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Therese Marie

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english

Cozy Loft on Lake Charlevoix

20 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


East Jordan Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedrooms, 2 Full Bathrooms, Comfortably Sleeps 6

Enjoy lake living in this cozy loft-styled Lake Charlevoix cottage. Totally renovated in 2001, this 1100 square foot home offers all the amenities of home and more. Double sliding glass doors open up right on water. Your drive into the Jordan Valley in the Fall is spectacular as the hardwoods show off their colors in the Fall. If you're a boater, you'll love being just steps from a full-service marina, but feel free to tie up your boat to our cottage dock.

Great swimming for small children: shallow & sandy bottom. Small deck right on the seawall is great for sipping morning coffee! Outside you'll find a wonderful shade tree, BBQ grill and fire pit ready for family fun.

Autumn on the South Arm: Autumn is spectacular on Lake Charlevoix, one of Northern Michigan's most beautiful inland lakes. Take in the beautiful fall colors as you drive through the Jordan Valley or take a canoe or raft trip down the Jordan River. Cozy up next to the fireplace on cold nights and enjoy coffee dockside on sunny fall mornings.

Location! Location! Location! This cottage is situated in the middle of it all. By land, it is just 20 minutes from Charlevoix, 20 minutes from Boyne, 30 minutes from Gaylord and 45 minutes from Petoskey. If fine dining is in your plan, you'll be thrilled to learn that The Rowe Inn is just minutes away in Ellsworth.

Not ready for fall fun? Think ahead to the winter wonderland of Northern Michigan. For skiers, Boyne Mountain is just 20 minutes away, and snowmobilers will find groomed trails just steps from the cottage door.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Therese Marie (Property Manager)
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english


based on 20 traveler reviews

Cozy Loft on Lake Charlevoix
average rating of 4.8 based on 20 reviews
Royal Oak, MI

Great Stay!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at this cottage over Labor Day weekend and was extremely pleased with the location, cleanliness, and friendly neighbors. It is completely updated and very fresh and open but with the privacy for bedrooms that many cottages do not have. I plan on going there again once the leaves begin their show. It is only 45 minutes from Traverse City and so easy to get to from lower MIchigan.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2009
  • Stayed: Sep 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the comment Rick! It means so much to hear good things from the folks who stay at the cottage.
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Beautiful and Clean

  • 5 of 5

The location was perfect for us. The cottage was very clean, and decorated beautifully, and stocked with all the necessities. It was very nice to be able to sit out back, have a bonfire and enjoy the lake. We hope to return next year.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words. I'm really happy to hear your stay was comfortable. You are welcome back next year!
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Wonderful Place! We had a fantastic stay!

  • 5 of 5

This is a great place to stay! The cottage is clean and so nicely decorated and has every amenity to provide a relaxing weekend on the lake! The cottage sits right on the water offering breath taking views, gorgeous sunrises and a bonfire pit for sitting fireside on the lake singing campfire songs and star gazing, we even heard the loons! We also utilized the bbq grill for a delicious cook out. The cottage is centrally located for any scenic drive of Northern Michigan. We traveled into Boyne City and visited their Farmers Market and also took a Sunday drive through Charlevoix, Traverse City and over to Glen Arbor. What a fabulous weekend we had, we highly recommend a stay here! Thank you for such a great place to stay...

we will be back!

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are welcome back anytime!
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Beautiful, Charming, Serene,

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here in October, 2014, and could not recommend this place any higher. As soon as I walked in the door, I felt a relaxing peace in this charming, beautiful decorated cottage. The tall ceilings and open views took my breath away. Honestly, I could not think of one negative thing to say about it, and will absolutely be coming back to this charming cottage, and am very much looking forward to enjoying the summer weather as well! The town had some great restaurants, with home-style cooking. I especially enjoyed Murray's Bar and Grill. The owner was very easy to work with, and made sure that the place was sparkling clean prior to our arrival. I highly recommend this cottage as a peaceful, charming getaway in Northern Michigan.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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AWESOME Vacation Spot!!

