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COVER Northern Michigan spoils locals and visitors alike. Endless opportunities to enjoy nature’s splendor are what continues to draw thousands of visitors year after year, GASLIGHT GROUP PROPERT IES making land preservation even more imperative, ensuring future generations can enjoy the same undisrupted vistas that make up this region. One of my favorite preserves is Seven Springs Nature Preserve, part of the Little Traverse Conservancy portfolio. Situated on the east side of Burt Lake (hello prime sunset viewing!) and boasting 60 acres of walking trails, including a boardwalk that leads right down to the lake, this sanctuary is truly a magical place to explore and experience. I was fortunate to experience this moment in time when the sunset transformed every inch of the lake into an awe-inspiring masterpiece. Special moments like this happen NORTHERN MICHIGAN REAL ESTATE so often in Northern Michigan that it can become easy to dull your senses and take for granted the natural wonders at play every day. I urge you to slow down and try to take it all in. Some of my best experiences in nature have no photo to accompany the memory, which is just as well, but I’m grateful I could capture this moment to look back on and appreciate over and over again. gaslightgp.com



Cam Braddock Realtor & Aerial Photographer

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A NOTE FROM OUR OWNERS Wow, what a moment in time for real estate in Northern Michigan! 2021 and the first quarter of 2022 found our talented group of brokers and salespeople at Gaslight Group Properties skillfully navigating a competitive market, while our team at Vacation Properties of Northern Michigan has been nurturing new inventory and modernizing our systems to simplify the process for owners and guests. The post-pandemic market has been extremely fluid for both companies. We've had to learn on the fly and adapt the way we do business, staying ahead of trends, streamlining our services, and finding new ways to create while staying in tune with the mantra we created on our very first day of business just over 10 years ago: "Always put the client’s needs first." The industry has changed a lot in just a decade, but our client-first mentality hasn't. The resort home segment of the communities we serve has continued to flourish. Yes, inventory is low, but our experienced agents are making transactions happen pre-market, with full-market exposure, or often some version in between. To successfully purchase a resort home on a lake, at a ski hill, or in one of our bustling towns, fast action and insider's knowledge are paramount, and we make those connections happen. The Lofts on Walloon are a prime example: six newconstruction luxury condominiums in the Village of Walloon Lake. At the time of this publication, they will be completed and occupied by six lucky owners who were able to purchase pre-market through Gaslight Group Properties, before the project even broke ground in 2021. We are currently working with reputable developers looking to do more projects like this. After a long lull in new condominium construction, it seems that the appetite for project development has returned. Perhaps the most interesting change we are seeing, is the potential for year-round population growth. For the first time in the twenty-first century, the Little Traverse Bay region of Northern Michigan is seeing large population increases. Charlevoix and Emmet County census data has been virtually flat or down for the last 20 years, but the expansion of rural high-speed internet has allowed for more of the "work from home" individuals to realize their dream of leaving more densely populated areas and embracing our more laid-back lifestyle. It's happening now and we are helping lead the way forward. We, like many in the area, are cognizant of a need for smart growth and protecting our vast natural resources, which are the foundation of our communities. Emmet and Charlevoix counties are a treasure of forests, farm land, and of course water. Lake Michigan and our extensive watershed of inland waterways were the original catalyst for growth in the early logging years of our area, water was the backbone of resort expansion in the last century, and it’s the beacon that guides us forward through this century. The prospects for our area are bright and our collective of brokers and agents are here to guide you through what’s happening right now and in the future. Being a realtor is not just talking about crown moldings and countertops, it’s about experience and helping navigate your needs through the way our communities function. That’s where we make a difference, let us prove it to you. We’ll put your needs first and match them with the knowledge we have accumulated. With that as the foundation of the relationship, mutual respect and great results will certainly follow. Happy Summer 2022 and welcome home.

Michael "Mac" McCarthy

Danielle Smith

Pete Platte

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1191 CEDAR LANE Stunning condominium overlooking the first hole of the Preserve Golf Course in Bay Harbor’s private west end featuring 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, soaring ceilings, high-end finishes, eight foot doors, and over 4,500 square feet of living space on two levels. This is not your standard Bay Harbor condo in need of updates. This meticulously cared for townhome, designed and built by Thomas Sebold and Associates, has been updated with graceful touches to compliment its modern, open floor plan, including larger rooms, two fireplaces, private study, Viking and Sub-Zero appliances, huge lower level with a wet bar, and a private outdoor space with mature plantings and a tranquil water feature. Being an end unit affords more room for pets and outdoor living, which gives 1191 Cedar Lane a private residence feel, but with all the conveniences of condominium living. Year-round, weekends, or for the full summer season, this luxurious residence fits all needs and is just a short Gem Car ride from Bay Harbor’s world-class yacht club, the Bay Harbor Golf Club, and the marina district, all nestled against the clear, fresh water of Little Traverse Bay, long heralded as one of the premiere aquatic recreation destinations in the country. MLS 468018 | $729,000 | Michael “Mac” McCarthy

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613 E. MITCHELL STREET Welcome to this simply remarkable new remodel of a classic in-town Petoskey home designed and built by J. Tysse Interiors, NorthernView Homes, and Edgewater Design Group. Solid ash flooring, custom designed and built cabinetry, and high-end lighting and plumbing fixtures throughout the home. This 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath home’s entertaining and family spaces include a first floor chef’s kitchen, dining room, den, and great room all with lake views. The spectacular water views continue on the second level. The 600 square foot deck is prepped and ready for a firepit and outdoor kitchen. Both floors boast master suites with built-in closets and luxurious bathrooms. The house is rounded out with a new attached garage, additional backyard potting shed, a full basement and tons of storage throughout. Only 2 blocks from shopping, dining, and the Crooked Tree Arts Center. Situated on a triple lot, there is not another one like this. $1,995,000 | Jane Fisher

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1844 WOODEN LANDING Nestled high on a lovely 2 acre parcel with the Walloon Lake vista just outside the large picture window, sits a charming 6 bedroom, 3.5 bath home on Wooden Landing, and it is simply wonderful! Enjoy expansive views of Walloon Lake from the cozy sitting area, master bedroom, three seasons porch, and firepit. The open floor plan creates a warm and friendly environment for entertaining all of your guests, as well as functionality for everyday living. With over 4,000 square feet of living space, this home provides ample room for everyone’s comfort and convenience. Soak up the Walloon atmosphere on the upper deck or lower patio in the warmer months. Privacy is in abundance at Wooden Landing and this home boasts 30 windows that face east and overlook the lake. The 5” crown molding and 7” baseboards throughout the home provide that wow factor. Come see this beautiful property for yourself, you will not be disappointed. MLS 467939 | $929,000 | Jane Fisher

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201 SUNSET AVENUE Rare mid-century offering within walking distance to Petoskey’s Gaslight District. Known as “Pill Hill” to the locals, this enclave of just 20 homes is perched on a high bluff, faces the sunsets over Lake Michigan on one side, and is a short walk to the idyllic Winter Sports Park and Bay View’s nature trails on the opposite side. This is a premier location for resort or yearround living and occupies an oversized lot that is light and bright from all angles. Built in the 1950s, this elegant floor plan offers over 1,600 square feet of main floor living with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, hard wood flooring, vaulted ceilings, walls of windows, wood burning stove, fireplace, and all the unique architectural features this period is known for. In the lower level you will find two large rooms, an additional bathroom, fully functioning sauna, great little workshop, and tons of easy storage space. Outside boasts a new irrigation system, mature plantings, driveway rockwall, potting shed, an oversized two car garage, and old growth hedges offering the privacy and space of a modern subdivision home, but with the convenience of living in-town close to schools, the hospital, and the Little Traverse Wheelway. A unique home and property, in an ideal location on the sunset side of Little Traverse Bay. MLS 467880 | $699,900 | Michael “Mac” McCarthy

