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On Lake Charlevoix with Panoramic Views!

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 1.5 Bath Home On Beautiful Lake Charlevoix

A perfect private getaway, sleeps 5-6 people, great for a family or 2 couples with kids. Our home has panoramic views from a large deck overlooking Lake Charlevoix and a charming covered porch with lots of comfortable seating. The large rooftop deck is just steps out the front door, with plenty of seating, and a tiki bar and palm tree! The view from the house, porch, and deck are unbelievable! Relax on your private sandy beach and have a bonfire in the fire pit. You can tie your boat to the mooring ball at the end of the dock or bring or rent kayaks to explore the lake. It is a five minute drive or bike ride to downtown Boyne City, a premier Main Street Community, where you can enjoy the many small town festivities, concerts, farmers market, restaurants, or Stroll the Streets on Friday nights. Drive 6 miles to Boyne Mountain resort and spa, with world class golf, water park, and skiing, or just 45 minutes to catch the ferry to Mackinaw Island for the day, or check out the historic and quaint Ironton Ferry, just 7 miles down the lake and a shortcut to the beautiful town of Charlevoix! This family cottage is complete with all the comforts and conveniences you will need, a well-stocked kitchen with everything required for cooking and dining as well as a gas grill and patio tables for barbecuing. There are 2 large bedrooms, one with a queen bed, the other has a queen bed and a twin bed with a private half bath. There is a full bath between the 2 bedrooms with a large walk-in shower and lots of vanity space and storage. The living room has plenty of seating with amazing views of the lake, the dining table seats 6, and there is a sun/family room with an extra table and seating area, and a queen size sofa bed. The kitchen, dining room and sun room also have unbelievable views of Lake Charlevoix. There is a washer and drier and we provide plenty of linens and towels, and paper products to start you out. If you rent for ski season, keep your car warm and dry in our attached 2 car garage, with lots of room for skis, boots, and equipment. We are only 15 minutes from Boyne Mountain, and minutes away from several cross country ski trails. All you need are your clothes and food for a week of relaxation and fun, or a season of skiing!

Barbara Ellwanger
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 12, 2018

About Barbara Ellwanger

We live and work in Boyne City year round, and moved here several years ago because we love the area & enjoy boating, golfing, and skiing. We actually met while skiing at Boyne, and were married at the top of Aspen Mountain 10 years ago. We only live 4 miles away, on the other side of the lake, so we are always available for any questions or information about the area. We love Boyne City and Lake Charlevoix and there is no place else on earth we would choose to live!

Barbara Ellwanger purchased this house in 2012

Why Barbara Ellwanger chose Boyne City

We purchased this house in Sept of 2012. Known as the 'pink house', it is a landmark for local boaters and fishermen, so we have decided to keep it's unique color. It was a well-loved and maintained home so we have only had minimal sprucing up, painting and decorating to do. As we are both do-it-yourselves, this has been a fun project that we both enjoy. We recently worked on some fun additions to the large deck, including a tiki bar and a palm tree! We would like this to be the kind of place we would pick ourselves for a vacation away from home.


Boyne City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No smoking in house, garage, porch, or deck Absolutely no pets
  • No fireworks
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , large enclosed shower, large vanity, lots of storage
    Bathroom 2 - Private half bath off bedroom
  • 2 bathrooms
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Very roomy, with 2 large closets
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Large closet & private half bath
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or single Bed (1), Queen sofa bed in sun room/family room
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
A dock and swim platform, with a mooring ball for tying up a boat, Fire pit and chairs on the beach Lots of extra chairs for the deck Awesome view from the rooftop deck and tiki bar


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On Lake Charlevoix with Panoramic Views!
average rating of 4.952381 based on 21 reviews

Excellent Stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay. The Ellwanger's are very accommodating. House is well stocked and very clean.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location and great stay

  • 4 of 5

An awesome location on Lake Charlevoix, Barb and her husband are great people to work with.

The Douglas Crew

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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great spot

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time at the pink house. It was super clean and well stocked with everything we could need. Handy to town too. The views were extra special with sunsets a high point of each day.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Great property with an incredible Lake view

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the house for the month of September. It was perfect for the two of us, plus company for a few days. All the common areas have a view of Lake Charlevoix plus the Tiki bar deck. The kitchen is well stocked with utensils and cookware. The linens are in good supply. The beds were very comfortable too. The front porch always catching the breeze from the lake! The location is perfect, as a few miles to Boyne City, and Charlevoix and Petosky have whatever you need if you don't find in BC. The restaurants and shops are very good in Boyne City, with very friendly folks. We enjoyed biking, trips to Mackinac, and the wine country. We highly recommend this house for rental. The owners are great to work with and respond to any needs quickly.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful view of Lake Charleviox from the living room to the outdoor deck and tiki hut. Like what our granddaughter said the first time she stepped in the,wow,wow! Barb is a real joy to work with the arrangements. Very pleased.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice place

  • 5 of 5

Very nicely maintained very clean cute house

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Boyne City Airport
Nearest Ferry
7 Miles
Ironton Ferry
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Boyne Mountain
Nearest Ski
8 Miles
Boyne Mountain Resort
Car: recommended

Located on beautiful lake charlevoix, voted 2nd best lake in the US by USA today. Just minutes from boyne city's many activities, restaurants and shops, and 15 minutes to charlevoix.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Non-refundable cleaning $100
Refundable damage deposit $300

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 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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