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Matthew Isard

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

325 ft of SANDY Lake Charlevoix frontage on 6 Acres

11 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Northern Michigan Cottage Rental Photos and Description

5 bedroom, 3 bath sleeps 12+

This one of a kind main body lake front home, offers a newly remodeled “A” frame and a rustic northern Michigan cabin which are connected by a classic screened in porch. It is the best of both worlds! Sitting on 6 secluded wooded acres, this Lake Charlevoix cottage, is ideal for multiple families or a family with a handful of kids! Nestled in “Beers Bay” where it is almost always calm and you can wade out over 200 ft. into the crystal clear waters of Lake Charlevoix. This cottage is one of few, on Lake Charlevoix that offers 325 ft. of sandy beachfront. 5 bedrooms, 3 full baths, sleep’s 12-13. Currently totally remodeled, this home has 2 beautiful HUGE Michigan stone fireplace, natural wood floors, butcher block countertops, fire pit, gas grill, canoe, water toys and a hook for your boat. Everything you will ever need is included, just a toothbrush and a change of clothes and you will be all set. You will never run out of things to do, Avalanche Bay (Boyne Water Park), Historic Ironton car ferry, Castle Farms, Boyne City, Charlevoix, Zip Line, Golf, Petoskey, Nature Center Advance Store and Marina all within minutes. You will not be disappointed in the location, irreplaceable beaches, amenities, and crystal clear waters at this Lake Charlevoix Property. All Summer rentals are Friday to Friday. WE ONLY RENT MAY-OCTOBER, NO WINTER RENTALS.

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Matthew Isard (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Matthew Isard

We are a family of 5, and love the outdoors. Skiing, boating, golf, fishing hunting you name it! This is a second home for us and we currently live in Spring Lake MI.

Matthew Isard purchased this cottage in 2010

Why Matthew Isard chose Northern Michigan

We have both vacationed in northern MI as kids and have family in the surrounding area. Our intentions are to eventually retire on Lake Charlevoix and enjoy everything the area has to offer. But until then we want to share the opportunity with anyone else, to experience northern Michigan at its finest!

What makes this cottage unique

This home gives you the best of both worlds, the old style Northern Michigan cabin along with a quaint homely decorated 'A' frame.


based on 11 traveler reviews

325 ft of SANDY Lake Charlevoix frontage on 6 Acres
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 11 reviews

This place is perfect for us

  • 5 of 5

We rented this place in 2013 and again this year for a week in the summer. Our group has been renting for our annual summer vacation for 10 years now and we like this property the best. We have 11-12 of us and the two separate cabins give us plenty of space, sleeping options, and opportunities to be in your own space if you need some down time. Great combination of modern amenities along with old fashioned rustic comfort. The porch off the main cabin provides grandma and grandpa with their preferred shade while giving them a great view of the lake and beach below. Very clean, well appointed, and welcoming atmosphere. The owner is easy to deal with and very responsive to any request or issue that might arise.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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2nd Year/Better than the first

  • 5 of 5

I don't know how it's possible to have more fun the second time around. we love it, love it, love it. We shared with our family. Brought our Bryant speedboat(24.5')parked it out front. Brother rented pontoon. Played beach badminton, ladder golf, speedminton, campfires, swam, lounged on the floating oasis(inflatable). We found it to be clean and comfortable. Used the laundry great asset. Was nice to meet you Matt. Look forward to next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had two families stay with a total of 8 children and 4 adults. Absolutely beautiful home and accommodations were top notch! Exactly as described. Peace, fun, relaxation, excitement, and enjoyment was had by all! Highly recommend and owners are great people!:) A+

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rochester Hills, Michigan

We'll be back!

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a 7 night stay at this incredible cabin. Loved everything about it! A few highlights:

Beach: Incredible, and perfect for small kids. Water is high relative to recent norms (in 2014) but there was plenty of sandy beach, and we could easily wade out 200+ feet before the water eclipsed 4 feet deep. Beyond that, the water deepens quickly ... but it's perfect for small kids (which we had plenty of, with 1, 2, 3 and 5 year olds). Kids could play in the sand, and within 20 feet of shore without worry. Water was clear and 70 degrees plus (even after the horrible winter we just had). Even went swimming at night, and loved it! The view in the morning is incredible ... and morning swims are a must!

A-Frame / Cabin: The property consists of two separate buildings separated by a covered breezeway. The A-Frame was command central for our trip, with its open kitchen, island, and living room area, but the cabin could have easily served this purpose. We had four separate families on our trip, and at one point, 13 people staying ... we all had private space for ourselves, and we all slept comfortably. Buildings are in great shape, and offer a nice blend of rustic + modern conveniences. Stove, oven, microwaves, two refrigerators, dishwasher, front-loading washer/dryer (which we used extensively), multiple TVs, games, etc. You literally only need to bring clothes, and food, and you're good to go! The deck on the A-Frame is awesome ... great place to have coffee in the morning, and offers incredible views of the lake (photos don't do it justice).

Accommodations: Dishes, glassware, silverware, bedding, towels, washcloths, dish towels, cookie sheets, gas grill, fire pit, pillows, blankets, TVs, WIFI, XBox, games, furniture, beach chairs, deck chairs ... this place literally has everything you need.

People: The owner was a fantastic guy, offering help at every turn. Be sure to hook up with Bert for firewood (great deal!).

Overall: We will DEFINITELY be back ... this was our first rental through VRBO, so we were a bit nervous. Prior positive reviews convinced us this was a good move, and we didn't regret it a bit. When you pull in the driveway, and take in the incredible view, you'll be sold. When you wake up, and take in the view of Lake Charlevoix in the morning, drink some coffee on the deck, take a swim, then close the evening by a bonfire on the beach, you'll be sold as well.

Thank you Matt for the great memories for our family! Loved it

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rochester Hills, Michigan

Beautiful cottage and sandy beach

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful, spacious cottage for a large family - grandparents, parents and grandchildren, 10 people in all. We found the place exactly as advertised and were pleased with the many pots, pans and refrigerator space. We like the extra beachtowels available and thought it one of the best vacation places we had ever been. Children and grandchildren enjoyed nearby windsurfing and paddle boarding and the farmers market in Boyne. We are definitely recommending this property to our friends.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Acworth, GA

Great Location and Beach

  • 5 of 5

Our family returned to Lake Charleviox after a twenty-five year absence. Upon arrival we found the place clean and well maintained. The owner had a new refrigerator delivered during the week and was very responsive during the process. The two cabins worked very well for our group of ten.

We would definitely rent again if we return to northern MI.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Traverse City MI
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Advance (Somerset Point)
Nearest Ski
7 Miles
Boyne Mountian
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Charlevoix Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
early summer
May 6 2016 - Jun 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
Jul 1 2016 - Jul 8 2016
7 night minimum stay
late summer
Jul 9 2016 - Sep 2 2016
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

1/2 rental rate is collected at time of rental acceptance, remaining + $275 cleaning fee and a $500 refundable damage deposit are collected on May 1st 2015

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Northern Michigan Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Cabin
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 bunk bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 10 beach chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

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