A National Historic Landmark Est. 1875

A Chautauqua on Lake Michigan

Bay View Real Estate


Become part of the Bay View Association, a historic community of quaint Victorian cottages located adjacent to Petoskey Michigan. Bay View draws seasonal residents and day visitors from all over the United States to its annual Assembly Program and associated Music Festival. The Music Festival is nationally renowned and currently recognized as the longest reigning music festival in the United States. Festival students represent most of the 50 states and a number of foreign countries.

Bay View has two on-site real estate agents with offices located in the Bay View Post Office. If you are interested in obtaining additional information about purchasing a cottage in Bay View, please contact:

Graham Real Estate
Cathy Meyer, Sales Specialist
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McCune-Erhart Real Estate
Tom Erhart, Owner/Broker
Pat Sehr, Sales
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Bay View's Mission:
To be an institution in which Christian values and traditions are central; To enrich the human experience for individuals and families within Bay View and the surrounding community through a seasonal program of religious, educational, cultural and recreational opportunities; to provide a Christian perspective in a changing world.

*All sales are subject to prior membership approval.

Cottage For Sale by Owner

1555 Park Avenue A Bay View Classic!

  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Baths
  • Living room
  • Dining Room
  • Den
  • Modern Appliances
  • Remodeled Kitchen
  • Wrap Around Porch
  • Updated Plumbing,Heating & Electrical
  • Across From Fairview Park
  • Gorgeous View of Little Traverse Bay!
  • Close to Central Campus

Immediate Occupancy - Priced to Sell!
For more information or a personal tour contact Robert Banwell (231) 487-0813

1555 Park Ave.pdf

Buildable Bay View Lot For Sale

A beautiful, wooded lot on Knapp Avenue (BL 44 L18) with a charming view of the creek and the woods. One of the last buildable lots in Bay View, this desirable location is just down the road from Swift Field and the woods trail entrance, has lots of privacy, and is in a quiet location. For more information, contact Keith & Diana Hearit at 269.806.7540 or diana.hearit@wmich.edu.

Lot Spec Sheet

IF you are selling your cottage...

The Bay View Association Board of Trustees approved on January 29, 2005, the requirement that “Any leaseholder intending to sell a leasehold or any portion thereof shall notify  the Business Office in writing of the  intent to sell the leasehold within five (5) days of the earlier of the date a listing agreement is signed with a licensed Bay View real estate agent, an agreement for sale of the leasehold is signed, or the leaseholder declares an intention to sell the leasehold and begins marketing it for sale.”

“Upon receipt of a Notice of intent to sell and/or sales agreement, the Business Office shall send written notice to contiguous leaseholders at least thirty (30) days before closing.”

Please download and fill out the form below, and return it by mail to the Bay View business office at:
P.O. Box 583
Petoskey, MI  49770

FAX: 231-347-4330

Email: louise@bayviewassociation.org

Intent to Sell/Survey Order

Check List For Sale Of Cottage:

Bay View Association requires that the seller provide certain documents prior to the sale of a cottage:

  • Intent to sell/survey ordered
  • an electrical safety inspection ordered by the seller, per By-Law 34 c
  • a current survey ordered by the Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds from the approved Bay View surveyor  or certification to within two years of the sales agreement provided no structural modifications or boundary agreements have been made since the date of the survey on file
  • The Superintendent provides the surveyor with all written boundary agreements applicable to the leasehold before the survey is done.

Check List