Charming 4-Bedroom Charlevoix Cottage

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Last updated: 10/27/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Welcome to Our Cottage in Charlevoix the Beautiful in Michigan's Northwest region. This could be your home away from home. Cottage is located on the north side of Charlevoix, one block off historic Michigan Avenue with access to the beautiful beaches of Lake Michigan. Five-minute walk to charming downtown Charlevoix where shopping, dining, and entertainment await you. It's just a short stroll to see breathtaking sunsets or an evening concert in the park. A brisk 10-minute walk can take you to a beautiful City library, Depot Beach, and many of Charlevoix's historic, whimsical Earl Young 'mushroom homes'.

Upon your first visit to Charlevoix, you will understand why it is called 'Charlevoix the Beautiful.' For over 100 years, people have traveled to Charlevoix to make this one of the great vacation destinations in Northern Michigan.

The town of Charlevoix is situated around three lakes: Lake Michigan, Lake Charlevoix, and Round Lake, a natural harbor connecting the two lakes to each other.

Charlevoix is known for its beautiful beaches, clear blue waters and stunning sunsets. During the summer months, the average high temperature is 75 degrees with relatively no humidity. This amazing weather lends itself perfectly to the wide variety of outdoor activities that are offered in the area.

The downtown area of Charlevoix is the heart and soul of Charlevoix. It offers art galleries, clothing boutiques, restaurants, and world-famous fudge shops. In the middle of town is the City park and marina. The City park has a band shell that hosts evening concerts all summer long.

Downtown Charlevoix is also the port to the Beaver Islander and Emerald Isle, two boats owned and operated by the Beaver Island Boat Company. Beaver Island is located 32 miles off Charlevoix coast. Surrounded by freshwater and accessible only by boat or plane, Beaver Island is a one-of-a-kind getaway.

Family-friendly property with four bedrooms including master bath and bedroom which to an outdoor patio/deck on the first floor, and three bedrooms and full bath/shower on the second floor, two bedrooms include queen-size pillowtop mattress beds and one bedroom has two twin beds. All bedrooms have many windows allowing the cool breezes in off Lake MIchigan. Home has been completely renovated and newly-furnished and includes a complete kitchen with all the necessary cooking utensils and components to prepare, cook and serve full family meals or wipe up a quick snack. The front porch is a treasure and a get place to relax, have a cup of coffee or a glass of wine and watch the world go by and to enjoy the breezes off Lake Michigan. A warm and inviting feeling greets you in every room.

Centrally located in the heart of Michigan's northwest, Charlevoix is 50 miles from Traverse City, 15 miles from Petoskey, and about 65 miles from Mackinac City and historic Mackinaw Island. Come and enjoy all the beauty that northern Michigan has to offer in all seasons!

Keywords: Summer rental, cottage, bungalow, family-friendly

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Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome:

    One childrens' bedroom upstairs features two (2) twin beds and custom wall cabinets. Fenced in back yard. Location is close to beaches, parks, library, marina....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    One small, very well behaved dog, under 35 lbs., may be considered. Please contact owner to discuss....moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    On second floor....moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    On second floor...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single

    On second floor...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Master bedroom on 1st floor. ...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1). New carpeting installed on stairs, hallway and three bedrooms upstairs in Spring 2013. New wood flooring installed in Master Bedroom Spring 2013 also....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    On main floor....moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    On second floor. New flooring installed Spring 2013....moreless

  • 2 full baths, each with tub and shower. One on first floor, one on second floor....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Cottage is located on north side of Charlevoix, one block off historic Michigan Avenue with access to the beautiful beaches of Lake Michigan, five-minute walk to charming downtown Charlevoix where shopping, dining, and entertainment await you, short stroll to see breathtaking sunsets or an evening concert in the park, warm and inviting feeling in every room, four bedrooms (one on first floor, three on second floor) and two full baths (one with shower and one with combination shower/tub), fenced in back yard, patio/deck located off master bedroom with gas grill and patio set, beautiful front porch with two seating areas, completely renovated and newly-furnished, fully stocked kitchen, neighborhood includes many estate-size homes, close to grocery store and golf and tennis....moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    Several DVD's are available for guest use as well....moreless

  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    Two flat-screen t.v.'s, one in living room and one in master bedroom....moreless

  • Toys
  • VCR


  • Away From It All
  • Family


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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Downtown Charlevoix is a short walk away, about 3 blocks along Hwy. 31 across the drawbridge and one is in the downtown area with a beautiful marina, shops and restaurants....moreless

  • Lake View:

    Lake Michigan beach (stairway access) is one short block away. Very secluded area, virtually unknown public access....moreless

  • Ski-In:

    Mt. McSauba Recreation area with two ski lifts and sledding hill is less than 2 miles from this property....moreless

  • Water View:

    Can glimpse Lake Michigan in between homes; Lake is one block over from this property....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Can park up to 4 vehicles on driveway....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Double-wide driveway with room for up to four (4) vehicles...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Full-service kitchen with pantry, dishwasher, side-by-side refrigerator with ice maker and water dispenser....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator:

    Brand new refrigerator installed March 2013....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Bicycles:

    Bicycles may be available on site; contact owner for details....moreless

  • Boat:

    Various boat rentals and boating excursions are available through the marina in East Park (downtown)....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Wood deck off master bedroom with new Weber gas grill and table and four chairs overlooking quiet fenced-in backyard....moreless

