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Sweet & Comfy on 600ft Waterfront Near Charlevoix -Early Bird Rates for 2014

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Welcome to our tidy, clean & comfortable lakefront Charlevoix Cottage!


Last updated: 09/01/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Charlevoix cottage description

On pristine Nowland Lake, just a few minutes from downtown Charlevoix, and located in an isolated quiet valley, our clean little cottage with ceramic tile throughout, is perfect for couples or young families. 600 feet of frontage includes a sandy beach, 2 docks, and plenty of room to stroll around or play. You will enjoy a quiet respite from the busy pace of downtown Charlevoix. Fishing, kayaking, paddle boating, and viewing wildlife (turkey, deer, coyote, mink, beaver, eagles, loons, and the occasional shy bear) are the main occupations of relaxing at Nowland Lake. The western view from the cottage provides gorgeous sunset shows and amazingly dark starry nights. Take a one mile stroll up the road and buy fresh produce from Kitely Farm, or take a 7 minute drive into Charlevoix for shopping, dining, festivals, bike rentals, boat rentals, and all kinds of resort town fun. Petoskey, Bay harbor, Harbor Springs, Boyne Mountain, and Traverse City are all within a one hour drive.

Our cottage is part of a condominium, (10 separate cottages facing west toward the lake), with unobstructed western views and 600 feet of direct frontage on the lake. Nearly all owners are 'weekenders', so it's usually very quiet. There are several fire pits available, (we supply all the wood) and a charcoal grill for your personal use. There are not many homes on the lake, so it is very quiet.

We purchased the cottage in 2003, and the interior reflects the needs of a young family, with tile floors, comfortable furniture, and a bedroom with a queen size mattress. Care has been taken to provide an environment that is more safe for people with asthma and allergies. A shared washing machine and dryer are available for your complimentary use in a separate building.

Keywords: Lake Front Cottage, cottage, house, waterfront, beach house, bungalow, honeymoon, family, clean, allergy friendly, child friendly, tile floors, spacious grounds, quiet, cozy, convenient, peaceful, close to downtown, close to Castle Farms, kid-friendly, luxury bedding

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Children Welcome:

            600 feet of lawn facing the lake, and a beach with shallow water, the property offers plenty of room for kids to run and play....moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Must be 25 years or older, or a married couple...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5, Beds for 2-5

          • Bedroom 1


          • Convertible bed(s)


          • Queen size Beds (1) True European luxury! Triple sheeting, memory foam, and cozy comforter in bedroom., Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) One fold out sofa, one futon...moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            Enjoy preparing meals in the full size kitchen including a convection microwave, new range/oven, garbage disposal, dishwasher, and a full size refrigerator. ...moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            Includes everything you need to prepare meals, and I can provide extra specialty items as necessary....moreless

          • Cooking Utensils:

            coffee maker and toaster included, plus everything you need for preparing meals...moreless

          • Dining:

            table with 4 chairs, plus two bar chairs...moreless

          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Dishwasher


          • Linens Provided:

            Triple sheeted European luxury sheets and comforter atop a thick memory foam topper. Expect a great night's sleep....moreless

          • Air Conditioning:

            Our wall unit will keep you cool, dry and comfortable on those mid-summer days and nights...moreless

          • Gas Fireplace:

            Cozy natural stone fireplace with gas log for extra warmth and beauty on chilly nights...moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            shared - in a separate building....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • When you arrive, you will be greeted with fresh homemade chocolate chip cookies, and a wealth of information about sightseeing, restaurants and shopping. On site management....moreless


              • Video Library:

                We have a large selection of videos ranging from family, to romantic comedy, to action/thrillers to choose from...moreless

              • Television:

                TV is currently not hooked up to antenna, and is used only for playing movies...moreless

              • Games:

                Board games and playing cards...moreless

              • DVD Player
              • VCR

              Outdoor Features

              • Boat:

                Fishing boat and paddleboat are available for your use...moreless

              • Kayak / Canoe:

                2 kayaks are available for your use...moreless


              • Romantic
              • Family
              • Away From It All

              Location & View

              • Beachfront:

                The private beach is just steps away, in the middle of the 600ft. of lake frontage....moreless

              • Lakefront:

