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Description from owner

Welcome to Lake Charlevoix the Magnificent. Lake Charlevoix is ranked one of the best Inland Lakes in the Country for a reason. 56 miles of shoreline, surrounded by quaint waterfront resort towns, restaurants, shops, events, etc. We are located on the South Arm of Lake Charlevoix, which is ideal for water skiing, knee boarding, wake surfing, kayaking, etc. The South Arm is notably calmer and warmer than the North Arm.

Our place ~ Yes we are Waterfront and have a private on site boat slip available for your exclusive use! You literally walk in thru your private entry and immediately see Amazing Views of the Lake thru the Large main Level sliding door. Step out onto the large 8 x 20 balcony and take a deep breathe as you experience the unobstructed views and fresh air of norther Michigan.

Condo-Townhouse: We are part of a small complex consisting of 6 independantly owned townhouse style condo units, each with their own private entry/exits. We are on the end.

Our unit is a 3 story 1,800 Sq. Ft. Walk-out to the water vacation home. It is spacious and consists of 2 plus bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms and 2 living rooms, a laundry room and plenty of closet space. It's great because it gives the kiddos and adults a separate space.

Details of Layout:

Main Level: The kitchen is very well appointed! We Have everything to make your stay convenient and user friendly. Every small appliance such as crock pot. Stick dinner in the crock pot and come back from boating and you're set. Also have griddle, blender, coffee grinder, chopper, George Foreman grill. There is a small living room on main level, TV, dining area, balcony, with a gas grill and seating, 1/2 bath and closet space.

Upper Level:

Go upstairs to the large Master Bedroom with a California King bed, Ceiling fan, TV and walk-in closet. 2nd Bedroom has two (2) bunks. One bunk bed has a full and a twin mattress. Other is a twin over twin. There is a full bathroom on the upper level.

Lower Level Walk-out:

Lower level takes you to the large sliding glass doors out onto the patio where you are literally feet away from the water! The lower level has a large family room with plenty of seating, a fireplace, full bathroom, and a laundry room with front loading washer and dryer! The lower level family offers versatility to sleeping arrangements because there is a queen sofa bed and two (2) twin ottoman pull-outs. These additional sleepers are there to give options in sleeping arrangements, rather than to permit exceeding owners desired occupancy.

Step outside to the patio where you will find outdoor seating and a fire-pit. We have a common area.

This is a typical Michigan Inland lake. Our shoreline depends upon the annual water levels. We have a retaining wall to try to combat erosion. Our common area is well kept grassy area, WHICH I love because you don't have to worry about getting sand all over everything, especially into your summer cocktail! We have an on site sand box for the little ones adjacent to the stairs to the lake. Which is nice because you can keep an eye on the small ones and rinse 'em off in the lake if necessary. ; )

Private Boat Slip:

docking system with private on site boat slip that holds up to a 30 foot boat. This is for the exclusive use of our guests. WHAT IS AWESOME ABOUT OUR PLACE AND LOCATION is that the moment the lake conditions are perfect for skiing or tubing or surfing, just hop in the boat, pull it out of the slip and GO! You can fish right off the slip too.

Boat and Jet Ski rentals: If you don't have your own PWC, there are boat and jet ski rental companies all over Lake Charlevoix. Two are on the South Arm. in close vicinity to our place.

Parking: 2 spaces directly in front of unit. Flow over parking available across the street for additional cars and/or PWC trailers!

In a nutshell:

Kitchen is FULLY Equipped

Towels & linens are provided

Balcony with Gas Grill

Lower patio with fire-pit

Out door seating

On site Boat Slip at No additional charge,

Starter supply of paper products/condiments/spices and Seasonings, etc.,

Laundry room w/ Front Loading Washer and Dryer,

In door games for rainy days,

Out door games for sunny days,

Cleaning supplies


First Aid Kit

Maps and brochures and more!

~ Our property Accommodates more than 6. We prefer a max. occupancy of 6 but will consider up to 8. The extra beds are for options.

~ PETS are considered on case by case and only permitted ONLY with written approval and there is a pet fee.


Alternative payment method provided for your convenience. One option is a certified check or money order (no extra fees). I also offer the option of using a vacation property online credit card payment system. Be aware however, that it seems that more and more rental site, offer these services but are charging renters a "convenience" type fee between 4-9% of the "total rental rate".

~ Feel free to contact me for details and to get to learn a few things about me/our family to assist yourself in determining whether you feel the necessity to incur that added expense. THIS IS NOT AN ISSUE WITH VACATIONHOMERENTALS site.

I may also be adding Paypal as an option at a lower fee or Visa Square device at lower fees.

~Rates are seasonal and subject to change.

~Holiday Weeks such as the 4th of July and Venetian Festival Week prices vary.

~No weekend only rentals in the summer. Full week rate applies regardless of length of stay is you want it over the weekend in the summer.

~ But, we do have mid-week deal: gives an opportunity to have a more budget friendly vacation. 5 days at 4 night rate. Ask about availability.

