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Last updated: 03/29/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-3 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Whimsical Stone Cottage Overlooking Lake Michigan!

Over 50 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

Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/29/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 720 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Includes stacked washer/dryer....moreless

Other Amenities

  • The house will accommodate six in beds, however I do not recommend more than four adults. The second bedroom located upstairs is petite with two twin beds, and better suited for two children or single adults. There is an additional queen sofabed 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....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Good variety to choose from. Also, the public library is just one block away....moreless

  • DVD Player:

    Built into the TV...moreless

  • Music Library:

    Nice selection of Jazz and Classical CDs....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Charter Cable TV...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Bose CD Player / Radio...moreless

  • Television:

    Two Flatscreen TVs with cable and DVD players...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Library card available for free movie rentals....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Horseshoes
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View:

    Directly across from Lake Michigan Beach and the Charlevoix Lighthouse. Wide, sandy beach staffed by lifeguards; walking paths, playground equipment, volleyball, basketball courts and picnic tables....moreless

  • Village:

    Just two blocks from downtown Charlevoix....moreless

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

Dining

  • Dining:

    There is a picnic table outdoors, plus a drop leaf table and folding chairs for indoor dining....moreless

  • Dining Area

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Dramatic wood burning stone fireplace. Kindling and firewood is supplied....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    The home is heated year-round. Half House does not have central air conditioning, but remains cool during the summer from the steady breeze over the cold waters of Lake Michigan....moreless

  • Internet:

    Charter WiFi...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Two new leather recliner chairs and a new queen sofabed in the living room for those overflow guests or napping in front of the fire!...moreless

  • Parking:

    Street parking...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Picnic Table and Adirondack Chairs...moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter / Spring 2017
Jan 1 - May 26, 2017
2 night min stay
$175 $200
Fri, Sat
$1,000
Summer 2017
May 27 - Sep 4, 2017
3 night min stay
$300 $325
Fri, Sat
$2,000
Fall 2017
Sep 5 - Dec 31, 2017
2 night min stay
$175 $200
Fri, Sat
$1,200
Winter / Spring 2018
Jan 1 - May 24, 2018
2 night min stay
$175 $200
Fri, Sat
$1,200
Summer 2018
May 25 - Sep 3, 2018
3 night min stay
$325 $350
Fri, Sat
$2,200
Fall 2018
Sep 4 - Dec 31, 2018
2 night min stay
$200 $225
Fri, Sat
$1,200

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $75
  • Cleaning Fee $100
  • Tax Rate 6%

Notes:

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:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Location

  • Kilwins

    "Great ice cream made locally in Petoskey."

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  • Stafford's Weathervane Restaurant

  • Depot Beach

    "Located on Lake Charlevoix at the original old Charlevoix train station stop."

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  • Little Traverse Wheelway

    "A treasure for hikers and bikers."

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  • Flap Jack Family Restaurant

    "Feed the kids a big breakfast on the cheap."

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  • Castle Farms

  • Mt. McSauba Disc Golf Course

    "A great beach to take the dogs and let them run free. Sand dunes and hiking trails abound."

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  • Roquette Burger Bistro -- CLOSED

  • Lake Michigan Beach

    "You are just up the hill, steps away from this fabulous beach!"

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  • Scovie's Gourmet

    "Great little spot to get a carry-out lunch for your picnic. I highly recommend the Northern ..."

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  • Charlevoix Public Library

    "The Charlevoix Public Library is a great resource! Use the library card to get free movie & ..."

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  • The Rowe Inn Restaurant

    "Not only one of the finest restaurants UpNorth, one of the finest Michigan! This little road..."

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48 Miles
Nearest Airport
Cherry Capital Airport - Traverse City, MI
Charlevoix, MI, USA
Nearest Ferry
Beaver Island Ferry
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
Belvedere Golf Club
Charlevoix, MI, USA
Nearest Restaurant
The Weathervane - Also Built By Earl Young!
25 Miles
Nearest Ski
Boyne Highlands / Nub's Nob, Boyne Mountain
Charlevoix, MI, USA
Nearest Beach
Lake Michigan Beach

Car: Not Necessary

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2001

About the owner: 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!

Why the Owner Chose Charlevoix, MI, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
I love the quirky eccentricity of this fairytale home. It has so much history & character; thoroughly enchanting! I am pleased to now be able to share it with you.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/29/2017

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Photos

  • Another Perfect Day !

    Another Perfect Day !

  • Master Bedroom On First Floor

    Master Bedroom On First Floor

  • Secret Upstairs Bedroom With Two Twin Beds

    Secret Upstairs Bedroom With Two Twin Beds

  • Simple, Clean Bathroom

    Simple, Clean Bathroom

  • Intricate Stonework Fireplace

    Intricate Stonework Fireplace

  • Sofa Opens To A Queen Size Bed In Living Room

    Sofa Opens To A Queen Size Bed In Living Room

  • Free Summer Music Series Downtown At The Band Shell

    Free Summer Music Series Downtown At The Band Shell

  • Nature Trail Just Across the Street

    Nature Trail Just Across the Street

  • Don't Miss The Sunsets!

    Don't Miss The Sunsets!

  • Featured On The Cover Of 'Mushroom Houses Of Charlevoix' By Mike Barton

    Featured On The Cover Of 'Mushroom Houses Of Charlevoix' By Mike Barton

  • Breathtaking Location - Perched Just Over The Lake Michigan Beach

    Breathtaking Location - Perched Just Over The Lake Michigan Beach

  • Half House In Charlevoix The Beautiful !

    Half House In Charlevoix The Beautiful !

  • Living Room Overlooking The Mighty Lake Michigan

    Living Room Overlooking The Mighty Lake Michigan

  • Lake Michigan Beach And Lighthouse Outside Your Front Door

    Lake Michigan Beach And Lighthouse Outside Your Front Door

  • Galley Style Kitchen - Fully Stocked

    Galley Style Kitchen - Fully Stocked

  • Relax In A Pair Of Reclining Leather Club Chairs

    Relax In A Pair Of Reclining Leather Club Chairs

  • Firewood Is Provided

    Firewood Is Provided

  • Downtown Charlevoix - Just Two Blocks Away

    Downtown Charlevoix - Just Two Blocks Away

  • Just As Charming In The Winter!

    Just As Charming In The Winter!

  • Walk Over And Watch The Drawbridge Open

    Walk Over And Watch The Drawbridge Open

  • I Took This Picture - You Can Do The Same!

    I Took This Picture - You Can Do The Same!

  • Half House Is A Favorite Subject Of Artists And Photographers

    Half House Is A Favorite Subject Of Artists And Photographers

  • See The Lighthouse From Your Front Window !

    See The Lighthouse From Your Front Window !

  • Create Your Own Timeless Memories At Half House!

    Create Your Own Timeless Memories At Half House!

VRBO #501060

This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Wednesday, March 29, 2017

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