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Lake Charlevoix 4 season Family Cottage...Walk to Boyne Main Street Fun

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,900 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

LOCATION LOCATION !! The best view of Lake Charlevoix from the swing of this charming Cottage's porch on Front Street's 'Golden Mile' OR out the door and across the street to the Marina where you've rented a slip OR 3 blocks walk to this Premier Main Street community's small town festivities, concerts, farmer's market, restaurants OR a 4 mile drive to ski, golf or swim or waterpark at Boyne Mountain resort and spa OR a few minutes more to many quaint cities or harbor towns all the way up to just a 45 minute drive to catch the Ferry to Mackinac Island for the day!

This family cottage is complete with all the comforts and conveniences you could dream of while still packed with loads of cottage charm. The adults will find the two main floor master suites (queen beds) a nice respite after a full day of activities and the kids or an extra family will beg to return every year when they climb the winding stairway to the 3rd bedroom / sleeping loft- appropriately named the 'orphanage' with it's 1 full bed, SIX twins, and one youth / crib, the whole room painted in Boyne City FUN!

Just kick back and watch the sun sink into the lake night after night from the front porch or grill, have s'mores with the family in the private patio/garden in the fenced back yard, after a big day of anything you choose to do from snow sports to splash year-round fun in this small town, simple-life atmosphere ...have your cake AND eat it this family memory making cottage on the lake!

Keywords: family cottage, boat slip rental available, Lake Charlevoix,

More Details

Marcia Baugh
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2018

About Marcia Baugh

We have 6 kids, 3 of them adopted, two are former grandsons and one of them is Ugandan. We are missionaries helping orphans and widows (grannies) to survive and thrive in Uganda East Africa. When we're not in Boyne City, we're living in the 'bush' near the Nile River, in Nasuti Uganda!

Marcia Baugh purchased this cottage in 2002

Why Marcia Baugh chose Boyne City

We are born and raised Michiganders from Southwest Michigan....when we began our second phase of life in the mission fields of Africa...we sold out of the busy down-state life to own a piece of the UP-NORTH dream...heaven IS a little closer in a house by the LAKE :)

What makes this cottage unique

We are a walk or a short drive away from anything our heart desires YEAR 'round!...who could ask for anything more?

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Family Cottage Owners,

We thoroughly enjoyed our week long stay at your lovely cottage! In fact, none of us were ready to come home just yet! Your decorating skills are absolutely wonderful. The cottage was so charming and felt like home.

We rented a slip for our boat at The Harborage Marina and it worked out great having it accessible just across the street. Your Cottage manager was very pleasant and accommodating. Only recommendation would be to have roasting sticks for marshmallows & hotdogs for the firepit! we got creative and made some out of wire hangers - ha ha!

Thanks again for sharing your cottage. God bless!

P.S. The kids loved the orphanage and we heard lots of giggles coming from up there throughout the nights! Good times!
Jul 2012
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Boyne City Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • 50% rental fee due at time of reservation remainder 50% rental fee plus refundable security deposit due 30 days prior to reservation date
  • In the event that you must cancel, we will refund your paid rental fee, IF we receive a confirmed REBOOKING of your week.
  • Whether paying by check or CC, A signed rental agreement confirms your final reservation.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Queen size Beds (1) both master suites on the main floor have queen sized beds, Double Beds (1) One full size bed in the 'orphanage', Twin or Single Beds (1) SIX twin beds in the 'orphanage' sleeping loft, Child Beds (1) One youth bed that can be turned to use as a crib in the 'orphanage'
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • 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
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • 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
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Best view of Lake Charlevoix from the front porch, Harborage Marina across the street for boat slip rentals, private patio in the back yard, two main floor suites each with Queen bed, large 'orphanage' sleeping loft up a spiral stairway with 1 Full, 6 twins, 1 youth bed/crib!!!


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average rating of 4.903226 based on 32 reviews

You won't regret this home!

  • 5 of 5

From the beginning it was a pleasure to lease this home. Great communication with property manager and owner. Always responded quickly. The home itself is beautiful and comfortable. The decor is charming. High ceilings so the rooms feel very spacious. The two main floor bedrooms are very comfortable including the mattresses and bedding. Plenty of linens. The "Orphange" is decorated for every kids fantasy and sleeps a whole bunch. I think there were seven beds including a crib.

