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Fred and LaDene Nesbitt

Member since: 2008
Call Owner
Speaks: english, spanish

Lake Charlevoix Waterfront Condo

4 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Northern Michigan Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condominium - 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s) - 2 Baths - (Sleeps 8)

*******This Property is for sale. We will only be taking reservations 30 days in advance. Thank you. *********

Elegant yet comfortable, this second story, 1350 sq ft. condominium offers all of the comforts of home. Nice quiet lakeside location with easy access to Charleovoix, Boyne City, Petoskey, Ellsworth, Bellaire, Traverse City, Mackinaw.... Full Great Lakes boating access from a the relatively calm South Arm of Lk Charlevoix.

From our 2013 guestbook:

The Facility: “Everything you need.” “Wonderfully stocked condo-kitchen to bath.” “Master Bath Shower is Great!” “A beautiful home, a beautiful views, and happy times.” “Very spacious accommodations for six adults. Well stocked kitchen was greatly appreciated.” “ Very Clean, lots of towels, very welcoming.” “Staying here gave us a great place to entertain family we hope to be able to come back.” “Very comfy and cozy. I can’t think of anything it doesn't have. “ “You guys have everything perfectly set.” “This is our third time staying here and we’ll be back”

The process: “The directions and guidelines to make use of the condo were clear, concise, thought ought and helpful. In all of the places we have rented over the years (8 or more) the labeling of the various items throughout the house was the best we’ve ever seen. The information book was also extremely well done.”

What we enjoyed: “Everything!”

“Great location to do all there is to do in the area.”

“Your place is so warm and homey, we felt relaxed an pampered”

“Loved the three little chairs! They were perfect for our three little grandkids! So cute all lined up in a row!” “The 10 days went too quickly and another family gathering is over – we ae fortunate and blessed that our children still enjoy this time with us. Continue to play your music and enjoy life!!”


What We Did: Play in the waves” “South Arm is our favorite tubing location” “Grill” “Ride our bikes” “Northern Lights” “Everyone together” “Raven hill is awesome for kids!” “Rented a Pontoon boat, best day!” Shopping, great restaurants” “Golfing”“playing in the sand”“Read two books”

Where We Went:Mushroom Houses Earl Young”Tunnel of trees” “Watch the Charlevoix bridge go up and down”“kayak on the Jordan River to see the golden and balde eagles”“Had a great time in Mackinaw Island”“Just Drive around and enjoy the area!”“Stone Headge Gardens” “East Jordan Glassworks”“strawberry picking”“Otis Pottery””We attended a wedding at Castel Farm and didn’t sightsee much, we stayed cozy inside!”

Where we ate:

Pearls, Elk Rapids,

The New York, Harbor Springs,

Villager Pub. Charlevoix

Leggs Inn, Cross Village

Terry’s Charlevoix

Weathervane, Charlevoix

Café Sante was Yummy, Boyne City

Scovies, Charlevoix

Red Mesa, Boyne City

Murry’ls East Jordan

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Fred and LaDene Nesbitt (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Call Owner
Speaks: english, spanish

About Fred and LaDene Nesbitt

Fred is an artist specializing in wood joinery and sculpture. Several of his pieces are featured at the property. LaDene is in her 29th year (2012) as a public school teacher and is currently teaching 1st grade. We enjoy music, sailing, and about anything to do with H20.

Why Fred and LaDene Nesbitt chose Northern Michigan

It is a quiet relaxed community on the South Arm of Lake Chalevoix, where the water is warmer and calmer. This part of the lake is always calm enough so the little kids can swim, usually smooth enough to water ski, but still large enough for some exciting sailing. The Jordan river also adds canoeing the watersports menu. On top of that the unhindered access to Lake Michigan, means the world is at our doorstep. The condo is walking distance to the tennis courts, local ball diamond, ice cream and chicken joint, and the kids can't get into to much trouble around here.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The kitchen could not leave you wanting for more equipment.
Oct 2008
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based on 4 traveler reviews

Lake Charlevoix Waterfront Condo
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
Ann Arbor, MI

quiet, clean, well equipped. Perfect getaway.

