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Linda or Abe Thiessen

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english

Mid-Week rentals available! Dogs WELCOME!

40 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


Northern Michigan House Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, sleeps 4 comfortable, 5 maximum

Your 'SECOND HOME' is located at 620 Second Street. Where you and your pets can stay down town Harbor Springs at an affordable price! YES! Your pets are welcome! Just 2 blocks to town for shopping, dining, beach, marina and church. 5 Miles to Nubs Nob and Boyne Highlands Ski Resort. The house is clean. All linens are provided. A fully equipped kitchen so that you can prepare all your meals at home. We even supply dish soap, hand soap and laundry soap. We also have coffee and sugar on hand! We do have a Washer and Dryer, Central Air and a Central Vacuum system not to mention Free WI-FI!

Enjoy our secluded patio while cooking on the NATURAL GAS BB-Q grill. Never have to worry about running out of gas!

The large yard is great for kids to play & animals to run. The house sleeps 4 comfortable. The back bedroom has a very comfortable queen size bed. The front bedroom now has twin size bunk beds. We just remodeled the front and back bedroom. Our Living room has a flat screen TV and DVD.

Harbor Spring truly is a great place to vacation. Come stay at your 'SECOND HOME' any time of the year! Every season in Harbor Springs has something wonderful to offer!

Skiing information: We are located approx. 5 miles from Nubs Nob & Boyne Highlands ski resorts. Both resorts offer Down hill and Cross country skiing, snow boarding and snow shoeing trails. Chestnut Valley has night Cross Country skiing trails that connect to Nubs Nob trails.

Golf information: There are too many Golf courses to list them all! Boyne Highlands, Chestnut valley, Springbrook, Little Traverse Bay Golf course, Harbor Point (semi-private), Birchwood the list goes on and on!

Christmas season: Thanksgiving weekend is when the Christmas tree is set up downtown. Santa arrives in the afternoon for the children. In the evening here is a tree lighting ceremony where everyone sings Christmas carols before they light the tree! You have to attend on of these! It's like a Norman Rockwell painting!

December hosts the Annual Christmas Open houses. Harbor Springs is on the 1st Wednesday of December while Petoskey holds theirs the 1st Friday of December. This is when the stores downtown are open from 6:00pm to 9:00pm and offer seasonal goodies and drinks! This is a beautiful time to be here! Small town festivities!

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Linda or Abe Thiessen (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Linda or Abe Thiessen

My husband Abe & I have 2 beautiful daughters! Amelia and Grace! We currently live just around the bay in Charlevoix, MI. We like to come to Harbor Springs for the 4th of July, Christmas Tree lighting ceremony and the Annual Christmas Open House.

Linda or Abe Thiessen purchased this house in 1987

Why Linda or Abe Thiessen chose Northern Michigan

My Grandpa built this house back in the 50's. It's been in the family the whole time. I bought this house when I was 20 years old. When I had to move to Charlevoix for work, I didn't want to sell the house. We decided to turn it into a vacation rental. We don't have a lot of money. We are not trying to 'make' money off of it. We just need it to pay for itself in order to keep it! We like to keep the price down so EVERYONE can enjoy Harbor Springs! Although Harbor Springs is considered a destination for the wealthy, we'd like to keep it affordable so average people can vacation too! Our house is nothing 'fancy'! Keep that in mind as you drive past all the big, fancy houses on Main Street!

What makes this house unique

One of the main 'unique benefits' or our house is, WE ALLOW ANIMALS! However, our location is everything! Our house is located just 2 blocks from down town. Located behind the Holy Childhood Church, you can faintly hear the church bells in the morning! Close enough to town to walk to dinner, church and the beach. Yet far enough out to be quiet and relaxing!


based on 40 traveler reviews

Mid-Week rentals available! Dogs WELCOME!
average rating of 4.725 based on 40 reviews

Charming, clean and great location in Harbor Sprin

  • 5 of 5

My wife, 15-month-old daughter and pug thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Harbor Springs. The house is perfect for a small family, with everything you need for a vacation. A short walk or bike ride away is downtown Harbor Springs with wonderful shops, restaurants, beach, etc.

The home is very clean, with laundry, dishwasher, microwave, etc. to really make it feel like your home away from home. Linda was also extremely helpul! We plan on staying there again in the future!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2009
  • Stayed: Jun 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Tecumseh, MI

Adorable gem!

  • 5 of 5

Abe and Linda have an adorable gem in the heart of Harbor Springs. Clean, cozy, everything you need! My only suggestion is that the listing says there is room for 5 when it is actually only 4. It was no problem and we borrowed pillows and blankets from beds and my son slept on the couch. I think there used to be a pull out couch that has been replaced. It was in no way an inconvenience, and there was plenty of towels and room for the 5 of us.

I love that the master was in the back of the cottage on the other bedroom in the front. It gave us plenty of space to relax and not be on top of each other.

Everything was modern and recently updated. It was cold and snowy when we visited and the cottage was plenty warm. Coffee was a nice touch.

