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Vintage, Family Cottage, Walk to Lake Charlevoix, in-Town

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This Vintage Family cottage will offer you summer memories to last forever.

This Vintage Family cottage will offer you summer memories to last forever. Memorial Park and picnic area on Lake Charlevoix, 2 bk walk from cottage. Second floor living area opens to front balcony with adirondack chairs. Second floor living. Second floor kitchen opens to back balcony with grill. Second floor queen bedroom. Second floor living and stairs to master loft. Master Bedroom with queen. Third floor private loft with skylights. First floor kitchen and dining area
All-Clad pots and pans First floor dining off kitchen with farm table and bench. First Floor bedroom, sleeps five. First floor living area with foosball table at far end. Rustic, lower level bunk room with historic twig beds from famous summer Lodge. Ping pong adjacent to lower level bunk room. Four wood rockers adorn the large, covered front porch. View from backyard. Grill and dining on upper deck off second floor kitchen. Front upper deck on State Street.

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Last updated: 03/28/2014
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  • Minimum stay:5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Boyne City cottage description

This charming cottage which sleeps 9-10 is situated two blocks off Lake Charlevoix in quaint, downtown Boyne City. This turn of the century home has been lovingly renovated and offers stunning architectural details. Perfect for two families or your extended family, there are two full kitchens and living areas so everyone has plenty of space. Three queen bedrooms plus a lower level bunk room with ping pong. There are two full baths. First floor queen includes twin bunkbeds with trundle. Second floor queen includes a toddler bed. Third floor queen occupies a private loft set off by french doors and overlooking the second floor vaulted living room. Ralph Lauren linens and down comforters throughout. You'll find plenty of quiet spots to read or nap. Four levels make up the house with three porches in all, two upper decks, front and back plus a covered porch off the front. The back deck adjoining the upper kitchen has a grill and outdoor dining. Also includes Internet.

Just two blocks away is Lake Charlevoix. Access to the City Marina is right at the end of our street with a giant play structure, covered picnic area with grills, sailing lessons, ball diamond and lots more.

A wonderful park is just a block away located on the River with a beautiful Gazebo. The Farmers Market resides here each Wednesday and Saturday morning. Concerts and other activities occupy the park throughout the summer. Young State Park is five miles up the road. The Mountain Grand Lodge boosts Avalanche Bay Waterpark, the largest in North America, along with many championship golf courses. The Soltice Spa is gorgeous. Also, great hiking and mountain biking trails.

Keywords: Family Cottage

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 3 story

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Children Welcome
          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

          • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

            This room is the quietest...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 1 child bed

            Great for a couple with or without a toddler...moreless

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 3 twin/ single

            Great for 5 kids or a couple with 1-3 kids...moreless

          • Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (4), Child Beds (1), Bunk Beds (1)...moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Large bathroom with laundry...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Bathrooms have separate hot water heaters...moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dining Area Seats:

            8...moreless

          • Pantry Items
          • Ice Maker
          • Coffee Maker

          Amenities

          • Air Conditioning:

            Central Air...moreless

          • Clothes Dryer
          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
          • Parking Off Street
          • Garage
          • Linens Provided
          • Washing Machine
          • Living Room
          • Towels Provided
          • Hair Dryer
          • Parking
          • Heating

          Entertainment

          • DVD Player
          • VCR
          • CD Player
          • Games
          • Ping Pong Table

          Communications

          • Wireless Internet
          • Internet

          Outdoor Features

          • Outdoor Grill

          Theme

          • Sports & Activities
          • Family
          • Away From It All

          Car

              • Recommended

              Activities

              • Snowmobiling
              • Mountain Biking
              • Snowboarding
              • Hiking
              • ATM/Bank
              • Shopping
              • Skiing
              • Groceries
              • Sailing
              • Swimming
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Golf
              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Fishing
              • Hunting
              • Cycling
              • Playground
              • Marina
              • Gambling Casinos
              • Water Parks
              • Restaurants
              • Churches
              • Library
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Antiquing
              • Sight Seeing
              • Sledding
              • Miniature Golf
              • Walking
              • Scenic Drives
              • Boating
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Other Activities

                  • Six miles from Boyne Mountain Grand Lodge,Avalanche Bay Waterpark, Soltice Spa, fitness and yoga center and many Championship Golf Courses. Young State Park 5 miles....moreless
                   

                  Reviews

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                  • Walk to Everything

