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Russ and Marcia Baugh

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

Lake Charlevoix Family Cottage...Walk to Boyne Main Street Fun

18 Reviews
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Northern Michigan Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

LOCATION, LOCATION! The best view of Lake Charlevoix from the swing of this charming Cottage's porch on Front Street's 'Golden Mile' OR out the door and across the street to the Marina where you've rented a slip OR 3 blocks walk to this Premier Main Street community's small town festivities, concerts, farmer's market, restaurants OR a 4 mile drive to Boyne Mountain resort and spa OR a few minutes more to many quaint cities or harbor towns all the way up to just a 45 minute drive to catch the Ferry to Mackinac Island for the day!

This family cottage is complete with all the comforts and conveniences you could dream of while still packed with loads of cottage charm. The adults will find the two main floor master suites (queen beds) a nice respite after a full day of activities and the kids or an extra family will beg to return every year when they climb the winding stairway to the 3rd bedroom / sleeping loft- appropriately named the 'orphanage' with it's 1 full bed, SIX twins, and one youth / crib, the whole room painted in Boyne City FUN!

Just kick back and watch the sun sink into the lake night after night from the front porch or grill, have s'mores with the family in the private patio/garden in the fenced back yard, after a big day of anything you choose to do from sports to splash year-round fun in this small town, simple-life atmosphere ...have your cake AND eat it too...in this family memory making cottage on the lake!

Keywords: family cottage, boat slip rental available, Lake Charlevoix,

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Russ and Marcia Baugh (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

About Russ and Marcia Baugh

We have 6 kids, 3 of them adopted, two are former grandsons and one of them is Ugandan. We are missionaries helping orphans and widows (grannies) to survive and thrive in Uganda East Africa. When we're not in Boyne City, we're living in the 'bush' near the Nile River, in Nasuti Uganda!

Russ and Marcia Baugh purchased this cottage in 2002

Why Russ and Marcia Baugh chose Northern Michigan

We are born and raised Michiganders from Southwest Michigan....when we began our second phase of life in the mission fields of Africa...we sold out of the busy down-state life to own a piece of the UP-NORTH dream...heaven IS a little closer in a house by the LAKE :)

What makes this cottage unique

We are a walk or a short drive away from anything our heart desires YEAR 'round!...who could ask for anything more?

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Family Cottage Owners,



We thoroughly enjoyed our week long stay at your lovely cottage! In fact, none of us were ready to come home just yet! Your decorating skills are absolutely wonderful. The cottage was so charming and felt like home.

We rented a slip for our boat at The Harborage Marina and it worked out great having it accessible just across the street. Your Cottage manager was very pleasant and accommodating. Only recommendation would be to have roasting sticks for marshmallows & hotdogs for the firepit! we got creative and made some out of wire hangers - ha ha!

Thanks again for sharing your cottage. God bless!

P.S. The kids loved the orphanage and we heard lots of giggles coming from up there throughout the nights! Good times!
Jul 2012
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Reviews

5
based on 18 traveler reviews

Lake Charlevoix Family Cottage...Walk to Boyne Main Street Fun
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews
Michigan
5

Great Location

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week at your Cottage. The three things we enjoyed most about the location were: 1. Our boat was in a slip right across the street. 2. Easy walk into town for breakfast/dinner or the must have ice cream cone. 3. Easy drive to Charlevoix, and Potoskey.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful Place!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our week at this beautiful cottage. It just went way too quickly! Everything was in great condition, the kitchen was well stocked and the location was perfect. It was so nice to be able to walk to town and see the sunset right from the front porch.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Vacation in Boyne!

  • 5 of 5

Incredibly beautiful house in a great location! A couple hundred yards from a public beach (with restrooms) and walking distance from downtown BC. Plenty of room for all the kids upstairs and room for two sets of adults on the main floor. Great porch -- especially for summer sunsets!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Columbus, OH
5

Great Location

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a wonderful stay at this cozy cottage. We had a great view of the lake and just a short walk to town. Our grandsons loved the orphanage. I was concerned the table wouldn't be big enough to accommodate 8 of us but there was plenty of room for all of us to enjoy dinner together. The backyard is beautifully landscaped and a nice quiet and private area to relax and enjoy the fire pit. We tried to rent a pontoon boat in Boyne for just a couple of hours since our 4 grandsons are 5 and younger, but they were booked. A few days later we visited the small town of Walloon (only 6 miles away) and was able to rent a boat for only $150 for 2 hours. This was our first visit to Michigan and we were amazed at how beautiful it is and would love to return!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Michigan
5

practically perfect in every way!

