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Call About Our Summer Special! 3 bed 2 Bath House or Cottage

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Northside Charlevoix location only 4 blocks from town or two beaches, near Galaway Bay market (the old IGA.) Located at 209 Burns Street Charlevoix, Michigan

Recently updated 3 bedroom, 2 bath vacation home and/or one bedroom updated cottage with full bath and kitchen. Short walk to Lake Michigan beach, Lake Charlevoix Depot Beach, public tennis courts, municipal golf course and town. Large enclosed front porch with wicker furniture; fully outfitted eat-in kitchen with newer appliances (dishwasher, fridge with ice/water dispenser, microwave, stove) with lots of dishes, wine glasses and extras for entertaining. Formal dining room that seats from 8-10 people; Nice living room with flat screen TV, cable and DVD/VHS player that has ports for gaming systems (gaming systems not included). Futon bed/couch in dining area. Laundry room with newer large capacity washer and dryer, iron, and small ironing board. First floor master bedroom with twin beds, cable TV, large closet and dresser. Adjacent full bathroom with shower/tub. Two bedrooms upstairs, each with twin beds and dresser. 2nd floor large newer bathroom with shower /tub. Ceiling fans throughout house and bedrooms. Central air conditioning with extra window AC unit on 2nd floor. Rear deck with table/ chairs and gas grill. Extras: 3 adult bikes, 2 kid bikes, 3 tennis racquets, 2 baseball mits and ball, board games, beach chairs, outdoor fire pit, portable crib, portable fans, football, wireless internet, selection of DVDs and VHS movies, extra towels and sheets. Nice rear yard and off street parking. Besides the typical kitchen items you would expect, our kitchen also has a wine opener, crock pot, hot plate, table clothes, placemats, cookbooks, coffee maker, some spices, paper plate holders, ice tea maker, electric can opener, dishes for baking, and much more. Rents for $995 to $1150.

COTTAGE: Behind the house is a newly remodeled 1 bedroom/1 BA cottage (twin beds) with knotty pine cathedral ceiling. Cottage can be rented with the house or separately. (Call for pricing.) Includes: new bathroom with walk-in shower; full kitchen with all stainless appliances; AC/heat and washer/dryer, two TV's. Internet access. Towels and sheets included. Fully-equipped kitchen. Summer rates for Cottage: By the week $850, or $250/night 2 night minimum.

Keywords: House, beach, Charlevoix, 3 bedrooms, cottage, 2 bathrooms, Petoskey, Lake Michigan, walking distance, tennis, kitchen

More Details

John Galbraith
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2017

About John Galbraith

Realtor for 25 years and Home Remodeler.

John Galbraith purchased this house in 2005

Why John Galbraith chose Charlevoix

Great location, lots of great amenities included, walking distance to two lakes, golf course, market, town and tennis courts.

What makes this house unique

Spacious, enclosed front porch, recently remodeled, large dining room, lots of amenities included! Great optional cottage for extra family or friends.


Charlevoix House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Double Beds (1) Futon bed in dining area is a full bed. All bedrooms have twin beds., Twin or Single Beds (1) all bedrooms, including the one in the cottage, have twin beds. Lots of extra blankets in house if needed., Child Beds (1) Pack N Play available to use., Baby Cribs (1) Grayco pack N play portable crib available to use., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Futon bed/couch available in the dining area.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
House has many extras included. There are three adult bikes and two children's bikes in the basement, along with extra folding chairs and beach chairs. House has a small and larger cooler for renter use.


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(8 traveler reviews)

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Call About Our Summer Special! 3 bed 2 Bath House or Cottage
average rating of 4.5 based on 8 reviews

Hope to return!!

