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.
- Half Baths1
- Min Stay7 nights
Sleeps 16 with private beach access and luxury furnishings
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one day
- Calendar last updated:
- Aug 19, 2018
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.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Fabulous home in a wonderful location..
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.
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
Perfect Northern Michigan Vacation Home
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.
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!
Magical Vacation Home on Lake Michigan
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!!
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).
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.
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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Smoking is not permitted on the property.