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Beautifully Renovated Victorian Cottage in Historic Bay View

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Space 2,800 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Cottage, 5 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

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, a National Historic Landmark. 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 Landmark, 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.

More Details

Owner
Charlene
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 18, 2017

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.

Amenities

Petoskey Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Beautifully Renovated Victorian Cottage in Historic Bay View
average rating of 4.888889 based on 18 reviews
5

Lovely Large Historic Victorian

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely large historic three level Victorian with a fabulous porch right off the kitchen. There is one bedroom and full bath on the main floor. The house has 5 bedrooms with 4 baths, plenty of room and hot water for everyone. The fully equipped, updated modern kitchen is the heart of the home where everyone congregated. The home is located in a quiet area called Bay View along HWY 31, there is a walking bridge that will take you to the water side to watch beautiful sunsets. Its a short drive to downtown Petoskey also. I would highly recommend this location.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just as advertised

  • 4 of 5

Meet expectations.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Home

  • 5 of 5

Visited in mid August, for a golf vacation. We had 4 couples. Each couple had their own bedroom and full bath. Kitchen is wonderful, fully equipped with everything you would need. Wonderful covered back porch, great place for coffee in the morning. Close to town and wonderful restaurants. Short walk to the bay to see beautiful sunsets. We would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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4

Clean. Kitchen and bathrooms in good functioning condition. Plenty of bathrooms. Plenty of hot water

  • 4 of 5

Quaint clean good functioning home and liked location and had good weather in August. Would go back.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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5

wonderful weekend with the girls

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay here the home slept the twelve girls very comfortably we might just have to do it again sometime the kitchen was great

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Amazing vacation site!

  • 5 of 5

We come back year after year to this amazing Victorian home in beautiful Petoskey! This vacation home is charming, comfortable, and spacious, with a fully equipped kitchen that is great for cooking and hanging out. Nice hiking trails out back, great views out each window, many comforts and amenities. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Map

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.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Damage Deposit $750

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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