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LAKE MICHIGAN 213 FEET OF BEACHFRONT: Home Near Charlevoix-Kid Friendly!!

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Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


Charlevoix House Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedrooms+Loft, 1 full Bathroom+outdoor shower, (Sleeps 8) ON LAKE MICHIGAN

The home has 213 FEET OF LAKE MICHIGAN WATER FRONTAGE at the mouth of the Grand Traverse Bay. It 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 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 sand/rocks and is 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 three bedrooms, sleeping loft and finished basement. There is one oversized bathroom. One bedroom features a queen size bed facing Lake Michigan, second upstairs bedroom has another queen and a pack and play. The upstairs sleeping loft has a queen bed and 1 single bed. There is one queen sized bed in the basement bedroom and three single beds in the basement rec room. 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. 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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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
November 27, 2016
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About Carrie

We are a young family who loves Northern Michigan.

Carrie purchased this house in 2007

Why Carrie chose Northwest

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

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, a flat screen TV with DIRECT TV and DVD library, 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. Also the much needed WIFI for the tech savvy!

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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Exceptional! 5/5 -
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LAKE MICHIGAN 213 FEET OF BEACHFRONT: Home Near Charlevoix-Kid Friendly!!
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews

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: Aug 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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Wonderful stay!!

  • 5 of 5

I was really kind of torn about writing this review. This place is amazing and I really didn't want anyone else to find out about it so that we could keep booking it. In the end, I decided to not be selfish. My family has stayed in quite a few places on Lake Michigan, but this place is the best yet. I have a 4 year old and and 8 month old. So, of course with the 8 month old I was concerned about how clean it would be since she crawls everywhere. That is really the first thing I noticed when I walked in, just how clean it was. It was kept up the way that we would keep a place up if we had a lake house. This is a really great place to go if you have kids. There are lots of toys and games already there, which my 4 year old LOVED! The pack and play and the high chair were big bonuses for us as well. It was really nice not having to pack those. This place just had everything we needed.

The yard is also pretty private, which is nice. Most places on the lake have long, crazy staircases to get down to the beach, but not this place. It's just a short flight down and you are right on the beach. There are tons of rocks down on the beach and we found the best Petoskey stones right there. Oh man, and the sunsets...I can't even explain how beautiful they are.

The only bad thing I can say is that the bed in the room my husband and I picked was not very comfortable, but there are plenty of other beds to choose. So, I think next time we would just sleep in a different room, which is fine. All in all, this place is wonderful and we are already planning our trip for next year.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the review! We are so glad you liked the house and property. As for the bed, it is so hard to cater to everyone's needs-some like soft, some prefer firm etc. We are glad you switched and found a comfy resting place 😊
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Beautiful Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely LOVED it. Totally family friendly with no worries with multiple families with children from 1 - 9 years old. Loved the sunsets, the privacy, the beach. Totally enjoyed our stay. We were there during the Venetian festival and the kids thoroughly enjoyed kids day and the carnival as well. Relaxation and wonderful family memories.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This was a prefect location for our annual "Friendcation" we take with our close friends. We really enjoyed the beautiful views, reading, and relaxing on the porch overlooking the lake. The outdoor shower is so great! Try it once and you'll be showering there all week.

There's a nature preserve right down the street and it was great to bike through it and see deer and hike down through the woods to the beach, where we saw some egrets and other wildlife.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect rental for families

  • 5 of 5

This was an amazing rental house for our family which included multiple ages and interests!

We enjoyed the well stocked kitchen, firepit, proximity to area attractions and necessities!

It was an easy place to relax, with plenty of space for three households to spend the week together under one roof!

The owners were friendly and responsive when we had questions, and made the whole process easy and enjoyable!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Hannah for the wonderful review! We really appreciate you taking the time to give us feedback. How wonderful that all your family enjoyed themselves at the Lake! Please consider coming Back to us for another vacation....
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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

Charlevoix House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring 2017
Apr 1 2017 - Jun 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 17 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 9 2017 - Dec 2 2017
3 night minimum stay

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 30 days before arrival date.
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Charlevoix House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
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 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Oversized bathroom and don't forget OUTDOOR HOT WATER SHOWER!
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Main Floor Queen - 1 queen , Faces Lake with sliding glass door to deck
    Main Floor Queen and Pack & Play - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , 1 Pack and Play and one queen faces driveway
    Loft - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Basement Rec room - 3 twin/ single
    Basement Queen - 1 queen
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • 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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