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Victorian in Historic Downtown Petoskey - Multi-Family Ready!

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-12)

North Star is a Victorian home in the gaslight district of Petoskey, Michigan, which is on the National Register of Historic Places.

This 2400 square foot home was built in 1920 with a huge front porch and beautiful woodwork. The second floor was used as servants quarters, so makes it ideal for multiple families with an extra full kitchen, dining area and living room. Four bedrooms - two with queen beds, two with full beds and bunk beds. Additionally, the attic has been finished into a kid's area with television, futons, and games. To make your stay even easier you'll have access to laundry facilities in the basement.

Walk along the river, to the waterfront, and throughout the shopping district for unique finds and dining choices. Spend your days enjoying world class skiing, sledding, and ice skating in the winter, or swimming, playing golf, boating, canoeing, biking, fishing, walking, and more, in the summer. There is also a world class casino, Odawa, just a few miles away for gaming, dining, and shopping.

Amenities include: outdoor fire pit and gas grill, balcony and covered front porch, wi-fi, two refrigerators, two stoves, two microwaves, coffee maker, toaster and toaster oven, blender, washer and dryer, ironing board and iron. City water and sewer. Dishes, glasses, silverware, pots and pans. Board games, cards, three televisions with dvd/vcrs, and Apple tv.

Activities and Attractions: Minutes to Petoskey State Park, Boyne Highlands, Nubs Nob, Boyne Mountain, Odawa Casino, Little Traverse Wheelway bike path, Bear River for kayaking and fishing, Petoskey marina and beach, shopping and dining in historic downtown Petoskey and nearby Bay Harbor, Harbor Springs and Charlevoix.

Keywords: House, Home

More Details

Stephanie Orth
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

About Stephanie Orth

I am a high school English and journalism teacher and my husband is an electrical engineer. I earned my bachelor's degree from CMU, master's from Wayne State. After several years in the advertising business, I stayed home with my girls until they were all in elementary school, then went back to school to get my teaching certificate. I now teach at Lake Orion High School. We have three daughters and live in Lake Orion.

Stephanie Orth purchased this cottage in 2010

Why Stephanie Orth chose Petoskey

I grew up with a cottage in Harbor Springs, owned by my grandparents. I fell in love with the area. My husband and I decided Petoskey was a little more our speed, and spent one weekend looking at houses for sale. We fell in love with the front porch, incredible wood trim, fire place, and potential to make the attic a play space for kids. The charming kitchens - two, making having more than one family here a breeze - were a huge bonus. Add in the carriage house with a second floor, wonderful neighbors, and ability to walk everywhere, and we were sold.

What makes this cottage unique

Our family loves to downhill ski all winter and this location offers 3 world class ski hills within 15 minutes. In the summer, we stroll downtown Petoskey trying all of the quaint restaurants and sandwich shops, and of course, ice cream shops. We love walking along Bear River and out to the lighthouse where our children will spend hours jumping from the break wall into the bay. We also enjoy biking along the Wheelway into Charlevoix for lunch, and back again.


Petoskey Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Convertible bed(s) - 4 sleep sofa /futon , two queen sleeper sofas and two full futons
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1) Pack n play, Sleep Sofa or Futons (4), twin beds (1), Bunk Beds (1)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Victorian in Historic Downtown Petoskey - Multi-Family Ready!
average rating of 4.95 based on 20 reviews

Winter retreat

  • 5 of 5

With a group of friends, we came up for a long weekend. The house provided us a super opportunity to come and go when we needed; great location for Petoskey-ing. We were a group of 13 and slept and moved about comfortably. Thanks nOrthstar

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming Petoskey Home Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Every year a group of ladies that knew each other since elementary school or who became friends during high school and some who are friends now because we all went to the same High School gather for a weekend. We were very pleased with our stay. The home is gracefully old but clean and very well maintained. We loved the front porch, the easy walk to downtown and even had a nice "camp fire" in the back yard. We would highly recommend this beautiful home for your visit to Petoskey.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful, historical, pleasant, peaceful, thought provoking property.

  • 5 of 5

You really are made to feel like a guest in someone's home. There are family momentos placed throughout the 3 story home. Every detail is taken care of. The 2 kitchens are well stocked, except no popcorn popper😒 The third floor is a fun zone for kids. We used all of the fans, too numerous too count. Wood work is outstanding. We could only imagine the work that went into building this 1920 house, from the time with servants, to perhaps 2 residences to now. The house was clean. It was walking distance to downtown Petoskey, as well as the Bear Creek walking trail right on down to the harbor. There is also a huge casino, a chocolate factory, famous Tunnel of Trees with Leggs Inn at the end, and a State Park. What more could you need ? Thanks Stephanie for allowing your home to be rented. Love the name😁.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Beautiful place close to downtown

  • 5 of 5

Four couples went up for a winery weekend. Plenty of room, comfortable. Enjoyed being so close to downtown. Everyone would stay there again!

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quaint, comfortable, spacious historic home.

  • 5 of 5

Realize its an old home and floors will squeak -- just adds to the charm. Kitchen had everything we needed. Very clean. Very organized, efficient space. The attic play space was a big hit for the kids. Adults had places to relax and feel comfortable. Feels very spacious. Excellent water pressure in shower. Use of laundry area a bonus. Keeps the old charm, with 'period appropriate' updates. I wouldn't change a thing. Hope to stay again.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Weekend retreat

  • 5 of 5

We came up from Chicago with some young adults from our church. nOrthstar was a great weekend for us; we could come and go when we pleased, play some music, make our own food, etc. And it's walking distance to downtown Petoskey so that's great. And it's by the river which is gorgeous.

The hosts were gracious with timing and departures. The neighbor removed the perpetually falling snow so many times in our three days up north. Great guy:)

The home is beautiful with so much room for the 11 of us. Thanks Stephanie!

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
lots in downtown Petoskey
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
lots in downtown Petoskey
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Boyne Highlands/Nubs Nob
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Petoskey Bay Front Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
City of Petoskey Public Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Little Traverse Wheelway
Nearest Point of Interest
Bear River
Nearest Point of Interest
Petoskey Winter Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Nubs Nob
Nearest Point of Interest
Boyne Highlands
Nearest Point of Interest
Petoskey State Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Boyne Mountain
Nearest Point of Interest
Northern Lights
Nearest Point of Interest
Petoskey Cinema
Nearest Point of Interest
Bay Harbor
Nearest Point of Interest
Petoskey Softball diamond
Nearest Point of Interest
Great American Adventures
Nearest Point of Interest
Bear River Canoe Livery
Nearest Point of Interest
Odawa Casino
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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