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Spectacular Sunsets Lake Michigan150 Ft. Lakefront and Golf!

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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property 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 Roku 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 overlooking the lake with many chairs and tables for eating, sunbathing, reading, or watching the lake and sunsets. 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.

Why VRBO

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 2400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    No smoking in the house, around the house, on the deck or on the beach. ...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

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

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

  • Books:

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

  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Jigsaw puzzle (s). ...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

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

  • Television:

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

  • Video Library:

    Selected DVD's available. ...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • 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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • 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

  • Broadband Access:

    Highest speed available in this area. ...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

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

  • Internet:

    Wireless, covers the house. ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

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

  • Mobile Phone:

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

  • Parking:

    3 cars. ...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone:

    There is a land line. ...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    New waher in 2014...moreless

  • 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

  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher:

    And garbage disposal. ...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped kitchen. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

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

  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Gas stove with 4 burners. ...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Huge deck overlooking Lake Michigan. Staineless Steel cable railings to preserve the view. Many lawn chairs, a table for breakfast or cocktail our. Comfortable chairs for watching the sunset. ...moreless

  • Golf:

    Antrim Dells golf course, 18 holes with woods and some lake views is nearby. It has special discounts and twilight rates. Belvedere, Charlevoix CC, Dunmaglas, A-Ga_Ming are nearby. ...moreless

  • 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

  • Lawn / Garden:

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

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas grille (LP). No need to bring charcoal. ...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

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Beach chairs ...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

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

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall Shoulder
Sep 26 - Oct 31, 2015
3 night min stay
$320 $375
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$375 $475
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • cleaning $200
  • Taxes Not 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
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Antrim Dells Golf Course (Agaming)
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 31
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Friskes Snack Bar at Friskes Orchards
10 Metres
Nearest Beach
Beach on property

Car: Necessary

The NONSMOKING 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 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.

  • 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 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.

  • Lots of chairs for relaxing on the huge deck.  Cable railings provide safe views

    Lots of chairs for relaxing on the huge deck. Cable railings provide safe views

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