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Beautifully Renovated Victorian Cottage in Historic Bay View

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,800 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 5 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

This spacious cottage, built in 1886, is updated with every amenity while maintaining it's Victorian charm. The gourmet kitchen has vaulted ceilings, skylights, a subzero refrigerator, custom cabinets, a Heartland 6 burner gas stove, and an antique wood table that easily seats 10. The large rooms and generous updated bathrooms make the cottage an easy place for two or three families to share without feeling crowded. The master bedroom has a queen bed, sitting area, flat screen HDTV TV, and full bath (shower stall and original club foot tub). Two additional 2nd floor bedrooms (one queen, one full) share a huge full bath with skylights (shower stall and claw foot tub). A first floor bedroom with a queen bed is next to a full bath (tub with shower). The third floor bunk room - always a favorite space - includes a double bed, a bunk bed, two twin beds, a twin wicker trundle bed, and two port-a-cribs. The third floor also has its own full bath (shower stall). High quality mattresses throughout. The living room area has a flat screen HDTV TV (cable), internet (wired and wireless), DVD and VCR. Bead board, refinished pine floors, lovely antiques, hand painted furniture, and joyful wool rugs grace the cottage. Side porches and sunny, spacious indoor living spaces cheerfully accommodate visitors. Amenities include a full-size washer and dryer, a generous supply of linens and beach towels, and two water heaters so everyone can count on a hot shower. Many lovely places for entertaining.

Stroll through the Victorian gingerbread wonderland that is Bay View, a National Historic Landmark. Bike to nearby shops and restaurants in Petoskey, Harbor Spings, and other close and charming towns, or sit together on Victorian swinging benches and watch the sun set over Little Traverse Bay on Lake Michigan. Walk to one of two Victorian inns in Bay View for an excellent meal or return to enjoy your own gardens and create a feast of local white fish, smoked salmon, cherries and peaches, etc. in your gourmet kitchen and on the gas grill. Whether you come to enjoy the rich fall color or the summer sun, you will be pampered in this lovely 'painted lady.'

Keywords: Charming 1886 summer cottage with gracious top-end renovations, National Historic Landmark, Chautauqua community on Little Traverse Bay, Lake Michigan, Sleeps 12, gourmet kitchen, private gardens, lovely porches, music performances, bike paths, tennis, sailing, beaches, scenic hiking trails, great towns,shopping and restaurants, 30 minutes from Mackinaw and Charlevoix; 10 minutes from Harbor Springs. Cherries, peaches, ice cream, fudge. Incredible fall color, lovely antiques and upgrades, full washer and dryer, two water heaters.

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Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 12, 2017

About Charlene

We searched for the perfect summer home in northern Michigan for over 10 years; Lake Michigan and Little Traverse Bay are treasures. We discovered Bay View several years ago and each of us fell in love with the community for a wide variety of reasons. The multigenerational, family-friendly community is a step back in time, were children can roam safely on their bikes, and the beautiful music of practicing musicians can be heard throughout the campus. This cottage is a rare find - true Victorian splendor with all the updates and amenities. It is our pleasure to share it with you.

Charlene purchased this cottage in 2011

Why Charlene chose Northwest

We love the cool evenings and sunny afternoons in northern Michigan. It has every outdoor sport and beautiful vistas. Within 30 minutes we can be in Macinaw City ready to hop a boat to that beautiful Island, touring Fort Michimilimacinaw or traversing the Macinaw Bridge - the 5-mile suspension bridge connecting the Michigan penninsulas. Or we can head to several other quaint towns by boat, bicycle or on foot. The views in every direction are beautiful, but the sunsets over Lake Michigan sing to us. We've known for decades that this is where we want to retire. But we couldn't wait until retirement to enjoy this beautiful part of the country and its people.