                    Walk to Everything

                    • Guest Jane S. (Colorado)
                    • Date of stay 08/10/13
                    • Review Submitted 08/28/13
                    Our extended family of 8 really enjoyed our stay in this lovely home. The pictures online do not do it justice, as they don't show off the spaciousness of the layout and the updated coverings on some of the furniture. For instance, the couch now had a red slipcover that is bright and attractive. There is also a delightful reading nook in the living room that is perfect for a midday nap. Although we only used one of the kitchens, both were fully equipped. And although this is listed as a three bedroom, the bunk room downstairs allows for sleeping for 3 additional people. The first floor bedroom has a queen bed and bunk beds, which are not shown in any photos. One of our favorite aspects of this home was its close proximity to downtown Boyne City. We were not familiar with the area but were delighted with all that there was to offer. We ate well at the Red Mesa and Café Sante, and bought scones from the Lake Street Market almost every day (we all agreed that they were the best we ever had). We enjoyed the flea market, farmer's market, Renaissance fair, free concert at the Gazebo, and "Stroll the Streets" festival all within a couple blocks. Charlevoix and Petoskey are also nearby, so we enjoyed some shopping and dining in these towns, and especially Petoskey State Park and its larger beach on Lake Michigan. But I preferred the less crowded, laid back feel of Boyne City ( aka a little less pretentious). If you are familiar with Colorado, think Crested Butte or Breckenridge rather than the snootiness of Aspen or Vail. The owner and concierge were very helpful and easy to deal with (e.g., when we needed to send ahead some medical supplies for one of our guests) and I recommend this listing, without reservations.

                    Owner response: Hi Jane, Thank you so much for your thoughtful and thorough review. We are so glad you had a great vacation and hope you will return if you have the opportunity. All the Best, Marcia and Kurt

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                  • Last Minute Get-Away

                    Last Minute Get-Away

                    • Guest Mary Kay (Oakland Township MI)
                    • Date of stay 07/18/13
                    • Review Submitted 07/25/13
                    At the last minute we were able to enjoy three nights at this beautiful vintage cottage. The inside of the home was wonderful with beautiful comfortable décor. It was so nice to have two living areas and kitchens to enjoy. The cottage is a two block walk to Lake Charlevoix and we enjoyed Boyne City. It is within close proximity to wonderful other areas such as Walloon Lake, Charlevoix, Harbor Springs and Petoskey. We dined at the restaurants that Marcia recommended and enjoyed them all. Overall, wonderful stay and look forward to a return perhaps in the Fall with friends to enjoy the color change and tour local wineries.

                    Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with teenagers, age 55+, families with young children, sightseeing, girls getaway.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                  • Wedding

                    Wedding

                    • Guest bluejay (grand Rapids. MI.)
                    • Date of stay 08/16/12
                    • Review Submitted 08/28/12
                    What a great &charming property. well maintained.Close to some great resturants, Red Mesa was the best. A great family gathering place. Would highly recommend it to anyone.

                    Recommended for: Families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing, girls getaway, tourists without a car.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                  • Beautiful Home Close to Town and Lake

                    Beautiful Home Close to Town and Lake

                    • Guest Plymouth Mom (Michigan)
                    • Date of stay 07/14/12
                    • Review Submitted 08/14/12
                    My family of four and another family of four stayed at this home for a long weekend. We had a wonderful time. The house is just as it appears in the photos -- it is charming and clean. The first floor kitchen and dining area are beautiful. (The kitchen is well-stocked with staples) The dining table easily accommodated our party of eight and overlooks the backyard, which allowed the kids to go outside to play after dinner and the adults to enjoy after-dinner conversation while keeping an eye on the kids. The home also has two little league fields a stone's throw away from the backyard -- they seemed not to be in use over the summer, so we enjoyed playing ball on "real" fields. The home is an easy walk to downtown Boyne City, a charming town that is peaceful and quaint. There are several good restaurants and ice cream shops. The home is a short drive to Young State Park, which far exceeded our expectations. The owner was a pleasure to deal with. The only drawback to the home is its lack of air conditioning, but the owner informed me she intends to add window units to the bedrooms next summer. Our visit happened to coincide with an intense heat wave; I think the area generally cools down more at night than it did during our stay. I hope to have a return visit next year!

                    Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway.

                    Owner response: Central Air was installed June 2013.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                  • Perfect for large or multiple families

                    Perfect for large or multiple families

                    • Guest danandkasha (United States)
                    • Date of stay 07/02/11
                    • Review Submitted 05/02/12
                    My family of 5 stayed with my brother's family of 5 and our parents. We had plenty of room in the house. Two kitchens made it extra convenient. It's perfectly located to walk to town or parks. The house was clean and very welcoming. In fact, it'll be welcoming us all back again this summer!

