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Lake Michigan Retreat

Lake Michigan Retreat

4 Bedroom(s)       3 Bathroom(s)       Sleeps 10       Add to favorites

It's a perfect Northern Michigan Getaway!

For the best rates and zero booking fees, make sure to book directly with us at Northern Michigan Escapes!

Our Lake Michigan Retreat home is only 2.9 miles to Downtown Charlevoix. Sitting on its own sandy beach, in a nature reserve, this newly remodeled Lake Michigan home offers stunning views and beautiful sunsets.

The master bedroom suite has a picture perfect view of Lake Michigan that you can view from your California King bed or step outside onto the spacious deck while enjoying your morning coffee. There are two other roomy bedrooms on the main level, both with California King beds. The lower level hosts a bunk room with two sets of twin bunk beds. The home has lots of natural light, beautiful whitewashed ceiling beams, and a very open feel. The kitchen has all stainless steel appliances and the dining room seats 10 people, which is perfect for those family dinners. There is even a wine and cheese bar. Northern Michigan sunsets can be enjoyed from the firepit area on the beach or from one of 3 deck areas from your choice of Adirondack chairs or from the long dining table on the deck that sits 10.

All of this, and only a quick bike ride to downtown Charlevoix or short drive to Boyne Mountain.

*A 2 or 3-night minimum in the off season.

**7-night minimum during our Summer Season

***Must be at least 25 years of age to reserve.

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 13. Please contact Northern Michigan Escapes reservations for more information and availability for this home prior to booking. Some exceptions may apply so please call us directly for more information.


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Guest Reviews of lake michigan retreat

Charlevoix , MI

Charlevoix Getaway

Review by Ryan V.
What a great place to celebrate mom’s 70th birthday. The weather wasn’t great but the house and view were amazing.
5 out of 5 stars
Manager Response:
Hi Ryan, Thank you for the positive review! We are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us for your Mom's 70th birthday! We hope to see you again for your next special occassion. Sincerely, The Staff at Northern Michigan Escapes

Perfect Location

This was a great place to stay. The property description was accurate regarding the house and amenities. It undersells the location though, which was perfect. A private beach area right on the lake and only 5 minutes to downtown Charlevoix. Highly recommended.
5 out of 5 stars
Manager Response:
Hi Thomas, Thank you for the positive review! We are so happy you had a great time staying with us. We greatly appreciate the feedback and look forward to seeing you in the future for your next stay! Sincerely, The Staff at Northern Michigan Escapes

Fall Weekend Retreat

Review by Steven R.
Beautiful home on lake Michigan water front. Great location in Charlevoix with plenty of room for a family get away.
5 out of 5 stars
Manager Response:
Hi Steven, Thank you for the positive review! We are so happy you enjoyed your Fall weekend retreat! We look forward to seeing you again in the future. Sincerely, The Staff at Northern Michigan Escapes


Review by kathy l.
Beautiful home in a beautiful setting!
5 out of 5 stars
Manager Response:
We're so glad you enjoyed this beautiful home and can't wait for you to stay with us again! -Staff at Northern Michigan Escapes

Lake Michigan Home

Review by Steven R.
Beautiful property on Lake Michigan. Great location to Charlevoix. Huge deck with nice waterfront. Very well appointed. Great for families.
5 out of 5 stars
Manager Response:
Hi Steven, Thank you so much for the positive review! We are so glad you enjoyed your accommodations with us, and look forward to seeing you in the future. Sincerely, The Staff at Northern Michigan Escapes

Fall Trop 2021

We loved the house, the beach and porch property right on Lake Michigan were exactly what we were looking for!
5 out of 5 stars
Manager Response:
We love to hear this Peter! Thank you for the 5-Stars and we hope to see you next season! Sincerely, The Staff at Northern Michigan Escapes

Girls Trip better than Therapy

Review by Diane A.
The home was everything we hoped for and expected. The Bunk room is great for young people. It was a little challenge for women 70 years old. LOL
5 out of 5 stars
Manager Response:
Thank you Diane for your 5-Star Review! We're so glad your Girl's Trip was a success and we hope to see you next year! Sincerely, The Staff at Northern Michigan Escapes

Very Nice Place!

