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Beautiful Craftsman home 300' from Lake Charlevoix Public Beach

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Bath (Sleeps 5-9)

Enjoy beautiful Lake Charlevoix and Boyne City. House has 2000 square feet and is located in the SOBO district of Boyne City and a short walk to Public Beach on Lake Charlevoix.

Boyne City was voted one of the top Main Streets in America. It boasts great restaurants, shopping, and a farmer's market. It is also a short drive to Petoskey, Charlevoix, Boyne Mountain, and Avalanche Bay Waterpark.

The 4 bedroom home is perfect for families or groups traveling to Boyne City. On the main floor, the spacious living room and dining room allow for plenty of room for a group. Kick back on the front porch or around the fire pit and enjoy the quiet hustle of downtown Boyne City.

More Details

Ken Kruzel
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 21, 2017

About Ken Kruzel

I have lived in Boyne City my entire life and have raised my family of four children here. I own a local insurance agency and I reside next door so am able to help with any questions or issues that may arise. In my free time, I love doing anything active and especially love playing tennis and mountain biking.

Ken Kruzel purchased this house in 2012

Why Ken Kruzel chose Northern Michigan

Having grown up in the area I have wanted to help bring more visitors to the area to enjoy all the many things Boyne City has to offer.

What makes this house unique

I purchased this home for the historic Craftsman architecture and am restoring it to preserve the historic characteristics.


Boyne City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Lake View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 1
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 bunk bed
  • Queen size Beds (3), Bunk Beds (1) Room has Double/Twin Bunkbed
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Home includes 2 separate sun-rooms - one with computer and one with TV.


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Beautiful Craftsman home 300' from Lake Charlevoix Public Beach
average rating of 4.818182 based on 11 reviews

This is a beautiful, spacious home in a perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this house because my mother passed away and we needed a place to stay. It became the gathering place for family to visit and many cherished memories were made here. This home is beautiful and spacious, it was perfect for my large family and also for entertaining. It is open and inviting.

I have to mention the location, you will not find better. Literally just steps from downtown Boyne City and there is a beach with in walking distance and only minutes away from Young State park. This location is also not far from Petoskey or Charlevoix. We were also pleased that there were plenty of towels, dishes and even paper products.

Ken is wonderful to work with. He is friendly, warm and easy to communicate with. He has also provided many extras to make your stay fun and memorable such as kayaks to borrow, fire pits to enjoy, etc. We were not able to take advantage of all that being in this home and location provided so we are planning on coming back as soon as we can!!

We were very happy with our stay,

Jen and Jon Betzold and family

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. It was great having you Ken
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Littleton, CO

Perfect location, comfortable house and fabulous owner!

  • 5 of 5

We have been renting homes in Boyne city for the past five years for our annual up north vacation. I can honestly say this house was a perfect fit for us and our favorite so far!

The location is perfect- easily walkable to ships/restaurants/fishing/beaches and the home is very welcoming and comfortable. We felt very much at home and were able to relax!

Ken was a great host/owner- he was attentive to our needs, house very well stocked with paper supplies/cleaning/towels, and he has lots of extras! (Kayaks, bikes, games, etc).

This is a charming home with character, but has important updates which keep you comfortable (air conditioning, full size washer/dryer, good cable selection and wifi!!!)

Thanks ken for sharing this wonderful home with us!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you all had a great time. Hope you make it back. Ken Kruzel
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Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5

What a fabulous week! The Craftsman rental met all our needs. The beds were comfortable, the kitchen had what we needed, the air conditioning made a difference, but the location was THE BEST - close to everything. Hope to rent it again. Jill Hinrichs

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great cozy place walking distance to everything Owner is a great guy

  • 5 of 5

Have stayed here several times and already reserved for next year

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, We always look forward to seeing you all every year. Ken
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Jackson, Michigan United States

Very enjoyable. Second time renters!

  • 5 of 5

Always a wonderful time. Beautiful house that feels like home. Beautiful location. Lots of extras. Thank you

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

We came to Boyne City with three couples, two teenagers, and a baby; and we had plenty of room in this house. The house is great, and the location is even better. We walked to town several times because there are plenty of shops to browse. The public beach is conveniently close. We enjoyed the Young State Park beach a little more, but we had to drive to that one. Two breweries within walking distance (highly recommend 7 monks over Boyne City taproom if you're going for food as well). Ken is SO friendly and helpful... he even let us use his kayaks and bikes. He was very honest about the fact that this house is a work in progress (being such an old house, he is continually making improvements... mostly just cosmetic). There are two options for a firepit, one in the back yard with a privacy fence around it, and a very nice table with a gas firepit in the center which we chose to use every night out of convenience, and the fact that it's right in the front and you can see the "action" going on in town (mostly just people walking by). If you're adventurous be sure to visit Avalanche park for a good hike up to see beautiful views. We also went to Wildwood Rush and did the canopy tour ziplines. HIGHLY recommend. Everyone had a blast.

Thanks again, Ken! We hope to see you next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
1 Miles
Boyne City Ariport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Boyne tap room
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Ironton Ferry
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Boyne Mountain
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Boyne Tap room
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Boyne Mountain
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
City Beach
Car: not necessary

Zip line. Three of them. 3 miles 6 miles 20 miles


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $25

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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