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Rustic Lake Front Cottage - Lake Charlevoix

Bedrooms 3
Space 960 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms + 1 sofa/bed, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 7-8)

Enjoy the solitude of your own private cottage, tucked in the north woods on the South Arm of Lake Charlevoix, just four miles north of East Jordan. Offering 100' of sugar sand beach (one of the very best on Lake Charlevoix), enjoy morning coffee on the beach, swimming and boating during the day and evening sunsets beside a beach fire. Surrounded by white pines, white cedars, and white birches, the 1950's remodeled white cottage offers a quiet retreat for relaxing and enjoying the beauty of northern Michigan. The kid-friendly beach has a gradual slope for lots of wading, water play and swimming. There is also a dock and buoy for tying up a boat or personal water craft. A 14 acre woods with a stream offers room for hiking directly behind the cottage. The cottage is 70' from the sandy beach; 130' from water's edge.

Keywords: Cabin, Cottage, Lake front

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Bob Pursel or Sherry Pursel
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2017

About Bob Pursel or Sherry Pursel

We are a retired couple who have lived here on Lake Charlevoix since 2005. In 2003 we removed the old family cottage built in 1913 by Sherry's Grandfather and built what is now our year round home. We are living next door to the White Cottage that we purchased from family members in 2008.

Bob Pursel or Sherry Pursel purchased this cottage in 2008

Why Bob Pursel or Sherry Pursel chose Northern Michigan

We live next door to this cottage and purchased it to provide a rental for family, friends and others. Now that we have this beautiful spot, with a beautiful 300 ' sandy beach, we have a decided it's too good not to share it with others. It's a great place for young children to build sand castles and swim with shallow water quite a ways out into the lake, plus there's a swing set. .

What makes this cottage unique

There is a 14 acre hiking woods with a stream located across the narrow lane (Oneonta Beach Rd.) that leads to the property. The cottage property is a very private setting, with one of the nicest sandy beaches on Lake Charlevoix. There is woods on one side of the cottage as well as behind it. It's a great place for dogs, too. From the cottage it's a 5-minute drive to shopping.


East Jordan Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 960 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 8
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Shower - no tub. Linens available.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Corner BR lakeside
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Corner BR w/ double bed
    Convertible bed(s) - Fold-out couch in main area
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double , 1 bunk bed , Lakeside BR with a bunk bed. Both beds are double beds.
  • Queen size Bed (1), Double Beds (1), Hide-abed (1), Double Bunk Beds (1)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 10 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
We have a swing set near the beach for kids to enjoy and a long dock (with ladder) from which to jump and swim and tie up a boat. There is also a permanent buoy away from dock to tie up larger boats or in case of very strong winds. The aluminum dock is not designed to have boats tied to in during strong winds. We hope you'll give the White Cottage a try. Most of our renters have been here previously and continue to return.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

Rustic Lake Front Cottage - Lake Charlevoix
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Very accomodating lodging on beautiful lake made a happy spot for our family

  • 5 of 5

Our family with four small children and a large dog were delighted with our stay here! And the owners next door were very hospitable and happy to have us as their guests in their special lake cottage. Beds were comfortable, dogs are welcomed guests, many games and movies provided, kayaks and canoe ready, shed full of beach toys, firepit and plentiful seating on the beach, great water pressure and plumbing, quiet residential area, long and shallow lake entrance great for young children swimming, many windows and fans to welcome fresh breezes throughout cottage. Central location to Boyne City, Charlevoix, East Jordan, and Petosky. Many u-pick farms in the area. And not far from the "big lake" Michigan. This certainly is a special place in Northern Michigan! Many thanks to the owners for sharing this place with our family!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Shalyn, for your kind words. We sure enjoyed having you here and it's great you are returning in 2017. Bob
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Accommodating owners and dogs

  • 5 of 5

Myself and three other people and my 2 dogs stayed here for a month. The owners and their dogs are very accommodating and saw to our every reasonable need and beyond. This was exactly the type of place that I would like to stay in on the beach in warmer months. The beach and dock were right outside the back door and all we had to do was walk out to the kayaks to go for an adventure. I would certainly come back again.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Month Tucked Away in the Woods

  • 5 of 5

The owners were super accommodating, extremely pleasant and kind beyond words. They freely shared their time, ears and thoughts. The dogs really loved the place and they even let us use a collar for their invisible fence. We caught dozens of fish right off the dock and trolled for pike in the neighboring coves. I highly recommend this cabin and it's wonderful owners.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St. Louis


  • 5 of 5

2014 will be the 4th consecutive year we've spent a week at the White Cottage, so obviously we love it, and the owners are the best. One year our daughters & 5 grandchildren were with us. The last 2 years a sister & brother-in-law, who is somewhat disabled by MS, were with us. We bring our Sunfish sailboat & sail off the beach...some of the best sailing we've had anywhere. Everything said by the owners & previous reviewers is absolutely true. It's a rustic quiet hideout within minutes of fine dining & shopping. It's also a great base from which to explore a beautiful area ranked tops in the USA, from Mackinac Island & Sault St. Marie, Canada to Sleeping Bear Dunes Natl. Lakeshore & three of the Great Lakes.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Desert Hills, AZ

Great Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We spent one night at the cottage while touring Michigan in September '12 from Arizona. We were looking for the "Michigan Experience" - cottage, woods, lake, bonfire, peace and quiet... and that's exactly what we got! The cottage is well suited for great family fun. The owners are extra-accomodating, helpful, and make excellent hosts. If you like rustic living in the woods, on a lake, far from the chaos of the "real world"... you'll love staying here!

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Tom, for your kind words that so aptly describe our place on Lake Charleviox. It was so nice meeting you, Melissa, and the kids. I wish you could have stayed longer. Do come back. Bob
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Southeast, MI

A Cozy Stargazers Paradise on Lake Charlevoix

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the "White Cottage" for an extended weekend and it was delightful. We found everything to be clean and there where many amenities that you do not usually find in rental cottages: a well appointed kitchen (with all of the necessary equipment to cook a full meal if you wish), books, games ample blankets and pillows. The setting is lovely, being among the trees with a beautiful view of Lake Charlevoix. Due to the fact that this is the only rental on the property, we felt as though it was our own getaway rather than a resort. The cottage provides a quiet, traditional "Up North" experience while still not too far to from the busier areas of Charlevoix. Petoskey or even Traverse City. For any one who enjoys stargazing, definitely the night shy was spectacular! The most difficult part of our weekend was having to leave when it was over. We would definitely considerer staying here again.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

East Jordan Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring 2017
May 20 2017 - May 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
May 27 2017 - Sep 10 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Optional Linens - incl/towels and wash cloths $100 + Tax
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning Fee $80 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

The weekly rates quoted are for five (5) or fewer adults (children under 12, free. Children 12-18; - two children = one adult.). If more than 5 adults, add $50 per night (not per guest) plus 6% state tax. Recommended and preferred: Five (5) adults maximum. A refundable security deposit of $300.00 is due at booking.

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Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
The Zone
Nearest Ferry
6 Miles
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Ye Nyne Ole Holes and The Mallard (both 6 mi. away
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
U.S. Hwy 31
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Tilted Skillet
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Boyne Mt.
Nearest Beach
Oneonta Beach (private) at the White Cottage
Nearest Point of Interest
Actual White Cottage Location
Car: necessary

There are some great towns/cities within 25 miles in which to shop and dine...Charleviox, Boyne City, East Jordan, Petoskey and Gaylord. Plus, there is a very nice indoor water park at Boyne Mountain, just 15 miles away. Nice tennis courts in East Jordan.


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