5 bedrooms, 5 1/2 baths, sleeps 12
I bought my first property when I was 18 and sold my car for the down payment. That started my adventure in owning and managing rental properties and it's been an exciting experience. Even though real estate investing is one of my passions, my real passion is riding my Harley. I'm fortunate enough to be able to ride a great deal. Across town or across the country. Every ride is a good ride! I've also traveled a lot internationally and my three favorite international destinations are Rio De Janeiro, Moscow and Caracas Venezuela. My three domestic choices are Sturgis South Dakota, home of the Sturgis Bike Rally, Chicago and Newport Rhode Island. I love pasta, a blue rare steak or sushi and just about anything else actually. I like finishing off a meal with a bit of Auchentoshan and a good cigar. Of course my "go to foods" are a bit different. A burger with a few PBRs works great as well and in fact are definitely more "my style." The property you are reviewing is one of a kind. It's 140 years old was moved in 3 pieces in it's original condition from downtown Charlevoix approximately 13 years ago. It was initially a 16 bedroom boarding house. It was reassembled and every major system in the house was replaced. The first floor has the original hard wood flooring although the entire home looks like it was built yesterday. The character of the property is remarkable. The views are one of a kind. The home is fully stocked with all the necessities when you check in. Paper products, coffee, etc. All you'll need to pick up on the way in is your dinner selection. The rest will be there for you to get you going. And if you want me to have steaks waiting in the fridge with a few bottles of wine or beer, I can do that too. My goal is to make your experience memorable. When you vacation here I want it to be the best I can make it for you and will do what I can to make that happen. If you have any questions at all please contact me... Thanks again for your interest! Stan
SJP purchased this House in 2005
Why SJP chose Charlevoix
The character, the spaciousness and the absolutely priceless, unmatched year round, expansive, one of a kind, Lake Michigan and wilderness views. The view is the #1 compliment received when people visit. It is stunning year round and truly one of a kind. The interior of the property is large, open and clean. You won't be disappointed in any aspect of your stay.
What makes this House unique
This stunning home with unquestionable character is unlike any other you've experienced. Completely rebuilt in 2005, the first life of this home was as a boarding house in downtown Charlevoix. It was disassembled, moved and reassembled at it's current location. All of the systems of the house were replaced including electrical, plumbing, heating, etc. Multiple decks with collectively over 3000 square feet of space, stainless appliances, expansive granite counters, high ceilings, original hardwood floors, 5 original claw foot tubs, 52 new Pella windows, 2 new 8'x8' double pane glass panels overlooking Lake Michigan on the 3rd floor, and multiple original windows add to this home's incredible uniqueness. Rural, remote setting. Wildlife abounds. All within 10 minutes of downtown Charlevoix.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Great place for a large family gathering and beautiful views of Lake Michigan,
Very large house with many rooms and great views. Quiet and close to Lake Michigan beaches in Norwood. Beautiful sunset viewing on the back deck and the night sky was amazing. The house has everything you need for a Northern Michigan getaway!
Thanks very much for your review Selena,I appreciate you taking the time... I'm glad you enjoyed your stay and were satisfied with the property and surroundings. It was a pleasure meeting you, keep my property in mind for future stays. Thanks again! - Stan
Another Great Stay
This was our second experience in this grand home and it was just as fantastic as the first. Excellent accommodations in a secluded yet close to everything setting. Completely turn key, all you need to bring is food. Stan is a great host and very gracious and helpful. Thanks for another great experience...
Always a pleasure seeing you and your family/guests. I'm glad the weather held out for your ride and your daughter's birthday celebration. Guests who return to stay at the property make up a large part of my Summer reservations at this point so it's becoming like seeing family every year. That's one of the reasons I provide the return stay discount as my way of thanking people for choosing my property again.
Looking forward to seeing all of you next year, in the meantime if you have time for a Fall ride, hit me up and let's shoot up to the UP.
Thanks Again! Stan
We just concluded a great trip at this wonderful home. Stan was very accommodating and easy to deal with. The home was clean and the views were amazing. We all especially enjoyed the various trails around the property.
The home is in a great location, within 10 miles from the town of Charlevoix, and centrally located within 20-30 miles from several awesome golf courses.
Thanks Stan for letting us rent your incredible home!
Thanks very much for your positive comments and for taking the time to write the review.
The central location of the house makes it an ideal jumping off point for many Northern Michigan activities, including golf and as you noted there are many high quality courses located in the area. The trails right out the door, spectacular views, dark starry nights, bonfires and the character of the house are also popular and have led to a number of return guests.
It was a pleasure meeting some of your group, I'm glad you enjoyed your stay and thanks for choosing my property! Hope to see you guys again. Stan
Stan was super nice and very accommodating. Thanks for everything. We enjoyed time on the beach at Fisherman's Island State Park. The views were fantastic at the house.
Thanks for taking the time to review my property and for your kind words Rose. It was a pleasure meeting you and everyone in your group, definitely people I could chill out with over a couple beers. I'm glad that you were able to take in some of what this area has to offer and given the record breaking heat during your stay the beach was a good choice! Thanks again for your stay. Stan
This was a great place for my wedding party to stay. Reasonably priced and great views. Plenty of space to spread out. The house is a little quirky but that is what you get when it was built in the 1800's. Great sound system and deck for enjoying the expansive private view.
Thanks for taking the time to write your review, it's much appreciated! It was a pleasure meeting both of you, I'm glad you enjoyed my property and some of what it has to offer. Good luck to you both moving forward in this new chapter of your life!
Nice Girl Weekend
Stayed here with lifelong friends, every year we take a long weekend. This time was later than most and we found this place online. Really nice place and all of us decided the only thing that could have made it better was warmer weather. It was October in northern michigan though so we knew it would be a gamble. The accommodations and surrounding view are better than we expected. Very nice! Several of us are returning next year with our spouses and families.
Thanks very much for your review! It was a pleasure to meet you and your girlfriends. It's unfortunate that the weather turned on you, however, that's one of the benefits of this location, there's always plenty to do within a short drive.
Thanks for your Summer 2017 reservation. Looking forward to seeing you again and meeting your family.
Midwest Living Magazine has ranked the Charleovoix/ Petoskey area (aka, Michigan's 'Gold Coast') the #2 destination in all the Midwest! 'These neighboring resort towns along the Lower Peninsula’s northwestern shore began entertaining vacationers who came by steamship more than a century ago. No wonder they’re so good at it, offering an ever growing to-do list for travelers and a relaxed attitude. Petoskey climbs hills along Little Traverse Bay, and Charlevoix nestles between Lake Michigan and Lake Charlevoix. The beach and harbor are steps from the 100 shops and galleries of Petoskey’s Gaslight District and landmark Stafford’s Perry Hotel. Charlevoix’s boutiques string along the waterfront. In the warmer months, visitors golf at the Inn at Bay Harbor, a first-class resort with courses heralded as the Midwest's Pebble Beach.
Excitement is all around this property!
Shopping, swimming, world class golfing, charter fishing and more!
Don't forget Fall on Michigan's Gold Coast! Experience Fall colors like never before right from the comfort of this property.
Multiple casinos within 45 minutes
Great Cities! Charlevoix, Traverse City, Petoskey, Mackinac City
Multiple breweries within a short drive
Paved Bike/Walking Trail from Charlevoix to Petoskey
World Class Dining and Shopping
Avalanche Bay Water Park, Solace Spa and Boyne Mountain golf within 40 minutes.
Semi-private Lake Michigan beaches, rustic parks and trails within 2 miles or just walk the property and enjoy the scenery!
Golf: Nearest golf course 4 miles from property. (Antrim Dells)