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Less than a mile from downtown Charlevoix facing 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, comfortable outdoor furniture and a free standing double hammock for those lazy afternoons listening to the waves lap against the shoreline and the rustling of the leaves on the trees. But we didn't stop there...the kitchen sports brand new, high-end stainless steel appliances; high end coffee maker, a commercial blender for afternoon margaritas and a fully supplied kitchen for the cook in you!

The living area is awash warm 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 that Summer novel, or work while you vacation, with printer and high speed internet.

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, Legos 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 gear.

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

Amy Moini
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 12, 2017

About Amy Moini

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 our 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!

Amy Moini purchased this cabin in 2013

Why Amy Moini 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
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 35
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Renters will be charged for excessive cleaning upon departure, if home is left in an unreasonable condition.
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, 3 stand up showers
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • 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 ...
  • 5 bicycles
  • 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!


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
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Less than a mile from downtown Charlevoix facing Lake Michigan
average rating of 4.7 based on 10 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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decent location, overpriced

  • 2 of 5

My family stayed in this house in July 2017. The positives: good location and peaceful surroundings in the woods The negatives: inside the house was dirty (cluttered), outside the chairs and porch were very dirty, dirt all over everything, it was a big mess. There were weeds everywhere as the owners don't take care of their property. The beach access was not as advertised, it is a very steep climb down to the beach, anyone under 5 or over 70 would not make it. Also, the description says it is a 5 min walk to a public beach. This is NOT true, it is a 12-14 minute walk to the public beach. We found out just days before the owner doesn't allow you to sit at the beach where the house has once you make the treacherous climb down to the beach (thru a trail and down 50 or so very steep stairs, you have to walk another 12 minutes. with small kids with a lot of stuff this gets old quickly. I think the pictures and description of the house do not accurately portray the condition of the home or access to the beach. Walking into Charlevoix is 1.2 miles, however, if you have small kids the first .4 miles is on a very busy road with no sidewalks or even shoulder, so having our children go into town on bikes was so nerve racking the first time we ended up driving the rest of the week. Would I rent this home again? Possibly, if it was all adults under 70, no children, the owners cleaned up the outside and inside of the home and the price was cut in 1/2 (or more) I would consider it. If you don't fall into these demographics and can't negotiate a lower price, then stay away.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are sorry you were not happy with your stay. When you rent a home near town during the Venetian festival you should be prepared for the traffic, even on generally low traffic streets. Your complaints about our home being dirty are surprising since we followed up after your arrival and you stated "house is great" and opted to stay an extra night. Frankly, We can't fix issues are not made aware of. Our home was left by the Moore's was in poor condition, and required 2 cleanings and a sanitization. There were many other issues I won't mention. After 5 years of sharing our home with amazing families and guests, (our reviews speak for themselves), you get someone you wish had passed on. The red flags were there. We sincerely hope if you come back to Charlevoix you find what meets your needs. Clearly our home will not. Best of luck.
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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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  • 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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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
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 24 2018 - Sep 4 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $225

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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