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Up North Retreat

Up North Retreat

3 Bedroom(s)       1 Bathroom(s)       Sleeps 6       Add to favorites

Welcome to our Up North Retreat! We are now accepting reservations for our Summer 2024 Season!

This 3 Bedroom home is the perfect place to spend your time! Located near Mt. McSauba and a short walk to the beautiful sand dunes on Lake Michigan.

Update: We now have AC!

Whether you are enjoying it's close proximity to the sandy dunes of Lake Michigan, or you are roasting marshmallows while sitting around the fire pit, you are sure to enjoy your time and relax. A company favorite, this home hosts 3 bedrooms and a beautiful remodeled obstruction free bath. Enjoy your meals outside on the spacious deck and gathered around the outdoor table, you can enjoy the secluded corner lot yet you are within a 5 minute drive to downtown Charlevoix. This home has a private washer/dryer combo, full kitchen and a large living area for family gatherings and game night. Two of the bedrooms have queen beds and the third bedroom has 2 twin beds.

This rare vacation home is wheelchair accessible.

Charlevoix is home to many festivals throughout the summer. Also, just about an hour drive from Mackinac Island and Traverse City.

Note: Due to short term rental and use occupancy licensing restrictions-This home has a strict maximum occupancy of 6. Please contact Northern Michigan Escapes reservations for more information and availability for this home prior to booking.

Summer Season: A 3 or 5-Night Minimum Stay may apply

Off Season: 2-Night Minimum Stay


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Guest Reviews of up north retreat

Charlevoix , MI

Wonderful Lake Michigan vacation

Review by lisa l.
Great location near the beach. Easy biking distance to town. Nice yard and cute house
5 out of 5 stars
Manager Response:
Hi Lisa, Thank you for the positive review! We are so happy you had a wonderful time staying on Lake Michigan with us, and look forward to seeing again for your next Lake Michigan vacation. Sincerely, The Staff at Northern Michigan Escapes

Paradise in paradise

Review by Corey J.
It was exactly what we expected. Top notch across the entire transaction.We will return.
5 out of 5 stars
Manager Response:
Hi Corey, Thank you for the positive review! We are thrilled everything was top notch for you and we look forward to seeing you again for your next paradise in paradise vacation. Sincerely, The Staff at Northern Michigan Escapes

Perfect house in a prime location -charlevoix /Lake fun!

Review by Jennifer S.
From the minute we turned onto McSauba Drive and saw our quaint house we were thrilled! The porches to relax with coffee or wine were great! The .25 mile easy walk across the street to gorgeous Lake Michigan with its clear water, sandy beach and unique large and plentiful dunes was perfect. The house has ample space for our family + daughter’s boyfriend. One con is the only 1 bathroom, but not a big deal at all. This was overshadowed by proximity to the cute town of Charlevoix with great restaurants and shopping, disc golf, biking and beaches. The owners even were very quick and helpful in finding and mailing a few items we left behind. We will surely be back!!!
5 out of 5 stars
Manager Response:
Hi Jennifer, Thank you for the positive review! We are so thrilled you enjoyed your stay with us and are glad we were able to find your items! We look forward to having you stay with us again in the future. Sincerely, The Staff at Northern Michigan Escapes

Great location, great house!

Review by Marcus D.
The house worked out great, it was clean and its location across from the nature preserve was amazing. We went to the beach twice when we were there, walked the trails, and walked down the street to watch the sunset over the water too. Being 1.5 miles from town allowed us to relax, then go into town when we wanted.
5 out of 5 stars
Manager Response:
Wow! We love this 5-Star Review Marcus. It looks like you had an amazing Northern Michigan Getaway. Thank you for choosing our Up North Retreat Home. We hope to see you next season. Sincerely, The Staff at Northern Michigan Escapes

Awesome Location

Great location - kids loved the walk to the beach, the numerous trails and the frisbee golf! Took a bit to figure out the TV but got it to work. Not sure why a room would still have a VCR in it.... GREAT STAY!
5 out of 5 stars
Manager Response:
Thank you Brian for the 5-Star Review! We love that the family enjoyed the beach and trails! We hope to see you next season! Sincerely, The Staff at Northern Michigan Escapes

