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Inhabit A Hobbit House!

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 720 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Whimsical Stone Cottage Overlooking Lake Michigan!

Over 60 five-star reviews! Architect and dreamer Earl Young created a magical world with his unique and eccentric stone cottages in Charlevoix. Half House is absolutely one of the most adorable homes you will ever see! Now you can experience it for yourself. Enjoy the sandy beach, lighthouse and breathtaking sunsets just outside your door. Half House is an easy two block stroll to the quaint village of Charlevoix for shopping, dining, marina, ferry, drawbridge and music in the park. Everything you will need for a comfortable vacation is included: luxurious cotton bed linens and towels, firewood and kindling, free wireless internet, books, music, two flatscreen TVs with Charter cable and DVD players, kitchenware, beach chairs, plus more. Not to mention the spectacular view of majestic Lake Michigan! This cozy two bedroom home accomodates four guests quite comfortably. Relax!


Owner
Bill Thom
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 27, 2017

About Bill Thom

Book with someone you can trust! I am a Michigan native and fell in love with the charm & natural beauty of 'UpNorth' many years ago. I have lived in Texas since 1984, and spent summers in Charlevoix with my family. Now my four children are grown and spread across the country from Virginia to Washington. It's your turn to experience the wonder of Half House!

Bill Thom purchased this cottage in 2001

Why Bill Thom chose Northwest

I have owned a home in Charlevoix for over twenty years. I purchased Half House in 2001 and quite frankly, I couldn't believe it was for sale! It is perfectly located across from the beach and just two blocks to downtown.

What makes this cottage unique

I love the quirky eccentricity of this fairytale home. It has so much history and character; thoroughly enchanting! I am pleased to now be able to share it with you.

Amenities

Charlevoix Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 720 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Includes stacked washer/dryer.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The house will accommodate five in beds, however I do not recommend more than four adults. The second bedroom located upstairs is small with two twin beds, and better suited for two children or single adults. There is an additional full-size sleeper sofa in the living room, however it IS in the living room! Perfect for stretching out and reading, looking out the picture window at Lake Michigan, or gazing at a blazing fire.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(76 traveler reviews)

Inhabit A Hobbit House!
average rating of 4.9078946 based on 76 reviews
5

A cozy sanctuary

  • 5 of 5

The Hobbit House was perfect for my weekend getaway! The location was perfect, within walking distance to everything Charlevoix has to offer. I loved the amazing view of Lake Michigan, and enjoyed a blazing fire while relaxing in the cozy warmth of this beautiful cottage.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Most amazing place we have stayed!

  • 5 of 5

Everything about the Half House is perfect! So charming, so quaint and the perfect place for vacation. The house is super cozy and well equipped with everything you would need. My favorite part was sitting outside looking at the lake and watching the people go by. The sunset from the front yard is like no other!!! I have never slept so good, windows open fresh air and comfy bed. I didn't want to leave. I have already looked into booking my next stay as soon as possible.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A dream come true!

  • 5 of 5

Staying at the Hobbit House (Half House) was just a dream come true. The home is well kept with attention to all the little details (i.e. dry firewood, fresh linens, comfy beds, kitchen, and every bit awesome). Extra plus, we were within walking distance to beach, town, grocery store, and in a great neighborhood! Thanks again Bill for having your home available for rental.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Half House

  • 5 of 5

Half House is truly a unique property. It is walkable to downtown Charlevoix and has lovely view of Lake Michigan. It is ideal for a couple and has everything you need for a very pleasant vacation. We look forward to returning in the future.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Magical

  • 5 of 5

Great place - Family loved it. Like a story book - very cozy.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

So nice

  • 5 of 5

Excellent

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
48 Miles
Cherry Capital Airport - Traverse City, MI
Nearest Ferry
Beaver Island Ferry
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Belvedere Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
The Weathervane - Also Built By Earl Young!
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Boyne Highlands / Nub's Nob, Boyne Mountain
Nearest Beach
Lake Michigan Beach
Car: not necessary

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Rates & Availability

Charlevoix Cottage 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
May 27 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
$325
From
$350
Fri,Sat
$2,000
 
 
Fall 2017
Sep 5 2017 - Dec 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$200
From
$225
Fri,Sat
$1,200
 
 
Winter / Spring 2018
Jan 1 2018 - May 16 2018
2 night minimum stay
$200
From
$225
Fri,Sat
$1,200
 
 
Summer 2018
May 17 2018 - Sep 15 2018
3 night minimum stay
$400
From
$450
Fri,Sat
$2,500
 
 
Fall 2018
Sep 16 2018 - Dec 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
$225
From
$250
Fri,Sat
$1,400
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75
Cleaning Fee $100
Tax Rate 6.0%

Check-In is at 3:00 PM Check-Out is at 11:00 AM
There is no smoking inside the house.
There is a flat rate Pet Fee of $75 per approved pet.

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.
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