JP Gerster

Pat O'Brien and Associates Real Estate

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Dream Home In Charlevoix

05335 Castle Shores Drive, Charlevoix, MI 49720


4 Beds | 4.00 Baths | 4740 SqFt

Located on a private road, this home boasts many fantastic features beginning with 147' of prime sand frontage. The house has 4700 sq/ft of living space that includes a chef quality kitchen with all the bells and whistles including a double refrigerator, double dishwasher, and a custom granite topped island. Windows along the waterside bring in natural light complementing the rich hardwood floors. The upper level has ample seating around the big screen, so you don't miss a moment of the action. Enjoy fresh air on the elevated balcony seating or the expansive deck below with an outdoor cooking space. Watch exceptional sunsets from the dock as the campfire glows on shore. This home exudes relaxation and is the ultimate retreat. Four large bedrooms, 3 ½ baths, and the bonus room far exceed expectations, not to mention the fully furnished wet bar. The main floor master bathroom has had a complete makeover with granite tile custom shower, and a whirlpool bathtub - a calming oasis. An added feature is a 40' x 80' heated storage building keeping things nice and organized. Your search is over!

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Charming Home For sale

11660 Evergreen Ln, Charlevoix, MI 49720


6 Beds | 6.00 Baths | 5600 SqFt

A Glennwood Custom Homes & Jill Rowley designed craftsman masterpiece inspired by the Lodge at Torrey Pines and Yosemite National Park's historic Ahwahnee Hotel. Nestled on a very private site with 314' of sandy frontage just 3 miles from Charlevoix's harbor and jet port, this exquisite 9-acre parcel (3 parcels) has breathtaking big water views of Lake Charlevoix towards Hemingway Point and views of endless adjacent pristine shoreline. Extensive natural landscaping by award winning Drost Landscape surrounds this 8300 square foot house. Enjoy Summer days on the exquisite three-seasons screened porch with clinker brick and boulder fireplace as you listen to the stream bubbling nearby. The main-floor master has a secluded screened-in porch-balcony and an incredible bathroom designed with natural stones for calm mornings. White quartzite countertops grace the kitchen, bringing in a beautiful contrast against the rich hardwood floors. A cozy breakfast nook adjoins the kitchen in addition to a more expansive dining area.

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Cozy Home In Boyne City

8112 Boyne City Rd, Charlevoix, MI 49720


3 Beds | 2.00 Baths | 1200 SqFt

Exceptional one-of-a-kind waterfront property, this is a very private boaters paradise with 16 acres of mature forest plus your very own deep-water marina. Located on Lake Charlevoix's north shore, this property will surpass anything you can imagine. With its 160 x 50' harbor protected by a massive 500' pier you have the luxury of blending boating and private family compound. Without leaving your waterfront yard you can enjoy sunrises over Boyne City and beautiful sunset views of Charlevoix. Approved with permits and plans for a waterfront and harbor renovation, your imagination can be your guide. The deep water harbor has room for multiple home owner vessels, sail or power, with plenty of extra room. Nowhere else can you step from your patio to your yacht or start your morning swim a few feet from the coffee makers. When it comes to entertaining, this property has and can host up to hundreds of guests with room to spare. If you want to create a legacy property for your family to enjoy for multiple generations, you have to see this place!

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Charming Home In Jones Landing

5124 Jones Lndg, Petoskey, MI 49770


3 Beds | 2.00 Baths | 1392 SqFt

On 100' of pristine Walloon Lake frontage is this 3-bedroom home with a separate guest house. The interior is in its original vintage state, well-maintained ready to use or ready to be updated to your personal style and comfort. Sunset views make every evening relaxing. This particular property offers nice privacy in a serene location. The green grass runs all the way to the waters' edge, perfect for an afternoon picnic. The guest is 600 sq/ft with 2 additional bedrooms, a kitchen and living area. The dock is included in the sale.

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Perfect Home In Boyne City

800 Front St #99, Boyne City, MI 49712


5 Beds | 4.00 Baths | 2760 SqFt

One of the largest condos in the Harborage development, a much coveted corner unit has 5 bedrooms and 4 full baths and over 2700 sqft of living space. This ground floor walkout has been updated, granite counter tops, wood floors new windows, air conditioning, one car garage and so much more. Incredible sunset views and 2500 feet of shared access to some of the best sand on Lake Charlevoix. This turn key condo is being sold furnished. Also available, is a 44' boat slip #164 that could be purchased for $49,900. This prime location slip is at the very end of one of docks, closest to the marina opening.

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About JP!

JP Gerster

JP Gerster's family first moved to Walloon Lake more than 30 years ago.  His father, Jon, fell in love with northern Michigan and passed that passion on to JP at an early age. Over the years his family moved throughout the Midwest but always found their way back to Walloon Lake in the summers. 


After graduating from Western Michigan with a BS in business, JP started an 18-year career in Retained Executive Search, doing business from Chicago to San Francisco, and finally Ann Arbor. His ability to find top executive talent was highly sought after by Fortune 500 companies throughout the country. Corporate clients valued his understanding of the market and ability to deliver the hard-to-find talent. 


JP has since transitioned that hard-charging approach to real estate. Finding the right buyer and the right house is a proactive, outbound process he is dedicated to delivering. Taking the time to really understand his clients needs and then meeting those needs is his number one priority.


JP has three young children and is so glad to be raising them here in northern Michigan. His family enjoys the wonders of this area, especially spending time on Walloon Lake and Lake Charlevoix. JP's great passion, outside of his family, is spending time on the trout streams throughout northern Michigan. He says that fly-fishing amongst the great cedar forests revitalizes the mind and body.  In the winter he enjoys skiing at Boyne Mountain, and looks forward to seeing his children zip by him on the slopes someday.








My Service Locations:

  • Boyne City, MI
  • East Jordan, MI
  • Bay Harbor, MI
  • Walloon Lake, MI
  • Charlevoix, MI

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