This spacious cottage, built in 1886, is updated with every amenity while maintaining its 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 10, 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.