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Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

Stunning 9 Bedroom Bay Cottage Where Every Room Has a Bay View

2 Reviews
Bedrooms 9
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Northern Michigan Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 9 Bedrooms, 5 Baths, (Sleeps 15)

Beautiful, renovated cottage in premier location on the Bay side of historic Bay View, MI. Every room has a “Bay View.” Relax on the covered wrap around porch while sipping a drink and watching the stunning Bay View sunsets over the water. This 3500 plus square feet cottage is so large that 15 people can have privacy and alone time in any number of the rooms, including the TV room, the back deck, the wrap around front porch, the dining room, the large living room, the kitchen, several other porches on the top floor, or in any of the lovely bedrooms. Contemporary decorations throughout. There is a wet bar off of the kitchen. There is a back deck where the charcoal and gas grills are. Each bedroom has its own sink, linens and towels, views of the bay and room fans provided. Closest cottage for rent to the beach, the recreation area and the tennis courts. Stunning sunsets! The 9 bedrooms include 1 king bed, 3 queen beds, 3 double beds and 2 twin beds. Downstairs has 2 queen bedrooms which connect to each other, with a door that closes for privacy. There is a half bath in one of them and a full bath in the other. Upstairs has the king bedroom which connects to a sitting room. Two of the double bedrooms have connecting doors to each other. There are 2 twin bedrooms, 1 queen bedroom and 2 double bedrooms that do not connect to another bedroom. However, the upstairs twin bedrooms and the upstairs queen bedroom connect with an outside porch. There is a full bath upstairs, a tub room and 2 rooms with toilets only that used to be telephone booths! This cottage was built in 1878 and is a historic site. It is the largest cottage in Bay View and was the first to be built originally as a lodge, housing people while they built their cottages. The woodwork throughout the cottage is stunning.

Bay View is noted for its beauty. The parks, the Hall Auditorium located up on the hill offer performances from music to films to plays to recitals. The Bay View Boys & Girls Club is the perfect way for your kids to engage with other kids during the day. And there are swimming, sailing and tennis lessons offered as well.

Mackinac Island is just a short trip away. There are many bike paths both on road and off. Ice cream, fudge, any treat you can imagine. The fun is endless in this summer paradise!

No pets, no smoking, no candles. 9 bedrooms, 2 full and 3 half baths, 1 tub room. Limited to 15 people.

$300 cleaning fee.

$4000 per week.

$1000 security deposit.

First half of rent due at signing of lease. Second half and security deposit and cleaning fee due two weeks prior to rental date.

Keywords: Beautiful, very large renovated cottage in premier location on the Bay side of historic Bay View, MI, next to the tennis courts. Every room has a “Bay View.” Enjoy the large living room, wrap around porch, back deck and several other porches on both floors. Contemporary decorations, wireless Internet, cable, TV/DVD/VCR, washer, dryer, dishwasher, microwave, wet bar, sinks in all bedrooms! Closest cottage for rent to the beach, the recreation area and the tennis courts. Stunning sunsets! No pets, no smoking, no candles. 9 bedrooms, 2 full and 3 half baths, 1 tub room. Limited to 15 people. Cottage is next to the Bay View tennis courts next to the highway and the water on the water side. It is the closest cottage to the beach. Look on the Bay View Association website for more information about Bay View.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Judy (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

About Judy

I have lived in our family cottage every summer of my life until I was 19 years old. Since then I have spent time there every summer. It is my favorite place to be. I reserve three weeks each summer for my own personal use.

Judy purchased this cottage in 1956

Why Judy chose Northern Michigan

My grandmother bought this home for our family in 1956. We inherited it and have loved it all this time! It is one of the very first homes built in 1878, originally as a lodge to house others while they were building their own cottages. Hence the over 3500 square feet! Later on, when we owned it, it became a lodge for travelers, newlyweds, and college boys. We stopped renting it that way in 1972, and now rent it as a very large home for others to enjoy.

What makes this cottage unique

I enjoy walking along the bluff above the beach every day and the amazing bike path that runs either way from our cottage to Charlevoix or Petoskey State Park and beyond. I love to sit on the rocks at the beach and listen to the waves while watching the most amazing sunsets. And I always go to Mackinac Island each year and ride bikes around the island, eat fudge and be a tourist!


2 traveler reviews

Stunning 9 Bedroom Bay Cottage Where Every Room Has a Bay View
average rating of 3.5 based on 2 reviews

Wonderful Lodgelike Cottage in Bayview

  • 3 of 5

Huge. Great for kids and you can sprawl out as a family and have privacy if you need it. Super access to Bay View amenities with exception of Woodland Ave traffic.Owner has done her best growing shrubs for privacy from on the street side. However, it is an exaggeration to say it has views of the Bay from every room. There is a smidgen of a view from some rooms over the small building in back of the cottage.That was a disappointment to find out when we arrived. There is a nice view from Master bedroom and living room and the charming wrap around porch. Front fenced in yard, safe for kids.Easy walk to Bay View beach.

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great for big families

  • 4 of 5

A beautiful old large home. The historic home is in an Association with other historical homes. This house is very large and plenty of seating for everyone. We came for the first 4 nights with my husband and 3 children and didn't even touch half the house. Later our extended family joined us bringing 5 more adults and 5 more children. We went some times without even seeing everyone in the house! The Association has a lot of amenities to enjoy. There is a baby pool that is 18 inches to 42 inches for children 0-8 complete with a lifeguard, there is a roped off swimming area with a sandy beach along with 2 more lifeguards, there are 5 tennis courts directly across from the house, and also there are fire pits at the beach that can be reserved for nightly use. Close to stores, restaurants, and State Parks. The only surprise we encountered was that there was not a propane tank for the gas grill located on the back deck. The owner is very good with answering any questions you may have and answers emails in a timely manner. Overall we throughly enjoyed ourselves and couldn't have asked for a better home and location to spend our vacation.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: There are 2 propane tanks located in 2 trash cans nearby. One is usually hooked up, and the other is there in case the one hooked up runs out of propane. Unfortunately, these guests did not find them. So we have put them right nearby so they won't be missed in the future. Thank you for your review!
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Nearest Point of Interest
Bay View cottage
Car: recommended

Mackinac Island is only a one hour drive away to the ferry, casinos nearby. Petoskey State Park beach 15 minutes away. Bay View beach just steps away. Tennis courts steps away. Also go to the website for events you may want to participate in. Our property is located in Bear Creek Township, not Petoskey. It is a summer resort area, only open from May through October.


Rates & Availability

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Jun 27 2016 - Jul 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
Aug 1 2016 - Aug 28 2016
7 night minimum stay
Aug 29 2016 - Sep 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
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7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
cleaning fee $300

There is a cleaning fee of $300 per week and a $1000 security deposit due two weeks prior to rental time.

The first half of the rent is due two weeks after the rental lease is sent. The remaining rent, security deposit of $1000 and cleaning fee of $300 is due 3 weeks prior to the first day of rental.

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Northern Michigan Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Lake View ...
  • Water View
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
  • 5
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (4), Twin or Single Beds (3)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Wrap around front porch, fenced in large front yard, beautiful landscaping

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