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Petoskey House Rental Photos and Description

Home, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 7)

Incredible Location with SUNSET VIEWS!! Charming, renovated, sun drenched home within walking distance of downtown, Bear River, Marina and Sunsets over the Lake! We named our home 'Lakeview' as it is just that! 'Lakeview' is just steps from the charming downtown, Sunset Park, Bear River Hiking & Fishing, marina, great shops, restaurants, playgrounds and lake trails! It is the PERFECT vacation home and getaway!

Explore or just relax and enjoy the views of the bay from front porch and master bedroom! The living room also has wonderful views of the bay and is perfect for visiting, watching tv, playing games while the open floor plan allows for great entertaining!

This professionally decorated cottage is charming and PERFECT for famlies or a romantic getaway! The open floorplan has a gourmet kitchen and everything you need to prepare the perfect meal! Off the kitchen is a super cozy, sundrenched family room with a daybed for catching a nap or reading...and wifi is included! Private outdoor patio includes grill, lounge chairs and patio table that seats 8, Flower gardens surround you!

The upstairs bedrooms are delightful! The master bedroom is spacious with sitting area and private bath. It is a wonderful place to unwind and get away from it all. Each bedroom has unique decor, new bedding and is charming! Whether you stay in the Butterfly room or Robin room the decoration are inviting! There is a kids (young or old!) bedroom - we call the cowboy/girl room - that includes a toy cabinet with toys for every age.. from lincoln logs to electronic games!

The cottage has great books for young and old too.. as the owner has thought of everything! It is nearly impossible to not unwind in this vacation setting.

You may just wind up never leaving the front porch as you enjoy your favorite glass of wine and watch that beautiful Lake Michigan sunset.

Acrivities and Attractions: Minutes to Petoskey State Park, Swimming, Pier, Marina, Beach, Golf, Bear River for kayaking and fishing, Boyne Highlands, Nubs Nob and Boyne Mountain Resorts, Odawa Casino! Short trip to Harbor Springs, Mackinaw Island, Charlevoix!

Keywords: Lakeview, Beach, Biking, Downtown, Cottage, House, Four Bedrooms, Petoskey, Lake, Bay, Gourmet, Porch, Deck, Holiday, Rental, Northern Michigan, Charlevoix, Waloon Lake, Traverse City, Kid friendly, cozy, walk

More Details
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Property Manager
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 29, 2016

About mk

I've been fortunate to travel the world and Petoskey is one of my all time favorite places. I found the house on a whim and fell in love with the view from the front porch... the house needed lots of love... was built in 1880! We gutted it to the 'sand' and with the help of some very talented builders renovated it (the old forged square nails) and brought it back to life! Everyone is always surprised when they walk in the door how comfortable and relaxing the house is... and how great it is to entertain! It is the perfect home for experiencing Northern Michigan... you can park your car and never use it the entire time you're there but still manage to experience just about everything! It is a magical place!

mk purchased this house in 2010

Why mk chose Northern Michigan

We searched for years for the perfect vacation spot in Northern Michigan! And once we found Petoskey we knew we were home! We have a big family and our goal was to find a home we could make our own! We redesigned the house with an open floor plan on the lower level which has been great for our family. The upstairs bedrooms are all very unique with great angles and cozy nooks. The location couldn't be better! Sometimes we simply park our car for a week and just use bikes and walk to the beach, river and downtown. It is the perfect vacation spot and one we'll pass down through generations!

What makes this house unique

We love to be the ride... it is the perfect spot.

Also wonderful for playing downtown... shopping, dining...and walking home! It has everything we love right out the front door!


