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Last updated: 08/02/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Charlevoix cottage description

150 feet of Lakefront property on Lake Michigan + 3 Bedroom, 3.0 bath cottage makes for a great place to spend a week or much of the summer--or fall--or spring. Close enough to Charlevoix to enjoy the 'city life' but far enough away that it is a true summer retreat. Guests are entranced with Lake Michigan from this contemporary and secluded lakeside home. Home is located in a birch and hemlock grove, the home looks out over Lake Michigan and south to Grand Traverse Bay. Guests can beachcomb and hunt for Petoskey or Charlevoix stones, swim or canoe on the lake. Others jog or walk the country lanes. From Charlevoix, travelers can take the ferry to explore Beaver Island (but why go? this place is nicer).

The property is architect designed and was built in phases with the most recent phase a master bedroom suite. The master bedroom is lovely with separate entrance, full sized bed, sliding doors to deck overlooking the lake and its own bath. A quiet and private spot, even if the kids and in laws are in the rooms next door.

Another bedroom has its own bathroom and is located at the other end of the house. This room has bunk beds and can sleep 4 people. It is quiet and light. It has an additional art and drawing room attached which looks out over the nearby woods. The drawing room also has a washer and dryer.

There is a quiet library/TV viewing nook off the living room with a DVD player, 42 inch plasma HDTV, and BOXEE box streaming high speed internet video interface. Also a wide selection of books with an emphasis on northern Michigan.

There is a large living room/dining room which is associated with a sitting area and which has cathedral ceilings and large glass windows and sliding doors which open to a large deck ovelooking the lake. Outside, greenery including evergreens frame the lake view and provide shelter from excess breezes.
Off the living room is a full bath (shower) which has unique barnwood paneling, a real 'up north' experience.


The kitchen has the needed elements, is cozy and has a sink and work area which overlooks the lake. Yes, there is a dishwasher and a gas grille for BBQ (outside).

An ideal room for children is at the top of the spiral staircase which is the 3rd bedroom which has room for two in a full sized bed.

There is a full complement of kitchen applicances, dishes, etc to allow one to prepare gourment meals while looking out at the lake. Have your breakfast and meals overlooking the lake as well, either in the combined LR/DR or on the deck.

Keywords: 2200 sq ft cottage with separate MBR suite. Direct Lake Michigan Waterfront. West facing windows and cathedral ceiling LR. Quiet, beautiful, near Antrim Dells Golf Course and near Historic Village of Norwood 8 mi s of Charlevoix. 3rd bedroom is on upper level accessed by spiral staircase. TV, DVD, Internet (wireless). Huge new deck overlooking Lake Michigan. Steps to a warm and sheltered beach. Near county park. Great for walking.

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Cottage
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Children Welcome

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

          • Bedroom 1: 1 double

            master bedroom. ...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 2 bunk bed

            sleeps 4 on bunks...moreless

          • Bedroom 3: 1 double

            Up a spiral staircase. ...moreless

          • Double Beds (2), Bunk Beds (4) sleeps 4 on bunk beds.

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Oven:

            Gas oven. There is also a gas LP grill situated outside the house for grilling steaks, burgers, etc. ...moreless

          • Stove:

            Gas stove with 4 burners. ...moreless

          • Dishwasher:

            And garbage disposal. ...moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:

            8...moreless

          • Dining
          • Child's Highchair
          • Microwave
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Kitchen
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Pantry Items
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Refrigerator
          • Seating for 8 people

          Amenities

          • Air Conditioning:

            While rarely needed due to the reliable breeze off the lake, the 2nd main level bedroom has a powerful room air conditioner to keep you cool on the hottest summer days....moreless

          • Living Room:

            spacious. soaring glass windows and view of Lake Michigan. ...moreless

          • Heating:

            Gas heat. Rarely required during the summer. ...moreless

          • Parking:

            3 cars. ...moreless

          • Clothes Dryer
          • Towels Provided
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board
          • Parking Off Street
          • Wood Stove
          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
          • Washing Machine
          • Linens Provided

          Other Amenities

              • Cottage is architect designed and served many years as a bed and breakfast. The main dining/living area has soaring cathedral ceiling and lets in a great deal of light. Excellent views of the lake from every room (except bathrooms!). Beach area has sand and dark underwater flat stones which result in the small bay having warmer temperatures than many areas of Lake Michigan. ...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Satellite / Cable:

                Off air broadcast HDTV. No cable TV, however Roku streaming internet video over wireless high speed internet in HD....moreless

              • Books:

                Estensive library featuring classics as well as books related to Up North Michigan and the region ...moreless

              • Television:

                42 inch flat panel plasma TV with DVD player and Roku streaming internet video ...moreless

