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Petoskey: Stone's Throw Away from All Season Recreation/Art.

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

We are now accepting reservations for the 2018 season. Good dogs are welcome.The licensed cottage is available for $195/ night. It is cozy, clean with 2 full baths, one up and one down. Wireless internet is provided. There are 2 air conditioned queen size bedrooms upstairs. A pull out couch enables sleeping for two more. The main level is open and airy with lots of natural light and consists of the kitchen, living and dining room which have hardwood floors, the living room has beautiful North facing views, and an adjacent sitting area. A garden apartment exists in the same building but with a separate entrance on the opposite side of the cottage. The expansive views from this vantage point overlook the Bear River Valley and extend across Little Traverse Bay to Harbor Springs and Boyne mountain ski hills.

In close proximity( 1/2 block) is the Bear River Valley Recreation Area & White Water Park . Within fifteen minutes one can bike or walk this scenic linear pathway to down town Petoskey or Little Traverse Bay. In addition are the Headlands, of Emmet County is 1 of 9 International Dark Sky Parks in the World. The 'Tunnel of Trees' is a scenic drive from nearby Harbor Springs to Cross Village and Wilderness State Park.

Keywords: This charming cottage is located only 1/2 block from the Bear Creek linear park, giving easy access to all that Petoskey has to offer. A unique private setting on four, hard to find, in town lots, surrounded by gardens and shade trees is the perfect romantic getaway for art/nature lovers and sports enthusiasts alike. To reserve the cottage one would send a check for one half the total amount of or use the credit card " book it now"

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 29, 2017

Why The Owner chose Petoskey

The location of the multible city lots enable one to enjoy both living in Petoskey and have the solitude of the country. It is a little hard to find. I provide additional directions besides the street address.

What makes this cottage unique

This cottage is located on multiple city lots, Although in town seem .secluded. Look at the Petoskey map to see this in town hideaway. Because of the proximity to the Bear River, there is an abundance of wildlife year round. Large pine trees and other mature shade trees along with flower gardens create a park like setting.


Petoskey 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: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Two bathrooms One up and one down
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) sleeper sofa
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
This is an in town cottage with recent updates many windows for an airy feel, lots of natural light and beautiful north views across Little Traverse Bay, including ski slopes. Two bedrooms and one full bath are on the second floor, however there are sleeping areas on the first floor. The Bear River linear Park is located 1/2 block away and offers a beautiful natural setting for picnics, biking, walking, skate boarding etc, as well as waterfalls and white water kayaking. In less than a mile this pathway takes you downtown to restaurants, shopping and the beachfront park along Lake Michigan. This cottage is a peaceful step back in time and does not offer the usual distractions of daily life. While sheets and kitchen towels are provided, personal bath towels are not.


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Petoskey: Stone's Throw Away from All Season Recreation/Art.
average rating of 4.4117646 based on 17 reviews

Comfortable and Charming

  • 5 of 5

The proximity to the nature trail walk to downtown Petoskey is wonderful especially because my small dog was with me. It is located in a quiet neighborhood but also has easy access to the main road so the best of both. I enjoyed the quaint cottage house and surrounding yard/garden. The inside is both comfortable and charming. I would stay here again. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I hope these folks return. I couldn't ask for more.
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Trails to Rails Bike Enthusiasts

  • 4 of 5

This home is a great location for bike enthusiasts who want easy access to three bike trails in the Petoskey area. The house is very comfortable for a group of 4. If I could request one change, it would be a bit more attention paid to cleaning the floors and carpets.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your thoughts The carpet is scheduled for replacement this fall
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A quick bike ride to downtown and lakeshore, but needs cleaned

  • 3 of 5

We enjoyed the location and amount of space we had, however the house has not had a thorough clean in some time. This was uncomfortable for those with allergies to dust and pets. The Little Traverse Wheelway is wonderful which you can reach via the Bear River Valley trail that is a block away from the cottage. Jim is a kind and responsive owner, and so I regret not being able to rate it higher.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Value an Conveniently Located

  • 4 of 5

The house is well maintained and all the basics are there. If you like a firm bed, you will be very happy with the sleeping arrangements. Bring your own pillows if you like down. The kitchen is very basic, so if you want to do some cooking, bring your own spices and such. Also, the knives aren't very sharp, so you might want to bring your own. The charcoal grill works just fine for outdoor cooking and if you go in the fall, you might just get some garden fresh tomatoes or peppers and some pears off the fruit trees.

We loved that the house is right near the Bear River trail head. It's a quick walk into town and a beautiful place just to hang out. Jim is super nice and easy to work with.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Affordable and comfy in Petoskey

  • 5 of 5

Stayed for a few days. Upstairs rooms nice for sleeping -- weather was hot, but A/C window units and fans kept the house cool and comfortable. Nice, large bathrooms and upstairs washer/dryer made it easy to manage two small kids, messy from our adventures to the beach and dunes. Well-stocked kitchen. Amenities such as television, Roku device, old 33's to listen to, and movies on VHS. A bit of a blast from the past in a good way. Close to downtown and close to a trail that connects to downtown and the north central trail. Owner Jim was nice enough to ship back some items we left behind and was there to meet us on arrival to give a tour.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Overall, we had a nice stay.

  • 3 of 5

The property was listed as sleeping six, but I would recommend it for a party of four only. The pull out couch was uncomfortable, so one of my children slept on the couch without pulling out the bed. The place was a bit crowded for a family of 5. There was also a strange smell near the front door.

These things were minor inconveniences and overall we had a nice stay. We were in Petoskey for a family wedding so we did not spend a great deal of time at the cottage.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended

Good dogs are welcome smoking is not. People appreciate the convenience of being in town and having an out of town atmosphere. Lots of room makes it possible to have two gardens- including a Monarch butterfly garden, and fruit trees. There is plenty of room for boat trailer off street parking. Walk or bike the Bear River Path to downtown Petoskey where one will find wonderful restaurants and shopping. Its entrance is at the end of the block. This location not only provides easy access to; historic Petoskey's restaurants, parks, shops, near by casino, art galleries, concerts, and all the outdoor activities listed above, but a short trip (1/2 hour to an hour to historic Fort Michilimac in Mackinaw City, and Fort Mackinac on beautiful Mackinac Island. The drive across the Mackinac Bridge offers spectacular views of; The Straits of Mackinac, the Les Cheneaux Islands, Drummond Island, Bois Blanc Island and Mackinac Island all accessible by boat or ferry. If you like lighthouses, there are 21 of them within a 50 mile radius of Petoskey.

Traverse City is an hour and a half to the South.

Sleeping Bear National Lake shore sand dunes is two hours Mackinaw city and island ferry one hour distant. V.R.B.O. # 373074


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

The basic rate $200.a night for four individuals.
$50. a night will be charge for each additional individual

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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