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Best Location in Town! Walking Distance to Everything!

Bedrooms 6
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights


About the property

Enough room for Multiple Families

Enjoy a great family vacation in Charlevoix by staying at The Bonnie Lodge! We are perfectly located less than one block from Lake Michigan Beach and one block from downtown Charlevoix. The Bonnie Lodge has 6 bedrooms, 3 full baths, kitchen, spacious breakfast room, dining room, laundry room, and a front porch that views Lake Michigan's most beautiful sunsets in Charlevoix!

The Bonnie Lodge was built in 1897. Our parents purchased our summer home from an Aunt in 1975. Our Mother was born on Beaver Island and was raised in Charlevoix.

Make fun family memories in Charlevoix like we have for years! Enjoy the two beautiful beaches on Lake Michigan (Michigan Beach) and Lake Charlevoix (The Depot Beach). We enjoy spending the day at The Depot Beach playing volleyball, swimming, and barbecuing. Michigan Beach includes concessions and swimming along the Charlevoix Lighthouse. Also, steps away fish off the pier with no boat needed to fish. Drop a line and catch your small mouth bass. Take time to experience the best golfing in the Midwest! At Dunamaglas you will enjoy the peaceful scenery. Take the Ironton Ferry for 9 holes at Ye Nyne Olde Holles. In town take the kids to the oldest golf club in Michigan, The Charlevoix Golf Club (9 holes). Take a walk downtown Charlevoix for some shopping and dining. The Bistro I highly recommend for lunch or dinner from sushi to their lobster mac n cheese. Terry's is ideal for families. Plenty to choose from their menu but known for the best white fish in town! For fine dining I recommend The Grey Gables on the south end of town. Enjoy the piano player on weekends with your special someone.

Thanks ~ The Bonnie Lodge

More Details

Glenn Holfeld
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2018


Charlevoix House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Lake View
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Main Floor Bathroom - toilet , shower
    2nd Floor Bathroom - toilet , shower
    2nd Floor Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Main Floor Bedroom - 1 queen
    Main Floor Bedroom - 1 queen
    2nd Floor Bedroom - 1 queen
    2nd Floor Bedroom - 1 queen
    2nd Floor Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    2nd Floor Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
  • There is pull out sleeper sofa in the living room available.
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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Best Location in Town! Walking Distance to Everything!
average rating of 4.733333 based on 15 reviews

Beautiful home...perfect for a family get-away

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a wonderful time sharing this beautiful home for my wedding weekend. Plenty of space for everyone and so close to downtown. Highly recommend!!

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Alison for your kind words! We hope to see you back soon!
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Great house in a fantastic location

  • 5 of 5

The Bonnie lodge was perfect for my group! Super close to downtown Charlevoix, spacious and clean. Glenn was very responsive and helpful. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! Hope to see you back again soon!
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Perfect for a group, awesome location!

  • 5 of 5

We had 10 people in our group and we all slept comfortably. The house was cute and location could not have been better. We really enjoyed the house and our stay there. Our only complaint would be that it was quite cold in the house, especially downstairs. There were space heaters available, but no central heat. Several times, the space heaters shorted the circuits and we had to send someone into the basement to reset the fuse. Despite this, I would definitely stay at this property again as everything else was great.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello, thank you so much for your feedback. We have recently installed new central heating and A/C so we are all good to go now. Hope to have you back soon. Sincerely, Glenn
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Harrow, Ontario

Charming old home in the heart of Charlevoix

  • 5 of 5

11 of us stayed at the Bonnie Lodge for a destination wedding. A very charming, old home with tons of character and the location is fantastic. It is just a short walk to the beach or to the many shops and restaurants. We were extremely happy with the Bonnie Lodge!

Thanks for a great weekend.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A good but not great house.

  • 2 of 5

The house was old and worn, but generally comfortable for our 3-day visit. I would probably stay there again. We did encounter numerous troubles, however. The garbage cans were completely full when we arrived, leaving no space for our trash. The weather was chilly and we could not turn on the heat with the thermostat. The space heaters helped, but blew the circuit breaker when two of them were running at the same time. The basement, where the circuit breakers were, was spooky. Several downstairs light fixtures did not work. A knife drawer in the kitchen is dangerous; it spilled big kitchen knives onto my feet when I opened it.

But the listing description was accurate, the place was clean, if not well maintained, the owner provided good service in advance of our visit, and the downtown location was a plus.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Joel. My apologies for these issues. We have since installed central heating and A/C and have also corrected all issues with breakers and made arrangements for trash removal. We hope to have you stay again sometime. Sincerely, Glenn Holfeld
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Sterling Illinois USA

Perfect location!!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have stayed at the Bonnie Lodge before, that's why we came back. You cannot beat the location, close to town and the beach. The house has everything you need, we always bring food with us and cook our meals, the kitchen is small and charming, all with updated appliances. It feels like home away from home. Plenty of room for a large family. The Bonnie Lodge was very clean and inviting. Would come back again.😊

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Cherry Capital Airport Traverse City (TVC)
Nearest Barpub
0.03 Miles
The Townhouse
Nearest Ferry
0.03 Miles
Beaver Islander/Emerald Isle
Nearest Golf
0.05 Miles
Charlevoix Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
0.01 Miles
US Highway 31
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Miles
The Bistro
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
Mt. McSauba Recreation Area
Nearest Beach
0.02 Miles
Michigan Beach
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 6.0%

Insufficient funds are subject to $100.00 fee. The Security deposit, which is to ensure compliance with the terms of this agreement, is not to be construed as liquidated damages.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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