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Great Location in Charlevoix on Historic Michigan Avenue

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4 1/2 Baths, (Sleeps 11-12)

Michigan Avenue - one of the most desirable locations in Charlevoix - offers this roomy home with 4 bedrooms and 4 1/2 baths to give your family the location and space you need to create special memories.

Step through the front doorway and walk across the street to the Lake Michigan beach (less-than one minute). Relax on the porch and watch the white caps, or the many boats entering and leaving the safe harbor of Charlevoix. Take a short walk into town to enjoy the food, shopping, entertainment, and marina that make Charlevoix such a special place. Enjoy barbecues, and consider ending your very special day with a sunset walk on the beach. This is the location for your perfect family vacation.

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Tim Kish
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 22, 2017

About Tim Kish

We bought our house in Charlevoix after 20+ years of vacationing there.

Tim Kish purchased this house in 2009

Why Tim Kish chose Northern Michigan

The location is perfect. A 5 minute walk to downtown Charlevoix with a view of Lake Michigan, and access across the street.

What makes this house unique

Have dinner in town and walk the beach back to your house along Lake Michigan.


Charlevoix House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Water View
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet
  • 5
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Attached bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Great for parents and a child that needs to stay close
    Bedroom 4 - 4 twin/ single
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (5), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) one single (chair) futon, and one double (sofa) futon - located in game room on lower level
  • Air Hockey
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 bicycles
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
TV and game room with additional sleeping in lower level - single and double futon, public access to Lake Michigan located directly across the street, large bedrooms, 8 separate beds (1 King - 2 queens - 5 singles), 1st floor wheelchair accessible


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

Great Location in Charlevoix on Historic Michigan Avenue
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Our vacation was the first week August 2016. This is a beautiful home with plenty of room for our family of 6 adults and 5 kids. My g-kids loved all the games. We walked to town many times, it is close to the beaches and many activities in the area. Our favorite was the front porch and its view. We plan on returning to this property.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It really triggers a smile when vision and execution result in a great experience for our guests.
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Great property

  • 5 of 5

We had no problems with the property. It was clean and very well equipped. It was an easy walk to downtown Charlevoix and the street was quiet and full of huge beautiful homes.

The only complaint was that it was warm upstairs. The hot weather we experienced contributed to the warmer temps upstairs.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We will analyze the climate balance between the floors.
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Great Family Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for sharing your home with our family. We were so happy that the home was as described. Very roomy and comfortable. My experience with the owner was fantastic. The kitchen was well stocked and we cooked at the home everyday. The porch was a favorite place to be. So many things to do in Charlevoix....we were unable to fit them all in so we had to book another trip next year!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: As always, communication is the key. Guests can count on a positive experience when they share their expectations and plans with the owners. Our goal is to provide an experience that exceeds those expectations.
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  • 5 of 5

Our group of 8 adults had a great time at he "Red House" on Michigan Ave. Everything was as advertised. The beds were very comfortable and the large front porch and the open area in the back were great for sitting outside and enjoying the wonderful weather. Lots of dishes/glassware and loads of room in the kitchen and "family room". Thanks Tim. We'll be back.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: A terrific family to have as guests in your home.
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Great Vacation in Charlevoix

  • 5 of 5

This home was perfect for our extended family of 6 adults, 4 kids, and a baby. The living space was big enough so that we never felt on top of one another and the bedrooms were all nicely sized. Loved having 4 full bathrooms so we never had to wait for a shower. The kitchen is well stocked and the huge dining table allowed all of us to eat together. Only thing this house was missing was a large table outdoors so we could dine on the patio. We loved the view from the front porch (perfect spot for a sunset). Michigan Avenue was beautiful and it is just a short walk into town. Beach access is right across the street and down some steps and we pretty much had the beach to ourselves which was nice. The public beach on the other side of the pier is probably a 15-20 minute walk with small kids and we did it one day no problem. We also really enjoyed the beaches on Lake Charlevoix (drove to them). Charlevoix was a perfect spot for us- did Mackinac Island one day, visited Traverse City, Petoskey, wine touring on Old Mission and Leelanau Penninsula, rented kayak and paddleboard on Lake Charlevoix. A perfect week!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great House and City

  • 5 of 5

Spacious, comfortable vacation house. Great location to downtown Charlevoix and Lake Michigan. First floor and second floor are modern, updated, and CLEAN. House is stocked with plenty of games, movies, yard games, etc. Would recommend this house for anybody looking for a fun, family friendly vacation.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Walks along Lake Michigan's beach are just steps away.
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Nearest Airport
49 Miles
Traverse City (TVC)
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Bridge Street Tap Room
Nearest Ferry
6.4 Miles
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Charlevoix Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Stafford's Weathervane
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Boyne Mountain
Nearest Beach
Lake Michigan (accross the street from the house)
Car: not necessary

Boyne Mountain, Boyne Highlands and Nubs Nob skiing (30-minute drive), Odawa Casino (20-minute drive), Petoskey (20-minute drive), Traverse City ( 1-hour), 12 golf courses within 20-miles, Mackinac (ferries to the Island) 50 miles


Rates & Availability

Charlevoix House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 17 2017 - Aug 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
Venetian Festival
Jul 15 2017 - Jul 21 2017
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Summer - 2018
Jun 15 2018 - Aug 4 2018
7 night minimum stay
Venetian Festival - 2018
Jul 21 2018 - Jul 27 2018
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $190
Refundable damage deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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