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Lake Charlevoix Vacation House

Bedrooms 7
Half Baths2
Property type house


About the property

House, 7 Bedrooms, 2.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 14-20)

Ernest Hemingway stayed in this charming turn of the century home and it was the site of his first wedding reception. It has seven bedrooms and is perfect for a family reunion, wedding, or a family vacation. Although the significant areas of the kitchen and baths have been updated, it retains it's delightful atmosphere. There is a private beach for the guests of Shangrila directly on Lake Charlevoix with a public boat launch nearby. Located near Petoskey, Boyne City, Charlevoix, and Boyne City.

Amenities: Linens, towels, gas grill, cable TV, washer and dryer, DVD player, microwave, telephone for local calls.

Keywords: House, Private Beach

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Sue Metzger
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
September 17, 2018


Boyne City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , newly remodeled
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , newly remodeled
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 1 double
    Bedroom 7 - 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (3), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (3), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1) Sofa in living room makes into a full bed
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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(7 traveler reviews)

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Lake Charlevoix Vacation House
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Great Home, Great Experience

  • 5 of 5

We had an overall good experience....the home had a lot of space to accommodate our group of 16. The pictures did no justice to the beauty of the home once we arrived. We loved the house and we were not too far from the mountains!! I would def recommend to and friend/return to this home!!

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Phenomenal House and Great Owners!

  • 5 of 5

Came with a group of 18 friends to stay for a wedding in Lake Charlevoix. It was an awesome experience! Very close to the private beach, very clean when we got there and within a 10-15 minute drive from both Boyne City and Charlevoix. Sue was very gracious, coming over to make sure everything was okay and even making us a big plate of cookies when we arrived! The house was plenty big enough to sleep 18 people with the pull out couches. No issues what so ever, and would recommend this to any big group that wants a relaxing vacation in Northern Michigan (visit the General store at the end of the street for some awesome "tapas" when they are available, you won't regret it)

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Kerrie P.

  • 5 of 5

My family loved the home for our annual reunion. The house was lovely, in a quiet setting. Everything was relaxed and comfortable. We enjoyed the location, as it allowed us to explore many parts of Michigan and Lake Charlevoix. The owners were wonderful, and helpful with recommendations. One of the best features was the golf cart, which helped my father get to the lake comfortably. Would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Grand Rapids, MI

Great vacation home

  • 5 of 5

Vacation home was very neat and clean. It is a historical house with a lot newer updates. I arranged a ski trip and lodging here for 10 people and there was plenty of space. We didn't use all of the bedrooms or beds. This was one of the coldest weekends of the year and the house was toasty and warm. We were even crazy enough to use the the nice grill on the deck during the frigid cold weather. The owner was very nice and stopped by on stir day morning to ensure everything was working out well for us.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A vacation we will never forget

  • 5 of 5

An amazing time was had by all at Shangri La. We had 16 people and had plenty of space inside and out. We had a great time at the lake and spent a lot of time at the beach. Love the screened in porch. It is a very spacious gathering place and a great way to get fresh air without bugs. The history of the area is awesome. Just a short walk to the original general store and a book store that use to be a restaurant. The locals are very knowledgeable and eager to talk about Hemingway if that interests you. A great place to feel like you are part of a great history and like you have stepped back in time. The owner was awesome. We came into a pan of brownies as a welcome. Sue came and checked on us shortly after arrival and even though they are right next door, it's like they aren't there at all. If you need anything at all, she is there to help. The house is a short drive to Boyne City and close to Charlevoix and Petoskey. I would definitely recommend staying here and hope that someday we can return.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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lachine, mi


  • 5 of 5

I just spent two days and two nights in this home with 16 young people (senior high) and 5 adults, and we had an absolute fantastic time. The home was exceptionally clean and very comfortable. The common areas were a little crowded with that many people, but that only added to the warmth and closeness. I guess if I had to describe it in one word it would be "cozy". The kids loved the place and they all want to return. The best part about this rental, however, is not the home but the owner. I often go through VRBO to find accommodations for groups of young and old and this is the best owner I have dealt with. She is very friendly, caring, and accommodating, and I am certain that she is that way with all her guests. The best part, though, was the way she encouraged us. Working with young people can be difficult and, in Susan, we found a homeowner who really urged us to continue our endeavors. We will be going back, probably often, and we can thank the owner for that.

  • Submitted: Dec 24, 2014
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
cleaning $100
damage deposit returned $250

Only one pet per rental is allowed. Besides an additional $100 deposit (to the $250), all pets must be crated whenever the pet owner or pet sitter is not on the premises.

No shoes with cleats, ski boots, or any other type of footwear which will mark the wooden floors are permitted to be worn in the rental. The floors are over 100 years old and have just be completely refinished.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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