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Cute Family Cottage on Lake Charlevoix

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Large front deck just steps from Lake Charlevoix! Sandy beach and swimming area.

Very private and wooded setting. West facing with beautiful sunsets.

Fire pit for smores and family fun.

Private dock for your boat and fishing. Boat launch ramp close by.

Picnic table, deck furniture and gas grill for outdoor dining and relaxing.

Complete kitchen. Washer/Dryer. Open living room with vaulted ceiling.

Two bedrooms. One with queen bed. One with full/twin bunk bed.

Two queen pull-out sofa beds in living room.

Two bathrooms. One with tub/shower. One with shower.

Cable TV, stereo and Internet.

Four legged family members welcome too!!

Keywords: Cottage

More Details

Property Manager
Rhett Lloyd
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2017

About Rhett Lloyd

Ned and Amey. We live in Rockford, Mi. We bought the cottage 6 years ago We come up whenever we can. Love it here on the lake.

Rhett Lloyd purchased this cottage in 2003

Why Rhett Lloyd chose Lake Charlevoix

Ned grew up here as a child.

What makes this cottage unique

The cottage is set close to the water. Kids love the sandy beach and swimming area.

The South Arm of Lake Charlevoix is great for boating, because it is usually calmer than the rest of the lake.

Swimming, waterskiing, fishing, hiking, biking Boating Sunbathing Canoeing Tubing.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Took advantage of the lake everyday, ate great food in downtown Charlevoix relaxed.... the perfect week! Cottage was great we loved our stay here very much! We look forward to staying here again next year, So relaxing! Don't want to leave Thank you for sharing your home with us
Aug 2013
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East Jordan Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

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Cute Family Cottage on Lake Charlevoix
average rating of 4.714286 based on 27 reviews
Dearborn , Michigan

Our week at Amey's cottage was wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is clean and very comfortable. Beds are very comfortable.All the amenities you could possibly need are there. Ample room to store bicycles and two kayaks right on property.

We ate dinner every night on the large front deck and watched the sun go down every night from the end of the dock. Swim area out front is sandy and easy access for our kayaks to go in and out of the water. Area is quiet and peaceful at night. Cottage is close enough to Charlevoix or Petoskey if you are looking for an evening out, but, truthfully ,why would you want to. Cottage has a well kept barbecue for grilling. Wifi works well. I assume the tv and stereo do too, but we never had the time for either. Thanks, Rhett.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying with us again. We loved having you back.
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Great loation!

  • 5 of 5

We have loved the Charlevoix area and have been coming here for many years. We came upon this lake front home and it is one of our favorites places now. The lake, the water, the amenities of the rental home were all more that we ever expected. Management was helpful and accommodating. Home was very neat and clean!

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Saint Joseph, MI

Wonderful little house

  • 5 of 5

The house Looks tiny from the outside but we shocked by how big it felt on the inside!!! The house was fully stocked with everything we needed to cook meals with ease, and plenty of blankets and pillows. The contact person was VERY quick to respond and even let us know on checkout day that no one was renting the house immediately after us so we could stay as long as we liked (no checkout time that day). It was fantastic, we absolutely plan to stay again!!

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so pleased you enjoyed the cottage and hope to se you again soon.
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Perfect cottage on the south arm

  • 5 of 5

We had an excellent stay at this cottage. The cottage was very clean and WELL WELL stocked with everything we needed. There was never a time we didn't have something we needed. Everything from beach towels, to kitchen supplies, and everything in between. This seemed to be the quieter side of the lake, which was great! The water was great for swimming, and the beach chairs at the end of the dock were great for sitting in the sun and watching the boats and the world go by. We were surprised to have cable and internet, which were convenient to have for the one rainy day we had. The property manager lived near by, and stopped by the first day we were there to check in and see if we needed anything. The cottage is very centrally located to Charlevoix, Petoskey, Boyne City, Waloon Lake, East Jordan. We did several day trips to these cities and had a blast. Thank you for a great week away!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is such a pleasure to share our slice of heaven with our guests. I'm always so pleased to know that our guests had a wonderful week. Thanks for staying with us and we hope to see you again.
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Haslett, mi


  • 5 of 5

Beautiful little cottage on gorgeous beachfront property....well stocked with the essentials and spotlessly clean. We absolutely loved our week there and plan on a return visit next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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RE: Lake Charlevoix is Gorgeous!

  • 3 of 5

The house was very nice just as many of the other reviews indicated. The kitchen was well appointed w/paper products included. The bedrooms are tight but it is not as though you are in them very much. The deck is shaded which is nice when you are spending all your time in the sun at the beach level. The beach was really great, the kids and our lab could walk out quite a distance without hitting deep water and it was sandy w/minimal muck and/or rocks. We rented kayaks and a paddle board and they were perfect for mornings on the lake. We also rented a jet ski from a local marina and that was fun.

A few complaints...there is no air-conditioning in the house and we had the misfortune of being there during the hottest week of the year- temps inside reached 100 and it was literally unbearable. We ended up going home a few days early, so bring your box fans from home for sure. Second concern is the long, narrow drive that leads to the is a bit over grown and left scratches down the side and on the roof of our truck. This really needs to be trimmed back. Lastly, there is an expectation that you will clean the unit before you leave (not just pick up, but really clean and wash etc). I have rented through VRBO several times for other properties and the cleaning fee has always been included, this was an additional fee. The washing machine is a stackable unit making washing bedding a major task. It also made me question how clean the place really was when we arrived as it was likely to have been done by the previous renter, to me this is not a plan and there should be a professional cleaning service as part of the deal, especially at the rate we paid for the week.

Overall, it was a decent place to stay- you just need to understand the limitations and decide of the draw of Lake Charlevoix makes it worth it.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to comment regarding your recent cottage visit. We appreciate your choice to stay with us. We are glad you enjoyed the many aspects of your visit as the vast majority of our guests have for the past 4 seasons. Our location here on beautiful Lake Charlevoix with a 125' of private sand beach is our main feature and I'm glad you enjoyed that so immensely. As to the concerns noted regarding your stay we are sincerely sorry you had a less than a perfect stay. We strive for everyone to have a wonderful memory to carry home with them. The high temperatures you experienced during your stay are very uncommon here in the northland. Usually we jump for joy if we get too hot, so we can jump in the lake. You make a good point that we could use additional cooling for those rare hot days, so I have added two large fans to the cottage inventory. You made a very good point about the cleaning charge. We did not charge you for cleaning and we never have in the past to any of our guests. I have changed the agreement form to spell this out more clearly and to make it clear that we do have the cottage professionally cleaned after every visit. I apologize for the incorrect and poor wording in the agreement to that effect. The 1/4 mile drive down to the cottage is through a beautiful forest and our guests love the canopy of trees that shade it. We have elected to not clear cut a swath thru it to disturb that feeling. We do trim back the road each spring and now I realize that an additional trimming is required. Again we thank you for your choice with us and I look forward to seeing you in the future should you choose a visit up North. All the Best to you both,
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Traverse City- Cherry Capital Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Ironton Ferry
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
The Mallard
Nearest Motorway
26 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Ski
12 Miles
Boyne Mountain

Fruit picking for yourself at nearby orchards. Cherries, raspberries, blueberries, apples, peaches, pears, grapes


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $140
Damage Deposit $500

Our week starts on Saturday at 4:00 pm and ends the following Saturday at 11:00 am.
The pet fee is $20 per pet per day.

Manager'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.