  • 5 of 5

What a great place to spend time with friends. Condo was clean and well equipped. Area is one of the most beautiful in Michigan and the USA. Tunnel of trees on M119 is a must do for all visitors. Legs Inn is a fun experience on a beautiful lakefront property (Lake Michigan). Bay View Inn has the best whitefish in the area as well as a nice setting. Weathervane served a good whitefish lunch. Shopping amongst local artists was fun. Petoskey stone jewelry and blown glass birds were some of our treasures to return home with.

Fred was great to work with. Everything was more than we expected. We will be back again.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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West Michigan,USA

Wedding Weekend

  • 5 of 5

We attended a wedding at Castle Farms ( 10 miles up M-66) and made a weekend of it. Although the weather did not cooperate we enjoyed the coziness of this condo. There were 6 adults and plenty of space ; even w/o utilizing the outside balcony. The kitchen is very well stocked with every imaginable small appliance, there is a new full size washer and dryer, plenty of plush towels ,large bathrooms, large kitchen; overall an extremely spacious 3 BR, 2 B condo. Master BR overlooks lake, other 2 BR are at the condo entrance with windows overlooking outside entry way. Very clean and fresh smelling upon entering. Rental/condo details all typed out and easy to follow.Parking is available on either end of the condo building and there is an elevator. For us personally the beds were a bit soft, but again, personal preference. Lots of nice touches ( showers have shampoo/conditioner/soap dispensers, binoculars to view lake activity, luggage cart etc.). Fred was a pleasure to work with and responded quickly to emails. We would not hesitate to recommend this condo to others. Thanks for accommodating us so nicely !

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pittsburg Texas

Texas Visitors

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at this beautiful condo. The condo is fully equipped with every thing that you need and working with the owner was a pleasure. Very clean and quiet. Great location. Had a day to go to Mackinaw Island and other surrounding sights. Plenty of room for all our grand children and great-grandchildren to come and visit. Would not hesitate to go back.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Novi, MI

A beautiful condo!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Fred and LaDene's condo with our two little boys and teenage cousin last summer. Everything was wonderful! It was so clean and tastefully decorated. The kitchen had everything we needed and it was great to be able to do laundry. The flat screen TV and DVD player were nice to have in the evenings. Fortunately the weather was great and we were able to enjoy the lake almost every day! We hope to stay there again sometime this summer.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Sooooo Much!
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Traverse City
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Ironton Ferry
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Mallard Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
M66 and M32
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Ski
14 Miles
Boyne Mountain
Nearest Beach
4 Metres
Car: recommended

Right on M-66 just north of East Jordan this location offers you easy access to East Jordan, Boyne City, Boyne Falls, Charlevoix, Petosky and Harbor Springs. The property is quiet, cozy elegant with a nice beach - perfect for wading & sheltered swimming are for the kids. The city tennis courts, playground, and beach is a 3 minute walk, or you can jump on the bikes for a 5 minute ride into town. Boat rentals are available at the local marina; canoe & kyak rentals a short walk away.

Other Activities: Snow Skiing

Ski: 15 Miles from Boyne Mountain, 40 miles to Boyne Highlands and Nubs Knob.


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Northern Michigan Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1350 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • 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
  • Generous master bath and extra large guest bath, both spotlessly clean. Soap, lotion, shampoo, conditioner, and all paper goods provided.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 5 beach chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Piano, City Tennis Courts Next Property North, Fully Equipped Kitchen, Spotlessly Clean Guests Comments: 'We slept 7 comfortably... We all want to come back again!!' (J.E. Sept '07) '[We enjoyed] the mesmerizing lake, the location.... Thanks for providing all the comforts of home, as well as the explicit orientation sheets. Everything is so organized and and clean! We would love to come back.' (P.C. Sept '07) 'It felt like home, Thank you!' (M.S. July '07) 'Relax and enjoy the neighbors, who are so friendly.' (M.S. May '07) 'Thanks so much for sharing your home with us. It really is a beautiful place.' (L.G. March '07) 'What a view! ... Everything we've needed (and more) has been right here. ... We would like to come back in the winter & see what it looks like when all lit up with a warm fire & snow falling on the lake!' (E.H. July '08)

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