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Property Details

Updated: May 20, 2015
Cottage, 4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, 12 Sleeps

This is a chance to get away from it all. This is a large summer cottage located on the beautiful shoreline of Lake Michigan, approximately 10 minutes from downtown Charlevoix. It's has four bedrooms (comfortably sleeps 12), 2 1/2 baths, a large fully furnished kitchen and dinning for ease of family meals, and a washer & dryer. Enjoy relaxing on the beach, swimming in Lake Michigan, taking in a sunset on the large deck or venture into Charlevoix for outstanding dining selections, local shops, beautiful walking pier, challenging golf courses, charter fishing and small town Michigan atmosphere.

  • Sleeps 12
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
  • Barbecue

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Guestbook comments from the owner

We had always dreamed of a stay on Lake Michigan but never knew it could be this great! The kids played on the beach and picked all sorts of cool treasures. I did not know the sunsets were so pretty. I finaly finished my book from this spring. A true gem.
Jul 2014
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barefoot manor
Charlevoix Northern Michigan
Madison, WI

A lovely, classic N Michigan (BEACHfront) cottage

  • 5 of 5
Our family stayed here for a week in July '11, and have just booked another stay for that same week in July '12. The Hawkins' property is a classic northern Michigan getaway. This is a lovely deal for true waterfront, featuring undulating dunes leading to the lake out the back that our kids, nieces and nephews (ages 6 through 17) enjoyed all day, every day we were there. The adults visited in the ample-seating living room looking out on the water or on the deck right outside. Great seating for dining (kitchen and dining tables also overlook the lake). Lots of sleeping options, plenty of bedding and towels, and an available washer & dryer. Big front yard for kids' ball play -- and/or numerous cars to park. And the owner could not be nicer, not to mention the next door neighbor/owner. This is not fancy -- it is modest but very comfortable, a dear family home that we feel lucky to have found, and to have shared with us. I encourage you to give it a try. As I said, we're definitely coming back.
  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
barefoot manor
Charlevoix Northern Michigan
grand rapids, mi

Back to basics

  • 5 of 5
Wonderful cottage. Not fancy, but very comfortable with excellent views of the lake. The lack of tv and telephone was a welcome respite from our digital life. Great evenings playing cards with friends and watching the sunset. Awesome watching the storms cross the lake. The decor is a bit dated, (think 70's style), but clean and in good conditon. Great value. Can't wait to go again!
  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
barefoot manor
Charlevoix Northern Michigan
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Musty, cold stay.

  • 1 of 5
Gorgeous setting, view and home. However, be wary as this home has no heat for cold evenings or rainy days, and no other modern amenities such as land line telephone, cell service, radio or television. There is also only one shower for the entire three story home. Probably the scariest part of this home is that it is so moldy in the basement that every person staying in the cottage was suffering from sinus and breathing problems. The smell is worse than the average lake cottage and will only make your stay more uncomfortable. Highly recommend trying another cottage or staying at the many wonderful hotels in Charlevoix, especially for those with allergies or asthma.
  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: My name is Richard Hawkins, owner of our summer cottage on Lake Michigan, responding to the commet of the cottage. It is a summer cottage and has been a place of enjoyment for hundred of people over the years. Many say in our guest book "it is a touch of Heaven." They also write of spectacular sun sets and how great it is for family vacations - no TV or fine china. There is a TV(not good reception) for movies, a radio to keep you in touch with the outside world, two full baths and a 1/2bath. Some one checked for mold and found one small spot and removed it. The lower level was cold and musty (removed an old carpet remnet) and engaged the dehumidifer. There were 7 available electric heaters. Then came summer.


Activity and Interests

Hiking trails, sandy beachs, great sunsets, swimming, short drives to golf, vineyards, shopping, art galleries, resturaunts.


Rental rates


  • Weekly Rate: $1700 - $1700

  • $1,700 per week from Saturday at 3:00 p.m. to Saturday at 11:00 a.m. After Labor Day Weekend The Cottage will rent, rates available upon request (two night minimun) until the end of October. Deposit and Cleaning charges may apply.
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Updated: May 20, 2015


Property Type

  • cottage


  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lakefront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • golf


  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2
  • Half Bathroom


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4


  • Outdoor Grill


  • Fully equipted home. All you need is your toothbrush.

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