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Lovely Charlevoix Summer Home In Premier Location On Dixon Avenue

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms (Sleeps 9)

The ideal summer cottage experience, this gracious home is located on tree-lined Dixon Avenue, a short walk away from downtown, Depot Beach and the Charlevoix Golf Club. Relax on your front porch swing, or enjoy the privacy of your spacious back yard, with a deck for outdoor dining. Four bedrooms and two baths accommodate up to eight people.

Suzanne Balter
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
September 11, 2017

About Suzanne Balter

Growing up in Michigan, Charlevoix has been our summer vacation destination since childhood, and the full-time home of many family members. After moving to Oregon, we purchased this summer home to stay connected with family and to be able to enjoy our ideal vacation every summer. Swimming, sailing, bicycling, canoeing - we do it all.

Suzanne Balter purchased this house in 2000

Why Suzanne Balter chose Charlevoix

We rented this house ourselves in 2000, fell in love with it, and purchased it before the summer was over. While the location was perfect, the house needed a lot of work. We renovated from top to bottom, expanding the porch, putting in a new kitchen and master bedroom/bathroom, along with more mundane things like a new roof, windows and siding. And then we spent a year decorating and furnishing the house in summer cottage style. The completed home was featured on the Charlevoix home tour in 2002.


Charlevoix House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Town ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - Upstairs - toilet , shower , Pedestal sink, tiled shower stall, dressing table
    Bathroom 2 - Downstairs - toilet , combination tub/shower , Clawfoot tub with shower, pedestal sink
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Master Bedroom - 1 double , Walk in closet, and adjoining master bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Nautical theme, wood floors, faces front of house
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Charming room with wood floor and painted closet
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Faces private back yard. Has wardrobe, no closet.
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • festivals
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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Lovely Charlevoix Summer Home In Premier Location On Dixon Avenue
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

Great choice

  • 5 of 5

Great location, beautiful home, and tons of space!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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We enjoyed every minute in this home. The owner has shared the spirit of the home with her guests.

  • 5 of 5

The furnishings are charming, the beds comfortable and we felt that we were staying in a friends home. Sitting on the front porch was a favorite pastime. The tree lined streetscape gave us a constant parade of neighbors walking or biking to their destinations. Walking to Bridge Street and all the town activities was very convenient. The kitchen was well stocked and the home clean. We took away many happy family memories. JMK

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our family thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this lovely home in Charlevoix.

  • 5 of 5

This home is located in a lovely, quiet neighborhood within walking distance to town, beaches, and parks. Many good hiking trails are nearby and biking options are many. The house is beautifully decorated and carefully maintained. Every room is comfortable and has its own charm. The large deck was our favorite gathering place for family dinners which also provided a play area for the children. We all enjoyed a memorable week here and will make this a destination again.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so happy you enjoyed your stay at our home in Charlevoix. The back deck and the front porch are such wonderful gathering spots for families! Look forward to having you stay with us again.
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Beautiful and charming house. Close walk to downtown and the beach! H.

  • 5 of 5

We had an a amazing time in Charlevoix this year and really enjoyed this beautiful home. There was plenty of space for us and our guests and Pam was more than helpful to us! We especially loved the charm of each room and the 'homey' feel throughout. While we had such a great time I will say the layout of the house is very interesting! You can only get to a few of the bedrooms by going either up the back stairs or through another bedroom, which normally would not be an issue if we didn't have little ones. Overall though it was a great experience and we could not have had a better vacation.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful family home with lots of amenities!

  • 5 of 5

Thoroughly enjoyed our first visit to Charlevoix. The house was wonderful and we enjoyed having access to Lake MI and Lake Charlevoix. Being new to the area, we visited various beaches (our favorite was Mt. McSauba), spent a day at Mackinac Island, toured Castle Farms and the Mushroom houses. The kids had a lot of fun looking for petoskey stones too. We cooked dinner in the home numerous nights, and the kitchen was nicely stocked and had good cookware (a lot of rentals disappoint in this area). So glad we rented this house - we have wonderful memories from our week here.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful house! Walking distance to everything. Very clean and well maintained. I would highly recommend it for a family vacation! The owner was great to work with.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind words. It was a pleasure having you stay at our summer house in Charlevoix!
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Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Charlevoix Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Edgewater Bistro, Weathervane
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Depot Beach


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Pet Fee $150
Damage Deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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