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Foster Boat Works Waterfront Condo on Lake Charlevoix

Bedrooms 1
Space 460 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Foster Boat Works condo on Lake Charlevoix in beautiful Charlevoix, MI

Located directly on Lake Charlevoix, in the town of Charlevoix, this immaculate cozy one bedroom, one bath Foster Boat Works condominium sleeps two.

Newly remodeled, it features a fully equipped kitchen with all new appliances and granite counter tops, a full-sized table, 1 bedroom with a queen sized bed, a sitting area with a futon and spectacular view, a completely remodeled full bathroom, and new tile flooring throughout.

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It is an open concept floor plan with a raised dining area accessible via 4 steps from both the bedroom/parking lot entry and the sitting area/lakeside entry. The main living area has a flat screen TV, DVD player, ROKU box and high-speed WIFI internet.

Located on the first floor of the complex, the property opens to a patio, large manicured lawn area, Northwest Marine Yacht Club and beautiful Lake Charlevoix.

The complex offers a heated outdoor pool, clubhouse with pay laundry facilities and additional showers and baths (Mid-May through Mid-October), grills, picnic tables, and campfire pits. Boaters may be able to rent a transient slip from Northwest Marine Yacht Club or nearby Irish Boat Shop.

It is conveniently located next to Ferry Beach and park with sandy beach frontage, playgrounds, grills, picnic tables, and horseshoe, volleyball, and basketball courts.

Beautiful downtown Charlevoix with shops, restaurants and a park which hosts concerts, art fairs and other special events is only a 20 minute walk away. There, the marina, drawbridge, lighthouse and channel to Lake Michigan provide many fantastic boat watching opportunities.

The condo is located close to surrounding cities and attractions.

• Less than one mile to Downtown Charlevoix

• 10 minutes to Bay Harbor (Shopping, Dining, Events, Golf)

• 15 minutes to Petoskey (Shopping, Dining, Events)

• 30 minutes to Boyne City (Shopping, Dining, Events, Boyne Mountain, Avalanche Bay)

• 45 minutes to Harbor Springs (Tunnel of Trees, Boyne Highlands, Nubs Nob)

• 1 hour to Traverse City (Shopping, Dining, Wine Country, Events)

• 1 hour to Mackinaw City (Mackinac Island, Mackinac Bridge, Headlands International Dark Sky Park, access to the U.P.)

There are numerous award winning golf courses nearby.

Whether you like spring, summer, fall, or winter, boating, watersports, golfing, hiking, biking, winter sports, or simply relaxing with a fabulous view… Charlevoix has something for you and Foster Boat Works makes it all convenient.

7 night minimum stay Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend and December 20 - January 1st. 3 night minimum stay after Labor Day Weekend until before Memorial Day weekend.

**Absolutely no smoking or pets allowed**

More Details

Jeff & Christine Mason
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 20, 2017

About Jeff & Christine Mason

Charlevoix and Foster Boat Works are special places for us. We first came here in July 1994, shortly after we met. We immediately fell in love with Charlevoix. When we got married in October 1994, we came here for our honeymoon and for twenty three years we have been coming back regularly. Now that we have our own condo here, we come with our family for the summers and every other chance we get. This place is special to us and holds many memories. It is our paradise. We are glad to be able to share it with you and hope that you can make some fond memories for yourselves.

Jeff & Christine Mason purchased this condo in 2013

Why Jeff & Christine Mason chose Northwest

This is our paradise where we can

. . . Stroll down a white sandy beach searching for unique Michigan rocks surrounded by the golden sun

. . . Travel along on a country road and see the most spectacular fall foliage ever

. . . Listen to the mesmerizing sound of sailboat riggings chiming and clear blue waters rolling onto shore

. . . Enjoy shopping, dining, an art fair or outdoor concert or just watching the boats float by under the drawbridge

. . . Ski down a hill with an unmatched view of Lake Michigan

. . . Simply relax and be in a place where our only concern is washing the sand from our toes or planning our next adventure... where the perfect life becomes a reality… where we can find ourselves. . . and realize what life should really be about

. . . We always imagined this: paradise. Paradise is a reality for us when we are at Foster Boat Works in Charlevoix, Michigan. It's our Paradise Up North.

What makes this condo unique

Foster Boat Works is a friendly and quiet community located in the midst of all the joys and necessities of a vacation place in any season. We love that we can sit on our patio and enjoy the sunrise, sounds of the boat rigging clanging, and the water lapping up on shore. We enjoy getting out and exploring the nearby beaches and hiking and biking trails. We like to get our city-fix by visiting downtown shopping and dining area. The free arts and entertainment opportunities are endless and we take advantage of as many as we can. We are appreciative that the necessities of a grocery and general store are within walking distance. This place does not disappoint.


Charlevoix Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 460 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Newly remodeled full bath with shower and tub, large vanity with storage, and tile flooring.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • The bedroom has one queen bed, dresser, two night stands and a closet for your convenience. **Note - this condo has an open floor plan & though the bedroom space is separate from the kitchen and sitting areas, there are no doors separating any of these areas.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Foster Boat Works Waterfront Condo on Lake Charlevoix
average rating of 4.9583335 based on 24 reviews

Perfect Place to Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

From the beginning of the rental process until the last day at checkout, this was one of the most enjoyable trips me and my wife have ever taken. Although we have never formally met them, the owners seem to be fantastic people who sincerely love the Charlevoix area of Michigan. When speaking with them, their passion "shines" through the phone and encourages others to do the same. The place is like an efficiency apartment - everything one needs on vacation is found in its most practical place; upon arrival, information packet is found on dining table, place is extremely clean; beautiful views from the back patio into the yacht basin; lots of fun activities to involve yourselves with while vacationing here. My wife and I are avid sportspeople and love to fish - We HIGHLY recommend chartering a fishing trip with Captain Dan Lasky of Going Deeper Sportsfishing who, by the way, is within walking distance of the condo. He put us on the big fish and gave us interesting information about the area in general.