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851 CROOKED TREE DRIVE UNIT 13 This recently renovated, standalone condominium unit at The Cottages at Crooked Tree is being sold turn-key, minus just a few items and is available for instantaneous summer enjoyment. This 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home was professionally renovated by the designer/owner with enhancements such as a main floor laundry and a more functional kitchen layout that other units in this association don’t offer. The beauty of this handsome Cape Cod is that it provides the ease of maintenance-free condominium ownership without the noisy nature of common wall living. This property is not currently a vacation rental and is tucked away at the private end of the association surrounded by mature trees with a westerly exposure along the 18th fairway of The Crooked Tree Golf Club. The home features front and rear covered porches, a huge main floor master suite, two upper level bedrooms with an attached bath between them, and a full footprint lower level, providing ample storage with the potential to add square footage. Year-round, weekends, or for the full summer season, this striking property checks all boxes, is priced to sell, and ready for immediate occupancy. An extra fee of $500 per year gets you privileges at The Inn at Bay Harbor, including the use of their lakeside pool. Call now for a personal tour. MLS 468186 | $399,000 | Michael "Mac" McCarthy

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114 BOULDER LANE Wow! There is only one as beautiful as this! Jettisoning out into Little Traverse Bay, the bluest and brightest water in the north, this amazing property offers multiple opportunities, all of which would showcase the sweeping lakefront vista from Menonaqua to Petoskey. One can enjoy the big lake from every vantage point of this exciting property. This is a build-tosuit sale and contingent upon a build contract from the finest of home builders, NorthernView Homes. NorthernView is a premier NoMi builder and already has two architect-designed plans for this specific site, or the new owner can start from scratch. Find this beauty on a sleepy little street with the finest views known to Northern Michigan. MLS 468117 | $1,450,000 | Jane Fisher

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512 E. LAKE STREET The beauty of an in-town location is one of the many opportunities this 4 bedroom, 2 bath home has to offer. Beautifully renovated kitchen and main floor master suite are some of the most desired amenities, and this home has both. Lots of space for both family and guests, with the ease of walking to school, shops, and mostly the trifecta of restaurants: The Backlot, Pour, and Tap 30. Schedule a tour and take a look at what could be a fresh start and new beginning to the lovely living that downtown Petoskey has to offer. MLS 467957 | $559,000 | Jane Fisher

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546 W. LAKE STREET Incredible home located just blocks from downtown Petoskey and situated on 110 feet of Lake Michigan’s Little Traverse Bay frontage. A short walk to Petoskey’s breakwall, the Bear River Trail, and the Little Traverse Wheelway. Two stories and 2,200 square feet of living space with 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, and 2 large decks to enjoy the million-dollar sunsets that make Northern Michigan famous. MLS 468055 | $999,999 | Cam Braddock

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909 STATE STREET This classic craftsman-style home has been tastefully updated and is ideally located just a short walk from downtown Petoskey, neighborhood schools, and fantastic restaurants. Featuring 5 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms, plus a 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom guest house, this home offers plenty of space and character. Wood floors, high ceilings, beautiful trim, and an updated kitchen are just a few of the features to admire. You’ll love the covered porch with heated flooring, perfect for morning and evening down time. The guest house offers a multitude of options, such as a studio or office, overflow for guests, in-law suite, or could generate substantial cash flow as a rental. Come take a look for yourself – perhaps your search is over! MLS 468170 | $549,000 | Cam Braddock

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135 VANTAGE VIEW DRIVE Near Petoskey, in a widely desired neighborhood, this 3 bedroom, 2 bath home is neat and well-maintained with a modern floor plan. Upstairs is turn-key while the large basement can be customized to suit the specific buyer's needs. Main floor living is coveted in today's market and this home offers exactly that, with an attached 2-car garage, ample outdoor space, and located on a quiet street. Come check out a nice piece of Northern Michigan real estate. Non-MLS | $309,000 | Pete Platte

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2059 WOODS LANE UNIT 24 Desirable top floor unit just outside of Petoskey with low taxes and close to shopping, dining, and the historic Gaslight District. Featuring an open floor plan, 2 bedrooms and 1 full bath, in-floor heat, A/C wall unit, and stackable washer and dryer. Enjoy sitting on your private deck overlooking the beautiful countryside views. Recent updates include new carpet, flooring, bathroom and kitchen updates, lighting, ceiling fan, and the whole unit has been freshly painted. MLS 467993 | $179,000 | Nancy McFadden

700 HILLSIDE DRIVE UNIT 13 Garden level 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom condominium within the Petoskey city limits. This unit comes with a 1-car garage and storage unit. The location is one of the best in town with ease to shops, restaurants, medical facilities, and outdoor activities. Enjoy your mornings and evenings on the back patio. MLS 468080 | $199,999 | Nancy McFadden

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03053 MARSHALL ROAD Don’t miss this well-appointed home just outside the Boyne City city limits. Three bedrooms on the main level with an en suite for your primary bedroom, a second bathroom, newly renovated kitchen, secondary laundry, and many recent updates throughout. Walk out to a large deck with lots of room to enjoy your morning coffee, entertain guests, or watch a beautiful up north sunset. Situated on a larger lot, enjoy the quiet of being just outside the city, with the convenience of a less than 5-minute drive to all the dining, shops, parks, and beaches that Boyne City has to offer. The large walkout basement with high ceilings and a half bath provides a wealth of possibilities for you to finish and customize with your personal touches, perfect for adding a workshop, bedroom, game room, or family room. The storage shed and convenient attached garage provide additional space for a boat or other seasonal “toys.” This is a great option for a family home, retirement home, or vacation home. Come and see what Boyne City and Northern Michigan are all about. MLS 467869 | $299,000 | Pete Platte

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3583 CANAL STREET Prime real estate on the Little Sturgeon River! This home offers direct access to the famed Inland Waterway and is just a short boat ride to Burt or Mullet Lake. Classic mid-century modern appeal with extensive updates inside and out. Featuring 4 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, and 111 feet of private frontage, this funky oasis will check all your boxes. Single family home, second home, or vacation rental, this home offers flexibility on all fronts. Walkable to downtown Indian River, beaches, shopping, restaurants, schools, bike paths, and snowmobile trails, all whilst existing on a dead-end street with complete privacy – an extremely rare combination. You'll never tire of watching the diverse wildlife and water fowl that the river supports. Fish for trout right off the dock! Snag a peek of the elusive hooded merganser, wood duck, or bald eagle. Being offered mostly furnished and turn-key, so you can start enjoying your new home from day one. The ultimate Northern Michigan abode awaits - don't delay! MLS 468213 | $399,900 | Cam Braddock

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1439 LINDBURGH LANE This is more than a home for sale. This is a collection of many years of ongoing efforts to amass land, shoreline, fields, and streams. Over 2,000 feet of shoreline and 180 contiguous acres of land, right where the Cheboygan River splits into the Black River. The bifurcation of the waters reveals an absolutely stunning setting for the loveliest home with the most incredible views. Featuring 5 bedrooms and 6.5 baths, the kitchen boasts high-end Thermador appliances, as well as a coffee station, double ovens, Gaggenau steamer, microwave convection oven, with plenty of seating to feed a crowd and beautiful water views. Over 6,000 square feet of living space with an additional 3,000 square feet on the lower level. The lower-level features an incredible wine cave and bar, a theater room, and walkout bedroom and bath. The surrounding property is absolutely fabulous, with docks capable of accommodating up to 45 foot boats on both the Black River and the Cheboygan River sides of the home, with permitting to extend if needed. The home has exterior decking so one can enjoy the action on the river during the summer days or the amazing sunsets in the evening. The additional 180 acres offers fields and woods that are just right for many uses - hunting, crops, an air strip, development, or miscellaneous outbuildings would all fit the bill. Come and take a look at this one-of-a-kind property. It is truly more than words can describe. MLS 468365 | $7,450,000 | Jane Fisher 24 | gaslightgp.com


