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Abbeys Affordable Hideaway - Beautiful and Economical - Very Private

33 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Charlevoix Apartment Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedroom 1 Bath Beautifully Furnished attached Mothers-in-Law Suite

We are located 5 miles from Charlevoix and 7 miles from The Castle.

Abbeys has 2 SUITES available. The Executive Suite SLEEPS 4 and was designed and built to serve as Mothers-in-law quarters. With its own private entrance, it is nestled among 33 year old evergreens that tower 35' above you. This is a beautifully appointed apartment and was decorated with the executive in mind. The 1100 S/F floor plan offers a queen-size bed in both the master bedroom and the guest bedroom. It has central AC and a fully equipped kitchen including a dishwasher. It also has satellite TV and Wireless Internet. The Jacuzzi Hot Tub (seasonal) is outside in a screened in porch for your bug free enjoyment.

The Serenity Meadow Suite SLEEPS 6 and is a very nice second story 2 bedroom apartment WITH 2 queen size beds. It also has a queen pull out in the living room for extra sleeping space. It has central AC and a fully equipped kitchen including a dishwasher. There is a deck with a table, chairs and B-B-Que that overlooks rolling meadows and woods. Under this deck is a screened in porch that has a 6 person Hot Tub. It also has satellite TV and Wireless Internet.

Biking and Skiing: Charlevoix has a bike path called Little Traverse Wheelway: It runs 26 miles from Charlevoix to Harbor Springs. The trail is mostly “dedicated” and mostly asphalt. It is by far one of the nicest bike paths in all of Michigan. The Little Traverse Conservancy owns and manages more than 164 public nature preserves in this area.

Boyne Mountain, one of Michigan’s premier ski locations is only 19 miles away. Downtown “Charlevoix the Beautiful” is only 5 miles away while Petoskey, with its great shopping and casino is only 18 miles away. And if you still need some more skiing, there is Boyne Highlands and Nubs Knob just 27 miles away. Don’t forget about all the groomed snowmobile trails, ice fishing and cross country skiing located in all directions from this location. Between the beauty of the area, the fine appointments of the unit and the savings reflected in our pricing, this is by far the best value to be had compared to any other choices in Boyne Country.

Amenities:: The City of Charlevoix was ranked #2 on Midwest Living's list of 100 Best Small-Town Getaway's. Charlevoix County has a long reputation for being one of the most picturesque getaway's in Michigan and when you come spend some time in this resort town, you'll see why it is called the crown jewel of Northern Michigan. Set in the midst of Lake Michigan, Lake Charlevoix and Round Lake, its beauty is as engaging in January as in June! The waterfront, galleries, boutiques, and restaurants add to the appeal as is the fact that this casually elegant destination will present vacation memories that will be treasured for years to come! Enjoy Charlevoix AFFORDABLY and stay with us here at ABBEYS. Don't limit yourself to just one beach. Stay at Abbeys and go to different beach everyday and use all the money that you save to treat yourself to

Beaches - Oh the Beaches: There are so many beaches to choose from, too many to list, but let me just start here. Directly west of town is Lake Michigan Beach. The beach is south of the pier that the light house is on. There is a playground, concession building and restrooms.

Adjacent to the old train depot museum on Charlevoix Lake, there is another wonderful beach with play equipment for children. The water in this Lake is considerably warmer than that of Lake Michigan.

Further south on Charlevoix Lake is Ferry Beach with wonderful play grounds and covered picnic areas.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Property Manager
Abbey Rose
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 8, 2016

About Abbey Rose

I live in the main house at Abbeys and take pride in my properties. Because I live there also, I can be more responsive to any of my renters needs including dealing with my guests directly – from key exchanges, to cleaning, to repairs, and anything in between. These beautiful Suites are fully furnished and have all the amenities of home combined with the beauty of that “up north” experience.

Abbey Rose purchased this apartment in 2003

Why Abbey Rose chose Northern Michigan

I used to spend 2 to 3 weeks a year when my children were younger and still living with me up here in Charlevoix the Beautiful. We would rent a cottage in the summer for several weeks and then again in the fall for a week or so. I fell in love with this place so when I retired I decided that I would like to be here full time. Built a great log home in the northern woods and never looked back!

What makes this apartment unique

Being just a few mile outside of the town of Charlevoix, I believe that this gorgeous northern Michigan setting that Abbeys is located at - the look of the open meadows and woods and the smell of evergreens, you too will feel that you have enjoyed the true "up north" experience at its finest.


based on 33 traveler reviews

Abbeys Affordable Hideaway - Beautiful and Economical - Very Private
average rating of 4.878788 based on 33 reviews

better than expected

  • 5 of 5

We rented the Executive Suite. I must say, it really is desinged with the Executive in mind. This apartment had the privacy and the up north feel that we were looking for. Very nicely appointed. Super clean. The screened in, enclosed hot tub was wonderful. Looking up through the tall pines with a backdrop of a star studded sky. It doesn't get much better than this. We loved this place and are planning on coming back up in the fall for 3 day romantic get away.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2006
  • Stayed: Jun 2006
  • Source: HomeAway
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Highly Recommend if You're Anywhere in the Area!

