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*Beachy*Adorable Log Cabin-Lake Michigan Golden Sand+6 Wooded Acres


Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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*Beachy*Adorable Log Cabin-Lake Michigan Golden Sand+6 Wooded Acres

Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Good Hart Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

Taking 2015 reservations for this PICTURE PERFECT COTTAGE now----- HURRY. We may be full here for preferred weeks quickly, so also visit our HIDDEN GEM COTTAGE: VRBO 175269

Or the BEACH BUCKET Cabin: VRBO 425516 for perfect sand between your toes!



ADORABLE: Regularly adored by many travelers as a favorite cottage along this magnificent stretch of road, this storybook log cabin paints a lovely picture! Like the original Bliss log homes that align this famous route, this rustic full log retreat is a holiday delight.

A CYCLISTS DREAM ROUTE: The narrow, curving passage of the 'M-119 Scenic Heritage Route' is celebrated for both tunneling trees and breathtaking vistas. This is where our postcard cabin sits; with amazing views high above Lake Michigan and a heavenly sand beach below.

BEACH & WOODS: The quaint setting offers thrilling views of yachts passing and an occasional freighter in the distance. . .far below the bluff is a very private SANDY beach ...behind the cabin is the tranquility of 6 wooded acres to exclusively explore. Kids and adults love to play in the backyard trails! Look for morels, and identify the birds and flowers. . .This charming haven supplies a bewitching bluff setting high above the water with exciting views of personal shimmering sandy beach below. The view is a panoramic frame of Charlevoix to the south and Beaver Island to the northwest with stunning sunsets in between.

POSTCARD CABIN: This vintage log retreat was properly pegged 'Shorecabin' when it was built by the original owners in the 1950's. Settle into our 2 bedroom, 1 bath full-log bungalow with cozy screened porch and relax as the world goes by. . . Or get up and have some fun down on the beach, which is accessed by a gently sloping pathway. This path crosses other private coastal owners in our association so the slope remains manageable(rather than steep steps) 10-15 minutes down, 15-20 minutes back up! It is worth every step!!

PRIVATE BEACH: Rest assured the beach is private to each owner's frontage. (seriously private--if you see more than 2 people in one outing, consider this a busy day of hello's!) It is unusual to see anyone else on this beach except in the distance. It is rare if anyone walks by. . enjoy the solitude.

SUNSETS: After savoring the day lazing on this clandestine 150' beach, have a cookout in the front yard (equipped with picnic table and hefty park-style charcoal BBQ) and take in sunsets that will captivate. View the big lake from a vantage point that will have you telling your friends and family about this amazing slice of real estate.

ROMANTIC: Charm also lies within 'Shorecabin'. The interior is designed in a 'French Country' style that is both comfy and simply romantic. The screened-in porch is ideal when you don't want to let go of another day. Grab a quilt and cozy up on the cushioned glider. Listen to the sounds of the lake and woods while you watch your campfire flicker.

GREAT LOCATION-----Superbly positioned only seven miles north of downtown Harbor Springs, there is excellent shopping, boating, and golf with several fine dining restaurants in the area. Recreational activities in the immediate area include biking, hiking, wildlife viewing, and horse back riding. It is an easy drive to the ferries of Mackinaw City for a wonderful trip to Mackinac Island. The lakeside communities of Petoskey, Bay Harbor, Cross Village or the inland waterway are quick trips, too.

Warning: There is much to do, but you may find it difficult to leave this magical setting! Come explore the beach and woods of 'upnorth' soon.

The winding, scenic tunnel of trees road lies between Shorecabin & the beach. A split rail fence is your only visual divider between the yard and the gorgeous lake beyond. Dogs are welcome here, and love the woods beyond & the lake below.

'Shorecabin' rekindles the nostalgia of a quintessential northern Michigan cabin experience.....


Also, see the 'link to all my rentals' for other available properties upnorth!

Weekly Rentals Sunday to Sunday, 4:00 arrival & 10:30 am departure

Book NOW for best choices 2015....MAY-OCTOBER Seasonal Rentals

Late May-June 30 weekly...$1295--1395/week,

**1625.00, 4th of july HOLIDAY WEEK

June 30-Aug 25..$1495/weekly,Spring/late Fall Rates:

mid Sep-Oct$1275/wk

Labor Day Week 1350/week, Fall Weekend Color RATE:minimum 3 nights 695-Complete-only after mid September

*well behaved dogs w/prior approval; pet fee is 75-each (max 1)must advise breed and weight.

+6% Mi tax, 135-cleaning fee additional on weekly rates, + pet fee

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More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 25, 2015

About The Owner

Family of 5- we love northern Michigan!

The Owner purchased this cabin in 2001

Why The Owner chose Good Hart

breathtaking location, close to everything

What makes this cabin unique

natural beauty, solitude, relaxation, quaintness

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful time at the cozy Shorecabin! I can't imagine a more idyllic setting or perfect beach. The woods (and it's deer and a very friendly little fox) were great for the kids and your fire pit was the perfect ending each night. Northern Michigan was well worth the long drive from Kansas City! Truly, Sarah & John ps---oh, and the flowers and card were a really nice touch, thank you.
Aug 2011
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*Beachy*Adorable Log Cabin-Lake Michigan Golden Sand+6 Wooded Acres
average rating of 4.6875 based on 22 reviews
Elgin, IL

Front Porch Perfection

  • 5 of 5

The front porch was by far our favorite feature of the fabulous Shore Cabin! It is a great place to eat breakfast in the morning or dinner in the evening enjoying the sunset. Screened in so no bugs allowed!

We were impressed from the moment we pulled in the driveway. It is exactly as advertised. VERY CLEAN. Has everything you need in the kitchen.

Private beach access was excellent. We walked down to the beach every day and only saw 6 people the entire week. Everything you need for the beach was right there. No need to pack up chairs, umbrellas or toys for the kids.

Ideal location right on M119. Enjoyed watching the bicyclists ride the tunnel of trees from the front porch. Close enough to town to pick up anything you may have forgotten, but far enough away to enjoy some solitude.

Pet friendly for sure! Plenty of property around the cabin and an amazing opportunity to play in the water.

The owner's were outstanding hosts. Timely and thorough communication throughout the entire process. Made sure we knew how to reach them if we needed anything.

Stay at Shore Cabin you will not be disappointed!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Columbus, Ohio

Cabin review

  • 4 of 5

This cabin is so adorable, the location is great and the beach is amazing. The bathroom is very very small and the shower is not easy to use. Other then that, the cabin was a great experience for us. The communication with the owners was a little difficult.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You; guests find Shorecabin adorable! It was built in the era remembered for its simple style and smaller requirements. The bath is cute: it features a pedestal sink, single stall shower, toilet, wall shelf, window and a decorative storage chest--the basics. We have highlighted the overall interior with a red french country design; easy on the eye and romantic too. Arrival information and address is offered to our guests up to one week prior to arrival for security reasons. Key access info is one day prior for security also. We offer a lengthy email packet of information about the surrounding area, as well as a few of our own local highlights. Communication with us is easy through our site! If we get an email or call we are happy to connect. However, we offer access information just prior; not too early. It is important for current guests not to be disturbed by drive-bys, drive-ins, or passer-bys. The cottage is not marked for rent roadside for this reason also. It is intentionally unmarked. Shorecabin is a special weekly rental: it offers a superb and quiet setting for family fun and adventure. While it is Not a "full service establishment", our guests find plenty of up north highlights without concierge service. It is perfect for guests seeking an active lifestyle outdoors, as well as those looking for a quiet scrabble game on the screened porch. We are pleased to offer this charming log cabin to many returning guests. Please read all the nostalgic details of Shorecabin in our description. Visit here soon; fall colors are beautiful!
Seymour Indiana

My idea of a dream vacation property!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Shore Cabin the first week of June 2014. When we pulled up to the property I just couldn't believe my eyes! The cabin is much more than anyone can describe in words! The outside is picture ready for Country Living magazine! And the inside is decorated beautifully! You want to go through and look at all the details in every room! Very comfy beds and soft linens make it easy to sleep in everyday. Everything is right there to make you feel at home and comfy.