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THE LOFTS ON WALLOON LISTED BY JANE FISHER This new development in the Village of Walloon Lake offers an easy lifestyle for those looking to live life on the lake. These condos are wonderfully appointed with large decks offering gorgeous lake views at every level. They also offer lovely finishes and high-end appliances, as well as a garage and storage space for everyone’s extras! The units were built by the Saginaw team of Wolgast Construction. They also built the Hotel Walloon, another beautiful addition to the village. The Lofts on Walloon will also be featuring an indoor market to service the owners of the condos, as well as the many people who visit the village every day. There will be some very exciting vendors that will fulfill the everyday needs and desires to make one’s summer the very best ever. The condos can also lease deeded dock slips in front of the Barrel Back restaurant. These slips were dedicated to the units at the time of purchase and will be available in perpetuity – an amazing amenity for each owner! All six of the units are sold, and we send wishes for so much happiness to our community of new owners. This lifestyle is a first for Walloon Lake and we truly believe that this concept will bring much enjoyment to the future of Walloon Lake living.

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COUNTRYSIDE LANE LOTS Package price for the 12 remaining lots at Rolling Meadows Preserve. Ready to build, spacious lots in a dynamic location known by locals as “The Golden Triangle,” due to its convenient proximity to the growing resort towns of Charlevoix, Petoskey, and Boyne City. Located in the Petoskey School District at the border of Charlevoix and Emmet counties, property owners here have an abundance of work and entertainment options being no more than 15 minutes from each community. Add to this the fact that the community is situated on land that splits two of the most storied and beautiful inland lakes Northern Michigan has to offer in Walloon Lake and Lake Charlevoix, and you are formulating a great foundation for investment. Throw in Truestream high-speed Internet, 27 acres of association greenspace, exposure in all directions, other fine homes, and you have the recipe for success in a housing market that is in desperate need of new construction. Each lot is listed individually for a higher amount or this price takes them all. MLS 467605 | $269,900 | Michael “Mac” McCarthy

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CHAPEL HILL UNIT 43 Gorgeous lot and priced to sell in the popular and geographically convenient Chapel Hill subdivision, an area of fine homes featuring a nice mix of young families and retirees. Close enough to Petoskey, yet an easy drive to Boyne City, Harbor Springs, or even Gaylord. This property is at the ultra private top of the neighborhood with beautiful vistas and mature hardwoods, the kind of topography one would expect when choosing a Northern Michigan building site. This handsome lot measures just over an acre with a building envelope that is perfect for a sprawling ranch, a large two-story home, has walkout basement potential, and even affords the possibility to build a like-finished accessory garage. Great price, great neighborhood, great value. Call today for more information. MLS 464568 | $29,900 | Michael “Mac” McCarthy & Cam Braddock

TBD AUTUMN LANE Perched on a small ridge, this excellent lot offers the best of both worlds - close proximity to downtown Petoskey’s shopping and restaurants, yet located in a great natural setting in a very desirable area. This unique lot is part of the Grand Ridge neighborhood with entrance from Autumn Lane in Country Club Hills. Enjoy the perks of being close to town without the city taxes! MLS 464315 | $65,000 | Danielle Smith

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700 HARBOR VIEW LANE Expansive views of Little Traverse Bay from this lot in Harbor View Hills subdivision. Only minutes to schools and downtown Petoskey. This building site allows for a walkout basement in a beautiful neighborhood of homes. MLS 468014 | $69,900 | Sue Green

10 E. BETTMAN TRAIL Build your up north getaway, spec house, or your forever home on this affordable Mountain View lot! Located at the base of Boyne Mountain in the Mountain View association with low dues. You also get great access to all of Boyne Mountain’s year-round activities. Recent amenities include TrueStream and the Boyne Valley Trail system right out your front door. Plus a short drive into Boyne City for shopping, dining, biking, and sunsets over Lake Charlevoix. MLS 464691 | $29,500 | Nancy McFadden

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BROKEN RIDGE LOTS Conveniently located close to Petoskey and Harbor Springs, Broken Ridge offers lots with amazing lake views and others with mixed hardwoods and country views. Amenities include paved roads, underground utilities, and natural gas, along with access to the Little Traverse Wheelway at the association entrance. Close to local beaches, golf, and skiing. Whether you intend on building your vacation home or a year-round residence, this location will suit any need. Starting at $79,900 | Michael Bedells

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6654 FOREST WAY Harbor Springs is a little piece of Northern Michigan paradise. This is your opportunity to purchase and build on your own piece of that paradise. Located just 5 minutes out of the downtown area and close to all things Northern Michigan. Whether skiing or boating is your forte, this could be your ideal location. An affordable lot in a proven subdivision - come see what NoMi has to offer! MLS 467741 | $27,400 | Pete Platte

SILERY ROAD PARCEL C 100 acres of Northern Michigan forest! Great hunting property featuring deer, bear, bobcat, beaver, river otter, and more. Perfect slice of "up north" with plenty of room to build and play. Large acreage is becoming tougher to find and this property has the potential to check all your boxes! MLS 467594 | $174,900 | Cam Braddock

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860 W. STURGEON BAY TRAIL Opportunity to own 10 acres, a mere two miles from the esteemed Wilderness Park and Sturgeon Bay beaches in Northern Michigan. Land is high and dry and ready for a creative mind. Mature pines border the west and north sides of this property, protecting from the lake winds and creating a private building site. Perfect spot to build a dream home near Lake Michigan, a hobby farm, greenhouses, and an all-around peaceful life. Truestream Internet available. Purchase your own piece of bliss. MLS 468161 | $75,000 | Abby Badgley

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5020 CHIPPEWA DRIVE Fabulous building opportunity in the heart of Northern Michigan and all of its wonderful wilderness. Cross Village is an area as charming as they come. With Wycamp Creek flowing through the property, you can enjoy the tranquil sounds of nature and flowing water from a hilltop building site. Just a short commute to Sturgeon Bay for a relaxing day at the beach, public access boat launch, and the famous Legs Inn restaurant, all approximately within a 10-minute drive. Come check out Northern Michigan at its finest. MLS 468108 | $200,000 | Pete Platte

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Have you heard about a special place in Northern Michigan called Bluestem Meadow? If you haven’t, you will want to put it on your “must visit” list this year! Bluestem Meadow is a newly established space that is being intentionally curated to promote healing, peace, and joy in nature. The goal of Bluestem Meadow is to make solace accessible for all. Societal challenges coupled with the pain of the sudden loss of dear friends was the impetus for this special project. Shared grief and the desire to “do something positive” is what has motivated a team of local women to imagine a peaceful, reflective, restorative, healing space in beautiful Northern Michigan that embodies the essence of these friends. And they have found the perfect place.

THE SPACE Bluestem Meadow is located at the Offield Family Viewlands in Harbor Springs, Michigan. The land was recently an active golf course and is now being rejuvenated and protected by the Little Traverse Conservancy. Those familiar with the golf course will recognize Hole Four as the location for the project. This former fairway boasts gorgeous views down the slope to a tranquil pond. Glimpses of Little Traverse Bay and Round Lake are also visible from this location. The Bluestem Meadow team is working collaboratively with Little Traverse Conservancy to build their vision of healing in nature. These women are committed to providing longterm stewardship to establish and maintain an ever-evolving natural space that promotes peace and positive well-being for our community, honors and respects the land, and is open and accessible for all.

