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10 min to ski slopes. Cozy cottage w/attached garage. Comfortable beds.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Large deck. Walk to downtown & beach. Near bike trail, playgound, & grocery.

Nicely appointed, comfy home with fully stocked kitchen, family room and 3 bedrooms and 3 full baths. Two bedrooms have attached baths - Q bed in one en suite and K bed in the other en suite. Good storage in closets and dressers. The home sleeps 6 comfortably.

The kitchen is easy to work in with all appliances including microwave and coffee maker. The dining area seats 6-8 comfortably.

Two televisions are provided in upper and lower living spaces and master (K) bdrm. Stereo and games also provided in lower level living space.

The family room is a nice respite after a day on the slopes or at the beach. The bright room provides a view of flowering bushes and trees in backyard through the sliding doors to the deck.

This large deck off the family room, overlooking the large backyard, provides a nice opportunity for outdoor dining (at umbrella tables) and relaxation, as well as a nice play space for adults and kids alike. Enjoy some time under the umbrella or on a lounger with a cool beverage on one of the many sunny days in summer.

This home is located within walking distance to all the town has to offer - shops, restaurants and take-out, tennis courts, playgrounds, marina, beach, grocery (less than 2 blocks away!), boat and bike rentals, and churches.

There is a laundry room on the lower level to minimize the need to haul extra bags on planes/in cars.

For larger families/reunions this owner provides a second property, situated next door, for those who wish for additional space. Together the homes can accommodate 12-15 people. View additional property at vrbo #350797.

More Details

Owner
Barbara Arnold
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 19, 2017

About Barbara Arnold

I am a professor of Graduate Studies in Education in Ohio. I grew up spending my summers in Harbor Springs. I appreciate all the seasons in this beautiful town. My children have also enjoyed their summers here. And I am hoping that soon they will have children that will also be fortunate enough to be able to share summer memories of the beautiful Bay and the surrounding areas.

Barbara Arnold purchased this house in 2012

Why Barbara Arnold chose Harbor Springs

I chose this property because of my fond memories from youth and because there is something for everyone to enjoy in each of the seasons. Whether it is relaxing on the deck, walking or biking in the neighborhood, shopping on Main St., golfing, boating, beaching or skiing, there is fun to be had. Located next door is another rental that can be rented in addition for larger groups and/or family reunions. Ask about that if you are interested.

What makes this house unique

The large backyard is a great spot for hanging out with large deck off the family room. The family room itself is cheery and restful. The kitchen is easy to work in and lends itself to helpers who can keep you company while being creative. The location is great - close enough to all the sports you want to enjoy. Buggy rides in the summer will pass by this home - fun for everyone. Located next door is another rental that can be used for larger groups and/or family reunions. Ask about that if you are interested (vrbo #350797).

Amenities

Harbor Springs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Deck umbrella to be closed nightly to avoid issues with wind and damage. It happened.
  • Keep grill away from siding, and clean and cover once cooled. Put chair cushions in garage when not in use. Use fire pit on cement pad away from house
  • Dishes should be clean and put away prior to check-out. Kitchen trash should be moved to garage trash can prior to departure.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake ...
  • Town ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Holiday Resort
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 3 full bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , w/bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , w/bath
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
*Pond Hill Farm is fun for all ages - 5 mi from cottage north on M-119. *Legs Inn Polish Restaurant with garden dining overlooking Lake Mi in Cross Village north on M-119 approx 35 min. * Bike trail to Petoskey and beyond or to Cross Village is a biker’s dream Drive north to Mackinac City if you have never taken the ferry to Mackinaw Island - no cars allowed.

Reviews

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10 min to ski slopes. Cozy cottage w/attached garage. Comfortable beds.
average rating of 4.9130435 based on 23 reviews
5

Beautiful cottage!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect spot for everything. Quiet neighborhood and great location. Barbara was super helpful and available to answer any question we had!!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome place to stay....

  • 5 of 5

Really a great place to stay with 3 or 4 couples. Just down the street to the main town and then you can use the bike path to go all the way to Bay Harbor and even beyond. Also very close to golf courses and in the winter to some great Michigan ski slopes.

We will be back for some winter fun.

Thanks Barb for all you help.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Property is accurately listed.

  • 4 of 5

We were happy to find the house clean and well stocked with essentials and extras. We had beach chairs for the beach. While we could walk to the small beach in Harbor Springs, we preferred the beach at Petosky State Park. I ended up paying an extra $50 for an unseated screen and flimsy screen door frame that the previous tenants were responsible for. It was not clear that I needed to report all defects on arrival and that the owner did not inspect between renters. But at least I received the rest of the deposit was returned.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The Petoskey State Park (15 min. Away) has a great beach. Just need to purchase passes there. To be accurate, I do have a cleaning crew that inspects damage in the house as they go through and thoroughly clean the house. They did not note the screen torn away until after your visit. It is important to let owners know if you find something amiss so that you will not be held responsible. I am refunding your $50, I'm glad you appreciated the extras.
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5

Clean and Comfortable-Great Family Gathering Place!

  • 5 of 5

Good location for exploring "up north", nice drive to Tunnel of Trees and Cross Village or back to Petoskey and Charlovoix. Nice space for an extended family get-together. We had a lovely time, thanks Barb!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Not too far off the beaten path

  • 5 of 5

This cute little home is indeed off the beaten path of Harbor Springs, but it's not too far. If you know the area, its about 2 blocks from the IGA. Admittedly you might struggle up the hill on a bike (especially pulling a Burley) coming from town, but it's a short car ride. The home was clean, well maintained and surprisingly roomy. Owners are friendly. Honestly, its a great base of operations for the area without paying the much higher prices closer to water and town. Two adults and four young children fit just fine.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The house was very clean and cozy. Bigger than I thought.

  • 5 of 5

The house was very clean and well cared for. It was also larger than I had anticipated. The home owner and her property manager were very helpful and quick to respond.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Nubs Nob Ski Resort
"Great Midwest skiing just 10 minutes away."
B.C. Pizza
"Great take-out or eat-in just a few blocks away."
Out to Lunch
"Treat yourself to breakfast out."
Island Bean Coffee Co.
"Good coffee and outdoor patio to sip it. Wi-Fi available here too."
Chang Cuisine
"Best chinese and thai food around only a few blocks away. Plan to take back to the cottage a..."
The Fish Restaurant
"Order the fish...any kind."
Pond Hill Farm
Stafford's Pier Restaurant
"Dine in one of the four venues provided at this restaurant. Dress up or down to eat on the p..."
Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Pellston, MI
Nearest Barpub
0.8 Miles
Bar Harbor
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Little Traverse Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.8 Miles
New York Restaurant and Stafford's Pier
Nearest Ski
8 Miles
Nubs Nob or Boyne Highlands
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Harbor Springs
Car: recommended

Playgrounds, tennis courts, art shows, shopping, golf, fall 'color tours,' beaches and grocery are all within a few blocks.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
cleaning $150

Refundable damage deposit of $200 is required. Refund will be sent within 10 days upon post rental inspection.
FYI - In 3 yrs of renting, only once has a portion of deposit been withheld.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 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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