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Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 - 90 nights


About the property

3 br/2.5 bath/art&antique-filled/pristine HOME--overlooking Lake Mi, golf, woods

Our home sits on a hill at Crooked Tree Golf Course - - overlooking Lake Michigan, lawns, flowers, woods, farms, occasional critters, & few other houses. We take great pride in our home as well as the lawn & flowers - - and we will have our helper(s) look after the lawn and gardens weekly during your stay.

Major amenities include: 3 bedrooms (2 queen beds & 1 double); 2 1/2 baths; large upstairs study overlooking the lake; 'cathedral-ceiling' living area opening to a large, well-equipped kitchen with gas cooking & counter-top breakfast/lunch area; a charming dining room that seats a maximum of 7-8 at a glass table laid on top of an antique Indian 'bullock cart roof'; laundry with washer/dryer/closets; 48-foot-long back deck overlooking the lake; screened-in porch; 2 1/2 car garage; many fascinating antique furnishings & artifacts; and a houseful of eclectic art, books, & music - - collected over many decades.

Other features include a gas grille; an umbrella & loads of furniture, etc. for the deck; directv including netflix, 2 dvrs & 4 tv sets; Wi-Fi; miscellaneous games; 2 dozen (barely used) golf balls if you plan to golf; etc. etc.

Most importantly - - this is our home! We will ensure that you have plenty of room for your belongings, but we live here much of the time and it is not feasible to remove all traces of ourselves. Further, as mentioned above, the house is full of unique furnishings, art, etc. that mean a great deal to us. Accordingly: we are unable to accommodate pets or children under 12 (and then only if well-behaved, please!) & must limit the total number of people staying at our home; to be totally candid, we wish to rent our home only to people who will appreciate this uniqueness and will look after it as if it were their own.

We are now into our 6th decade of exploring northwest Michigan.....& we will offer tons of advice on how best to maximize your enjoyment of this beautiful area - - restaurants/ drives/ beaches/ farms & orchards/ farm-markets / 'dives'/ galleries/ golf courses/ concert venues/ etc. etc.

More Details

tim coon
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
July 19, 2017

About tim coon

we are a bit of a "global" up in PA/ (one or the other--or both) lived in Europe, Australia, Malaysia, Singapore as well as collected art & antiques from all these places and to visit/babysit on 3 we have travelled a good deal, though never enough!, in the USA & elsewhere.

in addition to our "main" careers, we have owned restaurants & we fully qualify as "food-nuts", though NOT "food-snobs" it has to be GOOD!, not necessarily (nor even preferably) "fancy"!

in all of our endeavors, we always strive to do everything we do as well as it can be done!

and that includes cleanliness! and that is why we are ONLY interested in considering renting our house to people who share these values!

tim coon purchased this house in 2000

Why tim coon chose Petoskey

we love the views! we love the sunsets! we love the convenience to all the wonderful activities and places to be found in northwestern Michigan! and, though so near to the lovely town of Petoskey, we love the quiet and solitude -- including the opportunity to occasionally see a deer or wild turkey or coyote wander through our yard.

What makes this house unique

i think if you have read all our other notes, anything i might add here would be redundant!


Petoskey House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Golf Course Front
  • Golf Course View
  • Lake View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3rd bathroom is powder room
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
* Minimum stay is one month. * Our helper will look after lawn and gardens. * Another helper could be available for light cleaning assistance once a week if desired (you would pay her $25 per hour), if arranged in advance. * We understand you are "on vacation"....but we offer our home to you in the best shape we can manage, and we hope you will endeavor to return it the same way.


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many excellent art galleries / great farm markets, especially sat. am in boyne city! / a wonderful & authentic french bakery in b.c. / a few very good restaurants (we are very particular & we'll give you our best suggestions) / THE place to go for fresh whitefish to cook yourself -- &, if you want to explore the U.P. for a day or two or three, early lunch (before they run out!) at Brown Fisheries Fish House in Paradise is a must -- along with the Shipwreck Museum, Taquamenon Falls, the Sault Locks, boat tour of the Pictured Rocks, etc. / swimming, boating, fishing, sailing, jetskiing, paddleboarding, canoeing, kayaking, etc. on the many large (& small) inland lakes and rivers that abound -- including that famous northern-Michigan head-downtilted pastime called Petoskey Stone Hunting along the Lake Michigan shoreline -- & also the wonderful "chain of lakes inland waterway", where you can rent a pontoon boat and "pilot" your crew through a "drawbridge", a real lock, and through some fascinating "wilderness" areas as well as "cottagy" sections of the river / drive (or bike!) the "tunnel of trees" to good hart, cross village, sturgeon bay, and beyond / many many golf courses / many different fishing opportunities / take the ferry to macinac island -- and, when you do, treat yourself to an excellent lunch -- & not that expensive in the casual lobby cafe -- at the truly-grand "Grand Hotel"......but also be sure to visit the charming little bar hidden away at the tip top of the place! / walk &/or bike the miles & miles of paved trails from charlevoix all the way to harbor springs / explore the many nature reserves scattered throughout this area / enjoy movies, especially at the charming new Lyric Theater in H. Springs, the Petoskey library, & Bay View / enjoy many different opportunities for live music and theater -- especially including the incredible offerings at Bay View in Petoskey, the Young Americans at Boyne Highlands, and the several small "barn" & gallery concert venues that operate in the summer........& if you don't mind an hour and a half drive home afterward, Interlochen offers outstanding music, dance, and theatric performances all summer! / endless opportunities for "near-solitary" country-possible "wilderness" drives-walks, with likely wildlife sightings, etc etc (always amazes me that 98% of folks seem to stick to the towns!) -- including brilliant fall colors in October / visit a "working farm", animals & all, at Pond Hill Farm outside of Harbor Springs / out- standing skiing, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, ice-fishing, etc. opportunities in winter / hunting in fall /


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Property Damage Protection $99
Tax Rate 6.0%

1) Full refund if cancelled 60 days or more prior to beginning rental date; 50% refund if cancelled between 30 & 59 days prior to beginning rental date; no refund if cancelled < 30 days prior.

2) To allow an orderly turnaround, it is ESSENTIAL that renters absolutely vacate the property no later than 10:00 AM on the morning following the last rental day shown above; incoming renters will be welcome anytime after 4:00 PM

3) We want only renters who will appreciate the uniqueness of our furnishings/art & the cleanliness of our home - - &
who will endeavor to maintain it and return it to us in the condition they found it. On this basis, we have NOT included any cleaning fee; if extensive cleaning is required, however, the related cost will be deducted from the damage deposit.

Note: Sorry, but absolutely no pets......and our house is not suitable for children younger than 12.

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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