Review by David W.
This rental was very nice. The only thing that was a bit disappointing was the amount of flys inside the home. Not sure why that was.
4 out of 5 stars
Manager Response:
We are glad that overall you had a great experience. We also truly regret that there seemed to be a fly issue during your stay. Please know that we have addressed this concern and this most definitely would not be an experience to be expected in the future. Thank you again for taking the time to share about your stay and we do hope we have the opportunity to welcome you as our guests again! -The Northern Michigan Escapes Team

Fabulous House

What a great home in a great location. The views are stunning and the house has everything you need for a fun and relaxing time.
5 out of 5 stars
Manager Response:
Hi Andrew- so glad that you had a great Christmas holiday while staying at this great home. We look forward to your return to Northern Michigan and the possibility to work with you again. Terri and the entire staff at Northern Michigan Escapes


Review by Kathy O.
We enjoyed our stay at this lovely home. The location is just a short distance from downtown Charlevoix. Terri our Property Manager was great to work with, keeping in touch even prior to our arrival. Highly Recommended for couples looking to get away for a few days.
5 out of 5 stars
Manager Response:
Kathy, We are so glad that you were able to enjoy a great couples weekend and all of the beauty Northern Michigan has to offer in the fall. We hope to see you all again on your next trip to Northern Michigan. Terri and the entire staff at Northern Michigan Escapes.

Family Weddign Weekend

Review by Jim B.
We had a great time and the cottage was a perfect location and space. The only complaint was the minimal bath towels provided.
4 out of 5 stars
Manager Response:
Carol, you picked a great weekend to enjoy Northern Michigan at its best and so happy this home worked for you and your family while here to enjoy your family wedding. This home offers great areas to gather as a group as well as space to break off into smaller groups while all being in the same space. Hopefully you were able to find some time to enjoy the fire pit while listening to the Lake Michigan waves roll in. In regards to bath towels- as advertised, we provide 1 set of towels per guest the home sleeps which in the case of this home is 10. We do hope that you will come stay with us again during your next trip to Northern Michigan. Terri and the entire staff of Northern Michigan Escapes

Charlevoix Vacation

Review by Liana B.
Nice house and loved the beach! Not very far from town and a very nice park less than a mile away.
5 out of 5 stars
Manager Response:
Liana, thank you so much for your review! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay, the home, that you loved the beach, and the location!! We look forward to helping you with future Northern Michigan get aways! Jodi, Northern Michigan Escapes

Family vacation

Review by Gail G.
We had a wonderful time with the family at this vacation home. It was perfect for the ten of us! The house was great, the private beach was perfect, the rooms were large...we loved it,Our only suggestion was the drinking glasses were scarce.the kitchen was supplied for everything possible, but we had to get glasses and dish towels. Other than that, it was perfect,!
5 out of 5 stars
Manager Response:
Gail, I am so glad this home offered everything you needed to have a great family vacation. I will absolutely talk to the owners about getting additional glass wear. I am sorry you had to purchase dish towels- we provide 2 sets per kitchen in hopes that you can always have one clean. We look forward to the possibility of working with you again. Terri, NME

Delightful for Young and Old

We stayed at Lake Michigan Retreat for a week; my husband and me, our daughter and son-in-law, and their boys, ages 4 and 1.The sand beach was perfect for the boys. The chairs on the beach were great for the fire pit, and watching the boys, and watching the water and sunsets.The house was wonderful. Nicely equipped and plenty of space. Safe (mostly) for the little one. Short drive into town. An hour away from Mackinac Island. It was a good location and we had a great time.
5 out of 5 stars
Manager Response:
William, thank you so much for taking the time to give us a review, and for the 5 stars you gave us! We are so glad to hear that the house was so wonderful for your family! It is a wonderful location indeed! So glad you had a great time! Jodi, NME staff

Beautiful home with a stunning view of Lake Michigan

Check in was a breeze with the manager texting me timely instructions. We were staying for the wedding of our son with nine family members including 3 grandsons. The beach had a play area with a slide but the beach itself was a great draw for the grandkids. The fire pit was used and is very safe with decorative block and a fire ring and perfect for making s’mores. The interior was spacious with useable furniture that looked great. The beds were very comfortable-even the downstairs bunk beds. Kitchen was well stocked for a lot of meal prep we did. Washer and dryer a great plus. Overall I could not have chosen a better place for our 6 day stay.
5 out of 5 stars
Manager Response:
Hi Rita, Thank you so much for the 5 star review and congratulations on your son getting married! I hope it was everything y'all ever dreamed!! I'm so happy to hear that the grandkids were able to enjoy the beach area, and that you could all enjoy the firepit! Glad to know that you found the home able to fit all your needs!! Please come back and visit us soon!! - Lauren & the NME Staff

Wonderful house

Review by Elizabeth O.
The house was beautiful and well kept. The beach in the backbyard was amazing! We plan on going back in the summer as well. You won’t be disappointed.
5 out of 5 stars
Manager Response:
Elizabeth, Thanks so much for the great review. The owners of this property have done a great job at making it the perfect home away from home for all to enjoy. The beach and back yard are even better when there is not a layer of snow on it. See you soon in the sand vs the snow. Terri, NME