Petoskey Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
  • 4 full, updated bathrooms
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Second floor bedroom #2 - 1 queen
    Second floor bedroom #3 - 1 double
    Second floor bedroom #1 (master) - 1 queen , Includes private bath: original claw tub and separate shower
    First floor bedroom - 1 queen , Full bath adjacent to room
    Third floor bunk room- Kid's favorite! - 1 double , 4 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , Includes third floor bath with shower stall
  • Each bedroom is charmingly decorated with antique furniture.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
3 queen beds, 2 double beds, 6 single beds, 2 port-a-cribs, 2 water heaters, gas furnace, gourmet kitchen appliances, and beautiful gardens in a Victorian Chautauqua on the National Historic Register.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

Beautifully Renovated Victorian Cottage in Historic Bay View
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews
Sault Ste. Marie

wonderful weekend with the girls

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay here the home slept the twelve girls very comfortably we might just have to do it again sometime the kitchen was great

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Amazing vacation site!

  • 5 of 5

We come back year after year to this amazing Victorian home in beautiful Petoskey! This vacation home is charming, comfortable, and spacious, with a fully equipped kitchen that is great for cooking and hanging out. Nice hiking trails out back, great views out each window, many comforts and amenities. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Midland, MI

Beautiful and warm

  • 5 of 5

Plenty of room. Nice big kitchen. We had five couples spend the weekend there and we had a wonderful time.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Baltimore, MI

Warm & Inviting Home

  • 5 of 5

My husband, family (all mid 20's and older) and I rented this historic home in Petoskey and we could not have been happier. The vintage decorations coincided well with the theme of the home/Bay-View Cottages. The kitchen was spacious, beautiful and updated; it was a common area for our family to gather. The back porch off the kitchen was also a favorite place to sit, visit or enjoy a competitive game together. The beds were all comfy which is an important factor with our family! This Bay-View cottage was not only quiet and peaceful, but was also very convenient to the downtown area. We would highly recommend this home to our family and friends.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful gem in Bay View

  • 5 of 5

This was our first experience staying in Petoskey and we could not have selected a better cottage! The charm, the openness, the floor plan, etc. met all of our needs. The kitchen is to die-for, and since we all liked to cook, it enhanced our experience even more. The porch was also a huge plus, as we spent many a night playing games, having lively conversations, and enjoying our morning coffee.

This cottage has everything you could possibly want and more. When we needed a food processor and were sure there wasn't one, there it was! We would without hesitation return to this wonderful cottage, as we don't think anything else could even compare to it!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Castle Pines, CO

Beautiful Cottage In a Beautiful Part of the World

  • 5 of 5

This was our first visit to northern Michigan and we had a wonderful time. If you are looking for a place to entertain or just to relax after a day of exploring you will love this house. The kitchen is fantastic and has everything you need to prepare a feast. The beds are comfortable and with four bathrooms no one has to wait to take a shower or get ready. The house was built in 1886 and has been lovingly maintained. We really loved the side porch just off the kitchen with a nice view of the back garden. The kitchen addition with a vaulted ceiling is considerably newer with modern appliances. Really wish we could have stayed longer.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Pellston Airport
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Bay View Country Club
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
US Highway 31
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Terrace Inn
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Bay View Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
John M. Hall Performing Arts Center
Nearest Point of Interest
Boys and Girls Club and Swift Field
Nearest Point of Interest
Bay View Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Terrace Inn
Nearest Point of Interest
Staffords Bay View Inn
Nearest Point of Interest
Additional tennis courts
Nearest Point of Interest
Bay View Woods
Nearest Point of Interest
Bay View Library
Nearest Point of Interest
Sunset Park
Car: recommended

Summer season Bay View Chautauqua programming includes musical performances, opera, musicals, lectures, classes, tennis, sailing, and the Boys and Girls Club; 440 Victorian homes with 30 Victorian campus buildings all on the National Historic Register.


Rates & Availability

Petoskey Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2017
Jun 3 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
May 1 2018 - Sep 1 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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