  • 5 of 5

We will definitely be back! Spent three extremely comfortable, peaceful and enjoyable nights at Abbey's retreat this summer and will return the next time we're any where in northern Michigan again. Abbey and her husband are unbelievably accommodating, helpful and generous, but respect your privacy to the extent that you almost feel you're the only ones on this gorgeous property. The setting is peacefully bucolic and simply gorgeous. Apartment provides anything you could possibly need during your stay and is within brief driving distance to Charlevoix, Mackinac, Petoskey, etc.. Abbey kindly mailed an article we inadvertently left behind and immediately refunded our deposit. This place can't be beat, both for comfort and the sincere kindness and friendliness of the owners.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was so nice having you and Bruce stay with us here at Abbeys. I love this business especially when I meet a wonderful couple as you two! I believe that God works in special ways and your reservation with us is proof in point. I feel that He blessed Griff and me by having you book with us and bringing us your sweet charmful selves! We would be honored to have you stay with us again if you ever get back to our neck of the woods. Gods blessings to your both. Fondly, Abbey <(((><
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July Trip-Venetian Festival Stay

  • 5 of 5

Loved this little apartment! Very clean, neat and it has sky lights in both bedrooms for natural light. Very light and bright inside. Nice and cool with the air conditioning in the summer. Hot tub was relaxing. Only recommendation is to have a wall mirror in smaller bedroom instead of the picture above the dresser so someone could use it to get ready as there is only one mirror in the bathroom and if several are staying would be nice to have a second mirror to dry hair, apply contacts, etc. Also there were no dishwashing pods for the dishwasher only dishwashing liquid so if you plan to use the dishwasher you will need to provide your own. Also, took almost 2 weeks after our departure date to get our deposit back. Owner is very friendly and nice lady!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Enjoyed the Executive Suite, not the mosquitoes.

  • 4 of 5

Great little hideaway for our 2 night stay! Fairly clean... Bathroom had mold on shower doors, but bought some cleaner and sprayed. Unusual and fun decor. Should have brought my own pillow. Pillows were a little too flat for me. But I slept well. We enjoyed the hot tub in the screened in porch. And had a BBQ steak dodging mosquitoes. Well equipped kitchen. Comfortable couches. Abbey and her husband were super kind to us and let us have our privacy.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Demetra, It was so nice to have you, Donald and Sony stay with us. I am sorry to here about the shower issue. I have brought it to my housekeeping staff's attention and this is an area that will be watched very closely. As you can see by my feedback - I take the cleanliness of my apartments very seriously. I wish that you would have told me upon discovery as I would have personally come down and taken care of it immediately for you. This type of event is exactly why I always tell my guests that "if you need anything, please just call me." It would have been my pleasure to make sure your were very happy during your stay here rather than to find out after you have departed that you had to deal with an issue. :-( Please keep Abbeys in mind for any of your future needs if you return to the Charlevoix area. Gods blessings Demetra and give my best to the boys! Abbey <(((><
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Great restful apartment and destination

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 had a great relaxing time at Abbey's Hideaway! Our excursion was actually back in July of 2014 but meant to write a review back in August. We recommend staying here. It is central to many places to visit in Charlevoix or Petoskey!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice accommodations.

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at Abbeys for a weekend while attending a wedding in Charlevoix. Secluded location only minutes from downtown Charlevoix. The accommodations were clean and the hosts were friendly. We especially enjoyed the hot tub after traveling several hours to get there. We had a chance to try zip lining at Wildwood Rush, and it was a blast!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was very nice to have you stay with us here at Abbeys. Please come back again and don't forget to remind me that you are a returning guest so as I can give you a 10% discount. :-) Gods blessings. Abbey <(((><
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Traverse City
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Car: recommended

Perfect vacation spot * in the center of Beaches, Biking trails, Fishing, Golfing, Water sports, Shopping, Snowmobiling, Hiking and the list goes on. All of this within a few minute drive. We are centrally located between Charlevoix, Boyne City and Petoskey. And lets not forget that we are only minutes from the best downhill skiing in the Mid West. This is a beautiful, world class resort area. Come on up!

Golf: There are too many golf courses in this area to mention. So -- bring your clubs and enjoy.

Ski: Boyne Mountain, one of Michigan’s premier ski locations is only 19 miles away. And if you still need some more skiing, there is Boyne Highlands and Nubs Knob just 27 miles away. Don’t forget about all the groomed snowmobile trails, ice fishing and cross country skiing located in all directions from this location.


Rates & Availability

Charlevoix Apartment Rental Rates

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Summer 2016
May 20 2016 - Oct 24 2016
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $200

We don't charge an up front cleaning fee because we believe that when you give your guests the opportunity to clean up after themselves to save the cost of a cleaning fee - they always do clean up after themselves!

99% of Abbeys guests have been extremely respectful of our property. Abbeys deposit policy is simple. Leave the unit the way you found it and you will get your deposit back. End of story.

Refundable Security Damage Deposit required to be in place to secure your reservation. Refundable Security Damage Deposit required to be in place to secure your reservation. You can cancel within 30 days of reservation and get a full refund of your deposit. Your rental fee will be due upon arrival. We prefer cash. We will supply guest with a receipt upon request.

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Charlevoix Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • The Executive Suite sleeps 4 in beds and the Serenity Meadow Suite sleeps 6 in beds.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 5 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Well behaved dogs are allowed and welcomed here at Abbeys with owners written permission. There would be an additional $50 pet security/damage deposit that is fully refundable as long as you leave the unit the way that you found it. We provide a vacuum and extra sheets to act as furniture covers for the use of our 4 legged shedding buddies and of course we expect you to pick up after your dog. Be advised that if housekeeping has to clean or vacuum up pet hair, a portion of your deposit may be withheld. If you plan on leaving your dog while you are out we will require a cell number in which we can contact you if we have concerns about your dog.

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