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Lake Charlevoix Cottage

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


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.

More Details

Property Manager
Theresa Saur
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 14, 2018

About Theresa Saur

Great granddaughter of original owners and granddaughter of original builders. I live near by and am the caretaker along with my brother (who lives next door).

Theresa Saur purchased this cottage in 1937

Why Theresa Saur chose East Jordan

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.

What makes this cottage unique

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!


East Jordan Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
  • 1 story
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Animal care: Dogs may not be left unattended. Neighbor (brother) has a dog and I don't want any problems.
  • You may dock a boat, but there is a large boat often docked at the dock (my brother's) and you will need to discuss arrangements with him (Keith).
  • Do NOT drive in front of the cottage or over the septic system to the North.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Washer and Dryer
    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.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • Television ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
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
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.


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Lake Charlevoix Cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews

Charming home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

We had several wonderful days of truly great weather! The lake and boating couldn't have been better for 3 kids under the age of 9 and our lab. They enjoyed fishing and swimming from the dock. We hope to return again for more memories!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a great time with your family. I think you hold the record for fish caught this summer! Hope to see you next year!
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Cozy, quiet, place to recharge your batteries!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely location and lovely owners. A delightful week on a quiet part of the lake. The perfect getaway.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thx so much for the review. We enjoyed having you as guests and we are glad you had a good time! It is a great place to get away and recharge!
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cozy cottage on Lake Charlevoix

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at this beautiful rustic cottage right on the lake. It is a great place to get some much needed rest and relaxation. We came with our family of 7 and it worked well. It was so peaceful and we recommend to anyone looking to explore beautiful northern Michigan.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks! We are happy you and your family enjoyed your stay! I know from personal experience that it is a great place for families to connect and make memories
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A Great Summer Retreat

  • 5 of 5

I grew up spending many summers on Lake Charlevoix. This cottage allowed me to share my love for Charlevoix with my kids. The sleeping porch is perfect for young kids, the house has rustic charm and is perfect for that old world feel. I highly recommend Mimi's Cottage!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Vacation. Whole family had a great time.

  • 5 of 5

Weather was great and so was the cottage. My family had a great time. We look forward to visiting again in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks! We are glad you had a great time and hope to see you in the future.
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Peaceful Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed the location...not as busy as the main lake. The house is so quaint! It is stocked with all the supplies you will need. Great dock to fish from and a canoe to use to tour the lake. You feel secluded :) Our 3 daughters enjoyed their stay as well! Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Traverse City
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
The Landings
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Ironton Ferry
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Charlevoix, Ironton,
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
The Landings, Ironton, MI
Nearest Ski
35 Miles
Nub's Nob and Boyne Highlands
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $100
Damage Deposit $500

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

Manager'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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