It was Love at First Sight for my husband and I when we visited Charlevoix last year.
We stayed at the beautiful Inn at Bay Harbor at the neighboring town Petoskey.
This year we decided to rent a house at the lake.
I found a great cabin just perfect for my family and my cousin Pam's family who shared the house with us.
The owner Lizz is just the sweetest and most helpful.
She had the house fully stocked down to bug spray and sunblock lotion.
All you need to bring are your clothes and groceries.
I even went home with clean clothes,
thanks to her washer/dryer all I needed was to put the clothes away when we got back.
The kids especially enjoyed S'mores night.
And of course their own little hideaway,
the loft where they all slept.
The basement had a Ping-Pong table Foosball, Television and some games.
If you come with a pet,
the backyard is fully fenced and she even has dog crates in the basement.
With the ages of our children,
the beach is the only fun place to take them for now.
The only place where we won't hear the two ugly words ... "I'M BORED!"
My husband and I want to visit family in Europe,
but I guess that will be a separate trip with no kids in tow.
So for now,
here's our little version of Europe in our new home State
... Pure Michigan.
Charlevoix truly lived up to it's name
"CHARLEVOIX THE BEAUTIFUL".
It's the Little Europe of the North.
Rolling hills full of beautiful wildflowers, a Lavender Hill, a Sunflower field,
Marina filled with million dollar yachts and sailboats.
Beautiful crystal clear water lakes, whitesand beaches.
People on their bikes. Beautiful Homes built by Earl Young.
Beautiful weather, great tan,
and of course, delicious food.
The next few days,
I will be sharing with you the rest of the gorgeous sights
from other neighboring beautiful places we've been to.
|Lavender Hill Farm |
So fragrant but definitely buzzing with millions of bees. Hubby had to stay in the car because of his allergies with bee stings.
|WILD YARROW FLOWERS|
Took tons of photos of my daughter of "whom I should not show her face" at the acres of rolling hills filled with these beautiful wildflowers.
We went Sailing.
|Hubby & son helping out with the sail|
|$6.5 million House for sale with 2 boat garages.|
This house was featured at HGTV.
|Sailing Lessons for kids|
|The Belvedere Club Cabanas|
|Jumped off the sailboat and swam. Little Taz not too happy.|
|My kids enjoying the whitesand beach with their little cousin Paige|
Crystal Clear water
| photo credit: Whitney's Oyster Bar|
Had a delicious dinner here. Kudos to the chef.
Everyone in our party was quite happy with what they had for dinner.
Great view of the Marina from the upper level of the building.
HOMES built by Earl Young
that everyone that lives in the northwest coastline
enjoys every night at sundown.