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Waters Edge Cottage

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Bedrooms: 2  |  Bathrooms: 1.5  |  Sleeps: 5
Beds: 1 Queen, 1 Full, 1 Twin
Unit Code: 3985375
Rental Type: Entire House
Check-In: 4PM  |  Check-Out: 10AM

Charming Cottage On Lake Michigan, Beautiful Sunsets, and Close To Charlevoix! This charming cabin on Lakeshore Drive welcomes you with the original character of one of the first cottages on this stretch. Renovated and full of eclectic furnishings, this cottage tells fun stories of the past or starts new conversations as you relax in the vaulted living room, which encompasses a beautiful stone fireplace and log chinking. Mosey out to the summer porch and find yourself surrounded by windows. This space provides ample room with a dining table, a relaxing sofa, chairs, and a setting for board games. Better yet, take a long nap as you watch a storm slip over the horizon at the entrance to Grand Traverse Bay and over the hills of the Leelanau Peninsula. This cabin is perched on a small bluff with access to the shore below where Lake Michigan cleaves its way toward Traverse City. Your kayaks, paddleboards, or canoes can easily be walked down the short path where the beach below becomes a private enclave of serenity.

A cozy bedroom is found on the main level with an adjoining bath and laundry, which gives a sleeping space apart from the upstairs loft bedroom with another adjoining half bath. If you still need to stay connected with work, there are two great desk areas in the loft to accommodate for that, along with another sleeping nook with a twin bed – perfect for extra guest space or an afternoon nap. If that’s not the space for you, the sitting room at the end of the cottage offers a chase and recliner, perfect for your easel, parchment, or a great book. Put a puzzle together in front of the west window, the romance of the lake in front of you is breathtaking. Birches and cedars add depth to the quiet waters of the evening sunset, or a cushion from the roiling daytime surf. As a bonus, this room can be cordoned off with newly installed barn rail doors giving you complete solitude. Peace and quiet abound if that is your goal.

For your entertainment, phoebes and flycatchers flit among the trees on the lakeside. If it is people, you are looking for, South is Torch Lake and Elk Rapids as you drive to Traverse City; while North is the lakeside town of Charlevoix with a ferry to Beaver Island if you desire to course over the third largest Great Lake. Farm markets, fruit stands, orchards, wineries, and casual or fine dining are all minutes away. But do not be shocked or bedeviled if you decide never to leave the cabin where the birds dance among the cedars. Simply delightful. 

NEARBY DESTINATIONS
Downtown Charlevoix: 12.6 miles
Downtown Traverse City: 44 miles
Downtown Petoskey: 29.6 miles
Downtown Boyne City: 30 miles
Friske's Farm Market (Pizza): 5.4 miles
King Orchards: 13.8 miles
Rowe Inn Restaurant (Famous Dining & Wine List): 13.3 miles
Fisherman's State Park (Beach, Trails, Hiking, Fishing): 3.3 miles
Cherry Capital Airport (Traverse City): 42.3 miles
Beaver Island: 2-hour ferry ride out of Charlevoix

Suitability
Non-Smoking, No Pets, Children Welcome
Stories: 1
Dining: 4 Seats (On Porch)

Kitchen
Full Kitchen, Refrigerator, Microwave, Toaster, Toaster Oven, Cookware, Oven, Dishwasher, Dishes & Utensils, Regular Coffee Maker with Filter, Crockpot, Blender, Hand Mixer

Living
Linens, Towels, Washer & Dryer, Internet, Ceiling/Free Standing Fans,Tub/Shower Combination, Iron & Ironing Board, Hair Dryers

Outdoor
Beach (200 feet), Charcoal Grill,Beach Chairs, Firepit

Entertainment
Smart TVs, Games, Puzzles

Location
Lakefront, Lake Michigan, Parking By Cottage and Space Across The Street

Local Activities
Paddle Boarding, Boating/Sailing, Photography, Cycling/Mountain Biking, Fishing, Golfing, Walking/Hiking, Hunting, Ice Skating, Jet Skiing, Paragliding, Roller Blading, Snorkeling, Skiing/Snowboarding/Tubing, Swimming, Water Skiing, Water Tubing, Bird Watching, Kayaking/Canoeing, Sight Seeing, Scenic Drives, Sledding, Zip Lining

Local Attractions/Services
Nearby Medical Services, Nearby Grocery, Nearby ATM/Bank, Nearby Post Office, Nearby Internet Cafe, Nearby FedEx, Laundromats, Massage Therapists, Shopping, Dining/Restaurants, Area Fitness Centers, Movie Theaters, Golf Courses, Marinas, Casino, Churches, Library, Museums, Winery Tours, Festivals, Water Parks

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