Quiet Paradise 5 min. from Petoskey


Private room in home hosted by Kevin & Annette

  1. 2 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 1 bed
  4. 2 shared bathrooms
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Large room with queen bed on main floor with shared bathrooms, kitchen, and living room. We do not have AC but provide big fans. Deck out back with view of scenic valley, rolling hills, and Tannery Creek. Quaint Northern Michigan downtown, shopping, rivers, lakes, beaches, dunes, parks, hiking, and biking nearby (2-3 miles). Coffee/tea provided. This is a communal living space with shared bathrooms: there are two room Airbnb guest rooms. NOTE we have a dog. No cleaning fees!

The space
Minutes from life in an enchanting northern town, vast dunes on the Lake Michigan shoreline, and a trail system through some of the highest and most scenic hills in Michigan, our peaceful abode is a great launching point for the up-north experience and endless outdoor adventure. Enjoy a variety of shopping and dining opportunities in downtown Petoskey, a 5 minute car ride (2.5 miles) or 15-20 on bike. While in town, take a moment to walk through the Bear River Valley Recreation Area to experience the cascading waters of one of Michigan's premier white-water paddling destinations - the Bear River has the steepest drop of any river in the Lower Peninsula in its last mile. Little Traverse Bay (the fourth largest in Lake Michigan) and Petoskey State Park with its mountainous dunes and beautiful sandy beaches are even closer, nearly visible from our back deck. North Country Trail passes within a few miles, traversing some of the arguably most breathtaking terrain in the Lower Peninsula. On top of these notable destinations, there are dozens if not hundreds of other treasures to explore in the area, including parks, nature preserves, lakes, streams, other nearby towns with charming northern character (Harbor Springs, Boyne City), and the Big Mac(kinaw Bridge) some 30 miles to the north.

In between your day's activities and adventures, you can rest easy in a safe, quiet neighborhood in the picturesque Tannery Creek valley. A spacious, clean, and comfortable room with a queen bed, dresser, desk, and closet is provided on the main/upper floor of a ranch-style house. A full bathroom is located directly across the hallway, and another full bath, kitchen, and laundry room are down the hall. Check out views of the Tannery valley and surrounding hills while relaxing on the deck outback or swinging in the hammock.

We have always lived with a "mi casa es su casa" approach, whether family, friends, or others. If staying as a guest, you have free reign in the house provided you are reasonable and respectful - yours to use, but not abuse. People generally consider us quite laid-back. At the same time we enjoy conversation and are perfectly willing to provide guidance regarding local activities and attractions. If you're into outdoor adventure, whether hiking, paddling, biking, etc, we can provide a LOT of input. We are often off working or playing (hiking, paddling, etc) during the day and working on house projects in the evening (remodeling, gardening, etc.).

The house is at the end of a private drive, with plenty of parking. The neighborhood is very quiet, safe, and peaceful. There are many acres of natural landscape out back with wetlands, forest, hiking trails, and Tannery Creek, a small but high quality brook trout stream. Opportunities for wildlife viewing abound with great blue herons in the ponds alongside the creek, deer grazing in the meadows, and coyotes yapping in the night.

Unfortunately, our little town still lacks public transit, though bikes can be rented and are suitable for getting to many of the local attractions. Walking is also an option, requiring some 45 minutes to get to downtown Petoskey and approximately the same to Little Traverse Bay and Petoskey State Park (or 15 minutes on bike). Taxi service is also available.

Please note that we now have a dog. She is an energetic, yet typically well-behaved Blue Heeler named Amaru. She may occasionally bark, but is generally quiet.

Where you'll sleep

1 queen bed

What this place offers

Valley view
Free parking on premises
Patio or balcony
Luggage drop-off allowed
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Where you’ll be

Petoskey, Michigan, United States

Very safe, quiet, and family-friendly. We have suburbia out front and wild (natural) Michigan out back.

Hosted by Kevin & Annette

  1. Joined in June 2013
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We are an easy-going, open-minded, and active couple with a keen sense of adventure. In our quest for new knowledge and experiences, we continually explore the world around us, whether our backyard or the other side of the planet. We are passionate about the outdoors and environment, spending a good deal of time hiking, biking, and backpacking through the woods, paddling down rivers, camping, playing disc golf, and more. Kevin is an aquatic ecologist with an "in-depth" understanding of the lakes and streams of Northern Michigan. Annette is a massage therapist with a small local practice and many successful years of healing the injured and ailing. We have met and interacted with thousands of other travelers via our travels and hosting AirBnB at our home since 2013. We welcome the chance to meet you!
We are an easy-going, open-minded, and active couple with a keen sense of adventure. In our quest for new knowledge and experiences, we continually explore the world around us, whe…

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We interact with guests as much or little as they like. Always happy to hang out and chat, have a drink, and perhaps even dine together.

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House rules

Check-in: After 3:00 pm
Check out: 11:00 am
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

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No carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

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