Pine River Channel, Charlevoix, Michigan
Welcome to our site! Our names are John and Jackie and we live in the Grand Rapids area. We purchased our duplex the day after Christmas in 2007 and began remodeling the North Lodge after the winter ski season. We chose Boyne City because we were completely captivated by the area after visiting our college friends who had purchased a home nearby. We ski in the winter and splash around in the summer.
We have been managing our vacation rental since 2008. Even though we typically stay in the North Lodge, we enjoy both units and frequently use the South Marina when the North side is rented.
Jackie and John have embarked on a new venture. We are developing a website for boaters and cruisers worldwide. PortsbyBoat.com is an interactive website and forum where contributors can add information about services, events, points of interest, etc. offered in port communities. Our goal is to make it easier, more enjoyable and safer for cruisers to visit different ports. All the information is in one location including channel depth and markers. Check it out and give us your feedback.
Jackie also manages the Grand Rapids Area Real Estate For Sale by Owner website under FSBO Michigan.
See a list of Grand Rapids Michigan Homes For Sale by Owner
(South Marina) "A truly great vacation home to rent. The amount of room, closets & storage were nothing short of superb. We stayed over new Years and many friends who stayed at other rentals and condos in the area all agreed our place was "the place" to be. The kitchen was fully stocked with all necessary utensils, so eating in after a long day at the mountain was a breeze. The laundry and mud room hallway were perfect for all the gear we brought along. The home itself has such great character...which we came to find out was a store from long ago and boasts a very cool front window perspective to Lake Charlevoix. Although Michigan State lost their bowl game we could not have asked for a more perfect vacation stay."
(South Marina) "The location is excellent -- it was great to ride our bikes to the lake and into Boyne City. It's a very interesting house with plenty of space to spread out. We'd definitely stay here again!
(North Lodge) "There was plenty of room for two families. Very comfortable."
(North Lodge) "We stayed at the North Lodge during New Years weekend. We loved all the activities available in the area."
(North Lodge) "We can't believe what you get for such a reasonable price. And with a garage, there's no shoveling snow off your car. It made for a great day of skiing."
(North Lodge) "Had a very enjoyable time with the family in the North Lodge. The place was very clean when we arrived. Nicely updated and open concept for the kitchen, dining and living area. Bathroom was very new and clean. Plenty of room for kids, nice area for a campfire. Very close to town, several beaches, and about a 5 minute car ride to Young State Park.
(North Lodge) "We stayed at the North Lodge for a "girls only" getaway weekend. It was awesome. Loved the open concept. House was clean, updated, had great view of lake, and just overall fantastic. We had plenty of room for scrapbooking and just chillin. Woodstove was nice treat. If you're looking for a great up north getaway --- this is it!
(North Lodge) Had a great stay in the North Lodge...so very CLEAN and updated. We really enjoyed the woodburner in the family room and the accommodating kitchen, as well as the convenience of having an ATTACHED garage to unload/load not having to go out in to the elements in winter. Would definitely go again. Thanks for the comfort and relaxation!