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Scenic Sanctuary Nestled in the Woods

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


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

A large, sunken great-room is the centerpiece of this beautiful home. Large windows and sliding-glass doors open onto a wrap-around deck, inviting the outdoors in. The light-filled modern kitchen features breakfast bar seating, and opens to a formal dining table. The open floor plan invites togetherness and lets everyone stay part of the action. Multiple different seating areas offer plenty of space to spread out - enjoy a fire in the wood-burning fireplace, or host a cocktail hour with the built-in wet bar. This inviting home also has A/C

A large master suite is located on the first floor, and has a king-sized bed and huge master bathroom complete with dual vanities, a Jacuzzi soaking tub and a large shower. On the second floor you’ll find an office nook, two bedrooms, and a full bath. The first bedroom has a king-size bed and the second has two twin beds.

When the weather’s nice, the large outdoor deck and expansive yard are perfect for al fresco dining or making s’mores over the fire pit...see more below!

You’ll relax in the serenity of your private window into the woods and see wildlife such as birds, deer and fox from the deck!

As a guest of Birchwood, you will have full access to the club’s facilities including various dining facilities, ten tennis courts, heated pool, giddy pool & mini playground, 27 hole of outstanding golf, fitness center, bocce ball and croquet courts, groomed cross country ski trails, and hiking paths.

The home is a quick 5-minute drive to the clubhouse. Nearby Harbor Springs has both casual and fine dining, beaches, boating, bike and kayak rentals, antiquing and shopping. Historic Mackinaw Island is only 45 minutes away, and the nearby towns of Petoskey, Charlevoix and Bay Harbor all offer great shopping and dining!

Keywords: House, Large Home, Retreat, Privacy, Country Club, Birchwood, Harbor Springs, Lake Michigan

More Details

Property Manager
Resort Rental and Management
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

The house is great! The pictures don't do justice to the actual home. The house is not only clean and tidy, but it is also newly renovated and well maintained. The house is overall very cozy and we had a relaxing time spending the day and evenings in the common areas. The beds are comfortable and the house was spotless upon arrival. A must stay for anyone looking to visit the Harbor Springs area.
May 2016
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Birchwood Farms House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Catering Available ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • King size beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
coffee maker, 4 ring stove, clothes dryer, activities guide, local maps, fitness room. As guest of Birchwood Farms Golf and Country Club, you will has full access to 27 holes of outstanding golf, ten tennis courts, large heated pool, kiddy pool, fitness cneter and various dining facilities. During the winter, there are miles of groomed trails for cross country skiiing and snowshoeing. This home is just 12-14 minutes from Boyne Highland and Nub's Nob.


4.8/5 -
(4 traveler reviews)

Scenic Sanctuary Nestled in the Woods
average rating of 4.75 based on 10 reviews

Very Relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I, along with our three teenagers, stayed here over President's Day weekend to get away from the city and do some skiing. After a long drive and arriving around 1am we were greeted by a well lit and beautiful home, with a small gift from the management company waiting for us. We instantly switched to vacation mode. We spent the days at Nub's Nob (10 minute drive) skiing and then the evenings relaxing in this very cozy and roomy home. The house was clean, modern and well stocked with supplies. The beds were amazingly comfortable to sleep in and I loved the fireplace. We cooked breakfast and dinner at the house each day and enjoyed the beautiful views of the snow and woods around us. Very quiet and very relaxing. Management was easy to deal with and the surrounding area is quite beautiful, as well. Harbor Springs and Petoskey are very unique gems. There is something here for everyone. We will definitely come back. It was nice in the winter, but I believe it must be amazing here in the summer. I cannot wait to find out!

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. It is greatly appreciated. We are most pleased the home met your expectations; and , enabled you and your family to relax and enjoy the very special places of Harbor Springs & Petoskey. Yes, this area is amazing all four seasons. We look forward to having you return. Thank you Joy Resort Rental and Management
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Updated home in beautiful Birchwood CC

  • 5 of 5

Resort Rental Management first of all does a great job. Booking etc was simple and the home was clean as a whistle and well equipped when we arrived. Although this home is in the woods, there was still a fair amount of light coming in and a cleared area in the back to get some sun. The neighborhood is great, perfect for walks and bike rides. Birchwood CC is always, pickle ball, bocci ball, great pool, golf, fitness room, bar and dining facilities. In winter there are good cross country trails. The house was great for us...roomy first floor master and large bath. 2 bedrooms upstairs also large with lots of closet space. One full bath upstairs to share. Open floor plan and large deck with nice dining set. Clean, well equipped, comfortable, complaints!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your very kind words. It is greatly appreciated. We are pleased you thoroughly enjoyed your stay in this great property; and, Birchwood Farms Golf and Country Club. You comments about Birchwood are right on target. There is something for everyone and all ages. Again, thank you and we look forward to having you as guests in the future. Joy
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outstanding home

  • 5 of 5

This was perhaps the best equipped home I have ever stayed in. Beautiful home in a completely private and tranquil setting. Great location convenient to both Harbor Springs and Petoskey. Access to the Birchwood CC facilties is a great bonus.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for allowing us to accommodate you and your family. We look forward to having you as guests in the future. Elise
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retreat in the woods

  • 4 of 5

Open plan main floor has solid cascade of windows looking out onto woods. Sunlight pours in, yet you have complete privacy. Master and bath are on this level. Only reason to go upstairs is if guests or family members are staying in its two bedrooms. All necessities are provided for a relaxing, fun time. Kitchenware is of good quality. Location gives quick access to club and to town. Central heat/air available if fresh air from open sliding doors is not comfortable. TV needs upgrading to flat screen and cable to HD.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your valuable feedback. We appreciate your positive and constructive comments. You are "right on" stating the property definitely is ideal for guests who wish to have an element of privacy while being close to "the activity" or town. The open floor plan works very well for entertaining. Your suggestion regarding the upgraded TV is appreciated and will be shared with the homeowner who is very receptive to suggestions. Again, thank you. Joy Labadie Property Manager
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Nearest Airport
20.3 Miles
Pellston Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.9 Miles
Birchwood Country Club
Nearest Ferry
36.4 Miles
Shepler's Mackinac Island Ferry
Nearest Golf
0.9 Miles
Birchwood Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
4.7 Miles
Stafford's Pier Restaurant
Nearest Ski
8 Miles
Boyne Highlands and Nub's Nob
Nearest Beach
4.8 Miles
Zorn Park Beach


Rates & Availability

Birchwood Farms House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Apr 1 2017 - Jun 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
Jun 16 2017 - Sep 2 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Sep 3 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 20 2017
2 night minimum stay
Dec 21 2017 - Jan 7 2018
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Rental Damage Protection $39
Administrative Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning Fee $175
Tax Rate 6.0%

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