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John Galbraith

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english

Call About June Special! Open June 4-July 2 3 bed 2 Bath or 1 Bed Cottage

5 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

Northern Michigan House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Northside Charlevoix location only 4 blocks from town or two beaches, near Galaway Bay market (the old IGA.) Located at 209 Burns Street Charlevoix, Michigan

Recently updated 3 bedroom, 2 bath vacation home and/or one bedroom updated cottage with full bath and kitchen. Short walk to Lake Michigan beach, Lake Charlevoix Depot Beach, public tennis courts, municipal golf course and town. Large enclosed front porch with wicker furniture; fully outfitted eat-in kitchen with newer appliances (dishwasher, fridge with ice/water dispenser, microwave, stove) with lots of dishes, wine glasses and extras for entertaining. Formal dining room that seats from 8-10 people; Nice living room with flat screen TV, cable and DVD/VHS player that has ports for gaming systems (gaming systems not included). Futon bed/couch in dining area. Laundry room with newer large capacity washer and dryer, iron, and small ironing board. First floor master bedroom with twin beds, cable TV, large closet and dresser. Adjacent full bathroom with shower/tub. Two bedrooms upstairs, each with twin beds and dresser. 2nd floor large newer bathroom with shower /tub. Ceiling fans throughout house and bedrooms. Central air conditioning with extra window AC unit on 2nd floor. Rear deck with table/ chairs and gas grill. Extras: 3 adult bikes, 2 kid bikes, 3 tennis racquets, 2 baseball mits and ball, board games, beach chairs, outdoor fire pit, portable crib, portable fans, football, wireless internet, selection of DVDs and VHS movies, extra towels and sheets. Nice rear yard and off street parking. Besides the typical kitchen items you would expect, our kitchen also has a wine opener, crock pot, hot plate, table clothes, placemats, cookbooks, coffee maker, some spices, paper plate holders, ice tea maker, electric can opener, dishes for baking, and much more. Rents for $995 to $1150.

COTTAGE: Behind the house is a newly remodeled 1 bedroom/1 BA cottage (twin beds) with knotty pine cathedral ceiling. Cottage can be rented with the house or separately. (Call for pricing.) Includes: new bathroom with walk-in shower; full kitchen with all stainless appliances; AC/heat and washer/dryer, two TV's. Internet access. Towels and sheets included. Fully-equipped kitchen. Summer rates for Cottage: By the week $850, or $250/night 2 night minimum.

Keywords: House, beach, Charlevoix, 3 bedrooms, cottage, 2 bathrooms, Petoskey, Lake Michigan, walking distance, tennis, kitchen

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
John Galbraith (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About John Galbraith

Realtor for 25 years and Home Remodeler.

John Galbraith purchased this house in 2005

Why John Galbraith chose Northern Michigan

Great location, lots of great amenities included, walking distance to two lakes, golf course, market, town and tennis courts.

What makes this house unique

Spacious, enclosed front porch, recently remodeled, large dining room, lots of amenities included! Great optional cottage for extra family or friends.

Reviews

4.2
based on 5 traveler reviews

Call About June Special! Open June 4-July 2 3 bed 2 Bath or 1 Bed Cottage
average rating of 4.2 based on 5 reviews
5

Great cottage and great location

  • 5 of 5

I have rented the house on several occasions and the cottage for several years in July. Both are well maintained with well stocked kitchens. The location is great ...about 8 blocks to town down Dixon Ave which has beautiful homes. I would recommend this property to anyone! I don't understand the lady who was there last July saying the house was dirty. I stopped at the house before getting into the cottage and it looked clean to me.

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Disgusting Property with Unresponsive Owner

  • 1 of 5

What a horrible experience we've had with this property and owner!

We arrived on a Saturday for a family reunion and vacation to discover that the property had not been cleaned. While we were told that another tenant had just vacated that morning, it seemed as though the property had not been cleaned in weeks as both bathtubs were full of dirt, grime and mildew, there were literally piles of dirt and crumbs in various rooms, and the kitchen sink was full of food particles.

