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Richard Shapack

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

Spectacular Lake Charlevoix Waterfront Home - All Seasons

8 Reviews
Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Northern Michigan House Rental Photos and Description

House, 6 Bedrooms + Office, 5.5 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

We built this comfortable home in 1999. The intent was that it be open and spacious with high ceilings (cathedral in many rooms) and expansive water views from virtually every room.

The large deck is shielded from the sun in the late afternoon and provides a relaxing place to visit or read a book.

This is the place to relax! Everything was built with that in mind.

With 6 large bedrooms and 5-/2 baths, guests are anything but cramped and can visit or have privacy, as they wish.

There are 5-1/2 baths such that 5 of the six bedrooms have a full private bath. All bedrooms (and all rooms for that matter) are spacious; nothing cramped.

Keywords: 6,000+ sf comfortable new home, large rooms including gathering room, family room, game room, etc.

Located one mile south of Castle Farms. Right on the water with the best views on the lake.

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Richard Shapack (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Richard Shapack

To be entered at a later date

Richard Shapack purchased this house in 1999

Why Richard Shapack chose Northern Michigan

We've enjoyed 30 summers in Charlevoix and built this house a dozen years ago for our own family use. We have enjoyed it so much that we are willing to have others use it when we can't.

What makes this house unique

We are located on a very quiet road, away from everyone with a very high level of privacy. The closest neighbor is a few hundred feet away. And yet we are one mile from the Castle and only three miles from Charlevoix.


based on 8 traveler reviews

Spectacular Lake Charlevoix Waterfront Home - All Seasons
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
Carmel, Indiana, USA

Fabulous Luxury Family Retreat

  • 5 of 5

My family spent a very relaxing week from July 26 - August 2. The home and all of its furnishings and accessories were all top shelf. We rent a lot on vrbo and this was our nicest rental and experience so far. The views are fantastic from all rooms and the water was perfect for boating, swimming and relaxing. The owner was very organized, professional and easy to deal with throughout the entire rental process. I highly recommend the home and hope to return next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bingham Farms, MI

Perfect family getaway

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at this lovely home on the beach of Lake Charlevoix with our children and grandchildren. The home is beautiful and gracious, providing three levels of bedrooms, baths and living space, which allowed both for privacy and togetherness. The sandy beach is perfect for young children and the dock provides access to the lake. The location is close to town, but not walkable. The home is well maintained and equipped - we hope to come again!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chandler, AZ

Week-long Wedding Celebration!!!

  • 5 of 5

As my new in-laws stated in the previous review, 2 families came together in this beautiful home to celebrate the marraige of our children. This was absolutely the most perfect home for us. We all had our own space to relax, with our own bathrooms, which was especially important the day of the wedding. But the common areas, like the living rooms, kitchen and deck, were large enough for all of us to be together and hang out.

The views from this home are spectacular. We woke up every morning to the most beautiful sun rises over the lake. And, the location of this house is unbeatable. It's close to lovely downtown Charlevoix, set back in a beautiful neighborhood just off the main road into town . Yet, once you're down the driveway at the house, you don't see any neighbors.

It was the absolute perfect location for all of us to spend the week of our Fairy Tale Wedding at Castle Farms. The house is beautifully decorated and has all the necessities of home. We were totally satisfied with everything. Richard was so accommodating to our needs and very quick to reply whenever we had concerns prior to actually booking and after as well. Our hearfelt thanks to both Richard and Harriet for allowing us to enjoy their beautiful home.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5 0
United States

Castle Farms wedding celebration

  • 5 of 5

Our family of six and our new in laws stayed at this beautiful home for a week to celebrate the marriage of our children at Castle Farms. It was absolutely PERFECT! Excellent location on Lake Charlevloix, close to Castle and town, immaculate, and comfortable.The 5+bathrooms were wonderful with everyone getting ready the day of the wedding. The owner, Richard, was a pleasure to deal with and very accomodating to our needs. We were 100 % satisfied with this lovely home and will cherish the wonderful memories we shared in Charlevoix. Sincere thanks Richard and Harriet for sharing your incredible lake home with us!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St Louis

The Perfect Family Home

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I were joined by both of our kids, their spouses and 5 grandchildren ages 2 through 16. The house could not have been better suited to our group. There is plenty of room to spread out for some quiet time (sometimes needed by both kids and adults) and the main rooms are very large and offer plenty of room for all to gather together as a family. The views are amazing, the Eastern facing deck provides cool shade in the evening while enjoying the lake view and the large back yard with fire pit and waters edge dock are there for enjoyment day or night.

The house is equipped and furnished for the owners, not renters. Everything from the BBQ grill, the dishes, the furniture, the art work and all of the little details that make a house special are there. This is a platinum property!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dallas, Texas

Perfect from beginning to end!

  • 5 of 5

What a treat! This home has it all...hugh living spaces, a wonderful basement for the kids, and views that will astound you! It was the perfect setting for my extended family to come together for the perfect summer vacation. We did everything you could do...swam and dove from the dock, laid in the sun on the beach/shorline, skipped stones, had a bonfire with smores! We cooked amazing meals, drank good wine and played with our kids in nice, large yard in front of Lake Charlevoix. The home is very well appointed, ample bedrooms, and the view of Lake Charlevoix is simply stunning! The setting is completely private, and its a short drive to Charlevoix. We did more than our share of shopping, did a day trip to Mackinac Island, and enjoyed the tail end of the Venetian Festival! The main floor bedroom was perfect for my mother who is almost 90 and has some issues with stairs. I would be surprised if you could find a nicer home for the price on Lake Charlevoix. Owners were considerate, followed up after our stay to ensure we were satisfied. Thank you Richard! We can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: May 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Charlevoix House Rental Rates

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Jun 8 2016 - Sep 12 2016
3 night minimum stay
Sep 13 2016 - Jun 7 2017
3 night minimum stay
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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Cleaning $175
Tax Rate 6.0%

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Northern Michigan House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
  • 5.5
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • King size beds (3), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1), Bunk Beds (2) 2 sets of bunk beds
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

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