              • Video Library:

                Selected DVD's available. ...moreless

              • DVD Player

              Communications

              • Wireless Internet:

                High speed wireless via dish link. This allows for easy email access and is fast enough for streaming videos. Roku box provided. No cable TV....moreless

              • Mobile Phone:

                reception for Verizon, Sprint and ATT works with our cell phones. ...moreless

              • Broadband Access:

                Highest speed available in this area. ...moreless

              • Internet:

                Wireless, covers the house. ...moreless

              Pool & Spa

                  • Communal Pool:

                    We consider Lake Michigan our communal pool. It is olympic size ++. ...moreless

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Kayak / Canoe:

                    A large Coleman canoe is provided. There are also two 12.5 foot long single person kayaks with carbon fiber paddles and life jackets to explore the Lake on calm days. Use at your own risk. ...moreless

                  • Tennis:

                    Tennis courts are located in the nearby town of Ellsworth, as well as at the Charlevoix high school. Each about 8 miles away. ...moreless

                  • Golf:

                    Antrim Dells golf course, 18 holes with woods and some lake views is nearby. It has special discounts and twilight rates. ...moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    There is a flat yard in front of the house suitable for playing catch or non energetic kicking of soccer balls. ...moreless

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Huge deck overlooking Lake Michigan. Staineless Steel cable railings to preserve the view....moreless

                  • Water Sports Gear:

                    Beach chairs ...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Theme

                  • Away From It All
                  • Family
                  • Romantic

                  Location & View

                  • Golf Course View:

                    If you climb on the roof of the house you can almost see the Antrim Dells Golf Course which is nearby. It is available and not heavily played despite its beauty. Nice course, good value, nearby. ...moreless

                  • Lakefront:

                    150 feet directly on Lake Michigan. A few steps down from the deck. Warm sand, flat stones and sheltered from the wind. ...moreless

                  • Water View

                  Activities

                  • Churches
                  • Cycling
                  • Swimming
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Medical Services
                  • Laundromat
                  • Hospital
                  • Groceries
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Boating
                  • Antiquing
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Walking
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Shopping
                  • Cinemas
                  • Restaurants
                  • Library
                  • Kayaking
                  • Fishing
                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  fall shoulder
                  Sep 28 - Oct 31, 2014
                  3 night min stay
                  $300 $350
                  Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
                  My Standard Rate
                  3 night min stay
                  $350 $450
                  Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • cleaning $200
                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
                  • Taxes Included

                  Notes:

                  Cottage is not available from late October to early May, as it is closed during the winter. There is a 200 cleaning fee (non refundable). A $300 dollar damage deposit is required (refundable). Payment of 1/2 the total is required to reserve. The other 1/2 is due 60 days before the rental begins (non-refundable).


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                  Location

                  45 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  TVC (Traverse City Airport)
                  9 Miles
                  Nearest Ferry
                  Beaver Island Ferry, Charlevoix to Beaver Island
                  4 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Highway 31
                  10 Metres
                  Nearest Beach
                  Beach on property
                  5 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Antrim Dells Golf Course (Agaming)
                  4 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Friskes Snack Bar at Friskes Orchards

                  Car: Necessary

                  The GreatLakeMichiganCottageChvx is near the Antrim Dells Golf Course which is an 18 hole facility with rolling terrain and great up north Michigan character, yet at reasonable prices. Less than a mile walk is a county park and the nearby Fisherman's Island State Park. While there is great privacy with the 150 feet of prime Lake Michigan frontage, a 10 minute car ride will reach Charlevoix which has shopping, many excellent restaurants and several grocery stores, in addition to the waterfront attractions. This cottage is the best of both worlds, privacy and quiet yet proximity to 'city life' . It is only a 45 minute drive to the Traverse City Airport so that jet setters can fly in, enjoy the 3rd coast of the US, and fly out. If you want a quiet week of rest and relaxation, the GreatLakeMichiganCottageCharlevoix is the place for you to recover. Or for the more energetic, to have a romantic week on the Lake, there is considerable privacy and a lovely master bedroom.

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2010

                  About the owner: My wife and I bought this place as a retreat and for possible retirement (at least in the summer). Since we are both still working we cannot be there as much as we would like and want to share this special property with the right renter. We purchased this property after many many trips to northern Michigan in which we had hoped it would be possible to buy. ..We finally did--and believe you will enjoy this spot.

