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Lake Front, Recently Renovated 3 Bedroom Cottage, Harper Lake

27 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
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Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Harper Lake cottage is a newly renovated cozy getaway. It features three bedrooms (one queen and two full), two full baths and a fully equipped kitchen. Dock space is provided with a public launch to this all sports lake. We provide one 14 ft. fishing boat and two paddle boats for your enjoyment.

Keywords: vacation home, cottage

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Nick Kussy
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 20, 2016
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About Nick Kussy

My family and I have been enjoying the up-north experience for over 30 years and always look forward to our times and travels in Northern Michigan.

Nick Kussy purchased this cottage in 1995

Why Nick Kussy chose Northern Michigan

The cottage is centrally located near the Pine river, Little Manistee River,Big Manistee River and the Pere Marquette River. You are 45 miles from Traverse City, 50 miles to Ludington,and 30 miles to Manistee. You can spend a relaxing day at the lake or drive to a city and enjoy the many activities city life can offer.

What makes this cottage unique

Enjoy the quiet mornings paddling around the lake or fishing for bass. If you enjoy water skiing, spend the day time speeding around the lake. At the end of the day, enjoy the starry nights around a camp fire.


based on 27 traveler reviews

Lake Front, Recently Renovated 3 Bedroom Cottage, Harper Lake
average rating of 4.9259257 based on 27 reviews

Great Property!

  • 5 of 5

Calm, quiet, peaceful, beautiful: That's what our weekend was like on Harper Lake. The house was clean, comfortable and well-supplied.

My favorite part was kayaking on the nearly-deserted lake just before dawn on Sunday morning. A little bit of mist was rising from the glass-like water. I was able to sneak up on a green heron that was perched on a tree on the island. It didn't notice me until I had been directly underneath it for a few seconds. Earlier in the day a bald eagle circled over us as we sat at the water's edge.

We caught a bass from the dock, although it was tough to fish from the dock due to the shallow water in front of the house. To land this one, I paddled the bobber and line out into deeper water, about 75 feet out. A small perch actually hit the night crawler and then the bass took the perch. It was an interesting catch!

This is a great property for a couple or a small family. We'd definitely like to return next fall.

Thanks, Nick!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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I loved my time at Harper Lake. Nick does a great job.

  • 5 of 5

It is very pretty and peaceful at Harper Lake. Nick has everything you need for a great stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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relaxing,calm, secluded

  • 5 of 5

This was our first visit to Harper Lake. I was extremely impressed with all of the extras included with this rental. There are life jackets. Kids toys. Games. Some cleaning supplies fishing poles.. .. we have stayed in rentals that didn't even have a broom!this is like being at my one home... stocked very was a relaxing week. All of the weekdays we basically had the lake to ourselves. We went to the island and let our dogs free.. they enjoyed that! The only issue we did have was that the neighbor had tree removal 2 days.. which was loud for hours.. hard to enjoy peace and quiet with that going on. I wish the pontoon was available. It's in need of repair. I cannot think of anything that was missing.. thank you for thinking of everything. Maybe a compact washer dryer would be a great addition... I'm going home with laundry :( thank you for letting us use your home!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

Nick and Linda's cabin was perfect for our family getaway! We spent a week with our girls, 3 and 5. The lake was a constant source of fun - they provide paddle boats and a row boat as well as life preservers. We paddled out to the island one day for a big adventure. Short drive to Lake Michigan, many orchards, lots of good fishing in the local rivers. Very quiet in the fall, it was a great place to relax. Cabin had everything we needed, even air conditioning! There is plenty of room inside for poor weather, and lots of room to spread out outside. Enjoyed a few fires and roasted marshmallows, napped in the hammock, ate dinner at the picnic table every night and enjoyed coffee on the deck. We'll be back! Thanks for a great stay!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Heaven !!!!

  • 5 of 5

The house is very clean and you can find everything you need (to cook, to play, to enjoy outside...). The place is very beautiful and quiet, we enjoyed being lazy, the paddle boats, the sun and the lake. We stayed two days in the place without visiting cause it was just so relaxing and cool to enjoy to be here. The house is very big with a lot of bedrooms and we can easily imagine how fun it may be to come with friends, children and family !!!! The owner is very nice and kind and you can feel how much love he put in this house; we sure would adore to come back for a new stay !!!!! We're french et nous avons beaucoup apprécié la tranquilité des lieux, la beauté du site, la maison très bien équipée et la gentillesse et la disponibilité de Nick !! Thank you et MERCI pour tout Nick !!...See you soon..;-))

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great cottage for family summer vacation

  • 5 of 5

Cottage is exactly as described. Had fun fishing, swimming and relaxing. Whoever designed this cottage did a great job. They used all extra space i.e closet under steps and storage on living room side of kitchen counter.

Everything needed to enjoy the sun and yard was available. We are considering using cottage again next summer

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75
Cleaning fee per stay $75
Refundable damage deposit $200

Your first payment of $100 is required to secure your reservation. The balance is due 30 days prior to your stay. If you cancel before 30 days, a full refund will be provided ( $100) . If you cancel during the 30 day window, cancellation fee is $100. Your security deposit will be mailed to you within 5 business days of a successful exit. During the summer season, booking is from Sunday to Sunday.

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Irons Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Long Distance
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Telephone
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Has a walk-out balcony overlooking the lake
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , has an adjoining full bathroom
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (2)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing

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