|Minimum Stay||2 - 7 nights|
Book now for your stay during the shoulder season!! Stays during October through November receive a 10% discount. You must mention coupon code '16FALL' at the time of your rental in order to receive discount. No discount will be given after reservation has been completed.
Come and vacation in Boyne City, Michigan! Voted in 2011 as one of the top 10 downtowns in the nation and the best in Michigan in 2010. Michigan also ranked worldwide as No. 3 for undiscovered wine region (2011, Wine Enthusiast Magazine). My home has many decorator touches; all in warm, neutral tones. It will easily & comfortably accommodate 6 w/an option for 2 more. 1.5 blocks from a small, nearly private beach (literally straight down the street). The home is a perfect getaway for families, golfers, snowmobilers, skiers, or for friends who want to relax and enjoy the incredible scenery around Lake Charlevoix . We are an easy and scenic hour's drive to Michigan's wine country.
While the home isn't directly on the lake, the accommodations and amenities offered are exceedingly above average (for more info., please continue reading below). You won't be disappointed in your choice. We invite you to come stay and play in beautiful Boyne City.
Natural surroundings: home is situated on a large lot with natural landscape, woods and wetlands that lead to Lake Charlevoix where deer like to call home. Lots of privacy facing the back/south. The southern exposure provides tremendous amounts of light in the home. Enjoy northern summer nights canopied under the stars in the netted gazebo; safe from the insects, listening to the sounds of summer. Enjoy a comfortable respite lounging on the shaded front porch swing, relaxing in the warm summer breeze.
Lake Charlevoix: A boater's paradise! Partial lake view from the southern exposure. Take the kick boards, cooler, and beach toys to Lake Street Beach, one block straight down the street. If you like water parks, you will love Boyne Mountain's Avalanche Bay. And now, boat rentals are available in town at Boyne Watersports -from kayaks to pontoons to ski boats.
Interior Space: All the comforts and amenities of home in a wide open space. Professionally and tastefully decorated. Large kitchen with more counter top than you'll ever need. A pass-through to the dining room then on to the adjacent living room where guests won't miss the southern view or what might be showing on the TV. Over-sized club chairs or the big comfortable sofa are where you can wrap up your day's adventures. A split floorplan offers maximum privacy with the dining and living rooms separating en suite master bedroom and guest sleeping quarters.
I spent a lot of my childhood on Lake Charlevoix; spending time at both my maternal grandparent's summer cottage and with my father's family-all on the south arm of the lake. It was my dream to come back to this lake where so many wonderful memories were created and have a place of my own. So I found some land in Boyne City where there is much to do year 'round and decided to put a vacation home here.
Karen McKinnon purchased this house in 2008
This land was chosen for the location; only one mile from town, a block and a half from one of several beaches in Boyne and a nearly private setting with seasonal lake views. There are cedar trees all around the property, the lot is wooded along Lake Street with wetlands in the back. It was important to me to keep the integrity of the watershed and in order to mitigate damage to the wetlands, a biologist was hired to ensure that the impact would be minimal. The land is kept very natural and the setting is quiet and relaxing.
The home is still in the city limits but has a country-like setting. There are bikes for guest use. The ride into town is only one mile; a great distance for going to Kilwins for an ice-cream or just a nice ride around the area.
"Thank you for opening your beautiful home to us for our stay. It was so comfortable and exactly what we needed. We all loved it."
The preserve home is in a great location for a skiing vacation. The home is very clean the beds are very comfortable. The home is well equipped all you need is your personal items. I will definitely consider staying again for our next ski trip. Thank you Karen for sharing your home..
This was an exceptional experience. We visited for Christmas 2016. The home was ready with all the home needs (pots, pans, towels, toiletries, spices, etc.) that made us feel like we had just stepped into our own home. On top of that, the owners beautifully decorated for Christmas at our request rounding out a perfect stay. The check in and out process was simple. The home was in excellent condition and very conveniently located to Boyne City and Boyne Mountain ski resort. We would stay at this home again without hesitation.
We all enjoyed our stay. The house was very clean and so comfortable. Fit our needs nicely.
The amenities and cleanliness of the Preserve were exceptional. We would definitely stay at the Preserve again if vacationing in the area. Karen was quick to respond to any questions we might have had. The kitchen, bathrooms and laundry areas were well stocked with kitchen dishes, utensils and cookware. Laundry soap, shampoo, conditioner and body wash was also provided and much more. We appreciate Karen's thought to every detail to make vacationing feel like home.
I would recommend this house and location to everyone!! There is a lot to do and see in the area. Karen was great at getting back to me, very helpful with getting all the information we needed and easy to talk to! If we would've had more room I would've invited her to come hang with us! Thank you for the memories!
4 out of 5 stars only because there was no air conditioning and we were there during a very hot week. The ceiling fans and box fans were much appreciated (we brought 2 small fans with us and used them every night). The kitchen was spacious and well equipped; we were also able to grill outside several times. Our almost 10-year old Lab enjoyed going down to the small public beach area, as did our grand daughters. We found the Wednesday farmers market to be well stocked and we purchased numerous fresh fruits and vegetables. We easily made day trips to Charlevoix, Petoskey and Traverse City from this location. The owner Karen was pleasant to work with, and responded to questions quickly - We would definitely recommend this property
One and a half blocks from Lake Charlevoix for swimming, boating, sailing, and fishing. Seven miles to Boyne Mountain and less than 20 minutes from Charlevoix, Petoskey, and Bay Harbor.
Other Activities: Young State Park is 1.7 miles northwest/ Ziplining at two different locations.
|Pet Fee||$50 + Tax|
|Cleaning Fee||$100 + Tax|
|Refundable damage deposit||$300|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.