Abundant Northern Michigan Charlevoix Charm in the Heart of it all!
For those that might insist that the only proper Upper Michigan lake retreat is "on a lake", get ready to have your minds changed. This property is a gorgeous, recently restored 2-story house smack dab in the heart of beautiful downtown Charlevoix, an easy 3-minute walk to Bridge Street and East Park off Round Lake. There's a short driveway for your car and plenty of street parking. There was a free charging station for my hybrid a block and a half away. The copious curb appeal of the place hints at the love and attention that was paid on the inside. The nautical theme carried throughout the interior quickly welcomes you and sets you at ease, with airy lake blues and whites and a beautiful restored wood floor that calls attention to the house's history. The posh, sizeable kitchen is well set up with a central island for gathering and noshing, with quick access to the large deck off the adjacent doorwall, and a cute side porch that houses a Weber grill. The large dining room table has plenty of room for family and friends, complete with an upright piano along one wall, and a bay window that gives a wonderful view down toward Bridge Street. Upstairs is plenty of comfort, and lots of beds! One bedroom is clearly for the kids, and the other two each have duvet-laden beds fit for a couple. One bedroom has its own luxurious en suite, while the other large upscale bathroom is shared by the other two bedrooms, complete with spacious shower and footed tub. We got plenty of good sleep, and waking in the morning and getting ourselves ready could not have been easier. Again, the location is sublime. In addition to being so close to the downtown action, you're a block away from the local supermarket, and a few blocks away from the unique and popular "mushroom" homes. And the lakes! Oh, the lakes! This "lake house" really did make the perfect Northern Michigan getaway for my family. Strongly recommended, again and again.

March 2017
Downtown Charlevoix - Walk to Everything!
Downtown Charlevoix - Walk to Everything!
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