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Lake Michigan Earl Young Stone Cottage

Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Space sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 2-4)

Charming Stone Cottage with cedar shake roof in 'Earl Youngs' Boulder Park'; a small community of architecturally significant stone homes. Located on LakeShore Drive in Charlevoix directly across the street from Lake Michigan.

A Spacious Estate setting with rolling landscape and beautiful flowers. Enjoy watching as the freighters pass by. Beautiful Sunsets and a Northern Michigan campfire are yours in the evening with the sound of lapping waves as you sleep. The cottage is on the Grounds of the owners home.

This is a Magical place- perfect for a Honeymoon Couple, a small family or mature adults. Enter the cottage by your own private stone gate. Inside enjoy a warm and cozy Living/Dining room with awesome views of the Beautiful Lake before you. A one bedroom home with newly remodeled kitchen.

A short walk to enjoy the beautiful sandy beach, wooded park and lighthouse nearby. Continue your stroll into town for shopping, dining, evening concerts and lots of summer events.

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Karen Stankevich
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 30, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

We very much enjoyed our stay with you for a week last summer. Your hospitality was outstanding and we so enjoyed your charming cottage and the beauty of Lake Michigan. Hope to see you again next year.
Apr 2005
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Charlevoix Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 4
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • Bathroom 2 has sink and toilet
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1) In large bedroom, Child Beds (1) Pack and Play, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) queen sized sleep sofa in livingroom area
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Blender, Furnace for Cool Nights, Fire Pit, Outside Lawn Furniture, Air Conditioner, bikes available for your use with no owner responsibility for any accidents or injuries.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(32 traveler reviews)

Lake Michigan Earl Young Stone Cottage
average rating of 4.90625 based on 33 reviews

Great place to celebrate our anniversary!

  • 5 of 5

This was a wonderful place to celebrate our 40th anniversary! Upon our arrival, we were greeted by Karen and Phil and found the kitchen table with a basket filled with crackers and cheese and champagne on ice. The cottage was comfortable and had everything we needed and more! We were close enough to walk to town and admire many more Earl Young "mushroom houses" along the way. The yard and the gardens were so beautiful and added to the spectacular lakeshore view. The sunsets were extraordinary and are among the many happy memories we have of our time at the cottage. Thanks Karen and Phil!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was perfect for our much needed family getaway. The view of the lake from the front yard is spectacular (the sunsets are just WOW!) The location is very close to town and beaches making it easy to walk or hop in the car for shopping and yummy meals. Thanks again Karen and Phil for making us feel so comfy.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A wonderful time!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had the pleasure of staying in the cottage just last week. It was everything that Karen had promised, and we felt like we were staying inside of a little piece of Charlevoix history. We had perfect weather, which I think Karen ordered, and had a great time exploring the surrounding area. I would love to make it back again someday, we found the people and places in Northern Michigan to be quite beautiful. Ginger and Bob Ferris

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Each year, another wonderful stay at this magic place

  • 5 of 5

All of our friends and family know that yearly we eagerly return to our "Magic Miniature Mushroom House" on Lake Muchigan. This year was no exception; the warm welcome by Karen and Phil; the ice bucket with champagne and the tray of good cheese, crackers, fresh-picked raspberries; the clean comfy cottage, the piles of fresh towels and linens, the cupboards stocked with all the cooking basics, the generous supply of wood for the firepit, the comfortable furniture on the extensive lawns sweeping down to Lake Muchigan; the beautiful days and glorious sunsets -- what more could one ask for in a holiday rental?! Next year, of course!

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Bill and Pat, Wanted to thank you for your kind comments about your stay with us this year. We are happy that you continue to enjoy the guest house and we always look forward to your return visit. Best Personal Regards Karen and Phil
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Lake MI Stone Cottage getaway

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful view of lake, adorable cottage with everything you could ever need. Very well appointed; owner really thought of everything. Including chilled champagne, crackers and cheese upon arrival. Bikes for borrowing and close to town. Owners were a delight.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We loved the accommodations. This cottage couldn't be any more charming and comfortable. The rolling, spacious lawn overlooking Lake Michigan and the flower gardens were icing on the cake. We roasted hot dogs and marshmallows on a bon fire one night, grilled locally caught walleye, rode the bikes that were provided, swam at the beach located down the street, searched for the perfect stones to take home, went to art galleries, ate at memorable restaurants, shopped at stores in the surrounding towns as well as in beautiful Charlevoix - we even had time to read, paint and watch the boats go by. All and all we had a wonderful vacation. The owners of the cottage were very warm, welcoming an accommodating.. Looking forward to a return visit.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Charlevoix Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Memorial wk to Labor day wk
May 27 2017 - May 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
After labor day
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Guest House opens May 7 and closes October 15
Before Memorial week and after Labor Day week we rent for a minimum of 3 nights at $200.00 per night. During the high season we rent only by the week or longer.

1/2 of rental fee at time of reservation. Balance due upon arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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