                  Why the Owner Chose Charlevoix:
                  The property is located near the village of Norwood which is about 8 miles south of Charlevoix. This is an ideal location as it is near commercial air transport (Traverse City); relatively near a major highway, easy to reach from southern Michigan in 3 to 4 hrs (with a radar detector), quiet and beautiful, yet close enough to Charlevoix to make use of the city amenities with just a 10 minute drive. The location on a small bay on lake Michigan with some dark stones on the floor of the lake makes the water warmer than some other aeas.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                  Sunsets, quiet, varying light off the lake, reading quietly on the deck listening to the wind in the trees, watching the birds, sleeping soundly with a breeze off the lake keeping temperatures comfortable, a quiet master suite with a door that locks so privacy can be maintained even if there are other guests--including a separate entrance. A huge deck on essentially the entire lake side (west) of the house. Opportunity to take hikes and walks and enjoy nature and continued lake views. Access to the internet at high speed if the need strikes you! Go play golf at Antrim Dells or many of several nearby courses. Go buy a home made pie at Friske's orchards, cherry is very good or some pastries. There are 2 nice 1 person Kayaks and a canoe for activities on the lake on calm days.


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english

                   

                  Photos

                  • Spectacular sunset from the deck.

                    Spectacular sunset from the deck.

                  • Steps from the deck down to our private beach on Lake Michigan

                    Steps from the deck down to our private beach on Lake Michigan

                  • Towering windows on back of house which overlook a large deck and Lake Michigan

                    Towering windows on back of house which overlook a large deck and Lake Michigan

                  • Dining/Living room area with access to deck and view of lake.

                    Dining/Living room area with access to deck and view of lake.

                  • Well stocked library. Books on the region, mysteries, & classics. Alcove off L.R

                    Well stocked library. Books on the region, mysteries, & classics. Alcove off L.R

                  • Master bedroom suite with private sitting area.

                    Master bedroom suite with private sitting area.

                  • Sitting area in master bedroom suite. Sliding doors open to deck and to the lake

                    Sitting area in master bedroom suite. Sliding doors open to deck and to the lake

                  • Master bathroom.  Private, located just off the master bedroom.

                    Master bathroom. Private, located just off the master bedroom.

                  • Desk and bunk beds in air conditioned 2nd main level bedroom. This room sleeps 4

                    Desk and bunk beds in air conditioned 2nd main level bedroom. This room sleeps 4

                  • Sitting area in upstairs bedroom.  Full sized bed, sofa and two antique dressers

                    Sitting area in upstairs bedroom. Full sized bed, sofa and two antique dressers

                  • Kitchen has pass through to dining room.  The cook has windows to the lake.

                    Kitchen has pass through to dining room. The cook has windows to the lake.

                  • Kitchen cabinets with lots of utensils, mobile butcher block cart for food prep.

                    Kitchen cabinets with lots of utensils, mobile butcher block cart for food prep.

                  • The beach. Lots of sand and some  interesting stones. Walkable and swimable.

                    The beach. Lots of sand and some interesting stones. Walkable and swimable.

                  • Large deck off the length of the back of the house overlooks Lake Michigan.

                    Large deck off the length of the back of the house overlooks Lake Michigan.

                  • View from the dining room overlooking deck and lake

                    View from the dining room overlooking deck and lake

                  • Living room, north end of house, overlooks lake.  Sofa a great place to read/nap

                    Living room, north end of house, overlooks lake. Sofa a great place to read/nap

                  • A spiral staircase takes you to the upper level bedroom with a double bed, sofa.

                    A spiral staircase takes you to the upper level bedroom with a double bed, sofa.

                  • View of master bathroom from master bedroom.  Many linens and towels provided.

                    View of master bathroom from master bedroom. Many linens and towels provided.

                  • View from master bedroom looking out to deck and lake.  Sliding glass doors.

                    View from master bedroom looking out to deck and lake. Sliding glass doors.

                  • 2nd bedroom--main floor.  Sleeps 4. Sliding glass doors to deck overlooking lake

                    2nd bedroom--main floor. Sleeps 4. Sliding glass doors to deck overlooking lake

                  • Upstairs bedroom.  Private,  Bright. Windows covering 360 degree field of view.

                    Upstairs bedroom. Private, Bright. Windows covering 360 degree field of view.

                  • Entry hallway looking out the backdoor, which exits onto deck overlooking lake.

                    Entry hallway looking out the backdoor, which exits onto deck overlooking lake.

                  • Kitchen w/ gas stove, microwave, freezer/refrigerator, coffee pot, toaster.

                    Kitchen w/ gas stove, microwave, freezer/refrigerator, coffee pot, toaster.

                  • Washer, dryer, ironing board are very handy. On main level.

                    Washer, dryer, ironing board are very handy. On main level.

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                  Date last modified - Monday, June 23, 2014

                  $300 - $450 per night (USD)
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                  3 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 8

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