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Petoskey, USA

Sunset view from upstairs bdrm.

Sunset view from upstairs bdrm.

Nearby x-country skiing- you can walk there.

Nearby x-country skiing- you can walk there.

Hot tub with nieces and nephew

Hot tub with nieces and nephew

Kitchen island

Kitchen island

Dunes at Petoskey State Park- 2k

Dunes at Petoskey State Park- 2k

The public shore at the end of the street.

The public shore at the end of the street.

Biking / walking path through park- .2 k

Biking / walking path through park- .2 k

View from city park- .2 k from house

View from city park- .2 k from house

View from park- .2 k

View from park- .2 k

Petoskey house

Petoskey house

Extra loft bedroom

Extra loft bedroom

End of street- winter

End of street- winter

Kitchen

Kitchen

Main room

Main room

Dining area of main room

Dining area of main room

The porch looks out toward the lake

The porch looks out toward the lake

Upstairs bedroom - has adjoining bath

Upstairs bedroom - has adjoining bath

Downstairs bedroom

Downstairs bedroom

Children's room with porta-crib and many toys.

Children's room with porta-crib and many toys.

Extra downstairs bedroom

Extra downstairs bedroom

Kevin and Marcia with our children and extended family.

Kevin and Marcia with our children and extended family.

Kevin and Marcia with our three children

Kevin and Marcia with our three children

Sunset view from upstairs bdrm. Nearby x-country skiing- you can walk there. Hot tub with nieces and nephew Kitchen island Dunes at Petoskey State Park- 2k The public shore at the end of the street. Biking / walking path through park- .2 k View from city park- .2 k from house View from park- .2 k Petoskey house Extra loft bedroom End of street- winter Kitchen Main room Dining area of main room The porch looks out toward the lake Upstairs bedroom - has adjoining bath Downstairs bedroom Children's room with porta-crib and many toys. Extra downstairs bedroom Kevin and Marcia with our children and extended family. Kevin and Marcia with our three children
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2008


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Fun family vacation home by Little Traverse Bay, Petoskey, USA

The Meyer family is looking forward to another home exchange.  Recent exchange families have described northern MI and it's fresh water lakes as one of the best secrets in the world.  One exchange family returned to northern Michigan, having enjoyed it so much the first time.
          Our  home is in Petoskey.  Petoskey is located on  Lake Michigan, one of the 5 great lakes.  It is rated as a great resort city along with nearby Traverse City, MI.  It is also close to Mackinac Island, another popular summer location.   It is just off the shore of beautiful Little Traverse Bay.  
          Less than 1 km walk or bike  through a city park along the bay, gets you to the small city of Petoskey.  It has a great downtown, with shops, restaurants, pubs, art galleries, and a fine arts center with a variety of performances. Summer music festivals are a fun experience.  There are a variety of golf options available. A bike path travels along Lake Michigan with beautiful shoreline views.  The sand dunes and  sandy fresh water beaches are the best in the world.  The state park is a 5-10 minute bike ride or 2 minute drive away.

          For winter fun, there is a choice of ski resorts within a 10-20 minute drive to Nubs Knob, Boyne Highlands & Boyne Mountain. There is x-country skiing/snowshoeing just a short walk away and 2 ski shops right next door.   The skiing is as good as you'll find in the midwest.   The city of Petoskey also has a great winter park for sledding and skating as well as many other options for winter fun.
Michigan is a great year round place to visit!  Petoskey was included in Smithsonian's top 20 small towns to visit in 2013.   http://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/The-20-Best-Small-Towns-to-Visit-in-2013-196855051.html?c=y&page=7&navigation=next#IMAGES

http://www.petoskeyarea.com/video-tour-98/

Come check it out.
          We are flexible with the dates you could come to Michigan and are open to doing a non simultaneous exchange.  Thank you and happy travel planning!

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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 0 Children
  • 14 Exchanges made

Occupation

  • retired teacher, retired teacher

Our Home

  • House Type: House
  • Floor: 2
  • Environment: By the sea
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Sleeping Capacity: 9

References

In my house

  • Pets - Not allowed
  • Small children - Allowed

Exchange Types

  • Non-simultaneous exchange
  • Home exchange
  • Renting possible

Indoor

  • Free internet access
  • Hot tub or jacuzzi
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Baby equipment
  • Toys and games
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes dryer
  • Television

Outdoor

  • Garden
  • Terrace or deck
  • Park / playground
  • BBQ
  • Garage
  • Bicycles: 6

Facilities

  • Car necessary
  • Use/Exchange of car
  • Use of boat

Our Destination Wish List

  • Open for all offers
  • USA
  • Europe
  • Italy
  • South America
  • Canada

Spoken Languages

  • English

Our Neighbourhood

  • beach Petoskey State Park (2.9 km)
  • shopping Petoskey shops & restaurants (1.7 km)
  • boating Petoskey Marina (2.1 km)
  • forest Bayview Woods- hiking (0.7 km)

Petoskey is 1 mile away, along the bikepath through Bayfront Park. Petoskey State Park is 2 miles, the other direction. Harbor Springs and Bay Harbor are both less than 10 miles around the bay.

Occupation

  • retired teacher, retired teacher

Children

  • We do not have children.

Pets

  • Pets are NOT welcome in our home

About Our Family

We love the traveling that we are able to do as a retired couple! On most of our trips, our children will not accompany us, as they are grown and engage in their own travels. We have been doing exchanges with Intervac since the late 1980's and have had many wonderful exchanges.

Lifestyle

The lifestye photos are of our  home just off the shores of Little Traverse Bay in Petoskey.  You will see the sunset over the bay from the upstairs, the kitchen and the porch.  There is a hot tub on the back deck.  Included are summer and winter photos as this is a great area for all the seasons. Towards the end of the photos you can see the walking/biking path that goes through the park to town.  And the last photo is of the sanddunes at the state park less than 5 km down the bike path. It is a wonderful place!

References

This member has completed 14 successful exchanges. Here are some members that he exchanged with in the past: