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Foster Boat Works Waterfront Condo on Lake Charlevoix in Charlevoix, MI

Bedrooms 1
Space 460 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 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, smoke and pet free 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 beautiful 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 excluding winter holidays.

**Absolutely no smoking or pets allowed**

More Details

Jeff & Christine Mason
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2018

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 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 Charlevoix

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
  • Not suitable for children
  • 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, **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 in Charlevoix, MI
average rating of 4.967742 based on 31 reviews

Cozy place in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

We came for our 5-year anniversary and it was the perfect cozy place for 2. It had everything we needed and was a quick bike ride into town. Plus, we moored our boat at Irish Boat Works right down the road so we were nearby the marina. The views off the back patio are so relaxing as well.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and peaceful place close to lots of activities

  • 5 of 5

We stayed the week after Christmas and it was wonderful. (We usually stay in the summer.) The super clean and cozy condo was a great place to return to after a busy day exploring. We spent the days skiing at the local ski hill - Mt. McSauba, sledding, skiing at Boyne Highlands, dining locally, walking and shopping downtown. Seeing the beach and lighthouse covered in ice was amazing! And were very surprised and delighted to be able to find Petoskey stones in the dead of winter! We enjoyed Charlevoix in the winter just as much as we do in the summer. The Masons were very attentive to our questions and once again made our stay perfect. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Our stay was splendid. Weather was treacherous but we made the best of it. Took some awesome pics

  • 5 of 5

Our second time staying in this specific condo! Adorable and sqeeky clean condo with a stellar view. Cozy and comfortable ....its impossible not to relax. We will be back to this rental again.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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very nice property

  • 5 of 5

great communication and Jeff was easy to work with and very accommodating.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Waterfront Relaxation

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at your condo...Everything was clean, tidy and well organized. We enjoyed watching the boats come and go from the marina area and those morning sunrises were awesome! It was a quick ride to downtown to explore some shops, have a good breakfast or lunch and take in the farmer's market. We came away feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. It's a great place to get away from daily stress and unwind.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location and really nice place

  • 5 of 5

The place was in great condition and easy to relax in. The marina out front was nice and gave a calm feel. Downtown Charlevoix is close enough to walk to which was fun. You are only 30min from Petosky and Boyne City and both of those places have a lot to do. We would recommend this place to others.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind review. We are glad you were able to enjoy all the Charlevoix and surrounding areas have to offer and get some R&R at the same time. We think it's the perfect place for both of those things.
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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 $70
Refundable Damage Deposit $250

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

$135/night Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend (Min. 7 night stay)
$135/night After Labor Day Weekend through October 31 (Min. 3 night stay)
$115/night November 1 through the Thursday prior to Memorial Day weekend

$250 refundable security deposit - 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.
**NOTE: Any fee incurred due to a false alarm to the fire department will be deducted from the security deposit. Please be cautious when cooking. Smoking and use of candles are strictly prohibited.**

$70 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 as 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.

A 7 day minimum stay is required from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend and must run 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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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