Overall, we will definitely come back to this place!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Delightful Getaway

  • 5 of 5

If you enjoy the lull of waves gently slapping against the docks and the soft metallic clang of rigging against masts then this is the place for you to stay while enjoying the charms of Charlevoix and nearby towns. You can watch the sun rise over Lake Charlevoix from the family room or patio or stroll down to the marina for the best view. The condo is tastefully decorated in a nautical theme with dark blue accent walls in the family room and bedroom. The design incorporates wooden beams and ironwork from when the building was a boat factory. The owners provide bed linens, bath towels and pots, pans and everything else that you need if you choose to cook rather than dine out. The place was clean when I arrived and the furniture was comfortable. Owners send renters a packet with instructs on how to use TV, etc. and suggestions on places to visit and upcoming activities. They also have a stack of tourist brochures from the state of Michigan and from the Charlevoix area to help plan daily excursions.The condo is within walking distance of a park and public swimming pool. If you enjoy walking, you can easily walk to downtown Charlevoix. While there was little traffic congestion while I stayed there, I can imagine that walking or biking would be the best forms of transportation during the summer months. I was impressed with the number of bike trails in the area as well as nature preserves and state parks. Downtown Charlevoix offers numerous restaurants, pubs, specialty shops and galleries that will take several days to explore. There is a bandstand which suggests plenty of music during the summer. As wonderful as the sunrises are at the condo, make time to see the gorgeous sunsets on Lake Michigan either from the park at the lighthouse or from the state park just south of town. The views of Lake Michigan on the drive between Charlevoix and Petoskey are breathtaking. Without a doubt, I will return to Charlevoix and stay at this condo. I would also enthusiastically recommend this vacation rental to other people.

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This place is a gem! We thoroughly enjoyed staying at your is located in such a great area with the view of the marina and boats from the livingroom/patio area...great sunrises too. We found the condo very clean, updated and well equipped and us not needing anything....and we both commented on how well we slept. We enjoyed strolling the sidewalks in Charlevoix and Petoskey and our annual trip through the Tunnel of Trees was complimented at the end with a nice lunch in the scenic garden at Legs Inn. Having such a nice relaxing place to stay after running around all day made the trip all the more enjoyable. We hated to say good-bye. I would definitely recommend this property to others.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are glad you chose to stay at our condo for a 2nd year in a row. It is good to know that our guests enjoy their stays so much. It gives us great joy to share the experiences of Charlevoix with you. We welcome you back next year, too!
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  • 5 of 5

The property is exactly as described in writing and seen in the pictures. It was clean, comfortable and private. Perfect get away for a couple. We especially enjoyed the sun rising over the lake with the boats in the foreground. Lovely. In addition to the location we experienced thorough, and friendly communications with the owner, and quick return of the security deposit. We will return.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review! We welcome you back anytime, though Apple Fest weekend is a definitely a special time to visit.
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  • 5 of 5

This condo was a perfect place to get away from the hustle and bustle of our everyday lives, my boyfriend and I were quite pleased with the condo and it had everything you would need for a relaxing vacation. We both love Charlevoix and when we come back next year we would love to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice review Peggy. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and welcome you back next year.
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Great Property

  • 5 of 5

The property was exactly as described. It was clean and stocked well for staying. Everything was great!

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kyle, we are glad you enjoyed your stay!
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Nearest Ski
2 Miles
Mt. McSauba
Nearest Beach
Ferry Beach


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $65
Damage Deposit $250

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
$950/week Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend (Min. 7 night stay)
$115/night After Labor Day Weekend to before Memorial Day weekend (Min. 3 night stay)
$800/week After Labor Day Weekend to before Memorial Day weekend (Min. 7 night stay)
$250 refundable security deposit
$65 cleaning fee
6% use tax collected and paid to the State of Michigan
**Any other fees are charged by VRBO/HomeAway as a traveler service fee. They are not charged by us as the property owner.**
Any payments made to us as property owner are fully refundable if reservation is cancelled 60 days or more prior to check in. VRBO does not refund their service fee.
If reservation is cancelled less than 60 days, but more than 30 days prior to check in, any payments made to us a the property owner, except security deposit will be refunded, if the property can be re-rented for the same time at the same rate.
If reservation is cancelled 30 days or less prior to check in, no refunds will be made unless the property can be re-rented for the same time and at the same rate.
VRBO/HomeAway has their own much more strict policy for the return of their traveler fee.
If you have questions about these rates or fees, please feel free to contact us.

Security deposit will be refunded within 7 days of check out if property is left in the condition it was in at the time of check in.
A 7 day minimum stay is required from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend and must run Sunday through Sunday or Saturday through Saturday.
A 3 day minimum stay is required after Labor Day weekend and before Memorial Day Weekend.
Check-in 4pm. Check-out 10am.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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