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Bedrooms 3
Space 1,450 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms/2 Full Baths, Sleeps 6

~Skiing, Golfing, Shopping, Relaxing, Hiking, Boating, Cycling, Dining, Antiquing~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~We Have It All~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Spring, summer, and fall offer fabulous golf, sailing, boating, biking, kayaking, paddle boarding, tennis, shopping, and dining. You are just a few blocks from all that the charming town of Harbor Springs has to offer! Great 'in town' location makes this cottage a short walk to the waterfront, top notch restaurants, and one of a kind shopping. In the winter, skiing, snowboarding, and cross country skiing are just minutes away. Ski all day and come home to relax in town where you can walk to all that the town of Harbor Springs has to offer. This super charming home is located on a quiet street with very little traffic, and is the perfect 'Up North' getaway at a reasonable price!

This is a very comfortable 1,450 square foot home w/ 3 Bedrooms and 2 Baths. There are two second floor bedrooms & one on the 1st floor. There is a wonderful wrap around porch for relaxing, enjoying your morning coffee or evening cocktail, reading,board games or just watching the deer. Kids will enjoy the big back yard for playing & ROASTING MARSHMALLOWS IN THE FIRE PIT! Just about everything is within a short walk or bike ride away. The area is quiet and safe - a perfect location for you and your family! Enjoy preparing meals for family and friends in the well stocked kitchen.

Awesome skiing, golf, biking & boating are right here! Harbor Point Golf course is within walking distance; Boyne Higlands' four award winning courses, Little Traverse Bay Golf Club, Chestnut Valley, True North and many more of the mid-west's best courses are just 10-15 minutes away! For skiers, Nubs Nob and Boyne ski resorts are just 10 minutes away. Ski all day and sleep in town to enjoy the local flavor, shopping & restaurants. Great restaurants include The New York, The Pier, Pointer Room, Turkeys, The Depot, Mustang Wendy's & The Fish, and Muer Kitchen. Wonderful shopping is just steps away, yet you are on a quiet private street with little traffic.

About Harbor Springs (from the Chamber of Commerce) :Enjoy the unique charm offered by a vacation in beautiful Harbor Springs, Michigan. Nestled along the deepest harbor in the Great Lakes, lies the charming waterfront community of Harbor Springs, Michigan. Harbor Springs has been a bustling tourist destination since before the turn of the century, it offers an abundance of natural beauty and four seasons of outdoor activities. You will enjoy an array of cultural and culinary attractions that continually delight visitors as well as provide an uncomplicated tranquility to residents. Stroll the quiet sidewalk lined streets and take in an abundance of turn of the century Victorian homes, walk into town to enjoy the one-of-a-kind stores and restaurants, enjoy a swim in the cool clean waters of Lake Michigan, or take a bike ride through the tunnel of trees.

PRICING: The pricing section of this website is a bit confusing, so let me explain. I have had to raise my prices because Home away not steals almost 10 percent off the top of my rent. Not to mention that they also charge you. Such a rip off! To get an accurate quote or to inquire about any special rates, please send me an inquiry and I will give you the best rate I can. There is a premium added for July 4th, Regatta Week, Memorial Day and Labor Day. The weeks from December 20 to Jan 6 are also premium weeks. Off season I rent by the week, weekend, or day. The monthly rate is only offered for longer term off season rentals. Ski Season: I offer the full season at a very very good rate and I can explain this in more detail at your request. I do not use the online payment system with VRBO or Homeaway because they charge YOU (the renter) an extra $300+ that I would rather see you use for a good meal! Feel free to call me at 804.241.5661

More Details

Robin Pearsall
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 15, 2018

About Robin Pearsall

I live in Richmond, Virginia but have been summering in Harbor Springs for my entire life. I am a real estate agent in Richmond with Re/Max Commonwealth. My children and I cherish the time we spend together at this cottage and hope you will, too!

Robin Pearsall purchased this house in 2004

Why Robin Pearsall chose Harbor Springs

This is positively the best location! My children could walk or ride their bikes to town, walk to the beach, swimming, sailing school, tennis, etc. The porch 'makes' this house!

What makes this house unique

Hands down it is the location and the wrap around porch!


