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LAKE MICH. VIEW COTTAGE IN THE TUNNEL OF TREES

Tom Hess

Advertiser since: 2012
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Speaks: english
Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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LAKE MICH. VIEW COTTAGE IN THE TUNNEL OF TREES

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

Harbor Springs Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Beautiful 3 bedroom, 2.5 baths with upstairs loft with views of Lake Mich

Beautiful family cottage with all new appliances and furnishings in a private association with stunning views of Lake Michigan from the deck. Walking access to an uncrowded beach with a fire pit to enjoy the stars.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Tom Hess (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2012
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Speaks: english

About Tom Hess

I grew up in Michigan and went to college at Michigan Technological University. I currently work for a pharmaceutical company in Princeton, New Jersey

Tom Hess purchased this cottage in 1963

Why Tom Hess chose Harbor Springs

My parents built this property in the 60's. I have been coming up to Northern Michigan for over 50 years. Even though I now live in the Philadelphia area, I continue to come back every year to enjoy the wildlife, views and stunning sunsets on Lake Michigan

What makes this cottage unique

The cottage is located in a private association just off M=119 (the Tunnel of Trees). This allows a very peaceful and quiet environment. You can walk and enjoy the beach without crowds. The fire pit on the beach allows you to view the unbelievable star display. The cottage has enough bedrooms and bathrooms to sleep multiple families. You are 1 mile away from the quaint store and shops in Good Hart. You are in close proximity to Mackinaw Island, Harbor Springs, Petoskey, and the Star Park in Mackinaw City.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.8
based on 8 traveler reviews

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Lake Mich. view cottage in the Tunnel of Trees
average rating of 4.75 based on 8 reviews
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Lake Mich. view cottage in the Tunnel of Trees
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Harbor Springs Northern Michigan
5

Loved it!

  • 5 of 5
We had a "birthday" retreat weekend with family and friends. 7 of us lived/slept there very comfortably. Beautiful cottage with a beautiful view. Other than the groceries and the cake pans, I had everything I needed to whip up a cake. The tunnel of trees is gorgeous in October. We look forward to a return trip.
  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Lake Mich. view cottage in the Tunnel of Trees
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-2158016752
Harbor Springs Northern Michigan
5

Beautiful cottage!

  • 5 of 5
The cottage was beautiful and so neat and clean. It also slept 12 of us comfortably, the kids stayed in sleeping bags in the loft area. The views of Lake Michigan and the sunsets were wonderful. We had several campfires in the fire pit down on the beach area. The cottage is remote and there was no internet access, so if you are looking for a place to get away from it all, this is it!
  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Lake Mich. view cottage in the Tunnel of Trees
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Harbor Springs Northern Michigan
Bowling Green Ohio
4

Relaxing

  • 4 of 5
A nice quiet place in the woods. Spacious clean house with everything you need, and a close walk to the beach. We saw deer every morning, good place for birders as well. Would have given a 5 star rating except that you really cant swim at the beach because of grass and rocks. There is a nice public beach in Good Heart just about a 5 minute drive away. Overall, had a very pleasant stay.
  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Lake Mich. view cottage in the Tunnel of Trees
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p436989vb
-2158016752
Harbor Springs Northern Michigan
Bay Area, CA
4