We loved our quick time in Harbor Springs. Highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi, We do list the house as "Sleeps 4" with "Max 5". We have a trundle bed under the bunk beds in the front bedroom. Glad it wasn't an inconvenience and that you enjoyed your stay anyway! Next time, just give us a call and we will take care of any questions or problems! Thanks, Linda
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Brunswick, Ohio

Fall color week

  • 5 of 5

What a great place to stay! Linda is easy to communicate with during the booking process and can be contacted for questions during your stay if necessary. The cottage is clean and cozy. We found it to be a perfect location. All the conveniences of home are in the cottage incl dishwasher and microwave as well as a washer and dryer. We cooked several meals out on the gas grill, had a fire in the fire pit to roast marshmallows, took strolls through the neighborhood which is lovely AND very quiet! We saw deer every day. During our week we had a gambit of weather from a lovely sunny nearly 70 day to a thunderstorm as well as a snowstorm! We drove twice through the Tunnel of Trees (tried to eat at Legs Inn but was a 90 minute wait ea time we stopped), drove to Mackinaw City, drove to Traverse City for the wine trails, searched several beaches (once as it started to sleet!) for Petoskey stones, walked around Charlevoix to see Earl Young's "mushroom houses", visited two local wineries, ate at the Polish Kitchen. The beds are comfy, the showers hot, the internet speedy AND we got to bring our Golden with us. Can't ask for more than that! Had a great time and hope very much to return. Thanks Linda!

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A cosy cottage with the comforts of home

  • 5 of 5

Second Home is such a cosy cottage in Harbor Springs with all the comforts of home. It was great that it was walking distance to shopping and the beach. Loved that it backed on to the woods, so peaceful. Everyone in Harbor Springs were so friendly. Linda was readily available to answer any questions and to provide recommendations. We really enjoyed the drive through the Tunnel of Trees, perfect for avid cyclists, too. and Legs Inn is must see with great food. I would definitely recommend this cottage to anyone wanting to visit northern michigan.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place

  • 5 of 5

I've stayed at this great gem three times now and love it. Great location that is only a short walk downtown or to the water. Very close to many things to do for all ages.

I'll be back soon!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Wonderful Place for a Small Family Getaway!!

  • 5 of 5

Had such a lovely stay with my husband and children. Linda was fantastic! She answered all of our emails immediately. We had a great time skiing and taking walks into town. It was great to be so close. We loved our early morning walks. The house was very comfortable, and had everything we needed. Much nicer than staying in a hotel!! We would recommend this property to others.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Pellston/Traverse City
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Bar Harbor
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Too many to mention!
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
New Yorker, The Pier, Turkey's
Nearest Ski
7 Miles
Nubs Nob and Boyne Highlands Ski Resorts
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
City Beach

Summer in Harbor is absolutely beautiful and offers a variety of golf courses, fishing, boating, shopping, dinning even a sk8 park! You can ride your bike from Harbor Springs to Charlevoix on the paved bike path that hugs the Lake Michigan coast! Winter in Harbor offers GREAT downhill and cross country skiing, snowmobile trails, snow-shoeing, sledding and ice skating. Don't miss the annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony, the Christmas 'Open House' on the 1st Wednesday of December!

Other Activities: Winter-down hill & cross country skiing, snow-shoeing, snowmobiling, sledding, ice skating, ice fishing. Tree lighting ceremony & Christmas open house


Rates & Availability

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 16 2016 - Sep 11 2016
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Sep 12 2016 - Nov 19 2016
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $50
Pet Fee $25

500-$1000 per week, $220 - $250 per weekend
$50 Cleaning fee
$25 Per Dog fee
Dates will only be held after we receive a deposit of 50% of the total rental rate.
Balance MUST be paid 1 MONTH prior to your arrival.
Cancellation within 1 month of your arrival, forfeits all monies

Deposit equal to half the rental amount due to confirm reservation.
Remaining balance due 1 month prior to arrival.
Payable by Check or Credit Card through paypal or Intuit.

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Northern Michigan House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 975 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Downtown
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Comfort height toilet
  • The bathroom was completely remodeled in 2011. We provide hand soap and towels, except beach towels. Please do not take our towels to the beach! We have lost too many in the past!
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Front Bedroom - 1 twin/ single , Bunk bed in front bedroom. Twin on top, Full size on bottom!
    Back Bedroom - 1 queen
  • Back bedroom has Queen size bed, a dresser and closet. Front bedroom now has a bunk bed. Twin on top, full on bottom. Closet is not longer 'usable' due to bed placement!
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Our house is not big and fancy, Just comfy and cozy! We try to make this as affordable and comfortable as we can by providing most of the things needed on vacation. Our yard is large so children & animals can play. We do allow dogs. With respect to guests without animals, we ask that you keep the animals off the furniture and pick up after them in the yard. 2009 we added a dishwasher, new dining table, chairs and beachtowels...but someone took them! 2010 we added wireless WI-FI and a brand NEW Natural gas BB-Q! 2011 Complete Bathroom remodel 2013 New couch and head board. The sprinkler system scheduled to turn on at 5:00 a.m. Please feel free to help out in any of the flower gardens or window boxes! There is plenty of parking in the driveway for a boat or snow mobile trailer and guests! The laundry room is a good size. both a washer & dryer. We do supply the soap and fabric softener

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