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Comfy Cottage 600ft Wf Near Charlevoix

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


Last updated: 04/26/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:5
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-5)

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, swimming, and viewing wildlife (turkey, deer, coyote, mink, beaver, eagles, and loons) 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 10 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 and a charcoal grill for your personal use. There are not many homes on the lake, so it is very quiet. The interior includes 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, girls weekend


Member since: 2007

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/26/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 600 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 5
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

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

  • 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

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

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

  • Bedroom 1


  • Convertible bed(s)


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

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1


  • There is one step up to the toilet and shower.


  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Board games and playing cards are found in the end table shelves....moreless

  • Television:

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

  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    We have a small selection for family entertainment. ...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

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

  • Lake View
  • Lakefront:

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

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

  • Dining Area


  • Air Conditioning:

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

  • Clothes Dryer:

    shared, in a separate building...moreless

  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace:

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

  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

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

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Includes everything you need to prepare meals....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • 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

  • Microwave:

    Built-in with convection feature...moreless


  • Deck / Patio:

    New table and chairs seats 6. ...moreless



Write a review 4.8
from 12 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring 2017
May 14 - May 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$805 $3,000
High Summer Season 2017
Jun 1 - Sep 5, 2017
3 night min stay
$855 $3,200
Fall 2017
Sep 6 - Oct 14, 2017
3 night min stay
$800 $3,000
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


  • Cleaning $75
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $350


Within one week of making a reservation, I require a 50% deposit of the total cost or rental in addition to a $350.00 damage deposit. The remaining 50% of the total cost is due 30 days before the first day of your stay. I accept personal or cashier's checks, and accept credit cards through HomeAway on the VRBO site. For HomeAway payment, I will send you a payment request and you can click on the "Book It Now" button. Your damage deposit will be completely refunded to you after your stay. If you book through VRBO, the damage deposit is automatically refunded to you 7 days after your stay (if no damage is found). If you pay by check, I will refund your damage deposit with a check in U.S. mail.

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 04/26/2017
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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: 2015

About the owner: A Michigan native, I have been vacationing at Nowland Lake for the past ten years. My husband and I purchased the cottage in April of 2015. We live outside of Louisville, Kentucky, and have 3 grown daughters, all of whom are happily married.

Why the Owner Chose Charlevoix, MI, USA:
Our love of nature and the serenity of Nowland Lake drew us back to the Charlevoix area over the course of many happy summers. The cottage provides a wonderful place to stay while exploring northwest Michigan's beautiful beaches, rivers and resort towns. We renewed our wedding vows in the summer of 2014 at sunset, just yards away from the cottage's patio, and it was an experience to treasure.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
There is a feeling of seclusion, even though downtown Charlevoix is just a short drive away. The loons are truly unique, and you'll never forget the beautiful and eerie sounds they make at night. 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
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/26/2017

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  • 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.

  • Beach area leading to dock

    Beach area leading to dock

  • 600 of Lakefront with unobstructed Views

    600 of Lakefront with unobstructed Views

  • View from cottage door

    View from cottage door

  • Typical view from part of the 600 ft. frontage

    Typical view from part of the 600 ft. frontage

  • Loons on Nowland Lake

    Loons on Nowland Lake

  • Kitely's farm market is one mile away, just up the road

    Kitely's farm market is one mile away, just up the road

  •  Queen bed, w/ 2 in. memory foam -super comfy!

    Queen bed, w/ 2 in. memory foam -super comfy!

  • Dining area

    Dining area

  • Full Kitchen with full size appliances.

    Full Kitchen with full size appliances.

  • Nowland Lake sunset

    Nowland Lake sunset

  • Another beautiful sunset view!

    Another beautiful sunset view!

  • Sandy beach area

    Sandy beach area

  • Lake Michigan lighthouse at  nearby Charlevoix

    Lake Michigan lighthouse at nearby Charlevoix

  • Twilight on Nowland Lake

    Twilight on Nowland Lake

VRBO #160465

This listing was first published here in 2007.

Date last modified - Wednesday, April 26, 2017

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