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Awesome house, very comfortable, excellent location

  • 5 of 5

Made for a perfect trip. What a setting. Easy walk in to Petoskey with plenty to enjoy. Playgrounds across the street were favorites with the kids. Plenty of great day trips to do from Petoskey... but also enjoyable to stay at the house and explore the area. The house was clean and everything was well tended to. The owner was great with communicating and very easy to work with. I hope to be back again some day!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind words! We're so happy your family enjoyed Lakeview!
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Birmingham MI

Stress-free, Georgous House in Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

We could not have imagined how wonderful our time at "Lakeview" was going to be before our visit. It was definitely better than advertised. The house was spotlessly clean, extremely comfortable and beautifully decorated. The floor plan was ideal for us. There was plenty of room for entertaining downstairs - including a private backyard as well as a front porch with spectacular views of the city and lake. Bedrooms were upstairs for anyone who wanted to turn in early or just have some alone-time. The location was perfect too. After an easy walk into the city for dinner or shopping we ended almost every evening on the front porch with a great view of the sunset. We felt more like we had traveled a thousand miles to a resort town for a completely stress-free, relaxing and highly memorable vacation!

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words! We're so happy you enjoyed Lakeview! It's always nice when guests have the same feeling as we do when we are there...the working, crazy life just melts away! Come back soon!
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Battle Creek, MI


  • 5 of 5

Because our family loves Petoskey and the surrounding region so much, we’ve vacationed in that area many times. We’ve stayed in hotels, B&Bs, and a variety of different condos, but "Lakeview" was the first house we've rented. It is beautifully decorated and very comfortable. Once you have unpacked, it feels more like you are at home than in a rental unit. The house is conveniently located in a quiet neighborhood right in Petoskey. It’s an easy walk from this charming home down to Petoskey’s historic Gaslight District, and the views of Little Traverse Bay from the house are pretty hard to beat. Our stay at "Lakeview" was easily one of our most enjoyable vacations in the Little Traverse Bay area.

  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mary Ann, Thank you so much for the wonderful review! We are so happy you enjoyed our home and had a great vacation! We look forward to having you visit again:) All the Best, Mk
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Lawrence, Kansas

Great location, super comfortable house

  • 5 of 5

We spent a month here and it was really like a second home. It has everything you could need - fully stocked kitchen, comfortable furniture, good linens. The place is immaculate! The front porch is a wonderful place to drink coffee in the morning and watch the sunset in the evening. The location is perfect -- we didn't get in the car for days at a time, as we could walk to everything: restaurants and shops, the bike path and marina, the farmers market, the Grain Train natural foods store. There's an ipod music player and a video game console that the kids loved. Really, we didn't have a single complaint about the house. The only thing I would caution other visitors about are the abundance of stairs, from the street to the house, from the first floor to the second, and from the house to garage. If you have any problems climbing steps, this would not be a good choice for you. Otherwise, it's great exercise!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Lynn. It was a delight to have you visit us! We hope we were able to inspire another great book too! Come back again soon!
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Perfect spot for a relaxing vacation

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful home that was perfect for a relaxing vacation for 3 couples. We had wine and snacks on the front porch and watched the sunset. The backyard patio is private and it was great to grill out. Walking distance to downtown shops and restaurants (we had a wonderful dinner at Whitecaps). We couldn't have picked a better place to spend our vacation in Petoskey. Thank you!!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Keli, We're so happy you enjoyed out home and beautiful downtown Petoskey! The front porch is our favorite spot too and we're happy to be able to share it :-) Thanks for the nice review!
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Urbana, Ohio

Perfect Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time to this area. It was even better than the description. We loved how close we were to the water. If you ride bikes, this is the place fore you! Less than a mile away was one of the best bike paths I've ever seen. I'm a jogger, and enjoyed the views every morning.

The house was gorgeous. I went with my entire family (who happen to be a very picky bunch) and everyone left happy. The XBox Kinect was an unexpected treasure. We played bowling on it until midnight! Good, clean, free fun!

Thank you for opening your home so others can enjoy this lovely area!

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kember, What a wonderful review! We're so happy you enjoyed Lakeview and the games too! It is a great to have you visit! Thanks!
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Car: not necessary

Petoskey is the perfect spot for family adventure, leisure and a romantic getaway. Surrounded by lush landscape and Lake Michigan beaches the area boosts breathtaking vistas, perfect sunsets over the lake, great hiking trails, outstanding fresh water fishing and fly fishing, bike trails on the coastal bike path and some of the most challenging and beautiful golf courses in the country. It is simply paradise!


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Petoskey House Rental Rates

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Cleaning Fee $150

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Petoskey House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2.5
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

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