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Currently the team is working to finalize fundraising and move forward with their first accepted proposal to LTC. The initial project is focused on three aspects of their vision. First, the installation of a walking labyrinth for meditation and reflection to be located midway down the meadow. Visitors will enjoy peeks of the water as well as a gorgeous view of the pond from the labyrinth. The labyrinth will be constructed with pathways wide enough to accommodate wheelchairs and strollers. Packed gravel will be the base for the labyrinth, and the pathways and turns will be lined with large locally-sourced rocks. Accessible pathways will also be constructed to extend existing pathways at the top and provide a low grade option to reach the labyrinth from the bottom of the meadow. Lastly, benches will be installed at the base and top of the meadow to allow comfortable seating in the area. The installation of a labyrinth, accessible pathways, and benches became the focus for the inaugural project as a way to ensure access to the site with places to rest and reflect. It is our hope that people using the labyrinth will find themselves feeling more grounded and centered as they slow down to experience peace, comfort, and joy for many years to come. A second phase of the healing space is already in the planning phase and will include a focus on rewilding the land with the establishment of native trees, grasses, and butterfly and pollinator-friendly plantings across the rolling terraces. Additionally, installation of artistic educational signs for the labyrinth and native plants are being considered as part of this phase. The team is excited to participate in the evolution of the space and considerations for future aspects to nurture the experience of visitors.

THE TEAM The Bluestem Meadow team is composed primarily of mothers and daughters who all know each other from their involvement in the area. The daughters are close friends who have grown up together during summers in Northern Michigan, which has always been a special place for all of them. When sudden tragic deaths of two friends recently occurred, they were determined to find ways to honor the lives of these incredible people. The Bluestem Meadow project evolved from a spark of an idea that led to the opportunity to provide stewardship at the Viewlands. The team has worked extremely hard to develop goals and a vision to ensure that all important aspects of this project are at the forefront of current decisions and future plans. The team’s vision states, “Bluestem Meadow will be a unique, peaceful sanctuary for honoring, healing, and health.“ The entire team agrees that it has been very helpful to be able to channel their collective grief into something that is so positive for the Northern Michigan community. “We all feel closer to our friends and family we have lost when we are working to launch our project and when we are out in nature visiting the site. We love working on this project because we believe it will bring love, hope, and healing to


many.” The team is very grateful for the partnership with Little Traverse Conservancy. The land restoration aspect of the project is very important to the team as well and they believe Bluestem Meadow can make a positive impact on the community. “We hope when others see this project,


they are motivated to support this nurturing rewilding and restoration effort so we can all continue to enjoy the beauty of Northern Michigan for years to come.” The team is looking for additional community partnerships to help share the message and ensure they reach a wide network of people in Northern Michigan. The women believe a project like theirs can help to end the stigma of mental illness and assist with managing grief and loss. They also believe any opportunity to be able to provide additional support and more collaborators creates a positive impact that benefits the entire community. “Every time we share this project with people or groups of people, we are always amazed at the overwhelming positive reactions we receive.” Bluestem Meadow has an incredibly positive and comforting focus combined with a nod to the natural circle of life. Grief is a universal human experience that everyone will encounter. It is the hope of the team that Bluestem Meadow will provide a place where people can find solace, peace, and hope.

HOW TO HELP The project is currently seeking donations in order to reach the goals of this landmark project. Donations at every level are appreciated. In order to learn more about the project and follow the team’s progress, please visit the Bluestem Meadow website at bluestemmeadow.com. The group also wants to encourage people to visit the site and share their experience as another way to support the project. For more information on how you can help support this unique project, please contact Katie Allen at katie@gaslightgp.com.

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215 W. MITCHELL STREET Looking for a diverse income or personal use property? This commercial/residential building in the heart of Petoskey offers a multitude of possibilities and is currently configured as a main floor office with a sleek newly renovated second floor condominium. The income potential is vast as you could run your business on the main floor and live above or live above and lease below. The real wild card is the potential to short term lease the upstairs, which its current zoning may allow with a license. Being newly renovated means this is set up to go from the moment you take ownership and the property features: views of Little Traverse Bay from both levels, newer mechanicals and electric service, updated lighting, doors, and surfaces, ample off-street parking in the rear, fenced-in dog area, second floor bright and happy sun deck, hardwood flooring, and so much more. The potential to generate revenue is strong and the future of Petoskey as a regional hub of commerce is bright. This location between McLaren Northern Michigan Hospital and the Gaslight District is an ideal place to position yourself for the future. Call today to schedule a personal tour. MLS 467960 | $549,000 | Michael “Mac” McCarthy

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315 & 319 W. MITCHELL STREET Just a fabulous opportunity between downtown Petoskey and McLaren Northern Michigan Hospital in the popular B-3 Zoning corridor. With 125 feet of prime, high traffic, road frontage on US 31/131 covering two different parcels with ingress and egress from both the front and the rear, the opportunities here are diverse. Currently operated as 4 long-term residential rentals with 3 road frontage commercial units. The next consumer could continue operating in the same fashion or potentially reconstruct on one site and create ample parking adjacent, or maybe build two new structures on each Tax ID. Loads of potential and in the perfect spot for long-term success in the area of Petoskey that is receiving significant financial investment being that it’s the main thoroughfare thru the Little Traverse Bay Basin. MLS 467373 | $665,000 | Michael “Mac” McCarthy

230 FRANKLIN STREET UNIT 2 Tremendously well-located, heated storage unit in the Franklin Industrial Park in beautiful Harbor Springs. This unit features a ten foot door with an electric opener, a removable mezzanine level, and 24 x 26 feet of premium storage. This is the perfect spot for boat and car storage with ample room for maneuvering outside the building and community water located directly across from the unit. Township taxes, yet close to town, these units come to market very infrequently and this one will be ready for Summer 2022! MLS 467555 | $79,000 | Michael “Mac” McCarthy

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9090 W. M-68 HIGHWAY Seasons of the North Winery and the Burt Lake Brewery have a long-standing reputation for some of the best beer and wine in NoMi. They have also generated an atmosphere for family and friends to gather and build cherished memories. They have cultivated reds, whites, and ales that appeal to everyone for their fabulous flavors and easy-to-drink beverages. This winery is an active member of the Michigan Wine Association. They grow and process their own grapes to make true Michigan wine and are also part of the Petoskey Wine Region winery trail. All members work together to deliver quality wine, as well as award-winning experiences to guests. This trail offers tasting tours to several local wineries as well as cooperating together to bring more tasters to the area! The winery is home to music festivals, wedding groups, and summer parties. It is being offered for sale with a food license, liquor license, as well as an outside premises license. The site for purchase is over three acres, and the owners also lease an additional five acres of Northern Michigan grapes that they harvest and turn into their renowned reds and whites. The current owners have honed their craft and produce their own wines. The new owners will be able to simply step into place and let the fun begin. MLS 467173 | $785,000 | Jane Fisher

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02797 US-131 N. These beautiful new storage facilities will house boats, cars, trailers, household items, and so much more. Conveniently located just outside the Walloon Lake Village and central to all things Walloon. The units will feature professional landscaping with an asphalt drive, keeping your equipment clean and dust free. Garage doors are 14’ x 14’ and power is 200 amp. These units can be insulated and heated for an additional charge. There will also be a privacy gate with coded entry for peace of mind. MLS 466797 | $109,000 | Jane Fisher


