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Less than a mile from downtown Charlevoix and a short walk to Lake Michigan

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Custom Log Home full of Amenities and Access to Lake Michigan

This is what dreams are made of! This custom log home is situated on over an acre, elevated wooded lot surrounded by trees. Stroll through the woods to the deck overlooking stunning Lake Michigan. This home is located near some of the most beautiful white beach shoreline, located just North of Charlevoix.

Located only short walk to historic Michigan Avenue and downtown Charlevoix you can walk to town or choose to ride one of our several bikes, and be there in minutes!

No cost was spared in building this one of a kind log home, constructed with rare, enormous 1 1/2 foot wide Maple logs and 2 large field stone fireplaces that run floor to ceiling… this home is truly unique. Surround yourself with warm, custom touches throughout, including reclaimed hardwood flooring, forged iron hardware, 2 custom stone fireplaces, a 30' x 8' deck that overlooks the woods and Lake Michigan, deep seating, outdoor furniture and a free standing double hammock for those lazy afternoons listening to the waves lap against the shoreline. But we didn't stop there...the kitchen sports brand new, high-end stainless steel appliances; two coffee makers (pot and single serve), a commercial blender for afternoon margaritas and a fully supplied kitchen for the cook in you!

The living area is awash in handcrafted furnishings including leather seating, warm tones and wood furniture. Three floors of living space and an open floor plan make the home feel much larger than it is. The main level has the kitchen, two bedrooms with queen beds, a full bath, a large dining room and living room .

The third level is where the master suite is located; this VERY private level of the home has custom built closets, a claw foot tub, stand up shower and a king size bed with all new bedding including: high thread count sheets and brand new, designer bedding and hypoallergenic foam pillows. Just outside the master suite is a large reading loft and seating area great for reading or working.

The bottom floor is meant for kids! With two sets of custom log bunk beds, (queen over queen), a full bath, seating area to play the Wii or watch movies as well as a closet full of board games, playing cards and more! The bottom floor also has a walk out patio with seating and the custom field stone fireplace for those cool evenings.

There is plenty more outside, including a basketball hoop, stainless steel grill and custom detached wooden deck for roasting smores over the fire pit, lounging below the tree line or drinking wine with family and friends. Two car garage sports 4 adult bikes and one kid’s bike, and a myriad of outdoor games.

Also Included throughout: all new bedding with high thread count, designer bedding, hi-speed internet/wifi, cable TV, phone, washer and dryer, Wii, chairs for the beach, beach towels, coolers and a second refrigerator for drinks in the garage. You will want for nothing in this beautiful custom home.

More Details

Robert Rodriquez
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 27, 2017

About Robert Rodriquez

I was raised in Michigan, but have lived in Dallas since 1993. I have always loved Charlevoix and have vacationed along Lake Michigan my entire life. Having this home in Charlevoix has always been my dream, and now my reality. We want to share our love of our Log Cabin and Charlevoix with others. It's such a rare find, and perfect setting. The best of both worlds includes proximity to town, yet privacy and wooded setting on the beach, is what makes this such a special home.

My husband is from San Antonio. He loves Charlevoix as much as I do and has a unique perspective on it's beauty! Our kids love being here but our active lives makes it impossible to spend the entire Summer here, so we are sharing it with you!

Robert Rodriquez purchased this cabin in 2013

Why Robert Rodriquez chose Northwest

Location; privacy, proximity to the beach and downtown Charlevoix and over an acre of woods!

What makes this cabin unique

There is no warmer rental home in the area. Everything is very high quality.


Charlevoix Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , Main floor
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , First floor
    Master - toilet , tub , shower , Second floor
  • Two Clawfoot tubs
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • master - 1 king , Second floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Main floor
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Main floor
    Bedroom 4 - 4 queen , 2 bunk bed , First floor. Two sets, queen over queen bunk beds.
  • 2 sets of Queen over Queen bunk beds
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • festivals
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
50 miles from Mackinac Island, 45 miles from Sleeping Bear Dunes, 45 to Leland Old Fish Town, 15 minutes to Petoskey, 30 to Harbor Springs, and the is a Beaver Island Ferry direct out of Downtown Charlevoix. Walk to Charlevoix!