  • 5 of 5

Inside and out! this is WAY beyond your average vacation rental!! Clean, comfortable, SO charming and' cottagey' in every way, and overall just plain Family FUN -

From the Marina where we rented a slip for the week, to the 'orphanage' where our kids loved having their own space, family Wii games, and just a short walk to all the festivities in town & Kilwin's (of course:)... even our rainy day at the Boyne Mountain waterpark was only 5 minutes away! the vote's unanimous We plan to return next year to the back yard firepit for 'S'more'... both skiing and summer season 2016! :) cant say enough !!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

weekend of warmth

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely home this is! We just returned from a ski weekend with our four children. I was worried that the cottage would feel small, but it was perfect--space for everyone. The cottage was clean, and charming, inside and out. It had everything we needed, and more. When looking for a movie to watch in the drawer by the television we discovered puzzles. It had been years since we had completed a large puzzle. My husband and I plowed into it, and our children followed. What a blessing! Perfect quality family time--close enough to Boyne Mountain Resort for a great ski weekend, but perfect location to feel away from it all. The children's room was an escape for our four monsters--truly they felt like they had a place of their own. The sitting room with gas fireplace and view of the lake was magnetic; we consistently gathered there. All in all it was a great rental!

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: A retreat for quality FAMILY time is our focus...so you've given us the highest compliment by your "family-time" review... so creative of you to title it a 'weekend of warmth' when the temps were below zero OUTSIDE and the city mandated to keep water running, LOL! ...thank you and please hurry back :)
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Map

Nearest Airport
6.7 Miles
Boyne Mountain Airport
Nearest Ferry
9.2 Miles
Ironton Ferry to Charlevoix
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Boyne Mountain Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
US 131
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
Cafe Sante --short walk
Nearest Ski
5.5 Miles
Boyne Mountain
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
City Marina Beach--short walk
Nearest Point of Interest
public beach and playground
Nearest Point of Interest
Harborage Marina and slip rental
Nearest Point of Interest
BOYNE MOUNTAIN & AVALANCHE BAY
Nearest Point of Interest
FARMERS MARKET
Nearest Point of Interest
Concerts in the Park Gazebo
Nearest Point of Interest
STROLL THE STREETS
Nearest Point of Interest
Chamber of Commerce log cabin
Nearest Point of Interest
Restaurants, ICE CREAM, chocolates & fudge
Nearest Point of Interest
CITY MARINA
Nearest Point of Interest
YOUNG STATE PARK
Nearest Point of Interest
Whiting Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Horton Bay General Store
Nearest Point of Interest
CHARLEVOIX the beautiful
Nearest Point of Interest
FERRY BOAT
Nearest Point of Interest
Walloon Lake
Nearest Point of Interest
PETOSKEY
Car: recommended

Boyne Mountain resort and indoor Water Park is a 5 minute drive. Besides the largest indoor Water Park in Michigan the resort has a world class Spa and offers downhill and cross country skiing, zipline, tubing, indoor/outdoor pool yr. round & golf courses.

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Rates & Availability

Boyne City Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer-PEAK
Jul 9 2016 - Sep 5 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,275
 
 
Standard Season 1-2016
Sep 6 2016 - Dec 16 2016
3 night minimum stay
$250
From
$295
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,750
 
 
Holiday Christmas -2016
Dec 17 2016 - Dec 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,600
 
 
Holiday New Years-2017
Dec 31 2016 - Jan 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,600
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$250
From
$295
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,750
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
cleaning fee $125

**STANDARD RATES 1750/wk - PEAK SEASON RATE (mid June to end of Aug) 2275/wk - HOLIDAY WEEK 2600/wk (July 4th, Christmas, New Year)
Please inquire for special ski weekend pricing or requests for less than a week

Other weeks, long weekends and/or longer term lease may be available, PLEASE INQUIRE.
50% of rent due to hold reservation. Balance due 4 weeks prior to arrival date.
$500 refundable deposit...RENTAL AGREEMENT REQUIRED

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Amenities

Northern Michigan Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • 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
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Queen size Beds (1) both master suites on the main floor have queen sized beds, Double Beds (1) One full size bed in the 'orphanage', Twin or Single Beds (1) SIX twin beds in the 'orphanage' sleeping loft, Child Beds (1) One youth bed that can be turned to use as a crib in the 'orphanage'
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Best view of Lake Charlevoix from the front porch, Harborage Marina across the street for boat slip rentals, private patio in the back yard, two main floor suites each with Queen bed, large 'orphanage' sleeping loft up a spiral stairway with 1 Full, 6 twins, 1 youth bed/crib!!!

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