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Vintage 2-Family Cottage, Walk to Lake and Downtown

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

This charming cottage which sleeps 9-10 is situated two blocks off Lake Charlevoix in quaint, downtown Boyne City. This turn of the century home has been lovingly renovated and offers stunning architectural details. Perfect for two families or your extended family, there are two full kitchens and living areas so everyone has plenty of space. Three queen bedrooms plus a lower level bunk room with ping pong. There are two full baths. First floor queen includes twin bunkbeds with trundle. Second floor queen includes a toddler bed. Third floor queen occupies a private loft set off by french doors and overlooking the second floor vaulted living room. Ralph Lauren linens and down comforters throughout. You'll find plenty of quiet spots to read or nap. Four levels make up the house with three porches in all, two upper decks, front and back plus a covered porch off the front. The back deck adjoining the upper kitchen has a grill and outdoor dining. Also includes Internet.

Just two blocks away is Lake Charlevoix. Access to the City Marina is right at the end of our street with a giant play structure, covered picnic area with grills, sailing lessons, ball diamond and lots more.

A wonderful park is just a block away located on the River with a beautiful Gazebo. The Farmers Market resides here each Wednesday and Saturday morning. Concerts and other activities occupy the park throughout the summer. Young State Park is five miles up the road. The Mountain Grand Lodge boasts Avalanche Bay Waterpark, the largest in North America, along with many championship golf courses. The Soltice Spa is gorgeous. Also, great hiking and mountain biking trails.

Keywords: Family Cottage

More Details

Owner
marcia doolin
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 30, 2017

About marcia doolin

My husband and I and our three daughters have spent many special times at this cottage. We have always been skiers and our girls have developed into serious ski racers. We now spend every weekend here during the ski season and ski at Boyne Mountain when we are not traveling to nearby ski resorts for scheduled races.

marcia doolin purchased this cottage in 1999

Why marcia doolin chose Boyne City

We have always loved the close knit community and laid back character of Boyne City. The people are real and the town takes you back to a simpler time when family spent meals and evenings together enjoying one anothers company. We first owned a smaller cottage directly across the street and purchased this one when our family got too big for the one bathroom and two burner stove. We have loved having the two living spaces for friends and family. Everyone is comfortable because they have their own space and conveniences.

What makes this cottage unique

We have spent nearly every New Year's Eve at this cottage creating memories that will last forever. We live on Lake Erie in Ontario in the summer and are not able to enjoy Boyne City in the summer at it's best. That's why we are happy to share this special home with others who will hopefully fall in love with Boyne City like we have and want to return year after year to continue cherished family ties at a slower pace.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Marcia,



Everyone had a wonderful time and there was plenty of snow for skiing. The teenage boys spent two full days at Avalanche Bay and had a great time. My two year old granddaughter took her first ski lessons and even went up the chair lift. The accommodations were excellent with plenty of parking for all three vehicles. Thanks for everything.



Robert
Jan 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Pelston
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Ironton Ferry
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Boyne Mountain
Nearest Motorway
M-75
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Cafe Santé
Nearest Ski
6 Miles
Boyne Mountain
Nearest Beach
0.75 Miles
Penisula Beach
Car: recommended

Six miles from Boyne Mountain Grand Lodge, Avalanche Bay Waterpark, Soltice Spa, fitness and yoga center and many Championship Golf Courses. Young State Park 5 miles. Fly fishing available through Boyne Resorts USA. Mountain biking trails and bike paths for all levels.

Amenities

Boyne City Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 26
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Large bathroom with laundry
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bathrooms have separate hot water heaters
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • First floor family bunk room - 1 queen , 3 twin/ single , Great for 5 kids or a couple with 1-3 kids
    Third floor private loft with Queen - 1 queen , This room is spacious and quiet
    Second floor young couple with queen - 1 queen , 1 child bed , Great for a couple with or without a toddler
  • Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (4), Child Beds (1), Bunk Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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average rating of 4.7727275 based on 23 reviews
4

Great Stay in Boyne City

  • 4 of 5

This was a great place to stay in Boyne City! We especially liked being able to walk to town for restaurants and the lake for beautiful sunset views. The home is close to Petoskey and Charlevoix. We liked the light in the upstairs living room. The kitchen had everything we needed for the meals we prepared. The upstairs bedrooms lack some privacy because of the glass doors. Overall the home is comfortable and spacious.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Beth, We are glad you and your friends had a great time at the Boyne cottage. Thank you for mentioning the french doors, such an easy thing for me to add privacy blinds there -- I will do that right away. I'm surprised no one has ever commented on it before. Hope you will come back again. Marcia and Kurt
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5

We had a wonderful experience

  • 5 of 5

We had such a great stay at this cottage. The house had more than enough room for the 9 of us and we were all very comfortable. The 2 kitchens were an added bonus because the one kitchen on the second floor was right off the patio and when we BBQ'd it was convenient having the kitchen right there instead of hauling everything to the first floor. The owners of this home literally had the house stocked with all the items you would have in your home. Besides bringing food in case you wanted to cook, the kitchens were fully stocked with cooking oils, spices, cookware, flatware, glasses, cups, coffee, etc. And the house was 2 blocks from the water and we walked into the cute downtown area and had a very relaxing time. I would definitely recommend this home to anyone who's looking for a home away from home.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Comfortable, perfect for our family getaway

  • 5 of 5

We loved this cozy cottage! Plenty of room for our whole family. They've really thought of all the details - lots of towels, extra blankets, plenty of kitchenware. We would definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You were perfect guests. Thank you for taking great care of the cottage and for the nice review. Please come back when you can! Marcia and Kurt Doolin
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5

Great house in a great location.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed Boyne City. The house was within walking distance to everything we wanted. I had one brother camp at Young State Park and another brother rent at the Landings down the street so he could dock his boat. My parents stayed with my family at this house. 7 of us were comfortable.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Steve, Thank you so much for sharing your experience. Hope to have you back again. Marcia and Kurt
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5

The house was amazing! It had everything we needed and more!

  • 5 of 5

The house was a perfect location, close to town, the park and the water.

It was a perfect stay and I would highly recommend it!

We hope to return again next year

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Robert, We are so happy to hear how much you loved our cottage and little town. Please come back and stay with us again! Marcia and Kurt
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Great location!

  • 4 of 5

We just returned from our Boyne City vacation -- I think it is an underappreciated community! It is a perfect location to get to other places (Sleeping Bear Dunes, Mackinaw, etc.) and the downtown is extremely friendly & fun! Everything you need right in walking distance from the home. The home was very comfortable/very clean - kitchen well stocked - lovely 2nd level. Perfect for families (except I found the spiral stair case tricky....definitely would be a concern for the young or elderly). The only "con" I can think of is that the exterior /front porch area really needs paint. Many lovely homes in the area - loads of pride of ownership, so would be good to show off this lovely home, too! The front porch rockers are so nice -- a perfect place to hang out. The 2nd level in the back was very nice -- we thoroughly cleaned the grill (which had not been done), but we left it spic and span for the others! The ping pong table in the basement was a big hit!!!!! The 2nd floor kitchen was very handy! An absolutely wonderful vacation!

I would certainly return!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your thorough review Sharon. The covered front porch and upper front deck is our next project and will be a big one. I hope you will come back to enjoy them next summer! Many thanks. Marcia and Kurt
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 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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