  • 5 of 5

What a find! As an amateur landscape photographer, I was looking for a long weekend get-away to snap some cool photos when I happened upon this little cottage perfectly situated on the South Arm of Lake Charlevoix. What a treat to stay right on the water and witness the miraculous sunrise every morning while enjoying my morning cup of coffee. This place is clean, very well maintained and perfect for anyone looking for a relaxing stay in Northern Michigan. While there, I explored the downtown Charlevoix area and found great restaurants, quaint places to shop and awesome picture taking opportunities!

Once I booked, the owner of the cottage contacted me with all necessary information. She was very professional and wanted to make sure that I had good experience. I sure did and I can’t wait to return! I would recommend this place to anyone. Thanks for making my vacation so enjoyable!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very Disappointing Experience

  • 2 of 5

I have given great consideration before writing this review, I felt that we needed to share our experience. We recently rented this cottage and were very excited about our upcoming vacation.

Upon arrival our hearts dropped as soon as we pulled into the driveway. This cottage (the back of the actual house) sits 15 feet off M66, which is a major 55 mph two lane North-South State Trunkline Highway. The traffic on this highway is continuous with high speeds all day and night.

One of the two bedrooms sits at the very back of the house, this bedroom contains a window air conditioner that works great but isn't sealed very well, when a semi or large vehicle passes the house, the window covering actually moves as the truck passes ( no joke ). The road noise is unbearable in this room. You feel as if one slip of a driver and the truck will enter your room. The second bedroom is located upstairs in the loft, so there is a little separation as the bathroom upstairs blocks a little of the noise. Your also are unable to leave any doors or windows open if you want to be able to carry on a conversation in the cottage, the noise is too great.

The property is fairly small so even sitting outside (lakeside) is very noisy. This is definitely not a cottage for a family with small children or pets. You are way too close from the entry door to the highway, perhaps 20 feet ( knowing how children can dart out ) this would be extremely dangerous.

We felt that the pictures of the cottage on the inside did reflect the cottages interior very well, the outside pictures were taken very carefully to avoid any knowledge or sight of how close you were to the highway. We felt that the outside pictures were deceptive.

Another small issue, small only because we kept the door wall closed due to the traffic noise is that the door wall screen is badly ripped and packing tape has been placed over it to keep it in place. If you choose to keep the door wall open after dusk, the insects would have easy access to the inside of the cottage.

On a positive note, the owner was easy to work with and the cottage was clean upon arrival. This experience has taught us that we will need to see the any cottage before renting, as pictures can be very deceptive if taken carefully.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I always welcome constructive feedback about my cottage, however there are a few items listed in this review that I need my potential guests to consider. First, this is the very first time in 6 years of renting that I have received this sort of feedback. You’ll see that when you read the other posted guest reviews. The cottage is located on M66. To the best of my recollection, the posted speed is 50MPH in front of the cottage, and it slows to 40MPH at the curve located about 100 feet to the north. Of course, vehicles pass by the cottage throughout the day and night, however, I would be hard pressed to even call that “traffic". The purpose of the window A/C unit in the roadside window is to cover any unusual road noise. It works really well when placed on ‘fan only’ setting -- creating white noise and keeping the room temperature comfortable for guests. I did appreciate the feedback on the seal, and I addressed that right away along with the broken screen. As for the ability for people to carry on conversations within the house or on the lake side of the property: neither has ever been an issue for my guests or me. Finally, the review suggests that the side entry is extremely dangerous posing a threat to guests with children and pets. I am a pet owner, and have welcomed many children to my home. Never has their safety been at risk. It’s hard to receive negative feedback about the home that means so much to me and that provides such a serene getaway for my family, friends, guests and me. But I am happy that I have this opportunity to clarify the facts. I would invite anyone considering renting my cottage to email or call with any questions. Hope to see you on the South Arm!
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Traverse City
Nearest Motorway
40 Miles
Car: necessary

Other Activities: Michigan Fall Color Tour


Rates & Availability

East Jordan Cottage Rental Rates

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Peak 2016
May 27 2016 - Sep 9 2016
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning $100
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East Jordan Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Spacious enclosed showers in both baths.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Bedroom 1 (loft) has ample floor space for extra sleeping (e.g. air mattresses, cots, sleeping bags) Comfy queen-sized sleeper sofa in living room.
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat Dock
  • Canoe
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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