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Lake Charlevoix Cottage

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The front of Mimi's Lake Charlevoix Cottage facing the lake.


Last updated: 05/29/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-10 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Sleeping Porch, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

This charming classic clapboard cottage on the South Arm of beautiful Lake Charlevoix is situated in the heart of Northern Michigan's Water Wonderland. Nestled in the woods and on the lake, this spot is quiet and cozy! This delightful little red gem has a sandy beach for superb swimming and beach fires, a dock for fishing, a screened in sleeping porch, and the great out of doors all around. Also, a bar-b-que is provided.

Sleeps 6. The master bedroom has a queen bed, private bath, two windows that face the lake and a walk-in closet. The sleeping porch, which also faces the lake, has two built-in single beds, ideal for kids or anyone under 6ft. tall. The living room has a queen size hide-a-bed and a queen size futon. The main bathroom is off of the living room and has a shower, along with a washer and dryer.

The family kitchen is large, cheery and well stocked; great for family gatherings, board games or just hanging out.

Other gathering spots include a lovely old fashioned garden with 4 adirondack chairs and an umbrella, a very large shaded lawn, a great sandy beach and of course, the dock!

Dog friendly!

A great place to relax, read, play, fish, swim, shop, dine in or out and make memories with your family and friends.

Keywords: Lake Front, classic cottage, cute, swimming beach, deep water dock, sailing, boating, fishing, water sports, biking, beach fires, woods, privacy, close to town, shopping, day spa.


Member since: 2012

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/29/2017

Property Type

  • 1 story
  • Cottage
  • 1200 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome:

    Mimi's cottage can accomodate 2 children easily with bunks on the front porch....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    May smoke outside, at least 15 feet away from building....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Dogs if friendly, well behaved and less than 50 pounds. Prior approval required. ...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Massage


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

  • Bedroom 1


  • Sleeping Porch


  • Queen size Beds (1) In Master Bedroom, Twin or Single Beds (2) Built ins, on sleeping porch, queen Sleep Sofa and a queen Futon in Living Room....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Washer and Dryer...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Master bath has a tub/shower combination. Window faces the woods. Main bathroom is large with a shower. It also has a washer and dryer in it....moreless

Other Amenities

  • This is your perfect spot to escape from your stressors of home. While we are tucked into the woods and on the lake, you will not feel isolated. Feel free to do as much or as little as you wish, this is the ideal location for relaxation....moreless


  • Books:

    Help yourself to reading any books in the library. But please do not take books. ...moreless

  • Television:

    very minimal local chanels with Antenna...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    Sandy, private, beach. Also near by public beachs in Charlevoix and on Lake Michigan ...moreless

  • Downtown:

    Downtown Charlevoix, harbor, restaurants, great shops and a fantastic library worth visiting. ...moreless

  • Lake View:

    Through some trees from the house. From the dock clear views of the whole lake....moreless

  • Lakefront:

    Hard sand bottom. Great swimming. Deep water dock. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    window unit in master bedroom. Rarely needed, but helps on those occassional really warm nights....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating:

    Electric baseboard heating if needed. Sleeping porch is NOT heated. ...moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    PLease bring your own beach towels. Otherwise everything is provided. ...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Cozy yet roomy with a sofa, futon, and rockers in front of fireplace. ...moreless

  • Parking:

    For two cars. Pull ahead to the left to leave room for cars to turn around. Do NOT drive boat trailers down to the cottage. Leave at polebuilding half way down the drive. ...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Half way down drive veer left to the pole building where you can drop off your boat trailer. ...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove:

    Please ask for instructions....moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:


  • Dishes & Utensils:

    We have been told that the kitchen is 'very complete' by previous guests. If you have a favorite pan, by all means feel free to bring it!...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Large eat in country kitchen. Table accomodates 6 easily but you can merge in other chairs as well....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator:

    Regular sized fridge with small freezer above....moreless

  • Stove:

    Self standing electric stove and oven....moreless

  • Toaster


  • Lawn / Garden:

    One of our guests favorite spots for reading and relaxing....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Feel free to cook out whil having coctails in the garden before dinner....moreless

  • Tennis:

    Several courts in town...moreless



from 17 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Long summer week
Jun 24 - Jul 3, 2017
10 night min stay

flat fee
Short Summer week!
Jul 10 - Jul 15, 2017
6 night min stay

flat fee
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$250 $300
Fri, Sat
$1,400 $5,000

Changeover Day: Saturday

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $100
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Taxes Not included


reservations of one week prefered. Sat-Sat. Monthly rentals available at discounted rate.

Manager's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 05/29/2017
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60 Miles
Nearest Airport
Traverse City
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
The Landings
2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Ironton Ferry
7 Miles
Nearest Golf
Charlevoix, Ironton,
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
The Landings, Ironton, MI
35 Miles
Nearest Ski
Nub's Nob and Boyne Highlands
100 Metres
Nearest Beach
front yard

Car: Recommended

Castle Farms is nearby with activities / shows/weddings every weekend. Strawberry, raspberry picking nearby at Kitely's farm. The Jordan River is great for canoeing and tubing. Lake Charlevoix is wonderful for swimming, fishing, skiing, kayaking, sailing, and most water sports. Petoskey stone hunting is a favorite past-time.


Manager info

Year Purchased: 1937

About: Great granddaughter of original owners and granddaughter of original builders. I live near by and am the caretaker along with my brother (who also lives in Charlevoix) and our families.

Why East Jordan, MI, USA:
This cottage is my family heritage and is where my favorite lifetime memories were created. We grew up here during the summers enjoying camp fires, s'mores, swimming, fishing with my mom, waterskiing, reading under the shade trees and just plain being kids. Every day was an adventure! As an adult, I appreciate this unique setting even more. We would like to share this with you so that you and your family may create similar memories.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
As you drive down the tree shaded drive, you can spot Mimi's red cottage at the end of the road. You step out of your car and take in a deep breath of fresh lake air. Walk through the garden into the country kitchen and immediately feel right at home. Don't bother to unpack, instead head down the expanse of lawn right to the lake. Walk out to the end of the dock, take another deep breath and RELAX! Your vacation has now begun!

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/29/2017

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  • The front of Mimi's Lake Charlevoix Cottage facing the lake.

    The front of Mimi's Lake Charlevoix Cottage facing the lake.

  • Mimi's Cottage

    Mimi's Cottage

  • Relaxing in the garden

    Relaxing in the garden

  • Deep water dock

    Deep water dock

VRBO #408186

This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Monday, May 29, 2017

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