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Charlevoix Home Away From Home

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Sleeps 16 with private beach access and luxury furnishings

Treat your family to a vacation they will cherish for a lifetime. This recently remodeled Lake Michigan beach house includes period hardware and lighting details and professional décor finished with fine art, oriental rugs and many antique pieces. The landscaped grounds are designed to return the lake side of the property to its indigenous state. This home accommodates 16 people with 5 bedrooms and 5.5 baths…the perfect location for your extended family. The large formal dining room provides ample room for your gatherings, complimented by gorgeous sunset views. There are four bedrooms on the second floor, three with queen beds. The magnificent master suite has a king bed, private walk in closet/dressing room, lavishly appointed bath and Lake Michigan view from the balcony. Two of the second floor bedrooms have additional sleeping porch access with a twin trundle bed on each porch. The third floor has been converted to a “kids sleeping loft” with five twin trundle beds, several window seat nooks in each of the four alcoves, lots of games and fun kid things and a phenomenal claw foot tub.

Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 28, 2018

About Donna

We're an extended family hailing from Detroit, Chicago, New York, San Francisco, St. Louis and other far flung parts. We cherish our time together in this home - and hope you find the same magic there that we do.

Donna purchased this house in 2008

Why Donna chose Charlevoix

Northern Michigan has been a touch point for our family for years - the summertime biking, golf, and water sports can't be beat and the off season solace and serenity pair well with winter sports. Area restaurateurs rival those we favor in our home town big cities, as do the many antique shops and art galleries - at a fraction of the price. We stumbled on this property in the fall of 2008, and fell in love on the spot.

What makes this house unique

Spend quality time with family on your private sandy beach or stroll the shoreline of Lake Michigan and enjoy the gorgeous sunsets. From the lakeside porch, watch the sailboats and freighters coming in and out of the Big Lake through the Pine Lake Channel to harbor in downtown Charlevoix. Or, enjoy your morning coffee or a chat with neighborhood strollers from the wrap-around street-side porch. Treat your kids to s'mores roasting in the fire pit on the beach; take a swing on the hammock as you watch the stunning sunsets from a hidden wooded perch; or take the ten minute walk to town for dining or shopping. Be sure to keep an eye out for eagles - they're often spotted on a perch overlooking the lake. This is a magical property - one where lifetime memories are created and cherished.


Charlevoix House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • 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 16 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , trundle twin on adjoining sleeping porch
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , trundle twin on adjoining sleeping porch
    Bedroom 5 - 5 twin/ single , all twin beds are trundle beds
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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(4 traveler reviews)

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Charlevoix Home Away From Home
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Fabulous home in a wonderful location..

  • 5 of 5

Elegant home, fully furnished with everything you could ask for in a home rental. Loved walking to the beach, walking downtown and really close to the bike path to Petosky.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind comments, Anne! We're so glad you enjoyed your stay. Please disregard my request for a review; I had not yet seen this one. All the best, Donna
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Perfect Northern Michigan Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a wonderful week in this beautiful home! Everything was perfect for our family reunion -- 15 people total (8 adults and 7 children/young adults)!

A few highlights of the home that we enjoyed include:

-- the spacious kids loft on the 3rd level, all the grandchildren loved being together

-- many well appointed rooms and porches/decks so we had a lot of options when we wanted to be together (or have our own space)

-- the perfect location! The family enjoyed being a few steps away from Lake Michigan -- swimming, campfires, rock hunting and many amazing sunsets!

-- being able to walk a couple of blocks into downtown Charlevoix

-- the beautiful kitchen and large butler's pantry

-- the entire house was very clean and well maintained

My niece from California cried because she didn't want to leave. None of us wanted to leave…

Thank you for opening up your home to us. We are already talking about coming back.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi there - just stumbled upon your review (I'm a bit of a luddite, and so didn't know to look for it. You're welcome back any time - FYI, rentals are already coming in for summer 2017!
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Magical Vacation Home on Lake Michigan

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from vacation in Charlevoix at this magnificent home right on the water. It exceeded our expectations at every turn. The location was PERFECT: right on breathtaking Lake Michigan, and only a 10 minute walk into charming downtown Charlevoix. Sunsets were spectacular around the fire on the beach... breezes off the lake were forever calming... porches were ideal for relaxing and reading and of course, sleeping... all the bedrooms were outstanding with first rate accommodations, fixtures, bathrooms, etc... kitchen was perfect for family dinners and board games. Would HIGHLY recommend this home for magical family memories!!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Paul - just stumbled upon your review of our Charlevoix home (I'm a bit of luddite, and so didn't know to look for it)! Thanks very much for your kind words - and please come back any time. All the best, Donna PS: 2017 summer bookings have started; have a couple weeks booked already (wish I could be that organized).
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Lake Michigan

  • 5 of 5

This home is a must see- not only is it the best location in Charlevoix Michigan - it was the most wonderful vacation we have had because of the the home itself, we really did not want to leave. The only reason I hesitate to write this is once you stay here you will want to come back and then the avalability will be limited.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jackie - just stumbled upon your review on the VRBO site. Thanks so much for your kind words! Hope you're having a wonderful fall season - Donna
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Traverse City, Michigan
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99

Smoking is not permitted on the property.

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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