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Bedrooms 4
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms+Loft, 2 full Bathrooms+outdoor shower, (Sleeps 10) ON LAKE MICHIGAN

BRAND NEW 2017 FULL RENOVATION! The home has 213 FEET OF LAKE MICHIGAN WATER FRONTAGE at the mouth of the Grand Traverse Bay. The new vaulted ceiling Great Room is a perfect place to relax and enjoy all the beauty of Nature with 180 degree view of the Bay. Sunsets every single night of the year! The home overlooks the Leelanau Peninsula and the Fox Islands. At night you can see the light house at Leelanau State Park flickering in the distance. The Petoskey Stone Fireplace is a touch of "Up North" charm for you to examine in case you don't find any on our stretch of beach.

The new kitchen has gas stove, counter depth fridge, Kitchen Aid mixer, quartz countertops and lots of space to prepare food. It has a four seater barstool area and overlooks the dining room and Great Room.

Bedrooms have new linens, quilts and closets. Every room has a view of the lake so you can wake up and your mind can start wandering outside.

The home is located in the quaint village of Norwood, just 8 miles south of Charlevoix and 45 minutes north of Traverse City. You can get to Mackinac Island, a plethora of golf courses, fruit stands, wineries, Sleeping Bear Dunes, Castle Farms within an hours drive!

Just one flight of stairs and you are on the beach! Our 213 foot beach has mostly sand and a few rocks and is very private. The water is crystal blue and nature is at its best. The home is located on a secluded, dead end road which offers some of the finest views for casual walks and wildlife viewing. Bald eagles, loons, swans, and hawks are seen daily! There is a county park a half mile north which connects to Fisherman's Island State Park. There is a wooded lot (which we also own) north of the house which adds to your privacy and buffers your from neighbors. If you are a boater, you can drop in your boat at various launch sites in Lake Charlevoix, Torch Lake or 1/4 mile down the road at the Norwood Park (for Lake Michigan boating).

The home has four queen bedrooms, sleeping loft with two twin beds and finished basement also with two twin beds. There is a main floor oversized bathroom and also a brand new large bathroom in the basement.

There is a solid pine picnic table and deck set, 4 Anti-Gravity Chairs, charcoal grill for outdoors and a fooseball table in the basement rec room. Also Cornhole, and Ladderball for outside gaming.

OUTDOOR HOT WATER SHOWER on the beach makes rinsing off from the beach (or taking a morning shower!) very convenient and unique! Numerous renters (and ourselves) have showered and seen the local bald eagles flying by for their morning meal. A peaceful, unbelieveable experience!

There are so many things to do closeby: shopping, boating, plenty of excellent golf courses, or just relax in the hammock and listen to the water lap up on shore! Come and enjoy northern Michigan at its finest.

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Calendar last updated:
September 24, 2018

About Carrie

We are a young family who loves Northern Michigan.

Carrie purchased this house in 2007

Why Carrie chose Charlevoix

We LOVE to spend time relaxing on the 'big lake' with family and friends. We have extensive family in the area and know it is the spot we want to be in when we retire. Nothing beats a sunset over Lake Michigan with your loved ones sitting beside you!

What makes this house unique

BRAND NEW RENOVATION 2017! We have a gorgeous view of the lake including a wooded lot so you won't encounter many neighbors. We have made our home unique and comfortable by having a grill, solid pine patio furniture, outdoor beach shower, wifi, finished basement, and a large renovated bathroom for our guests. The close proximity to town is nice but also great to be away from it too.

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a privilege to share your cottage-your most lovely cottage. Each year (can you believe it has been our 6th year!) I have something to look forward to (and to be honest, to live for). Know that you have made our life meaningful and happy for years. Thank you, Thank you.

I truly loved the new deck. With coffee cup in hand or a cosmopolitan, I sat in the quietness and contemplation pondering the beauty and majesty of the Lake and life. I am always on the lookout for the presence of wonder.
Aug 2014
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Charlevoix House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Main floor bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Basement Bathroom- BRAND NEW 2017! - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Oversized bathroom in main level Brand new basement bathroom 2017 Don't forget OUTDOOR HOT WATER SHOWER!
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Main Floor Queen - 1 queen , Faces Lake with sliding glass door to deck
    Basement Queen - 1 queen
    Main Floor Queen - 1 queen
    Basement Rec room - 2 twin/ single
    Loft - 2 twin/ single
    Upstairs Queen - 1 queen
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
We have solid pine outdoor furniture and a new fabric hammock which faces Lake Michigan. OUTDOOR SHOWER ON THE PRIVATE 213 FOOT BEACH looking out at the lake! We have several different games: Rummikub, Catchphrase, Cribbage (with several sets of cards), Scrabble, Sorry! Candy Land, Trivia Pursuit, and a few others. ALSO WE HAVE FREE WIFI! Plus the fooseball table in basement rec room. We are VERY KID FRIENDLY! You may use all of our kiddie stuff-pack and play, high chair, strollers, toys.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews

Awesome location, beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay at this clean, cute, cozy spot! Will absolutely book again!

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for coming!
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Beautiful home in immaculate condition.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home in immaculate condition.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect retreat

  • 5 of 5

Amazing property and view. All the amenities of home :)

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing thanksgiving spot

  • 5 of 5

Perfectly set up to cook, enjoy nature and family! A private retreat to connect with loved ones

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great for families

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our recent stay. We had 6 adults and 2 toddlers and had plenty of room. The lake was crystal clear but rocky (wear your water shoes), but the beach had lots of sand for building sand castles and just relaxing and soaking in the view. We saw eagles, deer, turkeys, and lots of water fowl. Charlevois is a cute picturesque town, and only a short drive away. Lots of nice shops and restaurants. Would definitely recommend this place.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

As Mandy wrote I really didn't want to let the word out on how fabulous this place was .... we have stayed at their other property on Lake Charlevoix and LOVED that place and was a little disappointed when it was not available for us this year. As it turned out .... even though our whole reason is to be on Lake Charlevoix for Spring bass fishing this place on the Big Lake was even better. Just a short ride out of town but well worth it. It is going to be the hardest decision next year as to which one we will choose. The size of the kitchen and living area is very deceiving when you first pull up .... very accommodating and very clean ....and to be able to have a fire on the beach every night to watch the amazing sunsets .... priceless. Thank you again Carrie WE LOVED this place and will see you again if not this fall ... but for sure next May ;)

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review! We appreciate your flexibility (it was my sisters honeymoon and they wanted our EAST JORDAN house.... Please come again!
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Traverse City (TVC)
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
A Pleothora of courses!
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Car: necessary

213 feet of Lake Michigan PRIVATE BEACH frontage all to yourself!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

We require a $500 refundable reservation deposit which switches to a security deposit upon arrival. It is fully refundable pending checkout from cleaning person and will be returned within two weeks or departure.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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