More about the OPPORTUNITIES FOR MID-WEEK SPECIALS: The prices vary upon peak periods. A mid-week rental allows a shorter vacation of 5 days/4 nights because it comes with an earlier than usual Monday check in and a later than usual Friday Check-out without weekend rates. Mid week deal Mon-Friday Prices ranges from $900.00-$1,000.00.

~ Information about Charlevoix South Arm:

The water conditions on the South Arm of Lake Charlevoix is typically calmer and warmer than the North Arm of the Lake.

~ Our location is particularly great for fishing, tubing, skiing, knee boarding, and wake boarding. The amount of our shoreline at the Shoreline property depends upon seasonal water levels.

~South arm gives you quick access to great water skiing and wake boarding conditions and is close to the famous narrows and popular fun locations like the only lakeside bar and grill called The Landings.

Our Location specifics:

We are in Charlevoix County and on the South Arm of Lake Charlevoix in South Arm Twp, which is just north of the City of East Jordan. We get the sunrise and the moonrise!

Our location is close to the Ironton Ferry and the infamous Landings and Castle Farms. (same side of the lake)

We are a short scenic drive (12 miles) to Boyne Mountain Ski Resort and Avalanche Bay Waterpark.

Close to Boyne City - 12 scenic miles thru Advance

Close to East Jordan-

Close to Downtown Charlevoix 13 miles

Ironstone Ferry - 7 miles

The Landings - 7 miles

Castle Farms - 10 miles

Traverse City - 40 minute -

Petoskey - 30 minute scenic drive

About the area

Our 4 Season Vacation property is ideally located on the South Arm of Lake Charlevoix, in South Arm Township on S M-66 between the City of East Jordan and downtown Charlevoix. We are on the West side of the South arm not far from Castle Farms. IN THE SUMMER the South Arm of Lake Charlevoix is the place to be for EXCELLENT fishing right off the dock. This side of the Lake has the best water conditions for jet skiing, water skiing/tubing and knee boarding and kayaking. The South Arm of the Lake is not as Rough as the North Arm, but you have access to the large North Arm from the South Arm thru the famous Narrows by Ironton Ferry. We are close to the Jordan Valley River and Highly recommend kaying down the River. It's beautiful and fun - a great experience!! If you don't have your own boat or jet skis there are many rental companies in the area.! We have a private boat slip where you can park your watercraft. We are not on Round Lake or within walking distance to downtown Charlevoix, which overlooks Round Lake. IN THE WINTER were ideally located in the heart of snowmobiliers heaven as we are near the East Jordan Valley and only 12 miles from Boyne Mountain and Avalanche Bay Waterpark! THIS IS A GREAT LOCATION FOR ICE FISHING!! The location is ideal because it gives you great access to all your favoite attractions. Were close to the City of East Jordan and the best snowmobing trails. Remember Lake Charlevoix is huge! We're close to Castlefarms ,Ironton Ferry (7 miles), Downtown Charlevoix (11 miles), Boyne Mountain (12 miles) , Avalanche Bay, Boyne City (13 iles) and more! You will be close to some of the best golf courses in the State. The hubby's all time favorite golf course ever is only 12 miles away at Boyne Mountain. Also nearby is the infamous C48 "breezeway" for awesome drives with breathtaking views, especially during the fall color tour season. The world by boat. Boat to the famous lakeside bar and restaurant called the Landings at Ironton Ferry. Awesome food/coctails/fun atmosphere. SO MANY AMAZING RESTAURANTS IN THIS AREA

Getting here

I will send you detailed instructions with the helpful guest information sheet

Interaction with guest

Our goal is to make your stay comfortable and convenient. Prior to buying our vacation property and renting it, we used to be renters! I realize that the last thing you want to do is bring your house so you can enjoy our house. I provide guests with a helpful information guide with a list of grocery stores, pharmacies, favorite restaurants, and list of things you will want to remember to bring.

Owner profile

Angela L



  • Bedroom 1: King bed
    Bedroom 2: Full bed Bunk bed Twin bed
    Beds in other rooms: Sofa beds Twin bed


  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Grill
  • Heating
  • Fireplace
  • High Speed Internet
  • Linen provided
  • Parking Included
  • Pet Friendly
  • Towels provided


  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • High chair
  • Freezer
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • CD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washing machine


  • Cycling Trips
  • Fishing
  • Water sports
  • Horse riding

Reviews (4)

Excellent – based on 4 reviews Excellent
4 reviews

“Great condo, great location”

Reviewed 7 Oct 2015

Very nice and very clean condo in a great location, right on the waterfront of the calmer lower arm of Lake Charlevoix. Boat rentals are practically right next door at Swan Valley Marina. Short drive to Charlevoix and Boyne City, and very short drive to East Jordan. All can be visited by boat as well! We would definitely stay there again :)

Owner's reply: We truly appreciate excellent guests like you and your family and happily welcome you back any time!!

“Wonderful! Wonderful!”