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DYNAMIC As Director of First Impressions, one of Jamie’s most important roles is to greet and assist every person that walks in the office. Strangers, clients, agents, friends, or family will all be met with the same smile. Setting the tone early is important to Jamie, as he believes strongly in giving people the best experience possible when working with Gaslight Group Properties. As a licensed Realtor, Jamie can assist agents with all aspects of the business, including preparing legal documents, showing homes, and conducting other real estate matters that most administrators cannot perform. Jamie is very knowledgeable about the current market temperature and fields inquiries with confidence and accuracy. In addition to his work in real estate, Jamie also plays a key role in our vacation rental business, Vacation Properties of Northern Michigan. Whether it’s walking a client through making a reservation or running out to a rental to do maintenance, Jamie is ready to help in any way necessary. Jamie loves the work atmosphere at GGP and VPNM because of the people that surround him, as they work


together and there is a real sense of inclusion. Steve Jobs sums up Jamie’s perspective perfectly when he said, “Great things in business are never done by one person. They’re done by a team of people.” When Jacquelline started with Gaslight Group Properties in 2019, her initial role quickly developed into the Marketing & Operations Manager. She is involved in everything we do here in some form or another, but prefers to stay behind the scenes. Jacquelline puts her degrees in Creative Advertising and Graphic Design and her background in marketing to work on a daily basis and is an asset to both our agents and our clients. She brainstorms how to showcase each property in the best possible light and implements our innovative marketing strategies. One of her biggest projects each year is creating our annual property guide, which reaches thousands of readers. She is also responsible for our social media management, media buying, all advertising campaigns that an agent or the company runs, and keeping things organized and running smoothly. Although she is task-oriented and runs a tight ship, she always loves a


good office prank! When asked what her favorite part of the job was, she said, “We truly have the best team here. Everyone works together towards common goals and we all want to see each other succeed and grow. It’s a refreshing workspace that I’m proud to be a part of.”

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Coming Soon! Big things are happening as Gaslight Group Properties! We are excited to announce the launch of a new social media show coming Fall 2022, “Fire Talks with GGP.” This show will be promoted across social media platforms and spotlighting each agent and team member at Gaslight Group Properties. We will also be interviewing the kiddos of GGP, local business owners, and other special guests.

PURPOSE To shed light on the personal lives of our agents and to share some of the local secrets and knowledge about the area. The show will provide entertainment and useful information simultaneously.

THINGS TO EXPECT Fun-filled interviews with interesting questions and unpredictable answers. We will have weekly themes, talk about some upcoming projects in our area, answer questions from the audience, and host some local giveaways.

BEHIND THE SCENES Operations and Marketing Manager, Jacquelline Garborg, will produce, edit, and create content, Anders McCarthy, Broker's Assistant, will also edit and create content, and Director of First Impressions, Jamie Braddock, will host the show.

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OUR NOMI Some of our agents share their favorite Northern Michigan public access point – including some hidden gems!



Weber Lake Area Trails Written By: Danielle Smith

My husband and I were both born and raised midstate with a lot of our time spent outdoors in the woods or on the lake – anything associated with powersports. There is something about venturing out away from the day-to-day hustle that helps us recharge. When we moved to Northern Michigan 15 years ago and had our daughter, we had to find something we could all do together to create those same memories we had as kids. We love jumping on our side by side with friends and heading out east of Petoskey on backroads and trails, pulling over here and there to let the kids embrace nature and for us adults to catch up. Some days it might be a bonfire and grilling out once we reach Weber Lake and other days it might be two tracking up to the Thirsty Sturgeon for dinner. The best part of this playground is the destination is usually unknown and the memories are priceless.

The best part of this playground is the destination is usually unknown and the memories are priceless.

Petoskey State Park Written By: Nancy McFadden

When asked where should one go when in our corner of Northern Michigan, that's an easy answer! No matter the season, Petoskey State Park is by far one of our best up north amenities. Experience the warm sand under your feet, take a plunge to cool off, and take in million-dollar sunsets when visiting in the summer months. Plenty of room for visitors to enjoy the beach scene, where sweeping dunes meet up with Lake Michigan. If you're lucky, you can take home the local treasure of a Petoskey stone! Fall walks on the beach to see the beautiful color change is another plus, the campground allows great access to picnics and bonfires while making memories with family and friends. Winter at Petoskey State Park takes on a whole new look and feel when exploring its banks. You can go snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and see unique ice formations. So be sure this is on your radar when visiting the Petoskey area, you won't be disappointed.

Experience the warm sand under your feet, take a plunge to cool off, and take in million-dollar sunsets...

Sturgeon Bay Beach Written By: Jack Carter

Roughly 5 miles north of Cross Village, you will find Northern Michigan’s hidden gem, Sturgeon Bay. Of all the beaches in Emmet County, Sturgeon Bay is by far my personal favorite. The most scenic beach in Northern Michigan faces west, making for some incredible sunset views. Growing up and going there as a kid with family and friends has given me plenty of unforgettable memories. The rich history of the area plays into the theme of the famous Legs Inn, and with Petoskey Brewing opening a tap room in Cross Village, it makes catching dinner on the way home hassle-free. There is something to be said about going where your heart is happiest, and for me, that place is Sturgeon Bay. From the refreshing blue waters of Lake Michigan and clean beaches to the occasional sighting of an eagle soaring the bright blue sky, this beach truly has a majestic feel. It also sits near Wilderness State Park, where campers and visitors can enjoy 26 miles of beautiful Lake Michigan shoreline. From some areas of the park, you can see the 170-year-old Waugoshance Lighthouse.

There is something to be said about going where your heart is happiest, and for me, that place is Sturgeon Bay.

Spending all day at the beach with my friends and stopping at Legs Inn on the way home is my ideal way to spend a summer day in Northern Michigan and I don't take it for granted.

Petoskey Breakwall

Written By: Jane Fisher

The joys of a childhood summer are never forgotten. As my own kids grew into themselves, one of our favorite things to do was head to the breakwall and off they went, over the sides and into the dark blue waters of Lake Michigan. As cold as it was, there was never a complaint. Over and over they went!

worldly. I had never seen anything quite like that and we wandered around the caves for hours. Another memory in the books for my family. But that is why we live here – to build one remarkable memory after another.

At some point, I was convinced to join in, but I think it was more like shamed. The boys thought it was epic that their mom did it. Me? Not so much. But I know that the initiation was an important memory for my kids, so I totally owned it. We went right to Shorter’s Gifts to buy the t-shirt proclaiming our venture. It was something they talked about for ages. Our breakwall is a monumental memory in many lives. All summer long, we see the troops of people walking out to the end. Some swim and some just stand in awe of the beauty. It is truly remarkable. But honestly, my favorite memory was in the winter of 1993 when the ice caves formed. It was other

Some swim and some just stand in awe of the beauty. It is truly remarkable.

North Country Trail Written By: Pete Platte

With so many outdoor activities to do in Northern Michigan, it is hard to hone in on our favorites. Spending time in the woods, typically on a bike, is my personal favorite spring, summer, and fall pastime. Often in our area, we think of Northern Michigan beaches and boat rides; while our little slice of paradise provides those in spades, spending time on any of the many biking and hiking trails in our area is a splendid way to find some mental space outdoors. The North Country Trail runs 4,800 miles across eight states from North Dakota to Vermont. It cuts all the way across Michigan's U.P. east to west, and spans north to south across the lower peninsula. That is the trail at large, but Emmet County includes some great sections. I specifically enjoy mountain biking the trails and sections in our area; however, the hiking and trail running is second to none. The Kipp Road access point is a local favorite for outdoor recreation enthusiasts. The beginning of the trail includes a fun 10–15 minute climb through the Northern Michigan wilderness on a rugged, single track which is a challenging start on a mountain bike.

