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Lovely New (2014) Apartment Over Looking Font Lake

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Sleeps 2

2014 newly finished above-garage apartment, full kitchen with all amenities, one bedroom (queen size fold-out couch in living room), screened in porch and open deck as well. Sleeps 4. Satellite television. WiFi

Overlooks Font Lake . Screened-in porch makes it feel like a "tree-house".

10-15 minute walk to town, one mile to beautiful Donegal Bay with sunset views and beautiful sandy beach at that location.

Take the Beaver Island Ferry or fly with Island Airways from Charlevoix, Mi to reach Beaver Island.

More information available on the internet, Beaver Island Chamber of Commerce

Travel to Beaver Island by ferry:

Beaver Island Boat Company

Travel to Beaver Island by plane:

Island Airways

Car rental on Beaver Island:

Beaver Island Marina

More Details

Mary Beth & Michael Lyons
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 May, 2018

About Mary Beth & Michael Lyons

We are lifelong summer residents, enjoy sharing our experiences with newcomers to Beaver Island.

Mary Beth & Michael Lyons purchased this apartment in 1982

Why Mary Beth & Michael Lyons chose Beaver Island

Apartment is well-appointed, completely new in 2014. Screened in porch and open deck, fully equipped kitchen.

What makes this apartment unique

Private, secluded, yet close to town. Screened-in porch feels like a "tree-house"


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Beaver Island in Charlevoix County

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4 ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • hair dryer
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • swimming
  • tennis


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(15 traveller reviews)

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Lovely New (2014) Apartment Over Looking Font Lake
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews

Thinking We Should Keep This A Secret

  • 5 of 5

We love this place! As long time visitors to this special island we've stayed in many places and many locations. For just the two of us (or maybe three or four) this is our favorite! Private, comfortable, convenient, great hosts, and the tranquility of an inland lake can not be matched. Then there's the Loons! What is it about their hypnotic call that is so universally adored? I doubt we'll ever know. Some things need not be explaned or understandstood they just need a Spirit to embrace the Magic.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for that glowing review John! So glad you love our "happy place" as much as we do! Hope to see you again Mary Beth & Michael Lyons
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Pefect getaway for two.

  • 5 of 5

I love everything about this place. A great place for two persons. Quite and peaceful. Its great for taking in some natural wildlife and fishing. Looms, Storks and beavers are active in the mornings on Font Lake. Rented a boat and motor for 3 days and caught fish every day, even on days with wind and choppy waters. Soaked up the sun at the southern end of the Island and enjoyed the sunsets at the northwest end of the island at Donegal Bay. The screened in porch in the back is great for relaxing in the mornings and evenings. It's like being in a tree house. It's just a great place!!! Just be sure to rent your car space on the ferry well ahead of time, but it you can't get the car to the island then just rent a little Geo Tracker to get around. Lots of fun exploring the island. Just can't get enough of Beaver Island.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Dominic! We're so sorry we missed you this year but so glad you were able to enjoy the island. The Lyons'
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Peaceful retreat

  • 5 of 5

We took our bikes out on the ferry and it was an easy ride to stay here. Very clean, comfortable and relaxing place to unwind. Especially enjoyed hearing loons on the lake.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed ourselves and plan on coming back again.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, glad you enjoyed yourselves!
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The perfect Get-A-Way for Peace, Quite, and Tranquility.

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is perfect for 2. It really gives you the felling of a tree house, especially with the screened-in porch. After Labor Day, the island becomes almost deserted. There are still many of the local people around, but not many tourist. We were able to explore the island privately. Checked out the beaches which we had to ourselves. Iron Ore beach which was my wife's favorite. I liked the even more secluded Cable's Bay which is only accessible by a 0.2 mile foot path and bridge. The inland lakes have great fishing holes for large & small mouth bass and large blue gill. The owner took us out in his small boat and my wife and I caught about 20 fish in a 2 hr. time period on plastic worms and spinner lures. My wife actually caught a 12" Blue Gill which is huge for a Blue Gill. The owner couldn't stop talking about it. We would have done a lot more fishing but the Water Sports shop was closed. They rent out all the boats on all the lakes. Like I said, the island becomes deserted the day after Labor Day. Next time I will strap my canoe to my car. The island is perfect for cyclists who like trail riding such as the C&O path through Maryland. One word of advice, be sure to book your ferry far in advance, especially during the summer months. We arrived on a Tuesday and planned to leave Saturday but the ferry was booked Saturday so we had to ferry our car back Friday, which worked out just fine. We just rented a junker 1995 Chevy Tracker and went to the beach Friday. Then we watched the sun set on the west side of the Island at Donegal Bay. Absolutely the best sun set I've ever seen. The best part about the Island is the peace, quite, and tranquility. I've been to small secluded towns in Italy where it was tranquil, but now I've found a secluded place in my own country. A home away from home. The perfect get-a-way.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for Us

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed here at the end of August just before Labor Day weekend. In my opinion, the apartment is nicer than the pictures make it look. It is tastefully decorated and has nice furniture. As others have mentioned, the screened-in porch was very pleasant. Overall it is perfect for two people.

Being right on Font Lake was great. We rented a boat and motor in town for three days and went fishing and exploring on the lake. Font lake for the most part is shallow but beautiful. (If you're really serious about fishing, the lakes on the south end of the island, especially Lake Geneserath, are much deeper and better for fishing than Font Lake).

The location was great for us, as the property is fairly private and wooded but still close to town if you need something. An added bonus was that Sunset Corner was just a little further to the west down Donegal Bay Rd. and was the perfect place to watch the sunset across Lake Michigan with two folding chairs and a cooler. We lived the Corona beer commercials at sunset there on more than one occasion.

The owner also couldn't have been nicer. We had a few questions before we rented and after. She always replied the same day and usually within a few hours.

One last item - If you have never been to Beaver Island before (like us), you'll find out right away that everyone waves at you when driving around - and I mean EVERYBODY. The people there are great.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1.2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
1.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.75 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Car: recommended

Beaver Island is the largest island in the Beaver Archipelago in northern Lake Michigan. Come and explore the islands, bass and salmon fishing in Lake Michigan. Scuba diving at numerous sunken wrecks of the Great Lakes. Enjoy fishing at several other inland lakes on the island. Boat, bike and car rentals in town. Beaver Island has an interesting history with local museums.

Enjoy homemade waffle cones and ice cream at Daddy Franks.

Approx 26 miles of bicycle and birding trails. On rainy days, enjoy the Toy Store and Museum or especially a good book on the screened-in porch!


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £37.13
Pet Fee £18.57
Damage Deposit £185.65

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
Hunters welcome.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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