Great Northern Michigan Experience

Location is great, very close to Charlevoix, not too far from Petosky, Harbor Springs or Traverse City. Discovered Michigan's wine country and near lots of golf. Best part was s'mores on Lake Michigan beach and fantastic sunsets. Fell in love with "up north" again. Thank you.
5 out of 5 stars
Manager Response:
Jacqueline- Whats not to love about Northern Michigan and this house. It does have it all and is close to so many wonderful small towns and all that Northern Michigan has to offer. We hope to see you again soon. The bonfire and sunset are calling...... Terri, NME

Nice home

Overall the house is very clean and modern feel to it . It has a beach front and nice outdoor seating . A great place for a big family to go on vacation together has a grill and cute playset and bonfire all on lake you really don’t ever have to leave the house . One complaint I do have is that I was not aware that the extra room with the bunk beds is in the basement and with young children this isn’t a practical room to be used I was a little disappointed in that .
4 out of 5 stars
Manager Response:
Hi Hussein, thanks for your great review of the house. I did just check real quick to verify that we do describe the house as having a set of bunk beds being located on the lower level of the house. I apologize for any confusion there may have been. This home as you described is the perfect place for a vacation with things to offer every age group. We hope to see you back in Northern Michigan during your next vacation. Terri,NME

Our perfect Lake Michigan vacation

Review by Rebecca T.
I hate to let the secret out, but this property is everything we were looking for! Super cute, comfortable, freshly renovated home right on Lake Michigan with a private sandy beach. We loved being close to Charlevoix and Petoskey and our kids had the time of their lives. We want to come back every year!
5 out of 5 stars
Manager Response:
Rebecca, I am so glad that you all were able to enjoy this great home. You had the perfect family dynamic for this type of home. The boys could run and play in the sand and swing set while your husband and parents watch, while hopefully you had your feet up and concentrated on that baby belly. I look forward to meeting the little one and welcoming you back next summer. Terri, NME


Review by Michael L.
Excellent property and very well maintained. Responsive management. Water can be a bit rocky so bring water shoes!
5 out of 5 stars
Manager Response:
Michael, Thank you for the great review. This property is one of a kind and am so glad that you enjoyed your stay. I hope you were able to find some Petoskey stones along the beach as well as catch a great sunset. Hope to see you back again. Terri Minor and NME staff

Amazing Charlevoix Stay!

Review by Gary M.
Perfect - sums it up best.We will be back! My three year old calls it our beach house for life!Wonderful homeAmazing locationCool breezeWarm sunClear water
5 out of 5 stars
Manager Response:
Thank you so much for the great review Gary! It was so nice meeting you and you lovely family 🙂 I was so happy to hear how much you enjoyed this wonderful home! It is very new to our program and I am sure that it will be a guest favorite before the season ends! Please give your three year old a hug from us! 🙂 Hope to see you back for many years! Ruth Michelz, Northern Michigan Escapes

Spring Wedding

Upon arrival we found the home to be as described on the website. The interior of the home was beautifully decorated, the furniture was spacious and comfortable, and more than met the needs of our family of five. We found the home to be furnished with all of the amenities that we would need for a long weekend. The view from the west side of the home was complimented by the many windows which afforded a great view of the landscaping, surrounding wooded area and lake. Even though it was an April visit, we were blessed to have been able to enjoy spending a little time outside on one of the many decks. The representative for the Lake Michigan Retreat (Ruth) went out of her way during our entire stay to ensure that our needs were met. She was welcoming, gracious and very accommodating. We truly appreciated all that she did for us during our stay in Charlevoix. We look forward to returning to this beautiful home next May.
5 out of 5 stars
Manager Response:
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review! It was my pleasure meeting you and helping with anything that I could. I am so very happy that you had a great weekend and the wedding was as beautiful as the photos! The weather certainly couldn't have been better! I look forward to seeing you again next year! Ruth Michelz , Northern Michigan Escapes

Lake Michigan weekend

Review by Michael S.
This rental was perfect. 5 adults and 5 kids had plenty of room. Our own private Sandy Beach. Beautiful new appliances. A glorious deck which can be used in all parts of the day. This rental was perfect for a quite relaxing and fun weekend in charlevoix.
5 out of 5 stars
Manager Response:
Thank you so much for taking your time to leave a review! We are so very glad that you enjoyed your stay! I agree with your comments! This home has a beautiful deck and great sandy beach! The home is a wonderful addition to our rental program both inside and out! We look forward to working with you again! RuthAnne Michelz and the Northern Michigan Escapes team!

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