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Special Fall Rates "Bay View" Makin' Memories

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Charming Bay View Cottage is a fully restored 3-bedroom Victorian cottage featuring a cozy gas fireplace for toasty mornings or late evenings. The cottage is surrounded by mature Cedar, Maple, and Oak with beautifully landscaped flower gardens. It's a 30-second walk to the historic Bay View Inn famous for their Sunday brunches. In the evenings you can stroll through the Bay View Memorial Gardens and view the million dollar sunsets over Little Traverse Bay.

Little Traverse bike/walking path is just across the street and runs north to Harbor Springs and south through Petoskey to Bay Harbor and Charlevoix. Many things are within easy walking distance like groceries, restaurants, Kilwin's Chocolate Factory and ice cream cones for the sweet tooth! Bay View's main campus-- home of the Bay View Music Festival-- is just an 8 minute walk from your front door!

If you like walking, stroll through the Victorian gingerbread cottages and buildings on the campus that is Bay View while staying in our cottage. There are also many programs, lectures and classes as well as church services you may wish to attend. Whether you come to enjoy spring flowers, summer fun or fall colors, you are sure to enjoy our relaxing cottage.

More Details

Jeni Clements
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2018


Petoskey Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • 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 Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , off the master
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , old claw foot tub
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , trendle sleeps 4 total
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • 3 bicycles
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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(6 traveler reviews)

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Special Fall Rates "Bay View" Makin' Memories
average rating of 3.3333333 based on 6 reviews

Should not be allowed to rent to people

  • 1 of 5

This was a terriable experience. The place was so old and filled with mold I couldn’t even make it through one night. It made me extremely sick to be there.

I wasted a lot of money, that as a single mother, I do not have. What I thought would be a nice relaxing vacation, turned into a hellacious experience. DONT STAY HERE!!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Enjoyable stay

  • 4 of 5

The home is a very quaint place. It has all the necessary items to make the stay comfortable. The stairs to go to the second level are definitely an adventure. The noise from the highway was the only negative.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place!

  • 4 of 5

Has everything you need for a short (or long) stay. Great location - if you don't mind the busy road in front.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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  • 2 of 5

An old quirky house needs some updating. The climb up to the second floor might be Ok for young kids, but tough to navigate for this 73 year old. The mattresses were uncomfortable. It was nice weather and we wanted to leave windows down but the noise from the road was loud as the property sits less than 50 feet from the main road thru Bay View. We paid a cleaning fee as part of our costs, it could use a really good cleaning to get rid of musty smell when you arrive.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cute Cottage

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time staying at this cottage. The size was perfect for our family with young children. Although it is located on a busy road, it is still a very close walk to a quiet neighborhood, the bike path, and the view of the water. We would recommend staying here!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sweet cottage in beautiful Bay View

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 enjoyed our stay at Making Memories very much. The home is centered between shops and activities with Little Traverse Wheelway access across the street. The home does not have a direct view of the bay and is located on a busy highway, but none of that interfered with how we spent our time or enjoyed our stay. Seeing the water and beautiful sunsets is a short walk or bike ride away. Being an older home, rooms are small and cozy. The beds are twin and full size. The upstairs is best for children and teenagers. Those fitting a 'Big and Tall' description may feel cramped on the stairs and in the bedrooms with angled ceilings and roof lines.

We enjoyed biking the Wheelway in addition to the North Western Trail. We spent a day on the beach and hiking in Petoskey State Park. Pirates Cove mini golf is the most fun course we've ever played. On a rainy day, we enjoyed laser tag and bowling at Northern Lights Recreation. Spicy Bob's Italian Express has delicious and CHEAP pizza deals. D&W Fresh Market is a beautiful, local grocery store with a Starbucks inside. We had an 'okay' dining experience at Petoskey Brewing. We visited the Bob In Again twice for delicious custard in a 50's style diner.

Jeni was incredibly helpful and quick to respond to any questions we had. No major issues, only clarifying trash and recycling pick up. If we travel to this area again, I would not hesitate to stay in this home.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
17.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Side Door Saloon
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Bay View Country Club
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Bay View
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Refundable Damage Deposit $400

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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