $50 fee
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Water Cooler
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , bunk
  • Two bedrooms one with queen size bed and the other with a single/double bunk bed. There is a hide-a-bed in the living room for two more.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat Dock
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Cottage on Lake Charlevoix near Boyne City, 2nd best lake in USA!
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Exceeded expectations. Friendly owner. Worth it!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed two nights to play some golf and relax with the dogs. Very private during the day and at night time, butts up against national Park. Brought a hammock and put up in the backyard, very peaceful listening to the surf. Close enough to the city and main attractions but far enough away to be alone. Overall, Kevin was very pleasant to deal with and made everything very easy on us. Will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great times and place for relax!

  • 5 of 5

I had a wonderful time with my family there! It was well maintained, clean and great nature around! I do recommend!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was exactly as pictured. Great spot on the lake

  • 5 of 5

Rustic weakend. Easy to detach from the news and the real world

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fun and Relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

We spent three nights at "The Shack" with four of our kids (ages 11 - 16) and had a wonderful time. The house is clean, cozy and in a great location. The kids especially enjoyed swimming, fishing, canoeing, skipping rocks and walking the short distance to the public beach. The house was even nicer than we expected and Kevin was very kind and welcoming. Our teenage boys were a bit upset at first to learn that there was no AC or internet, but there was a wonderful breeze with the windows open and amazingly they survived without internet for the entire stay.

We were also pleased to learn that it's just a short drive to Boyne City where there's a small grocery, dollar store, restaurants, shops and a wonderful fudge and ice cream shop. We rented a boat at the Boyne City marina and took the kids tubing which was also great. The view from the house is absolutely beautiful. Thank you for letting us stay Kevin!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you liked it! There is internet, but I guess I forgot to point out the password location. Sorry! Too nice a week on the lake for screens anyway....well, except for teenagers! I know. I still have one at home.....
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Perfect Perfect Perfect

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely enjoyed our weekend at this cottage. It sits right on a beautiful lake with a fire pit on a sandy private beach. The cottage is clean and inviting. We are already making plans to return next year. 😄

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay! Can't beat summer time in Boyne on Lake Charlevoix!
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Great Place!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at the cabin and had a great time. It was a great location - very private but close to everything. Nice kitchen with all necessary appliances. We hope to go back!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2008
  • Stayed: August 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Traverse City (major) or Boyne City (minor)
Nearest Ferry
12 Miles
Beaver Island Ferry
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Ye Nyne Olde Holles
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
M-75 & US 131
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Porter Creek Fish House
Nearest Ski
11 Miles
Boyne Mountain
Car: necessary

The Boyne area is about 4 hours north of Detroit, 6 from Chicago. This land of lakes, trees, hills and a sense of 'getting away from it all' is reachable easily even for those who just need a weekend away. The cottage is just 15 minutes from Boyne Mountain and the best skiing and largest indoor waterpark in Michigan. Lake Charlevoix is the premier lake for all water lovers, be they fishermen or boaters/sunbathers. Charlevoix, Petoskey, Harbor Springs, Bay Harbor, even the Straits of Mackinac are resort communities within a short drive.

Golf: There are 50 courses within a 45 minute drive, including TreeTops, the Boyne USA courses, other high-end resort/championship links and also a variety of good-value or walk-on courses. I golf for fun and don't have time to play them all...and I live here! I have played them all and can give some tips/coaching on where to play. This is a golf mecca.

Ski: The Boyne USA resorts at Boyne Mountain and Boyne Highlands cannot be beat in the Midwest, especially with the addition of the largest indoor waterpark at Boyne Mountain, 'Avalance Bay'. Nubs Nob and other local ski facilities are also top notch. Abundant daily fee and free/state owned cross-country trails are available. If you love to ski, Boyne is the best. Period.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Cleaning $50
Refundable damage deposit $300

1850 per week in peak Summer and Christmas time - 1375 per week non-peak. 300. security deposit
Deposit of 50% upon reservation. Balance due 20 days before arrival. Weekly rental preferred, but will try & accommodate other requests. Ask about Pets, non-smoking. We treat renters like family, as this parcel has been family-owned for many years. Deposit refundable up to 40 days before rental

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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