Cottage, 9 Bedrooms, 5 Baths, (Sleeps 16)
I lived in our family cottage every summer of my life until I was 19 years old. Since then I spend time there every summer. It is my favorite place to be.
Judy purchased this Cottage in 1956
Why Judy chose Bay View
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 3700 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!
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
Max guests: 16
- Cancellation up to eight months prior to first rental day, the deposit of half the rental fee will be forfeited unless replacement tenants are found.
- Cancellation within eight months of first rental day means entire rental fee forfeited unless replacements tenants are found.
- Bay View requires quiet time from 10PM -8 AM. Please go inside after 10PM if on the porch to respect neighbors or to a public place like the beach.
Absolutely Perfect For Large Family Gatherings
Everything about this rental was perfect for accommodating a large family. The amenities were a delight for children and adults. The large lovely cottage provide plenty of space for our family. It was very close to the beach, the kiddie pool, boats that were available for rental and tennis courts. A short walk away was the campus of Bay View and all it has to provide, a library, playgrounds, performance venues, The Terrace Inn and much more. This cottage is also close drive to the shopping, dining and city life of Petoskey, Harbor Springs and Charlevoix. We will happily rent this home again and again, hopefully for years to come. Judy was always accessible to answer questions or to provide us with any guidance we required. We so appreciate your lovely cottage and the memories we made during our stay. Looking forward to working with you again soon.
So lovely to have you all there! Thanks for the wonderful review. I look forward to having you back!
The cottage was everything is was described to be. We had two problems, there were problems with the plumbing, very slow drainage, dripping tub, and 10 minute flush return, the other was there was a lot of dirt, surface cleaning was done but the window sills, screens and entry ways were all very dirty. All in all, everyone had a wonderful time and once the problems are fixed, we would love to come back.
Thanks for the review! We loved having you there. I have replaced the tub faucet and fixed the slow draining sink in the downstairs half bath. As I had mentioned to you, the plumber was not available until recently. Thank you for your patience with those items while there. Glad you had a wonderful time!
Felt like Grandma's house
Wonderful home with tremendous character. Felt right at home. Everyone had his own bedroom and bath accommodations were suitable. Great location, only down side is the noise from the traffic from the heavily traveled road which abuts the property.
Bay View Cottage
We have rented this property several times and are planning to do so again. The cottage is updated and extremely comfortable including beds, linens, dishes, kitchen supplies, and overall furnishings. The owner takes great pride in the the cottage and grounds and, as renters, it is important to respect the property also. Bay View is a wonderful area offering many opportunities.
We loved this house!
This wonderful old house was so perfect for us, we hated to leave. All the rooms were beautiful and well cared for. As large as it is, it has a warm, cozy feeling that we all noticed. We spent hours just sitting around the table, talking and laughing. And the beds were so comfortable--we slept so well.
Also, Judy thought of everything we might need in the way of dishes, cookware, coffee pots, etc. It was the best rental we've ever done! Thanks, Judy
Thank you, Ingrid! Your group were wonderful and took very good care of our cottage. And I am so glad you had amazing weather the whole week in May!
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 www.bayviewassociation.org 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.