Serenity on Lake Michigan

  • 4 of 5
Tom's family house on Lake Michigan offers loads of space to sit back and enjoy the peace and quiet of the beautiful location fronting the lake. With 3 bedrooms and two twins up in the loft (set apart from each other so our two teenage boys loved those), we had more than enough room for our family of 5 to spread out and get a little quiet time. It was like going to your grandparents cabin. There's a path to the Lake from the house, where you'll find beautiful views in a private setting. A fire pit if you think to bring wood for a night-time bonfire. The deck off the back of the house was a great place for an outdoor dinner (if you don't mind eating from plates off your lap, which we were fine with). Even though others were staying in the small community, we really didn't hear anyone. If you are looking to get away from it all, this is a beautiful location to enjoy yourself, even with a larger party of guests! Everything was very clean when we arrived. There's nothing in the cupboards except salt and pepper, so be sure to bring what you need (ie. oil, spices, syrup, etc).
Some tips: if you plan to cook at the house, make sure you buy groceries before you leave Harbor Springs or Petoskey. Restaurants are far from the house, even Legs Inn in Cross Village (and they close early some nights - 8 pm). There's a small convenience store at the gas station in Cross Village, but their offerings are not much (not on the main road - take the road directly across from Legs Inn and go 1 block). The little store 1 mile south of the house in Good Hart wasn't open our first night (5 pm). It's super small but you could find what you need for dinner and breakfast there. Great homemade poppyseed bread and other goodies. There's no beach to swim from at the house, even though you have lake access. Probably could easily take a canoe or kayak from the house (or bring water shoes to navigate the "muck"). Try the beach just north of Cross Village.
Loved listening to the lapping of the waves at night - it was a great place to introduce our California kids to up north Lake Michigan.
  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Lake Mich. view cottage in the Tunnel of Trees
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-2158016752
Harbor Springs Northern Michigan
Chicago
5

Peace and Quiet.

  • 5 of 5
When looking for a quiet getaway away from the noise of busier vacation towns in northern Michigan with the close access (20 mins) to those same towns. The pictures do this house justice. A short walk to the clear, very clear water of Lake Michigan is available with a short walk down the stairs to the water. If internet/cell access is a must, potentially another property will suit you better, but if looking for a quiet getaway with plenty of peace and quiet while still having access to "action" - this place is for you.
  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers
business
Lake Mich. view cottage in the Tunnel of Trees
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p436989vb
-2158016752
Harbor Springs Northern Michigan
5

Nice Cottage In A Good Location

  • 5 of 5
Just spent the week there and I got to say that we all enjoyed the cottage. It's spacious and clean with up to date appliances. It has enough room to sleep 9 comfortably. It has a great view of Lake Michigan from the deck and the beach and water is just a short stroll from the cottage. We used the fire pit on the beach 4 out of the 7 nights there while watching the awesome sunsets. The location of the cottage is perfect if you're looking for a peaceful location in the woods on the water and also looking for a centralized location in the Northwestern Lower Peninsula. Mackinaw City, Mackinac Island, Harbor Springs, and Petoskey are all within 30-40 minutes away from the cottage. We had a great time and hope we can come back again for another northern family retreat.
  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Pellston
Nearest Barpub
15 Miles
Crow's Nest
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Boyne Mountain Golf Resort
Nearest Restaurant
15 Miles
Crow's Nest
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Cross Village
Car: necessary

Located in a Private Association just off of M-119 (Tunnel of Trees). 30-45 minutes from Harbor Springs, Petoskey, and Mackinaw Island. Association rules do not allow motorcycles on the property.

1 mile from the Good Hart Store.

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Rates & Availability

From $175 Per night

Harbor Springs Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Off-Peak
May 1 2015 - Jun 26 2015
2 night minimum stay
$175
 
 
Peak
Jun 27 2015 - Sep 5 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,700
 
 
Off-Peak
Sep 6 2015 - Oct 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
$175
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Notes Linens and towels provided. Our cleaning service can take care of 4 bags of garbage per week. Any additional bags will incur a cost of $4/bag.
$250 non-refundable deposit is required to hold the property which will be applied to the rental amount. The $250 refundable damage deposit and rental amount are due 30 days prior to your stay. All payments are done by checks.
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Amenities

Harbor Springs Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , Doors to Master bedroom and Guest bedroom. Jacuzzi Tub
  • 2.5
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Master Bedroom with door to bathroom
    Guest Bedroom - 1 queen , Guest Bedroom with door to bathroom
    Guest Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Guest bedroom with access to bathroom in hallway
    Loft - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , One double and 1 twin with lots of space for sleeping bags
  • One King size bed Master bedroom, One Queen size bed Guest bedroom, Two Twin or Single Beds in guest bedroom, One Double and One Twin beds in loft
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
Association rules do not allow motorcycles on the property Outside shed for storage of bikes

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