Cottage, 5 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 10)
We searched for the perfect summer home in northern Michigan for over 10 years; Lake Michigan and Little Traverse Bay are treasures. We discovered Bay View several years ago and each of us fell in love with the community for a wide variety of reasons. The multigenerational, family-friendly community is a step back in time, were children can roam safely on their bikes, and the beautiful music of practicing musicians can be heard throughout the campus. This cottage is a rare find - true Victorian splendor with all the updates and amenities. It is our pleasure to share it with you.
Charlene purchased this Cottage in 2011
Why Charlene chose Petoskey
We love the cool evenings and sunny afternoons in northern Michigan. It has every outdoor sport and beautiful vistas. Within 30 minutes we can be in Macinaw City ready to hop a boat to that beautiful Island, touring Fort Michimilimacinaw or traversing the Macinaw Bridge - the 5-mile suspension bridge connecting the Michigan penninsulas. Or we can head to several other quaint towns by boat, bicycle or on foot. The views in every direction are beautiful, but the sunsets over Lake Michigan sing to us. We've known for decades that this is where we want to retire. But we couldn't wait until retirement to enjoy this beautiful part of the country and its people.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Minimum age of primary renter:30
Max guests:10 (sleeps up to 10 adults)
No candles or fires of any kind (other than stove and out door propane grill)
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
This property was perfect for our stay in Petoskey! The kitchen was fantastic for gathering and enjoying a family meal! Would love to return during the summer months!
The house was fabulous. We loved the back porch and the kitchen in particular. Absolutely great areas to hang out with friends. The whole house is perfect. We had so much fun staying there. The kitchen is incredibly well equipped with everything you could possibly want, much more than your average VRBO house. We have stayed at quite a few VRBO properties and this is by far the best. The location is lovely and we really enjoyed the walk into Petoskey downtown. It felt safe even after dark. We are already talking about coming back next year!!
Very nice property, wonderful location, great dining just steps away at the Terrace Inn.
Best family experience ever.
We had a great stay in this historic home! We spent a week here with several children. The neighborhood is great for families, with a small private beach a few blocks away. There is also a pool for children, but it was not open yet in the last week of June. A playground was right down the street and there are a number of kids programs available through the Bayview Association.
The house is in a great location. We loved the large kitchen that had plenty of space for eating and cooking. I would recommend bringing eye shades if early morning light will bother you. Two of the rooms were still quite bright starting around 5 am, even with the shades down.
Overall, we had a great stay.
This cottage is perfect in so many ways. This was the second year our foursome stayed here for a week of golf. First, the Bay View section of Petoskey is lovely and quiet. Second, the cottage is beautiful inside and out. Perfectly furnished and decorated for Lake country. And third, the open floor plan of the living and kitchen/dining area gives the cottage a relaxed feel, a wonderful environment for conversation, games, reading, etc. We’ll be back next year.
Summer season Bay View Chautauqua programming includes musical performances, opera, musicals, lectures, classes, tennis, sailing, and the Boys and Girls Club; 440 Victorian homes with 30 Victorian campus buildings all on the National Historic Register.