Once you have made your initial ascent, you will be traversing beautiful rolling hills in what feels like the middle of nowhere. Wildlife is abundant and other bikers and hikers are less frequent. While the trail stretches on north and includes more great sections, I typically turn around at Brutus Road and return to the Kipp Road starting point. The climb you endure at the beginning of the trail is an exhilarating final descent and an excellent way to finish a ride. At the end of an approximately 50-60 minute out-and-back ride, you will find yourself at the edge of the woods and on a dirt road with little to no traffic – the perfect location for après bike social time, in my opinion. The North Country Trail sections are just some of the examples of the fast-growing mountain biking scene in our area. With so many professionally made trails, sometimes it’s nice to wander down a dirt road and venture off on an authentic Northern Michigan section of trail, such as the Kipp Road access point of the North County Trail. Whatever your outdoor passion is, Northern Michigan has something special to offer.

Sometimes it's nice to wander down a dirt road and venture off on an authentic Northern Michigan section of the trail...





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Vacation Properties of Northern Michigan recognizes that homeowners make a substantial investment when purchasing a second home in Northern Michigan. When you are not personally using your property, trusting in a management company to generate revenue can be a fun experience. Every property owner has a different vision. VPNM has found after over 10 years in the business that it’s important to offer their services with the flexibility to cater to each owner’s personal needs. In this evolving industry, VPNM is always investing time and finances to make sure they are using the most advanced software and advertising, reliable and respectful subcontractors, and efficient and detailed staff. We would love the opportunity to view your property and discuss your goals!

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You have picked your dates with family and friends. Excited to finally take a break and relax in Northern Michigan. Leave the rest of your trip in the hands of a local management company. VPNM not only will help you find the perfect getaway, but we are here to share the many attractions unique to this area – farm markets, festivals, and more. You have probably strolled by our office on a nice sunny day in downtown Petoskey. We are here to share with you the ins and outs of our beautiful area – where the best burger in town is or the best patio to grab lunch. We don’t want to just book your trip – we want to build relationships and help you to truly enjoy Northern Michigan like a local that lives here.

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ENDLESS SUMMER COTTAGES Two Walloon Lake cottages perfect for a multi-family vacation! This rental has been updated with new paint, flooring, and modern furnishings from West Elm, CB2, Article, and more! Nestled on the north arm of Walloon Lake, these two lovely cottages situated on one large waterfront parcel is the perfect layout for multiple families. The spacious backyard is an ideal setting for yard games and creating memories on the lake. With 100 feet of waterfront there is plenty of space to swim and play. If you are looking to do more on the lake, Tommy’s on Walloon is the perfect spot to rent watercrafts, paddle boards, and more! This rental is perfectly positioned – just a 12-minute drive to Petoskey, Walloon Village, and Bay Harbor. These cottages are set up so that the traveling parties can have their space, but still be right by each other. The lakeside cottage has three bedrooms, two baths, with a full laundry, living room, and kitchen. One of the bedrooms is located on one end of the house and is set up as a master suite. The roadside cottage has two bedrooms, one bath, and also has a laundry area, living area, and kitchen. Combined there are five bedrooms and three bathrooms. 5 Beds | 3 Baths | Sleeps 10 54 | vpnomi.com


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WALLOON TIMBER FRAME Situated on the north arm of Walloon Lake, this exquisite timber frame home brings a peaceful setting in the woods on one of Northern Michigan’s most prestigious lakes. Take the elevated driveway down to be welcomed by a grand staircase to the front entrance of the home. The main level is very open with a large sectional positioned by the fireplace and an oversized kitchen and island that is great for family entertainment. The main level also offers a master suite as well as a second bedroom and full bathroom. There is plenty of outdoor seating on the lakeside of the home, including some covered areas should you happen to catch a rainy day during your stay. A second living area and fireplace on the lower level make it easy for kids to have a place to gather just off from the additional three bedrooms and two bathrooms. Enjoy the private dock for evening cocktails or to take a dip in the lake. The backyard is a great spot to bring your favorite lawn games or let the kids run and play. Located just 15 minutes to downtown Petoskey makes for great convenience to grocery stores, restaurants, shopping, and more. Join the many other families that have made Walloon Lake an annual destination! 5 Beds | 4 Baths | Sleeps 8

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MID-CENTURY WALLOON BUNGALOW Perfectly located on pristine Walloon Lake, this renovated mid-century cottage is the picture-perfect getaway to Northern Michigan! Enjoy the expansive views of the lake through the floor-to-ceiling glass while sitting in the living/dining area. These beautiful windows continue throughout the home into the bedrooms and let you take in the natural beauty around you. If you appreciate location and tastefully decorated homes, this place is for you. The built-in patio area that leads to the private dock offers multiple sitting areas to enjoy a glass of wine and watch what’s happening on the lake. The mid-century kitchen is unbeatable with its restored teal metal cabinets and gives the perfect amount of “funk” to this glass bungalow. Walloon Village is minutes away where you can enjoy fine dining, shopping, rent boats and paddle boards, and much more! 3 Beds | 2 Baths | Sleeps 6

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WALLOON CLASSIC Walloon Lake has been a treasured destination for many generations and this classic cottage captures many years of those memories with modern updates that are looking to be shared with your family. With private frontage on the South Shore, you will enjoy all aspects of “lake life.” Enter the home into a quaint kitchen with Petoskey Stone knobs, a large cast iron sink, dishwasher, and metal countertops ready to prep your meals. Just off the kitchen is a mudroom/pantry with an extra fridge perfect for overflow food, beer, and wine! The spacious dining and living room area are complete with the original woodwork and built-in cabinets and the true character of a Walloon cottage. A large master suite addition is placed on the main level of the home with plenty of space. Take a step out another porch to the lakefront. The original staircase in the living room takes you to the upper level, down a hallway, and into one of the four bedrooms. There is unique charm with water basins located in a couple of the bedrooms. Enjoy all different times of the day on porches, one located in back with a large round table that is perfect for dining and the other on the lakeside, complete with a wicker swing perfect for morning coffee or nighttime refreshments. 5 Beds | 4 Baths | Sleeps 10

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TALL PINES OF WALLOON This well-maintained home sits on 150 feet of private Walloon Lake waterfront with a large front yard overlooking the lake that is ready for yard games and fun! Tucked off the road and situated on just over an acre of property. Upon entering the front doors, you are welcomed into an open floor plan with vaulted ceilings, a panoramic wall of windows with a view to the lake, tongue and groove interiors, and plenty of space to enjoy your friends and family. The spacious bedrooms offer a split layout with two bedrooms, each with two twin beds, and full bathroom on one end of the home and the master suite with a king bed on the opposite end. Two of the bedrooms overlook the lake and take in the same views as the living area. There is also a full laundry room and another half bath just off the kitchen/living area. The home has a dock where you can bring your boat, paddleboards, kayaks, or other fun water toys. The Village of Walloon is a short bike or boat ride away! 3 Beds | 2.5 Baths | Sleeps 6

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THE ODEN HOUSE Enter into this charming cottage from the wrap-around porch through original wood double doors. Find yourself in a cozy space with a new mid-century feel. The main level entertaining area is very spacious with a large sectional couch to fall into while enjoying the gas fireplace, music over the record player, and a few drinks with friends and family. On the opposite side of the living area is a ten-person dining room table surrounded by floor-to-ceiling windows, an area perfect for making memories and conversations. The full kitchen is on the back of the home with new appliances and is connected to the laundry/mudroom area leading out to the expansive fenced-in backyard. This home has five bedrooms and seven bathrooms giving plenty of space to let your group spread out. Bedroom one is located on the main level with a full bath attached. There is a second half bath connected to the dining room to service the rest of the main level as well. Upstairs brings you to four more bedrooms and five bathrooms – all of which at least have a half bath setup in each room creating more privacy for each guest. Located across the street from Crooked Lake and near many Northern Michigan destinations, this home is sure to be a family favorite! 5 Beds | 7 Baths | Sleeps 10

