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Victorian in Historic Downtown Petoskey - Multi-Family Ready!

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Charming 1920 Victorian in historic downtown with huge front porch

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Last updated: 07/07/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Petoskey cottage description

North Star is a Victorian home in the gaslight district of Petoskey, Michigan, which is on the National Register of Historic Places.

This 2400 square foot home was built in 1920 with a huge front porch and beautiful woodwork. The second floor was used as servants quarters, so makes it ideal for multiple families with an extra full kitchen, dining area and living room. Four bedrooms - two with queen beds, two with full beds and bunk beds. Additionally, the attic has been finished into a kid's area with television, futons, and games. To make your stay even easier you'll have access to laundry facilities in the basement.

Walk along the river, to the waterfront, and throughout the shopping district for unique finds and dining choices. Spend your days enjoying world class skiing, sledding, and ice skating in the winter, or swimming, playing golf, boating, canoeing, biking, fishing, walking, and more, in the summer. There is also a world class casino, Odawa, just a few miles away for gaming, dining, and shopping.

Amenities include: outdoor fire pit and gas grill, balcony and covered front porch, wi-fi, two refrigerators, two stoves, two microwaves, coffee maker, toaster and toaster oven, blender, washer and dryer, ironing board and iron. City water and sewer. Dishes, glasses, silverware, pots and pans. Board games, cards, three televisions with dvd/vcrs, and Apple tv.

Activities and Attractions: Minutes to Petoskey State Park, Boyne Highlands, Nubs Nob, Boyne Mountain, Odawa Casino, Little Traverse Wheelway bike path, Bear River for kayaking and fishing, Petoskey marina and beach, shopping and dining in historic downtown Petoskey and nearby Bay Harbor, Harbor Springs and Charlevoix.


Keywords: House, Home

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 3500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Included

              Suitability

              • Children Welcome:

                In addition to bunk beds, the attic is finished as a children's play area with two futons, tv, dvd player, board games, cards, and more!...moreless

              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Not Allowed

              Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 8-12

              • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

                ...moreless

              • Bedroom 2: 1 double, 1 bunk bed

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              • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

                ...moreless

              • Convertible bed(s): 4 sleep sofa /futon

                two queen sleeper sofas and two full futons...moreless

              • Bedroom 4: 1 double, 1 twin/ single

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              • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1) Pack n play, Sleep Sofa or Futons (4), twin beds (1), Bunk Beds (1)...moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

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              • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

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              Kitchen & Dining

              • Coffee Maker
              • Toaster
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Seating for 10 people

              Amenities

              • Linens Provided:

                Sheets and kitchen towels provided, please bring your own bath and beach towels....moreless

              • Towels Provided:

                hand towels only...moreless

              • Washing Machine
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
              • Parking Off Street
              • Garage
              • Heating
              • Parking
              • Living Room
              • Iron & Board

              Entertainment

              • Television:

                two flat screens and one regular television...moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                (3)...moreless

              • Video Library
              • VCR
              • Stereo
              • DVD Player
              • Games
              • Books
              • Toys

              Communications

                  • Wireless Internet

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Covered front porch - furnished, covered back porch with grill, back patio...moreless

                  • Balcony
                  • Lawn / Garden
                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Theme

                  • Away From It All
                  • Family
                  • Historic
                  • Romantic
                  • Sports & Activities

                  Location & View

                      Activities

                      • Live Theater
                      • Medical Services
                      • Ice Skating
                      • Kayaking
                      • Tennis
                      • Wind-Surfing
                      • Swimming
                      • Cross Country Skiing
                      • Snorkeling/Diving
                      • Hiking
                      • Fishing
                      • Fly Fishing
                      • Freshwater Fishing
                      • Pier Fishing
                      • Roller Blading
                      • Jet Skiing
                      • Hunting
                      • Snowmobiling
                      • Snowboarding
                      • Cycling
                      • Water Skiing
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Skiing
                      • Basketball Court
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Hospital
                      • Groceries
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Restaurants
                      • Cinemas
                      • Museums
                      • Churches
                      • Library
                      • Marina
                      • Playground
                      • Winery Tours
                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Recreation Center
                      • Water Parks
                      • Golf
                      • Miniature Golf
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Walking
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Boating
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Shopping
                      • Sledding
                      • Antiquing
                      • Shelling
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Fitness Center
                      • Gambling Casinos
                      • Sailing
                       

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      summer
                      Jun 16 - Aug 29
                      7 night min stay

                      $1,806
                      off-peak
                      Sep 3 - Jun 15
                      2 night min stay
                      $300
                      My Standard Rate
                      2 night min stay
                      $300

                      Additional information about rental rates

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                      Calendar

                      Last updated: 07/07/2014
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                      22 Today
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                      Location

                      20 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Pellston
                      0.5 Miles
                      Nearest Beach
                      Petoskey Bay Front Beach
                      15 Miles
                      Nearest Ski
                      Boyne Highlands/Nubs Nob
                      15 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      Boyne
                      0.1 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      lots in downtown Petoskey

                      Car: Recommended

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2010

                      About the owner: I am a high school English and journalism teacher and my husband is an electrical engineer. I earned my bachelor's degree from CMU, master's from Wayne State. After several years in the advertising business, I stayed home with my girls until they were all in elementary school, then went back to school to get my teaching certificate. I now teach at Lake Orion High School. We have three daughters and live in Lake Orion.

