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Joy Labadie

Member since: 2005
Call Manager
Speaks: english

2600 sf, A/C, WiFi, BBQ, golf privileges, tennis, close to ski area

2 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


Michigan House Rental Photos and Description

3 bdrm/4.5 bath, WiFi, A/C, BBQ, Golf Course & pond view, Lrg deck

This most welcoming three bedroom/4.5 bath home sets high above the 6th green of the Birches Course overlooking a pond with an ever flowing fountain in the summer. The home includes A/C, WiFi, an expansive deck with seating for six, amazing views of the course, BBQ, two car attached garage, Foosball table & game table in lower level.

The attractive interior includes a very inviting great room with comfortable seating, wood burning fireplace, 50 inch TV w/ sound-bar and wireless sub-woofer and BluRay DVD player, dining area seating 6-7, well equipped kitchen with granite counter tops & seating for three at the bar area. There are beautiful hardwood floors in the great room and dining area.

The floor to ceiling windows allow for the sunshine to sparkle throughout the home.

The main level master suite with king bed includes its own seating area which overlooks the golf course. Within the seating area is a desk and comfy chairs for reading or watching TV. The suite includes a full bath with separate shower and tub and walk-in closet.

Upstairs are two additional bedroom suites (queen and two twins) each with full baths and TV. Both bedrooms have great views of the fairway. The lower level offers another “get away” area with Foosball table, game table, a fourth full bath and relaxed seating area.

As you approach the home from the winding driveway, you see additionally parking for two cars off to the side.

For winter activity, the home is located approximately 12 minutes from Boyne Highlands and Nub’s Nob via the “back way”---very clear directions are provided. Access for guests to cross-country ski or snowshoe is on the golf course at the back of the house.

As guests of Birchwood, you are welcome to use the various year-round amenities which include dining facilities & fitness center. During the summer, there are 27 holes of outstanding golf, ten tennis courts and heated pool with kiddy area. During the winter, there are miles of cross country skiing and snowshoeing.

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Joy Labadie (Property Manager)
Member since: 2005
Call Manager
Speaks: english

What makes this house unique

This home is most inviting from the moment you enter the front door and see the spectacular views of the golf course and rolling terrain through the floor to ceiling windows. Whether it is summer or winter, the view takes your breath away.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Thank you so much for allowing us a week in such a serene & peaceful environment. The wildlife and sightseeing were wonderful.... As were the many eating places!! You have a beautiful home.
Jun 2013
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2 traveler reviews

2600 sf, A/C, WiFi, BBQ, golf privileges, tennis, close to ski area
average rating of 4.0 based on 4 reviews


  • 4 of 5

Loved the location and view. Comfortable home. We left a list of repairs and suggested improvements the largest item was the need for a new mattress in the Master Bedroom. Others included plumbing repairs.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your valuable feedback...since you had departed we have had all the plumbing suggestions taken care of. As far as the mattress goes we will make the suggestion to the homeowner, however, this is a new mattress and we have never been told that it is less than comfortable. Again we value the feedback that you have given us...Elise
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Lovely spot for skiiers who like quiet evenings

  • 4 of 5

Our family of 5 visited just after the Christmas holidays and this was a perfect fit for us. The location was easy to find (although the house numbers could use a little better spotlighting after dark). It was cozy, clean, very spacious, and offered picturesque views of the golf course. Beds were very comfortable.

The reasons for only 4 stars?

*TV's were extremely difficult to figure out. (This may be a hidden blessing. Since there are TV's in every bedroom.) Even with written directions left for us to decipher, it was quite difficult.

*Showers took a LONG time to warm up and when they did, still weren't all that warm.

*On the second morning we were there, a construction crew showed up unannounced at @6AM. Yikes. Lucky I was up giving one of my kiddos some medicine or we would be quite frightened! They came back at 6:30 once I got dressed and closed the doors of the remaining sleeping kids. They still woke up - construction guys do not know "library voices." Good news is they are going to work on the basement. . .

*The basement. . . although one of the cool looking items on the website, was creepy enough that my kiddos didn't want to be left alone down there.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Update of the previous response: We are pleased to advised the lower level has been completely updated. This includes new drywall to cover the previous bricks walls, new drywall ceiling, a new large egress window, fuss ball room, updated furnishings and new paint. The area looks great and very inviting! Thank you Joy Thank you for your most valuable feedback. It is greatly appreciated. We are pleased you enjoyed your visit to this lovely home. As you comment the home is a "perfect fit" for a family and the surroundings are picturesque. Beds are so important to a good nights sleep and we are glad you found them comfortable. As for the showers taking time to warm up; unfortunately, they may have been set on "vacation" which limited the amount of hot water. We would have been more than happy to addressed this issue had we been made aware. We are here to assistance any time night or day. However, you feedback is important so that this can be monitored carefully. Regarding the constructive feedback regarding the lower level, you will be pleased to know the homeowners are planning on modifying this area to include a fourth bedroom, a large egress window, updating the furnishings and opening up of wall areas. We will definitely speak with the construction company as they should have been aware guests were present and work was not to be underway. Again, thank you for your important feedback. It is most valuable. Joy Labadie Property Manager
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Pelston airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
On site
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
On site
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
On site
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Boyne Highlands and Nubs Nob
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Thorn Swift Nature Perserve

As guests of Birchwood, you will have access to all amenities, including 27 spectacular holes of golf with professional staff, 10 tennis courts each with a professionally staffed tennis and golf pro shops, heated outdoor pool and kiddy pool, dining room and casual bar, fitness center, hiking and biking trails in the summer (snowshoeing and cross-country skiing in the winter). Golf rates are $31.50 including cart for 9 holes and $59.00 for 18 including cart for guest establishing a 'house account' and staying one week or more.

Miles of walking trails are accessible within Birchwood Farms Golf and Country Club for those who enjoy nature and all of it's beauty.

There are various festivals and activities thorough out the summer and fall within Harbor Springs, Petoskey and Charlevoix.


Rates & Availability

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 1 2016 - Jun 17 2016
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2016
Jun 18 2016 - Sep 5 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Early Fall 2016
Sep 6 2016 - Oct 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
Late Fall
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 20 2016
2 night minimum stay
Dec 21 2016 - Jan 7 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jan 8 2017 - Mar 31 2017
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Accidental Damage Ins $39
Administrative Fee $50
Cleaning Fee $195
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 6.0%

Deposit due within 2 weeks of reservation confirmation
Final payment due 30 days prior to arrival
If reservations is made 30 days or less prior to arrival, full payment is due immediately
Security deposit is required or purchase of Accidental Damage Insurance.

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Michigan House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • Resort
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , In the lower level
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , Guest powder room on main level
  • Each bedroom has a private bath
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Air Mattress - Queen air mattress available for guests
  • Each bedroom has a full bath attached and it's own TV
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Some choose to live at the water’s edge while others desire to reside closer to the clouds. More fortunate are the few who discover a place suspended somewhere in between. Birchwood Farms Golf & Country Club is more than a vacation residence. It is a community where people of all ages come together. Where you can do nothing but relax all day or live out your dreams. Perched high above the shores of Lake Michigan in picturesque Harbor Springs, Birchwood affords its guests the best of all worlds. This private, 1,600 acre, year-round resort community boasts 27 holes of pristine golf, surrounded by natural woodlands and unspoiled lake views. Birchwood Farms Golf & Country Club has provided its guests with a first-class lifestyle opportunity. From its 10 tennis courts & heated swimming pool, the world class dining facilities, state of the art fitness facility & wintertime trails for skiing, hiking and snowshoeing,

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