We immediately contacted the owner, who said that a cleaning lady had just been there earlier that day and he didn't know what had happened. He asked me what I wanted done about it. I informed him that I wasn't going to take possession of the property in the condition it was in, and requested that he get in contact with his cleaning lady. He wasn't sure if he could get a hold of her, so he asked me if I was willing to do the cleaning. I told him that we were there for a family reunion, and that I intended to attend that and not spend the weekend cleaning. He said he'd try to contact someone. About two hours later, he called me back to inform me that the cleaning "crew" (apparently this woman and her husband) had been back there and confirmed that the property was clean. When I returned, nothing at all had changed from our original visit. The owner tried put me in touch directly with the cleaning lady, whose husband answered and used profane language with me when I explained why I was calling. I ended that conversation, which obviously wasn't going anywhere, and attempted to reach the owner again.

When we connected, I told him nothing had been done and asked him how he was planning to resolve the situation. He said it was out of his control, but that my standards for cleanliness were likely too high. I asked him if he had looked at the pictures of the property that I sent him, and he said he hadn't had time. However, he was talking to me on the cell phone that the pictures were sent to. Again, I re-affirmed that we were not going to take possession of such a filthy property and informed him that if he didn't plan to do anything about it, our rental agreement is void and we were going to move on and try to salvage our vacation. He asked to call me back later that night, even though it was already 8 pm and we didn't have a place to stay. He never called me back that night, and I didn't hear from him again until the following afternoon, when he said that his solutio

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Our family's favorite

  • 5 of 5

Lots of space inside with plenty of room for a family of four (and the in-laws visiting for a few days.)

Great location, walk to town, depot beach, lake Michigan, etc.

Bikes, gas grill, sports equipment, cable, WiFi, porches, fire pit, large dining room, 2 full baths, etc.

Been coming here once or twice a year for a decade, cannot beat the value.

Owner is super cool and very professional.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great location and wonderful house!!

  • 5 of 5

It was the perfect spot, half way between Lake Michigan and Lake Charlevoix - everything was walking distance from the home. There were bikes available, as needed too! We had friends stay in the cottage in the back, which was alot of fun. We were able to find everything we needed and had a wonderful time touring the area! Climbed Sleeping Bear Dunes did zip lining too! A great vacation house!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You! Keep us in mind for next Year!!
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5

Great rental house - lots of extras

  • 5 of 5

I stayed for two weeks in this house and just loved it. I was there with two teenagers, and two other adults. We had lots of room, the kitchen had everything we needed, and we enjoyed sitting on the screened in porch in the evenings. The boys used the bikes in the house which were in excellent condition. We also used the bonfire pit two nights and enjoyed sitting under the stars. Only had to use the AC a few nights as the temperatures were moderate. The location is just terrific too! Close to town and beaches. Boys played tennis a few times and used the racquets in the house. Stayed at this house last summer for week as well. Great price for what you get!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Nearest Golf
0.25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Nearest Ski
0.25 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Car: not necessary

This house is located in gorgeous Charlevoix and is walking distance to town, two beaches, tennis courts and golf. The area abounds with tons of things to do, from water sports to hiking in the woods or antiqueing. Check out the beautiful old summer homes in the area.

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Rates & Availability

Charlevoix House Rental Rates

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7 night minimum stay
$995
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
cleaning fee $75

Rentals are Saturday to Saturday ONLY.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Northern Michigan House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Double Beds (1) Futon bed in dining area is a full bed. All bedrooms have twin beds., Twin or Single Beds (1) all bedrooms, including the one in the cottage, have twin beds. Lots of extra blankets in house if needed., Child Beds (1) Pack N Play available to use., Baby Cribs (1) Grayco pack N play portable crib available to use., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Futon bed/couch available in the dining area.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
House has many extras included. There are three adult bikes and two children's bikes in the basement, along with extra folding chairs and beach chairs. House has a small and larger cooler for renter use.

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