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Pet-friendly Cottage w/Open Floorplan - October dates available!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths (Sleeps 6-8) - Walk to beaches & town

Charming, airy and bright 3 BR/1.5 BA cottage in Charlevoix, MI is just a ten-minute walk from two beautiful Lake Michigan beaches – one that’s dog-friendly & one that’s great for the kids with a playground area and lighthouse. It's also just a short drive to Castle Farms (4 miles) or Jordan Valley Barn wedding venue (15 miles) if you are coming to Charlevoix to celebrate a wedding!

The first floor has an open floor plan with hardwood floors throughout, two bedrooms (1 queen, 1 full, full-size sleeper sofa, and a full bath. Upstairs is a large, carpeted bedroom with your choice of a king bed or 2 twins and a private half bath. The layout works well for a family, group of friends, or a couple wanting a spacious getaway.

Enjoy grilling on the back deck overlooking a large backyard or walk to Lake Michigan to watch the sunsets. It's also an easy, pleasant walk to dinner, coffee, outdoor concerts, charming shops and drawbridge on Bridge Street. The cottage has a fully equipped kitchen to make you feel right at home.

House-trained dogs are welcome guests as you will find that Charlevoix is a very pet friendly town.

Please note: no wifi or cable are provided from Nov-April. Wifi is available at the library 2 blocks away and the home has many VHS movies available.

Keywords: dog-friendly, family-friendly, walk to Lake Michigan beaches

More Details

Jennifer White, Owner
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 14, 2017

About Jennifer White, Owner

Growing up on the East Coast where a beach vacation meant fighting traffic jams, strong undertows and jellyfish, I've been delightfully surprised by the many hidden beaches and coves of Northern Michigan. There are so many places to choose from to watch the sunset, whether a quick walk down the street, sunset sail, or a remote stretch of sand all to yourself. Family and friends love visiting and taking the dogs for a swim and visiting the wonderful farm markets and galleries.

Jennifer White, Owner purchased this cottage in 2006

Why Jennifer White, Owner chose Northwest

I have been vacationing in Charlevoix since 2002. I'm delighted to share my home with you and know you will love the peace, tranquility and friendliness that are part of life in this adorable town. You'll never lack for things to do, and my guidebook is ready to help you start creating your own adventures and memories! Come to get away from it all, bring your family, friends, and dog, and RELAX!

What makes this cottage unique

You can walk everywhere - 7 minutes to the beach or the many restaurants and shops downtown. There's a wonderful library and small movie theater just down the hill for those occasional rainy afternoons. Cyclists will enjoy the trail from Charlevoix to Petoskey and beyond that runs along Lake Michigan. Me, I just walk along the beaches letting the stress of city life melt away.


Charlevoix Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1.5
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • limited accessibility
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


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Pet-friendly Cottage w/Open Floorplan - October dates available!
average rating of 4.6538463 based on 26 reviews
Minneapolis MN

Serendipity Cottage in Charlevoix

  • 5 of 5

A charming, cheerful, clean and updated house, with lots of light and pretty landscaping, deck and picnic table, basement washer-dryer combo, and large screen TV/DVD/VCR. The neighbors are pleasant, Lake Michigan beach a visible five blocks away, and the village of Charlevoix five blocks. My two dogs enjoyed it, too. I will come again!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Week

  • 5 of 5

We had an absolutely fabulous stay. The accommodations worked out wonderfully. We were able to walk to the beach and to downtown Charlevoix. We would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming cottage with great downtown location

  • 5 of 5

Highly recommend. Clean, charming, and homey.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, Martin, for your recommendation. We strive to provide a high-quality, "home away from home" getaway experience for our guests, and hope to see you again in the future!
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Great Weekend Home

  • 5 of 5

We were in town for a wedding and this was a perfect spot. Just a short walk or drive away from town and the lake, we were able to visit some nice spots in Charlevoix. The home was nice and worked perfectly for the weekend for the 6 of us. The old VHS Disney tapes were a nice bonus as well

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy that you were able to see some of the places in town that make Charlevoix such a special place to visit. We have fun with the "retro" VHS tape collection - perfect throwback activity for a rainy afternoon! Hope to see you again for a future visit.
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Charming home close to town!

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed at Serenity Cottage for a family getaway for NYE weekend. The home was so charming and had everything we needed. It was a spacious home for 2 adults, 3 kids and our family dog. I would highly recommend this home to families looking for a nice, clean place in town. Plenty of fresh linens and towels provided.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, Jeanette, for your kind review. There is so much space in this open floor plan, and I've visited with 5 adults and 3 dogs and still found it roomy and comfortable for everyone. I believe there's no such thing as too many towels while you're on vacation, and that they should be accessible to guests - nice to see that you appreciated that as well. So glad that you found everything you needed for a fun NYE celebration at our cottage, and hope to see you again for a future visit!
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Nice house for a great get away. Thank you!

  • 4 of 5

Very nice, cozy house.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Happy that you found the home comfortable for your winter visit, and hope to see you again soon!
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Additional Guest Fee $20 per person per night
Pet Fee $50
Damage Insurance $59

Extra guest fee of $20/per person/per night for groups larger than 4.
Property is non-smoking inside & out
Maximum of 2 house-trained dogs allowed with $50 non-refundable pet fee
Please note there is no internet or cable in the off season from Oct 15-May 15
Check-In Time: 4:00 PM
Check-Out Time: 10:00 AM
Property damage protection through VRBO or $500 refundable security deposit required.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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