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Prime North Shore Lake Charlevoix Waterfront Location for Charming Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • children welcome


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2 Full Baths, 1 Jacuzzi, Sleeper Sofa and 2 Comfy Couches, Sleeps 6.

We now have discounted Spring/Fall Rates!!!

Private drive through 3.5 acres of hardwoods opening onto the sparkling waters of Lake Charlevoix with 165 feet of lake frontage.

Cozy cottage ideally situated on the axis of the Lake to enjoy a panoramic view , refreshing breezes, and the perfect sunset directly in front of you.

Updated baths and kitchen with new stainless steel appliances.

Dine on the large front deck which is steps from the water and watch spectacular sunsets you can only see on Lake Charlevoix. Walking paths in private woods.

Picnic in the sandy beach area.

Lounge in the hammock.

Walk on the beach to Young State Park.

Bike to Horton Bay or the grocery store.

Fish at the end of the dock.

Close to Bay Harbor, Petoskey, Boyne, and Charlevoix.-no need to take the ferry!

Enjoy star-studded skies, and s'mores at the fire pit.

Boat Hoist Rental and Pet Fee on case by case :)

Take a trip to nearby Mackinaw Island

Location, Location, Location!: If you are familiar with the area, you know that the North Shore of Lake Charlevoix has crystal clear waters,beautiful sunsets, fresh breezes, and convenience. This cottage is unique because of its proximity to the water. At night you are embraced by wonderful fresh air, star-studded skies, and the sound of waves on the shore. It has privacy and yet you are close to a variety of cities and scenic attractions. You can experience a true 'UP NORTH' vacation in the serenity of the woods on Lake Charlevoix, away from the hustle-bustle of suburbia, but still just minutes from golf, nightlife, and shopping.

This is a well maintained and beautiful property.

Customer Satisfaction!!: Our renters have had wonderful experiences. Please call if you would like references.

More Details

Property Manager
Rowena Howard
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 25, 2017

About Rowena Howard

Retired. Nature and water lovers.

Rowena Howard purchased this cottage in 1986

Why Rowena Howard chose Northern Michigan

Magnificent woods, proximity of lakefront, privacy, and no wetlands.

What makes this cottage unique

A very private and breathtaking site


Boyne City Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
  • Updated Bathrooms with a large Jacuzzi tub in one of the bathrooms.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Great Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , queen size sofa sleeper
    Great Room - 2 sleep sofa /futon , large confortable couches
  • Attractive --Good Storage-Good mattresses
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Raft
  • Sand Box
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Wood Deck
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Please note: Smoking is not allowed inside the cottage. If there is something additional that you may need please check with us.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

Prime North Shore Lake Charlevoix Waterfront Location for Charming Cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We spent 5 days here during the last week of June. It was a last minute trip. We expected, based on the VRBO property profile, to have a great time, and we did. The weather was ideal - sunny and in the 70's - and, still a week before the beginning of the peak travel season, the area was not congested or overly crowded. The best part of the vacation, though, was the property. Beautiful, surrounding woods, and a long, private driveway leading to the cottage. Very peaceful. The cottage itself is clean, comfortable, spacious and nicely decorated. Outside, in back, it has a nice dining and lounging area to complement the nice, large BBQ grill on the side of the cottage. And the view is fantastic, especially at sunset, when the water is calm and the sunshine shimmers off of the water. The cottage has a nice large dock to stand, sit or fish on, and a nice ladder for entering the water for a swim, where the water is clean, unexpectedly warm, and plenty deep, with smooth sand on the bottom - not rocks. Lastly, the property is ideally located - close enough to the nearby state park to bike to and back, either along the highway or through the woods down a winding road along the shoreline. We didn't have any difficulties during our stay, only a few questions/concerns being as this was our first stay at the cottage, and the owner was very helpful and responsive. Overall, everything was first rate.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, Secluded, and Peaceful Getaway For All

  • 5 of 5

Stunning location and home. If you're looking for a home on the water that is secluded and has the most beautiful sunsets you have ever seen, this cottage is for you. It is also a short drive away from Boyne City, Petoskey, and Harbor Springs. We had 3 different age groups and all had a great time. The owners were very accommodating and a pleasure to deal with. The pictures posted are exactly what you see when you get there. We didn't want to leave! We also plan on booking again next summer!!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome vacation

  • 5 of 5

Great cottage that was incredibly clean and comfortable. Location is beautiful. Sunsets are awesome. Lake is big with a lot of places to visit by boat. Our family had a great time.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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London, UK

Impeccably maintained property

  • 5 of 5

Myself, my wife and two young children stayed at this impeccably well maintained property for a week in August - it sits on Lake Charlevoix with a perfect sunset view and just a short drive to Boyne City.

It had everything we could ask for - a terrific fire pit, a nice grade into the water, an outdoor grill and even a lovely sandy area for the kids to play in. It was very private and secluded. We were very pleased.

We didn't take advantage of their boat lift but it's a great property for boaters.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Crystal Lake, Illinois

Paradise in Boyne City!

  • 5 of 5

What a great week we had in Boyne City. The cottage was more than we could of asked for. The view is perfect and the sunsets are stunning. The cottage had everything you could need and more. There is lots to do around the area. Can't wait to come back.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect location with all the comforts of home

  • 5 of 5

We live in Maryland but have family in Michigan so we have been renting places in this area each summer for several year. This lovely cottage on Lake Charlevoix is my favorite. The location is perfect, close to Boyne City which has great restaurants (Red Mesa Grille), a wonderful wine store (Wine Emporium and Market) and the best caramel corn ever (Alpine Chocolate Haus). The farmer's market in the city park on Wednesdays and Saturdays is fun. Also Petoskey and Charlevoix are only a short drive away.

The kitchen in the cottage has everything you could need or want, with state-of-the-art appliances, lots of cookware and everything very clean and in good condition. The bathrooms look like they have been newly remodeled, they are roomy and had lots of counter space, and the towels are soft and fluffy. I didn't want to leave.

Best of all was the outdoor area. The deck is huge, the outdoor furniture is comfortable and abundant. There is a sandy beach area and a wonderful deck near the dock that is perfect for reading or enjoying your morning coffee. We swam every day. There is a nice sandy area not far from the end of the dock that is perfect for swimming and the water was wonderful.

There is a large firepit and the sunsets are absolutely georgous. This is a wonderful place to enjoy all that Northern Michigan has to offer.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Boyne City Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 20 2017 - Jun 24 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $500

2850 per wk during peak summer, please call to discuss spring or fall pricing (varies).
Security Deposit $500.00 refunded 7 days after departure. If pets are accepted, an additional fee applies.
Cancellation policy: See rental agreement.

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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Pellston/Traverse City
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
30 Miles
M32 & I75
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Young State Park
Car: recommended

Geographically, this cottage is located close to Lake Michigan and other major lakes, parks, and scenic attractions in the area. This property is located directly on Lake Charlevoix with no roads between the cottage and the water with it's own private driveway.

Other Activities: Near beautiful State Parks.


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