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Harbor Springs-Log Cottage-Lake Michigan-Beach-3 BR-Luxury

2 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights


Harbor Springs Cottage Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 6

Weekly rentals, no pets, maximum 6 people, $4200/week in summer. VIRTUAL TOUR at bottom of page.

We built our gorgeous log home in a picture-perfect setting, nestled along historical route M-119 (also known as the famous Tunnel of Trees) overlooking beautiful Lake Michigan just north of the charming downtown areas of Harbor Springs and Petoskey. After many months of searching, we selected a private and quiet location with a long winding driveway and gently sloping sand dunes to the tranquil beach. If you prefer a peaceful setting with no road noise from vehicles on M-119, just the sounds of wildlife and waves from the lake, than this is the place for your vacation!

Our home is filled with beautiful wooden cabinetry, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, accompanied by wood and tile flooring. It's professionally decorated, includes Pottery Barn furnishings, has both indoor and outdoor real field stone fireplaces, a cottage dining table with handcrafted benches by a local artist and numerous other upgrades. It sleeps six people, with a queen bed in each of the three bedroom suites.(Click 'More Details' below:)

If you enjoy spectacular sunsets, you'll love the grand outdoor log living area (our favorite part of the house) with a built-in grill, awesome wood burning field stone fireplace and deluxe comfortable seating! It's the best place to enjoy spectacular sunsets along the entire Lake Michigan shoreline! As an added bonus, you'll enjoy the unbelievable night time star gazing and the lighthouses that dot the horizon!

If you love to bike ride, M-119 is a popular destination for bicycling enthusiasts. If you like to ride motorcycles, this historical trail is a popular route as well.

Nearby you'll find the quaint towns of Good Hart and Cross Village, with famous Legs Inn as a dining option. Plus, for a step back in time as cars are forbidden, where bikes and horse drawn carriages are the preferred mode of transportation, picturesque Mackinac Island is a simple 30 minute drive from our cottage.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Wendy McCarty
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 10, 2016
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About Wendy McCarty

We lived in the Lake Fenton, Michigan, area for many years, attended CMU & U of M, love the Harbor Springs to Cross Village shoreline and historical M-119 (Tunnel of Trees) for bicycling.

Wendy McCarty purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Wendy McCarty chose Northern Michigan

Our long-term dream was to have a cottage in the Harbor Springs vicinity, be on Lake Michigan and to have a handcrafted log home! Our new lakefront log home is used as a place for family and friends to gather and we hope you'll make it a family tradition to visit here and create memories, too.

What makes this cottage unique

The cottage was designed with view in mind, with the largest windows possible to enjoy the scenic hill, woods, and fabulous Lake Michigan with lighthouses along the horizon. The inside is a combination of luxury and cozy comfort. The most popular area to enjoy the property, dine, watch wildlife, and visit with family/friends is the outdoor living area with the amazing fireplace!


2 traveler reviews

Harbor Springs-Log Cottage-Lake Michigan-Beach-3 BR-Luxury
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

What a great hideaway!

  • 5 of 5

Lifetime memories are made here. The sound of silence quickly put you into a feeling of peace, and the breathtaking views are something that a camera is unable to capture. Our family re-bonded over crackling fires, walks on the beach and beautiful sunsets. We can't wait to return.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely perfect vacation

  • 5 of 5

My two sisters and I, along with our husbands, spent a week at this lovely log cottage. I have to say that it was wonderful, and quite frankly has spoiled us for anything else. The view of the lake was phenomenal, the woods surrounding the house were beautiful, and the house itself couldn't have been any better. The cabin is decorated perfectly. Each bedroom had it's own picturesque view. Opening the windows at night and listening to the waves, made me think I was in Florida instead of Michigan. We enjoyed sitting in the back at night and watching the deer come down for a drink. It was in a very private setting. We saw a few people walk along the beach, but didn't have anyone near us. I will say that if you don't wish to be in a secluded area, then this would not be for you. We, on the other hand, absolutely loved it!!! The owner was very helpful with any questions. We highly recommend this place to anyone that wants to relax and just enjoy nature and the beauty of it.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Pellston Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Legs Inn
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Boyne Highlands
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
State Rd
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Legs Inn
Nearest Ski
12 Miles
Boyne Highlands, Nubs Nob


Rates & Availability

Harbor Springs Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Autumn 2016
Sep 11 2016 - Oct 31 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 17 2017 - Sep 9 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Autumn 2017
Sep 10 2017 - Oct 28 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $200 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

Weekly rentals only. Cleaning fee of $200 for each rental shall apply. 6% applicable use tax shall apply to both rental rate & cleaning.

$1000 security deposit and 50% of rents with lease, then last 50% of rents due 4 months prior to rental date.

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Harbor Springs Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront
  • Lake
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • Luxurious linens, pebble shower floors, dual sinks in the master bath, log walls and full glass shower next to one guest bedroom and hillside view with shower/tub in the other guest suite. Granite and cottage style decor throughout.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Each bedroom suite sleeps a maximum of two people. There is Pottery Barn bedding on pillow-top style mattresses. Every bedroom has a fantastic view of Lake Michigan and it's amazing to awake to the sounds of the lakeshore and shore birds.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
We are not able to accommodate weddings at our cottage due to the limited parking situation, the fact that only 6 guests shall be permitted on the property during the lease period and out of respect for the privacy and quiet enjoyment of the grounds for our immediate neighbor.

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