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Vacation Properties of Northern Michigan

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english

Executive Residence on Beautiful Shores of Lake Michigan

11 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Charlevoix House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Sunroom, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

If the Four Seasons Hotel chain offered a lake front rental in Michigan, this would be it! Highest quality, full log construction in impeccable condition on Lake Michigan. A newer luxury build, executive level residence with soaring ceilings, massive log beams and rafters, plank floors and carpeted bedrooms. Take long walks on the beach and witness beautiful pink and purple sunsets from this western facing home. Walk out almost a ¼ mile into the lake before you get waist deep. You get a secluded feeling on this heavily wooded lot but are just minutes from all conveniences. A wonderful, soothing retreat to get away from all of the stresses back home but with all conveniences you'd expect in a luxury retreat. Directv, flat panel TVs, Movie channels, WIFI, Blu Ray/DVD player with a movie library, board games as well as a large propane grill are all included. This property is serviced locally by a professional manager for the best possible experience up north!

1. Just 50 steps from the house to the beach.

2. 10 minutes from shopping and eating in downtown Charlevoix

3. Sun room with nearly floor to ceiling windows that open with a large, beautiful stone fire place for added warmth and ambiance on cooler evenings.

4. Large Master suite with sitting area, King bed, and dual vanity. Has private patio and gas fireplace.

5. New for 2013, brand new, expansive deck that is ideal for sunning or dining. Also, new are high quality cast aluminum deck chairs, chaise lounge and table. The perfect place for an evening cocktail and view of the gorgeous sunsets over Lake Michigan.

6. Gourmet kitchen with high end appliances (Sub-Zero Fridge, Large Viking Range and Gaggenau double oven as well as Sub-Zero dual zone Wine Fridge for perfect temperature reds and whites). A large variety of cookware, pans, utensils, etc. are provided. Also, some small appliances (e.g. coffee maker) are on site.

7. 47' Flat panel television in great room. Flat panels in the two guest bedrooms. (Directv) Blu Ray player and Netflix, Vudu streaming available on main television in great room

8. Down comforters and Pillows on all beds (non allergenic available, too)

9. 25 minutes to Traverse City, Petoskey and Boyne City

10. Propane gas grill provided (1 tank of propane, too)

11. Friske’s gourmet pizza just 5 minutes from the home

12. High Speed internet (WiFi) included

13. 3 fireplaces, 2 wood burning with one cord of wood provided.

14. Three miles south of Fisherman’s state park (beach, trails, hiking, fishing)

15. Extra full size pull out bed in sunroom

16. Massive stone, wood burning fireplace in great room

17. Famous Rowe Inn and Tapawingo restaurants (best dining / wine lists in northern Michigan – just 10 minutes away)

18. Whole house Music system (CD player, iPod connection)

19. Fire pit for outdoor fires and s'mores.

20. All bedrooms feature soft Berber carpeting

21. Back up, automatic generator in case of power outage

22. New, large capacity Samsung digital high capacity washer and dryer.

Keywords: Lake Michigan, Waterfront, High End Home, Charlevoix, Northern Michigan Rental, Lake Michigan Sunsets

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Vacation Properties of Northern Michigan (Property Manager)
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english


based on 11 traveler reviews

Executive Residence on Beautiful Shores of Lake Michigan
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

Great Location on Lake Michigan

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to Michigan and we loved it!! The house was exceptional. We based our decision on the photos and we were not disappointed. Every day we noticed something else in the house that impressed us. The attention to detail was clearly obvious. The rooms were lovely, the kitchen was well-equiped and the location was perfect. We were able to walk down the steps to the beach and walk along the lake for as long as we wanted. The house, itself, was equipped with supplies, soap, etc.; better some other homes we have rented through VRBO. Charlevoix is well located between Mackinaw City (and Mackinac Island) and Petoskey in one direction and Traverse City and Sleeping Bear Dunes in the other. We thought Charlevoix and Petoskey were very nice towns to walk around. If we were to return to this area we would certainly look to rent this amazing property.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exquisite Lake Michigan Property!

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful property exceeded our expectations! Had a campfire every night, loved the kitchen, tons of room for the whole family, superb views of Lake Michigan (even had eagles paying a visit!) and an easy drive into Charlevoix, Petoskey or Harbor Springs, all with great restaurants and shops. Danielle, the property manager was a joy to work with and answered all of our questions. Also a bonus, being able to pay through PayPal!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brighton, MI

Thank You for a lovely vacation at your place.....

  • 5 of 5

As a Michigander, I have gone "up north" for many summer vacations and experienced different ​places . This log home is the cutting edge​! ​It has everything: a beautiful inside decor with all the conveniences and the natural beautiful decor outside plus the convenience of WiFi​. You can spend your entire time there in this peaceful setting or ​it is located near the charm​ing​ town of Charlevoix ​and close to​ many other areas to visit, to name a few: Petosk​e​y, Harbor Springs​, Suttons Bay, Leland, the Sand Dunes​ and ​a day trip to ​​Mackinaw Island.

