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Black Duck Cottage

Black Duck Cottage

4 Bedroom(s)       5 Bathroom(s)       Sleeps 10       Add to favorites

Now accepting reservations for our Summer 2024 season!

The Black Duck Cottage is truly a boater’s paradise but has something for everyone all year long. Featuring a beautiful lakefront cottage and a guest house at water’s edge, enjoy life on the South Arm of Lake Charlevoix with 137 ‘ of sandy water frontage and a permanent deepwater dock capable of hosting multiple vessels up to 55ft with sufficient water and power sources, or multiple smaller boats and toys.

The main house features an updated kitchen and 4 full bathrooms, 2 gas fireplaces, wood and stone floors. The kitchen comes fully equipped with everything you need. The vaulted great room centers around a beautiful gas fireplace. The adjacent deck is equipped for outdoor seating and dining, plus a gas grill and cooler to keep your drinks handy. The first floor queen bedroom and ensuite bath is easily accessible just off the great room and deck. A king ensuite bedroom awaits upstairs with another gas fireplace and private deck, perfect for your morning coffee as the sun rises over the lake. A separate bunk room is ready for the kids with 2 queens, 3 twins and an ensuite bath.

The guest house is truly magical with its French doors that open on to the lake. Enjoy the king bedroom and sitting area, heated stone floors for chilly mornings and updated bathroom suite. The guest house also features a mini-split heating source that provides AC in the summer months and heat for those cooler fall days. The guest house is available July- October only.

The heated recreation room/garage will keep the crowd busy with ping pong, darts, board games, cards and a 60” smart TV. Stay connected while you’re here with high speed internet and wifi. Smart TVs are in each bedroom (except the bunk room), plus the rec. room and great room.

But who wants to stay inside when just off the garage is a regulation sized pickle-ball court! Yes, the paddles, ball, and net are ready for you to join in the fastest growing sport in the country! Or enjoy the beautiful water on Lake Charlevoix on the two kayaks and two stand up paddle boards provided, along with life jackets. Don’t forget the hot tub to warm up after a chilly swim!

End your evenings at the Black Duck around the beach fire pit, listening to the natural artesian spring flowing down the property.

Need another home close by to additional accommodate friends and family, visit our website to view Holy Island Getaway, Lake Charlevoix Memories and South Arm Shores - all available on the South Arm of Lake Charlevoix.

Please note, the Guest Home and Hot Tub are not available during the Winter Season. Availability is dependent on weather and planned to be available, Memorial Day Weekend through mid-October. *The Hot Tub fee will be removed for Winter Reservations.

*Effective 9/2023-The guest house is now closed for the 2023 season and will reopen Summer 2024.

Note: Due to short term rental and use occupancy licensing restrictions-This home has a strict maximum occupancy of 8. The property is flexible for up to 10 if the additional 2 guests are children under 18. Please contact Northern Michigan Escapes reservations for more information and availability for this home prior to booking.

Please Note: Our home is listed as a 4 Bedroom during the Summer Season. The 4th Bedroom is considered our Guest House and open in the summer only- it is not available during our Winter season. Once we reach colder temps, the Guest House is closed for the season and our home will only offer 3 Bedrooms but this does not effect max occupancy.

**2 or 3-night minimum stay required in our off season

***7-night minimum with a Saturday to Saturday stay during our Summer Season


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Guest Reviews of black duck cottage

Charlevoix , MI

Charlevoix charm

Review by angelique m.
This house was a perfect place to spend a week with our family! The location is unbeatable and we would not want to have stayed anywhere else! Because if its location in a no wake zone, it was always quiet and calm. The house is an older house that has been updated but still keeps its original charm. It was clean and comfortable. The best part of the house has to be the garage that has been converted to a rec room with a couch, ping pong table, TV, and darts. The kids spent a lot of downtime there! The outside is the highlight of this rental though. We spent hours playing pickleball, and when I got hot, I just jumped off the dock into the lake! The dock is huge and accommodated our boat rental well. The hot tub was relaxing and someone came to clean it midway through the week. We did not get to stay in the guesthouse since we stayed in the main house with our family, but that guesthouse seems like a beautiful retreat! I also think that the description says that very few items are provided, such as paper towels, toilet paper, garbage bags, etc, and maybe we had leftover supplies from a previous renter, but there were plenty of necessities! Also only a few minutes away from Family Fare and Oleson’s in case you need anything anyway! Also super close to the Landing, one of my favorite restaurants up north because of the spectacular view. Highly recommend this rental.
5 out of 5 stars
Manager Response:
Hi Angelique, Thank you for the positive review! We are absolutely thrilled you had a wonderful time staying with us. We love hearing your feedback and hope to see you again for your next family vacation to Northern Michigan. Sincerely, The Staff at Northern Michigan Escapes

Luxurious and comfy!

We had a lovely weekend getaway in the house. There were 3 couples and easily enough room for all of us to spread out. We had some great weather, so we loved hanging out around the bonfire one night. We loved the big table to play games and the rec room to play ping pong. I would return in a heartbeat!
5 out of 5 stars
Manager Response:
Hi Lisa, Thank you for the positive review! We are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Sincerely, The Staff at Northern Michigan Escapes

Great Location

Review by Jeff C.
The location and amenities were fantastic. Perfect vacation home with direct lake access. We would recommend the property and would stay again. The Guest house had a constant musty odor and needed to be aired out daily. The stairs are a little steep at night so just have to be careful with the kids. Otherwise great location.
5 out of 5 stars
Manager Response:
Hi Jeff, Thank you for the positive review! We are so happy you had a wonderful vacation staying with us, and appreciate your feedback and will certainly forward it on to the Property Manager. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. Sincerely, The Staff at Northern Michigan Escapes

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