Reviewed 5 Sep 2013

We rented this townhouse on Lake Charlevoix with our two young children and another family. We had a such a wonderful time! The townhouse is very clean, with updated fixtures and appliances. The furniture was comfortable. The townhouse is on three levels with more than enough space. We spent quite a bit of time sitting on the porch or in the yard while the children played along the shore and in the water. It is shallow for quite a ways which is great for little ones. The property is very well maintained. The weather was great. The townhouse came with a boat slip that was easy to access and use. Lake Charlevoix itself is just beautiful. We were spoiled by our many adventures on the water. The home-owners have gathered all sorts of local information and made a wonderful reference binder with lots of things to do. The townhouse is located close to Charlevoix, Boyne, Petoskey and even Traverse City isn't too far - all great locations for both summer and winter activities! We found the owners to be very nice and a pleasure to work with. We have finally found a place that we could rent as "regulars" and we are so excited about that!

Owner's reply: We are so happy that your family and friends had a great vacation! Thank you for being awesome guests and for treating our home like your home. We welcome you back any time of year and look forward to helping you make awesome memories next summer and every summer thereafter!


Reviewed 23 Jul 2012

We had a great time. The condo has beautiful water views and is very clean, though a little off the beaten path.

Owner's reply: Our awesome Lake Charlevoix just took runner up to Lake Charlevoix as the Best Lake in America Competition by USA today! : ) The location of our waterfront condo on the South Arm of Lake Charlevoix which places you within 3-15 drving miles from Boyne City, City of East Jordan and city of Charlevoix which actually overlooks the marina on Round Lake. Check out this USA Today Article of Why you should visit Lake CharlevoixBy Laura Bly, USA TODAYUpdated 6d 3h ago Comments Tahoe came out on top in our recent reader poll on America's best lake, and I'll be exploring the popular alpine outpost later this week for a travel story running Aug. 10. But as its many fans made clear, the second-place finisher has plenty to offer, as well. Just east of Lake Michigan, this inland lake offers an idyllic getaway.CAPTIONBy Harbor House Publishers Though I grew up in southern Wisconsin on the shores of Lake Mendota (a sentimental favorite, but not on our shortlist), I wasn't familiar with runner up Lake Charlevoix, Michigan - or another nearby lake north of Traverse City that earned several write-in votes, Torch Lake. RELATED: America's best lake: And the winner is... PHOTOS: Best lakes in America Now, I'm "smitten with the mitten" (a reference to Michigan's hand-shaped geography). A few arguments in its favor from our readers: Nancy M. Dammann: "To be fair, all these lakes are amazing. But here are a couple of other Lake Charlevoix facts worth mentioning--from any point on Lake Charlevoix, you can sail to any ocean in the world and many other lakes. Near the mouth of the lake, there is a natural safe harbor that often shelters international sailors and boaters who have left the oceans in the fall, under the false assumption that the Great Lakes will be safer than the oceans. Charlevoix's harbors have often hosted storm fleeing sailboats and provided them a home throughout entire winters. Lake Charlevoix has also been a seasonal destination since pre-Columbian times, providing an important summer place to Native Americans in the area. In addition, residents are also trying to raise funds to buy a significant chunk of lake shore (a former summer camp) and turn it into a permanent public park. The lake is 18 miles long, 3.5 miles wide at its widest, and has two arms (the South arm is 11 or 12 miles long and often much calmer than the Northern arm). It is home to loons, and ducks, and fish, the occasional otter, gorgeous boats, and amazing people and communities." Karen Kent Guzniczak: "We've owned a retail store in Boyne City for 22 years and talk to thousands of people every year from all over the world. The comments we hear are always about how blessed we are. People are amazed at how clean and clear Lake Charlevoix is. A young child from our area went on vacation with his parents to the Caribbean and when they they flew over the water he said 'Look Lake Charlevoix.'" Stephanie Balch: "Sandy beaches, access to restaurants, great fishing, gorgeous harbors in quaint Northern Michigan towns ... and a short boat ride through Round Lake and the Pine River Channel puts you on Lake Michigan! Not a more beautiful lake to view the fall foliage." Laurie Szabo-Dill: "Got married overlooking Lake Charlevoix, and still have people tell me it was the most beautiful wedding they've ever been to!" Chase Petroelje: "With several small, tourist-adored towns surrounding it, Lake Charlevoix boasts some of the world's finest sunsets, beaches, boating and gastronomy ... a shallow ledge outlines the entire lake, making it ideal for families, and anchoring for a day of relaxation. If that's not enough, it was the location for the wedding of world-famous author Ernest Hemingway and his wife. You know you've found an extraordinary lake when much of it is bordered by multimillion dollar houses, private water planes, and some of the largest yachts you'll ever see!" G.T. Long: "Lake Charlevoix is where the Gods swim....other lakes may be pretty, but Lake Charlevoix is spiritual in its beauty, clear, clean, deep, and big, situated on hills and a hundred shades of green

“Charlevoix, Michigan Condo Experience”

Reviewed 22 Jul 2011

The condo is clean, clean, clean. The beds are comfortable. The kitchen has everything a cook needs and more. It is easy driving to Charlevoix, Boyne City and Petoskey. There is a nice firepit for evenings. It is directly on the lake which is clean, and also is a good fishing lake. If you decide to rent, there is a marina within walking distance. It is far enough removed from town to have some much needed peace and quiet from our busy lives yes close enough to get to the action if you wish. Have a great trip and don't miss this condo!

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