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Fully Renovated, Charming Petoskey Home

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,620 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Charming, Fully Remodeled 3 Bedroom Home A Few Blocks From Downtown

Fully remodeled, charming home a few blocks from downtown Petoskey and Little Traverse Bay. Steps from the Bear River, bike paths, and trails. Enclosed, private backyard with deck and new outdoor seating/dining furniture. Covered front porch for perfect spot for morning coffee. First floor master bedroom with full bathroom and top of the line washer and dryer. Upstairs with second and third bedrooms, beautiful bath with claw foot tub, and additional family room. Sleeps 6 comfortably, with 2 queen beds and 2 bunkbeds. All new appliances, new flooring, new kitchen and baths, freshly painted inside and outside give this 1900 built home a new look but still preserves the century old feel. Detached one car garage to store vehicle, large items such as canoes or kayaks.

Lisa and Peter
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2017

About Lisa and Peter

We purchased this beautifully updated home last year because we want to spend as much time in northern Michigan as possible, with our kids, to ski, sail, bike and hike.

Lisa and Peter purchased this house in 2013

Why Lisa and Peter chose Northwest

We had been spending vacation time all over northern Michigan, and Petoskey felt just right! The size and function of the house was perfect for us. We can come up as a family, and have another family or friends visit while we are there.

What makes this house unique

Not many homes built in 1900 have all the following items that are less than a year old: all new appliances, baths, floors, windows, and carpet, with the kitchen and all exterior and interior walls freshly painted. This home has the added benefit of being walking distance from everything we wanted, with the Bear River and it's brand new walking and bike trails steps away.


Petoskey House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1620 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 bunk bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • The master bedroom on the first floor has its own bathroom connected to it, and the queen bed is brand new. The second bedroom has a queen size bed, chair and dresser that has the best view of Little Traverse Bay, and the third bedroom has 2 bunk beds with a large dresser and ample closet space.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • tennis


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(4 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
Ann Arbor, MI

Absolutely Delightful

  • 5 of 5

Everything we were hoping for and more. The previous reviews are all spot on- this is a wonderfully decorated, clean and functional home in a great location. The owners are incredibly kind and attentive throughout the rental process. We've been to a lot of nice homes up north and this one is definitely our favorite- looking forward to coming back next year!

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Melissa: Many thanks for your kind words. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and would love to have you visit again! Best, Peter and Lisa
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Midland, MI

Highly Recommend

  • 5 of 5

Just returning from a wonderful weekend getaway spent at this lovely home. Pictures don't do justice for the charm of this property. It is located in a very peaceful part of town but still within walking distance of everything Petoskey has to offer. The home is very well equipped and has everything needed for your stay. Peter and Lisa are very accommodating hosts and made this online rental experience a breeze. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us and allowing us to create fun memories with friends.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Doug and Ann: we are so glad that you enjoyed your time up north and that you were so pleased with our accommodations. We enjoyed having you and look forward to hosting you again should you travel north. Pete and Lisa
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Exceeded Expectations!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our experience with this rental! The property is kept immaculately clean and we felt right at home! The location is very close to town and yet in a very quiet neighborhood. Communication with the owners was very prompt and helpful. The lay out of the home yields both private sleeping areas and space for family games and meals. We'll definitely be visiting this rental again.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Cindy: We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay and that you felt at home! We love this place and are thrilled to be able to share it with others. Petoskey is such a great get away town! We will look forward to hosting you again soon. Peter and Lisa
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Charm and comfort does not go far enough.

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I were looking for a fall get-a-way... and we received much more. The home is immaculate with brand new amenities, freshly painted, while still displaying the original woodwork (the stair newel is eye-popping.)

The kitchen allows one to prepare meals... when not enjoying the fabulous selection of restaurants and pubs. I can see us returning with friends and cooking appetizers while engaging in conversation as the kitchen and dining room are connected.

We absolutely love the upstairs... as a place for children to hang out and play when they just want to be left alone (not to mention there is a direct view of the bay from upstairs.)

We just loved everything about the house... but I haven't mentioned its best attribute. Location, location, location! It's an easy walk into town. Better yet, it's a walk that leads you across the Bear river (we watched as people were salmon fishing below.)

Petoskey is lovely with shopping, restaurants, and evening entertainment. Every place we visited was mixed with vacationers and locals (who could not have been more pleasant.)

We even made it down to the water and found ourselves some Petoskey Stones.

The town is great and the home is wonderful... we will certainly be returning.

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Steve- We are so glad that you and your wife enjoyed your stay! We love this little getaway home and are happy to share it with others. We would welcome you back any time! Lisa
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Petoskey State Park
Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Harbor Springs Municipal Airport
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Petoskey-Bay View Country Club
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Nearest Ski
8 Miles
Nubs Nob and Boyne Highlands and Mountain
Car: not necessary

Our house is in the heart of Petoskey, walking distance from both the Little Traverse Bay and about 150 yards from the Bear River. You can also walk to the downtown area for all shops and restaurants. The biking and walking trails are moments away as well. Ski slopes are 10-15 minutes away in either direction.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $130
Damage Insurance $59
Damage Deposit $200

Cleaning fee of $100 to $150 depending on number of guests and length of stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.