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Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

Charming 4-Bedroom Charlevoix Cottage

18 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Northern Michigan House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Welcome to Our Cottage in Charlevoix the Beautiful in Michigan's Northwest region. This could be your home away from home. Cottage is located on the north side of Charlevoix, one block off historic Michigan Avenue with access to the beautiful beaches of Lake Michigan. Five-minute walk to charming downtown Charlevoix where shopping, dining, and entertainment await you. It's just a short stroll to see breathtaking sunsets or an evening concert in the park. A brisk 10-minute walk can take you to a beautiful City library, Depot Beach, and many of Charlevoix's historic, whimsical Earl Young 'mushroom homes'.

Upon your first visit to Charlevoix, you will understand why it is called 'Charlevoix the Beautiful.' For over 100 years, people have traveled to Charlevoix to make this one of the great vacation destinations in Northern Michigan.

The town of Charlevoix is situated around three lakes: Lake Michigan, Lake Charlevoix, and Round Lake, a natural harbor connecting the two lakes to each other.

Charlevoix is known for its beautiful beaches, clear blue waters and stunning sunsets. During the summer months, the average high temperature is 75 degrees with relatively no humidity. This amazing weather lends itself perfectly to the wide variety of outdoor activities that are offered in the area.

The downtown area of Charlevoix is the heart and soul of Charlevoix. It offers art galleries, clothing boutiques, restaurants, and world-famous fudge shops. In the middle of town is the City park and marina. The City park has a band shell that hosts evening concerts all summer long.

Downtown Charlevoix is also the port to the Beaver Islander and Emerald Isle, two boats owned and operated by the Beaver Island Boat Company. Beaver Island is located 32 miles off Charlevoix coast. Surrounded by freshwater and accessible only by boat or plane, Beaver Island is a one-of-a-kind getaway.

Family-friendly property with four bedrooms including master bath and bedroom which to an outdoor patio/deck on the first floor, and three bedrooms and full bath/shower on the second floor, two bedrooms include queen-size pillowtop mattress beds and one bedroom has two twin beds. All bedrooms have many windows allowing the cool breezes in off Lake MIchigan. Home has been completely renovated and newly-furnished and includes a complete kitchen with all the necessary cooking utensils and components to prepare, cook and serve full family meals or wipe up a quick snack. The front porch is a treasure and a get place to relax, have a cup of coffee or a glass of wine and watch the world go by and to enjoy the breezes off Lake Michigan. A warm and inviting feeling greets you in every room.

Centrally located in the heart of Michigan's northwest, Charlevoix is 50 miles from Traverse City, 15 miles from Petoskey, and about 65 miles from Mackinac City and historic Mackinaw Island. Come and enjoy all the beauty that northern Michigan has to offer in all seasons!

Keywords: Summer rental, cottage, bungalow, family-friendly

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

About The Owner

I am a Michigan native, and although life circumstances have resulted in me living in Florida for many years; my heart will always be in northern MIchigan. While growing up in Michigan my best memories are from when we went 'Up North!' Up North is not just a location, to me it is a mindset of relaxation and enjoyment in beautiful surroundings! My dream is to become a true 'snow-bird' and retire in the best of both worlds, spring/summer & fall in Michigan, and winters in Florida!

The Owner purchased this house in 2011

Why The Owner chose Northern Michigan

The Charlevoix-Petoskey-Traverse City-Glen Arbor/Glen Haven were always our vacation destinations while growing up in the metropolitan Detroit area. Charlevoix has not grown as fast as some of the other northern Michigan cities and it retains its quaint charm surrounded by water, water everywhere. The charm of the town and the friendliness of the people are why I wanted to have a vacation home in Charlevoix the Beautiful!

What makes this house unique

I enjoy walks along the Lake Michigan shoreline, Mt. McSauba Recreation area, or along Park Avenue down to Boulder Park to see the Earl Young 'mushroom' homes, or over to Depot Beach in the early mornings, or into downtown to shop, dine, or enjoy a concert in East Park long the marina!


based on 18 traveler reviews

Charming 4-Bedroom Charlevoix Cottage
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 18 reviews
Hudsonville, MI

Wonderful vacation home

  • 5 of 5

Everything was very comfortable for the seven of us and the location of the house is so convenient to everything in town and also for a drive to Mackinac Island & the Bridge, Traverse City too, where we were able to enjoy the Cherry Festival. So much to do and see in this area and so beautiful! This home was very clean & comfortable, we enjoyed ourselves.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

We were extremely pleased with the house! There were 8 of us and we were all extremely comfortable. Every bed was said to be very comfy. I know ours was! Beautiful house helped make beautiful memories!

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wedding Weekend in Charlevoix

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Faith for sharing this beautiful home! We had eight adults living comfortably without feeling a bit crowded. Easy stroll to downtown and shopping. We hope to get back again!

