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Lake Front Cottage on the North Shore of Lake Charlevoix

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

Beach front ranch style home on beauiful Lake Charlevoix. Relax with your favorite coctail on your own private beach while watching your children play in the sand and swim, or tell ghost stories by the campfire at night. 3 Bedrooms, Master Bedroom has a queen size bed and full bath. 2nd Bedroom has a full bed, and 3rd bedroom has 4 twin size trundle beds. Additional pull out full size sofa bed and pack n play available. Nearby shopping includes, downtown Petosky, Boyne City and Charlevoix. Wave Runner/Boat rental nearby...lots of fishing. Close to Dunmaglas golf course and Charlevoix Country Club.

Keywords: private beach, lakefront cottage, family friendly, beautiful sunsets,

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 20, 2017

Why The Owner chose Northern Michigan

Creating wonderful memories for our family since 1990

What makes this cottage unique

Beautiful sunsets, memorable campfires, plenty of sunshine and loads of fun!!


3.4/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)

Lake Front Cottage on the North Shore of Lake Charlevoix
average rating of 3.4 based on 5 reviews

3rd bedroom needs attention

  • 2 of 5

The house wasn't bad, but when you rent a 3 BR house, you'd like to be able to use all three bedrooms. One of the bedrooms had a really bad musty smell, maybe even a mold issue. The other two bedrooms were fine. When I brought this to the attention of the owner, he wasn't very understanding. I had to fix the owner's shore station/boat lift upon arrival as well. I'd consider other properties that are probably better taken care of.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Fun Time on Lake Charlevoix

  • 5 of 5

My family of 8 adults and 3 kids spent last week in this wonderful cottage. Upon arrival we were very impressed by both the roominess and cleanliness of the cottage and grounds. It's obvious the owners know what it takes to create a relaxing, fun-filled week on the lake, by providing many toys, lounge chairs, boat hoist, wood for the fire, etc. The extra fridge in the laundry room was so handy to keep all our beverages in, reserving the kitchen fridge for food. The kitchen was well stocked, clean, with plenty of counter space. We all enjoyed the large dining table and game table in the same room as the couch so we could all be together without feeling on top of each other. The neighbors were all helpful and friendly, making us feel welcome. The owner Mike is very pleasant to work with. Thank you Voorhees View for making our week so wonderful!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great spot on the lake!

  • 4 of 5

We couldn't have asked for better weather and a better spot on the lake. The cottage is much larger then appears in pictures. Our family of 5, 3 kids ages 10-16, had plenty of space for down time. The cottage is well laid out with great views of the lake from most of house. The house and kitchen were well supplied and very clean. The owner was easy to work with and even had full time residents nearby in case anything was needed.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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If It Wasn't for the Lake!!

  • 1 of 5

We stayed there in 2014 in month of July. The house was dirty, smelled damp. Esp. In the far back bedroom with wood paneling. The Kitchen was the best room. It was clean and cozy like a cottage. The large couch in living room was uncomfortable and noticeably old.

The blue bathroom was dirty on arrival. The garbage can was still full from last renter and the neighbors/caretakers finally picked it up. They had been on vacation.

I've stayed on this lake many times and this property is by far not near the price they charge.

Lastly the dock was rickety and wobbly which is bad for children and elderly adults.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We have no record of This person having rented from us (Either Lou or Staci C). If you have rented under a different name please contact us. We go through great effort to make sure the property is great condition for the renters. Also, it says you rented in July in your opening statement, but also state you rented in August. We have searched both months for record of your visit. Why did you wait a year to post a negative review?
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Had a beautiful vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We have rented several lakefront homes/cottages, and this was truly our favorite! The house was clean and comfortable - nice furniture and new carpeting. Plenty of room for us and our 4 kids, but may have been a little crowded with 8 or more if you get a couple days of rain. Two TV's with movies and video games to kept the kids happy in the evenings and on rainy days - we didn't hear "I'm bored" once. The nearby nature trails allowed the older kids freedom to explore and have some time to themselves.

The house had everything we needed - beach toys for the younger kids, kitchen utensils and flatware, lawn chairs, and two refrigerators eliminated the need for repeated trips to the store. It's obvious that the owners put a lot of effort into making sure we had everything - right down to the beach towels and the spare LP tank for the grill.

The location was perfect - 15 minutes to either Charlevoix or Boyne City, and perfect distance for a day trip to Mackinac Island or Traverse city. The lake is big enough that we didn't hear the constant droning of jet-ski's typical of smaller lakes.

If you have one, definitely bring your boat! Shoppers' docks at Charlevoix, and public slips at Boyne City allowed us to do most everything we needed to do from the water, without the need to deal with peak season traffic and parking. Plus so many other things to see and do on the boat - Lake Michigan, Oyster Bay, waterfront dining, sunsets - you can spend the entire week on the water.

The neighbors were welcoming, friendly, and very helpful. On our day of departure we had to pack up and hurry off ahead of an approaching storm, so we never had a chance to thank them, but they truly made the difference.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Charlevoix Cottage Rental Rates

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Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

$1,000.00 Deposit to hold reservation, Balance Due 30 days prior to arrival date. Non-Refundable Cleaning Fee of $150.00 is required. $500.00 Security Deposit.

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Charlevoix Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Child Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) Pack and Play , Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing

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