TRADITIONAL LAKE MICHIGAN COTTAGE WITH LARGE SANDY BEACH / WALK TO TOWN

Mary Higgins

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Sleeps11
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
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TRADITIONAL LAKE MICHIGAN COTTAGE WITH LARGE SANDY BEACH / WALK TO TOWN

Sleeps11
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights

Overview

Overview

Harbor Springs House Rental Photos and Description

5+ Bedrooms, Walk to Harbor

Located on your very own private sandy beach on Lake Michigan, this beautiful cottage is a short walk from Harbor Springs and directly across from an 18-hole golf course. We have 5 full bedrooms (Q,Q,D,D,T/T/T) plus a breezy sleeping porch with swinging bed. Sit on your huge front porch, overlooking your private beach, with panoramic views of Lake Michigan and the lights of Bay Harbor and Petoskey. Create your own family tradition -- this is a lake cottage filled with antiques and the character of Northern Michigan that you will return to year after year. It is spacious enough to accommodate your entire family, yet still intimate and cozy beyond belief. We have a huge living room with natural stone fireplace (we supply the wood to keep the fires burning), provide a full entertainment system (cable, DVD and stereo) and beach games galore (badminton, croquet and more!). A full kitchen is equipped with all the accouterments a gourmet could hope for.

A large dining room provides full picturesque views of the lake for family dinners and game night. A sunny, very private back deck, offering its own views of the lake and the herb garden, is ideal for a peaceful morning cup of coffee.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Mary Higgins (Owner)
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Sleeps11
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights
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3.8
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Traditional Lake Michigan Cottage with Large Sandy Beach / Walk To Town
average rating of 3.75 based on 4 reviews
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Traditional Lake Michigan Cottage with Large Sandy Beach / Walk To Town
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p310538
-734 420-2231
Harbor Springs Northern Michigan
5

Great Getaway "Up North" in Harbor Springs

Great Getaway "Up North" in Harbor Springs
  • 5 of 5
We rented this charming, historic cottage with two other couples in August, 2011. Four of us played golf at the various courses in the area; one couple enjoyed the public tennis courts in town near the pier and some of us enjoyed wind-surfing whenever possible. You can get some great exercise by walking into town and back - about 2.5 - 3 miles round trip). The decor of the cottage is cozy and charming with all the amenities anyone could need. We had fun creating various meals after visiting the Farmer's Market Wednesday morning. It's a short walk down the steps to your own private beach where you can enjoy sunbathing or reading but "the porch" is the shining feature of this cottage. It beckons you to come and relax; serenity at it's best on a quiet afternoon, cocktails in the evening with great conversation; naps, games - you name it! It's the best - we'll be back
  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Traditional Lake Michigan Cottage with Large Sandy Beach / Walk To Town
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p310538
-734 420-2231
Harbor Springs Northern Michigan
4

Spent a Week Here

  • 4 of 5
This home is located outside of Harbor Springs on a very quiet small drive with just 3 other homes. The homes on either side are magnificent. This property is the only rental. The porch is fabulous with lots of wicker furniture and a nice swing. It has a nice view of the lake although you cannot see the beach at all due to all the trees, etc. We loved the porch for morning and evening chats and eating as well. The cottage is 100+ years old with wooden floors and I'm sure all the original woodwork. Antique lovers will adore it. Two families spent the week totaling 13 people. We had plenty of room including plenty of sleeping space. One bed was actually never used. The kitchen is small, but adequate, with a nice electric stove, frig, dishwasher, and all the necessary kitchen tools etc. along with gas and charcoal grills outside. The downstairs bathroom has been remodeled and is nice with tons and tons of towels. The upstairs bathroom is small with a claw foot tub. We could have used more bathroom space with our number of people but scheduling was not an issue. There is only one TV in the main living room and wireless internet as well. The landscaping is lovely surrounding the 30-40 steps which lead down to the private beach. The beach was very rocky along with the sand. A new dock was installed this year but the rocks reach far out into the water. I would suggest some type of water shoes. Many children's toys are provided on the beach but the kayaks and boat lying there are not yours to use. This home does not have AC and we were there during an extremely warm week in Mich. The breeze off the lake did help at night, but many times the house was stuffy. This home is centrally located to nearby Petoskey which I enjoyed more than Harbor Springs. We visited Petoskey State Park beach and spent the day on a boat at Lake Charlevoix. We also visited Mackinaw Island which is a 40 min drive. The golf course at the top of the drive as of this year (2011) no longer accepts non-members. My son, the golfer, was able to find another course nearby. I would not agree that this home is a short walk to town; its over a mile with no sidewalks and no area really conducive to walking. A bike ride perhaps - or a short drive to town. Visit Yummies in Harbor Springs for ice cream. It was delish. I fell in love with Northern Michigan; it seemed like Florida with pine trees. The lakes are lovely and I hope to visit again.
  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Traditional Lake Michigan Cottage with Large Sandy Beach / Walk To Town
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p310538
-734 420-2231
Harbor Springs Northern Michigan
Birmingham, Michigan
5

Family Memories!!