Home Away From Home

Perfect little family retreat. Great location!!!! Not to far a drive from the city bustle, and right next to a beautiful forested beach and dunes. The kids had a great time exploring outside. They also enjoyed all the board games inside. Very quiet and peaceful neighborhood. House had most of the amenities we needed. Shower was walk in. Our family may have done better with a bath tub if we were staying longer, one thing to consider with little kids, babies. The beds were springs which we haven’t slept on in awhile and were kind of hard to adjust to, not the coziest. Outside deck and yard were a good size, a few large holes on the hill may want to be wary of, especially if your kids like running up and down hills! Overall we loved it.
5 out of 5 stars
Manager Response:
Oh we are so glad to hear that Up North Retreat was the perfect family retreat for you! Also so great to hear the kids thoroughly enjoyed the experience - as this home is made to be filled with love and laughter and happy memories to be made! We would love to have you stay with us again should the opportunity arise! -The Northern Michigan Escapes Team

Bright and sunny

Review by Kathleen E.
We had a great time during our 3 nights here. It was a short walk to the beach at the end of the road and about a 10-15 minute walk through the park to the big beach and sand dunes. The cottage was very comfortable. The wifi was occasionally good but it repeatedly dropped off while we tried to use it. The firepit was great, but the chairs near it were wobbly.
5 out of 5 stars
Manager Response:
Kathleen thank you for your review and feedback. We are so glad that you had a great time, and enjoyed the location and the home. We are sorry that the Wifi was spotty! Thank you for letting us know about the chairs as well. We will definitely check those out and have them fixed. We would love the opportunity to help you with future getaways up north! Please bookmark our website. Jodi, Northern Michigan Escapes.

adequate house, great location

Review by Scott D.
Overall we enjoyed our stay and would rent this house again. It is an older house and shows its age, both inside and out. Single bathroom is somewhat small and narrow. The best feature is its location directly across street from nature preserve with trails and path leading to nearby Lake Michigan. There is also a nice resting area at the end of the dead end street with two benches.
4 out of 5 stars
Manager Response:
Hello Scott - Thank you for taking the time to complete this review and provide us with your feedback. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and that they location of this house across the street from Mt. McSauba worked out so well. We would love to help you with a return stay so please be sure to contact Northern Michigan Escapes when you are ready to reserve! Sincerely, Rachel Walsh and the NME Team

Great experience

Review by Craig D.
Our family had a wonderful time.
5 out of 5 stars
Manager Response:
Craig, I am so glad you were able to soend quality time with your family at this great home. It is so close to the sand dunes and has an awesome fire pit. I hope you look to us next year when you are planing your summer get away. Terri,NME

Awesome property

The property on Mcsauba was amazing. We used the large property and fire pit, and love to be in walking distance from trails and Lake Michigan. Plenty of room to park our boat and trailer. Kitchen and bedrooms were nice.
5 out of 5 stars
Manager Response:
Seth- I am so glad that you loved this house. As you said it is in a perfect location to enjoy the sand dunes of Lake Michigan and all beauty Charlevoix has to offer. Terri,NME

Peaceful getaway!

Review by Mary S.
We really enjoyed our stay in this cute little house. It was the perfect size for our family of four. The neighborhood was quiet and peaceful. The beach view at the end of the road offered a great place for some mediation time, while the dunes beach- just about 7 minutes walk to the water- was great for family time. The downtown of Charlevoix was easily accessible for jet ski rentals and evening dinners. We opened the windows and french doors and used the ceiling fan, and we didn't miss the air conditioning. We would definitely stay here again!
5 out of 5 stars
Manager Response:
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a great review! So happy that you enjoyed your vacation! I agree, this is one of my favorite locations! So very close to a great park and beach, yet close enough to enjoy downtown as well! Look forward to working with you next year as your plan your next vacation in Northern Michigan! Ruth Michelz~ Portfolio Asset Manager, Charlevoix - Northern Michigan Escapes

McSauba Cottage

We enjoyed our stay in beautiful CHX! The cottage on Mt. McSauba Rd. was terrific. It is nestled in a peaceful location, just steps from the woods, sand dunes, and Lake Michigan beach access. Our teenagers liked biking into town daily and having bonfires at night. Ruth (Northern Mich. Escapes) met us at the house and showed us everything we needed to know. She was very responsive.
5 out of 5 stars
Manager Response:
I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay in Charlevoix! I agree with you, this is a beautiful, peaceful location!! Please think of us the next time you are planning your next vacation up North! Ruth Michelz, Portfolio Asset Manager - Northern Michigan Escapes

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