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Charming Charlevoix Beach Cottage

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,300 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Charming Charlevoix Beach Cottage Family 3 BR / 2 BA

Enjoy this charming home in Charlevoix directly across from and with views of the Pine River Channel and Lake Michigan. Watch the boats as they make their way to Lake Michigan from the front porch or walk to the Public Lake Michigan Beach just 100 steps away. Downtown Charlevoix shopping is just 3 blocks and you can easily stroll there by way of the pedestrian walkway that follows the Pine River Channel back into town.

This home includes 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms with slate and hardwood floors throughout. The Master bedroom has a king bed, the second bedroom has a queen bed and the third bedroom has two twin beds. Each bedroom includes ample linens and storage. The kitchen is open and large with seating for ten.

BR B Amenities: /B BR We offer all the amenities of home. The kitchen is fully equipped with a large refrigerator, electric stove, microwave and dishwasher as well as small appliances for your convenience (toaster, coffee maker, blender). Pots, pans, dishes and silverware are also provided.

The bathrooms are stocked with standard towels and washcloths (No beach towels are provided). The bedrooms are comfortable with linens and blankets provided.

Other amenities include color television with VCR/DVD ( A few family friendly videos are provided for a rainy day), iron, ironing board, charcoal grill, washer/dryer, wood burning stove, fans, cards, books to borrow, etc.

BR B Activities: /B BR During the summer months enjoy swimming at the beach, sunsets on Lake Michigan or a short walk to downtown for shopping and ice cream. The area offers numerous golf courses and all types of water activities from canoe and kayak rentals to fishing charters.

BR B Area: /B BR Charlevoix is a classic northern Michigan resort town with a charm all its own. Three beaches, access to boating, golfing, skiing, shopping and a wide range of restaurant choices make Charlevoix a destination in itself. The City of Charlevoix Area Convention and Visitors Bureau Website is excellent for additional information on the area.

More Details

Jody Young
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Jody and David:

We were so busy and then I didn't get a chance to leave a note of appreciation and thanks. My family and I had a wonderful time in Charlevoix and surrounding areas. We went to Mackinac Island, zip lining at Boyne, dinner and shopping in Petoskey, water park, and met some family for a night in Boyne city. The Red Mesa Grill was excellent.

We found your beach house fantastic, so comfortable in every way! You had everything there to make our stay so enjoyable and carefree. I laughed when I went to look for (and found) the first aid kit. (My 10 year old scraped her toe on the beach - small cut) My husband prides himself in keeping a "deluxe" first aid kit in our house. So, when I found yours - I laughed! It was even more organized and "deluxe" than his.

The master bed was heavenly to sleep on and the girls liked having their own space in the twin bedroom. You have a very beautiful house and a great spot in Charlevoix!! We will definitely recommend this rental to our friends. Thank you so much for helping us have a terrific vacation and experience. I hope you had a nice and safe 4th of July.


Jun 2015
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Charlevoix House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Beach Chairs
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch Furniture
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Charming Charlevoix Beach Cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
chicago il

really an amazing experience

  • 5 of 5

when first looking at this listing i was a little iffy. but once we got to the house i was blown away. the house was the perfect size, fitting the 2 adults 3 teenage girls and a dog perfectly. the master bath was beautiful. the main bathroom was not the best but it did okay. the master bedroom was great a just the right size. and the bed was comfortable too. the bedroom with the bunkbeds was small but fit all of stuff the two teenage girls brought , and trust me it was alot. the closet made everything alot easier. the last bedroom was BEAUTIFUL the style and everything just was amazingly cute. the whole feel and decoration of the house really made you feel like you were on vacation.

the location of the house is really perfect. it is not even a minute walk to the beach and is on a little street with hardly any traffic. it is just a few steps to the canal which will take you to downtown charlevoix in a matter of minutes. it was really convenate. the only time that the area of the house got busy was around sunset. and even then it wasn't bad. the beach was beautiful, though the first meter into the water is rocky. but after that it is smooth sailing. i defiantly recommend going in on a wavy day and playing in the waves. dowtown is great. the best place for ice cream is kilwins. you have to try their waffle cones. but if you are in the mood for chocolate peanut butter ice cream try murdiks.

things to try

- cook a meal on the beach, there is a grill and the environment makes everything taste better

- rent a speedboat from the marina in town for a day. and dont forget to rent a tube too

- kayak on torche lake

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2007
  • Stayed: June 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Laura H

  • 5 of 5

I just spent a week at this cottage, and it was wonderful. I am single and have spent my summers growing up in Charlevoix and just wanted to be able to stay for a week and have friends join. You couldn't ask for a better location! A 5 minute walk to town and about a minute from Lake Michigan beach for swimming and Sunsets! I went days without driving my car.

This cottage was well laid out, and decorated perfect! It had a very welcoming feel. There was also ample supplies needed for everything you may want to do. Including beach chairs, toys, umbrellas, grilling tools, etc. I was impressed by the quality of things supplied such as Calphalon cook wear and quality dishes and glassware and plenty of it!

The dog friendly owners made it possible to have your pet, as well which made it nice. Jody was always quick to respond to my questions and very helpful! The in house washer and dryer was also a bonus!

I had seen some comments in regards to the cottage having no air, but I would say, it never got to an uncomfortable point. they provide ample fans and with the location so close to the lake, there was always a nice breeze. I never found it to be an issue.

I would certainly recommend this location to those seeking to fully enjoy Charlevoix!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

We just stayed at this cottage for my son's wedding. It was in a perfect location to walk to the beach, pier and into town. The cottage was very clean and nicely appointed. Great choice!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ann Arbor

Perfect Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We just rented this cottage for two weeks and had a great time with our two small kids. The Cottage is very well maintained, well equipped and only 30 seconds walking distance from a beautiful sandy beach (with large playground). The location is perfect: walking distance into town, to the beach, to a big, new library and only a few miles driving distance from hiking places. Most importantly: the owners were friendly and concerned about our well-being from start to finish. Definitely recommend this vacation rental.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2010
  • Stayed: September 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stow, Ohio

Charming Charlevoix Beach Cottage

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful vacation. The cottage was very clean & comfortable. It's location is perfect for walking to the beach, river walkway and to the charming town of Charlevoix. Our party included my husband and I & our little dog; as well as my parents. We took nightly trips to the lighthouse to watch & phototgraph sunsets. Our miniature schnuazer Max loved the walks to town along the Pine River walkway.Our vacation began with Sunday Mass at St. Mary's. We enjoyed concerts in the park and day trips to Harbor Springs,Petsoskey,Traverse City & the enchanting Castle Farms.The fresh cherries were a treat and the search for Petoskey stones was a great adventure! We definatley recommend this property! Thank you - Shawn, Lisa & Max, Howard & Ann. PS - Our only suggestion to the owners would be to consider air condtioning.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2010
  • Stayed: July 2010
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Charlevoix Municipal Airport
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
150 Metres
Lake Michigan
Car: not necessary




Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $200
Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning $100

2 Night Minimum Stay during Regular, Early Summer & Fall Season
Add $200/Weekly or $50/Nightly for pet
1 Week Minimum Stay during Peak Season

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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