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The Boat House on Lake Charlevoix.Amazing view.Pool.Town .

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 1.5 Bathroom, 6 Sleeps

Newly remodeled the best view on Lake Charlevoix at Foster Boat Works next to Ferry Beach. Downtown Charlevoix and Lake Michigan Beach are a short walk way. Yacht club access included with heated pool and lounging. Park your boat in boat slip at North West Marina or in a lot a city block away; directly across from boat launch.

Sleeps six with two bedrooms and one and a half bathrooms. Renovations include hardwood floors, full stainless appliances, petoskey inlade concrete counters and bath vanity. Two wall mounted televisions in living room and bedroom with upgraded cable and wifi. All new furniture designed for your comfort. Queen and full beds with trundles in the bedrooms, full size bed with twin trundle in living room. A pack in play and high chair available.

Enjoy the various activities Foster Boat Works location has to offer.:

-On site activities include heated pool, grilling, night time bonfires, or just relaxing and enjoying the spectacular views.

- On site amenities also include club house with pay laundry facilities, lockers, and bathrooms with additional showers. One may also choose to rent a northwestern Marine Basin dock slip out front.

-Take a beautiful ten minute walk or few minute bike ride along Lake Charlevoix's edge and by belvidere club to Town of Charlevoix and Lake Michigan or many great restaurants.

-Two block walk to Ferry beach with beach frontage, boat access, two playgrounds, more grills with picnic tables, tennis courts, horseshoe courts, volleyball courts, and basketball courts.

More Details

Michelle Gormas
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 15, 2018

About Michelle Gormas

We live in mid Michigan area with our four year old and two year old children. We spent years searching for the perfect vacation home in Northwestern Michigan area. Loving the City of Charlevoix and its convinient location, we purchased our condo 'Boat House' spring of 2013.

Michelle Gormas purchased this condo in 2013

Why Michelle Gormas chose Charlevoix

We were sold after stepping into the condo and seeing the breath taking views along with available boat slips out our front door, a heated pool, Ferry beach next door, short walking or boating distance to downtown. Also nicely located between Traverse City, Petoskey, Boyne City, Bay Harbor. Boyne highlands, Knobs knob, and Boyne mountain are within a 40 minute drive.

What makes this condo unique

Heated swimming pool, boat slips available for rent at Northwest Marina. Clubhouse with shower facilities and washer/dryers. Walking distance to town and only minutes to Petoskey, Harbor Springs or Boyne City. Over 15 championship golf courses within 25 miles of our condo. Charlevoix Accolades: '50 Best Yachting Towns in the World' by Yachting Magazine (2011) 'One of America's Prettiest Towns' by Forbes Magazine (2011) 'Best Area for a Vacation Home' by Detroit Home Magazine (2007)


Charlevoix Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Shampoo/conditioner/soap provided. Hair dryer under sink.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double , With trundle. Large TV on Wall.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , And a twin trundle.
  • Includes extra sheets. Dressers in both bedrooms. Pack in play and high chair available upon request.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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The Boat House on Lake Charlevoix.Amazing view.Pool.Town .
average rating of 4.9 based on 20 reviews

Everything as promised, and more

  • 5 of 5

Exceptionally clean, comfortable and well-stocked condo with a stunning view of moon and sunrises on Lake Charlevoix. As a bonus, it was quiet. The positive reviews are well-deserved.

Owners have put much thought into the design. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Foster Boat Works Review

  • 4 of 5

Overall, the stay was lovely. The area has lots to offer and the view was great. We also watched a Regatta one evening from the balcony of our condo.

A couple of things that were not desirable. One, the balcony was filthy dirty and didn't look like it had been cleaned in a while. There were cobwebs, nats and dirt in every corner, on all the chairs, and on the railings and floors. We had to do a cleaning before we could use it. The toilet seat was not secured at all and the lid even came off a couple of times and again, we had to fix. The plug on the wall over the island came out of the wall when I went to unplug an appliance. The air conditioning front cover in the downstairs bedroom was broken and hanging by a couple of threads (so to speak). None of us were keen on the polyester sheets, but my biggest issue with the sheets were that they were several sizes too big for the bed and were a bit uncomfortable. The dining room chairs were also very low for the height of the table. The downstairs bathroom was also not very clean

On the flip side, the overall place was very cute, small, but cute, and in a very nice location. The pool was still open which was a bonus and very nice people in the area. We enjoyed our stay, and if some of the above items were taken care of, would be an ideal place to rent.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jill, Thank you for your response and am saddened to hear things were not in order for you. We strive to make every experience a relaxing, pristine, clean, wonderful oasis. Please consider staying with us again. . Michelle
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Amazing view

  • 5 of 5

The condo is great, spacious, comfortable amenities and a central location for day trips. e.g. Beaver Island and Cross Village/Tunnel of Trees.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful condo with everything you need.

  • 5 of 5

My family of two adults and two young children recently stayed for a week. The location is fantastic with beautiful view of Lake Charlevoix with a private balcony.

The condo itself was in immaculate shape with all of the amenities necessary. The pool was nicely heated and clean, which was nice since the lake was still pretty cold. Space for grilling as well as a luandry center.

One nice surprise was the condo's cable package. Every channel you could imagine was available. Although not typically a big deal for us, the rain days where we were stuck inside gave us plenty of options to keep the kids entertained.

The only detail I could complain about was the bed size. It advertised one queen bed, but both beds appeared to be full size. A little tighter sleeping accommodations than what I am used to, but overall not a big deal.

Would absolutely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location, clean comfortable place.

  • 5 of 5

Nice location, the condo was perfect for our family of 5. We loved the view and the pool was great as well.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The condo was a perfect place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

Very clean and updated. Would definately stay again.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
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Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Damage Deposit $300

Fourth of July Week: July 1-8: Price is $2000.
Venetian Week: July 15-22. Price is $2000.

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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