If you enjoy the lull of waves gently slapping against the docks and the soft metallic clang of rigging against masts then this is the place for you to stay while enjoying the charms of Charlevoix and nearby towns. You can watch the sun rise over Lake Charlevoix from the family room or patio or stroll down to the marina for the best view. The condo is tastefully decorated in a nautical theme with dark blue accent walls in the family room and bedroom. The design incorporates wooden beams and ironwork from when the building was a boat factory. The owners provide bed linens, bath towels and pots, pans and everything else that you need if you choose to cook rather than dine out. The place was clean when I arrived and the furniture was comfortable. Owners send renters a packet with instructs on how to use TV, etc. and suggestions on places to visit and upcoming activities. They also have a stack of tourist brochures from the state of Michigan and from the Charlevoix area to help plan daily excursions.The condo is within walking distance of a park and public swimming pool. If you enjoy walking, you can easily walk to downtown Charlevoix. While there was little traffic congestion while I stayed there, I can imagine that walking or biking would be the best forms of transportation during the summer months. I was impressed with the number of bike trails in the area as well as nature preserves and state parks. Downtown Charlevoix offers numerous restaurants, pubs, specialty shops and galleries that will take several days to explore. There is a bandstand which suggests plenty of music during the summer. As wonderful as the sunrises are at the condo, make time to see the gorgeous sunsets on Lake Michigan either from the park at the lighthouse or from the state park just south of town. The views of Lake Michigan on the drive between Charlevoix and Petoskey are breathtaking. Without a doubt, I will return to Charlevoix and stay at this condo. I would also enthusiastically recommend this vacation rental to other people.
Foster Boat Works Waterfront Condo on Lake Charlevoix