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Luxury Harbor Springs home-minutes from Lake Michigan and ski areas

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

This luxury retreat is nestled in the trees on 10 beautiful acres of mature spruce and hardwoods in the picturesque resort community of Harbor Springs Michigan – often called the Aspen of the Midwest. It is the perfect vacation home....would be lovely for an intimate wedding gathering as well.

Located on a private 10-acre parcel, yet just a two-minute drive from downtown Harbor Springs, you'll enjoy the feeling of 'getting away from it all', while still being close to Lake Michigan, dining, shopping, boating etc. For skiing, Boyne Highlands and Nubs Nob are less than 10 minutes away.

Custom built by Richard Darnton/Darnton Builders, this 5,930 square foot log home has many beautiful artistic elements –a hand-crafted timber stairway with twig railings, pine wall paneling with custom milled edge detail, interior hewn beams salvaged from a local church, and a reading nook in the great room built from a hollowed-out tree trunk.

The gourmet kitchen featuring a Wolf range, Subzero refrigerator, large walk-in pantry and granite countertops is open to the cozy gathering room and takes advantage of woodland views and a spectacular stone fireplace. A large screened porch (also with a stunning stone fireplace), and expansive deck provide plenty of room to enjoy nature and the outdoors in this extraordinary northern Michigan setting just a few minutes from Lake Michigan.

The home is ideal for entertaining and family gatherings. Rooms are spacious and thoughtfully furnished. The great room has a twenty five foot high ceiling; the walk-out lower level features a game room and family room. And if you love sports, there also an indoor basketball/sports court!

The master suite is on the main floor and features two walk-in closets, a private deck and a large bathroom with tiled shower and double sinks. The bath area is designed for relaxing with a vintage tub set into a niche framed with hewn timbers. Three spacious bedrooms,full bath and a loft are located on the 2nd floor.

A personal office space just off the spacious foyer is the perfect place to work from home.

Keywords: luxury, Harbor Springs, lake view, log home, close to golf

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Luxury Harbor Springs home-minutes from Lake Michigan and ski areas
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Amazing Cabin!!

  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoyed every moment in this beautiful cabin. Our children spent countless hours in the indoor basketball court. The entire cabin is so charming and cozy. We didn't want to ever leave. Can't wait to visit again!!! We have rented numerous cabins in the past, and this is by far the best. We will recommend this cabin to everyone.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect For Us!!

  • 5 of 5

We wanted to start a new tradition of taking some time as an extended family (2 married children, one grandchild, one still single son) and this was an ideal place for that to happen. This home is very spacious and provided everyone have their own private spaces yet the common areas for time together were perfect for playing games, reading and, of course, eating. The kitchen made putting our meals together great fun - top notch appliances and plenty of room for everyone to get into the action. Everything you need to make fantastic meals (pots & pans, kitchen tools, etc.) are right there for your use.

As you might imagine, in the middle of winter, the fireplace was a big attraction and we spent a lot of time around it - especially after people came back from skiing, snowboarding or just walks through the beautiful woods surrounding this home.

The indoor half court got a lot of use and the competition was fierce to see who was the best "lightening" player (I was not, apparently) and there are other games as well. There is a T.V. but we never turned it on - too much other fun stuff to do. There are lots of books and games there if you want to use them.

Proximity to the ski hills, to town (Harbor Springs or Petoskey) make this a very convenient place and the owners were super attentive to making sure we had a great stay. Hope we can come back next year too!

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2011
  • Stayed: Jan 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Pellston Regional Airport PLN
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Bar Harbor
Nearest Ferry
40 Miles
Mackinaw Island
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Boyne Highlands
Nearest Motorway
11 Miles
M-119 and U.S. 31
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
The New York and Stafford's Pier
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Boyne Highlands
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Harbor Springs City Beach
Car: necessary

Harbor Springs, Northwest, Michigan, USA (2 Miles from downtown Harbor Springs) Harbor Springs is often called 'the Aspen of the Midwest'. It is a lovely community on Lake Michigan with an abundance of activities for both water lovers and skiers; unique shops, art galleries and great dining experiences are enjoyed year round.

Other Activities: Shopping, Kayaking, Boating, Snowboarding, Snowmobiling, Tubing, Water skiing, Wildlife Viewing, Health/Beauty Spa, Miniature Golf, Basketball Court, Biking, Golf


Rates & Availability

Harbor Springs House Rental Rates

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Ski Season
Jan 8 2017 - Apr 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jun 24 2017 - Aug 5 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $325

June - Change over days are typically Fridays for weekly rentals.

$300 security deposit required for all rentals.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Harbor Springs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 5500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Resort
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Water View
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3.5
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Queen size Beds (3) The master bedroom queen bed is hand-crafted by Bed's By Design in Harbor Springs - plush comfort and natural materials. All queen beds have down duvets., Twin or Single Beds (5)
  • Air Hockey
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Barbecue
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Screened porch with fireplace, Indoor basketball area, game room. Full concierge services available upon request (priced separately).

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