  • Golf:

    Charlevoix Golf & Country Club (public course) is within one mile of this home. Several other golf courses are available in the area as well....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Large front porch with two seating areas...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    New Weber gas grill purchased Spring 2013....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    The Charlevoix Community Pool is approximately 2 miles from my home; it is open 7-days a week and is an Olympic-size heated pool with a sauna and dressing room facilities....moreless



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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low Season
Oct 27 - Jun 1, 2017
3 night min stay
Summer (High Season)
Jun 2 - Aug 31, 2017
7 night min stay

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning fee - weekly $150
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Pet Fee $125
  • Cleaning fee short stays $90


Down payment to secure property rental is 50% of rental rate. Final payment, due 30 days prior to check-in date, includes the remaining 50% of the rental rates, $150.00 cleaning fee, a refundable $250.00 security deposit, and $125 pet cleaning fee if applicable for an approved pet. Rates subject to change as applicable.


50% of the rental fee secures the reservation; remaining 50% of the rental fee, cleaning fee, pet fee if applicable, and security deposit due 30 days prior to scheduled check-in date. Payment(s) made be made by personal check, cashier's check or money order.

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 10/27/2016
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50 Miles
Nearest Airport
Cherry Capital Airport, Traverse City
0.25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Downtown Charlevoix
0.25 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Beaver Island Ferry
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
Charlevoix Golf & Country Club
0.25 Miles
Nearest Motorway
SR 31
0.25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Several in downtown Charlevoix
1 Miles
Nearest Ski
Mt. McSauba
0.25 Miles
Nearest Beach
Lake Michigan

Car: Not Necessary

WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE: DOWNTOWN: Just a five-minute walk across the bridge leads you to shopping, dining, and nightly entertainment. LAKE MICHIGAN: A short one block walk takes you to a virtually unknown public access stairway to the beach. LAKE CHARLEVOIX: (Depot Beach): This beach is located on Lake Charlevoix, with lifeguards, playground equipment, restrooms, and a pavilion for picnicking. THE CHARLEVOIX GOLF CLUB: This 9-hole public course measures 3,300 yards. Superb conditioning and its unique road crossings make it a fantastic, affordable choice for players of all abilities. PUBLIC TENNIS COURTS. CHARLEVOIX PUBLIC LIBRARY. BOATERS PARADISE. CENTRAL LOCATION IN BEAUTIFUL NORTHWEST MICHIGAN - 15-20 miles to Petoskey/Bay Harbor/Harbor Springs area, 65 miles to Mackinaw City and historic Mackinaw Island, 50 miles to Traverse City and Grand Traverse Bay region. Daily guided/narrated ferry boat tours to Beaver Island - 'America's Emerald Isle'.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2011

About the owner: I am a Michigan native, and although life circumstances have resulted in me living in Florida for many years; my heart will always be in northern MIchigan. While growing up in Michigan my best memories are from when we went 'Up North!' Up North is not just a location, to me it is a mindset of relaxation and enjoyment in beautiful surroundings! My dream is to become a true 'snow-bird' and retire in the best of both worlds, spring/summer & fall in Michigan, and winters in Florida!

Why the Owner Chose Charlevoix, MI, USA:
The Charlevoix-Petoskey-Traverse City-Glen Arbor/Glen Haven were always our vacation destinations while growing up in the metropolitan Detroit area. Charlevoix has not grown as fast as some of the other northern Michigan cities and it retains its quaint charm surrounded by water, water everywhere. The charm of the town and the friendliness of the people are why I wanted to have a vacation home in Charlevoix the Beautiful!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
I enjoy walks along the Lake Michigan shoreline, Mt. McSauba Recreation area, or along Park Avenue down to Boulder Park to see the Earl Young 'mushroom' homes, or over to Depot Beach in the early mornings, or into downtown to shop, dine, or enjoy a concert in East Park long the marina!

Contact us

Speaks: english

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  • Front of house with new landscpaing

    Front of house with new landscpaing

  • Living room with windows on two sides

    Living room with windows on two sides

  • Kitchen with small office area looking into dining area with large windows

    Kitchen with small office area looking into dining area with large windows

  • Back deck with barbecue grill off master bedroom

    Back deck with barbecue grill off master bedroom

  • Master bedroom - 1st floor

    Master bedroom - 1st floor

  • Bedroom #1 upstairs with queen bed

    Bedroom #1 upstairs with queen bed

  • 3rd bedroom upstairs includes 2 twin beds, dresser & closet

    3rd bedroom upstairs includes 2 twin beds, dresser & closet

  • Upstairs bath - shower area

    Upstairs bath - shower area

  • Lake Michigan - view one block from my home

    Lake Michigan - view one block from my home

  • Front porch

    Front porch

  • Right side of front porch

    Right side of front porch

  • Side view

    Side view

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Dining room; table seats 6 plus two counter chairs

    Dining room; table seats 6 plus two counter chairs

  • Back yard with deck off master bedroom

    Back yard with deck off master bedroom

  • Master bedroom - 1st floor

    Master bedroom - 1st floor

  • Bedroom #2 upstairs with queen bed and built-in cupboard dresser/storage

    Bedroom #2 upstairs with queen bed and built-in cupboard dresser/storage

  • Upstairs bath

    Upstairs bath

  • Fall in Charlevoix!

    Fall in Charlevoix!

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Thursday, October 27, 2016

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