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

Less than a mile from downtown Charlevoix and a short walk to Lake Michigan
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Clean, Unique, Family-Oriented, Perfect

  • 5 of 5

My family and I (8 adults) stayed here for a long weekend for a wedding at Castle Farms. The cottage was very clean! The decor was perfect and it felt like we were at home. We loved the two fireplaces in the house and enjoyed them nightly! The owners made you feel like you were at home with the instructions and all the items they provided in the house. We did not want to leave the cabin to do much because we throughly enjoyed the log cabin feel. We would definitely be looking into staying at the cabin again in the future and would highly recommend it to anyone who is considering this property. The owners were great to work with and answered questions in a timely fashion. We could not have asked for anything better! Thank you Robert and Amy!

  • Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jessica, We sincerely appreciate your feedback and kind words about our home and your experience! We do strive to offer a place that feels like a second home not just for us but for our guests. You all were great guests and we appreciate you taking such great care of our home. We hope you will come back! Sincerely, Amy and Robert
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Perfect getaway for a family or group of friends

  • 5 of 5

Gorgeous log home with all the amenities you want for a spectacular retreat. Secluded, wooded spot, surrounded by nature located just a quick jaunt from town and adventurous hike to the Lake Michigan beach. Beach is perfect for sunsets, long walks, dips in the water and morning yoga. Property is well maintained and appointed with rustic decor and all the creature comforts you can imagine. Great base of operation to see all that northern Michigan has to offer, art, wine, shops, farmer's markets, etc. Owners are so gracious and helpful. Property is highly recommended.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent family retreat!

  • 5 of 5

Close to Lake Michigan & Charlevoix!

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location! Amazing accommodations

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is great! I highly recommend it

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Indianapolis, IN


  • 5 of 5

Log home is so very warm and cozy. We based in Charlevoix for our ski trip to Boyne. Charlevoix itself has everything you need and shopping in Petosky was fun. The view of Lake Michigan is magnificent. The home was very clean and tidy upon arrival and the hosts were very responsive. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Shoreview, MN USA

You will completely relax in this exceptional home!

  • 5 of 5

This lovely home was perfect for our Minnesota/Illinois cousin reunion involving five kids age 9 to 14 and their respective grown-ups. We could not have had a better location allowing easy access to our favorite Mt. McSauba beach and downtown Charlevoix via foot or bike. The homeowners were extremely responsive and easy to work with, generously sharing their family's bikes and water tubes in the garage.

It's not hard to relax in this beautiful home! We especially enjoyed the hammock and chairs on the deck overlooking the woods where deer came to feed each evening. You'll fight over who gets the master suite, but the two bedrooms on the main floor are very comfortable and roomy. We loved having a whole separate floor for the kids with double queen bunkbeds and their own bathroom. The well-appointed kitchen made it very easy to enjoy great meals, including battered perch from John Cross, Charlevoix's local fishmonger. Loved the coffeemaker and 4-slot toaster! You can plan on baking and cooking to your heart's content with all the pots, pans and bakeware available.

One note: Access to Mt. McSauba Beach requires a 2-minute walk on a steep trail with rope handrails and a set of 50 steps. It was not a problem for anyone in our group, but folks with bad knees or other concerns may find it difficult to manage.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
TVC (Traverse City)
Car: recommended

Charlevoix is one of the most prestigious resort towns in the Midwest. Lake Charlevoix has been ranked the second mosts beautiful lake in the US just behind Lake Tahoe! Sleeping Bear Dunes (45 minutes away), was ranked by GMA as the MOST beautiful destination in the US. Mackinac Island is less than an hour drive, to the ferry in Mackinac City. From the beach access, you can walk south to the channel and pier and famous Charlevoix drawbridge, or North to Mt. McSauba State Park, which has miles of hiking trails, white sand beach , public beaches and amazing dunes.


Rates & Availability

Charlevoix Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 27 2017 - Aug 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $185
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 6.0%

No refund unless we are able to fill your rental period.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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