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Tom McHale

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

Lakeview Loft - Lake Michigan View, Beautiful Log Home

11 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Harbor Springs House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed, 3.5 Baths (Sleeps 10)

Lakeview Loft is a beautiful custom built home featuring stunning views of Lake Michigan and located on the 'tunnel of trees' scenic Heritage Route. This immaculate home is surrounded by 6 acres of hardwood forest and is located just 3 miles from Cross Village Beach and the famous Legs Inn restaurant.

A unique feature of the property is the carriage house apartment located above the attached garage, but with a separate and private entrance. The apartment, which is included in the rental, features a full kitchen, one bedroom and a bathroom with shower.

Enjoy relaxing on any of the three large porches, roast marshmallows around a campfire, and treasure the sunsets.

The visitor friendly towns of Petoskey, Harbor Springs, Good Hart and Mackinaw City are nearby. And the fabulous sand dunes and swimming beaches of Sturgeon Bay are just a 10 minute drive away.

Keywords: Log Home

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Tom McHale (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

Loved being here - sunsets & great bonfires in back yard. Kids played ball & horseshoes - showed the adults how to be kids again.

The owner Carol was delightful & so helpful.

So loved being in your beautiful home. Thank you for all of the special accommodations. The kids loved the downstairs TV!
Aug 2013
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based on 11 traveler reviews

Lakeview Loft - Lake Michigan View, Beautiful Log Home
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews

Beautiful Northern Michigan Home with wonderful views of Lake Michigan/sunsets

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully maintained home; very clean.

Home is well designed and accommodates families well. Beach located nearby is user friendly and generally not crowded.

Sunsets viewed from the porch are magnificent.

Owners are very attentive to customers.

A very peaceful get-away location.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My extended family had the joy of staying in this house for one week and it exceeded all of our expectations! The owners were very helpful and have thought of everything to make your stay extremely relaxing. The house was the cleanest we have ever experienced, the kitchen was well stocked with pots/pans/towels/spices, the firewood was ready for the fire pit and the patio furniture made sunset watching one of our favorite trip memories! The kids loved playing in the yard while we enjoyed the beautiful lake view. The loft over the garage was perfect for our family and did not disappoint, it was also well stocked and had lovely views as well. The exterior has been landscaped to perfection and leaves you wishing the owners would help you with your own house! The house even has a wonderful grill and picnic tables that made our family reunion dinner one of my favorites! We all highly recommend this house and will stay here again when we make it back to Michigan!

There is a great store in Good Hart about 3 miles down the road with homemade pot pies, fruit pies and sandwiches that we visited several times and loved! There are several public beaches just a few miles away that were lovely. This home has it all!

Thank you Carol and Tom for sharing your home with us, we had a wonderful family vacation!


  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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amazing place and people. cannot wait to come back!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed during last summer. The place is amazing very comfortable and has everything. When accidentally door got locked on us (really - our fault) the owner came very quickly and opened it for us. the house has everything that you need. Been to others where other than the basics, we had to go to the grocery store and get even salt. There are spices, sugar, oil, nothing missing though they do not have to provide. Cannot wait to return

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oakland County, Michigan

Peaceful and Beautiful Retreat

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed for a week, the first half by ourselves and the second half with extended family. This home is beautiful, extremely clean, and very comfortably furnished. Beds, towels, linens and kitchen items were all top notch. The outdoor space is just gorgeous with one of the best views of Lake Michigan and breathtaking sunsets from the front porch and massive windows. The woods behind the house are great for viewing deer (we saw them daily) and other wildlife especially from the covered porch with comfy seating, ceiling fans, and outdoor stereo speakers. There were two fire pits with plenty of fire wood provided and ready for the S'mores that the grandkids loved making. We found great beaches in Harbor Springs at Zorn Park and another in Good Hart called Middle Beach with great sand for the kids to play in. We were able to kayak, find great restaurants, and quaint shops in downtown Harbor Springs. The Legs Inn in Cross Village is a must for authentic Polish food. Pond Hill Farm is fun with a café, wine and beer tasting room, and petting zoo for children. Overall, this was a great place to relax, unwind and enjoy a peaceful setting with family! Thank you for sharing your beautiful home!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Detroit, MI

Perfect Family Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Wow! What a place! Pure joy and excitement as soon as we pulled up! We were so impressed with the house I don't know where to start. First, the house is beautiful on the outside, absolutely magnificent gardens, pathways, fire pits, porches, etc. The inside is just as pretty. Huge, stone fireplace, kitchen with all the amenities, great loft above the garage, I could go on and on. The property was clean as a whistle and I absolutely want to live here forever! Our favorite spot was the front porch. The view of Lake Michigan is excellent. The back porch was great too, we just couldn't pass up looking at the lake, since you don't get a view like that everyday. I was up at 6 a.m. one day(6 month old) and saw a freighter go by with all it's lights on, in the pitch black, it was such a cool sight! My children enjoyed the green grass, fire pits, and basement rec room. The way the owners thought out the whole place is top notch. We can't wait to book a future trip!

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bloomfield Hills, MI

Beautiful home and gardens in a spectacular setting

  • 5 of 5

This was a very finely furnished home and not a typical "rental property." From the furnishings and decor to the appliances, everything is first rate.

The gardens are beautiful, the two fire pits provide excellent night time gathering spots, and the view of the sunsets is spectacular. There were plenty of walkers, joggers, people riding bikes as well as some motor traffic, all of whom would stop to enjoy the view of the lake from the clearing.

The owners are very nice and very helpful.

This is a just a little bit further north, so it is serene, yet travel to restaurants and Harbor Springs is convenient.

I was the very fortunate guest of my brother-in-law and his wife from Charlotte, NC and they also found this home to be excellent, along with several other family members who stayed at various times.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Cross Village
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Harbor Springs House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Late Summer
Aug 22 2016 - Aug 31 2016
4 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2016 - Oct 30 2016
4 night minimum stay
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $200
Refundable damage deposit $500

Taxes are included.

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Harbor Springs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , Walk-in shower
    Second floor bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Half bath - toilet
    Outdoor Shower - shower
    Apartment bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Twin XL
    Bedroom 4 Apartment bedroom w/extra long double bed - 1 double
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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