The ​beach ​area is lovely - ​you can swim or boat right in front of the cottage or sit on the upper deck and watch the waves or go down a few steps and walk the sandy beach looking for Petoskey stones. ​Even ​rainy days are picturesque​ and Lake Michigan has beautiful sunsets. ​This Lodge is a wonderful place to vacation for a large family or a few people.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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charlevoix gem

  • 5 of 5

The house was simply perfect: the kitchen , the views, the decks, the interior. Everything met our expectations and even went beyond. Only one suggestion, make sure that all the window and door screens are fixed. Being up there with the cool lake breeze and no AC is the best!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to work with you! We will be sure to place more screens for next season. The home IS air conditioned but we agree that there is nothing like that Lake breeze, it's so nice at nights. Also, we noticed the door to the back deck's screen was stretched over the summer. We apologize for that but will rectify for the upcoming season and it will be replaced! Look forward to having you back! Thank you!
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

Our family loved our vacation at this home. It is beautifully appointed; exactly as described. The location is perfect for enjoying Charlevoix and the surrounding area. It also worked well for attending a wedding at Castle Farms. Our only suggestion is to have it better stocked with liquid dish detergent, toilet paper, and paper towels. We also would have appreciated more towels so we didn't have to do laundry so frequently. Everything else was terrific and very comfortable. Danielle, the property manager, was very helpful, too!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Julie - I'm so glad you and your family had such a wonderful time! It was a pleasure to work with you and plan your vacation at this property. I agree with you on the location, it's so peaceful, yet a quick trip to town. I am so sorry that you would have liked more of those items. I wish you would have called, I would have been there in a heartbeat to take care of it! The same amount is put out all summer but I understand every group of guests is different and may need more of one thing and less of another. I will be sure to talk to the cleaning crew and we can increase these items to ensure your next stay is just as awesome as this one! I look forward to working with you again soon! -Danielle-
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Wonderful, private executive log home.

  • 5 of 5

This is an amazing, large executive log home located in a private setting with Lake Michigan in the back yard. We stayed for a week and took day trips to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore (south-east) and to Mackinac Island, both just under two hours away. The city of Charlevoix is about twenty minutes North, but ten of those minutes are the slow-paced drive out of this lake shore drive (20 mph) and through back county roads to return to the highway.

We had a number of rainy days, which were perfect for spending the day inside this beautiful, cozy home, reading a book or taking a nap. The water level in Lake Michigan was high, such that there was no 'beach access' because the 'beach' was all under water. Not a problem though, because just two miles north of the neighborhood is a state park with beach access.

The sunsets on the lake are as wonderful as the others have described here.

The whole house audio system was great for creating a nice atmosphere. The kitchen has top-notch appliances and pots/pans/dishes/etc. It is obvious that the architect, builder and designers knew what they were doing when they created this masterpiece of a home.

The property manager was friendly and responsive. But I found that the best method of communication was via text messages, not via the web or email.

The city of Charlevoix is a nice, quaint town and fun to visit. We did eat at the Weathervane Restaurant, as others recommended and it was great (about $35/person). You can park near the restaurant, walk out to the pier and see the lighthouse that is in the typical photo of this area. The water is crystal clear.

Be sure to visit the Art Barn located on SR 31 as you head into Charlevoix. They have lots of different art pieces and it is worth visiting.

I would highly recommend this property as an excellent single (maybe extended) family getaway. There are three bedrooms (master + 2) and a central sunroom that has a couch with a hide-away bed - with little privacy. You could sleep 8 comfortably (4 beds x 2 people).

Don't forget to pack the bug spray! The owners spray for bugs and the mosquitoes weren't particularly aggressive at this property. But they were very aggressive at some of the areas that we hiked (Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes).

If you plan to do the 'dune hike' at Sleeping Bear, be sure to take sun screen and plenty of water (we did) - it is a strenuous 3 mile hike through sand and hills.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was such a pleasure to have you at the house! Thank you for the kind review. The beach is still walkable from our property for miles and miles but because of the heavy snow and vast amount of ice from this years record breaking winter, lake levels are the highest we've seen in years and some areas of the beach will require water shoes. Look forward to working with you again to plan another stay!
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Charlevoix House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jul 11 2016 - Aug 28 2016
7 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Aug 29 2016 - Sep 4 2016
7 night minimum stay
Fall Season
Sep 5 2016 - Sep 11 2016
7 night minimum stay
Fall Season
Sep 12 2016 - Nov 19 2016
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $225
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 6.0%

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Charlevoix House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2.5
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1) Master Bedroom, Queen size Beds (2) Two queens - One in each of the two other bedrooms, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen Size in the Sunporch Area
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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