                      Why the Owner Chose Petoskey:
                      I grew up with a cottage in Harbor Springs, owned by my grandparents. I fell in love with the area. My husband and I decided Petoskey was a little more our speed, and spent one weekend looking at houses for sale. We fell in love with the front porch, incredible wood trim, fire place, and potential to make the attic a play space for kids. The charming kitchens - two, making having more than one family here a breeze - were a huge bonus. Add in the carriage house with a second floor, wonderful neighbors, and ability to walk everywhere, and we were sold.

                      The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                      Our family loves to downhill ski all winter and this location offers 3 world class ski hills within 15 minutes. In the summer, we stroll downtown Petoskey trying all of the quaint restaurants and sandwich shops, and of course, ice cream shops. We love walking along Bear River and out to the lighthouse where our children will spend hours jumping from the break wall into the bay. We also enjoy biking along the Wheelway into Charlevoix for lunch, and back again.


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                      Photos

                      • Charming 1920 Victorian in historic downtown with huge front porch

                        Charming 1920 Victorian in historic downtown with huge front porch

                      • Carriage house stores beach toys and chairs, sidewalk chalk, and more

                        Carriage house stores beach toys and chairs, sidewalk chalk, and more

                      • Foyer includes many hooks, boot trays, a bench and mirror, and pretty woodwork

                        Foyer includes many hooks, boot trays, a bench and mirror, and pretty woodwork

                      • Dining room features a huge table that seats ten, fireplace, and bay window

                        Dining room features a huge table that seats ten, fireplace, and bay window

                      • First floor kitchen has everything you need, plus space to eat at the island

                        First floor kitchen has everything you need, plus space to eat at the island

                      • First floor bedroom with bunk beds and a full bed, and a huge closet

                        First floor bedroom with bunk beds and a full bed, and a huge closet

                      • Full bathroom on the first floor has modern amenities, Victorian charm.

                        Full bathroom on the first floor has modern amenities, Victorian charm.

                      • Second floor living room with pull out couch, tv, desk

                        Second floor living room with pull out couch, tv, desk

                      • Second floor bedroom with bunk beds, full bed, and prep area with lamp, mirror

                        Second floor bedroom with bunk beds, full bed, and prep area with lamp, mirror

                      • Second floor full bathroom, Victorian charm, modern convenience

                        Second floor full bathroom, Victorian charm, modern convenience

                      • Second floor kitchen, extra fridge and stove, and more prepping space

                        Second floor kitchen, extra fridge and stove, and more prepping space

                      • Finish attic with two full futons, flat screen tv, dvd and vcr, toys and games

                        Finish attic with two full futons, flat screen tv, dvd and vcr, toys and games

                      • Quaint backyard includes a balcony, grill, picnic table, fire pit and hammock

                        Quaint backyard includes a balcony, grill, picnic table, fire pit and hammock

                      • Keep cool on the front porch with plenty of seating and space to eat and drink

                        Keep cool on the front porch with plenty of seating and space to eat and drink

                      • First floor living room with flat screen tv, dvd, comfy couches, and a pull out

                        First floor living room with flat screen tv, dvd, comfy couches, and a pull out

                      • First floor dining room seats ten and has a fireplace with gorgeous tile

                        First floor dining room seats ten and has a fireplace with gorgeous tile

                      • First floor room with queen bed is comfy and spacious

                        First floor room with queen bed is comfy and spacious

                      • First floor bedroom with bunk beds and full bed and huge closet

                        First floor bedroom with bunk beds and full bed and huge closet

                      • Second floor living room has desk, bay window, pull out couch and tv

                        Second floor living room has desk, bay window, pull out couch and tv

                      • Second floor dining room seats six

                        Second floor dining room seats six

                      • Second floor bedroom with bunk bed, full bed, prep area

                        Second floor bedroom with bunk bed, full bed, prep area

                      • Second floor bedroom with queen bed, comfy and secluded

                        Second floor bedroom with queen bed, comfy and secluded

                      • Second floor kitchen also has popcorn maker and toaster oven

                        Second floor kitchen also has popcorn maker and toaster oven

                      • Little Traverse Bay is a short walk away and can be seen from the cottage.

                        Little Traverse Bay is a short walk away and can be seen from the cottage.

                      VRBO #318464

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                      This listing was first published here in 2010.

                      Date last modified - Sunday, June 22, 2014

                      $258 - $300 per night (USD)
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                      4 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 12

                      View calendar: Updated 07/07/14
                      Minimum stay: 2-7 nights
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