The view from the cabin is breathtaking! The breeze from the lake begs you to make the fun and not so far trek to the sandy beach.

I feel asleep on the screen porch the first night. We had fires in the fire-pit almost every night.

I used the well equipped kitchen and cooked all but three meals while there.

The location is great! A short drive to Harbor Springs or up to Sturgeon Bay.

We enjoyed our stay very much. It was hard for us to leave and go back home to reality.

Thank you to the owners for this immaculate, charming place we called home for a week!

I hope to return soon. I absolutely LOVED this cabin!!!!!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! Awesome review for a really charming retreat! Shorecabin has received a lot of accolades over the years; yet your complete adoration of the cabin takes it to a higher level! Thank you for appreciating all we do in Harbor Springs to keep our guests pleased! This is exactly the emotion we felt when we discovered (and quickly purchased) this quaint log getaway in 2001. Shorecabin is a postcard cottage in a magical location. Thanks for sharing the wonderful details inside and out. It is not uncommon to feel a complete escape from reality at Shorecabin! ...please visit again soon- we will keep it special!

Perfect Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Everything is exactly as owner describe and some. Location is perfect and views are spectacular. House was clear up on arrival. I would definitely recommend this charming cabin

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Amazing family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful, relaxing week at this adorable cabin. It is on the small side, but was perfect for our family of four. The decor is adorable and was well equipped with anything we could possibly need. My favorite spot was the screened in porch to watch the hummingbirds in the morning. We were super lucky with the weather, so we spent most of our time on the beach or in the yard. The beach was gorgeous, although a bit of a hike (especially coming up the bluff). The owners do have a shed at the waterfront with plenty of chairs, umbrellas, toys and boogie boards (which my girls used every day) so you don't have to lug that stuff with you. One caution: there are boulders and rocks in the water, so it helps to have water shoes of some sort. The beach was very private and we all had so much fun there (including our dog!). At the cabin, campfires every night were a must! There was plenty of firewood on site, the owner even re-stocked it our first night there. We didn't venture out too much, but I would recommend Pond Hill Farm for a fabulous farm-fresh meal and market, wine tasting and the squash catapult. We also liked the atmosphere of Legs Inn in Cross Village (the kids loved it), the food was just OK. The best part was unplugging and spending time as a family reconnecting.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The few giant and amazing boulders of Lake Michigan in this gold coast area were placed here by the corp of engineers long ago. They keep the sugary sand safe! 1 or 2 kids at a time can step up on them for picture taking. A couple of these smooth granite boulders peek out of the water near the shore, so they are easy to spot. Water shoes can help little feet from sliding off while climbing up on them! Otherwise, plan to see spectacular sand between your toes up and down this area of postcard perfect beach: a sand castle heaven!
Norwalk, Ohio

Just as depicted

  • 4 of 5

Shorecabin was very clean and inviting; a good location for easy drives to Mackinaw, Boyne and Petoskey. Our kids loved playing at the beach. The owners offered extra kid friendly ideas, of which, the favorite was playing at Pond Hill Farm and launching cucumbers from a giant sling shot! Thank you for sharing Shorecabin with us.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


Nearest Point of Interest
The Fish Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
The Crow's Nest Restaurant
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The Legs Inn Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Pond Hill Farm, Vineyard, Cafe
Nearest Point of Interest
Good Hart Store, post office, antique spot
Nearest Point of Interest
Tunnel of Trees Heritage Route

Easy drive to Mackinaw city for regular ferry departures to Mackinac Island.


Rates & Availability

From $1,495 Per week

Good Hart Cabin Rental Rates

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Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75.00 + Tax
cleaning $135.00 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250.00
Tax Rate 6.0%

Cancellation Policy

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Good Hart Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sofa sleeper in living room
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1) portable crib available by request, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) We recommend 4 adults maximum. Sofa bed is in living area.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Sitting atop a 200' bluff located on M 119 (Northern Michigan's 'Tunnel of Trees') with six acres of hardwood forest behind, this quaint log cabin has it's own tranquil walking trail and 150 feet of renowned, sandy & private Lake Michigan beach.

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