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Beautifully Renovated Victorian Cottage in Historic Bay View

9 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Cottage, 5 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

This spacious cottage, built in 1886, is updated with every amenity while maintaining it's Victorian charm. The gourmet kitchen has vaulted ceilings, skylights, a subzero refrigerator, custom cabinets, a Heartland 6 burner gas stove, and an antique wood table that easily seats 10. The large rooms and generous updated bathrooms make the cottage an easy place for two or three families to share without feeling crowded. The master bedroom has a queen bed, sitting area, flat screen HDTV TV, and full bath (shower stall and original club foot tub). Two additional 2nd floor bedrooms (one queen, one full) share a huge full bath with skylights (shower stall and claw foot tub). A first floor bedroom with a queen bed is next to a full bath (tub with shower). The third floor bunk room - always a favorite space - includes a double bed, a bunk bed, two twin beds, a twin wicker trundle bed, and two port-a-cribs. The third floor also has its own full bath (shower stall). High quality mattresses throughout. The living room area has a flat screen HDTV TV (cable), internet (wired and wireless), DVD and VCR. Bead board, refinished pine floors, lovely antiques, hand painted furniture, and joyful wool rugs grace the cottage. Side porches and sunny, spacious indoor living spaces cheerfully accommodate visitors. Amenities include a full-size washer and dryer, a generous supply of linens and beach towels, and two water heaters so everyone can count on a hot shower. Many lovely places for entertaining.

Stroll through the Victorian gingerbread wonderland that is Bay View, bike to nearby shops and restaurants in Petoskey, Harbor Spings, and other close and charming towns, or sit together on Victorian swinging benches and watch the sun set over Little Traverse Bay on Lake Michigan. Walk to one of two Victorian inns in Bay View for an excellent meal or return to enjoy your own gardens and create a feast of local white fish, smoked salmon, cherries and peaches, etc. in your gourmet kitchen and on the gas grill. Whether you come to enjoy the rich fall color or the summer sun, you will be pampered in this lovely 'painted lady.'


Keywords: Charming 1886 summer cottage with gracious top-end renovations, National Historic Register, Chautauqua community on Little Traverse Bay, Lake Michigan, Sleeps 12, gourmet kitchen, private gardens, lovely porches, music performances, bike paths, tennis, sailing, beaches, scenic hiking trails, great towns,shopping and restaurants, 30 minutes from Mackinaw and Charlevoix; 10 minutes from Harbor Springs. Cherries, peaches, ice cream, fudge. Incredible fall color, lovely antiques and upgrades, full washer and dryer, two water heaters.

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Charlene (Owner)
Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

About Charlene

We searched for the perfect summer home in northern Michigan for over 10 years; Lake Michigan and Little Traverse Bay are treasures. We discovered Bay View several years ago and each of us fell in love with the community for a wide variety of reasons. The multigenerational, family-friendly community is a step back in time, were children can roam safely on their bikes, and the beautiful music of practicing musicians can be heard throughout the campus. This cottage is a rare find - true Victorian splendor with all the updates and amenities. It is our pleasure to share it with you.

Charlene purchased this cottage in 2011

Why Charlene chose Northern Michigan

We love the cool evenings and sunny afternoons in northern Michigan. It has every outdoor sport and beautiful vistas. Within 30 minutes we can be in Macinaw City ready to hop a boat to that beautiful Island, touring Fort Michimilimacinaw or traversing the Macinaw Bridge - the 5-mile suspension bridge connecting the Michigan penninsulas. Or we can head to several other quaint towns by boat, bicycle or on foot. The views in every direction are beautiful, but the sunsets over Lake Michigan sing to us. We've known for decades that this is where we want to retire. But we couldn't wait until retirement to enjoy this beautiful part of the country and its people.


based on 9 traveler reviews

Beautifully Renovated Victorian Cottage in Historic Bay View
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
Castle Pines, CO

Beautiful Cottage In a Beautiful Part of the World

  • 5 of 5

This was our first visit to northern Michigan and we had a wonderful time. If you are looking for a place to entertain or just to relax after a day of exploring you will love this house. The kitchen is fantastic and has everything you need to prepare a feast. The beds are comfortable and with four bathrooms no one has to wait to take a shower or get ready. The house was built in 1886 and has been lovingly maintained. We really loved the side porch just off the kitchen with a nice view of the back garden. The kitchen addition with a vaulted ceiling is considerably newer with modern appliances. Really wish we could have stayed longer.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Great place for a family reunion! Cottage was warm and inviting , with a fantastic kitchen to cook and host family dinners. Porch and garden areas were just as inviting in person as they were depicted on website. Had a great week, with much to see and do. Petoskey is a great town to visit for shopping /eating especially their Thai restaurant , Thai Orchid Cuisine on Mitchell St. Will stay there again!!

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming spacious cottage in delightful neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

Our second time at this lovely Bay View cottage. Decorated with antiques and with lots of personal touches, the owners have created a delightful environment for a large extended family or group of friends. Close access to everything, beautiful porches and grounds and tons of space, including private nooks to curl up with a good book or have coffee and conversation. The owner is easy to work with. We hope to come back next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Flossmoor Illinois

Classy Victorian

  • 5 of 5

This property was clean and very well maintained. The Victoria neighborhood gives you a sense that you're in Martha's Vineyard. We had three couples and there was plenty of room for all of us the accommodations were accurately described. The only downside is we would've liked to have stayed longer

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Greenville, SC

Great week in Bayview!

  • 5 of 5

House was ideal for our family reunion. Plenty of space, good beds, amazing, spacious country kitchen with all new top of the line appliances. Gorgeous grounds, close to beach and other amenities. Owners are easy to work with. We hope we can return next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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great location/wonderful house

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed here for a week with 3 other couples and all thoroughly enjoyed the house-- great kitchen-- we cooked and ate in most of the time. Only few minutes drive to Petoskey.

Owners extremely easy to deal with. Would certainly return if opportunity presents .

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Pellston Airport
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Bay View Country Club
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
US Highway 31
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Terrace Inn
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Bay View Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
John M. Hall Performing Arts Center
Nearest Point of Interest
Boys and Girls Club and Swift Field
Nearest Point of Interest
Bay View Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Terrace Inn
Nearest Point of Interest
Staffords Bay View Inn
Nearest Point of Interest
Additional tennis courts
Nearest Point of Interest
Bay View Woods
Nearest Point of Interest
Bay View Library
Nearest Point of Interest
Sunset Park
Car: recommended

Summer season Bay View Chautauqua programming includes musical performances, opera, musicals, lectures, classes, tennis, sailing, and the Boys and Girls Club; 440 Victorian homes with 30 Victorian campus buildings all on the National Historic Register.


Rates & Availability

Bay View Cottage Rental Rates

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Summer 2016 (Sat. - Sat.)
Jun 11 2016 - Sep 3 2016
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Northern Michigan Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
  • 4 full, updated bathrooms
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Second floor bedroom #2 - 1 queen
    Second floor bedroom #3 - 1 double
    Second floor bedroom #1 (master) - 1 queen , Includes private bath: original claw tub and separate shower
    First floor bedroom - 1 queen , Full bath adjacent to room
    Third floor bunk room- Kid's favorite! - 1 double , 4 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , Includes third floor bath with shower stall
  • Each bedroom is charmingly decorated with antique furniture.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
3 queen beds, 2 double beds, 6 single beds, 2 port-a-cribs, 2 water heaters, gas furnace, gourmet kitchen appliances, and beautiful gardens in a Victorian Chautauqua on the National Historic Register.

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