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al zehnder

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english

Lake Charlevoix-Vintage Log Cabin

9 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Northern Michigan Cabin Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedrooms, 1.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6

Enjoy our wonderfully restored vintage log cabin located directly on 60 feet of beautiful Lake Charlevoix's highly desirable South Arm. Featured in the February 2015 issue of Traverse Magazine. Gorgeous views of Lake Charlevoix from every room. Originally built in 1948 now lovingly remodeled and complete with central heat and a/c, cable, internet, DVD, granite counter tops, new stainless appliances, washer and dryer, stone fireplace, all sheets, towels, dishes, and utensils. Beautiful hickory floors, honey colored wood and original chinked logs throughout.

Three bedrooms; 2 with queen beds and one bedroom with a bunk bed; twin on top and a full bed on the bottom. Additional sleeping loft great for kids and sleeping bags.

One full bathroom and one half bathroom.

Outdoor complete with lakefront fire pit, vinyl dock, mooring stations and gas grill.

Our location on the South Arm of Lake Charlevoix is excellent for swimming, boating, fishing and all watersports.

Our property is non smoking, no pets and has a guest limit of 6.

Come and enjoy all the beauty northern Michigan and Lake Charlevoix has to offer. This is what "Up North" and "Pure Michigan" look like!

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
al zehnder (Owner)
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english


based on 9 traveler reviews

Lake Charlevoix-Vintage Log Cabin
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Winter Wonderland

  • 5 of 5

From start to finish, this property was perfect for a post-Christmas getaway for my husband and me and our two adult children with friends. The home and location provided the perfect blend of relaxation and activity. We were able to stay right in the cabin watching snow fall on the lake while drinking our morning coffee every morning. Both Boyne Highlands and Boyne Mountain provided skiing opportunities within easy distance. It was also an easy drive to Tahquamenon Falls which we had never seen in the winter--amazing!! While there are many excellent eating opportunities within very close distance, we were also able to cook and enjoy meals and football game/New Year's Eve snacks in the well-appointed kitchen. No detail is overlooked in making this home a perfect vacation stay including extensive, clear information about the area provided well in advance by the owners.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased to be part of your family holiday memories. Keep us in mind as you plan your summer vacation. Thanks for being such great guests. Hope to have you back soon.
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Fantastic Family Vacation Stay

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a great time staying here at the lake house! The home had all the amenities we could ever ask for and everything was very clean. Staying in East Jordan is central to many activities like boat rentals, grocery stores, and shopping or being a tourist in Charlevoix. Lake Charlevoix itself it an amazing lake and the water quality is real clean. I cannot wait to visit again some summer!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Coming from as far as you and your family did, we are happy all your expectations were met. Thanks for your comments. Hope to have you back again!
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The best of both worlds!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing week at this East Jordan property. The cabin itself has been beautifully restored and is immaculate. The beds were very comfortable, plush towels and even beach towels were provided for our use. It's location on the South Arm of Lake Charlevoix was perfect for swimming and water sports. We rented SUP's and kayaks from Jordan Valley Outfitters down the road and simply dropped them in the water and rode them back to the cabin - very convenient. We enjoy cooking and it was so nice to have a fully stocked kitchen and gas grill. The owners provide detailed information on area attractions, dining, etc. and it was very helpful. They even mentioned a festival going on during our stay that we could check out. The location is convenient to so much - we spent time in Charlevoix, Boyne City and even Petoskey. The vintage charm coupled with the modern amenities of this cabin provided us with the best of both worlds and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this property to anyone. Thanks again!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your comments and being such great guests. We are proud to be part of your family summer memories. Hope to have you back!
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Just What We Needed!

  • 5 of 5

This vintage log cabin takes you back in time with the spoils of modern amenities. The cabin is very well maintained and the photos of the interior and exterior do not do it justice. The owners extended every courtesy to make sure that our stay was one to remember. We were provided with several pages of information (and recommendations) about the area from shopping to dining to exploration.

The location is very convenient to East Jordan but we found ourselves venturing to Boyne City, Ironton and Charlevoix as well. We traveled by car and by boat as the cabin has mooring stations for the ski boat that we rented for the week from Summertime Rentals - great recommendation! The South Arm of Lake Charlevoix is the place to be!

We very much enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend the property. Thanks again for everything.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you and your family had such a great time. Hope to have you back. Thanks.
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Wonderful Cabin on Lake Charlevoix with all of the amenities

  • 5 of 5

This property was exactly as described and we couldn't have been happier with it. The owners couldn't have made it easier to organize the reservation and they provided all the necessary information as well as very helpful tips about local shops and restaurants that came in very handy. The cabin is very well maintained and it is obvious that the owners paid a great deal of attention to making the cabin as comfortable as possible for guests. The beds were very comfortable, the decor was charming and the kitchen was perfectly equipped. We loved this spot on the calm arm of Lake Charlevoix and the shallow swim area was perfect for the kids. We very much enjoyed our stay and we highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your comments, we're glad you enjoyed your stay. Keep us in mind for next summer and plan a longer northern Michigan adventure. We'd love to have you back. Al
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Great Place!

  • 5 of 5

The listing was very accurate and the owner was very helpful. The photos accurately reflect the interior and exterior and the amenities were as described. The property was very well maintained. The owner provided us with several pages of info about the place and included lists of local restaurants and activities.

The cottage fit our group of 4 adults and two teens well. There is a low-ceiling loft that could be used for additional sleeping but the ladder makes it too high to be safe for younger children.

The location is very convenient to East Jordan, about a mile. There is a public sandy beach and roped off swimming area near downtown East Jordan which our group enjoyed.

The City of Charlevoix is about 13 miles up the road. Several restaurants and nice little shops. There is a public beach there as well for Lake Michigan swimming, with life guards, and very family friendly.

We agree with the owner recommendation for the little ice cream store in East Jordan. It's a great find. Our group gave their hot dogs big thumbs up.

We would certainly recommend this cottage and the owner. We had a great time.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're glad your family had a great time. I will have to give Marty's hot dogs a try! If you need a place to enjoy the fall colors or ski season keep us in mind. Thanks for taking such great care of our home on the lake! Hope to have you back. Al
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Close to everything beautiful northern Michigan has to offer!


Rates & Availability

East Jordan Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Peak Summer
Jul 2 2016 - Sep 5 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Fall Color / Early Ski Season
Sep 6 2016 - Dec 16 2016
3 night minimum stay
Holiday Ski Season
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 7 2017
4 night minimum stay
Ski Season
Jan 8 2017 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Apr 1 2017 - Jun 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $350

Early Summer and Peak Summer Season rentals, one week minimum, Saturday to Saturday only. Check-In at 4pm on day of arrival, Check-Out at 10am on day of departure.
For weekly stays add $150 for one additional guest. For 3 and 4 day stays add $25 per day for one additional guest. Maximum guests allowed for any length of stay is 7.
Payments through PayPal accepted for an additional 4% fee; PayPal's commission
Contact owner for full summer season, full winter (December thru March) ski season, or long-term rental.

50% of rental amount due with signed agreement, remaining 50% balance due 60 days prior to check-in. All taxes, fees, VRBO charges, and housekeeping charges are reflected in the rental amount. Contact owner for rental agreement.

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Northern Michigan Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1350 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Full bath; toilet, glass enclosed tile shower and sink.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Half bath; pedestal sink and toilet
  • One full bathroom One half bath
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 bunk bed , twin on top and full on bottom
  • Additional sleeping loft great for kids!
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Our home is professionally cleaned after each stay. Rates include housekeeping charge and all applicable taxes. No RV's, tents or camping allowed on property; watercraft trailers only.

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