                All cottages face the lake, and have beautiful lake views out spacious windows....moreless

              • Lake View


              • Cinemas
              • Laundromat
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services
              • Tennis
              • Wind-Surfing
              • Hunting
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Kayaking
              • Hospital
              • Mountain Biking
              • Sailing
              • Golf
              • Jet Skiing
              • Fishing
              • Hiking
              • Water Skiing
              • Cycling
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Swimming
              • Groceries
              • ATM/Bank
              • Fitness Center
              • Restaurants
              • Museums
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Churches
              • Library
              • Marina
              • Playground
              • Recreation Center
              • Winery Tours
              • Antiquing
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Gambling Casinos
              • Scenic Drives
              • Walking
              • Shopping
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Sight Seeing
              • Boating
              • Pier Fishing
              • Snorkeling


              Write a review 4.8
              from 5 traveler reviews
              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Color Tour
              Oct 4 - Oct 18, 2014
              3 night min stay
              $185 $275
              May 1 - May 31, 2015
              3 night min stay
              My Standard Rate
              3 night min stay
              $805 $3,000
              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

              Additional information about rental rates


              • Refundable Damage Deposit $100
              • Taxes Included


              Upon receipt of emailed rental agreement, I will hold the reservation for one week. One half the rental is due at that time, and the remaining balance is due one month before the date of arrival. We accept checks, credit cards at the Square Market:, and PayPal with the email

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              Last updated: 09/01/2014
              Check availability
              23 Available
              21 Unavailable
              22 Today
              23 Selected dates


              5 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              3 Miles
              Nearest Ferry
              Ironton Ferry

              Car: Recommended

              You can find Petoskey stones right on the beach, and in downtown Charlevoix you can climb Mt. McSauba in the summer for magnificent views of the coast along Lake Michigan-a must see! The marina downtown is gorgeous at night, and the musical fountain is a delight for kids of all ages, just remember a bathing suit as you splash and play!


              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2003

              About the owner: Born and raised in Michigan, I enjoy my summers in the 'Charlevoix the Beautiful'. When I can train, I run marathons with my sister. I am married to my first (and last) husband, we have four kids, and one very strange cat named Grace Kelly.

              Why the Owner Chose Charlevoix:
              With four young children and a hectic schedule, my husband and I decided to slow down and enjoy our family more. We looked all over for a vacation cottage that was close to Lansing, but fell in love with Charlevoix, and especially Nowland Lake. We bought the only house that was for sale there, and our lives quickly changed for the better. Now we own a larger vacation home just down the road (the kids grew really fast!), and really enjoy hosting our guests at our happy cottage.

              The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
              It's one of the few places where even though downtown is close, you feel secluded. This year we've seen eagles frequently, flying overhead and fishing the lake. The loons are truly unique, and you'll never forget the beautiful and eerie sounds they make at night. This spring, my daughter and I saw a shy little bear scampering into the brush. Of course you'll also find Petoskey stones all over the place. Because we're in a valley, far from highways, it's really quiet, and there's no light pollution, so we enjoy a night sky like no other.

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              Speaks: english



              • Welcome to our tidy, clean & comfortable lakefront Charlevoix Cottage!

                Welcome to our tidy, clean & comfortable lakefront Charlevoix Cottage!

              • South side of the 600 ft. frontage for you to enjoy.

                South side of the 600 ft. frontage for you to enjoy.

              • 600 of Lakefront with Unobstructed Views

                600 of Lakefront with Unobstructed Views

              • Typical view from part of the 600 ft. Frontage

                Typical view from part of the 600 ft. Frontage

              • New! Queen. bed, European tripled sheeted, w/ 2 in. memory foam -super comfy!

                New! Queen. bed, European tripled sheeted, w/ 2 in. memory foam -super comfy!

              • Dining


              • Full Kitchen with full size appliances.

                Full Kitchen with full size appliances.

              • Front view of cottage

                Front view of cottage

              • Fresh sand for 2012!

                Fresh sand for 2012!

              VRBO #160465

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              This listing was first published here in 2007.

              Date last modified - Friday, July 18, 2014

              $155 - $275 per night (USD)

              1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
              Sleeps 5

              View calendar: Updated 09/01/14
              Minimum stay: 3 nights
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