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Karen Hadley

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

Lake Charlevoix Cottage

13 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Northern Michigan Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Sleeping Porch, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

This charming classic clapboard cottage on the South Arm of beautiful Lake Charlevoix is situated in the heart of Northern Michigan's Water Wonderland. Nestled in the woods and on the lake, this spot is quiet and cozy! This delightful little red gem has a sandy beach for superb swimming and beach fires, a dock for fishing, a screened in sleeping porch, and the great out of doors all around. Also, a bar-b-que is provided.

Sleeps 6. The master bedroom has a queen bed, private bath, two windows that face the lake and a walk-in closet. The sleeping porch, which also faces the lake, has two built-in single beds, ideal for kids or anyone under 6ft. tall. The living room has a queen size hide-a-bed and a queen size futon. The main bathroom is off of the living room and has a shower, along with a washer and dryer.

The family kitchen is large, cheery and well stocked; great for family gatherings, board games or just hanging out.

Other gathering spots include a lovely old fashioned garden with 4 adirondack chairs and an umbrella, a very large shaded lawn, a great sandy beach and of course, the dock!

Dog friendly!

A great place to relax, read, play, fish, swim, shop, dine in or out and make memories with your family and friends.

Keywords: Lake Front, classic cottage, cute, swimming beach, deep water dock, sailing, boating, fishing, water sports, biking, beach fires, woods, privacy, close to town, shopping, day spa.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Karen Hadley (Property Manager)
Member since: 2012
Call Manager
Speaks: english

About Karen Hadley

Great granddaughter of original owners and granddaughter of original builders. I live near by and am the caretaker along with my brother (who also lives in Charlevoix) and our families.

Karen Hadley purchased this cottage in 1937

Why Karen Hadley chose Northern Michigan

This cottage is my family heritage and is where my favorite lifetime memories were created. We grew up here during the summers enjoying camp fires, s'mores, swimming, fishing with my mom, waterskiing, reading under the shade trees and just plain being kids. Every day was an adventure! As an adult, I appreciate this unique setting even more. We would like to share this with you so that you and your family may create similar memories.

What makes this cottage unique

As you drive down the tree shaded drive, you can spot Mimi's red cottage at the end of the road. You step out of your car and take in a deep breath of fresh lake air. Walk through the garden into the country kitchen and immediately feel right at home. Don't bother to unpack, instead head down the expanse of lawn right to the lake. Walk out to the end of the dock, take another deep breath and RELAX! Your vacation has now begun!


based on 13 traveler reviews

Lake Charlevoix Cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
Clearwater Beach FL

What a wonderful time

  • 5 of 5

Owners and family were wonderful, it was like staying at a friend's cabin. Property was beautiful and rustic, everything we needed for our two week stay. If you are looking for a place to disconnect and relax for a while, this is the place. I have been coming to Lake Charlevoix for 45 years, a beautiful lake with lots to do. Dock was big enough and deep enough to dock my 25' wakeboard boat and my 18' fishing boat. We caught small mouth bass and walleye within 200 yards of the cabin, paddle boarded, wake surfed, wake boarded, tubed and enjoyed many hours on the water. We golfed at 3 different courses within 20 minutes drive, boated into town to listen to live music and ate plenty of fudge. Thank you for a wonderful vacation, see you next year!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed your stay and that you had a great time on Lake Charlevoix. We appreciate your review. Just reading it made me happy, and brought back good memories of great family times on Lake Charlevoix! We would love to have you return next summer!!! Karen
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Columbus, IN

Best time ever on Lake Charlevoix!

  • 5 of 5

We just came back from an absolutely wonderful stay at the cottage. 4 people and a dog. What a fantastic stay. The cottage was great, cabin atmosphere, quiet, very relaxing. Swam off the dock, cooked out by the lake, slept on the porch, etc... Great time. I have summered on Charlevoix for the past 7 years, and this was by far our favorite vacation. My wife said that if it not for the kids, she would have cried when she had to leave... she loved it so much. Thanks for the great time!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed the cottage as much as we do and hope that the memories and the relaxation stay with you for a long time. We also hope you will come back next year!
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  • 5 of 5

We booked after reading the reviews on this website. It was everything advertised and much more.

We brought our black lab she didn't want to leave the water!

Owner and family are very nice. Hope to come back again this year.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fishing trip

  • 5 of 5

We loved the cabin. I take my store managers on a fishing trip every year and this was one of the best trips to date. Erveryone had a great time. The cabin was perfect. We had everything that we needed for an enjoyable weekend. If we decide to return to this area for next years trip we would like to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind review. We are happy that you enjoyed your visit and hope that the fishing was good. Our neighbors were quite impressed with your night navigational abilities. Hopefully next summer we will have some more lights on the dock! We also hope you will come back next summer / fall!
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Fabulous cottage, location and hosts

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our time at Mimi's cottage. The cottage is unique, interesting and comfortable. The location is fabulous on Lake Charlevoix. and the hosts were very friendly and welcoming. We hope to return to this wonderful place.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful family get away

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a wonderful vacation in this cottage! The setting is beautiful!! The dock is fantastic for swimming and fishing. The owners were very helpful and easy to work with. We hope to be back next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Traverse City
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
The Landings
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Ironton Ferry
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Charlevoix, Ironton,
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
The Landings, Ironton, MI
Nearest Ski
35 Miles
Nub's Nob and Boyne Highlands
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
front yard
Car: recommended

Castle Farms is nearby with activities / shows/weddings every weekend. Strawberry, raspberry picking nearby at Kitely's farm. The Jordan River is great for canoeing and tubing. Lake Charlevoix is wonderful for swimming, fishing, skiing, kayaking, sailing, and most water sports. Petoskey stone hunting is a favorite past-time.


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Changeover Day: Monday
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $500

reservations of one week prefered. Sat-Sat. Monthly rentals available at discounted rate.

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Northern Michigan Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Washer and Dryer
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Master bath has a tub/shower combination. Window faces the woods. Main bathroom is large with a shower. It also has a washer and dryer in it.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1) In Master Bedroom, Twin or Single Beds (2) Built ins, on sleeping porch, queen Sleep Sofa and a queen Futon in Living Room.
  • Books ...
  • Television ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
This is your perfect spot to escape from your stressors of home. While we are tucked into the woods and on the lake, you will not feel isolated. Feel free to do as much or as little as you wish, this is the ideal location for relaxation.

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