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LAKESHORE EXECUTIVE RETREAT If the Four Seasons Hotel offered a lakefront rental in Michigan, this would be it! Highest quality, full log construction in impeccable condition on Lake Michigan. A newer luxury build, executive level residence with soaring ceilings, massive log beams and rafters, plank floors, and carpeted bedrooms. Take long walks on the beach and witness beautiful pink and purple sunsets from this west-facing home. Walk out almost a quarter mile into the lake before you get waist deep. You get a secluded feeling on this heavily wooded lot, but are just minutes away from all conveniences. A wonderful, soothing retreat to get away from the stresses back home, but with the conveniences you’d expect in a luxury retreat. 3 Beds | 2.5 Baths | Sleeps 8

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PETOSKEY CLASSIC VICTORIAN This beautifully renovated and maintained 1890s Victorian home sits right in the heart of the historic Mitchell Street residential district, just up the hill from Petoskey’s downtown Gaslight District. Enjoy summer evenings on the front porch sipping a glass of wine, or stroll just a few blocks to enjoy downtown restaurants and entertainment. This home offers four bedrooms and 3.5 baths, all fully renovated with enchanting original charm. Its central location to Harbor Springs, Charlevoix, Boyne City, and more, makes it ideal for day trips and golf outings. Check out the local farmers markets, entertainment in the parks, or grab your bike and jump on the Little Traverse Wheelway. End your day with a walk down to the harbor, where you will experience the most amazing sunsets ever! Location does not get any better if you’re looking to experience Petoskey at its historic best. 4 Beds | 3.5 Baths | Sleeps 8

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HAPPY DAYS CONDO Perfectly placed in between Petoskey and Harbor Springs, this two bedroom, one bath condo is the perfect Northern Michigan getaway! If you are looking for a quaint rental that is still close to lots of activities, look no further. Located 5 minutes to Petoskey and 7 minutes to Harbor Springs, offering you plenty of options for great shopping and exquisite dining. Bonus – it’s located right off the Little Traverse Wheelway, which is 26 miles of a beautifully paved bike trail that goes from Harbor Springs to Charlevoix. If biking is not your thing, go hiking and/or walk 2 minutes to the Petoskey State Park and enjoy your time at the beach on the shore of Lake Michigan. Different from other Bathing Beach Association condos, this unit offers a large wrap-around deck that is great for grilling out and enjoying a glass of wine. 2 Beds | 1 Bath | Sleeps 6

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HIDDEN GEM This home has panoramic views of Little Traverse Bay and Lake Michigan from the very large deck, the living and dining space, the breakfast area, and the master bedroom. In addition, treed views of the lake are available from the lower level walkout. The views are beautiful in all seasons. The deck has 8 chairs, a large propane grill, and a table that extends to easily seat 8 people. Grab your friends and family and come sit on the expansive deck with a glass of wine, cold beer, or an iced tea, and catch the famous Northern Michigan sunsets. Wake up the next morning and have coffee watching a pretty sunrise too! This home has the perfect space and the best location for a vacation you will always cherish! 4 Beds | 2 Baths | Sleeps 8

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PETOSKEY CHARMER Arrive on a quaint street just one block off from Lake Michigan to this sweet Petoskey Charmer and enjoy all the amenities Northern Michigan has to offer. Sip your morning coffee on the side porch or enjoy a nice breakfast in the dining area while catching the beautiful glimpse views of the water. There are two bedrooms located across the hall from each other with an updated full bathroom just off from the same hallway. There is a living area open to the dining room and a laundry area in the basement for your convenience as needed. Spacious kitchen area with a smaller island and barstools perfect for laying out snacks and meals. 2 Beds | 1 Bath | Sleeps 4

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FOUR SEASONS ESCAPE Situated at the top of Andover Club at The Highlands of Harbor Springs, this 7 bedroom, 7 bath luxury home is ideal for a fun trip full of adventure! Visiting during the winter season provides you with direct ski-in/ski-out access with the Lois Lane ski run right out the back door. The backyard was designed with outdoor entertaining in mind with a private hot tub, builtin natural gas grill, and custom built-in firepit, with plenty of patio seating! The main level living area is set up perfectly with couches surrounding the gas fireplace and large vaulted ceilings. Two guest rooms are located directly off from the living room. A beautiful, brand new addition has been added to this home off from the kitchen that provides plenty of extra space! A large bunk room with a full bathroom attached is every kid’s dream when traveling with friends and family. If you enjoy exercise on your trip, you will love the workout room added to this home on your way to a large laundry room and the spacious primary suite overlooking Lois Lane. Take the staircase down to the second living area, which is a great space for kids to hang out! The three additional guest bedrooms are also located on this level. The well-manicured landscaping surrounding the home and the backyard amenities create an exclusive location in all of the four seasons. This slope side vacation home is sure to provide cherished memories for your group for years to come! 7 Beds | 7 Baths | Sleeps 20 68 | vpnomi.com


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HILLSIDE RETREAT Tucked into nature at the top of The Highlands of Harbor Springs, a ski and golf resort, is a perfect abode for year-round vacationing in Harbor Springs, and yet just minutes to Petoskey! This 3,200 square foot chalet boasts views overlooking the Lois Lane ski run. One of the highest residences at The Highlands, truly ski-in/ski-out, and a perfect place to wake up, strap on your skis, and hit the slopes. Featuring five bedrooms and four bathrooms with additional loft space for sleeping. The main level offers an open floor plan with lots of windows, a vaulted great room, and gas fireplace – all of which make it easy to take in the views of skiers going by or the beautiful fall colors. You’ll find two master suites with private baths, one with a king and one with a queen, and two more bedrooms, each with two full beds. The fifth bedroom has a queen and the loft features a futon for extra sleeping arrangements. The gourmet kitchen includes everything you’ll need to prepare meals and gather with your friends and family. The large wrap-around deck features a six-person hot tub, gas grill, and large patio set. The backyard is perfect for yard games and there is a large game room in the lower level. This spacious, well-appointed chalet accommodates large groups well – allowing ample room to gather as well as private space for downtime. 5 Beds | 4 Baths | Sleeps 14

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BIRCHWOOD BLUFFS EDGE Overlooking a beautiful valley of trees in the heart of Birchwood Farms sits this spacious Bluffs Edge home. Enter through the front door into the living room with floor-to-ceiling windows, wood floors, and plenty of space to relax and take in the views. The Bluffs Edge home is conducive to enjoying family meals, playing board games, and socializing with friends and family! The lovely, updated kitchen with clean, bright colors is complete with stainless steel appliances, quartz countertops, and the perfect breakfast nook for morning coffee. Continue your day out into the cozy three season porch or onto the deck that spans the entire back of the home. The spacious master suite on the main level just off from the living room is complete with tongue and groove vaulted ceilings, double vanities, walk-in shower, and an oversized soaking tub. Take the stairs up and across the mezzanine to two more bedrooms and one full bathroom. There is another suite located above the garage with a queen bed and full bathroom creating a private and quiet space. The lower level is a spacious bonus space which works well for kids to be entertained or for larger groups such as a wedding party to spread out and get ready for their big day. 4 Beds | 3.5 Baths | Sleeps 8

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MODERN BIRCHWOOD COTTAGE Nestled in the trees of Birchwood Farms, this bright and clean modern home is ready to host your group for your next trip to Northern Michigan! Upon entering the home into the foyer you are welcomed by an open staircase that lets light travel from the front to the back of the home. Enjoy the wood burning fireplace or take a peek in the cabinet to pull out a game or puzzle on a rainy day. The dining area is located around either side of the fireplace with furnishings that offer clean, modern lines. The dining table can seat six with an extra two seats at the kitchen counter bar. The second set of oversized sliding doors offer another entrance to the wrap-around deck. Granite countertops and stainless steel appliances make this kitchen easy to cook in and enjoy meals at the home. The master bedroom is located on the main level and offers a king bed, TV with cable, and a third entrance to the deck. The spacious master bathroom has a double vanity, soaking tub, and stand-alone shower with another entrance off from the foyer to offer a bathroom to the main level of the home. The oversized laundry room is located off from the kitchen and has a door to a screened-in porch that connects to the two-car garage. Take the stairs to the landing area which overlooks the living room to two bedrooms located on each end of the home. Very clean and comfortable home! 3 Beds | 2 Baths | Sleeps 6 vpnomi.com | 73



