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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
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 25, 2017

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 Lake Charlevoix

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:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • 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.
  • If paying by credit card, 100% of rental amount plus Security Deposit is due at time of reservation. A signed rental agreement confirms 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!!!


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(24 traveler reviews)

Lake Charlevoix 4 season Family Cottage...Walk to Boyne Main Street Fun
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 25 reviews
Jackson, Michigan United States

Making Family Memories

  • 5 of 5

We have rented this lovely home a few times. It never ceases to be a favorite for our entire family. So many family memories are made here. It has been so fun to watch the little ones grow up and recall a memory from a vacation here. The house is homey feeling. It is close to the marina and playground as well as all of downtown. Walking is very easy for any age person. You can cook outside or in depending on your desire or weather. I can't possibly give a higher recommendation than top notch on everything. Communication is also top notch. You will not be disappointed!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We SO enjoy having your family up north! Thank you for your thoughtful and helpful review ...hurry back
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Winter Stay! Perfect Location!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay! 2 families...4 adults/4 kids. The kids LOVED the "orphanage" which has 8 beds and made them feel like they had their own little space. Adults loved the front room overlooking the lake. So relaxing! House is very special with so much attention to detail. You can tell there's a lot of love that went into it. Plenty of space for all of us. Kitchen stocked. The weather was unusually warm, and we walked to dinner in town every night! Short drive to Boyne Mountain for skiing and tubing. 2-3 families can be very comfortable here. The house is old, so there's lots of charm! We would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Home

  • 4 of 5

The home is absolutely lovely with a beautiful harbor view! There's a lot of space and decorated so nicely! Loved the home and views! ... There were only a few items I'd have liked to be better that would be easy to remedy for a more pleasant stay (to make it a 5-star review): there wasn't even half of a roll of paper towels available; there was only one extra roll of toilet paper (not an extra roll per bathroom, but one extra roll total); and the couch sectional wasn't comfortable enough for some of us. While it was inconvenient for the smoker in our group to have to leave the property to smoke (since smoking isn't allowed anywhere on the property), the homeowners did state that clearly in the description, so it's an inconvenience that any smokers need to be sure they're okay with before renting. Overall, however, it's a superb place to stay and I would recommend it wholeheartedly.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location and views

  • 4 of 5

The home was as described online but I would have appreciated knowing it was listed for sale. Sitting on the front porch enjoying the sunset over the lake is more enjoyable without a for sale sign blocking your view and people stopping to ask about the home. Maybe removing the sign would solve most of these issues. Also - I'd update the photos on VRBO as when we showed up the HUGE carriage house was a surprise to what we thought was going to be a quant cottage.

I'd stay here again 100% but this is my honest feedback of our impressions during our stay

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you enjoyed the cottage and location! We sincerely apologize for your inconveniences in the sign placement. While our priority is to protect our guests from showing the property during their stay, we had not thought of the hindrance of the sign. Of course we'll consider your suggestion for removal and wish you had made us aware during your stay and we could've promptly had it moved. On the photo suggestion: Since we presently rent just the cottage part of the property and no one occupies our carriage house during rental season, we thought a picture including the carriage house section of the property may confuse potential guests so we opted to depict the parts of the cottage porches, gardens and patio areas & driveway that guests have exclusive use of. Thank you for taking the time to review your stay ...we'll do our best to adjust for next time! update: THE SIGN IS REMOVED; THE COTTAGE HAS BEEN TAKEN OFF THE MARKET and NO LONGER FOR SALE
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Great Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Property was very nice and in a great location. Easy walk or bike ride to town and very close to everything Boyne has to offer.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very comfortable and well appointed home within short walk to Boyne City. Had a wonderful time!

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed the well appointed home with a great porch, backyard with fireplace, and pretty landscaping. Sitting on front porch facing west towards sunsets was magical. Was able to boat Lake Charlevoix, bicycle around lake, and eat at great restaurants and bakeries nearby.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
Nearest Point of Interest
Harborage Marina and slip rental
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Concerts in the Park Gazebo
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
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
Nearest Point of Interest
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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.


Rates & Availability

Boyne City Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
summer - EARLY
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
Holiday- July 4th
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
summer - PEAK *see notes below
Jul 9 2017 - Sep 5 2017
6 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $45 per night, per additional guest
Standard Season
Sep 6 2017 - Dec 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
Dec 16 2017 - Dec 23 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
Holiday New Years-
Dec 24 2017 - Jan 1 2018
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
Ski race weekend
Jan 11 2018 - Jan 14 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
Winter Carnival
Feb 15 2018 - Feb 19 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
kids, Canada & carnival days
Mar 9 2018 - Mar 28 2018
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $45 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest

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
Contact Owner

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