|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Beautiful Michigan Lakefront Property. Private home located about 15 minutes outside of Charlevoix, in the quaint village of Norwood. Nestled on wooded site, the property is full of flowers and greens. Nine foot ceiling provide spacious open living space with graceful appointments throughout including natural fireplace in living room and first floor master bedroom. All rooms give beautiful views of Lake Michigan. Wrap around expansive deck with all outdoor furniture makes for spectacular views and gorgeous sunsets. Elegantly furnished with all hardwood floors, fully equipped large kitchen, reading loft, library, includes Satellite TV, Blu_Ray DVR. Ipod port and CD player. Secure wireless high speed Internet. Full house stereo. Sleeps up to 8. Three ½ baths. First floor washer and dryer, 2 ½ car garage. Ceiling fans and air conditioning. Near by skiing. Right on the Lake. All rooms have a great lake view. Shower and Jacuzzi.
Keywords: Lake Front Beach Front Lake Michigan Wi-Fi Jacuzzi Luxury Home. All rooms face the Lake. 1st floor Master Bedroom opens to covered porch. Skiing
Must be seen to be believed
I cannot count the years or the seasons that I have spent in this house, but I do remember the first time I turned off Highway 31 into the lovely village of Norwood and drove on the road that paralleled Lake Michigan. The beauty of the lake, of the beach, of the trees, of the expanse of sky has never failed to make me gasp at the wonder of it all.
The house—we call it by the generic name of Norwood—is starkly beautiful. It was built as a testimony to the surroundings of woods and lake. There is no room from which you cannot see—and hear—the lake, its crashing, its muttering, its gentle rolling. A choice has been made here: to live as closely as possible to the natural elements.
I love the house, so much so that it is the single scene of a novel I wrote a few years ago. I am a Michigan writer and a life-long resident of Michigan. It is my belief that a writer has to know a place as well as he/she knows the characters. The best parts of that novel—a woman involved in scandal and taking refuge in winter on Lake Michigan—are testimonies to the serenity and the marvel of each season on the lake. The house itself is a character in this story. The revelations could not occur in any other place where what is natural and beautiful account for what is unique and wonderful about the house in Norwood.
Farmington Hills, Michigan
Best Vacation Ever!
My family spent the best week in
Norwood. The house we rented
was so beautifully appointed, gracious
and welcoming, we could have stayed
The home has a very large living space
that is open and full of light with windows
that all look out on Lake Michigan. The master bedroom
on the main floor was a plus while our children
enjoyed their bedrooms and reading area. And we all enjoyed
walking on the beach.
Outdoor grill! Absolutely heaven.
We loved cooking in the kitchen and enjoyed
We stayed in this house the first week of August this past summer and were disappointed with the entire experience.
It started with finding out that this house is not in Charlevoix; it's in a tiny but unremarkable hamlet called "Norwood" that is a good 20 minutes drive from Charlevoix. There are no services except in Charlevoix, so we spent a lot of time driving back and forth. The rental agency forgot to drop off a pack-n-play for our baby, so we had to drive 2 hours to find a Walmart (The Venetian Festival was that night and the Charlevoix bridge was closed - this is small town America) and buy one ourselves. Next, it turns out that there is no "sand beach", but there's a lot of rock beach! Don't be fooled by the pictures. That little patch of sand does exist, but it's not near the water. Also, there are MANY bugs! You often won't want to sit out there because of the bugs.
The interior of the "luxury" house is very dated. The master shower is plastic, not tile, the bed is comfortable but the pillows are cheap Walmart $10 pillows that are 15 years old, for example. The washing machine leaked and we told the company about this but they did nothing about it. The water is well water and you need to buy gigantic bottles of water to drink for the week, and showering feels gross. Worst of all, there are NO window treatments in the whole house!!! So if you are like us, and enjoy sleeping in on summer vacation, you'll be up with the sunrise.
To her credit, the owner did try to contact us about this once we were home but we were unable to reach her again. She seemed sincerely sorry we weren't having a good time.
On the plus side, the rocky beaches make it easy to find Petoskey stones.
In a nutshell, for the huge rent we paid for this week we expected a LOT more. We live in CA and can go to Maui for LESS than this and stay in a brand new luxury condo on the ocean for less than this, in Wailea!
Great for just 'chilling out'
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|