Harbor Springs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1450 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Lake
  • Town
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • fax
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 1st floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2nd floor
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2nd Floor. Walk in closet, dresser
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , first floor, closet, dresser. external full bath
    Bedroom 3 - 4 twin/ single , 2nd Floor, 2 sets of bunk beds (4 twins), 2 dressers, closet
  • First floor master with bath (not attached). Two more bedrooms and a bath on the 2nd floor
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 7 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Housekeeper
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
High speed Wireless internet at the house There is a small office on the back of the house with a fax machine, computer hookups. Wireless internet can be used throughout the house


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Book Now for Fall and Winter!
average rating of 4.5 based on 18 reviews

Great location, family friendly house, wonderful owner

  • 5 of 5

Planned our vacation late in the season and was so happy this property was available. Robin was easy to work with and went above and beyond with ideas and suggestions for things to do for my family and I who had never been to the area before. House was comfortable and cozy with everything we needed. Amazing location with a short walk to town but the peace and quiet of being 5 min away from the hustle and bustle. Would definitely recommend and return again.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much and I can't wait to have you come back again! All my best, Robin
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Great Place & Great Loctaion

  • 5 of 5

This home was perfect for our family winter get away! Very cozy and inviting... Robin (the owner) was excellent to work with!

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Lynn - hope you all will come back in the spring or summer! Thank you especially for your suggestions. Just ordered new fluffy towels and linens for the spring! Such an easy fix and I know future renters will appreciate them. Robin
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It was a great place in a great place

  • 4 of 5

The location was great and I loved the Porch. The rooms were good size for our family. The home, while a little dated, had everything we needed for cooking, towels and toiletries, etc. I appreciated the use of the bikes and the grill, comforts of home.

Our family had a very nice stay and will be back.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our 3rd Visit

  • 5 of 5

We have visited this house 5 times now and it really feels like home. This was our first time coming in the winter. Robin always responds quickly and works with us on scheduling - in this case, it was too cold to ski on the weekend we had booked and she let us move our reservations to another weekend. She gave us great recommendations for places to eat and things to do. The house is always neat and clean with the walkways and parking spaces were cleared of snow when we arrived. She treats us like family and that keeps us coming back!

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was perfect for us.

  • 5 of 5

It was a great house. We were in town for a wedding. It was convenient to everything. There were 6 of us staying and it worked really well - my parents stayed in the 1st floor bedroom and the children stayed on the 2nd floor with us. It was close to the church and town. We liked that we could walk into town and did not feel stuck at the house.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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You wont be disappointed

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I chose this house based on the suggestion of a friend who had also rented this house in the past. They told us to expect a very accommodating home that was convenient, comfortable and charming. I'm happy to report that all of that was true and more. The more was that we really enjoyed meeting the neighbors and being able to read the paper and drink our morning coffee on the porch. I highly recommend renting this place if you have a trip planned to Harbor Springs. We waited too long and found that she was booked for most of the summer already,

You won't be disappointed

  • Submitted: May 13, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks John and Lydia! Hope to get you back here again! (And sorry your week is already taken for this year! ).
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
The Pier
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Harbor Point
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
The New York
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Nubs Nob
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Harbor Springs Public Beach
Car: not necessary

The wonderful town of Harbor Springs offers the following:

-An established summer resort area for over 125 years

-Located on the deepest natural harbor on the Great Lakes

-2 of the finest ski areas in the Midwest are located approximately 5 miles from town

-The city airport is approximately 3 miles from town with a 4,157' paved runway

-Plenty of excellent private and/or public golf courses nearby

-Clear water, beautiful beaches, and rolling Northern Michigan countryside

-Excellent schools with new facilities

-Historic islands and other fine resort towns nearby

-Excellent shopping in a 4 seasons town

Some of the many things to do include:

Water skiing, snow skiing, sailing, tennis, golf, antiquing, cycling, hiking, art festivals, snow boarding, cross country skiing, wind surfing


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Pet Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $200

I offer great budget rates to those who would like to rent for the entire ski season (December to April). This is great for those of you who participate in the NASTAR racing or who are serious skiers and want to leave your equipment here all winter. You can also "share" the season with another family. Please inquire! There is a refundable $200 damage deposit due at the same time as the 2nd payment.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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