Now let's talk about the kitchen, family room and outdoor space. Great floor plan with kitchen and family room open to each other. We are a family of cooks and had great time cooking, eating and enjoying ourselves without feeling cramped. Comfy couches, well stocked kitchen and pantry. The outdoor patio with the fire pit is where we spent most of our time. The setting is very private even though it has neighbors on both sides. The landscaping is lush and colorful.

This home is walking distance to town, which has great restaurants and breweries. The front porch with swing is perfect for Lake Charlevoix sunsets.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you kindly for taking the time to write your beautifully descriptive review of our family cottage...It was our pleasure to host your family and look forward to your return 😊
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We had a wonderful time at this BC oasis!

  • 4 of 5

Had a wonderful time skiing and celebrating the New Year! Great old Boyne City home with good location to all restaurants in town and Boyne Resort.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Jackson, Michigan United States

Absolutely delightful!

  • 5 of 5

Any opportunity to rent this house should be taken as fast as you can. Great location to water, restaurants, shopping, biking, hiking and on and on! Great family areas for cooking, eating, playing games, etc. Nicely furnished. You will definitely make memories!

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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August in Boyne City!

  • 5 of 5

Our family loved staying your beautiful home. It was conveniently located to many of the sites that we visited. Also, it was nice to ride out bikes on the trails right from the driveway. Your home had every amenity to meet our needs. It is such a lovely home and great attention has been given to the decorating details. the view of the harbor was lovely and we enjoyed having our morning coffee as we looked out over the Lake Charlevoix harbor. We recommend this to other vacationers.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This property is well located near all of the fun in Boyne City. It was an easy walk into town and the house kitchen was well appointed for the nights we wanted to dine in. The backyard space is lovely with flowers and plenty of furniture. It was private and large enough for our family to enjoy. Our favorite spot was sitting on the front porch to look at Lake Charlevoix and all the boats in the marina. Sunset watching is perfect from this location. We hope to be back soon!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a response ...So happy to hear you especially enjoyed the location & privacy of the cottage ! We look forward to hosting your family up north again asap :)
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Slidell, LA

Summer week in Boyne City

  • 5 of 5

The weather was perfect and our cottage was spectacular! We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cafe Sante
Red Mesa Grill
Lake Street Market
Young State Park
Boyne River Inn
Robert's Restaurant
Johan's Breadbox Bakery -- CLOSED
Boyne Mountain Resort
Wildwood Rush
BC Pizza
Raven Hill Discovery Center
Freshwater Studio
Boyne Country Provisions
go early and often! standing in line is all part of the Parkside culture experience
Kilwin's Chocolates
If you choose to go our rule is you MUST walk there and back ...cuts the calories in Half or...
Barrel Back Restaurant
favorite nearby eatery in Walloon on the lake
Mountain Grand Lodge and Spa
Nearest Airport
6.7 Miles
Boyne Mountain Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
many within walking distance
Nearest Ferry
9.2 Miles
Ironton Ferry to Charlevoix
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Boyne Mountain Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
US 131
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Cafe Sante --short walk
Nearest Ski
5.5 Miles
Boyne Mountain
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
City Marina Beach--short walk
Nearest Point of Interest
public beach and playground
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Harborage Marina and slip rental
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Concerts in the Park Gazebo
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Chamber of Commerce log cabin
Nearest Point of Interest
Restaurants, ICE CREAM, chocolates & fudge
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Whiting Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Horton Bay General Store
Nearest Point of Interest
CHARLEVOIX the beautiful
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Walloon Lake
Nearest Point of Interest
Car: recommended

Boyne Mountain resort and indoor Water Park is a 5 minute drive. Besides the largest indoor Water Park in Michigan the resort has a world class Spa and offers downhill and cross country skiing, zipline, tubing, indoor/outdoor pool yr. round & golf courses.




Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $500

*peak holiday and summer season require minimum 7 day rental. Summer season is Saturday to Saturday

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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