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Jim Suzak

Member since: 2006
Call Manager
Speaks: english

Awesome Lakefront Beach Vacation Rental - HURRY, Not Many Summer Weeks Left!

50 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Northern Michigan Chalet Rental Photos and Description

4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 12

**SPECIAL - 'Pay For 2 and Stay 3 Nights'** (applies during off season only)

Ideally located, you are invited to this Petoskey Michigan Lakefront Ski Chalet Vacation Rental of unmatched beauty and unrivaled seasonal activities. This Chalet offers year attractions including water sports steps from your door, great snowmobiling to miles of trails, skiing, golfing and absolutely gorgeous views of the lake.

With all the area has to offer with its unique shops, boutiques and art galleries located in Petoskey's Gas Light District and Harbor Springs, shopping should definitely be on you list of things to do. You may also want to see if Lady Luck is with you at the Odawa Casino in town.

The shared resort offers 450 feet of waterfront access, with a one-of-a-kind shallow, hard bottom, sandy beach that stretches out at least 300 ft., with only waist deep water. This combination of beach and park-like atmosphere makes this location the most desirable on Crooked Lake. Sorry. no pets allowed.

- Inquire about our off season 'Three for Two' package -

The park-like property also features a private marina, with two slips available for your water crafts of up to 26 feet. Also included is a volleyball court, horseshoe pit, multiple fire pits and most of all, a tranquil setting for relaxing on a wooden swing, to watch the boats go by, read a novel or watch the fantastic sunrises or sunsets from the point.

From the lake, you can cruise the famous and historic inland waterway. It starts on Crooked Lake, goes to Burt Lake to Mullett Lake, then out to Lake Huron! There are two marinas located within 2 miles for your watercraft rental needs.

Fall is a special time of year when the trees come alive with vibrant colors. Many areas to view the color changes are great, but there is nothing as commanding as the Tunnel of Trees, along the shore of Lake Michigan. This area is just north of Harbor Springs about 20 minutes from your Petoskey Waterfront Rental.

Skiing and snowmobiling makes this the Midwest's Premier Winter Destination, with trails just waiting to be ridden. The ski resorts of Boyne Highlands and Nubs Nob are only about 10 minutes from your chalet. The snowmobile trails are right out your door! Ice skating, sledding sleigh rides and ice fishing are also just a sampling of what is in store for you during your dream vacation.

Spring time bring out colorful blooms and the 21 championship golf courses open for the avid golfer, which are all within 25 miles of the resort. Hikers will also enjoy this time of the year, for its many trails and paths are waiting to be explored once again. Do not forget to visit the mighty Mackinaw Bridge and Island. It is only about 25 minutes from your Petoskey Michigan Lakefront Beach Chalet Vacation Rental.

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Jim Suzak (Property Manager)
Member since: 2006
Call Manager
Speaks: english

About Jim Suzak


We are a family that love and cherish the experiences we get everytime we visit our Lakefront Chalet just outside of Petoskey. We have watched our kids play, learn and grow and have been cherishing those memories that we have been experiencing for the past 16 years or so at our Beachfront Chalet. We would like to share our unit so you too can experience your own lifelong memories.

Jim Suzak purchased this chalet in 1996

Guestbook comments from the manager

Last weekend to ski for this year. Slopes were empty but the snow was still good. First year up here but not our last. We had seven of us from Detroit & Holland. Love this place, was here for 2 minutes before I felt completly relaxed, great food, friends, good times till next year, cheers!!
Mar 2009
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based on 50 traveler reviews

Awesome Lakefront Beach Vacation Rental - HURRY, Not Many Summer Weeks Left!
average rating of 4.82 based on 62 reviews
Troy, MI

This is the place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

I was planning a family gateway up north, and the biggest decision to make was where to stay. I wanted to go to different places, including Mackinac, Petoskey, Harbor Springs, Travel City... so the location was very important to us.

Once I saw the add for this Chalet I initially thought: "This is too good to be true". (Actually it turned out to be even better than expected). The first thing I did was to contact Jim; he was extremely nice, very reasonable, helpful, enthusiastic, and efficient. It was a pleasure to make business with him.