                    Recommended for: Romantic getaway, pet owners, families with teenagers, age 55+, families with young children, sightseeing, adventure seekers, girls getaway, tourists without a car.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                  • Beautuful house in a great location

                    Beautuful house in a great location

                    • Guest Chris (Grant, MI)
                    • Date of stay 06/10/11
                    • Review Submitted 06/22/11
                    A beautiful house in a beautiful location – a wonderful place to stay for a variety of activities. We were there to (road) bike some hills and were able to just jump on our bikes and get started. It is also a quick and convenient walk into town or the park by the lake. Afterward we found the house a very pleasant place to sit around and talk about our experiences of the day. The upstairs living room has a cathedral ceiling and a wall of windows looking out onto a pleasant tree lined street, making it very inviting. But – we found ourselves sitting around the big table off the kitchen, drinking coffee / tea and talking. Our only regret is that with all the activities to do in the area, we did not have much time to spend in such a beautiful house.

                    Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, sightseeing, adventure seekers, girls getaway.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                  • Comfortable family rental!

                    Comfortable family rental!

                    • Guest Sarah (Grand Rapids)
                    • Date of stay 05/12/11
                    • Review Submitted 05/18/11
                    Our family (4 extended families) enjoyed this spacious and comfortable home. It was great to have two living areas so some of us could watch tv in one living room while others visited in another room. The first floor kitchen was great for hanging out while preparing meals. Our family LOVED being close to town so we could walk to the park, etc. We also enjoyed the ping pong table in the basement. This rental is quite beautiful and comfortable and great for a large family or families.

                    Recommended for: Families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing, adventure seekers, girls getaway, tourists without a car.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                   
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                  5 night min stay
                  $250 $250
                  Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
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                  Last updated: 03/28/2014
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                  Location

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                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 1999

                  About the owner: My husband and I and our three daughters have spent many special times at this cottage. We have always been skiers and our girls have developed into serious ski racers. We now spend every weekend here during the ski season and ski at Boyne Mountain when we are not traveling to nearby ski resorts for scheduled races.

                  Why the Owner Chose Boyne City:
                  We have always loved the close knit community and laid back character of Boyne City. The people are real and the town takes you back to a simpler time when family spent meals and evenings together enjoying one anothers company. We first owned a smaller cottage directly across the street and purchased this one when our family got too big for the one bathroom and two burner stove. We have loved having the two living spaces for friends and family. Everyone is comfortable because they have their own space and conveniences.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                  We have spent nearly every New Year's Eve at this cottage creating memories that will last forever. We live on Lake Erie in Ontario in the summer and are not able to enjoy Boyne City in the summer at it's best. That's why we are happy to share this special home with others who will hopefully fall in love with Boyne City like we have and want to return year after year to continue cherished family ties at a slower pace.


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                  • This Vintage Family cottage will offer you summer memories to last forever.

                    This Vintage Family cottage will offer you summer memories to last forever.

                  • Second floor living area opens to front balcony with adirondack chairs.

                    Second floor living area opens to front balcony with adirondack chairs.

                  • Second floor queen bedroom.

                    Second floor queen bedroom.

                  • Master Bedroom with queen. Third floor private loft with skylights.

                    Master Bedroom with queen. Third floor private loft with skylights.

                  • First floor dining off kitchen with farm table and bench.

                    First floor dining off kitchen with farm table and bench.

                  • First floor living area with foosball table at far end.

                    First floor living area with foosball table at far end.

                  • Ping pong adjacent to lower level bunk room.

                    Ping pong adjacent to lower level bunk room.

                  • View from backyard. Grill and dining on upper deck off second floor kitchen.

                    View from backyard. Grill and dining on upper deck off second floor kitchen.

                  • Memorial Park and picnic area on Lake Charlevoix, 2 bk walk from cottage.

                    Memorial Park and picnic area on Lake Charlevoix, 2 bk walk from cottage.

                  • Second floor living. Second floor kitchen opens to back balcony with grill.

                    Second floor living. Second floor kitchen opens to back balcony with grill.

                  • Second floor living and stairs to master loft.

                    Second floor living and stairs to master loft.

                  • First floor kitchen and dining area
All-Clad pots and pans

                    First floor kitchen and dining area All-Clad pots and pans

                  • First Floor bedroom, sleeps five.

                    First Floor bedroom, sleeps five.

                  • Rustic, lower level bunk room with historic twig beds from famous summer Lodge.

                    Rustic, lower level bunk room with historic twig beds from famous summer Lodge.

                  • Four wood rockers adorn the large, covered front porch.

                    Four wood rockers adorn the large, covered front porch.

                  • Front upper deck on State Street.

                    Front upper deck on State Street.

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                  This listing was first published here in 2008.

                  Date last modified - Wednesday, August 28, 2013

                  $250 per night (USD)
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                  3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 10

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