HARRISON HILLTOP Perched back up in the bluffs of Harbor Springs, this charming cottage offers all the amenities to go enjoy downtown while also having a place to come back to for peace and quiet. Take a step through the front door onto a sweet sitting porch full of morning sun to enjoy a book or a cup of coffee. Pass through the porch into the second door and you will find an updated interior with maple flooring, 10-foot ceilings, and “craftsman” details. Off from the living area you will find the first bedroom with a queen bed connected to a jack and jill bathroom complete with a tall walk-in tiled shower. Walk through to the second bedroom with another queen bed. The kitchen, located opposite the living area with Bosch appliances, Corian countertops, and plenty of daylight, has a clean and fresh feel and includes a good size island with seating. If you are looking to have a sit-down meal, the dining room offers six seats as well. A set of stairs to the lower level will find you in another area offering a queen bed, half bathroom, as well as the laundry. Head towards the backyard through the back porch – full of windows and a clear view to the fully private, fenced-in backyard. The sweet back patio of “paradise” is wonderful for relaxing and entertaining with its lush grounds and comfy furniture. 2 Beds | 1.5 Baths | Sleeps 4-6

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WINTERFELL WONDERLAND Welcome to Winterfell! Whether you are a fan of Fire, Ice, or the Night’s Watch, you are going to appreciate this European inspired ski chalet snuggled in between Nub’s Nob (“the local’s spot”) and the world famous Highlands of Harbor Springs. This place boasts four bedrooms, two of which are masters with private baths and TVs. There are five bathrooms (3 full, 2 half) so there is no waking up early to make sure you get one. This chalet also features a game room ideal for children with a large TV, PS2, board games, and more! They want to go outside? Have them grab a couple of sleds provided and go sledding in the backyard until it’s time to hit the slopes! There is a 70” high definition, 4K TV in the living room – perfect for watching sports or a great movie! Plush linens and towels, plenty of bar glassware, new furniture, and carpet – give your family the “Laird of the Manor” experience. This is the place to enjoy Michigan’s best snow! 4 Beds | 5 Baths | Sleeps 8

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CASA DEL LAGO A serene setting directly on Munro Lake, this three bedroom, two bath home is a perfect getaway for any season! A quick drive to many Northern Michigan favorites. You are welcomed into the home through the kitchen and dining area which is open to the living room overlooking the lakefront. There is also a perfect little game table area in the living room. Stainless steel appliances and a large dining room table seating six makes it a great space for cooking meals. There are four extra seats at the breakfast bar as well. The split floor plan offers more privacy to the master bedroom with an en suite, including a large soaking tub and shower and plenty of closet space. The second bedroom located on the opposite end of the home has a full-size bed and the third bedroom offers two twin bunk beds, which is a great place for kids to hang out or for you to separate a bit if it’s a guy’s weekend away on the snowmobiles. Grab a glass of wine and sit on the large deck to take in the spacious yard and great view of the lake or sit at the lakeshore in the old-time hammock suspended from the many trees. The two-car garage is available for use and a great spot to store your toys during your stay. Bring your boat, kayak, and paddleboards and use the private dock to enjoy your time on the lake. 3 Beds | 2 Baths | Sleeps 10

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THE HIDEAWAY Situated on 10 wooded acres, this cozy three bedroom cabin is the perfect setting to find peace and quiet. Don’t let its location fool you as you are a quick trip to Harbor Springs and have great access to the beautiful places that Northern Michigan has to offer! Grab your favorite drink of choice and gather by the wood burning fireplace for great conversations or to catch up on a good book. This cabin is fully stocked to cook meals in and offers a large picnic table on the front porch which is an ideal setting for a cookout. Don’t feel like cooking? Take a 9-minute drive to Moose Jaw Junction (a local’s favorite!) for their Friday night fish fry, burgers, and more! Or take a 12-minute drive to Cross Village for the breathtaking views of Lake Michigan and dine at the famous Legs Inn. Bliss Polo Club is 4 minutes down the road from the cabin and is a perfect location for any polo enthusiast! If you are looking for a relaxing getaway in solitude you have found your match! 3 Beds | 2 Baths | Sleeps 6

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THE WOODS CHALET This well-placed Mountain Cabin sits directly across from jumping on the slopes and catching the Alpine Lift at Boyne Mountain. If you’re looking to get away to ski, golf, mountain bike, or just sit by the fire with a drink, then this is the place for you. Its location, layout, and amenities are designed to please. It offers four bedrooms and three baths along with a private hot tub on the back deck where you can catch a glimpse of Deer Lake in the right season! Although it is part of the Mountain Cabin development at Boyne, this particular cabin sits down in a grove in the woods which offers more privacy and parking. 4 Beds | 3 Baths | Sleeps 9

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SNOWFLAKE CABIN This great new 4 bedroom, 3 bath home is nestled in the woods in The Reserve at Boyne Mountain. This rental sleeps 8 comfortably in beds, but there is plenty of space for a couple more in the lower living area. If you’re looking to be at Boyne or a central location to many great towns, this is the perfect house. It is secluded and quiet with plenty of things to do right on property. A perfect place for an ‘up north’ stay! 4 Beds | 3 Baths | Sleeps 8

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CREEKSIDE CONDOS The Creekside Condos at Boyne Mountain are located on some of the best skiing and snowboarding hills in the Midwest. Step off our patio onto Hilda’s Hideaway ski slope to the Disciples II chairlift. This unit is professionally decorated and offers two spacious bedrooms. The master bedroom with a king bed and flat screen TV has a private bath with an oversized tub and tiled shower. The second bedroom has two queen beds, flat screen TV, and its own bath off the foyer. The living area has a two-way gas fireplace, so you’re able to enjoy it inside and outside on the patio. The kitchen, with granite countertops, is fully equipped for you to show up and start cooking. There is plenty of space to eat inside with the dining table, bar stools, and more space to expand outside to the patio furniture with a propane grill. The large private hot tub is an added bonus to use throughout your stay for some great relaxation and is just a step out of the front door. If you’re looking for a great getaway in Northern Michigan, this is a perfect cental location. 2 Beds | 2 Baths | Sleeps 8

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THE COTTAGE UP NORTH This vacation home is perfectly placed in a wooded setting off the beaten path, yet minutes from some of the best activities Northern Michigan has to offer. Upon entering the front door of this quaint cottage, you are welcomed with the charm of the rustic beams, the cute center staircase with an open loft, and modern furnishings. The stand around kitchen counter is perfect for setting out all your snacks and drinks to enjoy a relaxing day of games and puzzles. The main level offers one of the three bedrooms with a queen size bed and TV as well as the cute bunk area, perfect for the kids to hang out and play! There is a full bath on the main level with a tub/shower and a unique wood vanity top. The mudroom/laundry area is an ideal spot to drop all of your personal items when coming in the door or any extra items from your adventurous days. Take the staircase to the loft and you will find a great seating area to read a book and relax! The second and third bedrooms can be found in the upper level as well as a full bathroom with a walk-in tiled shower. Step out onto the deck to enjoy a drink in the slanted chairs while someone cooks up dinner on the grill and enjoy a meal at the outside dining table. End your night at the large firepit out back to start all over the next day! 3 Beds | 2 Baths | Sleeps 10

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