  • 5 of 5

Hesitant to give away our newly found gem but I must say This home is lovely! Spent 2 weeks with 5 to 8 people during the Venetian Festival. Still has the Up North cottage feel but also updated with newer appliances, central air, new bathroom upstairs and a relaxing enclosed front porch. When weather permitted (it was a warm 2 weeks) we opened the porch windows and enjoyed a nice breeze. Having the oversized refrigerator and a microwave were a major plus! Central air, ceiling fans throughout, plenty of linens & cookware, a large gas grill, the basement to store our golf clubs was also stocked with bikes and has some overflow folding lawn chairs for dining on the deck or around the portable fire pit. The bathrooms are spacious enough to share while getting ready. Comfy new queen pillow top mattress in the roomy master on the main. Both TV's are flat screen and accommodated a firestick and gaming system (no getting around that with a teenage boy). Bring some board games for family time around the large dining room table which expands. Have been coming to Charlevoix and have owned property up there on and off for 30 years, the location to town and beaches from this home was a perfect walk for my crew. Home was very clean upon check in. Instructions for entry, operation & departure were clear. Wifi worked fine. The box was replaced while we were there, so its brand new. The guys enjoyed the public course 2 minutes away every morning while the ladies enjoyed the North side morning walks. The flowers are breathtaking walking down Dixon to town! What to bring... We brought our own patio table umbrella, extra sandchairs (there is 1 we used) and a drink cooler for the deck, there is 1 styrofoam cooler we used outside for bottled water. The laundry room also had plenty of storage room for beach bags etc. and washer/dryer worked great! Wish we lived in Michigan because we would be back in the fall!! BTW go find the Burnt Marshmallow Brewery 10 miles away. Another hidden gem in a peaceful setting near Walloon.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Happy to have found this place

  • 5 of 5

No complaints all was comfortable and good place would recommend. Owner was very kind and communication was good. Really enjoyed ceiling fans and front porch.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, spacious, comfy, great!

  • 5 of 5

Loved it. BBQ, porches, cable, wifi. We're coming back!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great cottage and great location

  • 5 of 5

I have rented the house on several occasions and the cottage for several years in July. Both are well maintained with well stocked kitchens. The location is great ...about 8 blocks to town down Dixon Ave which has beautiful homes. I would recommend this property to anyone! I don't understand the lady who was there last July saying the house was dirty. I stopped at the house before getting into the cottage and it looked clean to me.

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Disgusting Property with Unresponsive Owner

  • 1 of 5

What a horrible experience we've had with this property and owner!

We arrived on a Saturday for a family reunion and vacation to discover that the property had not been cleaned. While we were told that another tenant had just vacated that morning, it seemed as though the property had not been cleaned in weeks as both bathtubs were full of dirt, grime and mildew, there were literally piles of dirt and crumbs in various rooms, and the kitchen sink was full of food particles.

We immediately contacted the owner, who said that a cleaning lady had just been there earlier that day and he didn't know what had happened. He asked me what I wanted done about it. I informed him that I wasn't going to take possession of the property in the condition it was in, and requested that he get in contact with his cleaning lady. He wasn't sure if he could get a hold of her, so he asked me if I was willing to do the cleaning. I told him that we were there for a family reunion, and that I intended to attend that and not spend the weekend cleaning. He said he'd try to contact someone. About two hours later, he called me back to inform me that the cleaning "crew" (apparently this woman and her husband) had been back there and confirmed that the property was clean. When I returned, nothing at all had changed from our original visit. The owner tried put me in touch directly with the cleaning lady, whose husband answered and used profane language with me when I explained why I was calling. I ended that conversation, which obviously wasn't going anywhere, and attempted to reach the owner again.

When we connected, I told him nothing had been done and asked him how he was planning to resolve the situation. He said it was out of his control, but that my standards for cleanliness were likely too high. I asked him if he had looked at the pictures of the property that I sent him, and he said he hadn't had time. However, he was talking to me on the cell phone that the pictures were sent to. Again, I re-affirmed that we were not going to take possession of such a filthy property and informed him that if he didn't plan to do anything about it, our rental agreement is void and we were going to move on and try to salvage our vacation. He asked to call me back later that night, even though it was already 8 pm and we didn't have a place to stay. He never called me back that night, and I didn't hear from him again until the following afternoon, when he said that his solutio

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Our family's favorite

  • 5 of 5

Lots of space inside with plenty of room for a family of four (and the in-laws visiting for a few days.)

Great location, walk to town, depot beach, lake Michigan, etc.

Bikes, gas grill, sports equipment, cable, WiFi, porches, fire pit, large dining room, 2 full baths, etc.

Been coming here once or twice a year for a decade, cannot beat the value.

Owner is super cool and very professional.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

This house is located in gorgeous Charlevoix and is walking distance to town, two beaches, tennis courts and golf. The area abounds with tons of things to do, from water sports to hiking in the woods or antiqueing. Check out the beautiful old summer homes in the area.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
cleaning fee $75

Rentals are Saturday to Saturday ONLY.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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