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Amazing Location 2 blocks to Downtown and Beach. Beautiful home with great deck

Bedrooms 4
Property type house


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Spacious, private, casual elegance can be found in this 2007 remodeled historic downtown home. You will be close to downtown, beaches, new marina, new East Park and Band Shell.

Huge kitchen with bar for entertaining and cooking. Cozy, but spacious front porch perfect for people watching and sharing a cool drink in the evening. Large deck in the back yard with wonderful firepit

Listen to the waves on Lake Michigan Beach or the rustle of the birch leaves. Even rainy days are great when you're just a block away from the new library with internet access, children's sculpture garden or 1 1/2 blocks to the cinema.

Keywords: Home, Cottage, in town, walking distance, near Lake Michigan Beach

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Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
January 9, 2017

Why Kristin chose Charlevoix

There's no better confluence of clear water, waves, sandy beaches, rivers, woods and meadow anywhere in the country. This is Hemingway country and it only takes a day to see what America's most famous writer saw in the area. The town is small and compact but full of fun and activities. Its secluded and out of the way but easy to access and get around. Charlevoix is a great base to explore--wether on Lake Michigan Beaches, sailing or boating on Round Lake or Lake Charlevoix or just strolling through town.

What makes this house unique

Being in-town in Charlevoix brings us close to the action and the necessities without having to worry about putting in and taking out a dock every year. We are close to everything so you never have to get in your car. We don't even bring groceries with us when we come up because Oleson's is a fun walk down the block. But we can still hear the waves come in and feel the cool breeze and take a short walk to the beach 2 or 3 times a day then stroll downtown for a burger at the Villager Pub or the fireworks display over Round Lake or band performance at the newly remodeled band shell. The kids and the adults love the library which I tell people is one of the most beautiful public libraries in the country.


Charlevoix House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) This is a rollaway bed.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Fire pit, large enclosed and private backyard, large front porch


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(6 traveler reviews)

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Amazing Location 2 blocks to Downtown and Beach. Beautiful home with great deck
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
Upper Peninsula of Michigan

Great getaway, convenient to town, nice amenities, quiet neighborhood, free wi-fi

  • 5 of 5

We 3 gals, ages 55+ and stayed here for a three night getaway. The kitchen has everything we needed. We used the two bedrooms/two baths on the main level. We didn't need the two vintage upstairs bedrooms but they would be perfect for children/young adults (there is no bathroom upstairs, FYI). We didn't use the outside back deck or grill but did sit on the front porch each day, with coffee in the morning and wine in the evening. The living room had comfy furnishings, tv & dvd. We didn't use the washer/dryer but certainly would have if we were staying longer. We walked the beach, downtown, shops, restaurants and marina areas. Bath/beach towels/bedding were abundant. Keep in mind that you need to bring your own toilet paper, paper towels, etc. The "owner's manual" and brochures about the area were very helpful. Kristin was prompt with emails and also refunded our damage deposit very quickly. We would definitely contact her again for future Charlevoix travel plans, as she has more than one vacation rental available.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Would Return Again

  • 5 of 5

Our visit to Charlevoix (my first) exceeded our expectations. The town and surrounding locations suggest a return is needed in the near future. Our vacation rental more then fit our group of 7, and all the amenities were in working order. Noteworthy, a mishap beyond the owner's control required her attention upon our arrival. I was more then pleased how quickly she responded to remedy the situation, so as not to adversly affect our visit. I would recommend this lodging to anyone considering Charlevoix.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Novi Michigan

Great Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We love the blue college! It was in an excellent location 2 blocks from the beach 2 blocks from downtown beautiful home with a big fully equipped kitchen. We had an excellent time. The only thing that I would recomend for an improvement is is to have the towels be replaced in the main bathroom and need to have toilet paper stocked. We would definitely recomend this to our friends. We are looking forward to staying there again!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Central Michigan

Awesome Location and Perfect Home for our Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Wow! Your home in Charlevoix is in a perfect location! Daily, we would start our day by walking downtown for breakfast and then off to the beach! Your home has everything our family needed to make this one of our favorite vacations ever! We will return to your Blue Cottage! I would like you to know how much we appreciated the way you communicated with us!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2012
  • Stayed: June 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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grand rapids, mi

great place to stay! our ...

  • 5 of 5

great place to stay! our family stayed during the apple fest activities. this home is very close to everything in charlevoix...including the boat to beaver island.

i recommend this place for anyone looking for a nice family vacation, or a quiet get away!

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2008
  • Stayed: December 2008
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our family enjoyed every ...

  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoyed every minute of our stay in this beautiful home...the area is peaceful, tranquil and just a short walk to the beach or downtown Charlevoix. Everything was clean and well kept...if you're looking for a nice home with a great location, look no further, this is it!

We enjoyed the beaches of Lake Michigan and the shopping in quaint downtown Charlevoix...everything is within walking distance! We've created some great family memories in Charlevoix and look forward to returning soon!

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2008
  • Stayed: January 2008
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • $1550/wk
  • US Dollars
  • June, September ..$1595
  • July-August ......1995/week
  • Venetian Week.....$2450
  • Oct-May ...special pricing pernight (excluding festival weekends) pleae contact us
  • Refundable Deposit ............ $300
  • Linen/cleaning ..... $ 125

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