Carriage house nestled in woods situated within 100 ft of Little Traverse Bay--water clearly visible, just north of Harbor Springs. This is a lovely and private dwelling tastefully and completely furnished with living rm and dining area, two lg bedrooms, lg bath, full kitchen, and loft with custom cherry ladder pegged at top for safety.
The house was designed by architect, Frederick Crosley Ball, and has a vaulted-ceiling interior with basswood paneling and cherry wood flooring throughout. Living room includes a luxurious wrap-around sectional, satellite TV, Boze sound system, and high-speed internet. Stainless steel appliances, including convection oven and washer/dryer.
Cobble/sandy shoreline for long beach walks. Lake suitable for bathing/swimming. This is the perfect place to get away from it all or work on the book project you've been meaning to finish. Expansive library. The effect is magical. No smoking or cats. Fall/winter rate: Oct 19-Dec 14 is $850/wk or $550/wkend. Christmas holiday: Dec 14 (2013)-Jan 4 (2014) is $980/wk. Summer rate 2014: May 24-Sept 6 is $1160/wk utilities included. Sept 6-Oct 19 is $980 or $550/wkend. Wint/Spr Jan 4-May 24 rate: $850/wk or $550/wkend.
Keywords: waterfront carriage house
Douglas and Heidi Marshall. Douglas, (Ph.D. History) was on the faculty of Univ-MI for 12 years before becoming part of the automotive industry for 16 years, primarily on the GM Corporate Strategy staff, and later as part of the International group at GM Japan and GM Europe. Here, he was formerly CEO of the Little Traverse History Museum in Petoskey. Heidi, MFA, is a professional pastel artist and instructor at North Central Michigan College in Petoskey.
Harbor Springs is on the Forbes Magazine of the 10 best places to retire. It is a New England town plunked down in the midwest. I grew up in the Great Lakes region and could not ask for a more beautiful spot, central to nature, and with magnificent summer weather and sunsets.
Advantage is living in close proximity to nature. We are surrounded by woods right on Little Traverse Bay. The Thorne Swift Nature Preserve is the adjacent property with hiking opportunities on trails and shore.