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable home, Mayberry street

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home, Faith! All 6 of us felt so comfortable there. Loved the front porch! My favorite time was in the morning - breakfast, coffee, and a good book. Any time we were not in town, at the beach, or on the bike trail, we were hanging out on your porch. My 17-year-old daughter and her friend, however, preferred the back deck when tanning. Your home is beautifully decorated and so comfortable. During the rainy days, we rented movies and all gathered in the cozy family room. The walk to town was perfect, shopping - excellent, and a variety of restaurants to try - my favorite was the pastry/coffee shop on the corner, it has the best lunch menu (the apple/brie salad is amazing). We love Charlevoix, loved your home. Thank you for making our week so enjoyable!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you and your family enjoyed your week in my home in Charlevoix the Beautiful! Thank you again for selecting my home for your family trip. Enjoy the rest of your summer!
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Lower Michigan

A beautiful place in a beautiful place

  • 5 of 5

This cottage exceeded the description given here. Located just a 5 minute walk from downtown Charlevoix, steps to the beach, and a short bike ride to the rail/trail to Petoskey. We enjoyed the park off of Mt Mcsauba Rd, trails through the woods, dunes, and swimming are all there to be enjoyed.The owner was very helpful and had thought of everything a family would need in a vacation rental. We had nine people in the house and never felt crowded, plenty of room. The house has a great porch for relaxing and the backyard is fenced with a barn where we were able to store our bikes. We would highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review; so glad you enjoyed your week in Charlevoix! Enjoy the rest of your summer.
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Perfect for us...

  • 5 of 5

This was a perfect spot for the family over Venetian Week in Charlevoix. My brother & I grew up in Charlevoix - but the home property was sold some time ago. Our return for Venetian Week and my high school reunion hinged on finding the perfect place -- and we did. The home is within walking distance of downtown and one of the Lake Michigan beaches. There was plenty of room for us... and it just felt like home... Thank you!!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Venetian Week is a great week to be in Charlevoix! Thank you for selecting my home for your reunion visit in Charlevoix the Beautiful!
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Cherry Capital Airport, Traverse City
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Downtown Charlevoix
Nearest Ferry
0.25 Miles
Beaver Island Ferry
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Charlevoix Golf & Country Club
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
SR 31
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Several in downtown Charlevoix
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
Mt. McSauba
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Lake Michigan
Car: not necessary

WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE: DOWNTOWN: Just a five-minute walk across the bridge leads you to shopping, dining, and nightly entertainment. LAKE MICHIGAN: A short one block walk takes you to a virtually unknown public access stairway to the beach. LAKE CHARLEVOIX: (Depot Beach): This beach is located on Lake Charlevoix, with lifeguards, playground equipment, restrooms, and a pavilion for picnicking. THE CHARLEVOIX GOLF CLUB: This 9-hole public course measures 3,300 yards. Superb conditioning and its unique road crossings make it a fantastic, affordable choice for players of all abilities. PUBLIC TENNIS COURTS. CHARLEVOIX PUBLIC LIBRARY. BOATERS PARADISE. CENTRAL LOCATION IN BEAUTIFUL NORTHWEST MICHIGAN - 15-20 miles to Petoskey/Bay Harbor/Harbor Springs area, 65 miles to Mackinaw City and historic Mackinaw Island, 50 miles to Traverse City and Grand Traverse Bay region. Daily guided/narrated ferry boat tours to Beaver Island - 'America's Emerald Isle'.


Rates & Availability

Charlevoix House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Low Season
Sep 1 2015 - May 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
Summer (High Season)
Jun 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning fee short stays $90
Pet Fee $125
Cleaning fee - weekly $120

Down payment to secure property rental is 50% of rental rate. Final payment, due 30 days prior to check-in date, includes the remaining 50% of the rental rates, $250.00 security deposit, and $125 pet cleaning fee if applicable for an approved pet. Rates subject to change as applicable.

50% of the rental fee secures the reservation; remaining 50% of the rental fee, cleaning fee, pet fee if applicable, and security deposit due 30 days prior to scheduled check-in date. Payment(s) made be made by personal check or money order.

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Northern Michigan House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , On main floor.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , On second floor. New flooring installed Spring 2013.
  • 2 full baths, each with tub and shower. One on first floor, one on second floor.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , On second floor.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , On second floor
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , On second floor
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master bedroom on 1st floor.
  • Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1). New carpeting installed on stairs, hallway and three bedrooms upstairs in Spring 2013. New wood flooring installed in Master Bedroom Spring 2013 also.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Cottage is located on north side of Charlevoix, one block off historic Michigan Avenue with access to the beautiful beaches of Lake Michigan, five-minute walk to charming downtown Charlevoix where shopping, dining, and entertainment await you, short stroll to see breathtaking sunsets or an evening concert in the park, warm and inviting feeling in every room, four bedrooms (one on first floor, three on second floor) and two full baths (one with shower and one with combination shower/tub), fenced in back yard, patio/deck located off master bedroom with gas grill and patio set, beautiful front porch with two seating areas, completely renovated and newly-furnished, fully stocked kitchen, neighborhood includes many estate-size homes, close to grocery store and golf and tennis.

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