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Best Location in Town! Walk to Everything! Just installed heating and Air!

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms3
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Great location for Fall Weddings!

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

Owner
Glenn Holfeld
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 27, 2017

Amenities

Charlevoix House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Lake View
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Main Floor Bathroom - toilet , shower
    2nd Floor Bathroom - toilet , shower
    2nd Floor Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • 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

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

Best Location in Town! Walk to Everything! Just installed heating and Air!
average rating of 4.6923075 based on 13 reviews
5

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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5

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: Oct 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: Oct 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
5

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: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Bonnie Lodge Was All We Could Ask For

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time at the Bonnie Lodge. House had everything we needed for a great weekend in Charlevoix. Easy walking distance to center of town and half a block from Lake Michigan. Highly recommend to anyone with a large family or group of people.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fox River Grove, Illinois
5

Perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

Bonnie Lodge was a great place for our stay in Charlevoix. There was plenty of room to spread out or to be together in one room. There were six adults and we enjoyed walking to restaurants and around town, but also sitting on the front porch saying hi to our neighbors. We made day trips to Petoskey, Traverse City, and Sleeping Bear Dunes. When we arrived it was an unusually cold night and a phone call to the owner resolved the problem quickly. The house is old with the charm that goes with age.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

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

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Rates & Availability

Charlevoix House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$500
From
$650
Fri,Sat,Sun
$3,500
 
 
4th of July 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,000
Flat fee
 
 
Venetian Festival 2017
Jul 16 2017 - Jul 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,000
Flat fee
 
 
Fall 2017
Oct 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$400
From
$600
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$3,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175
Refundable damage deposit $250

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

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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