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Private Beachfront Lake Michigan Home - 175 ft. of private beach frontage

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 1 full bathroom, 1 half bathroom, sleeps 6,

Experience the spectacular, million dollar sunsets from your 175 feet of private, sandy beach or from the comfort of the large outside deck. This charming cottage is set in a wooded area with a gated entrance. This private setting is located only twenty minutes from beautiful Harbor Springs and twenty minutes from the famous Mackinac Bridge.

In the upper level there is a master bedroom with a king sized bed and two bedrooms featuring cedar built in bunk beds and a full bathroom. The main level has a dining room and a living room with a fieldstone fireplace overlooking the beautiful lake. The kitchen is open so that you can view Lake Michigan from there as well. There is a half bath and back room 'den' for watching satellite flat screen TV with Blue Ray.

Amenities: The kitchen is fully equipped with dishwasher, stove, microwave, coffee pot, and 4-slice toaster, everything you would need in a kitchen. There is a utility room with a washer and dryer. There is a Stereo\CD in the living room and a TV\VCR in the den with Direct Satellite System. On the large, outside deck is a table for dining with umbrella and various tables and chairs to seat several visitors. A gas grill on the front deck is available as well as a Weber charcoal grill in the back of the house for cooking. Blankets and pillows are provided. Renter provides bedding, bath and kitchen linens.

There are numerous well-acclaimed golf courses in the area as well as swimming, beach walking, hiking, biking and kayaking.

Area: Enjoy wonderful shopping in the Gaslight area of downtown Petoskey and Harbor Springs along with many fine area restaurants. There is a ferry service in Mackinaw City to historic Mackinac Island. It’s a 30 minutes scenic boat ride across the Straits of Mackinac which separates Lake Michigan and Lake Huron, where you will view the Mackinac Bridge, longest suspension bridge in the world connecting Michigan’s Lower to the Upper Peninsula.

We are located 20 minutes north of Harbor Springs and 20 minutes south of Mackinaw City on beautiful Lake Michigan. It is just a fifteen-minute drive to Pellston Regional Airport serviced by Delta Airlines.

Biking: The North Country National Scenic Trail goes through Harbor Springs and Cross Village and up to Mackinaw City. It is an excellent area for biking along the shoreline of Lake Michigan providing outstanding scenery.

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Sue Keiswetter
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
June 21, 2017


Harbor Springs Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Lake
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Iron & Board
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Telephone
  • Telescope
  • Washing Machine
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Half Bath - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , bunk beds
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , bunk beds
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Beach Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

Private Beachfront Lake Michigan Home - 175 ft. of private beach frontage
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
Commerce Twp., Michigan

Up North Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

I loved it! Beautiful view with gorgeous sunsets. The water was crystal clear for swimming and beachcombing. Lovely home decorated with such up north flair. Well stocked with amenities. Nice helpful owner. Highly recommended for families. I could easily live there forever.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great, relaxing, "Up North" vacation. Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

This vacation was one of the best we have ever had! The cottage was great - even better than the online description! It was clean, large enough for our family of 5 and had everything we needed. The location, the view and the beach were amazing. It was peaceful and we all had a great time together. We saw the eagles a couple times and were entertained by the chipmunks. The owners were great to work with every step of the way. They provided good, detailed directions and helped answer our questions prior to arrival. We would recommend this property to others looking for a get away like this - except of course, for the week we want to book it again!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Dock, Sandy Beach, and Fire Pit

  • 5 of 5

It's difficult to add to the already glowing reviews. My husband and I have rented three years and plan to return. We love the cottage's isolation. There are neighbors, but one feels the isolation of being on an island. If the weather turns ugly, the huge lake-view windows in the living and dining rooms provide all the entertainment one could ask for. All this and only five minutes away from the beautiful views, gardens, and delicious Polish food at Legs Inn. Thanks, Sue and Tom, for sharing your home.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Mere Steps to Sandy Beach, Dock, and Fire Pit

  • 5 of 5

It's difficult to add to the already glowing reviews. They are well earned. My husband and I have rented here three years and plan to return. We love the lake home's feeling of isolation. There are neighbors, but one has the feeling of living on an island. Enough walking on the sandy beach to stretch the limbs. Beautiful views from the living and dining rooms should the weather turn ugly. And only five minutes drive to the beautiful gardens, lake views, and delicious food of Legs's famous Polish restaurant. Thanks, Sue and Tom, for sharing your wonderful home.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Home for Family Time

  • 5 of 5

Our family spent a wonderful week here over the Fourth of July. The cottage is well appointed, extremely clean, and has every amenity you could want. We have rented a number of properties through the years, and it's evident that this home is maintained with TLC. Our children, 6 and 9, loved the beach time, rock hunting, kayaking, and camp fires at night. Location is close to Petoskey, Harbor Springs, and Mackinaw for great day trips. This is a beautiful place to make special family memories.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dallas, Texas

A Little Slice of Heaven

  • 5 of 5

This is an immaculately clean and well decorated family home right on Lake Michigan. The views are spectacular from both inside and outside. The beautiful beach and lengthy dock are private and very quiet, and there are natural woods on three sides of the property. If you love both nature and comfort, you will love this home. There is an abundance of wild life including eagles, owls, loons, ducks, deer and even an occasional visiting but timid and shy fox that can all be glimpsed from both inside and outside. I love the rock fireplace in the living room, the views from the large picture windows on three sides of the home, and the very large deck from which to enjoy the abundant hummingbirds, the woods, the lake and the spectacular sunsets. Sunsets and star gazing from the built in seating area at the end of the lengthy dock are unencumbered and truly amazing.

This home has all the amenities anyone could want and is in excellent condition. The owners live in a nearby community and give their "home away from home" constant loving care. They are easy to reach and extremely pleasant to deal with. Just a long walk away is the famous Legg's Inn which has wonderful food and a totally unique decor. There are also art galleries and artist's studios nearby. The air and water are pure and refreshing, and the stars at night are unbelievable. This is the best of both worlds. It is totally quiet and private, but within easy driving distance to Harbor Springs and plenty of shopping, restaurants and night life. My family and I look forward every year to our annual visit, which always seems too short. Once we are there we don't want to leave. Like I said, this is a little slice of heaven and we cherish our time there.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2010
  • Stayed: Sep 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Harbor Springs Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 24 2017 - Sep 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 5 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100

$1850 per week
50% non-refundable deposit will hold your reservation. SINGLE FAMILY ONLY. No Pets. No Smoking
The balance is due one week before arrival.
June, July, August $1850 per week, minimum one week stay. September-November $230.00 per night, three night stay minimum.

Professional Cleaning Crew Included.
No Extra Charges For Anything.

June, July, August $1850.00 wk, minimum one week stay.
September-November $230.00 a night, three night stay minimum

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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