  • 5 of 5
My family and I just returned from a week long stay at this lovely cottage. It is charming, spacious, and relaxing. We miss the big front porch already!

We had an amazing time and really enjoyed the proximity to town, our own beach, and all the little things that the family thought of. There was never a shortage of beach toys, kitchen utensils, towels, or anything else for that matter.

We had a family of 8 adults and we never felt like we were running out of room. The golf course across the street is open to the public at 1:30pm every day, so plenty of tee times were made there along with other courses in the area!

We loved this cottage and hope to be back next year. It was very special and we have no complaints! Thank you for the amazing vacation!
  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2008
  • Stayed: Aug 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Traditional Lake Michigan Cottage with Large Sandy Beach / Walk To Town
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p310538
-734 420-2231
Harbor Springs Northern Michigan
mount pleasant michgan
1

disappointing

  • 1 of 5
Cottage is a hundred years old and has character but has not been updated and is in need of some TLC and a good cleaning. You can walk to Harbor Springs but the driveway and road are narrow and busy - no sidewalks! Not much area to walk the beach either. The beach is nice but the water table is too low for fishing, or boating because there isn't a dock to reach deeper water. We were able to walk to a sandbar that was aprox. 100 to 150 yards out. Little kids can swim but not adults because of water table. House is a distance from beach and beach can't be seen from porch due to a lot of trees and underbrush so adults must be on beach to supervise children but there is no relief from sun such as shade or swimming. We did not stay for the entire week that we rented- we left two full days early. My recommendation would be to personally visit any rental prior to booking. I didn't do that in booking this cottage and I was extremely disappointed.
  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2008
  • Stayed: Jul 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is a 100 year old heritage cottage which we constantly update and maintain to provide modern amenities but always to preserve the character of the building. In the last 3 years we have painted the exterior, new roof, HDTV, free high speed internet, fax, cable tv, new kitchen island and stove, new carpeting in living room; bed linens match and are updated frequently. We do tree trimming every year but prefer to keep property wooded with its 200+year old trees.
This place is not suited for someone wanting a brand new home; this is our summer cottage on the beach filled with antiques and all about casual relaxing. Many rentals in this area are across the road from the beach and have 300 plus steps to access it. We have a grassy play area and one of the best beaches in the area.
We take cleaning and service very seriously as it is our second home. We spend $200.00 per week for cleaning and have 2 separate care takers to insure quick response to any needs.

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Cottage beach offers swimming, fishing,canoeing, sailing,kayacking, sunning on our multiple chaises. We have lots of children's beach toys. Water has been rocky the last few years due to low water levels, so do bring water shoes. Walk to town for great shopping and dining in Harbor Springs. Bike, kayak, wind surfer rentals available in town. Free tennis courts on marina in town.

Other Activities: canoeing, kayak

The Outfitters in Harbor Springs have bike, canoe, and kayak rentals

Ski: We are not available in the winter-cottage is not winterized.

We rent in June, July, and Aug. In Sept we will accept weekend rentals, but in the summer only rent by the week.

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

Harbor Springs House Rental Rates

Notes

  • $2500-$4500/Week
  • $1000 deposit required to guarantee rental date.
    Balance due 30 days prior to rental.
    $200 refundable damage deposit due with rental balance.

    July through August $4500/week
    Fall weekends by request Rates Vary
    July 4th week $5200/week
    Not available for winter rentals
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Amenities

Amenities

Harbor Springs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Town
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 11 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 baths; one with shower and one with clawfoot tub.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 5 - 3 twin/ single
  • 5 full bedrooms (Q,Q,D,D,T/T/T) plus a breezy sleeping porch with swinging bed.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 7 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Dishwasher, microwave, coffeemaker, toaster, ice maker, gas grill, full size washer, dryer, fax machine, printer, answering machine, picnic table and chaises on the beach. Beach toys and croquet set available Harbor Springs has great restaurants, charming shops, ice cream, fudge and free tennis courts (sign up at the Harbormaster). We are a short drive to Petoskey, Bay Harbor, Charlevoix and Mackinac City.

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