Once I got to the Chalet, it was exactly what I expected... actually it looks even better than the pics. It is gorgeous! Just by the lake with a private beach. The Chalet is equipped with everything you need. Four bedrooms with ceiling fans and an amazing balcony in the second floor, two bathrooms with enough supplies, very nice fireplace in the living room, brand new plasma, big kitchen with everything you need. But the best part is the view! Gorgeous view... to seat by the lake, bonfire, some grill, and relax. Everything the add says is there. The property is in perfect conditions. Jim makes sure that you feel at home, and actually provides you with a Binder with all the activities, dinning, Marinas of the area. I felt I was in a Resort. We were there late May and actually were able to swim in the lake. I am from Dominican Republic and you would imagine that I am used to great beaches with white sand. But this was actually very nice. The Crooked Lake had very clean water, sand up to ~1 mile, calm.... it was perfect.

The location was one of the best things. It was really central. Just took us 25mins to get to Mackinaw City, 10mins from Petoskey downtown, 15mins from Charlevoix, about an hour from the Dunes (Traverse City). It made our lives easier. We spend all mornings traveling and knowing these amazing places, and in the afternoons enjoying the Chalet.

I am a physician working at the Detroit Medical Center, and I can guarantee that you will not regret renting this property. Jim is amazing and he will make sure that you have everything you need.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2010
  • Stayed: May 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous home and location

  • 5 of 5

Always a great experience!

  • Submitted: May 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic winter sunset over the frozen lake!

  • 5 of 5

It was such a great place to hang out with some friends for a weekend ski trip. All the amenities were up to date and clean. I'm convinced my group of friends won't think twice about renting this great little cabin again!

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Wonderful winter getaway

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was exactly as advertised: spacious enough to easily handle six adults and yet cozy enough to make this a perfect place to build a fire and enjoy our evenings together. The view of the frozen lake only a few yards outside our window was beautiful. The cottage is very close to the Harbor Springs/Petoskey ski areas, which made our daily trips back and forth easier. We would definitely go back again.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad that your stay was enjoyable. We will always welcome you back for your next getaway. Thank you
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Cozy beachfront cottage

  • 5 of 5

The home was lovely, my significant other and I stayed there for a weekend getaway and really enjoyed ourselves. The home is small with a tight spiral staircase as pictured, and has a very cozy atmosphere, with a fireplace, marble counters, and a very comfortable living room/dining room area with windows overlooking the beach. There were 2 bathrooms, 2 rooms downstairs with a queen bed in each, and 2 rooms upstairs with 2 queen beds in each. The temperature in the cottage was easy to control and comfortable. Unfortunately it was raining most of the weekend so we didn't get to enjoy the beach or the nice walk Jim recommended by email, but we still enjoyed our stay. The large upstairs bedroom overlooking the water was especially pleasant to sleep in with the sounds of the waves. I will note that if you sleep in the other large upstairs bedroom you can hear some traffic, although the one night we slept in there it did not bother me. We were in contact with Jim by email and he was very accommodating, providing detailed directions on how to get to the property (which were easy to follow even in the dark), as well as how to check out. He even allowed we take our time checking out since there weren't guests right after us. Overall a great stay, thank you!

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. We welcome you back for your next stay!
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Great Vacation spot

  • 4 of 5

Great place to relax and right on the lake for easy access. Our family enjoyed the closeness of Petosky for driving and other area activities. The chalet was well equipped. The spiral staircase was a little narrow but we managed. Nice place to get away from it all but still had activities within an hours drive

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review and we are glad that you had a great vacation. We look forward to seeing you again.
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Other Activities: shopping, kayaking, boating, cross country skiing, snowmobiling, snowboarding, spa, basketball court, horseshoes, miniature golf


Rates & Availability

Petoskey Chalet Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Late Spring
Mar 27 2016 - May 28 2016
2 night minimum stay
May 29 2016 - Sep 3 2016
7 night minimum stay
Sep 4 2016 - Oct 29 2016
2 night minimum stay
Fall (late)
Oct 30 2016 - Dec 21 2016
2 night minimum stay
Christmas Holiday
Dec 22 2016 - Jan 1 2017
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning & Linen Fee $125
Tax Rate 6.0%

Spring, Winter, Fall .......$135 - $225/night ......$875-$1575/week.
Summer 2016 .................................................$2350/week.
Holidays ...........................................................$325/night

Holidays rates may differ

Plus $125 standard cleaning & linen fee plus 6% Michigan tax

** Ask about our off season Fall and Spring Specials ** ====

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Northern Michigan Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1450 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double , 2nd floor
    Bedroom 4 - 2 double , 2nd floor
  • All beds are doubles.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat Dock
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wood Deck
  • 24 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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